(1767) Lampland

Reference work entry

1962 RJ. Discovered 1962 Sept. 7 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in honor of C. O. Lampland {1873–1951}, a graduate of Indiana University in 1902. His best known work was the radiometric measurement of planetary temperatures in collaboration with W. W. Coblentz, and the long photographic history of the changes in NGC 2261 (Hubble’s variable nebula). (M 3144)

Proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

Lampland is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.

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