Lyudmila Zhuravlyova

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Lyudmila Vasilyevna Zhuravleva (Russian: Людмила Васильевна Журавлёва, Ukrainian: Людмила Василівна Журавльова; born 22 May 1946) is a Soviet, Russian and Ukrainian astronomer.

She works at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. Asteroid 26087 Zhuravleva was named in her honour.

She also serves as president[1] of the Crimean branch of the "Prince Clarissimus Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov Foundation"[2] (which was founded in May 1995 in Berezovo, and is not the same as the "Menshikov Foundation" children's charity founded by Anthea Eno, the wife of Brian Eno).

She has discovered a number of asteroids, including the Trojan asteroid 4086 Podalirius and asteroid 2374 Vladvysotskij. Zhuravleva is ranked 43 in the Minor Planet Center's list of those who have discovered minor planets. She is credited with having discovered 200 such bodies, 13 of which were co-discoveries, between 1972 and 1992. In the rating of minor planet discoveries, she is listed in 57th place out of 1,429 astronomers.[3]