Named in honour of Martin Beech (b. 1959-01-11 in Fladbury, England), Assistant Professor of Astronomy, since 1996, at Campion College, the University of Regina, Canada. Beech has been interested in meteors since his earliest schoolboy days. After a Master's degree from the University of Sussex, in Brighton, United Kingdom, Beech earned his Ph.D. in astronomy at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, and then worked with Jim Jones and Peter Brown in the Meteor Physics Lab there. Beech's research interests include meteor light curves, the dynamics of meteoroid streams, cometary ageing and meteoroid stream formation.
Name proposed and citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.
Reference: MPC 44594