Rokoske

1987 SY3. Discovered 1987 Sept. 26 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for Thomas Leo Rokoske, professor of physics and astronomy at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. A specialist in solid-state physics, he is known for his exceptional teaching skills and has been active in developing and expanding ASU's astronomical instrumentation and teaching staff. He has played an instrumental role in the publication of the International Comet Quarterly (and its predecessors) since its inception in 1973, and his unselfish work has helped to create this very useful archive of cometary photometric data. (M 12976)

Name suggested by D. W. E. Green, ICQ editor and one of his former students, who found the identifications involving this minor planet.

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