1978 VB5. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.
Named in honor of Louis and Connie Friedman on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary. As executive director of the Planetary Society, Louis D. Friedman is a leader in promoting the exploration of the solar system. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he originated the International Halley Watch. Connie Friedman has shared her husband’s excitement for planetary exploration. (M 13481)
Name proposed by the first discoverer, endorsed by R. L. Staehle.