Meanings of minor planet names: 7001–8000

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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. Public Domain 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 by the WGSBN.[7]


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
7001 Noether 1955 EH Emmy Noether (1882–1935), German mathematician JPL · 7001
7002 Bronshten 1971 OV Vitalii Aleksandrovich Bronshten (1918–2004), Russian meteor researcher JPL · 7002
7003 Zoyamironova 1976 SZ9 Zoya Sergeevna Mironova (1913–2008), Russian physician, specialist in sports medicine and trauma specialist to the Russian cosmonauts JPL · 7003
7004 Markthiemens 1979 OB9 Mark H. Thiemens (born 1950), American chemist and areologist JPL · 7004
7005 Henninghaack 1981 ET25 Henning Haack (born 1961), Danish curator of meteorites at the Geologisk Museum (Geological Museum) of the København Universitet (University of Copenhagen) JPL · 7005
7006 Folco 1981 ER31 Luigi Folco (born 1965), Italian curator of meteorites at the National Museum of Antarctica ("Felice Ippolito") of the Universities of Genova, Siena and Trieste JPL · 7006
7007 Timjull 1981 EK34 A. J. Timothy Jull (born 1951), American meteoriticist, editor of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science JPL · 7007
7008 Pavlov 1985 QH5 Nikolaj Nikiforovich Pavlov (1902–1985), Russian astronomer MPC · 7008
7009 Hume 1987 QU1 David Hume (1711–1776), British philosopher MPC · 7009
7010 Locke 1987 QH3 John Locke (1632–1704), British philosopher MPC · 7010
7011 Worley 1987 SK1 Charles Edmund Worley (1935–1997), American astronomer [8] MPC · 7011
7012 Hobbes 1988 CH2 Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679), British political philosopher MPC · 7012
7013 Trachet 1988 RS4 Tim Trachet (born 1958), Belgian journalist and science writer. He is honorary chairman and general secretary of the Belgian skeptical organization, SKEPP, and the vice-chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations, which he co-founded in 1994. JPL · 7013
7014 Nietzsche 1989 GT4 Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900), German philosopher MPC · 7014
7015 Schopenhauer 1990 QC8 Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860), German philosopher MPC · 7015
7016 Conandoyle 1991 YG Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), Scottish writer and physician, best known for his character Sherlock Holmes and his detective fiction JPL · 7016
7017 Uradowan 1992 CE2 The Urado Bay, located in Kochi, Japan JPL · 7017
7019 Tagayuichan 1992 EM1 "Tagayuichan", a little girl dressed as a shrine maiden, is the official mascot of Taga Town in Shiga Prefecture. JPL · 7019
7020 Yourcenar 1992 GR2 Marguerite Yourcenar (1903–1987), pseudonym of French-Belgian-American writer Marguerite de Crayencour MPC · 7020
7021 Tomiokamachi 1992 JN1 Tomiokamachi, a town in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. JPL · 7021
7023 Heiankyo 1992 KE "Heiankyo", meaning "Peaceful Capital", is another name of Kyoto, Japan JPL · 7023
7026 Gabrielasilang 1993 QB1 Gabriela Silang (1731–1763) was a leader of the Filipino fight for independence from Spain. A statue honoring her in Manila depicts her on a rearing horse, brandishing a bolo knife. JPL · 7026
7027 Toshihanda 1993 XT Toshihiro Handa (born 1959), a research associate at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo. JPL · 7027
7028 Tachikawa 1993 XC1 Tachikawa, a suburban city west of Tokyo. JPL MPC · 7028
7030 Colombini 1993 YU Ermes Colombini (born 1956), an Italian amateur astronomer at San Vittore Observatory MPC · 7030
7031 Kazumiyoshioka 1994 UU Kazumi Yoshioka (born 1953), an amateur astronomer who has published articles on astrophotography since 1988. JPL · 7031
7032 Hitchcock 1994 VC2 Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980), a British-born American movie director and producer. JPL · 7032
7035 Gomi 1995 BD3 Kazuaki Gomi (1911–2000), amateur astronomer and long-time observer of variable stars. JPL · 7035
7036 Kentarohirata 1995 BH3 Kentaro Hirata, an amateur astronomer in Yanagawa city. JPL · 7036
7037 Davidlean 1995 BK3 David Lean (1908–1991), British film director. JPL · 7037
7038 Tokorozawa 1995 DJ2 Tokorozawa City is located in the south of Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The first airport in Japan was opened there in 1911 JPL · 7038
7039 Yamagata 1996 GO2 The Yamagata Prefecture in Japan MPC · 7039
7040 Harwood 2642 P-L Margaret Harwood (1885–1979) was an American astronomer and the first Director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory MPC · 7040
7041 Nantucket 4081 P-L Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, United States, where the Maria Mitchell Observatory is located MPC · 7041
7042 Carver 1933 FE1 George Washington Carver (1860–1943), credited by many as the first black American scientist. JPL · 7042
7043 Godart 1934 RB Odon Godart (1913–1996), Belgian mathematician. JPL · 7043
7046 Reshetnev 1977 QG2 Mikhail Fedorovich Reshetnev (1924–1996), an authority on theoretical and applied mechanics. JPL · 7046
7047 Lundström 1978 RZ9 Magnus Lundström (born 1967), Swedish astronomer MPC · 7047
7048 Chaussidon 1981 EH34 Marc Chaussidon (born 1961), French geochemist JPL · 7048
7049 Meibom 1981 UV21 Anders Meibom (born 1970), Danish meteoriticist JPL · 7049
7051 Sean 1985 JY Sean Colin Woodard, grandson of the discoverers Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker JPL · 7051
7052 Octaviabutler 1988 VQ2 Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) was an African American author. Her work won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and is praised for its incisive social criticism. JPL · 7052
7054 Brehm 1989 GL8 Christian Ludwig Brehm (1787–1864) and Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829–1884), father and son, are two Thuringian naturalists. JPL · 7054
7055 Fabiopagan 1989 KB Fabio Pagan (born 1946) is an Italian science journalist who covers space travel, astrobiology and physics. He has written for Trieste's Il Piccolo newspaper and he was a radio presenter on RAI, Italy's public national broadcaster. He was also press officer at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste JPL · 7055
7056 Kierkegaard 1989 SE2 Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Danish religious philosopher MPC · 7056
7057 Al-Fārābī 1990 QL2 Al-Farabi (c. 872–951) spent much of his life in Baghdad as a prominent philosopher, scientist and music scholar. He revived and internationalized the Aristotelian tradition, translated the philosopher's works from Greek to Arabic, and preserved and expanded upon them in his own writings JPL · 7057
7058 Al-Ṭūsī 1990 SN1 Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135-c. 1213) was a Persian mathematician and astronomer who invented the linear astrolabe and developed new algebraic methods for solving certain types of cubic equations with positive solutions JPL · 7058
7059 Van Dokkum 1990 SK3 Pieter van Dokkum (born 1972), a Dutch astronomer who studies the evolution of galaxies over cosmic time JPL · 7059
7060 Al-'Ijliya 1990 SF11 Al-ʻIjliyyah a 10th-century astrolabe maker working in the court of Sayf Al-Dawla, who was the emir of Aleppo from 945 to 967. Her father was also an astrolabe maker, and both were apprentices of Nastulus JPL · 7060
7061 Pieri 1991 PE1 David C. Pieri (born 1949), American planetary geologist and volcanologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 7061
7062 Meslier 1991 PY5 Jean Meslier (1664–1729), a French priest and philosopher MPC · 7062
7063 Johnmichell 1991 UK John Michell (1724–1793), an English clergyman and member of the Royal Society who studied geology, astronomy and gravity. He showed that gravity might explain double stars and star clusters, and he was the first to suggest the existence of black holes. JPL · 7063
7064 Montesquieu 1992 OC5 Montesquieu (1689–1755), French political thinker MPC · 7064
7065 Fredschaaf 1992 PU2 Fred Schaaf (born 1954) has spent a lifetime interpreting the night sky for the public. His monthly columns for Sky & Telescope magazine, begun in 1993, have introduced countless readers to the simple joy of locating a planet, bright star or constellation. He has also authored more than a dozen books on popular astronomy JPL · 7065
7066 Nessus 1993 HA2 Nessus, mythological Greek centaur MPC · 7066
7067 Kiyose 1993 XE Kiyose City, a western suburb of Tokyo, Japan JPL · 7067
7068 Minowa 1994 WD1 Toshiyuki Minowa (1918–), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 7068
7072 Beijingdaxue 1996 CB8 University of Beijing, founded in 1898, and the oldest national university in China MPC · 7072
7073 Rudbelia 1972 RU1 Ol'ga Ivanovna Belyaeva (née Rudneva) is a teacher of English at the Moscow College and Institute of Economics, Politics and Law. JPL · 7073
7074 Muckea 1977 RD3 Hermann Mucke, (1935–2019), director of the Urania Sternwarte and planetarium in Vienna. JPL · 7074
7075 Sadovnichij 1979 SN4 Viktor Sadovnichiy (born 1939), Russian mathematician, Rector of the Moscow State University MPC · 7075
7077 Shermanschultz 1982 VZ Sherman Schultz (1922–), American astronomy teacher at Macalester College for over 30 years, and who made many contributions to amateur telescope making MPC · 7077
7078 Unojönsson 1985 UH3 Uno Jönsson (born 1937), Swedish astronomer, author and friend of the discoverer Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist MPC · 7078
7079 Baghdad 1986 RR Baghdad was founded near one of the foremost cities of old Mesopotamia by the Arab Abbasid dynasty in the eighth century. Its beauty has inspired many poets and musicians, and it is still well known from stories such as Thousand and One Nights. JPL · 7079
7081 Ludibunda 1987 QF7 From the Latin ludibundus, meaning "merry or joyful", Ludibunda is a frolicsome, playful woman, on the same pilgrimage as 6620 Peregrina, but of strongly contrasting temper. JPL · 7081
7082 La Serena 1987 YL1 La Serena, Chile, a beautiful small city near the Pacific, about 600 km north of Santiago de Chile. JPL · 7082
7083 Kant 1989 CL3 Immanuel Kant (1724–1804), German philosopher MPC · 7083
7086 Bopp 1991 TA1 Thomas Bopp (1949–2018), American amateur astronomer and discoverer of Comet Hale–Bopp MPC · 7086
7087 Lewotsky 1991 TG4 Kristin and Gretchen Lewotsky, friends of the American discoverer Eleanor Helin MPC · 7087
7088 Ishtar 1992 AA Ishtar, Akkadian goddess MPC · 7088
7091 Maryfields 1992 JA Mary Fields (c. 1832–1914) was an African-American folk hero and trailblazer. She was a mail carrier in Montana in her 60s, braving harsh weather but never missing a day. Loved by her community, her birthday was a local holiday. She refused to be limited by social norms or laws. JPL · 7091
7092 Cadmus 1992 LC Cadmus, Greek mythological figure MPC · 7092
7093 Jonleake 1992 OT Jonathan Richard Leake (born 1959), British journalist, Science and Environment Editor for The Sunday Times JPL · 7093
7094 Godaisan 1992 RJ Godaisan, a mountain in the Kōchi Prefecture of Japan. JPL · 7094
7095 Lamettrie 1992 SB22 Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709–1751), French medical doctor and philosopher MPC · 7095
7096 Napier 1992 VM William M. Napier (born 1940), Scottish astronomer MPC · 7096
7097 Yatsuka 1993 TF Yatsuka, a town in the Shimane Prefecture and home of Japanese discoverer Hiroshi Abe JPL · 7097
7098 Réaumur 1993 TK39 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683–1757), a French scientist and important entomologist. JPL · 7098
7099 Feuerbach 1996 HX25 Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach (1804–1872), German philosopher and moralist MPC · 7099
7100 Martin Luther 1360 T-2 Martin Luther (1483–1546), German theologian and religious reformer JPL · 7100


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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
7101 Haritina 1930 UX Ioana Haritina Mogosanu (born 1973), populariser of astronomy and planetarium presenter at the Carter Observatory in New Zealand. JPL · 7101
7102 Neilbone 1936 NB Neil Bone (born 1959), Scottish amateur astronomer, author and broadcaster (Src) JPL · 7102
7103 Wichmann 1953 GH Moritz Ludwig Georg Wichmann (1821–1859) was an ardent observer of minor planets. A student of Bessel, he observed with the famous Königsberg heliometer. In 1853 he published a determination of the parallax of Groombridge 1830. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel JPL · 7103
7104 Manyousyu 1977 DU Manyousyu, earliest collection of Japanese poetry MPC · 7104
7105 Yousyozan 1977 DB1 Yousyozan is a 400-meter high mountain to the south of the Okayama station of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Site testing for the observatory was conducted for about a year on this mountain, resulting in the observatory's construction. It was opened in 1960 JPL · 7105
7106 Kondakov 1978 PM3 Aleksandr Konstantinovich Kondakov (born 1928), Soviet chemist and researcher on agricultural fertilizers MPC · 7106
7107 Peiser 1980 PB1 Benny Josef Peiser (born 1957), British social anthropologist JPL · 7107
7108 Nefedov 1981 RM3 Oleg Matveevich Nefedov (born 1931), vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences and chairman of the National Committee of Russian chemists. An outstanding scientist in the field of physical, synthetic and technical organic chemistry, he is best known for his fundamental research on highly reactive intermediates and small cycles. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Institute of Applied Astronomy JPL · 7108
7109 Heine 1983 RT4 Heinrich Heine (1797–1856), German poet. The name was suggested on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Heine's birth. MPC · 7109
7110 Johnpearse 1983 XH1 John Marshall Pearse (born 1930), Australian mechanical technician at the Perth Observatory (1981–2006) JPL · 7110
7112 Ghislaine 1986 GV Ghislaine Crozaz (born 1939), Belgian meteoriticist and cosmochemist MPC · 7112
7113 Ostapbender 1986 SD2 Ostap Bender, a fictional character in the novels The Twelve Chairs and The Little Golden Calf written by Soviet authors Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov MPC · 7113
7114 Weinek 1986 WN7 Ladislaus Weinek (1848–1913), a Czech astronomer and the ninth director of the Klementinum observatory in Prague, collaborated with Küstner in the discovery of polar motion. He published a lunar atlas based on photographs from the Lick Observatory. The name was suggested by J. Ticha and M. Šolc. JPL · 7114
7115 Franciscuszeno 1986 WO7 Franciscus Zeno (1734–1781), Czech astronomer, palaeontologist and professor of mathematics at Prague University, was the second director of the Klementinum observatory in Prague. The name was suggested by J. Ticha and M. Šolc. JPL · 7115
7116 Mentall 1986 XX E. Talmadge Mentall (born 1927), American astronomical atlas illustrator, who retired from a drafting career to join Sky Publishing Corporation in 1994. With his artistic skill and lifelong enthusiasm for astronomy, "Tal" soon played a pivotal role in the Millennium Star Atlas (1997), a joint undertaking with the European Space Agency's Hipparcos project. He meticulously drafted all the outlines of nebulae and measured the orientations of 2000 galaxies not available from the literature. Name proposed by R. W. Sinnott, endorsed by B. G. Marsden and the discoverer. JPL · 7116
7117 Claudius 1988 CA1 Matthias Claudius (1740–1815), German poet and writer. He was an editor of the journal Messenger of Wandsbeck and is well known for his evening song Der Mond ist aufgegangen ( "The moon has risen"). MPC · 7117
7118 Kuklov 1988 VD5 Kuklov, village in Czech Republic MPC · 7118
7119 Hiera 1989 AV2 Hiera, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 7119
7120 Davidgavine 1989 AD3 David Myles Gavine (born 1937), a Scottish astronomy historian. JPL · 7120
7121 Busch 1989 AL7 Wilhelm Busch (1832–1908), a German poet, who became world-renowned for his popular humorous and satiric picture stories. MPC · 7121
7122 Iwasaki 1989 EN2 Kazuaki Iwasaki (born 1935), amateur astronomer and world-renowned space artist. His work has been frequently exhibited and he has published many books on the subject of space art. In July 1998 he opened his own space art gallery in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii JPL · 7122
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 Tom Glinos (born 1960), Canadian astronomer MPC · 7124
7125 Eitarodate 1991 CN1 Eitaro Date (1912–1953), Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 7125
7126 Cureau 1991 GJ4 Marin Cureau de la Chambre, French medical doctor and scientist MPC · 7126
7127 Stifter 1991 RD3 Adalbert Stifter (1805–1868), Austrian poet, novelist and narrator MPC · 7127
7128 Misawa 1991 SM1 Katsue Misawa (1885–1937). Although he received only a limited education, through his own efforts he became a junior-high-school geography teacher. His unique teaching practices are highly appreciated in the history of Japanese education. In astronomy, he was the real pioneer of sunspot observation in Japan, systematically observing sunspots from 1921 until 1934, when failing eyesight prevented it. His data were invaluable because in those days foreign data arrived in Japan only after a long delay. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by K. Gomi, T. Sato, K. Fujimori and A. Fujii JPL · 7128
7130 Klepper 1992 HR4 Jochen Klepper (1903–1942), a German writer, lyric poet and journalist MPC · 7130
7131 Longtom 1992 YL Longtom, the nine-pound cannon in Treasure Island, is the nickname of the Nikon 10-cm refractor used regularly by Hoei Nojiri (1885–1977), who ordered the telescope and translated Stevenson's novel into Japanese in 1928. The telescope was at one time also used by Tokyo astronomer Koichiro Tomita JPL · 7131
7132 Casulli 1993 SE Silvano Casulli (born 1944), Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 7132
7133 Kasahara 1993 TX1 Shin Kasahara (born 1953), doctor of dentistry and senior lecturer at Tohoku University. An amateur astronomer, he has been enthusiastically engaged in positional observation and orbit calculation of minor planets and comets since 1973. He also played an important role in designing and constructing the biggest portable telescope in Japan, the 84-cm Chiro Memorial Telescope, which went on a national tour to allow the observation of comet 1P/Halley. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by M. Koishikawa and A. Fujii JPL · 7133
7134 Ikeuchisatoru 1993 UY Satoru Ikeuchi (born 1944) works mainly on the evolution of the interstellar medium and the formation of large-scale structure of the universe. He is a member of the Science Council of Japan and served as the Japanese national representative to the IAU since 1997 JPL · 7134
7136 Yokohasuo 1993 VK2 Yoko Hasuo (born 1952), the wife of Japanese amateur astronomer Ryuichi Hasuo, was cotranslator of the International Halley Watch manual into Japanese. She has been supportive of her husband's activity as a member of the Comet Conference and Cometary Summer School in Japan (also see 6887 Hasuo) JPL · 7136
7137 Ageo 1994 AQ1 The Japanese city of Ageo, located north of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture. The name was suggested by M. Sekine. JPL · 7137
