Meanings of minor planet names: 15001–16000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
15,001–15,100
15003 Midori 1997 XC10 Midori Goto (born 1971), an extremely talented violinist, and she has also contributed much to musical education for children.
15004 Vallerani 1997 XL10 Ernesto Vallerani (born 1936) has participated in numerous important European and international scientific programs, notably playing a key role in space activities in Italy's Piedmont region.
15005 Guerriero 1997 XY10 Luciano Guerriero (born 1930) played a key role in the development of the first Italian National Space Program and the promotion of important international space research missions in astronomy.
15008 Delahodde 1998 QO6 Catherine E. Delahodde, French astronomer
15014 Annagekker 1998 RO74 Anna Gekker, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15017 Cuppy 1998 SS25 Will Cuppy, American humorist and journalist
15019 Gingold 1998 SW75 Julian A. Gingold, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15020 Brandonimber 1998 SV105 Brandon Stuart Imber, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15021 Alexkardon 1998 SX123 Alex Kardon, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15023 Ketover 1998 SP156 Daniel Jacob Ketover, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15025 Uwontario 1998 TX28 University of Western Ontario
15026 Davidscott 1998 TR34 David Holcomb Scott (1916–2000) was a member of the USGS lunar geologic mapping team during the Apollo program, the senior author of the USGS geologic map of Mars based on the Mariner 9 data, and the coordinator for the preparation of the Mars Geologic Atlas.
15030 Matthewkroll 1998 VA15 Matthew Jay Kroll, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15031 Lemus 1998 VN28 Bryan Armando Lemus, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15032 Alexlevin 1998 VV28 Alex Levin, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15034 Décines 1998 WH Décines, Rhône département, a French town to the west of Lione which is twinned with Monsummano Terme, the birthplace of Luciano Tesi, the co-discoverer
15036 Giovannianselmi 1998 WO5 Giovanni Anselmi, editor of the Italian astronomy journal Coelum*
15037 Chassagne 1998 WN6 Robin Chassagne, discoverer of supernovae
15041 Paperetti 1998 XB5 Emiliano Paperetti, Italian amateur astronomer
15042 Anndavgui 1998 XZ8 Annick, David, and Guillaume, the immediate family of the discoverer
15045 Walesdymond 1998 XY21 William Wales and Joseph Dymond, 18th-century British astronomers
15050 Heddal 1998 XC96 Heddal is the name of a small school in a small village of the same name in southern Norway.
15052 Emileschweitzer 1998 YD2 Emile Schweitzer (born 1923) was for 25 years president of the Association Françoise des Etoiles Variables.
15053 Bochníček 1998 YY2 Záviš Bochníček, Czech astronomer living in Slovakia
15056 Barbaradixon 1998 YP12 Barbara Dixon, related to the discoverer, D. S. Dixon? *
15057 Whitson 1998 YY15 Peggy Whitson, American astronaut
15058 Billcooke 1998 YL16 Bill Cooke, American space weather scientist*
15068 Wiegert 1999 AJ20 Paul Wiegert, Canadian astrodynamicist
15071 Hallerstein 1999 BN12 Ferdinand Avguštin Hallerstein, Slovenian Jesuit missionary to China, mathematician, astronomer, cartograph, and diplomat
15072 Landolt 1999 BS12 Through four decades of meticulous observations, Arlo U. Landolt (born 1935) has established the widely used Landolt Photometric Standard Stars. Professor at Louisiana State University, he was secretary of the American Astronomical Society during 1980–1989 and since 1995, the year he received its Van Biesbroeck Award.
15076 Joellewis 1999 BL25 Joel Brewster Lewis, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15077 Edyalge 1999 CA Edy Alge, Swiss amateur astronomer
15083 Tianhuili 1999 CJ34 Tianhui Li, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15088 Licitra 1999 CK82 Jeffrey Lawrence Licitra, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15091 Howell 1999 CM136 Noted student of cataclysmic variable stars, master of high-precision photometry and explorer of TOADs (tremendous outburst amplitude dwarf novae), Steve B. Howell (born 1955) is equally at home developing theoretical stellar models, working with the latest instrumentation or mentoring students in esoteric astrophysics.
