Asteroid 5211, Stevenson, was discovered July 8, 1989 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene M. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 3 years, 174 days.

It was named after New Zealand-born geophysicist David J. Stevenson (born 1948).

David Stevenson

The meaning of asteroid Stevenson seems to be: pertaining to trains or railroads; "railroaded"; "like a locomotive"; "mind running on rails"; derailed.

The glyph for Stevenson is mine.

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