Meanings of minor planet names: 13001–14000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

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 number-range 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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

13001–13100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
13001 Woodney 1981 VL Laura M. Woodney (born 1970), American astronomer MPC · 13001
13003 Dickbeasley 1982 FN Richard ("Dick") E. Beasley (1934–1992) was a noted calligrapher and multi-media artist. A teacher and administrator at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Beasley was in demand for workshops and symposia worldwide and garnered numerous commissions JPL · 13003
13004 Aldaz 1982 RR Luis Aldaz (born 1925), meteorologist and scientific leader at Amundsen–Scott and Byrd Station in Antarctica during 1959–1964. Mount Aldaz, in Marie Byrd Land, was named for him by ACAN, the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names JPL · 13004
13005 Stankonyukhov 1982 SQ7 Stanislav Nikolaevich Konyukhov (born 1937), Ukrainian satellite and launch vehicle designer MPC · 13005
13006 Schwaar 1983 AC1 Pierre-Yves Schwaar, Swiss amateur astronomer and telescope maker, member of the Saguaro Astronomy Club of Phoenix, AZ MPC · 13006
13009 Voloshchuk 1985 PB2 Yuri Voloshchuk, Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 13009
13010 Germantitov 1986 QR5 Gherman Stepanovich Titov, Russian pilot-cosmonaut and cosmologist JPL · 13010
13011 Loeillet 1987 QS5 Jean-Baptiste Lœillet, Belgian composer MPC · 13011
13014 Hasslacher 1987 WJ1 Marian Brasseau Hasslacher (1901–1997) and Charles Alfred (Carl) Hasslacher (1897–1973), maternal grandparents of the discoverer. JPL · 13014
13017 Owakenoomi 1988 FM Owakenoomi was a ruler of north Musashi in the latter half of the fifth century. The leader of a troop of guardsmen of the Emperor Yuuryaku, he was buried in the Inariyama old burial mounds in Gyodashi, Saitama prefecture, with an iron sword inlaid with gold that is now a national treasure JPL · 13017
13018 Geoffjames 1988 GF Geoffrey K. James, Deputy manager for earth sciencesr. JPL · 13018
13024 Conradferdinand 1989 AJ6 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, famous Swiss author. JPL · 13024
13025 Zürich 1989 BA Zürich, Switzerland MPC · 13025
13027 Geeraerts 1989 GJ4 Jef Geeraerts (Jozef Adriaan Geeraerts), Flemish author* MPC · 13027
13028 Klaustschira 1989 GQ6 Klaus Tschira, German billionaire and cofounder of SAP AG* MPC · 13028
13031 Durance 1989 SN4 Durance river, in southeastern France JPL · 13031
13032 Tarn 1989 TU3 Tarn river, in southern France JPL · 13032
13033 Gardon 1989 TB5 Gardon or Gard river, in southern France, an affluent of the Rhône JPL · 13033
13037 Potosi 1990 EN3 Potosi, a famous mining town in Bolivia, was founded in 1546. During 1556–1783 almost 45~000 tons of pure silver were mined from the Cerro Rico, with 7000 tons going to the Spanish monarchy. Thousands of Incan workers died from exhaustion and mercury poisoning. They were replaced by African slaves JPL · 13037
13038 Woolston 1990 EN4 Thomas Woolston (1669–1731), an English deist. JPL · 13038
13039 Awashima 1990 FK1 Awashima Island, Niigata prefecture, in the Sea of Japan. JPL · 13039
13044 Wannes 1990 QO8 Wannes van de Velde (1937–2008) was a Flemish singer, musician and poet. He sang his rebellious songs in the local dialect of Antwerp, a choice that was not always appreciateid by the city's intelligentia. His song Ik wil deze nacht in de straten verdwalen ("This night I want to stray through the city") became popular JPL · 13044
13045 Vermandere 1990 QP8 Willem Vermandere (born 1940), a Flemish singer of countryside songs, performs in the colorful West Flemish dialect "Westhoek". Although barely understood by his fellow countrymen, he is esteemed for his critical views on society, the church and World War I. His song Blance and his horse is well known JPL · 13045
13046 Aliev 1990 QB19 Shamil' Gimbatovich Aliev (born 1943) is a Russian specialist in the field of applied mathematics and naval design JPL · 13046
13049 Butov 1990 RF17 Anatolij Sergeevich Butov (born 1939), an expert in the field of computing in transport economics. JPL · 13049
13052 Las Casas 1990 SN8 Bartolome de Las Casas (1474–1565), a Catholic priest who fought for the rights of the Indians and against the military conquest of the New World. JPL · 13052
13053 Bertrandrussell 1990 SQ8 British philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) was one of the twentieth century's premier logicians and author with A. N. Whitehead of Principia Mathematica. Also known for his antiwar activism, humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950 JPL · 13053
13055 Kreppein 1990 TW12 Wolfgang Kreppein (born 1948) is a German physician and dermatologist. JPL · 13055
13057 Jorgensen 1990 VF8 Carl Jorgensen, Canadian amateur astronomer MPC · 13057
13058 Alfredstevens 1990 WN3 Alfred Stevens (1823–1906) was a Belgian painter with a preference for portraying graceful female subjects, e.g., Salomè (1888). His impressionist friends envied him for his successful paintings, but his style was too realistic for him to be considered an impressionist JPL · 13058
13059 Ducuroir 1991 BD1 Marc Ducuroir, Belgian amateur astronomer, secretary of the Société Royale Belge d'Astronomie (1968–1977) JPL · 13059
13062 Podarkes 1991 HN Podarkes, son of Ares and full brother of Protesilaos, led the Achaians and took 40 black ships to the Trojan war. JPL · 13062
13063 Purifoy 1991 LB Dana D. Purifoy (born 1955), a pilot in the Flight Crew Branch of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. JPL · 13063
13064 Haemhouts 1991 PC6 Ben Haemhouts (born 1972) is a Belgian conductor, trombonist and composer, who studied during 1999–2002 with the Russian conductor A. Polyanichko. Currently he is the director of the Belgian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, and his performance of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony in Oct. 2009 was much appreciated JPL · 13064
13069 Umbertoeco 1991 RX1 Umberto Eco (born 1932) is an Italian philosopher and novelist, well known for his novels Il nome della rosa (1980) and Il pendolo di Foucault (1988). He is now the president of the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici at the University of Bologna JPL · 13069
13070 Seanconnery 1991 RO2 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish film actor* MPC · 13070
13077 Edschneider 1991 VD10 Edward T. Scheider (born 1948) serves as a staff pilot and T-38 instructor pilot at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. [13077#content JPL MPC · 13077
13079 Toots 1992 CD3 Jean-Baptiste, Baron ("Toots") Thielemans (born 1922) is a Belgian jazz harmonica player who worked with Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Joel and others JPL · 13079
13082 Gutiérrez 1992 EY10 Pedro J. Gutiérrez (b.~1972) of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía—Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas in Granada, Spain, has used thermophysical modeling to study the evolution of comets and their orbits JPL · 13082
13084 Virchow 1992 GC8 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist* MPC · 13084
13085 Borlaug 1992 HA4 Norman Ernest Borlaug (1914–2009), a U.S. agronomist and a central figure in the "green revolution", collaborated for many years with Mexican scientists on the development of new wheat varieties. In 1970 he received the Nobel Peace Prize and subsequently pursued efforts to eliminate hunger in Asia and Africa JPL · 13085
13086 Sauerbruch 1992 HS4 Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon* MPC · 13086
13087 Chastellux 1992 OV6 François-Jean de Chastellux, French author, member of the Académie Française* MPC · 13087
13088 Filipportera 1992 PB1 Filippo Portera (born 1955), a Sicilian composer of electronic music. JPL · 13088
13092 Schrödinger 1992 SS16 Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist* MPC · 13092
13093 Wolfgangpauli 1992 SQ24 Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian physicist* MPC · 13093
13094 Shinshuueda 1992 UK8 Ueda area of Nagano prefecture, Japan, called Shinshu and surrounded by the 2000-metre-high mountains of Joshin-etsu highland national park JPL · 13094
13096 Tigris 1993 BE5 The Tigris river, which flows south from the mountains of southeastern Turkey through Iraq and empties itself into the Persian Gulf MPC · 13096
13097 Lamoraal 1993 BU7 Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522–1568), was a Flemish nobleman. Together with William of Orange and the Count of Hoorne he protested against the Spanish Inquisition. His life, capture and execution were memorialized in Goethe's play Egmont, with music by Beethoven to accompany its first performance in 1810 JPL · 13097

13101–13200[edit]

