University of Heidelberg

Namensgebung und Widmung

Widmung aus dem Minor Planet Circular MPC 54830:

Tscharnuter           99861   Theoretical Astrophysicist

(99861) Tscharnuter
     Discovered 2002 Jul. 29 by S. F. Hönig on NEAT images taken at Palomar.
     Named in honour of astrophysicist Werner M. Tscharnuter (b. 1945). During
the last 3 decades he made major contributions in the fields of star formation,
protoplanetary disks, stellar dynamics and Saturn's rings. Moreover, W. M.
Tscharnuter shares a strong interest in celestial mechanics, particularily the
evolution of the Koronis family, this minor planet probably belongs to.

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