Zagar

1994 NP. Discovered 1994 July 9 at the Osservatorio San Vittore at Bologna.

Named in memory of Francesco Zagar (1900-1976), professor of astronomy at the University of Milan and director of the Brera Astronomical Observatory, president of IAU Commission 31 (1967-1970) and of the Italian Astronomical Society. A lover of theoretical astronomy, Zagar studied the problem of three bodies, the orbit of Pluto, stellar statistics, stellar dynamics and cosmogony. His book Astronomía Sferica e Teórica is still widely studied and was recently reprinted. (M 27331)

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