Meanings of minor planet names: 266001–267000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|266051 Hannawieser||2006 NB||Hanna Wieser (born 1957), a Swiss violinist. †|
|266081 Villyket||2006 RP109||Violet R. Ket (b. 1985), the wife of the discoverer.[MPC 86716]|
|266622 Málna||2008 QO3||Szofia Málna Sárneczky (born 2010), the daughter of the discoverer. †|
|266646 Zaphod||2008 SD209||Zaphod Beeblebrox, the ex-Galactic President and confidence trickster in Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. †|
|266711 Tuttlingen||2009 QX38||Tuttlingen, a German city in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. [MPC 84383]|
|266725 Vonputtkamer||2009 RU26||Jesco von Puttkamer (born 1933), a German-born aerospace engineer and senior NASA manager. †|
|266887 Wolfgangries||2009 WO24||Wolfgang Ries (b. 1968), an Austrian amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. [MPC 84383]|
|266854 Sezenaksu||2009 UB90||Sezen Aksu (Fatma Sezen Yildirim, b. 1954), a Turkish pop music singer, song-writer and producer. [MPC 86716]|
|266983 Josepbosch||2010 WE66||Josep Bosch (born 1983) is the second son of Josep M. Bosch, the main observer at the Santa Maria de Montmagastrell Observatory. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 266,001–267,000