(1476) Cox

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1936 RA. Discovered 1936 Sept. 10 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

Named in honor of Jacques Cox (1898–1972), professor of astronomy at the University of Brussels. He has been rector of the university, permanent secretary of the Royal Academy of Belgium, president of the Belgian National Committee of Astronomy, and president of the Belgian Society of Astronomy, Meteorology and Physics of the Globe. He is well known for his researches concerning minor planets and the origin of comets. (M 3824)

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