Named in honour of Alice Vibert Douglas (b. 1894, d. 1988), the pioneer in the teaching of astronomy at McGill University and later dean of women at Queen's University. Her research interests included spectroscopic absolute magnitudes of stars and the Stark effect in stellar atmospheres. An authority on historical astronomy, she was the biographer of Eddington, as well as an early advocate of an increased role for women in science. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid
MPC 13481 JRASC Vol. 82, No. 6, p. 309-311 (1988)