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Asteroid (14424) Laval

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Located in Québec City, Université Laval was founded as the Séminaire de Québec in 1663 by Monseigneur François de Laval, the first bishop of New France. Granted a royal charter in 1852, it was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French.
Name proposed by Yvan Dutil; citation prepared by Peter Jedicke and Robert Jedicke.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 49099

Name: 
Laval
Number: 
14424
Designation: 
1991 SR3
Disc. Date: 
1991-09-30
Discoverer: 
Spacewatch
Disc. Place: 
Kitt Peak