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Meanings of minor planet names: 9001–10000

Meanings of minor planet names: 9001–10000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are approved and published in a bulletin by IAU's Working Group Small Body Nomenclature (WGSBN).[1] Before May 2021, citations were published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars for many decades.[2] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[3] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[4][5] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[6] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document: "SBDB". New namings may only be added to this list below after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned.[7] The WGSBN publishes a comprehensive guideline for the naming rules of non-cometary small Solar-System bodies.[8]


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
9001 Slettebak1981 QE2Arne Slettebak (1925–1999) was for 16 years chair of the department of astronomy of Ohio State University. His principal research interests were stellar rotation and spectroscopy, particularly the study of Be stars. He led the effort to move the 1.8-m Perkins telescope from Ohio to the Lowell Observatory.JPL · 9001
9002 Gabrynowicz1981 QV2Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz (1949) is Emerita Professor, Director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law of the University of Mississippi School of Law, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Space Law. She has spoken in front of the U.S. Congress and the United Nations on matters of space law.JPL · 9002
9003 Ralphmilliken1981 UW21Ralph E. Milliken (born 1978), a planetary science professor at Brown University.JPL · 9003
9004 Peekaydee1982 UZ2Philip K. Dick (1928–1982), an American science fiction author. Many of his works have been made into movies, such as Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report.JPL · 9004
9005 Sidorova1982 UU5Sophia Ivanovna Sidorova (born 1943), public education worker in Ukraine and leader of the Crimean Republic Committee for the education of workers.JPL · 9005
9006 Voytkevych1982 UA7Vanda Georgievna Voytkevych (born 1949), friend of astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina who discovered this asteroidMPC · 9006
9007 James Bond1983 TE1James Bond, "agent 007", fictional British spyMPC · 9007
9008 Bohšternberk1984 BSBohumil Šternberk (1897–1983), Czech astronomerMPC · 9008
9009 Tirso1984 HJ1Thyrsus (Tirso), the scepter of Dionysus; Italian acronym of the Circolo eno-g-astronomico TIRSO (for "all together enjoying, studying, observing"), a scientific and cultural circleJPL · 9009
9010 Candelo1984 HM1Candelo, Italy, a small town in northern Piedmont, famous for its Ricetto fortified village, and host of cultural and astronomical eventsJPL · 9010
9011 Angelou1984 SUMaya Angelou (1928–2014), born Marguerite Annie Johnson, an American poet, author, and civil rights activistJPL · 9011
9012 Benner1984 UWLance A. M. Benner (born 1964), an American radio astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Src).JPL · 9012
9013 Sansaturio1985 PA1Maria Eugenia Sansaturio (born 1959), a mathematician at the University of Valladolid.JPL · 9013
9014 Svyatorichter1985 UG5Svyatoslav Richter (1915–1997), Russian pianist and People's artist of the U.S.S.R.JPL · 9014
9015 Coe1985 VKMalcolm Coe (born 1949) is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Southampton in the U.K. For four decades his research has centered on Be X-ray binaries in the Milky Way and Magellanic Cloud galaxies, both in X-ray and optical/infrared wavelengths. But his true passion in life is Southampton Football Club.JPL · 9015
9016 Henrymoore1986 AEHenry J. Moore (1928–1998), a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey since 1960.JPL · 9016
9017 Babadzhanyan1986 TW9Arno Babajanian (1921–1983), a Soviet composer and pianist.JPL · 9017
9018 Galache1987 JGJosé Luis Galache (born 1975) has worked at the Minor Planet Center (MPC) since 2009 and handles, amongst other things, the MPC's social media presence. For his doctoral work, he studied X-ray binaries in the Small Magellanic CloudJPL · 9018
9019 Eucommia1987 QF3Eucommiaceae, a family with only one member, the elmlike Eucommia ulmoides, a vigorous and decorative plant. It is the only tree from temperate regions that produces latex in small quantities.JPL · 9019
9020 Eucryphia1987 SG2Eucryphiaceae, a family with five species in a single genus. Eucryphia cordifolia (Chilean elm) may reach a height of 12 m. Hybrids between the different species are cultivated for the garden.JPL · 9020
9021 Fagus1988 CT5Fagaceae, the beech family, with eight genera and over 1000 species, including oaks and chestnuts. Well-known species are Fagus grandifolia (American beech) and Fagus sylvatica (European beech).JPL · 9021
9022 Drake1988 PC1Michael J. Drake (born 1946), American cosmochemist and geochemistMPC · 9022
9023 Mnesthus1988 RG1Mnestheus from Greek mythology. He a Trojan who went to the Italian peninsula to fight the Latins as an officer of Aeneas.JPL · 9023
9024 Gunnargraps1988 RF9Gunnar Graps (1951–2004) was a popular, hard rock, beat and blues style Estonian singer and musician, referred to as Raudmees ("Iron Man"). Graps was a rebellious pioneer in the new Soviet rock scene for disenfranchised youth in the early 1980s, and the first true-blood rock star in Estonia.JPL · 9024
9025 Polanskey1988 SM2Carol A. Polanskey (born 1960), a science operations expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.JPL · 9025
9026 Denevi1988 ST2Brett W. Denevi (born 1980), a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and an expert in the composition and evolution of asteroid surfaces.JPL · 9026
9027 Graps1988 VP5Amara Graps (born 1961) is a planetary scientist who concentrates on asteroids and comets, but has worked on every planet in the Solar System. She has analyzed data from many missions, such as New Horizons, Rosetta, Cassini and Voyager 2. She is Chief Scientist of Deep Space Industries Latvia.JPL · 9027
9028 Konrádbeneš1989 BE1Konrád Beneš (1920–1999), Czech planetologistMPC · 9028
9030 Othryoneus1989 UX5Othryoneus, from Greek mythology, who had taken part in the Trojan War in exchange for being allowed to marry Cassandra, King Priam's daughter. He was killed by Idomeneus during the Battle of the Ships.IAU · 9030
9032 Tanakami1989 WK4Tanakami, extending over Shiga, Mie and Kyoto prefectures, is the site of the largest meteorite found in Japan.JPL · 9032
9033 Kawane1990 ADKawane, a small town about 230 km west of Tokyo.JPL · 9033
9034 Oleyuria1990 QZ17Oleyuria, Ukrainian piano duo of Olga Scherbakova and Yuri Scherbakov.JPL · 9034
9038 Helensteel1990 VE1Helen Margaret Steel (born 1959), wife of discoverer Duncan SteelMPC · 9038
9040 Flacourtia1991 BH1Flacourtiaceae, the Indian plum family, with almost 90 genera and 900 species. Flacourtia indica (governor's plum) is one of the species, and the southeast Asian genus Hydnocarpus produces an oil that is used for treating some skin diseases.JPL · 9040
9041 Takane1991 CXTakane, name of the town in which the Otomo observatory is located.JPL · 9041
9044 Kaoru1991 KAKaoru Ikeya (born 1964), lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.JPL · 9044
9052 Uhland1991 UJ4Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862), a German poet.JPL · 9052
9053 Hamamelis1991 VW5Hamamelidaceae, the witch-hazel family, with about 25 genera and 100 species, typical in South America and Africa. Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) is not a true hazel, although the leaves are similar.JPL · 9053
9054 Hippocastanum1991 YOHippocastanaceae, the horse-chestnut family, with only two genera and 15 species. Aesculus hippocastanum (common horse-chestnut) is known for its creamy yellow flowers, in large, conical, upright panicles.JPL · 9054
9055 Edvardsson1992 DP8Bengt Edvardsson (born 1956), Swedish astronomerMPC · 9055
9056 Piskunov1992 EQ14Nikolai Piskunov (born 1957), Swedish astrophysicistMPC · 9056
9059 Dumas1992 PJAlexandre Dumas (1802–1870), the grandson of a French marquis and the son of a French general in Napoleon's army, a very well known writer.JPL · 9059
9060 Toyokawa1992 RMHideji Toyokawa (1926–1995), a curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.JPL · 9060
9062 Ohnishi1992 WO5Michikazu Ohnishi (born 1933), a chemical plant engineer and lecturer in descriptive geometry.JPL · 9062
9063 Washi1992 YSShinsho Washi (born 1951), the director of the Sakai City Planetarium.JPL · 9063
9064 Johndavies1993 BH8John Keith Davies (born 1955), British astronomer/aviation engineer MPC · 9064
9067 Katsuno1993 HRGentaro Katsuno (born 1933), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1975 to 1987JPL · 9067
9069 Hovland1993 OVLarry E. Hovland (born 1947), a senior engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.JPL · 9069
9070 Ensab1993 OZ2Leo Enright (born 1943) and Denise Sabatini (born 1950), Canadian astronomersMPC · 9070
9071 Coudenberghe1993 OB13Peeter van Coudenberghe (1520–1594), Flemish botanist and pharmacistJPL · 9071
9073 Yoshinori1994 ERYoshinori Kobayashi (born 1929), a professor emeritus at Hiroshima University and professor at Tokushima Bunri University.JPL · 9073
9074 Yosukeyoshida1994 FZYosuke Yoshida (born 1945), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1988 to 1993.JPL · 9074
9076 Shinsaku1994 JTShinsaku Takasugi (1839–1867), Japanese samurai and revolutionary, who played the most important role in the success of the Meiji RestorationMPC · 9076
9077 Ildo1994 NCIldo Lombardi (1934–1954), Italian gymnast and brother of Giuseppe Lombardi, a member of the team of amateur astronomers.JPL · 9077
9079 Gesner1994 PC34Conrad Gessner (1516–1565), a versatile Swiss naturalist and bibliographerJPL · 9079
9080 Takayanagi1994 TPYuichi Takayanagi (born 1939), a leading science commentator and producer of science programs of NHK Broadcasting Corporation in Japan.JPL · 9080
9081 Hideakianno1994 VYHideaki Anno (born 1960), a Japanese animator and director.JPL · 9081
9082 Leonardmartin1994 VR6Leonard J. Martin, planetary astronomer and cartographer at the Lowell Observatory.JPL · 9082
9083 Ramboehm1994 WC4Jeff Ramos (born 1962) and Art Boehm (born 1944), friends of the discoverers Carolyn Shoemaker and David H. Levy.JPL · 9083
9084 Achristou1995 CS1Apostolos Christou (born 1968), Planetary astronomer at the Irish Armagh ObservatoryMPC · 9084
9087 Neff1995 SN3Vladimír Neff (1909–1983), Czech novelist and his son Ondřej Neff (born 1945), science fiction authorMPC · 9087
9088 Maki1995 SX3Fusao Maki (1916–2001), a songwriter who wrote many children's songs, school songs, home songs, citizen's songs and left hundreds of works.JPL · 9088
9090 Chirotenmondai1995 UW8Chiro Astronomical Observatory (320) or Chiro tenmondai in Western Australia. It was founded by Australian and Japanese amateur astronomers in 1995.JPL · 9090
9091 Ishidatakaki1995 VKTakaki Ishida (born 1948), principal of Sanyo Girls' High and Junior High School in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.JPL · 9091
9092 Nanyang1995 VU18Nanyang City, in the southwest of Henan Province, is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.JPL · 9092
9093 Sorada1995 WAToshiyuki Sorada (born 1954), an amateur astronomer in Hiroshima City.JPL · 9093
9094 Butsuen1995 WHKazunari Butsuen (born 1952), an amateur astronomer in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture.JPL · 9094
9096 Tamotsu1995 XE1Tamotsu Fujii (born 1947), a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association since 1960 and president of the Yamashiro Astronomical Association since its founding in 1962.JPL · 9096
9097 Davidschlag1996 AU1Davidschlag, Upper Austria, small Austrian village, some 10 km to the north of Linz, at the entrance to the Sterngartl ("small garden of stars") region, home of the Privatobservatorium Meyer/Obermair (Private Observatory Meyer/Obermair) MPC · 9097
9098 Toshihiko1996 BQ3Toshihiko Osawa (1935–2001) was a genius in visual planetary observing. He began observing with his self-made telescope at age 12 and discovered "Osawa's spots" on Saturn in 1952. For more than half of his life he was ill, but he continued observing with his telescope on the roof of a hospital.JPL · 9098
9099 Kenjitanabe1996 VN3Kenji Tanabe (born 1944), a professor at Okayama University of Science.JPL · 9099
9100 Tomohisa1996 XU1Tomohisa Ohno (born 1948), a Japanese amateur astronomer.JPL · 9100


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9101 Rossiglione1996 XG2The small Italian town of Rossiglione. The town organizes cultural events, mainly of a scientific nature, that are attended by all the citizens, regardless of their level of education.JPL · 9101
9102 Foglar1996 XS18Jaroslav Foglar (1907–1999), Czech children's authorMPC · 9102
9103 Komatsubara1996 XW30Mitsugu Komatsubara (born 1953), Japanese reporter and amateur astronomer who, together with Tomohisa Ohno, has recently rehabilitated the late comet and nova hunter Minoru Honda's observatory "Seijin-Sanso"JPL · 9103
9104 Matsuo1996 YBAtsushi Matsuo (born 1955), Japanese astronomy educator and historianJPL · 9104
9105 Matsumura1997 AUMasafumi Matsumura (born 1955), Japanese astronomerJPL · 9105
9106 Yatagarasu1997 AY1Yatagarasu, the holy crow with three legs of Japanese mythology, who guided Jinmu, the so-called first emperor, and his troops from Kumano to Nara (The Chinese counterpart of the crow with three legs is said to live in the Sun, and could be a naked-eye sunspot)JPL · 9106
9107 Narukospa1997 AE4Naruko, Miyagi (Naruko Onsen) is a town famous for its hot springs, visited by tourists all year long. Narukokyo is a gorge, 100 meters deep and known for its beautiful autumn leaves. Onikobe geyser ejects hot water 20 meters into the air. The Naruko crater on Mars is also named for the townJPL · 9107
9108 Toruyusa1997 AZ6Toru Yusa (born 1966) is director of the planetarium and observatory at the Osaki Lifelong Learning Center in Miyagi Prefecture and a member of the board of directors of the Japan Public Observatory Society. In addition to being a popularizer of astronomy, he is an enthusiastic observer of cometsJPL · 9108
9109 Yukomotizuki1997 AH7Yuko Motizuki (born 1965) is an associate professor at Saitama University. Her speciality is the theoretical study of nucleosynthesis, supernovae and neutron stars. She is also leading a team to examine the effects of solar cycles and supernovae on Antarctic ice coresJPL · 9109
9110 Choukai1997 AM19Mount Choukai (2230 m) and the Choukai volcanic mountain range, Japan, national park and part of the border between Akita and Yamagata prefecturesJPL · 9110
9111 Matarazzo1997 BD2Giuseppe "Corrado" Matarazzo (born 1946), Italian mathematician from Sicily, amateur astronomer and orbit computer. In 1995 he co-authored Elementi di Calcolo delle Orbite.JPL · 9111
9112 Hatsulars1997 BU3Hatsulars is the name of a women's chorus. Its members are mainly housewives of farming families of Kakegawa City. Founded in 1997, the chorus frequently makes public performances of songs in praise of nature, including the starry sky. "Hatsulars" is a coined word meaning "cheerful people"JPL · 9112
9114 Hatakeyama1997 CU19Hideo Hatakeyama (born 1955) is a first-class registered architect and also an amateur astronomer. His projects include the design of Japanese astronomical facilities, as well the architectural design of business complexes. He is also interested in understanding the mechanisms of solar activityJPL · 9114
9115 Battisti1997 DGLucio Battisti (1943–1998), Italian singer (Src)MPC · 9115
