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The catalog of asteroids discovered at Klet can be searched in two ways. In the first one, pick a starting letter of asteroid's name from the listed alphabet. In the second way, start writing an expression to search (diacritics is allowed), and after at least three letters are typed, the results are automatically listed. The search can also be performed only on asteroid names, catalogue numbers, date of discovery or names of the discoverers.
Discovered by 14.08.1982 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 34623 (4.05.1999)
Named in honor of Neil Alden Armstrong (b. 1930), U.S. astronaut, the first man to set foot on the moon. In 1966 he and David Scott aboard Gemini 8 conducted the first docking in space. In 1969 along with Aldrin and Collins, he blasted off in Apollo 11 toward the moon, and on July 20 the Eagle module landed on a plain near the soutwestern edge of Mare Tranquillitatis. This minor planet commemorates the 30th anniversary of the first manned lunar-landing mission. Name suggested by J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec, who observed this minor planet at its 1995 opposition, just prior to numbering.