(9008) Bohšternberk = 1984 BS  (Boh\v{s}ternberk in TeX)
Discovered 1984 January 27 by A. Mrkos at Kleť.
 Named in memory of Bohumil Šternberk (1897-1983), outstanding Czech astronomer and astrophysicist. He worked in a wide variety of fields, including photometry of variable stars, and he established the modern time service in Czechoslovakia. On the evening of 1930 Mar. 18, at the Stará Ďala Observatory (O'Gyalla, now Hurbanovo), he made the first deliberate astrometric observations of Pluto in Europe. Šternberk served as long-time director of the Astronomical Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1954-1968) and as a vice-President of the IAU (1958-1964). Name suggested by J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec, who made observations of this minor planet at Kleť during its oppositions in 1997 and 1998.
 (MPC 34628 | 1999 May 4)


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