7139 Tsubokawa 1994 CV2 Ietsune Tsubokawa (1918–1994), Japanese astronomer and fifth director of the International Latitude Observatory in Mizusawa during 1976–1986, and a former director of the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo. MPC · 7139
7140 Osaki 1994 EE1 Yoji Osaki (born 1938) works mainly in stellar physics and served as president of the Japan Astronomical Society during 1999–2000. In 1974 he proposed the disk-instability model for outbursts of dwarf novae, a model that is now widely accepted JPL · 7140
7141 Bettarini 1994 EZ1 Otello Bettarini (1905–1982), an Italian pioneer who built the discovering Cima Ekar Station (098) MPC · 7141
7142 Spinoza 1994 PC19 Baruch Spinoza (Benedict de Spinoza), Dutch-Jewish philosopher MPC · 7142
7143 Haramura 1995 WU41 Haramura is a village in Nagano prefecture, 200 km east of Tokyo. A large star party is held there each summer JPL · 7143
7144 Dossobuono 1996 KQ The northeastern Italian village of Dossobuono, province of Verona, where the discovering Madonna di Dossobuono Observatory (560) is located. MPC · 7144
7145 Linzexu 1996 LO Lin Zexu (1785–1850), Chinese scholar and official during the Qing dynasty, known for his campaign against drug abuse and drug-related crimes, as well as for his achievements in water conservancy. MPC · 7145
7146 Konradin 3034 P-L Konradin Ferrari d'Occhieppo (1907–2007), Austrian professor emeritus of astronomy of Vienna University and member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (bio-de). MPC · 7146
7147 Feijth 4015 P-L Hendrik Feijth (born 1944), Dutch amateur astronomer and observer of variable stars MPC · 7147
7148 Reinholdbien 1047 T-1 Reinhold Bien (born 1947), German astronomer at ARI in Heidelberg. MPC · 7148
7149 Bernie 3220 T-3 Hans-Heinrich Bernstein (born 1953), German astronomer at ARI in Heidelberg MPC · 7149
7150 McKellar 1929 TD1 Andrew McKellar (1910–1960), who, in 1941, measured the temperature of interstellar space as about 2.7 Kelvin, based on the rotational spectrum of the cyanogen molecule. This radiation temperature arises from the cosmic primeval fireball and is one of the most fundamental and revealing cosmic parameters JPL · 7150
7152 Euneus 1973 SH1 Euneus, king of Lemnos and a son of Jason from Greek mythology MPC · 7152
7153 Vladzakharov 1975 XP3 Vladimir E. Zakharov (born 1939), a Soviet and Russian mathematician and theoretical physicist. He was a former director of the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics near Moscow in Russia. MPC · 7153
7154 Zhangmaolin 1979 MJ5 Zhang Maolin (1991–2019) was a young Chinese astronomer. After completing an engineering degree at Tsinghua University, he entered the PhD program in astronomy at Leiden University. He studied radio galaxies with the LOFAR radio telescope, but died prematurely in a house fire before he could complete his degree. JPL · 7154
7156 Flaviofusipecci 1981 EC2 Flavio Fusi Pecci (born 1948) is an Italian astrophysicist who has made major contributions to the study of globular clusters. JPL · 7156
7157 Lofgren 1981 EC8 Gary E. Lofgren (born 1941), American planetary scientist and curator of lunar materials at NASA's Johnson Space Center JPL · 7157
7158 IRTF 1981 ES8 NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF), with its 3-meter telescope on Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawaii. JPL · 7158
7159 Bobjoseph 1981 EN17 Robert D. Joseph (born 1939), American astronomer and professor of astronomy at the University of Hawaii. JPL · 7159
7160 Tokunaga 1981 UQ29 Alan T. Tokunaga (born 1949), American astronomer and a division chief for NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea JPL · 7160
7161 Golitsyn 1982 UY10 Mikhail Mikhailovich Golitsyn (1675–1730), a Russian field marshal and governor of Finland, who participated in the Azov campaigns (1695–96) and the Great Northern War (1700–1721). MPC · 7161
7162 Sidwell 1982 VB1 Daniel R. Sidwell (born 1932), the facility operations manager of the Table Mountain Facility, upon his retirement after 42 years of dedicated service to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sidwell worked with the "wind tunnel" group at JPL's Pasadena facility before moving to Table Mountain in 1976, where he has been a source of dedicated and sustained help beyond the call of duty. Name suggested and citation prepared by J. W. Young JPL · 7162
7163 Barenboim 1984 DB Argentinian-born pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim (born 1942) has been central to bringing classical music to a wide audience. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger JPL · 7163
7164 Babadzhanov 1984 ET Pulat Babadzhanov (born 1930), astronomer and director of the Institute of Astrophysics, Tajik Academy of Sciences, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He is an expert in the study of meteors (photography, physics and dynamics), meteoroid streams (evolution), and meteor showers (relation to comets and minor planets). MPC · 7164
7165 Pendleton 1985 RH Yvonne Jean Pendleton (born 1957), American astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center, who is a spectroscopist and expert of organic components found in interstellar dust MPC · 7165
7166 Kennedy 1985 TR Malcolm Kennedy (1944–1997), Secretary of the Astronomical Society of Glasgow JPL  · 7166
7167 Laupheim 1985 TD3 Robert Clausen (born 1951) and his team at the Laupheim Observatory (German: Volkssternwarte Laupheim) in Germany MPC · 7167
7169 Linda 1986 TK1 Linda McCartney (1941–1998), wife of Beatle Paul McCartney, member of the musical group Wings, photographer, and author of vegetarian cookbooks. McCartney's strength of purpose as a friend of the environment, of animals, and of all humanity, together with her devotion to her family, provided a shining example to others. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by J. Dunne, who prepared the citation JPL · 7169
7170 Livesey 1987 MK Ron Livesey (born 1929), a Scottish amateur astronomer. He has had a major influence on amateur astronomy, particularly in his native Scotland, and been a key figure in organizing astronomical societies and observational programs, particularly of aurorae. JPL · 7170
7171 Arthurkraus 1988 AT1 Baron Artur Kraus (1854–1930), Czech astronomy benefactor and popularizer MPC · 7171
7172 Multatuli 1988 DE2 Multatuli, pseudonym of Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820–1887). In 1838 he went to the Dutch East Indies, where he held a number of governmental posts. In 1856 he resigned as assistant commissioner of Lebak, Java, because he was not supported by the government in his struggle to protect the Javanese from exploitation by their own chiefs. Back in Europe, he soon became internationally known with his novel Max Havelaar (1860), which enabled him to plead for justice in Java and to satirize the Dutch middle-class mentality. Name proposed by the discoverer, endorsed by C.-~F. Merks and J. Meeus. JPL · 7172
7173 Sepkoski 1988 PL1 Jack Sepkoski (1948–1999), an American palaeontologist whose far-reaching work made a major contribution to quantifying the nature of life's diversity through time. The compilation of a huge database, begun while he was at the University of Rochester and continued at the University of Chicago, enabled researchers to combine mathematical modeling and paleoecology with massive data arrays. Together with his colleague David Raup, Sepkoski developed the theory that catastrophic extinction events have a 26-million-year periodicity. JPL · 7173
7174 Semois 1988 SQ Semois river, in Wallonia, flowing from Luxembourg and the Ardennes into the river Meuse JPL · 7174
7175 Janegoodall 1988 TN2 Jane Goodall (born 1934) is an English primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist and UN Messenger of Peace. She has dedicated her life to the study of chimpanzees and fighting to save their habitat. Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977, she has received many honours for her environmental and humanitarian work. JPL · 7175
7176 Kuniji 1989 XH Kuniji Saito (born 1913), who joined the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory in 1936 and was engaged mainly in research on the solar corona. Following his retirement in 1974, he has collected historical materials from Japan, China and other countries to analyze them from the viewpoint of modern astronomy, using computers. He named this field of research "paleoastronomy" and hopes that many other researchers will enter into this kind of research. He also served as president of the Astronomical Society of Japan. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by A. Fujii and A. Tanno JPL · 7176
7178 Ikuookamoto 1990 VA3 Ikuo Okamoto (born 1946), optician and amateur astronomer. He owns the Schmidt camera with which this minor planet was discovered JPL · 7178
7179 Gassendi 1991 GQ6 Pierre Gassendi (1592–1655), French philosopher and scientist MPC · 7179
7182 Robinvaughan 1991 RV1 Robin M. Vaughan, American engineer, who worked for the Voyager 2, Galileo, Cassini–Huygens and Mars Pathfinder missions and was lead guidance and control system engineer for the MESSENGER spacecraft JPL · 7182
7186 Tomioka 1991 YF Hiroyuki Tomioka (born 1942), director of weather information in Hitachi City. An amateur astronomer, he is a charter member of the Nippon Meteor Society and has observed meteors for more than 40 years, both visually and photographically. In addition to his observations from Japan, he often visits the Chiro Observatory Southern Station in Australia to observe southern meteor showers. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by A. Fujii and T. Sato JPL · 7186
7187 Isobe 1992 BW Syuzo Isobe (born 1942), of the National Astronomical Observatory, has been instrumental in establishing the Bisei Spaceguard Center, an observatory designed for the observation of near-earth objects and earth-orbiting space debris. He is also president of the Japan Spaceguard Association JPL · 7187
7188 Yoshii 1992 SF1 Koichi Yoshii (born 1914), retired postmaster and amateur astronomer. He was a pioneer in meteor photography in Japan. In the 1930s, when the sensitivity of photographic emulsion was still very low, he succeeded in photographing 86 meteors with his homemade camera. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by A. Fujii, Y. Yabu and T. Sato JPL · 7188
7189 Kuniko 1992 SX12 Kuniko Fujita (1923–1992), née Sofue, amateur astronomer and poet. She became interested in astronomy at an early age and made an important discovery---a nova, later named CP Pup---when she was a 19-year-old schoolgirl; she was awarded a prize from the Japan Astronomical Society as the first discoverer. She became a member of the Kawasaki Astronomical Club in 1972, and she visited Australia and New Zealand in 1986 to observe comet 1P/Halley. She joined expeditions to the Okinawa annular eclipse in 1986 and to the total eclipse in Mexico in 1991. A talented poet and calligrapher, she published a book of poetry, Hoshinagisa. Named by the discoverer following suggestions by S. Morikubo and T. Minowa JPL · 7189
7192 Cieletespace 1993 RY1 Ciel et espace (Sky and Space), monthly astronomical magazine edited in Paris by Alain Cirou and published by the Association Française d'Astronomie. MPC · 7192
7193 Yamaoka 1993 SE2 Hitoshi Yamaoka (born 1965), astrophysicist at Kyushu University who specializes in the study of supernovae and novae. He promotes a supernova search project at public observatories in Japan JPL · 7193
7194 Susanrose 1993 SR3 Susan Rose (born 1952), of East Meadow, New York, is a tireless promoter of astronomy for families and neophytes. For 20 years she has served as the president of the Amateur Observers' Society of New York. In 2002 she received the Walter Scott Houston Award of the Northeast Region of the Astronomical League JPL · 7194
7195 Danboice 1994 AJ Daniel Craig Boice (born 1953), American astronomer and expert in cometary science. He was a member of NASA's Deep Space 1 Mission to comet 19P/Borrelly, codiscoverer of a radio flare on Menkar and recipient of the P. Gott Award. He is strongly committed to international scientific collaboration. JPL · 7195
7196 Baroni 1994 BF Sandro Baroni (born 1939), an Italian amateur astronomer. He is an observer of variable stars, comets, and occultations, as well as a member of AAVSO (Src) MPC · 7196
7197 Pieroangela 1994 BH Piero Angela (born 1928), Italian journalist and science writer MPC · 7197
7198 Montelupo 1994 BJ The Italian town of Montelupo Fiorentino near Florence, where the Montelupo Observatory (108) is located. MPC · 7198
7199 Brianza 1994 FR The Brianza area of Lombardy, and the Gruppo Astrofili Brianza (Brianza Astrophile Group), to which the discoverers belong MPC · 7199


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7201 Kuritariku 1994 UF1 Hiroe Kurimoto (born 1961), a Japanese broadcaster with KOFU-FM, whose radio name is Kuritariku, is an active participant in the Star Week program sponsored by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan JPL · 7201
7202 Kigoshi 1995 DX1 Kunihiko Kigoshi (1919–2014) was a cosmo-geochemist and emeritus professor at Gakushuin University. One of his pioneering works was the development of the radiocarbon dating method, both theoretically and technically. JPL · 7202
7203 Sigeki 1995 DG2 Sigeki Horiuchi (born 1949), a factory manager in the town of Shimosuwa, Nagano prefecture. JPL · 7203
7204 Ondřejov 1995 GH Ondřejov, Czech Republic, southeast of Prague and where the Ondřejov Observatory, the country's oldest active observatory, is located MPC · 7204
7205 Sadanori 1995 YE1 Sadanori Okamura (born 1948), president of IAU Commission 28 since 2000 JPL · 7205
7206 Shiki 1996 QT Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902), a Japanese Haiku poet and author during the Meiji period MPC · 7206
7207 Hammurabi 2133 P-L Hammurabi (c. 1810–1750 BCE), King of Babylon MPC · 7207
7208 Ashurbanipal 2645 P-L Ashurbanipal (c. 693–626 BCE), King of Assyria MPC · 7208
7209 Cyrus 3523 P-L Cyrus II of Persia (c. 600–530 BCE), founder of the Achaemenid Empire MPC · 7209
7210 Darius 6555 P-L Darius I of Persia (c. 550–486 BCE) third king of the Achaemenid Empire MPC · 7210
7211 Xerxes 1240 T-1 Xerxes I of Persia (518–465 BCE) fourth king of the Achaemenid Empire MPC · 7211
7212 Artaxerxes 2155 T-2 Artaxerxes I of Persia (c. 484–424 BCE) fifth King of Persia MPC · 7212
7213 Conae 1967 KB CONAE, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (Argentinian "National Committee for Space Activities") JPL · 7213
7214 Anticlus 1973 SM1 Anticlus, Greek warrior during the Trojan War and one of the Achaeans who hid inside the Trojan Horse. MPC · 7214
7215 Gerhard 1977 FS Gerhard Bachmann (1931–1996), head of administration at the organization from 1972 to 1996. JPL · 7215
7216 Ishkov 1977 QQ2 Vitalij Nikitich Ishkov is a Russian astrophysicist at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation in Moscow, who works in the fields of solar physics, solar activity and solar-terrestrial relations. JPL · 7216
7217 Dacke 1979 QX3 Nils Dacke (died 1543), Swedish leader of the medieval peasant revolt known as Dacke War MPC · 7217
7218 Skácel 1979 SK Jan Skácel (1922–1989), Czech poet of South Moravian origin, was one of the most beloved Czech poets of the last century. He wrote about human life, love, morals, dreams and nature in poems or just quatrains, as Hope with Wings of Beech shows. Skácel was awarded the German international literary Petrarca-Preis in 1989. JPL · 7218
7219 Satterwhite 1981 EZ47 Cecilia Satterwhite (born 1958), American curator of meteorites at NASA's Johnson Space Center. JPL · 7219
7220 Philnicholson 1981 QE Phil Nicholson (born 1951), a professor of astronomy at Cornell University, an Australian by birth. Nicholson's research centers on the orbital dynamics of planetary ring systems and natural satellites, and infrared observational studies of planets, their satellites and rings. He has also investigated the dynamics of a planetary system around the pulsar PSR B1257+12 and has studied the zodiacal dust bands. Nicholson is co-discoverer of two irregular satellites of Uranus (XVII) and the trans-Neptunian object (385191). He is currently editor of the journal Icarus, which is devoted to planetary science. JPL · 7220
7221 Sallaba 1981 SJ Jan Sallaba (1775–1827) was the builder and, from 1821, chief construction manager of the Schwarzenberg court in Cesky Krumlov. JPL · 7221
7222 Alekperov 1981 TJ3 Vagit Yusupovich Alikperov (born 1950) is known for his development of economical foundations and organizational principles for oil companies. His ideas were used by Lukoil, one of the largest international oil companies. He is also an active sponsor of science and culture in Russia. JPL · 7222
7223 Dolgorukij 1982 TF2 Yuri Dolgorukiy (c. 1095–1157), son of Vladimir II Monomakh who both reigned as Grand Prince of Kievan Rus MPC · 7223
7224 Vesnina 1982 TK3 Leonid Vesnin (1880–1933), Viktor Vesnin (1882–1950), and Alexander Vesnin (1883–1959), Russian architects MPC · 7224
7225 Huntress 1983 BH Wesley T. Huntress Jr. (born 1942), an American planetary cosmochemist and director of NASA space science programs during the 1990s. Gaining international recognition for pioneering studies of chemical evolution in interstellar clouds, comets and planetary atmospheres, Huntress was instrumental in developing the astrochemical research group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. During his six years as NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science, the rate at which science missions were launched increased dramatically, along with the public awareness of space science. The naming honors Huntress on his departure from NASA after an illustrious 29-year career with the agency. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by M. S. Allen, who prepared the citation. JPL · 7225
7226 Kryl 1984 QJ Karel Kryl (1944–1994), Czech singer and songwriter, from 1969 a resident of Germany working at Radio Free Europe. His songs were appreciated as a symbol of freedom by many people in the former Czechoslovakia. Name suggested by J. Ticha and M. Tichy. JPL · 7226
7228 MacGillivray 1985 GO Sally M. MacGillivray of Sky Publishing Corporation. With an early bent for music and philosophy, followed by 20 years' experience in book publishing, she brought to the Millennium Star Atlas (1997). As publication manager of this collaborative venture with the European Space Agency's Hipparcos project, she orchestrated the many iterations by two teams of illustrators needed to complete the 1548 charts in the atlas. JPL · 7228
7229 Tonimoore 1985 RV Toni L. Moore, who has worked at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory since 1986 as an observer, programmer and data analyst on radial velocity observations of stars. She has devoted thousands of hours of observations to a search for planets orbiting other stars, a study of the stability of the solar spectrum and a unique investigation of p -mode oscillations in a star other than the Sun. JPL · 7229
7230 Lutz 1985 RZ1 Barry L. Lutz (born 1944), professor of physics and astronomy and currently department chair at Northern Arizona University. JPL · 7230
