Asteroid 6189, Volk, was discovered on March 2, 1989 by Eric W. Elst at La Silla. It has a period of 3 years, 182 days.

It was named for Elisabeth Volk (born 1946), a secretary at the European Southern Observatory headquarters at Garching, Germany who was responsible for overseeing the ESO's Schmidt photographic plates.

Volk is German for "people" and the meaning of asteroid Volk seems to be informed by this: the people, populism, democracy, what people want.

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