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13101 Fransson 1993 FS10 Claes Fransson (born 1951), a professor in astronomy at Stockholm University. [MPC 84377] MPC · 13101
13109 Berzelius 1993 JB1 The Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779–1848) discovered the chemical law of constant proportions in 1828. This led to the development of the modern system of chemical notation. Berzelius is also credited with identifying the chemical elements silicon, selenium, thorium and cerium JPL · 13109
13111 Papacosmas 1993 OW1 Constantine Papacosmas, Canadian amateur astronomer MPC · 13111
13112 Montmorency 1993 QV4 Philip de Montmorency, Count of Hoorne (1524-1568), was stadtholder of Guelders and an admiral of Flanders. Together with William of Orange and the Count of Egmont, he resisted the introduction of the Spanish Inquisition in the Netherlands. He and Egmont were condemned to death and beheaded in Brussels JPL · 13112
13113 Williamyeats 1993 RQ5 Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was an Irish poet, winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 1923. He was known for his highly artistic form that gave expression to the spirit of a whole nation. On his grave in County Sligo is the advice "Cast a cold Eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by!" JPL · 13113
13114 Isabelgodin 1993 SU4 Isabel Godin (Isabel de Casa Mayor, 1728-1792) was the wife of Jean Godin des Odonais, a technician of the La Condamine expedition in Peru. In order to join her husband, who had left for La Cayenne, she had to make her way through the Amazon forest, losing all her travel companions and fighting against sickness and hunger JPL · 13114
13115 Jeangodin 1993 SU6 Jean Godin des Odonais (1713-1792) was the nephew of Louis Godin, one of the members of the La Condamine expedition in Peru. In May 1736 he joined the expedition and married Isabel de Casa Mayor, an heiress from a very wealthy family. Back in France he composed a grammar for the quichua language JPL · 13115
13116 Hortensia 1993 TG26 Hortensia is the name of a flower (Hydrangea hortensia) introduced to France by the astronomer Le Gentil on his return from observing the transits of Venus in India. Although he originally proposed to name this flower Pautia, either name would honor the orbit computer Nicole-Reine Etable de la Briere Hortense Lepaute. JPL · 13116
13117 Pondicherry 1993 TW38 Pondicherry, India* MPC · 13117
13118 La Harpe 1993 UX4 Jean François de la Harpe, a French writer. JPL · 13118
13121 Tisza 1994 CN9 Tisza River JPL · 13121
13122 Drava 1994 CV9 Drava River MPC · 13122
13123 Tyson 1994 KA Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and educator. Director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium MPC · 13123
13125 Tobolsk 1994 PK5 Tobolsk, Siberia* MPC · 13125
13126 Calbuco 1994 PT16 Calbuco volcano, is a strato volcano in southern Chile. JPL · 13126
13127 Jeroenbrouwers 1994 PN25 Jeroen Brouwers (born 1940), an Indonesian-born Dutch writer, who has won many literary prizes. JPL · 13127
13128 Aleppo 1994 PS28 Aleppo, a city in Syria which, since the 2nd century BC, is at the crossroad of several trade roads and still reflects the rich culture of its successive occupants. JPL · 13128
13129 Poseidonios 1994 PC29 Poseidonios (c. 135 BCE-c. 51 BCE), a Greek Stoic philosopher, astronomer and geographer. He was celebrated as a polymath who attempted to create a unified system for understanding human intellect and the universe, which would provide an explanation for human behavior. JPL · 13129
13130 Dylanthomas 1994 PW31 Dylan Marlais Thomas (1914–1953), a Welsh neo-romantic poet and writer. JPL · 13130
13131 Palmyra 1994 PL32 Palmyra, an ancient Semitic city, was first mentioned in the early second millennium BC as a caravan stop for travelers in the Syrian Desert. JPL · 13131
13132 Ortelius 1994 PO32 Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer. JPL · 13132
13133 Jandecleir 1994 PL34 Jan Decleir (born 1946), a Flemish movie and stage actor. JPL · 13133
13140 Shinchukai 1994 VW2 Shinchukai is the name of the alumni association of Shingu Middle School, Wakayama prefecture. The school was founded in 1901 and was succeeded by Shingu High School in 1948. Haruo Sato (poet and novelist, 1892–1964) and Takeo Hatanaka (astronomer, 1914–1963) were among the members JPL · 13140
13145 Cavezzo 1995 DZ1 Cavezzo, a small town in northern Italy. JPL · 13145
13146 Yuriko 1995 DR2 Yuriko Okuni, wife of the discoverer. JPL · 13146
13147 Foglia 1995 DZ11 Sergio Foglia, Italian amateur astronomer, Minor Planets Section secretary of the Unione Astrofili Italiani (Italian Astrophile Union), and AAVSO member MPC · 13147
13149 Heisenberg 1995 EF8 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist* MPC · 13149
13150 Paolotesi 1995 FS Paolo Tesi, elder son of Luciano Tesi, co-founder of the Pian dei Termini Observatory at San Marcello Pistoiese MPC · 13150
13151 Polino 1995 OH Polino, a typical village with about 250 inhabitants, is the smallest municipality in Italy. JPL · 13151
13154 Petermrva 1995 RC Petr Mrva, Czech amateur astronomer* MPC · 13154
13156 Mannoucyo 1995 SP3 Mannoucyo is the name of a new town in Kagawa prefecture on Shikoku island. It was formed from the merging of the three towns Mannoucho, Kotonamicho and Chunancho. The new town has approximately 900 small reservoirs, including Mannou Pond for irrigation, the largest irrigation pond in Japan JPL · 13156
13157 Searfoss 1995 TQ6 Richard A. Searfoss, American astronaut* MPC · 13157
13162 Ryokkochigaku 1995 UK44 Ryokkochigaku is the nickname of the Yokohama Midorigaoka High School earth-science club, known for its research of whale fossils and observation of solar prominences. JPL · 13162
13163 Koyamachuya 1995 UC45 Chuya Koyama (born 1978), a Japanese cartoonist, who created Ucyu Kyodai ("Brothers Fascinated by Cosmos"), a scientific comic featuring the universe and the future. He has won numerous awards JPL · 13163
13168 Danoconnell 1995 XW Daniel Joseph Kelly O'Connell, astronomer at the Vatican Observatory* MPC · 13168
13174 Timossi 1996 CT8 Aldo Timossi, a promoter of conventions, workshops and scientific meetings related to the advancement of planetary and minor planet study and also of the IMPACT Project (International Monitoring Program for Asteroid and Comet Threat). JPL · 13174
13176 Kobedaitenken 1996 HE1 Kobedaitenken, short for Kobe-Daigaku Tenmon Kenkyu-kai ("Kobe University astronomy club"), to which the second discoverer belonged during his student days. JPL · 13176
13177 Hansschmidt 1996 HS11 Hans Schmidt, the founder, together with Friedrich Becker (1900–1990), of the Hoher List observatory. JPL · 13177
13178 Catalan 1996 HF18 Eugène Charles Catalan (1814–1894) was a French-Belgian mathematician, known in particular for the "Catalan numbers". His left-wing convictions caused him to be expelled from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. In 1865 the University of Liège honored him with the chair of Analysis JPL · 13178
13179 Johncochrane 1996 HU18 John Dundas Cochrane (1780–1825) was a Scottish explorer who during 1820–1823 crossed on foot from Russia to Kamchatka. His remarkable journey has been described in A pedestrian journey through Russia and Siberian Tartary, to the frontiers of China, the Frozen Sea and Kamtchatka (1829) JPL · 13179
13180 Fourcroy 1996 HV19 Antoine-François de Fourcroy, French chemist and co-founder of the École polytechnique JPL · 13180
13181 Peneleos 1996 RS28 Peneleos, leader of Boeotia, killed by Eurypylus, is said to have been one of those inside the wooden horse. JPL · 13181
13184 Augeias 1996 TS49 Augeias, the legendary king of Elis, father of Agasthenes and grandfather of Polyxenos. Allusion is made to the exploit of Hercules cleaning his stables. JPL · 13184
13185 Agasthenes 1996 TH52 Agasthenes, son of legendary king Augeias. JPL · 13185
13188 Okinawa 1997 AH5 Okinawa, the southwestern-most prefecture in Japan, has a complicated history and beautiful sea and islands. The Okinawa Tracking and Communication Station of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is located on a hill to conduct command operations and receive telemetry from satellites that observe the earth or the moon JPL · 13188
13192 Quine 1997 BU5 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and logician* MPC · 13192
13196 Rogerssmith 1997 CE8 Rogers E. Smith, the Chief of the Flight Crew Branch at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. JPL MPC · 13196
13197 Pontecorvo 1997 DC Bruno Pontecorvo, a student of Enrico Fermi and the first to theorize the neutrino oscillation that produces three different particles. JPL · 13197
13198 Banpeiyu 1997 DT Banpeiyu (Citrus Banpeiyu) is a large, round, yellow citrus fruit that is a specialty of Kumamoto prefecture. The largest known example was collected in 2005 and weighed 4.858 kg JPL · 13198
13200 Romagnani 1997 EQ40 Sauro Romagnani, school teacher at San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy MPC · 13200

13201–13300[edit]

