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(2916) Voronveliya

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1978 PW2. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Boris Aleksandrovich Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov {1904–1994}, famous Soviet astrophysicist at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute for many decades. His scientific works cover a wide range of topics, including comets, variable stars, galaxies, nebulae and the history of astronomy. He is also well-known as an author of textbooks and popular books on astronomy. (M 9216)

Obituary published in Zemlya Vselennaya, No. 3, p. 36–40 (1994).

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