San Jose

1975 SJ. Discovered 1975 Sept. 30 by S. J. Bus at Palomar.

Named for the city in northern California, to acknowledge it as the Capital of Silicon Valley and to honor it as the world's leader in innovation and advanced technology research. The San Jose area, home of the Ohlone Indians, was settled by the Spanish in 1777. In 1849 San Jose became the first capital of the state of California. Since then it has grown into a major metropolitan area and is now the eleventh largest city in the United States. San Jose has made a major contribution to astronomy through its cooperative and friendly relationship with the Lick Observatory, which lies 20 miles to the east at the summit of Mount Hamilton. (M 31024)

Named by the discoverer following a suggestion by S. M. Faber. Citation prepared by B. F. Jones.

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