(1663) van den Bos

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1926 PE. Discovered 1926 Aug. 4 by H. E. Wood at Johannesburg.

Named in honor of W. H. van den Bos {1896–1974}, Director of the Republic (then Union) Observatory from 1941 to 1956. He has made an outstanding series of visual micrometric observations of double stars and is responsible for the preeminence of the Republic Observatory in this work. (M 3297)

Obituaries published in Circ. Inf., No. 63 (1974); Mon. Not. Astron. Soc. S. Afr., Vol. 33, p. 60–61 (1974); l’Astronomie, 88. année, p. 305, 309–311 (1974).

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