Meanings of minor planet names: 2001–3000

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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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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.

2001–2100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
2001 Einstein 1973 EB Albert Einstein (1879–1955), German-born, Swiss–American physicist and Nobelist DMP · 2001
2002 Euler 1973 QQ1 Leonhard Euler (1707–1783), Swiss mathematician and physicist DMP · 2002
2003 Harding 6559 P-L Karl Ludwig Harding (1765–1834), German astronomer DMP · 2003
2004 Lexell 1973 SV2 Anders Johan Lexell (1740–1784), Swedish-Russian astronomer and mathematician DMP · 2004
2005 Hencke 1973 RA Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793–1866), German astronomer DMP · 2005
2006 Polonskaya 1973 SB3 Elena Polonskaya, Russian astronomer MPC · 2006
2007 McCuskey 1963 SQ Sidney W. McCuskey (1907–1979), American observatory director MPC · 2007
2008 Konstitutsiya 1973 SV4 Constitution of the Soviet Union MPC · 2008
2009 Voloshina 1968 UL Vera Voloshina (1919–1941), Russian partisan MPC · 2009
2010 Chebyshev 1969 TL4 Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821–1884), Russian mathematician MPC · 2010
2011 Veteraniya 1970 QB1 Russian for "Veterans" (of World War II) MPC · 2011
2012 Guo Shou-Jing 1964 TE2 Guo Shoujing (1231–1316), Chinese astronomer and mathematician MPC · 2012
2013 Tucapel 1971 UH4 Araucanian chief MPC · 2013
2014 Vasilevskis 1973 JA Stanislaus Vasilevskis, Latvian-born American astronomer DMP · 2014
2015 Kachuevskaya 1972 RA3 Natasha Kachuevskaya, Russian soldier MPC · 2015
2016 Heinemann 1938 SE Karl Heinemann (1898–1970), German astronomer at ARI DMP · 2016
2017 Wesson A903 SC Mary Joan Wesson Bardwell, wife of American astronomer Conrad M. Bardwell DMP · 2017
2018 Schuster 1931 UC Hans-Emil Schuster, German astronomer DMP · 2018
2019 van Albada 1935 SX1 Gale Bruno van Albada (1911–1972), Dutch astronomer MPC · 2019
2020 Ukko 1936 FR Ukko, Finnish supreme god MPC · 2020
2021 Poincaré 1936 MA Henri Poincaré (1854–1912), French mathematician MPC · 2021
2022 West 1938 CK Richard Martin West, Danish astronomer DMP · 2022
2023 Asaph 1952 SA Asaph Hall (1829–1907), American astronomer DMP · 2023
2024 McLaughlin 1952 UR Dean Benjamin McLaughlin (1901–1965), American spectroscopist and geologist MPC · 2024
2025 Nortia 1953 LG Etruscan goddess of fortune MPC · 2025
2026 Cottrell 1955 FF Frederick Gardner Cottrell, businessman MPC · 2026
2027 Shen Guo 1964 VR1 Shen Guo (1031–1095), astronomer MPC · 2027
2028 Janequeo 1968 OB1 Wife of Araucanian chief Guepotan MPC · 2028
2029 Binomi 1969 RB Fictional mathematician, jokingly referred to as the inventor of mathematical formula, such as the Binomial theorem MPC · 2029
2030 Belyaev 1969 TA2 Colonel Pavel Ivanovich Belyaev (1925–1970), Soviet cosmonaut MPC · 2030
2031 BAM 1969 TG2 builders of Baikal Amur Mainline (BAM) MPC · 2031
2032 Ethel 1970 OH Ethel Lilian Voynich (1864–1960), British author MPC · 2032
2033 Basilea 1973 CA Basel, city in Switzerland MPC · 2033
2034 Bernoulli 1973 EE Several mathematicians of the Bernoulli family, in particular Jacob (1654–1705), Johann (1667–1748) and Daniel (1700–1782) MPC · 2034
2035 Stearns 1973 SC Carl Leo Stearns (1892–1972), American astronomer MPC · 2035
2036 Sheragul 1973 SY2 Sheragul, Siberian village MPC · 2036
2037 Tripaxeptalis 1973 UB 3 times 679 Pax and 7 times 291 Alice MPC · 2037
2038 Bistro 1973 WF Bistro, a type of restaurant MPC · 2038
2039 Payne-Gaposchkin 1974 CA Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-born American astronomer DMP · 2039
2040 Chalonge 1974 HA Daniel Chalonge (1895–1977), French astronomer MPC · 2040
2041 Lancelot 2523 P-L Lancelot, Arthurian knight MPC · 2041
2042 Sitarski 4633 P-L Grzegorz Sitarski, Polish astronomer MPC · 2042
2043 Ortutay 1936 TH Gyula Ortutay, Hungarian cultural leader MPC · 2043
2044 Wirt 1950 VE Carl A. Wirtanen, American astronomer MPC · 2044
2045 Peking 1964 TB1 Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China MPC · 2045
2046 Leningrad 1968 UD1 Leningrad, city in the USSR MPC · 2046
2047 Smetana 1971 UA1 Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884), Czech composer MPC · 2047
2048 Dwornik 1973 QA Stephen Dwornik, planetary geologists DMP · 2048
2049 Grietje 1973 SH G. A. M. Haring-Gehrels, sister-in-law of Dutch-born American astronomer Tom Gehrels MPC · 2049
2050 Francis 1974 KA Fred and Kay Francis, parents of discoverer DMP · 2050
2051 Chang 1976 UC Zhang Yuzhe, Chinese astronomers and a director of the Purple Mountain Observatory MPC · 2051
2052 Tamriko 1976 UN Tamara West, wife of discoverer Richard Martin West MPC · 2052
2053 Nuki 1976 UO Nodari West, son of discoverer Richard Martin West MPC · 2053
2054 Gawain 4097 P-L Gawain, Arthurian knight MPC · 2054
2055 Dvořák 1974 DB Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904), Czech composer MPC · 2055
2056 Nancy A909 TB Nancy Lou Zissell Marsden, wife of Brian G. Marsden DMP · 2056
2057 Rosemary 1934 RQ Rosemary Birky Hoffmann Scholl, first wife of Hans Scholl DMP · 2057
2058 Róka 1938 BH Gedeon Róka (1906–1974), Hungarian science writer †[4][5] MPC · 2058
2059 Baboquivari 1963 UA Babioquivari, mountain sacred to the Tohono O'odham of northern Mexico and southern Arizona MPC · 2059
2060 Chiron 1977 UB Chiron, Greek centaur DMP · 2060
2061 Anza 1960 UA Captain Juan Bautista de Anza, Spanish explorer MPC · 2061
2062 Aten 1976 AA Aten, Egyptian god MPC · 2062
2063 Bacchus 1977 HB Bacchus (Dionysus), Roman god MPC · 2063
2064 Thomsen 1942 RQ Ivan Thomsen (1910–1969), New Zealand astronomer MPC · 2064
2065 Spicer 1959 RN Edward H. Spicer (1906–1983), anthropologist MPC · 2065
2066 Palala 1934 LB Palala River, tributary of the Limpopo River, South Africa MPC · 2066
2067 Aksnes 1936 DD Kaare Aksnes, astronomer MPC · 2067
2068 Dangreen 1948 AD Daniel W. E. Green, American observatory worker, involved in the MPC's transition from Cincinnati to Cambridge in 1978 MPC · 2068
2069 Hubble 1955 FT Edwin Hubble (1889–1953), American astronomer MPC · 2069
2070 Humason 1964 TQ Milton L. Humason (1891–1972), American astronomer MPC · 2070
2071 Nadezhda 1971 QS Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya (1869–1939), educator, wife of Vladimir Lenin MPC · 2071
2072 Kosmodemyanskaya 1973 QE2 Lubov' Kosmodemyanskaya (1900–1978), mother of Soviet heroes Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya and Aleksandr Kosmodemyansky MPC · 2072
2073 Janáček 1974 DK Leoš Janáček (1854–1928), Czech composer MPC · 2073
2074 Shoemaker 1974 UA Eugene Shoemaker (1928–1997), American astronomer MPC · 2074
2075 Martinez 1974 VA Hugo Martinez (1890–1976), Argentinian astronomer at La Plata Observatory MPC · 2075
2076 Levin 1974 WA Boris Levin, Russian astronomer and geophysicist MPC · 2076
2077 Kiangsu 1974 YA Jiangsu, province in eastern China MPC · 2077
2078 Nanking 1975 AD Nanjing, Chinese city near the Purple Mountain Observatory MPC · 2078
2079 Jacchia 1976 DB Luigi Jacchia, Italian-born American astronomer MPC · 2079
2080 Jihlava 1976 DG Jihlava, city in the Czech Republic MPC · 2080
2081 Sázava 1976 DH Sázava River, tributary of Vltava River, Czech Republic MPC · 2081
2082 Galahad 7588 P-L Galahad, Arthurian knight MPC · 2082
2083 Smither 1973 WB John C. Smith, astronomer MPC · 2083
2084 Okayama 1935 CK Okayama, Okayama, Japan MPC · 2084
2085 Henan 1965 YA Henan, province in China MPC · 2085
2086 Newell 1966 BC Homer E. Newell, Jr. (1915–1983), American physicist and space scientist MPC · 2086
2087 Kochera 1975 YC Theodor Kocher (1841–1917), Swiss surgeon and Nobel laureate MPC · 2087
2088 Sahlia 1976 DJ Hermann Sahli (1856–1933), Swiss physician and professor of internal medicine at Berne University MPC · 2088
2089 Cetacea 1977 VF Cetacea, clade of aquatic mammals such as whales and dolphins MPC · 2089
2090 Mizuho 1978 EA Daughter of Japanese discoverer Takeshi Urata MPC · 2090
2091 Sampo 1941 HO Sampo, a magical artifact Finnish mythology MPC · 2091
2092 Sumiana 1969 UP Sumy, Ukraine MPC · 2092
2093 Genichesk 1971 HX Genichesk, city in north-eastern Ukraine, birthplace of discoverer Tamara Smirnova MPC · 2093
2094 Magnitka 1971 TC2 Magnitogorsk, Russian industrial city MPC · 2094
2095 Parsifal 6036 P-L Parsifal, Arthurian knight MPC · 2095
2096 Väinö 1939 UC Väinämöinen, from Finnish mythology MPC · 2096
2097 Galle 1953 PV Johann Gottfried Galle (1812–1910), German astronomer MPC · 2097
2098 Zyskin 1972 QE Yur'evich Zyskin, Professor at the Crimean medical institute MPC · 2098
2099 Öpik 1977 VB Ernst Öpik (1893–1985), Estonian astronomer MPC · 2099
2100 Ra-Shalom 1978 RA Egyptian god Ra + Hebrew Shalom, in honour of the Camp David Peace Accords of 1978 MPC · 2100

2101–2200[edit]

