Meanings of minor planet names: 316001–317000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
316001–316100
316010 Daviddubey 2009 FC5 David Richard Jacob Dubey (b. 1997) is the grandson of the discoverer.
316020 Linshuhow 2009 FV29 Jeremy Shu-How Lin (b. 1988), a professional basketball player in NBA.
316028 Patrickwils 2009 FR45 Patrick Wils (b. 1960), a Belgian amateur astronomer.
316042 Tilofranz 2009 HP2 Tilo Franz Schwab (b. 2008), the second-born son of the discoverer.
316101–316200
316186 Kathrynjoyce 2010 KJ41 Kathryn Mainzer (b. 1946), an American artist and graphic designer who is the mother of Amy Mainzer, PI of the NEOWISE project to study minor planets.
316201–316300
316202 Johnfowler 2010 MX54 John Fowler (b. 1942), an American scientist.
316701–316800
316741 Janefletcher 1998 WS44 Jane Fletcher (b. 1967), the producer of the BBC television programme The Sky at Night from 2002 to 2013.


Preceded by
315,001–316,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 316,001–317,000
Succeeded by
317,001–318,000