McElroy

(1957 XE )
CURRENT POSITION: 0 LEO 38
Incl: 15.78864
Eccent: 0.0460818
Period: 5.3615766376449 years
AU 3.0632442
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

15.12.1957 03:35 Brooklyn 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named in honor of William David McElroy, distinguished biologist and biochemist, chairman of the biology department at Johns Hopkins University during 1956-1969, later director of the National Science Foundation (1969-1972) and chancellor of the University of California at San Diego (1972-1980). During his tenure as director of N.S.F. the U.S. government decided to fund the Very Large Array, which will be the pre-eminent instrument for radio astronomy for many years to come.

Named in honor of William David McElroy, distinguished biologist and biochemist, chairman of the biology department at Johns Hopkins University during 1956–1969, later director of the National Science Foundation (1969–1972) and chancellor of the University of California at San Diego (1972–1980). During his tenure as director of N.S.F. the U.S. government decided to fund the Very Large Array, which will be the pre-eminent instrument for radio astronomy for many years to come. (M 5450)

Discovered on 15-12-1957 in Brooklyn by Indiana University

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