15092 Beegees 1999 EH5 The Bee Gees' UK-born recording artists Barry, Robin, Maurice, and Andy Gibb were raised in Australia only 100 km from the discovery site
15093 Lestermackey 1999 TA31 Lester Wayne Mackey, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15099 Janestrohm 2000 AE92 Jane Strohm, amentor of a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15,101–15,200
15106 Swanson 2000 CA45 Marie Swanson for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15107 Toepperwein 2000 CR49 Mary Anne J. Toepperwein for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15109 Wilber 2000 CW61 Harold T. Wilber, a mentor of a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15111 Winters 2000 CY92 Marlene K. Winters, a mentor of a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15112 Arlenewolfe 2000 CY94 Arlene E. Wolfea, a mentor of a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Wolfe is a teacher at the Venerini Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts.
15115 Yvonneroe 2000 DA7 Yvonne Roe, wife of discoverer James M. Roe
15116 Jaytate 2000 DZ12 Jonathan Tate (born 1955), an enthusiastic advocate of the search for hazardous Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and founder of Spaceguard-UK and the Spaceguard Centre in Wales, UK.
15118 Elizabethsears 2000 DP82 Elizabeth R. Sears, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15120 Mariafélix 2000 ES Maria Jesús Félix, mother of the discoverer
15126 Brittanyanderson 2000 EA44 Brittany L. Anderson, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15128 Patrickjones 2000 EG46 Patrick K. Jones for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15129 Sparks 2000 ET47 Branson Sparks, 2001 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge finalist and named 2001 Nation's Top Young Scientist
15132 Steigmeyer 2000 EZ69 August J. Steigmeyer, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15133 Sullivan 2000 EB91 Cole J. Sullivan, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15139 Connormcarty 2000 EY93 Connor W. McCarty, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15144 Araas 2000 EK114 Michael J. Araas, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15145 Ritageorge 2000 EF117 Rita M. George, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15146 Halpov 2000 EQ130 Hal Povenmire, American amateur astronomer and meteor observer, founder of the Florida Fireball Patrol*
15147 Siegfried 2000 EJ134 Ray M. Siegfried (born 1943) is active in numerous civic, business, cultural and community associations.
15149 Loufaix 2000 EZ141 Louis Faix (1933–2011), an amateur astronomer originally from the Detroit area in Michigan, retired to Saddlebrooke, Arizona.
15151 Wilmacherup 2000 EU148 Wilma Cherup (1915–2010), of the Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh, became The Astronomical League's Executive Secretary in 1954.
15155 Ahn 2000 FB37 Ryan J. Ahn, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15160 Wygoda 2000 FK44 Jennifer A. Wygoda, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15168 Marijnfranx 2022 P-L Marijn Franx, Dutch astronomer in Leiden.
15169 Wilfriedboland 2629 P-L Wilfried Boland, Dutch astronomer in Leiden.
15170 Erikdeul 2648 P-L Erik Deul, Dutch astronomer in Leiden.
15171 Xandertielens 2772 P-L Xander Tielens, Dutch astronomer in Leiden.
15,201–15,300
15202 Yamada-Houkoku 1977 EM5 Yamada-Houkoku, 19th-century Japanese scholar and Confucian
15203 Grishanin 1978 SS6 Kirill Vladimirovich Grishanin, Russian hydrometeorologist
15220 Sumerkin 1981 SC7 Yurij Vasil'evich Sumerkin, Russian scientist in the field of ship mechanical engineering, ship building and ship repair
15228 Ronmiller 1987 DG Ron Miller (b. 1955) is a forester for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
15230 Alona 1987 RF1 Alona (b. 1997) is a daughter of Valentina Arkadievna Andreichenko, who performed the reductions for astrometric measurements by the discoverer and served as translator for the Tomsk-Uccle Observational Program.
