(2482) Perkin

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1980 CO. Discovered 1980 Feb. 13 at the Harvard College Observatory at Harvard.

Named in honor of Richard S{cott} and Gladys T{almage} Perkin, long-time friends and supporters of astronomical research, particularly at the Harvard College Observatory. Richard Perkin (1906–1969) was a founder of the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, the company that has been responsible for the construction of a number of advanced astronomical instruments, including the Space Telescope. Gladys Perkin {1907–2000} served for over a decade as a member of the Committee to Visit the Harvard University Department of Astronomy. (M 6955)

Richard Perkin is also honored by a lunar crater.

Obituary for GTP published in Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 34, No. 4, p. 1371 (2002).

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