1983 AW. Discovered 1983 Jan. 12 by B. A. Skiff at Anderson Mesa.

This name, 'Flying Rock' or 'Rock Which Flies' in the Navajo language, signifies the motion of the minor planet through space and gives recognition to the contribution of the Navajo culture and language to northern Arizona. (M 28621)

Name suggested by Derekson Bert, eighth-grade student at Rocky Ridge School in Dinnebito, Arizona, winner of a contest to name this object in conjunction with the 1996 Flagstaff Festival of Science.

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