15231 Ehdita 1987 RO5 Ehdita Stanislavovna P'ekha (b. 1937), a Russian singer.
15239 Stenhammar 1989 CR2 Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar (1871-1927), a Swedish composer, conductor and pianist.
15249 Capodimonte 1989 YB5 Capodimonte is the name of the astronomical observatory near Naples that was inaugurated in early November 1819.
15252 Yoshiken 1990 OD1 Kenichi Yoshioka (b. 1948), a primary school principal. He joined the staff of Geisei Observatory in 2008 and is involved in astronomy education for children. [MPC 85013]
15258 Alfilipenko 1990 RN17 Aleksandr Vasil'evich Filipenko (b. 1950), a civil engineer at Khanty-Mansijsk in Siberia.
15262 Abderhalden 1990 TG4 Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist.
15263 Erwingroten 1990 TY7 Erwin Groten (b. 1935), a pioneer in modern geodesy.
15264 Delbrück 1990 TU11 Max Delbrück, German biologist, joint winner with Salvador Luria and Alfred Hershey of the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1969.
15265 Ernsting 1990 TG13 Walter Ernsting, German science fiction author (who wrote also under the pseudonym Clark Darlton)
15273 Ruhmkorff 1991 GQ3 Heinrich Daniel Ruhmkorff, German instrument maker
15276 Diebel 1991 GA10 John Diebel (b. 1943), a lifelong amateur astronomer and telescope enthusiast.
15278 Pâquet 1991 PG7 Paul Pâquet (b. 1937) has contributed to earth-rotation studies and interpretation of the earth rotation variations in relation to the atmosphere and solar activity. As director of the Royal Observatory of Belgium from 1990 to 2002, he increased the number of scientists and renovated and enlarged the center.
15282 Franzmarc 1991 RX4 Franz Marc, expressionist painter and graphic artist.
15294 Underwood 1991 VD5 Lynn Underwood, building plans examiner.
15,301–15,400
15301 Marutesser 1992 SC2 Marianne Ute Esser, a member of the scientific staff of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Heidelberg for more than 30 years.
15304 Wikberg 1992 UX4 Leonard Wikberg III (born 1959), a well-known planetary animator and the creator of extraordinary space images.
15318 Innsbruck 1993 KX1 Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol in the heart of the Alps on the great route from Italy.
15321 Donnadean 1993 PE8 With his wife Donna, Dean Koenig (born 1956) has devoted years to inspiring people to become interested in the night sky. Through observing sessions and other facilities of his store "Starizona", located in Tucson, Arizona, Koenig has a fine record of restoring and repairing telescopes.
15329 Sabena 1993 SN7 Sabena, defunct Belgian airline
15332 CERN 1993 TU24 CERN (originally the Conseil européen pour la recherche nucléaire; now the Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire, European Organization for Nuclear Physics), Geneva, Switzerland, the world's largest subatomic particle laboratory.
15338 Dufault 1994 AZ4 Michele Dufault (1988–2011), an outstanding astronomy and physics student at Yale College who died in an accident just weeks before graduation.
15339 Pierazzo 1994 AA9 Elisabetta Pierazzo (1963–2011) was an expert in impact modeling, in particular of the Chicxulub impact, as well as in modeling the effects of impacts on Earth and Mars.
15342 Assisi 1994 GD10 Saint Francis of Assisi.
15346 Bonifatius 1994 RT11 Saint Boniface.
15350 Naganuma 1994 VB2 Naganuma, Hokkaido.
15353 Meucci 1994 WA Antonio Meucci (1808–1889), an inventor of the telephone.
15358 Kintner 1995 FM8 Paul Kintner (1946–2010), professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University. [MPC 86714]
15359 Dressler 1995 GV2 Burkhard Dressler (b. 1939), a Canadian geologist. [MPC 86714]
15363 Ysaye 1996 FT6 Eugene Ysaye (1858–1931), a violinist and composer.
15364 Kenglover 1996 HT2 Ken Glover (b. 1964),a Canadian space historian. [MPC 86714]
15370 Kanchi 1996 NW Kanji Nagao, whose nickname is Kanchi, is the hero in Tokyo Love Story, originally a cartoon written by Fumi Saimon, and broadcast as a TV drama in 1991.
