Meanings of minor planet names: 330,001–340,000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
330,001–331,000 edit
330420 Tomroman 2007 CG26 Thomas A. Roman (b. 1952), a professor at Central Connecticut State University.
330634 Boico 2008 EY131 Vladimir Boico (1909-2001), a Romanian amateur astronomer.
330836 Orius 2009 HW77 The centaur Orius, who lived in the mountains, was killed by Heracles when he tried to steal the wine of Pholus.
330856 Ernsthelene 2009 QT9 Ernst (1920–1997) and Helene Kling (1919–2003) were the parents of the first discoverer.
330934 Natevanwey 2009 SX228 Nate Van Wey (b. 1950) is the kind of teacher all educators should strive to be like. Mr. Van Wey has taught high school physics at Perry High School for 42 years and deserves to be recognized not only for this accomplishment but for all of the student’s lives he has helped shape.
331,001–332,000 edit
331011 Peccioli 2009 UF94 Peccioli is a village located in Alta Valdera in the Italian district of Pisa.
331992 Chasseral 2005 GU9 The Chasseral is a mountain of the Jura range, overlooking Lake Biel in the Swiss canton of Bern.
332,001–333,000 edit
332084 Vasyakulbeda 2005 UQ12 Vasyl’ Kulbeda (b. 1954), an engineer at the Department for Solar Physics of the Main Astronomical Observatory of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.
332324 Bobmcdonald 2006 XN67 Bob McDonald (b. 1951), a distinguished award-winning science journalist and educator.
332326 Aresi 2006 YK19 Paolo Aresi (b. 1958), an Italian journalist and science fiction writer.
332706 Karlheidlas 2009 RW57 Karl Heidlas (b. 1932), a German chemist and amateur astronomer.
333,001–334,000 edit
333508 Voiture 2005 KJ11 Vincent Voiture (1597–1648), a French poet and prosateur.
333639 Yaima 2008 QL16 Yaima, a local name of the Yaeyama Islands, located at the southernmost end of Japan.
333717 Alexgreaves 2009 SE41 Alexander Richard Brian Greaves (b. 2000), the grandson of the discoverer.



336,001–337,000 edit
336177 Churri 2008 RD80 Carmen (“Churri”) Lacruz (b. 1959), sister of the discoverer.
336204 Sardinas 2008 SM11 Charo, Miguel Angel, Elvira and Irene, ¨Los Sardina¨, have been very supportive of and strongly encouraged La Cañada Observatory operations.
336698 Melbourne 2010 CJ Melbourne, the capital city of the Australian state of Victoria.
337,001–338,000 edit
337002 Robertbodzon 2012 OB Robert Bodzon (1969-2012), one of the most well-known popularizers of astronomy in Poland.
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339,001–340,000 edit
339223 Stongemorin 2004 TN325 Gilbert St-Onge (b. 1955) and Lorraine Morin (b. 1944) are a Canadian amateur astronomical family with outreach and scientific contributions.
339486 Raimeux 2005 GV9 The Raimeux is a mountain located on the border between the Swiss cantons of Jura and Bern.


Preceded by
320,001–330,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 330,001–331,000
Succeeded by
340,001–350,000