9116 Billhamilton1997 ES40William O. Hamilton (born 1933), American professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University, a pioneer in the development of an observational technique for gravitational radiation (Src)JPL · 9116
9117 Aude1997 FR1AUDÉ, the Association des utilisateurs de détecteurs électroniques; users of electronic detectors associationJPL · 9117
9119 Georgpeuerbach1998 DTGeorg von Peuerbach (1423–1461), Austrian mathematician, astronomer, poet, early humanist and teacher of RegiomontanusMPC · 9119
9121 Stefanovalentini1998 DJ11Stefano Valentini (born 1955), Italian amateur astronomer, software developer and creator of WinAstrometryMPC · 9121
9122 Hunten1998 FZ8Donald M. Hunten (1925–2010), American astronomer, who has participated in space missions from Pioneer to CassiniJPL · 9122
9123 Yoshiko1998 FQ11Yoshiko Nakano (born 1933), Japanese director of the Gekko Observatory and educatorJPL · 9123
9126 Samcoulson1998 FR64Samuel Harold Coulson (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences projectJPL · 9126
9127 Brucekoehn1998 HX51Bruce W. Koehn (born 1948), American astronomer and software developer. His software has been used by the LONEOS program.MPC · 9127
9128 Takatumuzi1998 HQ52Mount Takatumuzi (693 m), Japan, east of Nanyo city, Yamagata prefecture, where the discovery site is locatedJPL · 9128
9130 Galois1998 HQ148Évariste Galois (1811–1832), French mathematician and contributor to group theoryMPC · 9130
9132 Walteranderson2821 P-LWalter Anderson (born 1953), chief executive officer of Entreé InternationalJPL · 9132
9133 d'Arrest3107 P-LHeinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822–1875), a German astronomerJPL · 9133
9134 Encke4822 P-LJohann Franz Encke (1791–1865), an eminent German astronomerJPL · 9134
9135 Lacaille7609 P-LNicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713–1762), a French astronomerJPL · 9135
9136 Lalande4886 T-1Jérôme Lalande (1732–1807), a French astronomerJPL · 9136
9137 Remo2114 T-2John L. Remo (born 1941), American physicistMPC · 9137
9138 Murdoch2280 T-2Jean Iris Murdoch (1919–1999), a prolific novelist and philosopherJPL · 9138
9139 Barrylasker4180 T-2Barry Lasker (1939–1999), American astronomerJPL · 9139
9140 Deni4195 T-3the Department of Education for Northern Ireland (Deni), for its support of the support of the Armagh ObservatoryJPL · 9140
9141 Kapur5174 T-3Shekhar Kapur (born 1945), Indian actorMPC · 9141
9142 Rhesus5191 T-3Rhesus of Thrace, the king of the Thracians and ally of the TrojansJPL · 9142
9143 Burkhead1955 SFMartin S. Burkhead (born 1933), an emeritus professor at Indiana UniversityJPL · 9143
9144 Hollisjohnson1955 UN1Hollis R. Johnson (born 1928), an emeritus professor at Indiana UniversityJPL · 9144
9145 Shustov1976 GG3Boris Mikhailovich Shustov (born 1947), a deputy director at the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of SciencesJPL · 9145
9146 Tulikov1976 YG1Sergeevich Tulikov (born 1914), a composer and an artist in the U.S.S.R.JPL · 9146
9147 Kourakuen1977 DD1Kourakuen in Okayama is one of the three most outstanding gardens in JapanJPL · 9147
9148 Boriszaitsev1977 EL1Boris Petrovich Zaitsev (1925–2000), People's artist of UkraineJPL · 9148
9150 Zavolokin1978 SE1Gennadij Dmitrievich Zavolokin (1943–2001), a famed player of the bayan (Russian accordion)JPL · 9150
9151 Kettnergriswold1979 MQ8Kettner John Frederick Griswold (born 1960) is the "Launch Vehicle Integration Manager" of the Lucy mission.IAU · 9151
9152 Combe1980 VZ2Jean-Philippe Combe (born 1977), a research scientist on the Dawn mission team analyzing the mineralogy of Vesta using visible and near-infrared mapping dataJPL · 9152
9153 Chikurinji1981 UD2Chikurinji is the mountain on which the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory is situated.JPL · 9153
9154 Kol'tsovo1982 SP6Kol'tsovo, a suburb of Novosibirsk, is the site of the State Scientific Institute of Virology and Biotechnology of the Russian Ministry of Public HealthJPL · 9154
9155 Verkhodanov1982 SM7Vyacheslav Gennadievich Verkhodanov (born 1942), a Ukrainian economics and management specialistJPL · 9155
9156 Malanin1982 TQ2Ivan Ivanovich Malanin (1897–1969), Russian accordionistMPC · 9156
9158 Platè1984 MRNikolaj Alfredovich Platè (born 1934), a chief scientific secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis in MoscowJPL · 9158
9159 McDonnell1984 UD3J. A. M. ("Tony") McDonnell (born 1938) is recognized for his research on cosmic dust. With colleagues, he was the first to demonstrate the intact capture of space particulates in aerogel. He has flown instruments on a number of missions and has analyzed impact craters on lunar samples and satellite surfaces exposed to space.JPL · 9159
9161 Beaufort1987 BZ1Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774–1857), an admiral of the British Navy who devised the scale for classifying wind force at seaJPL · 9161
9162 Kwiila1987 OAKwiila ("Black Oak"), one of the First People in the Luiseno creation story (the black oak is indigenous to Palomar Mountain, the discovery site)JPL · 9162
9164 Colbert1987 SQEdwin H. Colbert (born 1905), a distinguished U.S. vertebrate paleontologistJPL · 9164
9165 Raup1987 SJ3David M. Raup (1933–2015), paleontologist and biological historian at the University of Chicago.JPL · 9165
9167 Kharkiv1987 SS17Kharkiv (Kharkov), an industrial and cultural center, is one of the largest cities in UkraineJPL · 9167
9168 Sarov1987 ST17Sarov, a small town in the Nizhnij Novgorod region of the Russian Federation where the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics is locatedJPL · 9168
9171 Carolyndiane1989 GD5Carolyn Diane Young (born 1940) has been a great support in encouraging her husband, veteran New Zealand amateur astronomer Albert Jones, in his endeavor to monitor variable stars and comets.JPL · 9171
9172 Abhramu1989 OBAbhramu, the "cloud-knitter", was the original female elephant who was a supernatural winged being who could change her shape at will, like the clouds that resemble her children. According to Indian legend, Abhramu's tribe lost its wings and magic by mischance.JPL · 9172
9173 Viola Castello1989 TZ15The small village of Viola Castello in Piedmont, northern Italy, located amid a very old chestnut-tree forest, which is taken care of by the villagers in harmony with nature. This minor planet's name was proposed by astronomer Vincenzo Zappalà.IAU · 9173
9175 Graun1990 OO2Ken Graun (born 1955) has written two astronomical books. What's Out Tonight? is a major compilation of what the night sky will look like for the next 50 years. His introduction to the planets is intended for young children.JPL · 9175
9176 Struchkova1990 VC15Raisa Stepanovna Struchkova (born 1925), a Russian ballerina at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre since 1944JPL · 9176
9177 Donsaari1990 YADonald G. Saari (born 1940), an American mathematician who has worked at the University of California, Irvine, and at Northwestern University. Don has made fundamental contributions to the n-body problem of celestial mechanics, voting theory, and the application of mathematics to the social sciences.JPL · 9177
9178 Momoyo1991 DUMomoyo Urata, the wife of Japanese co-discoverer Takeshi UrataJPL · 9178
9179 Satchmo1991 EM1Louis Armstrong (1901–1971), American jazz musician and one of the most influential figures in jazzJPL · 9179
9180 Samsagan1991 GQThe son of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, Samuel Democritus Druyan Sagan (born 1991) is inspired by the beauty and power of words. He hopes to become a writer. Family and friends recognize his kind ways and concern for others.JPL · 9180
9184 Vasilij1991 PJ3Vasilij Rumyantsev (born 1968), a Russian astronomerJPL · 9184
9186 Fumikotsukimoto1991 RZ1Fumiko Tsukimoto (born 1987), a painter and illustrator, whose nickname is "Painting Witch"JPL · 9186
9187 Walterkröll1991 RD4Walter Kröll (born), German physicist (de)MPC · 9187
9189 Hölderlin1991 RH41Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843), German poetJPL · 9189
9190 Masako1991 VR1Masako Muramatsu, wife of Japanese co-discoverer Osamu MuramatsuJPL · 9190
9191 Hokuto1991 XUHokuto-shi is the largest city in Yamanashi-ken in Japan. The city, home to the discoverer, is famous for its beautiful starlit skyJPL · 9191
9193 Geoffreycopland1992 ED1Geoffrey Malcolm Copland, British physicistMPC · 9193
9194 Ananoff1992 OV2Alexandre Ananoff (1910–1992) was a Russian-French space expert, author of L´Astronautique (1950) and organizer of the first International Astronautical Congress. In 1950 he was the first recipient of the Hermann Oberth Medal, and he was an advisor on fellow writer Hergé's Adventures of Tintin on the MoonJPL · 9194
9196 Sukagawa1992 WP5Sukagawa, Fukushima, JapanJPL · 9196
9197 Endo1992 WH8Shu Endo (born 1953), one of Japan's leading astrophotographersJPL · 9197
9198 Sasagamine1993 BJ3Sasagamine, mountain in Shikoku, JapanJPL · 9198


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9203 Myrtus1993 TM16Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of aromatic trees and shrubs, with more than 100 genera and nearly 4000 species. This family is typical of the Southern Hemisphere, where the Eucalyptus genus is prevalent. Myrtus communis (common myrtle) is a species native to the Mediterranean and is cultivated as far north as England.JPL · 9203
9204 Mörike1994 PZ1Eduard Mörike (1804–1875), German Romantic poetJPL · 9204
9205 Eddywally1994 PO9Eddy Wally (born 1930), a Flemish singerJPL · 9205
9206 Yanaikeizo1994 RQKeizo Yanai (born 1941), once of researchers at the Japanese National Institute of Polar ResearchJPL · 9206
9207 Petersmith1994 SF12Peter H. Smith (born 1947), planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary LaboratoryJPL · 9207
9208 Takanotoshi1994 TX2Toshiaki Takano (born 1954), an associate professor at Chiba University Graduate School of Science and TechnologyJPL · 9208
9211 Neese1995 SB27Carol Lynn Neese (born 1958), American astronomer at Planetary Science Institute who worked on the JPL Small-Body DatabaseMPC · 9211
9212 Kanamaru1995 UR3Naomiki Kanamaru (born 1970) is an amateur astronomer. After acquiring first-class registered architect status in 1997, he has focused his attention on the architecture of public astronomical observatories, as well as university affiliated astronomical observatories. His current interest is solar eclipsesJPL · 9212
9215 Taiyonoto1995 UB45The famous monument Taiyonoto, "Tower of the Sun", is in Suita CityJPL · 9215
9216 Masuzawa1995 VSHitoshi Masuzawa (born 1945), a lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in TokyoJPL · 9216
9217 Kitagawa1995 WNRyuji Kitagawa (1949–2009) was a professor at Hiroshima University. From his research of clay mineralogy, he clarified the mechanism of weathering of granite and generation of landslide and slope failure. In addition to his own research, he mentored many other scientistsJPL · 9217
9218 Ishiikazuo1995 WV2Kazuo Ishii (born 1950), employed in the past in the manufacture of planetaria, has been working since 2005 as an architectural consultant in the design of astronomical facilities. His interest in astronomy was aroused at the sight of Comet 1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki)JPL · 9218
9220 Yoshidayama1995 XL1Yoshidayama is a hill located in Sakyo, a district in the northeastern part of Kyoto. It contains temples, shrines and many maple trees and has been familiar for 100 years as a walking area for studentsJPL · 9220
9221 Wuliangyong1995 XP2Wu Liangyong (born 1922) is an architect, city planner, and educator, and the founder of Sciences of Human Settlements in ChinaJPL · 9221
9222 Chubey1995 YMMarkiyan S. Chubey (born 1940) is a Ukrainian-born Russian scientist working at the Pulkovo Observatory. He is an astrometrist and is leading a team to develop astrometry and astrophysics at the sun-earth L4 and L5 points using the stereo principleJPL · 9222
9223 Leifandersson1995 YY7Leif Erland Andersson (1943–1979) observed that most satellites of the outer planets rotate synchronously about their parent planets, helped determine Pluto's pole position and albedo map, and determined that Pluto and its satellite Charon would display mutual transits and eclipses. He also made a catalogue of lunar craters.JPL · 9223
9224 Železný1996 AEJan Železný, Czech javelin throwerMPC · 9224
9225 Daiki1996 AUDaiki Matsubayashi (born 1961) has been a member of the Saga Astronomical Society since the time of its establishment in 1981. He is an amateur astronomer whose interests include meteors and comets, with photography of solar eclipses his personal favoriteJPL · 9225
9226 Arimahiroshi1996 AB1Hiroshi Arima (born 1958) is a registered architect who also designs individual observatories in Japan. While a university student he was a leader of the Kyushu Meteoric Network. With members of the Kumamoto Civil Astronomical Observatory, he helped carry out a solar eclipse observation in Mexico in 1991JPL · 9226
9227 Ashida1996 BO2Masafumi Ashida (born 1957), a teacher of elementary school in Kyoto, is widely known by schoolchildren as an astronomical teacher in everyday life. His interests include comet observations, and he has labored continuously as the chief editor of the Kansai Astronomical Society's monthly magazine since 1974.JPL · 9227
9228 Nakahiroshi1996 CG1Japanese amateur astronomer Hiroshi Nakanishi (born 1936) is a well-known grass-roots popularizer of astronomy in Kagawa prefectureJPL · 9228
9229 Matsuda1996 DJ1Junichi Matsuda (born 1948), a professor at Osaka UniversityJPL · 9229
9230 Yasuda1996 YY2Satoshi Yasuda (born 1948), a member of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station-Japan and a professor at Hitotsubashi UniversityJPL · 9230
9231 Shimaken1997 BB2Shimaken is the research group led by Toshihiko Shimamoto (born 1946), a professor emeritus of Kyoto University. The group reproduced seismogenic fault motion in the laboratory and found that the fault motion itself dramatically weakens the fault by frictional heating and promotes generation of large earthquakesJPL · 9231
9232 Miretti1997 BG8Manlio Miretti (1928–1996), who, blessed with a powerful and warm baritone voice, devoted his whole life to the operaJPL · 9232
9233 Itagijun1997 CC1Jun Itagi (born 1958), an amateur astronomical educator famous in the San-In district (Tottori and Shimane prefectures), has served as general-affairs director of the San-In Society of Astronomy. He is well known for his in-depth studies of the Mihonoseki and Tahara meteoritesJPL · 9233
9234 Matsumototaku1997 CH4Takuya Matsumoto (born 1966) is a high-school teacher and amateur astronomer who has also been director of the 100-member headquarters of the San-In Society of Astronomy since 1990JPL · 9234
9235 Shimanamikaido1997 CT21Nishiseto ExpresswayMPC · 9235
9236 Obermair1997 EV32Erwin Obermair (1946–2017), Austrian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planetsMPC · 9236
9238 Yavapai1997 HO2Yavapai, the county in Arizona of which Prescott is the county seatJPL · 9238
9239 van Riebeeck1997 JP15Jan van Riebeeck (1619–1677), Dutch merchant and founder of the Cape Colony in South AfricaMPC · 9239
9240 Nassau1997 KR3Jason John Nassau (1893–1965), a director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory and professor at Case Institute of Technology during 1924–1959JPL · 9240
9241 Rosfranklin1997 PE6Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958), an English chemist, who significantly contributed to the discovery of the molecular structures of DNAJPL · 9241
9242 Olea1998 CS3Oleaceae, the olive family, with about 25 genera and nearly 1000 species. Genera include ash, lilac, jasmine and forsythia. Olea europea (common olive) is profitable as a fruit and source of oilJPL · 9242
