Meanings of minor planet names: 130,001–140,000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
130,001–131,000 [edit]
130078 Taschner 1999 WH2 Rudolf Taschner, professor of mathematics at the Technical University of Vienna
131,001–132,000 [edit]
131186 Pauluckas 2001 DS Paul Luckas, Australian amateur astronomer, supernova and minor planet hunter
131245 Bakich 2001 FF1 Michael E. Bakich, American historian of astronomy, author, and senior editor of Astronomy
131762 Csonka 2002 AD11 János Csonka, 19th-20th-century Hungarian engineer, inventor of the first Hungarian gas engine and co-inventor of the carburetor with Donát Bánki (this minor planet was discovered on the 150th anniversary of his birth)
131763 Donátbánki 2002 AJ11 Donát Bánki, 19th-20th-century Hungarian mechanical engineer, co-inventor, with János Csonka, of the carburetor in 1893
132,001–133,000 [edit]
132005 Scottmcgregor 2002 CN99 Scott A. McGregor (b. 1956), Broadcom CEO and Founding Chair of the Broadcom Foundation, championed the Broadcom MASTERS, a program of Society for Science and the Public, that inspires young people in middle schools throughout the world to meet the Grand Challenges as our future scientists and innovators.
132445 Gaertner 2002 GD178 Christian Gaertner, German craftsman, merchant, amateur astronomer, and astronomy populariser
132524 APL 2002 JF56 The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), developers of numerous space missions, including NEAR Shoemaker and many others
132661 Carlbaeker 2002 LO60 Carl Wilhelm Baeker, 19th century German watchmaker and amateur astronomer, discoverer and co-discoverer of six comets
132718 Kemény 2002 ON27 John George Kemeny (Kemény János György), 20th-century Hungarian-born American mathematician, co-developer of the BASIC programming language
132719 Lambey 2002 PF Bernard Lambey, French animator and popularizer of astronomy, co-founder of the Société astronomique de Montpellier (Astronomical Society of Montpellier)
132792 Scottsmith 2002 PB152 P. Scott Smith, American physics teacher, primarily responsible for inspiring the discoverer to become an astronomer
132798 Kürti 2002 PU167 Stefan Kürti, Slovakian amateur astronomer and minor planet discoverer
132820 Miskotte 2002 QX65 Koen Miskotte, Dutch confectioner and amateur astronomer, active within the Dutch Meteor Society
132824 Galamb 2002 QE79 József Galamb, Hungarian-born U.S. mechanical engineer
132825 Shizu-Mao 2002 QT85 Ye Mao (Shiqing), 13th-14th-century Chinese chief executive of Zibei County (now Wenchang City), Shizu ("earliest ancestor") of the discoverer
132874 Latinovits 2002 RV118 Zoltán Latinovits, 20th-century Hungarian actor (the minor planet was discovered on his 71st birth anniversary)
132904 Notkin 2002 RB237 Geoffrey Notkin, co-host of the popular Science Channel series Meteorite Men
133,001–134,000 [edit]
133007 Audreysimmons 2002 TB317 Audrey E. Simmons, American astronomer
133008 Snedden 2002 TU325 Stephanie Snedden, American astronomer
133009 Watters 2002 TT350 Shannon P. Watters, American astronomer
133161 Ruttkai 2003 QE31 Éva Ruttkai, Hungarian actress
133243 Essen 2003 RT1 Essen, in the German agglomeration "Ruhrgebiet", is the former center of German heavy industry
133250 Rubik 2003 RK8 Ernő Rubik, Hungarian architect and professor, internationally renowned for designing mechanical puzzles and games
133280 Bryleen 2003 SM17 Bryan and Eileen, son and daughter of the discoverer
133293 Andrushivka 2003 SA33 Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory, Zhytomyr, Ukraine, the discovery site (and its first discovery)
133296 Federicotosi 2003 SE36 Federico Tosi, Italian astronomer and space scientist
133404 Morogues 2003 SS170 Morogues, France, famous for its white wine "appellation Menetou-Salon", and also for being the apex of one of the triangles used by Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre in 1795 for the calculation of the meridian
133432 Sarahnoble 2003 SB202 Sarah K. Noble (b. 1975), a discipline scientist for the Planetary Science Division at NASA.
