Meanings of minor planet names: 140,001–150,000

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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 span of numbers 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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
140,001–141,000 [edit]
140038 Kurushima 2001 SN73 Kurushima Kaikyo is a 4-kilometer-wide strait between the islands of Shikoku and Oshima, Japan
140602 Berlind 2001 TU247 Andreas Berlind, American astronomer
140620 Raoulwallenberg 2001 UN10 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish humanitarian
140628 Klaipeda 2001 UM14 Klaipeda, third largest city in Lithuania
140980 Blanton 2001 VQ132 Michael Blanton, American astronomer
141,001–142,000 [edit]
141414 Bochanski 2002 AK205 John Bochanski, American astronomer
141496 Bartkevicius 2002 ED13 Antanas Bartkevičius, Lithuanian astronomer
142,001–143,000 [edit]
142014 Neirinck 2002 PA168 Pierre Neirinck, French-British head of the Satellite Orbits Group at Appleton Laboratory in the UK during the 1970s
142020 Xinghaishiyan 2002 PH178 Xinghaishiyan, motto of The Suzhou Industry Park Xinghai Experimental Senior School, meaning "All stars shine brilliantly; All rivers flow to the Sea" and an educational philosophy "to make everyone a star". Xing means "star", hai means "sea", and shiyan means "experimental"
142084 Jamesdaniel 2002 QU47 James and Daniel Sealy, sons of Robert and Hazel Sealy, friends of the discoverer (see 147397 Bobhazel)
142091 Omerblaes 2002 QW52 Omer Michael Blaes (b. 1961), an astrophysicist at the University of California Santa Barbara.
142106 Nengshun 2002 QZ83 Ye Nengshun, a great-grandfather of the discoverer
142275 Simonyi 2002 RQ117 Károly Simonyi (1916–2001), a professor of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Budapest.
142368 Majden 2002 RH233 Edward ("Ed") Majden, Canadian amateur astronomer, , recorder of meteor spectra, co-discoverer of two near-earth asteroids, associate member of the Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee, and winner of the 2006 Chant Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

