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THE NAMES OF ASTEROIDS CONNECTED WITH THE PULKOVO OBSERVATORY

The following list includes 69 asteroids that were named in honor of various specialists who have worked for short or long time at Pulkovo Observatory and contributed to the progress of astronomy in Russia and other countries. One name indicates an important person but not the staff member of Pulkovo Observatory, and two names point to remarkable sites that are also connected with Pulkovo Observatory.

This list is prepared by V.K.Abalakin, V.N.L'vov, N.Ya.Moskovchenko, T.V.Soboleva and S.V.Tolbin.

748 Simeisa
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on March 14, 1913 at Simeis.
Simeis, the Crimean site where the department of Pulkovo Observatory worked till the World War II.

749 Malzovia
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij on April 5, 1913 at Simeis.
Nikolaj Sergeevich Malzov (1848-c.1929). He has donated his amateur observatory and later a refractor to the Simeis department of Pulkovo Observatory, that was officially opened in 1912.

751 Faina
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij on April 5, 1913 at Simeis.
Faina Mikhajlovna Neujmina (1876-1949), the wife of astronomer G.N.Neujmin. She worked as calculator at Simeis department of Pulkovo Observatory in 1923-1933.

762 Pulcova
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on March 9, 1913 at Simeis.
Pulkovo, the village near St.Petersburg, which site has been used in 1839 for foundation of one of the oldest Russian observatory. This village has been destroyed during the war in 1941.

768 Struveana
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on April 10, 1913 at Simeis.
The name in honor of the representatives of three generations of the famous family that contributed greatly to the development of the astronomy in Russia and other countries. Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve (Vasilij Yakovlevich, 1793-1864), a member of St.Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the founder and first director (1839-1862) of Pulkovo Observatory, an authority in astrometry, astronomical instrumentation and investigation of double stars. Otto Wilhelm Struve (Otto Vasil’evich, 1819-1905), a member of St.Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the second director (1862-1889) of Pulkovo Observatory, known for his study of double and variable stars, stellar parallaxes, major planets and their satellites. Hermann Struve (German Ottovich, 1854-1920), known for his study of double stars with the largest at that time 30" refractor, and development of the theory of motion of Saturnian satellites. He worked at Pulkovo in 1882-1895. In 1895-1904 he has been a professor and director of Observatory of Kenigsberg University and in 1904-1920 director of Berlin Observatory (that was replaced to Babelsberg in 1919).

786 Bredikhina
Discovered by F.Kaiser on April 20, 1914 at Heidelberg.
Fedor Alexandrovich Bredikhin (1831-1904), a member of Petersburg Academy of Sciences, director of Pulkovo Observatory (1890-1895), the famous comet researcher.

806 Gyldenia
Discovered by M.Wolf on April 18, 1915 at Heidelberg.
Johann August Hugo Gylden (1841-1896), Swedish astronomer, a corresponding member of St.Petersburg Academy of Sciences, known for his works in celestial mechanics. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1862-1865. Later he has been director of Stockholm Observatory.

848 Inna
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on September 5, 1915 at Simeis.
Inna Nikolaevna Leman-Balanovskaya (1881-1945), a specialist in astrophotometry, Gettingen University doctor. She worked at Pulkovo Observatory since 1912. The victim of political repression (1937-1942).

856 Backlunda
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij on April 3, 1916 at Simeis.
Oscar Andreevich Backlund (1846-1916), a member of Petersburg Academy of Sciences, an authority in celestial mechanics and comet’s research. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1878-1916, and has been its director in 1895-1916.

857 Glasenappia
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij on April 6, 1916 at Simeis.
Sergej Pavlovich Glasenapp (1848-1937), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, well known for his study of double and variable stars, the foundation of the University observatory in St.Petersburg and popularization of astronomy. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1870-1878.

1004 Belopolskya
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij on September 5, 1923 at Simeis.
Aristarkh Apollonovich Belopol'skij (1854-1934), worked at the Pulkovo Observatory since 1888, its director in 1916-1919, famous for his photographic research of the Sun and planets and spectral studies of stars.

