Lovi

1984 EG. Discovered 1984 Mar. 1 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of George Lovi (1939-1993), astronomical cartographer, planetarium lecturer and popularizer of sky lore. Lovi was staff astronomer at Vanderbilt Planetarium and lecturer at the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium and at the Jones Planetarium Theater, all in the New York area. Author of two books (Men, Monsters, and the Modern Universe and Uranometria 2000.0), Lovi created (in 1968) and maintained (until 1992) a monthly series of star charts for Sky and Telescope {see planet (3243)} magazine. In addition, he was author of the column "Rambling Through the Skies" for 260 consecutive issues of that magazine (1971-1993). A noted bibliophile and independent scholar, Lovi's diverse work ranged from planetarium installation to presentation, and from tours of the night sky to tours of major subways and railways around the world. (M 25654)

Name suggested and citation prepared by J. Rao and S. Storch.

Obituaries published in Sky Telesc., Vol. 86, No. 2, p. 59, 74 (1993); J. Br. Astron. Assoc., Vol. 103, No. 4, p. 201 (1993).

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