Meanings of minor planet names: 267001–268000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|267003 Burkert||1978 PF||Andreas M. Burkert (born 1959), a full professor and chair in computational astrophysics at the University of Munich and, since 2011, president of the Astronomische Gesellschaft. †|
|267585 Popluhár||2002 QA130||Ján Popluhár (1935–2011), a Slovak football player. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 267,001–268,000