1977 EA2. Discovered 1977 Mar. 13 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in memory of Vera Fedorovna Gaze (1899–1954), who worked at the Pulkovo and Simeis observatories on stellar spectroscopy and the study of diffuse nebulae. As a young assistant at the Astronomical Institute (predecessor of ITA) in Leningrad she determined the orbits of minor planets. (M 7783)