142369 Johnhodges 2002 RE234 John V. Hodges, active member and later observatory director of the Regina Astronomical Society
142408 Trebur 2002 SU27 Trebur, Germany, home of the Michael Adrian Observatorium, the discovery site
142562 Graetz 2002 TL69 Paul Graetz, German Army officer, the first person to cross southern Africa by automobile (1907–1909)
142752 Boroski 2002 TD312 William Boroski, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142753 Briegel 2002 TG316 Charlie Briegel, American computer scientist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142754 Brunner 2002 TR317 Robert Brunner, American astrophysicist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142755 Castander 2002 TA318 Francisco J. Castander, Spanish astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142756 Chiu 2002 TF319 Kuenley Chiu, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142757 Collinge 2002 TS335 Matthew Collinge, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142758 Connolly 2002 TH358 Andy Connolly, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142759 Covey 2002 TQ358 Kevin Covey, American astronomer at Lowell Observatory and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142760 Csabai 2002 TN361 Istvan Csabai, Hungarian physicist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
142822 Czarapata 2002 US65 Paul Czarapata, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
143,001–144,000 [edit]
143048 Margaretpenston 2002 VR132 Margaret Penston, the past president of the U.K. Society for Popular Astronomy
143579 Dérimiksa 2003 FE7 Miksa Déri (1854–1938), a Hungarian electrical engineer.
143622 Robertbloch 2003 HG Robert Bloch, 20th-century Swiss art, literature and music benefactor, founder of the "Fondation Anne et Robert Bloch"
143641 Sapello 2003 NK5 Sapello, New Mexico
144,001–145,000 [edit]
144096 Wiesendangen 2004 BV58 Wiesendangen, Switzerland, home of the discoverer and his family
144303 Mirellabreschi 2004 DD7 Mirella Breschi, Italian wife of the second discoverer
144333 Marcinkiewicz 2004 DT25 Ekhard Marcinkiewicz, Austrian amateur solar astronomer
144496 Reingard 2004 EZ66 Reingard Apitzsch, German wife of the discoverer
144552 Jackiesue 2004 FS4 Jackie Sue, wife of Robert Holmes and is active in the business component of the Astronomical Research Institute
144633 Georgecarroll 2004 FH80 George Carroll, 20th-century American builder of precision instruments, heliostats, and telescopes
144692 Katemary 2004 GC Katelyn Anne Marie Young, granddaughter of the discoverer
144752 Plunge 2004 HK Plunge, Lithuania, native town of Elena Petreikytė-Černienė, former teacher of astronomy and wife of the first discoverer
144769 Zachariassen 2004 HO20 Rayan Zachariassen (b. 1963), a Canadian computer scientist.
144907 Whitehorne 2004 YS3 Mary Lou Whitehorne, Canadian second vice-president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)
145,001–146,000 [edit]
145062 Hashikami 2005 GS22 Hashikami, the hometown of the father of the discoverer
145075 Zipernowsky 2005 GV33 Károly Zipernowsky (1853–1942), a Hungarian electrical engineer and a pioneer of AC technologies.[MPC 86715]
145445 Le Floch 2005 RS Jean-Christophe Le Floch, French amateur astronomer
145475 Rehoboth 2005 TP52 Rehoboth Christian School, New Mexico, whose campus is the site of the Calvin-Rehoboth Robotic Observatory (the discovery site)
145523 Lulin 2006 EM67 Lulin mountain, Taiwan, where the discovery site (the National Central University Lu-Lin Observatory) is located
145534 Jhongda 2006 GJ Jhongda, in Mandarin Chinese an abbreviation for "Central University", which built and operates the discovery site (the National Central University Lu-Lin Observatory)
145545 Wensayling 2006 KA39 Sayling Wen, 20th-century Chinese educator and promoter for social work
145546 Suiqizhong 2006 KU67 Guangzhou (Sui) No. 7 (qi) Middle (zhong) School, where the first discoverer studied in 2003–2006
145558 Raiatea 2006 OR Raiatea, French Polynesia, the first of the Polynesian islands to be inhabited
145559 Didiermüller 2006 OO1 Didier Müller (b. 1967) is a math and computer science teacher, who has written several books on science popularization.
145562 Zurbriggen 2006 OY6 Bernard Zurbriggen, Swiss emeritus professor of natural science, director of the Observatoire Robert-A. Naef, the discovery site
145566 Andreasphilipp 2006 ON10 Andreas Philipp, German amateur astronomer and founder of the Schurwaldsternwarte in Aichwald
145588 Sudongpo 2006 PQ17 Su Shi, also known by his literary name Dongpo ("Eastern Slope"), was a giant among writers and calligraphers, composing about 4000 poems, 340 cis (rhymed verses) and countless prose
145709 Rocknowar 1981 SK9 "Rock No War", an international association of volunteers based in Formigine in 1998
145732 Kanmon 1995 DH1 Kanmon Kaikyo is a 600-meter-wide strait between two main islands of Japan, Honshu and Kyushu
145768 Petiška 1997 PT2 Eduard Petiška, 20th-century Czech poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright and translator
145820 Valeromeo 1998 TL7 Valentina Romeo, Italian singer and friend of the discoverer
146,001–147,000 [edit]
146268 Jennipolakis 2001 DQ Jennifer Polakis, American amateur astronomer, eclipse chaser and popularizer of astronomy
147,001–148,000 [edit]
147397 Bobhazel 2003 FO7 Robert and Hazel Sealy, American founders of the Seaside Amateur Astronomers of Seaside, Oregon, and friends of the discoverer
147421 Gárdonyi 2003 GG Géza Gárdonyi, Hungarian writer and journalist
147595 Gojkomitić 2004 GE20 Gojko Mitic´, Serbian actor and stuntman
147693 Piccioni 2005 CQ77 Giuseppe Piccioni, Italian astronomer
147736 Raxavinic 2005 NC1 Airline pilot trainee Rapha, experimental physicist Xavier and software engineer Vince, are the sons of the discoverer and his wife Nicole "Nicnac" Bosmans, a secretary at Brussels University
147766 Elisatoffoli 2005 QB39 Elisa Toffoli (b. 1977), an Italian singer-songwriter.
147918 Chiayi 2006 UU214 Chiayi county, Taiwan, where Lulin Observatory is located
147971 Nametoko 1994 WF Part of the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park, Nametoko Ravine is located in the south of Ehime prefecture, Japan
148,001–149,000 [edit]
148081 Sunjiadong 1999 AW23 Sun Jiadong, aerospace-technologist-academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
148384 Dalcanton 2000 SV373 Julianne Dalcanton, American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
148604 Shobbrook 2001 RO63 John Shobbrook is a friend and loyal supporter of the Rose-Hulman Oakley Observatory
148707 Dodelson 2001 SC353 Scott Dodelson, American physicist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
148780 Altjira 2001 UQ18 Altjira, central god of the Dreamtime according to the mythology of the Arrernte of central Australia, who created the Earth and then retired to the sky
149,001–150,000 [edit]
149243 Dorothynorton 2002 RL239 Dorothy S. Norton, scientific illustrator specializing in astronomy, geology and paleontology
149244 Kriegh 2002 RZ240 James D. Kriegh, American civil engineering professor and meteorite hunter
149528 Simónrodríguez 2003 FD129 Simón Rodríguez, 18th-19th-century Venezuelan pedagogue and philosopher, teacher and mentor of Simón Bolivar, The Liberator
149573 Mamorudoi 2003 YK180 Mamoru Doi, Japanese astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
149728 Klostermann 2004 KR1 Karel Klostermann, 19th-20th-century Czech-German writer, author of novels and short stories
149865 Michelhernandez 2005 QS88 Michel Hernandez, French amateur astronomer
149884 Radebeul 2005 RD9 Radebeul, Saxony, Germany, home to the Sternwarte "Adolph Diesterweg" Radebeul (Radebeul "Adolph Diesterweg" Public Observatory), where this minor planet was discovered
149951 Hildakowalski 2005 TL14 Hildegard Kowalski (b 1927), the mother of the discoverer. [MPC 84382]
149955 Maron 2005 TK49 Maron is the childhood nickname of Marion Lorenz, the discoverer's wife and a committed teacher of sports and geography
149968 Trondal 2005 TF152 Odd Trondal, a member of the Norwegian Astronomical Society since 1968, was elected a Member of Honour in 2003

Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 140,001–141,000
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