Meanings of minor planet names: 206001–207000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
206101–206200
206185 Yip 2002 TB323 Ching-Wa Yip, a Hong Kong astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
206201–206300
206241 Dubois 2002 WM28 Eugène Dubois, Dutch anatomist, surgeon and paleontologist and was the "founding father" of palaeoanthropology.
Preceded by
205,001–206,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 206,001–207,000
Succeeded by
207,001–208,000