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(3062) Wren

Reference work entry

1982 XC. Discovered 1982 Dec. 14 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named for Christopher Wren (1632–1723), British architect and astronomer who was professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, and later professor of astronomy at Oxford. Wren prepared a scheme for rebuilding London after the Great Fire of 1666, his most noted building being St. Paul’s Cathedral. He also designed and built the Royal Observatory at Greenwich in 1675. (M 10846)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by B. Hetherington.

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