15371 Steward 1996 RZ18 Steward Observatory
15372 Agrigento 1996 TK41 Agrigento, a town in the province of that name in Sicily which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site*
15374 Teta 1997 BG Teta, mythical fortune-teller and heathen priestess, second daughter of Bohemian prince Krok
15376 Marták 1997 CT1 Ján Marták, Slovak musician
15379 Alefranz 1997 QG1 Alessandro Bisentini and Francesco Villa, Italian comedian duo, friends of the second discoverer
15378 Artin 1997 PJ2 Emil Artin, an Austrian-German mathematician.
15381 Spadolini 1997 RB1 Mauro (1941) and Barbara (1944) Spadolini, dedicated Italian secondary-school teachers who believe in cross-curricular work.
15382 Vian 1997 SN Boris Vian (1920–1959), French writer (L´ecume des jours, L´arrache-coeur), singer (Le déserteur) and jazz musician.
15384 Samková 1997 SC4 Filomena Samková, Czech
15385 Dallolmo 1997 SP4 Umberto Dall'Olmo, Italian astronomer*
15386 Nicolini 1997 ST4 Martino Nicolini, a nuclear engineer, is very active in amateur astronomy.
15388 Coelum 1997 ST17 Coelum, the Italian astronomy journal*
15389 Geflorsch 1997 TL6 Gérard Florsch, one of the founders of the Groupe de Lorraine of the Société Astronomique de France and of the public observatory of Sarreguemines.
15390 Znojil 1997 TJ10 Vladimír Znojil, Czech astronomer
15392 Budějický 1997 TO19 Jaromír Budějický, Czech radio-astronomer
15395 Rükl 1997 UV Antonín Rükl, Czech astronomer
15396 Howardmoore 1997 UG2 Howard Moore (born 1943) of Chino Valley, Arizona, is an amateur astronomer and accomplished optician who made the 0.25-m telescope with which this minor planet was discovered.
15397 Ksoari 1997 UK7 KSO-ARI Minor Planet Surveys

The KSO-ARI Minor Planet Surveys were conducted by Freimut Börngen (Karl Schwarzschild Observatory, Tautenburg) and Lutz D. Schmadel (Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg) with the Tautenburg Schmidt Telescope between 1990 and 1993. The surveys resulted in the discovery of 501 minor planets.

15399 Hudec 1997 VE René Hudec, Czech astronomer
15,401–15,500
15402 Suzaku 1997 VY5 Suzaku, an imaginary vermilion bird that guards the south of Kyoto.
15403 Merignac 1997 VH6 Merignac, the city in southwestern France.
15406 Bleibtreu 1997 WV12 Hermann Karl Bleibtreu (born 1933), professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Arizona.
15412 Schaefer 1998 AU3 John P. Schaefer (born 1934), founder, in association with Ansel Adams, of the Center for Creative Photography of the University of Arizona.
15413 Beaglehole 1998 BX9 J.C. Beaglehole (1901–1971), a New Zealand historian and authority on the European exploration of the Pacific.[MPC 86714]
15414 Pettirossi 1998 BC35 Silvio Pettirossi (1887–1917), a Paraguayan aviation pioneer and first president of the Aeroclub del Paraguay.[MPC 86714]
15415 Rika 1998 CA1 Rika Akana, girlfriend of Kanchi, is the heroine in Tokyo Love Story. Some stories of the TV drama were filmed on location in Kuma Town, where this minor planet was discovered.
15417 Babylon 1998 DH34 Babylon, one of the most famous cities of antiquity, was the capital of southern Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
15420 Aedouglass 1998 HQ31 Andrew Ellicott Douglass, American astronomer*
15421 Adammalin 1998 HM81 Adam Mikah Malin, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15425 Welzl 1998 SV26 Jan Welzl, Czech arctic explorer
15427 Shabas 1998 SP61 Natalia Leonydivna Shabas (1969–2003), of the Kyiv Shevchenko National University, was a Ukrainian astronomer.
