(3887) Gerstner = 1985 QX
Discovered 1985 August 22 by A. Mrkos at Kleť.
 Named in memory of František Josef Gerstner (1756-1832) and his son František Antonín Gerstner (1795-1840). F. J. Gerstner worked at the observatories in Vienna and Prague but then turned from astronomy to applied mathematics, physics, mechanics and metallurgy. He founded the Prague Polytechnic School, later Technical University, in 1806. He also designed the horse railroad from České Budějovice to Linz. F. A. Goerstner continued building this horse railroad, which was completed in 1832 and is considered the first railroad in continental Europe. Name suggested by J. Tichá and M. Šolc.
 (MPC 27733 | 1996 August 28)


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