Meanings of minor planet names: 9001–10000

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

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


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
9001 Slettebak 1981 QE2 Arne Slettebak (1925–1999) was for 16 years chair of the department of astronomy of Ohio State University. His principal research interests were stellar rotation and spectroscopy, particularly the study of Be stars. He led the effort to move the 1.8-m Perkins telescope from Ohio to the Lowell Observatory. JPL  · 9001
9002 Gabrynowicz 1981 QV2 Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz (1949) is Emerita Professor, Director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law of the University of Mississippi School of Law, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Space Law. She has spoken in front of the U.S. Congress and the United Nations on matters of space law. JPL  · 9002
9003 Ralphmilliken 1981 UW21 Ralph E. Milliken (born 1978), a planetary science professor at Brown University. JPL  · 9003
9004 Peekaydee 1982 UZ2 Philip K. Dick (1928–1982), an American science fiction author. Many of his works have been made into movies, such as Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. JPL  · 9004
9005 Sidorova 1982 UU5 Sophia Ivanovna Sidorova (born 1943), public education worker in Ukraine and leader of the Crimean Republic Committee for the education of workers. JPL  · 9005
9006 Voytkevych 1982 UA7 Vanda Georgievna Voytkevych (born 1949), friend of astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina who discovered this asteroid MPC  · 9006
9007 James Bond 1983 TE1 James Bond, "agent 007", fictional British spy MPC  · 9007
9008 Bohšternberk 1984 BS Bohumil Šternberk (1897–1983), Czech astronomer MPC  · 9008
9009 Tirso 1984 HJ1 Thyrsus (Tirso), the scepter of Dionysus; Italian acronym of the Circolo eno-g-astronomico TIRSO (for "all together enjoying, studying, observing"), a scientific and cultural circle JPL  · 9009
9010 Candelo 1984 HM1 Candelo, Italy, a small town in northern Piedmont, famous for its Ricetto fortified village, and host of cultural and astronomical events JPL  · 9010
9011 Angelou 1984 SU Maya Angelou (1928–2014), born Marguerite Annie Johnson, an American poet, author, and civil rights activist JPL  · 9011
9012 Benner 1984 UW Lance A. M. Benner (born 1964), an American radio astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Src ). JPL  · 9012
9013 Sansaturio 1985 PA1 Maria Eugenia Sansaturio (born 1959), a mathematician at the University of Valladolid. JPL  · 9013
9014 Svyatorichter 1985 UG5 Svyatoslav Richter (1915–1997), Russian pianist and People's artist of the U.S.S.R. JPL  · 9014
9015 Coe 1985 VK Malcolm Coe (born 1949) is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Southampton in the U.K. For four decades his research has centered on Be X-ray binaries in the Milky Way and Magellanic Cloud galaxies, both in X-ray and optical/infrared wavelengths. But his true passion in life is Southampton Football Club. JPL  · 9015
9016 Henrymoore 1986 AE Henry J. Moore (1928–1998), a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey since 1960. JPL  · 9016
9017 Babadzhanyan 1986 TW9 Arno Babajanian (1921–1983), a Soviet composer and pianist. JPL  · 9017
9018 Galache 1987 JG José Luis Galache (born 1975) has worked at the Minor Planet Center (MPC) since 2009 and handles, amongst other things, the MPC's social media presence. For his doctoral work, he studied X-ray binaries in the Small Magellanic Cloud JPL  · 9018
9019 Eucommia 1987 QF3 Eucommiaceae, a family with only one member, the elmlike Eucommia ulmoides, a vigorous and decorative plant. It is the only tree from temperate regions that produces latex in small quantities. JPL  · 9019
9020 Eucryphia 1987 SG2 Eucryphiaceae, a family with five species in a single genus. Eucryphia cordifolia (Chilean elm) may reach a height of 12 m. Hybrids between the different species are cultivated for the garden. JPL  · 9020
9021 Fagus 1988 CT5 Fagaceae, the beech family, with eight genera and over 1000 species, including oaks and chestnuts. Well-known species are Fagus grandifolia (American beech) and Fagus sylvatica (European beech). JPL  · 9021
9022 Drake 1988 PC1 Michael J. Drake (born 1946), American cosmochemist and geochemist MPC  · 9022
9023 Mnesthus 1988 RG1 Mnestheus from Greek mythology. He a Trojan who went to the Italian peninsula to fight the Latins as an officer of Aeneas. JPL  · 9023
9024 Gunnargraps 1988 RF9 Gunnar Graps (1951–2004) was a popular, hard rock, beat and blues style Estonian singer and musician, referred to as Raudmees ("Iron Man"). Graps was a rebellious pioneer in the new Soviet rock scene for disenfranchised youth in the early 1980s, and the first true-blood rock star in Estonia. JPL  · 9024
9025 Polanskey 1988 SM2 Carol A. Polanskey (born 1960), a science operations expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL  · 9025
9026 Denevi 1988 ST2 Brett W. Denevi (born 1980), a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and an expert in the composition and evolution of asteroid surfaces. JPL  · 9026
9027 Graps 1988 VP5 Amara Graps (born 1961) is a planetary scientist who concentrates on asteroids and comets, but has worked on every planet in the Solar System. She has analyzed data from many missions, such as New Horizons, Rosetta, Cassini and Voyager 2. She is Chief Scientist of Deep Space Industries Latvia. JPL  · 9027
9028 Konrádbeneš 1989 BE1 Konrád Beneš (1920–1999), Czech planetologist MPC  · 9028
9032 Tanakami 1989 WK4 Tanakami, extending over Shiga, Mie and Kyoto prefectures, is the site of the largest meteorite found in Japan. JPL  · 9032
9033 Kawane 1990 AD Kawane, a small town about 230 km west of Tokyo. JPL  · 9033
9034 Oleyuria 1990 QZ17 Oleyuria, Ukrainian piano duo of Olga Scherbakova and Yuri Scherbakov. JPL  · 9034
9038 Helensteel 1990 VE1 Helen Margaret Steel (born 1959), wife of discoverer Duncan Steel MPC  · 9038
9040 Flacourtia 1991 BH1 Flacourtiaceae, the Indian plum family, with almost 90 genera and 900 species. Flacourtia indica (governor's plum) is one of the species, and the southeast Asian genus Hydnocarpus produces an oil that is used for treating some skin diseases. JPL  · 9040
9041 Takane 1991 CX Takane, name of the town in which the Otomo observatory is located. JPL  · 9041
9044 Kaoru 1991 KA Kaoru Ikeya (born 1964), lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. JPL  · 9044
9052 Uhland 1991 UJ4 Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787–1862), a German poet. JPL  · 9052
9053 Hamamelis 1991 VW5 Hamamelidaceae, the witch-hazel family, with about 25 genera and 100 species, typical in South America and Africa. Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) is not a true hazel, although the leaves are similar. JPL  · 9053
9054 Hippocastanum 1991 YO Hippocastanaceae, the horse-chestnut family, with only two genera and 15 species. Aesculus hippocastanum (common horse-chestnut) is known for its creamy yellow flowers, in large, conical, upright panicles. JPL  · 9054
9055 Edvardsson 1992 DP8 Bengt Edvardsson (born 1956), Swedish astronomer MPC  · 9055
9056 Piskunov 1992 EQ14 Nikolai Piskunov (born 1957), Swedish astrophysicist MPC  · 9056
9059 Dumas 1992 PJ Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870), the grandson of a French marquis and the son of a French general in Napoleon's army, a very well known writer. JPL  · 9059
9060 Toyokawa 1992 RM Hideji Toyokawa (1926–1995), a curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. JPL  · 9060
9062 Ohnishi 1992 WO5 Michikazu Ohnishi (born 1933), a chemical plant engineer and lecturer in descriptive geometry. JPL  · 9062
9063 Washi 1992 YS Shinsho Washi (born 1951), the director of the Sakai City Planetarium. JPL  · 9063
9064 Johndavies 1993 BH8 John Keith Davies (born 1955), British astronomer/aviation engineer MPC  · 9064
9067 Katsuno 1993 HR Gentaro Katsuno (born 1933), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1975 to 1987 JPL  · 9067
9069 Hovland 1993 OV Larry E. Hovland (born 1947), a senior engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL  · 9069
9070 Ensab 1993 OZ2 Leo Enright (born 1943) and Denise Sabatini (born 1950), Canadian astronomers MPC  · 9070
9071 Coudenberghe 1993 OB13 Peeter van Coudenberghe (1520–1594), Flemish botanist and pharmacist JPL  · 9071
9073 Yoshinori 1994 ER Yoshinori Kobayashi (born 1929), a professor emeritus at Hiroshima University and professor at Tokushima Bunri University. JPL  · 9073
9074 Yosukeyoshida 1994 FZ Yosuke Yoshida (born 1945), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1988 to 1993. JPL  · 9074
9076 Shinsaku 1994 JT Shinsaku Takasugi (1839–1867), Japanese samurai and revolutionary, who played the most important role in the success of the Meiji Restoration MPC  · 9076
9077 Ildo 1994 NC Ildo Lombardi (1934–1954), Italian gymnast and brother of Giuseppe Lombardi, a member of the team of amateur astronomers. JPL  · 9077
9079 Gesner 1994 PC34 Conrad Gessner (1516–1565), a versatile Swiss naturalist and bibliographer JPL  · 9079
9080 Takayanagi 1994 TP Yuichi Takayanagi (born 1939), a leading science commentator and producer of science programs of NHK Broadcasting Corporation in Japan. JPL  · 9080
9081 Hideakianno 1994 VY Hideaki Anno (born 1960), a Japanese animator and director. JPL  · 9081
9082 Leonardmartin 1994 VR6 Leonard J. Martin, planetary astronomer and cartographer at the Lowell Observatory. JPL  · 9082
9083 Ramboehm 1994 WC4 Jeff Ramos (born 1962) and Art Boehm (born 1944), friends of the discoverers Carolyn Shoemaker and David H. Levy. JPL  · 9083
9084 Achristou 1995 CS1 Apostolos Christou (born 1968), Planetary astronomer at the Irish Armagh Observatory MPC  · 9084
9087 Neff 1995 SN3 Vladimír Neff (1909–1983), Czech novelist and his son Ondřej Neff (born 1945), science fiction author MPC  · 9087
9088 Maki 1995 SX3 Fusao Maki (1916–2001), a songwriter who wrote many children's songs, school songs, home songs, citizen's songs and left hundreds of works. JPL  · 9088
9090 Chirotenmondai 1995 UW8 Chiro Astronomical Observatory (320) or Chiro tenmondai in Western Australia. It was founded by Australian and Japanese amateur astronomers in 1995. JPL  · 9090
9091 Ishidatakaki 1995 VK Takaki Ishida (born 1948), principal of Sanyo Girls' High and Junior High School in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. JPL  · 9091
9092 Nanyang 1995 VU18 Nanyang City, in the southwest of Henan Province, is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. JPL  · 9092
9093 Sorada 1995 WA Toshiyuki Sorada (born 1954), an amateur astronomer in Hiroshima City. JPL  · 9093
9094 Butsuen 1995 WH Kazunari Butsuen (born 1952), an amateur astronomer in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture. JPL  · 9094
9096 Tamotsu 1995 XE1 Tamotsu Fujii (born 1947), a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association since 1960 and president of the Yamashiro Astronomical Association since its founding in 1962. JPL  · 9096
9097 Davidschlag 1996 AU1 Davidschlag, Upper Austria, small Austrian village, some 10 km to the north of Linz, at the entrance to the Sterngartl ("small garden of stars") region, home of the Privatobservatorium Meyer/Obermair (Private Observatory Meyer/Obermair) MPC  · 9097
9098 Toshihiko 1996 BQ3 Toshihiko Osawa (1935–2001) was a genius in visual planetary observing. He began observing with his self-made telescope at age 12 and discovered "Osawa's spots" on Saturn in 1952. For more than half of his life he was ill, but he continued observing with his telescope on the roof of a hospital. JPL  · 9098
9099 Kenjitanabe 1996 VN3 Kenji Tanabe (born 1944), a professor at Okayama University of Science. JPL  · 9099
9100 Tomohisa 1996 XU1 Tomohisa Ohno (born 1948), a Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL  · 9100


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9101 Rossiglione 1996 XG2 The small Italian town of Rossiglione. The town organizes cultural events, mainly of a scientific nature, that are attended by all the citizens, regardless of their level of education. JPL  · 9101
9102 Foglar 1996 XS18 Jaroslav Foglar (1907–1999), Czech children's author MPC  · 9102
9103 Komatsubara 1996 XW30 Mitsugu Komatsubara (born 1953), Japanese reporter and amateur astronomer who, together with Tomohisa Ohno, has recently rehabilitated the late comet and nova hunter Minoru Honda's observatory "Seijin-Sanso" JPL  · 9103
9104 Matsuo 1996 YB Atsushi Matsuo (born 1955), Japanese astronomy educator and historian JPL  · 9104
9105 Matsumura 1997 AU Masafumi Matsumura (born 1955), Japanese astronomer JPL  · 9105
9106 Yatagarasu 1997 AY1 Yatagarasu, the holy crow with three legs of Japanese mythology, who guided Jinmu, the so-called first emperor, and his troops from Kumano to Nara (The Chinese counterpart of the crow with three legs is said to live in the Sun, and could be a naked-eye sunspot) JPL  · 9106
9107 Narukospa 1997 AE4 Naruko, Miyagi (Naruko Onsen) is a town famous for its hot springs, visited by tourists all year long. Narukokyo is a gorge, 100 meters deep and known for its beautiful autumn leaves. Onikobe geyser ejects hot water 20 meters into the air. The Naruko crater on Mars is also named for the town JPL  · 9107
9108 Toruyusa 1997 AZ6 Toru Yusa (born 1966) is director of the planetarium and observatory at the Osaki Lifelong Learning Center in Miyagi Prefecture and a member of the board of directors of the Japan Public Observatory Society. In addition to being a popularizer of astronomy, he is an enthusiastic observer of comets JPL  · 9108
9109 Yukomotizuki 1997 AH7 Yuko Motizuki (born 1965) is an associate professor at Saitama University. Her speciality is the theoretical study of nucleosynthesis, supernovae and neutron stars. She is also leading a team to examine the effects of solar cycles and supernovae on Antarctic ice cores JPL  · 9109
9110 Choukai 1997 AM19 Mount Choukai (2230 m) and the Choukai volcanic mountain range, Japan, national park and part of the border between Akita and Yamagata prefectures JPL  · 9110
9111 Matarazzo 1997 BD2 Giuseppe "Corrado" Matarazzo (born 1946), Italian mathematician from Sicily, amateur astronomer and orbit computer. In 1995 he co-authored Elementi di Calcolo delle Orbite. JPL  · 9111
9112 Hatsulars 1997 BU3 Hatsulars is the name of a women's chorus. Its members are mainly housewives of farming families of Kakegawa City. Founded in 1997, the chorus frequently makes public performances of songs in praise of nature, including the starry sky. "Hatsulars" is a coined word meaning "cheerful people" JPL  · 9112
9114 Hatakeyama 1997 CU19 Hideo Hatakeyama (born 1955) is a first-class registered architect and also an amateur astronomer. His projects include the design of Japanese astronomical facilities, as well the architectural design of business complexes. He is also interested in understanding the mechanisms of solar activity JPL  · 9114
9115 Battisti 1997 DG Lucio Battisti (1943–1998), Italian singer MPC  · 9115
