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(2379) Heiskanen

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1941 ST. Discovered 1941 Sept. 21 by Y. Väisälä at Turku.

Named in memory of V. A. Heiskanen (1895–1971), professor of geodesy at the Helsinki Technological University and director of the Finnish Geodetic Institute. After 1950 he worked mainly at the Ohio State University in Columbus, where he began the program in geodesic sciences. He also wrote several Finnish textbooks on astronomy. (M 7945)

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