1074 Beljawskya
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij on January 26, 1925 at Simeis.
Sergej Ivanovich Belyavskij (1883-1953), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, an authority in astrophotography, worked at Simeis (director in 1909-1925) and Pulkovo Observatory (its director in 1937-1944), discovered many variable stars, 37 asteroids and a comet.

1118 Hanskya
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij, N.Ivanov on August 29, 1927 at Simeis.
Alexej Pavlovich Hansky (1870-1908), Pulkovo astronomer since 1905, one of the founders of its Simeis department, the main field of work - solar physics.

1129 Neujmina
Discovered by P.G.Parkhomenko on August 8, 1929 at Simeis.
Grigorij Nikolaevich Neujmin (1886-1946), worked at Simeis and Pulkovo Observatory (its director in 1944-1946), discovered 64 asteroids and 6 comets, studied major planets, satellites and double stars.

1137 Raissa
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on October 27, 1929 at Simeis.
Raisa Ivanovna Maseeva (1902-1934). She worked as calculator at the Simeis department of Pulkovo observatory in 1921-1934.

1189 Terentia
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on September 17, 1930 at Simeis.
Lidiya Ivanovna Terent’eva (1879-1933), calculator, a specialist in celestial mechanics. She worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1901-1903, 1920-1930 and simultaneously at Astronomical Institute (later Institute of Theoretical Astronomy) in 1920-1933.

1190 Pelagia
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on September 20, 1930 at Simeis.
Pelageya Fedorovna Shajn (1894-1956). She participated in the investigations of her husband, astronomer G.A.Shajn, worked on photometry and colorimetry of stars, discovered more than 150 variable stars, 19 asteroids and a comet. She worked at Pulkovo observatory since 1921, then since 1925 at its Simeis department, that later became the part of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, till 1956.

1202 Marina
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on September 13, 1931 at Simeis.
Marina Davydovna Lavrova-Berg (1897-1942). The nearest collaborator of G.A.Tikhov. She worked at Pulkovo observatory in 1931-1942.

1204 Renzia
Discovered by K.Reinmuth on October 6, 1931 at Heidelberg.
Franz Franzevich Renz (1860-1942), an authority in classical astrometry. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1886-1942 and perished during the blockade of Leningrad.

1206 Numerowia
Discovered by K.Reinmuth on October 18, 1931 at Heidelberg.
Boris Vasil’evich Numerov (1891-1941), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the founder and the first director of Astronomical Institute (since 1943 - the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy). An authority in geophysics and astrometry, celestial mechanics and ephemeris astronomy. He worked at Pulkovo observatory in 1913-1915, and has been subjected to repression in 1937.

1255 Schilowa
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on July 8, 1932 at Simeis.
Maria Vasil'evna Zhilova (1871-1934). A specialist in the theory of minor planets motion and in determination of their orbits. She worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1895-1930.

1403 Idelsonia
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on August 13, 1936 at Simeis.
Naum Il'ich Idelson (1885-1951), an authority in ephemeris astronomy and a history of science. He worked at the Institute of Theoretical astronomy and also at Pulkovo Observatory since 1920 for 19 years during various intervals.

1477 Bonsdorffia
Discovered by Y.Vaisala on February 6, 1938 at Turku.
Toivo Ilmari Bonsdorf (1879-1950). A specialist in astrometry, geodesy and gravimetry. The founder of the Finnish Geodetic Institute. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1902-1917.

1648 Shajna
Discovered by P.F.Shajn on September 5, 1935 at Simeis.
Grigorij Abramovich Shajn (1892-1956), a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, known for his study of stars, nebulae, asteroids and comets, and discovery of 3 asteroids. He worked at Pulkovo, Simeis and later at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory (its director in 1944-1952).

1654 Bojeva
Discovered by P.F.Shajn on October 8, 1931 in Simeis.
Nina Fedorovna Bojeva (1890-1956), a calculator of asteroidal orbits. She worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1925-1931, at Simeis department in 1940-1943, and at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy. The victim of political repression (1937-1940).

