Romanoserra

1976 YF5. Discovered 1976 Dec. 18 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Romano Serra (1954- ), enthusiastic president of the amateur observatory of San Giovanni in Persiceto near Bologna. A great specialist in meteorites, he has gathered the largest collection of meteorite specimens in Italy. He participated in two Tunguska {see planet (5471)} expeditions, in 1991 and 1998, and built a planetarium, the third largest in Italy. (M 34341)

Name suggested by M. di Martino and supported by the discoverer.

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