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2101 Adonis 1936 CA Adonis, Greek mythological youth MPC · 2101
2102 Tantalus 1975 YA Tantalus, Greek mythological figure MPC · 2102
2103 Laverna 1960 FL Protecting divinity of thieves and imposters MPC · 2103
2104 Toronto 1963 PD University of Toronto, during whose sesquicentennial celebration it was discovered MPC · 2104
2105 Gudy 1976 DA Gudrun Werner, friend of discoverer MPC · 2105
2106 Hugo 1936 UF Victor Hugo (1802–1885), French writer DMP · 2106
2107 Ilmari 1941 VA Ilmarinen, Finnish mythology MPC · 2107
2108 Otto Schmidt 1948 TR1 Otto Yulevich Schmidt, Soviet mathematician, geophysicist, astronomer polar researcher, and author MPC · 2108
2109 Dhotel 1950 TH2 André Dhotel, French writer MPC · 2109
2110 Moore-Sitterly 1962 RD Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer MPC · 2110
2111 Tselina 1969 LG virgin soil development in the USSR MPC · 2111
2112 Ulyanov 1972 NP Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866–1887), eldest brother of Vladimir Lenin MPC · 2112
2113 Ehrdni 1972 RJ2 Ehrdni Delikov (1922–1942), Soviet Great Patriotic War hero MPC · 2113
2114 Wallenquist 1976 HA Åke A. E. Wallenquist, Swedish astronomer MPC · 2114
2115 Irakli 1976 UD Irakli West, son of discoverer Richard Martin West MPC · 2115
2116 Mtskheta 1976 UM Mtskheta, city in Georgia (country) MPC · 2116
2117 Danmark 1978 AC Denmark, native country of discoverer Richard Martin West MPC · 2117
2118 Flagstaff 1978 PB Flagstaff, Arizona, home of the Lowell Observatory MPC · 2118
2119 Schwall 1930 QG August Schwall (1877–1947), staff member at Heidelberg Observatory, Germany MPC · 2119
2120 Tyumenia 1967 RM Tyumen Oblast, district of the Russian SFSR (now Russia) MPC · 2120
2121 Sevastopol 1971 ME Sevastopol, city on the Crimean peninsula DMP · 2121
2122 Pyatiletka 1971 XB Five-Year Plans of the USSR, named on the 50th anniversary of its adoption MPC · 2122
2123 Vltava 1973 SL2 Vltava River in the Czech Republic MPC · 2123
2124 Nissen 1974 MK Juan Nissen (1901–1978), Argentinian astronomer and first director of the Felix Aguilar Observatory MPC · 2124
2125 Karl-Ontjes 2005 P-L Karl-Ontjes Groeneveld, German physicist and brother of discoverer Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld DMP · 2125
2126 Gerasimovich 1970 QZ Boris Gerasimovich (1889–1937), Russian astrophysicist and director of the Pulkovo Observatory MPC · 2126
2127 Tanya 1971 KB1 Tanya Savicheva, a young schoolgirl who died in Siege of Leningrad MPC · 2127
2128 Wetherill 1973 SB George W. Wetherill, American geochemist and planetary geologist MPC · 2128
2129 Cosicosi 1973 SJ Italian characterization of indifference MPC · 2129
2130 Evdokiya 1974 QH1 Evdokiya Efimovna Shchelokova, mother of the discoverer Lyudmila Zhuravleva MPC · 2130
2131 Mayall 1975 RA Nicholas U. Mayall, American astronomer MPC · 2131
2132 Zhukov 1975 TW3 Georgij Konstantinovich Zhukov (1896–1974), Soviet military commander MPC · 2132
2133 Franceswright 1976 WB Frances Wright, social reformer MPC · 2133
2134 Dennispalm 1976 YB Dennis Palm (1945–1974), amateur astronomer and assistant at Palomar Observatory MPC · 2134
2135 Aristaeus 1977 HA Aristaeus, Greek god MPC · 2135
2136 Jugta 1933 OC Jay U. Gunter, author of Tonight's Asteroids (hence, J.U.G. T.A.) MPC · 2136
2137 Priscilla 1936 QZ Priscilla Fairfield Bok (1896–1975), American astronomer, wife of Dutch-born American astronomer Bart Bok DMP · 2137
2138 Swissair 1968 HB Swissair, was the Swiss national airline MPC · 2138
2139 Makharadze 1970 MC The Georgian city of Ozurgeti (formerly known as Makharadze) is the twin city of Genichesk, Ukraine. It was named to honor the friendship between the two nations DMP · 2139
2140 Kemerovo 1970 PE Kemerovo Oblast, district in southwestern Siberia, Russia DMP · 2140
2141 Simferopol 1970 QC1 Simferopol, city on the Crimean peninsula MPC · 2141
2142 Landau 1972 GA Lev Davidovich Landau (1908–1968), Soviet physicist MPC · 2142
2143 Jimarnold 1973 SA Jim Arnold, professor of chemistry at the University of California at San Diego MPC · 2143
2144 Marietta 1975 BC1 Marietta Sergeevna Shaginyan, Soviet writer MPC · 2144
2145 Blaauw 1976 UF Adriaan Blaauw, Dutch astronomer at Leiden Observatory, director of ESO and president of the IAU MPC · 2145
2146 Stentor 1976 UQ Stentor, Greek warrior MPC · 2146
2147 Kharadze 1976 US Evgenii Kharadze, Georgian astronomer and director of the Abastumani Observatory MPC · 2147
2148 Epeios 1976 UW Epeios, Greek soldier and builder of Trojan Horse MPC · 2148
2149 Schwambraniya 1977 FX Fictional land from Lev Kassil's Conduite and Schwambraniya MPC · 2149
2150 Nyctimene 1977 TA A daughter of Epopeus, King of Lesbos MPC · 2150
2151 Hadwiger 1977 VX Hugo Hadwiger (1908–1981), Swiss mathematician MPC · 2151
2152 Hannibal 1978 WK Hannibal (c. 247–182 BC) MPC · 2152
2153 Akiyama 1978 XD Kaoru Akiyama (1901–1970), Japanese astronomer MPC · 2153
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L Anne B. Underhill, Canadian astrophysicist DMP · 2154
2155 Wodan 6542 P-L Odin ("Wōdan" in Old Saxon), Norse god in Teutonic mythology DMP · 2155
2156 Kate A917 SH Wife of L. K. Kristensen MPC · 2156
2157 Ashbrook A924 EF Joseph Ashbrook, editor of Sky & Telescope MPC · 2157
2158 Tietjen 1933 OS Friedrich Tietjen (1832–1895), German astronomer MPC · 2158
2159 Kukkamäki 1941 UX Tauno Kukkamäki (1909–1997), Finnish geodesist MPC · 2159
2160 Spitzer 1956 RL Lyman Spitzer (1914–1997), American astrophysicist MPC · 2160
2161 Grissom 1963 UD Gus Grissom (1926–1967), American astronaut MPC · 2161
2162 Anhui 1966 BE Anhui, province in East China MPC · 2162
2163 Korczak 1971 SP1 Janusz Korczak (1878–1942), Polish writer who died at Treblinka MPC · 2163
2164 Lyalya 1972 RM2 Elena Ubiivovk (1918–1942), astronomy student who died in World War II MPC · 2164
2165 Young 1956 RJ Charles Augustus Young (1834–1908), American astronomer MPC · 2165
2166 Handahl 1936 QB Violet Handahl Green, mother of astronomer Daniel W. E. Green MPC · 2166
2167 Erin 1971 LA Daughter of George Punko, astronomer at Perth Observatory MPC · 2167
2168 Swope 1955 RF1 Henrietta Hill Swope (1902–1980), American astronomer MPC · 2168
2169 Taiwan 1964 VP1 Named for the Island of Taiwan (also see Taiwan) MPC · 2169
2170 Byelorussia 1971 SZ Republic of Belarus, a former Soviet Socialist Republic MPC · 2170
2171 Kiev 1973 QD1 City of Kiev, capital of Ukraine, named on the 1500th anniversary of its founding DMP · 2171
2172 Plavsk 1973 QA2 Plavsk, district in Russia DMP · 2172
2173 Maresjev 1974 QG1 Alexei Maresiev (1916–2001), Russian war veteran MPC · 2173
2174 Asmodeus 1975 TA Asmodai, Babylonian god of lust MPC · 2174
2175 Andrea Doria 1977 TY Andrea Doria, Genoese admiral MPC · 2175
2176 Donar 2529 P-L Donar or Thor, Teutonic god of thunderstorms DMP · 2176
2177 Oliver 6551 P-L Bernard M. Oliver, researcher at Hewlett-Packard MPC · 2177
2178 Kazakhstania 1972 RA2 The Republic of Kazakhstan, a former Soviet Socialist Republic MPC · 2178
2179 Platzeck 1965 MA Ricardo Platzeck, Argentinian astronomer and director of the Cordoba Observatory MPC · 2179
2180 Marjaleena 1940 RJ Finnish Marjaleena Johnsson, daughter of the discoverer Heikki A. Alikoski MPC · 2180
2181 Fogelin 1942 YA Eric S. Fogelin, assistant at the Minor Planet Center MPC · 2181
2182 Semirot 1953 FH1 Pierre Sémirot (1907–1972), French astronomer MPC · 2182
2183 Neufang 1959 OB Neufang, village in Thuringia, Germany, where the Sonneberg Observatory is located MPC · 2183
2184 Fujian 1964 TV2 Fujian, coastal province in southeastern China MPC · 2184
2185 Guangdong 1965 WO Guangdong, coastal province in southern China MPC · 2185
2186 Keldysh 1973 SQ4 Mstislav Keldysh (1911–1978), Soviet physicist and mathematician MPC · 2186
2187 La Silla 1976 UH Mountain in the Atacama desert of Chile, where the La Silla Observatory is located MPC · 2187
2188 Orlenok 1976 UL4 Orlyonok All-Union Young Pioneer camp MPC · 2188
2189 Zaragoza 1975 QK Aldo Zaragoza (1924–1979) staff member at Felix Aguilar Observatory MPC · 2189
2190 Coubertin 1976 GV3 Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1863–1937), French educator and founder of the modern Olympic Games MPC · 2190
2191 Uppsala 1977 PA1 Uppsala, ancient Swedish city and its university MPC · 2191
2192 Pyatigoriya 1972 HP Pyatigorsk, Russian city in the Caucasus MPC · 2192
2193 Jackson 1926 KB Cyril V. Jackson (1903–1988), South African astronomer MPC · 2193
2194 Arpola 1940 GE Discoverer's summer cottage near Turku MPC · 2194
2195 Tengström 1941 SP1 Erik Tengström (1913–1996), Swedish astronomer and geodesist DMP · 2195
2196 Ellicott 1965 BC Andrew Ellicott Douglass (1867–1962), American astronomer MPC · 2196
2197 Shanghai 1965 YN Shanghai, largest city in China (and the world) MPC · 2197
2198 Ceplecha 1975 VF Zdeněk Ceplecha, Czech astronomer MPC · 2198
2199 Kleť 1978 LA Kleť Observatory, standing on Kleť Hill, Czech Republic MPC · 2199
2200 Pasadena 6090 P-L Pasadena, California, suburb of Los Angeles, California, United States MPC · 2200

2201–2300[edit]

