Winer



Asteroid 15606, Winer, was discovered on April 11, 2000 by Charles W. Juels at Fountain Hills Observatory in Fountain Hills, Arizona. It has a period of 3 years, 79 days.

It was named for American physicist Irvin M. Winer (1935-1982), who studied laser physics and experimental general relativity, as well as laboratory fusion initiation and containment. The MPC citation for the name of this asteroid was written by Mark Trueblood, who knew Irvin Winer in graduate school and named an observatory in Sonoita, Arizona after him.

The meaning of asteroid Winer seems to be what its name might suggest, though: wine (Roy Anderson), or whining.



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