1979 SU9. Discovered 1979 Sept. 22 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Alvaro Lopez Garcia (1941– ), professor of astronomy at Valencia University, director of the Valencia University Observatory and a specialist in astrometry and the dynamics of minor planets. In recent years he has initiated and organized several astronomical conferences in Spain that have attracted growing international participation. (M 26762)