(2159) Kukkamäki

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1941 UX. Discovered 1941 Oct. 16 by L. Oterma at Turku.

Named in honor of T. J. Kukkamäki {1909– } on the occasion of his 70th birthday, 1979 Oct. 11. A distinguished disciple of Y. Väisälä {see planet  (1573)}, this leading geodesist was for many years director of the Finnish Geodetic Institute. He is an active member of several international scientific organizations and has served as president of the International Association of Geodesy since 1975. (M 5014)

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