1970 QZ. Discovered 1970 Aug. 30 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.
Named in memory of Boris Petrovich Gerasimovich (1889–1937), professor at Kharkov University (1922–1931), then chief of the astrophysics section and from 1933 director of the Pulkovo Observatory. His scientific papers cover a large range of astrophysical problems, and he was a member of many scientific societies. (M 5359)
Gerasimovich is also honored by a lunar crater.