7231 Porco 1985 TQ1 Carolyn C. Porco (born 1954), an American planetary scientist at the University of Arizona. A pioneer in the study of planetary ring systems, Porco has made important contributions to our knowledge of spokes in Saturn's rings, eccentric ring features in the systems of Saturn and Uranus and the azimuthal structure in the rings of Neptune. Through her contributions to the Voyager project and as the team leader for the Cassini imaging system, Porco has been a leader in spacecraft exploration of the outer solar system. In 1997, she originated the idea of sending a capsule containing ashes of E. M. Shoemaker to the moon aboard the Lunar Prospector spacecraft. Name endorsed by the Shoemaker family. JPL · 7231
7232 Nabokov 1985 UQ Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet and critic. His best works, including Lolita (1955), feature stylish, intricate literary effects. The name was suggested by J. Ticha. JPL · 7232
7233 Majella 1986 EQ5 Majella National Park (Parco Nazionale della Majella) a large and well preserved natural reserve in Abruzzo, Italy JPL · 7233
7235 Hitsuzan 1986 UY Hitsuzan, mountain in Kochi, Japan. JPL · 7235
7237 Vickyhamilton 1988 VH Victoria Hamilton (born 1971), American planetary mineralogist JPL · 7237
7238 Kobori 1989 OA Akira Kobori (1904–1992), professor of mathematics at Kyoto University and president of the Kyoto prefectural university. He contributed to the study of multivalent functions and history of mathematics. JPL · 7238
7239 Mobberley 1989 TE Martin Mobberley (born 1958), British amateur astronomer and author MPC · 7239
7240 Hasebe 1989 YG Takao Hasebe (born 1947) is a Japanese amateur astronomer who taught astronomy to the first discoverer during his youth. Hasebe is also an observer of the lunar surface JPL · 7240
7241 Kuroda 1990 VF3 Takehiko Kuroda (born 1946), since 1990 the first director of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory (NHAO) and one of the leading astronomers in Japanese public observatories. JPL · 7241
7242 Okyudo 1990 VG3 Masami Okyudo (born 1961), Japanese astronomer and currently director of the Misato Observatory, Wakayama Prefecture. JPL · 7242
7244 Villa-Lobos 1991 PQ1 Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959), Brazilian composer MPC · 7244
7247 Robertstirling 1991 TD1 Robert Stirling (1790–1878), a Scottish inventor. JPL · 7247
7248 Älvsjö 1992 EV21 Älvsjö, Sweden, now a residential suburb of Stockholm, is the location of the Battle of Brännkyrka (1518), in which the young king-to-be Gustaf Vasa participated. More than a thousand lives were lost, and many streets of Älvsjö bear the names of men killed in the battle. JPL · 7248
7250 Kinoshita 1992 SG1 Hiroshi Kinoshita (born 1941), a celestial mechanician at the National Astronomical Observatory (formerly known as the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory). JPL · 7250
7251 Kuwabara 1992 SF13 Syoji Kuwabara (born 1927), a retired school teacher in Japan, he was superintendent of the board of education in Himeji City (1981–1993) and director of the city's Science Museum (1993–1996). JPL · 7251
7252 Kakegawa 1992 UZ Kakegawa, an ancient city in central Japan famous for the wooden castle. JPL · 7252
7253 Nara 1993 CL The Japanese Nara Prefecture with its capital city of Nara MPC · 7253
7254 Kuratani 1993 TN1 Hiroshi Kuratani (born 1934), astronomer and educator at Toyama Observatory since 1956 MPC · 7254
7256 Bonhoeffer 1993 VJ5 Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945), German theologian and opponent of Nazism, executed in 1945 following his arrest and imprisonment after the attempt to assassinate Hitler. His brother Klaus was amongst those arrested and executed. JPL · 7256
7257 Yoshiya 1994 AH1 Yoshiya Watanabe (born 1968), science educator and planetarian of the Osaka Science Museum JPL · 7257
7258 Pettarin 1994 EF Enrico Pettarin (born 1970), Italian amateur astronomer JPL · 7258
7259 Gaithersburg 1994 EG1 Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a city to the north of Washington, D.C. JPL · 7259
7260 Metelli 1994 FN Orneore Metelli (1872–1938), internationally acknowledged as the founder of the school of naïve painting. JPL · 7260
7261 Yokootakeo 1994 GZ Takeo Yokoo (born 1939), of Osaka Kyoiku University, mainly studies galactic astronomy. He also served as president of the Society for Teaching and Popularization of Astronomy in Japan from 1998 to 2002. JPL · 7261
7262 Sofue 1995 BX1 Yoshiaki Sofue (born 1943), works mainly in galactic radio astronomy, playing a leading role in millimeter-wave research of galaxies in Japan. He has determined high-accuracy central rotation curves and detailed mass distributions and has shown the general existence of massive cores. JPL · 7262
7263 Takayamada 1995 DP Takashi Yamada (born 1934), a science educator and the former planetarium director of the Nogoya City Science Museum JPL · 7263
7264 Hirohatanaka 1995 FK Hiroshi Hatanaka (born 1947), a Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 7264
7265 Edithmüller 2908 T-2 Edith Alice Müller (1918–1995), Swiss astronomer. IAU General Secretary from 1976 to 1979. MPC · 7265
7266 Trefftz 4270 T-2 Eleonore Trefftz (1920–2017), German physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics MPC · 7266
7267 Victormeen 1943 DF Victor Ben Meen (1910–1971), Canadian mineralogist and geologist, who was the first to identify the Pingualuit crater in northern Quebec as an impact structure in 1950 JPL · 7267
7268 Chigorin 1972 TF Mikhail Chigorin (1850–1908), founder of the Russian chess school JPL · 7268
7269 Alprokhorov 1975 VK2 Alexander Prokhorov (1916–2002), Russian physicist and 1964 Nobel laureate for fundamental research in quantum electronics that led to the creation of masers and lasers. He is also honorary director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' General Physics Institute. JPL · 7269
7270 Punkin 1978 NY7 Erica Ann Broman, donor to the Lowell Observatory MPC · 7270
7271 Doroguntsov 1979 SR2 Sergej Ivanovich Doroguntsov (born 1929), corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, is prominent in the study of economics and ecology, head of a faculty at Kiev National Economic University and president of the Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences JPL · 7271
7272 Darbydyar 1980 DD1 M. Darby Dyar (born 1958), American astronomy professor and planetologist at Mount Holyoke College JPL · 7272
7273 Garyhuss 1981 EK4 Gary R. Huss (born 1954), American cosmochemist, director of the W. M. Keck Cosmochemistry Laboratory at the University of Hawaii JPL · 7273
7274 Washioyama 1982 FC Washioyama, mountain in Kochi, Japan. JPL · 7274
7275 Earlcarpenter 1983 CY2 Earl Carpenter (born 1934) taught physics to thousands of students over the course of 35 years at Salesianum High School in Wilmington, Delaware where he inspired them to rely on their own problem-solving skills. JPL · 7275
7276 Maymie 1983 RE Marion R. Aymie, a manager of the Human Resources Department at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts MPC · 7276
7277 Klass 1983 RM2 Philip J. Klass (1919–2005), prominent UFO skeptic [Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 29, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2005, p. 18] MPC · 7277
7278 Shtokolov 1985 UW4 Boris Shtokolov (1930–2005), is a Russian singer, actor and bass soloist for the Mariinskij Theatre in St Petersburg JPL · 7278
7279 Hagfors 1985 VD1 Tor Hagfors (born 1930), in celebration of his 68th birthday and his retirement as director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie. JPL · 7279
7280 Bergengruen 1988 RA3 Werner Bergengruen (1892–1964), a Baltic German novelist and poet MPC · 7280
7285 Seggewiss 1990 EX2 Wilhelm Seggewiss (born 1937), German astronomer and head of the Hoher List Observatory MPC · 7285
7287 Yokokurayama 1990 VN2 Yokokurayama, mountain in Kochi, Japan. JPL · 7287
7289 Kamegamori 1991 JU Kamegamori, a grassy mountain in the center of the mountainous region of Shikoku Island. JPL · 7289
7290 Johnrather 1991 JY1 John Daniel Gray Rather (born 1938), American astrophysicist and head of the Near-Earth Object Interception Committee MPC · 7290
7291 Hyakutake 1991 XC1 Yuji Hyakutake (1950–2002), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of comet Hyakutake MPC · 7291
7292 Prosperin 1992 EM7 Erik Prosperin (1739–1803), Swedish astronomer MPC · 7292
7293 Kazuyuki 1992 FH Kazuyuki Saitoh (born 1957), associate director of the Nichihara Observatory since 1985 and president of the Shimane Society of Astronomy, Shimane Prefecture. JPL · 7293
7294 Barbaraakey 1992 LM Barbara Ann (Akey) Leonard (born 1968), wife of American discoverer Gregory J. Leonard JPL · 7294
7295 Brozovic 1992 MB Marina Brozovic (born 1971), an American scientist at JPL, uses the Goldstone and Arecibo radars to observe near-earth objects and then derives radar shape models and rotation states for these objects JPL · 7295
7296 Lamarck 1992 PW1 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829), French naturalist MPC · 7296
7298 Matudaira-gou 1992 WM5 Matudaira-gou is located in the east of Toyota city, Aichi prefecture. It is the motherland of the Tokugawa Shōgun family, who ruled Japan during 1603–1867 JPL · 7298
7299 Indiawadkins 1992 WZ5 India Wadkins (1947–1999), long-time secretary to the Planetary Society MPC · 7299
7300 Yoshisada 1992 YV2 Yoshisada Shimizu (born 1943), a Japanese amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 7300


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7301 Matsuitakafumi 1993 AB Takafumi Matsui (born 1946) is Director of the Planetary Exploration Research Center at the Chiba Institute of Technology, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Tokyo. He specializes in astrobiology and comparative planetology, and the study of meteoroid impacts on the evolution of the Earth and life JPL · 7301
7304 Namiki 1994 AE2 Namiki Mitsuo (born 1957) is a Japanese amateur astronomer on the staff of the public-information office of the National Astronomical Observatory. He acts as a bridge between Japanese professionals and amateurs and helps create friendly relationships JPL · 7304
7305 Ossakajusto 1994 CX1 Justo Ossaka (1922–1998), emeritus director of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory. Graduating from the Geophysical Institute, Tohoku University, in 1950, he worked at the Sendai Observatory from 1956 to 1994. He contributed greatly to attracting amateur astronomers and planetarium visitors. Name proposed by A. Watanabe and M. Koishikawa of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory JPL · 7305
7306 Panizon 1994 EH Franco Panizon (born 1925). Head of the pediatric department of the University of Trieste, he is one of the key figures in Italian pediatrics, endowed with a deep knowledge of all scientific disciplines focusing on human beings, a true master of science and life. From Trieste he has influenced pediatricians all over the country and has founded a pediatric school that teaches care for children through mind and heart JPL · 7306
7307 Takei 1994 EH George Takei (born 1937), an actor best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek television series. He also has a lengthy record of public service through his involvement with organizations such as the Japanese American Citizens League and the Human Rights Campaign. JPL · 7307
7308 Hattori 1995 BQ4 Tadahiko Hattori (1908–1962), a Japanese astronomer at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory and International Latitude Observatory who became the first director of the International Polar Motion Service shortly before his death. MPC · 7308
7309 Shinkawakami 1995 FU Shin-ichi Kawakami (born 1956) is a professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Faculty of Education at Gifu University. He has studied impact cratering and its implications for planetary evolution. He also published several books on the history of Planet Earth JPL · 7309
7311 Hildehan 1995 TU Forever outnumbered by the women in his life, the discoverer chose to acknowledge those most significant with an appellation formed by letters in the names of his mother, Edith (Johnson) di Cicco (1912–1994); wife, Hilary F. Bennett (born 1952); and daughter, Hannah di Cicco (born 1987) JPL · 7311
7313 Pisano 6207 P-L Family of Italian sculptors: Nicola Pisano (c. 1225–1280), Giovanni Pisano (c. 1250–1315), and Andrea Pisano (c. 1290–1348) MPC · 7313
7314 Pevsner 2146 T-1 Antoine Pevsner (1886–1962), Russian-born French sculptor and painter. MPC · 7314
7315 Kolbe 1136 T-2 Georg Kolbe (1877–1947), a German sculptor MPC · 7315
7316 Hajdu 3145 T-2 Étienne Hajdú (1907–1996), Hungarian-born French sculptor MPC · 7316
7317 Cabot 1940 ED John Cabot (c. 1450–1500), an Italian (Genoese-Venetian) navigator and explorer. MPC · 7317
7318 Dyukov 1969 OX Vitalij Petrovich Dyukov (born 1945), a professor at the Siberian State Geodesy Academy in Novosibirsk, is a specialist on the earth's gravitational field and author of more than ten textbooks for students JPL · 7318
7319 Katterfeld 1976 SA6 Gennadij Nikolaevich Katterfeld (born 1927), a Russian geologist and planetologist in Saint Petersburg. MPC · 7319
7320 Potter 1978 TP6 Kheino Potter (1929–2007), astronomer at Pulkovo Observatory, known for his work on the determination of astronomical constants and the problems of selenodesy. He was initiator of and an active contributor to FOCAT, the reference catalog for the southern sky, and he organized the observational station at Ordubad. JPL · 7320
7321 Minervahoyt 1979 MZ2 Minerva Hamilton Hoyt (1866–1945) was an American activist. She advocated for desert regions and plants, educating people across the nation. Thanks to her efforts, California created Joshua Tree, Death Valley, and Anza-Borrego Desert parks. Over 2.5 million people now visit the Joshua Tree park each year. JPL · 7321
7322 Lavrentina 1979 SW2 Soviet mathematician Mikhail Alekseevich Lavrent'ev (1900–1980) was the first head of the Siberian Department of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences. His son Mikhail Mikhailovich Lavrent'ev (born 1932) also works in mathematical physics JPL · 7322
7323 Robersomma 1979 SD9 Roberto Somma (born 1944), an Italian space engineer at Alenia Spazio, has promoted ideas and organized international meetings in Italy on the exploration of the solar system, in particular of near-earth objects JPL · 7323
7324 Carret 1981 BC Philip L. Carret (1896–1998), American investor and creator of the Pioneer Fund MPC · 7324
7326 Tedbunch 1981 UK22 Theodore E. Bunch (born 1936) is an American meteoriticist at Northern Arizona University. He has used petrologic studies of a broad array of meteorites to understand the metamorphism and differentiation of minor planets and the Moon. JPL · 7326
7327 Crawford 1983 RZ1 David L. Crawford (born 1931), astronomer at the Kitt Peak National Observatory recognized for his fundamental contributions to protecting dark skies around observatories from light pollution through good outdoor lighting practices. In 1972 he was instrumental in establishing the first comprehensive lighting code, which regulated outdoor lighting in southern Arizona, and the code has become a model for such regulation throughout the world. Crawford was cofounder and executive director of the International Dark-Sky Association, a worldwide organization dedicated to the preservation of dark skies. He was also responsible for establishing the fundamental standards of the Strömgren photometric system. Name suggested and citation provided by D. R. Davis JPL · 7327
7328 Casanova 1984 SC1 Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798) was an Italian writer, spy and diplomat, the prince of Italian adventurers. His autobiography Histoire de ma vie established his reputation as an archetypal seducer of women. He spent his final years in Bohemia as librarian in the château of Dux, now Duchcov. The name was suggested by M. Tichy. JPL · 7328
7329 Bettadotto 1985 GK Elisabetta Dotto (born 1965), Italian planetary scientist. Dotto studied the rotational properties of a large number of minor planets by carrying out accurate photometric observations. She assisted the Galileo mission fly-by of (243) Ida by determining the spin vector and a reference shape using ground-based observations, and she contributed to the ISO mission by interpreting infrared observations. Name suggested and citation prepared by M. A. Barucci and M. Fulchignoni. JPL · 7329
7330 Annelemaître 1985 TD Anne Lemaître (born 1957) an Belgian mathematician, for her pioneering analytic studies of the dynamics of minor planets in mean-motion resonances. She has also investigated the process of adiabatic capture into resonance, and has computed accurate proper elements for objects with large orbital eccentricities and inclinations. Name suggested and citation provided by A. Morbidelli. JPL · 7330
7331 Balindblad 1985 TV Bertil Lindblad (born 1921), Swedish astronomer of the Lund Observatory, in recognition of his lifetime work on meteor orbits; his long-term effort in establishing a database for all meteor orbits, now generally used by all meteor workers; his stewardship of IAU Commission 22, which he served as president in the early 1970s; and, in particular, his contribution to starting the very successful "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" series of conferences. Name suggested and citation written by I. P. Williams. JPL · 7331
7332 Ponrepo 1986 XJ5 Viktor Ponrepo (1858–1926), a Czech cinematic pioneer who was the founder of the first permanent cinema in Prague in 1907. The name was suggested by M. Tichy. JPL · 7332
7333 Bec-Borsenberger 1987 SM4 Annick Bec-Borsenberger (born 1940), a French astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes, Institut de Mécanique Céleste de l'Observatoire de Paris. She is known for her analytical theory of the motion of the Moon. She is an expert in the dynamics of small bodies, particularly in the convergence of algorithms used to determine perturbed orbits. She helped analyze Hipparcos data on minor planets and satellites and has been involved in the ISO mission. Citation provided by M. A. Barucci. JPL · 7333
7334 Sciurus 1988 QV Sciurus, a genus of bushy-tailed squirrels. Sciurus vulgaris and Sciurus carolinensis are squirrels, animals that live mainly in the tops of trees in parks and forests around many observatories, including Klet and the České Budějovice Observatory. The name was suggested by J. Ticha. JPL · 7334
7336 Saunders 1989 RS1 R. Stephen Saunders (born 1940), chief scientist for the Solar System Exploration Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is the project scientist for the Mars Surveyor Program 2001/2003 mission, director of JPL's Regional Planetary Image Facility and former project scientist of the Magellan mission to Venus JPL · 7336
7342 Uchinoura 1992 FB1 Uchinoura, a former Japanese town located in the Kimotsuki District of Kagoshima Prefecture, where the Kagoshima Space Center of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) is located. A small fishing village, the town entered the limelight in 1962, when it was selected as the launching site for ISAS (now ISAS Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture). ISAS satellites are launched toward the Pacific Ocean from a plateau in the southeastern part of the town. The facilities are getting larger as the rockets also grow in size. The usual population of the town is about 10,000, but at the time of a launch staff and reporters typically cause a 20-percent increase. JPL · 7342
