Meanings of minor planet names: 281001–282000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|281140 Trier||2007 DO7||Trier, a city in German, birthplace of philosopher Karl Marx, was founded by the Romans in 16 BCE as Augusta Treverorum. Numerous historic monuments make Trier an outstanding testimony to the Roman Empire. The association Sternwarte Trier is heavily involved in astronomical education. †|
|281272 Arnaudleroy||2007 RC12||Arnaud Leroy (b. 1974), a French amateur astronomer at the Pic du Midi observatory. †|
|281820 Monnaves||2009 XW||Ramon ("Mon") Naves Jr., the son of one of the discoverers. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 281,001–282,000