Asteroid 5036, Tuttle, was discovered on October 31, 1991 by Shoji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda at Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan. It has a period of 5 years, 211 days.

It was named for American astronomer Horace P. Tuttle (1837-1923), who worked at Harvard and the US Naval Observatory and is best known for his work with comets and asteroids; he co-discovered Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is associated with the Perseid meteor shower.

Horace Tuttle

Perhaps the best-known person named Tuttle in America at this time (2010), though, is Merlin Tuttle, an advocate for bats, an unfairly feared and maligned class of animal. He is the founder of Austin-based Bat Conservation International.

Merlin Tuttle

This seems to inform asteroid Tuttle's astrological significations: bats and other unpopular animals, conservation, environmentalism, taking up for the underdog.

The glyph for Tuttle is mine.

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