Named in honor of Richard Berry, since 1979 editor-in-chief of ’Astronomy’. He has actively promoted amateur astronomy by means of books on beginning astronomy and telescope making as well as editorship of the technical journal ’Telescope Making’. He was also a pioneer in increasing awareness of light pollution by mapping its extent in southern Ontario in the 1970s. Citation prepared by D. H. Levy and S. J. Edberg at the request of the discoverer.
Reference: MPC 16246