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13206 Baer 1997 GC22 James J. Baer (born 1965), a member of the Faculty of Mathematics at South University.[MPC 85412] MPC · 13206
13207 Tamagawa 1997 GZ25 Tamagawa, located in the eastern part of Ehime prefecture, is home of Tamagawa Junior High School. JPL · 13207
13208 Fraschetti 1997 GA38 George Fraschetti (born 1941), a technical advisor and contributor to the NEAT instruments. JPL · 13208
13209 Arnhem 1997 GQ41 Arnhem, a name derived from the presence of eagles, is a city near the Rhine river in the eastern part of the Netherlands. It is famous for archaeological evidence of human activity there in the Stone Age, some 70~000 years ago JPL · 13209
13211 Stucky 1997 JH6 Mark P. Stucky (born 1958) served as a NASA research pilot at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, instructing Space Shuttle astronauts in the T-38 and the Gulfstream-II Shuttle Training Aircraft, and at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. JPL · 13211
13212 Jayleno 1997 JL13 Jay Leno, American television personality* MPC · 13212
13213 Maclaurin 1997 JB15 Scottish mathematician Colin Maclaurin (1698-1746) is known for his "Taylor adapted series", which he used for adding powers of arithmetric progressions. He is particularly honored for his Treatise of Fluxions (1742), in which he presented for the first time Newton's methods on this subject JPL · 13213
13214 Chirikov 1997 JJ16 Alexei Ilyich Chirikov (1703-1748) was a Russian navigator who in 1741 discovered and reached the coast of Alaska, during the "great Northern Expedition". He also discovered some of the Aleutian islands and took part in creating a general map of the Russian discoveries in the Pacific Ocean JPL · 13214
13217 Alpbach 1997 ML2 Alpbach, the beautiful mountain village situated in the Tyrolean Alps, hosts the annual Summer School Alpbach. It is also famous for the international congress European Forum Alpbach, organized there every summer since 1945 to provide an important platform for economists, scientists, politicians and artists JPL · 13217
13219 Cailletet 1997 MB9 Louis Paul Cailletet, French physicist* MPC · 13219
13220 Kashiwagura 1997 NG3 Mitsuru Kashiwagura, Japanese high school teacher and amateur astronomer JPL · 13220
13221 Nao 1997 OY Naomi Nakamura (born 1965), whose nickname is Nao, is the wife of the discoverer. JPL · 13221
13222 Ichikawakazuo 1997 OV2 Kazuo Ichikawa (born 1955) is a postman and the associate president of the Nanyo Astronomical Club since 1988. JPL · 13222
13223 Cenaceneri 1997 PQ4 La Cena delle Ceneri (The Ash Wednesday Supper), one of Giordano Bruno's published works, in which he discusses the concept of a plurality (infinity) of worlds MPC · 13223
13224 Takamatsuda 1997 PL5 Takashi Matsuda, Japanese primary-school teacher and amateur astronomer. JPL · 13224
13225 Manfredi 1997 QU1 Eustachio Manfredi, Gabriele Manfredi, and Eraclito Manfredi, professors at the University of Bologna MPC · 13225
13226 Soulié 1997 SH Guy Soulié (born 1920) made photometric observations of the zodiacal light, measured positions of comets, planets and their satellites and wrote astrometric reduction programs. A member of the Hipparcos Input Catalog team, he also discovered double stars and minor planets. JPL · 13226
13227 Poor 1997 SR8 Kim Poor (born 1952), a renowned astronomical artist known for his use of brilliant colors and dramatic scenery. JPL · 13227
13229 Echion 1997 VB1 Echion, one of the Achaean warriors who entered Troy in the wooden horse —but who died when jumping down from it MPC · 13229
13231 Blondelet 1998 BL14 Jacques Blondelet (1934–1998) was a former president of the Société Lorraine d´Astronomie and vice president of the Observatoire Provençal d´Astrophotographie. JPL · 13231
13234 Natashaowen 1998 FC74 Natalya Cherkassova ("Natasha") Owen, Honorary Consul General of the Russian Federation in Hawaii JPL · 13234
13235 Isiguroyuki 1998 HT42 Nobuyuki Ishiguro, Japanese amateur astronomer, active in the Nanyo Astronomical Amateurs Club since 1984. JPL · 13235
13238 Lambeaux 1998 HU149 Jef Lambeaux (1852–1908), a Belgian sculptor who belonged to the Van Beers Clique, a group of young and eccentric artists. JPL · 13238
13239 Kana 1998 KN Kana Nakamura (born 1999), whose initials are "KN", is the daughter of the discoverer. JPL · 13239
13240 Thouvay 1998 KJ1 Jacqueline Thouvay (born 1939), manager of the Laboratoire d´Etudes Spatiales et d´Instrumentation en Astrophysique at Paris Observatory. JPL · 13240
13241 Biyo 1998 KM41 Josette Biyo (born 1958), a Filipino high school teacher who received the Intel International Excellence in Teaching Award during the ISEF in 2002 MPC · 13241
13244 Dannymeyer 1998 MJ14 Danny Meyer (born 1958), restaurateur and philanthropist, promotes neighborhood rejuvenation of historic New York City buildings and parks. Meyer is a board leader of two charities focusing on feeding the hungry and is a winner of the Share Our Strength Humanitarian Award and the James Beard Humanitarian Award JPL · 13244
13248 Fornasier 1998 MT37 Sonia Fornasier, Italian astronomer* MPC · 13248
13249 Marcallen 1998 MD38 Marc Allen (born 1951) is a stellar and solar astronomer who has directed the Space Studies Board of the U.S. National Research Council (1991–1999) and is currently Assistant Associate Administrator for Strategic and International Planning at NASA. JPL · 13249
13250 Danieladucato 1998 OJ Daniela Ducato, Italian (Sardinian) amateur astronomer MPC · 13250
13251 Viot 1998 OP Hervé Viot (born 1961) built the CCD camera used for the ODAS survey. He was also involved in many other aspects of the telescope software and hardware. His work and competence were invaluable to the success of the project. He is now involved in other projects at the Observatoire de la Côte d´Azur. JPL · 13251
13253 Stejneger 1998 OM13 Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1851–1943) was a Norwegian-born American ornithologist and author of more than 400 scientific publications on birds, reptiles and seals. During a visit to Bering Island he became fascinated by the life of G. W. Steller, about whom he wrote a biography in 1936 JPL · 13253
13254 Kekulé 1998 OY13 In 1865 German chemist Friedrich August Kekulé (1829–1896) discovered the structure of benzene as a six-membered ring of carbon atoms with alternating single and double bonds JPL · 13254
13256 Marne 1998 OZ14 The Marne is a river in France with its source on the Langres plateau. With a length of nearly 525 km it runs generally in a north-northwest direction, passing the cities of Chaumont and Chalôns-sur-Marne. Below the city of Reims it changes its direction to continue its path to Paris, where it enters the Seine river JPL · 13256
13258 Bej 1998 QT12 Gautam Ashim Bej (born 1989) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13258
13259 Bhat 1998 QA15 Nivedita Bhat (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her environmental sciences project. JPL · 13259
13260 Sabadell 1998 QZ15 Agrupación Astronómica de Sabadell MPC · 13260
13265 Terbunkley 1998 QP23 Terrance S. Bunkley (born 1987) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his physical science project. JPL · 13265
13268 Trevorcorbin 1998 QS34 Trevor Eugene Corbin (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his botany and zoology project. JPL · 13268
13269 Dahlstrom 1998 QV34 Kurt Martin Dahlstrom (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his environmental sciences project. JPL · 13269
13272 Ericadavid 1998 QH37 Erica Elizabeth David (born 1989) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her physical science project. JPL · 13272
13274 Roygross 1998 QX37 Roy James Gross (born 1987) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his botany and zoology project. JPL · 13274
13278 Grotecloss 1998 QK42 Kristin Shannon Grotecloss (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her behavioral science project. JPL · 13278
13279 Gutman 1998 QN43 Jennifer Erin Gutman (born 1989) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her physical science project. JPL · 13279
13280 Christihaas 1998 QM44 Christine Haas (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her botany and zoology project. JPL · 13280
13281 Aliciahall 1998 QW45 Alicia Esther Hall (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her botany and zoology project. JPL · 13281
13283 Dahart 1998 QF51 David Andrew Hart (born 1990) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his environmental sciences project. JPL · 13283
13285 Stephicks 1998 QK52 Stephanie Marie Hicks (born 1990) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her botany and zoology project. JPL · 13285
13286 Adamchauvin 1998 QK53 Christiane Adam Chauvin (born 1952), of Paris Observatory, is responsible for research relationships with the European Community. JPL · 13286
13293 Mechelen 1998 QO104 Mechelen, 25 km south of Antwerp, was settled on the banks of the Dyle river in Gallic-Roman times. In 1303 it became the first seller of wool, and by the late Middle Ages it was a center of the cloth trade. Famous for its St. Rombout tower and Dordoens botanical garden, Michelen is known today for the cultivation of endive, asparagus and cauliflower JPL · 13293
13294 Rockox 1998 QO105 Nicolaas Rockox (1560-1640), a humanist and maecenas. JPL · 13294
13298 Namatjira 1998 RD5 Albert Namatjira (1902–1959), landscape painter. JPL · 13298

13301–13400[edit]

