Safarik

1984 SK1. Discovered 1984 Sept. 27 by A. Mrkos at Klet.

Named in memory of Vojtech Safarik (1829-1902), known for his work in inorganic chemistry, Czech chemical nomenclature and textbooks, as well as for his observations of variable stars. He obtained about 20 000 observations of variable stars. This minor planet also honors the memory of his wife and co-worker Paulina Safarikova (1836-1920), who was interested in the history and popularization of astronomy. (M 34347)

Name suggested by J. Tichia and M. Tichiy.

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