(3695) Fiala

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1973 UU4. Discovered 1973 Oct. 21 by H. L. Giclas at Anderson Mesa.

Alan D. Fiala (1942– ) is an expert on predicting and observing eclipses, with special application to precise measurement of the solar radius. A staff astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory since 1962, he has been Chief of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office since 1996. This naming is on the occasion of his retirement. (M 40700)

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