off topic - asteroid named after Pierre NEIRINCK

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 08:39:32 UTC

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    Congrat's to Pierre.
    naming citation:
    (142014) Neirinck = 2002 PA168
    Discovered 2002 Aug. 8 by NEAT at Palomar.
    French-born Pierre Neirinck (b. 1926) headed the Satellite Orbits Group at Appleton Laboratory in the U.K. during the 1970s. Now retired, he still coordinates the international amateur satellite observations. The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.
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