The following Minor Planets were named in honor of persons of the Physikalischer Verein,
but not discovered at the Taunus Observatory.
(728) Leonisis = 1912 NU Discovered 1912 Febr. 16 by J. Palisa at Vienna. Named in honor of Geheimrat Leo Gans (1843-1935), president of the Physical Society at Frankfurt a.M., Germany on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The emblem of the Society is an Isis, thus the combined name for this planet. Named by M. Brendel. (761) Brendelia = 1913 SO Discovered 1913 Sept. 8 by F. Kaiser at Heidelberg. Named by the discoverer in honor of the late theoreticist of the minor planets, Otto Rudolph Martin Brendel (1862-1939), who at that time was director of the "Planeteninstitut" at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Brendel himself chose for the planet to be named the object with the smallest inclination from the planets discovered by Kaiser and not previously named. (1487) Boda = 1938 WC Discovered 1938 Nov. 17 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg. Named in honor of the German astronomer Karl Boda (1889-1942) who at the Frankfurt Planeten-Institut worked on minor planet dynamics. (185638) Erwinschwab = 2008 EU7 Discovered 2008 Mar. 1 at the Observatorio de La Sagra. Erwin Schwab (b. 1964) is a German amateur astronomer who started observing minor planets in 1981. Together with Rainer Kling, he initiated the astrometric program at the Taunus Observatory. Schwab has discovered numerous minor planets at the Starkenburg, Tzec Maun and Taunus observatories. [Ref: Minor Planet Circ. 66244] (185639) Rainerkling = 2008 EH8 Discovered 2008 Mar. 2 at the Observatorio de La Sagra. Rainer Kling (b. 1952) is a German amateur astronomer who initiated, together with Erwin Schwab, the astrometric program at the Taunus Observatory. Kling is an ardent observer who has discovered numerous minor planets, including the Apollo-type object 2009 DM45. [Ref: Minor Planet Circ. 66244] (378917) Stefankarge = 2008 UP91 Discovered 2008 Oct. 28 by E. Schwab at Tzec Maun. Stefan Karge (b. 1963), an amateur astronomer since childhood, is heavily involved in astronomical public education and is an enthusiastic observer of active quasars. He has discovered numerous minor planets at the Taunus Observatory of the Physikalischer Verein and at the Tzec Maun Observatory. [Ref: Minor Planet Circ. 89836] (379155) Volkerheinrich = 2009 QR6 Discovered 2009 Aug. 18 by E. Schwab at Tzec Maun. Volker Heinrich (b.1962), an amateur astronomer since childhood, is the chairman of the Astronomy Section of the Physikalischer Verein at Frankfurt am Main. He is heavily involved in public astronomical education and is an enthusiastic collector of meteorites. [Ref: Minor Planet Circ. 90381] (279037) Utezimmer = 2008 VU13 Discovered 2008 Nov. 8 by E. Schwab at Tzec Maun. Ute Zimmer (b. 1964) is a German amateur astronomer who started her astronomical work in 2007 at the Taunus Observatory of the Physikalischer Verein, Frankfurt am Main. She has discovered numerous minor planets, including the Apollo-type object 2009 DM45. [Ref: WGSBN Bull. 2, #8, 10]