15434 Mittal 1998 VM25 Alexander Chow Mittal, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15438 Joegotobed 1998 WF1 Joseph Gotobed, network operations manager for the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona.
15448 Siegwarth 1998 XT21 James David Siegwarth (born 1934), a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder.
15452 Ibramohammed 1998 XL52 Ibraheem Maqsood Mohammed, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15460 Manca 1998 YD10 Francesco Manca, Italian amateur astronomer
15461 Johnbird 1998 YT29 John Bird, British astronomer and instrument-maker*
15462 Stumegan 1999 AV1 Stewart A. Megan (born 1952) discovered the Near Earth Object 2004 BV18 in conjunction with the Spacewatch Fast-Moving-Object Project. This find, made using real-time images transferred to volunteers over the Internet, encouraged others to join the online search.
15465 Buchroeder 1999 AZ5 Richard Alfred Buchroeder, American optical design engineer
15466 Barlow 1999 AR23 Nadine G. Barlow (born 1958), a planetary geoscientist at Northern Arizona University, studies planetary surface feature geology.
15467 Aflorsch 1999 AN24 Alphonse Florsch, French astronomer*
15468 Mondriaan 1999 AT31 Pieter C. Mondriaan (1872–1944), a Dutch Neo-plasticist painter.[MPC 86714]
15469 Ohmura 1999 BC Tsutomu Ohmura (born 1965), a computer engineer and amateur astronomer.
15476 Narendra 1999 BW24 Varun Kumar Narendra, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15492 Nyberg 1999 CG89 Michael Herbert Nyberg, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15495 Bogie 1999 DF2 Humphrey Bogart (1899–1957), American actor.
15497 Lucca 1999 DE7 Lucca, the ancient city on the banks of the river Serchio, is the capital of Tuscany.
15499 Cloyd 1999 FY8 Marshall P. Cloyd, a businessman and philanthropist.
15500 Anantpatel 1999 FO26 Anant Ramesh Patel, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15,501–15,600
15501 Pepawlowski 1999 NK10 Peter Michal Pawlowski, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15506 Preygel 1999 RX132 Anatoly Preygel, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15507 Rengarajan 1999 RC166 Michelle Rengarajan, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15510 Phoeberounds 1999 TF127 Phoebe Robeson Rounds, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
15512 Snyder 1999 UK1 Doug Snyder, American amateur astronomer and light pollution reducer
15513 Emmermann 1999 UV38 Axel Emmermann, Belgian amateur geologist, who helped uncover the purpetrator of a major theft of moon rocks from NASA (see Sex on the Moon)
15522 Trueblood 1999 XX136 Mark Trueblood, American engineer and amateur astronomer.
15523 Grenville 1999 XE151 Grenville Turner, a geochronologist and meteoriticist.
15526 Kokura 1999 XH229 Kokura high school is in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
15530 Kuber 2000 AV98 Catharine M. Kuber, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15543 Elizateel 2000 DD96 Elizabeth A. Teel, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15548 Kalinowski 2000 EJ147 Larry Kalinowski (1930–2007), a long time amateur astronomer with the Warren Astronomical Society of Detroit, Michigan.
15550 Sydney 2000 FR10 Australia's largest city, Sydney is also the birthplace of the discoverer of this minor planet.
15551 Paddock 2000 FQ25 George (born 1918) and Courtney (born 1914) Paddock have retained a decades-long, educated interest in astronomy, planetary sciences and both human and robotic exploration of space.
15552 Sandashounkan 2000 FO26 Sandashounkan high school is in Sanda City, Hyoko Prefecture, Japan.
15553 Carachang 2000 FG45 Cara A. Chang a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15557 Kimcochran 2000 GV While working for the Spacewatch Project, Kim Cochran (born 1977) showed exceptional talent and creativity at applying new computer technologies during the design and construction of upgraded cameras for the Spacewatch 0.9-m and 1.8-m telescopes.
