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Minor planets discovered: 2[1]
2449 Kenos 8 April 1978 MPC
3040 Kozai 23 January 1979 MPC

William Liller (born 1927) is an American astronomer, a graduate of the University of Michigan and former Robert Wheeler Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy at Harvard University. He has discovered two minor planets, several novae and comet C/1988 A1 (Liller).[1][2]

He is an author of several popular books on the subject of astronomy, a member of the International Astronomical Union, the American Astronomical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and AAVSO. He was also awarded with the Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences. The minor planet 3222 Liller was named in his honor.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (Alphabetically)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: C/1988 A1 (Liller)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  3. ^ "3222 Liller (1983 NJ)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 25 November 2015.

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