Meanings of minor planet names: 158001–159000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|158092 Frasercain||2000 WM68||Fraser Cain, Canadian engineer, book and magazine author, and publisher of Universe Today †|
|158222 Manicolas||2001 SP169||Marie-Annick Nicolas, Swiss violinist, born in Le Creusot, the discovery site †|
|158241 Yutonagatomo||2001 TF14||Yuto Nagatomo, football player for the J-League's Tokyo Football Club †|
|158329 Stevekent||2001 VJ127||Stephen Kent, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey †|
|158520 Ricardoferreira||2002 FR1||Ricardo Ferreira, Brazilian physicochemist †|
|158589 Snodgrass||2002 MQ4||Colin Snodgrass, astronomer at the European Southern Observatory †|
|158623 Perali||2003 BS4||Mirella Perali, Italian amateur astronomer, author of several biographies of scientists and essays on the interplay between astronomy and classical literature †|
|158657 Célian||2003 EF||Célian Hernandez (b. 2010), the second son of Anne-Véronique and Michel Hernandez, one of the St. Véran observers. †|
|158899 Malloryvale||2004 QO||Mallory Vale was a Table Mountain Observatory trained summer employee in 2004 †|
|158913 Kreider||2004 RC25||Christian Kreider, French amateur astronomer †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 158,001–159,000