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2201 Oljato 1947 XC Moonlight Water, Monument Valley, Utah DMP · 2201
2202 Pele 1972 RA Pele, Polynesian fire goddess MPC · 2202
2203 van Rhijn 1935 SQ1 Pieter Johannes van Rhijn, Dutch astronomer MPC · 2203
2204 Lyyli 1943 EQ Lyyli Heinänen, amateur astronomer MPC · 2204
2205 Glinka 1973 SU4 Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer MPC · 2205
2206 Gabrova 1976 GR3 Gabrovo, Bulgaria MPC · 2206
2207 Antenor 1977 QH1 Antenor, Trojan mythological hero MPC · 2207
2208 Pushkin 1977 QL3 Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian poet MPC · 2208
2209 Tianjin 1978 US1 Tianjin, China MPC · 2209
2210 Lois 9597 P-L Lois J. Baldwin, wife of Ralph Belknap Baldwin, American astronomer MPC · 2210
2211 Hanuman 1951 WO2 Hanuman, monkey-god in mythology of India MPC · 2211
2212 Hephaistos 1978 SB Hephaestus, Greek god MPC · 2212
2213 Meeus 1935 SO1 Jean Meeus, Belgian amateur astronomer MPC · 2213
2214 Carol 1953 GF Carol D. Valenti, Minor Planet Center staff member DMP · 2214
2215 Sichuan 1964 VX2 Sichuan, China MPC · 2215
2216 Kerch 1971 LF Hero City Kerch, Crimea MPC · 2216
2217 Eltigen 1971 SK2 a place where Soviet troops landed in November 1943 (see Kerch-Eltigen Operation) MPC · 2217
2218 Wotho 1975 AK Wotho Atoll, Marshall Islands MPC · 2218
2219 Mannucci 1975 LU Edgardo Mannucci, observatory mechanic MPC · 2219
2220 Hicks 1975 VB William B. Hicks, businessman MPC · 2220
2221 Chilton 1976 QC Jean Chilton McCrosky, wife of Richard McCrosky, American astronomer MPC · 2221
2222 Lermontov 1977 ST1 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet MPC · 2222
2223 Sarpedon 1977 TL3 Sarpedon, Greek warrior MPC · 2223
2224 Tucson 2528 P-L Tucson, Arizona, USA MPC · 2224
2225 Serkowski 6546 P-L Krzysztof Serkowski (1930–1981), Polish-born American astronomer MPC · 2225
2226 Cunitza 1936 QC1 Lydia Cunitz, discoverer's sister-in-law MPC · 2226
2227 Otto Struve 1955 RX Otto Struve, Russian-born American astronomer MPC · 2227
2228 Soyuz-Apollo 1977 OH The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project joint Soviet-American mission MPC · 2228
2229 Mezzarco 1977 RO Italian for half-arch, half-vault MPC · 2229
2230 Yunnan 1978 UT1 Yunnan, China MPC · 2230
2231 Durrell 1941 SG Lawrence Durrell, British author MPC · 2231
2232 Altaj 1969 RD2 Altai Republic, Russia MPC · 2232
2233 Kuznetsov 1972 XE1 Nikolai Ivanovich Kuznetsov, Soviet partisan MPC · 2233
2234 Schmadel 1977 HD Lutz D. Schmadel, German astronomer MPC · 2234
2235 Vittore A924 GA Observatory in Bologna, Italy MPC · 2235
2236 Austrasia 1933 FX Austrasia, kingdom of the Merovingian Franks MPC · 2236
2237 Melnikov 1938 TB Oleg Melnikov (1912–1982), Russian astronomer MPC · 2237
2238 Steshenko 1972 RQ1 Nikolai Steshenko, Soviet astronomer MPC · 2238
2239 Paracelsus 1978 RC Paracelsus, physician MPC · 2239
2240 Tsai 1978 YA Tsai Chang-hsien, Chinese astronomer MPC · 2240
2241 Alcathous 1979 WM Alcathous, mythological Greek MPC · 2241
2242 Balaton 1936 TG Lake Balaton, largest lake in Hungary MPC · 2242
2243 Lönnrot 1941 SA1 Elias Lönnrot, Finnish scholar, collector of folk tales and traditions MPC · 2243
2244 Tesla 1952 UW1 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-born electrical engineer and inventor MPC · 2244
2245 Hekatostos 1968 BC Greek for 100th (asteroid discovered by a joint program) MPC · 2245
2246 Bowell 1979 XH Edward L. G. Bowell, American astronomer MPC · 2246
2247 Hiroshima 6512 P-L Hiroshima, Japan MPC · 2247
2248 Kanda 1933 DE Shigeru Kanda (1894–1974), Japanese science writer DMP · 2248
2249 Yamamoto 1942 GA Issei Yamamoto, Japanese astronomer DMP · 2249
2250 Stalingrad 1972 HN now Volgograd, Russia DMP · 2250
2251 Tikhov 1977 SU1 Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov, Russian astronomer MPC · 2251
2252 CERGA 1978 VT CERGA French: Centre d'études et de recherches géodynamiques et astrométriques MPC · 2252
2253 Espinette 1932 PB house in Williams Bay, Wisconsin MPC · 2253
2254 Requiem 1977 QJ1 in memory of discoverer's mother MPC · 2254
2255 Qinghai 1977 VK1 Qinghai, China MPC · 2255
2256 Wiśniewski 4519 P-L Wiesław Z. Wiśniewski, Polish astronomer MPC · 2256
2257 Kaarina 1939 QB Kaarina Soini, daughter of discoverer MPC · 2257
2258 Viipuri 1939 TA now Vyborg, Russia MPC · 2258
2259 Sofievka 1971 OG park in Uman, Ukraine MPC · 2259
2260 Neoptolemus 1975 WM1 Neoptolemus, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 2260
2261 Keeler 1977 HC James Edward Keeler, American astronomer MPC · 2261
2262 Mitidika 1978 RB Gypsy girl from novel by Clemens Brentano MPC · 2262
2263 Shaanxi 1978 UW1 Shaanxi, China MPC · 2263
2264 Sabrina 1979 YK legendary English princess, daughter of King Locrine, drowned in the River Severn MPC · 2264
2265 Verbaandert 1950 DB Jean Verbaandert (1901–1974), Belgian geophysicist MPC · 2265
2266 Tchaikovsky 1974 VK Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer DMP · 2266
2267 Agassiz 1977 RF Louis Agassiz, Swiss-born American zoologist and geologist MPC · 2267
2268 Szmytowna 1942 VW Maria Szmytowna, chemist MPC · 2268
2269 Efremiana 1976 JA2 Ivan Antonovich Efremov, Soviet paleontologist and author DMP · 2269
2270 Yazhi 1980 ED Navajo for little one MPC · 2270
2271 Kiso 1976 UV5 station of Tokyo Observatory MPC · 2271
2272 Montezuma 1972 FA Moctezuma II, 9th emperor of the Aztec empire MPC · 2272
2273 Yarilo 1975 EV1 Iarilo, Slavic sun god DMP · 2273
2274 Ehrsson 1976 EA A friend of discoverer Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist MPC · 2274
2275 Cuitlahuac 1979 MH Cuitláhuac, tenth emperor of the Aztec empire MPC · 2275
2276 Warck 1933 QA Evelyne Warck, granddaughter of discoverer MPC · 2276
2277 Moreau 1950 DS Fernand Moreau (1888–1979), Belgian astronomer MPC · 2277
2278 Götz 1953 GE Paul Götz, observatory staff MPC · 2278
2279 Barto 1968 DL Agniya Lvovna Barto, Soviet poet DMP · 2279
2280 Kunikov 1971 SL2 Tzezar Kunikov (1909–1943), Soviet war hero, commander, whose army seized Malaya Zemlya in 1943 MPC · 2280
2281 Biela 1971 UQ1 Wilhelm von Biela, Austrian astronomer MPC · 2281
2282 Andrés Bello 1974 FE Andrés Bello, Venezuelan intellectual MPC · 2282
2283 Bunke 1974 SV4 Tamara Bunke, German patriot DMP · 2283
2284 San Juan 1974 TG1 San Juan Province, Argentina, and San Juan University MPC · 2284
2285 Ron Helin 1976 QB Ronald P. Helin, husband of Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer MPC · 2285
2286 Fesenkov 1977 NH Vasily Fesenkov, Soviet astrophysicist MPC · 2286
2287 Kalmykia 1977 QK3 Kalmyk ASSR, Russian SFSR (now Kalmykia, Russia) MPC · 2287
2288 Karolinum 1979 UZ The Collegium Carolinum, the main building of the Charles University in Prague MPC · 2288
2289 McMillan 6567 P-L Robert S. McMillan, American astronomer MPC · 2289
2290 Helffrich 1932 CD1 Joseph Helffrich, German astronomer MPC · 2290
2291 Kevo 1941 FS Field station on the Kevo river, Lappland MPC · 2291
2292 Seili 1942 RM Seili, island near Turku MPC · 2292
2293 Guernica 1977 EH1 Guernica, Spain MPC · 2293
2294 Andronikov 1977 PL1 Iraklii Luarsabovich Andronikov, Soviet writer MPC · 2294
2295 Matusovskij 1977 QD1 Mikhail Matusovskii (1915–1990), Soviet poet MPC · 2295
2296 Kugultinov 1975 BA1 David Nikitich Kugultinov, poet of Kalmykia and USSR MPC · 2296
2297 Daghestan 1978 RE Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR (now Daghestan, Russia) MPC · 2297
2298 Cindijon A915 TA Cynthia and Jonathan, children of Brian G. Marsden DMP · 2298
2299 Hanko 1941 SZ Hanko, Finland MPC · 2299
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 Joel Stebbins, American astronomer MPC · 2300

2301–2400[edit]

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2301 Whitford 1965 WJ Albert E. Whitford, American astronomer MPC · 2301
2302 Florya 1972 TL2 Nikolai Florya, Russian astronomer MPC · 2302
2303 Retsina 1979 FK Retsina, Greek wine MPC · 2303
2304 Slavia 1979 KB Slavia, sports club in Prague MPC · 2304
2305 King 1980 RJ1 Martin Luther King, civil rights leader MPC · 2305
2306 Bauschinger 1939 PM Julius Bauschinger, German astronomer MPC · 2306
2307 Garuda 1957 HJ Garuda is a son of Kasyapa and Vinata in the mythology of India MPC · 2307
2308 Schilt 1967 JM Jan Schilt, Dutch astronomer MPC · 2308
2309 Mr. Spock 1971 QX1 Discoverer's cat (who was in turn named after the Star Trek character) MPC · 2309
2310 Olshaniya 1974 SU4 Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Olshanskij and other Soviet fighters who entered Nazi-occupied Nikolaev in March 1944 DMP · 2310
2311 El Leoncito 1974 TA1 Observing station at Félix Aguilar Observatory MPC · 2311
2312 Duboshin 1976 GU2 Georgii Duboshin, Soviet astronomer DMP · 2312
2313 Aruna 1976 TA Represents the red glow of dawn in mythology of India MPC · 2313
2314 Field 1977 VD George Brooks Field, American astronomer DMP · 2314
2315 Czechoslovakia 1980 DZ Czechoslovakia, which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993 MPC · 2315
2316 Jo-Ann 1980 RH Jo-Ann Bowell, wife of discoverer DMP · 2316
2317 Galya 2524 P-L Galya Lubarsky, friend of Tom Gehrels MPC · 2317
2318 Lubarsky 6521 P-L Cronid Lubarsky, friend of Tom Gehrels MPC · 2318
2319 Aristides 7631 P-L Aristides, Athenian politician MPC · 2319
2320 Blarney 1979 QJ Blarney, Ireland MPC · 2320
2321 Lužnice 1980 DB1 Lužnice River, Czech Republic MPC · 2321
2322 Kitt Peak 1954 UQ2 Kitt Peak National Observatory, USA MPC · 2322
2323 Zverev 1976 SF2 Mitrofan Zverev, Russian astronomer DMP · 2323
2324 Janice 1978 VS4 Janice Cline, astronomy supporter MPC · 2324
2325 Chernykh 1979 SP Lyudmila and Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomers MPC · 2325
2326 Tololo 1965 QC Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile MPC · 2326
2327 Gershberg 1969 TQ4 Roald Gershberg, Russian astronomer MPC · 2327
2328 Robeson 1972 HW Paul Robeson, American singer, actor and activist DMP · 2328
2329 Orthos 1976 WA Orthos, the two-headed dog from Greek mythology MPC · 2329
2330 Ontake 1977 DS3 Mount Ontake, volcano MPC · 2330
2331 Parvulesco 1936 EA Constantin Pârvulescu, Romanian astronomer MPC · 2331
2332 Kalm 1940 GH Pehr Kalm (Pietari Kalm), Finnish explorer, botanist, agricultural economist MPC · 2332
2333 Porthan 1943 EP Henrik Gabriel Porthan, Finnish historian MPC · 2333
2334 Cuffey 1962 HD James Cuffey, astronomy supporter MPC · 2334
2335 James 1974 UB James G. Williams, mathematician MPC · 2335
2336 Xinjiang 1975 WL1 Xinjiang, China MPC · 2336
2337 Boubín 1976 UH1 Boubín, mountain in Bohemia, Czech Republic MPC · 2337
2338 Bokhan 1977 QA3 Nadezhda Bokhan, staff member at Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Leningrad MPC · 2338
2339 Anacreon 2509 P-L Anacreon, Greek poet MPC · 2339
2340 Hathor 1976 UA Hathor, Egyptian goddess MPC · 2340
2341 Aoluta 1976 YU1 Astronomical Observatory of Leningrad University DMP · 2341
2342 Lebedev 1968 UQ Nikolai Lebedev (ru), Russian war hero MPC · 2342
2343 Siding Spring 1979 MD4 Siding Spring Observatory, Australia MPC · 2343
2344 Xizang 1979 SC1 Tibet MPC · 2344
2345 Fučik 1974 OS Julius Fučik, writer DMP · 2345
2346 Lilio 1934 CB Aloysius Lilius, inventor of the Gregorian Calendar DMP · 2346
2347 Vinata 1936 TK In mythology of India, daughter of Prajapati and wife of Kasyapa MPC · 2347
2348 Michkovitch 1939 AA Vojislav Michkovitch, Serbian astronomer MPC · 2348
2349 Kurchenko 1970 OG Nadezhda Kurchenko, heroic airline stewardess DMP · 2349
2350 von Lüde 1938 CG Heinz von Lüde, German astronomer MPC · 2350
2351 O'Higgins 1964 VD Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean hero MPC · 2351
2352 Kurchatov 1969 RY Igor Vasilevich Kurchatov, Russian physicist DMP · 2352
2353 Alva 1975 UD former girlfriend of discoverer MPC · 2353
2354 Lavrov 1978 PZ3 Svyatoslav Lavrov, Russian computer scientist DMP · 2354
2355 Nei Monggol 1978 UV1 Inner Mongolia, China MPC · 2355
2356 Hirons 1979 UJ Charles and Ann Hirons, parents-in-law of discoverer MPC · 2356
2357 Phereclos 1981 AC Phereclos, Trojan craftsman MPC · 2357
2358 Bahner 1929 RE Klaus Bahner, observatory staff DMP · 2358
2359 Debehogne 1931 TV Henri Debehogne, Belgian astronomer MPC · 2359
2360 Volgo-Don 1975 VD3 Volga-Don Canal, Russia DMP · 2360
2361 Gogol 1976 GQ1 Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer DMP · 2361
2362 Mark Twain 1976 SH2 Mark Twain, American writer MPC · 2362
2363 Cebriones 1977 TJ3 Cebriones, Hector's charioteer MPC · 2363
2364 Seillier 1978 GD Mother of discoverer MPC · 2364
2365 Interkosmos 1980 YQ Intercosmos, Russian space exploration organization MPC · 2365
2366 Aaryn 1981 AC1 Aaryn G. Baltutis, grandson of discoverer MPC · 2366
2367 Praha 1981 AK1 Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic MPC · 2367
2368 Beltrovata 1977 RA Name give by writer Gottfried Keller to his friend Betty Tendering MPC · 2368
2369 Chekhov 1976 GC8 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer MPC · 2369
2370 van Altena 1965 LA Willem van Altena, Dutch-born American astronomer MPC · 2370
2371 Dimitrov 1975 VR3 Georgi Mikhailovich Dimitrov, Bulgarian politician MPC · 2371
2372 Proskurin 1977 RA8 Vitalii Proskurin, Russian astronomer MPC · 2372
2373 Immo 1929 PC Immo Appenzeller, German astronomer MPC · 2373
2374 Vladvysotskij 1974 QE1 Vladimir Vysotsky, singer MPC · 2374
2375 Radek 1975 AA Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer MPC · 2375
2376 Martynov 1977 QG3 Dmitrii Martynov, astrophysicist MPC · 2376
2377 Shcheglov 1978 QT1 Vladimir Shcheglov, Russian astronomer MPC · 2377
2378 Pannekoek 1935 CY Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer MPC · 2378
2379 Heiskanen 1941 ST Weikko Aleksanteri Heiskanen, Finnish geodesist MPC · 2379
2380 Heilongjiang 1965 SN Heilongjiang, China MPC · 2380
2381 Landi 1976 AF Jorge Landi Dessy, Argentinian astronomer MPC · 2381
2382 Nonie 1977 GA Daughter of Peter Jekabsons, observatory staff MPC · 2382
2383 Bradley 1981 GN Martin and Maud Bradley, friends of discoverer MPC · 2383
2384 Schulhof 1943 EC1 Leopold Schulhof, Hungarian-born (as Lipót Schulhóf) astronomer MPC · 2384
2385 Mustel 1969 VW Evald Mustel, Russian astronomer MPC · 2385
2386 Nikonov 1974 SN1 Vladimir Nikonov, Russian astronomer MPC · 2386
2387 Xi'an 1975 FX Xi'an, China MPC · 2387
2388 Gase 1977 EA2 Vera Fedorovna Gaze, part of the Pulkovo Observatory staff MPC · 2388
2389 Dibaj 1977 QC1 Ernest Dibai, astrophysicist MPC · 2389
2390 Nežárka 1980 PA1 Nežárka River, Czech Republic MPC · 2390
2391 Tomita 1957 AA Koichiro Tomita, Japanese astronomer MPC · 2391
2392 Jonathan Murray 1979 MN1 Jonathan Murray, son of friends of discoverers MPC · 2392
2393 Suzuki 1955 WB Keishin Suzuki, Japanese astronomer MPC · 2393
2394 Nadeev 1973 SZ2 Lev Nadeev, Russian astrometrist MPC · 2394
2395 Aho 1977 FA Arne Aho, observatory staff MPC · 2395
2396 Kochi 1981 CB Kōchi, Japan MPC · 2396
2397 Lappajärvi 1938 DV Lappajärvi, lake in Finland MPC · 2397
2398 Jilin 1965 UD2 Jilin, China MPC · 2398
2399 Terradas 1971 MA Esteban Terradas e Illa, mathematician MPC · 2399
2400 Derevskaya 1972 kJ Aleksandra Avramovna Derevskaya, foster mother MPC · 2400

