Oort

1956 RB. Discovered 1956 Sept. 9 by K. Reinmuth and I. Groeneveld at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Jan Hendrik Oort {1900-1992}, director of the Leiden Observatory 1945-1970, former president of the International Astronomical Union { 1958-1961} , and a well-known authority on stellar statistics and galactic structure. (M 3023)

Obituaries published in Mercury, Vol. 21, No. 6, p. 196 (1992); Messenger, No. 70, p. 1-2 (1992); Mon. Notes Astron. Soc. S. Afr., Vol. 51, Nos. 11-12, p. 107-108 (1992); Phys. Today, Vol. 46, No. 11, p. 104-105 (1993); C.R. Acad. Sci., Ser. Gen, Vie Sci., Tome 10, No. 5, p. 535-540 (1993); Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 25, No. 4, p. 1499 (1993); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 35, No. 2, p. 237-242 (1994); J. R. Astron. Soc. Can., Vol. 87, No. 2, p. 73-76 (1993); IAU Inf. Bull., No. 69, p. VII (1993); Astronomie, Vol. 107, p. 60-64 (1993); Zenit, Jaarg. 20, Nr. 5, p. 196-210 (1993); Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 2, p. 53-56 (1993);Sky Telesc., Vol. 85, No. 4, p. 44-45 (1993); Int. Astrom. Union Symp., No. 169, p. XV-XVI (1996).

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