Meanings of minor planet names: 32001–33000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
32096 Puckett 2000 KO38 Tim Puckett, American astronomer
32184 Yamaura 2000 NC20 Yuichi Yamaura, Japanese, one of the leaders of the National Space Development Agency (NASDA), contributor to the construction of Bisei Spaceguard Center
32200 Seiicyoshida 2000 OT2 Seiichi Yoshida, who started the MISAO (Multitudinous Image-based Sky-survey and Accumulative Observations) project
32207 Mairepercy 2000 OQ7 Maire E. Percy, Canadian researcher of risk factors for human disease, wife of John R. Percy (32208)
32208 Johnpercy 2000 OR7 John R. Percy, British-Canadian professor of astronomy and astrophysics, husband of Maire E. Percy (32207)
32222 Charlesvest 2000 OD23 Charles M. Vest, American president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990 to 2004
32263 Kusnierkiewicz 2000 OH69 David Yan Kusnierkiewicz, American mission systems engineer of the New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt mission
32267 Hermannweyl 2000 PS1 Hermann Weyl, German-American mathematician
32270 Inokuchihiroo 2000 PC4 Hiroo Inokuchi, Japanese physicist, discoverer of organic semiconductivity and chairman of the Japan Space Forum, which manages the discovery site
32272 Hasegawayuya 2000 PV4 Yuya Hasegawa, the prizewinner in the 2008 Space Day Award
32288 Terui 2000 QN1 Yoshihiro Terui, the winner of the 2008 Space Day Award essay competition
32294 Zajonc 2000 QN9 Ivo Zajonc, Czech zoologist and amateur astronomer, chair of the Nitra branch of the Slovenský zväz astronómov amatérov (SZAA, Slovak Union of Amateur Astronomers), a member of the Jihlavská astronomická společnost (Jihlava Astronomical Society), and honorary fellow of the Slovenská astronomická spoločnosť (Slovak Astronomical Society)
32453 Kanamishogo 2000 SF42 Kanami Yoshimi and Shogo Yoshimi are the discoverer's daughter and son
32531 Ulrikababiaková 2001 PG13 Ulrika Babiaková (1976-2002), Slovak astronomer, was interested in interplanetary matter and asteroid photometry, as well as teaching and the popularization of astronomy. She was the wife of the discoverer and died in an accident aged 26.
32532 Thereus 2001 PT13 Thereus, mythological centaur, a hunter who captured bears and carried them home, alive and struggling
32564 Glass 2001 QM68 Eugene Glass, American amateur astronomer
32569 Deming 2001 QW71 Leo Deming, American amateur astronomer, one of the founders of the original observatory at Rose-Hulman (the discovery site)
32570 Peruindiana 2001 QZ71 Peru, Indiana, "circus capital of the world", hometown of the discoverer
32571 Brayton 2001 QA72 Scott Brayton, American car racer
32605 Lucy 2001 QM213 Lucy, nickname of AL 288-1, the 3.2 million years old, 40-percent-complete Australopithecus afarensis skeleton discovered in 1974 by the International Afar Research Expedition in the Awash Valley of Ethiopia's Afar Depression
32720 Simoeisios 2131 T-3 Simoeisios, young Trojan hero killed by Ajax during the Trojan War
32724 Woerlitz 4029 T-3 Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz (Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz), near Dessau, Germany, an exceptional example of eighteenth-century landscape design and a UNESCO World Heritage site
32726 Chromios 4179 T-3 Chromios, son of Priam, killed by Diomedes during the Trojan War
32731 Annaivanovna 1968 OD1 Anna Ivanovna Plyugina, specialist in fundamental astrometry at the Pulkovo Observatory
32734 Kryukov 1978 RM Vladimir Vladimirovich Kryukov, Russian electrical engineer
32735 Strekalov 1978 SX4 Gennady Mikhailovich Strekalov (1940–2004), a Russian cosmonaut.
32766 Voskresenskoe 1982 UY7 Voskresenskoe is an urban settlement, the center of the Voskresenskoe region of the Nizhnij Novgorod province and home of the discoverer’s parents. The first documented mention of the settlement dates back to 1614.
32770 Starchik 1984 YY1 Boris Stepanovich Starchik, Ukrainian engineer, builder, traveller, forester, and defender of nature
32776 Nriag 1987 KG5 National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Helwan, Egypt
32796 Ehrenfest 1990 ET2 Paul Ehrenfest, 19th-20th-century Jewish-Austrian physicist
32807 Quarenghi 1990 SN28 Jacomo Quarenghi, Italian architect, who designed the Hermitage theater, the Smolny Institute, the Guards' Manège (all in St. Petersburg) and the Alexandre Palace (in Tsarskoye Selo)
32808 Bischoff 1990 TP2 Werner Bischoff, researcher at Carl Zeiss, Jena was engaged in designing the large Hamburg
32809 Sommerfeld 1990 TJ10 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physics professor
32810 Steinbach 1990 TS10 Manfred Steinbach, professor of precision instrument design for astronomical, geophysical and space applications at Carl Zeiss, Jena
32811 Apisaon 1990 TP12 Apisaon, son of Phausios, Trojan warrior who fought against the approaching Aias but was transfixed and deprived of his armor by Eurypylus
32821 Posch 1991 RC3 Manfred Posch, chief editor of an Austrian newspaper
32853 Döbereiner 1992 SF2 Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, German professor of chemistry
32855 Zollitsch 1992 SF17 Robert Zollitsch, archbishop of Freiburg
32858 Kitakamigawa 1993 BA3 Kitakamigawa is the largest river in the Tohoku district, flowing from Iwate to Miyagi prefecture.
32890 Schwob 1994 AL1 Pierre R. Schwob, American-Swiss software engineer and amateur astronomer
32893 van der Waals 1994 EM6 Johannes Diderik van der Waals, 19th-20th-century Dutch physicist, thermodynamicist, and Nobelist
32897 Curtharris 1994 PD Curtis Harris, amateur astronomer in Anguilla
32899 Knigge 1994 PY1 Adolph Freiherr von Knigge, German author and translator
32931 Ferioli 1995 SY4 Luigi Ferioli, amateur astronomer
32938 Ivanopaci 1995 TP2 Ivano Paci, Italian professor, who provided crucial support to the development of the Osservatorio Astronomico della Montagna Pistoiese (Montagna Pistoiese Astronomical Observatory)
32944 Gussalli 1995 WC3 Luigi Gussalli, Italian mechanical engineer and space-vehicle propulsion designer
32943 Sandyryan 1995 VK2 Sandy Ryan, American provider of technical support to the AMOS team
32969 Motohikosato 1996 PP9 Motohiko Sato (born 1939) organized the Yamagata Astronomical Society in 1961 and actively popularizes astronomy.
32990 Sayo-hime 1996 YD3 Sayo-hime is the female protagonist of a love story, written around the sixth century, in which a young man heads off to the Korean peninsula. This tragic love story was included in Japan's oldest collection of waka poetry, the Manyohshu.
33000 Chenjiansheng 1997 CJ28 Jiansheng Chen, Chinese astrophysicist
Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 32,001–33,000
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