2401–2500[edit]

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2401 Aehlita 1975 VM2 Martian girl from novel by Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi DMP · 2401
2402 Satpaev 1979 OR13 Kanysh Imantayevich Satpayev, Kazakh geologist MPC · 2402
2403 Šumava 1979 SQ Šumava mountains, Czech Republic DMP · 2403
2404 Antarctica 1980 TE Antarctica, in honour of the third Soviet Antarctic Expedition, in which the discoverer participated DMP · 2404
2405 Welch 1963 UF David F. Welch, AURA administrator MPC · 2405
2406 Orelskaya 1966 QG Varvara Orel'skaya, observatory staff DMP · 2406
2407 Haug 1973 DH Ulrich Haug, German astronomer MPC · 2407
2408 Astapovich 1978 QK1 Igor' Astapovich, Russian astronomer DMP · 2408
2409 Chapman 1979 UG Clark R. Chapman, American astronomer MPC · 2409
2410 Morrison 1981 AF David Morrison, American astronomer MPC · 2410
2411 Zellner 1981 JK Benjamin Zellner, American astronomer MPC · 2411
2412 Wil 3537 P-L Wil van de Hulst, wife of Dutch astronomer Hendrik C. van de Hulst MPC · 2412
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L Hendrik C. van de Hulst, Dutch astronomer MPC · 2413
2414 Vibeke 1931 UG Daughter of L. K. Kristensen MPC · 2414
2415 Ganesa 1978 UJ In mythology of India, represents call to spiritual power MPC · 2415
2416 Sharonov 1979 OF13 Vsevolod Sharonov, Russian observatory director DMP · 2416
2417 McVittie 1964 CD George C. McVittie, American astronomer MPC · 2417
2418 Voskovec-Werich 1971 UV Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich, Czech actors MPC · 2418
2419 Moldavia 1974 SJ Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic DMP · 2419
2420 Čiurlionis 1975 TN M. K. Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer MPC · 2420
2421 Nininger 1979 UD Harvey Harlow Nininger, American meteoriticist MPC · 2421
2422 Perovskaya 1968 HK1 Sophia Lvovna Perovskaya, Russian revolutionary DMP · 2422
2423 Ibarruri 1972 NC Rubén Ruiz Ibárruri, Russian soldier DMP · 2423
2424 Tautenburg 1973 UT5 Tautenburg, Germany DMP · 2424
2425 Shenzhen 1975 FW Shenzhen, China MPC · 2425
2426 Simonov 1976 KV Konstantin Simonov, Russian writer MPC · 2426
2427 Kobzar 1976 YQ7 Taras Shevchenko (a.k.a. Kobzar), Ukrainian poet and painter DMP · 2427
2428 Kamenyar 1977 RZ6 Ivan Franko (a.k.a. Kamenyar), Ukrainian writer and scientist DMP · 2428
2429 Schürer 1977 TZ Max Schürer, Swiss astronomer MPC · 2429
2430 Bruce Helin 1977 VC Bruce Helin, son of one of the discoverers MPC · 2430
2431 Skovoroda 1978 PF3 Hryhori Skovoroda, Ukrainian philosopher and poet DMP · 2431
2432 Soomana 1981 FA Hopi for star girl DMP · 2432
2433 Sootiyo 1981 GJ Hopi for star boy DMP · 2433
2434 Bateson 1981 KA Frank Maine Bateson, New Zealand astronomer MPC · 2434
2435 Horemheb 4578 P-L Horemheb, Egyptian pharaoh MPC · 2435
2436 Hatshepsut 6066 P-L Hatshepsut, Egyptian queen MPC · 2436
2437 Amnestia 1942 RZ Amnesty International MPC · 2437
2438 Oleshko 1975 VO2 Valentina Oleshko, Russian partisan DMP · 2438
2439 Ulugbek 1977 QX2 Ulugh Beg, Uzbek sultan and astronomer DMP · 2439
2440 Educatio 1978 VQ4 Education DMP · 2440
2441 Hibbs 1979 MN2 Al and Marks Hibbs, friends of one discoverer MPC · 2441
2442 Corbett 1980 TO Jim Corbett, hunter and writer DMP · 2442
2443 Tomeileen A906 BJ Thomas and Eileen Marsden, parents of Brian G. Marsden DMP · 2443
2444 Lederle 1934 CD Trudpert Lederle, German astronomer DMP · 2444
2445 Blazhko 1935 TC Sergei Nikolaevich Blazhko, Russian astronomer DMP · 2445
2446 Lunacharsky 1971 TS2 Anatoli Vasilevich Lunacharsky, Russian statesman and writer DMP · 2446
2447 Kronstadt 1973 QY1 Kronstadt, Russia DMP · 2447
2448 Sholokhov 1975 BU Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russian writer MPC · 2448
2449 Kenos 1978 GC First man in mythology of Native Americans of Tierra del Fuego MPC · 2449
2450 Ioannisiani 1978 RP Bagrat Ioannisiani, Russian telescope designer DMP · 2450
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ Audouin Dollfus, French astronomer MPC · 2451
2452 Lyot 1981 FE Bernard Lyot, French astronomer MPC · 2452
2453 Wabash A921 SA Bob Warshow (a.k.a. "Wabash"), computer operator MPC · 2453
2454 Olaus Magnus 1941 SS Olaus Magnus MPC · 2454
2455 Somville 1950 TO4 Oscar Somville, seismologist MPC · 2455
2456 Palamedes 1966 BA1 Palamedes, Greek commander DMP · 2456
2457 Rublyov 1975 TU2 Andrei Rublev, Russian painter MPC · 2457
2458 Veniakaverin 1977 RC7 Veniamin Aleksandrovich Kaverin, Russian writer MPC · 2458
2459 Spellmann 1980 LB1 Leonard Spellmann, father of discoverer MPC · 2459
2460 Mitlincoln 1980 TX4 MIT and Lincoln Laboratory MPC · 2460
2461 Clavel 1981 EC1 Gustavine Clavel, centenarian MPC · 2461
2462 Nehalennia 6578 P-L Nehalennia, Roman goddess MPC · 2462
2463 Sterpin 1934 FF Julia Sterpin Van Biesbroeck, wife of discoverer MPC · 2463
2464 Nordenskiöld 1939 BF Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-born Swedish explorer MPC · 2464
2465 Wilson 1949 PK Sir Robert Wilson, British astronomer MPC · 2465
2466 Golson 1959 RJ John C. Golson, observatory staff MPC · 2466
2467 Kollontai 1966 PJ Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai, Russian ambassador MPC · 2467
2468 Repin 1969 TO1 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter MPC · 2468
2469 Tadjikistan 1970 HA Tajikistan DMP · 2469
2470 Agematsu 1976 UW15 Agematsu, Japan MPC · 2470
2471 Ultrajectum 6545 P-L Latin name for the city of Utrecht MPC · 2471
2472 Bradman 1973 DG Donald Bradman (1908–2001), Australian cricketer MPC · 2472
2473 Heyerdahl 1977 RX7 Thor Heyerdahl, explorer MPC · 2473
2474 Ruby 1979 PB Ruby, the discoverer's dog, which lives at the Kleť Observatory DMP · 2474
2475 Semenov 1972 TF2 Pavel Semenov, Commander of a Russian tank battalion in World War II DMP · 2475
2476 Andersen 1976 JF2 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fabulist MPC · 2476
2477 Biryukov 1977 PY1 Nikolai Biryukov, Russian writer DMP · 2477
2478 Tokai 1981 JC Tōkai, Japan DMP · 2478
2479 Sodankylä 1942 CB Sodankylä, Finland MPC · 2479
2480 Papanov 1976 YS1 Anatoli Dmitrievich Papanov, Russian actor MPC · 2480
2481 Bürgi 1977 UQ Jost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and maker of scientific instruments, astronomer, and independent inventor of logarithms MPC · 2481
2482 Perkin 1980 CO Richard S. and Gladys T. Perkin of Perkin-Elmer Corp., supporters of astronomy MPC · 2482
2483 Guinevere 1928 QB Guinevere, Arthurian queen MPC · 2483
2484 Parenago 1928 TK Pavel Petrovich Parenago, Russian astronomer MPC · 2484
2485 Scheffler 1932 BH Helmut Scheffler, German astronomer MPC · 2485
2486 Metsähovi 1939 FY Metsähovi Observatory MPC · 2486
2487 Juhani 1940 RL Juhani Alikoski, son of Finnish discoverer Heikki A. Alikoski MPC · 2487
2488 Bryan 1952 UT William Lowe Bryan, university president MPC · 2488
2489 Suvorov 1975 NY Alexander Suvorov, Russian military scientist MPC · 2489
2490 Bussolini 1976 AG Juan Bussolini, Spanish astronomer MPC · 2490
2491 Tvashtri 1977 CB Carpenter in mythology of India MPC · 2491
2492 Kutuzov 1977 NT Mikhail Kutuzov, Russian military leader MPC · 2492
2493 Elmer 1978 XC Charles Wesley Elmer, amateur astronomer MPC · 2493
2494 Inge 1981 LF Jay L. Inge, cartographer DMP · 2494
2495 Noviomagum 7071 P-L Latin name for the city of Nijmegen MPC · 2495
2496 Fernandus 1953 TC1 Fernandus Payne, zoologist MPC · 2496
2497 Kulikovskij 1977 PZ1 Petr Kulikovskii, Russian astronomer DMP · 2497
2498 Tsesevich 1977 QM3 Vladimir Tsesevich, Russian astronomer DMP · 2498
2499 Brunk 1978 VJ7 William E. Brunk, American astronomer MPC · 2499
2500 Alascattalo 1926 GC Alascattalo, mythical beast of Alaska MPC · 2500

