Meanings of minor planet names: 10001–11000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
10001 Palermo 1969 TM1 Palermo, the capital of Sicily. It was at the Palermo Observatory, on the evening of 1801 Jan. 1, that Giuseppe Piazzi discovered 1 Ceres. JPL · 10001
10002 Bagdasarian 1969 TQ1 Aleksandr Sergeevich Bagdasaryan, Russian (Armenian?) radio and electronics engineer JPL · 10002
10004 Igormakarov 1975 VV2 Igor' Mikhajlovich Makarov (born 1927) is known for his research on nonlinear and adaptive systems, artificial intelligence and the choice and acceptance of decisions. He was chief scientific secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences during 1988–1996. JPL · 10004
10005 Chernega 1976 SS2 Nikolaj Akimovich Chernega (born 1923), a specialist in astrometry and the compilation of catalogues of highly precise stellar coordinates. JPL · 10005
10006 Sessai 1976 UR15 Nishiyama Sessai (1735–1798), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period, born at Kamogata, Okayama prefecture. JPL · 10006
10007 Malytheatre 1976 YF3 Maly Theatre, Moscow (a.k.a. Ostrovsky's house and "The Second Moscow University"), the oldest Russian theater (founded in 1756) JPL · 10007
10008 Raisanyo 1977 DT2 Rai San'yō (1780–1832), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period, born at Takehara, Hiroshima prefecture. JPL · 10008
10009 Hirosetanso 1977 EA6 Hirose Tansō (1782–1856), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period, born at Hita, Oita prefecture. JPL · 10009
10010 Rudruna 1978 PW3 RUDruNa, or Rossijskij Universitet Druzhby Narodov, is the Russian University of Friendship of Nations. JPL · 10010
10011 Avidzba 1978 QY1 Anatolij Mkanovich Avidzba (born 1951), an orchardist and viticulturist. JPL · 10011
10012 Tmutarakania 1978 RE3 Tmutarakania, a Russian principality in the Tamanian peninsula from the tenth to the twelfth centuries. JPL · 10012
10013 Stenholm 1978 RR8 Björn Stenholm, Swedish astronomer MPC · 10013
10014 Shaim 1978 SE3 Shaim, a town in the Tyumen province of the Russian Federation. In its environs the first oil field in western Siberia was discovered in 1959. JPL · 10014
10015 Valenlebedev 1978 SA5 Valentin Vital'evich Lebedev, Russian cosmonaut and author, founder and director of the Scientific Geoinformation Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL · 10015
10016 Yugan 1978 SW7 Yugan is the shortened name of Nefteyugansk, a town in western Siberia that is the center of the drilling operations of Ust'-Balyk and other oil fields. JPL · 10016
10017 Jaotsungi 1978 UP2 Jao Tsung-I, (born 1917), is a world-renowned sinologist, painter and calligrapher. JPL · 10017
10021 Henja 1979 QC1 Karin Henja, Swedish crossword compiler MPC · 10021
10022 Zubov 1979 SU2 Vladimir Ivanovich Zubov (1930–2000), a Russian mathematician and mechanician. JPL · 10022
10023 Vladifedorov 1979 WX3 Vladimir Dmitrievich Fedorov (born 1933), an outstanding Russian surgeon, scientist and professor. JPL · 10023
10024 Marthahazen 1980 EB Martha L. Hazen, American AAVSO councilor, president, and secretary * MPC · 10024
10025 Rauer 1980 FO1 Heike Rauer, German astronomer MPC · 10025
10027 Perozzi 1981 FL Ettore Perozzi (born 1957), of Telespazio, Rome, works on solar-system dynamics and on interplanetary mission analysis. He has been involved in the Cassini/Huygens mission and in proposals for missions to comets and minor planets. JPL · 10027
10028 Bonus 1981 JM2 Shelley R. Bonus, American astronomer, creator of the "Janet Planet" and "Space E. Tracy" astronomy shows and lectures, assisted in organizing the photographic glass plate archive of the 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory JPL · 10028
10029 Hiramperkins 1981 QF Hiram Perkins (1833–1924), a professor of mathematics and astronomy at the Ohio Wesleyan University from 1857 to 1907. JPL · 10029
10030 Philkeenan 1981 QG Philip Keenan (1908–2000), a professor of astronomy with the Ohio State University at Perkins Observatory from 1946 until his death. JPL · 10030
10031 Vladarnolda 1981 RB2 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician MPC · 10031
10034 Birlan 1981 YG Mirel Birlan, Romanian astronomer MPC · 10034
10036 McGaha 1982 OF James E. McGaha (born 1946), a Tucson astronomer, lecturer, U.S. Air Force pilot and skeptic, actively promotes science and the refutation of pseudoscience. JPL · 10036
10038 Tanaro 1984 HO1 Tanaro, longest river of Piedmont, Italy. JPL · 10038
10039 Keet Seel 1984 LK Keet Seel, an exceptionally well-preserved prehistoric cliff dwelling located in Tsegi Canyon, in what is now the Navajo National Monument in northern Arizona; the name is apparently from a Navajo phrase "kits'iil" or "kin ts'iil" meaning "houses that have been left behind" (1998 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner) MPC · 10039
10041 Parkinson 1985 HS1 Bradford Parkinson led a team that developed the Global Positioning System with revolutionary tracking technology. The GPS has transformed navigation, recreation, law enforcement and all sciences requiring precise knowledge of location. JPL · 10041
10042 Budstewart 1985 PL L. R. ("Bud") Stewart (1903–1979), a cofounder of the Columbus Astronomical Society in 1947 and its first president. JPL · 10042
10043 Janegann 1985 PN Jane Gann (1910–1994), a cofounder and first female president of the Columbus Astronomical Society. JPL · 10043
10044 Squyres 1985 RU Steven W. Squyres (born 1956), a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. JPL · 10044
10046 Creighton 1986 JC Pioneering Arizona architect James Miller Creighton (1856–1946) designed "Old Main" at the University of Arizona and designed and constructed the original road to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. His granddaughter Phyllis Creighton Danby (born 1924) is the wife of celestial mechanician J. M. Anthony Danby JPL · 10046
10048 Grönbech 1986 TQ Danish observational astronomer Bent Grönbech (1947–1977) was widely known for the Grönbech-Olsen catalogues of complete Strömgren photometry of southern bright stars and for his research on eclipsing binaries, comets and minor planets. He published 36 scientific papers JPL · 10048
10049 Vorovich 1986 TZ11 Izrailevich Vorovich (born 1920), an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Iosif. JPL · 10049
10050 Rayman 1987 MA1 Marc D. Rayman (born 1956) has been devoted to the exploration of space since childhood and is exceptionally effective at communicating this topic to the public. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory he was instrumental in the success of Deep Space 1 as chief mission engineer. JPL · 10050
10051 Albee 1987 QG6 Arden L. Albee (born 1928), a Caltech professor of geology and planetary sciences. JPL · 10051
10054 Solomin 1987 SQ17 Yurij Mefodievich Solomin (born 1935), People's artist of the U.S.S.R, is a Russian actor who is especially popular for his parts in several Soviet films. JPL · 10054
10055 Silcher 1987 YC1 German composer Friedrich Silcher (1789–1860) MPC · 10055
10056 Johnschroer 1988 BX3 John A. Schroer, IV (1956–2014) was a planetarium and space science educator for the Michigan Science Center in Detroit. He was also former president of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association and an avid amateur radio operator. His enthusiasm and love of astronomy opened the universe to school children and the public at large. JPL · 10056
10057 L'Obel 1988 CO1 Matthias de l'Obel (Lobelius, 1538–1616), a Flemish physician and botanist. JPL · 10057
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL Amy Rae Milne, Canadian environmentalist MPC · 10060
10061 Ndolaprata 1988 PG1 Ndola de Jesus Veiga Prata, Angolan medical doctor and public health expert and lecturer JPL · 10061
10064 Hirosetamotsu 1988 UO Tamotsu Hirose (born 1931) is known as an astronomical leader throughout the four prefectures of the island of Shikoku. He began observing sunspots with a heliostat in 1949, after which he built his own private observatory for the continuous observation of sunspots, a major contribution to astronomy JPL · 10064
10067 Bertuch 1989 AL6 Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747–1822), a German author, bookseller and successful liberal employer. JPL · 10067
10068 Dodoens 1989 CT2 Rembertus Dodonaeus (1516–1585), a Flemish physician and botanist. JPL · 10068
10069 Fontenelle 1989 CW2 Bernard Le Bovier, sieur de Fontenelle (1657–1757), well known for his famous work Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes (1686). JPL · 10069
10070 Liuzongli 1989 CB8 Liu Zongli (born 1937), a professor of astronomy and astronomer at Beijing National Observatory. JPL · 10070
10071 Paraguay 1989 EZ2 Paraguay, a South American country bordered by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. JPL · 10071
10072 Uruguay 1989 GF1 Uruguay, a country in the south eastern region of South America, bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. JPL · 10072
10074 Van den Berghe 1989 GH4 Frits Van den Berghe (1883–1939), a Belgian painter, considered a master of Flemish Expressionism. JPL · 10074
10075 Campeche 1989 GR4 The Bay of Campeche is surrounded by the Mexican states Campeche, Tabasco and Veracrux. JPL · 10075
10078 Stanthorpe 1989 UJ3 Stanthorpe, Queensland's wine capital, Australia JPL · 10078
10079 Meunier 1989 XD2 Constantin Meunier (1831–1905), a Belgian sculptor and painter. JPL · 10079
10088 Digne 1990 SG8 Digne, the town in southern France, the capital of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. JPL · 10088
10089 Turgot 1990 SS9 Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, a French economist. JPL · 10089
10090 Sikorsky 1990 TK15 Igor Sikorsky (1889–1972), an aircraft designer. JPL · 10090
10091 Bandaisan 1990 VD3 Mount Bandai, Japanese active volcano in Fukushima prefecture JPL · 10091
10092 Sasaki 1990 VD4 Katsuhiro Sasaki (b.1941), the director of the Department of Science and Engineering, National Science Museum, Tokyo. JPL · 10092
10093 Diesel 1990 WX1 Rudolf Diesel, a German thermal engineer and inventor of the diesel engine. JPL · 10093
10094 Eijikato 1991 DK Eiji Kato (born 1942), together with his wife Naomi, runs a bed and breakfast in Australia and introduces their guests to the wonders of the night sky from their in-house observatory. He also translates comet hunter Seki's webpage into English to reach wider audiences outside Japan. JPL · 10094
10095 Carlloewe 1991 RP2 Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, German composer* MPC · 10095
10099 Glazebrook 1991 VB9 Karl Glazebrook (born 1965), an astronomer at Johns Hopkins University. JPL · 10099
10100 Bürgel 1991 XH1 As detailed in his autobiography, Vom Arbeiter zum Astronomen, Bruno H. Bürgel (1875–1948), first employed as a shoemaker, became an assistant at the Urania Sternwarte in Berlin, and later the best known German popular astronomical writer of his time. JPL · 10100


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10101 Fourier 1992 BM2 Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, French mathematician* MPC · 10101
10102 Digerhuvud 1992 DA6 Digerhuvud, stack area on Fårö, Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10102
10103 Jungfrun 1992 DB9 Jungfrun, largest stack on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10103
10104 Hoburgsgubben 1992 EY9 Hoburgsgubben, a stack on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10104
10105 Holmhällar 1992 EM12 Holmhällar stack area on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10105
10106 Lergrav 1992 EV15 Lergrav, a settlement with stacks on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10106
10107 Kenny 1992 FW1 Kenneth Robert Steel, father of the discoverer JPL · 10107
10108 Tomlinson 1992 HM Ray Tomlinson led the way in high-speed communication by developing a software program making it possible to send messages from one mainframe to another and to be sure they went to the right machine through the symbol for "at". Thus, he invented e-mail and revolutionized our lives. JPL · 10108
10111 Fresnel 1992 OO1 Augustin-Jean Fresnel, French physicist* MPC · 10111
10114 Greifswald 1992 RZ Greifswald, Germany* MPC · 10114
10116 Robertfranz 1992 SJ2 JPL · 10116
10117 Tanikawa 1992 TW Kiyotaka Tanikawa (born 1944) is an associate professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan who specializes in the study of the three-body problem JPL · 10117
10119 Remarque 1992 YC1 Erich Maria Remarque, German writer* MPC · 10119
10120 Ypres 1992 YH2 Ypres, Belgium* MPC · 10120
10121 Arzamas 1993 BS4 Arzamas, Russia, on the Tesha River JPL · 10121
10122 Fröding 1993 BC5 Gustav Fröding, 19th-century Swedish poet and journalist, several of whose poems were set to music by Sibelius JPL · 10122
