Meanings of minor planet names: 16001–17000

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

16001–16100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16002 Bertin 1999 AM24 Emmanuel Bertin, French astronomer JPL · 16002
16007 Kaasalainen 1999 BC11 Mikko Kaasalainen, Finnish astronomer* MPC · 16007
16012 Jamierubin 1999 CG19 Jamie Elyce Rubin, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16012
16013 Schmidgall 1999 CX38 Emma Rose Schmidgall, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16013
16014 Sinha 1999 CB47 Naveen Neil Sinha, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16014
16015 Snell 1999 CK47 Sabrina Curie Snell, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist and US Naval Observatory SEAP intern [4] MPC · 16015
16017 Street 1999 CX65 Ethan James Street, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16017
16019 Edwardsu 1999 CL69 Edward Joseph Su, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16019
16020 Tevelde 1999 CA76 Vera Louise te Velde, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16020
16021 Caseyvaughn 1999 CG81 Casey Ann Vaughn, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16021
16022 Wissnergross 1999 CJ86 Zachary Daniel Wissner-Gross, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16022
16023 Alisonyee 1999 CV93 Alison Kimberly Yee, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16023
16035 Sasandford 1999 FX32 Scott A. Sandford, American astronomer* MPC · 16035
16036 Moroz 1999 GV8 Vassili I. Moroz, Russian planetary scientist and astronomer MPC · 16036
16037 Sheehan 1999 GX8 William Sheehan, American psychiatrist, author, and amateur astronomer MPC · 16037
16039 Zeglin 1999 GH18 Scott Bailey Zeglin, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16039
16043 Yichenzhang 1999 GP23 Yi-Chen Zhang, 2003 Intel Science Talent Search finalist MPC · 16043
16044 Kurtbachmann 1999 GW24 Kurt Bachmann, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16044
16046 Gregnorman 1999 JK Greg Norman (born 1956), a professional golfer from Queensland, became the world's leading player several years running and was the winner of 86 tournaments, including two British opens. Nicknamed "The Shark", he is also a keen deep-sea fisherman. #content JPL MPC · 16046
16051 Bernero 1999 JF36 Bruce Bernero, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16051
16053 Brennan 1999 JA40 James Brennan, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16053
16059 Marybuda 1999 JV86 Mary Buda, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16059
16062 Buncher 1999 NR36 David Buncher, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16062
16064 Davidharvey 1999 RH27 David Harvey, a software engineer at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. JPL · 16064
16065 Borel 1999 RE35 Félix Édouard Justin Émile Borel, French mathematician* MPC · 16065
16066 Richardbressler 1999 RN39 Richard Main Bressler (born 1930), an American business leader and innovator, as well as a philanthropist, who has supported numerous worthy causes in science, education and the arts. JPL · 16066
16068 Citron 1999 RN86 Jerry Citron, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16068
16069 Marshafolger 1999 RS95 Marsha Folger, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16069
16073 Gaskin 1999 RK129 Regina Gaskin, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16073
16074 Georgekaplan 1999 RR129 George H. Kaplan, American astronomer [4] mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16074
16075 Meglass 1999 RL130 Mary Elizabeth Glass, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16075
16076 Barryhaase 1999 RV131 Barry Haase, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16076
16077 Arayhamilton 1999 RK157 A. Ray Hamilton, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16077
16078 Carolhersh 1999 RG177 Carol Hersh, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16078
16079 Imada 1999 RP181 Keith Imada, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16079
16083 Jorvik 1999 TH12 Jorvik, ninth-century Viking settlement that later became York MPC · 16083
16085 Laffan 1999 TM27 John Laffan, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16085
16089 Lamb 1999 TG147 William Lamb, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16089
16090 Lukaszewski 1999 TN147 Angela Lukaszewski, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16090
16091 Malchiodi 1999 TO152 Beth Malchiodi, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16091
16094 Scottmccord 1999 TQ222 Scott McCord, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16094

16101–16200[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16101 Notskas 1999 VA36 Chrysi Notskas, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16101
16102 Barshannon 1999 VT68 Barbara Shannon, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16102
16103 Lorsolomon 1999 VU81 Lorraine Solomon, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16103
16104 Stesullivan 1999 VT177 Stephen Sullivan, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16104
16105 Marksaunders 1999 VL211 Mark Saunders, director of the Exploration Systems and Space Operations Technology Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center MPC · 16105
16106 Carmagnola 1999 VW212 Carmagnola, Italy MPC · 16106
16107 Chanmugam 1999 WQ2 Ganesar Chanmugam, Sri Lankan-born American astrophysicist* MPC · 16107
16110 Paganetti 1999 WU8 Mariarosa Paganetti, mother of the discoverer MPC · 16110
16112 Vitaris 1999 XK13 Bethany Ann Vitaris, 2004 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalist * MPC · 16112
16113 Ahmed 1999 XN23 Tahir Ahmed, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16113
16114 Alyono 1999 XV23 Jennifer Christy Alyono, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16114
