1976 GN8. Discovered 1976 Apr. 5 at the Felix Aguilar Observatory at El Leoncito.
Named in honor of Isadore Epstein, professor emeritus of astronomy at Columbia University and formerly director of Harriman Observatory. He conducted extensive site testing for a southern observatory in Australia, Chile and Argentina during 1957–1962. This resulted in the inauguration of the Yale-Columbia Southern Observatory at El Leoncito on 1965 Mar. 30. (M 12969)