9244 Višnjan1998 HV7Višnjan, a small picturesque medieval town situated on the western rim of the Istrian peninsula highlands, CroatiaJPL · 9244
9246 Niemeyer1998 HB149Oscar Niemeyer (born 1907), the chief architect in BrazilJPL · 9246
9248 Sauer4593 P-LCarl G. Sauer Jr., a principal flight mechanics engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion LaboratoryJPL · 9248
9249 Yen4606 P-LChen-wan L. Yen, a senior analyst within the Mission and Systems Architecture Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has done seminal work in the development and application of optimization techniques to interplanetary trajectories. Using multiple-impulse and gravity-assist techniques, her optimized interplanetary trajectories have allowed significant payloads to be launched within current launch vehicle capabilities.JPL · 9249
9250 Chamberlin4643 P-LAlan B. Chamberlin, a senior engineer within the Navigation and Flight Mechanics Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion LaboratoryJPL · 9250
9251 Harch4896 P-LAnn P. Harch, the Cornell University scientistJPL · 9251
9252 Goddard9058 P-LRobert H. Goddard (1882–1945), American rocketry pioneerJPL · 9252
9253 Oberth1171 T-1Hermann Oberth (1894–1989), Romanian-born German rocketry pioneerMPC · 9253
9254 Shunkai2151 T-1Shibukawa Shunkai (1639–1715), an expert on the calendarJPL · 9254
9255 Inoutadataka3174 T-1Inou Tadataka (1745–1818), a Japan geographer and surveyorJPL · 9255
9256 Tsukamoto1324 T-2Tsukamoto Akitake (1833–1885), a geographer who worked for both the Tokugawa and Meiji governmentsJPL · 9256
9257 Kunisuke1552 T-2Kunisuke Kinoshita (1901–1931), an astronomer at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory from 1924 to his deathJPL · 9257
9258 Johnpauljones2137 T-2John Paul Jones (1747–1792), American Revolutionary War naval heroJPL · 9258
9259 Janvanparadijs2189 T-2Jan van Paradijs (1946–1999), Dutch astronomer and astrophysicistMPC · 9259
9260 Edwardolson1953 TA1Edward C. Olson (born 1930), an emeritus professor at the University of IllinoisJPL · 9260
9261 Peggythomson1953 TD1Peggy Y. Thomson (born 1927) was responsible for a major gift to Indiana University from a charitable trust that allowed the Daniel Kirkwood professorship to be fully endowed as a chair of astronomy. The name was suggested by F. K. Edmondson, whose elementary astronomy course inspired Thomson when she was a student.JPL · 9261
9262 Bordovitsyna1973 RFTatiana Valentinovna Bordovitsyna (born 1940), head of the department of celestial mechanics and astrometry in the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of Tomsk UniversityJPL · 9262
9263 Khariton1976 SX5Yulij Borisovich Khariton (born 1904), a physicist and member of the Russian Academy of SciencesJPL · 9263
9265 Ekman1978 RC9Swedish encyclopaedists Agnita Ekman (born 1945) and Arne Ekman (born 1945)MPC · 9265
9266 Holger1978 RD10Holger Pedersen (born 1946), Danish astronomer at ESOMPC · 9266
9267 Lokrume1978 RL10The church in the parish of Lokrume on Gotland island in SwedenMPC · 9267
9268 Jeremihschneider1978 VZ2Jeremih Paul Schneider (born 1981) was responsible for the electrical power subsystem of the Lucy space probe. Lucy's potent photovoltaic array allows it to travel at a greater distance from the Sun than any previous spacecraft did.IAU · 9268
9269 Peterolufemi1978 VW6Peter Ajiboye Olufemi (born 1960) is the "Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer" of the Lucy spacecraft.IAU · 9269
9270 Sherryjennings1978 VO8Sherry Ann Jennings (born 1962) is the Mission Manager of the Lucy spacecraft at NASA's "Planetary Missions Program" office.IAU · 9270
9271 Trimble1978 VT8Virginia Louise Trimble (born 1943) is a highly perceptive commentator on the state of astronomy, regarded as a creative and insightful spokesperson for astronomy. Beyond her own special interests in stellar structure and evolution, she has improved the health of the profession through her application of historical citation studies.JPL · 9271
9272 Liseleje1979 KQLiseleje, Zealand, DenmarkJPL · 9272
9273 Schloerb1979 QW3Frederick Peter Schloerb (born 1952), American astronomerMPC · 9273
9274 Amylovell1980 FF3Amy Jean Lovell (born 1969), American astronomerMPC · 9274
9275 Persson1980 FS3Jöran Persson (c. 1530–1568), prosecutor and counsellor to King Eric XIV of SwedenMPC · 9275
9276 Timgrove1980 RB8Timothy L. Grove (born 1949), a professor of geology at the Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyJPL · 9276
9277 Togashi1980 TT3Tom Togashi (1937–2000), a pioneering filmmaker whose stunning television documentaries included a Galactic Odyssey series and specials on solar eclipses, the aurora borealis, and the search for life in the universeJPL · 9277
9279 Seager1981 EY12Sara Seager (born 1971), a Canadian-American astronomer and planetary scientist. She is a professor of physics and planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.JPL · 9279
9280 Stevenjoy1981 EQ14Steven P. Joy (born 1960), the Dawn mission science manager at the University of California Los AngelesJPL · 9280
9281 Weryk1981 EJ15Robert J. Weryk (born 1981), a researcher at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New BrunswickJPL · 9281
9282 Lucylim1981 EP16Lucy F. Lim (born 1977), a planetary scientist at the Goddard Space Flight CenterJPL · 9282
9283 Martinelvis1981 EY17Martin S. Elvis (born 1951), an astrophysicist and expert on quasars at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsJPL · 9283
9284 Juansanchez1981 ED24Juan Andres Sanchez (born 1979), a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-LindauJPL · 9284
9285 Le Corre1981 EL24Lucille Le Corre (born 1983), an associate researcher at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, ArizonaJPL · 9285
9286 Patricktaylor1981 ED35Patrick Alan Taylor (born 1981), a research scientist at the Arecibo Observatory studying near-Earth asteroidsJPL · 9286
9287 Klima1981 ER43Rachel L. Klima (born 1974), a planetary geologist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics LaboratoryJPL · 9287
9288 Santos-Sanz1981 EV46Pablo Santos-Sanz (born 1971), a postdoctoral researcher at the "Instituto Astrofisica Andalucia" in GranadaJPL · 9288
9289 Balau1981 QR3The Balau area, near Costigliole d´Asti (Piedmont, Italy), is renowned for its natural beauty, its agricultural products and the wines (both red and white) produced thereJPL · 9289
9291 Alanburdick1982 QOAlan Burdick (born 1965), a student of the natural world, is author of numerous popular magazine articles, including one about his efforts to get something in the universe named after him. This in turn helped to land him a writing job at the new Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.JPL · 9291
9293 Kamogata1982 XQ1With the neighboring town of Yakage, the town of Kamogata borders the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of JapanJPL · 9293
9295 Donaldyoung1983 RT1Donald L. Young (born 1935), recently retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was responsible for building and directing NASA/JPL's Table Mountain Facility. In addition to conducting astronomical research, the facility is a centerpiece of the JPL educational outreach program. The name was suggested by C. Young.JPL · 9295
9297 Marchuk1984 MPGurij Ivanovich Marchuk (born 1925), a director of the Institute of Numerical Mathematics of the Russian Academy of SciencesJPL · 9297
9298 Geake1985 JMJohn E. Geake (1925–1998), astronomer and lunar scientist at UMIST, known for his laboratory interpretation of the optical polarization of the lunar and asteroidal surfaces. He invented the first direct-reading linear refractometer, one of which he designed for the Cassini-Huygens Titan probe.JPL · 9298
9299 Vinceteri1985 JG2Vince (born 1959) and Teri (born 1960) Grout are true friends to two-legged and four-legged animalsJPL · 9299
9300 Johannes1985 PSJohannes Andersen (born 1943), of the Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, works mainly on the chemical and dynamical evolution of the Milky Way's disk. As IAU General Secretary (1997–2000), he has offered sage guidance on the IAU's role with near-earth objects. The name is endorsed by B. G. Marsden and H. Rickman.JPL · 9300


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9305 Hazard1986 TR1Cyril Hazard (born 1928), a British radio astronomer.JPL · 9305
9306 Pittosporum1987 CGPittosporaceae, the Australian laurel family, with nine genera and more than 200 species, mainly in tropical Africa and Pacific islands. Among the species is Pittosporum eugenioides (lemonwood).JPL · 9306
9307 Regiomontanus1987 QSJohannes Regiomontanus (1436–1476), a German mathematician and astronomer.JPL · 9307
9308 Randyrose1987 SD4Randy Rose (born 1963), an electrical engineer and currently leader of the Radio Astronomy and Radar Group at Goldstone.JPL · 9308
9309 Platanus1987 SS9Platanaceae, the plane family, with one genus and seven species. They grow wild mainly in the United States and Mexico, but they are also typical of southern France. Platanus acerifolia (London plane) reaches a height of almost 30 m and is widely planted in cities because of its resistance to air pollution. The brown, bristly fruits, hanging two to four together on a single stalk, persist over the winter.JPL · 9309
9313 Protea1988 CH3Proteaceae, the firebush family, with some 75 genera and over 1000 species. They are native to the Southern Hemisphere, where they grow wild. Some species, such as Protea mellifera (honeyflower), extend also to the warm regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The family is best known for its ornamental plants, such as Embothrium coccineum (Chilean firebush), which are cultivated for their edible nuts.JPL · 9313
9315 Weigel1988 PP2Erhard Weigel (1625–1699), a German mathematician and astronomer.JPL · 9315
9316 Rhamnus1988 PX2Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and climbing plants, with 60 genera and around 900 species. They grow wild in all parts of the world. Some of the species yield dyes. The berrylike fruits appear in dense clusters. Rhamnus purshina (bearwood) produces a dry bark (cascara sagrada) that is used as a laxative.JPL · 9316
9319 Hartzell1988 RV11Christine M. Hartzell (born 1988), an assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland.JPL · 9319
9321 Alexkonopliv1989 AKAlex Konopliv (born 1960), a principal scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is an internationally recognized authority on the determination of gravity fields for those solar-system objects that have tracking data from an orbiting spacecraft. His gravity fields for Mars have supported several spacecraft missionsJPL · 9321
9322 Lindenau1989 AC7Bernhard von Lindenau (1779–1854), a German scientist, statesman and promoter of the arts.JPL · 9322
9323 Hirohisasato1989 CV1Hirohisa Sato (born 1951) studies the orbits and brightness of comets for the Comet Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association. He also has interests in archeology and history. The name was suggested by S. Harada.JPL · 9323
9325 Stonehenge1989 GG4Stonehenge, prehistoric megalithic complex, whose design relies on astronomical observation in great partJPL · 9325
9326 Ruta1989 SP2Rutaceae, the rue family, with over 150 genera and 1500 species, including citrus fruits. Ruta graviolens (common rue) is a perennial herb with a particularly strong scent. The family thrives in tropical and warm, temperate regions.JPL · 9326
9327 Duerbeck1989 SW2Hilmar Duerbeck, a German astronomer.JPL · 9327
9329 Nikolaimedtner1990 EONikolai Karlovich Medtner, Russian composer.JPL · 9329
9331 Fannyhensel1990 QM9Fanny Hensel (1805–1847), the sister of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and wife of painter Wilhelm Hensel.JPL · 9331
9333 Hiraimasa1990 TK3Masanori Hirai (born 1943), a professor at Fukuoka University of Education.JPL · 9333
9334 Moesta1990 UU3Carl Wilhelm Moesta (1825–1884), a German mathematician and astronomer, who observed stars, planets, comets and solar eclipses. From 1852 to 1867 he was the first director of the National Observatory in Santiago de Chile.JPL · 9334
9336 Altenburg1991 AY2The town of Altenburg, noted for its outstanding buildings (e.g. the theater and Lindenau Museum) and its eventful 1000-year history.JPL · 9336
9339 Kimnovak1991 GT5Kim Novak (born 1933), a screen actress much admired for her work, together with William Holden, in Picnic, a movie from the 1950s based on a Pulitzer prize-winning novel.JPL · 9339
9340 Williamholden1991 LW1William Holden (1918–1981), a screen actor admired for his work in Picnic (1955), with Kim Novak, and in The Bridge over the River Kwai, with David Niven. He is also the initiator of a wildlife foundation in Kenya. JPLMPC · 9340
9341 Gracekelly1991 PH2Grace Kelly, American actress, later Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco.JPL · 9341
9342 Carygrant1991 PJ7Cary Grant (Archibald Leach, 1904–1986), British-American actor.JPL · 9342
9344 Klopstock1991 RB4Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, a German poet.JPL · 9344
9346 Fernandel1991 RN11Fernandel (Fernand Joseph Désié Contandin) (1903–1971), French actor.JPL · 9346
9349 Lucas1991 SXFrançois Édouard Anatole Lucas (1842–1891), a French number theorist.JPL · 9349
9350 Waseda1991 TH2Waseda University, one of the most prestigious private universities in Japan.JPL · 9350
9351 Neumayer1991 TH6Georg von Neumayer (1826–1909), a German geophysicist and hydrographer.JPL · 9351
9356 Elineke1991 YVEline Deneweth (born 1970), named after Eline Vere, a novel by the Dutch author Louis Couperus, is the niece of the discoverer.JPL · 9356
9357 Venezuela1992 AT3The Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela ("Little Venice") was named in 1499 by Amerigo Vespucci because of the resemblance between the natives' houses, built on water, and the situation in Venice.JPL · 9357
9358 Fårö1992 DN7Fårö island, northernmost socken on Gotland island, Sweden Archived 2007-06-24 at the Wayback MachineMPC · 9358
9359 Fleringe1992 ED11Fleringe, socken on Gotland island, Sweden Archived 2007-06-24 at the Wayback MachineMPC · 9359
9362 Miyajima1992 FE1Kazuhiko Miyajima (born 1946), a professor at Doshisha University.JPL · 9362
9364 Clusius1992 HZ3Carolus Clusius (Charles de l'Escluse; 1526–1609), a Flemish botanist.JPL · 9364
9365 Chinesewilson1992 RU3Ernest Henry "Chinese" Wilson, a prolific hunter of plants.JPL · 9365
9368 Esashi1993 BS3Esashi, a small town in northern Hokkaido, on the Sea of Okhotsk.JPL · 9368
9372 Vamlingbo1993 FK37Vamlingbo, socken on Gotland island, Sweden Archived 2007-06-24 at the Wayback MachineMPC · 9372
9373 Hamra1993 FY43Hamra, socken on Gotland island, Sweden Archived 2007-06-24 at the Wayback MachineMPC · 9373
9374 Sundre1993 FJ46Sundre, southernmost socken on Gotland island, Sweden Archived 2007-06-24 at the Wayback MachineMPC · 9374
9375 Omodaka1993 HKToshihiro Omodaka (born 1947) is a professor of radio astronomy at Kagoshima University. He is a familiar face in the Kagoshima area, both as a professor of the university's astronomical observatory and as an eager advocate for the spread of astronomy education.JPL · 9375
9376 Thionville1993 OU7Thionville, the French city in northeastern France, near the Luxembourg border.JPL · 9376
9377 Metz1993 PJ7Metz, the French city in the Lorraine region of France, at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers.JPL · 9377
9378 Nancy-Lorraine1993 QF3Nancy-Lorraine, the French city Nancy, in the Lorraine region of France, near the left bank of the river Meuse.JPL · 9378
9379 Dijon1993 QH3Dijon, the capital of Co\te d´Or, in east-central France.JPL · 9379
9380 Mâcon1993 QZ5Mâcon, the French city in the Bourgogne, on the right side of the river Saône.JPL · 9380
