Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Jesco von Puttkamer (b. 1933) is a German-born aerospace engineer and senior NASA manager. He has been professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo since 1998. Piero della Francesca (1416-1492) was an Italian Renaissance painter and member of the second generation of Humanists.


Piero Lavoratti (b. 1935), an Italian amateur astronomer, has contributed to the construction and refurbishing of many astronomical observatory systems. His research includes mineralogical analysis of minor-planet surfaces using telescopic measurements in the near-infrared. Richard is a student at the Springville Middle School, Springville, Utah.


The Babote tower, the former astronomical observatory at Montpellier, is now the meeting place of the members of the Montpellier astronomical society. Its six articles defined protestant opposition to the National-Socialist ideology and became the guide of the German Confessing Church. These techniques played a major role in the success of the NEAR flyby of (253) Mathilde in June 1997.


Ingmar Bergman (b. 1918) has achieved worldwide fame with films such as Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal, 1956) and Smultronstöallet (Wild Strawberries, 1957). He has also written the Comet Observers Guide column in Gekkan-Tenmon since 1990. She teaches at the Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg, West Virginia. In 1966, he established a public astronomical lecture series where astronomers introduced current topics on astronomy and contributed to the promotion of astronomical education and information.


Franco Malerba (b. 1946), the first Italian astronaut, was a member of Space Mission STS-46 on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis during 1992 July 31--Aug. In 1762 its bishop, Count Karoly Esterhazy, established a university there at his own expense. She teaches at the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Data from The IAU Minor Planet Center, mashed up by Leonard Richardson.

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