15559 Abigailhines 2000 GR23 Abigail M. Hines, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15563 Remsberg 2000 GG48 Jarrett R. Remsberg, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15565 Benjaminsteele 2000 GM49 Benjamin C. Steele for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15566 Elizabethbaker 2000 GD50 Elizabeth A. Baker, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15567 Giacomelli 2000 GF53 Hillary N. Giacomelli, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15569 Feinberg 2000 GC60 Rebecca M. Feinberg, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15574 Stephaniehass 2000 GF66 Stephanie A. Hass, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15576 Munday 2000 GK68 Emily S. Munday, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15577 Gywilliams 2000 GN68 Genevieve Y. Williams, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15582 Russellburrows 2000 GZ73 Russell T. Burrows, a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15583 Hanick 2000 GM74 Andrea L. Hanick for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15594 Castillo 2000 GG95 Jesse L. Castillo for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15599 Richardlarson 2000 GF99 Richard W. Larson for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition.
15,601–15,700
15604 Fruits 2000 GT108 *
15606 Winer 2000 GU122 *
15608 Owens 2000 GK124 *
15609 Kosmaczewski 2000 GP124 Named in 2002 after Sara Kosmaczewski, a Hamden student, after she won the third annual Discovery Young Scientist Challenge, a national science contest.[1]
15614 Pillinger 2000 GA143 Colin Pillinger, British planetary scientist, Head of Planetary and Space Sciences at the Open University*
15617 Fallowfield 2000 HK10 *
15618 Lorifritz 2000 HF11 *
15619 Albertwu 2000 HE13 *
15620 Beltrami 2000 HQ14 *
15621 Erikhovland 2000 HO20 *
15622 Westrich 2000 HY20 *
15624 Lamberton 2000 HB31 *
15627 Hong 2000 HW52 *
15628 Gonzales 2000 HA53 *
15629 Sriner 2000 HK53 *
15630 Disanti 2000 HT56 *
15631 Dellorusso 2000 HT57 *
15632 Magee-Sauer 2000 HU70 Karen Magee-Sauer, American astronomer
15635 Andrewhager 2000 JV27 *
15651 Tlepolemos 9612 P-L *
15663 Periphas 4168 T-2 *
15672 Sato-Norio 1977 EX7 Sato-Norio, 19th-century Japanese educator
15671 Suzannedébarbat 1977 EP6 Suzanne Débarbat (b. 1928), an astronomer of the Observatory of the Paris. [MPC 84379]
15673 Chetaev 1978 PV2 *
15675 Goloseevo 1978 SP5 *
15691 Maslov 1982 TF1 *
15695 Fedorshpig 1985 RJ5 Fedor Ivanovich Shpig, Ukrainian economist, and president of the Ukraine amateur football association
15,701–15,800
15710 Böcklin 1989 AV6 Arnold Böcklin (1827–1901), Swiss painter.
15716 Narahara 1989 WY1 Hiroshi Narahara, Japanese coach for the Chunichi Dragons baseball team, and a friend of the first discoverer.
15723 Girraween 1990 SA2 Girraween National Park, Queensland, Australia.
15724 Zille 1990 TW3 Heinrich Zille (1858–1929), graphic artist and photographer.
15727 Ianmorison 1990 TO9 Ian Morison (born 1943), a radio astronomer at the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory.
15728 Karlmay 1990 TG11 Karl May (1842–1912), Saxonian author of splendid fantasies.
15729 Yumikoitahana 1990 UB Since their high-school days, Yumiko Itahana (born 1965) worked together with the first discoverer and greatly influenced his astronomical career.