16116 Balakrishnan 1999 XQ29 Jennifer Sayaka Balakrishnan, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16116
16118 Therberens 1999 XQ56 Theresa Joan Berens, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16118
16119 Bronner 1999 XS60 Mordechai Joseph Bronner, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16119
16120 Burnim 1999 XV60 Jacob Samuels Burnim, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16120
16121 Burrell 1999 XD66 Marc Anthony Burrell, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner * MPC · 16121
16122 Wenyicai 1999 XW67 Wenyi Cai, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16122
16123 Jessiecheng 1999 XQ83 Jessie Cheng, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16123
16124 Timdong 1999 XR85 Timothy Allen Dong, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16124
16127 Farzan-Kashani 1999 XK92 Raphael Farzan-Kashani, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16127
16128 Kirfrieda 1999 XS92 Kirsten Linnea Frieda, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner * MPC · 16128
16129 Kevingao 1999 XG97 Kevin Kuan Gao, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16129
16130 Giovine 1999 XU97 Allegra Elizabeth Giovine, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16130
16131 Kaganovich 1999 XV97 Mark Kaganovich, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16131
16132 Angelakim 1999 XH99 Angela Soeun Kim, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16132
16135 Ivarsson 1999 XY104 Karl R. Ivarsson (born 1939), a vertical transportation specialist in Los Angeles for 37 years. JPL MPC · 16135
16142 Leung 1999 XC135 Albert W. Leung, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16142
16144 Korsten 1999 XK144 Erich E. Korsten (born 1945), a hydrologist and amateur astronomer from Dresden who now lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona. JPL · 16144
16147 Jeanli 1999 XL175 Jean Li, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16147
16150 Clinch 1999 XZ227 Nicholas Bayard Clinch (born 1930), of Palo Alto, California, is a celebrated alpinist, expedition leader, philanthropist and investor. JPL · 16150
16154 Dabramo 2000 AW2 Germano D'Abramo, Italian astronomer MPC · 16154
16155 Buddy 2000 AF5 Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley), American singer, songwriter, and pioneer of Rock and Roll* MPC · 16155
16157 Toastmasters 2000 AS50 Toastmasters, a public speaking club, was started by Ralph C. Smedley in 1924 at a YMCA in Santa Ana, California. Today Toastmasters is an international organization that affords practice and training for men and women in the art of public speaking and in the presiding over meetings. JPL · 16157
16158 Monty 2000 AV50 Monty Roberts (born 1935), a true horse whisperer, has tirelessly taught that man-animal interactions, such as the traumatic breaking of horses, is bettered through nonviolent means. His writings extend these ideas and foster peaceable human-to-human interactions. JPL · 16158
16163 Suhanli 2000 AD69 Suhan Li, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16163
16164 Yangli 2000 AO69 Yang Li, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16164
16165 Licht 2000 AW83 Jacob Licht, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner * MPC · 16165
16166 Jonlii 2000 AQ84 Jonathan Lii, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16166
16167 Oertli 2000 AJ89 Nicole Anne Oertli, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16167
16168 Palmen 2000 AR91 Brandon Michael Palmen, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner * MPC · 16168
16174 Parihar 2000 AX116 Raminder Kaur Parihar, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16174
16175 Rypatterson 2000 AL118 Ryan Randall Patterson, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner * MPC · 16175
16177 Pelzer 2000 AR127 Justin Raymond Pelzer, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16177
16180 Rapoport 2000 AZ136 Ezra Jacob Rapoport, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search finalist * MPC · 16180
16189 Riehl 2000 AT187 Emily Elizabeth Riehl, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner * MPC · 16189
16191 Rubyroe 2000 AO205 Ruby Roe, first wife (1943–1997) of discoverer James M. Roe MPC · 16191
16192 Laird 2000 AU207 Elizabeth Rebecca Laird, Canadian physicist JPL · 16192
16193 Nickaiser 2000 AV207 Nick Kaiser, astrophysicist MPC · 16193
16194 Roderick 2000 AJ231 Gavin Roderick (1977–2001) was an exceptionally bright and enthusiastic student of astrophysics at Cardiff University who died before being able to complete his studies and embark on a career in astronomy. He is greatly missed by his loving family, by his many friends and by all who taught him. MPC · 16194
16197 Bluepeter 2000 AA243 After the long-running children's programme Blue Peter on BBC television* MPC · 16197
16198 Búzios 2000 AB243 Armação dos Búzios, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil JPL · 16198
16199 Rozenblyum 2000 BX26 Nikita Rozenblyum, 2002 Intel Science Talent Search winner MPC · 16199

16201–16300[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16202 Srivastava 2000 CE28 Siddharth Srivastava, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16202
16203 Jessicastahl 2000 CH32 Jessica Randi Stahl, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16203
16207 Montgomery 2000 CV40 Michael Montgomery (1925–2011), a well-known jazz and ragtime piano player in the Detroit area of Michigan. JPL · 16207
16209 Sterner 2000 CB56 Beckett William Sterner, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16209
16211 Samirsur 2000 CL83 Samir Sur, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16211
16212 Theberge 2000 CB84 Ashleigh Brooks Theberge, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16212
