(4849) Ardenne

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1936 QV. Discovered 1936 Aug. 17 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in memory of Manfred von Ardenne (1907–1997), German inventor and researcher in various fields, especially known as a pioneer in television and radio engineering. His early interests in astronomy stimulated his enthusiasm for science and technology, and he emphasized the educational value of astronomy for young people. Ardenne established three private observatories, which were all open to the public. (M 30798)

Name proposed and citation prepared by D. B. Herrmann, endorsed by L. D. Schmadel.

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