9116 Billhamilton 1997 ES40 William O. Hamilton (born 1933), American professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University, a pioneer in the development of an observational technique for gravitational radiation JPL  · 9116
9117 Aude 1997 FR1 AUDÉ, the Association des utilisateurs de détecteurs électroniques; users of electronic detectors association JPL  · 9117
9119 Georgpeuerbach 1998 DT Georg von Peuerbach (1423–1461), Austrian mathematician, astronomer, poet, early humanist and teacher of Regiomontanus MPC  · 9119
9121 Stefanovalentini 1998 DJ11 Stefano Valentini (born 1955), Italian amateur astronomer, software developer and creator of WinAstrometry MPC  · 9121
9122 Hunten 1998 FZ8 Donald M. Hunten (1925–2010), American astronomer, who has participated in space missions from Pioneer to Cassini JPL  · 9122
9123 Yoshiko 1998 FQ11 Yoshiko Nakano (born 1933), Japanese director of the Gekko Observatory and educator JPL  · 9123
9126 Samcoulson 1998 FR64 Samuel Harold Coulson (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project JPL  · 9126
9127 Brucekoehn 1998 HX51 Bruce W. Koehn (born 1948), American astronomer and software developer. His software has been used by the LONEOS program. MPC  · 9127
9128 Takatumuzi 1998 HQ52 Mount Takatumuzi (693 m), Japan, east of Nanyo city, Yamagata prefecture, where the discovery site is located JPL  · 9128
9130 Galois 1998 HQ148 Évariste Galois (1811–1832), French mathematician and contributor to group theory MPC  · 9130
9132 Walteranderson 2821 P-L Walter Anderson (born 1953), chief executive officer of Entreé International JPL  · 9132
9133 d'Arrest 3107 P-L Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822–1875), a German astronomer JPL  · 9133
9134 Encke 4822 P-L Johann Franz Encke (1791–1865), an eminent German astronomer JPL  · 9134
9135 Lacaille 7609 P-L Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713–1762), a French astronomer JPL  · 9135
9136 Lalande 4886 T-1 Jérôme Lalande (1732–1807), a French astronomer JPL  · 9136
9137 Remo 2114 T-2 John L. Remo (born 1941), American physicist MPC  · 9137
9138 Murdoch 2280 T-2 Jean Iris Murdoch (1919–1999), a prolific novelist and philosopher JPL  · 9138
9139 Barrylasker 4180 T-2 Barry Lasker (1939–1999), American astronomer JPL  · 9139
9140 Deni 4195 T-3 the Department of Education for Northern Ireland (Deni), for its support of the support of the Armagh Observatory JPL  · 9140
9141 Kapur 5174 T-3 Shekhar Kapur (born 1945), Indian actor MPC  · 9141
9142 Rhesus 5191 T-3 Rhesus of Thrace, the king of the Thracians and ally of the Trojans JPL  · 9142
9143 Burkhead 1955 SF Martin S. Burkhead (born 1933), an emeritus professor at Indiana University JPL  · 9143
9144 Hollisjohnson 1955 UN1 Hollis R. Johnson (born 1928), an emeritus professor at Indiana University JPL  · 9144
9145 Shustov 1976 GG3 Boris Mikhailovich Shustov (born 1947), a deputy director at the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL  · 9145
9146 Tulikov 1976 YG1 Sergeevich Tulikov (born 1914), a composer and an artist in the U.S.S.R. JPL  · 9146
9147 Kourakuen 1977 DD1 Kourakuen in Okayama is one of the three most outstanding gardens in Japan JPL  · 9147
9148 Boriszaitsev 1977 EL1 Boris Petrovich Zaitsev (1925–2000), People's artist of Ukraine JPL  · 9148
9150 Zavolokin 1978 SE1 Gennadij Dmitrievich Zavolokin (1943–2001), a famed player of the bayan (Russian accordion) JPL  · 9150
9152 Combe 1980 VZ2 Jean-Philippe Combe (born 1977), a research scientist on the Dawn mission team analyzing the mineralogy of Vesta using visible and near-infrared mapping data JPL  · 9152
9153 Chikurinji 1981 UD2 Chikurinji is the mountain on which the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory is situated. JPL  · 9153
9154 Kol'tsovo 1982 SP6 Kol'tsovo, a suburb of Novosibirsk, is the site of the State Scientific Institute of Virology and Biotechnology of the Russian Ministry of Public Health JPL  · 9154
9155 Verkhodanov 1982 SM7 Vyacheslav Gennadievich Verkhodanov (born 1942), a Ukrainian economics and management specialist JPL  · 9155
9156 Malanin 1982 TQ2 Ivan Ivanovich Malanin (1897–1969), Russian accordionist MPC  · 9156
9158 Platè 1984 MR Nikolaj Alfredovich Platè (born 1934), a chief scientific secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis in Moscow JPL  · 9158
9159 McDonnell 1984 UD3 J. A. M. ("Tony") McDonnell (born 1938) is recognized for his research on cosmic dust. With colleagues, he was the first to demonstrate the intact capture of space particulates in aerogel. He has flown instruments on a number of missions and has analyzed impact craters on lunar samples and satellite surfaces exposed to space. JPL  · 9159
9161 Beaufort 1987 BZ1 Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774–1857), an admiral of the British Navy who devised the scale for classifying wind force at sea JPL  · 9161
9162 Kwiila 1987 OA Kwiila ("Black Oak"), one of the First People in the Luiseno creation story (the black oak is indigenous to Palomar Mountain, the discovery site) JPL  · 9162
9164 Colbert 1987 SQ Edwin H. Colbert (born 1905), a distinguished U.S. vertebrate paleontologist JPL  · 9164
9165 Raup 1987 SJ3 David M. Raup (1933–2015), paleontologist and biological historian at the University of Chicago. JPL  · 9165
9167 Kharkiv 1987 SS17 Kharkiv (Kharkov), an industrial and cultural center, is one of the largest cities in Ukraine JPL  · 9167
9168 Sarov 1987 ST17 Sarov, a small town in the Nizhnij Novgorod region of the Russian Federation where the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics is located JPL  · 9168
9171 Carolyndiane 1989 GD5 Carolyn Diane Young (born 1940) has been a great support in encouraging her husband, veteran New Zealand amateur astronomer Albert Jones, in his endeavor to monitor variable stars and comets. JPL  · 9171
9172 Abhramu 1989 OB Abhramu, the "cloud-knitter", was the original female elephant who was a supernatural winged being who could change her shape at will, like the clouds that resemble her children. According to Indian legend, Abhramu's tribe lost its wings and magic by mischance. JPL  · 9172
9175 Graun 1990 OO2 Ken Graun (born 1955) has written two astronomical books. What's Out Tonight? is a major compilation of what the night sky will look like for the next 50 years. His introduction to the planets is intended for young children. JPL  · 9175
9176 Struchkova 1990 VC15 Raisa Stepanovna Struchkova (born 1925), a Russian ballerina at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre since 1944 JPL  · 9176
9177 Donsaari 1990 YA Donald G. Saari (born 1940), an American mathematician who has worked at the University of California, Irvine, and at Northwestern University. Don has made fundamental contributions to the n-body problem of celestial mechanics, voting theory, and the application of mathematics to the social sciences. JPL  · 9177
9178 Momoyo 1991 DU Momoyo Urata, the wife of Japanese co-discoverer Takeshi Urata JPL  · 9178
9179 Satchmo 1991 EM1 Louis Armstrong (1901–1971), American jazz musician and one of the most influential figures in jazz JPL  · 9179
9180 Samsagan 1991 GQ The son of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, Samuel Democritus Druyan Sagan (born 1991) is inspired by the beauty and power of words. He hopes to become a writer. Family and friends recognize his kind ways and concern for others. JPL  · 9180
9184 Vasilij 1991 PJ3 Vasilij Rumyantsev (born 1968), a Russian astronomer JPL  · 9184
9186 Fumikotsukimoto 1991 RZ1 Fumiko Tsukimoto (born 1987), a painter and illustrator, whose nickname is "Painting Witch" JPL  · 9186
9187 Walterkröll 1991 RD4 Walter Kröll (born), German physicist (de) MPC  · 9187
9189 Hölderlin 1991 RH41 Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843), German poet JPL  · 9189
9190 Masako 1991 VR1 Masako Muramatsu, wife of Japanese co-discoverer Osamu Muramatsu JPL  · 9190
9191 Hokuto 1991 XU Hokuto-shi is the largest city in Yamanashi-ken in Japan. The city, home to the discoverer, is famous for its beautiful starlit sky JPL  · 9191
9193 Geoffreycopland 1992 ED1 Geoffrey Malcolm Copland, British physicist MPC  · 9193
9194 Ananoff 1992 OV2 Alexandre Ananoff (1910–1992) was a Russian-French space expert, author of L´Astronautique (1950) and organizer of the first International Astronautical Congress. In 1950 he was the first recipient of the Hermann Oberth Medal, and he was an advisor on fellow writer Hergé's Adventures of Tintin on the Moon JPL  · 9194
9196 Sukagawa 1992 WP5 Sukagawa, Fukushima, Japan JPL  · 9196
9197 Endo 1992 WH8 Shu Endo (born 1953), one of Japan's leading astrophotographers JPL  · 9197
9198 Sasagamine 1993 BJ3 Sasagamine, mountain in Shikoku, Japan JPL  · 9198


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9203 Myrtus 1993 TM16 Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of aromatic trees and shrubs, with more than 100 genera and nearly 4000 species. This family is typical of the Southern Hemisphere, where the Eucalyptus genus is prevalent. Myrtus communis (common myrtle) is a species native to the Mediterranean and is cultivated as far north as England. JPL  · 9203
9204 Mörike 1994 PZ1 Eduard Mörike (1804–1875), German Romantic poet JPL  · 9204
9205 Eddywally 1994 PO9 Eddy Wally (born 1930), a Flemish singer JPL  · 9205
9206 Yanaikeizo 1994 RQ Keizo Yanai (born 1941), once of researchers at the Japanese National Institute of Polar Research JPL  · 9206
9207 Petersmith 1994 SF12 Peter H. Smith (born 1947), planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory JPL  · 9207
9208 Takanotoshi 1994 TX2 Toshiaki Takano (born 1954), an associate professor at Chiba University Graduate School of Science and Technology JPL  · 9208
9211 Neese 1995 SB27 Carol Lynn Neese (born 1958), American astronomer at Planetary Science Institute who worked on the JPL Small-Body Database MPC  · 9211
9212 Kanamaru 1995 UR3 Naomiki Kanamaru (born 1970) is an amateur astronomer. After acquiring first-class registered architect status in 1997, he has focused his attention on the architecture of public astronomical observatories, as well as university affiliated astronomical observatories. His current interest is solar eclipses JPL  · 9212
9215 Taiyonoto 1995 UB45 The famous monument Taiyonoto, "Tower of the Sun", is in Suita City JPL  · 9215
9216 Masuzawa 1995 VS Hitoshi Masuzawa (born 1945), a lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo JPL  · 9216
9217 Kitagawa 1995 WN Ryuji Kitagawa (1949–2009) was a professor at Hiroshima University. From his research of clay mineralogy, he clarified the mechanism of weathering of granite and generation of landslide and slope failure. In addition to his own research, he mentored many other scientists JPL  · 9217
9218 Ishiikazuo 1995 WV2 Kazuo Ishii (born 1950), employed in the past in the manufacture of planetaria, has been working since 2005 as an architectural consultant in the design of astronomical facilities. His interest in astronomy was aroused at the sight of Comet 1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki) JPL  · 9218
9220 Yoshidayama 1995 XL1 Yoshidayama is a hill located in Sakyo, a district in the northeastern part of Kyoto. It contains temples, shrines and many maple trees and has been familiar for 100 years as a walking area for students JPL  · 9220
9221 Wuliangyong 1995 XP2 Wu Liangyong (born 1922) is an architect, city planner, and educator, and the founder of Sciences of Human Settlements in China JPL  · 9221
9222 Chubey 1995 YM Markiyan S. Chubey (born 1940) is a Ukrainian-born Russian scientist working at the Pulkovo Observatory. He is an astrometrist and is leading a team to develop astrometry and astrophysics at the sun-earth L4 and L5 points using the stereo principle JPL  · 9222
9223 Leifandersson 1995 YY7 Leif Erland Andersson (1943–1979) observed that most satellites of the outer planets rotate synchronously about their parent planets, helped determine Pluto's pole position and albedo map, and determined that Pluto and its satellite Charon would display mutual transits and eclipses. He also made a catalogue of lunar craters. JPL  · 9223
9224 Železný 1996 AE Jan Železný, Czech javelin thrower MPC  · 9224
9225 Daiki 1996 AU Daiki Matsubayashi (born 1961) has been a member of the Saga Astronomical Society since the time of its establishment in 1981. He is an amateur astronomer whose interests include meteors and comets, with photography of solar eclipses his personal favorite JPL  · 9225
9226 Arimahiroshi 1996 AB1 Hiroshi Arima (born 1958) is a registered architect who also designs individual observatories in Japan. While a university student he was a leader of the Kyushu Meteoric Network. With members of the Kumamoto Civil Astronomical Observatory, he helped carry out a solar eclipse observation in Mexico in 1991 JPL  · 9226
9227 Ashida 1996 BO2 Masafumi Ashida (born 1957), a teacher of elementary school in Kyoto, is widely known by schoolchildren as an astronomical teacher in everyday life. His interests include comet observations, and he has labored continuously as the chief editor of the Kansai Astronomical Society's monthly magazine since 1974. JPL  · 9227
9228 Nakahiroshi 1996 CG1 Japanese amateur astronomer Hiroshi Nakanishi (born 1936) is a well-known grass-roots popularizer of astronomy in Kagawa prefecture JPL  · 9228
9229 Matsuda 1996 DJ1 Junichi Matsuda (born 1948), a professor at Osaka University JPL  · 9229
9230 Yasuda 1996 YY2 Satoshi Yasuda (born 1948), a member of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station-Japan and a professor at Hitotsubashi University JPL  · 9230
9231 Shimaken 1997 BB2 Shimaken is the research group led by Toshihiko Shimamoto (born 1946), a professor emeritus of Kyoto University. The group reproduced seismogenic fault motion in the laboratory and found that the fault motion itself dramatically weakens the fault by frictional heating and promotes generation of large earthquakes JPL  · 9231
9232 Miretti 1997 BG8 Manlio Miretti (1928–1996), who, blessed with a powerful and warm baritone voice, devoted his whole life to the opera JPL  · 9232
9233 Itagijun 1997 CC1 Jun Itagi (born 1958), an amateur astronomical educator famous in the San-In district (Tottori and Shimane prefectures), has served as general-affairs director of the San-In Society of Astronomy. He is well known for his in-depth studies of the Mihonoseki and Tahara meteorites JPL  · 9233
9234 Matsumototaku 1997 CH4 Takuya Matsumoto (born 1966) is a high-school teacher and amateur astronomer who has also been director of the 100-member headquarters of the San-In Society of Astronomy since 1990 JPL  · 9234
9235 Shimanamikaido 1997 CT21 Nishiseto Expressway MPC  · 9235
9236 Obermair 1997 EV32 Erwin Obermair (1946–2017), Austrian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC  · 9236
9238 Yavapai 1997 HO2 Yavapai, the county in Arizona of which Prescott is the county seat JPL  · 9238
9239 van Riebeeck 1997 JP15 Jan van Riebeeck (1619–1677), Dutch merchant and founder of the Cape Colony in South Africa MPC  · 9239
