Meanings of minor planet names: 70001–71000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
70001–70100
70030 Margaretmiller 1999 CZ1 Margaret Miller, wife of the discoverer
70101–70200
70179 Beppechiara 1999 QQ1 Giuseppe Brenna and his wife Chiara Martinoni, Swiss alpinists
70401–70500
70446 Pugh 1999 TY13 George Pugh, American physicist, first to propose (in 1959), a test of general relativity's frame dragging via a combination telescope/gyroscope in a drag-free satellite: Gravity Probe B (2004)
70601–70700
70679 Urzidil 1999 UV3 Johannes Urzidil, Czech-German writer, poet and journalist
70701–70800
70710 Chuckfellows 1999 UE44 Charles Fellows (b. 1962), the Project Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite.
70711 Arlinbartels 1999 UU44 Arlin Bartels (b. 1965), the Flight System Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
70712 Danieljoanna 1999 UW45 Daniel (b. 1929) and Joanna Rose (b. 1930), through their philanthropic interest in social justice, education, science literacy, and the health and wealth of the human species, had the vision to support "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," becoming an acclaimed 13-part TV series, airing in 45 languages and 180 countries.
70713 Sethmacfarlane 1999 UL46 Seth MacFarlane (b. 1973) writer, actor, and producer, is a founding member of the Board of Advisors to the Science and Entertainment Exchange, a Los Angeles branch office of the National Academy of Sciences.
70716 Mehall 1999 UF50 Greg Mehall (b. 1963), Project Engineer for the Thermal Emission Spectrometer flying on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
70718 HEAF 1999 UY51 The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) provides nurturing, educational opportunities for motivated students who are otherwise underserved in their home or community.
70720 Davidskillman 1999 UB53 Named in honor of David R. Skillman (b. 1945) for his decades-long contributions to asteroid searching, stellar binary star systems and as lead systems engineer for the Hubble Space Telescope at Goddard Space Flight Center.
70737 Stenflo 1999 VA11 Jan Olof Stenflo, Swedish-Swiss astronomer
70744 Maffucci 1999 VW20 Paolo Maffucci (born 1936) is an amateur astronomer at San Marcello Pistoiese who is particularly interested in promoting astronomy.
70745 Aleserpieri 1999 VZ20 Alessandro Serpieri, Italian teacher of mathematics and physics, and astronomer
70801–70900
70850 Schur 1999 VU113 Chris (b. 1958) and Dawn Schur (b. 1960) are amateur astronomers and amateur paleontologists living in Payson, Arizona.
70901–71000
70936 Kámen 1999 WK1 Kámen Castle, an originally Gothic castle in southern Bohemia near the town of Pacova +
70995 Mikemorton 1999 XV35 Michael (Mike) Morton, American amateur astronomer (Fort Bend Astronomy Club)
71000 Hughdowns 1999 XD37 Hugh Downs, American TV announcer, host, essayist, and a long-time officer of what is now the National Space Society (NSS)
Preceded by
69,001–70,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 70,001–71,000
Succeeded by
71,001–72,000