16214 Venkatachalam 2000 CM87 Vivek Venkatachalam, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16214
16215 Venkatraman 2000 CB104 Dheera Venkatraman, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16215
16217 Peterbroughton 2000 DR13 Peter Broughton, former President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. JPL · 16217
16218 Mintakeyes 2000 DV14 Minta Keys, a veterinarian in Tucson, Arizona. JPL · 16218
16219 Venturelli 2000 DL29 Ophelia Shalini Venturelli, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16219
16220 Mikewagner 2000 DB40 Michael Jacob Wagner, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16220
16221 Kevinyang 2000 DX48 Kevin Yang, a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16221
16222 Donnanderson 2000 DK55 Donna Anderson, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16222
16225 Georgebaldo 2000 DF71 George J. Baldo, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16225
16226 Beaton 2000 DT72 John Beaton, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16226
16230 Benson 2000 EA95 Carol Benson, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16230
16231 Jessberger 2000 ES130 Elmar K. Jessberger, German planetologist JPL · 16231
16232 Chijagerbs 2000 ED152 Chija Bauer, American physics teacher and her husband James "Gerbs" Bauer, planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL · 16232
16234 Bosse 2000 FR20 Angelique Bosse, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16234
16236 Stebrehmer 2000 GG51 Stephen Brehmer, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16236
16238 Chappe 2000 GY104 Sean Chappe, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search. JPL · 16238
16239 Dower 2000 GY105 Richard Graham Dower, American astronomer* MPC · 16239
16241 Dvorsky 2000 GD126 Mary Rae Dvorsky, American planetary scientist* MPC · 16241
16243 Rosenbauer 2000 GO147 Helmut Rosenbauer, German astronomer JPL · 16243
16244 Brož 2000 GQ147 Miroslav Brož, Czech celestial mechanician and astronomy teacher JPL · 16244
16246 Cantor 2000 HO3 Georg Cantor, Russian-born German mathematician* MPC · 16246
16247 Esner 2000 HY11 William Esner, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16247
16248 Fox 2000 HT13 Mitchell Fox, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16248
16249 Cauchy 2000 HT14 Augustin Louis Cauchy, French mathematician* MPC · 16249
16250 Delbó 2000 HP26 Marco Delbó, Italian astronomer JPL · 16250
16251 Barbifrank 2000 HX48 Barbi Frank, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16251
16252 Franfrost 2000 HQ51 Fran Frost, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16252
16253 Griffis 2000 HJ52 Wanda Griffis, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16253
16254 Harper 2000 HZ53 Dan Harper, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16254
16255 Hampton 2000 HX63 Donald L. Hampton, American atmospheric physicist and space system engineer JPL · 16255
16258 Willhayes 2000 JP13 William Hayes, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16258
16259 Housinger 2000 JR13 Sharon Housinger, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16259
16260 Sputnik 2000 JO15 Sputnik is the Russian name of a series of artificial satellites, the first of which ushered in the space age on 1957 Oct. 4. JPL · 16260
16261 Iidemachi 2000 JF18 Iidemachi, a town is situated in the southern part of Yamagata, Japan. JPL · 16261
16262 Rikurtz 2000 JR32 Richard Kurtz, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16262
16264 Richlee 2000 JH40 Richard Lee, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16264
16265 Lemay 2000 JL43 Ron LeMay, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16265
16266 Johconnell 2000 JX43 John McConnell, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16266
16267 Mcdermott 2000 JY43 Frank McDermott, a mentoring of two finalists in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16267
16268 Mcneeley 2000 JD44 Pam McNeeley, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16268
16269 Merkord 2000 JP44 Pat Merkord, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16269
16271 Duanenichols 2000 JC55 Duane Nichols, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16271
16273 Oneill 2000 JS56 Barbara O'Neill, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16273
16274 Pavlica 2000 JX56 Robert Pavlica, a mentor of a finalist in the 2002 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors. JPL · 16274
16277 Mallada 2000 JW74 Esmeralda H. Mallada, Uruguayan astronomer. JPL · 16277
16280 Groussin 2000 LS6 Olivier Groussin, American planetary scientist JPL · 16280

16301–16400[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16355 Buber 1975 UA1 Martin Buber (1878–1965), an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher and author. JPL · 16355
16356 Univbalttech 1976 GV2 Балтийского государственного технического университета «Военмех» (Voenmekh Baltic State Technical University, BSTU), St. Petersburg, Russia (previously the Leningrad Institute of Mechanics) JPL · 16356
16357 Risanpei 1976 UP18 Ri Sanpei (died 1655), (Li Sam Pyung in Korean) was one of the potters who was taken from the north-west Korean Peninsula to the north-west of Kyushu Island in 1598 JPL · 16357
16358 Plesetsk 1976 YN7 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, main launching site of the former Soviet Union JPL · 16358
16368 Città di Alba 1981 DF Alba is an ancient town, capital of the historical region of Langhe in Piedmont. It is famous for the excellence of its gastronomy, including "tartufi", sweets and some of the best Italian wines. The Cittá di Alba was a partisan stronghold during World War II and is very active now in cultural activities JPL · 16368
