1978 VQ3. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.
Named in honor of Abel R. Ramirez, manager and impeccable host of the California Institute of Technology’s Athenaeum, on the occasion of his 50th birthday, 1992 May 18. Fondly regarded by faculty, students and guests from all over the world, he has graciously presided over this elegant establishment since 1978, the year that this minor planet was discovered. (M 20520)