Meanings of minor planet names: 62001–63000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
62001–62100
62071 Voegtli 2000 RH77 Christian Voegtli (Vögtli), Swiss physicist
62101–62200
62190 Augusthorch 2000 SS44 August Horch, 19th-20th-century German engineer and automobile pioneer
62501–62600
62503 Tomcave 2000 SL233 Thomas Roland Cave III, American amateur astronomer
62601–62700
62666 Rainawessen 2000 TA Raina Wessen (born 1994) has been the Key Club Treasurer and Associated Student Body Treasurer at Marshall Fundamental High School. She has held positions in her community for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Huntington Memorial Hospital and the Pasadena Humane Society.
Preceded by
61,001–62,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 62,001–63,000
Succeeded by
63,001–64,000