Meanings of minor planet names: 304001–305000
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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|304233 Majaess||2006 RE3||Daniel Majaess (born 1984) is a young Canadian observational astronomer who researches the Cepheid distance scale, variable stars, and the Milky Way's spiral structure and its many star clusters. †|
|304368 Móricz||2006 SX363||Zsigmond Móricz (1879–1942), a Hungarian novelist, journalist and one of the most prominent figures of Social Realism in the 20th century. †|
|304813 Cesarina||2007 QA||Cesarina Papini (born 1964), the wife of the first discoverer. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 304,001–305,000