9240 Nassau 1997 KR3 Jason John Nassau (1893–1965), a director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory and professor at Case Institute of Technology during 1924–1959 JPL  · 9240
9241 Rosfranklin 1997 PE6 Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958), an English chemist, who significantly contributed to the discovery of the molecular structures of DNA JPL  · 9241
9242 Olea 1998 CS3 Oleaceae, the olive family, with about 25 genera and nearly 1000 species. Genera include ash, lilac, jasmine and forsythia. Olea europea (common olive) is profitable as a fruit and source of oil JPL  · 9242
9244 Višnjan 1998 HV7 Višnjan, a small picturesque medieval town situated on the western rim of the Istrian peninsula highlands, Croatia JPL  · 9244
9246 Niemeyer 1998 HB149 Oscar Niemeyer (born 1907), the chief architect in Brazil JPL  · 9246
9248 Sauer 4593 P-L Carl G. Sauer Jr., a principal flight mechanics engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL  · 9248
9249 Yen 4606 P-L Chen-wan L. Yen, a senior analyst within the Mission and Systems Architecture Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has done seminal work in the development and application of optimization techniques to interplanetary trajectories. Using multiple-impulse and gravity-assist techniques, her optimized interplanetary trajectories have allowed significant payloads to be launched within current launch vehicle capabilities. JPL  · 9249
9250 Chamberlin 4643 P-L Alan B. Chamberlin, a senior engineer within the Navigation and Flight Mechanics Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL  · 9250
9251 Harch 4896 P-L Ann P. Harch, the Cornell University scientist JPL  · 9251
9252 Goddard 9058 P-L Robert H. Goddard (1882–1945), American rocketry pioneer JPL  · 9252
9253 Oberth 1171 T-1 Hermann Oberth (1894–1989), Romanian-born German rocketry pioneer MPC  · 9253
9254 Shunkai 2151 T-1 Shibukawa Shunkai (1639–1715), an expert on the calendar JPL  · 9254
9255 Inoutadataka 3174 T-1 Inou Tadataka (1745–1818), a Japan geographer and surveyor JPL  · 9255
9256 Tsukamoto 1324 T-2 Tsukamoto Akitake (1833–1885), a geographer who worked for both the Tokugawa and Meiji governments JPL  · 9256
9257 Kunisuke 1552 T-2 Kunisuke Kinoshita (1901–1931), an astronomer at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory from 1924 to his death JPL  · 9257
9258 Johnpauljones 2137 T-2 John Paul Jones (1747–1792), American Revolutionary War naval hero JPL  · 9258
9259 Janvanparadijs 2189 T-2 Jan van Paradijs (1946–1999), Dutch astronomer and astrophysicist MPC  · 9259
9260 Edwardolson 1953 TA1 Edward C. Olson (born 1930), an emeritus professor at the University of Illinois JPL  · 9260
9261 Peggythomson 1953 TD1 Peggy Y. Thomson (born 1927) was responsible for a major gift to Indiana University from a charitable trust that allowed the Daniel Kirkwood professorship to be fully endowed as a chair of astronomy. The name was suggested by F. K. Edmondson, whose elementary astronomy course inspired Thomson when she was a student. JPL  · 9261
9262 Bordovitsyna 1973 RF Tatiana Valentinovna Bordovitsyna (born 1940), head of the department of celestial mechanics and astrometry in the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of Tomsk University JPL  · 9262
9263 Khariton 1976 SX5 Yulij Borisovich Khariton (born 1904), a physicist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL  · 9263
9265 Ekman 1978 RC9 Swedish encyclopaedists Agnita Ekman (born 1945) and Arne Ekman (born 1945) MPC  · 9265
9266 Holger 1978 RD10 Holger Pedersen (born 1946), Danish astronomer at ESO MPC  · 9266
9267 Lokrume 1978 RL10 The church in the parish of Lokrume on Gotland island in Sweden MPC  · 9267
9271 Trimble 1978 VT8 Virginia Louise Trimble (born 1943) is a highly perceptive commentator on the state of astronomy, regarded as a creative and insightful spokesperson for astronomy. Beyond her own special interests in stellar structure and evolution, she has improved the health of the profession through her application of historical citation studies. JPL  · 9271
9272 Liseleje 1979 KQ Liseleje, Zealand, Denmark JPL  · 9272
9273 Schloerb 1979 QW3 Frederick Peter Schloerb (born 1952), American astronomer MPC  · 9273
9274 Amylovell 1980 FF3 Amy Jean Lovell (born 1969), American astronomer MPC  · 9274
9275 Persson 1980 FS3 Jöran Persson (c. 1530–1568), prosecutor and counsellor to King Eric XIV of Sweden MPC  · 9275
9276 Timgrove 1980 RB8 Timothy L. Grove (born 1949), a professor of geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology JPL  · 9276
9277 Togashi 1980 TT3 Tom Togashi (1937–2000), a pioneering filmmaker whose stunning television documentaries included a Galactic Odyssey series and specials on solar eclipses, the aurora borealis, and the search for life in the universe JPL  · 9277
9279 Seager 1981 EY12 Sara Seager (born 1971), a Canadian-American astronomer and planetary scientist. She is a professor of physics and planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JPL  · 9279
9280 Stevenjoy 1981 EQ14 Steven P. Joy (born 1960), the Dawn mission science manager at the University of California Los Angeles JPL  · 9280
9281 Weryk 1981 EJ15 Robert J. Weryk (born 1981), a researcher at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick JPL  · 9281
9282 Lucylim 1981 EP16 Lucy F. Lim (born 1977), a planetary scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center JPL  · 9282
9283 Martinelvis 1981 EY17 Martin S. Elvis (born 1951), an astrophysicist and expert on quasars at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics JPL  · 9283
9284 Juansanchez 1981 ED24 Juan Andres Sanchez (born 1979), a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau JPL  · 9284
9285 Le Corre 1981 EL24 Lucille Le Corre (born 1983), an associate researcher at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona JPL  · 9285
9286 Patricktaylor 1981 ED35 Patrick Alan Taylor (born 1981), a research scientist at the Arecibo Observatory studying near-Earth asteroids JPL  · 9286
9287 Klima 1981 ER43 Rachel L. Klima (born 1974), a planetary geologist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory JPL  · 9287
9288 Santos-Sanz 1981 EV46 Pablo Santos-Sanz (born 1971), a postdoctoral researcher at the "Instituto Astrofisica Andalucia" in Granada JPL  · 9288
9289 Balau 1981 QR3 The Balau area, near Costigliole d´Asti (Piedmont, Italy), is renowned for its natural beauty, its agricultural products and the wines (both red and white) produced there JPL  · 9289
9291 Alanburdick 1982 QO Alan Burdick (born 1965), a student of the natural world, is author of numerous popular magazine articles, including one about his efforts to get something in the universe named after him. This in turn helped to land him a writing job at the new Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. JPL  · 9291
9293 Kamogata 1982 XQ1 With the neighboring town of Yakage, the town of Kamogata borders the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan JPL  · 9293
9295 Donaldyoung 1983 RT1 Donald L. Young (born 1935), recently retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was responsible for building and directing NASA/JPL's Table Mountain Facility. In addition to conducting astronomical research, the facility is a centerpiece of the JPL educational outreach program. The name was suggested by C. Young. JPL  · 9295
9297 Marchuk 1984 MP Gurij Ivanovich Marchuk (born 1925), a director of the Institute of Numerical Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL  · 9297
9298 Geake 1985 JM John E. Geake (1925–1998), astronomer and lunar scientist at UMIST, known for his laboratory interpretation of the optical polarization of the lunar and asteroidal surfaces. He invented the first direct-reading linear refractometer, one of which he designed for the Cassini-Huygens Titan probe. JPL  · 9298
9299 Vinceteri 1985 JG2 Vince (born 1959) and Teri (born 1960) Grout are true friends to two-legged and four-legged animals JPL  · 9299
9300 Johannes 1985 PS Johannes Andersen (born 1943), of the Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, works mainly on the chemical and dynamical evolution of the Milky Way's disk. As IAU General Secretary (1997–2000), he has offered sage guidance on the IAU's role with near-earth objects. The name is endorsed by B. G. Marsden and H. Rickman. JPL  · 9300


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9305 Hazard 1986 TR1 Cyril Hazard (born 1928), a British radio astronomer. JPL  · 9305
9306 Pittosporum 1987 CG Pittosporaceae, the Australian laurel family, with nine genera and more than 200 species, mainly in tropical Africa and Pacific islands. Among the species is Pittosporum eugenioides (lemonwood). JPL  · 9306
9307 Regiomontanus 1987 QS Johannes Regiomontanus (1436–1476), a German mathematician and astronomer. JPL  · 9307
9308 Randyrose 1987 SD4 Randy Rose (born 1963), an electrical engineer and currently leader of the Radio Astronomy and Radar Group at Goldstone. JPL  · 9308
9309 Platanus 1987 SS9 Platanaceae, the plane family, with one genus and seven species. They grow wild mainly in the United States and Mexico, but they are also typical of southern France. Platanus acerifolia (London plane) reaches a height of almost 30 m and is widely planted in cities because of its resistance to air pollution. The brown, bristly fruits, hanging two to four together on a single stalk, persist over the winter. JPL  · 9309
9313 Protea 1988 CH3 Proteaceae, the firebush family, with some 75 genera and over 1000 species. They are native to the Southern Hemisphere, where they grow wild. Some species, such as Protea mellifera (honeyflower), extend also to the warm regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The family is best known for its ornamental plants, such as Embothrium coccineum (Chilean firebush), which are cultivated for their edible nuts. JPL  · 9313
9315 Weigel 1988 PP2 Erhard Weigel (1625–1699), a German mathematician and astronomer. JPL  · 9315
9316 Rhamnus 1988 PX2 Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and climbing plants, with 60 genera and around 900 species. They grow wild in all parts of the world. Some of the species yield dyes. The berrylike fruits appear in dense clusters. Rhamnus purshina (bearwood) produces a dry bark (cascara sagrada) that is used as a laxative. JPL  · 9316
9319 Hartzell 1988 RV11 Christine M. Hartzell (born 1988), an assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland. JPL  · 9319
9321 Alexkonopliv 1989 AK Alex Konopliv (born 1960), a principal scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is an internationally recognized authority on the determination of gravity fields for those solar-system objects that have tracking data from an orbiting spacecraft. His gravity fields for Mars have supported several spacecraft missions JPL  · 9321
9322 Lindenau 1989 AC7 Bernhard von Lindenau (1779–1854), a German scientist, statesman and promoter of the arts. JPL  · 9322
9323 Hirohisasato 1989 CV1 Hirohisa Sato (born 1951) studies the orbits and brightness of comets for the Comet Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association. He also has interests in archeology and history. The name was suggested by S. Harada. JPL  · 9323
9325 Stonehenge 1989 GG4 Stonehenge, prehistoric megalithic complex, whose design relies on astronomical observation in great part JPL  · 9325
9326 Ruta 1989 SP2 Rutaceae, the rue family, with over 150 genera and 1500 species, including citrus fruits. Ruta graviolens (common rue) is a perennial herb with a particularly strong scent. The family thrives in tropical and warm, temperate regions. JPL  · 9326
9327 Duerbeck 1989 SW2 Hilmar Duerbeck, a German astronomer. JPL  · 9327
9329 Nikolaimedtner 1990 EO Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Russian composer. JPL  · 9329
9331 Fannyhensel 1990 QM9 Fanny Hensel (1805–1847), the sister of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and wife of painter Wilhelm Hensel. JPL  · 9331
9333 Hiraimasa 1990 TK3 Masanori Hirai (born 1943), a professor at Fukuoka University of Education. JPL  · 9333
9334 Moesta 1990 UU3 Carl Wilhelm Moesta (1825–1884), a German mathematician and astronomer, who observed stars, planets, comets and solar eclipses. From 1852 to 1867 he was the first director of the National Observatory in Santiago de Chile. JPL  · 9334
9336 Altenburg 1991 AY2 The town of Altenburg, noted for its outstanding buildings (e.g. the theater and Lindenau Museum) and its eventful 1000-year history. JPL  · 9336
9339 Kimnovak 1991 GT5 Kim Novak (born 1933), a screen actress much admired for her work, together with William Holden, in Picnic, a movie from the 1950s based on a Pulitzer prize-winning novel. JPL  · 9339
9340 Williamholden 1991 LW1 William Holden (1918–1981), a screen actor admired for his work in Picnic (1955), with Kim Novak, and in The Bridge over the River Kwai, with David Niven. He is also the initiator of a wildlife foundation in Kenya. JPL MPC  · 9340
9341 Gracekelly 1991 PH2 Grace Kelly, American actress, later Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. JPL  · 9341
9342 Carygrant 1991 PJ7 Cary Grant (Archibald Leach, 1904–1986), British-American actor. JPL  · 9342
9344 Klopstock 1991 RB4 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, a German poet. JPL  · 9344
9346 Fernandel 1991 RN11 Fernandel (Fernand Joseph Désié Contandin) (1903–1971), French actor. JPL  · 9346
9349 Lucas 1991 SX François Édouard Anatole Lucas (1842–1891), a French number theorist. JPL  · 9349
9350 Waseda 1991 TH2 Waseda University, one of the most prestigious private universities in Japan. JPL  · 9350
9351 Neumayer 1991 TH6 Georg von Neumayer (1826–1909), a German geophysicist and hydrographer. JPL  · 9351
9356 Elineke 1991 YV Eline Deneweth (born 1970), named after Eline Vere, a novel by the Dutch author Louis Couperus, is the niece of the discoverer. JPL  · 9356
9357 Venezuela 1992 AT3 The Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela ("Little Venice") was named in 1499 by Amerigo Vespucci because of the resemblance between the natives' houses, built on water, and the situation in Venice. JPL  · 9357
9358 Fårö 1992 DN7 Fårö island, northernmost socken on Gotland island, Sweden MPC  · 9358
9359 Fleringe 1992 ED11 Fleringe, socken on Gotland island, Sweden MPC  · 9359
9362 Miyajima 1992 FE1 Kazuhiko Miyajima (born 1946), a professor at Doshisha University. JPL  · 9362
9364 Clusius 1992 HZ3 Carolus Clusius (Charles de l'Escluse; 1526–1609), a Flemish botanist. JPL  · 9364
9365 Chinesewilson 1992 RU3 Ernest Henry "Chinese" Wilson, a prolific hunter of plants. JPL  · 9365
9368 Esashi 1993 BS3 Esashi, a small town in northern Hokkaido, on the Sea of Okhotsk. JPL  · 9368
9372 Vamlingbo 1993 FK37 Vamlingbo, socken on Gotland island, Sweden MPC  · 9372
9373 Hamra 1993 FY43 Hamra, socken on Gotland island, Sweden MPC  · 9373
9374 Sundre 1993 FJ46 Sundre, southernmost socken on Gotland island, Sweden MPC  · 9374
