Nancygreen

1991 GN. Discovered 1991 Apr. 10 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of Nancy Green Hicks, enthusiastic horsewoman and talented artist. A graduate of Scripps College, she is with her family a principal benefactor and longterm volunteer at the Scripps Home for the elderly. Her personal contributions have made the difference for the continuation of many of the discoverer's astronomical pursuits. Her loyalty and encouragement have given support during times of diminishing governmental funds, allowing the work on observing NEOs to survive. She was most generous in her leadership role of fundraising for the planet-crossing asteroid program carried out photographically at Palomar for many years and has most recently enabled a successful transition to the CCD NEAT program. (M 27332)

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