Meanings of minor planet names: 168001–169000

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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.

168001–168100[edit]

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

168101–168200[edit]

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168126 Chengbruce 2006 GK Bruce C. H. Cheng (born 1936), Taiwanese ecological entrepreneur, chairman and CEO of Delta Electronics, Inc. JPL · 168126

168201–168300[edit]

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168221 Donjennings 2006 JO60 Don E. Jennings (born 1948) of the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, served as a Co-Investigator for Surface Composition Science for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 168221
168261 Puglia 2006 PW3 Apulia (in Italian Puglia), a region at the south-eastern end of the Italian peninsula JPL · 168261

168301–168400[edit]

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168321 Josephschmidt 1991 RJ3 Joseph Schmidt, an operatic tenor who performed in the world's top concert halls JPL · 168321
168358 Casca 1996 DF2 This minor planet is named in honor of the Canadian Astronomical Society, or Société Canadienne d´Astronomie JPL · 168358

168401–168500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

168501–168600[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

168601–168700[edit]

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168638 Waltersiegmund 2000 CH149 Walter Siegmund (born 1950) is an American engineer, the Project Engineer for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and a designer of the telescope and its optical fiber positioning system JPL · 168638
168698 Robpickman 2000 GX140 Robert D. Pickman, now retired, worked as an engineer for IBM and also for NASA developing ground-based systems to support the space shuttle JPL · 168698

168701–168800[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

168801–168900[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

168901–169000[edit]

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168948 Silvestri 2000 YX143 Nicole Silvestri (born 1973) is an American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, known for establishing a chromospheric activity-age relation for M dwarf stars and work on SDSS close binary systems JPL · 168948

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
167,001–168,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 168,001–169,000
Succeeded by
169,001–170,000