9375 Omodaka 1993 HK Toshihiro Omodaka (born 1947) is a professor of radio astronomy at Kagoshima University. He is a familiar face in the Kagoshima area, both as a professor of the university's astronomical observatory and as an eager advocate for the spread of astronomy education. JPL  · 9375
9376 Thionville 1993 OU7 Thionville, the French city in northeastern France, near the Luxembourg border. JPL  · 9376
9377 Metz 1993 PJ7 Metz, the French city in the Lorraine region of France, at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers. JPL  · 9377
9378 Nancy-Lorraine 1993 QF3 Nancy-Lorraine, the French city Nancy, in the Lorraine region of France, near the left bank of the river Meuse. JPL  · 9378
9379 Dijon 1993 QH3 Dijon, the capital of Co\te d´Or, in east-central France. JPL  · 9379
9380 Mâcon 1993 QZ5 Mâcon, the French city in the Bourgogne, on the right side of the river Saône. JPL  · 9380
9381 Lyon 1993 RT19 Lyon, the French city, capital of the Rhône departement in east-central France. JPL  · 9381
9382 Mihonoseki 1993 TK11 Mihonoseki, a small town and port on the beautiful sea-encircled Shimane-hanto peninsula in northeastern Shimane Prefecture. JPL  · 9382
9383 Montélimar 1993 TP15 Montélimar, the city in southeastern France, near the confluence of the Roubion and Rhône rivers. JPL  · 9383
9384 Aransio 1993 TP26 Aransio, the city of Orange in southeastern France in the department of Vaucluse. JPL  · 9384
9385 Avignon 1993 TJ30 Avignon, the city in southeastern France, at the east bank of the Rhône river. JPL  · 9385
9386 Hitomi 1993 XD1 Hitomi Doi (born 1955), wife of Takao Doi, the first Japanese space walker. JPL  · 9386
9387 Tweedledee 1994 CA Tweedledee and Tweedledum, from Alice in Wonderland. JPL  · 9387
9388 Takeno 1994 EH2 Hyoichiro Takeno (1910–2000) and his son Setsuo Takeno (born 1936) were both professors of Hiroshima University. The former was a theoretical physicist and contributed much on the theory of spherically symmetric space-time. The latter was an experimental mineralogist and proved the stability relations of many sulfide minerals JPL  · 9388
9389 Condillac 1994 ET6 Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher MPC  · 9389
9391 Slee 1994 PH1 Bruce Slee (born 1924), one of the pioneers of radio astronomy. JPL  · 9391
9392 Cavaillon 1994 PK7 Cavaillon, a small city on the road from Avignon to Digne in southern France. JPL  · 9392
9393 Apta 1994 PT14 French town of Apt, Vaucluse[8] MPC  · 9393
9394 Manosque 1994 PV16 Manosque, a small city in southern France (Provence). JPL  · 9394
9395 Saint Michel 1994 PC39 Saint Michel l´Observatoire is a small village only 2 km away from the Observatory of Haute Provence. JPL  · 9395
9396 Yamaneakisato 1994 QT Akisato Yamane (born 1949), a professional engineer, is also an amateur astronomer who is intrigued by solar eclipses, having observed them in Indonesia in 1983 and in Romania in 1999. He is currently a member of the Tokyo Astronomical Association and Shimane Society of Astronomy JPL  · 9396
9397 Lombardi 1994 RJ Giuseppe Lombardi (born 1939) is an Italian amateur astronomer at the CCAF observatory in Farra d´Isonzo. JPL  · 9397
9398 Bidelman 1994 SH3 William P. Bidelman, a director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory during 1970–1975 and professor of astronomy at Case Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology) during 1970–1986. JPL  · 9398
9399 Pesch 1994 ST12 Peter Pesch, director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory during 1975–1994 and professor of astronomy at Case Western Reserve University during 1961–1997. JPL  · 9399


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9403 Sanduleak 1994 UJ11 Nicholas Sanduleak, American (of Romanian descent) astronomer MPC  · 9403
9405 Johnratje 1994 WQ1 Since 1993, John R. Ratje (born 1946) has been the assistant director and site manager of Mt. Graham International Observatory, a division of Steward Observatory. Before joining Steward Observatory in 1984, he was an oil-company engineer and manager. JPL  · 9405
9407 Kimuranaoto 1994 WS3 For 20 years, Naoto Kimura (born 1956) has been a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. He took many astrophotographs used for planetarium programs. The name was suggested by O. Muramatsu. JPL  · 9407
9408 Haseakira 1995 BC Akira Hase, professor emeritus at Hiroshima University. JPL  · 9408
9409 Kanpuzan 1995 BG1 Kanpuzan, a 1763-m-high mountain to the west side of Mt. Sasagamine in the Shikoku range. JPL  · 9409
9411 Hitomiyamoto 1995 CF Hitomi Miyamoto, a scientist at the Japan Meteorological Agency. JPL  · 9411
9413 Eichendorff 1995 SQ54 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788–1857), a Silesian poet. JPL  · 9413
9414 Masamimurakami 1995 UV4 Masami Murakami, one of the observer lieaders within the Mars Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association since 1988. JPL  · 9414
9415 Yujiokimura 1995 VE Yuji Okimura (born 1932), Hiroshima University professor emeritus, is a paleontologist and biostratigrapher of the Late Paleozoic smaller foraminifera. JPL  · 9415
9416 Miyahara 1995 WS Kenji Miyahara (1937–2011) clarified the occurrence mechanism of geological disasters in the regions of weathered granite in southwest Japan. He contributed much to the mitigation of these disasters. JPL  · 9416
9417 Jujiishii 1995 WU Juji Ishii (1865–1914), a Japanese doctor who devoted himself to the welfare of children. JPL  · 9417
9418 Mayumi 1995 WX5 Mayumi Sato, Japanese wife of the first discoverer JPL  · 9418
9419 Keikochaki 1995 XS Keiko Chaki (born 1954), the president of the Sidewalk Astronomy Society in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan. JPL  · 9419
9420 Dewar 1995 XP4 Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist. JPL  · 9420
9421 Violilla 1995 YM2 Violet Lilian Laurie, mother of the discoverer MPC  · 9421
9422 Kuboniwa 1996 AO2 Atsuo Kuboniwa (born 1964), a science torch-bearer and an amateur astronomer. JPL  · 9422
9423 Abt 1996 AT7 Helmut Abt (born 1925), one of the founders of Kitt Peak National Observatory. JPL  · 9423
9424 Hiroshinishiyama 1996 BN Hiroshi Nishiyama (born 1956), an amateur astronomer who observers of variable stars and undertakes astronomical outreach via stargazing parties. JPL  · 9424
9425 Marconcini 1996 CM7 Massimiliano Marconcini (1955) is an amateur astronomer of the Montelupo group. JPL  · 9425
9426 Aliante 1996 CO7 Italian name for a glider, the silent plane. The Latin root of the name emphasizes the key role of the wings in the absence of an engine. JPL  · 9426
9427 Righini 1996 CV7 Guglielmo Righini (1908–), Italian solar physicist. In 1934 he went to Utrecht to work with Minnaert. In 1953 he became full professor of astronomy at the University of Florence and director of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, from which he retired in 1980. As a solar physicist he followed many total solar eclipses. With A. Deutsch he discovered the cold regions in the solar corona. He was one of the most active supporters of the Joint Organization for Solar Observations, and this resulted in a solar observatory built on the heights of Canary Islands. He has been president of the Italian Astronomical Society, a member of the scientific committee of the National Council of Researchers, president and vice-president of solar commissions in the IAU. JPL  · 9427
9428 Angelalouise 1996 DW2 Angela Louise Laurie, wife of the discoverer MPC  · 9428
9429 Poreč 1996 EW1 Porec, a town of cultural monuments, including the sixth-century Euphrasius Basilica. JPL  · 9429
9430 Erichthonios 1996 HU10 Erichthonius of Athens, the son of Dardanos and the father of Tros. JPL  · 9430
9432 Iba 1997 CQ Yasuaki Iba (1894–1957) was a trading merchant and an amateur astronomer in Kobe, Japan. He informed the astronomical world that the occurrence of the 1054 Crab supernova was described in Meigetsuki, a famous diary written by Fujiwara-no-Teika JPL  · 9432
9434 Bokusen 1997 CJ20 Numajiri Bokusen (1775–1856) was a Japanese educator, geographer and astronomer, who lived in Tsuchiura during the Edo period. He opened a school for the common people, and devised many things, including a folding globe JPL  · 9434
9435 Odafukashi 1997 CK20 Fukashi Oda (born 1957), a science teacher of Shudo Junior and Senior High School in Hiroshima, Japan. JPL  · 9435
9436 Shudo 1997 EB Shudo is a private boys' junior and senior high school in Hiroshima, Japan. Yoshinaga Asano, Fifth Lord of the Hiroshima Clan, established the school in 1725. The school motto is `Wisdom and Morality'. JPL  · 9436
9437 Hironari 1997 EA3 Hironari Yamane (born 1980) has been director of the Kamagari Astronomical Observatory on an island of Kure City, Hiroshima, since 2009. He is an active member of the Japanese Society for Education and Popularization of Astronomy. JPL  · 9437
9438 Satie 1997 EE16 Erik Satie, French composer [permanent dead link] MPC  · 9438
9442 Beiligong 1997 GQ27 Beiligong (Beijing Institute of Technology, BIT) was founded in 1940. With more than 27 000 full-time students currently enrolled, it is one of the national key universities. BIT developed China's first large-scale planetarium, and contributed to the preparatory research of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope. IAU  · 9442
9445 Charpentier 1997 JA8 Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643–1704), a French musician. JPL  · 9445
9446 Cicero 1997 JT11 Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman MPC  · 9446
9447 Julesbordet 1997 JJ18 Jules Bordet (1874–1961), Nobel laureate in medicine (1919). JPL  · 9447
9448 Donaldavies 1997 LJ3 Donald W. Davies (1925–2000), a British expert in computer security. JPL  · 9448
9449 Petrbondy 1997 VU2 Petr Kalas, alias Bondy (1944–2000), leader of the Prague Scout section Maják ("Lighthouse") and a lover of historical American cars. JPL  · 9449
9452 Rogerpeeters 1998 DY33 Roger Peeters (born 1948), head of the mechanical workshop at the Royal Observatory at Uccle and responsible for maintaining all the telescopes. JPL  · 9452
9453 Mallorca 1998 FO1 Majorca, Spanish island MPC  · 9453
9460 McGlynn 1998 HS30 Thomas A. McGlynn (born 1956), currently the chief archive scientist for the High Energy Science Archive Research Center at the Goddard Space Flight Center. JPL  · 9460
9463 Criscione 1998 HW38 Lisa Marie Criscione (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project. JPL  · 9463
9466 Shishir 1998 KR46 Shishir Hitesh Dholakia (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project. JPL  · 9466
9468 Brewer 1998 LT2 James Brewer, ESO astronomer working on stellar populations and carbon stars. JPL  · 9468
9469 Shashank 1998 MY34 Shashank Hitesh Dholakia (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project. JPL  · 9469
9470 Jussieu 1998 OS10 The French family of botanists: Bernard de Jussieu (1699–1777), Joseph de Jussieu (1704–1779), Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu (1748–1836), and Adrien-Laurent-Henri de Jussieu (1797–1853). MPC  · 9470
9471 Ostend 1998 OU13 Ostend, Belgium MPC  · 9471
9472 Bruges 1998 OD14 Bruges, Belgium MPC  · 9472
9473 Ghent 1998 OO14 Ghent, Belgium MPC  · 9473
9474 Cassadrury 1998 QK15 Cassa Frances Drury (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project. JPL  · 9474
9477 Kefennell 1998 QK41 Katherine Elizabeth Fennell (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project. JPL  · 9477
9478 Caldeyro 2148 P-L Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia (1921–1996), Uruguayan physiologist MPC  · 9478
9479 Madresplazamayo 2175 P-L Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo MPC  · 9479
9480 Inti 2553 P-L the sun god in Inca religion, also called Apu-Punchau, believed to be the ancestor of the Incas. Inti was at the head of the state cult. He was usually represented in human form, his face portrayed as a gold disk from which rays and flames extended. Inti's sister was the moon, Mama-Kilya, who was portrayed as a silver disk with human features. JPL  · 9480
9481 Menchú 2559 P-L Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Guatemalan 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner. JPL  · 9481
9482 Rubéndarío 4065 P-L Rubén Darío (1867–1916), pseudonym of Félix Rubén Garc{í}a Sarmiento, Nicaraguan poet, journalist and diplomat. JPL  · 9482
9483 Chagas 4121 P-L Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian epidemiologist, discoverer of Chagas disease. JPL  · 9483
9484 Wanambi 4590 P-L the Australian Aborigines' best known spirit, the Rainbow Snake, which is the rainbow and the revealer of truth. Wanambi is one of the rainbow's names. JPL  · 9484
9485 Uluru 6108 P-L Uluru, the Australian Aboriginal sacred place, the center or navel of the island continent. It is also known as Ayers Rock. JPL  · 9485
9486 Utemorrah 6130 P-L Daisy Utemorrah (born 1922), the Australian Aboriginal poet, teller of Dreamtime stories in the Kimberley: "Words are my gun and my spear" JPL  · 9486
9487 Kupe 7633 P-L Kupe, the legendary sailor and explorer whose discovery of the islands now known as New Zealand led to the coming there of the Maori people around the ninth century JPL  · 9487
9488 Huia 9523 P-L Huia, extinct bird of New Zealand[9] MPC  · 9488
9489 Tanemahuta 1146 T-1 For Tāne of Maori mythology; also for the particular tree in New Zealand named Tāne Mahuta[10] MPC  · 9489
9490 Gosemeijer 1181 T-1 Henny Gosemeijer (1924–1999), Dutch amateur astronomer, founded the Public Observatory Twente in 1984. He himself made many observations of satellites and meteors, in addition to his activities in popularizing astronomy. He was honored by NASA and awarded the Dutch "van der Bilt" and "Simon Stevin" prizes. JPL  · 9490
9491 Thooft 1205 T-1 Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch 1999 Nobel physics laureate + MPC  · 9491
9492 Veltman 2066 T-1 Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch 1999 Nobel physics laureate MPC  · 9492
9493 Enescu 3100 T-1 George Enescu, Romanian musician MPC  · 9493
9494 Donici 3212 T-1 Nicolae Donici, Romanian astronomer MPC  · 9494
9495 Eminescu 4177 T-1 Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet MPC  · 9495
9496 Ockels 4260 T-1 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch astronaut MPC  · 9496
9497 Dwingeloo 1001 T-2 Dwingeloo Radio Observatory MPC  · 9497
9498 Westerbork 1197 T-2 Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope MPC  · 9498
9499 Excalibur 1269 T-2 Excalibur, the name of the sword of King Arthur. JPL  · 9499
9500 Camelot 1281 T-2 Camelot, the location of the castle of the King Arthur legend. JPL  · 9500


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9501 Ywain 2071 T-2 Owain mab Urien/Sir Ywain, legendary king of Rheged and knight of the Round Table JPL  · 9501
9502 Gaimar 2075 T-2 Gaimar, obscure legendary knight of the Round Table, lover of Morgan le Fay (mentioned in the 13th-century Lancelot und Ginevra) JPL  · 9502
9503 Agrawain 2180 T-2 Agravaine, legendary knight of the Round Table JPL  · 9503
9504 Lionel 2224 T-2 Sir Lionel, legendary knight of the Round Table JPL  · 9504
9505 Lohengrin 4131 T-2 Lohengrin, character from Arthurian legend and star of the eponymous opera JPL  · 9505