16395 Ioannpravednyj 1981 US14 Ioannpravednyj (pious St. Ioann Kronstadtskij; Ivan Il'ich Sergiev, 1829–1908) was an archpriest who served in the cathedral of Kotlin island in the Gulf of Finland. He became famous for miraculous healing, generous charity and a pious life. He established a center to help unemployed and homeless people, the first in Russia JPL · 16395
16398 Hummel 1982 SN3 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778–1837), famous Austrian pianist and versatile composer. JPL · 16398
16399 Grokhovsky 1983 RF2 Victor Grokhovsky (born 1947), a professor of meteoritics at the Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. JPL · 16399

16401–16500[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16402 Olgapopova 1984 UR Olga P. Popova (born 1963), an expert in meteoroid strengths at the Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres of the Russian Academy of Sciences. JPL · 16402
16406 Oszkiewicz 1985 PH Dagmara Oszkiewicz (born 1982), a postdoctoral researcher at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. JPL · 16406
16407 Oiunskij 1985 SV2 Platon Alekseevich Sleptsov-Oiunskij (1893–1939) was a prominent Yakut writer, philosopher, scientist and public figure who had an influence on developing the national identity, science, language, literature and spiritual culture in Yakutia. JPL · 16407
16413 Abulghazi 1987 BA2 Abulghazi Bahadur, 17th-century Uzbek (then Khorezm) historian JPL · 16413
16414 Le Procope 1987 QO5 From his living room above Le Procope café in Paris, German painter and amateur astronomer Hermann Goldschmidt discovered 14 new minor planets during 1852–1861. The café, apparently the oldest in Paris, was established by Francesco Procopio in 1686 JPL · 16414
16418 Lortzing 1987 SD10 Albert Lortzing (1801–1851), a German singer, an actor and later a conductor. JPL · 16418
16419 Kovalev 1987 SS28 Sergej Nikitich Kovalev (born 1919) is an outstanding shipbuilder and prominent expert in the field of mechanics and hydrodynamics of ships and energetics. He is also broadly known for his paintings and literary works JPL · 16419
16421 Roadrunner 1988 BJ Roadruner is the common name for the Californian Earthcuckoo (Geococcyx californianus). The name comes from the habit of the bird of racing down roads in front of fast-moving vehicles JPL · 16421
16435 Fándly 1988 VE7 Juraj Fándly, Slovak Roman Catholic priest, writer, educator, and revivalist of the Slovak language MPC · 16435
16438 Knöfel 1989 AU6 André Knöfel, German meteorologist and amateur astronomer MPC · 16438
16439 Yamehoshinokawa 1989 BZ Yamehoshinokawa, Japanese river JPL · 16439
16441 Kirchner 1989 EF6 Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938), a German painter, graphic artist and sculptor. JPL · 16441
16444 Godefroy 1989 GW1 Godefroy Wendelin (Godefried van der Lijn, 1580-1660) was a Belgian canon of the Liège episcopacy and an astronomer who erected the first astronomical observatory at the Signal de Lure near Mont Ventoux in Provence. The name was suggested by F. M. van der Mersch JPL · 16444
16445 Klimt 1989 GN3 Gustav Klimt, 19th–20th-century Austrian painter, one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Nouveau movement JPL · 16445
16447 Vauban 1989 RX Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban, 17th-century French marshal and strategist of genius JPL · 16447
16449 Kigoyama 1989 SO Mount Kigoyama (546 m), Iahikawa prefecture, Japan, at whose summit are a planetarium and public observatory JPL · 16449
16450 Messerschmidt 1989 SY2 Daniel Gottlieb Messerschmidt, German naturalist JPL · 16450
16452 Goldfinger 1989 SE8 Pauline J. ("PJ") Goldfinger, American adaptive-optics operator, who assisted in organizing the photographic glass plate archive of the 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory JPL · 16452
16459 Barth 1989 WE4 Karl Barth, Swiss theologian. JPL · 16459
16463 Nayoro 1990 EK Nayoro, Hokkaido, Japan JPL · 16463
16465 Basilrowe 1990 FV1 Basil H. Rowe (born 1960), a founding member of and current president of the Friends of the Cincinnati Observatory. JPL · 16465
16466 Piyashiriyama 1990 FJ2 Mount Piyashiri (Piyashiri Yama), Hokkaido, Japan JPL · 16466
16479 Paulze 1990 QK7 Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, French wife and scientific collaborator of the 18th/19th-century chemist Antoine Lavoisier JPL · 16479
16481 Thames 1990 QU7 The Thames, with a length of nearly 350 km, is the chief river in southern England. JPL · 16481
16494 Oka 1990 SP8 Oka River, flowing from the central Russian Upland to eventually join the Volga JPL · 16494
16497 Toinevermeylen 1990 SU8 Antoine (Toine) Vermeylen (1937–2012) was a good friend of the discoverer. JPL · 16497
16498 Passau 1990 SX8 Passau, Bavaria, Germany JPL · 16498

16501–16600[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16503 Ayato 1990 TY Ayato Seki (born 2005), the first grandchild of the discoverer. JPL · 16503
16505 Sulzer 1990 TB13 Salomon Sulzer, Austrian composer* MPC · 16505
16507 Fuuren 1990 UM2 Furen, Hokkaido, Japan, known for its fine rice JPL · 16507
16513 Vasks 1990 VP6 Pēteris Vasks, Latvian composer and contra-bassist JPL · 16513
16514 Stevelia 1990 VZ6 Steve (born 1949) and Amelia (born 1940) Goldberg have spent years teaching beginners to observe the night sky. Amelia's Universe Sampler, a booklet of simple projects for beginners with small telescopes, is an official project of the Astronomical League. The couple has also helped manage the annual Texas Star Party JPL · 16514
16515 Usman'grad 1990 VN14 Usman' is an old town in Russia, founded in 1645, and birth place of a number of notable people: famous physicist and Nobel Prize winner, N. G. Basov (1922–2001); the ethnographer, B. P. Knyazhinskij (1892–1975); and astronomer and discoverer of minor planets, N. S. Chernykh (1931–2004) JPL · 16515
