Lenham

1984 AR. Discovered 1984 Jan. 8 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Alan P. Lenham (1930-1996), British research scientist at the Royal College of Science in Shrivenham and an amateur astronomer whose careful observations of the moon and planets caught the attention of Gerard Kuiper {see planet (1776)}, who invited him to spend some time at Yerkes Observatory. In 1958, using the 2.1-m telescope at the McDonald Observatory, Lenham made a superb drawing of a region on Mars now called Vallis Marineris. (M 30098)

Citation written and name endorsed by S. F. Dermott following a suggestion by the discoverer.

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