Meanings of minor planet names: 145001–146000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
145001–145100
145062 Hashikami 2005 GS22 Hashikami, the hometown of the father of the discoverer
145075 Zipernowsky 2005 GV33 Károly Zipernowsky (1853–1942), a Hungarian electrical engineer and a pioneer of AC technologies.[MPC 86715]
145401–145500
145445 Le Floch 2005 RS Jean-Christophe Le Floch, French amateur astronomer
145475 Rehoboth 2005 TP52 Rehoboth Christian School, New Mexico, whose campus is the site of the Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Observatory (the discovery site)
145501–145600
145523 Lulin 2006 EM67 Lulin mountain, Taiwan, where the discovery site (the National Central University Lu-Lin Observatory) is located
145534 Jhongda 2006 GJ Jhongda, in Mandarin Chinese an abbreviation for "Central University", which built and operates the discovery site (the National Central University Lu-Lin Observatory)
145545 Wensayling 2006 KA39 Sayling Wen, 20th-century Chinese educator and promoter for social work
145546 Suiqizhong 2006 KU67 Guangzhou (Sui) No. 7 (qi) Middle (zhong) School, where the first discoverer studied in 2003–2006
145558 Raiatea 2006 OR Raiatea, French Polynesia, the first of the Polynesian islands to be inhabited
145559 Didiermüller 2006 OO1 Didier Müller (b. 1967) is a math and computer science teacher, who has written several books on science popularization.
145562 Zurbriggen 2006 OY6 Bernard Zurbriggen, Swiss emeritus professor of natural science, director of the Observatoire Robert-A. Naef, the discovery site
145566 Andreasphilipp 2006 ON10 Andreas Philipp, German amateur astronomer and founder of the Schurwaldsternwarte in Aichwald
145588 Sudongpo 2006 PQ17 Su Shi, also known by his literary name Dongpo ("Eastern Slope"), was a giant among writers and calligraphers, composing about 4000 poems, 340 cis (rhymed verses) and countless prose
145701–145800
145709 Rocknowar 1981 SK9 "Rock No War", an international association of volunteers based in Formigine in 1998
145732 Kanmon 1995 DH1 Kanmon Kaikyo is a 600-meter-wide strait between two main islands of Japan, Honshu and Kyushu
145768 Petiška 1997 PT2 Eduard Petiška, 20th-century Czech poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright and translator
145801–145900
145820 Valeromeo 1998 TL7 Valentina Romeo, Italian singer and friend of the discoverer
Preceded by
144,001–145,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 145,001–146,000
Succeeded by
146,001–147,000