9506 Telramund 5200 T-2 Brabantine Count Friedrich (Frederick) von Telramund, character from the opera Lohengrin JPL  · 9506
9507 Gottfried 5447 T-2 Herzog (Duke) Gottfried, character from the opera Lohengrin JPL  · 9507
9508 Titurel 3395 T-3 A Fisher King, legendary guardian of the Holy Grail, father of Amfortas and a character from the opera Parsifal JPL  · 9508
9509 Amfortas 3453 T-3 A Fisher King, legendary guardian of the Holy Grail, son of Titurel and a character from the opera Parsifal JPL  · 9509
9510 Gurnemanz 5022 T-3 Gurnemanz, character from Arthurian legend, and a character from the opera Parsifal JPL  · 9510
9511 Klingsor 5051 T-3 Klingsor, sorcerous character from Arthurian legend, and in the opera Parsifal JPL  · 9511
9512 Feijunlong 1966 CM Fei Junlong, Chinese taikonaut JPL  · 9512
9514 Deineka 1973 SG5 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka (1899–1969) was a Russian painter known for his monumental works and panels on the subjects of labor, sport and defense of the motherland. JPL  · 9514
9515 Dubner 1975 RA2 Gloria Dubner, Argentinian astronomer JPL  · 9515
9516 Inasan 1976 YL3 INASAN, the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow abbreviated as INASAN (Institut Astronomii Akademii Nauk), is a leading astronomical research institution, founded in 1936. Its main fields of research are stellar astrophysics, galaxies, planetary systems, geodynamics, space research, NEAs and space debris. JPL  · 9516
9517 Niehaisheng 1977 VL1 Nie Haisheng (born 1964), Chinese taikonaut and a space hero of China. In the Shenzhou spaceship, he and Fei Junlong made a series of scientific experiments in space for five days. They landed smoothly on 2005 Oct. 17 on the grasslands in Nei Monggol, Inner Mongolia. JPL  · 9517
9518 Robbynaish 1978 GA Robby Naish, American windsurfer. JPL  · 9518
9521 Martinhoffmann 1980 FS1 Martin Hoffmann (born 1949) is a German astronomer who has made observations of variable stars and minor planets, including lightcurve studies and spectroscopic investigations. In recent years he has been much involved with the observations from ODAS, the O.C.A.- DLR Asteroid Survey. The name was suggested by G. Hahn. JPL  · 9521
9522 Schlichting 1981 DS Hilke E. Schlichting (born 1982), an assistant professor of planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JPL  · 9522
9523 Torino 1981 EE1 Torino (Turin) is the Italian capital of the automobile and aerospace industries. Among the scientists in the city's history are Avogadro, Lagrange, discoverer of the rotating magnetic field Galileo Ferraris and 1986 Nobel prizewinner Rita Levi-Montalcini. The city has also lent its name to a scale used to assess NEO impact risk JPL  · 9523
9524 O'Rourke 1981 EJ5 Laurence O'Rourke (born 1970), a research scientist at the European Space Astronomy Centre in Madrid. JPL  · 9524
9525 Amandasickafoose 1981 EF11 Amanda Sickafoose Gulbis (born 1975), an astronomer at the South African Large Telescope and a discoverer of minor planets. Her research contributions span from theoretical studies of dust properties on small bodies, to stellar occultations of Kuiper Belt objects, to astronomical instrumentation. JPL  · 9525
9526 Billmckinnon 1981 EC13 William B. McKinnon (born 1954), a professor of planetary science at Washington University in St. Louis. JPL  · 9526
9528 Küppers 1981 EH24 Michael Küppers (born 1967), a planetary scientist at the European Space Agency. JPL  · 9528
9529 Protopapa 1981 EF25 Silvia Protopapa (born 1981), an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland. JPL  · 9529
9530 Kelleymichael 1981 EO26 Michael Sean Peterson Kelley (born 1978), an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland. JPL  · 9530
9531 Jean-Luc 1981 QK Jean-Luc Margot (born 1969), a scientist at the Arecibo Observatory. JPL  · 9531
9532 Abramenko 1981 RQ2 Aleksandr Nikolaevich Abramenko (born 1921), chief engineer at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC  · 9532
9533 Aleksejleonov 1981 SA7 Alexei Leonov, Russian cosmonaut. JPL  · 9533
9535 Plitchenko 1981 UO11 Aleksandr Ivanovich Plitchenko (1943–1997), a Russian writer in Novosibirsk city, author of some 20 volumes of poetry and 5 books of prose works. He was the head of a Novosibirsk writers' association for some years. JPL  · 9535
9536 Statler 1981 UR27 Thomas S. Statler (born 1961), a professor of astronomy at Ohio University. JPL  · 9536
9537 Nolan 1982 BM Michael C. Nolan (born 1963), a scientist at the Arecibo Observatory. JPL  · 9537
9539 Prishvin 1982 UE7 Mikhail Mikhajlovich Prishvin, Russian writer MPC  · 9539
9540 Mikhalkov 1982 UJ7 Sergey Vladimirovich Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet MPC  · 9540
9541 Magri 1983 CH Christopher Magri (born 1961), a scientist at the University of Maine at Farmington. JPL  · 9541
9542 Eryan 1983 TU1 Eileen V. Ryan (born 1960), of New Mexico Highlands University, has contributed to the field of fragmentation studies of minor planets by conducting laboratory impact experiments and developing numerical simulations. Recently, she has helped initiate an observational program to study minor planets of the Vesta family. JPL  · 9542
9543 Nitra 1983 XN1 Nitra, a historical town in western Slovakia, was the seat of prince Pribina and center of the Nitra principality early in the ninth century. JPL  · 9543
9544 Scottbirney 1984 EL Scott Birney (Dion Scott Birney) (born 1926), a professor of astronomy at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, from 1968 to 1991. JPL  · 9544
9545 Petrovedomosti 1984 MQ Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti, oldest Russian newspaper. JPL  · 9545
9548 Fortran 1985 CN Fortran (Formula Translator), the first widely distributed symbolic programming language for digital computers. JPL  · 9548
9549 Akplatonov 1985 SM2 Aleksandr Konstantinovich Platonov (born 1931), a Russian mathematician and researcher in astrodynamics and robotics at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics since 1954. He is a pioneer in the theory and computation of satellite orbits and the control of spacecraft trajectories to the Moon and planets, as well as the motion of walking robots. JPL  · 9549
9550 Victorblanco 1985 TY1 Victor Manuel Blanco (born 1918), director of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory from 1967 to 1981. JPL  · 9550
9551 Kazi 1985 UJ Kazi, legendary Bohemian princess, daughter of Prince Krok and the wife of Bivoj. JPL  · 9551
9553 Colas 1985 UG2 François Colas (born 1959), an expert on modern solar-system astrometry at the Institut de Mécanique. JPL  · 9553
9554 Dumont 1985 XA Simone Dumont (born 1924), a Meudon mathematician and astronomer. JPL  · 9554
9555 Frejakocha 1986 GC Freja Koch Augustesen, granddaughter of one of the discoverers JPL  · 9555
9556 Gaywray 1986 GF Gay Firestone Wray is an enthusiastic contributor to astronomy research through the Firestone postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. A volunteer leader with many charitable organizations, she has contributed greatly to the Smithsonian's mandate for the "increase and diffusion of knowledge". JPL  · 9556
9560 Anguita 1987 EQ Claudio Anguita Cáceres (1930–2000), a Chilean astrometrist at the Universidad de Chile, critically helpful during the establishment of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, and an IAU Vice President during 1994–2000. The name was suggested by F. Vilas. JPL  · 9560
9561 van Eyck 1987 QT1 Jan van Eyck, Flemish painter. JPL  · 9561
9562 Memling 1987 RG Hans Memling (1430–1494), a Flemish painter. JPL  · 9562
9563 Kitty 1987 SJ1 Katherine ("Kitty") F. Putnam (born 1916), president of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Television Corporation from 1975 through 1984. JPL  · 9563
9564 Jeffwynn 1987 SG3 Jeffrey C. Wynn, a humorous, curious, inventive, adventurous geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey has studied the Wabar Craters of Saudi Arabia with Gene Shoemaker. JPL  · 9564
9565 Tikhonov 1987 SU17 Andrej Nikolaevich Tikhonov (1906–1993), a Russian mathematician. JPL  · 9565
9566 Rykhlova 1987 SX17 Lidiya Vasil'evna Rykhlova, head of the Space Astrometry Department of the Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, is a specialist in the astrometry and dynamics of artificial satellites and an expert on earth rotation. She is well known for her studies of near-earth space and asteroid hazards. JPL  · 9566
9567 Surgut 1987 US4 Surgut, one of the main administrative and supply centers for the vast oil and natural gas producing fields along the Ob River in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous district of the Tyumen province in Siberia. JPL  · 9567
9569 Quintenmatsijs 1988 CL2 Quinten Matsijs (1466–1530), a Flemish painter. JPL  · 9569
9573 Matsumotomas 1988 UC Masaru Matsumoto (born 1936) lived in the house in Mihonseki, Shimane Prefecture, that was struck by a 6.4-kg meteorite on 1992 Dec. 10. JPL  · 9573
9574 Taku 1988 XB5 Hiroshi Nakamura (1891–1974), a Japanese medical biochemist and researcher of old maps. JPL  · 9574
9576 van der Weyden 1989 CX2 Rogier van der Weyden (1399–1464), a Flemish painter. JPL  · 9576
9577 Gropius 1989 CE5 Walter Gropius, a German architect. JPL  · 9577
9578 Klyazma 1989 GA3 Klyazma river, whose source is north of Moscow, and which is connected by the Oka river with the Volga at Nizhny Novgorod JPL  · 9578
9579 Passchendaele 1989 GO4 Passchendaele is a village in West Flanders, close to Ypres. The village was first mentioned in 844 as Pascandale JPL  · 9579
9580 Tarumi 1989 TB11 Tarumi, a ward of Kobe City where the first discoverer was born and lives. JPL  · 9580
9584 Louchheim 1990 OL4 For many years Thomas Louchheim (born 1957), of Tucson, Arizona, has been a highly regarded counsellor for hundreds of Tucson-area families. Active in childhood education, Louchheim's optimistic philosophy has brightened the lives of many young people. JPL  · 9584
9587 Bonpland 1990 UG4 Aimé Bonpland (Aimé Jacques Goujard Bonpland) (1773–1858), a physician. JPL  · 9587
9588 Quesnay 1990 WE2 François Quesnay, a physician. JPL  · 9588
9589 Deridder 1990 WU5 Remi Adolph De Ridder (1843–1930), a professor of law at Ghent University. In 1881 he was appointed by the government to membership in the School Commission and denounced the monopoly of the clergy in the school system. JPL  · 9589
9592 Clairaut 1991 GK4 Alexis Clairaut (Alexis-Claude Clairaut) (1713–1765), French mathematician who tackled the gravitational three-body problem. JPL  · 9592
9594 Garstang 1991 RG Roy Henry Garstang (1925–2009) made basic contributions in atomic physics and astronomical spectroscopy. A pioneer in modeling light pollution, he promoted night sky protection. Assistant director of the University of London Observatory (1959–1964), he then joined the faculty of the University of Colorado in Boulder JPL  · 9594
9599 Onotomoko 1991 UP2 Tomoko Ono (born 1968), one of the most active staff members in the Public Relations Center at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL  · 9599


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9602 Oya 1991 UU3 Reinosuke Oya (born 1923) led to the success of the third International Conference of Oriental Astronomy, held in Fukuoka City in Oct. 1998 with an exhibition on the history of astronomy in eastern Asia from early to modern times. JPL  · 9602
9604 Bellevanzuylen 1991 YW Belle van Zuylen, pseudonym for Isabella Agneta Elisabeth van Tuyll van Serooskerken, 18th-century Dutch writer from the Enlightenment JPL  · 9604
9609 Ponomarevalya 1992 QL2 Valentina Leonidovna Ponomareva (born 1934), of the Institute of History of Science and Technology, is a specialist on aircraft and spacecraft JPL  · 9609
9610 Vischer 1992 RQ Peter Vischer the Elder (c. 1460–1529), the greatest German brass-caster master in the Middle Ages. JPL  · 9610
9611 Anouck 1992 RF7 Anouck Vrouwe (born 1978) studied physics at Nijmegen, specializing later in scientific journalism. At Davros (Switzerland), she has been involved with the study of wind velocities in order to derive models for the prediction of avalanches. JPL  · 9611
9612 Belgorod 1992 RT7 Belgorod, in southern Russia, an industrial, scientific and cultural center. Located close to the Ukrainian border, Belgorod was mentioned in a chronicle in 1237. A fortress established in 1593 made Belgorod a key stronghold in protecting Russia's southern border against the Tatars in the seventeenth century. JPL  · 9612
9614 Cuvier 1993 BQ4 Georges Cuvier (1769–1832), a French zoologist. JPL  · 9614
9615 Hemerijckx 1993 BX13 Frans Hemerijckx (1902–1969), a medical doctor who went in 1929 to Africa and India to fight against leprosy. JPL  · 9615
9617 Grahamchapman 1993 FA5 Graham Chapman, British member of Monty Python[11] MPC  · 9617
9618 Johncleese 1993 FQ8 John Cleese, British actor and member of Monty Python[12] MPC  · 9618
9619 Terrygilliam 1993 FS9 Terry Gilliam, British film maker and member of Monty Python[13] MPC  · 9619
9620 Ericidle 1993 FU13 Eric Idle, British member of Monty Python[14] MPC  · 9620
9621 Michaelpalin 1993 FT26 Michael Palin, British member of Monty Python[15] MPC  · 9621
9622 Terryjones 1993 FV26 Terry Jones, British member of Monty Python[16] MPC  · 9622
9623 Karlsson 1993 FU28 Per Olow Karlsson, Swedish technician at Uppsala Observatory and Kvistabergs Observatorium[17] MPC  · 9623
9626 Stanley 1993 JF1 John Stanley (1713–1786), blind from the age of three, became a well known organist and composer of oratorios and concertos for string orchestra. For the organ he wrote several Voluntaries, which organists like to play. JPL  · 9626
9628 Sendaiotsuna 1993 OB2 Sendai Otsunahiki, a 400-year-old tug-of-war festival, held in Satsumasendai City in the evening of the day before the Autumnal Equinox. JPL  · 9628
9629 Servet 1993 PU7 Miguel Serveto y Reves (Michel Servet, 1511–1553), a doctor of medicine and a theologian living in France. JPL  · 9629
9630 Castellion 1993 PW7 Sébastien Castellion (1515–1563), a French humanist well known for his generosity and aversion to fanaticism. JPL  · 9630
9631 Hubertreeves 1993 SL6 Hubert Reeves, a professional astronomer at the French CNRS. JPL  · 9631
9632 Sudo 1993 TK3 Kenichi Sudo (born 1958), a Japanese medical technologist and amateur astronomer. JPL  · 9632
9633 Cotur 1993 UP8 Peter Cotur (born 1944), Belgian scientific journalist MPC  · 9633
9637 Perryrose 1994 PJ2 Perry J. Rose (born 1966) is a former member of the Palomar Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey and currently lead solar observer on the 18-meter solar tower at Mt. Wilson Observatory. JPL  · 9637
9638 Fuchs 1994 PO7 Leonhard Fuchs (1501–1566), German botanist and physician MPC  · 9638
9639 Scherer 1994 PS11 Marc Scherer (born 1944), Belgian scientist MPC  · 9639
9640 Lippens 1994 PP26 Carlos Lippens (born 1945), Belgian scientist MPC  · 9640
9641 Demazière 1994 PB30 Martine De Mazière (born 1960), Belgian scientist MPC  · 9641
