Meanings of minor planet names: 152001–153000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
152101–152200
152146 Rosenlappin 2005 LJ15 Gary Rosenbaum and Terri Lappin have organized observing and outreach activities within the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association for several decades
152188 Morricone 2005 QP51 Ennio Morricone, prolific Italian film composer
152201–152300
152217 Akosipov 2005 RR22 Alexandr Kuzmich Osipov, 20th-century research worker at the Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University
152226 Saracole 2005 SD3 Sara Loraine Cole, American biologist and animal behaviorist
152227 Argoli 2005 SO4 Andrea Argoli, 16th-17th-century Paduan astronomer, mathematician and physician
152233 Van Till 2005 SL19 Howard J. Van Till, physics professor at Calvin College from 1965 until 1997
152299 Vanautgaerden 2005 TQ50 Jan Vanautgaerden (b. 1978), a passionate Belgian amateur astronomer.
152301–152400
152319 Pynchon 2005 UH7 Thomas R. Pynchon, Jr. (b. 1937), an American novelist.
152401–152500
152454 Darnyi 2005 VS2 Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer
152481 Stabia 2005 WY57 Castellammare di Stabia, a city in southern Italy.
152501–152600
152533 Aggas 2007 AL26 Steven Aggas, American engineer in Arizona
152559 Bodelschwingh 1990 TM13 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, Senior, 19th-century German founder of the Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten Bethel charitable foundations
152601–152700
152641 Fredreed 1997 RJ3 Frederick Reed, grandfather of the first discoverer
152647 Rinako 1997 UF15 Rinako Asami, daughter of the discoverer
152657 Yukifumi 1997 XO2 Yukifumi Murakami, Japanese javelin thrower
152701–152800
152750 Brloh 1999 BL5 The pleasant village of Brloh, originally belonging to the Rosenbergs, is situated right in the heart of the Blanský les Protected Landscape Area
152901–153000
152985 Kenkellermann 2000 GS182 Kenneth Irwin Kellermann (b. 1937), a radio astronomer at the (U.S.) National Radio Astronomy Observatory.
Preceded by
151,001–152,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 152,001–153,000
Succeeded by
153,001–154,000