(2816) Pien

Reference work entry

1982 SO. Discovered 1982 Sept. 22 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in honor of Armand Pien, of the Royal Meteorological Institute, Uccle. Well known for his popularization of meteorology and astronomy, he has presented televised weather forecasts in Belgium for more than 30 years. (M 9080)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by J. Meeus.

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