(1795) Woltjer

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4010 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar.

Named in honor of Dr. Jan J. Woltjer Jr. {1891–1946}, who was assistant professor at the Leiden Observatory from 1941–1946. He was an authority in the field of celestial mechanics and Cepheid pulsations. (M 3569)

This name has been proposed by Dr. G. P. Kuiper. Woltjer is also honored by a lunar crater.

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