Meanings of minor planet names: 16001–17000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
16001–16100
16002 Bertin 1999 AM24 Emmanuel Bertin, French astronomer
16007 Kaasalainen 1999 BC11 Mikko Kaasalainen, Finnish astronomer*
16012 Jamierubin 1999 CG19 Jamie Elyce Rubin, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16013 Schmidgall 1999 CX38 Emma Rose Schmidgall, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16014 Sinha 1999 CB47 Naveen Neil Sinha, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16015 Snell 1999 CK47 Sabrina Curie Snell, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16017 Street 1999 CX65 Ethan James Street, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16019 Edwardsu 1999 CL69 Edward Joseph Su, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16020 Tevelde 1999 CA76 Vera Louise te Velde, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16021 Caseyvaughn 1999 CG81 Casey Ann Vaughn, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16022 Wissnergross 1999 CJ86 Zachary Daniel Wissner-Gross, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16023 Alisonyee 1999 CV93 Alison Kimberly Yee, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16035 Sasandford 1999 FX32 Scott A. Sandford, American astronomer*
16036 Moroz 1999 GV8 Vassili I. Moroz, Russian planetary scientist and astronomer
16037 Sheehan 1999 GX8 William Sheehan, American psychiatrist, author, and amateur astronomer
16039 Zeglin 1999 GH18 Scott Bailey Zeglin, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16043 Yichenzhang 1999 GP23 Yi-Chen Zhang, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist
16044 Kurtbachmann 1999 GW24 Kurt Bachmann, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16046 Gregnorman 1999 JK Greg Norman*
16051 Bernero 1999 JF36 Bruce Bernero, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16053 Brennan 1999 JA40 James Brennan[disambiguation needed], mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16059 Marybuda 1999 JV86 Mary Buda, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16062 Buncher 1999 NR36 David Buncher, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16064 Davidharvey 1999 RH27 David Harvey, a software engineer at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory.
16065 Borel 1999 RE35 Félix Édouard Justin Émile Borel, French mathematician*
16068 Citron 1999 RN86 Jerry Citron, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16069 Marshafolger 1999 RS95 Marsha Folger, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16073 Gaskin 1999 RK129 Regina Gaskin, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16074 Georgekaplan 1999 RR129 George H. Kaplan, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16075 Meglass 1999 RL130 Mary Elizabeth Glass, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16076 Barryhaase 1999 RV131 Barry Haase, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16077 Arayhamilton 1999 RK157 A. Ray Hamilton, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16078 Carolhersh 1999 RG177 Carol Hersh, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16079 Imada 1999 RP181 Keith Imada, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16083 Jorvik 1999 TH12 Jorvik, ninth-century Viking settlement that later became York
16085 Laffan 1999 TM27 John Laffan, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16089 Lamb 1999 TG147 William Lamb, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16090 Lukaszewski 1999 TN147 Angela Lukaszewski, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16091 Malchiodi 1999 TO152 Beth Malchiodi, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16094 Scottmccord 1999 TQ222 Scott McCord, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16101–16200
16101 Notskas 1999 VA36 Chrysi Notskas, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16102 Barshannon 1999 VT68 Barbara Shannon, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16103 Lorsolomon 1999 VU81 Lorraine Solomon, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16104 Stesullivan 1999 VT177 Stephen Sullivan, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16105 Marksaunders 1999 VL211 Mark Saunders, director of the Exploration Systems and Space Operations Technology Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center
16106 Carmagnola 1999 VW212 Carmagnola, Italy
16107 Chanmugam 1999 WQ2 Ganesar Chanmugam, Sri Lankan-born American astrophysicist*
16110 Paganetti 1999 WU8 Mariarosa Paganetti, mother of the discoverer
16112 Vitaris 1999 XK13 Bethany Ann Vitaris, 2004 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalist *
