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(2282) Andrés Bello

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1974 FE. Discovered 1974 Mar. 22 by C. Torres at Cerro El Roble.

Named for Andrés Bello, Venezuelan intellectual, first rector of the University of Chile, who helped establish the Observatorio Astronomico Nacional in Santiago in 1852. Bello persuaded the Chilean government to purchase the equipment brought to Chile by a U.S. Naval Observatory team headed by J. M. Gillis. This homage is made in 1981 to commemorate the bicentennial of Bello’s birth. (M 6531)

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