Miyama

1993 AD. Discovered 1993 Jan. 13 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.

Named in honor of Shoken M. Miyama (1951- ), Japanese astrophysicist working mainly on star and planet formation. He was the principal investigator on the observation team that first detected the protoplanetary disk around a single star using the Nobeyama {see planet (8100)} radio telescope. He was the first director of the public relations center of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and since 1996 has been the executive vice-director. (M 35491)

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