9381 Lyon1993 RT19Lyon, the French city, capital of the Rhône departement in east-central France.JPL · 9381
9382 Mihonoseki1993 TK11Mihonoseki, a small town and port on the beautiful sea-encircled Shimane-hanto peninsula in northeastern Shimane Prefecture.JPL · 9382
9383 Montélimar1993 TP15Montélimar, the city in southeastern France, near the confluence of the Roubion and Rhône rivers.JPL · 9383
9384 Aransio1993 TP26Aransio, the city of Orange in southeastern France in the department of Vaucluse.JPL · 9384
9385 Avignon1993 TJ30Avignon, the city in southeastern France, at the east bank of the Rhône river.JPL · 9385
9386 Hitomi1993 XD1Hitomi Doi (born 1955), wife of Takao Doi, the first Japanese space walker.JPL · 9386
9387 Tweedledee1994 CATweedledee and Tweedledum, from Alice in Wonderland.JPL · 9387
9388 Takeno1994 EH2Hyoichiro Takeno (1910–2000) and his son Setsuo Takeno (born 1936) were both professors of Hiroshima University. The former was a theoretical physicist and contributed much on the theory of spherically symmetric space-time. The latter was an experimental mineralogist and proved the stability relations of many sulfide mineralsJPL · 9388
9389 Condillac1994 ET6Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopherMPC · 9389
9391 Slee1994 PH1Bruce Slee (born 1924), one of the pioneers of radio astronomy.JPL · 9391
9392 Cavaillon1994 PK7Cavaillon, a small city on the road from Avignon to Digne in southern France.JPL · 9392
9393 Apta1994 PT14French town of Apt, Vaucluse[9]MPC · 9393
9394 Manosque1994 PV16Manosque, a small city in southern France (Provence).JPL · 9394
9395 Saint Michel1994 PC39Saint Michel l´Observatoire is a small village only 2 km away from the Observatory of Haute Provence.JPL · 9395
9396 Yamaneakisato1994 QTAkisato Yamane (born 1949), a professional engineer, is also an amateur astronomer who is intrigued by solar eclipses, having observed them in Indonesia in 1983 and in Romania in 1999. He is currently a member of the Tokyo Astronomical Association and Shimane Society of AstronomyJPL · 9396
9397 Lombardi1994 RJGiuseppe Lombardi (born 1939) is an Italian amateur astronomer at the CCAF observatory in Farra d´Isonzo.JPL · 9397
9398 Bidelman1994 SH3William P. Bidelman, a director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory during 1970–1975 and professor of astronomy at Case Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology) during 1970–1986.JPL · 9398
9399 Pesch1994 ST12Peter Pesch, director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory during 1975–1994 and professor of astronomy at Case Western Reserve University during 1961–1997.JPL · 9399


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9403 Sanduleak1994 UJ11Nicholas Sanduleak, American (of Romanian descent) astronomerMPC · 9403
9405 Johnratje1994 WQ1Since 1993, John R. Ratje (born 1946) has been the assistant director and site manager of Mt. Graham International Observatory, a division of Steward Observatory. Before joining Steward Observatory in 1984, he was an oil-company engineer and manager.JPL · 9405
9407 Kimuranaoto1994 WS3For 20 years, Naoto Kimura (born 1956) has been a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. He took many astrophotographs used for planetarium programs. The name was suggested by O. Muramatsu.JPL · 9407
9408 Haseakira1995 BCAkira Hase, professor emeritus at Hiroshima University.JPL · 9408
9409 Kanpuzan1995 BG1Kanpuzan, a 1763-m-high mountain to the west side of Mt. Sasagamine in the Shikoku range.JPL · 9409
9411 Hitomiyamoto1995 CFHitomi Miyamoto, a scientist at the Japan Meteorological Agency.JPL · 9411
9413 Eichendorff1995 SQ54Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788–1857), a Silesian poet.JPL · 9413
9414 Masamimurakami1995 UV4Masami Murakami, one of the observer lieaders within the Mars Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association since 1988.JPL · 9414
9415 Yujiokimura1995 VEYuji Okimura (born 1932), Hiroshima University professor emeritus, is a paleontologist and biostratigrapher of the Late Paleozoic smaller foraminifera.JPL · 9415
9416 Miyahara1995 WSKenji Miyahara (1937–2011) clarified the occurrence mechanism of geological disasters in the regions of weathered granite in southwest Japan. He contributed much to the mitigation of these disasters.JPL · 9416
9417 Jujiishii1995 WUJuji Ishii (1865–1914), a Japanese doctor who devoted himself to the welfare of children.JPL · 9417
9418 Mayumi1995 WX5Mayumi Sato, Japanese wife of the first discovererJPL · 9418
9419 Keikochaki1995 XSKeiko Chaki (born 1954), the president of the Sidewalk Astronomy Society in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.JPL · 9419
9420 Dewar1995 XP4Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist.JPL · 9420
9421 Violilla1995 YM2Violet Lilian Laurie, mother of the discovererMPC · 9421
9422 Kuboniwa1996 AO2Atsuo Kuboniwa (born 1964), a science torch-bearer and an amateur astronomer.JPL · 9422
9423 Abt1996 AT7Helmut Abt (born 1925), one of the founders of Kitt Peak National Observatory.JPL · 9423
9424 Hiroshinishiyama1996 BNHiroshi Nishiyama (born 1956), an amateur astronomer who observers of variable stars and undertakes astronomical outreach via stargazing parties.JPL · 9424
9425 Marconcini1996 CM7Massimiliano Marconcini (1955) is an amateur astronomer of the Montelupo group.JPL · 9425
9426 Aliante1996 CO7Italian name for a glider, the silent plane. The Latin root of the name emphasizes the key role of the wings in the absence of an engine.JPL · 9426
9427 Righini1996 CV7Guglielmo Righini (1908–), Italian solar physicist. In 1934 he went to Utrecht to work with Minnaert. In 1953 he became full professor of astronomy at the University of Florence and director of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, from which he retired in 1980. As a solar physicist he followed many total solar eclipses. With A. Deutsch he discovered the cold regions in the solar corona. He was one of the most active supporters of the Joint Organization for Solar Observations, and this resulted in a solar observatory built on the heights of Canary Islands. He has been president of the Italian Astronomical Society, a member of the scientific committee of the National Council of Researchers, president and vice-president of solar commissions in the IAU.JPL · 9427
9428 Angelalouise1996 DW2Angela Louise Laurie, wife of the discovererMPC · 9428
9429 Poreč1996 EW1Porec, a town of cultural monuments, including the sixth-century Euphrasius Basilica.JPL · 9429
9430 Erichthonios1996 HU10Erichthonius of Athens, the son of Dardanos and the father of Tros.JPL · 9430
9431 Pytho1996 PS1Pytho (Delphi), a rocky Phocian town mentioned in the Catalogue of Ships from Greek mythology. Led by Schedius and Epistrophus, the Phoceans contributed forty ships to the Greek armada during the Trojan War.IAU · 9431
9432 Iba1997 CQYasuaki Iba (1894–1957) was a trading merchant and an amateur astronomer in Kobe, Japan. He informed the astronomical world that the occurrence of the 1054 Crab supernova was described in Meigetsuki (also see #892), a famous diary written by Fujiwara-no-TeikaJPL · 9432
9434 Bokusen1997 CJ20Numajiri Bokusen (1775–1856) was a Japanese educator, geographer and astronomer, who lived in Tsuchiura during the Edo period. He opened a school for the common people, and devised many things, including a folding globeJPL · 9434
9435 Odafukashi1997 CK20Fukashi Oda (born 1957), a science teacher of Shudo Junior and Senior High School in Hiroshima, Japan.JPL · 9435
9436 Shudo1997 EBShudo is a private boys' junior and senior high school in Hiroshima, Japan. Yoshinaga Asano, Fifth Lord of the Hiroshima Clan, established the school in 1725. The school motto is `Wisdom and Morality'.JPL · 9436
9437 Hironari1997 EA3Hironari Yamane (born 1980) has been director of the Kamagari Astronomical Observatory on an island of Kure City, Hiroshima, since 2009. He is an active member of the Japanese Society for Education and Popularization of Astronomy.JPL · 9437
9438 Satie1997 EE16Erik Satie, French composer MPC · 9438
9442 Beiligong1997 GQ27Beiligong (Beijing Institute of Technology, BIT) was founded in 1940. With more than 27 000 full-time students currently enrolled, it is one of the national key universities. BIT developed China's first large-scale planetarium, and contributed to the preparatory research of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope.IAU · 9442
9445 Charpentier1997 JA8Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704), a French musician.JPL · 9445
9446 Cicero1997 JT11Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesmanMPC · 9446
9447 Julesbordet1997 JJ18Jules Bordet (1874–1961), Nobel laureate in medicine (1919).JPL · 9447
9448 Donaldavies1997 LJ3Donald W. Davies (1925–2000), a British expert in computer security.JPL · 9448
9449 Petrbondy1997 VU2Petr Kalas, alias Bondy (1944–2000), leader of the Prague Scout section Maják ("Lighthouse") and a lover of historical American cars.JPL · 9449
9450 Akikoizumo1998 BT1Akiko Izumo (born 1962) is a folklorist of astronomy in Japan, who worked at a planetarium at Yokohama Science Center. She has written books on astronomy folklore, including encyclopedias and visual dictionaries.IAU · 9450
9452 Rogerpeeters1998 DY33Roger Peeters (born 1948), head of the mechanical workshop at the Royal Observatory at Uccle and responsible for maintaining all the telescopes.JPL · 9452
9453 Mallorca1998 FO1Majorca, Spanish island MPC · 9453
9460 McGlynn1998 HS30Thomas A. McGlynn (born 1956), currently the chief archive scientist for the High Energy Science Archive Research Center at the Goddard Space Flight Center.JPL · 9460
9463 Criscione1998 HW38Lisa Marie Criscione (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project.JPL · 9463
9466 Shishir1998 KR46Shishir Hitesh Dholakia (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project.JPL · 9466
9468 Brewer1998 LT2James Brewer, ESO astronomer working on stellar populations and carbon stars.JPL · 9468
9469 Shashank1998 MY34Shashank Hitesh Dholakia (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project.JPL · 9469
9470 Jussieu1998 OS10The French family of botanists: Bernard de Jussieu (1699–1777), Joseph de Jussieu (1704–1779), Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu (1748–1836), and Adrien-Laurent-Henri de Jussieu (1797–1853).MPC · 9470
9471 Ostend1998 OU13Ostend, BelgiumMPC · 9471
9472 Bruges1998 OD14Bruges, BelgiumMPC · 9472
9473 Ghent1998 OO14Ghent, Belgium MPC · 9473
9474 Cassadrury1998 QK15Cassa Frances Drury (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project.JPL · 9474
9477 Kefennell1998 QK41Katherine Elizabeth Fennell (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project.JPL · 9477
9478 Caldeyro2148 P-LRoberto Caldeyro-Barcia (1921–1996), Uruguayan physiologist Archived 2009-11-13 at the Wayback MachineMPC · 9478
9479 Madresplazamayo2175 P-LAsociación Madres de Plaza de MayoMPC · 9479
9480 Inti2553 P-Lthe sun god in Inca religion, also called Apu-Punchau, believed to be the ancestor of the Incas. Inti was at the head of the state cult. He was usually represented in human form, his face portrayed as a gold disk from which rays and flames extended. Inti's sister was the moon, Mama-Kilya, who was portrayed as a silver disk with human features.JPL · 9480
9481 Menchú2559 P-LRigoberta Menchú Tum, Guatemalan 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner.JPL · 9481
9482 Rubéndarío4065 P-LRubén Darío (1867–1916), pseudonym of Félix Rubén Garc{í}a Sarmiento, Nicaraguan poet, journalist and diplomat.JPL · 9482
9483 Chagas4121 P-LCarlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian epidemiologist, discoverer of Chagas disease.JPL · 9483
9484 Wanambi4590 P-Lthe Australian Aborigines' best known spirit, the Rainbow Snake, which is the rainbow and the revealer of truth. Wanambi is one of the rainbow's names.JPL · 9484
9485 Uluru6108 P-LUluru, the Australian Aboriginal sacred place, the center or navel of the island continent. It is also known as Ayers Rock.JPL · 9485
9486 Utemorrah6130 P-LDaisy Utemorrah (born 1922), the Australian Aboriginal poet, teller of Dreamtime stories in the Kimberley: "Words are my gun and my spear"JPL · 9486
9487 Kupe7633 P-LKupe, the legendary sailor and explorer whose discovery of the islands now known as New Zealand led to the coming there of the Maori people around the ninth centuryJPL · 9487
9488 Huia9523 P-LHuia, extinct bird of New Zealand[10]MPC · 9488
9489 Tanemahuta1146 T-1For Tāne of Maori mythology; also for the particular tree in New Zealand named Tāne Mahuta[11]MPC · 9489
9490 Gosemeijer1181 T-1Henny Gosemeijer (1924–1999), Dutch amateur astronomer, founded the Public Observatory Twente in 1984. He himself made many observations of satellites and meteors, in addition to his activities in popularizing astronomy. He was honored by NASA and awarded the Dutch "van der Bilt" and "Simon Stevin" prizes.JPL · 9490
9491 Thooft1205 T-1Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch 1999 Nobel physics laureate +MPC · 9491
9492 Veltman2066 T-1Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch 1999 Nobel physics laureate MPC · 9492
9493 Enescu3100 T-1George Enescu, Romanian musicianMPC · 9493
9494 Donici3212 T-1Nicolae Donici, Romanian astronomerMPC · 9494
9495 Eminescu4177 T-1Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poetMPC · 9495
9496 Ockels4260 T-1Wubbo Ockels, Dutch astronaut MPC · 9496
9497 Dwingeloo1001 T-2Dwingeloo Radio Observatory MPC · 9497
9498 Westerbork1197 T-2Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope MPC · 9498
9499 Excalibur1269 T-2Excalibur, the name of the sword of King Arthur.JPL · 9499
9500 Camelot1281 T-2Camelot, the location of the castle of the King Arthur legend.JPL · 9500


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9501 Ywain2071 T-2Owain mab Urien/Sir Ywain, legendary king of Rheged and knight of the Round TableJPL · 9501
9502 Gaimar2075 T-2Gaimar, obscure legendary knight of the Round Table, lover of Morgan le Fay (mentioned in the 13th-century Lancelot und Ginevra)JPL · 9502
9503 Agrawain2180 T-2Agravaine, legendary knight of the Round TableJPL · 9503
9504 Lionel2224 T-2Sir Lionel, legendary knight of the Round TableJPL · 9504
9505 Lohengrin4131 T-2Lohengrin, character from Arthurian legend and star of the eponymous operaJPL · 9505
9506 Telramund5200 T-2Brabantine Count Friedrich (Frederick) von Telramund, character from the opera LohengrinJPL · 9506
9507 Gottfried5447 T-2Herzog (Duke) Gottfried, character from the opera LohengrinJPL · 9507
9508 Titurel3395 T-3A Fisher King, legendary guardian of the Holy Grail, father of Amfortas and a character from the opera ParsifalJPL · 9508
9509 Amfortas3453 T-3A Fisher King, legendary guardian of the Holy Grail, son of Titurel and a character from the opera ParsifalJPL · 9509
9510 Gurnemanz5022 T-3Gurnemanz, character from Arthurian legend, and a character from the opera ParsifalJPL · 9510
9511 Klingsor5051 T-3Klingsor, sorcerous character from Arthurian legend, and in the opera ParsifalJPL · 9511
9512 Feijunlong1966 CMFei Junlong, Chinese taikonautJPL · 9512
9514 Deineka1973 SG5Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka (1899–1969) was a Russian painter known for his monumental works and panels on the subjects of labor, sport and defense of the motherland.JPL · 9514
9515 Dubner1975 RA2Gloria Dubner, Argentinian astronomerJPL · 9515
9516 Inasan1976 YL3INASAN, the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow abbreviated as INASAN (Institut Astronomii Akademii Nauk), is a leading astronomical research institution, founded in 1936. Its main fields of research are stellar astrophysics, galaxies, planetary systems, geodynamics, space research, NEAs and space debris.JPL · 9516
