Heikki A. Alikoski

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Minor planets discovered: 13 [1]
1508 Kemi October 21, 1938 MPC
1512 Oulu March 18, 1939 MPC
1697 Koskenniemi September 8, 1940 MPC
1715 Salli April 9, 1938 MPC
1786 Raahe October 9, 1948 MPC
2180 Marjaleena September 8, 1940 MPC
2257 Kaarina August 18, 1939 MPC
2487 Juhani September 8, 1940 MPC
2573 Hannu Olavi March 10, 1953 MPC
2714 Matti April 5, 1938 MPC
2911 Miahelena April 8, 1938 MPC
3776 Vartiovuori April 5, 1938 MPC
4066 Haapavesi September 7, 1940 MPC

Heikki A. Alikoski (1912, Oulu – 28 December 1997, Turku) was a Finnish astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.[2]

From 1937 to 1956, he was an observatory assistant under Yrjö Väisälä at Turku Observatory, where he discovered 12 asteroids.[1] Alikoski later helped establish the Turku Astronomical–Optical Institute.[2]

The outer main-belt asteroid 1567 Alikoski, discovered by Yrjö Väisälä in 1941, was named in his honour.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (1567) Alikoski. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 124. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 

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