1982 OG. Discovered 1982 July 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in memory of the celebrated English astronomer James Hopwood Jeans (1877–1946), whose wide-ranging research embraced cosmogony, stellar evolution and stellar dynamics. Jeans was also a brilliant writer and popularizer of astronomy. (M 7621)
Jeans is also honored by craters on Mars and the Moon.