1978 PD3. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Natalia Borisovna Frolova, assistant professor of astronomy at Ural State University in Ekaterinburg. She worked on a detailed catalogue of stars along the path of comet 1P/Halley, and this contributed to the success of the space missions Vega and Giotto. As a leader in educating local schoolchildren about astronomy, she takes an active part in organizing the annual Winter Astronomical Students’ School at Kourovskaya Observatory. (M 34341)