2501–2600[edit]

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2501 Lohja 1942 GD Lohja, Finland MPC · 2501
2502 Nummela 1943 EO Nummela, Finland MPC · 2502
2503 Liaoning 1965 UB1 Liaoning, China DMP · 2503
2504 Gaviola 1967 JO Enrique Gaviola, Argentinian astrophysicist DMP · 2504
2505 Hebei 1975 UJ Hebei, China MPC · 2505
2506 Pirogov 1976 QG1 Nikolai Ivanovich Pirogov, Russian surgeon MPC · 2506
2507 Bobone 1976 WB1 Jorge Bobone, Argentinian astronomer MPC · 2507
2508 Alupka 1977 ET1 Alupka, Ukraine MPC · 2508
2509 Chukotka 1977 NG Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia DMP · 2509
2510 Shandong 1979 TH Shandong, China DMP · 2510
2511 Patterson 1980 LM Clair C. Patterson, American geochemist MPC · 2511
2512 Tavastia 1940 GG Tavastia Region, Finland MPC · 2512
2513 Baetslé 1950 SH Paul-Louis Baetslé (1909–1983), astronomer MPC · 2513
2514 Taiyuan 1964 TA1 Taiyuan, Shaanxi, China DMP · 2514
2515 Gansu 1964 TX1 Gansu, China DMP · 2515
2516 Roman 1964 VY Nancy Grace Roman, American astronomer MPC · 2516
2517 Orma 1968 SB Italian for trace; anagram of 1257 Móra MPC · 2517
2518 Rutllant 1974 FG Federico Alcina (1904–1971), Spanish-born director of the national observatory in Chile MPC · 2518
2519 Annagerman 1975 VD2 Anna German, Polish singer MPC · 2519
2520 Novorossijsk 1976 QF1 Novorossiysk, Russia DMP · 2520
2521 Heidi 1979 DK Heidi, book by Johanna Spyri MPC · 2521
2522 Triglav 1980 PP Triglav, Slavic god MPC · 2522
2523 Ryba 1980 PV Jakub Jan Ryba, Czech composer MPC · 2523
2524 Budovicium 1981 QB1 Latin for České Budějovice, Czech Republic DMP · 2524
2525 O'Steen 1981 VG Mary Elizabeth O'Steen Skiff, mother of discoverer DMP · 2525
2526 Alisary 1979 KX Alice Benedicta West and Harry Richard West, parents of discoverer DMP · 2526
2527 Gregory 1981 RE Bruce Gregory Thomas, youngest son of discoverer, named after James Gregory, Scottish astronomer DMP · 2527
2528 Mohler 1953 TF1 Orren Mohler (1908–1985), American astronomer MPC · 2528
2529 Rockwell Kent 1977 QL2 Rockwell Kent, artist MPC · 2529
2530 Shipka 1978 NC3 Shipka Pass, battle site from the Russo-Turkish War MPC · 2530
2531 Cambridge 1980 LD Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts DMP · 2531
2532 Sutton 1980 TU5 Robert L. Sutton, American geologist MPC · 2532
2533 Fechtig A905 VA Hugo Fechtig (born 1929), German astrophysicist MPC · 2533
2534 Houzeau 1931 VD Jean-Charles Houzeau, Belgian astronomer MPC · 2534
2535 Hämeenlinna 1939 DH Hämeenlinna, Finland MPC · 2535
2536 Kozyrev 1939 PJ Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev, Russian astronomer MPC · 2536
2537 Gilmore 1951 RL Pamela and Alan Gilmore, New Zealand astronomers MPC · 2537
2538 Vanderlinden 1954 UD Henri Vanderlinden (1892–1983), Belgian astronomer MPC · 2538
2539 Ningxia 1964 TS2 Ningxia, China DMP · 2539
2540 Blok 1971 TH2 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok, Russian poet MPC · 2540
2541 Edebono 1973 DE Edward de Bono, lateral thinker MPC · 2541
2542 Calpurnia 1980 CF Calpurnia, Roman noblewoman DMP · 2542
2543 Machado 1980 LJ Luiz Machado, Argentinian astronomer MPC · 2543
2544 Gubarev 1980 PS Aleksei Gubarev, Russian cosmonaut DMP · 2544
2545 Verbiest 1933 BB Father Ferdinand Verbiest, Belgian missionary and astronomer MPC · 2545
2546 Libitina 1950 FC Libitina, Roman goddess of funerals MPC · 2546
2547 Hubei 1964 TC2 Hubei, China MPC · 2547
2548 Leloir 1975 DA Luis Federico Leloir, Argentinian chemist MPC · 2548
2549 Baker 1976 UB James G. Baker, American astronomer MPC · 2549
2550 Houssay 1976 UP20 Bernardo Alberto Houssay, Argentinian physioloist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1947 MPC · 2550
2551 Decabrina 1976 YX1 Decembrists, Russian revolutionaries MPC · 2551
2552 Remek 1978 SP Vladimír Remek, Czech cosmonaut DMP · 2552
2553 Viljev 1979 FS2 Mikhail Vilyev (1893–1919), Russian astronomer DMP · 2553
2554 Skiff 1980 OB Brian A. Skiff, Research assistant at Lowell Observatory DMP · 2554
2555 Thomas 1980 OC Norman G. Thomas, former Research assistant at Lowell Observatory DMP · 2555
2556 Louise 1981 CS Carol Louise Thomas-Baltutis, youngest daughter of discoverer DMP · 2556
2557 Putnam 1981 SL1 Roger Putnam and Michael C. J. Putnam, astronomy supporters DMP · 2557
2558 Viv 1981 SP1 Vivian Russell Thomas, father of discoverer DMP · 2558
2559 Svoboda 1981 UH Jindřich Svoboda, Czech astronomer MPC · 2559
2560 Siegma 1932 CW Siegfried Marx, German astronomer MPC · 2560
2561 Margolin 1969 TK2 Mikhail Margolin (1906–1975), blind inventor DMP · 2561
2562 Chaliapin 1973 FF1 Feodor Chaliapin, Russian singer and actor MPC · 2562
2563 Boyarchuk 1977 FZ Alexander Boyarchuk (born 1931), Russian astronomer DMP · 2563
2564 Kayala 1977 QX Kayala, river in The Tale of Igor's Campaign MPC · 2564
2565 Grögler 1977 TB1 Norbert Grögler (1928–1983), mineralogist and planetologist MPC · 2565
2566 Kirghizia 1979 FR2 Kyrgyzstan DMP · 2566
2567 Elba 1979 KA Elba Aguilera de Pizarro, mother of discoverers DMP · 2567
2568 Maksutov 1980 GH Dmitri Dmitrievich Maksutov, Russian optical engineer, inventor of the Maksutov telescope DMP · 2568
2569 Madeline 1980 MA Heroine of John Keats' poem, "The Eve of St. Agnes" DMP · 2569
2570 Porphyro 1980 PG Hero of John Keats' poem, "The Eve of St. Agnes" DMP · 2570
2571 Geisei 1981 UC Geisei, Japan MPC · 2571
2572 Annschnell 1950 DL Anneliese Schnell (born 1941), Austrian astronomer MPC · 2572
2573 Hannu Olavi 1953 EN Son of discoverer MPC · 2573
2574 Ladoga 1968 UP Lake Ladoga MPC · 2574
2575 Bulgaria 1970 PL Bulgaria MPC · 2575
2576 Yesenin 1974 QL Sergei Alexandrovich Esenin (also written Yesenin), poet DMP · 2576
2577 Litva DMP Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic MPC · 2577
2578 Saint-Exupéry 1975 VW3 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, writer MPC · 2578
2579 Spartacus 1977 PA2 Spartacus, Roman revolutionary MPC · 2579
2580 Smilevskia 1977 QP4 Moisei Smilevskii (1913–1944), Ukrainian journalist MPC · 2580
2581 Radegast 1980 VX Radegast, Slavic god MPC · 2581
2582 Harimaya-Bashi 1981 SA Harimaya Bridge, Kōchi, Japan DMP · 2582
2583 Fatyanov 1975 XA3 Aleksei Fat'yanov, Soviet poet and songwriter MPC · 2583
2584 Turkmenia 1979 FG2 Turkmenistan DMP · 2584
2585 Irpedina 1979 OJ15 Irkutsk Pedagogical Institute MPC · 2585
2586 Matson 1980 LO Dennis Matson, American planetary scientist MPC · 2586
2587 Gardner 1980 OH Martin Gardner, American mathematician and writer DMP · 2587
2588 Flavia 1981 VQ Flavius, Roman gens; also an asteroid in A Torrent of Faces by James Blish and Norman L. Knight MPC · 2588
2589 Daniel 1979 QU2 Daniel Lagerkvist, son of the discoverer DMP · 2589
2590 Mourão 1980 kJ Ronaldo Rogério de Freitas Mourão, Brazilian astronomer MPC · 2590
2591 Dworetsky 1949 PS Michael Dworetsky, British astronomer MPC · 2591
2592 Hunan 1966 BW Hunan, China DMP · 2592
2593 Buryatia 1976 GB8 Republic of Buryatia, Russia DMP · 2593
2594 Acamas 1978 TB Acamas, Greek warrior MPC · 2594
2595 Gudiachvili 1979 KL Lado Gudiachvili, Georgian painter DMP · 2595
2596 Vainu Bappu 1979 KN Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu, Indian astrophysicist MPC · 2596
2597 Arthur 1980 PN King Arthur, mythological British king DMP · 2597
2598 Merlin 1980 RY Merlin, wizard in Arthurian legend DMP · 2598
2599 Veselí 1980 SO Veselí nad Lužnicí, Czech Republic DMP · 2599
2600 Lumme 1980 VP Kari Lumme, Finnish astronomer MPC · 2600

2601–2700[edit]

