1989 UE8. Discovered 1989 Oct. 26 by L. I. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in memory of the outstanding archaeologist Boris Borisovich Piotrovsky (1908-1990), director of the Hermitage {see planet (4758)} museum in St. Petersburg for many years. The name also honors his son Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky (1944- ), a well-known orientalist who succeeded his father as Hermitage director. (M 29144)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy.

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