1982 BL1. Discovered 1982 Jan. 24 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.
Named in honor of Vagn Fabritius Buchwald, associate professor in the department of metallurgy at the Technical University of Denmark. Participant in numerous expeditions, most recently to Antarctica, to search for iron meteorites, he discovered the 20-tonne iron meteorite Agpalilik in Greenland in 1963. Among his international publications is the three-volume Handbook of Iron Meteorites (1975) and a catalogue of meteorites (1965, 1976). (M 12014)
Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by J. Gradie.