Meanings of minor planet names: 5001–6000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

5001–5100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
5001 EMP 1987 SB1 The annual publication Ephemerides Of Minor Planets (Russian: Ehfemeridy Malykh Planet). It contains astrometric information about minor planets MPC · 5001
5002 Marnix 1987 SS3 Philips Marnix van Sint Aldegonde (1538–1598), mayor of Antwerp, believed to have been the composer of the 'Wilhelmus', which became the Dutch national anthem in 1932 MPC · 5002
5003 Silvanominuto 1988 ER2 Silvano Minuto (born 1940), Italian amateur astronomer, founder of the Suno Observatory and promoter of several regional laws on light pollution JPL · 5003
5004 Bruch 1988 RR3 Max Bruch (1838–1920), German composer MPC · 5004
5005 Kegler 1988 UB Ignatius Kegler (1680–1746), a German Jesuit and Astronomer Royal in Beijing MPC · 5005
5006 Teller 1989 GL5 Edward Teller (1908–2003), Hungarian-born American physicist MPC · 5006
5007 Keay 1990 UH2 Colin Stewart Lindsay Keay (born 1930), Australian physicist and astronomer past president of IAU Commission 22 and chairman of the IAU Working Group on the Prevention of Interplanetary Pollution MPC · 5007
5008 Miyazawakenji 1991 DV Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese poet and children's novelist JPL · 5008
5009 Sethos 2562 P-L Sethos I, an Egyptian pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty MPC · 5009
5010 Amenemhêt 4594 P-L Amenemhět III (1844–1797 B.C.), an Egyptian pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty MPC · 5010
5011 Ptah 6743 P-L Ptah, Egyptian god MPC · 5011
5012 Eurymedon 9507 P-L Eurymedon, charioteer of Agamemnon and servant of Nestor in the Trojan War MPC · 5012
5013 Suzhousanzhong 1964 VT1 Suzhousanzhong ("Suzhou No. 3 Middle School"), Jiangsu province, China, on the occasion (2006) of its 100th anniversary JPL · 5013
5014 Gorchakov 1974 ST Prince Alexander Gorchakov (1798–1883), chancellor of the Russian Empire JPL · 5014
5015 Litke 1975 VP Count Fyodor Litke (1797–1882), Russian navigator and explorer JPL · 5015
5016 Migirenko 1976 GX3 Georgij Sergeeveich Migirenko (born 1916), Russian physicist MPC · 5016
5017 Tenchi 1977 DS2 Emperor Tenji (626–671), Japan MPC · 5017
5018 Tenmu 1977 DY8 Emperor Temmu (c. 631–686), Japan MPC · 5018
5019 Erfjord 1979 MS6 Erfjord, village in Norway JPL · 5019
5020 Asimov 1981 EX19 Isaac Asimov (1920–1992), Russian-American science fiction writer MPC · 5020
5021 Krylania 1982 VK12 Anna Kapitsa (born 1903) née Krylova, daughter of mathematician Aleksey Krylov and wife of physicist Pyotr Kapitsa MPC · 5021
5022 Roccapalumba 1984 HE1 Roccapalumba, a village in Sicily, Italy JPL · 5022
5023 Agapenor 1985 TG3 Agapenor, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5023
5024 Bechmann 1985 VP Poul Bechmann is the former head of the mechanical workshop at the Brorfelde Observatory, Denmark JPL · 5024
5026 Martes 1987 QL1 Animal species pine marten (Martes martes) and beech marten (Martes foina) living on Klet Mountain, Czech Republic, where the Klet Observatory is located MPC · 5026
5027 Androgeos 1988 BX1 Androgeos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5027
5028 Halaesus 1988 BY1 Halaesus, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 5028
5029 Ireland 1988 BL2 Named for the country of Ireland MPC · 5029
5030 Gyldenkerne 1988 VK4 Kjeld Gyldenkerne (1919–1999), Danish astronomer JPL · 5030
5031 Švejcar 1990 FW1 Josef Švejcar (1897–19XX), Czech physician MPC · 5031
5032 Conradhirsh 1990 OO Conrad W. Hirsh (1941–1999), teacher and explorer JPL · 5032
5033 Mistral 1990 PF Frédéric Mistral (1830–1914), French writer and Nobel Prize laureate MPC · 5033
5034 Joeharrington 1991 PW10 Joseph Harrington (born 1967), American planetary scientist at Cornell University, New York JPL · 5034
5035 Swift 1991 UX Lewis A. Swift (1820–1913), American astronomer and comet hunter MPC · 5035
5036 Tuttle 1991 US2 Horace P. Tuttle (1837–1923), American astronomer and American Civil War veteran MPC · 5036
5037 Habing 6552 P-L Harm Jan Habing (born 1937), Dutch astronomer and professor at Leiden University MPC · 5037
5038 Overbeek 1948 KF Daniel Overbeek (born 1920), South African amateur astronomer and past president of ASSA JPL · 5038
5039 Rosenkavalier 1967 GM1 Richard Strauss (1864–1949), German composer of opera, notably Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) MPC · 5039
5040 Rabinowitz 1972 RF David Rabinowitz, American astronomer at Spacewatch and a discoverer of minor planets himself MPC · 5040
5041 Theotes 1973 SW1 Theotes, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5041
5042 Colpa 1974 ME "Colpa", the Huarpe word for stones that are composed of "pure minerals". These indigenous people lived in San Juan province of Argentina, where the discovering Félix Aguilar Observatory is located JPL · 5042
5043 Zadornov 1974 SB5 Mikhail Zadornov, Russian comedian JPL · 5043
5044 Shestaka 1977 QH4 Ivan Sofronovich Shestaka (1937–1994), chief researcher of comets and meteors at the astronomical observatory of Odessa University, Russia MPC · 5044
5045 Hoyin 1978 UL2 Yin Ho (1908–1983), Chinese philanthropist from Macau JPL · 5045
5046 Carletonmoore 1981 DQ Carleton Bryant Moore (born 1932) professor of chemistry and geology of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University JPL · 5046
5047 Zanda 1981 EO42 Brigitte Zanda (born 1958), a meteorite curator at the Muséum National d´Histoire Naturelle de Paris and an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University JPL · 5047
5048 Moriarty 1981 GC Professor Moriarty, character in the Sherlock Holmes stories MPC · 5048
5049 Sherlock 1981 VC1 Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective MPC · 5049
5050 Doctorwatson 1983 RD2 Dr. Watson, character in the Sherlock Holmes stories MPC · 5050
5051 Ralph 1984 SM Ralph Florentin Nielsen (1942–1995) was head of the electronics laboratory at the Brorfelde Observatory, Denmark JPL · 5051
5052 Nancyruth 1984 UT3 Nancy R. Lebofsky, American educator MPC · 5052
5053 Chladni 1985 FB2 Ernst Chladni (1756–1827), German physicist and musician MPC · 5053
5054 Keil 1986 AO2 Klaus Keil (born 1934), American meteoriticist at University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology MPC · 5054
5055 Opekushin 1986 PB5 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Opekushin (1838–1923), Russian sculptor MPC · 5055
5056 Rahua 1986 RQ5 Rahua, wife of one of the four sons of Pirua Wiracocha, creator god of civilization in Inca mythology JPL · 5056
5057 Weeks 1987 DC6 Eric R. Weeks (born 1970), a Professor in the Physics Department at Emory University JPL · 5057
5058 Tarrega 1987 OM Francisco Tárrega, Spanish classical guitarist-composer MPC · 5058
5059 Saroma 1988 AF Lake Saroma, Hokkaido, Japan MPC · 5059
5060 Yoneta 1988 BO5 Katsuhiko Yoneta (1904–1957), Japanese engineer and a graduate of Hokkaido University MPC · 5060
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ Bruce A. McIntosh, Canadian astronomer JPL · 5061
5062 Glennmiller 1989 CZ Glenn Miller, American jazz musician and bandleader of the swing era JPL · 5062
5063 Monteverdi 1989 CJ5 Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643), Italian composer and Catholic priest MPC · 5063
5064 Tanchozuru 1990 FS Tancho, Japanese crane MPC · 5064
5065 Johnstone 1990 FP1 Paul Johnstone (d. 1976), the first director and producer of The Sky at Night, a British documentary television programme on astronomy MPC · 5065
5066 Garradd 1990 MA Gordon J. Garradd (born 1959), Australian amateur astronomer and photographer MPC · 5066
5067 Occidental 1990 OX Occidental College, located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States MPC · 5067
5068 Cragg 1990 TC Thomas A. Cragg, an American amateur astronomer MPC · 5068
5069 Tokeidai 1991 QB Sapporo Tokeidai, Japan MPC · 5069
5070 Arai 1991 XT Arai Ikunosuke, Japanese from Bakumatsu to Meiji MPC · 5070
5071 Schoenmaker 3099 T-2 Anton A. Schoenmaker, Dutch technical officer at the Leiden Observatory MPC · 5071
5072 Hioki 1931 TS1 Tsutomu Hioki, Japanese astronomer MPC · 5072
5073 Junttura 1943 EN "Junttura" embodies the Finnish mentality to get things done, stubbornly and at all costs JPL · 5073
5074 Goetzoertel 1949 QQ1 Goetz Oertel, American physicist and chairman of AURA JPL · 5074
5075 Goryachev 1969 TN4 Nikolaj Nikanorovich Goryachev (1883–1940), Russian professor of astronomy at Tomsk University JPL · 5075
5076 Lebedev-Kumach 1973 SG4 Vasily Lebedev-Kumach (1898–1949), Soviet and Russian poet and songwriter MPC · 5076
5077 Favaloro 1974 MG René Favaloro, Argentine cardiologist (1923–2000), creator of the bypass coronary surgery JPL · 5077
5078 Solovjev-Sedoj 1974 SW Vasilij Pavlovich Solovjev-Sedoj (1907–1979), Russian composer MPC · 5078
5079 Brubeck 1975 DB Dave Brubeck (1920–2012), American jazz pianist and composer JPL · 5079
5080 Oja 1976 EB Tarmo Oja, Swedish astronomer MPC · 5080
5081 Sanguin 1976 WC1 Juan Sanguin (1933–2006) was an Argentinian astronomer who was in charge of the minor planet and comet programs at the El Leoncito Station for more than a quarter of a century JPL · 5081
5082 Nihonsyoki 1977 DN4 Nihon Shoki, the first written history of Japan, compiled in the 8th century MPC · 5082
5083 Irinara 1977 EV Irina Evgen'evna Raksha, Russian writer and friend of the discoverer Nikolai Chernykh MPC · 5083
5084 Gnedin 1977 FN1 Yurij Nikolaevich Gnedin (born 1935), Russian astrophysicist MPC · 5084
5085 Hippocrene 1977 NN Hippocrene, mythological Greek fountain MPC · 5085
5086 Demin 1978 RH1 Vladimir Grigor'evich Demin (1929–1996), Russian professor at Moscow University and expert on celestial mechanics and dynamics of rigid bodies MPC · 5086
5087 Emel'yanov 1978 RM2 Nikolai Vladimirovich Emel'yanov (born 1946), Russian astronomer head of the Celestial Mechanics Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in Moscow MPC · 5087
5088 Tancredi 1979 QZ1 Gonzalo Tancredi, Uruguayan astronomer MPC · 5088
5089 Nádherná 1979 SN Sidonie Nádherná (1885–1950), Czech-British writer JPL · 5089
5090 Wyeth 1980 CG Stuart Wyeth, American donor of the Wyeth 1.5-meter telescope at Harvard Observatory MPC · 5090
5091 Isakovskij 1981 SD4 Mikhail Vasil'evich Isakovskii (1900–1973), Russian poet MPC · 5091
5092 Manara 1982 FJ Alessandro Manara, astronomer at Brera Astronomical Observatory in Milan, Italy MPC · 5092
5093 Svirelia 1982 TG1 Elsa Gustavovna Sviridova, the wife of Russian composer Georgy Sviridov MPC · 5093
5094 Seryozha 1982 UT6 Sergey Kapitsa (1928–2012), Russian physicist MPC · 5094
5095 Escalante 1983 NL Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born mathematics teacher MPC · 5095
5096 Luzin 1983 RC5 Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzin, Russian mathematician MPC · 5096
5097 Axford 1983 TW1 Ian Axford (1933–2010), New Zealand-born astrophysicist and longtime director of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research MPC · 5097
5098 Tomsolomon 1985 CH2 Tom Solomon (born 1962) holds a Presidential Professorship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University JPL · 5098
5099 Iainbanks 1985 DY1 Iain M. Banks (1954–2013), a Scottish writer JPL · 5099
5100 Pasachoff 1985 GW Jay Myron Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Williams College, United States MPC · 5100

5101–5200[edit]

