(334) Chicago

Reference work entry

Discovered 1892 Aug. 23 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named by the discoverer at an astronomical congress in Chicago to honor this great city. (AN 134, 167 (1893))

This congress was in connection with the World’s Columbian Exposition (May to October 1893) to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America. The name Columbia was to be chosen but it had been appropriated shortly before by A. Charlois for (327). The newly constructed mounting and tube of the Yerkes 40-inch refractor in operating position were exhibited at the Exposition by the builders Warner and Swasey (see also planets  (990) and  (992)) (H 37).

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2003

Personalised recommendations