9642 Takatahiro 1994 RU Hiroyuki Takata (born 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and chief editor of the newsletter of the Chiba Science Society. JPL  · 9642
9645 Grünewald 1995 AO4 Matthias Grünewald (c. 1460–1528), German Renaissance painter and watercolor artist. His original name was Mathis Gothart Neithardt (or Niethart). His masterpiece is the Isenheimer altar in Colmar, one of the great works of Western art, featuring spiritual and realistic scenes juxtaposed and notable for the variety and beauty of the colors. Paul Hindemith made Grünewald's life the subject of his opera and symphony Mathis der Maler. JPL  · 9645
9648 Gotouhideo 1995 UB9 Gotou Hideo (born 1951) is a Japanese amateur astronomer who was born in Oogaki, Gifu prefecture. He has coordinated an observatory at Ooto-mura and also designed a 0.25-m reflector there after he graduated from Doshisha University. JPL  · 9648
9649 Junfukue 1995 XG Jun Fukue (born 1956), professor at Osaka Kyoiku University, works on theoretical studies concerning accretion disks embedded in quasars and black holes. He also has engaged in science outreach and has published many popular-level books on astronomy. JPL  · 9649
9650 Okadaira 1995 YG The Okadaira Shell Mound located in Miho village, Ibaraki prefecture, was built on the south coast of Lake Kasumigaura about 7,000 to 3,500 years ago. The research by Sasaki and Iijima in 1879 is appreciated as "the Starting Point of Japanese Archeology". It was the first Japanese-only excavation. JPL  · 9650
9651 Arii-SooHoo 1996 AJ Computer mathematician Vicki Arii-SooHoo (born 1962) became team leader at AMOS in 1997 and is directly responsible for the successes of the AMOS program. With untiring support from her family, she has dedicated long hours and sleepless nights to ensure that the AMOS team is productive, efficient and motivated. JPL  · 9651
9654 Seitennokai 1996 AQ2 Seitennokai, an astronomy club in Japan, which was founded in 1985, with about 20 members. JPL  · 9654
9655 Yaburanger 1996 CH1 Yaburanger is a nickname for Japanese amateur castle researchers in Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures. `Yabu' means bush in Japanese. The Yaburangers explore castles from the Middle Ages, and they wrote the book Castles in Ibaraki. JPL  · 9655
9657 Učka 1996 DG2 Učka, the highest mountain on the Istrian peninsula, which extends into the northern Adriatic sea. JPL  · 9657
9658 Imabari 1996 DD3 Imabari, Japanese city MPC  · 9658
9661 Hohmann 1996 FU13 Walter Hohmann, German civil engineer †[18] MPC  · 9661
9662 Frankhubbard 1996 GS Frank Hubbard (1920–1976), an American harpsichord maker. JPL  · 9662
9663 Zwin 1996 GC18 Zwin, natural reserve on the Belgian-Dutch coast †[19] MPC  · 9663
9664 Brueghel 1996 HT14 Pieter Brueghel, Flemish painter MPC  · 9664
9665 Inastronoviny 1996 LA IAN, or Instantní Astronomické Noviny, is a Czech Internet Astronomical Newspaper founded by Jirí Dusek and Rudolf Novák in Brno in 1997. JPL  · 9665
9667 Amastrinc 1997 HC16 Amateur Astronomers, Inc., now at Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey, where it built the William Miller Sperry Observatory JPL  · 9667
9668 Tianyahaijiao 1997 LN "Tianya Haijiao", which literally means "edge of the sky, rim of the sea", is the name of a famous rocky outcrop of historical significance on the south coast of Hainan Island just to the west of Sanya, the southernmost city in China JPL  · 9668
9669 Symmetria 1997 NC3 Name suggested by the palindromic shape of the numeral 9669, and the fact that each pair of its digits is invariant under a rotation by 180 degrees JPL  · 9669
9670 Magni 1997 NJ10 Gianfranco Magni (born 1943), who joined the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale in Rome in 1975. He has worked on the physics of stellar interiors, in particular on the equation of the state of gas at high pressure and temperature. Currently, his main field of interest is the origin of the solar system and of planetary systems in general, with special attention to the structure and evolution of circumstellar disks and the formation of giant planets. Involved also in the study of the origin and structure of comets, he is a team member of the cometary mission Rosetta. A lover of early music, he plays the recorder and belongs to two musical groups, "L´Amoroso Cantar" (Medieval music) and "Il Martellato" (Renaissance music) JPL  · 9670
9671 Hemera 1997 TU9 Hemera, the primordial Greek goddess of bright day. She is the daughter of the goddess of night Nykta and the god of darkness Erebus. Hemera means "day" in Greek and gives rise to the word "ephemeris". JPL  · 9671
9672 Rosenbergerezek 1997 TA10 Kamila Rosenberger and Tomaš Rezek, friends of the discoverer (Tomaš worked for two years at Ondřejov Observatory); the asteroid was named on the occasion of Tomáš and Kamila's marriage on 19 June 1999 †[20] MPC  · 9672
9673 Kunishimakoto 1997 UC25 For 21 years, Makoto Kunishi (born 1954) was a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. His lectures were so powerful that many listeners were spellbound. The name was suggested by O. Muramatsu JPL  · 9673
9674 Slovenija 1998 QU15 Slovenia, the European nation and former Yugoslav republic in which the Črni Vrh Observatory is situated. This is the first minor planet credited to Slovenian astronomers. JPL  · 9674
9676 Eijkman 2023 P-L Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1929 (with Hopkins) †[19] MPC  · 9676
9677 Gowlandhopkins 2532 P-L Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1929 (with Eijkman) †[19] MPC  · 9677
9678 van der Meer 2584 P-L Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994 †[19] MPC  · 9678
9679 Crutzen 2600 P-L Paul Crutzen, Dutch chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995 †[19] MPC  · 9679
9680 Molina 3557 P-L Mario J. Molina (born 1943), a Mexican physical chemist and co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995, awarded for work in atmospheric chemistry. JPL  · 9680
9681 Sherwoodrowland 4069 P-L F. Sherwood Rowland (1927–2012), American chemist and co-recipientof the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995, awarded for work in atmospheric chemistry. JPL  · 9681
9682 Gravesande 4073 P-L Willem Jacob 's Gravesande, Dutch scientist and lawyer †[19] MPC  · 9682
9683 Rambaldo 4099 P-L Alfred Emile Rambaldo (1879–1911), born on the island of Java, did extensive research on the upper layers of the atmosphere. He was also a great promoter of aviation, especially balloons/airships in the Netherlands and in the Dutch East Indies, where he died during a balloon accident. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger. JPL  · 9683
9684 Olieslagers 4113 P-L Jan Olieslagers (1883–1942), Belgian aviation pioneer, caused the airport Deurne (Antwerp International Airport) to be built. In 1910 he made the first overland flight between two cities in the Netherlands. His popularity helped to promote aviation there and in Belgium. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger. JPL  · 9684
9685 Korteweg 4247 P-L Diederik Korteweg, Dutch mathematician †[19] MPC  · 9685
9686 Keesom 4604 P-L Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist †[19] MPC  · 9686
9687 Uhlenbeck 4614 P-L George Eugene Uhlenbeck, Dutch-born American physicist †[19] MPC  · 9687
9688 Goudsmit 4665 P-L Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Dutch-born American physicist, member of the ALSOS Commission †[19] MPC  · 9688
9689 Freudenthal 4831 P-L Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician †[19] MPC  · 9689
9690 Houtgast 6039 P-L Jacob Houtgast (1908–1982), a Dutch solar physicist, was associate professor at University of Utrecht, known for his much-quoted 1942 paper on noncoherent scattering of light in Fraunhofer lines. Famous as a scientific eclipse observer, he chaired the IAU's subcommittee for solar eclipses. JPL  · 9690
9691 Zwaan 6053 P-L Cornelis Zwaan (1928–1999), professor of astrophysics at Utrecht University, was a recognized authority on solar and stellar magnetism. Just before his death he finished a book (with C. J. Schrijver) on stellar magnetic fields. The name was suggested by C. de Jager. JPL  · 9691
9692 Kuperus 6354 P-L Max Kuperus (born 1936), professor of astrophysics at Utrecht University, and a department chairman at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, specialized in theoretical magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics. He wrote one of the first papers on the heating of the solar corona. JPL  · 9692
9693 Bleeker 6547 P-L Johan Bleeker (J. A. M. Bleeker), Dutch astronomer, Director of the Netherlands Foundation for Space Research †[19] MPC  · 9693
9694 Lycomedes 6581 P-L Lycomedes, from Greek mythology, was king of Scyros during the Trojan war. At his court Thetis hid her son Achilles, dressed in girl's clothes to save him from the Trojan war. He was found by Odysseus. JPL  · 9694
9695 Johnheise 6583 P-L John Heise (born 1942), professor of general physics at Utrecht University, specialized in high-energy space physics. In 1975 he discovered and detected sources of galactic x-ray bursts (1975). He was among the discoverers in 1998 of the origin of the cosmic \gamma -ray bursts. The name was suggested by C. de Jager. JPL  · 9695
9696 Jaffe 6628 P-L Walter J. Jaffe (born 1947) is an American astronomer at Leiden Observatory with an interest in galaxies, their dynamics, internal and external (clusters) and gas processes therein. He also contributed to the software for the Hubble telescope JPL  · 9696
9697 Louwman 1295 T-1 Peter J. K. Louwman (born 1935), a well-known popularizer of astronomy, was secretary for many years of the working group Moon and Planets of the Dutch Society for Astronomy and Meteorology. He is an expert on the history of telescope building. JPL  · 9697
9698 Idzerda 2205 T-1 Hanso Henricus Schotanus Steringa Idzerda (1885–1944), a Dutch radio pioneer, invented the vacuum triode for amplifying audio and radio signals. In November 1919 he started the first radio broadcasting station in the world from The Hague. JPL  · 9698
9699 Baumhauer 3036 T-1 Albert Gillis von Baumhauer (1891–1939), a Dutch aviation pioneer, invented the tail rotor for helicopters and built the first Dutch helicopter, which took off on 1925 Dec. 17. He was strongly involved in pioneering gliding in the Netherlands and was killed in the Boeing Stratoliner plane crash in 1939. JPL  · 9699
9700 Paech 3058 T-1 Wolfgang Paech (born 1951) is an electronic engineer on the staff of the Institute of Geodesy at the University of Hannover, where he serves as technical manager of the astronomical station. An enthusiastic amateur astronomer, Paech is a keen observer of solar phenomena and eclipses. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel.[21] JPL  · 9700


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9701 Mak 1157 T-2 Arie Mak (born 1914), a Dutch amateur astronomers, active in lunar occultations and solar observations. He developed scientific instrumentation for and joined in the eclipse expeditions of 1959 and 1966. He received the Van der Bilt Prize in 1951. JPL  · 9701
9702 Tomvandijk 2108 T-2 Thomas van Dijk (born 1915), versatile Dutch amateur astronomer, specialized in spectroscopic, nuclear and photographic techniques. He wrote 45 papers, including one in Nature on lunar luminescence and one on radioactivity of a meteorite in the 1953 Liège Colloquium proceedings. JPL  · 9702
9703 Sussenbach 3146 T-2 John Sussenbach (born 1938) is a Dutch amateur astronomer known for his excellent sky photographs. He founded the Dutch Working Group for Sky Photography and received the Van der Bilt Prize. The name was suggested by C. de Jager. JPL  · 9703
9704 Georgebeekman 5469 T-2 George W. E. Beekman (born 1944) is one of the Netherlands' best science writers in the field of astronomy, known for his weekly contributions in the daily paper NRC-Handelsblad. He has been editor-in-chief of the journal Zenit and is still a member of the editorial board of that monthly. The name was suggested by C. de Jager. JPL  · 9704
9705 Drummen 3137 T-3 Mat Drummen (born 1945) has been director of "de Koepel", the Dutch center for dissemination of information on astronomy, space science and meteorology since 1975. He is author of the annual Sterrengids and coeditor of the Dutch popular journal Zenit. The name was suggested by C. de Jager. JPL  · 9705
9706 Bouma 3176 T-3 Reinder J. Bouma (born 1949), one of the best known Dutch amateur astronomers. JPL  · 9706
9707 Petruskoning 3226 T-3 Petrus A. Koning (born 1934) has organized youth astronomy camps. Founder of the Bussloo Public Observatory, he was long a member of the observatory board. In 1995 he received the Van der Bilt Prize for his efforts to promote astronomy in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger. JPL  · 9707
9708 Gouka 4140 T-3 Adriaan Jacobus Gouka (1879–1963) and Christiaan A. C. Nell founded NVWS, the Dutch Astronomical and Meteorological Society on 1 September 1901. The name was suggested by H. van Woerden. JPL  · 9708
9709 Chrisnell 5192 T-3 Christiaan A. C. Nell (1875–1960) was cofounder, together with Adriaan J. Gouka, of the Dutch Astronomical and Meteorological Society. With 4000 members, the society continues to flourish on its 100th anniversary. The name was suggested by H. van Woerden. MPC  · 9709
9711 Želetava 1972 PA Bearing a 13:12:5 Pythagorean relationship to (8964) [Corvus] Corax and (3735) Trebon, (9711) Zeletava is a small Moravian town near the center of the hypotenuse of a similar triangle with short leg centered on Trebon, Bohemia, and long leg running through Vranov (crow, Corvus), Moravia, and Raabs (raven, Corax), Austria. JPL  · 9711
9712 Nauplius 1973 SO1 Nauplius, from Greek mythology, a son of Poseidon and Amymone. He was king of Euboea and father of Palamedes. JPL  · 9712
9713 Oceax 1973 SP1 Oceax, from Greek mythology, is the son of Nauplius of Euboea and brother of Palamedes. JPL  · 9713
9715 Paolotanga 1975 SB1 Paolo Tanga (born 1966), an adjoint astronomer at the Observatoire de la Côte d´Azur. JPL  · 9715
9716 Severina 1975 UE Severina Feitknecht-Gallati (1945–2000), who hailed from Glarus, the same home town as the discoverer, was a highly esteemed physician at Interlaken. JPL  · 9716
9717 Lyudvasilia 1976 SR5 Lyudmila Vasil'evna Shaposhnikova (born 1926), orientalist and writer. JPL  · 9717
9718 Gerbefremov 1976 YR1 Gerbert Alexandrovich Efremov (born 1933), a Russian designer of space technology, created the Proton rocket and Almaz space stations. He is a member of Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics and was decorated with the Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the International Association of Peace Foundations. JPL  · 9718
9719 Yakage 1977 DF2 With the neighboring town of Kamogata, the town of Yakage borders the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL  · 9719
9720 Ulfbirgitta 1980 FH1 Ulf and Birgitta Heyman, friends of the discoverer †[22] MPC  · 9720
9721 Doty 1980 GB Arthur G. Doty (1951–1999), an amateur astronomer. JPL  · 9721
