Punkin

1978 NY7 . Discovered 1978 July 7 by E. Bowell at Palomar.

Named in honor of Erica Ann Broman (1956- ) on the occasion of her 41st birthday 1997 August 25. Punkin is an affectionate family name for Broman, who originated the logo used for the Lowell Observatory during its centennial in 1994 and thereafter. She has been a significant donor to the observatory, as well as a patron of the deaf, the aged and God's lesser creatures. An educator and supporter of public education, she is a most gracious lady. (M 30100)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by W. L. Putnam, who provided the citation.

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