Meanings of minor planet names: 18001–19000

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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

18001–18100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
18004 Krystosek 1999 JD86 Rebecca Jennifer Krystosek, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18004
18009 Patrickgeer 1999 JP100 Patrick L. Geer, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18009
18012 Marsland 1999 JM114 Kyle Anthony Marsland, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18012
18013 Shedletsky 1999 JS114 Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18013
18015 Semenkovich 1999 JD121 Nicholas Paul Semenkovich, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18015
18016 Grondahl 1999 JU122 Brian Jacob Grondahl, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18016
18019 Dascoli 1999 JJ126 Jennifer Anne D'Ascoli, 2004 ISTS finalist and ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18019
18020 Amend 1999 JT126 Gregory Amend, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18020
18021 Waldman 1999 JH127 Sarah Elyse Waldman, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18021
18022 Pepper 1999 JN127 Brian Jeffrey Pepper, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18022
18024 Dobson 1999 KK4 John Dobson (1915–2014), an American telescope maker and amateur astronomer MPC · 18024
18026 Juliabaldwin 1999 KG13 Julia Ruby Baldwin, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18026
18027 Gokcay 1999 KL14 Chelsea Bahar Gokcay, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18027
18028 Ramchandani 1999 KO14 Joia Ramchandani, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18028
18032 Geiss 1999 MG1 Johannes Geiss (born 1926), a German-born space scientist at the Swiss University of Bern JPL · 18032
18043 Laszkowska 1999 RQ54 Monika Laszkowska, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18043
18055 Fernhildebrandt 1999 TJ13 Fern C. Hildebrandt (born 1927) instilled and cultivated an interest in astronomy in codiscoverer Gary Hug at a very early age. Resident now in Topeka, Kansas, she has been an example of dedication and triumph through difficult times and has inspired this codiscoverer to search the night sky. JPL · 18055
18059 Cavalieri 1999 XL137 Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598–1647), a friar and a professor at the University of Bologna. JPL · 18059
18075 Donasharma 2000 DD5 Dona Sarah Sharma, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18075
18077 Dianeingrao 2000 EM148 Diane L. Ingrao (born 1951), an American secretary of the Warren Astronomical Society in Detroit, Michigan JPL · 18077
18079 Lion-Stoppato 2000 FJ63 Piero Francesco Lion-Stoppato (born 1969), an Italian space scientist at University of Padua JPL · 18079
18084 Adamwohl 2000 HP47 Adam Richard Wohl, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18084
18086 Emilykraft 2000 JQ21 Emily Michele Kraft, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18086
18087 Yamanaka 2000 JA22 Yvonne Joy Yamanaka, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18087
18088 Roberteunice 2000 JS30 Robert Earl Eunice, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18088
18090 Kevinkuo 2000 JA56 Kevin Chester Kuo, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18090
18091 Iranmanesh 2000 JN58 Arya Mohammad Iranmanesh, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18091
18092 Reinhold 2000 KR29 Kimberly Elise Reinhold, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18092
18095 Frankblock 2000 LL5 Frank Emmanuel Block, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18095
18099 Flamini 2000 LD27 Enrico Flamini (born 1951), an Italian astronomer JPL · 18099
18100 Lebreton 2000 LE28 Jean-Pierre Lebreton (born 1949), French astronomer JPL · 18100

18101–18200[edit]

