Discovered 1976 Mar. 2 by C.-I. Lagerkvist at Kvistaberg.
Named in honour of Tarmo Oja, professor in astronomy at Uppsala University working on galactic structure and variable stars. During the last few years he has also enthusiastically participated in photometric observations of (4) Vesta and (10) Hygiea at both Kvistaberg and La Palma.
Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomersJohan Lagerros