(2572) Annschnell

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1950 DL. Discovered 1950 Feb. 17 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Anneliese Schnell (1941– ), Austrian astronomer at the Vienna Observatory. Although she mainly studies variable stars, she also works on problems in the history of astronomy, especially on the meaning of the names and on the discovery circumstances of the minor planets discovered by J. Palisa {see planet  (914)}. Schnell was the first woman on the board of the Astronomische Gesellschaft — more than one century after its founding. (M 19333)

Name suggested and citation provided by L. D. Schmadel and endorsed by E. Bowell and B. G. Marsden.

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