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Asteroid (3748) Tatum

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Named in honour of Jeremy B. Tatum, professor of astronomy at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. An enthusiastic teacher and expert in molecular spectroscopy, especially of comets and interstellar gas clouds, Tatum was the chief founder and is the driving force behind the Climenhaga Observatory's program of astrometry of minor planets and comets, which was the only one of its kind in Canada.

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 

Reference: MPC 13178

Name: 
Tatum
Number: 
3748
Designation: 
1981 JQ
Disc. Date: 
1981-05-03
Discoverer: 
Bowell, E.
Disc. Place: 
Anderson Mesa