10123 Fideöja 1993 FJ16 Fide and Öja, sockens on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10123
10124 Hemse 1993 FE23 Hemse, socken on Gotland, Sweden JPL · 10124
10125 Stenkyrka 1993 FB24 Stenkyrka, coastal socken on Gotland, Sweden JPL · 10125
10126 Lärbro 1993 FW24 Lärbro, socken on Gotland, Sweden JPL · 10126
10127 Fröjel 1993 FF26 Fröjel, socken on Gotland, Sweden JPL · 10127
10128 Bro 1993 FT31 Bro, socken on Gotland, Sweden, where an old cairn from the Bronze Age is found, said to be the burial site of Baldur JPL · 10128
10129 Fole 1993 FO40 Fole, socken on Gotland, Sweden, where the well-preserved mediaeval house Vatlings is found JPL · 10129
10130 Ardre 1993 FJ50 Ardre, a socken on the eastern side of Gotland, Sweden JPL · 10130
10131 Stånga 1993 FP73 Stånga, socken on Gotland, Sweden, where annual summer games have been held since 1924 JPL · 10131
10132 Lummelunda 1993 FL84 Lummelunda, socken on Gotland, Sweden, where a 4-km long cave is found JPL · 10132
10136 Gauguin 1993 OM3 Paul Gauguin, French painter* MPC · 10136
10137 Thucydides 1993 PV6 Thucydides, Ancient Greek historian* MPC · 10137
10138 Ohtanihiroshi 1993 SS1 Ohtani Hiroshi Japanese astronomer* MPC · 10138
10139 Ronsard 1993 ST4 Pierre de Ronsard, French poet* MPC · 10139
10140 Villon 1993 SX4 François Villon, French poet* MPC · 10140
10141 Gotenba 1993 VE Gotenba is a city at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Every year it is the site of a star party that promotes astronomical activities in cooperation with amateur astronomers to spread astronomy to the public JPL · 10141
10142 Sakka 1993 VG1 Kazuyuki Sakka (born 1943), the director of the Kyoto School of Computer Science, studied spectroscopic properties of galaxies and emission nebulae. He has also created software for astronomy education and popularization JPL · 10142
10143 Kamogawa 1994 AP1 Kamogawa, a famous river in Japan, flows through the center of Kyoto city. Kamogawa has often appeared in Japanese literature and art JPL · 10143
10146 Mukaitadashi 1994 CV1 Tadashi Mukai (born 1945), a professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Kobe University, is known for studies of near-earth objects JPL · 10146
10147 Mizugatsuka 1994 CK2 Mizugatsuka Park near Mount Fuji* MPC · 10147
10148 Shirase 1994 GR9 The adventurer Nobu Shirase (1861–1946) was the first Japanese to explore Antarctica, reaching latitude -80\rm o05' on 1912 Jan. 28 JPL · 10148
10149 Cavagna 1994 PA Marco Cavagna, Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 10149
10151 Rubens 1994 PF22 Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter MPC · 10151
10152 Ukichiro 1994 RJ11 Ukichiro Nakaya (1900–1962), professor of physics at Hokkaido University, studied the crystalline structure of snow and in 1935 succeeded in making artificial snow for the first time JPL · 10152
10153 Goldman 1994 UB Stuart J. Goldman, Associate Editor, Sky & Telescope MPC · 10153
10154 Tanuki 1994 UH Lake Tanuki is an artificial pond to the east of Mt. Fuji. Amateur astronomers gather at its shores for observation as well as to enjoy the glorious sunrises from behind Mt. Fuji JPL · 10154
10155 Numaguti 1994 VZ2 Atusi Numaguti (1963–2001), an associate professor at Hokkaido University, was actively involved in research on the earth's hydrological cycle. The Atmospheric General Circulation Model he established is now used as a standard in Asia. He founded a summer school for young meteorologists JPL · 10155
10157 Asagiri 1994 WE1 Asagiri Highlands are located at the west side of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture. The clear air is inviting to amateur astronomers JPL · 10157
10158 Taroubou 1994 XK Tarobou Highland is located at the west side of Mt. Fuji, in Gotenba City, Shizuoka prefecture. The clear air makes it a mecca for amateur astronomers JPL · 10158
10159 Tokara 1994 XS4 The Tokara Islands of southern Japan MPC · 10159
10160 Totoro 1994 YQ1 Hayao Miyazaki produced the animated movie My Neighbor Totoro in 1988, featuring the fairy Totoro. Through the movie, Totoro once again found his place in the hearts of Japanese children, in a time when the woods and darkness where Totoro lives are rapidly disappearing from the earth JPL · 10160
10161 Nakanoshima 1994 YZ1 Nakanoshima, largest island in the Tokara Islands, Japan, dominated by the picturesque Mount Ontake (Tokara Fuji) MPC · 10161
10162 Issunboushi 1995 AL The extraordinarily small character Issunboushi---Issun means about 3 cm in old Japanese---was the hero of many old Japanese tales. Born the size of a bean, he defeated ogres, succeeded in a stratagem that got him a beautiful bride, and shook a mallet that instantly transformed him into a normal young man JPL · 10162
10163 Onomichi 1995 BH1 JPL · 10163
10164 Akusekijima 1995 BS1 Akusekijima, an island in the Tokara Islands, Japan, known for its hot spring MPC · 10164
10166 Takarajima 1995 BN3 Takarajima, southernmost inhabited island of the Tokara Islands, Japan, famous as the model of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island MPC · 10166
10167 Yoshiwatiso 1995 BQ15 Yoshikazu Watanabe (Iso was his mother's maiden name), Japanese meteor observer, council member of the Oriental Astronomical Association, and surveyor of historical records of comets and meteors JPL · 10167
10168 Stony Ridge 1995 CN Stony Ridge Observatory, an amateur facility in California MPC · 10168
10169 Ogasawara 1995 DK Located in the Pacific Ocean 1000 km south of Tokyo, the Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands), with their extraordinary natural environment, are dubbed the "Galapagos of the Orient". On the Titi-jima Island is the National Astronomical Observatory's Ogasawara Station of VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) JPL · 10169
10170 Petrjakeš 1995 DA1 Petr Jakeš, Czech geologist and geochemist MPC · 10170
10171 Takaotengu 1995 EE8 Takaotengu, legendary supernatural creature of Mount Takao JPL · 10171
10172 Humphreys 1995 FW19 Minnesota astronomer Roberta M. Humphreys (born 1944) is a leader in studies of physical properties of massive stars in the Milky Way and in nearby galaxies. She headed the Automated Plate Scanner Project to digitize the Palomar Sky Survey and make a publicly available database of a billion stars and several million galaxies JPL · 10172
10173 Hanzelkazikmund 1995 HA Miroslav Zikmund and Jiří Hanzelka, Czech travelers, photographers and documentarists cs:Jiří Hanzelka MPC · 10173
10174 Emička 1995 JD Ema Moravcová, daughter of the discoverer MPC · 10174
10175 Aenona 1996 CR1 Nin, Croatia MPC · 10175
10176 Gaiavettori 1996 CW7 Gaia Vettori (born 1999) is the daughter of Vincenzo Vettori, an amateur astronomer in the Montelupo Group JPL · 10176
10177 Ellison 1996 CK9 Harlan Ellison (b. 1934), American science fiction writer MPC · 10177
10178 Iriki 1996 DD Iriki, an historical town in the Satsuma area, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan (now merged into Satsumasendai, Kagoshima) MPC · 10178
10179 Ishigaki 1996 DE The picturesque Ishigakijima is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa prefecture. Installed in this island is the National Astronomical Observatory's Ishigaki Station of VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) JPL · 10179
10181 Davidacomba 1996 FP3 C. David A. Comba, of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada?* MPC · 10181
10182 Junkobiwaki 1996 FL5 Junko Biwaki (born 1914) was a teacher of elementary and junior high-school in Yamaguchi prefecture for 43 years beginning in 1933. She has been very active in improving education and the status of women JPL · 10182
10183 Ampère 1996 GV20 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist* MPC · 10183
10184 Galvani 1996 HC19 Luigi Galvani, Italian physicist* MPC · 10184
10185 Gaudi 1996 HD21 Antoni Gaudí, Catalan architect* MPC · 10185
10186 Albéniz 1996 HD24 A child prodigy, the Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) studied at the conservatories of Leipzig and Brussels. In Paris he was influenced by Vincent d´Indy and Paul Dukas. His fame rests chiefly on his piano music, notably the suite Iberia, which was colored by the spirit of Spanish folk music JPL · 10186
10188 Yasuoyoneda 1996 JY Yasuo Yoneda (born 1942), the first director of "Tenkyukan", the Dynic Astronomical Observatory, is an amateur astronomer who observes sunspots. He contributes to the spread of astronomy and to the support of amateur astronomers. He also likes mountain climbing JPL · 10188
10189 Normanrockwell 1996 JK16 Norman Rockwell, American artist* MPC · 10189
10193 Nishimoto 1996 PR1 Physicist Daron L. Nishimoto (born 1966) has worked at AMOS since 1988. The good-natured support of his family has allowed him to spend long hours in support of AMOS programs. In particular, he is the driving force behind the highly successful Raven autonomous telescope program JPL · 10193
10195 Nebraska 1996 RS5 Nebraska, USA* MPC · 10195
10197 Senigalliesi 1996 UO the Italian amateur astronomer Paolo Senigalliesi (1936–1986). He was an ardent observer who devoted most of his time and energy to the observation of planets. In 1968, he was a founding member of the Italian Group of Observers of Planets, and he participated in the activities of the Jupiter Division Team with indefatigable professionalism. He played an important role in the dissemination of astronomical information and was one of the founders of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Marches. He also played an important role in the construction of the Pietralacroce Observatory at Ancona JPL · 10197
10198 Pinelli 1996 XN26 Paolo Pinelli (born 1954) is an amateur astronomer of the Montelupo group. He was the first to propose the construction of a public observatory in the city of Montelupo JPL · 10198
10199 Chariklo 1997 CU26 Chariclo, Greek nymph, wife of Chiron* MPC · 10199
10200 Quadri 1997 NZ2 Ulisse Quadri, Italian amateur astronomer and teacher, co-founder of the Bassano Bresciano Observatory MPC · 10200


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10201 Korado 1997 NL6 Korado Korlević, Croatian astronomer MPC · 10201
10203 Flinders 1997 PQ Matthew Flinders, British navigator and explorer, or his grandson the archaeologist and Egyptologist Flinders Petrie* MPC · 10203
10204 Turing 1997 PK1 Alan Turing, British mathematician, logician, cryptographer, and computer scientist* MPC · 10204
10205 Pokorný 1997 PX1 Zdeněk Pokorný, Czech astronomer MPC · 10205
10207 Comeniana 1997 QA Bratislava's Comenius University (Universitas Comeniana in Latin), the leading institution of higher learning in the Slovak Republic, was founded in 1919, and the Institute of Astronomy, one of the university's first institutes, was established in 1943. The observatory in Modra also belongs to the university JPL · 10207
10208 Germanicus 1997 QN1 Germanicus (15 B.C.–19 A.D.), a Roman general and nephew of Tiberius, also wrote several poems, including Aratea, the Latin version of Aratus' Phaenomena, an important astronomical work in which he described the constellations. In 1963, in Amelia, near Terni, a 2-meter bronze statue of Germanicus was found JPL · 10208
10209 Izanaki 1997 QY1 According to the Japanese myth, Izanaki-no-mikoto is the god who descended to the island Onogoro with the goddess Izanami and created the land there, including the island of Awaji JPL · 10209
10210 Nathues 1997 QV3 German geophysicist Andreas Nathues (born 1967) studied the physical properties of the Eunomia family of minor planets using innovative observing and data-analysis techniques at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin JPL · 10210
10211 La Spezia 1997 RG3 La Spezia is a town near the Monte Viseggi Observatory. It is famous for its "Poets' Gulf", in honor of the nineteenth-century English poets Byron and Shelley, who lived, loved and died in Italy, the country of their adoption JPL · 10211
10213 Koukolík 1997 RK7 František Koukolík, Czech neuropathologist and popularizer of science MPC · 10213
10215 Lavilledemirmont 1997 SQ Henri de la Ville de Mirmont or Jean de la Ville de Mirmont, both French writers* MPC · 10215
10216 Popastro 1997 SN3 The U.K. Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA) celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2003. It was established as the Junior Astronomical Society to promote astronomy as a hobby, particularly among beginners. The SPA is one of three national societies for astronomy in the U.K JPL · 10216
10217 Richardcook 1997 SN4 Richard Cook (born 1965) was the Mars Pathfinder Flight Operations Manager and was responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft during launch, the landing phase and surface operations on Mars JPL · 10217
