1981 EP20. Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in memory of Eugene "Gene" W. Roddenberry (1921-1991), creator and producer of the television series "Star Trek", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", and six Star Trek motion pictures. Roddenberry explored the human condition through the medium of science fiction, often circumventing television network censors to expound on controversial social and political topics. His unique vision of a positive future for a united humanity inspired a variety of devoted fans. Today Roddenberry, the starship Enterprise, and its crews are known worldwide, and fans number in the millions. (M 19698)

Citation provided by I. Heyer at the request of the discoverer.

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