Meanings of minor planet names: 163001–164000

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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.

163001–163100[edit]

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

163101–163200[edit]

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163119 Timmckay 2002 AO208 Tim McKay, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 163119
163153 Takuyaonishi 2002 CO116 Takuya Onishi, a Boeing 767 co-pilot and Japanese astronaut candidate for the ISS JPL · 163153

163201–163300[edit]

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163301–163400[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

163401–163500[edit]

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163470 Kenwallis 2002 RQ181 Ken Wallis (1916–2013), a British aviator and engineer. JPL · 163470

163501–163600[edit]

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163601–163700[edit]

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163623 Miknaitis 2002 TR346 Gajus Miknaitis, American astrophysicist and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 163623
163624 Moorthy 2002 TD366 Bhasker Moorthy, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 163624
163625 Munn 2002 TU367 Jeff Munn, American astronomer and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 163625
163626 Glatfelter 2002 UV Pam Glatfelter, American Operational Site Manager for the NASA's Table Mountain Facility JPL · 163626
163639 Tomnash 2002 UN51 Thomas Nash, American physicist and contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 163639
163640 Newberg 2002 UB59 Heidi Jo Newberg, American astronomer who wrote Sloan Digital Sky Survey software JPL · 163640
163641 Nichol 2002 UC68 Robert Nichol, British observational cosmologist and long-term contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey JPL · 163641
163693 Atira 2003 CP20 Atira, the Native American Pawnee goddess of Earth and the evening star JPL · 163693

163701–163800[edit]

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163800 Richardnorton 2003 QS69 O. Richard Norton (1937–2009), author of many popular books and articles about meteorites JPL · 163800

163801–163900[edit]

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163819 Teleki 2003 RN8 Sámuel Teleki (1845–1916), Hungarian explorer, first to reach the snow-line on Mount Kilimanjaro, first to set foot on Mount Kenya, first European to see Lake Turkana (which he named Lake Rudolf) JPL · 163819

163901–164000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

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
162,001–163,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 163,001–164,000
Succeeded by
164,001–165,000