Eric Walter Elst

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Eric Walter Elst (30 November 1936 – 2 January 2022) was an astronomer from Belgium.[1] Elst has found nearly 3,500 asteroids, including many notable asteroids. An asteroid, 3936 Elst, was named after him. He was born in Mortsel, Belgium.

Elst died in 2 January 2022, aged 85.[2]

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  1. "Eric Walter Elst a découvert et baptisé 3612 astéroïdes" (in French). La Provence.com. Retrieved 14 December 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. Belgian astronomer Eric Elst, responsible for the discovery of 3,760 asteroids, dies