Meanings of minor planet names: 241001–242000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|241090 Nemet||2006 UK290||Timothy Nemet (born 1996) displayed unrivalled enthusiasm in the pursuit of astronomical knowledge, following in the Canadian tradition of astronomical excellence and embodying the spirit of Beyond the International Year of Astronomy. †|
|241113 Zhongda||2007 OU4||The Sun Yat-sen University, also unofficially referred as Zhongshan University, is ranked as one of China's top universities. The first discoverer spent part of his childhood as well as his undergraduate career at the University. †|
|241192 Pulyny||2007 SH6||Pulyny (currently Chervonoarmijsk), the town of in the north of Ukraine. †|
|241363 Érdibálint||2007 YA4||Bálint Érdi (born 1945), a Hungarian astronomer and full professor at the Eötvös University (Budapest). †|
|241418 Darmstadt||2008 UX201||Darmstadt, a German city known for its architecture of the Jugendstil period. †|
|241442 Shandongkexie||2008 YN9||Shandongkexie is the Chinese phonetic alphabet representation of the Shandong Association for Science and Technology. †|
|241509 Sessler||2009 DT26||Gerhard M. Sessler (born 1931) is professor of Electroacoustics at Technischen Universität Darmstadt. †|
|241527 Edwardwright||2010 CK9||Edward L. Wright (b. 1947), the Principal Investigator of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission and a professor at UCLA. [MPC 84383]|
|241529 Roccutri||2010 CA14||Roc Cutri (b. 1957), an astronomer specializing in analyzing large astronomical datasets. [MPC 84383]|
|241538 Chudniv||2010 EV42||Chudniv, the small town of in northern Ukraine. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 241,001–242,000