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Asteroid (3866) Langley

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Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), third secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, was founder of its Astrophysical Observatory. While Allegheny Observatory director he invented a bolometer. He developed a working wing and in 1896 conducted the first successful flight of an unmanned, heavier-than-air flying machine.
 
Samuel P. Langley was named an Honorary Member of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto on 1894-01-09.
 
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 
 
Reference: MPC 52322
Name: 
Langley
Number: 
3866
Designation: 
1988 BH4
Disc. Date: 
1988-01-20
Discoverer: 
Debehogne, H.
Disc. Place: 
ESO