Meanings of minor planet names: 306001–307000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
306001–306100
306019 Duren 2010 DD27 Riley Duren (b. 1968) is an American systems engineer who studies climate change.
306301–306400
306367 Nut 5025 P-L Nut, a goddess of the heavens in the old Egyptian religion. With Geb, the god of Earth, she gave birth to the god Osiris.


Preceded by
305,001–306,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 306,001–307,000
Succeeded by
307,001–308,000