15732 Vitusbering 1990 VZ5 Vitus Bering, Danish navigator and explorer
15739 Matsukuma 1991 ER Takehiko Matsukuma (1890–1950), an astronomer .
15735 Andakerkhoven 1990 WF2 Melisande T. M. "Anda" Kerkhoven, 20th-century Dutch medical student at Groningen University, active in the Dutch Resistance during World War II
15740 Hyakumangoku 1991 EG1 Japanese for the « one million koku domain », the nickname of the wealthy Kaga han (Kaga Province) in the Edo period
15745 Yuliya 1991 PM5 Yuliya Germanova (b. 1986), studied English and Chinese at the Ural University in Chelyabinsk. During the 2013 “First International Conference on the Chelyabinsk/Chebarkul Meteor/Meteorite”, she did live Russian translations of the discoverer’s talk, as well as live English translations of Russian talks. [MPC 85013]
15752 Eluard 1992 BD2 Paul Éluard, 20th-century French surrealist poet.
15761 Schumi 1992 SM16 German ace Michael ("Schumi") Schumacher (born 1969) is recognized as being among the world's best racing drivers.
15762 Rühmann 1992 SR24 Heinz Rühmann, German actor*
15766 Strahlenberg 1993 BD13 Philip Johan von Strahlenberg, Swedish officer and geographer
15779 Scottroberts 1993 OA3 Scott Roberts (born 1959) for many years has encouraged amateur astronomers to pursue their love of the night sky, spending much time teaching people how to use and enjoy their telescopes.
15790 Keizan 1993 TC Keizan Zenji (1268–1325), the Japanese priest which was practised asceticism at the Eiheiji Temple in Fukui prefecture and built Sojiji Temple in 1321.
15,801–15,900
15804 Yenisei 1994 EY5 Yenisei river, flowing from near the Mongolian border to eventually join the Kara Sea
15808 Zelter 1994 GF10 Composer Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758–1834) set Goethe's poems to music and wrote songs for male choirs. As director of the Berliner "Singakademie" beginning in 1800, he performed in particular the music of Bach. He founded in Berlin the first "Liedertafel", the prototype for choral societies in cities and towns around the world.
15811 Nüsslein-Volhard 1994 ND1 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German geneticist and Nobelist *
15817 Lucianotesi 1994 QC Luciano Tesi, Italian amateur astronomer
15818 DeVeny 1994 RO7 James B. ("Jim") DeVeny (1943–2004), born in Alliance, Ohio, joined the staff of Kitt Peak National Observatory in 1967 and became leader of the Instrument Support Group, playing a major role in the success and development of the observatory for more than 30 years.
15819 Alisterling 1994 SN9 Alister Ling, Canadian amateur astronomer *
15828 Sincheskul 1995 BS Boris Fillipovich Sincheskul, Ukrainian astronomer.
15834 McBride 1995 CT1 Neil McBride, British astronomer
15837 Mariovalori 1995 DG13 Mario Valori (1930–2000) was an amateur astronomer in the Montelupo Group.
15838 Auclair 1995 FU12 Raymond Auclair, Canadian amateur astronomer
15841 Yamaguchi 1995 OX Yamaguchi prefecture, where the discoverer was born.
15845 Bambi 1995 UC17 Bambi, fictional young deer in Walt Disney's 1942 animated eponymous film
15846 Billfyfe 1995 UK28 William Fyfe, Canadian geochemist
15849 Billharper 1995 YM10 Bill Harper, Canadian philosopher of science *
15851 Chrisfleming 1996 AD10 Chris Fleming, Canadian amateur astronomer *
15854 Numa 1996 CX2 Numa Pompilius, second king of Rome, reigned from 715 to 672 B.C.
15858 Davidwoods 1996 EK15 David Woods (b. 1959), a Scottish space historian.[MPC 86714]
15860 Siráň 1996 HO Gustáv Siráň, Slovak geophysicist
15861 Ispahan 1996 HB12 Ispahan, Iran
15868 Akiyoshidai 1996 OL Akiyoshidai, located at the center of Yamaguchi prefecture, is the biggest karst plateau in Japan.
15869 Tullius 1996 PL Tullius Hostilius, third king of Rome, reigned from 672 to 640 B.C.
15870 Obůrka 1996 QD Oto Obůrka, Czech astronomer
15887 Daveclark 1997 ER26 David L. Clark, Canadian amateur astronomer *
15889 Xiaoyuhe 1997 FD4 Xiaoyu He (born 1994), a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his mathematics project.
