1978 VP8. Discovered 1978 Nov. 7 by E. F. Helin and S. J. Bus at Palomar.
Named in honor of John A. Dawe, who was astronomer-in-charge at the U.K. Schmidt in 1979 when the first discoverer proposed that plates be taken for a limited asteroid survey. Dawe and his staff of astronomers were hospitable and helpful during that first short survey, and they later collaborated in the more comprehensive and highly successful United Kingdom-Caltech Faint Asteroid Survey (UCAS) that was carried out in 1981. (M 17031)