Meanings of minor planet names: 147001–148000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|147397 Bobhazel||2003 FO7||Robert and Hazel Sealy, American founders of the Seaside Amateur Astronomers of Seaside, Oregon, and friends of the discoverer †|
|147421 Gárdonyi||2003 GG||Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian writer and journalist †|
|147595 Gojkomitić||2004 GE20||Gojko Mitic´, Serbian actor and stuntman †|
|147693 Piccioni||2005 CQ77||Giuseppe Piccioni, Italian astronomer †|
|147736 Raxavinic||2005 NC1||Airline pilot trainee Rapha, experimental physicist Xavier and software engineer Vince, are the sons of the discoverer and his wife Nicole "Nicnac" Bosmans, a secretary at Brussels University †|
|147766 Elisatoffoli||2005 QB39||Elisa Toffoli (b. 1977), an Italian singer-songwriter. †|
|147918 Chiayi||2006 UU214||Chiayi county, Taiwan, where Lulin Observatory is located †|
|147971 Nametoko||1994 WF||Part of the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, Nametoko Ravine is located in the south of Ehime prefecture, Japan †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 147,001–148,000