Meanings of minor planet names: 75001–76000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
75001–75100
75058 Hanau 1999 VK5 Hanau, the city in German, famous as the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm.
75063 Koestler 1999 VO8 Arthur Koestler, a journalist and writer.
75072 Timerskine 1999 VU19 Timothy Joseph Erskine, American needle safety technologist, amateur astronomer, musician, artist, philanthropist
75201–75300
75223 Wupatki 1999 WP1 Wupatki pueblo served as a cultural and trade center situated in one of the warmest driest places on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona. The red rock walls originally contained 100 rooms, a community room and ball court. It was built by the Ancient Pueblo People some 800 years ago.
75301–75400
75308 Shoin 1999 XY37 Shoin Yoshida, 19th-century Japanese political scientist, executed for his anti-shogunate ideology, and whose teachings played an important role in the success of the Meiji Restoration
75501–75600
75562 Wilkening 1999 YV22 Laurel Wilkening, a retired meteoriticist who served on numerous commissions related to the US space program.
75564 Audubon 2000 AJ John James Audubon, Franco-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter
75570 Jenőwigner 2000 AP4 Jenő Wigner, 20th-century Hungarian-American physicist and Nobelist (this minor planet was discovered on the fifth anniversary of his death)
75801–75900
75829 Alyea 2000 BH23 Gerald "Gerry" Alyea (1932–2010), a founder of the Warren Astronomical Society in Michigan.
Preceded by
74,001–75,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 75,001–76,000
Succeeded by
76,001–77,000