16113 Ahmed 1999 XN23 Tahir Ahmed, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16114 Alyono 1999 XV23 Jennifer Christy Alyono, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16116 Balakrishnan 1999 XQ29 Jennifer Sayaka Balakrishnan, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16118 Therberens 1999 XQ56 Theresa Joan Berens, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16119 Bronner 1999 XS60 Mordechai Joseph Bronner, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16120 Burnim 1999 XV60 Jacob Samuels Burnim, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16121 Burrell 1999 XD66 Marc Anthony Burrell, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16122 Wenyicai 1999 XW67 Wenyi Cai, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16123 Jessiecheng 1999 XQ83 Jessie Cheng, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16124 Timdong 1999 XR85 Timothy Allen Dong, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16127 Farzan-Kashani 1999 XK92 Raphael Farzan-Kashani, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16128 Kirfrieda 1999 XS92 Kirsten Linnea Frieda, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16129 Kevingao 1999 XG97 Kevin Kuan Gao, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16130 Giovine 1999 XU97 Allegra Elizabeth Giovine, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16131 Kaganovich 1999 XV97 Mark Kaganovich, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16132 Angelakim 1999 XH99 Angela Soeun Kim, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16135 Ivarsson 1999 XY104 *
16142 Leung 1999 XC135 Albert W. Leung, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16144 Korsten 1999 XK144 *
16147 Jeanli 1999 XL175 Jean Li, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16150 Clinch 1999 XZ227 *
16154 Dabramo 2000 AW2 Germano D'Abramo, Italian astronomer
16155 Buddy 2000 AF5 Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley), American singer, songwriter, and pioneer of Rock and Roll*
16157 Toastmasters 2000 AS50 *
16158 Monty 2000 AV50 *
16163 Suhanli 2000 AD69 Suhan Li, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16164 Yangli 2000 AO69 Yang Li[disambiguation needed], 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16165 Licht 2000 AW83 Jacob Licht, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16166 Jonlii 2000 AQ84 Jonathan Lii, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16167 Oertli 2000 AJ89 Nicole Anne Oertli, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16168 Palmen 2000 AR91 Brandon Michael Palmen, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16174 Parihar 2000 AX116 Raminder Kaur Parihar, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16175 Rypatterson 2000 AL118 Ryan Randall Patterson, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16177 Pelzer 2000 AR127 Justin Raymond Pelzer, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16180 Rapoport 2000 AZ136 Ezra Jacob Rapoport, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16189 Riehl 2000 AT187 Emily Elizabeth Riehl, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16191 Rubyroe 2000 AO205 Ruby Roe, first wife (1943–1997) of discoverer James M. Roe
16192 Laird 2000 AU207 Elizabeth Rebecca Laird, Canadian physicist
16193 Nickaiser 2000 AV207 Nick Kaiser, astrophysicist
16194 Roderick 2000 AJ231 *
16197 Bluepeter 2000 AA243 After the long-running children's programme Blue Peter on BBC television*
16198 Búzios 2000 AB243 Armação dos Búzios, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
16199 Rozenblyum 2000 BX26 Nikita Rozenblyum, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16201–16300
16202 Srivastava 2000 CE28 Siddharth Srivastava, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16203 Jessicastahl 2000 CH32 Jessica Randi Stahl, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16207 Montgomery 2000 CV40 Michael Montgomery (1925–2011), a well-known jazz and ragtime piano player in the Detroit area of Michigan.
16209 Sterner 2000 CB56 Beckett William Sterner, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16211 Samirsur 2000 CL83 Samir Sur, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16212 Theberge 2000 CB84 Ashleigh Brooks Theberge, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16214 Venkatachalam 2000 CM87 Vivek Venkatachalam, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner *
16215 Venkatraman 2000 CB104 Dheera Venkatraman, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16217 Peterbroughton 2000 DR13 Peter Broughton, former President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
16218 Mintakeyes 2000 DV14 Minta Keys, a veterinarian in Tucson, Arizona.
16219 Venturelli 2000 DL29 Ophelia Shalini Venturelli, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16220 Mikewagner 2000 DB40 Michael Jacob Wagner, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16221 Kevinyang 2000 DX48 Kevin Yang, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist *
16222 Donnanderson 2000 DK55 Donna Anderson, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16225 Georgebaldo 2000 DF71 George J. Baldo, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16226 Beaton 2000 DT72 John Beaton, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16230 Benson 2000 EA95 Carol Benson, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16231 Jessberger 2000 ES130 Elmar K. Jessberger, German planetologist
16232 Chijagerbs 2000 ED152 Chija Bauer, American physics teacher and her husband James "Gerbs" Bauer, planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
16234 Bosse 2000 FR20 Angelique Bosse, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16236 Stebrehmer 2000 GG51 Stephen Brehmer, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16238 Chappe 2000 GY104 Sean Chappe, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search.
16239 Dower 2000 GY105 Richard Graham Dower, American astronomer*
16241 Dvorsky 2000 GD126 Mary Rae Dvorsky, American planetary scientist*
16243 Rosenbauer 2000 GO147 Helmut Rosenbauer, German astronomer
16244 Brož 2000 GQ147 Miroslav Brož, Czech celestial mechanician and astronomy teacher
16246 Cantor 2000 HO3 Georg Cantor, Russian-born German mathematician*
16247 Esner 2000 HY11 William Esner, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16248 Fox 2000 HT13 Mitchell Fox, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16249 Cauchy 2000 HT14 Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician*
16250 Delbó 2000 HP26 Marco Delbó, Italian astronomer
16251 Barbifrank 2000 HX48 Barbi Frank, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16252 Franfrost 2000 HQ51 Fran Frost, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16253 Griffis 2000 HJ52 Wanda Griffis, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16254 Harper 2000 HZ53 Dan Harper, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16255 Hampton 2000 HX63 Donald L. Hampton, American atmospheric physicist and space system engineer
16258 Willhayes 2000 JP13 William Hayes, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16259 Housinger 2000 JR13 Sharon Housinger, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16260 Sputnik 2000 JO15 Sputnik, first artificial satellite*
16262 Rikurtz 2000 JR32 Richard Kurtz, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16264 Richlee 2000 JH40 Richard Lee, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16265 Lemay 2000 JL43 Ron LeMay, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16266 Johconnell 2000 JX43 John McConnell, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16267 Mcdermott 2000 JY43 Alicia Lynn McDermott, 2004 and 2005 Intel ISEF finalist*
16268 Mcneeley 2000 JD44 Pam McNeeley, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16269 Merkord 2000 JP44 Pat Merkord, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16271 Duanenichols 2000 JC55 Duane Nichols, mentor *
16273 Oneill 2000 JS56 Barbara O'Neill, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16274 Pavlica 2000 JX56 Robert Pavlica, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors.
16280 Groussin 2000 LS6 Olivier Groussin, American planetary scientist
16301–16400
16355 Buber 1975 UA1 Martin Buber, Austrian philosopher, story teller, and pedagogue*
16356 Univbalttech 1976 GV2 Балтийского государственного технического университета «Военмех» (Voenmekh Baltic State Technical University, BSTU), St. Petersburg, Russia (previously the Leningrad Institute of Mechanics)
16357 Risanpei 1976 UP18 Ri Sanpei (died 1655), (Li Sam Pyung in Korean) was one of the potters who was taken from the north-west Korean Peninsula to the north-west of Kyushu Island in 1598
16358 Plesetsk 1976 YN7 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, main launching site of the former Soviet Union
16398 Hummel 1982 SN3 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Slovak composer*
16401–16500
16407 Oiunskij 1985 SV2 *
16413 Abulghazi 1987 BA2 Abulghazi Bahadur, 17th-century Uzbek (then Khorezm) historian
16418 Lortzing 1987 SD10 Albert Lortzing, German composer*
16435 Fándly 1988 VE7 Juraj Fándly, Slovak Roman Catholic priest, writer, educator, and revivalist of the Slovak language
16438 Knöfel 1989 AU6 André Knöfel, German meteorologist and amateur astronomer
16439 Yamehoshinokawa 1989 BZ Yamehoshinokawa, Japanese river
16441 Kirchner 1989 EF6 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, German painter*
16445 Klimt 1989 GN3 Gustav Klimt, 19th-20th-century Austrian painter, one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau movement
16447 Vauban 1989 RX Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban, 17th-century French marshal and strategist of genius
16449 Kigoyama 1989 SO Mount Kigoyama (546 m), Iahikawa prefecture, Japan, at whose summit are a planetarium and public observatory
16450 Messerschmidt 1989 SY2 Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt, German naturalist
16452 Goldfinger 1989 SE8 Pauline J. ("PJ") Goldfinger, American adaptive-optics operator, who assisted in organizing the Palomar Observatory's 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope plate archive
16459 Barth 1989 WE4 Karl Barth, Swiss theologian*
16463 Nayoro 1990 EK Nayoro, Hokkaido, Japan
16465 Basilrowe 1990 FV1 Basil H. Rowe (b. 1960), a founding member of and current president of the Friends of the Cincinnati Observatory. [MPC 85013].
16466 Piyashiriyama 1990 FJ2 Mount Piyashiri (Piyashiri Yama), Hokkaido, Japan
16479 Paulze 1990 QK7 Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, French wife and scientific collaborator of the 18th/19th-century chemist Antoine Lavoisier
16494 Oka 1990 SP8 Oka River, flowing from the central Russian Upland to eventually join the Volga
16497 Toinevermeylen 1990 SU8 Antoine (Toine) Vermeylen (1937–2012) was a good friend of the discoverer.
16498 Passau 1990 SX8 Passau, Bavaria, Germany
16501–16600
16505 Sulzer 1990 TB13 Salomon Sulzer, Austrian composer*
16507 Fuuren 1990 UM2 Furen, Hokkaido, Japan, known for its fine rice
16513 Vasks 1990 VP6 Pēteris Vasks, Latvian composer and contra-bassist
16514 Stevelia 1990 VZ6 *
16518 Akihikoito 1990 WF *
16522 Tell 1991 AJ3 *
16524 Hausmann 1991 BB3 *
16525 Shumarinaiko 1991 CU2 Lake Shumarinai, Hokkaido, Japan, on the Uryuu River
16528 Terakado 1991 GV Kazuo Terakado, Japanese scientific journalist and author
16529 Dangoldin 1991 GO1 Dan Goldin, American NASA administrator*
16544 Hochlehnert 1991 RA3 *
16552 Sawamura 1991 SB Tsuneo Sawamura, Japanese inventor (his anti-corrosion solder is used for the electrical systems of the space shuttle)
16555 Nagaomasami 1991 US3 Masami Nagao, Japanese amateur astronomer
16561 Rawls 1991 VP7 John Rawls, philosopher*
16563 Ob 1992 BF2 Ob River, flowing from the Altai Mountains to eventually join the Irtish, on which Joseph-Nicolas Delisle traveled in April 1740 to observe a transit of Mercury
16564 Coriolis 1992 BK2 Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician, mechanical engineer and scientist*
16578 Essjayess 1992 FM1 "Ess Jay Ess", English phonetic spelling of S. J. S., Shirley June Steel (née Parsons), mother of the discoverer
16583 Oersted 1992 OH2 Hans Oersted (1777–1851), a Danish physicist and chemist. [MPC 84379]
16587 Nagamori 1992 SE Kyouji Nagamori, Japanese planetary ephemeride calculator
16588 Johngee 1992 ST *
16589 Hastrup 1992 SL1 *
16590 Brunowalter 1992 SM2 Bruno Walter, German-American conductor and composer*
16594 Sorachi 1992 UL4 Sorachi District, Hokkaido, Japan
16596 Stevenstrauss 1992 UN7 Steven Strauss, Canadian science writer*
16599 Shorland 1993 BR2 *
16601–16700
16623 Muenzel 1993 GM1 Gisela Muenzel was the life partner of Hilmar W. Duerbeck. Over the last 20 years, she contributed various papers on the history of astronomy, and collaborated with Duerbeck on diverse historical archives of astronomers and observatories.