7343 Ockeghem 1992 GE2 Johannes Ockeghem (1420–1497), a Flemish composer MPC · 7343
7344 Summerfield 1992 LU Robert and Lisa Summerfield, American popularizers of astronomy and found of the "Astronomy To Go" organization MPC · 7344
7345 Happer 1992 OF Felix Happer, the character played by Burt Lancaster in the movie Local Hero MPC · 7345
7346 Boulanger 1993 DQ2 Nicolas Antoine Boulanger (1722–1759), a French geologist and one of the Encyclopedists, believed that the irrational behavior of the human species, together with all the heritage of religious rites and much of the political of his own and other ages, were engendered in cataclysmic experiences. JPL · 7346
7349 Ernestmaes 1993 QK4 Ernest Maes (born 1915), a doctor of medicine (dermatology), has long had a great interest in anthropology, history of religion and psychiatry, resulting in several books on the critical evaluation of religious tradition JPL · 7349
7351 Yoshidamichi 1993 XB1 Michitoshi Yoshida (born 1963) is the director of Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, a branch of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. His main interests are extragalactic astronomy, especially observational study of active galaxies, and astronomical instrumentation JPL · 7351
7353 Kazuya 1995 AC1 Kazuya Yoshida (born 1960). An authority in robot engineering at Tohoku University, Yoshida is now developing a robotic system to explore the minor planets. He is an excellent astrophotographer and a member of Mt. Nyukasa Station, where this minor planet was discovered JPL · 7353
7354 Ishiguro 1995 BR1 Masato Ishiguro (born 1945) has been the Japanese project director of the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) project since 1998. He was in charge of constructing the Nobeyama Millimeter Array and was the director of the Nobeyama Radio Observatory from 1990 to 1996. JPL · 7354
7355 Bottke 1995 HN2 William F. Bottke Jr. (born 1966), a planetary scientist known for his research on the collisional and dynamical evolution of minor planets. He has also contributed to the study of the origin and evolution of NEAs, in particular by analyzing the formation of doublet craters found on the terrestrial planets. JPL · 7355
7356 Casagrande 1995 SK5 Alessandro Casagrande (1922–1964). Composer and orchestra conductor, he skillfully headed the music school in Terni and served as artistic manager of the city's symphonic bureau "S. Falchi". He was also a painter. In 1965 an international piano competition was named for him JPL · 7356
7358 Oze 1995 YA3 Oze is a basin highland lying astride the prefectures Fukushima, Gunma and Niigata. The highland is surrounded by mountains, including Mt. Hiuchidake and Mt. Shifutsu, making up the western part of the Nikkō National Park JPL · 7358
7359 Messier 1996 BH Charles Messier (1730–1817), French astronomer best known for his Messier objects MPC · 7359
7360 Moberg 1996 BQ17 Vilhelm Moberg (1898–1973), a Swedish novelist and writer. Moberg mainly wrote about society's lower classes and always fought for the individual against the authorities. He also strove unsuccessfully to make Sweden a republic. Among his best-known novels are Utvandrarna ("The Emigrants") and Invandrarna ("The Immigrants"), about a family moving from Småland to Minnesota during the nineteenth century. JPL · 7360
7361 Endres 1996 DN1 Michael Hart Endres, American site manager of the GEODSS project and involved in the setup of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program MPC · 7361
7362 Rogerbyrd 1996 EY Roger Byrd, experienced U.S. project manager involved in the GEODSS and NEAT programs MPC · 7362
7363 Esquibel 1996 FA1 Albert Esquibel, experienced U.S. project manager involved in the GEODSS and NEAT programs MPC · 7363
7364 Otonkučera 1996 KS Oton Kučera, founder of Zagreb Observatory, Croatia MPC · 7364
7365 Sejong 1996 QV1 King Sejong (1397–1450) was the fourth Korean king of Joseon-dynasty, who built the Royal Observatory of Choson MPC · 7365
7366 Agata 1996 UY Hidehiko Agata (born 1961) is a staff member in the public information office of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. His main interests are education and populiarization of astronomy, and he has published many books on elementary astronomy. He has also studied cometary plasma tails JPL · 7366
7367 Giotto 3077 T-1 Giotto di Bondone (c. 1266–1337), Italian painter and architect MPC · 7367
7368 Haldancohn 1966 BB Haldan Cohn (born 1953), on the faculty of Indiana University, has carried out fundamental research on the dynamics of stellar systems. He is particularly known for his work on the late stages of core collapse in star clusters and on the effect of gravothermal instabilities on the dynamical evolution of star clusters JPL · 7368
7369 Gavrilin 1975 AN Valery Gavrilin (1939–1999) was an outstanding Russian composer whose compositions have become a national property of Russia and occupy a well-deserved place in the culture of the twentieth century. The name was suggested by the Union of Concert Workers of Russia. JPL · 7369
7370 Krasnogolovets 1978 SM5 Mikhail Aleksandrovich Krasnogolovets (born 1960), professor of radioelectronics at Kharkov National Technical University, specializes in the physics of elementary particles, accelerators and lasers. He is known in particular for his work on a high-energy laser for astrophysical research JPL · 7370
7371 El-Baz 1978 VA6 Farouk El-Baz (born 1938) is an Egyptian American remote sensing expert. He is perhaps best known for using his expertise to help select the landing site for the Apollo 11 astronauts. He also trained the Apollo 15 astronauts in geology, ensuring that the most scientifically useful samples were gathered for return to Earth. JPL · 7371
7372 Emimar 1979 HH Geophysicist María Emilia Muzzio (born 1979) and anthropologist Marina Muzzio (born 1982) are two Argentine scientists, daughters of the discoverer JPL · 7372
7373 Stashis 1979 QX9 Vladimir Vladimirovich Stashis (born 1925) is a Ukrainian scholar of jurisprudence, vice-rector of the Ukrainian National Academy of Law and a member of the International Court of the United Nations. He also likes poetry and art and has a large collection of pictures of classical Russian painters JPL · 7373
7376 Jefftaylor 1980 UU1 G. Jeffrey Taylor (born 1944) is an American professor of planetary science at the University of Hawaii. His merging of data on lunar and meteorite petrology with remotely-sensed data from planetary missions has unlocked vital clues to the earliest evolution of planetary bodies, particularly the moon. JPL · 7376
7377 Pizzarello 1981 EW9 Sandra Pizzarello (born 1933), an Italian chemist and professor of chemistry at Arizona State University. Along with colleagues, she has pioneered the study of organic material in meteorites. JPL · 7377
7378 Herbertpalme 1981 EK18 Herbert Palme (born 1943) a German geochemist and professor at the Institute of Mineralogy and Geochemistry, University of Cologne. He is a geochemist interested in all aspects of meteoritics and planetary science, with an emphasis on understanding the origin of components in chondritic meteorites. JPL · 7378
7379 Naoyaimae 1981 EC29 Naoya Imae (born 1964) is a curator at the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, whose petrologic studies of carbonaceous chondrites and martian meteorites have focused on understanding the processes of aqueous alteration on minor planets and igneous differentiation on Mars. JPL · 7379
7381 Mamontov 1981 RG5 Savva Mamontov (1841–1918), Russian patron of the arts MPC · 7381
7382 Bozhenkova 1981 RJ5 Margarita Ivanovna Bozhenkova (born 1941), a Russian writer and member of the Writers' Union of Russia, vice-president of the Writers' Naval Association in St. Petersburg and laureate of the "Gold Pen" prize JPL · 7382
7383 Lassovszky 1981 SE Károly Lassovszky (1897–1961), Hungarian astronomer (Src Src) MPC · 7383
7385 Aktsynovia 1981 UQ11 Lyudmila Mikhailovna Aktsynova (1910–1997) and her husband Arkadij Vsevolodovich Aktsynov (1910–1997) were masters of portraiture and landscape painting. They depicted the beauties of nature in various parts of Russia, including Siberia, Baikal, Sayany, Altaj and Volga JPL · 7385
7386 Paulpellas 1981 WM Paul Pellas (1924–1997), French meteoriticist and curator at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris MPC · 7386
7387 Malbil 1982 BS1 Malcolm Bilson (born 1935), an American pianist and Professor of Music at Cornell University who has recorded scintillating performances of music by Mozart, Beethoven and others. His research interests center on music of the late eigteenth and nineteenth centuries, performance practice, problems of notation and execution, instruments and musical aesthetics. He has won several awards. Bilson gave a recital at the "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" meeting at Cornell University in July 1999., American pianist MPC · 7387
7388 Marcomorelli 1982 FS3 Marco Morelli (born 1973), a planetary geologist and a specialist in terrestrial impact structures and meteorites. JPL · 7388
7389 Michelcombes 1982 UE Michel André Combes (born 1939), French planetary scientist and president of the Paris Observatory from 1992 to 1998. Combes studied planetary atmospheres using infrared observations carried out both from the ground and from space. He has been particularly active in designing and building new-technology instruments for spacecraft (for example, an infrared spectrometer for the Vega mission to comet 1P/Halley) and for the largest ground-based telescopes (such as the adaptive optics device Come-on). Combes has played an important role in developing planetary science in France, particularly by encouraging his younger colleagues to join international efforts in planetary space exploration. Name suggested and citation prepared by M. Fulchignoni. JPL · 7389
7390 Kundera 1983 QE Milan Kundera (born 1929), Czech novelist, playwright and poet. He has written various works combining the comedy of living with political criticism. His novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being is well known and received wide international exposure as a very successful movie. Since 1975 he has lived in France. Name proposed by J. Ticha following a suggestion by M. Šidlichovský. JPL · 7390
7391 Strouhal 1983 VS1 Vincenc Strouhal (1850–1922), Czech physicist and professor of experimental physics. He founded and built up the Institute of Physics of the Czech part of Charles University (1907). Name suggested by J. Ticha and M. Šolc. JPL · 7391
7392 Kowalski 1984 EX Richard Kowalski (born 1963), an American amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets of Quail Hollow Observatory, near Tampa, Florida. Kowalski is engaged in follow-up and discovery work on minor planets and comets. In 1998 he founded and has energetically maintained the Minor Planet Mailing List, a web-based information service and chat group for amateur and professional observers. Kowalski has also been the main organizer of the 1999 Amateur-Professional Minor Planet Workshop at the Lowell Observatory. Citation written by the discoverer and P. G. Comba. JPL · 7392
7393 Luginbuhl 1984 SL3 Christian B. Luginbuhl (born 1955), American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets of the U.S. Naval Observatory's Flagstaff Station, is largely responsible for the enactment and continued enforcement of ordinances preserving the dark skies of northern Arizona. With the discoverer, he co-authored the Observing Handbook and Catalogue of Deep-Sky Objects. JPL · 7393
7394 Xanthomalitia 1985 QX4 Leonid Vasil'evich Xanthomaliti (Ksanfomaliti; born 1932), radiometrist, photo-metrist, polarimetrist and altimetrist, discovered the Martian "anti-greenhouse" effect, hypothesized on the thunderbolt phenomena in Venus' atmosphere and predicted high volcanic activity on Venus. The name was suggested by V. K. Abalakin JPL · 7394
7396 Brusin 1986 EQ2 Silvia Rosa Brusin, head of one of the principal Italian scientific programs. She is strongly involved in popular astronomy and is in close contact with scientists around the world. Her programs on Italian television constitute a serious reference for interested people JPL · 7396
7398 Walsh 1986 VM Martin F. Walsh, friend of the discoverer MPC · 7398
7399 Somme 1987 BC2 The Somme is a river in Northern France in the département of Picardie. The Celtic name means `tranquility'. With a length of nearly 250 km and a source near the city of St. Quentin, the Somme forms an extensive and beautiful bay, rich in flora and fauna, as it enters the English Channel JPL · 7399
7400 Lenau 1987 QW1 Nikolaus Lenau (1802–1850), an Austrian poet, whose Faust was the inspiration of Liszt's Mephisto Walzer JPL · 7400


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7401 Toynbee 1987 QW7 Arnold J. Toynbee (1934–1961), a British historian, who analyzed the rise and fall of civilizations in his twelve-volume work A Study of History (1934–1961) JPL · 7401
7403 Choustník 1988 AV1 Choustník, castle in Czech Republic MPC · 7403
7408 Yoshihide 1989 SB Yoshihide Hayashi (born 1959), a Japanese amateur astronomer who works as a curator at a science museum. He contributes himself as a volunteer to the educational organization Fukorounokai and serves to popularize astronomy among the citizens. JPL · 7408
7410 Kawazoe 1990 QG Akira Kawazoe (born 1934), a member of the Geisei Observatory staff with particular interests in meteorites and geology. JPL · 7410
7412 Linnaeus 1990 SL9 Carl Linnaeus (Carl von Linné; 1707–1778), Swedish naturalist MPC · 7412
7413 Galibina 1990 SH28 Irina Vladimirovna Galibina (born 1929), a celestial mechanician. JPL · 7413
7414 Bosch 1990 TD8 Carl Bosch (1874–1940), a German chemist, inventor of high-pressure ammonia synthesis, 1931 Nobel laureate in chemistry and enthusiastic amateur astronomer. During the 1920s he built a well-equipped private observatory on his estate at Heidelberg, where he carried out spectroscopic and photometric studies. He was an important patron of science, supporting especially the Heidelberg-Königstuhl Observatory, the Astronomische Gesellschaft and the Einstein Foundation. Name proposed by the first discoverer, endorsed by G. Klare and H. Mandel. JPL · 7414
7415 Susumuimoto 1990 VL8 Susumu Imoto (1901–1981) studied the history of astronomy and old Japanese calendars. With I. Hasegawa, he compiled a catalogue of meteor showers and lent support to the world calendar proposed by E. Achelis. JPL · 7415
7416 Linnankoski 1990 WV4 Johannes Linnankoski (Vihtori Peltonen, 1869–1913) was a Finnish writer who promoted Finnish independence from Russia. He is known for his novel, The Song of the Blood-Red Flower (1905). In 1960 the discoverer, Eric Elst, set much of this novel to music. MPC · 7416
7418 Akasegawa 1991 EJ1 Genpei Akasegawa (born 1937), a famous novelist in Japan. JPL · 7418
7420 Buffon 1991 RP11 Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707–1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste. MPC · 7420
7421 Kusaka 1992 HL Hideaki Kusaka (1924–1991), an amateur astronomer. JPL · 7421
7425 Lessing 1992 RO5 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781) was a German writer, philosopher, and dramatist. MPC · 7425
7428 Abekuniomi 1992 YM Abe Kuniomi (born 1941) is an expert photographer of the Moon's surface and planets. JPL · 7428
7429 Hoshikawa 1992 YB1 Hoshikawa, or Star River, flows between Kumagaya and Gyoda, in Saitama prefecture. JPL · 7429
7430 Kogure 1993 BV2 Tomokazu Kogure (born 1925), professor emeritus of Kyoto University. JPL · 7430
7431 Jettaguilar 1993 FN41 Jose A. "Jett" Aguilar (born 1961) is a Filipino neurosurgeon who has saved over one thousand children in the Philippines by volunteering his time and surgical expertise to treat their congenital malformations and brain tumors. He is also an amateur astronomer and serves as vice president of the Astronomical League of the Philippines. IAU · 7431
7433 Pellegrini 1993 KD Guglielmo Pellegrini (1937–1990), an Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 7433
7434 Osaka 1994 AB3 Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, administrative center of the prefecture, and an important industrial, cultural, business and scientific center. JPL · 7434
7435 Sagamihara 1994 CZ1 Sagamihara, a city located some 50 km west for Tokyo. JPL · 7435
7436 Kuroiwa 1994 CB2 Goro Kuroiwa (1912–1990), Japanese astronomer and observer of variable stars. A student in the department of astronomy at the University of Tokyo on the occasion of the total solar eclipse on 1936 June 19, he independently discovered the nova CP Lac, along with Kazuaki Gomi. While serving with the Japanese army in 1942 he independently discovered the nova CP Pup. He represented Japan in the geodetic survey program using photoelectric observations of lunar occultations, carried out from 1950 to the 1960s by the U.S. Army Map Service Far East. JPL · 7436
7437 Torricelli 1994 EF3 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647), an Italian mathematician and physicist MPC · 7437
7438 Misakatouge 1994 JE1 Misakatouge, a steep and foggy Japanese mountain pass at 720 meters altitude, located near the discovering Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory MPC · 7438
7439 Tetsufuse 1994 XG1 Tetsuharu Fuse (born 1970) works at the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. A solar system researcher, interested in the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects and natural satellites, he is also the first public relations coordinator at the Subaru Telescope. JPL · 7439
7440 Závist 1995 EA Závist (Oppidum Závist), a Czech archaeological site of a Celtic town MPC · 7440
7441 Láska 1995 OZ Václav Láska (1862–1943), Czech geophysicist, astronomer, geodetist, and mathematician MPC · 7441
7442 Inouehideo 1995 SC5 Hideo Inoue (1917–) was an Japanese astronomer. An astronomy enthusiast while still a child, he studied at the Tokyo College of Physics and at the Institute of Cosmical Physics in Kyoto. While participating in Kyoto University's expedition to the total solar eclipse on 1941 Sept. 21 he obtained color photographs of the solar corona, the first in Japan. He later worked at the Peking Observatory, where he calculated the national ephemeris. After the war he taught at technical high schools in Japan. For the International Geophysical Year he led the Higasimatuyama Moonwatch Team. He is also an enthusiastic ham radio operator. JPL · 7442
7443 Tsumura 1996 BR2 Mitsunori Tsumura (born 1955), a science educator at the Wakayama Science Museum. JPL · 7443
7445 Trajanus 4116 P-L Trajan (53–117), Roman Emperor MPC · 7445
7446 Hadrianus 2249 T-2 Hadrian (76–138), Roman Emperor MPC · 7446
7447 Marcusaurelius 1142 T-3 Marcus Aurelius (121–180), Roman Emperor MPC · 7447
7448 Pöllath 1948 AA Reinhard Pöllath (born 1948), a professor of tax law at the University of Münster, is an authority on corporate acquisitions and business successions. As founder of the Exzellenz-Stiftung zur Förderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft he inspires the community with his fascination for science, in particular for molecular biology JPL · 7448