10218 Bierstadt 1997 SJ23 Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), a landscape artist from the Hudson River School, was best known for his panoramic scenes of the American West, including the Rocky Mountains, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. His work inspired those who followed him westward while forever preserving the power and beauty of the vanishing frontier JPL · 10218
10219 Penco 1997 UJ5 Umberto Penco, Italian physicist at the University of Pisa MPC · 10219
10220 Pigott 1997 UG7 JPL · 10220
10221 Kubrick 1997 UM9 Stanley Kubrick, American film director* MPC · 10221
10222 Klotz 1997 UV10 Alain Klotz, French astronomer* MPC · 10222
10223 Zashikiwarashi 1997 UD11 Taking the form of a child with bobbed hair, Zashikiwarashi is a traditional spirit of the people of the Tohoku district. It haunts the Japanese-style rooms of old families. It is said that a family would be wealthy while the spirit lives and become poor when it leaves JPL · 10223
10224 Hisashi 1997 UK22 Hisashi Hirabayashi, Japanese senior chief officer of JAXA Space Education and director of the Space Education Center, who led the Very Long Baseline Interferometer and Space Observatory Program with the radio satellite HALCA JPL · 10224
10226 Seishika 1997 VK5 Seishika is a thin purple flower specified as an endangered plant. Known as its elusive flower, it lives only in the Yaeyama Islands area, Okinawa prefecture. The pretty flower blooms exquisitely around April on Mt. Banna-take near the VERA Ishigakijima Station JPL · 10226
10227 Izanami 1997 VO6 Izanami-no-mikoto is the mythical goddess who descended to the island Onogoro with the god Izanaki and various other gods. After her death she was also called Yomotsu-ookami in the land of the dead JPL · 10227
10233 Le Creusot 1997 XQ2 JPL · 10233
10234 Sixtygarden 1997 YB8 60 Garden Street, address of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 10234
10237 Adzic 1998 SJ119 Vladislav Adzic (born 1984) is a finalist in the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his computer science project. He attends the Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York, U.S.A JPL · 10237
10239 Hermann 1998 TY30 Shawn M. Hermann (born 1975), now at Raytheon Corporation, Tucson, was one of the first observers for LONEOS. During 1998–1999 he discovered two Apollos, an Amor and a comet JPL · 10239
10241 Miličević 1999 AU6 Nikola Miličević, Croatian astronomer and last administrator of Blaca hermitage (or Pustinja Blaca – Blaca monastery) on Brač, Croatia JPL · 10241
10242 Wasserkuppe 2808 P-L Wasserkuppe, high plateau, the highest peak in the Rhön Mountains, in the German state of Hesse* MPC · 10242
10243 Hohe Meissner 3553 P-L Hohe Meissner* MPC · 10243
10244 Thüringer Wald 4668 P-L Thüringer Wald, Thuringia, Germany* MPC · 10244
10245 Inselsberg 6071 P-L Inselsberg Mountain, Germany* MPC · 10245
10246 Frankenwald 6381 P-L Frankenwald, German mountain range* MPC · 10246
10247 Amphiaraos 6629 P-L The Greek seer Amphiaraos took part in the campaign of the Argonauts and the "Seven against Thebes" JPL · 10247
10248 Fichtelgebirge 7639 P-L Fichtelgebirge, German mountain range* MPC · 10248
10249 Harz 9515 P-L Harz, German mountain range* MPC · 10249
10250 Hellahaasse 1252 T-1 Hella S. Haasse, Dutch novelist JPL · 10250
10251 Mulisch 3089 T-1 Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer JPL · 10251
10252 Heidigraf 4164 T-1 Heidi Graf, former Head of ESTEC Communications Office (1977–2006) at European Space Agency (ESA); "founding mother" of permanent exhibition Space Expo in Noordwijk, Netherlands (since 1990) MPC · 10252
10253 Westerwald 2116 T-2 Westerwald, German mountain range* MPC · 10253
10254 Hunsrück 2314 T-2 Hunsrück, German mountain range* MPC · 10254
10255 Taunus 3398 T-3 Taunus, German mountain range* MPC · 10255
10256 Vredevoogd 4157 T-3 Loek Vredevoogd, former president of the School of Management of the University of Leiden MPC · 10256
10257 Garecynthia 4333 T-3 This minor planet honors the marriage of Gareth Williams, associate director of the Minor Planet Center, and Cynthia Marsden, daughter of the director, in Lexington, Massachusetts, on 2002 Oct. 1 JPL · 10257
10259 Osipovyurij 1972 HL Yurij Sergeevich Osipov (born 1936) is an outstanding Russian mathematician and mechanician, known worldwide as an expert in the theory of control, as well as in the theory of differential equations and its applications. Since 1991 he has been president of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL · 10259
10261 Nikdollezhal' 1974 QF1 Academician Nikolaj Antonovich Dollezhal' (1899–2000), Russian expert in power engineering, was the chief designer of the reactor for the world's first atomic power station, located in Obninsk, some 120 km southwest of Moscow JPL · 10261
10262 Samoilov 1975 TQ3 Evgenij Valerianovich Samoilov (born 1912) is a well-known Russian dramatic actor and People's Artist of the former U.S.S.R. He performs at the State Academic Maly Theatre in Moscow JPL · 10262
10263 Vadimsimona 1976 SE5 Russian physicist Vadim Aleksandrovich Simonenko is deputy director of the Russian Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics at Snezhinsk. He is known for his work on the hazards of near-earth objects and the protection of the earth JPL · 10263
10264 Marov 1978 PH3 Mikhail Yakovlevich Marov (born 1933), professor and head of the planetary department at Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, is one of the initiators and scientific leaders of research of Venus and Mars from space. He is also currently the president of IAU Division III JPL · 10264
10265 Gunnarsson 1978 RY6 Marcus Gunnarsson, Swedish astronomer MPC · 10265
10266 Vladishukhov 1978 SA7 Vladimir Grigor'evich Shukhov, Russian engineer* MPC · 10266
10269 Tusi 1979 SU11 Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī MPC · 10269
10270 Skoglöv 1980 FX3 Erik Skoglöv, Swedish astronomer MPC · 10270
10283 Cromer 1981 JE2 Dedicated teachers Michael (born 1941) and Sarah (born 1945) Cromer, of Flagstaff, Arizona, set a standard in education for hundreds of young students. Their active concern for the learning process and involvement in the welfare of successive generations, in and out of the classroom, is an example for all JPL · 10283
10285 Renémichelsen 1982 QX1 René Michelsem, Danish astronomer MPC · 10285
10286 Shnollia 1982 SM6 Simon Shnoll, Russian biophysicist MPC · 10286
10287 Smale 1982 UK7 American mathematician Stephen Smale (born 1930) is a member of National Academy of Sciences. He concentrates on the junction of algebraic topology and theory of differential equations and on problems of complexity of algorithms. The name was suggested by V. J. Judovich JPL · 10287
10288 Saville 1983 WN Curt Saville (1946–2001) was an avid ocean and arctic explorer. He rowed across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Saville also worked to encourage scientific exploration of the Earth and space. The name was suggested by P. C. Thomas JPL · 10288
10289 Geoffperry 1984 QS Geoffrey Perry, physics teacher at Kettering Grammar School* MPC · 10289
10290 Kettering 1985 SR Kettering Group, the satellite tracking group established by Geoffrey Perry at the school at which he taught* MPC · 10290
10293 Pribina 1986 TU6 Pribina (800?–861) was seated in Nitra, where he built the first church in Slovakia and founded the Nitra principality, first state of ancient Slovaks. In 833 he was forced to flee from Nitra but later acquired a large territory near Lake Balaton, where he ruled as a duke, became Christian and built a dozen new churches JPL · 10293
10295 Hippolyta 1988 GB Hippolyta, mythological queen of the Amazons* MPC · 10295
10300 Tanakadate 1989 EG1 Aikitsu Tanakadate (also written Aikitu Tanakadate), Japanese geophysicist, founder of the International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa JPL · 10300


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10301 Kataoka 1989 FH Yoshiko Kataoka (born 1927), an amateur astronomer in Takarazuka, Hyogo prefecture, is a director of the Oriental Astronomical Association. She was a pioneer in the study of meteoric dust. In 1993 she provided a fund to establish and keep the Vega Prize for distinguished women amateur astronomers JPL · 10301
10303 Fréret 1989 RD2 The famous French historian Nicolas Fréret (1688–1749), well known for his atheistic treatise Lettre de Thrasybule à Leucippe (1720), was imprisoned in the Bastille for alleging---correctly---that the Franks were evolved from German tribes JPL · 10303
10304 Iwaki 1989 SY Masae Iwaki (born 1933), an amateur astronomer in Oita, is the winner of the Vega Prize for distinguished women amateur astronomers. She has been very active in the popularization of astronomy through frequent star parties and lectures, as well as through writings in newspapers JPL · 10304
10305 Grignard 1989 YP5 Fernand (Ferre) Grignard (1939–1982), a member of an ancient family, became famous during the 1960s in Western Europe for his folk songs and blues. Another well-known family member is Victor Grignard (1871–1935), who received the 1912 Nobel prize for chemistry JPL · 10305
10306 Pagnol 1990 QY Marcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker* MPC · 10306
10310 Delacroix 1990 QZ8 Eugène Delacroix, French painter* MPC · 10310
10311 Fantin-Latour 1990 QL9 Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter* MPC · 10311
10313 Vanessa-Mae 1990 QW17 Vanessa-Mae (Vanakorn Nicholson), Singaporean-British violinist* MPC · 10313
10315 Brewster 1990 SC4 Sir David Brewster, Scottish scientist* MPC · 10315
10316 Williamturner 1990 SF9 William Turner, British ornithologist and botanist* MPC · 10316
10318 Sumaura 1990 TX Sumaura Elementary School, established in 1902, is the oldest private elementary school in Kobe. It continually produces talented people. The name was suggested by Ken Nomura, son of the first discoverer JPL · 10318
10319 Toshiharu 1990 TB1 Toshiharu Hatanaka (born 1962), a research associate in the department of information and knowledge engineering at Tottori University, is president of the Tottori Society of Astronomy JPL · 10319
10320 Reiland 1990 TR1 C. Thomas Reiland, long-time member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, founder of Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory, possibly the first observer to do the Messier Marathon* MPC · 10320
10321 Rampo 1990 UN2 Rampo Edogawa a.k.a. Hirai Taro, 20th-century Japanese mystery writer JPL · 10321
10322 Mayuminarita 1990 VT1 Mayumi Narita (born 1970) is a Japanese swimmer who is a paraplegic. At the Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000, she won six gold medals and one silver medal. She also won two gold, two silver and one bronze in Atlanta in 1996 JPL · 10322
10323 Frazer 1990 VW6 James George Frazer (1854–1941) is best remembered for The Golden Bough, a study in comparative religion (in 12 volumes). The work sets forth a mass of evidence for establishing the thesis that human beings must have begun with magic and progressed to religion and from that to science JPL · 10323
10324 Vladimirov 1990 VB14 Vladimir Alekseevich Vladimirov (born 1951) is a prominent authority on stability theory in hydrodynamics and biophysical hydrodynamics. He is a professor of applied mathematics at the University of York. The name was suggested by V. J. Judovich JPL · 10324
10325 Bexa 1990 WB2 The iceberg B10A, which measures some 80 km by 40 km, broke off from the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica in 1992. Having taken hundreds of thousands of years to form, B10A now drifts in the South Atlantic driven by marine currents and wind JPL · 10325
10326 Kuragano 1990 WS2 Sukehikro Kuragano (born 1933) is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association and has been an amateur observer of variable stars for about half a century. He independently discovered Comet C/1957 P1 (Mrkos) while he was climbing Mt. Fuji JPL · 10326
10327 Batens 1990 WQ6 Diderik Batens (born 1944) is a member of the philosophy department at the University of Ghent. About 20 years ago he founded a new kind of logic ("adaptive logic") that has led to many publications JPL · 10327
10330 Durkheim 1991 GH3 Emil Durkheim, French sociologist* MPC · 10330
10331 Peterbluhm 1991 GM10 Peter Bluhm, German amateur astronomer MPC · 10331
10332 Défi 1991 JT1 Défi Corporatif Canderel, Canadian cancer research fundraising event MPC · 10332
10334 Gibbon 1991 PG5 Edward Gibbon, 18th-century British historian, author of the six-volume The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire JPL · 10334
10340 Jostjahn 1991 RT40 Jost Jahn, German amateur astronomer MPC · 10340
