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Asteroid (2904) Millman

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Named in honour of Peter MacKenzie Millman (b. 1906, d. 1990), former head of Upper Atmosphere Research and, after his formal retirement, a guest scientist at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics of the National Research Council of Canada. Well known for his research on meteors and for his interest in meteorites, comets and planets, he has served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and of the Meteoritical Society, as well as president of Commission 22 and chairman of the Working Group on Planetary System Nomenclature of the IAU.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 9081

Name: 
Millman
Number: 
2904
Designation: 
1981 YB
Disc. Date: 
1981-12-20
Discoverer: 
Bowell, E.
Disc. Place: 
Anderson Mesa