9722 Levi-Montalcini 1981 EZ In 1952 Italian neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini (born 1909) discovered the Nerve Growth Factor, the protein responsible for the nervous system cell proliferation. Winner of the 1986 Nobel prize for Medicine, she promotes programs for educating women in developing countries JPL  · 9722
9723 Binyang 1981 EP13 Bin Yang (born 1977), a research fellow at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. JPL  · 9723
9724 Villanueva 1981 EW17 Geronimo L. Villanueva (born 1978), a research assistant professor of physics at Catholic University of America. JPL  · 9724
9725 Wainscoat 1981 EE19 Richard J. Wainscoat (born 1961), an astronomer at the University of Hawaii. JPL  · 9725
9726 Verbiscer 1981 EY19 Anne J. Verbiscer (born 1964), an associate research professor at the University of Virginia. JPL  · 9726
9727 Skrutskie 1981 EW24 Michael F. Skrutskie (born 1959), a professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia. JPL  · 9727
9728 Videen 1981 EX38 Gordon Videen (born 1964), a research scientist with the Space Science Institute of Boulder, Colorado. JPL  · 9728
9732 Juchnovski 1984 SJ7 Ivan Juchnovski (born 1937), president of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1996. JPL  · 9732
9733 Valtikhonov 1985 SC3 Valentin Fedorovich Tikhonov (1938–2004), Russian astrophysicist and member of the Russian Mission Control Center, took an active part in realization of many deep space missions. He also developed a relativistic theory of the inner planets, as well as new theories of the motions of comet 1P/Halley and the satellites of Mars. JPL  · 9733
9737 Dudarova 1986 SC2 Veronica Borisovna Dudarova (born 1916), the only woman conductor in Russia. JPL  · 9737
9739 Powell 1987 SH7 James Lawrence Powell, director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, professor of geology at Oberlin College. JPL  · 9739
9741 Solokhin 1987 UU4 Valentin Fedorovich Solokhin (born 1933), the director general of a company in Surgut of the Tyumen province in Siberia. JPL  · 9741
9742 Worpswede 1987 WT1 German town of Worpswede, home of an artistic community of the same name JPL  · 9742
9743 Tohru 1988 GD Tohru Takahashi (born 1959) is a professor of information optics at the Oita National College of Technology. His research interest includes adaptive optics. As an amateur astronomer, he has led the Astronomical Society of Oita since its foundation. The name was suggested by Y. Yamada. JPL  · 9743
9744 Nielsen 1988 JW As the physician responsible for the mental and physical fitness of a close-knit team of researchers, construction workers and support staff at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station, Jerri Nielsen (born 1952) is noted for her friendship and concern for the "Polies" and her courage to face her own serious illness. JPL  · 9744
9745 Shinkenwada 1988 VY Shinken Wada, Japanese NHK announcer. JPL  · 9745
9746 Kazukoichikawa 1988 VS1 Kazuko Ichikawa, Japanese teddy-bear artist MPC  · 9746
9748 van Ostaijen 1989 CS2 Paul van Ostaijen (1896–1928), Flemish poet who influenced Belgian and Dutch poetry. MPC  · 9748
9749 Van den Eijnde 1989 GC1 Peter Van den Eijnde (born 1966) has academic degrees in German philology and management and has always been active in astronomy. During the 1980s he helped the discoverer with the reduction of astrometric work. He is now park manager of the Antwerp Zoo. JPL  · 9749
9751 Kadota 1990 QM Ken-ichi Kadota (born 1961), a computer engineer and renowned amateur astronomer in Ageo, Saitama prefecture. JPL  · 9751
9756 Ezaki 1991 CC3 Yusuke Ezaki (born 1957), a CCD astrometric observer in Toyonaka, Osaka prefecture. JPL  · 9756
9757 Felixdejager 1991 GA6 Felix de Jager (born 1999) is the second grandson of the discoverer and son of Sigyn and Philip de Jager-Elst. The fourth generation of professional musicians, Felix shows great love and ability for musical performance. JPL  · 9757
9758 Dainty 1991 GZ9 John Christopher Dainty (born 1947), British optical physicist and professor of optics at Imperial College, London. MPC  · 9758
9761 Krautter 1991 RR4 Joachim Krautter (born 1948) is associate director of the Heidelberg Königstuhl Observatory and a well-known expert on pre-main-sequence stars and novae. He is also engaged in European astronomical organizations and serves as president of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (2002–2005). JPL  · 9761
9762 Hermannhesse 1991 RA5 Hermann Hesse, German writer MPC  · 9762
9764 Morgenstern 1991 UE5 Christian Morgenstern, German poet, writer and translator MPC  · 9764
9766 Bradbury 1992 DZ2 Ray Douglas Bradbury (born 1920), the critically acclaimed science fiction author whose works include The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man. JPL  · 9766
9767 Midsomer Norton 1992 EB1 Midsomer Norton, English town MPC  · 9767
9768 Stephenmaran 1992 GB1 Stephen P. Maran (born 1938), American astronomer and veteran of the space program, has made outstanding contributions to public understanding of astronomy as press officer for the American Astronomical Society. He has conducted professional research on many different telescopes and has lectured and written extensively on space discoveries. JPL  · 9768
9769 Nautilus 1993 DG2 Nautilus, submarine in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. JPL  · 9769
9770 Discovery 1993 EE "Discovery" was the name of the spaceship in Arthur Clarke's novel and Stanley Kubrick's movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is also the name of one of NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery. JPL  · 9770
9774 Annjudge 1993 NO Ann Campana Judge (1951–2001), the travel office manager for the National Geographic Society. JPL  · 9774
9775 Joeferguson 1993 OH12 Joe Ferguson (1962–2001), director of the geography education outreach program for the National Geographic Society. JPL  · 9775
9777 Enterprise 1994 OB The Starship Enterprise, of Star Trek fame, or the Space Shuttle of the same name. JPL  · 9777
9778 Isabelallende 1994 PA19 Isabel Allende, Chilean writer. JPL  · 9778
9780 Bandersnatch 1994 SB Bandersnatch, from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky. JPL  · 9780
9781 Jubjubbird 1994 UB1 Jubjub Bird, from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky. JPL  · 9781
9782 Edo 1994 WM Edo is the former name for Tokyo, the capital and largest city of Japan. JPL  · 9782
9783 Tensho-kan 1994 YD1 Tensho-kan, the first planetarium in Japan, located at the science center in Osaka. JPL  · 9783
9784 Yotsubashi 1994 YJ1 Yotsubashi, in the center of Osaka, is where the astronomers of the Edo period observed eclipses. JPL  · 9784
9785 Senjikan 1994 YX1 Senjikan, an astronomy group in Osaka in the Edo period. JPL  · 9785
9786 Gakutensoku 1995 BB Gakutensoku, the first Japanese robot, created in 1928 by Makoto Nishimura. JPL  · 9786
9788 Yagami 1995 EQ1 Junko Yagami (born 1958), a renowned singer-songwriter. JPL  · 9788
9791 Kamiyakurai 1995 YD1 Yakuraisan, popularly called Kami Fuji, is a mountain located in the town of Kami in northeastern Japan. People come here to enjoy beautiful seasonal nature, flowers and starry nights. JPL  · 9791
9792 Nonodakesan 1996 BX1 Nonodakesan is a mountain located in the town of Wakuya in northeastern Japan. Konpo-ji Temple, popularly called Nonodake Kannon, was constructed on the summit of Nonodake in the eighth century. JPL  · 9792
9793 Torvalds 1996 BW4 Linus Benedict Torvalds, Finnish developer of Linux. JPL  · 9793
9795 Deprez 1996 GJ19 Brigitte Deprez (born 1939), the wife of Uccle astronomer Jozef Denoyelle, colleague of the discoverer. JPL  · 9795
9796 Robotti 1996 HW Aurelio Robotti (1913–1994) was a lieutenant in the Italian Air Engineers and later professor in aerospace engineering at the Turin Polytechnic. He began studies on rocket fuel using liquid oxygen and ethanol, and tested the first Italian-built liquid-fuel missile. JPL  · 9796
9797 Raes 1996 HR21 Hugo Raes (born 1929), a Flemish writer. JPL  · 9797
9799 Thronium 1996 RJ Thronium, near the river Boagrius, was one of the places from which the Locrians joined the Achean forces. IAU  · 9799
9800 Shigetoshi 1997 ES2 Shigetoshi Inoue (born 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and a key member of Ota Astronomical Club. JPL  · 9800


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9804 Shrikulkarni 1997 NU Shrinivas Kulkarni (born 1956) was a co-discoverer of the first millisecond pulsar, the first optical counterpart of a binary pulsar, the first pulsar in a globular cluster, the extragalactic origin of gamma-ray bursts and the first brown dwarf. JPL  · 9804
9809 Jimdarwin 1998 RZ5 James L. Darwin (born 1939), instrument maker at Lowell Observatory. JPL  · 9809
9810 Elanfiller 1998 RJ65 Elan Eng Filler (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project. JPL  · 9810
9811 Cavadore 1998 ST Cyril Cavadore, French electronic engineer †[23] MPC  · 9811
9812 Danco 1998 SJ144 Emile Danco (1869–1898), who participated in the Antarctic expedition of Adrien de Gerlache, was responsible for the photography and observation of geomagnetism. He died during the trip, and his body was buried at sea near a newly discovered land, named Dancoland. JPL  · 9812
9813 Rozgaj 1998 TP5 Slavko Rozgaj (1895–1978), director of the Zagreb Observatory, was a prolific author of astronomy books and articles. His best-known book is A Book About Stars. JPL MPC  · 9813
9814 Ivobenko 1998 UU18 Baron Ivo von Benko of Bojnik (1851–1903) was the director of the Pola Observatory. He developed systematic work on the meridian circle and compiled a catalogue of fundamental stars. He is best known for the observation that ruled out the existence of the earth's second moon. JPL  · 9814
9815 Mariakirch 2079 P-L Maria Margarethe Kirch, née Winkelmann (1670–1720), wife and mother of astronomers, was an astronomer in her own right, observing, computing and publishing calendars, working in Berlin and Danzig. Although the comet of April 1702 was first credited to her husband, she was later acknowledged as the discoverer. JPL  · 9815
9816 von Matt 2643 P-L Baroness Elisabeth von Matt (Elisabeth Freiin von Matt), Austrian astronomer. JPL  · 9816
9817 Thersander 6540 P-L Thersander, a son of the Theban Polynices, was wounded by Telephus and later was one of the heroes in the Wooden Horse. JPL  · 9817
9818 Eurymachos 6591 P-L Eurymachos, one of the heroes hidden in the Wooden Horse. JPL  · 9818
9819 Sangerhausen 2172 T-1 In the vicinity of the German city of Sangerhausen, a remarkable archaeological object was unearthed. JPL  · 9819
9820 Hempel 3064 T-1 Rolf Hempel (born 1956) is a German mathematician and amateur astronomer who determined many high-quality positions of minor planets using a quite unconventional measuring device. His orbit determination software is still in use at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel. JPL  · 9820
9821 Gitakresáková 4033 T-1 Margita Kresáková (née Margita Vozárová), Slovak astronomer, wife of astronomer Ľubor Kresák; Comet Vozárová is also named after her †[24] MPC  · 9821
9822 Hajduková 4114 T-1 Mária Hajduková (born 1934), a Slovak astronomer currently at the Astronomical Institute Comenius University, Bratislava (Modra Observatory), has been active in interplanetary matter research, mainly meteors---multicolor photometry and radiation (dependence of the color index on velocity). She educated a whole generation of astronomers in Slovakia. JPL  · 9822
9823 Annantalová 4271 T-1 Anna Antalová (born 1936) has worked at the Astronomical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranská Lomnica, since 1958. She made various analyses of solar phenomena and significant contributions to the study of solar flares as well as solar cycle characteristics. The name was suggested by D. Chochol. JPL  · 9823
9824 Marylea 3033 T-2 Mary Lea Shane, née Heger (1897–1983), wife of Lick Observatory director C. Donald Shane. JPL  · 9824
9825 Oetken 1214 T-3 Lore Oetken (born 1929) has made significant contributions to the fields of magnetic stars, polarimetry and spectroscopy, a prominent part of the astronomical research at the Potsdam Observatory. The citation was prepared by A. Schnell. JPL  · 9825
9826 Ehrenfreund 2114 T-3 Pascale Ehrenfreund, Dutch astrobiologist †[25] MPC  · 9826
9828 Antimachos 1973 SS Antimachos, one of the heroes hidden in the Wooden Horse. JPL  · 9828
9829 Murillo 1973 SJ1 Bartolomé Estéban Murillo (1618–1682) created many religious paintings for churches. The painter from Seville is famous for his genre pictures of children that were poor but happy, and these are imitated even today. JPL  · 9829
9831 Simongreen 1979 QZ Simon F. Green, British astronomer †[26] MPC  · 9831
9832 Xiaobinwang 1981 EH3 Xiao-bin Wang (born 1966), an astronomer at the Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. JPL  · 9832
9833 Rilke 1982 DW3 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet MPC  · 9833
9834 Kirsanov 1982 TS1 Semen Isaakovich Kirsanov (1906–1972), Russian poet MPC  · 9834
9836 Aarseth 1985 TU Sverre Aarseth (Årseth), Norwegian astronomer. JPL  · 9836
9837 Jerryhorow 1986 AA2 Jerome Horowitz, father of the discoverer. JPL  · 9837
9838 Falz-Fein 1987 RN6 Baron Eduard Aleksandrovich von Falz-Fein (born 1912) is an outstanding collector of works of art and historical documents, known for his charity. Born in Russia, his uncle Friedrich Falz-Fein was the founder in 1875 of the well-known reserve Askania-Nova in Ukraine. JPL  · 9838
9839 Crabbegat 1988 CT2 Crabbegat is an idyllic road at the border of the Wolvendael park, close to the Royal Observatory at Uccle. The name might refer to "crab", although Uccle is located near neither the sea nor even a stream. JPL  · 9839
9841 Mašek 1988 UT Martin Mašek (born 1988) is an avid observer of deep-sky objects, variable stars, comets and asteroids. JPL  · 9841
9842 Funakoshi 1989 AS1 Hiromi Funakoshi (born 1961) works in Gifu prefecture's Fujihashi village office. He previously contributed to the spread of astronomy awareness as a researcher at Nishi Mino Observatory and still performs volunteer work there. JPL  · 9842
9843 Braidwood 1989 AL3 Thomas Braidwood (1715–1806), a Scottish teacher of the deaf. JPL  · 9843
9844 Otani 1989 WF1 Toyokazu Otani (born 1928), first lecturer at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. JPL  · 9844
9845 Okamuraosamu 1990 FM1 Osamu Okamura (born 1954) is a Japanese certified public accountant and an amateur astronomer. JPL  · 9845
9848 Yugra 1990 QX17 Yugra is the historical name, used in Russia in medieval times, of the vast area to the east of the Northern Urals, extending to the river Taz. Inhabited then by the Hanty and Mansi tribes, it is now part of the territory of the Hanty-Mansi autonomous area within the Russian Federation. JPL  · 9848
9851 Sakamoto 1990 UG3 Makoto Sakamoto, a research fellow of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory. JPL  · 9851
9852 Gora 1990 YX Ronald Gora (born 1933), a former American swimmer. JPL  · 9852
