Swings

1936 QO. Discovered 1936 Aug. 28 by J. Hunaerts at Uccle. Independently discovered 1936 Sept. 15 by C. Jackson at Johannesburg.

Named in honor of Pol Swings {1906-1983}, president of the I.A.U. during 1964-1967. He has contributed immensely to our knowledge of the physics of comets, especially the analysis and understanding of their spectra. (M 3932)

Obituaries published in Ciel, Vol. 45, p. 252-253

(1983); C.R. Seances Acad. Sci., Suppl., Tome 297, No. 13, p. 91 (1983); Sky Telesc., Vol. 67, No. 4, p. 325

(1984); Astrophys. Space Sci., Vol. 102, No. 1, p. 1-2 (1984); Ciel Terre, Vol. 100, No. 4, p. 135-138 (1984); C.R. Acad Sci., Ser. Gen., Vie Sci., Tome 2, No. 6, p. 657-662 (1986); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 27, No. 2, p. 305-308 (1986); Postepy Astron., Tom 32, Zesz. 1, p. 87-98 (1984).

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