(7684) Marioferrero

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1997 EY. Discovered 1997 Mar. 3 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.

Named in memory of Mario Ferrero (1904–1965) who encouraged and nurtured the discoverer’s interest in astronomy when the latter was in his early teens. Ferrero was the co-discoverer of (1169) Alwine and (1218) Aster. He was an astronomer at Pino Torinese {see planet  (2694)} in the 1930s. Because of his interest in teaching, Ferrero later joined the physics faculty at the Polytechnic Institute in Turin. He was also a music lover and accomplished organist. (M 30479)

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