Meanings of minor planet names: 370,001–380,000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
372,001–373,000 [edit]
372573 Pietromenga 2009 UW59 Pietro Menga (b. 1943), active on a voluntary basis in environmental policies, has contributed to Italian initiatives on sustainable energy use and on the protection of the night sky.
372578 Khromov 2009 UB92 Gavriil Sergeevich Khromov (1937-2014), a Russian astronomer and organizer of science.
376,001–377,000 [edit]
376084 Annettepeter 2010 VW20 Annette Peter (b. 1971), the discoverer’s wife.
376574 Michalkusiak 2013 PA16 Michal Kusiak (b. 1986), an extraordinary popularizer of astronomy in Poland.
376694 Kassák 2013 QL79 Lajos Kassák (1887-1967), a Hungarian poet, novelist, painter, essayist, editor and occasional translator.
378,001–379,000 [edit]
378204 Bettyhesser 2006 YF49 Betty Hinsdale Hesser (b. 1938), passionately curious about, and gifted in languages, music and science, generously shares in an easily accessible manner her extensive knowledge, particularly about astronomy and reptiles, with people of all ages to address common misunderstandings and stimulate broader comprehension of nature.
378917 Stefankarge 2008 UP91 Stefan Karge (b. 1963), an amateur astronomer.
379,001–380,000 [edit]
379155 Volkerheinrich 2009 QR6 Volker Heinrich (b. 1962), an amateur astronomer.


Preceded by
360,001–370,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 370,001–371,000
Succeeded by
380,001–390,000