northanger (northanger) wrote,

Asteroid #1596-ITZIGSOHN

{Asteroid #469 Argentina}

learned about Evita Perón from the cast recording of the musical Evita (Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin). been debating whether to add asteroid #1569-EVITA. two things persuade: {1} great photo of a "brown" woman via lecolonelchabert via brownfemipower; {2} asteroids discovered & named by Argentine astronomer Miguel Itzigsohn in honor of Evita Perón: #1569-EVITA, #1581-ABANDERADA, #1582-MARTIR, #1588-DESCAMISADA & #1589-FANATICA.

more :: #1569-EVITA, (Eva Perón, First Lady of Argentina), #1571-CESCO, (Reynaldo Cesco and Carlos Ulrrico Cesco, Argentine astronomers), #1581-ABANDERADA (Spanish for "leader carrying a banner", in honour of Eva Perón), #1582-MARTIR (Spanish for "martyr", in honour of Eva Perón), #1588-DESCAMISADA (Spanish for "shirtless" (worker), in honour of Eva Perón), #1589-FANATICA (Spanish for "fanatical woman", in honour of Eva Perón), #1608-MUÑOZ (F. A. Muñoz, astronomer), #1684-IGUASSÚ, (Iguassu Falls, on the Iguaçu river, Brazil/Argentina), #1688-WILKENS (Alexander Wilkens, Argentine astronomer), #1779-PARANÁ, (Paraná River, Argentina), #1800-AGUILAR, (Félix Aguilar, Argentine astronomer, or Antonio Aguilar, Spanish astronomer), #1801-TITICACA, (Lake Titicaca, Peru), #1821-ACONCAGUA, (Aconcagua, mountain in the Andes), #1970-SUMERIA, (Sumer, ancient kingdom) & #1596-ITZIGSOHN, (Argentinian astronomer Miguel Itzigsohn).

#1970-SUMERIA already on 827 List; going to add asteroid #1596-ITZIGSOHN to cover all of these asteroids for now.

(469) Argentina :: Discovered 1901 Feb. 20 by L. Carnera at Heidelberg. Named by the discoverer, who was at that time in Oncativo, Argentina, for the country in South America. (AN 173, 63 (1906))

(1029) La Plata :: Discovered 1924 Apr. 28 by J. Hartmann at La Plata. Named after the city of La Plata, Argentina. (H 98)

(1569) Evita :: 1948 PA. Discovered 1948 Aug. 3 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata. The discoverer has assigned the name in honor of the wife of President Peron {1895-1974} of Argentina. (M 519) Eva Peron (1919-1952) is also honored by planets (1581), (1582), (1588), and (1589), respectively.

(1581) Abanderada :: 1950 LA1 . Discovered 1950 June 15 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata. This name signifies a leader who carries a banner, and it is bestowed to honor the late Eva Peron {1919- 1952} {see planet (1569)} for her labors in behalf of social development. (M 877)

(1582) Martir :: 1950 LY. Discovered 1950 June 15 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata. The Spanish spelling of martyr, this name is also assigned as an homage to Eva Peron {see planet (1569)}. (M 877)

(1588) Descamisada :: 1951 MH. Discovered 1951 June 27 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata. Literally a naked woman. As a symbol of the Argentine trade unions, it means a shirtless worker. Eva Peron {see planet (1569)} adopted this symbol of the very poor people and she was called The First Descamisada. (M 1069)

(1589) Fanatica :: 1950 RK. Discovered 1950 Sept. 13 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata. Literally a fanatical woman or a feminine zealot. Named as a tribute to Eva Peron {see planet (1569)} whose devotion and enthusiasm for the welfare of the Argentine people led her to champion the cause of the workers. (M 1069)

(1596) Itzigsohn :: 1951 EV. Discovered 1951 Mar. 8 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata. Named by the La Plata Observatory in memory of Miguel Itzigsohn, some time professor of spherical and practical astronomy and head of the department of extrameridian astronomy at the La Plata Observatory. He was in charge of the work on minor planets at La Plata and contributed extensively to the development of astrometry in Argentina. (M 5449)

