1979 UD. Discovered 1979 Oct. 17 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named on the occasion of the 95th birthday, 1982 Jan. 17, of Harvey Harlow Nininger {1887-1986}, celebrated U.S. meteoriticist. Through field investigations and publicity he was responsible for the recovery of some 200 separate meteorite falls and finds, and his resulting 3000 samples are more than those of any other individual prior to the exploration of the Antarctic blue-ice fields. The author of many popular and technical works, he conducted much of his research at the Arizona meteorite crater, not far from Flagstaff. (M 6531)

Name proposed by N. Sperling.

Obituaries published in Meteoritics, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 239, No. 4, p. 551-552 (1986).

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