7449 Döllen 1949 QL Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Döllen (1820–1897), a German astronomer at the Dorpat Observatory, was an assistant of W. Struve. Later he worked on geodetic problems at the Pulkovo Observatory. Döllen is notable for his discussion on errors of heliometer observations. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel (Src). JPL · 7449
7450 Shilling 1968 OZ Pavel Schilling (1786–1837) was an Russian inventor and orientalist. In 1832 he became the first to invent an electromagnetic telegraph suitable for practical use. He investigated the history and languages of Asian peoples and gathered a large collection of oriental manuscripts. JPL · 7450
7451 Verbitskaya 1978 PU2 Lyudmila Alekseevna Verbitskaya (1936–2019), a professor of general linguistics, is an authority on Russian and experimental phonetics. As rector of St. Petersburg University she has created and supported favorable conditions for the development of higher education and science. The name was suggested by K. V. Kholshevnikov. JPL · 7451
7452 Izabelyuria 1978 QU2 Izabella Yurieva (1900–2000) was a Russian singer and performer of lyric songs and romances. JPL · 7452
7453 Slovtsov 1978 RV1 Petr Andreevich Slovtsov (1767–1843), historiographer of Siberia and founder of regional studies of Siberia JPL · 7453
7454 Kevinrighter 1981 EW20 Kevin Righter (born 1965) is an American curator of Antarctic meteorites at NASA's Johnson Space Center. His research focuses on the chemical processes occurring during early planetary differentiation. JPL · 7454
7455 Podosek 1981 EQ26 Frank A. Podosek (born 1941) is an American professor at Washington University in St. Louis. His research centers on the uses of isotopic analysis of natural materials in elucidating the character and history of our planet and our planetary system. JPL · 7455
7456 Doressoundiram 1982 OD Alain Doressoundiram (born 1968), French planetary scientist. He has worked on the collisional evolution of the population of minor planets, in particular the formation and evolution of binary systems during a family-forming collision. He has contributed to the spectroscopic characterization of a number of minor planet families and helped plan the Rosetta and DS4-Champollion space missions. Name suggested and citation prepared by M. A. Barucci and M. Fulchignoni. JPL · 7456
7457 Veselov 1982 SL6 Vyacheslav Afanasievich Veselov (born 1930), a Russian space scientist and consultant on the automatic Lunokhods, made the small-site photolocation systems for driving the Mars Rover and planet rovers. He directed the performance of the astrophysical devices aboard the Mir station for research on the fine structure of the earth's atmosphere. JPL · 7457
7459 Gilbertofranco 1984 HR1 Gilberto Franco (born 1952), a medical doctor at San Damiano, Asti, is a very good friend of the discoverer and an enthusiastic amateur astronomer JPL · 7459
7460 Julienicoles 1984 JN Julie Laine Nicoles (born 1986) has worked as a life guard, as a caregiver for her grandmother, and for several years at the Sylvan Learning Center and the Jasper Elementary school in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She is now a student at Chaffey College nearby JPL · 7460
7461 Kachmokiam 1984 TD Katherine Galindo, Christine Galindo, Molly Thompson, Kimberly Galindo and Amy Galindo, nieces of Donna Thompson, administrator for the Minor Planet Center MPC · 7461
7462 Grenoble 1984 WM1 Grenoble, France, the French city, located in the foothills of the western Alps JPL · 7462
7463 Oukawamine 1985 SB Oukawamine, a high plateau at the boundary of Kochi and Ehime prefectures JPL · 7463
7464 Vipera 1987 VB1 The viper) family of snakes, and more particularly Vipera berus, the adder or northern viper, which inhabits Kleť mountain MPC · 7464
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 John Munger, Veikko Kanto and Richard Berry, the authors of The CCD Cookbook. By providing detailed instructions and software, they have made it possible for the amateur astronomer to construct and operate an efficient, low-cost CCD camera. The final imaging and astrometry of this minor planet was carried out with such a camera made by the discoverer. JPL · 7465
7468 Anfimov 1990 UP11 Nikolaj Apollonovich Anfimov (born 1935), a Russian space scientist and co-chairman of the Russian-American cosmic committee, is a well-known scientist in space technology and the theory of heat-mass exchange. He received an award from NASA and is an officer of the French Légion d'honneur. JPL · 7468
7469 Krikalev 1990 VU14 Sergei Krikalev (born 1958), a Russian cosmonaut who worked aboard the space missions Discovery and Endeavor and was commander of the crews of Mir and the International Space Station. He spent 803 days in space during six flights. He was awarded a special medal by NASA. JPL · 7469
7470 Jabberwock 1991 JA The Jabberwock is a mythical creature that is the subject of the classic nonsense poem Jabberwocky in Lewis Carroll's delightful tale Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there. JPL · 7470
7472 Kumakiri 1992 CU Kazuo Kumakiri (born 1923), a Japanese amateur astronomer in the Susono area who has done much to develop a local interest in astronomy. JPL · 7472
7475 Kaizuka 1992 UX5 Sohei Kaizuka (1926–1998), a Japanese geomorphologists. His significant academic achievements covered various landforms, from global to local scale. Many scientists have been inspired by his ideas and advice. JPL · 7475
7476 Ogilsbie 1993 GE Brian K. Ogilsbie (1970–1997), a close friend of American astronomer Timothy B. Spahr, who discovered this minor planet. JPL · 7476
7478 Hasse 1993 OA4 Peter Hasse (1585–1640), a German organist MPC · 7478
7480 Norwan 1994 PC Norwan, the goddess of light of the Wintun Native American peoples of Northern California MPC · 7480
7481 San Marcello 1994 PA1 San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy, the mountain village where the Pian dei Termini Observatory is located. MPC · 7481
7483 Sekitakakazu 1994 VO2 Takakazu Seki (1642–1708), Japanese mathematician and calendar scientist MPC · 7483
7484 Dogo Onsen 1994 WF4 Dōgo Onsen, Japanese hot spring in Ehime MPC · 7484
7485 Changchun 1994 XO Changchun, a Chinese city, is the international sister city of Sendai, Japan, affiliated since 1980. Changchun is the capital of the Kitsurin province and the center of political and economical activities of the province. JPL · 7485
7486 Hamabe 1994 XJ1 Masaru Hamabe (born 1951), a professor at Japan Women's University. JPL · 7486
7487 Toshitanaka 1994 YM Toshinari Tanaka (born 1954), physicist and amateur astronomer. JPL · 7487
7488 Robertpaul 1995 KB1 Robert Paul Hergenrother (born 1976), the brother of astronomer Carl W. Hergenrother, who discovered this minor planet. JPL · 7488
7489 Oribe 1995 MX Takaaki Oribe (born 1972), Japanese researcher at Saji Observatory since its foundation in 1994, has contributed comet observations to the International Comet Quarterly. He serves as an executive member of a local astronomy club, "Tottori Society of Astronomy" and contributes to the popularization of astronomy. JPL · 7489
7490 Babička 1995 OF1 Marie Macháčová (1922–1998) and Marie Petrželová (1912–1998), the grandmothers of the discoverer's wife; and Emilie Dudková (1914–1977) and Aloisie Pravcová (born 1917), the grandmothers of the discoverer. This naming is also devoted to all grandmothers, who traditionally have a major role in bringing up children in the Czech nation. This role is also reflected in the novel "Babička" ("Granny"), written by Božena Němcová, based on her own childhood experience. JPL · 7490
7491 Linzerag 1995 SD2 Astronomical Society of Linz (Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft; Linzer A.G.), an association of Austrian amateur astronomers on the occasion of its 50th anniversary; the number of this minor planet, written backwards, is the year the association was founded (1947) MPC · 7491
7492 Kačenka 1995 UX Kateřina Macháčová (born 1975), wife of Czech astronomer Petr Pravec, who discovered this minor planet. MPC · 7492
7493 Hirzo 1995 US2 Hirzo (died 1275), Bohemian knight and founder of the royal town of České Budějovice, Czech Republic, home town of the discoverer, Jana Tichá MPC · 7493
7494 Xiwanggongcheng 1995 UV48 Project Hope (Xiwang Gongcheng), a non-profit social welfare program operated by the China Youth Development Foundation, on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. JPL · 7494
7495 Feynman 1995 WS4 Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988), American physicist and 1965 Nobel prize laureate MPC · 7495
7496 Miroslavholub 1995 WN6 Miroslav Holub (1923–1998), Czech immunologist, poet and essayist. His research resulted in the monograph Immunology of Nude Mice. His fine poetry combines the world of science and the world of everyday human experience, as shown, for example, in his book Supposed to Fly. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by J. Ticha. JPL · 7496
7497 Guangcaishiye 1995 YY21 The Glory Project (Guangcai Shiye), an open poverty relief activity in China. The project actively assists the poor with training, initiating enterprises, developing resources and carrying out commerce. Its operation promotes traditional Chinese virtues and advances the prospects of the poor. JPL · 7497
7498 Blaník 1996 BF Blaník Hill, Czech Republic, legendary resting place of the army of Saint Wenceslas MPC · 7498
7499 L'Aquila 1996 OO2 L'Aquila, a medieval Italian town of about 53,000 people near the Gran Sasso, in central Italy. JPL · 7499
7500 Sassi 1996 TN Giorgio Sassi (1918–2009), Italian amateur astronomer who co-founded the San Vittore Observatory (Src). MPC · 7500


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7501 Farra 1996 VD3 The Italian town of Farra d'Isonzo and location of the Farra d'Isonzo Observatory, where this asteroid was discovered JPL · 7501
7502 Arakida 1996 VP7 Hideyoshi Arakida (born 1973) is an associate professor at Nihon University, who specializes in celestial mechanics, including solar system dynamics. His latest research interests are the null structure of spacetime and the effect of cosmological constant on the local system. JPL · 7502
7504 Kawakita 1997 AF1 Hideyo Kawakita (born 1970), Japanese astronomer and staff member at the Gunma Astronomical Observatory. His work includes comets, planets, and the formation of the Solar System. JPL · 7504
7505 Furusho 1997 AM2 Reiko Furusho (born 1970), a Japanese astronomer who works in cometary physics and in the education and popularization of astronomy. Her main scientific interests include the properties of cometary dust, especially polarization by dust particles. JPL · 7505
7506 Lub 4837 P-L Jan Lub (born 1946), Dutch astronomer MPC · 7506
7507 Israel 7063 P-L Frank Pieter Israel (born 1946), Dutch astronomer MPC · 7507
7508 Icke 2327 T-3 Vincent Icke [nl] (born 1946), Dutch astronomer at Leiden Observatory MPC · 7508
7509 Gamzatov 1977 EL Rasul Gamzatov (1923–2003), Dagestanian poet JPL · 7509
7511 Patcassen 1981 EX24 Patrick Cassen (born 1940), American astrophysicist and planetary scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center. His research focuses on star and planet formation, the physics of circumstellar disks, and the application of astrophysical models to the formation of the solar system. JPL · 7511
7512 Monicalazzarin 1983 CA1 Monica Lazzarin (born 1963), Italian astronomer at Padova Observatory JPL · 7512
7515 Marrucino 1986 EF5 Marrucino was an ancient tribe that lived in Abruzzo. San Martino sulla Marrucina is renowned worldwide for its wine and chitarra, a special kind of pasta. It is also famous for polverieri, a group of artisans and merchants who for five centuries produced gunpowder from grape charcoal following a secret recipe JPL · 7515
7516 Kranjc 1987 MC Aldo Kranjc (1919–1994), Italian astronomer at the observatories in Naples, Milan and Bologna. He succeeded F. Zagar as director of Brera-Merate Observatory in 1971. His many activities and studies included general relativity and applications of electronic techniques to astronomy and spectroscopy. He was a pioneer in Italy on numerical electronic calculus. He wrote several programs and articles on orbit determination. JPL · 7516
7517 Alisondoane 1989 AD Alison Doane (1958–2017) has held the position of assistant curator (from 1983 to 2001) and curator (from 2001 to 2016) of astronomical photographs at the Harvard College Observatory. She was also principal oboe with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra from 1982 to 2001. JPL · 7517
7519 Paulcook 1989 UN3 In the face of extreme physical problems resulting from an accident at age 12, Paul A. Cook (born 1981) has shown remarkable determination to use his mental powers to study astronomy. He has learned how to use a computer by special means and has produced some extremely good graphics for the discoverer. JPL · 7519
7525 Kiyohira 1992 YE Kiyohira Fujiwara (1056–1128), founder of Fujiwara clan in Japan MPC · 7525
7526 Ohtsuka 1993 AA Katsuhito Ohtsuka (born 1959), a curator of Tokyo Meteor Network and its meteorite collection. JPL · 7526
7527 Marples 1993 BJ Peter Marples (born 1958), Australian amateur astronomer, discoverer of supernova 2008fa in NGC 6722 and member of the Southern Astronomical Society JPL · 7527
7528 Huskvarna 1993 FS39 The Swedish city of Huskvarna MPC · 7528
7529 Vagnozzi 1994 BC Antonio Vagnozzi (born 1950), Italian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 7529
7530 Mizusawa 1994 GO1 Commemoration of hundredth anniversary of International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa, Japan MPC · 7530
7531 Pecorelli 1994 SC Antonio Pecorelli (1923–1986), a long-time bus and tram conductor in Terni, near Rome, Italy JPL · 7531
7532 Pelhřimov 1995 UR1 Pelhřimov, town in the Czech Republic MPC · 7532
7533 Seiraiji 1995 UE6 Seiraiji is a Japanese Temple built in Sumoto, Japan, around 1000 CE, in the late Heian era. This Buddhist temple with graves is located on the small hill Kyuko-san, which was made by rivers in a delta area. JPL · 7533
7536 Fahrenheit 1995 WB7 Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), German-born Dutch scientist MPC · 7536
7537 Solvay 1996 HS8 Ernest Solvay (1838–1922), Belgian chemist and philanthropist MPC · 7537
7538 Zenbei 1996 VE6 Iwahashi Zenbei (1756–1811) is known for building the most superior Japanese telescope in the Edo era. His family worked as opticians in Osaka for four generations after him. JPL · 7538
7541 Nieuwenhuis 4019 T-3 Henk Nieuwenhuis (born 1938), Dutch amateur astronomer, Eisinga Planetarium MPC · 7541
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN John Pond (1767–1836), sixth Astronomer Royal, is famous for the introduction of then-modern transit instruments at Greenwich Observatory and for publishing a high-precision star catalogue. Pond received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society JPL · 7542
7543 Prylis 1973 SY Prylis, son of Hermes from Greek mythology MPC · 7543
7544 Tipografiyanauka 1976 UB2 The oldest printing-house (tipografiya in Russian) of the Russian Academy of Sciences bears the name "Nauka" (science). It was founded in 1727 in St. Petersburg. JPL · 7544
7545 Smaklösa 1978 OB Smaklösa, Swedish musical group MPC · 7545
7546 Meriam 1979 MB4 The Meriam are an Indigenous Australian group of people in the islands of the eastern Torres Strait, united by a common language, who developed complex systems of astronomical knowledge that paved the way for modern ethnography. JPL · 7546
7547 Martinnakata 1979 MO4 Martin Nakata (born 1957) is a professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Education and Strategy) at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. He is an Indigenous Torres Strait Islander from the island of Naghir. He leads research and educational curricula at the interface of Indigenous astronomy and Western astrophysics. JPL · 7547
7548 Engström 1980 FW2 Albert Engström (1869–1940), Swedish writer and artist MPC · 7548
7549 Woodard 1980 TO5 Adrian Russell Woodard, youngest grandson of the discoverers Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker JPL · 7549
7550 Woolum 1981 EV8 Dorothy S. Woolum (born 1942), American astrophysicist and meteoriticist JPL · 7550
7551 Edstolper 1981 EF26 Edward M. Stolper (born 1952), American geologist JPL · 7551
7552 Sephton 1981 EB27 Mark A. Sephton (born 1966), British geochemist and meteoriticist JPL · 7552
7553 Buie 1981 FG Marc W. Buie (born 1958), American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 7553
7554 Johnspencer 1981 GQ John R. Spencer (born 1957), an astronomer at Lowell Observatory. JPL · 7554
7555 Venvolkov 1981 SZ6 Veniamin Vasilevich Volkov (born 1921), world-renowned ophthalmologist JPL · 7555
7556 Perinaldo 1982 FX2 The Italian village of Perinaldo in Liguria JPL · 7556
7558 Yurlov 1982 TB2 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Yurlov (1927–1963), Russian choir master and choral conductor. JPL · 7558
7559 Kirstinemeyer 1985 VF Kirstine Meyer (1861–1941), first Danish woman to obtain a degree in physics (in 1892), founder of Fysisk Tidsskrift JPL · 7559
7560 Spudis 1986 AJ Paul Spudis (1952–2018), American planetary geologist and lunar scientist JPL · 7560
7561 Patrickmichel 1986 TR2 Patrick Michel (born 1970), French dynamicist. JPL · 7561
7562 Kagiroino-Oka 1986 WO9 Place in one of the poems in the collection Manyousyu MPC · 7562
7564 Gokumenon 1988 CA M. G. K. Menon (1928–2016; Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon) professor of the Indian Space Research Organisation, who provided strong support for the 2.3-meter Vainu Bappu telescope and the Ootacamund radioastronomy facility JPL · 7564
7565 Zipfel 1988 RD11 Jutta Zipfel (born 1964), German curator of meteorites at the Senckenberg Research Institute (German: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg) in Frankfurt JPL · 7565
7571 Weisse Rose 1989 EH6 White Rose (German: Die Weiße Rose), a resistance movement in Germany in World War II which called for nonviolent resistance to the Nazi regime. Numerous members of the movement were arrested and executed MPC · 7571
7572 Znokai 1989 SF Znokai, a cultural and social organization of staff of Mizusawa International Latitude Observatory MPC · 7572
7573 Basfifty 1989 VX Named for the Birmingham Astronomical Society in Birmingham, Great Britain, in celebration of its fiftieth anniversary in 2000. The Society was established in 1950, largely as a result of the University of Birmingham's extramural classes on astronomy. JPL · 7573
7575 Kimuraseiji 1989 YK Seiji Kimura (born 1932), an amateur astronomer. JPL · 7575
7578 Georgböhm 1990 SP7 Georg Böhm (1661–1733), German organist MPC · 7578
7580 Schwabhausen 1990 TM7 Schwabhausen Station of the Jena Observatory, located 10 kilometers from the city of Jena, Germany MPC · 7580
7581 Yudovich 1990 VY13 Viktor Iosifovich Yudovich (born 1934), a professor of mathematics at Rostov University, Russia MPC · 7581
7583 Rosegger 1991 BA3 Peter Rosegger (1843–1918), Austrian poet, novelist and writer MPC · 7583
7584 Ossietzky 1991 GK10 Carl von Ossietzky (1889–1938), German pacifist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935 MPC · 7584
