Meanings of minor planet names: 71001–72000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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 Natspasoc||1999 XL37||National Space Society †|
|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 †|
|71480 Roberthatt||2000 BZ28||Robert Hatt (1902-1989), Director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (1935-1967). †|
|71482 Jennamarie||2000 BO30||Jennifer Marie Mayhew, Cayuga-Canadian-American wife of the discoverer †|
|71483 Dickgottfried||2000 BU33||Richard "Dick" Gottfried (b. 1939) is retired from Sigma Aldrich Corp. and St. Josephs Hospital (Tucson, AZ), and is currently active with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. He is an amateur paleontologist with a collection that is meticulously catalogued and researched beyond the usual "amateur" quality and ability. †|
|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. †|
|71556 Page||2000 DW17||Gary L. Page, American physicist, defence analyst, and amateur astronomer † ‡|
|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. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 71,001–72,000