Sternberg Astronomical Institute

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telescope of GAISh, USSR 1958

The Sternberg Astronomical Institute (Государственный астрономический институт имени Штернберга in Russian), also known as GAISh (ГАИШ), is a research institution in Moscow, Russia, a division of Moscow State University. The institute is named after astronomer Pavel Karlovich Shternberg. It was founded in 1931, on the site of the observatory established by the university in 1831.[1]

The main-belt asteroid 14789 GAISH, discovered by Lyudmila Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in 1969, was named in its honour.[1] The official naming citation was published on 6 January 2007 (M.P.C. 58595).[2]

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  1. ^ a b "14789 GAISH (1969 TY1)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 

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Coordinates: 55°42′04″N 37°32′34″E / 55.70106°N 37.54289°E / 55.70106; 37.54289