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(2803) Vilho

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1940 WG. Discovered 1940 Nov. 29 by L. Oterma at Turku.

Named in memory of Vilho Väisälä (1889–1969), a meteorologist and geophysicist, elder brother of Y. Väisälä {see planet  (2804)}. Director of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (1919–1948) and professor of meteorology at the University of Helsinki (1948–1958), he was well known for devising scientific apparatus, including a radiosonde used in many countries. (M 7949)

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