7586 Bismarck 1991 RH7 Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898), Prussian prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and, from 1871, the so-called Great Chancellor of the German Reich. JPL · 7586
7587 Weckmann 1992 CF3 Matthias Weckmann (c. 1616–1674), German organist MPC · 7587
7590 Aterui 1992 UP4 Aterui, patriarch of the Ainu tribe in northern Japan in the late eighth century JPL · 7590
7592 Takinemachi 1992 WR3 Takine, a town in Fukushima prefecture, 250 km north of Tokyo JPL · 7592
7593 Cernuschi 1993 WG3 Palomar Observatory IAU · 7593
7594 Shotaro 1993 BH2 Shotaro Miyamoto (1912–1992), professor of astrophysics at Kyoto University JPL · 7594
7595 Växjö 1993 FN26 The Swedish city of Växjö MPC · 7595
7596 Yumi 1993 GH Shigeru Yumi (1916–?), Japanese astronomer and a former director of the International Polar Motion Service MPC · 7596
7597 Shigemi 1993 GM Shigemi Uchida (born 1952) is actively working to combat light pollution in Japan. He is an organizer of the Japan Section of the International Dark Sky Association and also a member of the Japanese dark-sky organization Hoshizora-wo-Mamoru-Kai. JPL · 7597
7599 Munari 1994 PB Ulisse Munari (born 1960), Italian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 7599
7600 Vacchi 1994 RB1 Ciro Vacchi (born 1916), Italian amateur astronomer and co-founder of the San Vittore Observatory at Bologna, Italy MPC · 7600


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7602 Yidaeam 1994 YW1 Dae-am Yi (born 1955), vice president of Saekung College in the Republic of Korea. JPL · 7602
7603 Salopia 1995 OA2 Latin name for Shropshire, England MPC · 7603
7604 Kridsadaporn 1995 QY2 Kridsadaporn (San) Ritsmitchai (1964–2004) was born in Songhkla, Thailand. She and her husband Martin Callaway both lived and worked at Siding Spring Observatory. San is remembered in Coonabarabran for her caring nature and community work. She died in a car accident. JPL · 7604
7605 Cindygraber 1995 SR1 Cynthia Jean (Volinsky) Graber (born 1956) is an American psychologist, theatre aficionado, nature lover and rock collector. A steadfast advocate for kindness, compassion and curiosity, she has spent more than 30 years helping adults, children, and families navigate the human condition with warmth and patience. JPL · 7605
7607 Billmerline 1995 SB13 William J. Merline (born 1954), planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. JPL · 7607
7608 Telegramia 1995 UO1 The IAU Circulars (originally circulated by telegram) MPC · 7608
7610 Sudbury 1995 XB Sudbury, Massachusetts. JPL · 7610
7611 Hashitatsu 1996 BW1 Tatsuo Hashimoto (born 1912) has been a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association since the 1930s and an advisor to the Oita Astronomical Society since its founding in 1979. In 1944 he won a patent for his invention of a new type of protractor in which a right angle has 60 degrees. JPL · 7611
7613 ʻAkikiki 1996 DK The ʻakikiki (Oreomystis bairdi), or Kauaʻi creeper, is a critically endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper, now found only in high-elevation rainforests on Kauaʻi. JPL · 7613
7614 Masatomi 1996 EA Masatomi Urata (born 1925) has been a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association and an active observer of meteors since 1943. He has also been an adviser to the Oita Astronomical Society since its founding in 1979 and has greatly contributed to the growth of younger astronomers. JPL · 7614
7616 Sadako 1996 VF2 Sadako Sasaki (1943–1955) was exposed to radiation from the Hiroshima atom bomb and suffered from leukemia. She tried to fold 1000 paper cranes in prayer for recovery, but in vain. Impressed by her story, children around the world raised funds and built the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. JPL · 7616
7618 Gotoyukichi 1997 AU4 Yukichi Goto (1896–1929), pioneer of civil aviation in Japan. JPL · 7618
7620 Willaert 4077 P-L Adrian Willaert (1485–1562), Flemish composer MPC · 7620
7621 Sweelinck 4127 P-L Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621), Dutch composer and organist MPC · 7621
7622 Pergolesi 6624 P-L Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736), Italian composer MPC · 7622
7623 Stamitz 9508 P-L Johann Stamitz (1717–1757), German-Bohemian violinist and composer MPC · 7623
7624 Gluck 1251 T-1 Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787), German composer MPC · 7624
7625 Louisspohr 2150 T-2 Louis Spohr (1784–1859), German composer and violinist MPC · 7625
7626 Iafe 1976 QL2 IAFE, the Argentine Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics (Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio) in Buenos Aires, Argentina JPL · 7626
7627 Wakenokiyomaro 1977 DS4 Wake no Kiyomaro, Japanese official MPC · 7627
7628 Evgenifedorov 1977 QY Evgenij Pavlovich Fedorov (1909–1986), an astrometrist. JPL · 7628
7629 Foros 1977 QK1 Crimean health resort MPC · 7629
7630 Yidumduma 1979 MR2 Bill Yidumduma Harney (born 1931) is a Senior Elder of the Wardaman Aboriginal people of Australia's Northern Territory. He has shared his traditional astronomical knowledge through film, television, and books, including Dark Sparkers and Four Circles. JPL · 7630
7631 Vokrouhlický 1981 WH David Vokrouhlický (born 1966), a Czech physicist at Charles University, Prague. JPL · 7631
7632 Stanislav 1982 UT5 Stanislav Volodymyrovych Tel'nyuk (1935–1990), Ukrainian poet, public figure an father of Lesya and Galyna, known as The Telnyuk Sisters MPC · 7632
7633 Volodymyr 1982 UD7 Volodymyr Volodymyrovych Tel'nyuk-Adamchuk (born 1936), Ukrainian astronomer and vice president of the Ukrainian Astronomical Association and director of the Kiev University Observatory MPC · 7633
7634 Shizutani-Kou 1982 VO3 Oldest Japanese school building MPC · 7634
7635 Carolinesmith 1983 VH1 Caroline Smith (born 1976) the Head of Earth Sciences Collections and Principal Curator of Meteorites at the Natural History Museum in London. She studies mineralogy of meteorites, notably ureilites, to understand planetary processes, collected meteorites in Australia and has been principal editor of the Meteoritical Bulletin. JPL · 7635
7636 Comba 1984 CM Paul G. Comba (born 1926), who gave up a career in celestial mechanics and astronomy for one in mathematics and computer science. JPL · 7636
7638 Gladman 1984 UX Brett J. Gladman, Canadian astronomer MPC · 7638
7639 Offutt 1985 DC1 Warren B. Offutt (1928–2017), was an American amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, 1998 Feb. 13. After a career as an engineering executive, he turned in his retirement to the astronomical applications of CCDs, considering in particular the contributions that can be made by amateur astronomers. At his observatory in New Mexico he has made key observations of several of the objects discovered in the Kuiper Belt in recent years, as well as of other comets and minor planets as faint as 22nd magnitude. His follow-up of S/1997 U 2, one of the two recently discovered satellites of Uranus, played a crucial role in the establishment of its orbit. JPL · 7639
7640 Marzari 1985 PX Francesco Marzari (born 1961), an Italian planetary scientist at the University of Padua. JPL · 7640
7641 Cteatus 1986 TT6 Cteatus, from Greek mythology. He was born a conjoined twin of Eurytus and later was the father of Amphimachus. IAU · 7641
7644 Cslewis 1988 VR5 C. S. Lewis, British writer MPC · 7644
7645 Pons 1989 AC2 Jean Louis Pons, French astronomer MPC · 7645
7647 Etrépigny 1989 SR2 Étrépigny, French village MPC · 7647
7648 Tomboles 1989 TB1 Tom Boles, British amateur astronomer, supernova hunter, president of the British Astronomical Association during 2003–2005, and discoverer of 84417 Ritabo JPL · 7648
7649 Bougainville 1990 SV5 Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer MPC · 7649
7650 Kaname 1990 UG Kaname Nakamura (1904–1932), Japanese amateur astronomer and volunteer at the Kwasan Observatory JPL · 7650
7651 Villeneuve 1990 VD6 Don Villeneuve, anthropologist, friend of the discoverer Eric Walter Elst MPC · 7651
7655 Adamries 1991 YM1 Adam Ries (1492–1559), German arithmetician and author of the first arithmetic books in German MPC · 7655
7656 Joemontani 1992 HX Joseph L. Montani (born 1952), is an American researcher instrumentalist and optics expert with the LPL of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team, who has discovered several comets including 314P/Montani (Src) MPC · 7656
7657 Jefflarsen 1992 HK1 Jeffrey A. Larsen (born 1967), a software expertise. JPL · 7657
7660 Alexanderwilson 1993 VM1 Alexander Wilson (1714–1786) was the first professor of practical astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He measured atmospheric temperature with height and, from the "Wilson Effect", developed a model of sunspots JPL · 7660
7661 Reincken 1994 PK38 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist MPC · 7661
7664 Namahage 1994 TE3 The Namahage is a folk event that has been handed down from olden times in Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture. It is designated an "Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property". JPL · 7664
7665 Putignano 1994 TK3 Putignano, a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, Italy MPC · 7665
7666 Keyaki 1994 VC1 The Zelkova serrata tree, (keyaki in Japanese) an ornamental tree prominent in the city of Sendai, Japan MPC · 7666
7668 Mizunotakao 1995 BR3 Takao Mizuno, a professor at Tokyo's Gakugei University. JPL · 7668
7669 Malše 1995 PB The Malše, Czech river MPC · 7669
7670 Kabeláč 1995 QJ Miloslav Kabeláč (1908–1979), a Czech composer and conductor MPC · 7670
7671 Albis 1995 UK1 Latin name for the Elbe river MPC · 7671
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 Stephen Hawking (1942–2018), British physicist MPC · 7672
7673 Inohara 1995 UY3 Masanori Inohara (born 1921) has been an amateur astronomer since childhood. He contributed greatly to the popularization of astronomy, especially in schools after the Second World War, when Japan was very poor. He is also an enthusiastic chaser of solar eclipses. JPL · 7673
7674 Kasuga 1995 VO1 Ryo Kasuga (born 1950), Japanese Buddhist priest MPC · 7674
7675 Gorizia 1995 WT5 Gorizia, the Italian town on the 1000th anniversary of the first mention of its actual name in an official document. Gorizia is the main city in the lowlands of river Isonzo River. JPL · 7675
7677 Sawa 1995 YP3 Takeyasu Sawa (born 1949), a professor of education at Aichi University. JPL · 7677
7678 Onoda 1996 CW2 The city of Onoda in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan MPC · 7678
7679 Asiago 1996 CA9 The Italian town of Asiago, where the Asiago Observatory and its station is located MPC · 7679
7680 Cari 1996 HB Amleto Cari (1904–1982), versatile athlete of rare talent, from 1919 to 1933 he was captain of the Terni football team that, under his guidance, reached the national league. JPL · 7680
7681 Chenjingrun 1996 YK2 Chen Jingrun (1933–1996) a Chinese mathematician MPC · 7681
7682 Miura 1997 CY19 Katsumi Miura, technical official of the Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo. JPL · 7682
7683 Wuwenjun 1997 DE Wenjun Wu (1919–), a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the originator in the research on mathematics mechanization in China. JPL · 7683
7684 Marioferrero 1997 EY Mario A. Ferrero (1904–1965), Italian astronomer MPC · 7684
7686 Wolfernst 2024 P-L Wolfgang Ernst (born 1947), German amateur astronomer associated with the Starkenburg Observatory JPL · 7686
7687 Matthias 2099 P-L Matthias Busch (born 1968), German amateur astronomer associated with the Starkenburg Observatory JPL · 7687
7688 Lothar 2536 P-L Lothar Kurtze (born 1972), German amateur astronomer JPL · 7688
7689 Reinerstoss 4036 P-L Reiner Michael Stoss (born 1975), German amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 7689
7690 Sackler 2291 T-1 Raymond and Beverly Sackler, wise, perceptive and generous supporters of science and the arts. JPL · 7690
7691 Brady 3186 T-3 Charles E. Brady Jr. (born 1951), a captain in the U.S. Navy, NASA astronaut, surgeon, experienced amateur radio operator and close friend to the name proposer. JPL · 7691
7692 Edhenderson 1981 EZ25 Edward P. Henderson (1898–1992), American curator of meteorites at the Smithsonian Institution until 1992. JPL · 7692
7693 Hoshitakuhai 1982 WE "Hoshitakuhai" (Home delivery of the starry skies) is an activity of the Kakogawa Space Science Association that brings the wonders of the stars to the public JPL · 7693
7694 Krasetín 1983 SF Krastein, a small Czech village in the Klet mountains and nearest to the Kleť Observatory MPC · 7694
7695 Přemysl 1984 WA1 Premysl, legendary Bohemian ruler MPC · 7695
7696 Liebe 1988 JD Bodo Liebe, a professor at the University of Siegen. JPL · 7696
7698 Schweitzer 1989 AS6 Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965), German theologian, musician, philosopher, physician and Nobelist MPC · 7698
7699 Božek 1989 CB4 Josef Božek, Czech engineer MPC · 7699
7700 Rote Kapelle 1990 TE8 Rote Kapelle, a left-wing and communist resistance group who fought against the fascist regime, operating mainly in Berlin and Hamburg. JPL · 7700


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7701 Zrzavý 1990 TX8 Jan Zrzavý, Czech artist MPC · 7701
7704 Dellen 1992 EB7 Dellen, Swedish lake system formed by a meteor impact MPC · 7704
7705 Humeln 1993 FU7 Humeln, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact MPC · 7705
7706 Mien 1993 FZ36 Mien, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact MPC · 7706
7707 Yes 1993 HM1 Yes, an English rock and roll music group, has been creating music since 1968. The band is best known for its albums The Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge and 90125. JPL · 7707
7708 Fennimore 1994 GF9 Guy Fennimore, British secretary of the Society for Popular Astronomy (formerly the Junior Astronomical Society) JPL · 7708
7710 Ishibashi 1994 WT2 Tadashi Ishibashi (born 1926), retired sea captain, became interested in stars in 1936 and has observed meteors since 1940. Since 1947 he has collected and studied ancient documents about the stars. Currently he lectures on star topics aboard large passenger ships JPL · 7710
7711 Říp 1994 XF Říp, a hill near Prague, Czech Republic MPC · 7711
7713 Tsutomu 1995 YE Tsutomu Ishibashi (born 1949), a Japanese amateur astronomer, has been using the same 0.1-m reflector to photograph Mars, Jupiter and Saturn since 1971 in order to maintain uniformity in the data contained in the images JPL · 7713
7714 Briccialdi 1996 CC1 Giulio Briccialdi (1818–1881), Italian flutist and composer MPC · 7714
7715 Leonidarosino 1996 CR7 Leonida Rosino (1915–1997), Italian astronomer and director of the Padua and Asiago Observatorie MPC · 7715
7716 Ube 1996 DA3 The city of Ube located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan MPC · 7716
7717 Tabeisshi 1997 AL5 Japanese amateur astronomer Isshi Tabe (born 1956) has observed Jupiter and other planets for over 25 years and has published many articles about planets. In 1997 he was given a Magellan Award by the Oriental Astronomical Association. He is also well known as a planetarium program producer JPL · 7717
7718 Desnoux 1997 EP30 Valerie Desnoux, French amateur astronomer, who was an assistant developer of the heliometer at the Pic du Midi Observatory MPC · 7718
7720 Lepaute 4559 P-L Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723–1788), a French astronomer and mathematician, who help to compute the needed prediction of the 1759 return of Halley's Comet JPL · 7720
7721 Andrillat 6612 P-L Yvette Marie Josette (born 1925), French spectroscopist and director of the Haute-Provence Observatory, and her husband Henri Andrillat, French cosmologist and professor of astronomy MPC · 7721
7722 Firneis 2240 T-2 Maria Gertrude Firneis (born 1937), Austrian astronomer and a professor of astronomy at the University of Vienna. MPC · 7722
7723 Lugger 1952 QW Phyllis Lugger (born 1954), on the faculty of Indiana University, is known for her work on the luminosity functions of galaxies in clusters and on the dynamics of globular clusters and stellar systems, including the Milky Way galaxy and interacting binary stars. She has also worked on the identification of x-ray sources JPL · 7723
7724 Moroso 1970 OB Pascuala Moroso, Argentine farmer, upon whose land the Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito (the discovery site) lies JPL · 7724
7725 Sel'vinskij 1972 RX1 Il'ya L'vovich Sel'vinskij, Soviet poet MPC · 7725
7726 Olegbykov 1974 QM2 Oleg Pavlovich Bykov (born 1938), a Russian astronomer at the Pulkovo Observatory, is a specialist in astrometry and theoretical astronomy especially known for his work on orbit determination of minor planets and other bodies by the method of parameters of apparent motion and analysis of the astrometric observations. JPL · 7726
7727 Chepurova 1975 EA3 Valentina Mikhajlovna Chepurova, a celestial mechanician at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in Moscow, is known for her research on the dynamics of the small bodies of the solar system by analytical and qualitative methods. As chair of celestial mechanics, she is also much involved with the education of students JPL · 7727
7728 Giblin 1977 AW2 Ian Giblin (born 1969), a British physicist who has performed a number of laboratory experiments to simulate hypervelocity impacts among minor planets. Giblin has developed new data analysis tools to study their outcome and to draw conclusions regarding the corresponding actual events. Name proposed and citation written by P. Farinella. JPL · 7728
7729 Golovanov 1977 QY3 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovanov (born 1932) a Russian space engineer and scientific journalist who writes scientific reviews on space problems. As the author of many hundreds of articles and more than 20 books, he is the laureate of many prizes and awards, including the "Golden Pen" medal, the highest award of the Union of Soviet Journalists. JPL · 7729
7730 Sergerasimov 1978 NN1 Sergei Gerasimov, 20th-century Soviet actor, pedagogue, film director, and scenario writer JPL · 7730
7733 Segarpassi 1979 MH4 Segar Passi (born 1942) is a Dauareb man and senior elder on Mer (Murray Island) in Australia's Torres Strait. He is an artist who shares extensive traditional knowledge about ecology, meteorology, and astronomy, having co-authored a number of academic papers on the subject. JPL · 7733
7734 Kaltenegger 1979 MZ6 Austrian-born Lisa Kaltenegger (born 1977) is associate professor of astronomy and director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. Her research focuses on exploring new worlds orbiting other stars, especially rocky planets and super-Earths and their atmospheres in the habitable zone. She is an expert in modeling potential habitable worlds and their detectable spectral fingerprint, which can be detected with the next generation of telescopes. JPL · 7734
7735 Scorzelli 1980 UL1 Rosa Scorzelli (born 1940) is a Brazilian meteoriticist at the Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas. Her research has focused on Mossbauer studies of metallic meteorites to understand the complex cooling histories they experienced during the core formation of minor planets. JPL · 7735