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18101 Coustenis 2000 LF32 Athéna Coustenis, French astronomer JPL · 18101
18102 Angrilli 2000 LN34 Francesco Angrilli, Italian space scientist JPL · 18102
18104 Mahalingam 2000 NP3 Satish Mahalingam, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18104
18106 Blume 2000 NX3 William H. Blume, American senior space mission designer JPL · 18106
18110 HASI 2000 NK13 The 44 members of the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI) team JPL · 18110
18111 Pinet 2000 NB14 Patrick Pinet, French astronomer JPL · 18111
18112 Jeanlucjosset 2000 NX17 Jean-Luc Josset, Swiss astronomer, director of the Space Exploration Institute in Neuchâtel, Switzerland JPL · 18112
18113 Bibring 2000 NC19 Jean-Pierre Bibring, French astronomer and space scientist JPL · 18113
18114 Rosenbush 2000 NN19 Vera K. Rosenbush, Ukrainian astronomer JPL · 18114
18115 Rathbun 2000 NT19 Donald Rathbun, American neurologist JPL · 18115
18116 Prato 2000 NY22 Prato province, Tuscany, Italy, where the Museo di Scienze Planetarie (Museum of Planetary Sciences) is located JPL · 18116
18117 Jonhodge 2000 NY23 Jonathon Hodge, American teacher JPL · 18117
18119 Braude 2000 NZ24 Semen Ya. Braude, Russian radioastronomer JPL · 18119
18120 Lytvynenko 2000 NA25 Leonid Mikolajovich Lytvynenko (Leonid Nikolaevich Lytvynenko), Ukrainian radioastronomer JPL · 18120
18121 Konovalenko 2000 NF25 Alexandr A. Konovalenko, Ukrainian radioastronomer JPL · 18121
18122 Forestamartin 2000 NL27 Franco Foresta Martin, Italian science popularizer, scientific editor for the newspaper Corriere della Sera JPL · 18122
18123 Pavan 2000 NS27 Luciano Pavan, Italian musician, writer, painter and amateur astronomer JPL · 18123
18124 Leeperry 2000 NE28 Lee Taylor Perry, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18124
18125 Brianwilson 2000 OF Californian songwriter and record producer Brian Wilson (born 1942) contributed to 1960s pop culture, with songs like Fun Fun Fun, exemplifying the pastimes of modern teenage life, through the Beach Boys' pop group harmonies, giving out very good vibrations indeed. JPL · 18125
18127 Denversmith 2000 OX3 Denver L. Smith, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18127
18128 Wysner 2000 OD5 Laura C. Wysner, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18128
18132 Spector 2000 ON9 Phil Spector, American record producer and songwriter MPC · 18132
18142 Adamsidman 2000 OG47 Adam Daniel Sidman, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18142
18148 Bellier 2000 OZ57 Guy and Caroline Bellier, French orthopedic surgeons, and their sons Thomas and Margaux JPL · 18148
18149 Colombatti 2000 OB58 Giacomo Colombatti, Italian planetologist JPL · 18149
18150 Lopez-Moreno 2000 OC60 José J. Lopez-Moreno, Spanish planetologist JPL · 18150
18151 Licchelli 2000 OT60 Domenico Licchelli, Italian astronomer and popularizer JPL · 18151
18152 Heidimanning 2000 OW60 Heidi L. K. Manning, American planetary scientist JPL · 18152
18155 Jasonschuler 2000 PF2 Jason Michael Schuler, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18155
18156 Kamisaibara 2000 PU4 Kamisaibara, the village in Okayama prefecture. JPL · 18156
18157 Craigwright 2000 PH10 Craig John Wright, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18157
18158 Nigelreuel 2000 PM10 Nigel Forest Reuel, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18158
18159 Andrewcook 2000 PW10 Andrew Gordon Cook, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18159
18160 Nihon Uchu Forum 2000 PY12 Nihon Uchu Forum, Japanese editor of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) annual NASDA Note. JPL · 18160
18161 Koshiishi 2000 PZ12 Hajime Koshiishi (born 1930) became interested in investigating minor planets as a natural resource. He organized a society for the study of NEAs and their resource utilization and made efforts toward the establishment of the Japan Spaceguard Association JPL · 18161
18162 Denlea 2000 PX15 Jeremy Micah Denlea, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18162
18163 Jennalewis 2000 PF16 Jenna Lyanne Lewis, ISEF awardee in 2003, and IFAA recipient MPC · 18163
18167 Buttani 2000 PS27 Buttani Philippe (born 1966), a friend of one of the discoverers, started the "CCD adventure" with him in July 1994 JPL · 18167
18169 Amaldi 2000 QF The nuclear physicist Edoardo Amaldi (1908–1989) was part of the team of Enrico Fermi and contributed to the completion of the first particle accelerator in Italy. JPL · 18169
18170 Ramjeawan 2000 QW2 Khaivchandra Ramjeawan, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18170
18171 Romaneskue 2000 QB5 Roman Garrick Eskue, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18171
18174 Khachatryan 2000 QW14 George Alexander Khachatryan, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18174
18175 Jenniferchoy 2000 QB15 Jennifer Tze-Heng Choy, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18175
18176 Julianhong 2000 QG22 Julian C. Hong, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18176
18177 Harunaga 2000 QK27 Jill Shizuko Harunaga, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18177
18180 Irenesun 2000 QB30 Irene Yuan Sun, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18180
18182 Wiener 2000 QC35 Norbert Wiener (1894–1964) contributed to many areas of mathematics, including cybernetics, stochastic processes and quantum theory. He was the author of the book Cybernetics, or control and communication in the animal and machine (1948). JPL · 18182
18184 Dianepark 2000 QR37 Diane Hyemin Park, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18184
18189 Medeobaldia 2000 QN82 Maria Elena De Obaldia, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18189
18190 Michaelpizer 2000 QY89 Michael J. Pizer, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18190
18191 Rayhe 2000 QL90 Ray Chengchuan He, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18191
18192 Craigwallace 2000 QP90 Craig J. Wallace, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18192
18193 Hollilydrury 2000 QT93 Hollilyne Drury, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18193
18196 Rowberry 2000 QY132 Megan Rowberry, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18196