9517 Niehaisheng1977 VL1Nie Haisheng (born 1964), Chinese taikonaut and a space hero of China. In the Shenzhou spaceship, he and Fei Junlong made a series of scientific experiments in space for five days. They landed smoothly on 2005 Oct. 17 on the grasslands in Nei Monggol, Inner Mongolia.JPL · 9517
9518 Robbynaish1978 GARobby Naish, American windsurfer.JPL · 9518
9519 Jeffkeck1978 VK3Jeffrey David Keck (born 1977) is the "Lead of Avionics development and production" of the Lucy mission.IAU · 9519
9520 Montydibiasi1978 VV6Lamont Di Biasi (born 1941) is the "Lead for Strategic Development" of the Lucy mission.IAU · 9520
9521 Martinhoffmann1980 FS1Martin Hoffmann (born 1949) is a German astronomer who has made observations of variable stars and minor planets, including lightcurve studies and spectroscopic investigations. In recent years he has been much involved with the observations from ODAS, the O.C.A.- DLR Asteroid Survey. The name was suggested by G. Hahn.JPL · 9521
9522 Schlichting1981 DSHilke E. Schlichting (born 1982), an assistant professor of planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.JPL · 9522
9523 Torino1981 EE1Torino (Turin) is the Italian capital of the automobile and aerospace industries. Among the scientists in the city's history are Avogadro, Lagrange, discoverer of the rotating magnetic field Galileo Ferraris and 1986 Nobel prizewinner Rita Levi-Montalcini. The city has also lent its name to a scale used to assess NEO impact riskJPL · 9523
9524 O'Rourke1981 EJ5Laurence O'Rourke (born 1970), a research scientist at the European Space Astronomy Centre in Madrid.JPL · 9524
9525 Amandasickafoose1981 EF11Amanda Sickafoose Gulbis (born 1975), an astronomer at the South African Large Telescope and a discoverer of minor planets. Her research contributions span from theoretical studies of dust properties on small bodies, to stellar occultations of Kuiper Belt objects, to astronomical instrumentation.JPL · 9525
9526 Billmckinnon1981 EC13William B. McKinnon (born 1954), a professor of planetary science at Washington University in St. Louis.JPL · 9526
9527 Sherrypervan1981 EH23Sherry Pervan (born 1964) is the "Chair of the internal team mission concept review panels" who was instrumental for the selection of the Lucy mission by NASA.IAU · 9527
9528 Küppers1981 EH24Michael Küppers (born 1967), a planetary scientist at the European Space Agency.JPL · 9528
9529 Protopapa1981 EF25Silvia Protopapa (born 1981), an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland.JPL · 9529
9530 Kelleymichael1981 EO26Michael Sean Peterson Kelley (born 1978), an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland.JPL · 9530
9531 Jean-Luc1981 QKJean-Luc Margot (born 1969), a scientist at the Arecibo Observatory.JPL · 9531
9532 Abramenko1981 RQ2Aleksandr Nikolaevich Abramenko (born 1921), chief engineer at the Crimean Astrophysical ObservatoryMPC · 9532
9533 Aleksejleonov1981 SA7Alexei Leonov, Russian cosmonaut.JPL · 9533
9535 Plitchenko1981 UO11Aleksandr Ivanovich Plitchenko (1943–1997), a Russian writer in Novosibirsk city, author of some 20 volumes of poetry and 5 books of prose works. He was the head of a Novosibirsk writers' association for some years.JPL · 9535
9536 Statler1981 UR27Thomas S. Statler (born 1961), a professor of astronomy at Ohio University.JPL · 9536
9537 Nolan1982 BMMichael C. Nolan (born 1963), a scientist at the Arecibo Observatory.JPL · 9537
9539 Prishvin1982 UE7Mikhail Mikhajlovich Prishvin, Russian writerMPC · 9539
9540 Mikhalkov1982 UJ7Sergey Vladimirovich Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poetMPC · 9540
9541 Magri1983 CHChristopher Magri (born 1961), a scientist at the University of Maine at Farmington.JPL · 9541
9542 Eryan1983 TU1Eileen V. Ryan (born 1960), of New Mexico Highlands University, has contributed to the field of fragmentation studies of minor planets by conducting laboratory impact experiments and developing numerical simulations. Recently, she has helped initiate an observational program to study minor planets of the Vesta family.JPL · 9542
9543 Nitra1983 XN1Nitra, a historical town in western Slovakia, was the seat of prince Pribina and center of the Nitra principality early in the ninth century.JPL · 9543
9544 Scottbirney1984 ELScott Birney (Dion Scott Birney) (born 1926), a professor of astronomy at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, from 1968 to 1991.JPL · 9544
9545 Petrovedomosti1984 MQSankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti, oldest Russian newspaper.JPL · 9545
9548 Fortran1985 CNFortran (Formula Translator), the first widely distributed symbolic programming language for digital computers.JPL · 9548
9549 Akplatonov1985 SM2Aleksandr Konstantinovich Platonov (born 1931), a Russian mathematician and researcher in astrodynamics and robotics at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics since 1954. He is a pioneer in the theory and computation of satellite orbits and the control of spacecraft trajectories to the Moon and planets, as well as the motion of walking robots.JPL · 9549
9550 Victorblanco1985 TY1Victor Manuel Blanco (born 1918), director of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory from 1967 to 1981.JPL · 9550
9551 Kazi1985 UJKazi, legendary Bohemian princess, daughter of Prince Krok and the wife of Bivoj.JPL · 9551
9553 Colas1985 UG2François Colas (born 1959), an expert on modern solar-system astrometry at the Institut de Mécanique.JPL · 9553
9554 Dumont1985 XASimone Dumont (born 1924), a Meudon mathematician and astronomer.JPL · 9554
9555 Frejakocha1986 GCFreja Koch Augustesen, granddaughter of one of the discoverersJPL · 9555
9556 Gaywray1986 GFGay Firestone Wray is an enthusiastic contributor to astronomy research through the Firestone postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. A volunteer leader with many charitable organizations, she has contributed greatly to the Smithsonian's mandate for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge".JPL · 9556
9560 Anguita1987 EQClaudio Anguita Cáceres (1930–2000), a Chilean astrometrist at the Universidad de Chile, critically helpful during the establishment of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, and an IAU Vice President during 1994–2000. The name was suggested by F. Vilas.JPL · 9560
9561 van Eyck1987 QT1Jan van Eyck, Flemish painter.JPL · 9561
9562 Memling1987 RGHans Memling (1430–1494), a Flemish painter.JPL · 9562
9563 Kitty1987 SJ1Katherine ("Kitty") F. Putnam (born 1916), president of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Television Corporation from 1975 through 1984.JPL · 9563
9564 Jeffwynn1987 SG3Jeffrey C. Wynn, a humorous, curious, inventive, adventurous geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey has studied the Wabar Craters of Saudi Arabia with Gene Shoemaker.JPL · 9564
9565 Tikhonov1987 SU17Andrej Nikolaevich Tikhonov (1906–1993), a Russian mathematician.JPL · 9565
9566 Rykhlova1987 SX17Lidiya Vasil'evna Rykhlova, head of the Space Astrometry Department of the Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, is a specialist in the astrometry and dynamics of artificial satellites and an expert on earth rotation. She is well known for her studies of near-earth space and asteroid hazards.JPL · 9566
9567 Surgut1987 US4Surgut, one of the main administrative and supply centers for the vast oil and natural gas producing fields along the Ob River in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous district of the Tyumen province in Siberia.JPL · 9567
9569 Quintenmatsijs1988 CL2Quinten Matsijs (1466–1530), a Flemish painter.JPL · 9569
9573 Matsumotomas1988 UCMasaru Matsumoto (born 1936) lived in the house in Mihonseki, Shimane Prefecture, that was struck by a 6.4-kg meteorite on 1992 Dec. 10.JPL · 9573
9574 Taku1988 XB5Hiroshi Nakamura (1891–1974), a Japanese medical biochemist and researcher of old maps.JPL · 9574
9576 van der Weyden1989 CX2Rogier van der Weyden (1399–1464), a Flemish painter.JPL · 9576
9577 Gropius1989 CE5Walter Gropius, a German architect.JPL · 9577
9578 Klyazma1989 GA3Klyazma river, whose source is north of Moscow, and which is connected by the Oka river with the Volga at Nizhny NovgorodJPL · 9578
9579 Passchendaele1989 GO4Passchendaele is a village in West Flanders, close to Ypres. The village was first mentioned in 844 as PascandaleJPL · 9579
9580 Tarumi1989 TB11Tarumi, a ward of Kobe City where the first discoverer was born and lives.JPL · 9580
9583 Clerke1990 HL1Agnes Mary Clerke (1842–1907) was an Irish astronomer, historian and writer, whose books on astronomy, particularly on astronomical spectroscopy became a standard text. The lunar crater Clerke is named after her.IAU · 9583
9584 Louchheim1990 OL4For many years Thomas Louchheim (born 1957), of Tucson, Arizona, has been a highly regarded counsellor for hundreds of Tucson-area families. Active in childhood education, Louchheim's optimistic philosophy has brightened the lives of many young people.JPL · 9584
9587 Bonpland1990 UG4Aimé Bonpland (Aimé Jacques Goujard Bonpland) (1773–1858), a physician.JPL · 9587
9588 Quesnay1990 WE2François Quesnay, a physician.JPL · 9588
9589 Deridder1990 WU5Remi Adolph De Ridder (1843–1930), a professor of law at Ghent University. In 1881 he was appointed by the government to membership in the School Commission and denounced the monopoly of the clergy in the school system.JPL · 9589
9590 Hyria1991 DK1Hyria, from Greek mythology. It was a location mentioned in Homer's Catalogue of Ships related to the Trojan War. In Hyria, the Boetian assembled their contingent to the Greek armada.IAU · 9590
9592 Clairaut1991 GK4Alexis Clairaut (Alexis-Claude Clairaut) (1713–1765), French mathematician who tackled the gravitational three-body problem.JPL · 9592
9594 Garstang1991 RGRoy Henry Garstang (1925–2009) made basic contributions in atomic physics and astronomical spectroscopy. A pioneer in modeling light pollution, he promoted night sky protection. Assistant director of the University of London Observatory (1959–1964), he then joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in BoulderJPL · 9594
9599 Onotomoko1991 UP2Tomoko Ono (born 1968), one of the most active staff members in the Public Relations Center at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.JPL · 9599


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9602 Oya1991 UU3Reinosuke Oya (born 1923) led to the success of the third International Conference of Oriental Astronomy, held in Fukuoka City in Oct. 1998 with an exhibition on the history of astronomy in eastern Asia from early to modern times.JPL · 9602
9604 Bellevanzuylen1991 YWBelle van Zuylen, pseudonym for Isabella Agneta Elisabeth van Tuyll van Serooskerken, 18th-century Dutch writer from the EnlightenmentJPL · 9604
9609 Ponomarevalya1992 QL2Valentina Leonidovna Ponomareva (born 1934), of the Institute of History of Science and Technology, is a specialist on aircraft and spacecraftJPL · 9609
9610 Vischer1992 RQPeter Vischer the Elder (c. 1460–1529), the greatest German brass-caster master in the Middle Ages.JPL · 9610
9611 Anouck1992 RF7Anouck Vrouwe (born 1978) studied physics at Nijmegen, specializing later in scientific journalism. At Davros (Switzerland), she has been involved with the study of wind velocities in order to derive models for the prediction of avalanches.JPL · 9611
9612 Belgorod1992 RT7Belgorod, in southern Russia, an industrial, scientific and cultural center. Located close to the Ukrainian border, Belgorod was mentioned in a chronicle in 1237. A fortress established in 1593 made Belgorod a key stronghold in protecting Russia's southern border against the Tatars in the seventeenth century.JPL · 9612
9614 Cuvier1993 BQ4Georges Cuvier (1769–1832), a French zoologist.JPL · 9614
9615 Hemerijckx1993 BX13Frans Hemerijckx (1902–1969), a medical doctor who went in 1929 to Africa and India to fight against leprosy.JPL · 9615
9617 Grahamchapman1993 FA5Graham Chapman, British member of Monty Python[12]MPC · 9617
9618 Johncleese1993 FQ8John Cleese, British actor and member of Monty Python[13]MPC · 9618
9619 Terrygilliam1993 FS9Terry Gilliam, British film maker and member of Monty Python[14]MPC · 9619
9620 Ericidle1993 FU13Eric Idle, British member of Monty Python[15]MPC · 9620
9621 Michaelpalin1993 FT26Michael Palin, British member of Monty Python[16]MPC · 9621
9622 Terryjones1993 FV26Terry Jones, British member of Monty Python[17]MPC · 9622
9623 Karlsson1993 FU28Per Olow Karlsson, Swedish technician at Uppsala Observatory and Kvistabergs Observatorium[18]MPC · 9623
9626 Stanley1993 JF1John Stanley (1713–1786), blind from the age of three, became a well known organist and composer of oratorios and concertos for string orchestra. For the organ he wrote several Voluntaries, which organists like to play.JPL · 9626
9628 Sendaiotsuna1993 OB2Sendai Otsunahiki, a 400-year-old tug-of-war festival, held in Satsumasendai City in the evening of the day before the Autumnal Equinox.JPL · 9628
9629 Servet1993 PU7Miguel Serveto y Reves (Michel Servet, 1511–1553), a doctor of medicine and a theologian living in France.JPL · 9629
9630 Castellion1993 PW7Sébastien Castellion (1515–1563), a French humanist well known for his generosity and aversion to fanaticism.JPL · 9630
9631 Hubertreeves1993 SL6Hubert Reeves, a professional astronomer at the French CNRS.JPL · 9631
9632 Sudo1993 TK3Kenichi Sudo (born 1958), a Japanese medical technologist and amateur astronomer.JPL · 9632
9633 Cotur1993 UP8Peter Cotur (born 1944), Belgian scientific journalistMPC · 9633
9634 Vodice1993 XBAntonio Nino Vodice (born 1943) an Italian banking accountant and amateur astronomer, who is a member of the astronomical society at the Farra d'Isonzo Observatory (Circolo Culturale Astronomico di Farra d'Isonzo) responsible for public relations and organizing conferences.IAU · 9634
9637 Perryrose1994 PJ2Perry J. Rose (born 1966) is a former member of the Palomar Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey and currently lead solar observer on the 18-meter solar tower at Mt. Wilson Observatory.JPL · 9637
9638 Fuchs1994 PO7Leonhard Fuchs (1501–1566), German botanist and physicianMPC · 9638
9639 Scherer1994 PS11Marc Scherer (born 1944), Belgian scientistMPC · 9639
9640 Lippens1994 PP26Carlos Lippens (born 1945), Belgian scientistMPC · 9640
9641 Demazière1994 PB30Martine De Mazière (born 1960), Belgian scientistMPC · 9641
9642 Takatahiro1994 RUHiroyuki Takata (born 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and chief editor of the newsletter of the Chiba Science Society.JPL · 9642
9645 Grünewald1995 AO4Matthias Grünewald (c. 1460–1528), German Renaissance painter and watercolor artist. His original name was Mathis Gothart Neithardt (or Niethart). His masterpiece is the Isenheimer altar in Colmar, one of the great works of Western art, featuring spiritual and realistic scenes juxtaposed and notable for the variety and beauty of the colors. Paul Hindemith made Grünewald's life the subject of his opera and symphony Mathis der Maler.JPL · 9645
9648 Gotouhideo1995 UB9Gotou Hideo (born 1951) is a Japanese amateur astronomer who was born in Oogaki, Gifu prefecture. He has coordinated an observatory at Ooto-mura and also designed a 0.25-m reflector there after he graduated from Doshisha University.JPL · 9648
9649 Junfukue1995 XGJun Fukue (born 1956), professor at Osaka Kyoiku University, works on theoretical studies concerning accretion disks embedded in quasars and black holes. He also has engaged in science outreach and has published many popular-level books on astronomy.JPL · 9649