10343 Church 1991 VW8 Frederic Edwin Church, American painter MPC · 10343
10346 Triathlon 1992 GA1 Triathlon, sports competition* MPC · 10346
10347 Murom 1992 HG4 Murom, Russia, on the left bank of the Oka river JPL · 10347
10348 Poelchau 1992 HL4 Harald Poelchau, German theologian, socialist, humanist, prison chaplain at Tegel in Berlin, surviving member of the Kreisau Circle* MPC · 10348
10350 Spallanzani 1992 OG2 Lazzaro Spallanzani, 18th-century Italian biologist, a precursor of Pasteur JPL · 10350
10351 Seiichisato 1992 SE1 Seiichi Sato (born 1930) is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association. As a medical doctor he greatly contributed to the field of industrial diseases, and as an amateur astronomer he has been abroad 13 times to observe total solar eclipses JPL · 10351
10352 Kawamura 1992 UO3 Mikio Kawamura (born 1931) is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association. He is a mechanical engineer by profession and has published five books on telescope-making. He has frequently organized star parties for general public JPL · 10352
10353 Momotaro 1992 YS2 In a Japanese folk tale Momotaro, the Peach Boy, came out of a big peach and fought off ogres with his partners---a dog, a monkey and a pheasant JPL · 10353
10354 Guillaumebudé 1993 BU5 Guillaume Budé, medieval French scholar* MPC · 10354
10355 Kojiroharada 1993 EQ Kojiro Harada (born 1926), mechanical engineer, is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association. A long-time observer of double stars, he has also written many fairy tales on stars, dramatizing and performing in them himself JPL · 10355
10356 Rudolfsteiner 1993 RQ4 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian thinker* MPC · 10356
10358 Kirchhoff 1993 TH32 Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist* MPC · 10358
10361 Bunsen 1994 PR20 Robert Bunsen, German chemist* MPC · 10361
10364 Tainai 1994 VR1 Tainai-Daira is a hilly district in Kurokawa Village, north of Niigata prefecture. Since 1984, the village has become the venue of the "Tainai Hoshi Matsuri", the most popular star party in Japan JPL · 10364
10365 Kurokawa 1994 WL1 Kurokawa is a small village with a mere 1800 population, located in northern Niigata prefecture. The village takes pride in its beautiful scenery, including the Tainai River and Tainai Hills JPL · 10365
10366 Shozosato 1994 WD4 Shozo Sato (born 1943) is a maker and repairman of art clocks. He is an experienced lunar photographer and has coauthored a book on the moon. As president of Astro-Club, Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture, he has frequently organized star parties for general public JPL · 10366
10367 Sayo 1994 YL1 Sayo is a town in Hyogo prefecture where the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory is situated. The town was declared the Town of Stars in 1990 JPL · 10367
10368 Kozuki 1995 CM1 Kozuki is a town in Hyogo prefecture where the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory is situated. The emblem of Kozuki Town is the waning moon JPL · 10368
10369 Sinden 1995 CE2 David Sinden (born 1932), as chief optician for Grubb-Parsons of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was responsible for the optical components of the Isaac Newton, Anglo-Australian and U.K. Schmidt telescopes. In 1979, he founded the Sinden Optical Company, which in 2003 restored Thomas Grubb's first reflector (1834) JPL · 10369
10370 Hylonome 1995 DW2 Fairest of all the female centaurs, the beautiful and civilized Hylonome was in love with the handsome Cyllaros, who was accidentally killed by a javelin, thrown at a wedding. On witnessing this, Hylonome threw herself on the javelin and died JPL · 10370
10371 Gigli 1995 DU3 Paolo Gigli, co-discoverer of the object and co-founder of the Pian dei Termini Observatory MPC · 10371
10372 Moran 1995 FO10 Landscape artist Thomas Moran (1837–1926) focused his work on the American frontier, from the shores of Lake Superior to the "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone". His illustrations of the west appeared in Harper's Weekly and The Aldine, among others. He participated in John Wesley Powell's 1873 expedition to the Grand Canyon JPL · 10372
10373 MacRobert 1996 ER For two decades the versatile writing of Alan MacRobert (born 1951) has introduced Sky & Telescope readers to everything from the joys of simple stargazing to the complex worlds of astrophysics and cosmology. Many of his guided sky tours are collected in Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers JPL · 10373
10374 Etampes 1996 GN19 Etampes, France JPL · 10374
10375 Michiokuga 1996 HM1 Michio Kuga, mathematician, late of State University of New York at Stony Brook? * MPC · 10375
10376 Chiarini 1996 KW Francesca (born 1981) and Gabriele (born 1986) Chiarini are grandchildren of Giorgio Sassi, co-founder of Osservatorio San Vittore. Gabriele often transmits his grandfather's CCD images for reduction in Bologna, thereby saving time and a 100-km round-trip journey JPL · 10376
10377 Kilimanjaro 1996 NN4 Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain in Africa. JPL · 10377
10378 Ingmarbergman 1996 NE5 Ingmar Bergman, Swedish theatre and film director* MPC · 10378
10379 Lake Placid 1996 OH Lake Placid, New York* MPC · 10379
10380 Berwald 1996 PY7 Franz Adolf Berwald, Swedish Romantic composer* MPC · 10380
10381 Malinsmith 1996 RB Konrad Gayelord Malin-Smith, Amateur astronomer and life-member of the Croydon Astronomical Society MPC · 10381
10382 Hadamard 1996 RJ3 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician after whom the Hadamard transform is named* MPC · 10382
10385 Amaterasu 1996 TL12 Amaterasu-oomikami, the mythical Japanese goddess of the sun, was born from the left eye of the god Izanaki and ruled the world of the heaven Takamagahara. To protest the misconduct of her younger brother, the god Susanoo, she hid in the cave called Ama-no-iwayado, and the world fell into complete darkness JPL · 10385
10386 Romulus 1996 TS15 Romulus* MPC · 10386
10387 Bepicolombo 1996 UQ Giuseppe 'Bepi' Colombo, Italian astronomer MPC · 10387
10388 Zhuguangya 1996 YH3 Chinese nuclear scientist Zhu Guangya (born 1924) made many contributions to nuclear physics and atomic energy technologies and helped develop China's atomic energy program JPL · 10388
10389 Robmanning 1997 LD Rob Manning (born 1958) was the Flight System Chief Engineer for the successful Mars Pathfinder mission at JPL. He was responsible for all technical aspects of the Pathfinder spacecraft. He also led the team that designed, developed, tested and operated Pathfinder's very successful entry, descent and landing system JPL · 10389
10390 Lenka 1997 QD1 Lenka Šarounová (born 1973), an assiduous observer at the Ondřejov Observatory. She has a broad range of interests, from astronomy and meteorology to music. She loves gaining new experiences through traveling and meeting people. Her photometric and astrometric observations of minor planets became an integral part of the discoverers' research project on NEOs JPL · 10390
10392 Brace 1997 RP7 DeWitt Bristol Brace (1858–1905), who founded the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Nebraska in 1888. His was the first definitive study resulting in the broad dismissal of the "ether" theory. His work was recognized and applauded by Rutherford, among many others. In 1901 Brace was elected vice-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science JPL · 10392
10395 Jirkahorn 1997 SZ1 Jiří Horn (1941–1994), an astronomer at the Ondřejov Observatory. He worked in stellar astrophysics, observational astronomy and data reduction, making important contributions to all of them. He was a member of the team that in the late 1960s made the first calculations of the evolution of close binaries with mass loss. He played an important role in the commissioning phase of the 2-m telescope at Ondřejov. He created the user-friendly software SPEFO for the reduction of stellar spectra that is still in use by many astronomers. Name proposed by the discoverers, following a suggestion by P. Koubský, who also prepared the citation JPL · 10395
10399 Nishiharima 1997 UZ8 Nishiharima is the southwestern area of Hyogo prefecture and site of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory JPL · 10399
10400 Hakkaisan 1997 VX Hakkaisan is a sacred mountain in Niigata prefecture, where religious training is carried out. The astronomical observatory of Nihon University has been located on the hillside since 1992 JPL · 10400


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10403 Marcelgrün 1997 WU3 Marcel Grün, Czech astronomer MPC · 10403
10404 McCall 1997 WP14 Robert T. McCall (born 1919?), a legendary space artist whose work has not only documented the development of NASA's efforts to place men on the moon but has provided a far-reaching vision of man's future in Space. His works include murals at the National Air and Space Museum and illustrations for 2001: A Space Odyssey. JPL · 10404
10405 Yoshiaki 1997 WT23 Yoshiaki Mogami (1546–1614), a military commander during the Japanese feudal period. JPL · 10405
10412 Tsukuyomi 1997 YO4 According to myth, Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto, the Japanese god of night and the moon, was born from the right eye of the god Izanaki. It is said that he made his older sister, the goddess Amaterasu, very angry and caused the separate appearance of the sun in the day and the moon at night. JPL · 10412
10413 Pansecchi 1997 YG20 Luigi Pansecchi (born 1940) has made fine studies of cometary tails. As a member of the Gruppo Astrofili Giovanni e Angelo Bernasconi and of the Italian Astronomical Society, he collaborated with the Osservatorio San Vittore in Bologna and with the Osservatorio Astronomico of Brera in Milan. JPL · 10413
10415 Mali Lošinj 1998 UT15 Mali Lošinj, Croatian island and city, known for the nautical school and the Astronomsko Drustvo "Leo Brenner" (Leo Brenner Astronomical Society) JPL · 10415
10416 Kottler 1998 VA32 Herbert Kottler (born 1939), MIT Lincoln Laboratory associate director in 1984–1996. JPL · 10416
10421 Dalmatin 1999 AY6 Herman Dalmatin (Hermanus Dalmata), 12th-century Croatian translator of astronomical and mathematical Arabic books JPL · 10421
10423 Dajčić 1999 BB Mario Dajčić, Croatian amateur astronomer, telescope builder and educator, founder of the Astronomical Society of Pula JPL · 10423
10424 Gaillard 1999 BD5 Boris Gaillard (born 1976) is an amateur astronomer and software engineer. JPL · 10424
10425 Landfermann 1999 BE6 Dietrich Wilhelm Landfermann (1800–1882) emphasized classical languages as a base for humanism in science and society, notably at the Landfermann-Gymnasium in Duisburg, which he headed during 1835–1841. JPL · 10425
10426 Charlierouse 1999 BB27 Charles (Charlie) Rouse (1924–1988), an American jazz tenor saxophonist. JPL · 10426
10427 Klinkenberg 2017 P-L Dirk Klinkenberg, Dutch mathematician and astronomer, discoverer of several comets MPC · 10427
10428 Wanders 2073 P-L Adriaan Wanders, Dutch astronomer and author MPC · 10428
10429 van Woerden 2546 P-L Hugo van Woerden, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10429
10430 Martschmidt 4030 P-L Maarten Schmidt, Dutch-born American astronomer MPC · 10430
10431 Pottasch 4042 P-L Stuart R. Pottasch, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10431
10432 Ullischwarz 4623 P-L Ulrich Schwarz, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10432
10433 Ponsen 4716 P-L Jaap Ponsen, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10433
10434 Tinbergen 4722 P-L Jaap Tinbergen, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10434
10435 Tjeerd 6064 P-L Tjeerd van Albada, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10435
10436 Janwillempel 6073 P-L Jan Willem Pel, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10436
10437 van der Kruit 6085 P-L Pieter van der Kruit, Dutch astronomer MPC · 10437
10438 Ludolph 6615 P-L Ludolph van Ceulen, Dutch mathematician who calculated the value of Pi to 35 decimal places MPC · 10438
10439 van Schooten 6676 P-L Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician MPC · 10439
10440 van Swinden 7636 P-L Jean van Swinden, Dutch physicist MPC · 10440
10441 van Rijckevorsel 9076 P-L Elie van Rijckevorsel, who collaborated on the first geomagnetic survey in the Netherlands MPC · 10441
10442 Biezenzo 4062 T-1 Cornelis Biezenzo, Dutch physicist MPC · 10442
10443 van der Pol 1045 T-2 Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch experimental physicist MPC · 10443
10444 de Hevesy 3290 T-2 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist MPC · 10444
