List of minor planets named after people


This is a list of minor planets named after people, both real and fictional.

Contents

Science


Astronomers

Amateur

Professional

Planetarium directors

Relatives of astronomers

Biologists

Cartographers

Chemists

Computer scientists and programmers

Mathematicians

Physicists

Physiologists

Psychologists, psychiatrists, and psychoanalysts

Space exploration

Other scientists, engineers and inventors

Monarchs and royalty


Nobility


Politicians and statespeople


Teachers


High school/technical school teachers

College/University professors

War heroes and veterans


World War II heroes and veterans

Other war heroes

Children died in war

Religion


Explorers


Historians


Other social scientists


Philosophers


The arts


Literature

General authors

Novelists

Poets

Playwrights

Satirists

Other

Visual arts

Architects

Classical music

Composers

Conductors

Opera Singers

Others

Entertainment


Popular music

Film, TV and Theatre

Sports

Olympic medalists

Other sports

Other entertainers

Contest winners


Broadcom MASTERS

Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Intel Science Talent Search

Editors and publishers


Discoverers' relatives


Others


Fictional characters


Characters in classic fiction

Characters in modern fiction

See also


References









Categories: Minor planets named for people | Lists of eponyms | Lists of meanings of minor planet names | Lists of minor planets by name | Lists of Solar System objects | Lists of astronomical objects named after people | Lists of things named after people




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