Serkowski

6546 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in memory of Krzysztof M. Serkowski (19301981), an astronomer distinguished particularly in the fields of interstellar polarization and the development of astronomical instrumentation. Despite a debilitating illness during the last eight years of his life, he remained actively working and maintained a serene and courageous attitude. (M 8541)

Obituary published in Astron. Q., Vol. 4, p. 76-81 (1982).

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