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Asteroid (4463) Marschwarzschild

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The son of Karl Schwarzschild, Martin was a leader in research on the structure and evolution of stars. He was the first to use a hot-air balloon (Project Stratoscope, 1957) to carry a telescope into the stratosphere to take cleaner pictures of the sun.
The name was suggested by F. K. Edmondson.
 
Dr. Schwarzschild was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on 1963-01-04.
 
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 
 
MPC 41934
Name: 
Marschwarzschild
Number: 
4463
Designation: 
1954 UO2
Disc. Date: 
1954-10-28
Disc. Place: 
Goethe Link Observatory