Nieuwenhuis

4019 T-3. Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Henk Nieuwenhuis (1938- ), curator of the Eise Eisinga {see planet (5530)} Planetarium in Franeker, The Netherlands. Since the 1960s he has been an enthusiastic organizer of exhibitions, meetings and lectures for amateur astronomers and the general public. He also has a keen interest in space research and in observing planets at the observatory he constructed. (M 31026)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Schoenmaker, who prepared the citation.

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