Meanings of minor planet names: 294001–295000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
294401–294500
294402 Joeorr 2007 VN1891 Joseph Newton Orr (1954–2013), a longtime supporter of Lowell Observatory’s research and preservation efforts.
294501–294600
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.
294601–294700
294664 Trakai 2008 AL86 Trakai is a Lithuanian historic city known for its medieval island castle and lake resort.
294701–294800
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.


Preceded by
293,001–294,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 294,001–295,000
Succeeded by
295,001–296,000