Joseph-Jérôme le Français de Lalande (July 11, 1732 - April 4, 1807)

Born in Bourge-en-Bresse, died in Paris.

Lalande was honored by naming a Moon crater after him (4.4S, 8.6W, 24.0 km diameter, in 1935). Asteroid (9136) Lalande was discovered on May 13, 1971 by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld and T. Gehrels of Palomar Observatory, provisionally designated 4886 T-1, and 1976 UW1 and 1991 RG21 on later independent findings.



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