7736 Nizhnij Novgorod 1981 RC5 Nizhny Novgorod, is an old Russian city located at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. Founded in 1221, the city is now a large industrial, scientific and cultural center. It is known for many architectural monuments and the famous Nizhnij Novgorod Fair. JPL · 7736
7737 Sirrah 1981 VU Alan William Harris (born 1952), a British astronomer. (The name Sirrah is "Harris" spelled backwards) MPC · 7737
7738 Heyman 1981 WS1 Michael Heyman (born 1930), secretary and linchpin of the Smithsonian Institution's diverse and incomparably rich programs. Educator, legal scholar, civil rights champion, he has unfailingly supported research at the frontiers of astronomy JPL · 7738
7739 Čech 1982 CE Eduard Čech, Czech mathematician MPC · 7739
7740 Petit 1983 RR2 French astronomer Jean-Marc Petit (born 1961) for his work on the dynamics of planetary rings. Petit has also investigated the collisional evolution of the minor planet belt and the dynamical evolution of the (243) Ida-Dactyl system. Name suggested and citation provided by A. Morbidelli JPL · 7740
7741 Fedoseev 1983 RR4 Vladimir Ivanovich Fedoseev (born 1932), outstanding Russian conductor. He has been artistic director of Tchaikovsky's symphony orchestra in Moscow since 1974. He is also a principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor in Tokyo and in many other cities. Fedoseev promotes the Russian classical music of Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rakhmaninov, Sviridov and others. Name suggested by G. Sviridov and supported by the discoverer JPL · 7741
7742 Altamira 1985 US Altamira is a cave in northern Spain, whose walls bear paintings and engravings – chiefly of bison, deer, horses and boar – dating from the Stone Age. It is one of the most important prehistoric painted caves. The paintings were discovered in 1879. The name was suggested by M. Tichy. JPL · 7742
7747 Michałowski 1987 SO Tadeusz Michałowski (born 1954), Polish astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Adam Mickiewicz University in Posnan. Michałowski developed a formalism for computing the pole orientation, shape and sidereal rotation period of a minor planet, incorporating both the magnitude and timing information contained in lightcurve observations, in a simultaneous least-squares solution. This method, or methods similar to it, are now widely used standard analysis tools, and they have greatly improved the quality of such determinations. Name suggested by H. Rickman, citation prepared by A. W. Harris. JPL · 7747
7749 Jackschmitt 1988 JP Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, American planetary geologist, last astronaut on the Moon, and later a senator JPL · 7749
7750 McEwen 1988 QD1 Alfred McEwen, American planetary geologist JPL · 7750
7752 Otauchunokai 1988 US Otauchunokai, founded in 1970, is an amateur astronomers' club in the Ota city area, Gunma prefecture. Club activities include observations, studies and public education in astronomy. The discoverers are members of this club JPL · 7752
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 Gopalan Srinivasan (born 1964) is a Canadian geologist, meteoriticist and professor in the department of geology at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on understanding the formation and evolution of the solar system through chemical and isotopic studies of meteorites. JPL · 7754
7755 Haute-Provence 1989 YO5 Haute-Provence is a very beautiful region in southern France where, in 1936, the astronomical Haute-Provence Observatory was established. In 1995, the first planet discovered orbiting a star (51 Peg), was found there. From 1986 to 1996, the 60/90 Schmidt telescope was used to search for minor planets JPL · 7755
7756 Scientia 1990 FR1 Scientia, the Latin word for science or knowledge, describes the purpose of the U.S. National Science Foundation on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in the year 2000. The NSF has acted as a "patron for pure science", consistently championing excellence in activities that span the entire range of scientific endeavor. JPL · 7756
7757 Kameya 1990 KO Osamu Kameya, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL · 7757
7758 Poulanderson 1990 KT Poul Anderson (1926–2001), American science fiction writer who has trained three generations of scientists, engineers and others to appreciate humor, adventure, epic tragedy and the vast scale of the universe. Admired for his mentoring and personal warmth, he has won shelves of literary awards. The name was suggested by D. Brin. JPL · 7758
7763 Crabeels 1990 UT5 Henri Crabeels (born 1904) is an internationally known organist and conductor in Antwerp. This minor planet is dedicated to him on the occasion of his 98th birthday JPL · 7763
7766 Jododaira 1991 BH2 Jododaira is the place where the first big star parties were held in Japan, the "Chiro's Star Festivals", from 1975 to 1984. Jododaira (1600 m above the sea) is near the top of Mt. Azuma, a famous volcano in Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan. After the violent eruption of the volcano in 1893, Percival Lowell climbed the mountain to investigate the result of the eruption. One hundred years later, an astronomical observatory was established there and is open to the public. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by M. Koishikawa and T. Sato JPL · 7766
7767 Tomatic 1991 RB5 A. U. Tomatic (born 1997), collaborator at the Minor Planet Center. An ardent computer of orbits and distributor of observational data of minor planets and comets, Tomatic published his first contribution to this field on MPEC 1997-Y01 (1997 Dec. 16). Tomatic is a godchild of the MPC astronomers B. G. Marsden and G. V. Williams. Name proposed by the first discoverer in gratitude for Tomatic's indefatigable service JPL · 7767
7769 Okuni 1991 VF4 Tomimaru Okuni (born 1931), a retired teacher, is a Japanese amateur astronomer. He has been discovering new minor planets since 1995 at Nanyo in Yamagata prefecture JPL · 7769
7770 Siljan 1992 EQ8 Siljan, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact MPC · 7770
7771 Tvären 1992 EZ9 Tvären, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact MPC · 7771
7773 Kyokuchiken 1992 FS The National Institute of Polar Research (Japan) (NIPR) also known by its shortened Japanese name "Kyokuchiken". The institute engages in research via its observation stations in the Arctic and Antarctica. It is also an inter-university research institute that supports researchers and works to promote polar science. JPL · 7773
7775 Taiko 1992 XD Taiko Takeuchi, a Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 7775
7776 Takeishi 1993 BF Masanori Takeishi (born 1950), a Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 7776
7777 Consadole 1993 CO1 Consadole, a team in the Japan Professional Football League J1, has its home in Sapporo city, Hokkaido. The team's name is an anagram combining the Japanese word Dosanco ("born in Hokkaido") and the Spanish olé ("bravo!"), a common international cheer at soccer games. The name was suggested by K. Watanabe JPL · 7777
7778 Markrobinson 1993 HK1 Mark Robinson, an American planetary geologist who has worked on M-type bodies (Mercury, Moon, Mars, and Minor Planets). He began his career in Alaska, where he prospected for mineral ores and earned his B.S. in geology at the University of Alaska. In Hawaii, he completed his doctorate in 1993 on lunar and martian volcanism and then began his outstanding work on the Clementine mission to the Moon as a member of the U.S. Geological Survey Astrogeology Branch. His efforts, which he continues from his new base at Northwestern University, are now directed to the NEAR spacecraft mission and to future exploration of Mercury. Citation prepared with the assistance of A. McEwen. JPL · 7778
7779 Susanring 1993 KL Susan Ivanka Ring (1956–2016), Australian amateur astronomer and member of the Canberra Astronomical Society MPC · 7779
7780 Maren 1993 NJ Maren Elizabeth Child, contemporary paragon of compassion, generosity and patience. Her unselfish devotion to family, friends and community is, fortunately, more frequently observed than is this minor planet that now bears her name. Her support and understanding of the sometimes bizarre demands of her partner's minor planet observing schedules can only be interpreted as an equally serious commitment to astronomy JPL · 7780
7781 Townsend 1993 QT Charles Townsend, a laser physicist and community-college instructor of astronomy and mathematics MPC · 7781
7782 Mony 1994 CY Monica De Magistris (1977–1998), a student of physics at Perugia University and a great lover of astronomy who sometimes visited the Santa Lucia observatory. She organized an astronomy exposition as part of Italy's "Scientific and Technological Culture Week" in 1995, giving lectures on the subject to visitors. In her struggle with illness, she was an example of strength, intelligence and passion throughout her short life JPL · 7782
7784 Watterson 1994 PL Bill Watterson (born 1958), the author of the iconic cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes. JPL · 7784
7787 Annalaura 1994 WW Annalaura Calvani, wife of Luciano Tesi, co-discoverer of the object MPC · 7787
7788 Tsukuba 1994 XS The city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan MPC · 7788
7789 Kwiatkowski 1994 XE6 Tomasz Kwiatkowski, Polish astronomer at Poznań Observatory MPC · 7789
7790 Miselli 1995 DK2 Furio Miselli (1867–1949), Italian poet, singer and songwriter MPC · 7790
7791 Ebicykl 1995 EB Ebicykl, a tradition of cycling to Czech and Slovak observatories held by a group of astronomers MPC · 7791
7794 Sanvito 1996 AD4 Roberto di San Vito, amateur astronomer. Strongly committed to astronomy and astrometry, he is supporting a new observatory in Montelupo that will bear his name, the "San Vito Observatory" JPL · 7794
7796 Járacimrman 1996 BG Jára da Cimrman, fictional Czech genius MPC · 7796
7797 Morita 1996 BK2 Yukio Morita (born 1952), a dentist in Hiroshima, is an expert on planetary photography and one of the most active members of the Mars section of the Oriental Astronomical Association JPL · 7797
7799 Martinšolc 1996 DW1 Martin Šolc (born 1949), Czech astronomer and head of the Astronomical Institute of Charles University in Prague MPC · 7799
7800 Zhongkeyuan 1996 EW2 Named for the Chinese Academy of Sciences (zhong guo ke xue yuan) on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Founded on 1949 Nov. 1, it is China's most prestigious academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in science and technology. Over the past half century, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made tremendous contributions to science and technology in China, to the country's economic construction and development and to human civilization and progress JPL · 7800


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7801 Goretti 1996 GG2 Vittorio Goretti (1939–2016), Italian amateur astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 7801
7802 Takiguchi 1996 XG1 Setsuo Takiguchi (1924–1998), Japanese founder and first director of the Hiroshima Children's Museum JPL · 7802
7803 Adachi 1997 EW2 Makoto Adachi (born 1953), Japanese elementary school teacher, amateur astronomer, and director of the Oriental Astronomical Association JPL · 7803
7804 Boesgaard 3083 P-L Ann Merchant Boesgaard (born 1939), American astronomer MPC · 7804
7805 Moons 7610 P-L Michèle Moons (born 1951), a Belgian astronomer JPL · 7805
7806 Umasslowell 1971 UM University of Massachusetts Lowell JPL · 7806
7807 Grier 1975 SJ1 Jennifer Grier (born 1968), American planetary scientist JPL · 7807
7808 Bagould 1976 GL8 Benjamin Apthorp Gould (1824–1896), a pioneering American astronomer, founder of the Astronomical Journal, first director of the Córdoba Observatory, initiator of the Uranometria Argentina JPL · 7808
7809 Marcialangton 1979 ML1 Marcia Langton (born 1951) is a Yiman Aboriginal woman, professor, Associate Provost, and Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She leads efforts to incorporate Australian Indigenous astronomical perspectives into the Australian National Curriculum. JPL · 7809
7811 Zhaojiuzhang 1982 DT6 Zhao Jiuzhang (1907–1968), a Chinese physicist and pioneer of the Chinese satellite program JPL · 7811
7812 Billward 1984 UT William Ward (born 1943), a theoretician who specializes in dynamics and celestial mechanics. Ward has made fundamental contributions to a wide variety of topics in modern planetary science, including both solar nebula and circumplanetary disk dynamics, the origin of the moon, planetesimal formation, planetary ring dynamics, and martian obliquity variations and their coupling to planetwide climatological change. Ward has spent most of his career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Southwest Research Institute, Boulder. Both his talents and his good spirits are enjoyed by colleagues around the world. Name proposed and citation written by S. A. Stern JPL · 7812
7813 Anderserikson 1985 UF3 Anders Erikson (born 1965), Swedish astronomer who studied minor-planet spin vectors in Uppsala and at the Institute of Planetary Exploration in Berlin. JPL · 7813
7815 Dolon 1987 QN Dolon, mythical Trojan warrior from Greek mythology MPC · 7815
7816 Hanoi 1987 YA The city of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam MPC · 7816
7817 Zibiturtle 1988 RH10 Elizabeth Turtle, American planetary scientist JPL · 7817
7818 Muirhead 1990 QO Brian K. Muirhead, flight system manager and deputy project manager of JPL's Mars Pathfinder mission MPC · 7818
7820 Ianlyon 1990 TU8 Ian Lyon (born 1957), a researcher at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He studies the isotopic composition of meteorites to investigate the early Solar System and the origin of interstellar grains. Ian has been an associate editor of Meteoritics and Planetary Science. JPL · 7820
7824 Lynch 1991 RM2 William Lynch III of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an outstanding model of efficiency, friendliness and dedication to his work and responsibilities. He is the epitome of the NASA/JPL motto, "Faster, better and cheaper", in the sense that anyone who works in a highly charged, positive fashion, streamlined for action, leads to a more successful and economical operation. Always with a big smile and a cheerful greeting, he is one of JPL's biggest assets JPL · 7824
7826 Kinugasa 1991 VO Sachio Kinugasa (1947–2018), Japanese professional baseball player MPC · 7826
7828 Noriyositosi 1992 SD13 Noriyosi Furiya (1838–1914), a pioneer Japanese winegrower, and his great-grandson Tosihiko (Tosi) Tukamoto (born 1931). Tosi introduced a sake-brewing technique of low-temperature fermentation to the winemaking world JPL · 7828
7829 Jaroff 1992 WY4 Leon Jaroff (1927–2012), science journalist with a long, distinctive association with Time magazine. Jaroff is internationally known for his well-researched, insightful articles and essays on scientific subjects combining factual reporting and intelligent commentary. He has won many awards and honors for his fine journalism. Through his writing, he has drawn attention to the issue of NEOs and the potentially catastrophic consequences for our civilization should a large comet or asteroid strike the earth JPL · 7829
7830 Akihikotago 1993 DC1 Akihiko Tago (born 1932), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 7830
7831 François-Xavier 1993 FQ François-Xavier Bagnoud (1961–1986), French pilot after whom FXB International is named MPC · 7831
7833 Nilstamm 1993 FV32 Nils Tamm (1876–1957), Swedish amateur astronomer and artist whose private observatory is now the Kvistabergs Observatorium, an observing station of Uppsala Astronomical Observatory MPC · 7833
7835 Myroncope 1993 MC Myron Cope (1929–2008), an American sports journalist JPL · 7835
7837 Mutsumi 1993 TX Mutsumi Abe (born 1957), wife of Japanese discoverer Hiroshi Abe MPC · 7837
7838 Feliceierman 1993 WA Felice Ierman (1922–1996), father of this minor planet's co-discoverer Giovanni Ierman, was a strong believer in science and technology who inspired his son's passion for astronomy. He also contributed morally and materially to the construction of the first Farra d´Isonzo observatory JPL · 7838
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 Hendrika Cornelia Marshall Aikman (née Grootendorst), wife of the discoverer Christopher Aikman MPC · 7840
7842 Ishitsuka 1994 XQ Mutsumi Ishitsuka (born 1930), who has worked in Peru since 1957, making coronagraphic observations of the sun at high altitude. In 1979 he built the Cosmos Observatory and in 1988 set up a new coronagraph there that was destroyed by a group of guerrillas. He is currently trying to reconstruct the observatory and to establish a Peruvian National Observatory for teaching astronomy. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Kuroda and Y. Yamada JPL · 7842
7844 Horikawa 1995 YL1 Kuniaki Horikawa (born 1958), a computer systems engineer in Yokohama, started Jupiter observations in 1974, and he has obtained more than 3000 drawings and 8200 central-meridian transit timings. Since 2001 he has served as director of the Jupiter-Saturn Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association JPL · 7844
7845 Mckim 1996 AC Richard McKim (born 1958), British astronomer who directed the British Astronomical Association's Mars Section MPC · 7845
7846 Setvák 1996 BJ Martin Setvák (born 1958), Czech meteorologist MPC · 7846
7847 Mattiaorsi 1996 CS8 Mattia Orsi (born 1995), nephew of Arcetri astronomer Giuseppe Forti JPL · 7847
7848 Bernasconi 1996 DF1 Giovanni Bernasconi (1901–1965) and Angelo Bernasconi (1911–1990), Italian amateur astronomers Src MPC · 7848
7849 Janjosefrič 1996 HR Jan Frič (1863–1897) and Josef Frič (1861–1945), Czech amateur astronomers. The two brothers founded the Ondřejov Observatory. MPC · 7849
7850 Buenos Aires 1996 LH The Argentine city and capital of Buenos Aires MPC · 7850
7851 Azumino 1996 YW2 an area in Nagano prefecture, Azumino is the rice field area east of the Japanese Northern Alps. In various places, natural spring water surfaces to form clear mountain streams. Azumino is famous throughout Japan for its beautiful scenery year-round JPL · 7851
7852 Itsukushima 7604 P-L Itsukushima Island near Hiroshima City, known as "one of the Scenic Trio of Japan", the island is also called "Miyajima", which means "Shrine Island". The origin of the shrine is not known, but it goes back at least to the sixth century; in the twelfth century its building complex was much enlarged. The shrine and its giant torii gate stand in the sea at high tide. In 1996 the shrine was assigned "World Heritage" recognition by UNESCO. Name proposed by Takeshi Sato JPL · 7852
7853 Confucius 2086 T-2 Confucius (551–479 BC), Chinese philosopher MPC · 7853
7854 Laotse 1076 T-3 Lao Zi (601–531 BC), Chinese philosopher MPC · 7854
7855 Tagore 4092 T-3 Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941), poet MPC · 7855
7856 Viktorbykov 1975 VB1 Viktor Leonidovich Bykov (born 1934), a Russian scientist who is known for his work on the theory of satellite communication. He was a designer of the space communication systems "Ekran" and "Intersputnik", as well as of the direct government line between Russia and the U.S. The name was suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy JPL · 7856