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5101 Akhmerov 1985 UB5 Vadim Zinov'evich Akhmerov, doctor in the Crimean Peninsula MPC · 5101
5102 Benfranklin 1986 RD1 Benjamin Franklin, American scientist, philosopher and statesman MPC · 5102
5103 Diviš 1986 RP1 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech scientist and monk MPC · 5103
5104 Skripnichenko 1986 RU5 Vladimir I. Skripnichenko, Russian astronomer* MPC · 5104
5105 Westerhout 1986 TM1 Gart Westerhout, Dutch radio astronomer[4] MPC · 5105
5106 Mortensen 1987 DJ Inger Mortensen (born 1910) is an aunt of Brorfelde observer Karl Augustesen. JPL · 5106
5107 Laurenbacall 1987 DS6 Lauren Bacall (1924–2014), an American actress. JPL · 5107
5108 Lübeck 1987 QG2 Vincent Lübeck, German composer MPC · 5108
5109 Robertmiller 1987 RM1 Robert J. Miller, American astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory JPL · 5109
5110 Belgirate 1987 SV Belgirate, in Piedmont, Italy* MPC · 5110
5111 Jacliff 1987 SE4 Cliff and Jackie Holmes, American amateur astronomers MPC · 5111
5112 Kusaji 1987 SM13 Shigeharu Kusaji, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5112
5113 Kohno 1988 BN Masaru Kohno, Japanese classical guitar maker †[5] MPC · 5113
5114 Yezo 1988 CO Named for Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, which was known as Yezo until 1869. JPL · 5114
5115 Frimout 1988 CD4 Dirk D. Frimout, Belgian astronomer and astronaut MPC · 5115
5116 Korsør 1988 EU Korsør, a town on the southwestern coast of Sjælland almost exactly 100 km from Copenhagen, is the birthplace of Brorfelde observer Karl Augustesen. JPL · 5116
5117 Mokotoyama 1988 GH Mount Mokoto, Japan* MPC · 5117
5118 Elnapoul 1988 RB Elna (1917–1992) and Poul Hyttel (born 1909), the parents-in-law of Brorfelde observer Karl Augustesen. JPL · 5118
5120 Bitias 1988 TZ1 Bitias, mythical person related to Trojan War* MPC · 5120
5121 Numazawa 1989 AX1 Shigemi Numazawa, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5121
5122 Mucha 1989 AZ1 Alfons Mucha, Czech artist MPC · 5122
5124 Muraoka 1989 CW Kenji Muraoka (born 1955), Japanese amateur astronomer and orbit computer MPC · 5124
5125 Okushiri 1989 CN1 Okushiri Island, some 30 km to the southwest of Hokkaido, noted for its rich fishing grounds for squid and scallops. JPL · 5125
5126 Achaemenides 1989 CH2 Achaemenides, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 5126
5127 Bruhns 1989 CO3 Nicolaus Bruhns, German composer MPC · 5127
5128 Wakabayashi 1989 FJ Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Japan MPC · 5128
5129 Groom 1989 GN Steven L. Groom, a computer engineer at JPL and creator of NEAT's autonomous observing system MPC · 5129
5130 Ilioneus 1989 SC7 Ilioneus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5130
5132 Maynard 1990 ME Owen Eugene Maynard, Canadian aeronautical engineer MPC · 5132
5133 Phillipadams 1990 PA Phillip Adams (born 1933), an Australian broadcaster, writer and social commentator MPC · 5133
5134 Ebilson 1990 SM2 Elisabeth Bilson, administrator in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University[6] MPC · 5134
5135 Nibutani 1990 UE Nibutani, sacred land for the indigenous Ainu of Hokkaidō, Japan. JPL · 5135
5136 Baggaley 1990 UG2 W. Jack Baggaley (born 1938), English radar meteor researcher at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand MPC · 5136
5137 Frevert 1990 VC Friedrich Frevert, German astronomer[7] MPC · 5137
5138 Gyoda 1990 VD2 Gyōda, Saitama, Japan MPC · 5138
5139 Rumoi 1990 VH4 Rumoi, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5139
5140 Kida 1990 XH Kinjirō Kida(1893–1962), Hokkaido-born painter, known for his landscapes, and whose work has been compared to that of Cézanne and other impressionists. JPL · 5140
5141 Tachibana 1990 YB Tachibana, a kendo club †[5] MPC · 5141
5142 Okutama 1990 YD Okutama Observatory, Japan MPC · 5142
5143 Heracles 1991 VL Heracles, Greek hero MPC · 5143
5144 Achates 1991 XX Achates, mythical Trojan warrior MPC · 5144
5145 Pholus 1992 AD Pholus, mythological centaur MPC · 5145
5146 Moiwa 1992 BP Mount Moiwa, the mountain that offers an outstanding panorama of the city of Sapporo and is popular both to skiers and to hikers in its virgin forest. JPL · 5146
5147 Maruyama 1992 BQ Maruyama hill, a small hill, situated near Mt. Moiwa in the southwestern part of Sapporo and known for a beautiful park and zoo, as well as the Hokkaido Shrine. JPL · 5147
5148 Giordano 5557 P-L Giordano Bruno, Italian Dominican priest †[8] MPC · 5148
5149 Leibniz 6582 P-L Gottfried Leibniz, German scientist* MPC · 5149
5150 Fellini 7571 P-L Federico Fellini, Italian film director* MPC · 5150
5151 Weerstra 2160 T-2 Klaas Weerstra, Dutch comet chaser MPC · 5151
5152 Labs 1931 UD Dietrich Labs, German astrophysicist and professor at Heidelberg University and Königstuhl Observatory JPL · 5152
5153 Gierasch 1940 GO Peter J. Gierasch (born 1940), planetary scientist, co-founder of Cornell University's Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, and winner of the 2014 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize MPC · 5153
5154 Leonov 1969 TL1 Evgenij Pavlovich Leonov, Soviet artist MPC · 5154
5155 Denisyuk 1972 HR Yurij Nikolaevich Denisyuk (born 1927), head of a laboratory at the Ioffe Physical and Technical Institute in St. Petersburg and a member of the Royal Photographic Society. JPL · 5155
5156 Golant 1972 KL Victor Evgen'evich Golant (born 1928), director of the department of plasma physics, atomic physics and astrophysics at the Ioffe Physical and Technical Institute in St. Petersburg. JPL · 5156
5157 Hindemith 1973 UB5 Paul Hindemith, German composer and conductor* MPC · 5157
5158 Ogarev 1976 YY Nikolai Platonovich Ogarev, Russian poet* MPC · 5158
5159 Burbine 1977 RG Thomas Burbine, American planetary scientist at Mount Holyoke College MPC · 5159
5160 Camoes 1979 YO Luís Vaz de Camões (1524–1580) Portuguese poet* MPC · 5160
5161 Wightman 1980 TX3 Kingsley W. Wightman, teacher of astronomy at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California MPC · 5161
5162 Piemonte 1982 BW Piedmont, the northwestern region of Italy, with its capital Turin MPC · 5162
5163 Vollmayr-Lee 1983 TD2 Katharina Vollmayr-Lee (born 1967), a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University. JPL · 5163
5164 Mullo 1984 WE1 Mullo, a Celtic god, associated by the Romans with Mars MPC · 5164
5165 Videnom 1985 CG Videnom, popular weekly Danish television program on natural science. JPL · 5165
5166 Olson 1985 FU1 Irvin Edward "Ole" Olson (1910–1993), an American telescope-dome manufacturer MPC · 5166
5167 Joeharms 1985 GU1 John (Joe) Eric Harms, an Australian geologist MPC · 5167
5168 Jenner 1986 EJ Edward Jenner, English medical doctor, who introduced the smallpox vaccine* MPC · 5168
5169 Duffell 1986 RU2 Stephen Duffell, friend of the discoverer MPC · 5169
5170 Sissons 1987 EH Anthony Sissons, friend of the discoverer MPC · 5170
5171 Augustesen 1987 SQ3 Karl A. Augustesen (born 1945) has for several decades been the observer at the Schmidt telescope erected at Brorfelde in 1965. JPL · 5171
5172 Yoshiyuki 1987 UX1 Yoshiyuki Endo (born 1953), the landowner of the Kushiro Observatory JPL · 5172
5173 Stjerneborg 1988 EM1 Stjerneborg, pioneering astronomical observatory built by Tycho Brahe[9] MPC · 5173
5174 Okugi 1988 HF Shin Okugi, Japanese optical engineer MPC · 5174
5175 Ables 1988 VS4 Harold Ables, American astronomer [4] MPC · 5175
5176 Yoichi 1989 AU Yoichi, a city of population of 24.000 located in southwestern Hokkaido and noted for its fruit and marine products. JPL · 5176
5177 Hugowolf 1989 AY6 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer* MPC · 5177
5178 Pattazhy 1989 CD4 Sainudeen Pattazhy, Indian environmentalist JPL · 5178
5179 Takeshima 1989 EO1 Toshio Takeshima, Japanese Iai master †[5] MPC · 5179
5180 Ohno 1989 GF Keiko or Hiroko Ohno, Japanese optical engineer* MPC · 5180
5181 SURF 1989 GO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) of Caltech* MPC · 5181
5182 Bray 1989 NE Robert John Bray, British astronomer* MPC · 5182
5183 Robyn 1990 OA1 Laurie Robyn Ernst Yeomans, wife of Donald K. Yeomans, president of IAU Commission 20 MPC · 5183
5184 Cavaillé-Coll 1990 QY7 Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811–1899), member of a famous French dynasty of organ builders MPC · 5184
5185 Alerossi 1990 RV2 Alessandro Rossi (born 1964), member of the Group of Satellite Flight Dynamics at the Istituto CNECE in Pisa. JPL · 5185
5186 Donalu 1990 SB4 Dona(lu) Wheeler Roman, wife of American discoverer Brian P. Roman MPC · 5186
5187 Domon 1990 TK1 Ken Domon, Japanese photographer MPC · 5187
5188 Paine 1990 TZ2 Thomas O. Paine, American metallurgist, third Administrator of NASA, and advisor to the Planetary Society MPC · 5188
5190 Fry 1990 UR2 Stephen Fry (born 1957), an English writer, actor, comedian, TV presenter and activist. JPL · 5190
5191 Paddack 1990 VO3 Stephen J. Paddack, an aeronautical engineer. JPL · 5191
5192 Yabuki 1991 CC Hiroshi Yabuki, Japanese optical engineer* MPC · 5192
5193 Tanakawataru 1992 ET Wataru Tanaka, Japanese astronomer and professor JPL · 5193
5194 Böttger 4641 P-L Johann Friedrich Böttger, developed porcelain production methods in Meissen, Germany* MPC · 5194
5195 Kaendler 3289 T-1 Johann Joachim Kaendler, German sculptor, later founder of the European style of porcelain in Meissen, Germany* MPC · 5195
5196 Bustelli 3102 T-2 Franz Anton Bustelli, Swiss artist, involved with the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory* MPC · 5196
5197 Rottmann 4265 T-2 Friedrich Rottmann (1797–1850), German Romantic landscape painter and father of Carl Rottmann MPC · 5197
5198 Fongyunwah 1975 BP1 Yun-Wah Fong, Chinese educator* MPC · 5198
5199 Dortmund 1981 RP2 Dortmund, capital of North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany MPC · 5199
5200 Pamal 1983 CM Patrick Michael Malotki, friend of the discoverer, on the occasion of his 21st birthday (the nickname stands for "pas mal", French for "not bad", a compliment) MPC · 5200

5201–5300[edit]