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13302 Kezmoh 1998 RO31 Lorren J. Kezmoh (born 1990) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her botany and zoology project. JPL · 13302
13303 Asmitakumar 1998 RX32 Asmita Kumar (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her physical science project. JPL MPC · 13303
13305 Danielang 1998 RD54 Daniel Owen Lang (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13305
13315 Hilana 1998 RX71 Hilana Megan Lewkowitz-Shpuntoff (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13315
13316 Llano 1998 RJ75 Rayden Llano (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13316
13319 Michaelmi 1998 RD79 Michael Mi (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13319
13320 Jessicamiles 1998 RL79 Jessica Lian Miles (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13320
13325 Valérienataf 1998 SV14 Valérie Nataf Lambert, a well-known French TV news journalist who covers major international events. JPL MPC · 13325
13326 Ferri 1998 SH23 Francesca Ferri, a planetary scientist at the University of Padua. JPL MPC · 13326
13327 Reitsema 1998 SC24 Harold James Reitsema, American astronomer and space scientist* MPC · 13327
13328 Guetter 1998 SP24 Harry Hendrik Guetter, an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station from 1964 until 2002. JPL · 13328
13329 Davidhardy 1998 SB32 David Hardy, British space artist MPC · 13329
13330 Dondavis 1998 SM46 Don Davis, artist and astronomer MPC · 13330
13332 Benkhoff 1998 SM58 Johannes Benkhoff, a planetary scientist at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Berlin-Adlerhof. JPL · 13332
13333 Carsenty 1998 SU59 Uri Carsenty, Israeli planetary scientist. JPL · 13333
13334 Tost 1998 SX60 Wilfried Tost, German amateur astronomer MPC · 13334
13335 Tobiaswolf 1998 SK61 Tobias Wolf (born 1980) is an enthusiastic naked-eye observer of the moon, planets and other wonders of the sky. JPL · 13335
13346 Danielmiller 1998 SP133 Daniel Louis Miller, Jr. (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13346
13350 Gmelin 1998 ST144 Johann Georg Gmelin, German naturalist JPL · 13350
13351 Zibeline 1998 SQ145 Zibeline is the name of a small animal (Martes zibellina), that generally lives in the colder parts of the globe. Astronomer Chappe d´Auteroche, on his voyage to Tobolsk, Siberia, in 1761, reported how it has been hunted for its beautiful dark fur, resulting in almost complete extinction. JPL · 13351
13352 Gyssens 1998 SZ163 Marc Gyssens, Flemish computer scientist, director of the Urania Public Observatory and co-founder of the International Meteor Organization MPC · 13352
13357 Werkhoven 1998 TE29 Margaretha Cornelia Maria Werkhoven, a Dutch-Surinamese botanist at the National Herbarium of Suriname. JPL · 13357
13358 Revelle 1998 TA34 Douglas ReVelle, American meteorologist and meteor physicist MPC · 13358
13365 Tenzinyama 1998 UL20 Tenzinyama, a mountain in the western part of Iwamuro village, Niigata prefecture. JPL · 13365
13367 Jiří 1998 UT24 Jirí Borovicka (born 1964), of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, is known for his work in meteor physics and astronomy, particularly in meteor spectroscopy. He discovered the low- and high-temperature components of meteor radiation. JPL · 13367
13368 Wlodekofman 1998 UV24 Wlodek Kofman, French geophysicist* MPC · 13368
13370 Júliusbreza 1998 VF Július Breza, Czech otorhinolaryngologist ? MPC · 13370
13376 Dunphy 1998 VO32 Desmond Plunket Dunphy, an Irish medical doctor. JPL · 13376
13380 Yamamohammed 1998 WQ11 Yahya Maqsood Mohammed (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13380
13387 Irus 1998 YW6 The mythological Greek beggar Irus defied and, in the presence of Penelope's suitors, was defeated by Ulysses on his return to Ithaca. JPL · 13387
13389 Stacey 1999 AG24 Stacey Ward, discoverer's wife MPC · 13389
13390 Bouška 1999 FQ3 Jirí Bouska, emeritus professor of astronomy at Charles University, Prague. JPL · 13390
13395 Deconihout 1999 RH35 Serge Deconihout, a French amateur astronomer. JPL · 13395
13396 Midavaine 1999 RU38 Thierry Midavaine, vice-president of the Association Française d´Astronomie. JPL · 13396

13401–13500[edit]

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13403 Sarahmousa 1999 RJ167 Sarah S. Mousa (born 1987) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL MPC · 13403
13404 Norris 1999 RT177 Noele Rosalie Norris (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13404
13405 Dorisbillings 1999 ST1 Doris Billings, née Dora Kawchuk, mother of the discoverer MPC · 13405
13406 Sekora 1999 TA4 Ondrej Sekora (1899–1967), Czech journalist, cartoonist, illustrator and writer. JPL · 13406
13408 Deadoklestic 1999 TF14 Dea Doklestic (born 1982), a geophysicist and atmospheric scientist, is the wife of the first discoverer. This minor planet is being named on the occasion of their wedding on 2009 June 21 JPL · 13408
13410 Arhale 1999 UX5 Alan R. Hale (born 1941) joined with Tom Johnson in the mid–1960s in the creation and development of the Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and its ultimate production. In this he was instrumental in bringing astronomy to many schools and ordinary people over the years JPL · 13410
13411 OLRAP 1999 UO7 Orchestre Lyrique de Région Avignon Provence (OLRAP)  ? MPC · 13411
13412 Guerrieri 1999 UJ8 Mary Guerrieri (born 1966) has supported astronomical research at the University of Arizona. She served as an editor of the university Press Space Science Series, manager of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory's Space Imagery Center and manager of Academic Affairs for the Department of Planetary Sciences JPL · 13412
13413 Bobpeterson 1999 UF9 Robert ("Bob") Peterson (born 1949), a graduate of the University of Arizona, was assistant director at the Steward Observatory and for over 26 years, has been responsible for U. of A. operations in the Catalinas, on Kitt Peak, the Vatican Observatory on Mt. Graham, and for the U. of A. aluminizing facility JPL · 13413
13414 Grantham 1999 UN25 James Grantham (born 1966) is the observatory operations supervisor at the Steward Observatory Mt. Lemmon Station. He played a vital role defending the telescopes at both Mt. Lemmon and Mt. Bigelow during the 2002 Bullock and 2003 Aspen wildfires. He enjoys working on his family's ranch near Arivaca, Arizona JPL · 13414
13415 Stevenbland 1999 UT25 Steven Bland (born 1967) is a member of the Mountain Operations team for Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. JPL · 13415
13416 Berryman 1999 UX25 Jay Berryman (born 1980) is a member of the Mountain Operations team for Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. JPL · 13416
13421 Holvorcem 1999 VO12 Paulo R. Holvorcem, astronomer* MPC · 13421
13423 Bobwoolley 1999 VR22 Robert Woolley (born 1953) taught astronomy and was planetarium director at Montgomery College (1976–1981) and president of the Von Braun Astronomical Society (1993–1994). Since 1994 he has been conducting week-long astronomical/geological educational experiences at a dark site near Flagstaff, Arizona. JPL · 13423
13424 Margalida 1999 VD24 Santa Margalida, Majorca* MPC · 13424
13425 Waynebrown 1999 VG24 Since 1993 Wayne Brown (born 1957) has developed and makes widely available CCD imaging systems for the astronomical and biomedical communities. He has also designed and built CCD cameras used for imaging from space. JPL · 13425
13433 Phelps 1999 VP52 Kels Gordon Phelps (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13433
13434 Adamquade 1999 VK58 Adam Robert Quade (born 1987) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. JPL · 13434
13435 Rohret 1999 VX67 Sasha Annalicia Rohret (born 1989) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her botany and zoology project. JPL · 13435
13436 Enid 1999 WF Enid, a city in northern Oklahoma. JPL · 13436
13437 Wellton-Persson 1999 WF8 Helen Wellton and Claes Wellton Persson, Swedish entrepreneurs who sponsor the Uppsala-DLR Asteroid Survey* MPC · 13437
13438 Marthanalexander 1999 XD86 Martha N. Alexander, a mentor of a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. JPL · 13438
13439 Frankiethomas 2072 P-L Frankie Thomas, actor JPL · 13439
13441 Janmerlin 2098 P-L Jan Merlin, actor JPL · 13441
13446 Almarkim 3087 P-L Al Markim, actor JPL · 13446
13448 Edbryce 4526 P-L Ed Bryce, actor JPL · 13448
13449 Margaretgarland 4845 P-L Margaret Garland, actress JPL · 13449
13463 Antiphos 5159 T-2 Antiphos, a friend of Telemachos and Odysseus and lived at Ithaca. JPL · 13463
13473 Hokema 1953 GJ Peter Hokema (born 1955), a German violinist and maker of musical instruments. JPL · 13473
13474 V'yus 1973 QO1 Yurij Sergeevich Vasil'ev (born 1929), rector of St. Petersburg State Technical University. JPL · 13474
13475 Orestes 1973 SX Orestes, a son of Agamemnon, was a child at the time of the murder of his father. MPC · 13475
13477 Utkin 1975 VW5 Vladimir Fedorovich Utkin, Russian rocket designer and scientist JPL · 13477
13478 Fraunhofer 1976 DB1 Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist * MPC · 13478
13479 Vet 1977 TO6 Vladimir Evgen'evich Tretyakov ("VET"), Russian mathematician. JPL · 13479
13480 Potapov 1978 PX3 Mikhail Mikhailovich Potapov (born 1904) is a distinctive Russian painter who made a series of icon works in the twelfth-century Byzantine manner for several temples. JPL · 13480
13482 Igorfedorov 1979 HN5 Igor' Borisovich Fedorov, Russian radio-wave scientist and over-the-horizon radar specialist. JPL · 13482
13488 Savanov 1982 TK1 Igor' Spartakovich Savanov (born 1956), the vice-director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. JPL · 13488
13489 Dmitrienko 1982 UO6 Elena Sergeevna Dmitrienko (born 1952), a senior researcher at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory and wife of astronomer Igor' Savanov. JPL · 13489
13492 Vitalijzakharov 1984 YE4 Vitalij Aleksandrovich Zakharov (born 1964) is an active surgeon-oncologist at the Simferopol cancer dispensary center. JPL · 13492
13493 Lockwood 1985 PT George W. ("Wes") Lockwood (born 1941), an astronomer at Lowell Observatory since 1973, is an expert on high-precision photometry. Central to his research has been a decades-long study of the seasonal variability of Saturn VI (Titan), Uranus, and Neptune, as well as activity cycles in the sun and solar-type stars JPL · 13493
13494 Treiso 1985 RT Treiso is a village near Alba, Piemonte. Each year, a day is set aside to celebrate both astronomy and the locally produced red wine, Barbaresco. The event is called "Tasting the Universe". The name was suggested by V. Zappalà and A. W. Harris JPL · 13494
13497 Ronstone 1986 EK1 Ronald C. Stone (born 1946) joined the U.S. Naval Observatory in 1981, working in Washington D.C., in New Zealand and in Flagstaff, Arizona. He developed the Flagstaff Astrometric Scanning Transit Telescope (FASTT) and obtained extremely accurate positions for thousands of minor planets.[4] JPL MPC · 13497
13498 Al Chwarizmi 1986 PX Al Chwarizmi (c.~780-c.~850), a Persian mathematician, astronomer and geographer. JPL · 13498
13499 Steinberg 1986 TQ5 Jean Louis Steinberg (born 1922), a co-founder of the Nançay Radio Observatory and Astronomy and Astrophysics. JPL MPC · 13499
13500 Viscardy 1987 PM Georges Viscardy (born 1917), the founder of the Société Monégasque d´Astronomie and of the Observatoire de Saint Martin de Peille on the French Riviera. JPL · 13500