133527 Fredearly 2003 TZ Frederick and Pearl Young, paternal grandparents of the discoverer
133528 Ceragioli 2003 TC2 Roger Ceragioli, American optician and telescope maker (formerly scholar of classical studies specializing in ancient Greek ethno-astronomy)
133536 Alicewhagel 2003 TZ9 Alice Whagel (b. 1969) has worked tirelessly for many years assisting amateur and professional astronomers with their CCD cameras and related equipment.
133537 Mariomotta 2003 TL10 Mario Motta, a well-known cardiologist, amateur astronomer and telescope maker.
133552 Itting-Enke 2003 UJ4 Sonja Itting-Enke, Namibian founder of the Cuno Hoffmeister Memorial Observatory and astronomical educator
133716 Tomtourville 2003 UW251 Thomas Tourville (b. 1940) is a consulting member of the mechanical design team on the OTES instrument on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was the lead mechanical designer at Santa Barbara Research Center for both the TES and MiniTES.
133726 Gateswest 2003 UM269 Gates West (b. 1963) is the lead electronics engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emission Spectrometer instrument. With more than 20 years in the space industry, he has designed and tested electronics for a wide variety of earth-orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft.
133743 Robertwoodward 2003 WM Rob Woodward (b. 1967) is a Manufacturing Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Prior to joining the OTES team at ASU he was a Manufacturing Engineer and Cost Account Manager for space flight electronics with General Dynamics-AIS.
133747 Robertofurfaro 2003 WX3 Roberto Furfaro (b. 1971) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission on multiple roles. He has been involved as ground systems engineer, the Science Processing and Operations Center (SPOC) Systems Engineering Team Lead and the SPOC-Science Team Interface.
133753 Teresamullen 2003 WU25 Teresa Mullen, American member of the Huachuca Astronomy Club of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and wife of vice-president Keith Mullen (see 159827 Keithmullen)
133756 Carinajohnson 2003 WB36 Carina Johnson (b. 1985) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as an Image Processing Engineer at the University of Arizona.
133773 Lindsaykeller 2003 WQ84 Lindsay Keller (b. 1961) served on the OSIRIS-REx mission, leading the Carbonaceous Meteorite Working Group. He is a member of the sample analysis team and will investigate the atomic-scale mineralogy and chemistry of the returned samples using electron microscopy with emphasis on space weathering effects.
133774 Johnkidd 2003 WX88 John Kidd (b. 1989) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as a Science Processing and Operations Center Planning Engineer. John was responsible for the development of the MASC tool, which was used to assist in the autonomous planning of science observations.
133782 Saraknutson 2003 WY98 Sara Balram Knutson (b. 1987) worked on OSIRIS-REx mission as a Science Processing and Operations Center Operations Engineer. She contributed to SPOC strategic and tactical planning activities, including building science instrument sequences for execution on the spacecraft.
133814 Wenjengko 2003 WG170 Wenjeng Ko (b. 1955) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as the Science Processing and Operations Center Software Architect and Lead. He also worked on several of NASA’s Mars and Asteroid missions, including Mars 2001 Odyssey, Mars Polar Lander, Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous and Mars Observer.
133834 Erinmorton 2003 YX3 Erin Morton (b. 1975) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as the head of Communications and Public Engagement in the Principal Investigator’s Office.
133850 Heatherroper 2003 YN83 Heather Roper (b. 1993) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as a Graphic Designer at the University of Arizona.
133854 Wargetz 2003 YO149 Annie Wargetz (b. 1979) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as social media lead and then as the technical documentation specialist for the SPOC. Annie also worked in the Orion spacecraft program as a communications and outreach intern prior to the EFT-1 mission.
133889 Nicholasmills 2004 QD9 Nicholas Ock-dan Mills (b. 1983) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as a software engineer. He also worked as an intern on the Dawn mission as a Ground Data Systems Engineer.
