1981 EY31. Discovered 1981 Mar. 3 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring.

Named in honor of Robert A. Werner, graduate student in aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Werner's dissertation work on Polyhedron Gravitation has direct application to the problem of calculating orbits around small irregularly shaped objects such as minor planets. For the past eleven years Werner has also served as the typesetter and producer of the Minor Planet Bulletin, an activity which has fostered scientific interactions on minor

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