Olson

1985 FU1. Discovered 1985 Mar. 22 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of Irvin Edward ('Ole') Olson (1910-1993), telescope-dome manufacturer. After an unsuccessful request to a silo maker to construct telescope domes suitable for amateur astronomers, Olson quit his job to found the Ash Manufacturing Company of Plainfield, Illinois. The company's first 'Ash Dome', erected at a junior-high school in 1961, was one of more than a thousand so far made for customers in 36 countries. (M 23137)

Name suggested by J. W. Young and citation prepared by Young and R. Olson.

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