Volk

1989 EY2. Discovered 1989 Mar. 2 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named in honor of Elisabeth Voulk (1946- ), secretary at the European Southern Observatory's headquarters in Garching, where she is chiefly responsible for the administration of the ESO Schmidt plates. During the July 1994 observing campaign on comet D/1993 F2 (Shoemaker-Levy 9) she did an excellent job solving so many problems that occurred at that hectic time. During all the years (1987-1994) of the Uccle-ESO observing program on minor planets she has become a very good friend to the discoverer. (M 24766)

Proposal endorsed by L. D. Schmadel, who independently suggested naming a minor planet for Mrs. Vuolk.

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