Meanings of minor planet names: 294001–295000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|294402 Joeorr||2007 VN1891||Joseph Newton Orr (1954–2013), a longtime supporter of Lowell Observatory’s research and preservation efforts. †|
|294595 Shingareva||2008 AH1||Kira B. Shingareva (b. 1938), a professor at the Moscow State University for Geodesy and Cartography, and the head of the Planetary Cartography Laboratory. †|
|294600 Abedinabedin||2008 AA3||Abedin Y. Abedin (b. 1982), a good friend of the first discoverer. †|
|294664 Trakai||2008 AL86||Trakai is a Lithuanian historic city known for its medieval island castle and lake resort. †|
|294727 Dennisritchie||2008 BV41||Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (1941-2011), a computer scientist and winner of the Turing, Hamming Medal and National Medal of Technology awards. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 294,001–295,000