1783 Albitskij
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on March 24, 1935 at Simeis.
Vladimir Alexandrovich Al’bitskij (1891-1952). He is known by his study of variable stars, determination of the stars radial velocities and discovery of 10 asteroids. He worked at the Simeis Department of Pulkovo Observatory since 1922 (its director since 1934) and later at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.

1792 Reni
Discovered by L.I.Chernykh on January 24, 1968 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
A town in Odessa region, the birthplace of Aleksandr Nikolaevich Deutch (1899-1986) who contributed greatly to the development of methods of photographic astrometry and the study of double stars, and by the way discovered the asteroid 1148 Rarahu. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1923-1986. This appellation was made at the instance of A.N.Deutch.

1857 Parhomenko
Discovered by T.M.Smirnova on August 30, 1971 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Praskovjya Georgievna Parkhomenko (1886-1970), known for her study of minor planets at the Simeis department of Pulkovo Observatory in 1930-1940. She discovered 2 asteroids.

1902 Shaposhnikov
Discovered by T.M.Smirnova on April 18, 1972 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Vladimir Grigorievich Shaposhnikov (1905-1942), an astronomer known for his works in time measurement and determination of absolute declinations. He worked at Simeis in 1940-1941 and then perished as a soldier in the war.

1905 Ambartsumyan
Discovered by T.M.Smirnova on May 14, 1972 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Victor Amazaspovich Ambartsumian (1908-1996), Armenian-Russian astronomer, a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the President of Armenian Academy of Sciences, the founder of Burakan observatory. He is known for his contribution to astrophysics, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. He was post-graduate student at Pulkovo in the years 1931-1934.

1910 Mikhailov
Discovered by L.V.Zhuravleva on October 8, 1972 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Mikhailov (1888-1983), a member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, an authority in many fields of astronomy. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1947-1982. He has been director of Pulkovo Observatory in 1947-1964 and the leader of its post-war resurrection.

2126 Gerasimovich
Discovered by T.M.Smirnova on August 30, 1970 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Boris Petrovich Gerasimovich (1889-1937), known for his study of the Sun, stars and planetary nebulae. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1931-1936, and has been its director in 1933-1936. He was subjected to repression in 1937.

2237 Melnikov
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on October 2, 1938 at Simeis.
Oleg Aleksandrovich Mel'nikov (1912-1982), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, known for his study of stars and interstellar media by the spectroscopic methods. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1933-1982.

2251 Tikhov
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 19, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov (1875-1960), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, known for his works on photometry and colorimetry of stars and planets, atmospheric optics and astrobotany. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1906-1941.

2323 Zverev
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 24, 1976 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Mitrofan Stepanovich Zverev (1903-1991), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, an authority in fundamental astrometry and astronomical instrumentation. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1951-1991.

2388 Gase
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on March 13, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Vera Fedorovna Gaze (1899-1954), contributed to investigation of stars, nebulae and asteroids. She worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1926-1936, then at its Simeis department (1940-1945). The victim of political repression (1936-1940).

2416 Sharonov
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on July 31, 1979 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Vsevolod Vasil’evich Sharonov (1901-1964), known for his works on photometry of the planets. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1936-1941.

2450 Ioannisiani
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 1, 1978 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Bagrat Konstantinovich Ioannisiani (1911-1985), constructor of optical instruments, one of the creators of the 6m BTA telescope of the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Zelenchukskaya. He worked at the State Optical Institute and also at Pulkovo Observatory in 1954-1960.

2536 Kozyrev
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on August 15, 1939 at Simeis.
Nikolaj Aleksandrovich Kozyrev (1908-1983), known for his study of the physics of the Sun, Moon and stars. In 1958 he obtained the specrogramms of the lunar crater Alphonsus that confirmed the volcanism on the Moon. He also studied the interrelations of time and energy of the space objects. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1931-1983. The victim of political repression (1936-1946).

2553 Viljev
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on March 29, 1979 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Mikhail Anatol’evich Viljev (1893-1919), an authority in celestial mechanics. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1916-1919.

2568 Maksutov
Discovered by Z.Vavrova on April 13, 1980 at Klet.
Dmitrij Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896-1964), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, an authority in astronomical optics, known for his invention of the new type of astronomical telescopes. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1944-1964.

