Meanings of minor planet names: 74001–75000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|74400 Streaky||1998 XH97||Name chosen by Eve Canovan, from Lancaster, UK, as the winner of a national competition to write a story that included an "asteroid" or "asteroids", which was run by the Centre for Life in conjunction with The Times Eureka Science magazine to enthuse and engage children about space. †|
|74439 Brenden||1999 CT2||Craig Brenden (b. 1946), a teacher of chemistry and an amateur astronomer. [MPC 84381]|
|74509 Gillett||1999 FG7||Frederick C. Gillett, American infrared astronomer †|
|74625 Tieproject||1999 RR34||NASA's Telescopes In Education (TIE) project †|
|74824 Tarter||1999 TJ16||Jill C. Tarter, American radio-astronomer †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 74,001–75,000