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(4296) van Woerkom

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1935 SA2. Discovered 1935 Sept. 28 by H. van Gent at Johannesburg.

Named in honor of Adrianus Jan J. van Woerkom {1915–1991}, Dutch-born astronomer, who worked in Leiden on the distribution of comet orbits and at Yale Observatory on problems of celestial mechanics before moving to the Electric Boat Company in Connecticut around 1960. (M 18140)

Obituaries published in Bull. Am. Astron. Soc., Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 1495 (1991); Phys. Today, Vol. 45, No. 8, p. 84 (1992); Celest. Mech. Dyn. Astron., Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 1 (1992).

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