133891 Jaesubhong 2004 QY20 Jaesub Hong (b. 1969) is an astronomer at the Harvard College Observatory serving as the lead scientist for the calibration and image reconstruction performed by the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
133892 Benkhaldoun 2004 RN8 Zouhair Benkhaldoun, researcher in Cadi Ayyad University's department of physics in Marrakech, Morocco
134,001–135,000 [edit]
134003 Ingridgalinsky 2004 VD12 Ingrid Galinsky (b. 1962) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as the Science Processing and Operation Center Test Lead.
134008 Davidhammond 2004 VP21 Dave Hammond (b. 1983) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as the Science Processing Lead at the Science Processing and Operations Center.
134019 Nathanmogk 2004 VC59 Nathan Mogk (b. 1989) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as a systems engineer for the Science Processing and Operations Center. His previous planetary science work included making DTMs of Mars from HiRISE data and research on three-body-problem dynamics.
134028 Mikefitzgibbon 2004 VE77 Mike Fitzgibbon (b. 1962) worked on the OSIRIS-REx mission as an OCAMS Software Engineer and on Space Shuttle missions with the AIS, GLO and UVSTAR instruments, and a number of planetary missions including Mars Polar Lander, Mars Odyssey, Phoenix, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, MESSENGER and MSL.
134034 Bloomenthal 2004 WV7 H. Philip Bloomenthal (b. 1981) worked as a Systems Administrator at the University of Arizona Science Processing and Operations Center for the OSIRIS-REx mission. He helped keep the little green lights blinking.
134039 Stephaniebarnes 2004 XX8 Stephanie Barnes (b. 1984) was the SPOC Science Operations Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx mission.
134040 Beaubierhaus 2004 XP9 Beau Bierhaus (b. 1972) was the science team interface to the spacecraft design and development activities for the OSIRIS-REx mission.
134044 Chrisshinohara 2004 XA14 Chris Shinohara (b. 1965) was the Science Processing and Operations Center Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission at the University of Arizona. He also worked on the Phoenix and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter missions.
134050 Rebeccaghent 2004 XU25 Rebecca Ghent (b. 1971) is a Co-I on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She is also a Co-I for the Diviner thermal radiometer on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and has contributed to the body of knowledge of planetary impacts, regolith development and tectonics.
134063 Damianhammond 2004 XP50 Damian Hammond (b. 1972) was the Software Engineering Lead for OSIRIS-REx Telemetry Processing at the Science Processing and Operations Center, for the OSIRIS-REx mission.
134069 Miyo 2004 XP63 Miyo Itagaki, the discoverer's mother
134072 Sharonhooven 2004 XZ65 Sharon Hooven (b. 1958) was the Senior Business Manager for the OSIRIS-REx mission at the University of Arizona.
134081 Johnmarshall 2004 XY87 John Marshall (b. 1948) was the Asteroid Scientist - Regolith for the OSIRIS-REx mission.
134087 Symeonplatts 2004 XU103 Symeon Platts (b. 1991) was the Senior Videographer for the OSIRIS-REx Mission at the University of Arizona.
134088 Brettperkins 2004 XF104 Brett Perkins (b. 1967) is the Launch Site Integration Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Mission. He served in a similar capacity for the JUNO Jupiter mission and multiple TDRSS missions. During the Space Shuttle Program he served as a test engineer and a NASA Test Director for missions from 1990 through 2011.
134091 Jaysoncowley 2004 XU110 Jayson Cowley (b. 1959) is the United Launch Alliance Mission Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He has supported NASA with Titan- IV, Delta-II and Atlas-V launch services for the MAVEN, LDCM, WISE, STSS-D and Cassini missions.
134092 Lindaleematthias 2004 XD111 Linda Lee Matthias (b. 1968) is the KSC/LSP Contamination Control Engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Since 1988 she has supported over 70 successful Titan IV and NASA Launch Services Program Missions as the Planetary Protection and Contamination Control Engineer.
134099 Rexengelhardt 2004 XC125 Rex Engelhardt (b. 1959) is the KSC Launch Services Program Mission Manger for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. As a Mission Manager, he has led more than 10 missions since LSP was established in 1998. He supported many payload support jobs for NASA Kennedy Space Center and the Air Force.