18201–18300[edit]

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18228 Hyperenor 3163 T-1 Hyperenor, one of the sons of Panthoos and a great hero on the Trojan side. JPL · 18228
18235 Lynden-Bell 1003 T-2 Donald Lynden-Bell, a professor at the University of Cambridge. JPL · 18235
18236 Bernardburke 1059 T-2 Bernard Burke (born 1928), a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JPL · 18236
18237 Kenfreeman 1182 T-2 Kenneth C. Freeman, a professor at the Australian National University. JPL · 18237
18238 Frankshu 1241 T-2 Frank Shu (born 1943), a president of National Tsinghua University in Taiwan and former professor at the University of California in Berkeley. JPL · 18238
18239 Ekers 1251 T-2 Ronald Ekers, current president of the IAU and ex-director of the Australian Telescope National Facility and of the Very Large Array. JPL · 18239
18240 Mould 1317 T-2 Jeremy Mould, Australian astronomer JPL · 18240
18241 Genzel 1325 T-2 Reinhard Genzel, German-American astronomer JPL · 18241
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 Princeton theoretical cosmologist Jim Peebles (born 1935) plays a central role in the understanding of the evolution and structure of the universe. His studies of the evolution of matter in the earliest moments of the universe were critical in the establishment of the Big Bang theory as a widely accepted hypothesis. JPL · 18242
18243 Gunn 2272 T-2 James Edward Gunn, a professor at Princeton University. JPL · 18243
18244 Anneila 3008 T-2 Anneila Sargent, American astronomer JPL · 18244
18263 Anchialos 5167 T-2 The Greek heroes Anchialos and Menestheus were together on their chariot when they were killed by Hector. JPL · 18263
18268 Dardanos 2140 T-3 Dardanos, a son of Zeus and a nymph, mythical ancestor of the Trojans. JPL · 18268
18278 Drymas 4035 T-3 Drymas, a king of Phrygia and father of Priam's second wife Hekabe (in Latin, Hecuba). JPL · 18278
18281 Tros 4317 T-3 Tros, a grandson of Dardanos. His country was named Troas after him, and its principal city was Troy. JPL · 18281
18282 Ilos 4369 T-3 Ilos, the oldest son of Tros, and he built the citadel Ilion, also named Ilios. Ilos was the father of Laomedon and the grandfather of Priam. JPL · 18282
18284 Tsereteli 1970 PU Zurab Konstantinovich Tsereteli (b.1934), world-renowned Russian sculptor. JPL · 18284
18285 Vladplatonov 1972 GJ Vladimir Petrovich Platonov (born 1938), well-known journalist and documentary-film director, is the author of many books, articles and films about the creators of space-rocket technologies and the many challenges in that field JPL · 18285
18286 Kneipp 1973 UN5 Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897), a German priest, skilled in the art of healing, introduced manifold applications of cold and warm water and suggested that a healthy way of living conformed to nature. His papers were translated into many languages and were an essential influence on modern physical therapeutics and balneology. JPL · 18286
18287 Verkin 1975 TU3 Boris Ieremievich Verkin (1919–1990), a Ukrainian Soviet physicist and creator of the scientific school of cryogenic physics and technology, was the founder and first director of the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering in Kharkiv JPL · 18287
18288 Nozdrachev 1975 VX2 Aleksandr Danilovich Nozdrachev (born 1931), a professor and head of physiology at St. Petersburg University. JPL · 18288
18289 Yokoyamakoichi 1976 UB16 Koichi Yokoyama (born 1940) is a professor emeritus of the National Astronomical observatory, Japan. JPL · 18289
18290 Sumiyoshi 1977 DR2 Sumiyoshi, in the south of Osaka prefecture, is an important port for trade between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine, a guardian of voyage, was founded in 211. At shrine, there is a lighthouse, belived to be the oldest in Japan. JPL · 18290
18291 Wani 1977 DL4 Wani was a scholar who came to Japan from Korea in the second half of the 4th century. He brought ten volumes of The Analects of Confucius and one volume of the Thousand Character Classic to Japan. JPL · 18291
18292 Zoltowski 1977 FB Frank B. Zoltowski (born 1957), an Australian discoverer of minor planets who made numerous critical observations of near-earth objects, notably a dramatic recovery of 1999 AN10, while he was working in South Australia during 1997–1999. He continued to make astrometric contributions on his return to the U.S. JPL · 18292
18293 Pilyugin 1978 SQ4 Nikolay Alekseyevich Pilyugin, 20th-century Russian designer of autonomous control systems and computers for space rocketry JPL · 18293
18294 Rudenko 1978 SF5 Anatolij Afanas'evich Rudenko (born 1949) is a full member of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics and an authority on systems analysis and high technology. He was a member of the team that created aerospace systems and developed powerful liquid-propellant engines JPL · 18294
18295 Borispetrov 1978 TT7 Boris Mikhajlovich Petrov, Russian journalist, director of the St. Petersburg regional center of the Russian News Agency ITAR-TASS JPL · 18295

