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Asteroid (5688) Kleewyck

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The name Klee Wyck was given by Vancouver Island's coastal people to the famous Victoria artist Emily Carr on one of her many painting expeditions into the coastal wilderness in the early 1900s. The name in the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people's language translates to "the smiling one." The name was also used for the friendly orca that served as the official mascot to the fifteenth Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, British Columbia, 1994-08-18 to 1994-08-28. By way of compensation for a small and temporary amount of light interference during the games, the Victoria Commonwealth Games Society has been strongly supportive of the asteroid research program at the University of Victoria, and the name chosen for this asteroid reflects the gratitude of the university's astronomers to the Society. JRASC

Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid

Reference: MPC 24410

Name: 
Kleewyck
Number: 
5688
Designation: 
1991 AD2
Disc. Date: 
1991-01-12
Discoverer: 
Helin, E.F.
Disc. Place: 
Palomar