1979 SL7. Discovered 1979 Sept. 23 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in memory of Valerij Ivanovich Osipov (1945–1993), distinguished Russian historian, archivist, archaeologist and linguist in the St. Petersburg Department of Archives of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He made a valuable contribution to the study of the Russo-German scientific relations in the eighteenth century, discovered some new documents on the founding and work of the Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory, studied the peculiarities of the language of eighteenth-century Russian writers and carried out archaeological investigations in the countries of Middle Asia. (M 26763)
Name suggested and citation material provided by V. K. Abalakin.