13501–13600[edit]

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13509 Guayaquil 1989 GU3 Guayaquil, the largest and the most populated city in Ecuador JPL · 13509
13513 Manila 1990 EL2 Manila, the capital of the Philippines, with a capital region of about 12 million inhabitants. JPL · 13513
13514 Mikerudenko 1990 MR Michael Rudenko (born 1955) has been an IT specialist at the Minor Planet Center, handling the website and database, since 2009. He (co-)discovered three comets visually: C/1984 V1 (Levy-Rudenko); C/1987 Q1 (Rudenko); and C/1989 Q1 (Okazaki-Levy-Rudenko) JPL · 13514
13520 Félicienrops 1990 VC6 Félicien Rops, Belgian painter JPL · 13520
13523 Vanhassel 1991 LU1 André Vanhassel (born 1927) studied classical philology at Ghent University and philosophy at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He was the director of the Lyceum in Antwerp from 1980 to 1985. JPL · 13523
13525 Paulledoux 1991 PG3 Paul Ledoux (1914–1988), a Belgian astrophysicist. JPL · 13525
13526 Libbrecht 1991 PQ5 Ulrich Libbrecht (1928), a Belgian philosopher. JPL · 13526
13529 Yokaboshi 1991 RE1 Yokaboshi is a local astronomical group established at Baloon Yoka Astronomical Observatory in 1992 in collaboration with the local government. JPL · 13529
13530 Ninnemann 1991 RS2 Olaf Ninnemann, German mathematician. JPL · 13530
13531 Weizsäcker 1991 RU4 Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker, German physicist* MPC · 13531
13533 Junili 1991 RJ11 June, Nina, and Lian, daughters of Theo Geuens and Rita Heirman, friends of the discoverer JPL · 13533
13534 Alain-Fournier 1991 RZ11 Alain-Fournier (Henri-Alban Fournier, 1886–1914) was a French novelist and literary critic. In 1913 he published his novel Le Grand Meaulnes, which was widely admired and became a classic in French literature JPL · 13534
13540 Kazukitakahashi 1991 UR1 Kazuki Takahashi (born 1997) is the first discoverer's eldest son. JPL · 13540
13543 Butler 1992 AO2 John Christopher "Chris" Butler (born 1964), a prolific astronomical artist who has painted numerous scenes incorporating fine details and color in works like Apollo Dawn and a sense of humor reflected in such paintings as One Small Mistake for Man and Hooray for Hadleywood. JPL · 13543
13551 Gadsden 1992 FL1 Michael Gadsden, 20th-century Scottish astronomer, secretary general of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy. JPL · 13551
13553 Masaakikoyama 1992 JE Masaaki Koyama, Japanese baseball player. JPL · 13553
13554 Decleir 1992 JL1 Hugo Decleir (born 1939) is Professor Emeritus in the geography department of the University of Brussels whose research interests include glaciology and climatology. He participated in several expeditions to Antarctica and is a co-founder of the International Polar Foundation JPL · 13554
13557 Lievetruwant 1992 OB9 Godelieva Truwant (born 1948), a mathematics teacher at Institute Stella Matutina in Michelbeke, Belgium. JPL · 13557
13559 Werth 1992 RD1 Hildegard Werth (born 1950), an experienced TV journalist with the large German TV system ZDF. JPL · 13559
13560 La Pérouse 1992 RX6 Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, French navigator and explorer. JPL · 13560
13561 Kudogou 1992 SB1 Gou Kudo (born 1954) is a high school science teacher and amateur astronomer. A director of the Kuroishi Subaru Association, he is also on the editorial staff of the association's magazine Starlit Sky Information and works vigorously to promote knowledge of astronomy JPL · 13561
13562 Bobeggleton 1992 SF11 Bob Eggleton (born 1960) is a world-renowned artist whose work spans science, science fiction and fantasy. JPL · 13562
13564 Kodomomiraikan 1992 UH1 Kodomomiraikan ("Museum of Future for Kids") is a hands-on-activity-based center for children that will open in 2010 in Edogawa, Tokyo. This facility will provide an opportunity for kids to continue to learn various subjects, including astronomy, the universe, manufacturing and nature JPL · 13564
13565 Yotakanashi 1992 UZ5 Yoichi Takanashi (born 1958) is an amateur astronomer and owner of a very famous Italian restaurant in Kamogawa City, and he entertains many a visitor coming to see him from Tokyo. He is also a vice director of the Kamogawa Lifesaving Club and contributes much to his community JPL · 13565
13567 Urabe 1992 WF1 Mamoru Urabe (born 1960), a teacher of junior high school and an amateur astronomer, is a volunteer senior researcher at the Kamogawa Observatory in Chiba prefecture and has a private observatory in his home. His astronomical interests include comets, nebulae, star clusters and occultations by minor planets JPL · 13567
13569 Oshu 1993 EJ Ōshū, Iwate, Japan, where the Mizusawa Astrogeodynamics Observatory is located JPL · 13569
13576 Gotoyoshi 1993 HW Yoshihiro Goto (born 1955) is a local civil servant and a Japanese amateur astronomer. As a member of the secretariat of the Kuroishi Subaru Association, he is active in organizing star parties for amateur astronomers and lay persons JPL · 13576
13577 Ukawa 1993 HR1 Hirohumi Ukawa (born 1942) mentored many an astronomical amateur and astronomy specialist by the time of his retirement from many years of distinguished services at the Takamatsu Municipal Planetarium. He also acted as the volunteer president of the Astronomical Society of Shikoku during his tenure JPL · 13577
13579 Allodd 1993 NA2 The number of this minor planet consists of all odd digits, in increasing order. The name was suggested by J. Meeus. JPL · 13579
13580 de Saussure 1993 OQ5 Swiss aristocrat and physicist Horace-Bénedict de Saussure (1770-1799) made several journeys through the Swiss Alps, directing his attention to its botany, mineralogy, geology and topography of the snowy mountains. This naming also honors the linguist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) JPL · 13580
13582 Tominari 1993 TN2 Ichiro Tominari (born 1955), a prefectural government official, is also well known as an amateur astronomer in Oita. He began studying cosmic rays during his days as a university student and later became interested in galactic astronomy. He is now a planning director of the Astronomical Society of Oita JPL · 13582
13583 Bosret 1993 TN18 Nicolas Bosret, Belgian composer and organist JPL · 13583
13585 Justinsmith 1993 TC20 Justin Erik Halldór Smith (1972), an American-Canadian philosopher. JPL · 13585
13586 Copenhagen 1993 TY22 Founded as a fishing village in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. The name is derived from `merchants harbour'. Excavations have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century, and the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating from the 11th century. JPL · 13586
13599 Lisbon 1994 PM21 One of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon was inhabited by pre-Celtic tribes during the Neolithic period. In 711 the city was taken by Berbers and Arabs from North Africa and the Middle East. Muslim influences are still visible in the Alfama district that survived the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. JPL · 13599

