Named in honour of Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario. Founded by Royal Charter in 1841, its first classes were held the following spring. In more than 150 years Queen's has evolved to become one of Canada's strongest universities in many fields. The home of A. Vibert Douglas, one of Canada's pioneering astronomers, Queen's has had a long tradition of support to professional and amateur astronomical groups. In 1994, David H. Levy received an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Queen's University.
Name proposed and citation prepared by David H. Levy.
Reference: MPC 24917