McMath

1963 SR. Discovered 1963 Sept. 22 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Robert R. McMath (1891-1962), astronomer, engineer and businessman. Co-donor of the McMath-Hulbert Observatory to the University of Michigan in 1931, he served as its director during 1931-1961. He was an adviser to the National Science Foundation in its early years and chaired the panel that advised NSF on the need for a national observatory and conducted the site survey leading to the selection of Kitt Peak. He played a leading role in the incorporation of AURA, served as its first president (1957-1958) and then as chairman of the AURA board. (M 5848) Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson. McMath is also honored by a lunar crater.

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