Pasachoff

1985 GW. Discovered 1985 Apr. 15 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Jay M. Pasachoff, Field Memorial professor of astronomy, director of the Hopkins Observatory and chair of the astronomy department of Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Pasachoff's broad range of astronomical research has centered on the sun, and especially on studies of solar eclipses. He is also well known for an extensive series of college-level textbooks and popular-astronomy textbooks and articles. Besides being an indefatigable public lecturer, Pasachoff has served as chairperson of the astronomy section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as a committee member of the American Association of Physics Teachers and on the Astrophysics Council of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (M 21956)

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