16516 Efremlevitan 1990 VR14 Efrem Pavlovich Levitan (born 1934) is a widely known Russian teacher, scientist, writer, journalist and the deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine The Earth and the Universe. For 55 years he has popularized astronomy in books, papers and lectures JPL · 16516
16518 Akihikoito 1990 WF Akihiko Ito (born 1959) is one of the leading CCD astrophotographers in Japan. He has shared his knowledge and skill with others from around the world who are interested in this field and contributed to great improvements in CCD imaging JPL · 16518
16522 Tell 1991 AJ3 Wilhelm Tell, legendary hero of the well-known Swiss saga, distinguished himself in the fight for independence of the Inner Swiss against the Habsburg landvogt Gessler in the fourteenth century. Variously, this myth was treated in literature, e.g., by Schiller in 1804. It still influences the Swiss national consciousness JPL · 16522
16524 Hausmann 1991 BB3 Manfred Hausmann (1898–1986), who was born in Kassel and died in Bremen, lived for many years in Worpswede and wrote lyrical poetry, stories and novels. Widely traveled, he studied distant cultures and translated their works. After 1945 he turned to christianity and became a preacher JPL · 16524
16525 Shumarinaiko 1991 CU2 Lake Shumarinai, Hokkaido, Japan, on the Uryuu River JPL · 16525
16528 Terakado 1991 GV Kazuo Terakado, Japanese scientific journalist and author JPL · 16528
16529 Dangoldin 1991 GO1 Dan Goldin, American NASA administrator* MPC · 16529
16543 Rosetta 1991 RC2 In remembrance of the successful arrival of the Rosetta spacecraft at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. JPL · 16543
16544 Hochlehnert 1991 RA3 Horst Hochlehnert (born 1944) is a well-known German radiologist, radio ham operator and a good friend of the first discoverer. JPL · 16544
16552 Sawamura 1991 SB Tsuneo Sawamura, Japanese inventor (his anti-corrosion solder is used for the electrical systems of the space shuttle) JPL · 16552
16555 Nagaomasami 1991 US3 Masami Nagao, Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 16555
16560 Daitor 1991 VZ5 The Trojan warrior Daitor was killed by the Greek Teucer during the Trojan debacle JPL · 16560
16561 Rawls 1991 VP7 John Rawls, philosopher* MPC · 16561
16563 Ob 1992 BF2 Ob River, flowing from the Altai Mountains to eventually join the Irtish, on which Joseph-Nicolas Delisle traveled in April 1740 to observe a transit of Mercury JPL · 16563
16564 Coriolis 1992 BK2 Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, French mathematician, mechanical engineer and scientist* MPC · 16564
16578 Essjayess 1992 FM1 "Ess Jay Ess", English phonetic spelling of S. J. S., Shirley June Steel (née Parsons), mother of the discoverer JPL · 16578
16583 Oersted 1992 OH2 Hans Oersted (1777–1851), a Danish physicist and chemist. JPL · 16583
16587 Nagamori 1992 SE Kyouji Nagamori, Japanese planetary ephemeride calculator JPL · 16587
16588 Johngee 1992 ST For more than half a century John Gee has provided leadership and service to the Caltech Class of 1953 and the Caltech community, including a stint as president of the Alumni Association JPL · 16588
16589 Hastrup 1992 SL1 Involved with the Surveyor and Viking programs, Rolf Hastrup (born 1930) continues his long career at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, planning future unmanned space missions. He is a classmate of the discoverer's husband (Caltech class of 1953) and long time friend JPL · 16589
16590 Brunowalter 1992 SM2 Bruno Walter, German-American conductor and composer* MPC · 16590
16594 Sorachi 1992 UL4 Sorachi District, Hokkaido, Japan JPL · 16594
16596 Stephenstrauss 1992 UN7 Steven Strauss, Canadian science writer* MPC · 16596
16598 Brugmansia 1992 YC2 a genus of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. They are woody trees or shrubs, with pendulous flowers, and have no spines on their fruit. Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of “angel’s trumpets.” JPL · 16598
16599 Shorland 1993 BR2 John Herschel Shorland, a direct descendant of John Herschel, has recently completed his own Herschel Archives in Norfolk, England. These archives include various documents and instruments associated with the Herschels, including the 7-foot telescope probably used by William Herschel to discover Uranus JPL · 16599

16601–16700[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16602 Anabuki 1993 FY3 Katsuhiko Anabuki (born 1955) was born in Marugame City, Kagawa prefecture. While running a printing business, he is active as an amateur astronomer, a member of Shikoku Astronomical Society and dedicated to astrophotography JPL · 16602
16623 Muenzel 1993 GM1 Gisela Muenzel was the life partner of Hilmar W. Duerbeck. Over the last 20 years, she contributed various papers on the history of astronomy, and collaborated with Duerbeck on diverse historical archives of astronomers and observatories JPL · 16623
16624 Hoshizawa 1993 HX Sachiko Hoshizawa, Japanese cook, television personality, and space enthusiast JPL · 16624
16625 Kunitsugu 1993 HG1 Kunitsugu Terakado, Japanese project leader at the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) JPL · 16625
16626 Thumper 1993 HJ3 Thumper, fictional young rabbit in Walt Disney's 1942 animated film Bambi JPL · 16626
16641 Esteban 1993 QH10 Manuel (born 1940) and Gloria (born 1940) Esteban have been an admired and popular couple at the California State University, Chico, where he served very ably as president from 1993 to 2003. Both Barcelona-born, Manuel is also known for his ability as an artistic glassblower and Gloria for her interest in art and literature. JPL · 16641
16644 Otemaedaigaku 1993 SH1 Otemaedaigaku, a private university in Japan JPL · 16644
