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(1781) Van Biesbroeck

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A906 UB. Discovered 1906 Oct. 17 by A. Kopff at Heidelberg.

Named for Georges Van Biesbroeck {1880–1974} in recognition of, and appreciation for, many years of devoted service to astronomy through observations and discoveries of minor planets, comets, satellites, and double stars. (M 3569)

Obituaries published in Circ. Inf., No. 62 (1974); Phys. Today, Vol. 27, No. 7, p. 59 (1974); Sky Telesc., Vol. 47, p. 215 (1974); Ciel Terre, Vol. 90, p. 321–325 (1974); Icarus, Vol. 23, p. 134–135 (1974); J.R. Astron. Soc. Can., Vol. 68, p. 202–204, p. L23–L24 (1974); l’Astronomie, 88. année, p. 305–308 (1974); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 16, p. 104–105 (1975).

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