13601–13700[edit]

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13602 Pierreboulez 1994 PB36 Pierre Boulez, French composer. JPL · 13602
13605 Nakamuraminoru 1994 RV Minoru Nakamura (born 1931) has been an active volunteer in the spread of astronomical knowledge and activities for children and youth since his retirement as principal of an elementary school in Kuroishi, Aomori prefecture. He has been president of the Kuroishi Subaru Association since 1992 JPL · 13605
13606 Bean 1994 RN5 During the Apollo 12 mission to Oceanus Procellarum, Alan LaVern Bean (born 1932) became the fourth person to set foot on the lunar surface. Since leaving the space program, he has devoted himself to documenting his and his fellow astronauts' experiences through his spectacular artwork. JPL · 13606
13607 Vicars 1994 SH11 Andrea Vicars (born 1974), an engineer with a wide range of skills. JPL · 13607
13608 Andosatoru 1994 TQ1 Satoru Ando (born 1954) has for many years been a passionate disseminator of astronomy as chairman of the Tateyama Astronomy Club in Chiba prefecture. He is also known as a beachcomber JPL · 13608
13609 Lewicki 1994 TK11 Christopher A. Lewicki (born 1974), an engineer working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 13609
13610 Lilienthal 1994 TS16 Otto Lilienthal, German aviation pioneer and glider pilot. JPL · 13610
13615 Manulis 1994 WP13 Ilan Manulis (born 1949) has enthusiastically promoted the study of near-earth objects from Israel and built awareness among the public by lectures and media programs. During the 1980s, he was chairman of the Israeli Astronomical Association. He now serves as IAA's head of small solar-system objects. JPL · 13615
13620 Moynahan 1995 FM3 Dan Moynahan (born 1971), a computer programmer working at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. JPL · 13620
13622 McArthur 1995 HY2 Guy McArthur (born 1971), a talented programmer working at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. JPL · 13622
13624 Abeosamu 1995 UO3 Osamu Abe (born 1950), Japanese amateur astronomer and a researcher on snow and ice. JPL · 13624
13627 Yukitamayo 1995 VP1 Tamayo Yuki (born 1956) joined the Fukuoka Astronomical Society and actively participates in their regular meetings. After her marriage, she built a private observatory in her back yard. She enjoys observing and photographing nebulae and star clusters through her 0.3-m Schmidt Cassegrain telescope JPL · 13627
13633 Ivens 1995 WW17 John Ivens (born 1964), a computer programmer working at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. JPL · 13633
13638 Fiorenza 1996 CJ7 Fiorenza Tombelli (born 1950), a sister of the first discoverer. JPL · 13638
13640 Ohtateruaki 1996 GV1 Teruaki Ohta (born 1962) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and director of the Astronomical Society of Oita. His current main interests are comets, meteors, planetary occultations, lunar eclipses and solar eclipses. He also enjoys touring domestic and overseas astronomical observatories JPL · 13640
13641 de Lesseps 1996 GM20 Jean-Baptiste de Lesseps (1766–1834), a French diplomat and writer, was a member of the scientific expedition of La Pérouse. Reaching the port of Avatcha (Kamchatka) on 1787 Sept. 30, he was transported over land by horses and sledges to get the reports of the voyage so far to Paris. This took him more than one year JPL · 13641
13642 Ricci 1996 HX Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro (1853–1925), a professor of mathematics at the University of Padua. JPL · 13642
13643 Takushi 1996 HC1 Takushi Yokota, Japanese leader of the Kobe University astronomy club (see 13176 Kobedaitenken, above) and observing partner of the discoverer JPL · 13643
13644 Lynnanderson 1996 HR10 Lynn Anderson (1947–2015), a multi-award-winning American country music singer, had a worldwide hit in 1970 with I Never Promised You a Rose Garden JPL · 13644
13647 Rey 1996 HR24 Marc-Michel Rey, Dutch publisher of the Enlightenment JPL · 13647
13650 Perimedes 1996 TN49 Perimedes was the father of Schedios, the commander of the Phocians on the battlefield of Troy JPL · 13650
13652 Elowitz 1997 BV8 Mark Elowitz (born 1961) is a space scientist with a wide range of experience. He contributed to the Voyager survey of the outer solar system, the Magellan mission to Venus, Project LINEAR and the Galileo survey of the Jupiter system JPL · 13652
13653 Priscus 1997 CT16 Tarquinius Priscus, fifth king of Rome, reigned from 616 to 579 B.C. He constructed the Circus Maximus and enlarged the Roman Forum JPL · 13653
13654 Masuda 1997 CV21 Masuda is an area in Tanegashima, Kagoshima prefecture, where one can enjoy a great ocean view. The Masuda Tracking and Communication Station of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is located on the cliff to conduct command operations and receive telemetry from satellites that observe the earth or the moon JPL · 13654
13657 Badinter 1997 EB54 Elisabeth Badinter (Bleustein-Blanchet, b. 1944) is a French author, feminist and philosopher. Specializing in the eighteenth-century Enlightenment literature, she became famous for L´amour en plus (1980), where she defends the rights of women and proclaims the resemblances between men and women JPL · 13657
13658 Sylvester 1997 FB James Joseph Sylvester (1814–1897) studied at Cambridge and was the founder, together with Cayley, of the theory of algebraic invariants. He taught at University College, London; at Johns Hopkins University (1877–1883), where he helped establish a graduate program in mathematics; and finally at Oxford JPL · 13658
13667 Samthurman 1997 GT37 Sam Thurman (born 1961) led a team that helped develop the landing system for Mars Pathfinder that was key in proving that the landing approach would perform reliably on Mars. This used a Monte Carlo computer simulation that accurately modeled the spacecraft and its interaction with the Martian environment JPL · 13667
13668 Tanner 1997 HQ1 Roger Tanner (born 1950) has spent the last eight years at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory designing and building imaging systems for use on the various Mars missions, such as Mars Pathfinder, Beagle II and HiRISE. He is also an avid amateur astronomer who aspires to work at a professional level JPL · 13668
13669 Swammerdam 1997 JS14 Jan Swammerdam (1637–1680), one of the first entomologists to use the microscope to study insects. JPL · 13669
13672 Tarski 1997 KH Alfred Tarski (1901–1983), Polish logician, mathematician and philosopher, best known for his work on model theory, metamathematics, and algebraic logic JPL · 13672
13673 Urysohn 1997 LC Pavel Samuilovich Urysohn (1898–1924), Russian mathematician mainly active in topology JPL · 13673
13674 Bourge 1997 MJ2 Pierre Bourge (born 1921) founded what was later to become the Association Française d´Astronomie in 1945, and its magazine Ciel et Espace in 1972. An avid solar eclipse observer and telescope maker, he has been an inspiration to a generation of astronomers, amateur and professional JPL · 13674
13677 Alvin 1997 NK1 Alvin is a deep-sea submersible with a depth range of 4000 meters. Built in 1964, it was used for some of the greatest undersea adventures of all, including the recovery of a lost nuclear device, the mapping of the Mid-Ocean Ridge and the discovery of "black smoker chimneys" and associated tube worms JPL · 13677
13678 Shimada 1997 NE11 Osamu Shimada (born 1914) is a professor emeritus in science at Yamagata University. He is now a researcher and instructor of science teaching JPL · 13678
13679 Shinanogawa 1997 OZ1 Shinanogawa is the river that flows from Nagano prefecture to Niigata prefecture and into the Sea of Japan. The longest river in Japan, it has a total length of 367 kilometers JPL · 13679
13681 Monty Python 1997 PY1 Monty Python, British comedy group MPC · 13681
13682 Pressberger 1997 PG3 Rudolf Pressberger, Austrian engineer and amateur telescope maker, inventor of the "Austrian mount" MPC · 13682
13684 Borbona 1997 QQ2 Borbona is a picturesque town in the Italian region Lazio, famous for works of art that include a twelfth-century cross in gold and silver JPL · 13684
13686 Kongozan 1997 QS4 Kongozan mountain (height 583 meters) is located in the east of Shirataka town, Yamagata prefecture. The mountain is in the discoverer's hometown JPL · 13686
13688 Oklahoma 1997 RJ7 Oklahoma* MPC · 13688
13689 Succi 1997 RO7 Carlo Succi, Italian physicist MPC · 13689
13690 Lesleymartin 1997 RG9 Lesley and Martin Goldsmith took care of the discoverer after he had an accident in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, England JPL · 13690
13691 Akie 1997 SL16 Akie Asami (born 1957) is the wife of the discoverer JPL · 13691
13693 Bondar 1997 TW15 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Canadian astronaut MPC · 13693
13699 Nickthomas 1998 MU7 Throughout his career, Nicholas Thomas (born 1960), of Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie, Katlenburg-Lindau, has been associated with obtaining close-up images of solar system bodies, from his role on the Giotto multicolor camera, through the imager on Mars Pathfinder, to Rosetta's OSIRIS imager JPL · 13699
13700 Connors 1998 MM36 Martin Gerard Connors, Canadian space scientist MPC · 13700