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5201 Ferraz-Mello 1983 XF Sylvio Ferraz-Mello, Brazilian astronomer* MPC · 5201
5202 Charleseliot 1983 XX Charles William Eliot (1834–1926), an American chemist and the 21st President of Harvard College JPL · 5202
5203 Pavarotti 1984 SF1 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian opera singer MPC · 5203
5204 Herakleitos 1988 CN2 Herakleitos, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5204
5205 Servián 1988 CU7 Berta E. Servián de Flores (1914–1996), the first Paraguayan woman aviator. JPL · 5205
5206 Kodomonomori 1988 ED Kodomo no Mori (Children's Forest), Treeplanting program in Japan MPC · 5206
5207 Hearnshaw 1988 HE John Bernard Hearnshaw, New Zealand spectroscopist, who has guided the Mount John University Observatory through major developments over 30 years JPL · 5207
5208 Royer 1989 CH1 Msgr. Ronald E. Royer, American priest, amateur astronomer and astrophotographer MPC · 5208
5210 Saint-Saëns 1989 EL6 Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), French composer MPC · 5210
5211 Stevenson 1989 NX David John Stevenson, New Zealand planetary scientist †[10] MPC · 5211
5212 Celiacruz 1989 SS Celia Cruz (1925–2003), a Cuban-American salsa singer and performer. JPL · 5212
5213 Takahashi 1990 FU Kiichiro Takahashi, president of Takahashi Seisakusho MPC · 5213
5214 Oozora 1990 VN3 Ōzora, Limited express train at Hokkaidō, Japan* MPC · 5214
5215 Tsurui 1991 AE Tsurui, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5215
5217 Chaozhou 1966 CL Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, China, cradle of the Chaoshan Culture JPL · 5217
5218 Kutsak 1969 TB3 Mariya Romanovna Kutsak (1928–1997) was a schoolteacher of physics and astronomy in the city of Omsk for about 40 years JPL · 5218
5219 Zemka 1976 GU3 Aleksandr Grigorjevich Zemka (born 1947), friend of the discoverer, electrotechnics engineer in Zaporozhje, both a prominent specialist and a good organizer who wins the respect of his colleagues and acquaintances. He provided valuable help to the discoverer in improving the 0.64-m telescope used for the Crimean NEA Survey JPL · 5219
5220 Vika 1979 SA8 Viktoriya Semenovna Vinogradova (born 1928), doctor at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory on the Crimean peninsula MPC · 5220
5221 Fabribudweis 1980 FB Wenceslaus Fabri de Budweis, medieval Czech scientist MPC · 5221
5222 Ioffe 1980 TL13 Abram Fedorovich Ioffe, Russian physicist* MPC · 5222
5223 McSween 1981 EX6 Harry McSween, planetary geologist and geochemist, meteorite researcher †[11] MPC · 5223
5224 Abbe 1982 DX3 Ernst Abbe (1840–1905), German astronomer, optician, educator and director of the Jena Observatory MPC · 5224
5225 Loral 1983 TS1 Loral Inc, an American manufacturer of CCDs MPC · 5225
5226 Pollack 1983 WL James Barney Pollack, American planetary scientist* MPC · 5226
5227 Bocacara 1986 PE Bocacara, a village in Spain, located 80 km SW of the historic university city of Salamanca. JPL · 5227
5228 Máca 1986 VT Jan Máca, schoolmate and friend of the discoverer, for his contribution to the protection of nature MPC · 5228
5229 Irurita 1987 DE6 Irurita is one of 15 villages nestled in the Baztan Valley, within the autonomous community of Navarre in the Basque Country in northern Spain. JPL · 5229
5230 Asahina 1988 EF Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor MPC · 5230
5231 Verne 1988 JV Jules Verne, French novelist and playwright MPC · 5231
5232 Jordaens 1988 PR1 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter MPC · 5232
5234 Sechenov 1989 VP Ivan Mikhailovich Sechenov, Russian physician* MPC · 5234
5235 Jean-Loup 1990 SA1 Jean-Loup Chrétien, French astronaut?* MPC · 5235
5236 Yoko 1990 TG3 Yoko Huruta, wife of discoverer MPC · 5236
5237 Yoshikawa 1990 UF3 Katsunori or Masanori Yoshikawa, Japanese* MPC · 5237
5238 Naozane 1990 VE2 Kumagai Naozane, early samurai MPC · 5238
5239 Reiki 1990 VC4 Reiki Kushida, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 5239
5240 Kwasan 1990 XE Kwasan Observatory of Kyoto University* MPC · 5240
5241 Beeson 1990 YL Charlotte “Charlie” Beeson (born 1990) is a British astronomer, computer programmer, gymnast, dancer and musician, who undertook research at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for her Masters Thesis: Methods to Improve Near-Earth Asteroid Discovery and Spectroscopic Characterisation Rates. JPL · 5241
5242 Kenreimonin 1991 BO Empress Dowager Kenrei, Japan MPC · 5242
5243 Clasien 1246 T-2 Clasien Shane, wife of American astronomer William Whitney Shane at Leiden Observatory MPC · 5243
5244 Amphilochos 1973 SQ1 Amphilochos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5244
5245 Maslyakov 1976 GR2 Aleksandr Vasil'evich Maslyakov, Russian TV journalist, known for the program "Club of Merry and Resourceful Persons" (KVN) MPC · 5245
5246 Migliorini 1979 OB Fabio Migliorini (1971–1997), a young researcher who died in a mountain accident JPL · 5246
5247 Krylov 1982 UP6 Ivan Andreyevich Krylov, Russian fabulist* MPC · 5247
5248 Scardia 1983 GQ Marco Scardia, Italian astronomer* MPC · 5248
5249 Giza 1983 HJ Giza, Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile, known for some of Egypt's greatest antiquities MPC · 5249
5250 Jas 1984 QF Czech for 'brightness' and the initials of the Jihočeská Astronomická Společnost (South Bohemian Astronomical Society) MPC · 5250
5251 Bradwood 1985 KA Frank Bradshaw Wood, American astronomer JPL · 5251
5252 Vikrymov 1985 PZ1 Viktor Aleksandrovich Krymov (born 1929), deputy director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in St Peterburg, Russia MPC · 5252
5253 Fredclifford 1985 XB Fred Clifford, American mariner. JPL · 5253
5254 Ulysses 1986 VG1 Odysseus (Roman name: "Ulysses"), mythological Greek king MPC · 5254
5255 Johnsophie 1988 KF John and Sophie Karayusuf, parents of Alford S. Karayusuf, a friend of the discoverer. Under the starry skies of the Syrian Desert, they inspired their children to study the stars and planets and to wonder in amazement at the ability of mankind to explore the heavens JPL · 5255
5256 Farquhar 1988 NN Robert W. Farquhar (1932–2015), an American mission design specialist at NASA MPC · 5256
5259 Epeigeus 1989 BB1 Epeigeus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5259
5260 Philvéron 1989 RH Philippe Véron, French astronomer MPC · 5260
5261 Eureka 1990 MB 'Eureka!', Greek exclamation of discovery* MPC · 5261
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 Bruce Arthur Goldberg, American astronomer* MPC · 5262
5263 Arrius 1991 GY9 Harrison Callum Bertram Steel (born 1992), son of British discoverer Duncan Steel MPC · 5263
5264 Telephus 1991 KC Telephus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5264
5265 Schadow 2570 P-L Johann Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor or his son Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, German painter or Ridolfo Schadow, German sculptor or Felix Schadow, German artist* MPC · 5265
5266 Rauch 4047 T-2 Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor JPL · 5266
5267 Zegmott 1966 CF Tarik Zegmott (born 1992) is a British Astronomy PhD student whose research for his Masters thesis, “Optimising Observing Strategies for Near-Earth Asteroid Characterisation”, was undertaken at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. JPL · 5267
5268 Černohorský 1971 US1 Martin Cernohorský, Czech physicist. JPL · 5268
5269 Paustovskij 1978 SL6 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer* MPC · 5269
5270 Kakabadze 1979 KR Sargis Kakabadze, Georgian historian and philologist or David Kakabadze, Georgian artist* MPC · 5270
5271 Kaylamaya 1979 MH7 Kayla Maya Soderblom was the daughter of planetary scientist Jason Soderblom and granddaughter of planetary scientist Larry Soderblom. Born with a congenital heart problem, Kayla lived only 15 months, but was a source of happiness and inspiration for all who knew her. JPL · 5271
5272 Dickinson 1981 QH2 Terence Dickinson, Canadian astronomy populariser MPC · 5272
5273 Peilisheng 1982 DQ6 Pei Lisheng, 20th-century Chinese satellite scientist and oceanographer JPL · 5273
5274 Degewij 1985 RS Johan Degewij, Dutch astronomer MPC · 5274
5275 Zdislava 1986 UU Saint Zdislava (sv. Zdislava), Moravian noblewoman, wife of Markvartic Havel, Duke of Lemberk, known for her generosity to the poor, and an early lay member of the Dominican Order MPC · 5275
5276 Gulkis 1987 GK Samuel Gulkis, American astronomer* MPC · 5276
5277 Brisbane 1988 DO Brisbane, the name of the capital city of Queensland, itself honors Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, an astronomer and the colonial governor who established Australia's first permanent observatory in 1822. The minor planet's discoverer was born 20 km from Brisbane's birthplace in Ayrshire, Scotland JPL · 5277
5278 Polly 1988 EJ1 Polly Brooks, member of the Planetary Society's New Millennium Committee MPC · 5278
5279 Arthuradel 1988 LA Arthur Adel, American astrophysicist MPC · 5279
5280 Andrewbecker 1988 PT Andrew C. Becker (born 1973), an American astronomer and data scientist at the University of Washington. JPL · 5280
5281 Lindstrom 1988 SO1 Marilyn Martin Lindstrom (born 1946) (born Marilyn R. Martin), American planetary geologist and curator of the U.S. Antarctic meteorite collection at NASA's Johnson Space Center MPC · 5281
5282 Yamatotakeru 1988 VT Yamato Takeru, Japanese legendary prince MPC · 5282
5283 Pyrrhus 1989 BW Neoptolemus, son of Achilles MPC · 5283
5284 Orsilocus 1989 CK2 Orsilocus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5284
5285 Krethon 1989 EO11 Krethon, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5285
5286 Haruomukai 1989 VT1 Haruo Mukai, brother of one of the discoverers* MPC · 5286
5287 Heishu 1989 WE Heishu Hosoi, Japanese confucianist MPC · 5287
5288 Nankichi 1989 XD Nankichi Niimi, Japanese author MPC · 5288
5289 Niemela 1990 KG2 Born in Helsinki, Virpi Niemela (born 1936) moved to Argentina at the age of 17. She received her Ph.D. in astronomy at La Plata observatory, where she has conducted her professional work. Her main field of research is massive stars, an area to which she has contributed over 150 refereed papers JPL · 5289
5290 Langevin 1990 OD4 Paul Langevin, French physicist* MPC · 5290
5291 Yuuko 1990 YT Yuuko Matsuyama, wife of discoverer MPC · 5291
5292 Mackwell 1991 AJ1 Stephen J. Mackwell (born 1956) is the Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute. JPL · 5292
5293 Bentengahama 1991 BQ2 Benten beach, Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan* MPC · 5293
5294 Onnetoh 1991 CB Lake Onnetoh, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5294
5295 Masayo 1991 CE Masayo Mizuno, wife of discoverer MPC · 5295
5296 Friedrich 9546 P-L Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), German Romantic landscape painter MPC · 5296
5297 Schinkel 4170 T-2 Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781–1841), German architect and painter MPC · 5297
5298 Paraskevopoulos 1966 PK John Stefanos Paraskevopoulos, Greek astronomer, director of the Athens Observatory and later superintendent of the Boyden Observatory JPL · 5298
5299 Bittesini 1969 LB Luciano Bittesini (born 1950), Italian amateur astronomer and astrometrist at Farra d'Isonzo Observatory* MPC · 5299
5300 Sats 1974 SX1 Nataliya Il'inichna Sats (1903–1993), Soviet author and founder of the Moscow Musical Children's Theater MPC · 5300

5301–5400[edit]