10445 Coster 4090 T-2 Dirk Coster, Dutch chemist and co-discoverer of the element Hafnium MPC · 10445
10446 Siegbahn 3006 T-3 Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in physics. JPL · 10446
10447 Bloembergen 3357 T-3 Nicolaas Bloembergen, Dutch physicist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in physics MPC · 10447
10448 Schawlow 4314 T-3 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics. JPL · 10448
10449 Takuma 1936 UD Hitoshi Takuma (born 1949), an active solar observer in Japan. JPL · 10449
10450 Girard 1967 JQ Terrence Girard, American astronomer JPL · 10450
10452 Zuev 1976 SQ7 Vladimir Evseevich Zuev (born 1925), a professor at Tomsk University, is a scientist in the field of atmospheric physics and a pioneer in laser sounding methods. JPL · 10452
10453 Banzan 1977 DY3 Kumazawa Banzan (1619–1691), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period. JPL · 10453
10454 Vallenar 1978 NY Vallenar, capital of the Chilean province of Huasco, is located some 90 km north of the La Silla observatory site. JPL · 10454
10455 Donnison 1978 NU3 John Richard Donnison, British astronomer MPC · 10455
10456 Anechka 1978 PS2 Daughter of a friend of the discoverer in the town of Cherkassy, Anya (Anechka) Ivanchenko (1987–1999). JPL · 10456
10457 Suminov 1978 QE2 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Suminov (born 1932), a professor and head of the faculty at the Moscow Aviation-Technological Institute. JPL · 10457
10458 Sfranke 1978 RM7 Sigbrit Franke, Swedish educator MPC · 10458
10459 Vladichaika 1978 SJ5 Vladimir Dmitrievich Chaika, Ukrainian naval architect JPL · 10459
10461 Dawilliams 1978 XU David Allen Williams (born 1966), an associate research professor in Earth & Space Exploration at Arizona State University. JPL MPC · 10461
10464 Jessie 1979 SC Jessica Lynne Peterson, from Harvard MA, (1994–2009), loved for her smile and kind spirit. JPL · 10464
10478 Alsabti 1981 WO Abdul Athem Alsabti (born 1945) introduced astronomy teaching into Iraq in 1970, was project leader in building the National Astronomical Observatory. JPL · 10478
10479 Yiqunchen 1982 HJ 10479 Yiqunchen Discovered 1982 Apr. 18 by M. Watt at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory. Yiqun Chen (born 1968) was born in Beijing and is a traditionally trained artist and sculptor, with art pieces installed in several parks in China. She currently applies her experience in production of computer-generated animation JPL · 10479
10480 Jennyblue 1982 JB2 Jennifer S. Blue (born 1954), of the U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Arizona, has been the sine qua non of the IAU Working Group on Planetary System Nomenclature since 1995, serving both as its secretary and as the keeper of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature JPL · 10480
10481 Esipov 1982 QK3 Valentin Feodorovich Esipov (born 1933), head of the radioastronomy department at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University. JPL · 10481
10482 Dangrieser 1983 RG2 Daniel Grieser (1926–1999), an optical engineer with Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. JPL · 10482
10483 Tomburns 1983 RP2 Under the leadership of Tom Burns (born 1952) since 1993, the Perkins Observatory began a new life as the premier public astronomy venue in central Ohio. With his weekly newspaper column and visits to area schools Burns has inspired and educated thousands of people. JPL · 10483
10484 Hecht 1983 WM For more than a decade, Martin D. Hecht (born 1926) has volunteered to help organize the Lowell Observatory's archives. JPL · 10484
10487 Danpeterson 1985 GP1 Dan Peterson (born 1949), a juvenile probation director who works with troubled youth to keep them in school and help them find direction in their lives. He served previously as a smoke jumper in Alaska and is a piano player extraordinaire. JPL · 10487
10489 Keinonen 1985 TJ1 Juhani Keinonen (born 1946), an emeritus professor and a long-serving director of the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki. JPL · 10489
10498 Bobgent 1986 RG3 Robert Gent (born 1947), an enthusiastic amateur astronomer and International Dark-Sky Association volunteer. JPL · 10498
10500 Nishi-koen 1987 GA Nishi-koen park is the location of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary on 2005 Feb. 1. The observatory will be moved to near the Ayashi Station in 2008. JPL · 10500


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10501 Ardmacha 1987 OT The Irish Gaelic name of the city of Armagh in Northern Ireland MPC · 10501
10502 Armaghobs 1987 QF6 Armagh Observatory, Ireland MPC · 10502
10504 Doga 1987 UF5 Evgenii Dmitrievich Doga, Russian composer JPL · 10504
10506 Rydberg 1988 CW4 Johannes Rydberg, 19th–20th-century Swedish physicist, after whom the Rydberg constant is named JPL · 10506
10509 Heinrichkayser 1989 GD4 Heinrich Gustav Johannes Kayser, 19th–20th-century German physicist who demonstrated the presence of helium in the Earth's atmosphere JPL · 10509
10510 Maxschreier 1989 GQ4 Max Schreier, Austrian-born Bolivian astronomer, founder of observatories in Santa Ana and Patacamaya, and author of Einstein desde los Andes de Bolivia JPL · 10510
10515 Old Joe 1989 UB3 "Old Joe" is the students' name for the Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower at the University of Birmingham, which received its charter in 1900 and is now celebrating its centenary. Birmingham, England's "second city", prospered from metal-working trades, from which enlightened industrialists founded the university. JPL · 10515
10516 Sakurajima 1989 VQ Mount Sakurajima, a volcano on the southern tip of Kyūshū, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan. It is said that it "changes colour seven times a day" MPC · 10516
10523 D'Haveloose 1990 SM6 José D´Haveloose (1922–1996), a surgeon in the West Flanders town of Tielt. JPL · 10523
10524 Maniewski 1990 SZ7 Jan Maniewski (born 1933), a medical doctor in Antwerp. JPL · 10524
10526 Ginkogino 1990 UK1 Ginko Ogino, 19th–20th-century Japanese physician, the first registered woman doctor in Japan. JPL · 10526
10529 Giessenburg 1990 WQ4 Rudolf Charles d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dutch writer and freemason MPC · 10529
10538 Torode 1991 VP2 In a 1992 study of 170 astrolabes, British industrial chemist Rowland K. E. Torode (born 1923) measured the ecliptic longitudes of the stars depicted and thereby determined, with allowance for precession, the ages of the instruments. He was also secretary of the Kidderminster Astronomical Society for several years. JPL · 10538
10540 Hachigoroh 1991 VP4 Hachigoroh Kikuchi (1926–1999) was the executive committee chief of the Haramura star party and was instrumental in getting it started. JPL · 10540
10541 Malesherbes 1991 YX Chrétien-Guillaume de Malesherbes (1721–1794), a botanist and a French statesman. JPL · 10541
10542 Ruckers 1992 CN3 Hans Ruckers (1555–1623) was the most famous of all harpsichord makers and founder of a dynasty of Flemish instrument makers. His earliest (1581) known instrument is a virginal with two independent keyboards, now in New York City. These instruments were so prized that they were often rebuilt, enlarged and copied. JPL · 10542
10543 Klee 1992 DL4 Paul Klee (1879–1940), a Swiss painter and graphic artist. JPL · 10543
10544 Hörsnebara 1992 DA9 Hörsne and Bara Gotland parishes, Sweden, joined to become a single parish in 1883 JPL · 10544
10545 Källunge 1992 EQ9 Källunge is a small parish on Gotland. The architecture of the church, the only one on the island of its kind, is very strange JPL · 10545
10546 Nakanomakoto 1992 FS1 Makoto Nakano (born 1956), an associate professor in the Faculty of Education and Welfare Science at Oita University. JPL · 10546
10547 Yosakoi 1992 JF Yosakoi, a popular Japanese folk song about the forbidden love between a monk and a girl JPL · 10547
10549 Helsingborg 1992 RM2 Helsingborg, Sweden. JPL · 10549
10550 Malmö 1992 RK7 Malmö, Sweden. JPL · 10550
10551 Göteborg 1992 YL2 Gothenburg, Sweden. JPL · 10551
10552 Stockholm 1993 BH13 Stockholm, Sweden. JPL · 10552
10553 Stenkumla 1993 FZ4 Stenkumla is a small parish on the island Gotland. The oldest parts of its church date from the twelfth century JPL · 10553
10554 Västerhejde 1993 FO34 Västerhejde socken on Gotland, Sweden. JPL · 10554
10555 Tagaharue 1993 HH Harue Taga (born 1951), astronomy curator of Chiba Municipal Planetarium. JPL · 10555
10557 Rowland 1993 RL5 Henry Augustus Rowland, American astronomer. JPL · 10557
10558 Karlstad 1993 RB7 Karlstad, Sweden. JPL · 10558
10559 Yukihisa 1993 SJ1 Yukihisa Matsumoto (born 1962), a former researcher of the Nishi Mino Observatory. JPL · 10559
10560 Michinari 1993 TN Michinari Yamamoto (born 1970), a researcher at Ayabe City Observatory. JPL MPC · 10560
10561 Shimizumasahiro 1993 TE2 Masahiro Shimizu (born 1956), the president of the Shimizu Clinic. JPL · 10561
10563 Izhdubar 1993 WD Izhdubar, an ancient Chaldean sun-god. JPL · 10563
10566 Zabadak 1994 AZ2 Zabadak is a name of a Japanese music group that is led by Tomohiko Kira. JPL MPC · 10566
10567 Francobressan 1994 CV Franco Bressan (born 1947), an Italian mathematics teacher and amateur astronomer. JPL · 10567
10568 Yoshitanaka 1994 CF1 Yoshiji Tanaka (1948–2003), a Japanese science magazine editor instrumental in starting the Haramura star party. JPL · 10568
10569 Kinoshitamasao 1994 GQ Masao Kinoshita, Japanese discoverer of the Kinoshita effect JPL · 10569
10570 Shibayasuo 1994 GT Yasuo Shiba, Japanese data manager of the Japan Meteor Society, specializing in fireballs JPL · 10570
10572 Kominejo 1994 VO7 Kominejo castle, in Sirakawa city, is famous as a place where observations were made of the 1887 Aug. 19 total solar eclipse, the track of which passed across the center of Japan JPL · 10572
10573 Piani 1994 WU1 Franco Piani, Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 10573
10577 Jihčesmuzeum 1995 JC Jihočeské Muzeum (South Bohemian Museum), České Budějovice, Czech Republic MPC · 10577
10579 Diluca 1995 OE Roberto Di Luca, Italian amateur observer of lunar and asteroidal occultations, network manager at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Bologna, and a frequent collaborator with the group at the Osservatorio San Vittore in Bologna JPL · 10579
10581 Jeníkhollan 1995 OD1 Jeník Hollan, Czech astronomer, environmentalist, and proponent of dark skies JPL · 10581
10582 Harumi 1995 TG Harumi Ikari, Japanese wife of the discoverer JPL · 10582
10583 Kanetugu 1995 WC4 Kanetugu Naoe, 16th–17th-century Japanese military commander JPL · 10583
10584 Ferrini 1996 GJ2 Federico Ferrini, Italian astronomer at the University of Pisa MPC · 10584
10585 Wabi-Sabi 1996 GD21 Wabi-sabi, Japanese aesthetic of minimalism MPC · 10585
10586 Jansteen 1996 KY4 Jan Havickszoon Steen, 17th-century Dutch genre painter JPL · 10586
10587 Strindberg 1996 NF3 Arthur Strindberg, 19th–20th-century Swedish playwright and novelist. JPL · 10587
10588 Adamcrandall 1996 OE The discoverer's stepson, Adam Crandall Rees. JPL · 10588
10591 Caverni 1996 PD3 Raffaello Caverni, a priest born in Montelupo, was also an amateur scientist. JPL · 10591
10593 Susannesandra 1996 QQ1 Susanne Sandness (born 1956), wife of 34 years of the discoverer. JPL MPC · 10593
10596 Stevensimpson 1996 TS For two decades the graphic innovations of Steven Simpson (born 1958), especially those involving star charts, have allowed (Sky & Telescope) readers to understand the universe better, whether they do so by locating planets in a starry sky or by visualizing the inner workings of atoms. JPL · 10596
10598 Markrees 1996 TT11 The discoverer's stepson, Mark B. Rees. JPL · 10598


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10601 Hiwatashi 1996 UC Kenji Hiwatashi, electrical engineer at NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) from 1947 to 1979. JPL · 10601
10602 Masakazu 1996 UG3 Masakazu Kusakabe, a ceramic artist. JPL · 10602
10604 Susanoo 1996 VJ Susanoo-no-mikoto is the Japanese god of heroes and the ancestor soul and a younger brother of the goddess Amaterasu. JPL · 10604
10605 Guidoni 1996 VC1 Umberto Guidoni, Italian astronaut MPC · 10605
10606 Crocco 1996 VD1 Gaetano Arturo Crocco, Italian pioneer of aeronautics and space science MPC · 10606
10607 Amandahatton 1996 VQ6 Amanda H. Hatton, the discoverer's stepdaughter. JPL · 10607
10608 Mameta 1996 VB9 Katsuhiko Mameta, one of Japan's top meteor observers. JPL · 10608
10609 Hirai 1996 WC3 Yuzo Hirai, a professor at the Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics. JPL · 10609