9854 Karlheinz 1991 AC3 Karlheinz Müller (born 1943), a German amateur astronomer and an agricultural clerk by profession. From his youth on, he committed himself to astrophotography and brightness estimates of variable stars. He has directed the Volkssternwarte Drebach since 1969 and oversaw the completion of a Zeiss planetarium and a new main building. He has helped popularize astronomy for people of all ages. Müller created the conditions for observing minor planets in Drebach. This minor planet was numbered with the help of positions observed in Drebach in 1996 and 1998. JPL  · 9854
9859 Van Lierde 1991 PE5 Edmond Van Lierde (1888–1964), a brilliant student at the University of Brussels, later professor of mathematics, promoted modern mathematics and introduced this new discipline into Belgium. He was also a splendid pianist and an excellent tennis player. JPL  · 9859
9860 Archaeopteryx 1991 PW9 Archaeopteryx, the early bird that had a dinosaur-like skeleton. JPL  · 9860
9861 Jahreiss 1991 RB3 Hartmut Jahreiß (born 1942), a staff astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. JPL  · 9861
9863 Reichardt 1991 RJ7 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer MPC  · 9863
9865 Akiraohta 1991 TP1 Akira Ohta (1951–2002), an amateur observer of meteors and comets. JPL  · 9865
9866 Kanaimitsuo 1991 TV4 Mitsuo Kanai (born 1946), a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo for 15 years. JPL MPC  · 9866
9869 Yadoumaru 1992 CD1 Yasushi Yadoumaru (born 1965), a research fellow at the Misato Observatory. JPL  · 9869
9870 Maehata 1992 DA Hideko Maehata (née Hideco Hyodo, 1914–1995), born in Hashimoto city, Wakayama Prefecture, won the gold medal for the 200-m breast-stroke event in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. She was the first Japanese female Olympic gold medalist. JPL  · 9870
9871 Jeon 1992 DG1 Jeon San-Woon (born 1928), a historian of Korean astronomy and technology. JPL  · 9871
9872 Solf 1992 DJ4 Josef K. M. Solf (born 1934), professor of astronomy at Heidelberg and Jena, and since 1994 director of the Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg. JPL  · 9872
9878 Sostero 1994 FQ Giovanni Sostero, Italian aerospace engineer and amateur astronomer†[27] MPC  · 9878
9879 Mammuthus 1994 PZ29 Mammuthus or woolly mammoth was a kind of elephant, about 4 meters tall, with dense dark hair and an 8-cm-thick layer of fat, protecting the animal from the cold. JPL  · 9879
9880 Stegosaurus 1994 PQ31 Stegosaurus, a large dinosaur, 6 to 9 meters long, with a characteristic double row of large bony plates along the back. JPL  · 9880
9882 Stallman 1994 SS9 Richard Stallman (born 1953), the founder of the GNU Project and an advocate and developer of free software. JPL  · 9882
9884 Příbram 1994 TN3 Príbram, the town in central Bohemia, was the impact site, on 7 April 1959, of the first photographic detection of a meteorite fall. Analysis of the fireball trajectory by Z. Ceplecha led to the discovery of four meteorites. JPL  · 9884
9885 Linux 1994 TM14 The Linux kernel was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991. JPL  · 9885
9886 Aoyagi 1994 VM7 Fusao Aoyagi (born 1952), the president of astronomical society in the town of Ishikawa, Fukushima prefecture. JPL  · 9886
9887 Ashikaga 1995 AH The city of Ashikaga in the south of Tochigi prefecture is the birthplace of the discoverer. The city has been well known for its textiles since ancient times. JPL  · 9887
9891 Stephensmith 1995 XN1 Stephen Smith, American publisher of The Shallow Sky Bulletin from 1986 to 2000; the SSB contained cometary ephemerides. JPL  · 9891
9897 Malerba 1996 CX7 Franco Malerba (born 1946), the first Italian astronaut. JPL  · 9897
9898 Yoshiro 1996 DF Yoshiro Yamada (born 1954), a leading popularizer of astronomy in Japan. He worked at the National Astronomical Observatory as a public outreach official, and also at museums in Sagamihara, Yokohama and Tokyo. He translated Don Yeomans' book on near-earth objects into Japanese. JPL  · 9898
9900 Llull 1997 LL6 Ramon Llull (1232–1316), a Catalan writer, philosopher, mystic, missionary and man of science, born in Mallorca. Among his more than 265 works and treatises, his Tractatus novus de astronomia, written in Paris around 1297, adheres to the ideas of Ptolomy. JPL  · 9900


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9902 Kirkpatrick 1997 NY Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911–1984), eminent American harpsichordist, clavichordist, musicologist and teacher. JPL  · 9902
9903 Leonhardt 1997 NA1 Gustav Leonhardt (1928–2012), Dutch clavecinist, organist and musicologist.[19] MPC  · 9903
9904 Mauratombelli 1997 OC1 Maura Tombelli (born 1952), Italian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC  · 9904
9905 Tiziano 4611 P-L Tiziano Vecellio (Titian; c. 1477 or 1490–1576), a typical Renaissance painter. JPL  · 9905
9906 Tintoretto 6523 P-L Jacopo Robusti (1518–1594), called Tintoretto, Italian (Venetian) painter. JPL  · 9906
9907 Oileus 6541 P-L Oileus, the father of Ajax the Little. Next to Achilles, Ajax was the fastest-running Greek hero. JPL  · 9907
9908 Aue 2140 T-1 Hartmann von Aue (born c. 1160–70, died c. 1210–20), a German poet and knight JPL  · 9908
9909 Eschenbach 4355 T-1 Wolfram von Eschenbach (1168–1220) was, with von Aue and Gottfried von Strassburg, one of the greatest poets of medieval times. JPL  · 9909
9910 Vogelweide 3181 T-2 Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170–1230), a German lyric poet. JPL  · 9910
9911 Quantz 4129 T-2 Johann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773), a German flutist and composer. JPL  · 9911
9912 Donizetti 2078 T-3 Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), Italian composer. JPL  · 9912
9913 Humperdinck 4071 T-3 Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921), a German composer. JPL  · 9913
9914 Obukhova 1976 UJ4 Nadezhda Andreevna Obukhova (1886–1961), a Russian singer. MPC  · 9914
9915 Potanin 1977 RD2 Grigorij Nikolaevich Potanin (1835–1920), a Russian geographer, ethnographer and publicist. JPL  · 9915
9916 Kibirev 1978 TR2 Sergej Feodosievich Kibirev (born 1950) is involved in new methods of the processing of information, organizing the production of microelectronics in Novosibirsk. A champion sprinter in his youth, he likes extreme forms of sports. He is also a poet. JPL  · 9916
9917 Keynes 1979 MK John Maynard Keynes (1883–1946), a British economist whose ideas fundamentally changed the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments JPL  · 9917
9919 Undset 1979 QF1 Sigrid Undset (1882–1949), a Norwegian author. JPL  · 9919
9920 Bagnulo 1981 EZ10 Stefano Bagnulo (born 1965), an astronomer at the Armagh Observatory and a specialist in polarimetry of early-type stars. JPL  · 9920
9921 Rubincam 1981 EO18 David P. Rubincam (born 1947), an American planetary geodynamicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. JPL  · 9921
9922 Catcheller 1981 EO21 Endowing the English language with a new term, the 1961 novel Catch-22 by U.S. writer Joseph Heller (1923–1999) epitomized both the problems of a sane person in an insane society and the absurdity of war. The name was suggested by B. G. Marsden. JPL  · 9922
9923 Ronaldthiel 1981 EB24 Ronald L. Thiel (born 1937) is the Division Chief of the Traffic Division for the County of Hawaii. In his capacity as traffic engineer, he has overseen the installation of shielded LED streetlights and other lighting that is designed to minimize impact on the dark night sky over the Mauna Kea Observatories. JPL  · 9923
9924 Corrigan 1981 EM24 Catherine Corrigan (born 1972) is a U.S. meteoriticist at the Smithsonian Institution. Her research includes the mineralogy and origin of asteroids. She classifies and provides access to meteorites from the U.S. Antarctic collection for the international research community. JPL  · 9924
9925 Juliehoskin 1981 EU24 Candace Julie Hoskin (born 1974) is the Collection Manager for meteorites at the Smithsonian Institution. She is responsible for maintaining the collection and providing access to samples for researchers studying the origin and evolution of asteroids. JPL  · 9925
9926 Desch 1981 EU41 Steven Desch (born 1970) is a professor of astronomy at Arizona State University. His work in theoretical astrophysics centers on models of the origin and evolution of asteroids and planets, including chondrule formation, protoplanetary disk evolution, and the origin of short-lived radionuclides. Nier Prize awardee in 2003. JPL  · 9926
9927 Tyutchev 1981 TW1 Fyodor Tyutchev (1803–1873), Russian poet MPC  · 9927
9929 McConnell 1982 DP1 John C McConnell (born 1946), a historian of Astronomy and chairman of the East Antrim Astronomical Society JPL  · 9929
9930 Billburrows 1984 CP William E. Burrows (born 1937), of New York University, is a top authority on space, national security, spy satellites and spy planes. JPL  · 9930
9931 Herbhauptman 1985 HH Herbert A. Hauptman (1917–2011), mathematical chemist and Nobelist.[28] MPC  · 9931
9932 Kopylov 1985 QP5 Ivan Mikheevich Kopylov (born 1928), Russian astronomer.[29] MPC  · 9932
9933 Alekseev 1985 SM3 Anatolij Semenovich Alekseev (born 1928), a professor in the department of mathematical geophysics at Novosibirsk University. JPL  · 9933
9934 Caccioppoli 1985 UC Renato Caccioppoli (1904–1959) and Francesco Caccioppoli (1855–1904). Francesco directed the Naval Institute in Procida, near Napoli, and was a passionate observer of the sky. Renato was an outstanding mathematician who carried out seminal work on linear and nonlinear differential equations. The name was suggested by E. Perozzi. JPL  · 9934
9936 Al-Biruni 1986 PN4 Al-Biruni (973–1050), a Persian anthropologist, mathematician, and astronomer JPL  · 9936
9937 Triceratops 1988 DJ2 Triceratops, dinosaur genus. JPL  · 9937
9938 Kretlow 1988 KA Mike Kretlow, a longtime friend of the discoverer. JPL  · 9938
9941 Iguanodon 1989 CB3 Iguanodon, dinosaur genus. JPL  · 9941
9943 Bizan 1989 UG3 Mount Bizan is a 277-m-high mountain in Tokushima Prefecture. The name is said to be derived from the mountain's visual similarity to an eyebrow JPL  · 9943
9945 Karinaxavier 1990 KX Karina Xavier (born 1977) is a citizen of both Brazil and the U.S. but might have chosen to be born in Italy had she been asked; instead she obtained her doctorate in Italian Renaissance literature. A true citizen of the world, she speaks five languages fluently, often all at once, and has a passion for soccer JPL  · 9945
9947 Takaishuji 1990 QB Shuji Takai (born 1967), a Japanese elementary school teacher and member of the Kuroishi Subaru Association. JPL  · 9947
9949 Brontosaurus 1990 SK6 Brontosaurus, a genus of a large dinosaur (20 m), that lived in the Late Jurassic with many fossils found in the United States. JPL  · 9949
9950 ESA 1990 VB European Space Agency JPL  · 9950
9951 Tyrannosaurus 1990 VK5 Tyrannosaurus, dinosaur genus. JPL  · 9951
9954 Brachiosaurus 1991 GX7 Brachiosaurus, dinosaur genus. JPL  · 9954
9956 Castellaz 1991 TX4 Peter Castellaz (born 1965), a German physicist. JPL  · 9956
9957 Raffaellosanti 1991 TO13 Raphael (1483–1520), full name Raffaello Sanzio, a famous painter and architect, and one of the masters of the Italian Renaissance. JPL  · 9957
9960 Sekine 1991 VE4 Masumi Sekine (born 1950), the president of astronomical society at Ageo city. JPL  · 9960
9962 Pfau 1991 YL1 Werner Pfau (born 1936), director of the Jena University Observatory from 1990 to 2000 and a former chairman of the Astronomische Gesellschaft. JPL  · 9962
9963 Sandage 1992 AN Allan Sandage (1926–2010), an American astronomer at Palomar and Mount Wilson observatories. JPL  · 9963
9964 Hideyonoguchi 1992 CF1 Hideo Noguchi (1876–1928), a Japanese bacteriologist JPL  · 9964
9965 GNU 1992 EF2 The GNU Project was created by Richard Stallman's Free Software Foundation in 1984. It enabled computer programmers to trade and improve on each other's ideas freely. Linux and academic computing owe much of their functionality to the firm foundations of GNU software. JPL  · 9965
9967 Awanoyumi 1992 FV1 Yumi Awano (born 1972), the curator of the Okayama Astronomical Museum. JPL  · 9967
9968 Serpe 1992 JS2 Jean Nicolas François Jules Serpe (1914–2001) was the theoretical-physics professor of the discoverer at the University of Liege and was a member of the Académie royale de Belgique JPL  · 9968
9969 Braille 1992 KD Louis Braille (1809–1852), French cellist and organist, inventor of braille. JPL  · 9969
9971 Ishihara 1993 HS Takahiro Ishihara (born 1961), president of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society from 1987 to 1997. JPL  · 9971
9972 Minoruoda 1993 KQ Minoru Oda (1923–2001), a cosmic-ray physicist. JPL  · 9972
9973 Szpilman 1993 NB2 Wladyslaw Szpilman (1912–2000), a Polish pianist who managed to survive in the Warsaw ghetto. JPL  · 9973
9974 Brody 1993 OG13 Adrien Brody, American actor who played Szpilman in the film The Pianist. JPL  · 9974
9975 Takimotokoso 1993 RZ1 Koso Takimoto (born 1965), a Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL  · 9975
9977 Kentakunimoto 1994 AH Kenta Kunimoto (born 1960), a Japanese neurosurgeon and a specialist in emergency medicine. JPL  · 9977
9981 Kudo 1995 BS3 Takahiro Kudo (born 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and a key member of the Ota Astronomical Club. JPL  · 9981
9983 Rickfienberg 1995 DA Rick Fienberg (born 1956), American editor-in-chief of Sky and Telescope. JPL  · 9983
9984 Gregbryant 1996 HT Greg Bryant (born 1970), Australian amateur astronomer.Src MPC  · 9984
9985 Akiko 1996 JF Akiko Yamamoto (born 1963), Japanese amateur astronomer at the Yatsuka Observatory (367) MPC  · 9985
9986 Hirokun 1996 NX Hiroshi Fukazawa, nicknamed Hirokun, fiancé of Mizuho Urata (1972–2004), daughter of the co-discoverer, Takeshi Urata JPL  · 9986
9987 Peano 1997 OO1 Giuseppe Peano (1858–1932), Italian mathematician MPC  · 9987
9988 Erictemplebell 1997 RX6 Eric Temple Bell (1883–1960), Scottish-American mathematician and author MPC  · 9988
9990 Niiyaeki 1997 SO17 Niiya Station (Niiya Eki) is the name of a train station in Ozu, Ehime (population 46,000), a city in Ehime Prefecture, Japan JPL  · 9990
9991 Anežka 1997 TY7 Anežka Moravcová (born 1924), grandmother of Czech discoverer Zdeněk Moravec MPC  · 9991
9993 Kumamoto 1997 VX5 Kumamoto, the name of both a prefecture and its capital city, on the Japanese island of Kyushu. JPL  · 9993
9994 Grotius 4028 P-L Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), Dutch jurist and statesman.[19] MPC  · 9994
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L Alouette 1, Canadian science satellite launched in 1962 MPC  · 9995
9996 ANS 9070 P-L Astronomische Nederlandse Satelliet, Dutch science satellite.[19] MPC  · 9996
9997 COBE 1217 T-1 Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), science satellite JPL  · 9997
9998 ISO 1293 T-1 Infrared Space Observatory. JPL  · 9998
9999 Wiles 4196 T-2 Andrew Wiles (born 1953), British mathematician JPL  · 9999
10000 Myriostos 1951 SY Greek word for ten-thousandth MPC  · 10000


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