1977 QE1. Discovered 1977 Aug. 19 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Andrej Georgievich Sokolskij, director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in St. Petersburg, known for his work on the theory of periodic and quasiperiodic solutions of Hamiltonian systems. As founder and executive director of the International Institute for Problems of the Asteroid Hazard he is much involved in the current international interest in Near-Earth asteroids. (M 20835)