Reference Work Entry

Dictionary of Minor Planet Names

pp 335-335

(3931) Batten

1984 EN. Discovered 1984 Mar. 1 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Alan H. Batten, an astronomer at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, British Columbia. Batten’s research has centered on close binary stars and radial velocities. He has served as a vice president of the IAU, as president of two of its commissions and as editor of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. (M 14208)

Name suggested and citation provided by C. E. Spratt.

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