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(3761) Romanskaya

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1936 OH. Discovered 1936 July 25 by G. N. Neujmin at Simeis.

Named in memory of Sof’ya Vasil’evna Romanskaya (1886–1969). The first Russian woman concerned with astronomical observations, she made over 20,000 highly precise latitude determinations with a ZTF-135 zenith-telescope. Her major scientific interests were in the fields of the variation of latitude and the earth’s polar motion. From 1908 to 1959 she worked at the Pulkovo Observatory. (M 24916)

Name proposed by L. D. Kostina.

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