List of minor planets named after people

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

Science[edit]

Astronomers[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Professional[edit]

Planetarium directors[edit]

Relatives of astronomers[edit]

Biologists[edit]

Cartographers[edit]

Chemists[edit]

Computer scientists and programmers[edit]

Mathematicians[edit]

Physicists[edit]

Physiologists[edit]

Psychologists, psychiatrists, and psycholanalysts[edit]

Space exploration[edit]

Other scientists, engineers and inventors[edit]

Monarchs and royalty[edit]

Nobility[edit]

Politicians and Statesmen[edit]

Teachers[edit]

High school/technical school teachers[edit]

College/University professors[edit]

War heroes and veterans[edit]

World War II heroes and veterans[edit]

Other war heroes[edit]

Children died in war[edit]

Religion[edit]

Explorers[edit]

Historians[edit]

Other social scientists[edit]

Philosophers[edit]

The arts[edit]

Literature[edit]

General authors[edit]

Novelists[edit]

Poets[edit]

Playwrights[edit]

Satirists[edit]

Other[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

Architects[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Composers[edit]

Conductors[edit]

Opera Singers[edit]

Others[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Popular music[edit]

Film, TV and Theatre[edit]

Sports[edit]

Olympic medalists[edit]

Other sports[edit]

Other entertainers[edit]

Contest winners[edit]

Broadcom Masters Competition[edit]

Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge[edit]

  • 2001 winners
    • 15155 Ahn (Ryan J. Ahn, a middle school student from Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
    • 15559 Abigailhines (Abigail M. Hines, a middle school student from Indiana, U.S.A.)
  • 2002 winners
    • 13434 Adamquade (Adam Robert Quade, a middle school student from Minnesota, U.S.A.)
  • 2003 winners
    • 19564 Ajburnetti (Anthony James Burnetti, a middle school student from Maryland, U.S.A.)
  • 2004 winners
    • 20503 Adamtazi (Adam Ryoma Tazi, a middle school student from Florida, U.S.A.)
  • 2005 winners
    • 21850 Abshir (Iftin Mohamed Abshir, a middle school student from Colorado, U.S.A.)
    • 21933 Aaronrozon (Aaron Alexander Rozon, a middle school student from Hawaii, U.S.A.)
  • 2006 winners
    • 22638 Abdulla (Almas Ugurgizi Abdulla, a middle school student from Florida, U.S.A.)
    • 22656 Aaronburrows (Aaron Phillip Burrows, a middle school student from Texas, U.S.A.)
  • 2007 winners
    • 23768 Abu-Rmaileh (Muhammad Akef Abu-Rmaileh, a middle school student from Arkansas, U.S.A.)
    • 23924 Premt (Prem Thottumkara, a middle school student from Illinois, U.S.A)

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair[edit]

  • 2002 winners
    • 10237 Adzic (Vladislav Adzic, high school student from New York, U.S.A.)
    • 11685 Adamcurry (Adam Michael Curry, high school student from Colorado, U.S.A.)
    • 11697 Estrella (Allan Noriel Estrella, high school student from Manila, Philippines)
    • 12088 Macalintal (Jeric Valles Macalintal, high school student from Manila, Philippines)
    • 12522 Rara (Prem Vilas Fortran Rara, high school student from Iligan, Philippines)
    • 12553 Aaronritter (Aaron M. Ritter, high school student from Indiana, U.S.A.)
    • 13241 Biyo (Josette Biyo, high school teacher from Iloilo, Philippines, former Executive Director of the Philippine Science High School System)
  • 2003 winners
    • 16999 Ajstewart (Andrew James Stewart, high school student from NSW, Australia)
    • 17984 Ahantonioli (Alexandra Hope Antonioli, high school student from Montana, U.S.A.)
    • 18084 Adamwohl (Adam Richard Wohl, high school student from North Dakota, U.S.A.)
    • 18142 Adamsidman (Adam Daniel Sidman, high school student from Colorado, U.S.A.)
    • 18796 Acosta (Iyen Abdon Acosta, high school student from Maryland, U.S.A.)
    • 19444 Addicott (Charles Michael Addicott, high school student from Florida, U.S.A.)
    • 19488 Abramcoley (Abram Levi Coley, high school student from Montana, U.S.A.)
    • 21395 Albertofilho (Alberto Filho, a technical school teacher from Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil)
  • 2005 winners
  • 2006 winners
    • 21400 Ahdout (Zimra Payvand Ahdout, high school student from New York, U.S.A.)
    • 21623 Albertshieh (Albert David Shieh, high school student from Arizona, U.S.A.)
    • 21725 Zhongyuechen (Zhong Yuechen, Middle School student from Beijing, China)
  • 2007 winners
  • 2008 winners
    • 24520 Abramson (Ronit Batya Roth Abramson, high school student from California, U.S.A.)
    • 24346 Lehienphan (Le Hien Thi Phan, high school student from Georgia, U.S.A.)
  • 2009 winners
    • 25638 Ahissar (Shira Ahissar, high school student from Rehovot, Israel.)
    • 25642 Adiseshan (Tara Anjali Adiseshan, high school student from Virginia, U.S.A.)
    • 25677 Aaronenten (Aaron Christopher Enten, high school student from Florida, U.S.A.)
  • 2010 winners
    • 26386 Adelinacozma (Adelina Corina Cozma, high school student from Ontario, Canada)
    • 26447 Akrishnan (Akash Krishnan, high school student from Oregon, U.S.A.)
    • 26462 Albertcui (Albert Cui, high school student from Utah, U.S.A.)
    • 26544 Ajjarapu (Avanthi Sai Ajjarapu, high school student from Iowa, U.S.A.)
    • 26557 Aakritijain (Aakriti Jain, high school student from California, U.S.A.)
    • 26737 Adambradley (Adam Bradley Halverson, high school student from South Dakota, U.S.A.)
    • 26740 Camacho (Martin Ayalde Camacho, high school student from Minnesota, U.S.A.)
    • 28400 Morgansinko (Morgan Walker Sinko, high school student from Texas. U.S.A.)
  • 2011 winners

Intel Science Talent Search[edit]

  • 2002 Winners
  • 2003 Winners
    • 15421 Adammalin (Adam Mikah Malin, a high school senior from New York, U.S.A.)
  • 2005 Winners
    • 21411 Abifraeman (Abigail Ann Fraeman, a high school senior from Maryland, U.S.A.)
    • 21413 Albertsao (Albert Tsao, a high school senior from Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
  • 2006 Winners
  • 2008 Winners
    • 24121 Achandran (Ashok Chandran, a high school senior from New York, U.S.A.)
  • 2009 Winners
    • 25410 Abejar (Patrick Jeffrey Abejar, a high school senior from New York, U.S.A.)
    • 25422 Abigreene (Abigail Sara Greene, a high school senior from New York, U.S.A.)
  • 2010 Winners
    • 25966 Akhilmathew (Akhil Mathew, a high school senior from New Jersey, U.S.A.)
    • 25979 Alansage (Alan Robert Sage, a high school senior from New York, U.S.A.)
    • 27239 O'Dorney (Evan Michael O'Dorney, a high school senior from California, U.S.A.)
  • 2011 Winners
    • 27072 Aggarwal (Amol Aggarwal, a high school senior from California, U.S.A.)
    • 27257 Tang-Quan (David Tang-Quan, a high school senior from California, U.S.A)
  • 2012 Winners
    • 26200 Vandoren (Benjamin Van Doren, a high school senior from New York, U.S.A.)

Editors and publishers[edit]

Discoverers' relatives[edit]

Others[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Characters in classic fiction[edit]

Characters in modern fiction[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]