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2601 Bologna 1980 XA Bologna, Italy DMP · 2601
2602 Moore 1982 BR Patrick Moore, British amateur astronomer DMP · 2602
2603 Taylor 1982 BW1 Gordon E. Taylor, British amateur astronomer DMP · 2603
2604 Marshak 1972 LD1 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet and writer MPC · 2604
2605 Sahade 1974 QA Jorge Sahade (1915–2012), an Argentinian astronomer, director of the La Plata and Cordoba Observatories, and former president of the IAU during 1985–1988 MPC · 2605
2606 Odessa 1976 GX2 Odessa, Ukraine DMP · 2606
2607 Yakutia 1977 NR Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia DMP · 2607
2608 Seneca 1978 DA Seneca the Younger, Roman writer DMP · 2608
2609 Kiril-Metodi 1978 PB4 Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, inventors of Cyrillic DMP · 2609
2610 Tuva 1978 RO1 Tuva Republic, Russia DMP · 2610
2611 Boyce 1978 VQ5 Joseph M. Boyce, American planetary scientist MPC · 2611
2612 Kathryn 1979 DE Kathryn Gail Thomas-Hazelton, daughter of discoverer MPC · 2612
2613 Plzeň 1979 QE Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic, birthplace of the discoverer DMP · 2613
2614 Torrence 1980 LP Torrence V. Johnson, American planetary scientist MPC · 2614
2615 Saito 1951 RJ Keiji Saito, Japanese astrophysicist MPC · 2615
2616 Lesya 1970 QV Larisa Petrovna Kosach(a.k.a. Lesya Ukrainka), Ukrainian poet MPC · 2616
2617 Jiangxi 1975 WO1 Jiangxi, China DMP · 2617
2618 Coonabarabran 1979 MX2 Coonabarabran, Australia. The Siding Spring Observatory of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Australian National University is located close by (40 km distant) DMP · 2618
2619 Skalnaté Pleso 1979 MZ3 Skalnaté Pleso, observatory in Slovakia DMP · 2619
2620 Santana 1980 TN Carlos Santana, American musician MPC · 2620
2621 Goto 1981 CA Seizo Goto, businessman MPC · 2621
2622 Bolzano 1981 CM Bernard Bolzano, mathematician DMP · 2622
2623 Zech A919 SA Gert Zech (born 1941), German astronomer, member of the editorial team of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts MPC · 2623
2624 Samitchell 1962 RE Samuel Alfred Mitchell, American astronomer MPC · 2624
2625 Jack London 1976 JQ2 Jack London, writer MPC · 2625
2626 Belnika 1978 PP2 Nikolai Belyaev, Russian astronomer MPC · 2626
2627 Churyumov 1978 PP3 Klim Churyumov, Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 2627
2628 Kopal 1979 MS8 Zdenek Kopal, Czech-born astronomer DMP · 2628
2629 Rudra 1980 RB1 Rudra, destroyer aspect of the Hindu god Siva MPC · 2629
2630 Hermod 1980 TF3 Hermóðr, hero in Norse mythology MPC · 2630
2631 Zhejiang 1980 TY5 Zhejiang, China DMP · 2631
2632 Guizhou 1980 VJ1 Guizhou, China DMP · 2632
2633 Bishop 1981 WR1 George Bishop, British wine merchant and patron of astronomy MPC · 2633
2634 James Bradley 1982 DL James Bradley, English astronomer MPC · 2634
2635 Huggins 1982 DS Sir William Huggins, spectroscopist MPC · 2635
2636 Lassell 1982 DZ William Lassell, British amateur astronomer MPC · 2636
2637 Bobrovnikoff A919 SB Nicholas Bobrovnikoff, American astronomer MPC · 2637
2638 Gadolin 1939 SG Jacob Gadolin, Finnish astronomer, and Johan Gadolin, chemist MPC · 2638
2639 Planman 1940 GN Anders Planman, Swedish astronomer MPC · 2639
2640 Hällström 1941 FN Gustav Hällström, Finnish physicist MPC · 2640
2641 Lipschutz 1949 GJ Michael Lipschutz, American geochemist MPC · 2641
2642 Vésale 1961 RA Andreas Vesalius, Flemish anatomist MPC · 2642
2643 Bernhard 1973 SD Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, astronomical supporter MPC · 2643
2644 Victor Jara 1973 SO2 Víctor Jara, folk singer MPC · 2644
2645 Daphne Plane 1976 QD Daphne Plane, librarian and friend of discoverer DMP · 2645
2646 Abetti 1977 EC1 Antonio Abetti and Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomers MPC · 2646
2647 Sova 1980 SP Antonín Sova, Czech poet MPC · 2647
2648 Owa 1980 VJ Hopi for rock DMP · 2648
2649 Oongaq 1980 WA Hopi for from up there DMP · 2649
2650 Elinor 1931 EG Elinor Gates, assistant at the Minor Planet Center MPC · 2650
2651 Karen 1949 QD Karen S. Mayer, sister-in-law of, and Karen S. Franz, friend of F. N. Bowman DMP · 2651
2652 Yabuuti 1953 GM Kiyosi Yabuuti, Japanese astronomer and historian MPC · 2652
2653 Principia 1964 VP Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton's magnum opus MPC · 2653
2654 Ristenpart 1968 OG Friedrich Ristenpart, German astronomer MPC · 2654
2655 Guangxi 1974 XX Guangxi, China DMP · 2655
2656 Evenkia 1979 HD5 Evenk Autonomous Okrug, Russia DMP · 2656
2657 Bashkiria 1979 SB7 Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia DMP · 2657
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK Owen Gingerich, American astrophysicist and historian of astronomy MPC · 2658
2659 Millis 1981 JX Robert Millis, American astronomer DMP · 2659
2660 Wasserman 1982 FG Lawrence Wasserman, American astronomer DMP · 2660
2661 Bydžovský 1982 FC1 Bohumil Bydžovský, Czech mathematician MPC · 2661
2662 Kandinsky 4021 P-L Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter MPC · 2662
2663 Miltiades 6561 P-L Miltiades, Athenian commander MPC · 2663
2664 Everhart 1934 RR Edgar Everhart, American astronomer MPC · 2664
2665 Schrutka 1938 DW1 Guntram Schrutka-Rechtenstamm (1910–), Austrian astronomer MPC · 2665
2666 Gramme 1951 TA Zénobe Gramme, Belgian electrical engineer and inventor MPC · 2666
2667 Oikawa 1967 UO Okuro Oikawa, Japanese astronomer MPC · 2667
2668 Tataria 1976 QV Republic of Tatarstan, Russia DMP · 2668
2669 Shostakovich 1976 YQ2 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer DMP · 2669
2670 Chuvashia 1977 PW1 Chuvash Republic, Russia DMP · 2670
2671 Abkhazia 1977 QR2 Abkhazia, Georgia DMP · 2671
2672 Písek 1979 KC Písek, Czech Republic DMP · 2672
2673 Lossignol 1980 KN Lossignol, family name of friends of discoverer MPC · 2673
2674 Pandarus 1982 BC3 Pandarus, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 2674
2675 Tolkien 1982 GB J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer DMP · 2675
2676 Aarhus 1933 QV Aarhus, Denmark, seat of the Ole Rømer Observatory of the University of Aarhus DMP · 2676
2677 Joan 1935 FF Joan Jordan, secretary at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 2677
2678 Aavasaksa 1938 DF1 Aavasaksa, mountain in Finland (Lapland), one of the sites used by Maupertuis' expedition to determine the length of a degree of the meridian in 1736–1737 MPC · 2678
2679 Kittisvaara 1939 TG Kittisvaara, mountain in Finland (Lapland), one of the sites used by Maupertuis' expedition to determine the length of a degree of the meridian in 1736–1737 MPC · 2679
2680 Mateo 1975 NF José Mateo (1914–1978), Argentinian astronomer MPC · 2680
2681 Ostrovskij 1975 VF2 Nikolai Ostrovsky, writer MPC · 2681
2682 Soromundi 1979 MF4 From Latin for sisters of the world, after the YWCA DMP · 2682
2683 Brian 1981 AD1 Eldest son of discoverer DMP · 2683
2684 Douglas 1981 AH1 Douglas B. Thomas, brother of discoverer and physicist DMP · 2684
2685 Masursky 1981 JN Harold Masursky, American astronomer DMP · 2685
2686 Linda Susan 1981 JW1 Linda Susan Salazar, discoverer's youngest daughter MPC · 2686
2687 Tortali 1982 HG Tortali, Vanuatun spirit of daytime MPC · 2687
2688 Halley 1982 HG1 Edmund Halley, English astronomer DMP · 2688
2689 Bruxelles 1935 CF Brussels, Belgium MPC · 2689
2690 Ristiina 1938 DG1 Ristiina, Finland MPC · 2690
2691 Sersic 1974 KB José Luis Sersic, Argentinian astronomer MPC · 2691
2692 Chkalov 1976 YT3 Valerij Pavlovich Chkalov, pilot DMP · 2692
2693 Yan'an 1977 VM1 Yan'an, Shaanxi, China MPC · 2693
2694 Pino Torinese 1979 QL1 Pino Torinese, Italy, site of Turin Observatory DMP · 2694
2695 Christabel 1979 UE Christabel, poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge DMP · 2695
2696 Magion 1980 HB Magion, first Czech artificial satellite DMP · 2696
2697 Albina 1969 TC3 Albina Alekseevna Serova, friend of discoverer MPC · 2697
2698 Azerbajdzhan 1971 TZ Azerbaijan DMP · 2698
2699 Kalinin 1976 YX Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, Russian statesman MPC · 2699
2700 Baikonur 1976 YP7 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan DMP · 2700

2701–2800[edit]

