The asteroid first labeled "Asteroid 4984" has been named in honor of a local Harden Simmons University professor. Dr. Patrick Miller, has been singly responsible for inspiring and guiding many high school and college students into the field of astrological studies. “Patrick Miller” is the new name for an asteroid orbiting in our solar system. It's not close enough to be seen by the naked eye. However, the asteroid now known as the "Patrick Miller" is orbiting just beyond the planet Mars. The Minor Planet Center officially named the asteroid in honor of the work done by Dr. Miller at Hardin-Simmons University in 2009.