16645 Aldalara 1993 SP3 ALDA, the Asociación Larense de Astronomía, is the association of amateur astronomers of Lara State, Venezuela. Since its foundation in 1985 its members have not only engaged in astronomical activities but have developed extensive educational and outreach activity, involving students and people from the general community JPL · 16645
16646 Sparrman 1993 SJ5 Anders Erikson Sparrman, 18th–19th-century Swedish botanist, pupil of Linnaeus, who went around the world with James Cook's second voyage and wrote about it in A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic polar circle, and round the world (1789) JPL · 16646
16647 Robbydesmet 1993 SQ6 Robby De Smet (born 1979), the son-in-law of the discoverer and a process foreman at a company in Antwerp (Zwijndrecht). (1789) JPL · 16647
16650 Sakushingakuin 1993 TE1 Sakushi Gakuin is a long-established school within a combined elementary, junior and senior secondary school system in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 16650
16666 Liroma 1993 XL1 The Meiers are a family of amateur astronomers living near Ottawa, Ontario. Linda (born 1950) is an active observer. Between 1978 and 1984, Rolf (born 1953) discovered four comets and has recently built an observatory. Son Matthew (born 1985) has joined the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Ottawa Center. JPL · 16666
16669 Rionuevo 1993 XK3 University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center at Rio Nuevo (a district of Tucson) MPC · 16669
16671 Tago 1994 AF3 Akira Tago (born 1926) has been the honorary president at Tokyo Future University since 2008 and is an authority in educational psychology. JPL · 16671
16672 Bedini 1994 BA1 Daniele Bedini, teacher/professor of architecture JPL · 16672
16674 Birkeland 1994 BK3 Kristian Olaf Birkeland (1867–1917) was a Norwegian scientist who elucidated the nature of the aurora borealis. He constructed an electromagnetic device enabling him to simulate the light of the polar aurora by directing a beam of cathode rays (electrons) on a sphere in a vacuum tank JPL · 16674
16675 Torii 1994 CY1 From 1985 to 2014 Hidemitsu Torii (born 1947) was the director general of Sanko Gakuen in Tokyo, which specializes in welfare, early childhood education and child psychology. He is well known as an enthusiastic educator. JPL · 16675
16676 Tinne 1994 CA5 Alexandrine P. F. Tinne (1835–1869), a Dutch explorer and photographer. JPL · 16676
16680 Minamitanemachi 1994 EP3 Minamitanemachi is a town located in the southern part of Tanegashima Island, Kagoshima. JPL · 16680
16682 Donati 1994 FB Giovanni Battista Donati, Italian astronomer MPC · 16682
16683 Alepieri 1994 JY Alessandro Pieri, Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 16683
16689 Vistula 1994 PZ26 Vistula river, flowing from the Beskidy Mountains of southern Poland to the Baltic Sea past Krakóv, Warsaw and Gdańsk JPL · 16689
16690 Fabritius 1994 UR6 Carel Fabritius (1622-1654, a Dutch painter and one of Rembrandt's most gifted pupils. JPL · 16690
16693 Moseley 1994 YC2 Terence J. C. A. Moseley (born 1946), editor of Stardust, 1992 Aidan P. Fitzgerald Medallist and founding member of the Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies, was the first amateur to use the recently restored six-foot Birr telescope in Sept. 2001. JPL · 16693
16695 Terryhandley 1995 AM Terry R. Handley (1952–2015), an amateur astronomer with Aspergers Syndrome. JPL · 16695
16696 Villamayor 1995 BE7 Waldemar Villamayor-Venialbo (born 1970), a well-known popularizer of astronomy in Paraguay and the author of numerous articles on science whose main interests are celestial mechanics and minor planets. JPL · 16696
16700 Seiwa 1995 DZ Seiwa village, where the Seiwa-Kogen public observatory is located, is in the center of the island of Kyushu. JPL · 16700

16701–16800[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16701 Volpe 1995 DH4 Miguel A. Volpe Borgonon (born 1947), a Paraguayan amateur astronomer, professor of engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción and one of the founders of the Club de Astrofìsica del Paraguay. JPL · 16701
16705 Reinhardt 1995 EO8 Michael Reinhardt, German astrophysicist* MPC · 16705
16706 Svojsík 1995 OE1 Antonín Benjamin Svojsík, Czech founder of Czech scouting MPC · 16706
16709 Auratian 1995 SH5 Auratian has been the patron saint of České Budějovice. JPL · 16709
16711 Ka-Dar 1995 SM29 The astronomical observatory of Ka-Dar scientific center is the first private observatory in Russia open to the public. Founded on 2004 June 8, the observatory works for the popularization of scientific activity by amateur astronomers and their collaboration with professional astronomers JPL · 16711
16713 Airashi 1995 SV52 Airashi, located in the center of Kagoshima prefecture, is a new city created in 2010 by the combination of three towns. Airashi contains a number of historic sites JPL · 16713
16714 Arndt 1995 SM54 German patriotic writer and poet Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860), born on the island of Rügen, was a professor of history at the University of Greifswald (which now bears his name), as well as in Bonn. A passionate agitator and singer of the German Wars for Liberation, he stood up for a revival in Germany JPL · 16714
16715 Trettenero 1995 UN5 Virgilio Trettenero, Italian astronomer* MPC · 16715
16718 Morikawa 1995 UA9 Yoshiki Morikawa (born 1981), a Japanese amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy in Tokyo. JPL · 16718
16719 Mizokami 1995 UF45 Yoshihiro Mizokami (born 1952), the president of the steering committee of the Inagawa Observatory since 2002. JPL · 16719
16723 Fumiofuke 1995 WX8 Fumio Fuke (1949–2007) was a Japanese aerospace engineer who contributed to the success of the mission `KAGUYA' as a leader of the design and development of transponders used for the RSAT mission, which enabled the measurement of the gravity field of the far side of the moon JPL · 16723