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2701 Cherson 1978 RT Kherson, Ukraine (not to be confused with Chersonesos, Crimea) MPC · 2701
2702 Batrakov 1978 SZ2 Yury Batrakov, Russian astronomer MPC · 2702
2703 Rodari 1979 FT2 Gianni Rodari, writer MPC · 2703
2704 Julian Loewe 1979 MR4 Julian Loewe, journalist MPC · 2704
2705 Wu 1980 TD4 Sherman S. C. Wu, photogrammetrist MPC · 2705
2706 Borovský 1980 VW Karel Havlíček Borovský, Czech writer and political journalist MPC · 2706
2707 Ueferji 1981 QS3 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro MPC · 2707
2708 Burns 1981 WT Joseph Arthur Burns, American astronomer MPC · 2708
2709 Sagan 1982 FH Carl Sagan, American astronomer and author, co-founder of the Planetary Society MPC · 2709
2710 Veverka 1982 FQ Joseph Veverka, American astronomer MPC · 2710
2711 Aleksandrov 1978 QB2 Anatoly Petrovich Alexandrov, Russian physicist MPC · 2711
2712 Keaton 1937 YD Buster Keaton, film comedian MPC · 2712
2713 Luxembourg 1938 EA Luxembourg MPC · 2713
2714 Matti 1938 GC Son of discoverer MPC · 2714
2715 Mielikki 1938 US Mielikki, Finnish mythology MPC · 2715
2716 Tuulikki 1939 TM Tuulikki, Finnish mythology, Goddess of the woods MPC · 2716
2717 Tellervo 1940 WJ Tellervo, Finnish mythology MPC · 2717
2718 Handley 1951 OM Tommy Handley, British radio comedian MPC · 2718
2719 Suzhou 1965 SU Suzhou, Jiangsu, China MPC · 2719
2720 Pyotr Pervyj 1972 RV3 Peter I of Russia MPC · 2720
2721 Vsekhsvyatskij 1973 SP2 Sergey Vsekhsvyatsky, Russian astronomer MPC · 2721
2722 Abalakin 1976 GM2 Viktor Abalkin, Russian astronomer MPC · 2722
2723 Gorshkov 1978 QL2 Pyotr Gorshkov, Russian astronomer MPC · 2723
2724 Orlov 1978 RZ5 Sergey and Alexander Orlov, Russian MPC · 2724
2725 David Bender 1978 VG3 David Bender, American astronomer, latterly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 2725
2726 Kotelnikov 1979 SE9 Vladimir Kotelnikov, Russian radio engineer MPC · 2726
2727 Paton 1979 SO9 Evgeny and Borys Paton, Soviet Ukrainian scientists MPC · 2727
2728 Yatskiv 1979 ST9 Yaroslav Yatskiv, Ukrainian astrometrist MPC · 2728
2729 Urumqi 1979 UA2 Urumqi, Xinjiang, China MPC · 2729
2730 Barks 1981 QH Carl Barks, American writer and illustrator MPC · 2730
2731 Cucula 1982 kJ The cuckoo MPC · 2731
2732 Witt 1926 FG Carl Gustav Witt, German astronomer MPC · 2732
2733 Hamina 1938 DQ Hamina, Finland MPC · 2733
2734 Hašek 1976 GJ3 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer MPC · 2734
2735 Ellen 1977 RB Ellen Howell, American planetary scientist MPC · 2735
2736 Ops 1979 OC Ops, Roman goddess MPC · 2736
2737 Kotka 1938 DU Kotka, Finland MPC · 2737
2738 Viracocha 1940 EC Viracocha, supreme god of the Inca MPC · 2738
2739 Taguacipa 1952 UZ1 Taguacipa, god of the Inca and companion of Viracocha MPC · 2739
2740 Tsoj 1974 SY4 Victor Robertovich Tsoj, poet and rock musician MPC · 2740
2741 Valdivia 1975 XG Captain Pedro de Valdivia, conqueror of Chile MPC · 2741
2742 Gibson 1981 JG3 James B. Gibson (astronomer), astronomer MPC · 2742
2743 Chengdu 1965 WR Chengdu, Sichuan, China MPC · 2743
2744 Birgitta 1975 RB Anna Birgitta Angelica Lagerkvist, daughter of the discoverer MPC · 2744
2745 San Martín 1976 SR10 General José de San Martín, "father of Argentina" MPC · 2745
2746 Hissao 1979 SJ9 Hissar Astronomical Observatory, Dushanbe, Tajikistan MPC · 2746
2747 Český Krumlov 1980 DW Český Krumlov, Czech Republic MPC · 2747
2748 Patrick Gene 1981 JF2 Patrick Gene Shoemaker, son of discoverer MPC · 2748
2749 Walterhorn 1937 TD Walter Horn, founder of the public observatory and amateur astronomical society in Solingen, Germany MPC · 2749
2750 Loviisa 1940 YK Loviisa, Finland MPC · 2750
2751 Campbell 1962 RP William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer MPC · 2751
2752 Wu Chien-Shiung 1965 SP Wu Jianxiong MPC · 2752
2753 Duncan 1966 DH John C. Duncan (1882–1967), American astronomer MPC · 2753
2754 Efimov 1966 PD Mikhail Efimov, aviator MPC · 2754
2755 Avicenna 1973 SJ4 Avicenna, medieval philosopher and scientist MPC · 2755
2756 Dzhangar 1974 SG1 Epics of the Kalmyk people MPC · 2756
2757 Crisser 1977 VN Cristina, wife of discoverer, and Sergio, discoverer MPC · 2757
2758 Cordelia 1978 RF Cordelia, character in Shakespeare's King Lear MPC · 2758
2759 Idomeneus 1980 GC Idomeneus, Greek warrior MPC · 2759
2760 Kacha 1980 TU6 Kacha, cosmonaut training centre in the Crimea MPC · 2760
2761 Eddington 1981 AE Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, British astrophysicist, on the occasion of the centennial of his birth MPC · 2761
2762 Fowler 1981 AT Ralph Howard Fowler, British astrophysicist MPC · 2762
2763 Jeans 1982 OG Sir James Hopwood Jeans, British physicist, astronomer, and mathematician MPC · 2763
2764 Moeller 1981 CN Sonia Louise Moeller-Thomas, mother of discoverer MPC · 2764
2765 Dinant 1981 EY Dinant, Belgium MPC · 2765
2766 Leeuwenhoek 1982 FE1 Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch inventor MPC · 2766
2767 Takenouchi 1967 UM Tadeo Takenouchi, Japanese astronomer MPC · 2767
2768 Gorky 1972 RX3 Maxim Gorky (Alexey Maksimovich Peshkov), Russian writer MPC · 2768
2769 Mendeleev 1976 GZ2 Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist MPC · 2769
2770 Tsvet 1977 SM1 Mikhail Tsvet, Russian physiologist MPC · 2770
2771 Polzunov 1978 SP7 Ivan Ivanovich Polzunov, Russian inventor MPC · 2771
2772 Dugan 1979 XE Raymond Smith Dugan, American astronomer MPC · 2772
2773 Brooks 1981 JZ2 William R. Brooks, American astronomer MPC · 2773
2774 Tenojoki 1942 TJ Tenojoki, river MPC · 2774
2775 Odishaw 1953 TX2 Hugh Odishaw, American geophysicist MPC · 2775
2776 Baikal 1976 SZ7 Lake Baikal, Russia MPC · 2776
2777 Shukshin 1979 SY11 Vasilii Shukshin, Russian writer and actor MPC · 2777
2778 Tangshan 1979 XP Tangshan in China, location of a massive (Magnitude 7.8) earthquake in 1976 MPC · 2778
2779 Mary 1981 CX Maryanna Ruth Thomas, wife of discoverer MPC · 2779
2780 Monnig 1981 DO2 Oscar Monnig, American businessman, meteorite hunter and founder of the collection that bears his name. He donated the collection to Texas Christian University MPC · 2780
2781 Kleczek 1982 QH Josip Kleczek, Czech astronomer MPC · 2781
2782 Leonidas 2605 P-L Leonidas I, Spartan king MPC · 2782
2783 Chernyshevskij 1974 RA2 Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Russian writer and philosopher MPC · 2783
2784 Domeyko 1975 GA Ignacio Domeyko, Polish-born chemist and mineralogist, latterly Rector of the University of Chile MPC · 2784
2785 Sedov 1978 QN2 Leonid Ivanovich Sedov, Russian astronomer or Georgy Sedov, Russian polar explorer MPC · 2785
2786 Grinevia 1978 RR5 Alexander Stepanovich Grinevsky, Russian writer MPC · 2786
2787 Tovarishch 1978 RC6 Tovarishch, Russian sailing ship MPC · 2787
2788 Andenne 1981 EL Andenne, Belgium MPC · 2788
2789 Foshan 1956 XA Foshan, Guangdong, China MPC · 2789
2790 Needham 1965 UU1 Joseph Needham, British sinologist MPC · 2790
2791 Paradise 1977 CA Paradise, California MPC · 2791
2792 Ponomarev 1977 EY1 Nikolay Ponomaryov, Russian designer of astronomical instruments MPC · 2792
2793 Valdaj 1977 QV Valdai Hills, near Moscow MPC · 2793
2794 Kulik 1978 PS3 Leonid Kulik, Russian mineralogist MPC · 2794
2795 Lepage 1979 YM Théophile Lepage, Belgian mathematician MPC · 2795
2796 Kron 1980 EC Gerald E. Kron, American astronomer MPC · 2796
2797 Teucer 1981 LK Teucer, Greek soldier MPC · 2797
2798 Vergilius 2009 P-L Virgil, Roman poet MPC · 2798
2799 Justus 3071 P-L Justus Cramer, descendent of H. G. van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Dutch astronomer MPC · 2799
2800 Ovidius 4585 P-L Ovid, Roman poet MPC · 2800

2801–2900[edit]

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2801 Huygens 1935 SU1 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch astronomer MPC · 2801
2802 Weisell 1939 BU The discoverer's father MPC · 2802
2803 Vilho 1940 WG Vilho Väisälä, Finnish meteorologist and physicist, brother of Kalle and Yrjö MPC · 2803
2804 Yrjö 1941 HF Yrjö Väisälä, Finnish astronomer, brother of Vilho and Kalle MPC · 2804
2805 Kalle 1941 UM Kalle Väisälä (1893–1968), Finnish scientist, brother of Vilho and Yrjö MPC · 2805
2806 Graz 1953 GG City of Graz, capital of the Austrian province of Styria MPC · 2806
2807 Karl Marx 1969 TH6 Karl Marx, German philosopher and political economist MPC · 2807
2808 Belgrano 1976 HS Manuel Belgrano, Argentine general MPC · 2808
2809 Vernadskij 1978 QW2 Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian geochemist and mineralogist MPC · 2809
2810 Lev Tolstoj 1978 RU5 Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer MPC · 2810
2811 Střemchoví 1980 JA Střemchoví, Czech Republic, where the discoverer was born MPC · 2811
2812 Scaltriti 1981 FN Franco Scaltriti, Italian astronomer MPC · 2812
2813 Zappalà 1981 WZ Vincenzo Zappalà, Italian astronomer MPC · 2813
2814 Vieira 1982 FA3 Gilson Vieira, Brazilian astronomer MPC · 2814
2815 Soma 1982 RL The Soma cube, mathematical game MPC · 2815
2816 Pien 1982 SO Armand Pien, Belgian (Flemish) television meteorologist MPC · 2816
2817 Perec 1982 UJ Georges Perec, French novelist, filmmaker and essayist MPC · 2817
2818 Juvenalis 2580 P-L Juvenal, Roman satirist MPC · 2818
2819 Ensor 1933 UR James Ensor, Belgian expressionist painter MPC · 2819
2820 Iisalmi 1942 RU Iisalmi, Finland MPC · 2820
2821 Slávka 1978 SQ Sláva Vávrová, the discoverer's mother MPC · 2821
2822 Sacajawea 1980 EG Sacagawea, Shoshone explorer MPC · 2822
2823 van der Laan 2010 P-L Harry van der Laan, Dutch astrophysicist MPC · 2823
2824 Franke 1934 CZ Ernst Franke, American biophysicist MPC · 2824
2825 Crosby 1938 SD1 Harry Lillis Bing Crosby, American singer and actor MPC · 2825
2826 Ahti 1939 UJ Ahti, Finnish sea god MPC · 2826
2827 Vellamo 1942 CC Vellamo, Finnish sea goddess, consort of Ahti MPC · 2827
2828 Iku-Turso 1942 DL Iku-Turso, Finnish sea monster MPC · 2828
2829 Bobhope 1948 PK Bob Hope, American comedian MPC · 2829
2830 Greenwich 1980 GA Royal Greenwich Observatory, London, UK MPC · 2830
2831 Stevin 1930 SZ Simon Stevin, Flemish scientist MPC · 2831
2832 Lada 1975 EC1 Lada, Slavic goddess MPC · 2832
2833 Radishchev 1978 PC4 Alexander Nikolayevich Radishchev, Russian author and social critic MPC · 2833
2834 Christy Carol 1980 TB4 Daughter of the discoverer MPC · 2834
2835 Ryoma 1982 WF Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese samurai DMP · 2835
2836 Sobolev 1978 YQ Viktor Sobolev, Russian astrophysicist MPC · 2836
2837 Griboedov 1971 TJ2 Alexander Griboyedov, Russian playwright MPC · 2837
2838 Takase 1971 UM1 Bunshiro Takase (b. 1924), Japanese astronomer MPC · 2838
2839 Annette 1929 TP Daughter of the discoverer MPC · 2839
2840 Kallavesi 1941 UP Lake Kallavesi, Finland MPC · 2840
2841 Puijo 1943 DM Puijo Hill, Lake Kallavesi, Finland MPC · 2841
2842 Unsöld 1950 OD Albrecht Unsöld, German astronomer MPC · 2842
2843 Yeti 1975 XQ Yeti, cryptozoological Himalayan humanoid MPC · 2843
2844 Hess 1981 JP Frederick Hess, American astronomer MPC · 2844
2845 Franklinken 1981 OF Kenneth Linn Franklin, American astronomer MPC · 2845
2846 Ylppö 1942 CJ Arvo Ylppö, Finnish pediatrician MPC · 2846
2847 Parvati 1959 CC1 Parvati, Hindu goddess, consort of Siva MPC · 2847
2848 ASP 1959 VF Astronomical Society of the Pacific MPC · 2848
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky, Russian astronomer MPC · 2849
2850 Mozhaiskij 1978 TM7 Alexander Fyodorovich Mozhaysky, Russian aviation pioneer MPC · 2850
2851 Harbin 1978 UQ2 Harbin, China MPC · 2851
2852 Declercq 1981 QU2 Maiden name of the discovere'rs wife MPC · 2852
2853 Harvill 1963 RG Richard Harvill (1905–1988), astronomical supporter MPC · 2853
2854 Rawson 1964 JE Guillermo Rawson (1825–1890), Argentine physician MPC · 2854
2855 Bastian 1931 TB2 Ulrich Bastian (b. 1951), German astronomer MPC · 2855
2856 Röser 1933 GB Siegfried Röser (b. 1948), German astronomer MPC · 2856
2857 NOT 1942 DA Nordic Optical Telescope MPC · 2857
2858 Carlosporter 1975 XB Carlos Porter (1867–1942), Chilean zoologist MPC · 2858
2859 Paganini 1978 RW1 Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist MPC · 2859
2860 Pasacentennium 1978 TA The centennial of the city of Pasadena, California MPC · 2860
2861 Lambrecht 1981 VL2 Hermann Lambrecht (1908–1983), German astronomer MPC · 2861
2862 Vavilov 1977 JP Nikolai Vavilov, Soviet botanist, Sergey Vavilov, Soviet physicist MPC · 2862
2863 Ben Mayer 1981 QG2 Ben Mayer, American astronomer MPC · 2863
2864 Soderblom 1983 AZ Laurence Soderblom, American planetary scientist MPC · 2864
2865 Laurel 1935 OK Stan Laurel, British comedian MPC · 2865
2866 Hardy 1961 TA Oliver Hardy, American comedian MPC · 2866
2867 Šteins 1969 VC Karlis Augustovich Šteins, Latvian astronomer MPC · 2867
2868 Upupa 1972 UA Upupa epops, the hoopoe MPC · 2868
2869 Nepryadva 1980 RM2 Russian victory over Tataro-Mongols in the Battle of Kulikovo near MPC · 2869
2870 Haupt 1981 LD Hermann Haupt, Austrian astronomer MPC · 2870
2871 Schober 1981 QC2 Hans Schober, Austrian astronomer MPC · 2871
2872 Gentelec 1981 RU GTE Research Laboratories, Waltham, Massachusetts MPC · 2872
2873 Binzel 1982 FR Richard P. Binzel, American astronomer MPC · 2873
2874 Jim Young 1982 TH James W. Young, American astronomer MPC · 2874
2875 Lagerkvist 1983 CL Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, Swedish astronomer MPC · 2875
2876 Aeschylus 6558 P-L Aeschylus, Greek playwright MPC · 2876
2877 Likhachev 1969 TR2 Dmitry Likhachov, Soviet philologist MPC · 2877
2878 Panacea 1980 RX Panacea, Roman goddess MPC · 2878
2879 Shimizu 1932 CB1 Shin-ichi Shimizu, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 2879
2880 Nihondaira 1983 CA Nihondaira, Shizuoka, Japan MPC · 2880
2881 Meiden 1983 AA1 Meiden, Lithuanian god MPC · 2881
2882 Tedesco 1981 OG Edward Tedesco, American astronomer MPC · 2882
2883 Barabashov 1978 RG6 Nikolai P. Barabashov, Soviet astronomer MPC · 2883
2884 Reddish 1981 ES22 Vincent Cartledge Reddish, British astronomer MPC · 2884
2885 Palva 1939 TC Tauno Pavla, Finnish ear surgeon, son-in-law of the discoverer MPC · 2885
2886 Tinkaping 1965 YG Tinkaping, Hong Kong industrialist MPC · 2886
2887 Krinov 1977 QD5 Yevgeny Leonidovich Krinov, Soviet meteoriticist MPC · 2887
2888 Hodgson 1982 TO Richard G. Hodgson, American astronomer MPC · 2888
2889 Brno 1981 WT1 Brno, Czech Republic MPC · 2889
2890 Vilyujsk 1978 SY7 Vilyuysk, Yakut ASSR, Russia MPC · 2890
2891 McGetchin 1980 MD Thomas McGetchin (1936–1979), American planetary scientist MPC · 2891
2892 Filipenko 1983 AX2 Aleksandr Filipenko, Chief of Surgery at the Crimean Regional Hospital at Bakhchisarai MPC · 2892
2893 Peiroos 1975 QD Peiroos, mythical hero in the Trojan War MPC · 2893
2894 Kakhovka 1978 SH5 Kakhovka, Ukraine MPC · 2894
2895 Memnon 1981 AE1 Memnon, Ethiopian king, ally of Troy MPC · 2895
2896 Preiss 1931 RN Gunter Preiss (b. 1929), astronomical supporter MPC · 2896
2897 Ole Römer 1932 CK Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer MPC · 2897
2898 Neuvo 1938 DN Yrjö Neuvo, the discoverer's grandson MPC · 2898
2899 Runrun Shaw 1964 TR2 Sir Run Run Shaw, Chinese film producer MPC · 2899
2900 Luboš Perek 1972 AR Luboš Perek, Czech astronomer MPC · 2900

