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Marguerite Laugier

Asteroids discovered: 21
1247 Memoria 30 August 1932
1426 Riviera 1 April 1937
1461 Jean-Jacques 30 December 1937
1651 Behrens 23 April 1936
1681 Steinmetz 23 November 1948
1690 Mayrhofer 8 November 1948
1730 Marceline 17 October 1936
1755 Lorbach 8 November 1936
1884 Skip 2 March 1943
2068 Dangreen 8 January 1948
2106 Hugo 21 October 1936
2384 Schulhof 2 March 1943
2393 Suzuki 17 November 1955
2677 Joan 25 March 1935
3220 Murayama 22 November 1951
3568 ASCII 17 October 1936
4649 Sumoto 20 December 1936
4909 Couteau 28 September 1949
6887 Hasuo 24 November 1951
10449 Takuma 16 October 1936
20959 1936 UG 21 October 1936
Marguerite Laugier (12 September 1896 - 10 June 1976), née Lhomme, was a French astronomer active at the Nice Observatory from the 1930s to the 1950s. Contemporary astronomical articles refer to her as "Madame Laugier".

She discovered a number of asteroids. The asteroid 1597 Laugier is probably named for her.

Note: She is not to be confused with a male "M. Laugier" in 19th century literature, where the M. stands for "Monsieur". This refers to Paul Auguste Ernest Laugier (1812-1872).

Literature

  • Brüggenthies, Wilhelm; Dick, Wolfgang R.: Biographischer Index der Astronomie / Biographical Index of Astronomy. Frankfurt a. M. 2005, ISBN 3817117698
  • Schmadel, Lutz D.: Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. 5th ed. Springer, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3540002383

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