Named in memory of Milan Rastislav Štefánik (1880–1919), astronomer and meteorologist. He worked at Meudon Observatory during 1905-1907 and proposed to build a new observatory on the island of Tahiti. He received the Janssen award in 1907 and the Wilde award in 1911. (M 25976) _ _.
Avastatud: 15-3-1982 Avastamiskoht: Klet Avastajad: Mrkos, A.