(3907) Kilmartin

Reference work entry

A904 PC. Discovered 1904 Aug. 14 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Pamela Margaret Kilmartin, co-director with her husband, Alan C. Gilmore {see planet  (2537)}, of the Comets and Minor Planets section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand. Originally employed as the librarian of the Carter Observatory in Wellington, she quickly became an astronomer in her own right and has been solely responsible for the measurement and reduction of the plates taken in the course of the astrometric programs in Wellington and more recently at the Mount John University Observatory. (M 14482)

Name proposed by B. G. Marsden, who found the identifications involving this minor planet, and endorsed by A. C. Gilmore and F. M. Bateson.

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