2901–3000[edit]

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2901 Bagehot 1973 DP Walter Bagehot, British writer MPC · 2901
2902 Westerlund 1980 FN3 Bengt E. Westerlund, Swedish astronomer MPC · 2902
2903 Zhuhai 1981 UV9 Zhuhai, China MPC · 2903
2904 Millman 1981 YB Peter Millman, Canadian astronomer MPC · 2904
2905 Plaskett 1982 BZ2 John Stanley Plaskett, Canadian astronomer MPC · 2905
2906 Caltech 1983 AE2 California Institute of Technology MPC · 2906
2907 Nekrasov 1975 TT2 Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet MPC · 2907
2908 Shimoyama 1981 WA Shimoyama, village in Japan MPC · 2908
2909 Hoshi-no-ie 1983 JA Hoshi-no-ie Observatory, Japan; the name means 'star house' MPC · 2909
2910 Yoshkar-Ola 1980 TK13 Yoshkar-Ola, Russia MPC · 2910
2911 Miahelena 1938 GJ The discoverer's wife MPC · 2911
2912 Lapalma 1942 DM La Palma, the Spanish island, home to many observatories MPC · 2912
2913 Horta 1931 TK Victor Horta, Belgian architect MPC · 2913
2914 Glärnisch 1965 SB Glärnisch mountain, summit of the Swiss Alps MPC · 2914
2915 Moskvina 1977 QY2 Valentina Moskvina, Russian doctor MPC · 2915
2916 Voronveliya 1978 PW2 Boris Alexandrovich Vorontsov-Velyaminov, Russian astronomer MPC · 2916
2917 Sawyer Hogg 1980 RR Helen Sawyer Hogg, American-Canadian astronomer MPC · 2917
2918 Salazar 1980 TU4 Frederick Salazar, the discoverer's son-in-law MPC · 2918
2919 Dali 1981 EX18 Salvador Dalí, Catalan-Spanish artist MPC · 2919
2920 Automedon 1981 JR Automedon, mythological Greek soldier MPC · 2920
2921 Sophocles 6525 P-L Sophocles, Greek dramatist MPC · 2921
2922 Dikan'ka 1976 GY1 Gogol's Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka MPC · 2922
2923 Schuyler 1977 DA Catherine Schuyler, Minor Planet Center administrator MPC · 2923
2924 Mitake-mura 1977 DJ2 Mitake-mura, town in Japan MPC · 2924
2925 Beatty 1978 VC5 J. Kelly Beatty, astronomy writer and editor of Sky and Telescope MPC · 2925
2926 Caldeira 1980 KG J.F.C. Caldeira, Brazilian astronomer MPC · 2926
2927 Alamosa 1981 TM Alamosa, Colorado MPC · 2927
2928 Epstein 1976 GN8 Isadore Epstein, American astronomer MPC · 2928
2929 Harris 1982 BK1 Alan W. Harris, American astronomer MPC · 2929
2930 Euripides 6554 P-L Euripides, Greek dramatist MPC · 2930
2931 Mayakovsky 1969 UC Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet MPC · 2931
2932 Kempchinsky 1980 TK4 Paula Kempchinsky, daughter-in-law of the discoverer MPC · 2932
2933 Amber 1983 HN The discoverer's granddaughter MPC · 2933
2934 Aristophanes 4006 P-L Aristophanes, Greek dramatist MPC · 2934
2935 Naerum 1976 UU Nærum, a suburb north of Copenhagen MPC · 2935
2936 Nechvíle 1979 SF Vincence Nechvíle (1890–1964), Czech astronomer MPC · 2936
2937 Gibbs 1980 LA Josiah Willard Gibbs, American scientist MPC · 2937
2938 Hopi 1980 LB The Hopi, the Native American people MPC · 2938
2939 Coconino 1982 DP Coconino County, Arizona containing the Hopi and Navajo Nation Reservations. The Lowell Observatory is in the county seat, Flagstaff MPC · 2939
2940 Bacon 3042 P-L Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist MPC · 2940
2941 Alden 1930 YV Son of Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer MPC · 2941
2942 Cordie 1932 BG Cordula "Cordie" Robinson, American plantary geologist MPC · 2942
2943 Heinrich 1933 QU Inge Heinrich (born 1941), German astronomer MPC · 2943
2944 Peyo 1935 QF Peyo, pseudonym of Pierre Culliford, Belgian illustrator MPC · 2944
2945 Zanstra 1935 ST1 Herman Zanstra, Dutch astronomer MPC · 2945
2946 Muchachos 1941 UV Roque de los Muchachos, site in the Canary Islands of several international observatories MPC · 2946
2947 Kippenhahn 1955 QP1 Rudolf Kippenhahn, German astronomer MPC · 2947
2948 Amosov 1969 TD2 Nikolai Amosov, Ukrainian cardiologist MPC · 2948
2949 Kaverznev 1970 PR Aleksandr Kaverznev (1932–1983), Soviet television journalist MPC · 2949
2950 Rousseau 1974 VQ2 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss-French philosopher MPC · 2950
2951 Perepadin 1977 RB8 Aleksandr Perepadin Soviet agriculturalist MPC · 2951
2952 Lilliputia 1979 SF2 Lilliput, fictional land in Gulliver's Travels MPC · 2952
2953 Vysheslavia 1979 SV11 Leonid Vysheslavskii (Leonid Vysheslavsky), Soviet poet MPC · 2953
2954 Delsemme 1982 BT1 Armand Delsemme, a Belgian-born astronomer at the University of Toledo in Ohio. (3218 Delphine was named for his wife.) MPC · 2954
2955 Newburn 1982 BX1 Ray L. Newburn, American astronomer MPC · 2955
2956 Yeomans 1982 HN1 Donald Yeomans, American astronomer MPC · 2956
2957 Tatsuo 1934 CB1 Tatsuo Yamada, Japanese astronomer MPC · 2957
2958 Arpetito 1981 DG Composite name honouring E. Araya, J. Perez, R. Tighe and A Torrecon, workers at Grand Prism Objectif, La Silla MPC · 2958
2959 Scholl 1983 RE2 Hans Scholl, German astronomer MPC · 2959
2960 Ohtaki 1977 DK3 Ohtaki, town in Japan MPC · 2960
2961 Katsurahama 1982 XA Katsurahama, seashore resort in Kōchi, Japan MPC · 2961
2962 Otto 1940 YF The discoverer's great-grandfather MPC · 2962
2963 Chen Jiageng 1964 VM1 Chen Jiageng (Tan Kah Kee), Singaporean businessman, community leader, and philanthropist MPC · 2963
2964 Jaschek 1974 OA1 Carlos Jaschek (Carlos Oton Rüdiger Jaschek), German-born Argentinian astronomer MPC · 2964
2965 Surikov 1975 BX Vasily Ivanovich Surikov, Russian painter MPC · 2965
2966 Korsunia 1977 EB2 Korsun, Ukrainian city MPC · 2966
2967 Vladisvyat 1977 SS1 Vladimir Svyatoslavich, medieval prince of Kiev MPC · 2967
2968 Iliya 1978 QJ Ilya Muromets, legendary Russian hero MPC · 2968
2969 Mikula 1978 RU1 Mikula Selyaninovich, Russian legendary hero MPC · 2969
2970 Pestalozzi 1978 UC Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educational reformer MPC · 2970
2971 Mohr 1980 YL Josef Mohr (1901–1979), Czech astronomer MPC · 2971
2972 Niilo 1939 TB The discoverer's great-grandson MPC · 2972
2973 Paola 1951 AJ Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium (née Ruffo di Calabria) MPC · 2973
2974 Holden 1955 QK Edward Singleton Holden, American astronomer MPC · 2974
2975 Spahr 1970 AF1 Timothy B. Spahr, American astronomer MPC · 2975
2976 Lautaro 1974 HR Lautaro, leader of the Araucanians of Chile MPC · 2976
2977 Chivilikhin 1974 SP Vladimir Chivilikhin (1928–1984), Russian author MPC · 2977
2978 Roudebush 1978 SR Susan Roudebush, astronomical administrator MPC · 2978
2979 Murmansk 1978 TB7 Murmansk, Russia MPC · 2979
2980 Cameron 1981 EU17 Alastair G. W. Cameron, American astronomer MPC · 2980
2981 Chagall 1981 EE20 Marc Chagall, Belarusian artist MPC · 2981
2982 Muriel 1981 JA3 The discoverer's mother-in-law MPC · 2982
2983 Poltava 1981 RW2 Poltava, Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine) MPC · 2983
2984 Chaucer 1981 YD Geoffrey Chaucer, English author MPC · 2984
2985 Shakespeare 1983 TV1 William Shakespeare, English playwright MPC · 2985
2986 Mrinalini 2525 P-L Mrinalini Sarabhai, classical Indian dancer and choreographer MPC · 2986
2987 Sarabhai 4583 P-L Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, Indian space scientist MPC · 2987
2988 Korhonen 1943 EM Tapio Korhonen, Finnish astronomer MPC · 2988
2989 Imago 1976 UF1 The Latin word for 'image' MPC · 2989
2990 Trimberger 1981 EN27 Stephen Trimberger, American astronomer and computer scientist MPC · 2990
2991 Bilbo 1982 HV Bilbo Baggins, character in The Lord of the Rings MPC · 2991
2992 Vondel 2540 P-L Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright MPC · 2992
2993 Wendy 1970 PA The discoverer's wife MPC · 2993
2994 Flynn 1975 PA The discoverer's wife MPC · 2994
2995 Taratuta 1978 QK Evgeniya Taratuta, Soviet writer MPC · 2995
2996 Bowman 1954 RJ Fred Bowman, American astronomer MPC · 2996
2997 Cabrera 1974 MJ Laurentino Cabrera (1917–2003), Argentinian astronomer MPC · 2997
2998 Berendeya 1975 TR3 The magical land in The Snow Maiden by Alexander Ostrovsky MPC · 2998
2999 Dante 1981 CY Dante Alighieri, Florentine (Italian) poet MPC · 2999
3000 Leonardo 1981 EG19 Leonardo da Vinci, Florentine (Italian) genius MPC · 3000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived October 28, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ [2] Archived October 27, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.


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1,001–2,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 2,001–3,000
Succeeded by
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