1949 PS. Discovered 1949 Aug. 2 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named in honor of Michael M. Dworetsky, senior lecturer at University College, London. His research interests mainly involve the stellar abundances of the mercury group of elements. He has also taken a large part in the development of the undergraduate astronomy degree program, particularly the practical work associated with it. He is currently tutor to astronomy studies and has maintained a wide interest in all matters astronomical. (M 18448)
Name proposed by C. M. Bardwell, who made the identifications involving this minor planet, following a suggestion by G. V. Williams. Citation written by D. McNally.