16724 Ullilotzmann 1995 YV3 Ulrich (‘Ulli’) Lotzmann (born 1956) is a German space historian, artist and astrophotographer. He is an expert in Apollo era spaceflight crew equipment and spacecraft systems and is a key contributor to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal. Name suggested by E. Jones and K. Glover. JPL · 16724
16725 Toudono 1996 CE3 Toudono mountain (height 1203 meters) is located in the west of the discoverer's home town, Shirataka, Yamagata prefecture JPL · 16725
16730 Nijisseiki 1996 HJ1 The Niji-sseiki fruit is a type of locally cultivated pear representative of and having a strong affinity to Tottori prefecture, a major pear producing area in which Saji village is located. In English, Niji-sseiki translates as "twentieth Century". JPL · 16730
16731 Mitsumata 1996 HK1 Mitsumata is an ingredient used in traditional Japanese papermaking and represents a local Saji industry. Saji village produces the major share of this country's handmade Japanese paper, the paper of choice for the writing of calligraphy. JPL · 16731
16736 Tongariyama 1996 JW2 Tongariyama mountain (height 901 meters) is located in the west of the discoverer's home town, Shirataka, Yamagata prefecture JPL · 16736
16742 Zink 1996 ON Johann Josef Zink (1842–1920), a publisher who issued postcards and guides in South Bohemia. JPL · 16742
16744 Antonioleone 1996 OJ2 Antonio Leone, Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 16744
16745 Zappa 1996 PF5 Giovanni Zappa, Italian astronomer MPC · 16745
16750 Marisandoz 1996 QL Mari Sandoz, American historian, biographer and novelist* MPC · 16750
16755 Cayley 1996 RE1 Arthur Cayley, English mathematician* MPC · 16755
16757 Luoxiahong 1996 SC6 Luo Xiahong, Chinese astronomer of the western Han dynasty* MPC · 16757
16759 Furuyama 1996 TJ7 Shigeru Furuyama, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 16759
16760 Masanori 1996 TY7 Masanori Sato, Japanese member of the Matsue Astronomy Club and an observing partner of the discoverer JPL · 16760
16761 Hertz 1996 TE8 Heinrich Hertz, German physicist. JPL · 16761
16765 Agnesi 1996 UA Maria Gaëtana Agnesi, Italian mathematician. JPL · 16765
16766 Righi 1996 UP Augusto Righi, Italian physicist. JPL · 16766
16770 Angkor Wat 1996 UD3 Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia, built from the early twelfth century, that is the largest religious archaeological site in the world. JPL · 16770
16781 Renčín 1996 XU18 Vladimir Renčín, Czech graphic artist MPC · 16781
16783 Bychkov 1996 XY25 Victor Dmitrievich Bychkov (born 1952), an astronomer at the Special Astrophysical Observatory, Zelenchukskaya. JPL · 16783
16788 Alyssarose 1997 AR2 Alyssa Rose Rhoden, planetary scientist. JPL · 16788
16790 Yuuzou 1997 AZ4 Yuuzou Hasegawa (1956–2007) was a Japanese aerospace engineer who contributed to the success of the mission `KAGUYA' as a leader of design, development and operations of Ground Test Facilities/Equipment, thereby realizing some unusual verifications and tests that assured 15 special KAGUYA flights JPL · 16790
16794 Cucullia 1997 CQ1 The Asteroid Moth (Cucullia asteroides), whose caterpillar feeds on plants of the family Asteraceae MPC · 16794
16796 Shinji 1997 CY16 Shinji Tsuruta (1957–2008) was a Japanese aerospace engineer who contributed to the success of the mission `KAGUYA' as a leader of design and development of the batteries that supplied electrical energy to all the on-board components of the KAGUYA, OKINA and OUNA spacecraft JPL · 16796
16797 Wilkerson 1997 CA17 Winston S. Wilkerson, member of the American Association of Variable Star Observers MPC · 16797

16801–16900[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16801 Petřínpragensis 1997 SC2 Petřín, Petrin Hill and gardens in Prague, site of an observation tower (built in 1891 and modelled on the Eiffel Tower) and the Stefanik Observatory (Štefánikova Hvězdárna) MPC · 16801
16802 Rainer 1997 SP3 Rainer Gebetsroither, son of Karin and Uwe, long-term members of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft (Linzer A.G.) MPC · 16802
16804 Bonini 1997 SX15 Daughter of Robert and Henriette Chemin, observers at the Observatoire de la Côte d´Azur Schmidt telescope, Claire Bonini (born 1951) is a schoolteacher who been active in teaching astronomy in French primary schools. Her 1990 experiment in a Sevran kindergarten was extended nationally and to other age groups. JPL · 16804
16807 Terasako 1997 TW25 Masanori Terasako (born 1951), a renowned amateur astronomer in Japan. JPL · 16807
16809 Galápagos 1997 US Galápagos Islands, a world heritage site MPC · 16809
16810 Pavelaleksandrov 1997 UY2 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician* MPC · 16810
16817 Onderlička 1997 UU10 Bedřich Onderlička, Czech astrophysicist MPC · 16817
16826 Daisuke 1997 WA2 Daisuke Miyajima (1958–2007) was a Japanese aerospace engineer who contributed much to the success of `KAGUYA' as a lead engineer of EMC design, control and verification tests that reduced the EMC noise and provided a quiet environment for mission sensors that needed to hear even a tiny voice from the moon JPL · 16826
16847 Sanpoloamosciano 1997 XK10 Osservatorio Astronomico di San Polo a Mosciano (Astronomical Observatory of San Polo a Mosciano), discovery site MPC · 16847
16852 Nuredduna 1997 YP2 Created by Majorcan poet Miquel Costa i Llobera in his poem The inheritance of the Greek genius, Nuredduna is a priestess, a great visionary who belonged to a primitive nation that built many megalithic monuments called Talaiots that even nowadays are present in the Balearic islands. JPL · 16852
