Meanings of minor planet names: 159001–160000

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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

159001–159100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
159011 Radomyshl 2004 TX13 Radomyshl, Ukraine JPL · 159011
159013 Kyleturner 2004 TC21 In memory of Kyle Walter Turner, of Missouri City, TX JPL · 159013

159101–159200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
159164 La Cañada 2005 JC22 Observatorio de La Cañada (La Cañada Observatory), Ávila, Spain, the discovery site JPL · 159164
159181 Berdychiv 2005 US12 Berdychiv, second most populous city in the Zhytomyr region in the northwest of Ukraine. JPL · 159181

159201–159300[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
159215 Apan 2005 WS59 APAN, an amateur astronomical association from Novara, Italy (Italian: Associazione Provinciale Astrofili Novaresi), that oversees the Suno Observatory, where this minor planet was discovered JPL · 159215

159301–159400[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
159351 Leonpascal 2007 EB10 Leon Pascal Kocher, grandchild of the discoverer JPL · 159351

159401–159500[edit]

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159409 Ratte 1999 OJ Étienne-Hyacinthe de Ratte (1722–1805), French astronomer and mathematician from Montpellier JPL · 159409

159501–159600[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

159601–159700[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
159629 Brunszvik 2002 BT31 Countess Teréz Brunszvik, the founder of the first nursery school in Hungary JPL · 159629

159701–159800[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
159743 Kluk 2003 FW1 Kluk, Czech hill near Kleť mountain, peak of the second ridge of the Blanský les massif JPL · 159743
159776 Eduardoröhl 2003 JR17 Eduardo Röhl, Venezuelan scientist, humanist and entrepreneur JPL · 159776
159778 Bobshelton 2003 MZ1 Robert Shelton, nineteenth president of the University of Arizona, chaired the Keck Telescope Board from 1997 to 2000, important contributor to the success of the SOAR Telescope in Chile and the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) facility in South Africa JPL · 159778
159799 Kralice 2003 RF14 Kralice nad Oslavou village is known for the printing house of the Unity of the Brethren (1578–1620) JPL · 159799

159801–159900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
159814 Saguaro 2003 SS217 The Saguaro National Park located in a desert landscape to the east and west of Tucson protects the majestic giant saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) as well as other cacti. The giant saguaro is the supreme symbol of the American Southwest. JPL · 159814
159826 Knapp 2003 SF331 Gillian (Jill) Knapp, Anglo-American astronomer and a Founding Mother of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 159826
159827 Keithmullen 2003 TD2 Keith Mullen, American vice president of the Huachuca Astronomy Club of Sierra Vista, Arizona (see also 133753 Teresamullen) JPL · 159827
159865 Silvialonso 2004 PX66 Silvia Alonso Perez, teacher of astrometry to many Spanish amateur astronomers JPL · 159865

159901–160000[edit]

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159974 Badacsony 2006 BD141 Badacsony is the name of a region on the north shore of Lake Balaton in western Hungary JPL · 159974

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
158,001–159,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 159,001–160,000
Succeeded by
160,001–161,000