9650 Okadaira1995 YGThe Okadaira Shell Mound located in Miho village, Ibaraki prefecture, was built on the south coast of Lake Kasumigaura about 7,000 to 3,500 years ago. The research by Sasaki and Iijima in 1879 is appreciated as "the Starting Point of Japanese Archeology". It was the first Japanese-only excavation.JPL · 9650
9651 Arii-SooHoo1996 AJComputer mathematician Vicki Arii-SooHoo (born 1962) became team leader at AMOS in 1997 and is directly responsible for the successes of the AMOS program. With untiring support from her family, she has dedicated long hours and sleepless nights to ensure that the AMOS team is productive, efficient and motivated.JPL · 9651
9654 Seitennokai1996 AQ2Seitennokai, an astronomy club in Japan, which was founded in 1985, with about 20 members.JPL · 9654
9655 Yaburanger1996 CH1Yaburanger is a nickname for Japanese amateur castle researchers in Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures. `Yabu' means bush in Japanese. The Yaburangers explore castles from the Middle Ages, and they wrote the book Castles in Ibaraki.JPL · 9655
9657 Učka1996 DG2Učka, the highest mountain on the Istrian peninsula, which extends into the northern Adriatic sea.JPL · 9657
9658 Imabari1996 DD3Imabari, Japanese cityMPC · 9658
9661 Hohmann1996 FU13Walter Hohmann, German civil engineer †[19]MPC · 9661
9662 Frankhubbard1996 GSFrank Hubbard (1920–1976), an American harpsichord maker.JPL · 9662
9663 Zwin1996 GC18Zwin, natural reserve on the Belgian-Dutch coast †[20]MPC · 9663
9664 Brueghel1996 HT14Pieter Brueghel, Flemish painterMPC · 9664
9665 Inastronoviny1996 LAIAN, or Instantní Astronomické Noviny, is a Czech Internet Astronomical Newspaper founded by Jirí Dusek and Rudolf Novák in Brno in 1997.JPL · 9665
9667 Amastrinc1997 HC16Amateur Astronomers, Inc., now at Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey, where it built the William Miller Sperry ObservatoryJPL · 9667
9668 Tianyahaijiao1997 LN"Tianya Haijiao", which literally means "edge of the sky, rim of the sea", is the name of a famous rocky outcrop of historical significance on the south coast of Hainan Island just to the west of Sanya, the southernmost city in ChinaJPL · 9668
9669 Symmetria1997 NC3Name suggested by the palindromic shape of the numeral 9669, and the fact that each pair of its digits is invariant under a rotation by 180 degreesJPL · 9669
9670 Magni1997 NJ10Gianfranco Magni (born 1943), who joined the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale in Rome in 1975. He has worked on the physics of stellar interiors, in particular on the equation of the state of gas at high pressure and temperature. Currently, his main field of interest is the origin of the solar system and of planetary systems in general, with special attention to the structure and evolution of circumstellar disks and the formation of giant planets. Involved also in the study of the origin and structure of comets, he is a team member of the cometary mission Rosetta. A lover of early music, he plays the recorder and belongs to two musical groups, "L´Amoroso Cantar" (Medieval music) and "Il Martellato" (Renaissance music)JPL · 9670
9671 Hemera1997 TU9Hemera, the primordial Greek goddess of bright day. She is the daughter of the goddess of night Nykta and the god of darkness Erebus. Hemera means "day" in Greek and gives rise to the word "ephemeris".JPL · 9671
9672 Rosenbergerezek1997 TA10Kamila Rosenberger and Tomaš Rezek, friends of the discoverer (Tomaš worked for two years at Ondřejov Observatory); the asteroid was named on the occasion of Tomáš and Kamila's marriage on 19 June 1999 †[21]MPC · 9672
9673 Kunishimakoto1997 UC25For 21 years, Makoto Kunishi (born 1954) was a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. His lectures were so powerful that many listeners were spellbound. The name was suggested by O. MuramatsuJPL · 9673
9674 Slovenija1998 QU15Slovenia, the European nation and former Yugoslav republic in which the Črni Vrh Observatory is situated. This is the first minor planet credited to Slovenian astronomers.JPL · 9674
9676 Eijkman2023 P-LChristiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1929 (with Hopkins) †[20]MPC · 9676
9677 Gowlandhopkins2532 P-LFrederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1929 (with Eijkman) †[20]MPC · 9677
9678 van der Meer2584 P-LSimon van der Meer, Dutch physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994 †[20]MPC · 9678
9679 Crutzen2600 P-LPaul Crutzen, Dutch chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995 †[20]MPC · 9679
9680 Molina3557 P-LMario J. Molina (born 1943), a Mexican physical chemist and co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995, awarded for work in atmospheric chemistry.JPL · 9680
9681 Sherwoodrowland4069 P-LF. Sherwood Rowland (1927–2012), American chemist and co-recipientof the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995, awarded for work in atmospheric chemistry.JPL · 9681
9682 Gravesande4073 P-LWillem Jacob 's Gravesande, Dutch scientist and lawyer †[20]MPC · 9682
9683 Rambaldo4099 P-LAlfred Emile Rambaldo (1879–1911), born on the island of Java, did extensive research on the upper layers of the atmosphere. He was also a great promoter of aviation, especially balloons/airships in the Netherlands and in the Dutch East Indies, where he died during a balloon accident. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger.JPL · 9683
9684 Olieslagers4113 P-LJan Olieslagers (1883–1942), Belgian aviation pioneer, caused the airport Deurne (Antwerp International Airport) to be built. In 1910 he made the first overland flight between two cities in the Netherlands. His popularity helped to promote aviation there and in Belgium. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger.JPL · 9684
9685 Korteweg4247 P-LDiederik Korteweg, Dutch mathematician †[20]MPC · 9685
9686 Keesom4604 P-LWillem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist †[20]MPC · 9686
9687 Uhlenbeck4614 P-LGeorge Eugene Uhlenbeck, Dutch-born American physicist †[20]MPC · 9687
9688 Goudsmit4665 P-LSamuel Abraham Goudsmit, Dutch-born American physicist, member of the ALSOS Commission †[20]MPC · 9688
9689 Freudenthal4831 P-LHans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician †[20]MPC · 9689
9690 Houtgast6039 P-LJacob Houtgast (1908–1982), a Dutch solar physicist, was associate professor at University of Utrecht, known for his much-quoted 1942 paper on noncoherent scattering of light in Fraunhofer lines. Famous as a scientific eclipse observer, he chaired the IAU's subcommittee for solar eclipses.JPL · 9690
9691 Zwaan6053 P-LCornelis Zwaan (1928–1999), professor of astrophysics at Utrecht University, was a recognized authority on solar and stellar magnetism. Just before his death he finished a book (with C. J. Schrijver) on stellar magnetic fields. The name was suggested by C. de Jager.JPL · 9691
9692 Kuperus6354 P-LMax Kuperus (born 1936), professor of astrophysics at Utrecht University, and a department chairman at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, specialized in theoretical magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics. He wrote one of the first papers on the heating of the solar corona.JPL · 9692
9693 Bleeker6547 P-LJohan Bleeker (J. A. M. Bleeker), Dutch astronomer, Director of the Netherlands Foundation for Space Research †[20]MPC · 9693
9694 Lycomedes6581 P-LLycomedes, from Greek mythology, was king of Scyros during the Trojan war. At his court Thetis hid her son Achilles, dressed in girl's clothes to save him from the Trojan war. He was found by Odysseus.JPL · 9694
9695 Johnheise6583 P-LJohn Heise (born 1942), professor of general physics at Utrecht University, specialized in high-energy space physics. In 1975 he discovered and detected sources of galactic x-ray bursts (1975). He was among the discoverers in 1998 of the origin of the cosmic \gamma -ray bursts. The name was suggested by C. de Jager.JPL · 9695
9696 Jaffe6628 P-LWalter J. Jaffe (born 1947) is an American astronomer at Leiden Observatory with an interest in galaxies, their dynamics, internal and external (clusters) and gas processes therein. He also contributed to the software for the Hubble telescopeJPL · 9696
9697 Louwman1295 T-1Peter J. K. Louwman (born 1935), a well-known popularizer of astronomy, was secretary for many years of the working group Moon and Planets of the Dutch Society for Astronomy and Meteorology. He is an expert on the history of telescope building.JPL · 9697
9698 Idzerda2205 T-1Hanso Henricus Schotanus Steringa Idzerda (1885–1944), a Dutch radio pioneer, invented the vacuum triode for amplifying audio and radio signals. In November 1919 he started the first radio broadcasting station in the world from The Hague.JPL · 9698
9699 Baumhauer3036 T-1Albert Gillis von Baumhauer (1891–1939), a Dutch aviation pioneer, invented the tail rotor for helicopters and built the first Dutch helicopter, which took off on 1925 Dec. 17. He was strongly involved in pioneering gliding in the Netherlands and was killed in the Boeing Stratoliner plane crash in 1939.JPL · 9699
9700 Paech3058 T-1Wolfgang Paech (born 1951) is an electronic engineer on the staff of the Institute of Geodesy at the University of Hannover, where he serves as technical manager of the astronomical station. An enthusiastic amateur astronomer, Paech is a keen observer of solar phenomena and eclipses. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel.[22]JPL · 9700


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9701 Mak1157 T-2Arie Mak (born 1914), a Dutch amateur astronomers, active in lunar occultations and solar observations. He developed scientific instrumentation for and joined in the eclipse expeditions of 1959 and 1966. He received the Van der Bilt Prize in 1951.JPL · 9701
9702 Tomvandijk2108 T-2Thomas van Dijk (born 1915), versatile Dutch amateur astronomer, specialized in spectroscopic, nuclear and photographic techniques. He wrote 45 papers, including one in Nature on lunar luminescence and one on radioactivity of a meteorite in the 1953 Liège Colloquium proceedings.JPL · 9702
9703 Sussenbach3146 T-2John Sussenbach (born 1938) is a Dutch amateur astronomer known for his excellent sky photographs. He founded the Dutch Working Group for Sky Photography and received the Van der Bilt Prize. The name was suggested by C. de Jager.JPL · 9703
9704 Georgebeekman5469 T-2George W. E. Beekman (born 1944) is one of the Netherlands' best science writers in the field of astronomy, known for his weekly contributions in the daily paper NRC-Handelsblad. He has been editor-in-chief of the journal Zenit and is still a member of the editorial board of that monthly. The name was suggested by C. de Jager.JPL · 9704
9705 Drummen3137 T-3Mat Drummen (born 1945) has been director of "de Koepel", the Dutch center for dissemination of information on astronomy, space science and meteorology since 1975. He is author of the annual Sterrengids and coeditor of the Dutch popular journal Zenit. The name was suggested by C. de Jager.JPL · 9705
9706 Bouma3176 T-3Reinder J. Bouma (born 1949), one of the best known Dutch amateur astronomers.JPL · 9706
9707 Petruskoning3226 T-3Petrus A. Koning (born 1934) has organized youth astronomy camps. Founder of the Bussloo Public Observatory, he was long a member of the observatory board. In 1995 he received the Van der Bilt Prize for his efforts to promote astronomy in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger.JPL · 9707
9708 Gouka4140 T-3Adriaan Jacobus Gouka (1879–1963) and Christiaan A. C. Nell founded NVWS, the Dutch Astronomical and Meteorological Society on 1 September 1901. The name was suggested by H. van Woerden.JPL · 9708
9709 Chrisnell5192 T-3Christiaan A. C. Nell (1875–1960) was cofounder, together with Adriaan J. Gouka, of the Dutch Astronomical and Meteorological Society. With 4000 members, the society continues to flourish on its 100th anniversary. The name was suggested by H. van Woerden.MPC · 9709
9711 Želetava1972 PABearing a 13:12:5 Pythagorean relationship to (8964) [Corvus] Corax and (3735) Trebon, (9711) Zeletava is a small Moravian town near the center of the hypotenuse of a similar triangle with short leg centered on Trebon, Bohemia, and long leg running through Vranov (crow, Corvus), Moravia, and Raabs (raven, Corax), Austria.JPL · 9711
9712 Nauplius1973 SO1Nauplius, from Greek mythology, a son of Poseidon and Amymone. He was king of Euboea and father of Palamedes.JPL · 9712
9713 Oceax1973 SP1Oceax, from Greek mythology, is the son of Nauplius of Euboea and brother of Palamedes.JPL · 9713
9714 Piazzismyth1975 LF1Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819–1900) was an Italian-born British astronomer, working on spherical astronomy and geodesy in South Africa, before becomming the 2nd Astronomer Royal for Scotland. He is known for his work on solar spectroscopy and his pyramidological and metrological studies of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The lunar crater Piazzi Smyth (crater) is named after him.IAU · 9714
9715 Paolotanga1975 SB1Paolo Tanga (born 1966), an adjoint astronomer at the Observatoire de la Côte d´Azur.JPL · 9715
9716 Severina1975 UESeverina Feitknecht-Gallati (1945–2000), who hailed from Glarus, the same home town as the discoverer, was a highly esteemed physician at Interlaken.JPL · 9716
9717 Lyudvasilia1976 SR5Lyudmila Vasil'evna Shaposhnikova (born 1926), orientalist and writer.JPL · 9717
9718 Gerbefremov1976 YR1Gerbert Alexandrovich Efremov (born 1933), a Russian designer of space technology, created the Proton rocket and Almaz space stations. He is a member of Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics and was decorated with the Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the International Association of Peace Foundations.JPL · 9718
9719 Yakage1977 DF2With the neighboring town of Kamogata, the town of Yakage borders the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.JPL · 9719
9720 Ulfbirgitta1980 FH1Ulf and Birgitta Heyman, friends of the discoverer †[23]MPC · 9720
9721 Doty1980 GBArthur G. Doty (1951–1999), an amateur astronomer.JPL · 9721
9722 Levi-Montalcini1981 EZIn 1952 Italian neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini (born 1909) discovered the Nerve Growth Factor, the protein responsible for the nervous system cell proliferation. Winner of the 1986 Nobel prize for Medicine, she promotes programs for educating women in developing countriesJPL · 9722
9723 Binyang1981 EP13Bin Yang (born 1977), a research fellow at the European Southern Observatory in Chile.JPL · 9723
9724 Villanueva1981 EW17Geronimo L. Villanueva (born 1978), a research assistant professor of physics at Catholic University of America.JPL · 9724
9725 Wainscoat1981 EE19Richard J. Wainscoat (born 1961), an astronomer at the University of Hawaii.JPL · 9725
9726 Verbiscer1981 EY19Anne J. Verbiscer (born 1964), an associate research professor at the University of Virginia.JPL · 9726
9727 Skrutskie1981 EW24Michael F. Skrutskie (born 1959), a professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia.JPL · 9727
9728 Videen1981 EX38Gordon Videen (born 1964), a research scientist with the Space Science Institute of Boulder, Colorado.JPL · 9728
9732 Juchnovski1984 SJ7Ivan Juchnovski (born 1937), president of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1996.JPL · 9732
9733 Valtikhonov1985 SC3Valentin Fedorovich Tikhonov (1938–2004), Russian astrophysicist and member of the Russian Mission Control Center, took an active part in realization of many deep space missions. He also developed a relativistic theory of the inner planets, as well as new theories of the motions of comet 1P/Halley and the satellites of Mars.JPL · 9733