2721 Vsekhsvyatskij
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 22, 1973 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Sergej Konstantinovich Vsekhsvyatskij (1905-1984), a well-known comet researcher. He was a staff member of Pulkovo Observatory, including the deputy director, in 1935-1939.

2722 Abalakin
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on April 1, 1976 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Victor Kuzmich Abalakin (b.1930), a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, director of Pulkovo Observatory in 1983-2000, an authority in celestial mechanics, ephemeris astronomy and the history of science.

2724 Orlov
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 13, 1978 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Named in honour of two Soviet astronomers. Sergej Vladimirovich Orlov (1880-1958), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, professor at Moscow University, well-known comet researcher. Aleksandr Yakovlevich Orlov (1880-1954), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, director of Golosseevo Observatory in 1944-1951, an authority in gravimetry, geodesy and geophysics, known for his study of the polar motion and the nature of comets. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1906-1907.

2792 Ponomarev
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on March 13, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Nikolaj Georgievich Ponomarev (1900-1942), Soviet constructor of astronomical instruments. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1934-1942.

3036 Krat
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on October 11, 1937 at Simeis.
Vladimir Alekseevich Krat (1911-1983), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a pioneer of the Soviet balloon astronomy, known for his study of the Sun and variable stars. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1938-1983, and was its director in 1964-1979.

3054 Strugatskia
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 11, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
The asteroid was named in honor of two brothers, the famous science fiction writers - Arkadij Natanovich Strugatskij (1925-1991) and Boris Natanovich Strugatskij (1933-2012). A few generations of people have enriched by the spirit of research and real humanity from their books. B.N.Strugatskij worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1955-1965.

3100 Zimmerman
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on March 13, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Nikolaj Vladimirovich Zimmerman (1890-1942), an authority in astrometry. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1915-1942 and perished during the days of Leningrad blockade.

3119 Dobronravin
Discovered by T.M.Smirnova on December 30, 1972 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Petr Pavlovich Dobronravin (1908-2000), well-known astrophysisist, a deputy director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, contributed greatly to its development. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1934-1945. In 1941-1944 he was at war.

3134 Kostinsky
Discovered by S.I.Belyavskij on November 5, 1921 at Simeis.
Sergej Konstantinovich Kostinskij (1867-1936), a corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, one of the founders of astrophotography and photographic astrometry in Russia. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1890-1936.

3385 Bronnina
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 24, 1979 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Nina Mikhajlovna Bronnikova (1929-2005), an authority in the study of stars and asteroids by photographic method. She worked at Pulkovo Observatory since 1956.

3418 Izvekov
Discovered by T.M.Smirnova on August 31, 1973 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Vladimir Andreevich Izvekov (1927-1997), one of the Soviet pioneers in the use of electronic computers for asteroidal orbital improvesment and ephemeris calculation. For nearly 40 years he has been a stuff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy. He worked for a short time at Pulkovo Observatory in 1991.

3761 Romanskaya
Discovered by G.N.Neujmin on July 25, 1936 at Simeis.
Sofia Vasil’evna Romanskaya (1886-1969), an authority in latitude service, the first Russian female observer. She worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1908-1959.

3958 Komendantov
Discovered by P.F.Shajn on October 10, 1953 at Simeis.
Nikolaj Vasil'evich Komendantov (1895-1937). An authority in methods of calculation and in the asteroidal motion research. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1922-1936 and has been subjected to repression in 1937.

4228 Nemiro
Discovered by G.A.Plyugin, Yu.A.Belyaev on July 25, 1968 at Cerro El Roble.
Andrej Antonovich Nemiro (1909-1995), an authority in fundamental astrometry and astronomical instrumentation. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1934-1995.

4467 Kaidanovskij
Discovered by T.M.Smirnova on November 2, 1975 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Naum L’vovich Kaidanovskij (1907-2010), contributed greatly to the construction of the largest Russian radio telescope RATAN-600. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1955-1969.

