Asteroid 1605, Milankovitch, was discovered on April 13, 1936 by Serbian astronomer Petar Djurkovic at Uccle, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium. It has a period of 5 years, 82 days and is a little over 24 miles in diameter.
It was named for Serbian geophysicist and science historian Milutin Milankovitch (1879-1958), who linked variations in Earth's orbit around the Sun and its axial tilt and orientation (that is, precession) with long-term changes in climate, which are now known as Milankovitch cycles. He also wrote books and articles on the history of astronomy.
Astrologically, asteroid Milankovitch seeks to indicate long-term cycles; "ice ages"; environment being strongly affected by minor changes; astronomical or scientific history. .