7857 Lagerros 1978 QC3 Johan S. V. Lagerros (born 1968), a Swedish astronomer MPC · 7857
7858 Bolotov 1978 SB3 Andrey Bolotov (1738–1833), Russian writer, scientist, agriculturist, forester and builder of parks JPL · 7858
7859 Lhasa 1979 US Lhasa the capital of Tibet MPC · 7859
7860 Zahnle 1980 PF Kevin J. Zahnle (born 1955), American space research scientist JPL · 7860
7861 Messenger 1981 EK25 Scott R. Messenger (born 1969), an American space scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He pioneered research on the identification of pre-solar molecular cloud material in interplanetary dust particles (see below). JPL · 7861
7862 Keikonakamura 1981 EE28 Keiko Nakamura Messenger (born 1973), Japanese-American space scientist at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Her work revealed the existence of organic globules in the Tagish Lake meteorite, furthering our understanding of organic material in the Solar System (see above). JPL · 7862
7863 Turnbull 1981 VK Margaret Turnbull (born 1975), an American astrobiologist JPL · 7863
7864 Borucki 1982 EE William Borucki (born 1939) founded and developed the Kepler mission that led to the discovery of numerous exoplanetary systems and to significant contributions to stellar astrophysics and astroseismology of evolving stars. He also determined plasma properties of hypervelocity shock waves that were used in the heat shield of the Apollo missions. JPL · 7864
7865 Françoisgros 1982 FG3 François Gros (born 1925) is a molecular biologist and permanent secretary emeritus of the French Academy of Sciences. He is honorary professor at the College de France and at the Institut Pasteur. He is the president of COPED, the Committee of Developing Countries of the French Academy of Sciences JPL · 7865
7866 Sicoli 1982 TK Piero Sicoli (born 1954), Italian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 7866
7867 Burian 1984 SB1 Zdeněk Burian (1905–1981), Czech artist MPC · 7867
7868 Barker 1984 UX2 Edwin S. Barker (born 1940), a research scientist at the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas at Austin JPL · 7868
7869 Pradun 1987 RV3 Valentin Panteleevich Pradun (born 1956), Ukrainian economist and professor at Tavrichesky National University, president of the Crimean Academy of Humanities JPL · 7869
7871 Tunder 1990 SW4 Franz Tunder (1614–1667), German organist MPC · 7871
7873 Böll 1991 AE3 Heinrich Böll (1917–1985), German novelist and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972 MPC · 7873
7881 Schieferdecker 1992 RC7 Johann Christian Schieferdecker (1679–1732), German organist MPC · 7881
7885 Levine 1993 KQ2 Joanna L. Levine (born 1975), an astrophysicist, ballerina, and a yoga instructor. She attended Walnut Hill School to study ballet, obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Florida concentrating on star formation in Orion, and is currently a professor at Mt. Holyoke College. JPL · 7885
7886 Redman 1993 PE Roderick Oliver Redman (1905–1975) and Russell Ormond Redman (born 1951), English and Canadian astronomers, respectively, who worked at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory during significant parts of their careers MPC · 7886
7887 Bratfest 1993 SU2 Oktoberfest style gathering hosted by the graduate students of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona MPC · 7887
7890 Yasuofukui 1994 TC3 Yasuo Fukui (born 1951), professor at Nagoya University and a radio astronomer specializing in molecular clouds and the birth of stars. He established and directs the operation of the "Nanten" millimeter-wavelength radio telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. He is a winner of the Vainu Bappu Gold Medal and other prizes. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii JPL · 7890
7891 Fuchie 1994 VJ7 the Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchie Senior High School, where the first discoverer teaches astronomy and geology. Fuchie means the bank of a large river. This place has been called Fuchie for nearly a thousand years JPL · 7891
7892 Musamurahigashi 1994 WQ12 Musashimurayama East High School, Japan MPC · 7892
7894 Rogers 1994 XC1 John H. Rogers (born 1952), director of the British Astronomical Association's Jupiter section since 1988, received the Association's Goodacre Medal in 2003. He is the author of The Giant Planet Jupiter (Cambridge University Press, 1995). By profession he is a molecular neurobiologist at the University of Cambridge JPL · 7894
7895 Kaseda 1995 DK1 The Japanese city of Kaseda, now Minamisatsuma, located in the southwest of Kagoshima prefecture, birthplace of astronomer Fumiaki Uto, who discovered this minor planet JPL · 7895
7896 Švejk 1995 EC The Good Soldier Švejk, character created by Jaroslav Hašek MPC · 7896
7897 Bohuška 1995 EL1 Bohumila Šarounová, mother of Czech discoverer Lenka Kotková (Šarounová) MPC · 7897
7898 Ohkuma 1995 XR1 Masami Ohkuma (born 1954) is an amateur astronomer who serves as chief editor of the Japanese astronomical monthly magazine Hoshi-Navi. He also plays an important role for the popularization of astronomy in Japan JPL · 7898
7899 Joya 1996 BV3 Masanori Joya (1940–1967) was an early member of the Japan Lunar and Planetary Observers Network and played a vital role in its early development. He was the first discoverer in Japan of Jupiter's SEB Disturbance in 1962. He died tragically after losing his way in an unexpectedly heavy snowfall on Mt. Asama JPL · 7899
7900 Portule 1996 CV8 Portule, the highest mountain peak in the Asiago tableland, near the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory. The wild mountain range is a trekking favorite for local astronomers JPL · 7900


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7901 Konnai 1996 DP Reiichi Konnai (born 1950; former name Horiguchi), an eagle-eyed observer and dentist JPL · 7901
7902 Hanff 1996 HT17 Johann Nikolaus Hanff (1663–1711), German organist MPC · 7902
7903 Albinoni 1996 HV24 Tomaso Albinoni (1671–1751), Italian composer MPC · 7903
7904 Morrow 1997 JL4 Walter Morrow (1928–2017), American long-time director of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Src MPC · 7904
7905 Juzoitami 1997 OX Juzo Itami (1933–1997), actor, translator, essayist, editor and well-known director since the great success of his first work Osoushiki (Funeral) JPL · 7905
7906 Melanchton 3081 P-L Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560), a German reformer JPL · 7906
7907 Erasmus 4047 P-L Erasmus (1466–1536), a Dutch humanist. He was the son of a priest and became a priest himself. In 1517 he was released by the pope from his holy vows, becoming an advisor to the emperor Charles V. He published papers critical of the practices of the Church; eventually he became the father of European humanism. He translated the classics, books of the church fathers and the New Testament into Latin in a critical way. His collection of proverbs helped shed new light on ancient literature and influenced religion, art and sciences JPL · 7907
7908 Zwingli 4192 T-1 Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531), a Swiss reformer of the church. He was originally a Catholic priest, but under the influence of the books of Erasmus and Luther he felt the need for reform. In 1523 he broke with the bishop, married and became a fervent puritan. For him the holy communion was only a symbolic celebration, and in this respect he did not agree with Luther. Zwingli died in a fight against the catholic cantons as a clergyman of the reformed soldiers. JPL · 7908
7909 Ziffer 1975 SK Julie Ziffer (born 1974), a professor of physics at the University of Southern Maine, United States JPL · 7909
7910 Aleksola 1976 GD2 Aleksandr Anatolievich Solov'ev, Russian (Kalmuk) poet, theoretical astrophysicist and solar physicist JPL · 7910
7911 Carlpilcher 1977 RZ8 Carl Bernard Pilcher, American astronomer who directs NASA's Solar System Exploration Program. While at M.I.T. and the University of Hawaii, Pilcher studied Jupiter's atmosphere and satellites, especially Io's interaction with Jupiter's magnetosphere, using ground-based telescopes. He has been a member of the imaging team of the Galileo mission to Jupiter since 1977. Pilcher has also studied international relations, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, and with the skills he acquired worked at the Office of Space Science at NASA headquarters. He undertook strategic planning and other responsibilities at NASA prior to joining the planetary program during a time of unprecedented resurgence of planetary spacecraft launches. Citation written by C. R. Chapman. JPL · 7911
7912 Lapovok 1978 PO3 Yakov Semenovich Lapovok (born 1932) is a radio engineer and inventor, scientific secretary of the A. S. Popov Museum at St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University JPL · 7912
7913 Parfenov 1978 TU8 Anatoly Parfyonov (1925–1993), Russian classical wrestler and champion of the Melbourne Olympic games in 1956 JPL · 7913
7916 Gigiproietti 1981 EN Gigi Proietti (1940–2020) was an Italian theater actor, comedian, film actor and director, voice actor, singer, artistic director and director of Italian dubbing. He was a great mentor for many young actors. Name suggested by M. Di Martino. IAU · 7916
7917 Hammergren 1981 EG5 Mark Hammergren (born 1964), an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago JPL · 7917
7918 Berrilli 1981 EJ22 Francesco Berrilli (born 1958), a professor in the Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata JPL · 7918
7919 Prime 1981 EZ27 7919, the one-thousandth prime number JPL · 7919
7921 Huebner 1982 RF Walter F. Huebner (born 1928), contributor of small bodies studies in general, and to cometary studies in particular JPL · 7921
7922 Violalaurenti 1983 CO3 Viola Laurenti (born 2015) is the first granddaughter of Mario Di Martino, astronomer at the Turin Astrophysical Observatory and colleague and friend of the discoverers. JPL · 7922
7923 Chyba 1983 WJ Christopher Chyba (born 1959), American astrophysicist, astrobiologist, security advisor on nuclear proliferation and arms control JPL · 7923
7924 Simbirsk 1986 PW4 Simbirsk, a region in Russia, formerly Ulyanovsk JPL · 7924
7925 Shelus 1986 RX2 Peter J. Shelus (born 1942), a manager of the Lunar and Satellite Laser Ranging Projects at McDonald Observatory since 1982 JPL · 7925
7927 Jamiegilmour 1986 WV1 Jamie Gilmour (born 1964) is an isotope cosmochemist at the University of Manchester (UK). He develops novel instrumentation to study the origin and evolution of meteorites using xenon isotopic signatures. JPL · 7927
7928 Bijaoui 1986 WM5 Albert Bijaoui, French astronomer, born in Tunisia JPL · 7928
7931 Kristianpedersen 1988 EB1 Kristian Pedersen (born 1966), Danish astrophysicist, winner of the 2004 Tycho Brahe Gold Medal JPL · 7931
7932 Plimpton 1989 GP George Plimpton (1927–2003) was an American author, editor, actor and all-round Renaissance man. As the founding editor of the Paris Review, he fostered the careers of many now-famous writers. A giant in the world of participatory journalism, he chronicled his exploits as an amateur in many fields, especially professional sports JPL · 7932
7933 Magritte 1989 GP4 René Magritte (1898–1967), Belgian painter and surrealist artist. In the 1930s composed his Magritte dictionary, placing ordinary objects, such as apples, stones and pipes, in a surrealistic context, thereby aiming to surprise and alienate. The philosophy of his work may best be summarized as "creating the unknown with known things". Citation written by K. Leterme at the request of the discoverer. JPL · 7933
7934 Sinatra 1989 SG1 Frank Sinatra (1915–1998), singer JPL · 7934
7935 Beppefenoglio 1990 EZ5 Beppe Fenoglio (1922–1963), one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century. JPL · 7935
7936 Mikemagee 1990 OW2 Michael Magee (born 1958) has had a distinguished career with the University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium since 1980. Throughout two decades Magee has been largely responsible for the planetarium's production of astronomy shows and its outreach program. JPL · 7936
7939 Asphaug 1991 AP1 Erik Ian Asphaug (born 1961), a Norwegian American astronomer JPL · 7939
7940 Erichmeyer 1991 EO1 Erich Meyer (born 1951), an Austrian engineer and amateur astronomer. This minor planet was named on the occasion of his 20th anniversary as an astrometricist. Using a measuring engine he constructed himself, Meyer measured about 250 precise positions of minor planets and comets from photographic plates. Among the 2600 positions he derived after switching to CCD equipment in 1993 are some for the 1997 opposition of this object, thereby rendering it appropriate for numbering. An electrical engineer by profession, Meyer is also a well-known astrophotographer and popularizer of astronomy. JPL · 7940
7945 Kreisau 1991 RK7 Anti-Nazi resistance group formed in 1942 in Silesia at the Kreisau farm, the family estate of H. J. Graf von Moltke. The members of the group, called Kreisauer Kreis JPL · 7945
7947 Toland 1992 BE2 John Toland (1670–1722), Irish-born rationalist philosopher and freethinker MPC · 7947
7948 Whitaker 1992 HY Ewen Whitaker (1922–2016), a British born planetary scientist and lunar astronomer from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at UA MPC · 7948
7950 Berezov 1992 SS26 Beryozovo, Russian town JPL · 7950
7953 Kawaguchi 1993 KP Masaya Kawaguchi (born 1959), a chief editor of the Japanese astronomical magazine Sky Watcher during 1987–2000 JPL · 7953
7954 Kitao 1993 SQ2 Koichi Kitao (born 1953), a Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 7954
7955 Ogiwara 1993 WE Tetsuo Ogiwara (born 1950), a Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 7955
7956 Yaji 1993 YH Kentaro Yaji (born 1966), the director of Kawabe Cosmic Park in Wakayama prefecture JPL · 7956
7957 Antonella 1994 BT Antonella Bartolini (born 1956), amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverers JPL · 7957
7958 Leakey 1994 LE3 Mary Leakey (1913–1996), her husband Louis Leakey (1903–1972), and their son Richard Leakey (born 1944), all major figures in the paleoanthropology of Africa JPL · 7958
7959 Alysecherri 1994 PK Alyse Cherri Hergenrother, née Alyse Cherri Smith, wife of the discoverer JPL · 7959
7960 Condorcet 1994 PW16 Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, French philosopher MPC · 7960
7961 Ercolepoli 1994 TD2 Ercole Poli (1961–2000), Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 7961
7963 Falcinelli 1995 CA Amleto Falcinelli (1921–1996), Italian bantam-weight boxing champion JPL · 7963
7965 Katsuhiko 1996 BD1 Katsuhiko Sato (born 1945), professor at University of Tokyo and director of the Research Center of the Early Universe since 1995 JPL · 7965
7966 Richardbaum 1996 DA Richard Myer Baum (born 1930), British amateur astronomer and author JPL · 7966
7967 Beny 1996 DV2 Michal "Beny" Böhm, friend of the discoverer MPC · 7967
7968 Elst-Pizarro 1996 N2 Eric Walter Elst (born 1936), Belgian astronomer and Guido Pizarro, astronomer at ESO MPC · 7968
7970 Lichtenberg 6065 P-L Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799), German physicist JPL · 7970
7971 Meckbach 9002 P-L Wolfgang Meckbach (1919–1998), microwave spectroscopist JPL · 7971
7972 Mariotti 1174 T-1 Jean-Marie Mariotti (1955–1998), French astronomer JPL · 7972
7973 Koppeschaar 1344 T-2 Carl Egon Koppeschaar, Dutch science writer and reporter in the Netherlands. He is internationally known for popularizing astrophysics and space science, for debunking pseudoscience, and for taking action against light pollution. His Moon Handbook: a 21st-Century Travel Guide is a delight. JPL · 7973
7974 Vermeesch 2218 T-2 Theo Vermeesch (born 1930), former director of the Simon Stevin Popular Observatory at Hoeven in the Netherlands MPC · 7974
7976 Pinigin 1977 QT2 Gennadii Ivanovich Pinigin (born 1943), Russian astronomer, director of the Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory. A prominent specialist in fundamental astrometry and astronomical instrument-making, he made a valuable contribution to the creation of new types of meridian instruments at the Pulkovo and Nikolaev observatories. JPL · 7976
7978 Niknesterov 1978 SR4 Nikolaj Semenovich Nesterov (1947–2002), head of the Radioastronomy Department at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory JPL · 7978
7979 Pozharskij 1978 SV7 Dmitry Pozharsky (1578–1642), a Russian prince, statesman and soldier JPL · 7979
7980 Senkevich 1978 TD2 Yurij Aleksandrovich Senkevich (born 1937), a scientist at the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL · 7980
7983 Festin 1980 FY Leif Festin (born 1967), a Swedish astronomer. This minor planet was named to celebrate the completion of his Ph.D. thesis on the faint end of the luminosity function. He assisted with photometric observations of minor planets while he was working at the Nordic Optical Telescope on La Palma. He is co-author of several publications on lightcurves of minor planets. JPL · 7983
7984 Marius 1980 SM Simon Marius (1573–1625), a court astronomer in Ansbach JPL · 7984
7985 Nedelcu 1981 EK10 Dan Alin Nedelcu (born 1976), a research scientist at the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy JPL · 7985
7986 Romania 1981 EG15 The country of Romania is located in southeast Europe, with Bucharest as its capital JPL · 7986
7987 Walshkevin 1981 EV22 Kevin John Walsh (born 1978), a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute of Boulder, CO JPL · 7987
7988 Pucacco 1981 EX30 Giuseppe Pucacco (born 1956), a researcher in the Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata JPL · 7988
7989 Pernadavide 1981 EW41 Davide Perna (born 1979), a postdoctoral fellow at the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Italy JPL · 7989
7991 Kaguyahime 1981 UT7 Main female character in old Japanese romance Taketori-monogatari MPC · 7991
7992 Yozan 1981 WC Uesugi Yozan (1751–1822), the ninth lord of Yamagata prefecture's Yonezawa Castle, was the greatest ruler of his clan JPL · 7992
7993 Johnbridges 1982 UD2 John Bridges (born 1966), based at the University of Leicester, is an expert on the mineralogy and petrology of martian meteorites, chondritic meteorites and cometary material returned by the Stardust mission. He has been a participating scientist in Mars Science Laboratory rover mission. JPL · 7993
7994 Bethellen 1983 CQ2 Beth Ellen Clark (born 1964), an American astronomer MPC · 7994
7995 Khvorostovsky 1983 PX Dmitrij Aleksandrovich Khvorostovsky (born 1962), Russian baritone JPL · 7995
7996 Vedernikov 1983 RX3 Alexander Filipovich Vedernikov (born 1927), Russian bass, father of conductor Alexander Vedernikov (born 1964) JPL · 7996
7998 Gonczi 1985 JK Robert Gonczi (born 1945), a French dynamicist JPL · 7998
7999 Nesvorný 1986 RA3 David Nesvorný (born 1969), a Czech astronomer and dynamicist JPL · 7999
8000 Isaac Newton 1986 RL5 Isaac Newton (1643–1727), hailed by some as the greatest universal genius of all time JPL · 8000


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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 7,001–8,000
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