13701–13800[edit]

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13701 Roquebrune 1998 OR Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Provençal village organizing a "Night of Stars" JPL · 13701
13703 Romero 1998 OR13 Oscar Romero (1917–1980), an archbishop in El Salvador. JPL MPC · 13703
13704 Aletesi 1998 PA1 Alessandro Tesi, younger son of the discoverer (Luciano Tesi) MPC · 13704
13705 Llapasset 1998 QJ2 Jean-Marie Llapasset, French amateur astronomer JPL · 13705
13710 Shridhar 1998 QU13 Nupur Shridhar (born 1989) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her computer science project. She attends the Great Valley Middle School, Malvern, Pennsylvania JPL · 13710
13714 Stainbrook 1998 QV38 *In honor of Steve and Tracy Stainbrook MPC · 13714
13715 Steed 1998 QK39 Jared Benjamin Steed (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his environmental sciences project. He attends the Buckeye Valley Middle School, Delaware, Ohio JPL · 13715
13716 Trevino 1998 QJ40 Aron Michael Trevino (born 1990) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. He attends the Jackson Middle School, San Antonio, Texas JPL · 13716
13717 Vencill 1998 QM42 Kory Aaron Vencill (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his engineering project. He attends the Applegate Middle School, Applegate, Oregon JPL · 13717
13718 Welcker 1998 QR43 Kelydra Elizabeth Welcker (born 1989) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her environmental sciences project. She attends the Blennerhassett Junior High, Parkersburg, West Virginia JPL · 13718
13721 Kevinwelsh 1998 QX51 Kevin William Welsh (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his botany and zoology project. He attends the St. Peter Chanel Interparochial School, Paulina, Louisiana JPL · 13721
13722 Campobagatin 1998 QO54 Adriano Campo Bagatin (born 1962), of the University of Bern, has worked on the observation of transneptunian objects, the collisional evolution of minor planets and the physics of small-body fragmentation processes. The name was suggested by P. Paolicchi JPL · 13722
13723 Kolokolova 1998 QY54 Ludmilla Kolokolova (born 1951) is a scientist at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research centers on light scattering by particles and by the surfaces of solar-system bodies. The name was suggested by H. Scholl JPL · 13723
13724 Schwehm 1998 QF55 Gerhard Schwehm, Head of Planetary Science at the European Space Agency* MPC · 13724
13729 Nicolewen 1998 RO22 Nicole J. Wen (born 1989) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her botany and zoology project. She attends the Keystone Junior High School, San Antonio, Texas JPL · 13729
13730 Willis 1998 RE47 Emily Kathleen Willis (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her botany and zoology project. She attends the Rocky Mountain Middle School, Heber, Utah JPL · 13730
13732 Woodall 1998 RC56 Ashley Renee Woodall (born 1987) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her physical science project. She attends the Austin Academy for Excellence, Garland, Texas JPL · 13732
13733 Dylanyoung 1998 RA59 Dylan Howard Young (born 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. He attends the Hastings Middle School, Upper Arlington, Ohio JPL · 13733
13734 Buklad 1998 RC66 Naomi Buklad mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. She teaches at the Altamont School, Birmingham, Alabama JPL · 13734
13739 Nancyworden 1998 SW1 Nancy Worden, now retired, had a distinguished career as a technical librarian. She served as chief librarian at the U.S. National Solar Observatory. She began the use of computer-based databases in several U.S. government and commercial space programs. The citation was provided by her husband, S. P. Worden JPL · 13739
13740 Lastrucci 1998 SL2 Liliana Lastrucci (born 1948) is wife of the second discoverer JPL · 13740
13743 Rivkin 1998 SX23 Andrew Rivkin, American astronomer MPC · 13743
13744 Rickline 1998 SY25 Rick Kline (born 1953) has been Data Manager of the Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility at Cornell University since 1987. Kline has provided imaging data for planetary and small body research, and has educated thousands of young space advocates in his educational outreach programs. The name was suggested by B. E. Clark JPL · 13744
13745 Mikecosta 1998 SL42 Mike Costa, Canadian amateur astronomer MPC · 13745
13748 Radaly 1998 SC46 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian geologist MPC · 13748
13750 Mattdawson 1998 ST54 Matthew Dawson (born 1959), of Roeser, Luxembourg, is an active amateur involved in the astrometry of fast-moving NEOs using a 45-cm telescope. Dawson is also a musician who specializes in contemporary jazz and popular music. He recorded a hit song in Germany in 1991. The name was suggested by R. A. Kowalski JPL · 13750
13751 Joelparker 1998 SS55 Joel William Parker, American astronomer* MPC · 13751
13752 Grantstokes 1998 SF58 Grant H. Stokes (born 1959) is principal investigator of the Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR), the most prolific asteroid and comet discovery program, which is currently responsible for about 70% of all small bodies found worldwide JPL · 13752
13753 Jennivirta 1998 SY59 Jenni Virtanen, Finnish astronomer and asteroid expert MPC · 13753
13760 Rodriguez 1998 SN123 Maria Rodriguez mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. She teaches at the Arvida Middle School, Miami, Florida JPL · 13760
13761 Dorristaylor 1998 SA130 Dorris Taylor mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. She teaches at the Dunbar Middle School, Fort Worth, Texas JPL · 13761
13764 Mcalanis 1998 SW135 Edith McAlanis mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. She teaches at the Barbara Bush Middle School, San Antonio, Texas JPL · 13764
13765 Nansmith 1998 SM138 Nancy Smith mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. She teaches at the Harry F. Byrd Middle School, Richmond, Virginia JPL · 13765
13766 Bonham 1998 SA139 Dan Bonham mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. He teaches at the Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, North Dakota JPL · 13766
13770 Commerson 1998 ST145 Philibert Commerson, French naturalist, botanist and explorer JPL · 13770
13772 Livius 1998 SV163 Titus Livius (Livy), Roman historian JPL · 13772
13774 Spurný 1998 TW30 Pavel Spurný, Czech astronomer* MPC · 13774
13775 Thébault 1998 TL32 Victor Thébault, French mathematician* MPC · 13775
13777 Cielobuio 1998 UV6 Cielo Buio, Italian organisation for the protection of the night sky from light pollution MPC · 13777
13787 Nagaishi 1998 UN23 Nagaishi city, situated in the southern part of Yamagata prefecture, has a population of 30~000 and is famous for its White azalea Park and Iris Park JPL · 13787
13788 Dansolander 1998 UY26 Daniel Solander, Swedish botanist JPL · 13788
13792 Kuščynskyj 1998 VG Taras Kuščynskyj, Czech photographer MPC · 13792
13793 Laubernasconi 1998 VB4 Laurent Bernasconi* MPC · 13793
13798 Cecchini 1998 VK33 Vasco Cecchini, Italian amateur astronomer connected with the Pian dei Termini Observatory at San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy MPC · 13798

13801–13900[edit]

