1981 WU. Discovered 1981 Nov. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Harold B. Ridley {1919-1995}, distinguished British astrophotographer specializing in comet and asteroid astrometry and photography. For many years, Ridley has been a very active and dedicated member of the British Astronomical Association, having served as its president (1976-1978), vice president (19781981, 1982-1985, 1986-1987), director of the Meteor Section (1954-1968), assistant to the director of Comet Section (1975) and currently as a Council member. (M 17222)

Name independently suggested by S. A. Mitton and B. G. Marsden, with citation material provided by the former.

Obituaries published in J. Br. Astron. Assoc., Vol. 105, No. 4, p. 189-191 (1995).

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