134105 Josephfust 2004 XY145 Joseph Fust (b. 1958) is the United Launch Alliance spacecraft integration engineer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was the spacecraft integration engineer for the MAVEN mission to Mars. He also serves as spacecraft integrator for various United States Air Force and National Security missions.
134109 Britneyburch 2004 XN159 Britney Burch (b. 1982) is a structural dynamics analyst with the NASA Launch Services Program and is the primary loads analyst for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. She has previously served as an analyst with the Mars MAVEN mission and the Pegasus/IRIS mission.
134112 Jeremyralph 2004 XZ169 Jeremy Ralph (b. 1983) is the United Launch Alliance Flight Design Engineer for the Atlas V rocket, launching the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission to 101955 Bennu. He also assisted on the SDO, MSL and LDCM missions.
134124 Subirachs 2005 AM Josep Maria Subirachs, Catalan sculptor and painter
134127 Basher 2005 AK7 Benjamin Asher (b. 1990) is an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumnus and a member of the flight design team at a.i. solutions, Inc. in support of NASA’s Launch Services Program for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He is also a member of the flight design team in support of the TESS mission.
134130 Apáczai 2005 AP11 János Apáczai Csere, Hungarian polyglot and mathematician
134131 Skipowens 2005 AT11 Skip Owens (b. 1975) is the NASA LSP Integration Engineer for the OSIRISREx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He was also a LSP Flight Design Engineer for over a dozen NASA missions. Before starting with LSP in 2001, he worked spacecraft mission design at Goddard Spaceflight Center for the EO-1 and WMAP missions.
134138 Laurabayley 2005 AG30 Laura C. Bayley (b. 1988) is a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology responsible for test planning and assembly of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
134146 Pronoybiswas 2005 AL51 Pronoy K. Biswas (b. 1992) is a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology responsible for designing and implementing the avionics system for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
134150 Bralower 2005 AU57 Harrison L. Bralower (b. 1988) worked as a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he designed the detector assembly mount for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
134160 Pluis 2005 BE3 Pluis, nickname of Aina Vandenabeele, the discoverer's niece, who died of leukemia at six months of age (this minor planet is a tribute to all children with cancer)
134169 Davidcarte 2005 BO24 David B. Carte (b. 1991) worked as a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was responsible for the structural design and testing of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
134174 Jameschen 2005 CU9 Shuyi James Chen (b. 1988) worked as a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was the lead avionics and software engineer in the development of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
134178 Markchodas 2005 CR18 Mark A. Chodas (b. 1990) is a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working as the Lead Systems Engineer ensuring that all system

components meet science requirements for the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.

134180 Nirajinamdar 2005 CN22 Niraj K. Inamdar (b. 1986) worked as a student engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he conducted the preliminary performance modeling in the development of the student-built Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer aboard the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
134244 De Young 2006 AA4 Mike De Young, American teacher, who ran the Rehoboth Christian School observatory and is the local liaison for the Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Observatory
134329 Cycnos 2377 T-3 Cycnos, ally of Priam, son of Poseidon by a nymph, strangled by Achilles
134340 Pluto[4][5] Pluto, Roman god of the Underworld, similar to the Greek Hades (see also (134340) Pluto I Charon, (134340) Pluto II Nix, and (134340) Pluto III Hydra)
134346 Pinatubo 1991 PT2 Mount Pinatubo, active volcano on Luzon island in the Philippines
134348 Klemperer 1992 UX9 Victor Klemperer, German son of a rabbi, who kept a diary of life under the Nazi tyranny, starting in 1933
134402 Ieshimatoshiaki 1997 RG Toshiaki Ieshima, member of Matsue Astronomy Club
134419 Hippothous 1998 MV47 Hippothous, one of the sons of King Priam
135,001–136,000 [edit]
135069 Gagnereau 2001 PV28 Éric Gagnereau, French animator and popularizer of astronomy, co-founder of the Société astronomique de Montpellier (Astronomical Society of Montpellier) and of the Observatoire des Pises
135268 Haigneré 2001 SX115 Claudie and Jean-Pierre Haigneré, French astronauts (Claudie was born in Le Creusot, the discovery site)
135561 Tautvaisiene 2002 FK5 Gražina Tautvaišienė, Lithuanian astronomer, director of the Teorinės fizikos ir astronomijos institutas (Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy) in Vilnius since 2003
135799 Ráczmiklós 2002 RZ111 Miklós Rácz (b. 1947), a Hungarian physicist, the head of the technical department of the Konkoly Observatory between 2000 and 2011.