10611 Yanjici 1997 BB1 Yan Jici (1901–1996) was a renowned physical scientist and educator, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was one of the Chinese pioneers of physics research, one of the founders of optical instrument development and was President of the University of Science and Technology of China from 1980 to 1984 JPL · 10611
10612 Houffalize 1997 JR17 Houffalize, Belgium, on the Ourthe River JPL · 10612
10613 Kushinadahime 1997 RO3 Kushinadahime, the mythical empress of the god Susanoo-no-mikoto, was offered as a sacrifice to the giant snake Yamata-no-orochi but was saved by the god Susanoo JPL · 10613
10616 Inouetakeshi 1997 UW8 Takeshi Inoue (born 1969) is astronomy curator of Akashi Municipal Planetarium, where he has been engaged in popularizing astronomy since 1997 JPL · 10616
10617 Takumi 1997 UK24 Amateur astronomer Takumi Takahata (born 1941) has created many computer programs that are used for astronomical calculations. The "measurescope" Takumi lent to the discoverers was used to determine the coordinates of this minor planet JPL · 10617
10619 Ninigi 1997 WO13 According to the Japanese myth, the god Ninigi-no-mikoto is a grandson of the goddess Amaterasu. By the order of Amaterasu he descended from the heaven Takamagahara to the peak Takachiho to dominate the land JPL · 10619
10626 Zajíc 1998 AP8 Jan Zajíc (born 1910), founder and for a long time director of the observatory in Vlašim, has brought astronomy to many young people. In spite of many problems, this public observatory is currently one of the most active in the Czech Republic. The naming is on the occasion of Zají c's 90th birthday JPL · 10626
10627 Ookuninushi 1998 BW2 The mythical Japanese god Ookuninushi-no-mikoto created the land, together with the god Sukunabikona-no-mikoto. The name means "king of great land" and is a frequent reference in literature and folklore. A well-known story is that he helped a white rabbit skinned by a shark as the retribution for trickery JPL · 10627
10628 Feuerbacher 1998 BD5 Berndt P. Feuerbacher, German physicist, head of the Institute of Space Simulation at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne since 1981 JPL · 10628
10633 Akimasa 1998 DP1 Akimasa Nakamura (born 1961) is a prolific Japanese observer of minor planets and comets. In the course of his observing program at the Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory he has obtained thousands of precise positions of minor bodies. His estimates of the magnitudes of minor planets are of particularly high quality and serve as the standard in the analysis of "astrometric" magnitude estimates. He is also Japanese coordinator for the International Comet Quarterly. This name marks the occasion of Nakamura's becoming a father in early 1999 JPL · 10633
10634 Pepibican 1998 GM1 Josef "Pepi" Bican, Czech footballer* MPC · 10634
10637 Heimlich 1998 QP104 Henry J. Heimlich is an American surgeon who in the early 1970s devised the "Heimlich maneuver", a potentially life-saving procedure for propelling food or other foreign objects up and out of the throat JPL · 10637
10638 McGlothlin 1998 SV54 Gerald R. McGlothlin (born 1952) was responsible for refurbishing much of the LONEOS dome, turning a bare photographic darkroom into a modern control room and computer room. In his spare time he is a skilled potter JPL · 10638
10639 Gleason 1998 VV41 Arianna Gleason (born 1980) is a student observer with the Spacewatch Project. She has been instrumental in the data reduction for two Spacewatch papers on the outer solar system and is a prolific discoverer of Near-Earth Objects JPL · 10639
10642 Charmaine 1999 BF8 Charmaine Wilkerson, American-born writer and broadcaster. Discovered by Andrea Boattini MPC · 10642
10645 Brač 1999 ES4 Brač island, Croatia, home of the Pustinja Blaca Observatory ("Blaca Desert" Observatory) JPL · 10645
10646 Machielalberts 2077 P-L Machiel Alberts, one of the first people in the Netherlands to photograph a meteor MPC · 10646
10647 Meesters 3074 P-L Piet Meesters, Dutch amateur astronomer MPC · 10647
10648 Plancius 4089 P-L Petrus Plancius (Pieter Platevoet), Dutch cartographer and astronomer for the Dutch East India Company MPC · 10648
10649 VOC 4098 P-L Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Dutch for Dutch East India Company MPC · 10649
10650 Houtman 4110 P-L Frederick de Houtman, Dutch navigator who travelled to the East Indies in 1595 as assistant to Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser MPC · 10650
10651 van Linschoten 4522 P-L Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Dutch cartographer and spy for the Dutch East India Company MPC · 10651
10652 Blaeu 4599 P-L Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Dutch cartographer and hydrographer for the Dutch East India Company MPC · 10652
10653 Witsen 6030 P-L Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam and member of the board of the Dutch East India Company MPC · 10653
10654 Bontekoe 6673 P-L Willem Ysbrandtszoon Bontekoe, Dutch East India Company skipper whose ship flew into a hundred thousand pieces on the way to the East Indies MPC · 10654
10655 Pietkeyser 9535 P-L Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser, Dutch navigator who travelled to the East Indies in 1595 with Frederik de Houtman as his assistant MPC · 10655
10656 Albrecht 2213 T-1 Carl Theodor Albrecht (1843–1915), German astronomer and geodesist, first director of the International Latitude Service. MPC · 10656
10657 Wanach 2251 T-1 Bernhard Karl Wanach (1867–1928), Latvian-born astronomer and geodesist, second head of the International Latitude Service. MPC · 10657
10658 Gretadevries 2281 T-1 Greta de Vries (1967–2006) was the assistant to the director of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in Groningen, when she tragically died while on holiday. She was a beloved key staff member of the institute JPL · 10658
10659 Sauerland 3266 T-1 Sauerland, German rural hilly area* MPC · 10659
10660 Felixhormuth 4348 T-1 Felix Hormuth, German astronomer JPL · 10660
10661 Teutoburgerwald 1211 T-2 Teutoburg Forest of Germany* MPC · 10661
10662 Peterwisse 3201 T-2 Peter Wisse, Dutch curator of the "Museon", the Dutch Center for educational exhibitions JPL · 10662
10663 Schwarzwald 4283 T-2 Schwarzwald, the Black Forest of Germany* MPC · 10663
10664 Phemios 5187 T-2 Phemios was a singer with Telemachos, forced to play for Penelope's suitors, spared by Odysseus for friendly deeds and because a singer is sacred JPL · 10664
10665 Ortigão 3019 T-3 Catarina Ortigão (born 1974) is a person of rare inner beauty, to whom Pedro Lacerda, a colleague of the discoverers, would like to pay tribute. She is a Portuguese-born scientist working in the field of medical physics JPL · 10665
10666 Feldberg 4171 T-3 The Feldberg is the highest mountain (1490 m) of the Schwarzwald. Winter and summer, its wonderful surrounding area attracts tourists, hikers and skiers JPL · 10666
10667 van Marxveldt 1975 UA Cissy van Marxveldt (Setske de Haan), 19th–20th-century Dutch writer, author of the humorous Joop ter Heul novels for teenage girls; Anne Frank addressed her diary letters to an imaginary friend based on one of van Marxveldt's characters JPL · 10667
10669 Herfordia 1977 FN Herford, a town in what is sometimes called "Eastern Westfalia", is known for its numerous light industries and beautiful surrounding countryside. It was in Herford that Walter Baade, born in nearby Schröttinghausen, first realized his love of astronomy JPL · 10669
10670 Seminozhenko 1977 PP1 Ukrainian physicist Vladimir Petrovich Seminozhenko (born 1950) is known for his research on the kinetics of excitation in superconductors and semiconductors and on high-temperature superconductivity JPL · 10670
10671 Mazurova 1977 RR6 Ekaterina Yakovlevna Mazurova (1900–1995) was a Russian actress who worked in Moscow theaters and played many roles in films. In her youth and at the beginning of her artistic career she was connected with the town of Shuya, and she gave to the museum in Shuya her collection of more than 1000 pieces of Russian and foreign art JPL · 10671
10672 Kostyukova 1978 QE Tatiana Andreevna Kostyukova (born 1957) is a botanist and cultivator of flowers in Kiev. Her collection of flowers won a diploma at the 2001 Moscow Autumn Flower Show JPL · 10672
10675 Kharlamov 1978 VE15 Valerij Borisovich Kharlamov (1948–1981) was an outstanding Russian ice hockey player. As a team member he repeatedly won world championships and was champion of the Olympic Games in 1972 and 1976 JPL · 10675
10676 Jamesmcdanell 1979 MD2 James P. McDanell (born 1937) spent nearly three decades with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory before retiring in 1999. He was the Voyager Navigation Team Chief during the highly successful encounters with Saturn and its satellites. He subsequently became manager of the Navigation Systems Section JPL · 10676
10681 Khture 1979 TH2 The Kharkiv Technical University of Radioelectronics, founded in 1930, is a recognized school of specialists in radioelectronics, computer science, telecommunication, metrology and biotechnical and medical systems. Khture is also known for its time service and for radioastronomical research on meteors JPL · 10681
10683 Carter 1980 LY Carter Worth Roberts (born 1946), president of the Eastbay Astronomical Society, is known for superlative dabbling in photography and puns and his ability to fix things. He collaborated on a safe solar-eclipse-viewing booklet and helped restore "Rachel", the 0.5-m Brashear refractor for the Chabot Space and Science Center JPL · 10683
10684 Babkina 1980 RV2 Nadezhda Georgievna Babkina (born 1950) is a People's artist of Russia and the artistic director of the ensemble "Russian song" JPL · 10684
10685 Kharkivuniver 1980 VO V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (В. Н. Каразіна Харківський Національний Університет) of Ukraine MPC · 10685


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10702 Arizorcas 1981 QD The Arizona Orchestra Association represents Arizona's forty-one orchestras. JPL · 10702
10709 Ottofranz 1982 BE1 Otto G. Franz (born 1931), a Lowell Observatory astronomer. JPL · 10709
10711 Pskov 1982 TT2 Pskov, an old Russian city located on the banks of the Velikaya river where it enters the Pskov lake. JPL · 10711
10712 Malashchuk 1982 UE6 Valentina Mikhailovna Malashchuk, accountant general of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. JPL · 10712
10713 Limorenko 1982 UZ9 Leonid Pavlovich Limorenko, assistant director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. JPL · 10713
10715 Nagler 1983 RL4 Al Nagler, optical designer. JPL · 10715
10716 Olivermorton 1983 WQ Oliver Morton (born 1965) writes about the growth of scientific knowledge and its consequences, with a particular interest in planetary science and the interdisciplinary perspective that it offers. JPL · 10716
10717 Dickwalker 1983 XC Richard L. ("Dick") Walker (1938–2005) was an astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory. JPL · 10717
10718 Samus' 1985 QM5 Nikolaj Nikolaevich Samus' (born 1949) is a scientist in stellar astrophysics at the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow University. JPL · 10718
10719 Andamar 1985 TW Anne and David Marren, long-standing friends of the discoverer JPL · 10719
10720 Danzl 1986 GY Nichole Danzl, a biology student, artist and a past Spacewatch Observer. JPL · 10720
10721 Tuterov 1986 QO4 Vladimir Lukich Tuterov (born 1960), a splendid builder, is a friend of the discoverer's family. JPL · 10721
10722 Monari 1986 TB Luisa Monari (born 1961), elementary-school teacher, is the wife of Ermes Colombini, one of the codiscoverers of this minor planet. JPL · 10722
10724 Carolraymond 1986 VR5 Carol A. Raymond (born 1960), a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 10724
10725 Sukunabikona 1986 WB Sukunabikona, the Japanese god of a naughty character. JPL · 10725
10726 Elodie 1987 BS2 Élodie Bouteille, French friend of the discoverer? JPL · 10726
10727 Akitsushima 1987 DN Akitsushima, an old name for Japan, used by the first emperor Jinmu. JPL · 10727
10728 Vladimirfock 1987 RT5 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, 20th-century Russian physicist. JPL · 10728
10729 Tsvetkova 1987 RU5 Valentina Petrovna Tsvetkova, Russian artist. JPL · 10729
10730 White 1987 SU Nathaniel Miller White, American astronomer. JPL · 10730
10733 Georgesand 1988 CP1 George Sand, French writer. JPL · 10733
10734 Wieck 1988 CT4 Clara Josephine Wieck (1819–1896), a German child prodigy and by 1835 had established a reputation as a pianist throughout Europe. JPL · 10734
10735 Seine 1988 CF6 The Seine, a major river in France, rises on the Plateau de Langres, close to the city of Dijon. Flowing gently northwestward, it passes the cities of Troyes, Paris and Rouen, before ending at the English Channel near Le Havre. Its tributaries are the Aube, Marne, Oise, Yonne and Eure JPL · 10735
10736 Marybrück 1988 DD3 Máire (Mary) Teresa Brück (1925–2011), an Irish astronomer. JPL · 10736
10737 Brück 1988 DZ4 Hermann Alexander Brück (1905–2000), a German astronomer JPL · 10737
10738 Marcoaldo 1988 FW2 Marco Aldo Ferreri (born 1981), son of the discoverer. JPL · 10738
10739 Lowman 1988 JB1 Margaret D. Lowman (born 1953) has worked to understand the role tropical forests play in Earth's interconnected ecosystem. As a canopy biologist, field work has taken her to the treetops of Australia, Belize, Panama, Peru and Africa. She directs research and conservation at Florida's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. JPL · 10739
10740 Fallersleben 1988 RX2 August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and philologist who composed the German national anthem, the Deutschlandlied. JPL · 10740
10744 Tsuruta 1988 XO Masatoshi Tsuruta (born 1938), president of the Saga Astronomical Society since 1998, is an instructor during observing sessions and is engaged in the spread of astronomical activities at the Saga City Observatory. He is particularly gifted as a photographer of diffuse nebulae JPL · 10744
10745 Arnstadt 1989 AK6 Arnstadt, a town in Thuringia with a 1300-year history. JPL · 10745
10746 Mühlhausen 1989 CE6 In Carolinian times the Thuringian town of Mühlhausen was the haunt of emperors and kings. It became a Reichstadt in 1180 and a member of the Hanse in 1418. J. S. Bach was an organist here during 1707–1708. The intact city is a jewel of town planning in medieval times. JPL · 10746
10747 Köthen 1989 CW7 Köthen, a Saxon-Anhaltian town. JPL · 10747
10749 Musäus 1989 GH8 Johann Karl August Musäus (1735–1787), a private tutor at the court of Weimar. JPL · 10749
10753 van de Velde 1989 WU4 Henry Clemens van der Velde, Belgian artist and architect. JPL · 10753
10758 Aldoushuxley 1990 SM7 Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894–1963), an English writer JPL · 10758
10760 Ozeki 1990 TJ3 Takaaki Ozeki (born 1952), previously a teacher of science, is now astronomy curator of the Hoshinoko Yakata Observatory. JPL · 10760
10761 Lyubimets 1990 TB4 Lyubimets, the Russian word for darling, seems to be an appropriate name for Grigorij (born 2000), grandson of the Crimean astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina. JPL · 10761
10762 von Laue 1990 TC4 Max von Laue (1879–1960), student of Planck, discovered the diffraction of x-rays in crystals, thereby permitting their structural analysis. For this he received the 1914 Nobel Prize in physics. He extended the theory of relativity, and he stood up for outlawed Jewish physicists like Einstein. JPL · 10762
10763 Hlawka 1990 TH13 Edmund Hlawka, Austrian mathematician. JPL · 10763
10764 Rübezahl 1990 TK13 Rübezahl, mountain spirit (woodwose) of the Giant Mountains in German folklore. JPL · 10764
10767 Toyomasu 1990 UF1 Shinji Toyomasu (born 1967) is a research fellow of the Misato Observatory. JPL · 10767
10768 Sarutahiko 1990 UZ1 Sarutahiko-no-Oh-Kami, kami (Japanese Shinto deity), guardian of Earth. JPL · 10768
10769 Minas Gerais 1990 UJ5 The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais (general mines). JPL · 10769
10770 Belo Horizonte 1990 VU5 Belo Horizonte is the beautiful capital (1897) of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. JPL · 10770
10771 Ouro Prêto 1990 VK6 Ouro Preto, ancient capital of Minas Gerais, Brazil. JPL · 10771
10773 Jamespaton 1991 AK2 James Paton (1903–1973), a Scottish meteorologist. JPL · 10773
10774 Eisenach 1991 AS2 Eisenach, Germany. JPL · 10774
10775 Leipzig 1991 AV2 Leipzig, Germany. JPL · 10775
10776 Musashitomiyo 1991 CP1 Musashitomiyo, the Minor Stickleback (Pungitius sp.), seen only in the Kumagaya river, a natural treasure of Japan JPL · 10776
10778 Marcks 1991 GN10 Gerhard Marcks (1889–1981), sculptor and graphic artist. JPL · 10778
10780 Apollinaire 1991 PB2 Guillaume Apollinaire, French poet. JPL · 10780
10781 Ritter 1991 PV31 Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German scientist. JPL · 10781
10782 Hittmair 1991 RH4 Otto Hittmair (born 1924), a well-known Austrian theoretical physicist. JPL · 10782
10784 Noailles 1991 RQ11 Anna de Noailles (1876–1933), the daughter of a Romanian prince and granddaughter of a Turkish pasha. JPL · 10784
10785 Dejaiffe 1991 RD12 René Dejaiffe, Belgian astronomer. JPL · 10785
10786 Robertmayer 1991 TC3 Julius Robert Mayer (1814–1878), a German doctor and naturalist. JPL · 10786
10787 Ottoburkard 1991 TL3 Otto M. Burkard (born 1908), professor emeritus of meteorology and geophysics of the University of Graz. JPL · 10787
10789 Mikeread 1991 VL10 Mike Read (born 1978) is a student working with Spacewatch as an observer and engineer. JPL · 10789
10791 Uson 1992 CS Uson Morishita (1890–1965), born in Sagawa, Kochi prefecture, was one of the earliest mystery writers in Japan. He wrote many novels, mentored young writers, and is called the father of Japanese mystery novels. JPL · 10791
10792 Ecuador 1992 CQ2 Ecuador, on the west coast of South America and on the equator, is a country containing an immense variety of terrain in the coastal plain, Andes mountain ranges and Amazonian rainforest. JPL · 10792
10793 Quito 1992 CU2 Quito, astride the equator, is the capital of Ecuador and the oldest of all the South American capitals. JPL · 10793
10794 Vänge 1992 DW5 Vänge is the place where, according to an old saga, a man called Tjelvar first came ashore on Gotland. After he lit a fire the spell was broken, and the island did not sink into the ocean at night any more JPL · 10794
10795 Babben 1992 EB5 Barbro Babben Larsson (born 1956), born on Gotland, is a Swedish actress, singer and comedienne. Famous for her one-liners, she was one of those who introduced stand-up comedy in Sweden JPL · 10795
10796 Sollerman 1992 EB8 Jesper Sollerman (born 1968) is an astronomer working at the department of astronomy, Stockholm University. He works on supernovae, pulsars and \gamma -ray bursts but is also very interested in presenting astronomy for the general public JPL · 10796
10797 Guatemala 1992 GO4 Guatemala, a country on the western Pacific Coast of the Central American isthmus. JPL · 10797
10799 Yucatán 1992 OY2 Yucatán, Mexico. JPL · 10799


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10801 Lüneburg 1992 SK26 Lüneburg, one of the richest Hanse towns, more than 1000 years old. JPL · 10801
10802 Masamifuruya 1992 UL6 Masami Furuya (born 1973), a research fellow at the Kawabe Observatory of Kawabe Cosmic Park. JPL · 10802
10803 Caléyo 1992 UK9 Jose M. Caréyo (born 1938), a jazz composer living in Havana. Inspired by the striking image of comet C/1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki) on its approach to the sun, he improvised music that vividly depicts the remarkable sunbound comet and sent the score to the two discoverers. JPL · 10803
10804 Amenouzume 1992 WN3 Amenouzume is the mythical Japanese goddess who managed to free the goddess Amaterasu by dancing in front of the rock door when she shut herself up in the cave Ama-no-iwayado. After that Amenouzume descended from heaven, following the god Ninigi-no-mikoto. JPL · 10804
10805 Iwano 1992 WG5 Hisaka Iwano (born 1957), an engineer and amateur astronomer in Japan JPL · 10805
10806 Mexico 1993 FA2 Mexico, a country in the southern part of North America JPL · 10806
10807 Uggarde 1993 FT4 Uggarde rojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10807
10808 Digerrojr 1993 FT5 Digerrojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10808
10809 Majsterrojr 1993 FS14 Majsterrojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10809
10810 Lejsturojr 1993 FL15 Lejstu rojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10810
10811 Lau 1993 FM19 Lau, Gotland, socken on southern Gotland island, Sweden JPL  · 10811
10812 Grötlingbo 1993 FZ25 Grötlingbo, socken on Gotland island, Sweden JPL · 10812
10813 Mästerby 1993 FE31 Mästerby, socken on Gotland island, Sweden JPL · 10813
10814 Gnisvärd 1993 FW31 Gnisvärd is a small fishing village on Gotland. One of the largest stone ships on the island, almost 50 meters in length, can be found there JPL · 10814
10815 Östergarn 1993 FU32 The parish of Östergarn is situated in a very attractive part of Gotland with lots of natural beauty. Several fishing villages are to be found there, such as Katthammarsvik, Herrvik and Sysne JPL · 10815
10819 Mahakala 1993 HG Mahakala, or "Great Time", is one of the destructive aspects of Shiva in Vedic Hinduism MPC · 10819
10820 Offenbach 1993 QN4 Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880), a German-French composer. JPL · 10820
10821 Kimuratakeshi 1993 SZ Takeshi Kimura (born 1943), the senior executive officer at a consulting company in Tokyo and is also a well-known amateur astronomer. JPL · 10821
10822 Yasunori 1993 SK1 Yasunori Harada (born 1971), a research engineer and amateur astronomer in Japan. JPL · 10822
10823 Sakaguchi 1993 SM1 Naoto Sakaguchi (born 1962), an amateur astronomer. JPL · 10823
10825 Augusthermann 1993 SF4 August Hermann Francke (1663–1727), a German theologian and pedagogue. JPL · 10825
10827 Doikazunori 1993 TC3 azunori Doi (born 1952), a Japanese architect and amateur astronomer. JPL · 10827
10828 Tomjones 1993 TE5 Thomas D. Jones (born 1955), a planetary scientist. JPL · 10828
10829 Matsuobasho 1993 UU Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), a master of the Haikai poetry of the early Edo period, was born in Ueno in Iga Province (the present Iga City in Mie prefecture). He established a distinct Haikai style called Shofu based on the essence of the Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi JPL · 10829
10830 Desforges 1993 UT6 Jacques Desforges (1723–1791), a French priest at Etampes. JPL · 10830
10831 Takamagahara 1993 VM2 Takamagahara was the heaven that appears in Japanese ancient myth. The place was ruled by the goddess Amaterasu. JPL · 10831
10832 Hazamashigetomi 1993 VN2 Hazama Shigetomi (1756–1816), an astronomer in the Japanese Edo period who studied positional astronomy. JPL · 10832
10834 Zembsch-Schreve 1993 VU5 Guido Zembsch-Schreve, Dutch secret agent working for SOE who was active in occupied France in World War II and survived Buchenwald concentration camp MPC · 10834
10835 Fröbel 1993 VB8 Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel (1782–1852), a Thuringian pedagogue. JPL · 10835
10837 Yuyakekoyake 1994 EJ1 Yuyakekoyake, Japanese popular nursery rhyme JPL · 10837
10838 Lebon 1994 EH7 Gustave Le Bon (1841–1931), a French social psychologist. JPL · 10838
10839 Hufeland 1994 GY9 Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, German physician. JPL · 10839
10841 Ericforbes 1994 PP1 Eric Gray Forbes (1933–1984), a professor and director of the History of Medicine and Science Unit at Edinburgh University. JPL · 10841
10847 Koch 1995 AV4 Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch, German physician and Nobelist. JPL · 10847
10850 Denso 1995 BU4 Denso Corporation, for which the discoverer worked for eight years as an electrical engineer, is the largest manufacturer of automobile parts in Japan. JPL · 10850
10853 Aimoto 1995 CW Minoru Aimoto (born 1965), a senior researcher at Saji Observatory, is in charge of astronomical exhibitions and astronomical lectures for visitors to the observatory. His other pursuits include mainly photography of deep space, comets, etc., using a 1.03-m telescope and a wide-field telescope JPL · 10853
10856 Bechstein 1995 EG8 Carl Bechstein (1826–1900), born in the Thuringian town of Gotha, founded a piano factory in Berlin in 1853. His instruments were used by Liszt, Bülow, Rubinstein and Wagner. Branches of his factory in London, Paris and St. Petersburg testify to the esteem in which Bechstein's instruments are held. JPL · 10856
10857 Blüthner 1995 EZ8 Julius Blüthner (1824–1910) founded a piano factory in Leipzig in 1853. His instruments found high recognition because of their sonority, tone color and several technical innovations. The name Blüthner inspired friends of music around the world. Despite the elements of mass production, every piano remained a work of art. JPL · 10857
10861 Ciske 1995 MG1 Ciske Staring, member of the Dutch resistance in World War II MPC · 10861
10863 Oye 1995 QJ3 Jacob and Martha Oye are the grandparents of Paul Kervin, AMOS technical director. JPL · 10863
10864 Yamagatashi 1995 QS3 The city of Yamagata, in the center of Yamagata prefecture. JPL · 10864
10865 Thelmaruby 1995 SO33 Thelma Ruby, British actress and playwright. JPL · 10865
10866 Peru 1996 NB4 Peru, on the west coast of South America, is dominated by the great Andes mountain ranges, and it extends east to include the headwaters of the Amazon river. JPL · 10866