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5301 Novobranets 1974 SD3 Vasilij Andreevich Novobranets (1904–1984), Russian and Ukrainian writer. JPL · 5301
5302 Romanoserra 1976 YF5 Romano Serra (born 1954), Italian physicist †[12] MPC · 5302
5303 Parijskij 1978 TT2 Yurij Nikolaevich Parijskij (born 1932), Russian radio astronomer and cosmologist †[13] MPC · 5303
5304 Bazhenov 1978 TA7 Vasily Bazhenov (1737–1799), Russian architect MPC · 5304
5305 Bernievolz 1978 VS5 Bernard Volz (born 1961), American amateur astronomer and former president of the Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association JPL · 5305
5306 Fangfen 1980 BB Fen Fang, Chinese astronomer MPC · 5306
5307 Paul-André 1980 YC Paul-André Herbelin (1933–1994), Swiss friend of the American discoverer Edward L. G. Bowell MPC · 5307
5308 Hutchison 1981 DC2 Robert Hutchison (born 1938) former curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum, London JPL · 5308
5309 MacPherson 1981 ED25 Glenn Joseph MacPherson (born 1950), curator at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. JPL · 5309
5310 Papike 1981 EP26 James Papike (born 1937), director emeritus of the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico. JPL · 5310
5312 Schott 1981 VP2 Otto Schott (1851–1935). a German chemist, glass technologist, and the inventor of borosilicate glass MPC · 5312
5313 Nunes 1982 SC2 Pedro Nunes (1502–1578), Portuguese mathematician and geographer MPC · 5313
5314 Wilkickia 1982 SG4 Andrey Vilkitsky (1858–1913) and Boris Vilkitsky (1885–1961), father and son, Russian hydrographers and Arctic explorers MPC · 5314
5315 Bal'mont 1982 SV5 Konstantin Balmont (1867–1942), a Russian symbolist poet and translator MPC · 5315
5316 Filatov 1982 UB7 Vladimir Filatov (1875–1956), ophthalmologist and surgeon MPC · 5316
5317 Verolacqua 1983 CE Veronica Lynn Passalacqua, a volunteer who compiled the International Comet Quarterly archive of photometric data on comets MPC · 5317
5318 Dientzenhofer 1985 HG1 Kryštof Dientzenhofer, Czech architect MPC · 5318
5319 Petrovskaya 1985 RK6 Margarita Sergeevna Petrovskaya, Russian astronomer and staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) MPC · 5319
5320 Lisbeth 1985 VD Lisbeth Fogh Olsen, daughter of Danish co-discoverer Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen MPC · 5320
5321 Jagras 1985 VN Jakob Grove Rasmussen, fiancé of the daughter of Danish co-discoverer Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen MPC · 5321
5323 Fogh 1986 TL4 Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen (born 1943), Danish astronomer and discoverer of minor planets at Brorfelde Observatory JPL · 5323
5324 Lyapunov 1987 SL Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov (1857–1918), Russian mathematician, engineer and physicist MPC · 5324
5325 Silver 1988 JQ Leon Silver (born 1925), professor of geology at Caltech MPC · 5325
5326 Vittoriosacco 1988 RT6 Vittorio Sacco (born 1941), an Italian amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy. JPL · 5326
5328 Nisiyamakoiti 1989 UH1 Koichi Nishiyama, Japanese mountaineer and amateur astronomer, meteor, comet, and nova hunter JPL · 5328
5329 Decaro 1989 YP Mario De Caro, Italian philosopher JPL · 5329
5330 Senrikyu 1990 BQ1 Sen no Rikyū, Japanese tea master MPC · 5330
5331 Erimomisaki 1990 BT1 Cape Erimo, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5331
5332 Davidaguilar 1990 DA David Aguilar, American director of public affairs at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, astronomical photographer, and telescope maker JPL · 5332
5333 Kanaya 1990 UH Kanaya, Shizuoka, Japan MPC · 5333
5334 Mishima 1991 CF Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan MPC · 5334
5335 Damocles 1991 DA Damocles, mythological Greek figure MPC · 5335
5337 Aoki 1991 LD Masahiro Aoki (1920–1984), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5337
5338 Michelblanc 1991 RJ5 Michel Blanc (born 1949), French planetary scientist and director of the Pic du Midi Observatory JPL · 5338
5340 Burton 4027 P-L William Butler Burton (born 1940), American professor of astronomy at the University of Leiden MPC · 5340
5341 Purgathofer 6040 P-L Alois Purgathofer (1925–1983), Austrian astronomer MPC · 5341
5342 Le Poole 3129 T-2 Rudolf Le Poole (born 1942), Dutch astronomer at Leiden MPC · 5342
5343 Ryzhov 1977 SG3 Yurij Aleksandrovich Ryzhov (born 1930), a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences MPC · 5343
5344 Ryabov 1978 RN Yurij Aleksandrovich Ryabov (born 1923), professor at the Moscow Road-Transport Institute MPC · 5344
5345 Boynton 1981 EY8 William Boynton (born 1944), professor of cosmochemistry and geochemistry at the University of Arizona, has measured elemental abundances in meteorites as a means of probing the early history of the solar system. He is the team leader for the gamma-ray spectrometer on the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft JPL · 5345
5347 Orestelesca 1985 DX2 Oreste Lesca, amateur astronomer. JPL · 5347
5348 Kennoguchi 1988 BB Ken Noguchi (b.~1973) is a Japanese alpinist and environmental activist. In 1999 he reached the summit of Mt. Everest and became the youngest person in the world (at that time) to climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents JPL · 5348
5349 Paulharris 1988 RA Paul P. Harris (1868–1947), founder of Rotary International in 1905 MPC · 5349
5350 Epetersen 1989 GL1 Erik V. Petersen (born 1911), Danish amateur astronomer MPC · 5350
5351 Diderot 1989 SG5 Denis Diderot, French writer MPC · 5351
5352 Fujita 1989 YN Yoshio Fujita, Japanese astronomer MPC · 5352
5354 Hisayo 1990 BJ2 Hisayo Kaneda, daughter of second discoverer. JPL · 5354
5355 Akihiro 1991 CA Akihiro Ueda, son of first discoverer. JPL · 5355
5356 Neagari 1991 FF1 Neagari, the name of an old town in Nomi District, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 5356
5357 Sekiguchi 1992 EL Tomohiko Sekiguchi, an associate professor at Hokkaido University of Education since 2008. JPL · 5357
5359 Markzakharov 1974 QX1 Mark Anatolievich Zakharov (born 1933), Russian producer MPC · 5359
5360 Rozhdestvenskij 1975 VD9 Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvenskij (1932–1994), Russian poet, journalist and popular songwriter MPC · 5360
5361 Goncharov 1976 YC2 Ivan Goncharov (1812–1891) is known for his four novels Oblomov, Obryv ("Precipice"), Obyknovennaya istoriya ("Unusual event") and Fregat "Pallada" ("Frigate Pallada"). JPL · 5361
5363 Kupka 1979 UQ František Kupka (1871–1957), Czech painter and graphic artist MPC · 5363
5365 Fievez 1981 EN1 Charles Fiévez (1844–1890), pioneer of astronomical spectroscopy in Belgium MPC · 5365
5366 Rhianjones 1981 EY30 Rhian Jones (born 1960), an experimental and sample petrologist at the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico. JPL · 5366
5367 Sollenberger 1982 TT Paul Sollenberger (1891–1995), American astronomer [4] MPC · 5367
5368 Vitagliano 1984 SW5 Aldo Vitagliano, Italian astronomer JPL · 5368
5369 Virgiugum 1985 SE1 Jungfraujoch (latinized), a site in the Swiss Alps and location of the Sphinx Observatory MPC · 5369
5370 Taranis 1986 RA Celtic god Taranis MPC · 5370
5372 Bikki 1987 WS Bikki Sunazawa, Ainu sculptor MPC · 5372
5374 Hokutosei 1989 AM1 Hokutosei, Japanese overnight limited express MPC · 5374
5375 Siedentopf 1989 AN6 Heinrich Siedentopf, German astronomer* MPC · 5375
5377 Komori 1991 FM Yukimasa Komori, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 5377
5378 Ellyett 1991 GD Clifton Darfield Ellyett (born 1915), pioneer of radar meteor research in New Zealand MPC · 5378
5379 Abehiroshi 1991 HG Hiroshi Abe (born 1958), a discoverer of numerous minor planets at Yatsuka Observatory since 1993. JPL · 5379
5380 Sprigg 1991 JT Reg Sprigg (1919–1994), an Australian exploration geologist, oceanographer, biologist, author and conservationist. JPL · 5380
5381 Sekhmet 1991 JY Sekhmet, Egyptian goddess MPC · 5381
5382 McKay 1991 JR2 Christopher P. McKay, (born 1954), space scientist and exobiologist at NASA-Ames Research Center. JPL · 5382
5383 Leavitt 4293 T-2 Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868–1921), American astronomer and discoverer of the luminosity–period relation for Cepheids MPC · 5383
5384 Changjiangcun 1957 VA Changjiangcun, Jiangsu province, China, "the famous flower of Yangtze River", Chinese homonym of the Yangtze River JPL · 5384
5385 Kamenka 1975 TS3 Kamenka (Kamianka), a town in central Ukraine JPL · 5385
5386 Bajaja 1975 TH6 Esteban Bajaja, Argentine radio-astronomer JPL · 5386
5387 Casleo 1980 NB The Leoncito Astronomical Complex (CASLEO) in Argentina JPL · 5387
5388 Mottola 1981 ED1 Stefano Mottola, Italian astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 5388
5389 Choikaiyau 1981 UB10 Kai-Yau Choi, Chinese educator* MPC · 5389
5390 Huichiming 1981 YO1 For his help in alleviating poverty, Hui Chi Ming (born 1964) received the China Glory Facilitative Poverty Aid Award and the United Nations Humanity and Peace Promotion Award. JPL · 5390
5391 Emmons 1985 RE2 Richard H. Emmons, American physicist and astronomy educator †[14] MPC · 5391
5392 Parker 1986 AK Donald C. Parker (1939–2015), American amateur astronomer MPC · 5392
5393 Goldstein 1986 ET Richard M. Goldstein (born 1927), radar astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5393
5394 Jurgens 1986 EZ1 Raymond Francis Jurgens (born 1937), American radar astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5394
5395 Shosasaki 1988 RK11 Sho Sasaki (born 1960), a professor at the University of Tokyo. JPL · 5395
5397 Vojislava 1988 VB5 Vojislava Protić–Benišek (born 1946), daughter of Serbian astronomer Milorad B. Protić JPL · 5397
5399 Awa 1989 BT Awa Province, ancient name of Tokushima prefecture, Japan MPC · 5399

5401–5500[edit]

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5401 Minamioda 1989 EV Minamioda, Kamikawa, Hyōgo, Japan MPC · 5401
5402 Kejosmith 1989 UK2 Keith C. Smith and his wife Joan Furlong, stellar and laboratory spectroscopists University College, London, respectively MPC · 5402
5403 Takachiho 1990 DM Takachiho, Miyazaki, Japan MPC · 5403
5404 Uemura 1991 EE1 Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer MPC · 5404
5405 Neverland 1991 GY Neverland, fictional land where Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and other mythical creatures and beings live MPC · 5405
5406 Jonjoseph 1991 PH11 Jonathan Joseph, programmer analyst at the Department of Astronomy of Cornell University[6] MPC · 5406
5408 Thé 1232 T-1 Pik-Sin Thé (born 1927), an Indonesian astronomer, who was a member of the IAU and director of Bosscha Observatory MPC · 5408
5409 Saale 1962 SR Saale, German river MPC · 5409
5410 Spivakov 1967 DA Vladimir Spivakov (born 1944 ), Russian conductor and violinist MPC · 5410
5411 Liia 1973 AT3 Liia Forrer-Tsiganovskaja, wife of a friend of Russian discoverer Nikolai Chernykh MPC · 5411
5412 Rou 1973 SR3 Aleksandr Arturovich Rou (1906–1973), Russian actor and film producer MPC · 5412
5413 Smyslov 1977 EC2 Vasily Smyslov (1921–2010), Russian chess grandmaster and World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958 MPC · 5413
5414 Sokolov 1977 RW6 Viktor Georgievich Sokolov (born 1946), Russian astronomer and staff member at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) †[13] MPC · 5414
5415 Lyanzuridi 1978 TB2 Konstantin Petrovich Lyanzuridi (born 1934), engineer in vacuum technology and optics who has worked at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory JPL · 5415
5416 Estremadoyro 1978 VE5 Víctor Antolí Estremadoyro Robles (1913–2003), Peruvian astronomer, founder of the Peruvian Association of Astronomy and the Iberoamerican League of Astronomy JPL · 5416
5417 Solovaya 1981 QT Nina A. Solovaya (born 1940), Russian astronomer and a celestial mechanic at Sternberg Astronomical Institute MPC · 5417
5418 Joyce 1981 QG1 James Joyce, Irish writer MPC · 5418
5419 Benua 1981 SW7 Nicholas Benois (Benua), Russian architect, and his sons Leon Benois, Russian architect, and Alexandre Benois, Russian painter MPC · 5419
5420 Jancis 1982 JR1 Jancis Robinson, British Master of Wine, editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, weekly contributor to the Financial Times JPL · 5420
5421 Ulanova 1982 TD2 Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian ballerina MPC · 5421
5422 Hodgkin 1982 YL1 Dorothy Hodgkin (1910–1994), British biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate MPC · 5422
5423 Horahořejš 1983 DC Petr Hora Hořejš (born 1938), a Czech journalist, screenwriter and novelist. JPL · 5423
5424 Covington 1983 TN1 Arthur Edwin Covington, first Canadian radio-astronomer MPC · 5424
5425 Vojtěch 1984 SA1 Václav Vojtěch (1901–1932), Czech Antarctic explorer MPC · 5425
5426 Sharp 1985 DD Robert P. Sharp (1911–2004), American professor of geology at CalTech. Expert on glaciers, the movement of sand dunes and the geology of Mars. MPC · 5426
5427 Jensmartin 1986 JQ Jens Martin Knudsen, Danish astrophysicist †[9] MPC · 5427
5430 Luu 1988 JA1 Jane Luu (born 1963), Vietnamese-American astronomer and co-discoverer of the first classical Kuiper belt object, (15760) 1992 QB1 MPC · 5430
5431 Maxinehelin 1988 MB Maxine Anne Helin, mother-in-law of American discoverer Eleanor F. Helin MPC · 5431
5432 Imakiire 1988 VN Kyōko Imakiire, Japanese yachtswoman MPC · 5432
5433 Kairen 1988 VZ2 Imakiire's Yacht MPC · 5433
5434 Tomwhitney 1989 ES Thomas (Tom) D. Whitney (born 1941), longtime president of the Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association JPL · 5434
5435 Kameoka 1990 BS1 Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan MPC · 5435
5436 Eumelos 1990 DK Eumelos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5436
5438 Lorre 1990 QJ Jean Lorre, American scientist at JPL's Image Processing Laboratory MPC · 5438
5439 Couturier 1990 RW Pierre Couturier (born 1942), French physicist and director of the Paris Observatory from 1999 to 2003 MPC · 5439
5440 Terao 1991 HD Hisashi Terao (1855–1923), first Japanese professor of astronomy at University of Tokyo MPC · 5440
5441 Andymurray 1991 JZ1 Andy Murray (born 1987), Scottish professional tennis player. JPL · 5441
5442 Drossart 1991 NH1 Pierre Drossart (born 1956), researcher of the CNRS at Paris Observatory MPC · 5442
5443 Encrenaz 1991 NX1 Thérèse Encrenaz (born 1946), French astronomer, Director of Research at CNRS and Director of the Space Research Department at Paris Observatory MPC · 5443
5444 Gautier 1991 PM8 Daniel Gautier (born 1936), French astronomer at Paris Observatory MPC · 5444
5445 Williwaw 1991 PA12 Williwaw, a dramatic mountain on the skyline of Anchorage. JPL · 5445
5446 Heyler 1991 PB13 Gene A. Heyler (born 1956), of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission MPC · 5446
5447 Lallement 1991 PO14 Rosine Lallement (born 1951), French astrophysicist MPC · 5447
5448 Siebold 1992 SP Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796–1866), German physician, botanist and traveler, who stayed in Japan for six years MPC · 5448
5450 Sokrates 2780 P-L Socrates, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5450
5451 Plato 4598 P-L Plato, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5451
5453 Zakharchenya 1975 VS5 Boris Petrovich Zakharchenya (born 1928), Russian scientist at Ioffe Institute in Saint Petersburg JPL · 5453
5454 Kojiki 1977 EW5 Kojiki, the first written mythology of Japan MPC · 5454
5455 Surkov 1978 RV5 Vladimir Vasil'evich Surkov (born 1945), Russian database expert and staff member of the Moscow Aviation Institute MPC · 5455
5456 Merman 1979 HH3 Grigorij (Hirsh) Aronovich Merman (born 1921), staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in Saint Petersburg MPC · 5456
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 Queen's University, Kingston, Canada MPC · 5457
5458 Aizman 1980 TB12 Mikhail Iosifovich Aizman (born 1947), Russian telecommunications specialist and president of MTU-INFORM, a large telephone communication and data transfer system in Russia MPC · 5458
5459 Saraburger 1981 QP3 Sara Schöffer-Burger (born 1894), who helped Dutch Jews in World War II MPC · 5459
5460 Tsénaat'a'í 1983 AW Navajo for "flying rock" (1996 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner) MPC · 5460
5461 Autumn 1983 HB1 Autumn Dongxia Thomas, born on 2002 Jan. 15 in Wahun, China, is the discoverer's granddaughter. JPL · 5461
5463 Danwelcher 1985 TO Dan Welcher (born 1948), American composer and conductor MPC · 5463
5464 Weller 1985 VC1 Harold Weller (born 1941), American conductor MPC · 5464
5465 Chumakov 1986 RF13 Mikhail Chumakov (1909–1993), Russian microbiologist and virologist MPC · 5465
5466 Makibi 1986 WP8 Kibi Makibi, Japanese scholar and noble MPC · 5466
5468 Hamatonbetsu 1988 BK Hamatonbetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5468
5470 Kurtlindstrom 1988 BK5 Kurt Leighton Lindstrom (born 1955), American program executive for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 5470
5471 Tunguska 1988 PK1 Tunguska, site of a presumed asteroidal impact MPC · 5471
5473 Yamanashi 1988 VR Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan MPC · 5473
5474 Gingasen 1988 XE1 Furusato Ginga Line of Hokkaidō Chihoku Kōgen Railway, Japan (Abolished in 2006) MPC · 5474
5475 Hanskennedy 1989 QO Hans D. Kennedy (born 1924) is a Dutch-Australian astronomer JPL · 5475
5477 Holmes 1989 UH2 Robert E. Holmes Jr. (b.~1956), amateur astronomer, who directs the Astronomical Research Observatory in Westfield, Illinois JPL · 5477
5478 Wartburg 1989 UE4 The Wartburg Castle, in central Germany MPC · 5478
5479 Grahamryder 1989 UT5 Graham Ryder (1949–2002), British lunar geologist MPC · 5479
5481 Kiuchi 1990 CH Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (born 1954), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5481
5482 Korankei 1990 DX Korankei, located in the middle of Aichi prefecture JPL · 5482
5483 Cherkashin 1990 UQ11 Andrej Andreevich Cherkashin, a literary scholar and historian JPL · 5483
5484 Inoda 1990 VH1 Shigeru Inoda, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5484
5485 Kaula 1991 RQ21 William M. Kaula, Australian-American geophysicist †[15] MPC · 5485
5488 Kiyosato 1991 VK5 Kiyosato, a town of Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan MPC · 5488
5489 Oberkochen 1993 BF2 Oberkochen, town in southern Germany MPC · 5489
5490 Burbidge 2019 P-L Margaret Burbidge (born 1919), British astrophysicist MPC · 5490
5491 Kaulbach 3128 T-1 Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805–1874), a German painter MPC · 5491
5492 Thoma 3227 T-1 Hans Thoma (1839–1924), German painter MPC · 5492
5493 Spitzweg 1617 T-2 Carl Spitzweg (1808–1885), German painter MPC · 5493
5494 Johanmohr 1933 UM1 Johan Maurits Mohr (1716–1775), Dutch-German pastor, astronomer and meteorologist JPL · 5494
5495 Rumyantsev 1972 RY3 Nikolay Rumyantsev (1754–1826), Foreign Minister and Chancellor of the Russian Empire MPC · 5495
5497 Sararussell 1975 SS Sara Russell (born 1966), British meteoriticist at the Natural History Museum MPC · 5497
5498 Gustafsson 1980 FT3 Bengt Gustafsson (born 1943), Swedish astronomer MPC · 5498
5500 Twilley 1981 WR Royston C. Twilley, British teacher of the discoverer Edward L. G. Bowell MPC · 5500

