Montevideo

1992 EV11. Discovered 1992 Mar. 6 by the Uppsala-ESO Survey at La Silla.

Named for the capital of Uruguay and city of the birth of G. Tancredi {see planet (5088)}, one of the discoverers of this minor planet. The meaning of the name comes from the fact that the city is "watched over" by a bowl-shaped hill. Founded in 1726 by the Spanish crown in order to stop Portuguese expansion, Montevideo has a long tradition in astronomy, starting in 1789 when the first observatory was built to study the transit of Mercury, the observations of which were later used by Leverrier {see planet (1997)} to discover the secular advance of Mercury's perihelion. In 1955 the first planetarium in the Spanish-speaking world was built there. (M 26425)

Named on the occasion of the eighth Latino-american regional meeting of the IAU, held in Montevideo in November 1995.

Telescopes Mastery

Telescopes Mastery

Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know all about the telescopes that can provide a fun and rewarding hobby for you and your family!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment