Meanings of minor planet names: 187001–188000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
187101–187200
187123 Schorderet 2005 QO84 Jean-Marcel Schorderet, retired director and producer at the Swiss public television
187201–187300
187276 Meistas 2005 TM48 Edmundas Meistas, Lithuanian astronomer
187283 Jeffhopkins 2005 TC66 Jeffrey Hopkins, leading amateur photometrist
187501–187600
187514 Tainan 2006 TM94 Tainan is located in southern Taiwan and is the oldest and the fifth-largest city on the island
187601–187700
187638 Greenewalt 2007 CH26 Crawford Greenewalt, witness of Fermi's first atomic chain reaction in 1942
187679 Folinsbee 2008 DC5 Robert E. Folinsbee, 20th-century Canadian geologist at the University of Alberta
187680 Stelck 2008 DE5 Charles R. Stelck, Canadian paleontologist, stratigrapher and teacher
187700 Zagreb 2008 EG8 Zagreb, the capital and the largest city of Croatia.
187701–187800
187707 Nandaxianlin 2008 EQ35 Nandaxianlin is the new campus of Nanjing University
187709 Fengduan 2008 EW36 Feng Duan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Preceded by
186,001–187,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 187,001–188,000
Succeeded by
188,001–189,000