Reference Work Entry

Dictionary of Minor Planet Names

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(3962) Valyaev

1967 CC. Discovered 1967 Feb. 8 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Valerij Ivanovich Valyaev (1944– ), noted scientist in the field of ephemeris astronomy, head of the Ephemeris Astronomy Department of the ITA {see planet (1735)} and editor-in-chief of Morskoj Astronomicheskij Ezhegodnik and Aviatsionnyj Astronomicheskij Ezhegodnik. (M 24410)

Name proposed by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy.

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