Liisi Oterma

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Asteroids discovered: 54
1504 Lappeenranta March 23, 1939
1507 Vaasa September 12, 1939
1522 Kokkola November 18, 1938
1540 Kevola November 16, 1938
1544 Vinterhansenia October 15, 1941
1545 Thernöe October 15, 1941
1558 Järnefelt January 20, 1942
1559 Kustaanheimo January 20, 1942
1679 Nevanlinna March 18, 1941
1680 Per Brahe February 12, 1942
1695 Walbeck October 15, 1941
1705 Tapio September 26, 1941
1758 Naantali February 18, 1942
1882 Rauma October 15, 1941
2064 Thomsen September 8, 1942
2107 Ilmari November 12, 1941
2159 Kukkamäki October 16, 1941
2195 Tengström September 27, 1941
2268 Szmytowna November 6, 1942
2291 Kevo March 19, 1941
2332 Kalm April 4, 1940
2501 Lohja April 14, 1942
2640 Hällström March 18, 1941
2717 Tellervo November 29, 1940
2774 Tenojoki October 3, 1942
2803 Vilho November 29, 1940
2804 Yrjö April 19, 1941
2805 Kalle October 15, 1941
2827 Vellamo February 11, 1942
2828 Iku-Turso February 18, 1942
2840 Kallavesi October 15, 1941
2841 Puijo February 26, 1943
2846 Ylppö February 12, 1942
2857 NOT February 17, 1942
2912 Lapalma February 18, 1942
2946 Muchachos October 15, 1941
2988 Korhonen March 1, 1943
3132 Landgraf November 29, 1940
3381 Mikkola October 15, 1941
3497 Innanen April 19, 1941
3597 Kakkuri October 15, 1941
3811 Karma October 13, 1953
3892 Dezsö April 19, 1941
4133 Heureka February 17, 1942
4163 Saaremaa April 19, 1941
4227 Kaali February 17, 1942
(5216) 1941 HA April 16, 1941
(5534) 1941 UN October 15, 1941
(5611) 1943 DL February 26, 1943
(5985) 1942 RJ September 7, 1942
6886 Grote February 11, 1942
7267 Victormeen February 23, 1943
(11780) 1942 TB October 3, 1942
(15198) 1940 GJ April 5, 1940

Liisi Oterma (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈliːsi ˈotermɑ]) (6 January 1915 – 4 April 2001) was a Finnish astronomer, the first woman to get a Ph.D. degree in astronomy in Finland.[1]

She discovered or co-discovered some comets, including periodic comets 38P/Stephan-Oterma and 39P/Oterma, and quite a number of asteroids. The asteroid 1529 Oterma was named in her honour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isaksson, Eva. "Liisi Oterma, astronomer, 1915-2001". Women of Learning. City of Helsinki. Retrieved 25 July 2014.