Meanings of minor planet names: 131001–132000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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 span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.


Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
131101–131200
131186 Pauluckas 2001 DS Paul Luckas, Australian amateur astronomer, supernova and minor planet hunter
131201–131300
131245 Bakich 2001 FF1 Michael E. Bakich, American historian of astronomy, author, and senior editor of Astronomy
131701–131800
131762 Csonka 2002 AD11 János Csonka, 19th-20th-century Hungarian engineer, inventor of the first Hungarian gas engine and co-inventor of the carburetor with Donát Bánki (this minor planet was discovered on the 150th anniversary of his birth)
131763 Donátbánki 2002 AJ11 Donát Bánki, 19th-20th-century Hungarian mechanical engineer, co-inventor, with János Csonka, of the carburetor in 1893
Preceded by
130,001–131,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 131,001–132,000
Succeeded by
132,001–133,000