Meanings of minor planet names: 151001–152000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|151242 Hajós||2002 AH11||Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect †|
|151362 Chenkegong||2002 CP313||Chen Kegong, grandfather of the discoverer †|
|151430 Nemunas||2002 FC14||Nemunas River, the largest river in Lithuania †|
|151590 Fan||2002 UR58||Xiaohui Fan, Chinese-American astronomer and builder of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey †|
|151657 Finkbeiner||2002 XV115||Douglas Finkbeiner, American astrophysicist †|
|151659 Egerszegi||2002 YF3||Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian swimmer †|
|151697 Paolobattaini||2003 AF84||Paolo Battaini (1955–2013), a talented amateur astronomer at the Schiaparelli Observatory in Varese and a gifted popularizer, especially on the human and scientific legacy of Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, and the exploration of Mars. †|
|151997 Bauhinia||2004 JL1||Bauhinia blakeana (the Hong Kong orchid tree), the Hong Kong City Flower †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 151,001–152,000