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(1455) Mitchella

Reference work entry

1937 LF. Discovered 1937 June 5 by A. Bohrmann at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of the American woman astronomer Maria Mitchell (1818–1889) who was professor of astronomy and director of Vassar College Observatory. (H 131)

Mitchell is also honored by a lunar crater. The observatory in Nantucket, Massachusetts bears her name.

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