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(3473) Sapporo

Reference work entry

A924 EG. Discovered 1924 Mar. 7 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named for the capital of Hokkaido {see planet  (3720)}, location of the Winter Olympic games in 1972. One of the many cultural institutions in Sapporo, the Sapporo Science Center, has an active program for astrometric observations of comets and minor planets. (M 12972)

Name suggested by K. Watanabe and proposed by S. Nakano, who found the identifications involving this planet.

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