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(1561) Fricke

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1941 CG. Discovered 1941 Feb. 15 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Walter Ernst Fricke {1915–1988}, Director of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Heidelberg since 1955. The principal author of the FK4, he has also worked extensively on the system of astronomical constants. He served as president of IAU Commissions 4 (1958–1964) and 8 (1970–1973) and vice president of the IAU (1964–1967). (M 3930)

Obituaries published in Mitt. Astron. Ges., Nr. 72, p. 4–14 (1989); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 31, No. 3, p. 515–517 (1990); Astron. Nachr., Vol. 309, No. 3, p. 226 (1988); Sterne Weltraum, 27. Jahrg., Nr. 5, p. 279 (1988); Alm. Osterr. Akad. Wiss., 138. Jahrg., p. 377–383 (1988); Observatory, Vol. 108, No. 1087, p. 251 (1988); Heidelb. Akad. Wiss. 1989, p. 89–91 (1990).

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