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(1579) Herrick

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1948 SB. Discovered 1948 Sept. 30 by S. Arend at Uccle.

Named in honor of Samuel Herrick (1911–1974), well-known for his many contributions to celestial mechanics and astrodynamics, particularly for his perturbation method in vector elements and for his concept of universal variables. Dr. Herrick also worked extensively on the orbits of the Earth-approaching minor planets  (1580) Betulia,  (1685) Toro (each of which was named for Mrs. Herrick),  (1566) Icarus and  (1620) Geographos. (M 3824)

Obituaries published in Sky Telesc., Vol. 48, No. 1, p. 3 (1974); Celest. Mech., Vol. 10, p. 2–3 (1974); J. Navig., Vol. 27, p. 402–403 (1974); Science, Vol. 186, p. 461 (1974); Spaceflight, Vol. 16, p. 472 (1974); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 16, p. 321–322 (1975).

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