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13801 Kohlhase 1998 VP44 Charles Kohlhase, American planetary scientist* MPC · 13801
13804 Hrazany 1998 XK Hrazany, a village and a place of a Celtic oppidum in central Bohemia, the Czech Republic MPC · 13804
13806 Darmstrong 1998 XM6 Dale Henry Armstrong, Canadian amateur astronomer MPC · 13806
13808 Davewilliams 1998 XG24 Dafydd (Dave) Williams, Canadian astronaut MPC · 13808
13815 Furuya 1998 YF7 Kazuko Furuya (born 1954) has devoted herself to kindergarten education since 1975. At present she is making efforts to give great dreams and hope to children with a creative teaching method, in the position of vice principal at Hadano Municipal Honcho kindergarten in Kanagawa prefecture JPL · 13815
13816 Stülpner 1998 YH27 Karl Stülpner (1762–1841), popular hero of Germany's Ore Mountains MPC · 13816
13817 Genobechetti 1999 RH39 Geno Bechetti (b.~1958) was a telescope operator at Steward Observatory's Bok Telescope and at the Large Binocular Telescope. He was also a member of mountain operations support at the observatory's Mt. Lemmon Station. He is an avid motorcyclist, logging over 300 thousand miles touring the United States JPL · 13817
13818 Ullery 1999 RE92 Elaine Ullery mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. She teaches at the Pinedale Middle School, Pinedale, Wyoming JPL · 13818
13820 Schwartz 1999 VQ Michael Schwartz (born 1950) contributes to professional-amateur cooperative discovery and measurement of supernovae and efforts in improving automated astronomy at Tenagra Observatory in Pategonia, Arizona JPL · 13820
13822 Stevedodson 1999 VV17 Steve Dodson, Canadian amateur astronomer MPC · 13822
13824 Kramlik 1999 VG86 Thomas Kramlik mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. He teaches at the Penndale Middle School, Lansdale, Pennsylvania JPL · 13824
13825 Booth 1999 VJ87 Tempest Diane Booth mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. She teaches at the Southside Fundamental Middle School, St. Petersburg, Florida JPL · 13825
13830 ARLT 1999 XM7 The ARLT (Automatic Radio-Linked Telescope), a 0.44-m f/4.5 Newtonian located 40 km from Silver City, New Mexico, was one of the first remotely controlled automated CCD imaging facilities. Some 20~000 images obtained during 1991–1997 contributed to 22 publications or formal presentations JPL · 13830
13840 Wayneanderson 1999 XW31 Wayne E. Anderson for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Anderson is a teacher at the House Junior High School, House, New Mexico JPL · 13840
13841 Blankenship 1999 XO32 Paula A. Blankenship for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Blankenship is a teacher at the St. Michael Parish School, Wheeling, West Virginia JPL · 13841
13843 Cowenbrown 1999 XQ34 C. Owen Brown for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Brown is a teacher at the Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, Louisiana JPL · 13843
13845 Jillburnett 1999 XL63 Jill M. Burnett for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Burnett is a teacher at the Canterbury School, Ft. Wayne, Indiana JPL · 13845
13848 Cioffi 1999 XD75 Denis F. Cioffi of the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program? * MPC · 13848
13849 Dunn 1999 XN86 Deborah A. Dunn for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Dunn is a teacher at the Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, California JPL · 13849
13850 Erman 1999 XO88 Sister Dolores Erman for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Erman is a teacher at the Holy Name School, Sheridan, Wyoming JPL · 13850
13852 Ford 1999 XM96 Ralph Ford for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Ford is a teacher at the Manhattan Beach Middle School, Manhattan Beach, California JPL · 13852
13853 Jenniferfritz 1999 XR96 Jennifer K. Fritz for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Fritz is a teacher at the Landisville Middle School, Landisville, Pennsylvania JPL · 13853
13857 Stafford 1999 XE109 Gregory Stafford (born 1963) is an electronics engineer at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. JPL · 13857
13858 Ericchristensen 1999 XT110 Eric Christensen (born 1977), survey operations manager with Catalina Sky Survey.[MPC 84377] MPC · 13858
13859 Fredtreasure 1999 XQ136 Fred Treasure (born 1943) designed and built the wireless network and codeveloped the control system for the ARLT (Automatic Radio-Linked Telescope), one of the first completely automated remotely controlled CCD imaging facilities JPL · 13859
13860 Neely 1999 XH143 A. W. Neely (born 1951) codesigned, constructed and operated one of the first completely automated remotely controlled CCD imaging facilities, the ARLT (Automatic Radio-Linked Telescope), which collected 20~000 CCD images during 1991–1997 JPL · 13860
13868 Catalonia 1999 YZ8 Catalonia* MPC · 13868
13869 Fruge 2000 AR194 Norma A. Fruge for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Fruge is a teacher at the F. K. White Middle School, Lake Charles, Louisiana JPL · 13869
13880 Wayneclark 6607 P-L Wayne Clark (born 1942) has observed 288 lunar occultations and one minor-planet occultation, and has made some 3200 variable-star observations. JPL · 13880
13895 Letkasagjonica 2168 T-2 Anna Leticia Rosales Chase (born 1998), Agustin Rosales Chase (born 2000), Kassia Elizabeth Rosales Chase (born 2002), John Arthur Rosales Chase (born 2004), and Nicolas Rosales Chase (born 2007), family friends who are homeschooled by Daniel W. E. Green, who made the identifications for this minor planet. JPL · 13895
13897 Vesuvius 4216 T-2 Mount Vesuvius* MPC · 13897

13901–14000[edit]

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13904 Univinnitsa 1975 TJ3 Founded in 1912, the Vinnitsa Pedagogical University has played a great role in the training of teachers for primary and secondary schools in the Podoliya region of Ukraine. JPL · 13904
13906 Shunda 1977 QD2 Nikifor Nikolaevich Shunda (born 1932), a mathematician. JPL · 13906
13908 Wölbern 1978 RH9 Ingo Wölbern, German geophysicist MPC · 13908
13914 Galegant 1980 LC1 Gale D. Gant, American amateur astronomer who assisted in organizing the photographic glass plate archive of the 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory JPL · 13914
13915 Yalow 1982 KH1 Rosalyn Yalow (born 1921), the first American woman (and second woman ever) to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. JPL · 13915
13916 Bernolák 1982 QA2 Anton Bernolák (1762–1813), a Catholic priest who codified the first form of the Slovak language. JPL · 13916
13917 Correggia 1984 EQ Matteo Correggia (1962–2001), from the Roero region of Piemonte, was one of the most exceptional Italian winemakers. JPL · 13917
13918 Tsukinada 1984 QB The sea off the town of Otsuki, Kochi prefecture, is well known for coral products. Underwater corals make the sea of Tsukinada appear pinkish. Its beauty attracts tourists and is also sung of in a folksong JPL · 13918
13920 Montecorvino 1985 PE1 Montecorvino Rovella, a small Italian town east of Salerno, Campania, site of an amateur astronomical observatory JPL · 13920
13921 Sgarbini 1985 RP Bruno Sgarbini, Italian amateur astronomer, director of the Gian Camillo Gloriosi Observatory in Montecorvino Rovella, Campania JPL · 13921
13922 Kremenia 1985 SX2 Vasilij Grigorievich Kremen' (born 1947), a member of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and president of the Ukrainian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, is a scientist of history, philology and pedagogics. JPL · 13922
13923 Peterhof 1985 UA5 Peterhof Palace, celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2005, was founded near St. Petersburg as a royal seaside summer residence. JPL · 13923
13926 Berners-Lee 1986 XT Sir Tim Berners-Lee, British founder of the World Wide Web MPC · 13926
13927 Grundy 1987 SV3 Arthur Francis Grundy (born 1928) taught mathematics at Emanuel School, London, from 1957 to 1993. The name is endorsed by T. Berners-Lee, who, along with the discoverer, profited from Grundy's skillful teaching. JPL · 13927
13928 Aaronrogers 1987 UT Aaron Rogers (1905–1989) taught mathematics at Emanuel School, London, from 1937 to 1970. His kindness to the discoverer exemplified a caring man of strong character. JPL · 13928
13930 Tashko 1988 RQ8 Tashko Vulchev (1970–1999) was a highly talented young astronomer-scientist at the Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory. He died tragically shortly before the presentation of his Ph.D. thesis on the variability and structure of the stellar wind in the luminous massive stars JPL · 13930
13933 Charleville 1988 VE1 Charleville, Queensland, Australia, home of the Charleville Cosmos Centre JPL · 13933
13934 Kannami 1988 XE2 Kannami, a town in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. JPL · 13934
13937 Roberthargraves 1989 PU Robert Bero Hargraves (born 1928), Princeton University professor of geosciences. JPL · 13937
13942 Shiratakihime 1989 VS2 Some 1300 years ago, according to local legend, Princess Shirataki came to Kiryu from the imperial city of Kyoto. She brought with her the skills of sericulture and weaving. Textile weaving has become the principal industry of Kiryu JPL · 13942
13952 Nykvist 1990 SN6 Sven Nykvist (1922–2006), a Swedish cinematographer. [MPC 88406] MPC · 13952
13954 Born 1990 TF8 Max Born, German mathematician and physicist. JPL · 13954
13956 Banks 1990 VG6 Joseph Banks, British botanist JPL · 13956
13957 NARIT 1991 AG2 The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) was established in 2004 to commemorate the life and work of King Mongkut the "Father of Thai Science" JPL · 13957
13962 Delambre 1991 PO4 Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French astronomer and mathematician JPL · 13962
13963 Euphrates 1991 PT4 The Euphrates river flows through northern Syria and Iraq. At Al Qurnah the Tigris and Euphrates rivers come close together, forming the Tigris-Euphrates system. JPL · 13963
13964 La Billardière 1991 PO5 Jacques-Julien Houtou de La Billardière, French naturalist, who participated in the search for the vanished La Pérouse JPL · 13964
13977 Frisch 1992 HJ7 Karl von Frisch, an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973. JPL · 13977
13978 Hiwasa 1992 JQ Hiwasa, a Japanese coastal town in Tokushima prefecture. Its Ohama Beach is known for sea turtles coming ashore to lay eggs and has an aquarium specializing in sea turtles. JPL · 13978
13980 Neuhauser 1992 NS Philipp D. Neuhauser (born 1930), a key member of the Public Affairs Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 13980
13982 Thunberg 1992 RB3 Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish botanist, one of the last pupils of Carl Linnaeus JPL · 13982
13989 Murikabushi 1993 BG Murikabushi ("a swarm of stars" in the Okinawa dialect) is the name of the 1.05-m infrared-optical telescope at the Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory. JPL · 13989
13991 Kenphillips 1993 FZ6 Kenneth J. H. Phillips, British solar physicist MPC · 13991
13992 Cesarebarbieri 1993 FL8 Cesare Barbieri, Italian astronomer MPC · 13992
13993 Clemenssimmer 1993 FN9 Clemens Simmer, German meteorologist MPC · 13993
13994 Tuominen 1993 FA15 Ilkka Tuominen, Finnish astronomer MPC · 13994
13995 Tõravere 1993 FV16 Tõravere (Tartu), Estonia, seat of Tartu Observatory MPC · 13995

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "The USNO Asteroid Connection" (PDF). The USNO Transit. April–May 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 


Preceded by
12,001–13,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 13,001–14,000
Succeeded by
14,001–15,000