135978 Agüeros 2002 TD304 Marcel Agüeros, French-Puerto Rican astronomer
135979 Allam 2002 TZ368 Sahar Allam, Egyptian astronomer
135980 Scottanderson 2002 TG369 Scott F. Anderson, American astronomer
136,001–137,000 [edit]
136108 Haumea 2003 EL61 Haumea, Hawaiian goddess of childbirth and fertility, a personification of stone, and two of her daughters, Hiʻiaka and Namaka
136199 Eris 2003 UB313 Eris, goddess of discord, + and her daughter Dysnomia (Greek Δυσνομία, "lawlessness") ((136199) Eris I Dysnomia)
136367 Gierlinger 2004 EU11 Richard Gierlinger (b. 1967), an Austrian amateur astronomer and telescope builder.
136472 Makemake 2005 FY9 Makemake, creator deity of the people of Rapa Nui (Easter Island; the discovery team previously used the codename "Easterbunny" for this object)
136473 Bakosgáspár 2005 GB Gáspár Bakos, father of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network (HATNet)
136518 Opitz 2005 SF70 Nándor Opitz (1922–1995), a Hungarian engineer, aviator and the first Hungarian FAI Diamond Badge glider pilot.
136557 Neleus 5214 T-2 Neleus, husband to Chloris and father of the Greek Nestor, banished with his other children to Messina and later killed by Heracles
136666 Seidel 1995 SE The work of Cesky Krumlov photographers Josef Seidel (1859–1935) and his son Frantisek (1908–1997) depicts both people and places of the southeast part of Sumava
136743 Echigo 1995 WW1 Echigo, a name of an old administrative area in Japan.
136818 Selqet 1997 MW1 Selqet, ancient Egyptian goddess of magic, protector of the other gods from the destroyer, Apep
136824 Nonamikeiko 1997 RJ5 Keiko Nonami, member of Matsue Astronomy Club
137,001–138,000 [edit]
137039 Lisiguang 1998 UX31 Li Siguang, founder of and pioneer in modern Chinese geology
137052 Tjelvar 1998 VO33 Tjelvar, first inhabitant on Gotland
137066 Gellért-hegy 1998 WR8 Gellért-hegy is a 235-meter high hill on the shore of the Danube in Budapest.
137082 Maurobachini 1998 XE9 Mauro Bachini (b. 1959), an amateur astronomer who works at the Astronomical Observatory of Tavolaia, Santa Maria a Monte.
137165 Annis 1999 FP68 Jim Annis, American astronomer
137166 Netabahcall 1999 FS81 Neta Bahcall, Israeli-American astronomer
137217 Racah 1999 NH64 Giulio Racah, founder of physics in Israel
137632 Ramsauer 1999 WG2 Alfred Ramsauer (b. 1928) has been a member of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft since 1952.
138,001–139,000 [edit]
138221 Baldry 2000 EC207 Ivan Baldry, British astronomer
138445 Westenburger 2000 JF2 Carl-Heinz Westenburger, German painter, printmaker and conservationist
138979 Černice 2001 CM32 Černice is a small pleasant old South Bohemian village situated above the Vltava river
139,001–140,000 [edit]
139028 Haynald 2001 DL89 Lajos Haynald, 19th-century Hungarian cardinal and Archbishop of Kalocsa-Bács, botanist, patron of the sciences, who had the astronomical observatory (Haynald Obszervatórium) built in Kalocsa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Spahr, Timothy B. (2006-09-07). "MPEC 2006-R19 : EDITORIAL NOTICE". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2006-09-07. 
  5. ^ Shiga, David (2006-09-07). "Pluto added to official "minor planet" list". NewScientist. Retrieved 2006-09-08. 


Preceded by
120,001–130,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 130,001–131,000
Succeeded by
140,001–150,000