Meanings of minor planet names: 67001–68000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|67070 Rinaldi||2000 AZ2||Alvaro Rinaldi, topographer at the Military Geographic Institute of Florence for 40 years †|
|67085 Oppenheimer||2000 AG42||J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist, also known as the "father of the atomic bomb" †|
|67235 Fairbank||2000 EJ15||William Martin Fairbank, American physicist †|
|67308 Öveges||2000 HD||József Öveges, Hungarian physics teacher and radio and television personality †|
|67712 Kimotsuki||2000 UG||Kimotsuki Town is the location of JAXA’s Uchinoura Space Center. †|
|67853 Iwamura||2000 WO9||Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays †|
|67979 Michelory||2000 XS10||Michel Ory, Swiss physicist, teacher, and amateur astronomer †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 67,001–68,000