Asteroid 1884, Skip, was discovered on March 2, 1943 by Marguerite Laugier at Nice, France. It has a period of 3 years, 284 days and is about 5 1/5 miles in diameter.

It was named for German-born American astronomer Gunther "Skip" Schwartz (1924-2005), who was mainly associated with Harvard University's and the Smithsonian Institution's astronomy programs. As field manager of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Prairie Meteorite Network in 1970, he was instrumental in recovering the Lost City Meteorite near the Oklahoma town of that name east of Tulsa.

The meaning of asteroid Skip, though, seems to be what its name might suggest: to skip (to depart suddenly and stealthily, to skip over, or just to skip).

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