16624 Hoshizawa 1993 HX Sachiko Hoshizawa, Japanese cook, television personality, and space enthusiast
16625 Kunitsugu 1993 HG1 Kunitsugu Terakado, Japanese project leader at the National Space Development Agency (NASDA)
16626 Thumper 1993 HJ3 Thumper, fictional young rabbit in Walt Disney's 1942 animated film Bambi
16641 Esteban 1993 QH10 *
16646 Sparrman 1993 SJ5 Anders Erikson Sparrman, 18th-19th-century Swedish botanist, pupil of Linnaeus, who went around the world with James Cook's second voyage and wrote about it in A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic polar circle, and round the world (1789)
16666 Liroma 1993 XL1 *
16669 Rionuevo 1993 XK3 University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center at Rio Nuevo (a district of Tucson)
16672 Bedini 1994 BA1 Daniele Bedini, teacher/professor of architecture
16682 Donati 1994 FB Giovanni Battista Donati, Italian astronomer
16683 Alepieri 1994 JY Alessandro Pieri, Italian amateur astronomer
16689 Vistula 1994 PZ26 Vistula river, flowing from the Beskidy Mountains of southern Poland to the Baltic Sea past Krakóv, Warsaw and Gdańsk
16693 Moseley 1994 YC2 Terry Moseley, Amateur astronomer in Northern Ireland*
16700 Seiwa 1995 DZ *
16701–16800
16705 Reinhardt 1995 EO8 Michael Reinhardt, German astrophysicist*
16706 Svojsík 1995 OE1 Antonín Benjamin Svojsík, Czech founder of Czech scouting
16714 Arndt 1995 SM54 *
16715 Trettenero 1995 UN5 Virgilio Trettenero, Italian astronomer*
16718 Morikawa 1995 UA9 Yoshiki Morikawa (b. 1981), a Japanese amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy in Tokyo. [MPC 84379]
16719 Mizokami 1995 UF45 Yoshihiro Mizokami (b. 1952), the president of the steering committee of the Inagawa Observatory since 2002. [MPC 84379]
16730 Nijisseiki 1996 HJ1 *
16731 Mitsumata 1996 HK1 *
16744 Antonioleone 1996 OJ2 Antonio Leone, Italian amateur astronomer
16745 Zappa 1996 PF5 Giovanni Zappa, Italian astronomer
16750 Marisandoz 1996 QL Mari Sandoz, American historian, biographer and novelist*
16755 Cayley 1996 RE1 Arthur Cayley, English mathematician*
16757 Luoxiahong 1996 SC6 Luo Xiahong, Chinese astronomer of the western Han dynasty*
16759 Furuyama 1996 TJ7 Shigeru Furuyama, Japanese astronomer*
16760 Masanori 1996 TY7 Masanori Sato, Japanese member of the Matsue Astronomy Club and an observing partner of the discoverer
16761 Hertz 1996 TE8 Heinrich Hertz, German physicist*
16765 Agnesi 1996 UA Maria Gaëtana Agnesi, Italian mathematician*
16766 Righi 1996 UP Augusto Righi, Italian physicist*
16781 Renčín 1996 XU18 Vladimir Renčín, Czech graphic artist
16783 Bychkov 1996 XY25 *
16794 Cucullia 1997 CQ1 The Asteroid Moth (Cucullia asteroides), whose caterpillar feeds on plants of the family Asteraceae
16797 Wilkerson 1997 CA17 Winston S. Wilkerson, member of the American Association of Variable Star Observers
16801–16900
16801 Petřínpragensis 1997 SC2 Petřín, Petrin Hill and gardens in Prague, site of an observation tower (built in 1891 and modelled on the Eiffel Tower) and the Stefanik Observatory (Štefánikova Hvězdárna)
16802 Rainer 1997 SP3 Rainer Gebetsroither, son of Karin and Uwe, long-term members of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft (Linzer A.G.)