10867 Lima 1996 NX4 Lima, Peru. JPL · 10867
10870 Gwendolen 1996 SY4 Mary Gwendolen Ellery Read Aikman, the discoverer's mother MPC · 10870
10872 Vaculík 1996 TJ9 Ludvík Vaculík, Czech writer and journalist MPC · 10872
10874 Locatelli 1996 TN19 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer MPC · 10874
10875 Veracini 1996 TG28 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian violinist and composer MPC · 10875
10877 Jiangnan Tianchi 1996 UR Jiang Nan Tian Chi, at high altitude and unaffected by artificial lights, is one of the best observing stations in eastern China. The name was suggested by T. Chen JPL · 10877
10878 Moriyama 1996 VV Moriyama, a city on east side of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, in Shiga Prefecture. JPL · 10878
10880 Kaguya 1996 VN4 SELENE, a lunar explorer developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), nicknamed Kaguya after a Japanese folktale character JPL · 10880
10882 Shinonaga 1996 VG5 Kouji Shinonaga (born 1952), the director of Kamagari Observatory since 1991. JPL · 10882
10884 Tsuboimasaki 1996 VD9 Masaki Tsuboi (born 1954), the president of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society and a leader of the amateur astronomy community in western Japan. JPL · 10884
10885 Horimasato 1996 VE9 Masato Hori (born 1957), a specialist in civil engineering and a member of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society. JPL · 10885
10886 Mitsuroohba 1996 VR30 Mitsuro Ohba, Japanese polar adventurer. JPL · 10886
10888 Yamatano-orochi 1996 XT30 Yamatano-orochi is a giant snake appearing in Japanese ancient mythology. The snake had eight heads and eight tails and was long enough to cover eight valleys and eight peaks. It was defeated by the god Susanoo-no-mikoto. JPL · 10888
10891 Fink 1997 QR3 Uwe Fink (born 1939), at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, has made major contributions in the fields of planetary atmospheres, the surface composition of small bodies, reflection spectra, absorption coefficients of ices and cometary coma production rates. JPL · 10891
10894 Nakai 1997 SE30 R. Carlos Nakai, musician and cultural anthropologist of Navajo-Ute descent MPC · 10894
10895 Aynrand 1997 TC18 Ayn Rand (1905–1982), Russian-born philosopher and writer, emigrated to the United States at age 21. She was the author of several novels and books, of which The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) are best known. The discoverer also named his observatory as a tribute to her. JPL · 10895
10900 Folkner 1997 WF21 William Folkner (born 1956), a principal scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a recognized authority on the planetary ephemerides. He continually improves the orbital positions of all the planets using a wide variety of ground-based and space-based observations JPL · 10900


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10907 Savalle 1997 XG5 Renaud Savalle (born 1971), astronomical software programmer. JPL · 10907
10908 Kallestroetzel 1997 XH9 Karl-Heinz Stroetzel (born 1935), at the DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration, was a major contributor to the development and construction of the CCD cameras for the search programs at Caussols, Kvistaberg and Asiago. JPL · 10908
10914 Tucker 1997 YQ14 Roy Tucker (born 1951), an instrumentalist at Kitt Peak National Observatory, is owner and chief observer of southern Arizona's Goodricke-Pigott Observatory. JPL · 10914
10916 Okina-Ouna 1997 YB17 Okina and Ouna are the two small lunar explorers developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. They were separated from the main orbiter of the lunar explorer "KAGUYA (SELENE)" in Oct. 2007. Okina and Ouna are also the foster parents of Kaguya in the old Japanese story Kaguya-hime JPL · 10916
10918 Kodaly 1998 AS1 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer[4] and MPC · 10918
10919 Pepíkzicha 1998 AQ8 Josef Zicha (born 1939) was the head engineer for the 2-m telescope at Ondřejov. JPL · 10919
10921 Romanozen 1998 BC2 Romano Zen (born 1946) is famous in Italy and abroad for his high-quality optical instruments. JPL · 10921
10924 Mariagriffin 1998 BU25 Maria Anna Griffin, wife of the discoverer* MPC · 10924
10925 Ventoux 1998 BK30 Mont Ventoux, France* MPC · 10925
10927 Vaucluse 1998 BB42 Vaucluse, France* MPC · 10927
10928 Caprara 1998 BW43 Giovanni Caprara (born 1948) is science and space editor of Il Corriere della Sera, the most authoritative newspaper in Italy. JPL · 10928
10929 Chenfangyun 1998 CF1 Fangyun Chen (born 1916), an initiative contributor of the research on radio electronics in China. JPL · 10929
10930 Jinyong 1998 CR2 Jinyong (pen-name of Louis Cha), Chinese writer JPL · 10930
10931 Ceccano 1998 DA Ceccano, where the discovery observations of this minor planet were made, is a small city, some 90 km southeast of Rome. JPL · 10931
10932 Rebentrost 1998 DL1 David Rebentrost (1614–1703), a vicar, doctor and herbalist in Drebach. JPL · 10932
10934 Pauldelvaux 1998 DN34 Paul Delvaux, Belgian artist* MPC · 10934
10937 Ferris 1998 QW54 Timothy Ferris, science writer, or William D. Ferris,[citation needed] American amateur astronomer* MPC · 10937
10938 Lorenzalevy 1998 SW60 Lorenza Levy (born 1976), an observer for LONEOS since mid–1999. JPL · 10938
10943 Brunier 1999 FY6 Serge Brunier (born 1958), a reporter and editor -in-chief of Ciel et Espace magazine and wrote several articles on the world's observatories. JPL · 10943
10947 Kaiserstuhl 2061 P-L Kaiserstuhl, German hill chain* MPC · 10947
10948 Odenwald 2207 P-L Odenwald, German mountain chain* MPC · 10948
10949 Königstuhl 3066 P-L The Königstuhl, second highest mountain of the Odenwald range of Germany, site of the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl and the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie JPL · 10949
10950 Albertjansen 4049 P-L Albert Jansen, Dutch first director of the Hague Planetarium, later active as an amateur astronomer in South Africa JPL · 10950
10951 Spessart 4050 P-L Spessart, German hill chain* MPC · 10951
10952 Vogelsberg 4152 P-L Vogelsberg, German mountain chain* MPC · 10952
10953 Gerdatschira 4276 P-L Gerda Tschira, German founder and director of the Carl Bosch museum, Heidelberg JPL · 10953
10954 Spiegel 4545 P-L Beate Spiegel, German head of the office of the Klaus Tschira Foundation JPL · 10954
10955 Harig 5011 P-L Ludwig Harig, German writer JPL · 10955
10956 Vosges 5023 P-L The Vosges, mountain range* MPC · 10956
10957 Alps 6068 P-L The Alps, mountain range* MPC · 10957
10958 Mont Blanc 6188 P-L Mont Blanc, European mountain* MPC · 10958
10959 Appennino 6579 P-L Apennine Mountains of Italy* MPC · 10959
10960 Gran Sasso 6580 P-L Gran Sasso mountain, or the Gran Sasso National Park, Italy* MPC · 10960
10961 Buysballot 6809 P-L C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Dutch meteorologist, founder of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute MPC · 10961
10962 Sonnenborgh 9530 P-L Sonnenborgh Observatory founded in 1853 at Utrecht and the first home of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute MPC · 10962
10963 van der Brugge 2088 T-1 Aad van der Brugge, member and board member of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde (Royal Netherlands Meteorological and Astronomical Society) MPC · 10963
10964 Degraaff 3216 T-1 Willem de Graaff, Dutch astronomer and public lecturer JPL · 10964
10965 van Leverink 3297 T-1 Simon van Leverink, member of the Working Group on Meteors of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological and Astronomical Society MPC · 10965
10966 van der Hucht 3308 T-1 Karel A. van der Hucht, Dutch astronomer, appointed IAU Assistant General Secretary in 2003 JPL · 10966
10967 Billallen 4349 T-1 William H. Allen, New-Zealand electrical engineer and amateur astronomer JPL · 10967
10968 Sterken 4393 T-1 Christiaan Leo Sterken, Belgian astronomer, Research Director of the Belgian Fund For Scientific Research, and co-founder of the Journal of Astronomical Data JPL · 10968
10969 Perryman 4827 T-1 Michael Perryman, Dutch project scientist of the HIPPARCOS and GAIA missions of the European Space Agency JPL · 10969
10970 de Zeeuw 1079 T-2 Pieter Timotheus (Tim) de Zeeuw, husband of Ewine Fleur van Dishoeck and Dutch astrophysicist, director of Sterrewacht Leiden (Leiden Observatory) and of the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy (NOVA) JPL · 10970
10971 van Dishoeck 1179 T-2 Ewine Fleur van Dishoeck, Dutch astronomer, director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics at Sterrewacht Leiden (Leiden Observatory), holder of a Dutch Spinoza award JPL · 10971
10972 Merbold 1188 T-2 Ulf Merbold, German physicist, first European astronaut to perform research on board the European Space Agency's Spacelab JPL · 10972
10973 Thomasreiter 1210 T-2 Thomas Reiter, German test-pilot, first European astronaut to fly long-duration space missions on board the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station JPL · 10973
10974 Carolalbert 2225 T-2 Carol (Handahl) and Albert O. Grender, are aunt and uncle of and godparents to D. W. E. Green, who made the identifications involving this object. The Grenders, interested in astronomy since their college days, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2002. JPL · 10974
10975 Schelderode 2246 T-2 Schelderode is an agrarian village founded in the tenth century and located along the river Schelde in Flanders, Belgium. It has been the workplace and residence of Belgian astronomer Christiaan Sterken for more than three decades JPL · 10975
10976 Wubbena 2287 T-2 Eltjo Wubbena (born 1947) was president of the NVWS, the Dutch popular-astronomy society, from 1975 to 1985. He observed variable stars for many years and promoted international contacts between amateur astronomers. Name suggested by H. van Woerden and A. van de Brugge JPL · 10976
10977 Mathlener 3177 T-2 Edwin Mathlener, Dutch astronomy amateur, director of Dutch astronomy information center "De Koepel" and editor of its magazine "Zenit" and almanac "Sterrengids". JPL · 10977
10978 Bärbchen 4095 T-2 Bärbchen was the pet name of Barbara Börngen (1934–2010) who always supported the activities of her husband at the Tautenburg Observatory. JPL · 10978
10979 Fristephenson 4171 T-2 Francis Richard Stephenson, British historian of astronomy JPL · 10979
10980 Breimer 4294 T-2 Douwe Breimer, Dutch pharmaceutical scientist, Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University JPL · 10980
10981 Fransaris 1148 T-3 Frans Saris, Dutch atomic and molecular physicist, Dean of Sciences at Leiden University JPL · 10981
10982 Poerink 2672 T-3 Urijan Poerink, Dutch meteor researcher JPL · 10982
10983 Smolders 3196 T-3 Petrus L. L. Smolders, Dutch scientist, writer and journalist, spaceflight and astronomy popularizer JPL · 10983
10984 Gispen 3507 T-3 Willem Hendrik Gispen, Dutch neuroscientist, rector of Utrecht University 2001–2007, who contributed to the establishment of the Museum Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh (Sonnenborgh museum and observatory) JPL · 10984
10985 Feast 4017 T-3 Michael Feast, South African astronomer JPL · 10985
10986 Govert 4313 T-3 Govert Schilling, Dutch amateur astronomer and science writer, journalist, and astronomy popularizer. JPL · 10986
10988 Feinstein 1968 OL Alejandro Feinstein Argentinian astronomer, cofounder of the Asociación Argentina de Astronomía (Argentinian Astronomical Association) JPL · 10988
10989 Dolios 1973 SL1 Dolios, the faithful servant of Laërtes at Ithaca. JPL · 10989
10990 Okunev 1973 SF6 German Okunev, Russian composer, 1931–1973* MPC · 10990
10991 Dulov 1974 RY1 Professor Viktor Georgievich Dulov (1929–2001) was known for his work in theoretical gas dynamics and applied mathematics. JPL · 10991
10992 Veryuslaviya 1974 SF the three members of the Chubenko family: Vera Ivanovna (born 1951) and her sons Vyacheslav (born 1973), an astronomer and fanciful writer, and Yury (born 1978), a journalist who made a great contribution to the social rehabilitation of children and people with specific physical facilities JPL · 10992
10996 Armandspitz 1978 NX7 Armand Neustadter Spitz (1904–1971), who began to publicize astronomy at the Fels Planetarium and other locations in Pennsylvania during the 1930s, is renowned for his invention of a low-cost planetarium in early models of which the star images are projected by means of holes drilled in dodecahedral plastic panels JPL · 10996
10997 Gahm 1978 RX7 Gösta Gahm, Swedish astronomer MPC · 10997


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