Meanings of minor planet names: 115001–116000

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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. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings marked with or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.

115001–115100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
115051 Safaeinili 2003 RC6 Ali Safaeinili, radar scientist and electrical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL · 115051
115058 Tassantal 2003 RH8 Antal Tass, Hungarian astronomer, and director of Konkoly Obszervatórium (Konkoly Observatory) in 1916–1936 JPL · 115058
115059 Nagykároly 2003 RJ8 Károly Nagy, Hungarian astronomer, mathematician, chemist and politician JPL · 115059

115101–115200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

115201–115300[edit]

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115254 Fényi 2003 SF158 Gyula Fényi, Hungarian Jesuit and astronomer JPL · 115254

115301–115400[edit]

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115312 Whither 2003 SP215 Whitney and Heather Young, granddaughters of the discoverer JPL · 115312
115326 Wehinger 2003 SC221 Peter A. Wehinger, American astronomer, and development officer for the Giant Magellan Telescope JPL · 115326
115331 Shrylmiles 2003 SL224 Shryl Miles, American campaigner against light pollution JPL · 115331

115401–115500[edit]

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115434 Kellyfast 2003 TU2 Kelly E. Fast (born 1968), a program scientist for the MAVEN spacecraft at NASA. JPL · 115434
115449 Robson 2003 TG10 Monty Robson, American founder and current director of the John J. McCarthy Observatory JPL · 115449
115477 Brantanica 2003 UK8 Brandon and Brittany Danielson and Monica Rahn, grandchildren of the discoverer JPL · 115477

115501–115600[edit]

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115561 Frankherbert 2003 UF80 Frank Herbert, 20th-century American writer, best remembered for Dune JPL · 115561

115601–115700[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

115701–115800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

115801–115900[edit]

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115801 Punahou 2003 UW236 Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii JPL · 115801
115885 Ganz 2003 VL1 Ábrahám Ganz, Swiss-Hungarian technical engineer JPL · 115885
115891 Scottmichael 2003 VW2 Scott and Michael Young, grandsons of the discoverer JPL · 115891

115901–116000[edit]

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115950 Kocherpeter 2003 WT33 Peter Kocher, Swiss amateur astronomer JPL · 115950

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
114,001–115,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 115,001–116,000
Succeeded by
116,001–117,000