5501–5600[edit]

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5502 Brashear 1984 EC John Brashear, American astronomer and instrument builder* MPC · 5502
5504 Lanzerotti 1985 FC2 Louis John Lanzerotti, American astronomer* MPC · 5504
5505 Rundetaarn 1986 VD1 The "Rundetaarn", or Round Tower, is the astronomical observatory built in the heart of Copenhagen from 1637 to 1642 by king Christian IV. Its unique interior spiral staircase makes it possible to stroll all the way to the top. JPL · 5505
5506 Artiglio 1987 SV11 The Artiglio, an Italian steamship used as a salvage ship in the early 20th century. JPL · 5506
5507 Niijima 1987 UJ Tsuneo Niijima, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5507
5508 Gomyou 1988 EB Gomyou, north of Kakegawa, Japan. Location of the discovering Oohira Station. MPC · 5508
5509 Rennsteig 1988 RD3 The Rennsteig, a long ridge walk in the Thuringian Forest, Germany MPC · 5509
5511 Cloanthus 1988 TH1 Cloanthus, mythical person related to Trojan War: Cloanthus wins the ship race held as part of Anchises' funeral games (Aeneid, Book V)* MPC · 5511
5513 Yukio 1988 WB Yukio Hasegawa, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5513
5514 Karelraška 1989 BN1 Karel Raška (1909–1987), a Czech physician and epidemiologist, known as "the father of the conception of epidemiologic surveillance". JPL · 5514
5515 Naderi 1989 EL1 Firouz Naderi (born 1946) is a scientist, engineer and manager who has led major programs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5515
5516 Jawilliamson 1989 JK Jack Williamson, American science-fiction author †[16] MPC · 5516
5517 Johnerogers 1989 LJ John E. Rogers, American amateur astronomer* MPC · 5517
5518 Mariobotta 1989 YF Mario Botta, Swiss architect* MPC · 5518
5519 Lellouch 1990 QB4 Emmanuel Lellouch (born 1963), planetary scientist at Observatoire de Paris. JPL · 5519
5520 Natori 1990 RB Akira Natori (born 1956), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 5520
5521 Morpurgo 1991 PM1 Pieter Anthony Bridge Morpurgo, British producer (1981–1998) of the long-running BBC programme The Sky at Night* MPC · 5521
5522 De Rop 1991 PJ5 Willy De Rop, Belgian astronomer MPC · 5522
5523 Luminet 1991 PH8 Jean-Pierre Luminet (born 1951), French researcher at the Paris Observatory. JPL · 5523
5524 Lecacheux 1991 RA30 Jean Lecacheux, French astronomer* MPC · 5524
5526 Kenzo 1991 UP1 Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5526
5529 Perry 2557 P-L Marcus Perry, chief engineer at Spacewatch* MPC · 5529
5530 Eisinga 2835 P-L Eise Eisinga, Frisian astronomer who built a planetarium MPC · 5530
5531 Carolientje 1051 T-2 Caroline van Houten, granddaughter of the Dutch astronomers (husband and wife) Cornelis and Ingrid van Houten MPC · 5531
5532 Ichinohe 1932 CY Naozō Ichinohe, Japanese astronomer and science writer MPC · 5532
5533 Bagrov 1935 SC Nikolaj Vasil'evich Bagrov, geographer at the Simferopol State University MPC · 5533
5535 Annefrank 1942 EM Anne Frank (Annelies Frank), German Jewish diarist MPC · 5535
5536 Honeycutt 1955 QN Kent Honeycutt (born 1940), on the faculty of Indiana University, has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the structure of accretion disks, cataclysmic variables and cool stars, as well as to the design and construction of innovative instrumentation, including spectrographs and robotic observatories. JPL · 5536
5537 Sanya 1964 TA2 Sanya, located on the southern tip of Hainan Island, is the only tropical seaside tourist city in China. JPL · 5537
5538 Luichewoo 1964 TU2 Lui Che-woo, Chinese mineralogist MPC · 5538
5539 Limporyen 1965 UA1 Lim Por-yen (born 1914), a prestigious philanthropist who helped launch many schools and a first-class Limporyen library in China. JPL · 5539
5540 Smirnova 1971 QR1 Tamara Mikhailovna Smirnova, Russian astronomer MPC · 5540
5541 Seimei 1976 UH16 Abe no Seimei, Onmyōji MPC · 5541
5542 Moffatt 1978 PT4 Ethelwin Frances Flamsteed Moffatt (née Winzar, b. 1926), a direct descendant of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal. JPL · 5542
5543 Sharaf 1978 TW2 Shafika Gil'mievna Sharaf (born 1915), a celestial mechanic and staff member at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in Saint Petersburg, Russia MPC · 5543
5544 Kazakov 1978 TH6 Matvej Fedorovich Kazakov, Russian architect MPC · 5544
5545 Makarov 1978 VY14 Askol'd Anatol'evich Makarov (born 1925), Russian choreographer and professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire MPC · 5545
5546 Salavat 1979 YS Salavat, an industrial city in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia MPC · 5546
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 Acadia University, Canada †[17] MPC · 5547
5548 Thosharriot 1980 TH Thomas Harriot, 16th-17th-century English mathematician, inventor of the < and > symbols, and who drew the Moon from Syon House, near London, on 1609 July 26 (O.S.), several months before Galileo. JPL · 5548
5549 Bobstefanik 1981 GM1 Robert Phillip Stefanik (born 1938), American astronomer and director of the discovering Oak Ridge Observatory MPC · 5549
5551 Glikson 1982 BJ Andrew Yoram Glikson, Australian geologist* MPC · 5551
5552 Studnička 1982 SJ1 František Josef Studnička, Czech mathematician MPC · 5552
5553 Chodas 1984 CM1 Paul Winchester Chodas, Canadian astronomer †[17] MPC · 5553
5554 Keesey 1985 TW1 Michael S. W. Keesey (1937- ), a member of the Solar System Dynamics Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5554
5555 Wimberly 1986 VF5 Ravenel N. Wimberly (1946- ), a member of the Solar System Dynamics Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5555
5557 Chimikeppuko 1989 CM1 Lake Chimikeppu, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5557
5558 Johnnapier 1989 WL2 John Napier of Merchiston (1550-1617), a Scottish mathematician and inventor. JPL · 5558
5560 Amytis 1990 MX Amytis, daughter of Cyaxares, king of Media, married to Nebuchadnezzar II, who constructed the Hanging Gardens of Babylon for her* MPC · 5560
5561 Iguchi 1991 QD Masatoshi Iguchi, president of the Photovoltaic Popularization Associaction in Japan MPC · 5561
5565 Ukyounodaibu 1991 VN2 Kenreimon-In Ukyō no Daibu, Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting attended to Taira no Tokuko MPC · 5565
5567 Durisen 1953 FK1 Richard H. Durisen (born 1946), on the faculty of Indiana University, has applied dynamical simulations to star and planet formation, the structure and stability of astrophysical disks and planetary ring systems, and he has used numerical hydrodynamics techniques to study gravitational instabilities in disks around young stars. JPL · 5567
5568 Mufson 1953 TS2 Stuart Mufson (born 1946), on the faculty of Indiana University, has built pioneering instrumentation for investigations in high-energy astrophysics, including cosmic-ray physics and the search for dark matter. He has also contributed to the understanding of the interstellar medium and of regions of star formation. JPL · 5568
5569 Colby 1974 FO Michael John Colby, American spacecraft integration manager of NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission. JPL · 5569
5570 Kirsan 1976 GM7 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (born 1962), Russian chess grandmaster and president of the International Chess Federation MPC · 5570
5571 Lesliegreen 1978 LG Leslie Green, British treasurer of the Junior Astronomical Society (now the Society for Popular Astronomy), 1967–2007. JPL · 5571
5572 Bliskunov 1978 SS2 Aleksandr Ivanovich Bliskunov, orthopaedic surgeon from the Crimean Peninsula MPC · 5572
5574 Seagrave 1984 FS Frank Evans Seagrave (1860–1934), an American amateur astronomer. JPL · 5574
5575 Ryanpark 1985 RP2 Sang H. (“Ryan”) Park (born 1978), a member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Solar System Dynamics Group. JPL · 5575
5576 Albanese 1986 UM1 Dominique Albanese, photographer and observer at the Schmidt telescope of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur. MPC · 5576
5577 Priestley 1986 WQ2 Joseph Priestley (1733–1804), an English clergyman. JPL · 5577
5578 Takakura 1987 BC Emperor Takakura (1161-1181), the 80th emperor of Japan, succeeded to the throne in 1168. He was the seventh son of emperor Goshirakawa and an expert at playing the Japanese flute. JPL · 5578
5579 Uhlherr 1988 JL Ralph Uhlherr, meteoritics researcher with the United States Geological Survey* MPC · 5579
5580 Sharidake 1988 RP1 Mount Shari, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5580
5581 Mitsuko 1989 CY1 Mitsuko Iwamoto, wife of one of discovers MPC · 5581
5583 Braunerová 1989 EY1 Zdenka Braunerová, Czech artist MPC · 5583
5584 Izenberg 1989 KK Noam Raphael Izenberg, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission †[18] MPC · 5584
5585 Parks 1990 MJ Robert J. Parks (1922–2011), a US aerospace engineer and deputy director at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5585
5588 Jennabelle 1990 SW2 Jenna Belle Weathers Roman, grandmother of the discoverer JPL · 5588
5589 De Meis 1990 SD14 Salvatore De Meis (born 1930), of Milan, is engaged in the application of astronomical calculations to the dating of historical events, particularly of Babylonian astronomy. JPL · 5589
5591 Koyo 1990 VF2 Koyo Kawanishi, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5591
5592 Oshima 1990 VB4 Yoshiaki Oshima, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5592
5593 Jonsujatha 1991 JN1 Jonathan Brian Marsden and Sujatha Nagarajan, friends and neighbors of American discoverer Eleanor F. Helin MPC · 5593
5594 Jimmiller 1991 NK1 James K. Miller (born 1939), celestial mechanics and orbital dynamics expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5594
5595 Roth 1991 PJ Mary Roth, administrative assistant in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University[6] MPC · 5595
5596 Morbidelli 1991 PQ10 Alessandro Morbidelli, Italian astronomer †[19] MPC · 5596
5597 Warren 1991 PC13 Jeffrey R. Warren, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission †[18] MPC · 5597
5598 Carlmurray 1991 PN18 Carl Desmond Murray, British astronomer, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary College London MPC · 5598

5601–5700[edit]

