Agassiz

(1977 RF )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 SCO 41
Incl: 1.95297
Eccent: 0.1388538
Period: 3.3010931570099 years
AU 2.2169631
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

9.9.1977 05:07 Harvard 71w8 42n23 observations 1

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Named in memory of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-born naturalist, later a professor at Harvard, where he was the leading U.S. opponent of Darwin; his son Alexander Agassiz (1835-1910), marine zoologist and oceanographer; and his grandson George Russell Agassiz (1862-1951), for many years a friend and benefactor of the Harvard Observatory and for whom the Agassiz Station is named.

Named in memory of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807–1873), Swiss-born naturalist, later a professor at Harvard, where he was the leading U.S. opponent of Darwin; his son Alexander Agassiz (1835–1910), marine zoologist and oceanographer; and his grandson George Russell Agassiz (1862–1951), for many years a friend and benefactor of the Harvard Observatory and for whom the Agassiz Station is named. (M 5451) Agassiz is also honored by a crater on Mars.

Avastatud: 9-9-1977 Avastamiskoht: Harvard Avastajad: Harvard Observatory

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