Meanings of minor planet names: 70001–71000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|70030 Margaretmiller||1999 CZ1||Margaret Miller, wife of the discoverer †|
|70179 Beppechiara||1999 QQ1||Giuseppe Brenna and his wife Chiara Martinoni, Swiss alpinists †|
|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) †|
|70679 Urzidil||1999 UV3||Johannes Urzidil, Czech-German writer, poet and journalist † ‡|
|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 †|
|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) †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 70,001–71,000