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5603 Rausudake 1992 CE Mount Rausu, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5603
5605 Kushida 1993 DB Yoshio Kushida (born 1957), Japanese seismologist. JPL · 5605
5606 Muramatsu 1993 EH Osamu Muramatsu (born 1949), who works at the planetarium in Sibuya and who has discovered numerous minor planets and comets since 1986. JPL · 5606
5608 Olmos 1993 EO Edward James Olmos, American actor. JPL · 5608
5609 Stroncone 1993 FU Stroncone, village in central Italy and location of the Santa Lucia Stroncone Astronomical Observatory MPC · 5609
5610 Balster 2041 T-3 Harry Balster, Dutch amateur astronomer and his sister Yvonne MPC · 5610
5612 Nevskij 1975 TX2 Alexander Nevsky (1221–1263), a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church and legendary for his military victories over German and Swedish invaders MPC · 5612
5613 Donskoj 1976 YP1 Dmitrij Donskoj (1350–1389), grand prince of Moscow and Vladimir principalities, and great-grandson of Alexander Nevsky MPC · 5613
5614 Yakovlev 1979 VN Konstantin Karol'evich Yakovlev (born 1955), director of the scientific-production firm "Blok" in Saint Petersburg, Russia. MPC · 5614
5615 Iskander 1983 PZ Fazil Iskander (1929–2016), a Soviet and Russian writer and poet MPC · 5615
5616 Vogtland 1987 ST10 Vogtland, region in Germany MPC · 5616
5617 Emelyanenko 1989 EL Vyacheslav Emelyanenko (born 1952), head of the department of theoretical mechanics at South Ural University. JPL · 5617
5618 Saitama 1990 EA Saitama Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 5618
5619 Shair 1990 HC1 Fredrick H. Shair, Manager of the Educational Affairs Office at JPL MPC · 5619
5620 Jasonwheeler 1990 OA Jason Wheeler Roman, youngest son of the first discoverer JPL · 5620
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 Bryan Erb and Dona Marie Erb, Canadian space scientists †[17] MPC · 5621
5623 Iwamori 1990 UY Yasuke Iwamori, late principal of Kyoto city Rakuyou technical high school who taught physics and astronomy there. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by S. Sakabe. JPL · 5623
5624 Shirley 1991 AY1 Donna Shirley, American engineer and author, member of the Advisory Council of the Planetary Society MPC · 5624
5625 Jamesferguson 1991 AO2 James Ferguson (1710–1776), a Scottish astronomer. JPL · 5625
5628 Preussen 1991 RP7 German name for Prussia MPC · 5628
5629 Kuwana 1993 DA1 Kuwana, Mie, Japan MPC · 5629
5630 Billschaefer 1993 FZ William Schaefer, American amateur astronomer and telescope maker MPC · 5630
5631 Sekihokutouge 1993 FE1 Sekihoku Pass, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5631
5632 Ingelehmann 1993 GG Inge Lehmann (1888–1993), Danish seismologist MPC · 5632
5634 Victorborge 1978 VT6 Victor Borge (1909–2000), born Borge Rosenbaum, was a Danish musician and comedian, who started his career as a classical pianist. JPL · 5634
5635 Cole 1981 ER5 Joshua Cole, fictional character in Arthur Preston Hankins' novel Cole of Spyglass Mountain MPC · 5635
5636 Jacobson 1985 QN Robert A. Jacobson (born 1944), an authority on spacecraft navigation techniques, and a developer of ephemerides for natural satellites at JPL JPL · 5636
5637 Gyas 1988 RF1 Gyas, mythical person related to Trojan War: he participated in the ship race held as part of Anchises' funeral games (Aeneid, Book V)* MPC · 5637
5638 Deikoon 1988 TA3 Deikoon, mythical person related to Trojan War: son of Pergasus, killed by Agamemnon (Iliad, Book V); there is another Deikoon, one of three sons of Herakles by Megara* MPC · 5638
5639 Ćuk 1989 PE Matija Ćuk (born 1978), astronomer, a discoverer of the BYORP mechanism and winner of the Harold C. Urey Prize in 2014 MPC · 5639
5640 Yoshino 1989 UR3 Yoshino, a town of Kagoshima, Japan. JPL · 5640
5641 McCleese 1990 DJ Daniel J. McCleese, American planetary scientist and manager at JPL MPC · 5641
5642 Bobbywilliams 1990 OK1 Bobby G. Williams (born 1951), celestial mechanics and spacecraft navigation expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5642
5643 Roques 1990 QC2 Françoise Roques (born 1956), French astronomer MPC · 5643
5644 Maureenbell 1990 QG2 Maureen E. Ockert-Bell (born 1961), member of the NEAR Shoemaker computer team †[20] * MPC · 5644
5649 Donnashirley 1990 WZ2 Donna Shirley, American engineer and author, formerly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, member of the Advisory Council of the Planetary Society MPC · 5649
5650 Mochihito-o 1990 XK Prince Mochihito, the third son of emperor Goshirakawa. He was a fount of knowledge, known for his poetry and for playing the Japanese flute. With Minamoto Yorimasa, he fought against the Heike without success. JPL · 5650
5651 Traversa 1991 CA2 Gilles Traversa, technical night-assistant at the Haute-Provence Observatory in France MPC · 5651
5652 Amphimachus 1992 HS3 Amphimachus, son of Cteatus, a leader of the Epeians at the Trojan War and killed by Hector MPC · 5652
5653 Camarillo 1992 WD5 At his private observatory in Camarillo, John Rogers secured follow-up observations of this minor planet. On California's El Camino Real, the town was named by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1901 in tribute to Adolfo Camarillo (1864–1958), a prominent local rancher. The first discoverer is a former town resident. JPL · 5653
5654 Terni 1993 KG The town and province of Terni in Italy MPC · 5654
5655 Barney 1159 T-2 Astronomer Ida Barney MPC · 5655
5656 Oldfield A920 TA Mike Oldfield (born 1953), English composer and multi-instrumentalist MPC · 5656
5657 Groombridge 1936 QE1 Stephen Groombridge (1755–1832), British merchant and astronomer who compiled the Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars MPC · 5657
5658 Clausbaader 1950 DO Claus Baader (1924–1995), German manufacturer of planetaria, domes and telescopes, and mentor of amateur astronomers in the German-speaking countries MPC · 5658
5659 Vergara 1968 OA1 Gladys Vergara Gavagnin (1928–2016), Uruguayan astronomer and a director of the Astronomical Observatory of Montevideo JPL · 5659
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 Alan Russell Hildebrand (born 1955), Canadian geologist †[17] MPC · 5661
5662 Wendycalvin 1981 EL4 Wendy Marie Calvin (born 1961) has made many important contributions to the field of planetary spectroscopy. Her work has included spectral studies of the martian surface and polar caps, Charon, Callisto and Ganymede. She has also helped pioneer the concept of using aircraft in the exploration of Mars. JPL · 5662
5663 McKeegan 1981 EQ12 Kevin McKeegan (born 1958), a professor of geochemistry at the University of California in Los Angeles. JPL · 5663
5664 Eugster 1981 EX43 Otto Eugster (born 1938), professor at the University of Bern. JPL · 5664
5665 Begemann 1982 BD13 Friedrich Begemann, German cosmochemist and meteoriticist †[21] MPC · 5665
5666 Rabelais 1982 TP1 François Rabelais, French writer MPC · 5666
5667 Nakhimovskaya 1983 QH1 Nakhimov Nautical College in Saint Petersburg and Russian admiral Pavel Nakhimov (1802–1855) MPC · 5667
5668 Foucault 1984 FU Léon Foucault, French physicist and astronomer MPC · 5668
5670 Rosstaylor 1985 VF2 Stuart Ross Taylor, New Zealand-born planetary scientist (geochemist, geologist) †[22] MPC · 5670
5671 Chanal 1985 XR Roger Chanal, French amateur astronomer MPC · 5671
5672 Libby 1986 EE2 Willard Libby (1908–1980), American physical chemist noted and Nobel Prize awardee in 1960 MPC · 5672
5673 McAllister 1986 RT2 Frances McAllister, American humanitarian, philanthropist and founder of "The Arboretum" at Flagstaff, Arizona MPC · 5673
5674 Wolff 1986 RW2 John M. Wolff, trustee of the Wolff Foundation MPC · 5674
5675 Evgenilebedev 1986 RY5 Evgenij Alekseevich Lebedev, Russian actor MPC · 5675
5676 Voltaire 1986 RH12 Voltaire, French writer MPC · 5676
5677 Aberdonia 1987 SQ1 University of Aberdeen, on the occasion of the quincentenary of its founding †[23] MPC · 5677
5678 DuBridge 1989 TS Lee Alvin DuBridge (1901–1994), American nuclear physicist, Director of MIT Radiation Laboratory and latterly of Caltech MPC · 5678
5679 Akkado 1989 VR Akka cave, Iwate, Japan MPC · 5679
5680 Nasmyth 1989 YZ1 James Hall Nasmyth (1808–1890), a Scottish engineer and astronomer. JPL · 5680
5681 Bakulev 1990 RS17 Aleksandr Nikolaevich Bakulev, Soviet surgeon MPC · 5681
5682 Beresford 1990 TB Anthony Charles Beresford (born 1942), prominent Australian amateur astronomer. JPL · 5682
5683 Bifukumonin 1990 UD Bifukumon-In, Empress of Emperor Toba, Japan. JPL · 5683
5684 Kogo 1990 UB2 Kogō no Tsubone, consort of Emperor Takakura, Japan. JPL · 5684
5685 Sanenobufukui 1990 XA Sanenobu Fukui, Sanenobu Fukui (born 1916), a well-known observer of Mars for more than 60 years. JPL · 5685
5686 Chiyonoura 1990 YQ Chiyo's Beach, Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5686
5687 Yamamotoshinobu 1991 AB1 Shinobu Yamamoto, director of the planetarium in Japan MPC · 5687
5688 Kleewyck 1991 AD2 Klee Wyck, native name for Canadian artist Emily Carr[17] MPC · 5688
5689 Rhön 1991 RZ2 Rhön Mountains, a range of volcanic mountains in Germany MPC · 5689
5691 Fredwatson 1992 FD Frederick Garnett Watson (born 1944) specializes in astronomical instrumentation and helped pioneer the use of fiber-optic spectroscopy. He is currently astronomer-in-charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Through his frequent radio appearances and magazine columns, he has become a well-known public figure. JPL · 5691
5692 Shirao 1992 FR Motomaro Shirao, Japanese photographer and amateur astronomer MPC · 5692
5694 Berényi 3051 P-L Dénes Berényi, Hungarian physicist †[24][25] MPC · 5694
5695 Remillieux 4577 P-L Joseph Remillieux (born 1940), French physicist MPC · 5695
5696 Ibsen 4582 P-L Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906), Norwegian playwright MPC · 5696
5697 Arrhenius 6766 P-L Svante August Arrhenius (1859–1927), Swedish chemist and Nobel Laureat Template:MCP MPC · 5697
5698 Nolde 4121 T-1 Emil Nolde (1867–1956), German Expressionist painter MPC · 5698
5699 Munch 2141 T-3 Edvard Munch, Norwegian artist MPC · 5699
5700 Homerus 5166 T-3 Homer, Greek epic poet and author of the Iliad from which many minor-planet names are sourced MPC · 5700

5701–5800[edit]