16804 Bonini 1997 SX15 *
16807 Terasako 1997 TW25 *
16809 Galápagos 1997 US Galápagos Islands, a world heritage site
16810 Pavelaleksandrov 1997 UY2 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician*
16817 Onderlička 1997 UU10 Bedřich Onderlička, Czech astrophysicist
16847 Sanpoloamosciano 1997 XK10 Osservatorio Astronomico di San Polo a Mosciano (Astronomical Observatory of San Polo a Mosciano), discovery site
16852 Nuredduna 1997 YP2 *
16856 Banach 1997 YE8 Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician*, (Austro-Hungaria)
16857 Goodall 1997 YZ8 *
16861 Lipovetsky 1997 YZ11 *
16874 Kurtwahl 1998 BK2 Kurt Wahl, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16878 Tombickler 1998 BL9 Tom Bickler, member of the development team of Wide Field Camera 3*
16879 Campai 1998 BH10 Paolo Campai, Italian amateur astronomer
16887 Blouke 1998 BE26 Morley Blouke, one of the pioneers of CCD technology*
16888 Michaelbarber 1998 BM26 Michael R. Barber, American lawyer and amateur astronomer, pioneer of the CCD revolution
16892 Vaissière 1998 DN1 Franck Vaissière, technical support person at the Pic du Midi Observatory and Treasurer of the Association des Utilisateurs de Détecteurs Electroniques (AUDE). *
16900 Lozère 1998 DQ13 Lozère, a département of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region*
16901–17000
16901 Johnbrooks 1998 DJ14 John J. Brooks, American mechanical engineer and amateur astronomer, pioneer of the CCD revolution
16906 Giovannisilva 1998 DY23 Giovanni Silva, director of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Astronomical Observatory of Padova)
16908 Groeselenberg 1998 DD33 Groeselenberg, a street in Uccle, Belgium*
16909 Miladejager 1998 DX33 Miladejager (b. 2005) is the first granddaughter of the discoverer, and daughter of Sigyn and Philip.[MPC 87545]
16912 Rhiannon 1998 EP8 Rhiannon, a Welsh goddess*
16915 Bredthauer 1998 FR10 Richard A. Bredthauer, American semiconductor engineer, President of Semiconductor Technology Associates*
16920 Larrywalker 1998 FR37 Larry Walker, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16929 Hurník 1998 FP73 Ilja Hurník, Czech composer
16930 Respighi 1998 FF74 Lorenzo Respighi, Italian astronomer
16944 Wangler 1998 HK45 Julie Wangler, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16946 Farnham 1998 HJ51 Tony L. Farnham, American astronomer
16947 Wikrent 1998 HN80 Brian Wikrent, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16951 Carolus Quartus 1998 KJ Latin name of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (Karel IV)
16952 Peteschultz 1998 KX3 Peter H. Schultz, American geologist and astronomer
16953 Besicovitch 1998 KE5 Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch, Russian mathematician*
16958 Klaasen 1998 PF Kenneth P. Klaasen, American geomorphologist and astronomer
16962 Elizawoolard 1998 QP93 Elizabeth Woolard, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search
16967 Marcosbosso 1998 SR132 Marcos Federico Bosso, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner
16969 Helamuda 1998 UM20 Acronym for Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, the museum of the German federal state of Hesse
16973 Gaspari 1998 WR19 Luciano Gaspari, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner
16975 Delamere 1998 YX29 W. Alan Delamere, American astronomer
16984 Veillet 1999 AA25 Christian Veillet, French astronomer*
16986 Archivestef 1999 AR34 Stephanie "Archive Stef" McLaughlin, American space scientist, who was instrumental in the preparation of the Planetary Data System Small Bodies Node scientific archive
16996 Dahir 1999 CM32 Roberto Daniel Dahir, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner
16997 Garrone 1999 CO32 Nestor Juan Garrone, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner
16998 Estelleweber 1999 CG46 Estelle Lela Weber, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner
16999 Ajstewart 1999 CE47 Andrew James Stewart, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner
17000 Medvedev 1999 CV48 Alexandr V. Medvedev, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner and American Mathematical Society Karl Menger Memorial Prize recipient
Preceded by
15,001–16,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 16,001–17,000
Succeeded by
17,001–18,000