Named in honor of Iosif Samuilovich Shklovskij, corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, professor at Moscow University and member of the staff at the Space Research Institute. A brilliant popularizer of astronomy, he has also made substantial contributions to research on the solar corona, galactic radio emission and various cosmic objects. Academician Shklovskij was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on 1966-03-11.
Reference: MPC 8543
Crimean Astrophysical Observatory