Miles

1983 BE. Discovered 1983 Jan. 16 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Howard G. Miles, founder director of the Artificial Satellite Section of the British Astronomical Association, in which capacity he has served continuously since 1960. Miles has given sterling service to the advancement of amateur astronomy in Britain. A lecturer at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, he was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire for his civic service in education. Miles is a former business secretary of the B.A.A. and for many years has acted as coordinator for observations of fireballs and other transient phenomena. (M 17223)

Name suggested and citation material provided by S. A. Mitton.

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