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5701 Baltuck 1929 VS Miriam Baltuck (born 1954), American geologist, NASA's representative in Australia and southeast Asia, director of university advancement at the Australian National University JPL · 5701
5702 Morando 1931 FC Bruno Morando (born 1931), a French astronomer and director of the Bureau des Longitudes MPC · 5702
5703 Hevelius 1931 VS Johannes Hevelius (1611–1687), a Polish astronomer MPC · 5703
5704 Schumacher 1950 DE Heinrich Christian Schumacher (1780–1850), a German-Danish astronomer MPC · 5704
5705 Ericsterken 1965 UA Eric Sterken (1948–1998), professional gardener and landscaper who took care of the gardens of the Brussels Planetarium. JPL · 5705
5706 Finkelstein 1971 SS1 Andrej Mikhajlovich Finkelstein (born 1942), founder and director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Applied Astronomy in St. Petersburg, and expert in relativistic celestial mechanics and radioastrometry MPC · 5706
5707 Shevchenko 1976 GY3 Vladislav Vladimirovich Shevchenko (born 1940), head of the Russian Lunar and Planetary Research Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, and member of IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature MPC · 5707
5708 Melancholia 1977 TC1 Melancholia, one of the four humours MPC · 5708
5709 Tamyeunleung 1977 TS3 Fong Tamyeunleung (born 1924), a Chinese charity worker JPL · 5709
5710 Silentium 1977 UP Silentium (Latin for silence), by far the shortest official naming citation ever published MPC · 5710
5711 Eneev 1978 SO4 Timur Magometovich Eneev (born 1924), applied mathematician and celestial mechanician at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics. JPL · 5711
5712 Funke 1979 SR Jaromír Funke (1896–1945), a Czech photographer MPC · 5712
5714 Krasinsky 1982 PR Georgij Al'bertovich Krasinskij (born 1939), a staff-member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in Saint Petersburg MPC · 5714
5715 Kramer 1982 SE1 Kathryn Xymena Kramer, Development Director at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States MPC · 5715
5716 Pickard 1982 UH Elizabeth D. Pickard, philanthropist and long-time supporer of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States MPC · 5716
5717 Damir 1982 UM6 Alim Matveevich Damir (1894–1982), a physician and professor at the First and Second Medical Institutes in Moscow MPC · 5717
5719 Křižík 1983 RX František Křižík (1847–1941), a Czech inventor MPC · 5719
5720 Halweaver 1984 FN Harold Anthony Weaver (born 1953), an American astronomer MPC · 5720
5722 Johnscherrer 1986 JS John Randell Scherrer (born 1960), American project manager and deputy payload manager on NASA's New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 5722
5723 Hudson 1986 RR2 Scott Hudson (born 1959), an American electrical engineer and radar astronomer MPC · 5723
5725 Nördlingen 1988 BK2 Nördlingen, a medieval town in southern Germany MPC · 5725
5726 Rubin 1988 BN2 Vera Rubin (1928–2016), an American astronomer best known for her research on galaxy rotation rates MPC · 5726
5730 Yonosuke 1988 TP1 Yonosuke Nakano (1887–1974), a Japanese astronomer, educator, and co-founder of the Gekko Observatory JPL · 5730
5731 Zeus 1988 VP4 Zeus, Greek god MPC · 5731
5734 Noguchi 1989 AL1 Soichi Noguchi (born 1965), a Japanese astronaut MPC · 5734
5735 Loripaul 1989 LM Lori L. Paul, environmentalist and assistant director of Telescopes in Education (TIE) at the Mount Wilson Institute and JPL MPC · 5735
5736 Sanford 1989 LW John Sanford, former president of the Orange County Astronomers and recipient of the Bruce Blair Award MPC · 5736
5737 Itoh 1989 SK Kazuyuki Itoh, Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL · 5737
5738 Billpickering 1989 UY3 Bill Pickering (1910–2004), former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5738
5739 Robertburns 1989 WK2 Robert Burns (1759–1796), a Scottish poet and lyricist. JPL · 5739
5740 Toutoumi 1989 WM3 Tōtōmi Province, ancient name of western part of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 5740
5741 Akanemaruta 1989 XC Akane Maruta (1988–1998), a Japanese girl after whom the Akane Astronomical Observatory is also named JPL · 5741
5743 Kato 1990 UW Yasuo Katō (1949–1982), a Japanese mountain climber MPC · 5743
5744 Yorimasa 1990 XP Minamoto no Yorimasa, early samurai MPC · 5744
5748 Davebrin 1991 DX Glen David Brin (born 1950), American astrophysicist and science fiction writer MPC · 5748
5750 Kandatai 1991 GG1 Tai Kanda (born 1938), Japanese astronomer and staff member of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan MPC · 5750
5751 Zao 1992 AC Mount Zaō, Tōhoku region, Japan MPC · 5751
5753 Yoshidatadahiko 1992 EM Tadahiko Yoshida, vice president of AES (Advanced Engineering Services), Japanese aerospace company MPC · 5753
5756 Wassenbergh 6034 P-L Henri Wassenbergh (familiarly known as 'Or' Wassenbergh), former Professor of Air and Space Law at the University of Leiden and founder of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden MPC · 5756
5757 Tichá 1967 JN Jana Tichá, Czech astronomer* MPC · 5757
5758 Brunini 1976 QZ1 Adrián Brunini, Argentine astronomer JPL · 5758
5759 Zoshchenko 1980 BJ4 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian satirist MPC · 5759
5760 Mittlefehldt 1981 EX13 David Wayne Mittlefehldt (born 1951), an American astronomer and geochemist †[26][21] MPC · 5760
5761 Andreivanov 1981 ED21 Andrei V. Ivanov (born 1937), a Russian cosmochemist and meteoriticist †[21] MPC · 5761
5762 Wänke 1981 EG28 Heinrich Wänke (1928–2015), an Austrian cosmochemist and meteoriticist at Max Planck Society MPC · 5762
5765 Izett 1986 GU Glen A. Izett, an American geologist MPC · 5765
5767 Moldun 1986 RV2 Meudon (Moldun in old Gaelic), suburb of Paris, France, and location of the Astrophysics Section of the Paris Observatory MPC · 5767
5768 Pittich 1986 TN1 Eduard M. Pittich (born 1940), a Slovak astronomer MPC · 5768
5769 Michard 1987 PL Raymond Michard, French astronomer, or Gilles Michard and Annie Michard, French geochemists* MPC · 5769
5771 Somerville 1987 ST1 Mary Somerville, British mathematician and scientific author* MPC · 5771
5772 Johnlambert 1988 LB John Vincent Lambert (born 1945) has developed techniques for determining the sizes and shapes of minor planets from occultation and lightcurve observations. He is now involved in the U.S. Air Force Space Command and the Phillips Laboratory programs for the study of near-earth objects. JPL · 5772
5774 Ratliff 1989 NR Until his tragic and untimely death, Nicholas Paul Ratliff (1982–2002), of Oklahoma City, was always available to carry out jobs for family and friends, usually at his own expense, and even if he had other plans. A keen baseballer, he also had an interest in astronomy, ever since he was given a telescope at the age of five. JPL · 5774
5775 Inuyama 1989 SP Inuyama, a city in the northern part of Aichi Prefecture. JPL · 5775
5777 Hanaki 1989 XF Many years ago, Yoichi Hanaki (born 1937) used to make astronomical observations, notably of Jupiter, with the second discoverer. Later he established the vocational training facility Hoshi-no-mura that endeavors to help mentally handicapped people. JPL · 5777
5778 Jurafrance 1989 YF5 The French Jura, a department in eastern France. JPL · 5778
5779 Schupmann 1990 BC1 Ludwig Schupmann, German 19th–20th-century optician, who described in Die Medial-Fernrohre a reflecting-refracting telescope with Mangin mirrors that eliminates chromatic aberrations while using common optical glasses JPL · 5779
5780 Lafontaine 1990 EJ2 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet MPC · 5780
5781 Barkhatova 1990 SM28 Klavdiia Aleksandrovna Barkhatova, Russian astronomer* MPC · 5781
5782 Akirafujiwara 1991 AF Akira Fujiwara, Japanese project scientist for the Hayabusa mission to the near-Earth object 25143 Itokawa JPL · 5782
5783 Kumagaya 1991 CO Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan MPC · 5783
5784 Yoron 1991 CY Yoronjima (Yoron island), north of Okinawa prefecture, Japan MPC · 5784
5785 Fulton 1991 FU Joseph A. Fulton, hardware engineer and involved in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey MPC · 5785
5786 Talos 1991 RC Either Talos, the mythological bronze automaton that kept ships away from Crete, or Talos, nephew of Daedalus, who tried to murder him because he was jealous of his inventiveness* MPC · 5786
5789 Sellin 4018 P-L Ivan A. Sellin (born 1939), professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville MPC · 5789
5790 Nagasaki 9540 P-L Nagasaki, Japan MPC · 5790
5791 Comello 4053 T-2 Georg Comello, Dutch amateur astronomer MPC · 5791
5792 Unstrut 1964 BF The Unstrut, a river in eastern Germany MPC · 5792
5793 Ringuelet 1975 TK6 Adela Ringuelet, Argentine astronomer, co-founder of the Asociación Argentina de Astronomía (Argentinian Astronomical Association) JPL · 5793
5794 Irmina 1976 SW3 Mikhailovna Golodyaevskaya (1931–1956), a Russian student of the Moscow Conservatory MPC · 5794
5795 Roshchina 1978 SH1 Elena Olegovna Roshchina (1966–1994), a Russian journalist MPC · 5795
5796 Klemm 1978 VK5 Per Klemm (1949–2011), a Danish professor of microbiology. JPL · 5796
5797 Bivoj 1980 AA Bivoj, mythological Bohemian hero MPC · 5797
5798 Burnett 1980 RL7 Donald Burnett, American cosmochemist, lead investigator for the Genesis mission[21] MPC · 5798
5799 Brewington 1980 TG4 Howard Brewington, American amateur astronomer* MPC · 5799
5800 Pollock 1982 UV1 Jackson Pollock, American artist MPC · 5800

5801–5900[edit]

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5801 Vasarely 1984 BK Victor Vasarely (1908–1997), a Hungarian painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. JPL · 5801
5802 Casteldelpiano 1984 HL1 Castel del Piano, an ancient castle near Carrara, Tuscany, Italy, that has been recently restored by two great lovers of astronomy and friends of the discoverer, Sabina Ruffaldi and Andrea Ghigliazza. JPL · 5802
5803 Ötzi 1984 OA Ötzi the Iceman, the mummified "iceman" MPC · 5803
5804 Bambinidipraga 1985 RL1 Bambini di Praga, Czech children's choir MPC · 5804
5805 Glasgow 1985 YH Glasgow, UK and The Astronomical Society of Glasgow †[27] MPC · 5805
5806 Archieroy 1986 AG1 Archie Roy (Archibald Edmiston Roy), astronomer, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy in the University of Glasgow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, The Royal Astronomical Society[28] MPC · 5806
5807 Mshatka 1986 QA4 Country estate of Nikolaj Yakovlevich Danilevskij, Russian thinker MPC · 5807
5808 Babel' 1987 QV10 Isaac Babel (1894–1940), Russian writer and dramatist. Named on the commemoration of his 100th anniversary of his birth MPC · 5808
5809 Kulibin 1987 RG6 Ivan Petrovich Kulibin, Russian engineer MPC · 5809
5811 Keck 1988 KC The Keck telescopes MPC · 5811
5812 Jayewinkler 1988 PJ1 Jaye Scott Winkler, a friend of American discoverer Andrew J. Noymer MPC · 5812
5813 Eizaburo 1988 VL Eizaburo Nishibori, Japanese scientist, alpinist and technologist. JPL · 5813
5815 Shinsengumi 1989 AH The Shinsengumi, Japanese group of samurai warriors †[5][23] MPC · 5815
5816 Potsdam 1989 AO6 Potsdam Observatory* MPC · 5816
5817 Robertfrazer 1989 RZ Robert E. Frazer (born 1918), longtime friend and colleague of the discoverer. JPL · 5817
5819 Lauretta 1989 UZ4 Dante Lauretta, American cosmochemist and meteoriticist at the University of Arizona[21] MPC · 5819
5820 Babelsberg 1989 UF7 Babelsberg Observatory* MPC · 5820
5821 Yukiomaeda 1989 VV Yukio Maeda (born 1948), well-known Japanese amateur astronomer and space engineer at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science MPC · 5821
5822 Masakichi 1989 WL Masakichi Hioki (born 1929), father of Japanese co-discover Tsutomu Hioki JPL · 5822
5823 Oryo 1989 YH Oryo Narasaki, wife of Japanese samurai hero Sakamoto Ryōma[5][23] MPC · 5823
5824 Inagaki 1989 YM Minoru Inagaki, Japanese classical guitarist †[5][23] MPC · 5824
5825 Rakuyou 1990 BR1 Named for the Kyoto city Rakuyou technical high school, originally established in 1894 as Kyoto city dyeing and weaving school. JPL · 5825
5826 Bradstreet 1990 DB David Bradstreet (born 1954), Chair of the Astronomy Department at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA). JPL · 5826
5827 Letunov 1990 VB15 Yurij Aleksandrovich Letunov (1926–1984), a Russian journalist and radio commentator. JPL · 5827
5829 Ishidagoro 1991 CT1 Gorō Ishida, Japanese astronomer MPC · 5829
5830 Simohiro 1991 EG Hirofumi or Hiroshi Shimoda, Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL · 5830
5831 Dizzy 1991 JG John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, American trumpeter, co-inventor of bebop JPL · 5831
5832 Martaprincipe 1991 LE1 Marta Carusi and Raffaele "Principe" Ranucci were married in Nov. 2000. The name was suggested by A. Carusi. JPL · 5832
5833 Peterson 1991 PQ Colin A. Peterson (born 1977), a research support specialist at Cornell University. JPL · 5833
5835 Mainfranken 1992 SP24 Lower Franconia, district of Franconia in northern Bavaria, Germany. It is often called "Mainfranken" as the Main River runs through it. MPC · 5835
5837 Hedin 2548 P-L Sven Anders Hedin (1865–1952), Swedish geographer and explorer MPC · 5837
5838 Hamsun 2170 T-2 Knut Hamsun (1859–1952), Norwegian author, winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize for literature MPC · 5838
5839 GOI 1974 SJ3 The Vavilov State Optical Institute (formerly "Gosudarstvennyj Opticheskij Institut" or GOI), founded in 1918 on the initiative of its first director and physicist-optician Dmitrij Sergeevich Rozhdestvenskij (1876–1940) JPL · 5839
5840 Raybrown 1978 ON Raymond Matthews ("Ray") Brown, American jazz bassist, who played in Dizzy Gillespie's band and later with the Oscar Peterson Trio, husband and musical director of Ella Fitzgerald JPL · 5840
5841 Stone 1982 ST Prof. Ed Stone is the former Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1991–2001) and the project scientist for the Voyager Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1972. MPC · 5841
5842 Cancelli 1986 CV1 Ferdinando Cancelli (born 1969) is a doctor whose speciality is palliative medicine. He is deeply involved in ethical issues concerning the end of life and in the care of terminally ill persons. JPL · 5842
5845 Davidbrewster 1988 QP David Brewster (1781–1868), a Scottish scientist, a populariser of science and a founder of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. JPL · 5845
5846 Hessen 1989 AW6 Hesse, a German federal state MPC · 5846
5847 Wakiya 1989 YB Nanayo Wakiya, member of Japan Planetarium Laboratory MPC · 5847
5848 Harutoriko 1990 BZ1 Lake Harutori, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5848
5850 Masaharu 1990 XM Masaharu Suzuki, member of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. MPC · 5850
5851 Inagawa 1991 DM1 Inagawa, a Japanese town in the Hyōgo Prefecture MPC · 5851
5852 Nanette 1991 HO Nanette and Mark Vigil, daughter and son-in-law of Canadian co-discoverer David H. Levy MPC · 5852
5855 Yukitsuna 1992 UO2 Minamoto-no Yukitsuna, early samurai in the late Heian era DMP MPC · 5855
5857 Neglinka 1975 TM2 The Neglinnaya River ("Neglinka"), a tributary of the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia MPC · 5857
5858 Borovitskia 1978 SU5 Kremlin Hill (formerly "Borovitsky Hill"), one of the seven hills of Moscow, where the first buildings of the ancient settlement were erected, and now the location of the Red Square MPC · 5858
5859 Ostozhenka 1979 FD2 Ostozhenka Street in the Khamovniki District of the Russian city of Moscow, built on a former hayfield and now part of The Golden Mile MPC · 5859
5860 Deankoontz 1981 QE1 Dean Ray Koontz (born 1945) is a contemporary American author. JPL · 5860
5861 Glynjones 1982 RW Kenneth Glyn Jones, British astronomer and historian MPC · 5861
5862 Sakanoue 1983 AB Tsutomu Sakanoue (born 1921), a Japanese meteorologist and amateur astronomer MPC · 5862
5863 Tara 1983 RB Tara, goddess in Hinduism MPC · 5863
5864 Montgolfier 1983 RC4 The Montgolfier brothers, French aeronauts MPC · 5864
5865 Qualytemocrina 1984 QQ Scrambled letters of International Comet Quarterly, an astronomical journal MPC · 5865
5866 Sachsen 1988 PM2 Saxony (German: Sachsen), state in Germany MPC · 5866
5868 Ohta 1988 TQ Kentarō Ohta, member of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. MPC · 5868
5869 Tanith 1988 VN4 Tanit, chief deity of Carthage MPC · 5869
5870 Baltimore 1989 CC1 Baltimore, Maryland, USA MPC · 5870
5871 Bobbell 1989 CE2 Robert L. Bell, friend and associate of the discoverer's husband. JPL · 5871
5872 Sugano 1989 SL Matsuo Sugano (born 1939), the first discoverer of comet C/1983 J1. JPL · 5872
5873 Archilochos 1989 SB3 Archilochos, Ancient Greek poet MPC · 5873
5875 Kuga 1989 XO Naoto or Naohito (or Tadahito) Kuga, member of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. MPC · 5875
5877 Toshimaihara 1990 FP Toshinori Maihara (born 1942), an professor at Kyoto University and leading infrared astronomer in Japan MPC · 5877
5878 Charlene 1991 CC1 Charlene Anderson, Associate Director of the Planetary Society MPC · 5878
5879 Almeria 1992 CH1 Almeria, the Spanish city and province where the Calar Alto Observatory of the German–Spanish Astronomical Centre is located JPL · 5879
5881 Akashi 1992 SR12 Akashi, Hyōgo, a city facing the Setouchi Inland Sea, Japan. JPL · 5881
5883 Josephblack 1993 VM5 Joseph Black (1728–1799), a Scottish scientist. JPL · 5883
5884 Dolezal 6045 P-L Erich Dolezal, Austrian writer and popularizer of astronomy and space science, co-founder of the "Austrian Society for Space Research" †[23] MPC · 5884
5885 Apeldoorn 3137 T-2 Ben Apeldoorn (born 1944), Dutch amateur astronomer and science publicist, on the occasion of his 50th birthday MPC · 5885
5886 Rutger 1975 LR Lyle Lee Rutger, American leader of the Nuclear Launch Approval office of the Department of Energy for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 5886
5887 Yauza 1976 SG2 The Yauza River, a tributary of the Moskva River in Moscow MPC · 5887
5888 Ruders 1978 VU7 Poul Ruders (born 1949), a Danish composer JPL · 5888
5889 Mickiewicz 1979 FA3 Adam Mickiewicz, poet and playwright MPC · 5889
5890 Carlsberg 1979 KG The Carlsberg Foundation, established by philanthropist J. C. Jacobsen in 1876, who was also the founder of the first Carlsberg Brewery MPC · 5890
5891 Gehrig 1981 SM Lou Gehrig, American baseball player MPC · 5891
5892 Milesdavis 1981 YS1 Miles Dewey Davis III, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer JPL · 5892
5893 Coltrane 1982 EF John William Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist and composer JPL · 5893
5894 Telč 1982 RM1 Telč, Czech Republic MPC · 5894
5896 Narrenschiff 1982 VV10 Named on the occasion of the quincentenary of the publication of the Narrenschiff, immortal satiric poem by Sebastian Brant, German writer and humanist †[29] MPC · 5896
5897 Novotná 1984 SZ1 Jarmila Novotná-Daubková (1907–1994), Czech opera singer MPC · 5897
5899 Jedicke 1986 AH The Jedicke family (Robert, Peter (born 1955), and June), Canadian astronomers †[17][30] MPC · 5899
5900 Jensen 1986 TL Poul Jensen, Danish astronomer MPC · 5900

