Yamamotoshinobu

1991 AB1. Discovered 1991 Jan. 13 by Y. Kushida and O. Muramatsu at Yatsugatake.

Named in honor of Shinobu Yamamoto (1911- ), who served as director of the Gotoh Planetarium in Tokyo from 1987 to 1990. In the 1950s, he had made a great effort to establish that planetarium, following the destruction of its predecessor during World War II. Completed in 1957, the Gotoh Planetarium immediately attracted many people, as the first artificial satellites were launched at that time. (M 29145)

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