9737 Dudarova1986 SC2Veronica Borisovna Dudarova (born 1916), the only woman conductor in Russia.JPL · 9737
9739 Powell1987 SH7James Lawrence Powell, director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, professor of geology at Oberlin College.JPL · 9739
9741 Solokhin1987 UU4Valentin Fedorovich Solokhin (born 1933), the director general of a company in Surgut of the Tyumen province in Siberia.JPL · 9741
9742 Worpswede1987 WT1German town of Worpswede, home of an artistic community of the same nameJPL · 9742
9743 Tohru1988 GDTohru Takahashi (born 1959) is a professor of information optics at the Oita National College of Technology. His research interest includes adaptive optics. As an amateur astronomer, he has led the Astronomical Society of Oita since its foundation. The name was suggested by Y. Yamada.JPL · 9743
9744 Nielsen1988 JWAs the physician responsible for the mental and physical fitness of a close-knit team of researchers, construction workers and support staff at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station, Jerri Nielsen (born 1952) is noted for her friendship and concern for the "Polies" and her courage to face her own serious illness.JPL · 9744
9745 Shinkenwada1988 VYShinken Wada, Japanese NHK announcer.JPL · 9745
9746 Kazukoichikawa1988 VS1Kazuko Ichikawa, Japanese teddy-bear artistMPC · 9746
9748 van Ostaijen1989 CS2Paul van Ostaijen (1896–1928), Flemish poet who influenced Belgian and Dutch poetry.MPC · 9748
9749 Van den Eijnde1989 GC1Peter Van den Eijnde (born 1966) has academic degrees in German philology and management and has always been active in astronomy. During the 1980s he helped the discoverer with the reduction of astrometric work. He is now park manager of the Antwerp Zoo.JPL · 9749
9751 Kadota1990 QMKen-ichi Kadota (born 1961), a computer engineer and renowned amateur astronomer in Ageo, Saitama prefecture.JPL · 9751
9756 Ezaki1991 CC3Yusuke Ezaki (born 1957), a CCD astrometric observer in Toyonaka, Osaka prefecture.JPL · 9756
9757 Felixdejager1991 GA6Felix de Jager (born 1999) is the second grandson of the discoverer and son of Sigyn and Philip de Jager-Elst. The fourth generation of professional musicians, Felix shows great love and ability for musical performance.JPL · 9757
9758 Dainty1991 GZ9John Christopher Dainty (born 1947), British optical physicist and professor of optics at Imperial College, London.MPC · 9758
9761 Krautter1991 RR4Joachim Krautter (born 1948) is associate director of the Heidelberg Königstuhl Observatory and a well-known expert on pre-main-sequence stars and novae. He is also engaged in European astronomical organizations and serves as president of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (2002–2005).JPL · 9761
9762 Hermannhesse1991 RA5Hermann Hesse, German writerMPC · 9762
9764 Morgenstern1991 UE5Christian Morgenstern, German poet, writer and translatorMPC · 9764
9766 Bradbury1992 DZ2Ray Douglas Bradbury (born 1920), the critically acclaimed science fiction author whose works include The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man.JPL · 9766
9767 Midsomer Norton1992 EB1Midsomer Norton, English townMPC · 9767
9768 Stephenmaran1992 GB1Stephen P. Maran (born 1938), American astronomer and veteran of the space program, has made outstanding contributions to public understanding of astronomy as press officer for the American Astronomical Society. He has conducted professional research on many different telescopes and has lectured and written extensively on space discoveries.JPL · 9768
9769 Nautilus1993 DG2Nautilus, submarine in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.JPL · 9769
9770 Discovery1993 EE"Discovery" was the name of the spaceship in Arthur Clarke's novel and Stanley Kubrick's movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is also the name of one of NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery.JPL · 9770
9774 Annjudge1993 NOAnn Campana Judge (1951–2001), the travel office manager for the National Geographic Society.JPL · 9774
9775 Joeferguson1993 OH12Joe Ferguson (1962–2001), director of the geography education outreach program for the National Geographic Society.JPL · 9775
9777 Enterprise1994 OBThe Starship Enterprise, of Star Trek fame, or the Space Shuttle of the same name.JPL · 9777
9778 Isabelallende1994 PA19Isabel Allende, Chilean writer.JPL · 9778
9780 Bandersnatch1994 SBBandersnatch, from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky.JPL · 9780
9781 Jubjubbird1994 UB1Jubjub Bird, from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky.JPL · 9781
9782 Edo1994 WMEdo is the former name for Tokyo, the capital and largest city of Japan.JPL · 9782
9783 Tensho-kan1994 YD1Tensho-kan, the first planetarium in Japan, located at the science center in Osaka.JPL · 9783
9784 Yotsubashi1994 YJ1Yotsubashi, in the center of Osaka, is where the astronomers of the Edo period observed eclipses.JPL · 9784
9785 Senjikan1994 YX1Senjikan, an astronomy group in Osaka in the Edo period.JPL · 9785
9786 Gakutensoku1995 BBGakutensoku, the first Japanese robot, created in 1928 by Makoto Nishimura.JPL · 9786
9788 Yagami1995 EQ1Junko Yagami (born 1958), a renowned singer-songwriter.JPL · 9788
9790 Deipyrus1995 OK8Deipyrus, from Greek mythology. During the Trojan War, he was one of seven captains of sentinels sent to guard the Greek ships. He was later killed by the prophet Helenus, King Priam's son.IAU · 9790
9791 Kamiyakurai1995 YD1Yakuraisan, popularly called Kami Fuji, is a mountain located in the town of Kami in northeastern Japan. People come here to enjoy beautiful seasonal nature, flowers and starry nights.JPL · 9791
9792 Nonodakesan1996 BX1Nonodakesan is a mountain located in the town of Wakuya in northeastern Japan. Konpo-ji Temple, popularly called Nonodake Kannon, was constructed on the summit of Nonodake in the eighth century.JPL · 9792
9793 Torvalds1996 BW4Linus Benedict Torvalds, Finnish developer of Linux.JPL · 9793
9795 Deprez1996 GJ19Brigitte Deprez (born 1939), the wife of Uccle astronomer Jozef Denoyelle, colleague of the discoverer.JPL · 9795
9796 Robotti1996 HWAurelio Robotti (1913–1994) was a lieutenant in the Italian Air Engineers and later professor in aerospace engineering at the Turin Polytechnic. He began studies on rocket fuel using liquid oxygen and ethanol, and tested the first Italian-built liquid-fuel missile.JPL · 9796
9797 Raes1996 HR21Hugo Raes (born 1929), a Flemish writer.JPL · 9797
9799 Thronium1996 RJThronium, near the river Boagrius, was one of the places from which the Locrians joined the Achean forces.IAU · 9799
9800 Shigetoshi1997 ES2Shigetoshi Inoue (born 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and a key member of Ota Astronomical Club.JPL · 9800


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
9804 Shrikulkarni1997 NUShrinivas Kulkarni (born 1956) was a co-discoverer of the first millisecond pulsar, the first optical counterpart of a binary pulsar, the first pulsar in a globular cluster, the extragalactic origin of gamma-ray bursts and the first brown dwarf.JPL · 9804
9807 Rhene1997 SJ4Rhene, a nymph from Greek mythology. She was the mother of Medon, one of the Achaean Leaders, who took over Philoctetes' men after the latter was bitten by a snake.IAU · 9807
9809 Jimdarwin1998 RZ5James L. Darwin (born 1939), instrument maker at Lowell Observatory.JPL · 9809
9810 Elanfiller1998 RJ65Elan Eng Filler (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project.JPL · 9810
9811 Cavadore1998 STCyril Cavadore (born 1969), French electronic engineer and discoverer of minor planets at the European Southern Observatory (Src)MPC · 9811
9812 Danco1998 SJ144Emile Danco (1869–1898), who participated in the Antarctic expedition of Adrien de Gerlache, was responsible for the photography and observation of geomagnetism. He died during the trip, and his body was buried at sea near a newly discovered land, named Dancoland.JPL · 9812
9813 Rozgaj1998 TP5Slavko Rozgaj (1895–1978), director of the Zagreb Observatory, was a prolific author of astronomy books and articles. His best-known book is A Book About Stars.MPC · 9813
9814 Ivobenko1998 UU18Baron Ivo von Benko of Bojnik (1851–1903) was the director of the Pola Observatory. He developed systematic work on the meridian circle and compiled a catalogue of fundamental stars. He is best known for the observation that ruled out the existence of the earth's second moon.JPL · 9814
9815 Mariakirch2079 P-LMaria Margarethe Kirch, née Winkelmann (1670–1720), wife and mother of astronomers, was an astronomer in her own right, observing, computing and publishing calendars, working in Berlin and Danzig. Although the comet of April 1702 was first credited to her husband, she was later acknowledged as the discoverer.JPL · 9815
9816 von Matt2643 P-LBaroness Elisabeth von Matt (Elisabeth Freiin von Matt), Austrian astronomer.JPL · 9816
9817 Thersander6540 P-LThersander, a son of the Theban Polynices, was wounded by Telephus and later was one of the heroes in the Wooden Horse.JPL · 9817
9818 Eurymachos6591 P-LEurymachos, one of the heroes hidden in the Wooden Horse.JPL · 9818
9819 Sangerhausen2172 T-1In the vicinity of the German city of Sangerhausen, a remarkable archaeological object was unearthed.JPL · 9819
9820 Hempel3064 T-1Rolf Hempel (born 1956) is a German mathematician and amateur astronomer who determined many high-quality positions of minor planets using a quite unconventional measuring device. His orbit determination software is still in use at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel.JPL · 9820
9821 Gitakresáková4033 T-1Margita Kresáková (née Margita Vozárová), Slovak astronomer, wife of astronomer Ľubor Kresák; Comet Vozárová is also named after her †[24]MPC · 9821
9822 Hajduková4114 T-1Mária Hajduková (born 1934), a Slovak astronomer currently at the Astronomical Institute Comenius University, Bratislava (Modra Observatory), has been active in interplanetary matter research, mainly meteors---multicolor photometry and radiation (dependence of the color index on velocity). She educated a whole generation of astronomers in Slovakia.JPL · 9822
9823 Annantalová4271 T-1Anna Antalová (born 1936) has worked at the Astronomical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranská Lomnica, since 1958. She made various analyses of solar phenomena and significant contributions to the study of solar flares as well as solar cycle characteristics. The name was suggested by D. Chochol.JPL · 9823
9824 Marylea3033 T-2Mary Lea Shane, née Heger (1897–1983), wife of Lick Observatory director C. Donald Shane.JPL · 9824
9825 Oetken1214 T-3Lore Oetken (born 1929) has made significant contributions to the fields of magnetic stars, polarimetry and spectroscopy, a prominent part of the astronomical research at the Potsdam Observatory. The citation was prepared by A. Schnell.JPL · 9825
9826 Ehrenfreund2114 T-3Pascale Ehrenfreund, Dutch astrobiologist †[25]MPC · 9826
9828 Antimachos1973 SSAntimachos, one of the heroes hidden in the Wooden Horse.JPL · 9828
9829 Murillo1973 SJ1Bartolomé Estéban Murillo (1618–1682) created many religious paintings for churches. The painter from Seville is famous for his genre pictures of children that were poor but happy, and these are imitated even today.JPL · 9829
9830 Franciswasiak1978 VE11Francis C. Wasiak (born 1966) is the "Ground Systems Manager" and "Concept of Operations Lead" of the Lucy mission.IAU · 9830
9831 Simongreen1979 QZSimon F. Green, British astronomer †[26]MPC · 9831
9832 Xiaobinwang1981 EH3Xiao-bin Wang (born 1966), an astronomer at the Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences.JPL · 9832
9833 Rilke1982 DW3Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poetMPC · 9833
9834 Kirsanov1982 TS1Semen Isaakovich Kirsanov (1906–1972), Russian poetMPC · 9834
9836 Aarseth1985 TUSverre Aarseth (Årseth), Norwegian astronomer.JPL · 9836
9837 Jerryhorow1986 AA2Jerome Horowitz, father of the discoverer.JPL · 9837
9838 Falz-Fein1987 RN6Baron Eduard Aleksandrovich von Falz-Fein (born 1912) is an outstanding collector of works of art and historical documents, known for his charity. Born in Russia, his uncle Friedrich Falz-Fein was the founder in 1875 of the well-known reserve Askania-Nova in Ukraine.JPL · 9838
9839 Crabbegat1988 CT2Crabbegat is an idyllic road at the border of the Wolvendael park, close to the Royal Observatory at Uccle. The name might refer to "crab", although Uccle is located near neither the sea nor even a stream.JPL · 9839
9841 Mašek1988 UTMartin Mašek (born 1988) is an avid observer of deep-sky objects, variable stars, comets and asteroids.JPL · 9841
9842 Funakoshi1989 AS1Hiromi Funakoshi (born 1961) works in Gifu prefecture's Fujihashi village office. He previously contributed to the spread of astronomy awareness as a researcher at Nishi Mino Observatory and still performs volunteer work there.JPL · 9842
9843 Braidwood1989 AL3Thomas Braidwood (1715–1806), a Scottish teacher of the deaf.JPL · 9843
9844 Otani1989 WF1Toyokazu Otani (born 1928), first lecturer at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.JPL · 9844
9845 Okamuraosamu1990 FM1Osamu Okamura (born 1954) is a Japanese certified public accountant and an amateur astronomer.JPL · 9845
9848 Yugra1990 QX17Yugra is the historical name, used in Russia in medieval times, of the vast area to the east of the Northern Urals, extending to the river Taz. Inhabited then by the Hanty and Mansi tribes, it is now part of the territory of the Hanty-Mansi autonomous area within the Russian Federation.JPL · 9848
9850 Ralphcopeland1990 TM5Ralph Copeland (1837–1905), an English astronomer and 3rd Astronomer Royal for Scotland, was an observer of comets and discoverer of planetary nebula by means of visual spectroscopy. He also observed the 1874 and 1882 transits of Venus and used the Leviathan of Parsonstown telescope to re-visit the nebulae in the catalogues of Charles Messier and John Herschel, and discovered several NGC objects including the Copeland Septet.IAU · 9850
9851 Sakamoto1990 UG3Makoto Sakamoto, a research fellow of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory.JPL · 9851
9852 Gora1990 YXRonald Gora (born 1933), a former American swimmer.JPL · 9852
9853 l'Épée1991 AN2Charles-Michel de l'Épée (1712–1789) was a French philanthropic educator who has become known as the "Father of the Deaf", as he believed that the deaf were capable of acquiring language. He founded the first free public school for the deaf in Paris in 1760.IAU · 9853
9854 Karlheinz1991 AC3Karlheinz Müller (born 1943), a German amateur astronomer and an agricultural clerk by profession. From his youth on, he committed himself to astrophotography and brightness estimates of variable stars. He has directed the Volkssternwarte Drebach since 1969 and oversaw the completion of a Zeiss planetarium and a new main building. He has helped popularize astronomy for people of all ages. Müller created the conditions for observing minor planets in Drebach. This minor planet was numbered with the help of positions observed in Drebach in 1996 and 1998.JPL · 9854
9855 Thomasdick1991 CUThomas Dick (1774–1857) a Scottish astronomer, science teacher, writer and church minister, known for combining science, religion and philosophy and who had a substantial impact on the American education system.IAU · 9855
9857 Hecamede1991 ENHecamede, daughter of Arsinoos from Greek mythology. She was held captive by King Nestor.IAU · 9857
9859 Van Lierde1991 PE5Edmond Van Lierde (1888–1964), a brilliant student at the University of Brussels, later professor of mathematics, promoted modern mathematics and introduced this new discipline into Belgium. He was also a splendid pianist and an excellent tennis player.JPL · 9859