4590 Dimashchegolev
Discovered by G.A.Plyugin, Yu.A.Belyaev on July 25, 1968 at Cerro El Roble.
Dmytrij Evgen’evich Shchegolev (1928-1988), an authority in satellite geodesy and photometry of extragalactic objects. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1950-1988.

4592 Alkissia
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 24, 1979 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Aleksej Alekseevich Kiselev (1922-2013), an authority in photographic astrometry and the study of the double stars. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory since 1956. The victim of political repression (1950-1956).

4737 Kiladze
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on August 24, 1985 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Rolan Il'ich Kiladze (1931-2010), a corresponding member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, an authority in celestial mechanics and satellite dynamics. For a long time he collaborated with the Pulkovo scientists but formally he worked at Pulkovo Observatory during three months in 2000.

5084 Gnedin
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on March 26, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Yurij Nikolaevich Gnedin (b. 1935), a deputy director of the Pulkovo Observatory since 1984, an authority in modern astrophysics.

5303 Parijskij
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on October 3, 1978 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Yurij Nikolaevich Parijskij (b. 1932), an authority in radio astronomy and astronomical instrumentation. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1955-1969, then he was a deputy director of the Special Astrophysical Observatory and a leader of researches with the largest Russian radio telescope RATAN-600.

5319 Petrovskaya
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 15, 1985 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Margarita Sergeevna Petrovskaya (b. 1933), an authority in the study of the Earth's gravitational field. She works at Pulkovo Observatory since 1998.

5414 Sokolov
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on September 11, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Viktor Georgievich Sokolov (1946-2014), a specialist in celestial mechanics. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1998-2012.

7008 Pavlov
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on August 23, 1985 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Nikolaj Nikiforovich Pavlov (1902-1985), an authority in the theory and practice of time determination by astronomical methods, a pioneer of the photoelectric method of star registration. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1926-1982.

7320 Potter
Discovered by L.V.Zhuravleva on October 2, 1978 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Hejno Iogannovich Potter (1929-2007), known for his works in astrometry, selenodesy and determination of fundamental constants, and discovery of one asteroid. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory since 1954.

7726 Olegbykov
Discovered by L.I.Chernykh on August 27, 1974 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Oleg Pavlovich Bykov (b. 1938), a specialist in the study of motion of artificial satellites and minor bodies of the Solar system, the passionate popularizer of astronomy. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1978-2010.

7910 Aleksola
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on April 1, 1976 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Aleksandr Anatol'evich Solov'yov (b.1946), professor of the Kalmyc University, the author of many works on the solar physics, natural history and pedagogics. He is also the author of several books of poetry, where the astronomy occupies its particular place. He workes at Pulkovo Observatory since 2003.

7976 Pinigin
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on August 21, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Gennadij Ivanovich Pinigin (b.1943), director of the Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory, an authority in astrometry and astronomical instrumentation. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1965-1986.

9222 Chubey
Discovered by T.Cobayashi on December 19, 1995 at Ozumi Observatory.
Markian Semenovich Chubey (b.1940) works at the Pulkovo Observatory for more than 40 years. Tireless worker and enthusiast of application of astrometry, from classic to space.

9932 Kopylov
Discovered by N.S.Chernykh on August 23, 1985 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Ivan Mikheevich Kopylov (1928-2000), the former director of the Special Astrophysical Observatory, an authority in the physics and evolution of the stars and astronomical instrumentation. He worked at Pulkovo Observatory in 1988-2000.

23401 Brodskaya
Discovered by G.A.Plyugin and Yu.A.Belyaev on July 25, 1968 at Cerro El Roble Observatory.
Vera Yakovlevna Brodskaya (1923) worked at the Pulkovo Observatory for more than 30 years. As librarian and curator of the library fund she was the initiator and main compiler of editions of the Catalogue of Astronomical Observatories.

32731 Annaivanovna
Discovered by G.A.Plyugin and Yu.A.Belyaev on July 25, 1968 at Cerro El Roble Observatory.
Anna Ivanovna Plyugina (1929-2009) worked for more than 30 years as a specialist in fundamental astrometry at the Pulkovo Observatory. In 1968 she observed and organized observations for the Pulkovo expedition to Chile. The name was suggested by the first discoverer, who was her husband.