16853 Masafumi 1997 YV2 Masafumi Kimura (1959–2009) was a Japanese aerospace engineer who calculated the spacecraft orbit and contributed much to the success of `KAGUYA' as leader of design of the high-gain antenna that allows communication between the moon and the earth JPL · 16853
16856 Banach 1997 YE8 Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician*, (Austro-Hungaria) MPC · 16856
16857 Goodall 1997 YZ8 Kirk Goodall (born 1964) was the Mars Pathfinder Web Engineer, and was instrumental in setting up the relationships with other countries and industry for mirror websites that allowed Mars Pathfinder to provide information to millions of people around the world. JPL · 16857
16861 Lipovetsky 1997 YZ11 Valentin Alexandrovich Lipovetsky (1945–1996) was a senior researcher at the Special Astrophysical Observatory, Zelenchukskaya, and headed a group studying Blue Compact Galaxies. JPL · 16861
16869 Košinár 1998 AV8 Ladislav Košinár (born 1929), mentor of amateur astronomy in Slovakia, founded the astronomical observatory in Sobotište in 1972. Long-time chairman of the Slovak Union of Amateur Astronomers, he is now an honorary member of the SUAA and of the Slovak Astronomical Society. The name was suggested by P. Rapavý JPL · 16869
16874 Kurtwahl 1998 BK2 Kurt Wahl, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16874
16878 Tombickler 1998 BL9 Tom Bickler, member of the development team of Wide Field Camera 3* MPC · 16878
16879 Campai 1998 BH10 Paolo Campai, Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 16879
16887 Blouke 1998 BE26 Morley Blouke, one of the pioneers of CCD technology* MPC · 16887
16888 Michaelbarber 1998 BM26 Michael R. Barber, American lawyer and amateur astronomer, pioneer of the CCD revolution MPC · 16888
16892 Vaissière 1998 DN1 Franck Vaissière, technical support person at the Pic du Midi Observatory and Treasurer of the Association des Utilisateurs de Détecteurs Electroniques (AUDE). * MPC · 16892
16900 Lozère 1998 DQ13 Lozère, a département of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region* MPC · 16900

16901–17000[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png
Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
16901 Johnbrooks 1998 DJ14 John J. Brooks, American mechanical engineer and amateur astronomer, pioneer of the CCD revolution MPC · 16901
16906 Giovannisilva 1998 DY23 Giovanni Silva, director of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Astronomical Observatory of Padova) MPC · 16906
16908 Groeselenberg 1998 DD33 Groeselenberg, a hill in Uccle, Belgium, and location of the Uccle Observatory MPC · 16908
16909 Miladejager 1998 DX33 Miladejager (born 2005) is the first granddaughter of the discoverer, and daughter of Sigyn and Philip. JPL · 16909
16912 Rhiannon 1998 EP8 Rhiannon, a Welsh goddess* MPC · 16912
16915 Bredthauer 1998 FR10 Richard A. Bredthauer, American semiconductor engineer, President of Semiconductor Technology Associates* MPC · 16915
16920 Larrywalker 1998 FR37 Larry Walker, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16920
16929 Hurník 1998 FP73 Ilja Hurník, Czech composer MPC · 16929
16930 Respighi 1998 FF74 Lorenzo Respighi, Italian astronomer JPL · 16930
16944 Wangler 1998 HK45 Julie Wangler, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16944
16946 Farnham 1998 HJ51 Tony L. Farnham, American astronomer JPL · 16946
16947 Wikrent 1998 HN80 Brian Wikrent, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16947
16951 Carolus Quartus 1998 KJ Latin name of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (Karel IV) MPC · 16951
16952 Peteschultz 1998 KX3 Peter H. Schultz, American geologist and astronomer JPL · 16952
16953 Besicovitch 1998 KE5 Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch, Russian mathematician* MPC · 16953
16958 Klaasen 1998 PF Kenneth P. Klaasen, American geomorphologist and astronomer JPL · 16958
16962 Elizawoolard 1998 QP93 Elizabeth Woolard, mentored a finalist in the 2003 Intel Science Talent Search MPC · 16962
16967 Marcosbosso 1998 SR132 Marcos Federico Bosso, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner MPC · 16967
16969 Helamuda 1998 UM20 Acronym for Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, the museum of the German federal state of Hesse MPC · 16969
16973 Gaspari 1998 WR19 Luciano Gaspari, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner MPC · 16973
16975 Delamere 1998 YX29 W. Alan Delamere, American astronomer JPL · 16975
16982 Tsinghua 1999 AS9 Founded in 1911, Tsinghua University is one of the most renowned research universities in China and has made significant contributions to the development of science, technology, culture and the economy of China JPL · 16982
16984 Veillet 1999 AA25 Christian Veillet, French astronomer* MPC · 16984
16986 Archivestef 1999 AR34 Stephanie "Archive Stef" McLaughlin, American space scientist, who was instrumental in the preparation of the Planetary Data System Small Bodies Node scientific archive JPL · 16986
16996 Dahir 1999 CM32 Roberto Daniel Dahir, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner MPC · 16996
16997 Garrone 1999 CO32 Nestor Juan Garrone, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner MPC · 16997
16998 Estelleweber 1999 CG46 Estelle Lela Weber, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner MPC · 16998
16999 Ajstewart 1999 CE47 Andrew James Stewart, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner MPC · 16999
17000 Medvedev 1999 CV48 Alexandr V. Medvedev, 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair winner and American Mathematical Society Karl Menger Memorial Prize recipient MPC · 17000

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. ^ a b "The USNO Asteroid Connection" (PDF). The USNO Transit. April–May 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 


Preceded by
15,001–16,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 16,001–17,000
Succeeded by
17,001–18,000