9860 Archaeopteryx1991 PW9Archaeopteryx, the early bird that had a dinosaur-like skeleton.JPL · 9860
9861 Jahreiss1991 RB3Hartmut Jahreiß (born 1942), a staff astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut.JPL · 9861
9863 Reichardt1991 RJ7Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composerMPC · 9863
9865 Akiraohta1991 TP1Akira Ohta (1951–2002), an amateur observer of meteors and comets.JPL · 9865
9866 Kanaimitsuo1991 TV4Mitsuo Kanai (born 1946), a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo for 15 years. JPLMPC · 9866
9869 Yadoumaru1992 CD1Yasushi Yadoumaru (born 1965), a research fellow at the Misato Observatory.JPL · 9869
9870 Maehata1992 DAHideko Maehata (née Hideco Hyodo, 1914–1995), born in Hashimoto city, Wakayama Prefecture, won the gold medal for the 200-m breast-stroke event in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. She was the first Japanese female Olympic gold medalist.JPL · 9870
9871 Jeon1992 DG1Jeon San-Woon (born 1928), a historian of Korean astronomy and technology.JPL · 9871
9872 Solf1992 DJ4Josef K. M. Solf (born 1934), professor of astronomy at Heidelberg and Jena, and since 1994 director of the Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg.JPL · 9872
9873 Freundlich1992 GHErwin Finlay-Freundlich (1885–1964) was a German astronomer at Berlin Observatory and later professor at St. Andrews University in Scotland, who designed the Einstein Tower solar telescope at Potsdam, which was built to support experiments and observations to validate Albert Einstein's relativity theory.IAU · 9873
9878 Sostero1994 FQGiovanni Sostero, Italian aerospace engineer and amateur astronomer†[27]MPC · 9878
9879 Mammuthus1994 PZ29Mammuthus or woolly mammoth was a kind of elephant, about 4 meters tall, with dense dark hair and an 8-cm-thick layer of fat, protecting the animal from the cold.JPL · 9879
9880 Stegosaurus1994 PQ31Stegosaurus, a large dinosaur, 6 to 9 meters long, with a characteristic double row of large bony plates along the back.JPL · 9880
9881 Sampson1994 SERalph Allen Sampson (1866–1939) was an Irish-British astronomer and 5th Astronomer Royal for Scotland, whose research included the color temperature of stars and the theory of the motions of the four Galilean moons. The lunar crater Sampson is named after him.IAU · 9881
9882 Stallman1994 SS9Richard Stallman (born 1953), the founder of the GNU Project and an advocate and developer of free software.JPL · 9882
9883 Veecas1994 TU1The Ventura County Astronomical Society (VCAS) on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. The discoverer of this minor planet, John E. Rogers at Camarillo Observatory (670), is a co-founder of VCAS (Src).IAU · 9883
9884 Příbram1994 TN3Príbram, the town in central Bohemia, was the impact site, on 7 April 1959, of the first photographic detection of a meteorite fall. Analysis of the fireball trajectory by Z. Ceplecha led to the discovery of four meteorites.JPL · 9884
9885 Linux1994 TM14The Linux kernel was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991.JPL · 9885
9886 Aoyagi1994 VM7Fusao Aoyagi (born 1952), the president of astronomical society in the town of Ishikawa, Fukushima prefecture.JPL · 9886
9887 Ashikaga1995 AHThe city of Ashikaga in the south of Tochigi prefecture is the birthplace of the discoverer. The city has been well known for its textiles since ancient times.JPL · 9887
9891 Stephensmith1995 XN1Stephen Smith, American publisher of The Shallow Sky Bulletin from 1986 to 2000; the SSB contained cometary ephemerides.JPL · 9891
9892 Meigetsuki1995 YN3Meigetsuki (明月記; The Record of the Clear Moon) a diary written by Japanese poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241), containing astronomical events, such as SN 1054, a supernova explosion from which the Crab Nebula formed.IAU · 9892
9893 Sagano1996 AA1The Sagano district is located in the western part of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the city's most popular area for sightseeing, known for its bamboo forest and Zen temples. The historic place has been visited by imperial family, aristocrats, and the literati since the 9th century.IAU · 9893
9897 Malerba1996 CX7Franco Malerba (born 1946), the first Italian astronaut.JPL · 9897
9898 Yoshiro1996 DFYoshiro Yamada (born 1954), a leading popularizer of astronomy in Japan. He worked at the National Astronomical Observatory as a public outreach official, and also at museums in Sagamihara, Yokohama and Tokyo. He translated Don Yeomans' book on near-earth objects into Japanese.JPL · 9898
9899 Greaves1996 EHWilliam Michael Herbert Greaves (1897–1955) was a British astronomer and 6th Astronomer Royal for Scotland known for his work on stellar spectrophotometry and advocacy for the proposed Jodrell Bank Observatory. The lunar crater Greaves is named after him.IAU · 9899
9900 Llull1997 LL6Ramon Llull (1232–1316), a Catalan writer, philosopher, mystic, missionary and man of science, born in Mallorca. Among his more than 265 works and treatises, his Tractatus novus de astronomia, written in Paris around 1297, adheres to the ideas of Ptolomy.JPL · 9900


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9902 Kirkpatrick1997 NYRalph Kirkpatrick (1911–1984), eminent American harpsichordist, clavichordist, musicologist and teacher.JPL · 9902
9903 Leonhardt1997 NA1Gustav Leonhardt (1928–2012), Dutch clavecinist, organist and musicologist.[20]MPC · 9903
9904 Mauratombelli1997 OC1Maura Tombelli (born 1952), Italian astronomer and discoverer of minor planetsMPC · 9904
9905 Tiziano4611 P-LTiziano Vecellio (Titian; c. 1477 or 1490–1576), a typical Renaissance painter.JPL · 9905
9906 Tintoretto6523 P-LJacopo Robusti (1518–1594), called Tintoretto, Italian (Venetian) painter.JPL · 9906
9907 Oileus6541 P-LOileus, the father of Ajax the Little. Next to Achilles, Ajax was the fastest-running Greek hero.JPL · 9907
9908 Aue2140 T-1Hartmann von Aue (born c. 1160–70, died c. 1210–20), a German poet and knightJPL · 9908
9909 Eschenbach4355 T-1Wolfram von Eschenbach (1168–1220) was, with von Aue and Gottfried von Strassburg, one of the greatest poets of medieval times.JPL · 9909
9910 Vogelweide3181 T-2Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170–1230), a German lyric poet.JPL · 9910
9911 Quantz4129 T-2Johann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773), a German flutist and composer.JPL · 9911
9912 Donizetti2078 T-3Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), Italian composer.JPL · 9912
9913 Humperdinck4071 T-3Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921), a German composer.JPL · 9913
9914 Obukhova1976 UJ4Nadezhda Andreevna Obukhova (1886–1961), a Russian singer.MPC · 9914
9915 Potanin1977 RD2Grigorij Nikolaevich Potanin (1835–1920), a Russian geographer, ethnographer and publicist.JPL · 9915
9916 Kibirev1978 TR2Sergej Feodosievich Kibirev (born 1950) is involved in new methods of the processing of information, organizing the production of microelectronics in Novosibirsk. A champion sprinter in his youth, he likes extreme forms of sports. He is also a poet.JPL · 9916
9917 Keynes1979 MKJohn Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), a British economist whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governmentsJPL · 9917
9918 Timtrenkle1979 MK3Timothy G. Trenkle (born 1958) is a contributor to the Lucy mission, leading the "Engineering Technology Directorate" at Goddard Space Flight Center.IAU · 9918
9919 Undset1979 QF1Sigrid Undset (1882–1949), a Norwegian author.JPL · 9919
9920 Bagnulo1981 EZ10Stefano Bagnulo (born 1965), an astronomer at the Armagh Observatory and a specialist in polarimetry of early-type stars.JPL · 9920
9921 Rubincam1981 EO18David P. Rubincam (born 1947), an American planetary geodynamicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.JPL · 9921
9922 Catcheller1981 EO21Endowing the English language with a new term, the 1961 novel Catch-22 by U.S. writer Joseph Heller (1923–1999) epitomized both the problems of a sane person in an insane society and the absurdity of war. The name was suggested by B. G. Marsden.JPL · 9922
9923 Ronaldthiel1981 EB24Ronald L. Thiel (born 1937) is the Division Chief of the Traffic Division for the County of Hawaii. In his capacity as traffic engineer, he has overseen the installation of shielded LED streetlights and other lighting that is designed to minimize impact on the dark night sky over the Mauna Kea Observatories.JPL · 9923
9924 Corrigan1981 EM24Catherine Corrigan (born 1972) is a U.S. meteoriticist at the Smithsonian Institution. Her research includes the mineralogy and origin of asteroids. She classifies and provides access to meteorites from the U.S. Antarctic collection for the international research community.JPL · 9924
9925 Juliehoskin1981 EU24Candace Julie Hoskin (born 1974) is the Collection Manager for meteorites at the Smithsonian Institution. She is responsible for maintaining the collection and providing access to samples for researchers studying the origin and evolution of asteroids.JPL · 9925
9926 Desch1981 EU41Steven Desch (born 1970) is a professor of astronomy at Arizona State University. His work in theoretical astrophysics centers on models of the origin and evolution of asteroids and planets, including chondrule formation, protoplanetary disk evolution, and the origin of short-lived radionuclides. Nier Prize awardee in 2003.JPL · 9926
9927 Tyutchev1981 TW1Fyodor Tyutchev (1803–1873), Russian poetMPC · 9927
9929 McConnell1982 DP1John C McConnell (born 1946), a historian of Astronomy and chairman of the East Antrim Astronomical SocietyJPL · 9929
9930 Billburrows1984 CPWilliam E. Burrows (born 1937), of New York University, is a top authority on space, national security, spy satellites and spy planes.JPL · 9930
9931 Herbhauptman1985 HHHerbert A. Hauptman (1917–2011), mathematical chemist and Nobelist.[28]MPC · 9931
9932 Kopylov1985 QP5Ivan Mikheevich Kopylov (born 1928), Russian astronomer.[29]MPC · 9932
9933 Alekseev1985 SM3Anatolij Semenovich Alekseev (born 1928), a professor in the department of mathematical geophysics at Novosibirsk University.JPL · 9933
9934 Caccioppoli1985 UCRenato Caccioppoli (1904–1959) and Francesco Caccioppoli (1855–1904). Francesco directed the Naval Institute in Procida, near Napoli, and was a passionate observer of the sky. Renato was an outstanding mathematician who carried out seminal work on linear and nonlinear differential equations. The name was suggested by E. Perozzi.JPL · 9934
9936 Al-Biruni1986 PN4Al-Biruni (973–1050), a Persian anthropologist, mathematician, and astronomerJPL · 9936
9937 Triceratops1988 DJ2Triceratops, dinosaur genus.JPL · 9937
9938 Kretlow1988 KAMike Kretlow, a longtime friend of the discoverer.JPL · 9938
9941 Iguanodon1989 CB3Iguanodon, dinosaur genus.JPL · 9941
9943 Bizan1989 UG3Mount Bizan is a 277-m-high mountain in Tokushima Prefecture. The name is said to be derived from the mountain's visual similarity to an eyebrowJPL · 9943
9945 Karinaxavier1990 KXKarina Xavier (born 1977) is a citizen of both Brazil and the U.S. but might have chosen to be born in Italy had she been asked; instead she obtained her doctorate in Italian Renaissance literature. A true citizen of the world, she speaks five languages fluently, often all at once, and has a passion for soccerJPL · 9945
9947 Takaishuji1990 QBShuji Takai (born 1967), a Japanese elementary school teacher and member of the Kuroishi Subaru Association.JPL · 9947
9949 Brontosaurus1990 SK6Brontosaurus, a genus of a large dinosaur (20 m), that lived in the Late Jurassic with many fossils found in the United States.JPL · 9949
9950 ESA1990 VBEuropean Space AgencyJPL · 9950
9951 Tyrannosaurus1990 VK5Tyrannosaurus, dinosaur genus.JPL · 9951
9954 Brachiosaurus1991 GX7Brachiosaurus, dinosaur genus.JPL · 9954
9956 Castellaz1991 TX4Peter Castellaz (born 1965), a German physicist.JPL · 9956
9957 Raffaellosanti1991 TO13Raphael (1483–1520), full name Raffaello Sanzio, a famous painter and architect, and one of the masters of the Italian Renaissance.JPL · 9957
9960 Sekine1991 VE4Masumi Sekine (born 1950), the president of astronomical society at Ageo city.JPL · 9960
9962 Pfau1991 YL1Werner Pfau (born 1936), director of the Jena University Observatory from 1990 to 2000 and a former chairman of the Astronomische Gesellschaft.JPL · 9962
9963 Sandage1992 ANAllan Sandage (1926–2010), an American astronomer at Palomar and Mount Wilson observatories.JPL · 9963
9964 Hideyonoguchi1992 CF1Hideo Noguchi (1876–1928), a Japanese bacteriologistJPL · 9964
9965 GNU1992 EF2The GNU Project was created by Richard Stallman's Free Software Foundation in 1984. It enabled computer programmers to trade and improve on each other's ideas freely. Linux and academic computing owe much of their functionality to the firm foundations of GNU software.JPL · 9965
9967 Awanoyumi1992 FV1Yumi Awano (born 1972), the curator of the Okayama Astronomical Museum.JPL · 9967
9968 Serpe1992 JS2Jean Nicolas François Jules Serpe (1914–2001) was the theoretical-physics professor of the discoverer at the University of Liege and was a member of the Académie royale de BelgiqueJPL · 9968
9969 Braille1992 KDLouis Braille (1809–1852), French cellist and organist, inventor of braille.JPL · 9969
9971 Ishihara1993 HSTakahiro Ishihara (born 1961), president of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society from 1987 to 1997.JPL · 9971
9972 Minoruoda1993 KQMinoru Oda (1923–2001), a cosmic-ray physicist.JPL · 9972
9973 Szpilman1993 NB2Wladyslaw Szpilman (1912–2000), a Polish pianist who managed to survive in the Warsaw ghetto.JPL · 9973
9974 Brody1993 OG13Adrien Brody, American actor who played Szpilman in the film The Pianist.JPL · 9974
9975 Takimotokoso1993 RZ1Koso Takimoto (born 1965), a Japanese amateur astronomer.JPL · 9975
9977 Kentakunimoto1994 AHKenta Kunimoto (born 1960), a Japanese neurosurgeon and a specialist in emergency medicine.JPL · 9977
9981 Kudo1995 BS3Takahiro Kudo (born 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and a key member of the Ota Astronomical Club.JPL · 9981
9983 Rickfienberg1995 DARick Fienberg (born 1956), American editor-in-chief of Sky and Telescope.JPL · 9983
9984 Gregbryant1996 HTGreg Bryant (born 1970), Australian amateur astronomer.SrcMPC · 9984
9985 Akiko1996 JFAkiko Yamamoto (born 1963), Japanese amateur astronomer at the Yatsuka Observatory (367)MPC · 9985
9986 Hirokun1996 NXHiroshi Fukazawa, nicknamed Hirokun, fiancé of Mizuho Urata (1972–2004), daughter of the co-discoverer, Takeshi UrataJPL · 9986
9987 Peano1997 OO1Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), Italian mathematicianMPC · 9987
9988 Erictemplebell1997 RX6Eric Temple Bell (1883–1960), Scottish-American mathematician and authorMPC · 9988
9990 Niiyaeki1997 SO17Niiya Station (Niiya Eki) is the name of a train station in Ozu, Ehime (population 46,000), a city in Ehime Prefecture, JapanJPL · 9990
9991 Anežka1997 TY7Anežka Moravcová (born 1924), grandmother of Czech discoverer Zdeněk MoravecMPC · 9991
9993 Kumamoto1997 VX5Kumamoto, the name of both a prefecture and its capital city, on the Japanese island of Kyushu.JPL · 9993
9994 Grotius4028 P-LHugo Grotius (1583–1645), Dutch jurist and statesman.[20]MPC · 9994
9995 Alouette4805 P-LAlouette 1, Canadian science satellite launched in 1962MPC · 9995
9996 ANS9070 P-LAstronomische Nederlandse Satelliet, Dutch science satellite.[20]MPC · 9996
9997 COBE1217 T-1Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), science satelliteJPL · 9997
9998 ISO1293 T-1Infrared Space Observatory.JPL · 9998
9999 Wiles4196 T-2Andrew Wiles (born 1953), British mathematicianJPL · 9999
10000 Myriostos1951 SYGreek word for ten-thousandthMPC · 10000


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