(2745) San Martin :: 1976 SR10. Discovered 1976 Sept. 25 at the Carlos U. Cesco Observatory at El Leoncito. Named in memory of General Jos´e de San Martin (1778-1850), considered the father of Argentina and liberator of Chile and Peru. After fighting for Spain in Bailen against the Napoleonic army he returned to his native Argentina and created the Granaderos a Caballo regiment, which won the battle of San Lorenzo in 1812. As governor intendent of Cuyo {see planet (1917)}, he created the Andes army, crossed those mountains, and by conquering the Spanish army at the battles of Chacabuco and Maipu (1817-1818) assured Chile’s independence. His defeat of the Royal army in Peru in 1820 led to the independence of that nation also. He refused to take part in the subsequent civil war in Argentina and moved to Europe. (M 17026)

(2808) Belgrano :: 1976 HS. Discovered 1976 Apr. 23 at the Carlos U. Cesco Observatory at El Leoncito. Named in memory of General Manuel Belgrano (1770-1820), creator of the Argentinian national flag. After studying law in Spain he returned to his native land and served as secretary for the commerce consulate of the viceroyship El Rio de la Plata. A deep believer in freedom and education, he hailed the establishment of the schools of agriculture, commerce and navigation in La Plata and was restless in his fight to improve the social and economic conditions of his people. Pioneer of the May revolution and a member of the first La Plata governmental meeting (1810), he participated in the first military campaign to Paraguay (1811) and defeated the Spanish army in Tucum´an and Salta (1812-1813). He traveled to Europe on a diplomatic mission in the hope of gaining independence for these lands. On his return he was put in charge of the army fighting in Peru, and after his death in Buenos Aires he was considered the spiritual martyr of anarchy in his motherland. (M 17027)

(3083) OAFA :: 1974 MH. Discovered 1974 June 17 at the Felix Aguilar Observatory at El Leoncito. Named in honor of the Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar {see also planet (1800)}, established on 1953 Sept. 28 under the auspices of the National San Juan University in San Juan province, Argentina. OAFA has made important contributions to astronomy in the areas of meridian and extrameridian astrometry. Since 1974 the observing station at El Leoncito {see planet (2311)}, operated in collaboration with Yale University and now known as the Dr. Carlos U. Cesco Observatory, has been a branch of OAFA. (M 19333)

(3179) Beruti :: 1962 FA. Discovered 1962 Mar. 31 at the La Plata Observatory at La Plata. Named in memory of Arturo Beruti (1862-1938), Argentine composer, author of the operas Pampa, Kryse, Evangelina and Taras Bulba, among others. (M 22497)

(5042) Colpa :: 1974 ME. Discovered 1974 June 20 at the Felix Aguilar Observatory at El Leoncito. Colpa is the word used by the Huarpe aborigines of Argentina to refer to those stones that, in their judgment, were composed of pure minerals. Agriculture and mining were the two most important activities of the Huarpes, who flourished in what is now San Juan province, where this minor planet was discovered. (M 41027)

(7850) Buenos Aires :: 1996 LH. Discovered 1996 June 10 by L. Macri at Mount Hopkins. Named for the capital city of Argentina. First founded in 1536 by Don Pedro de Mendoza, who named it Santa Maria de los Buenos Aires, the city was soon destroyed by the natives. It was founded anew in 1580 by Don Juan de Garay. (M 30803)

(9479) Madresplazamayo :: 2175 P-L. Discovered 1960 Sept. 26 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar. Named in honor of the group of women who became a symbol of human rights activism and courage by denouncing the crimes and atrocities commited by the military junta that ruled Argentina during 1976-1983. Dressed in black, they demonstrated for years every Thursday afternoon in the famous Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, demanding to know the fates of their disappeared sons and daughters. During the course of their movement, many Mothers became themselves victims of the military regime. The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo stand out as a shining example to the world that courage and dignity can still blossom in the hearts of many people, even under the most oppressive regimes. (M 34630)

(11510) Borges :: 1990 VV8. Discovered 1990 Nov. 11 by E. W. Elst at La Silla. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine poet and short-story writer, became famous through his poems Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923). In his El libro de los seres imaginarios (1967) the distinction between poetry and prose almost disappears. (M 40707)

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