Meanings of minor planet names: 208001–209000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
208301–208400
208351 Sielmann 2001 RO15 Heinz Sielmann, German wildlife photographer, zoologist and documentary filmmaker.
208401–208500
208425 Zehavi 2001 SF353 Idit Zehavi (b. 1969), an Israel-American astrophysicist and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
208901–209000
208915 Andrewashcraft 2002 TU314 Andrew Ashcraft (1984–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
208916 Robertcaldwell 2002 TN317 Robert Caldwell (1990–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
208917 Traviscarter 2002 TX362 Travis Carter (1982–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
Preceded by
207,001–208,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 208,001–209,000
Succeeded by
209,001–210,000