Meanings of minor planet names: 71001–72000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
71001–71100
71001 Natspasoc 1999 XL37 National Space Society
71401–71500
71445 Marc 2000 AE231 Marc Y. Wasserman, son of the discoverer
71461 Chowmeeyee 2000 BA4 Chow Mee Yee, classmate of the discoverer at Hong Kong Pui Ching Middle School
71482 Jennamarie 2000 BO30 Jennifer Marie Mayhew, Cayuga-Canadian-American wife of the discoverer
71489 Dynamocamp 2000 CT1 Dynamo Camp is the Italian location of the Hole in the Wall Association, a non-profit organisation that works around the world to promote and operate free summer camps specially designed for children with serious and chronic illnesses. This special camp is located in the Tuscany region near the San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory.
71501–71600
71556 Page 2000 DW17 Gary L. Page, American physicist, defence analyst, and amateur astronomer
71901–72000
71971 Lindaketcham 2000 WK126 Linda Ketcham (b. 1944) made a generous grant of land space for the construction and operation of Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts.


Preceded by
70,001–71,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 71,001–72,000
Succeeded by
72,001–73,000