5901–6000[edit]

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5902 Talima 1987 QY10 Tatiana Alimovna Damir, friend of the discoverer, daughter of Alim Matveevich Damir (5717) and wife of Sergej Petrovich Kapitsa (5094) †[23] MPC · 5902
5904 Württemberg 1989 AE7 Württemberg, Germany MPC · 5904
5905 Johnson 1989 CJ1 Lindley N. Johnson, American astronomer and instrumental for the NEAT program MPC · 5905
5908 Aichi 1989 UF Aichi Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 5908
5909 Nagoya 1989 UT Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. JPL · 5909
5910 Zátopek 1989 WH4 Emil Zátopek, Czech Olympic long distance runner MPC · 5910
5912 Oyatoshiyuki 1989 YR Toshiyuki Oya, Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 5912
5914 Kathywhaler 1990 WK Kathryn Anne Whaler, Scottish professor of geophysics, Royal Astronomical Society president 2004–2006 JPL · 5914
5915 Yoshihiro 1991 EU Yoshihiro Yamada, Japanese astronomy educator †[5] MPC · 5915
5916 van der Woude 1991 JD1 Jurrie van der Woude, Dutch-born former Public Affairs Officer and Image Coordinator at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5916
5917 Chibasai 1991 NG The Chiba Science Association, a non-profit astronomy organization in Chiba, Japan MPC · 5917
5919 Patrickmartin 1991 PW12 Patrick Martin (born 1967), a research associate at Cornell University. JPL · 5919
5922 Shouichi 1992 UV Shouichi Satō, Japanese electric engineer. MPC · 5922
5923 Liedeke 1992 WC8 Liedeke Gehrels-de Stoppelaar, wife of astronomer Tom Gehrels MPC · 5923
5924 Teruo 1994 CH1 Teruo Saegusa, Japanese mountain climber MPC · 5924
5926 Schönfeld 1929 PB Eduard Schönfeld, German astronomer* MPC · 5926
5927 Krogh 1938 HA Fred Krogh, an American mathematician. JPL · 5927
5928 Pindarus 1973 SK1 Pindar, Ancient Greek poet* MPC · 5928
5929 Manzano 1974 XT José Roberto Manzano, Argentine astronomer and physicist JPL · 5929
5930 Zhiganov 1975 VW2 Näcip Cihanov (Nazib Gayazovich Zhiganov; 1911–1988), a Soviet Tartar composer and founder of the Tatarian professional musical school MPC · 5930
5931 Zhvanetskij 1976 GK3 Mikhail Zhvanetsky (born 1934), Russian writer, satirist and performer MPC · 5931
5932 Prutkov 1976 GO3 Kozma Prutkov, a fictional author and the collective pen-name of several satirical Russian poets during the Russian Empire in the 1850s and 1860s MPC · 5932
5933 Kemurdzhian 1976 QN Alexander Kemurdzhian (1921–2003), Soviet designer of Lunokhod moon rover MPC · 5933
5934 Mats 1976 SJ Mats Lindgren, Swedish astronomer †[31] MPC · 5934
5935 Ostankino 1977 EF1 The Ostankino Tower in Moscow* MPC · 5935
5936 Khadzhinov 1979 FQ2 Leonid Petrovich Khadzhinov (born 1927), a Ukrainian electrical engineer MPC · 5936
5937 Lodén 1979 XQ Kerstin and Lars Olof Lodén, Swedish astronomers †[32] MPC · 5937
5938 Keller 1980 FH2 Horst Uwe Keller, German physicist †[33] MPC · 5938
5939 Toshimayeda 1981 EU8 Toshiko Mayeda, Japanese meteoriticist †[21] MPC · 5939
5940 Feliksobolev 1981 TJ4 Feliks Mikhailovich Sobolev, Ukrainian producer MPC · 5940
5941 Valencia 1982 UQ6 Valencia, Spain[23] MPC · 5941
5942 Denzilrobert 1983 AN2 Denzil Marley (born 1918) and Robert Behymer (born 1926), fathers of the discoverers. JPL · 5942
5943 Lovi 1984 EG George Lovi, Hungarian-born writer on astronomy and author* MPC · 5943
5944 Utesov 1984 JA2 Leonid Utyosov, Russian singer, musician, actor, founder and artistic leader of the first Russian theatricalized jazz band (on the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary his birth) †[23] MPC · 5944
5945 Roachapproach 1984 SQ3 Steve Roach, American musician and composer of 'space music' †[34] MPC · 5945
5946 Hrozný 1984 UC1 Bedřich Hrozný, Czech archeologist, orientalist and linguist, decipherer of Hittite MPC · 5946
5947 Bonnie 1985 FD Bonnie Gail Farquhar (1936–1993), late wife of American engineer Robert W. Farquhar, a spaceflight mission director at NASA MPC · 5947
5948 Longo 1985 JL Giuseppe Longo, Italian astronomer †[12] MPC · 5948
5950 Leukippos 1986 PS4 Leucippus, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5950
5951 Alicemonet 1986 TZ1 Alice Kay Monet (Alice Kay Babcock), American astronomer, wife of David Monet [35] MPC · 5951
5952 Davemonet 1987 EV David Gilbert Monet, American astronomer, husband of Alice Monet [35] MPC · 5952
5953 Shelton 1987 HS Ian Shelton, Canadian astronomer †[17] MPC · 5953
5954 Epikouros 1987 QS1 Epicurus, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5954
5955 Khromchenko 1987 RT3 Vladimir Anatolievich Khromchenko, a music teacher at Yalta and a talented designer who constructed the first home-built organ in Ukraine. JPL · 5955
5956 d'Alembert 1988 CF5 Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosopher and mathematician MPC · 5956
5957 Irina 1988 JN Victorovna Farquhar, wife of American engineer Robert W. Farquhar, a spaceflight mission director at NASA MPC · 5957
5958 Barrande 1989 BS1 Joachim Barrande, French palaeontologist MPC · 5958
5959 Shaklan 1989 NB1 Stuart B. Shaklan, an optical engineer and instrumental for the NEAT program MPC · 5959
5960 Wakkanai 1989 US Wakkanai, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5960
5961 Watt 1989 YH1 James Watt (1736–1819), a Scottish engineer whose improvements to the steam engine led to the rapid advances of the industrial revolution. JPL · 5961
5962 Shikokutenkyo 1990 HK Shikoku Ten-mon Kyōkai, Japanese name for the Astronomical Society of Shikoku Island †[5] MPC · 5962
5966 Tomeko 1990 VS6 Tomeko Goto, wife of Seizo Goto, Japanese former president of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. †[5] MPC · 5966
5967 Edithlevy 1991 CM5 Edith Pailet Levy, American-Canadian geneticist, and mother of the second discoverer †[17] MPC · 5967
5968 Trauger 1991 FC John Trauger, American physicist, Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory* MPC · 5968
5969 Ryuichiro 1991 FT Ryuichiro Goto, Japanese current president of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. †[5] MPC · 5969
5970 Ohdohrikouen 1991 JS1 Ohdohri Park, Sapporo, Japan MPC · 5970
5971 Tickell 1991 NT2 Crispin Tickell, British diplomat, who chaired the board of the Climate Institute of Washington (1990–2002) and the Government Panel on Sustainable Development (1994–2000), and who also served on the UK government's Task Force on Near-Earth Objects JPL · 5971
5972 Harryatkinson 1991 PS12 Harry Atkinson, New Zealand-born British physicist, head of astronomy and space for the Science Research Council (1972–1978), chair of the European Space Agency Council (1984–1987), and chair of the UK Task Force on Near-Earth Objects in 2000 JPL · 5972
5973 Takimoto 1991 QC Daisuke Takimoto, Japanese activist in the nuclear-power phase-out movement. JPL · 5973
5975 Otakemayumi 1992 SG Mayumi Ōtake, music composer of Japanese planetarium MPC · 5975
5976 Kalatajean 1992 SR2 Jean Marie Kalata, an American social science analyst at the Smithsonian Institution. Named on the occasion of the institution's sesquicentennial. MPC · 5976
5978 Kaminokuni 1992 WT Kaminokuni, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 5978
5981 Kresilas 2140 P-L Kresilas, Ancient Greek sculptor MPC · 5981
5982 Polykletus 4862 T-1 Polykleitos, the Elder and Polykleitos the Younger, Ancient Greek sculptors* MPC · 5982
5983 Praxiteles 2285 T-2 Praxiteles, Ancient Greek sculptor MPC · 5983
5984 Lysippus 4045 T-3 Lysippos, Ancient Greek sculptor MPC · 5984
5986 Xenophon 1969 TA Xenophon, the Athenian nobleman, pupil and interpreter of Socrates, historian, agriculturist, and military officer who lived from about 440 to 354 B.C. JPL · 5986
5987 Liviogratton 1975 LQ Livio Gratton, Italo-Argentine astrophysicist JPL · 5987
5988 Gorodnitskij 1976 GN2 Aleksandr Moiseevich Gorodnitskij, Soviet geophysicist and mineralogist, poet and songwriter MPC · 5988
5989 Sorin 1976 QC1 Sergej Ivanovich Sorin, Soviet astronomer MPC · 5989
5990 Panticapaeon 1977 EO Panticapæon or Panticapaeum, ancient Greek colony, now Kerch, Ukrainian seaport at the eastern extremity of the Crimean Peninsula MPC · 5990
5991 Ivavladis 1979 HE3 Vladislav Aleksandrovich Ivanov, Russian engineer MPC · 5991
5992 Nittler 1981 DZ Larry Nittler, American meteoriticist †[21] MPC · 5992
5993 Tammydickinson 1981 EU22 Tamara Dickinson, American meteoriticist †[21] MPC · 5993
5994 Yakubovich 1981 SZ7 Leonid Arkad'evich Yakubovich, Russian writer MPC · 5994
5995 Saint-Aignan 1982 DK Charles P. de Saint-Aignan, American astronomer* MPC · 5995
5996 Julioangel 1983 NR Julio Angel Fernandez (born 1946), Uruguayan astronomer MPC · 5996
5997 Dirac 1983 TH Paul Dirac, British physicist and Nobelist MPC · 5997
5998 Sitenský 1986 RK1 Ladislav Sitenský, Czech photographer MPC · 5998
5999 Plescia 1987 HA Jeffrey Plescia, American geophysicist and planetary geologist, researcher of terrestrial impact craters* MPC · 5999
6000 United Nations 1987 UN The United Nations[36] MPC · 6000

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Preceded by
4,001–5,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 5,001–6,000
Succeeded by
6,001–7,000