1982 GB. Discovered 1982 Apr. 14 by M. Watt at Anderson Mesa.
Named in memory of J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), author and philologist, Merton professor of English language at the University of Oxford. Best known for his imaginative writings, in particular The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, he also had a lifelong interest in astronomy. (M 7474)