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(1650) Heckmann

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1937 TG. Discovered 1937 Oct. 11 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Otto Heckmann {1901–1983}, Director of the Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory from 1941 to 1962 and subsequently the first Director of the European Southern Observatory, the foundation of which had been initiated by him. His research activities cover cosmology and several aspects of fundamental astronomy. He was president of the IAU from 1967 to 1970. (M 3932)

Obituaries published in Messenger, No. 33, p. 1 (1983); Mitt. Astron. Ges., Nr. 60, p. 9–12 (1983); C.R. Séances Acad. Sci., Suppl., Tome 297, No. 13, p. 91–92 (1983); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 25, No. 3, p. 374–376 (1984); C.R. Acad. Sci., Sér. Gén., Vie Sci., Tome 1, No. 6, p. 591–593 (1984).

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