15890 Prachatice 1997 GY Prachatice, a town in southern Bohemia, the Czech Republic
15891 Alissazhang 1997 GG7 Alissa Yuan Zhang (born 1994), a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for her chemistry project.
15896 Birkhoff 1997 LX5 George Birkhoff, American mathematician *
15897 Beňačková 1997 PD3 Gabriela Beňačková, Slovak soprano
15898 Kharasterteam 1997 QP The asteroid group at the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv National University has made important contributions to studies of the physical properties of minor planets. The group's photometric and polarimetric techniques, as well as its numerical and laboratory modeling, are known worldwide.
15899 Silvain 1997 RR1 Jacques Silvain (1926–1987) was an enthusiastic amateur astronomer.
15,901–16,000
15902 Dostál 1997 RA9 Víta Dostál, Czech farmer and globetrotting cyclist, first Czech to cycle alone 60,000 km around the world
15904 Halstead 1997 SD11 *
15905 Berthier 1997 SV15 *
15907 Robot 1997 TG10 Robot, word coined by Josef Čapek
15908 Bertoni 1997 TE12 Mosé Giacomo Bertoni (1857–1929), a Swiss-Paraguayan botanist, anthropologist and writer.[MPC 86714]
15911 Davidgauthier 1997 TL21 David Gauthier, philosopher
15913 Telemachus 1997 TZ27 Telemachus, Greek mythological figure*
15918 Thereluzia 1997 UE9 *
15921 Kintaikyo 1997 VP *
15922 Masajisaito 1997 VR Masaji Saito, Japanese architectural restorer, free-lance photographer and amateur astronomer
15929 Ericlinton 1997 WQ11 Eric Clinton, Canadian amateur astronomer *
15938 Bohnenblust 1997 YA8 Frederic Bohnenblust (Henri Frederic Bohnenblust) (1906–2000), Swiss-born American mathematician*
15939 Fessenden 1997 YP8 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, Canadian engineer, physicist, and inventor *
15941 Stevegauthier 1997 YX15 Steve Gauthier, Canadian amateur astronomer *
15945 Raymondavid 1998 AZ5 *
15946 Satinský 1998 AP7 Július Satinský, Slovak comedian
15947 Milligan 1998 AL10 *
15949 Rhaeticus 1998 BQ Rheticus (Georg Joachim von Lauchen), Austrian humanist, physician, mathematician and astronomer
15950 Dallago 1998 BA2 *
15955 Johannesgmunden 1998 BS13 Johannes von Gmunden, Austrian priest, humanist, mathematician and astronomer
15957 Gemoore 1998 BB27 G. E. Moore, English philosopher
15960 Hluboká 1998 CH Hluboká nad Vltavou, château in South Bohemia
15963 Koeberl 1998 CY3 Christian Koeberl, Austrian professor of geochemistry and cosmochemistry
15964 Billgray 1998 DU Bill Gray, American astronomical software programmer, publisher of the Guide series of star-charting software, and of the GSC-ACT star catalog
15965 Robertcox 1998 DU7 Robert E. Cox, American long time editor of Gleanings for ATMs (Amateur Telescope Makers) in Sky & Telescope magazine
15967 Clairearmstrong 1998 DN20 Claire Armstrong, collaborator and wife of the discoverer, supernova hunter M. Armstrong
15969 Charlesgreen 1998 EW11 Charles Green, 18th-century British astronomer, who observed the 1769 transit of Venus from Tahiti
15971 Hestroffer 1998 FA11 Daniel Hestroffer, French astronomer
15986 Fienga 1998 XU1 Agnes Fienga, French astronomer
15992 Cynthia 1998 YL4 Cynthia Hug, the discoverer's wife; Cynthia is also an alternate name for the Moon goddess Artemis (from her birthplace, Mount Cynthus on Delos), and this minor planet was imaged many times with the Moon above the horizon

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Preceded by
14,001–15,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 15,001–16,000
Succeeded by
16,001–17,000