Meanings of minor planet names: 89001–90000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|89131 Phildevries||2001 UC12||Phil DeVries, American entomologist, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship †|
|89264 Sewanee||2001 VN2||The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, home institution of the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory †|
|89664 Pignata||2001 YU5||Giuliano Pignata, Italian astronomer, member of the Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey (ADAS) †|
|89735 Tommei||2002 AM||Giacomo Tommei, Italian mathematician who works in the field of Celestial Mechanics †|
|89739 Rampazzi||2002 AL7||Francesca Rampazzi, Italian communications specialist, responsible for the National Telescope Galileo and the maintenance of the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory's ADAS archive †|
|89818 Jureskvarč||2002 AX203||Jure Skvarč, Slovenian software engineer, who created the data-analysis software for the minor planet and comet search project at the Črni Vrh Observatory and in the Astrovirtel survey of the University of Padua †|
|89903 Post||2002 DL3||Cecil Post, American amateur astronomer and former engineer in the antenna section of the physical sciences laboratory in Las Cruces, New Mexico †|
|89909 Linie||2002 ET2||Linie, avant-garde association of artists active in Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic, 1931–1939 †|
|89956 Leibacher||2002 LJ5||John W. Leibacher, American solar astronomer †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 89,001–90,000