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Asteroid (3023) Heard

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Named in honour of John Frederick Heard (1907-1976), professor of astronomy at the University of Toronto and fourth director of the David Dunlap Observatory. An outstanding and meticulous spectroscopist, he specialized in spectroscopic binaries and stellar radial-velocity standards. In addition, he was a dedicated teacher who helped train many Canadian astronomers. Citation prepared by H. Guetter.

References:
MPC 9770
JRASC Vol. 71, p. 1-8 (1977)

Name: 
Heard
Number: 
3023
Designation: 
1981 JS
Disc. Date: 
1981-05-05
Discoverer: 
Bowell, E.
Disc. Place: 
Anderson Mesa