1981 WT. Discovered 1981 Nov. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in honor of Joseph A. Burns, planetary astronomer at Cornell University. Burns’ wide-ranging research on solar-system dynamics includes the study of planetary rings, satellites, orbital evolution and tides, origin of the solar system, dust motions, and planetary and asteroid rotation. He is currently editor of the journal Icarus. (M 7158)