Polly

1988 EJ1. Discovered 1988 Mar. 12 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.

Named in honor of "Polly" Blanton Brooks (1917), a fascinating, charming Texan, whose childhood was spent on the family's Yates Ranch, where oil was discovered in 1926. She married and raised three children on the Circle C Ranch, now known as Circle C City, Texas. Polly has been a member of the The Planetary Society's New Millennium Committee, providing support and inspiration for many projects. An enthusiastic proponent of space exploration, she has fostered international communication and cooperation over the years. (M 30096)

Name proposed on the occasion of her eightieth birthday, 1997 March 11.

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