18301–18400[edit]

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18301 Konyukhov 1979 QZ9 Fyodor Fyodorovich Konyukhov (born 1951) has performed 50 extensive travels, mainly alone. He conquered both poles and all the highest mountains of the world. The renowned Russian traveler has taken many of the world's most difficult land and sea routes and has sailed around the world three times. JPL · 18301
18302 Körner 1980 FL3 Harald Körner (1881–1953) was headmaster of the private elementary school in Lund from 1916 to 1944, and a proponent of education for girls. JPL · 18302
18321 Bobrov 1982 UQ10 Vsevolod Mikhailovich Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey and football champion JPL · 18321
18334 Drozdov 1987 RA3 Nikolaj Nikolaevich Drozdov (born 1937), a Russian professor of biology and the author and chief producer of very popular TV program V mire zhivotnykh (In the World of Animals). JPL · 18334
18335 San Cassiano 1987 SC1 San Cassiano, an Italian village in the hills near Verona in northern Italy, is renowned for its high-quality oil (Grignano) and wine (Amarone). Its isolated location affords views of both the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. JPL · 18335
18349 Dafydd 1990 OV4 Dafydd ap Llywelyn, prince of Wales 1240-46 MPC · 18349
18359 Jakobstaude 1990 TL7 Jakob Staude (born 1944) is staff astronomer at the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and a well-known expert on star formation. Since 1981 Staude has also served as editor-in-chief of the German journal Sterne und Weltraum. JPL · 18359
18360 Sachs 1990 TF9 Hans Sachs (1494–1576), master of the shoemaker guild in Nuremberg from 1520, is the most important German poet of the sixteenth century. JPL · 18360
18365 Shimomoto 1990 WN5 Shigeo Shimomoto (born 1963), a Japanese amateur astronomer and computer programmer. JPL · 18365
18368 Flandrau 1991 GZ1 University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center and planetarium MPC · 18368
18376 Quirk 1991 SQ Steve Quirk, Australian amateur astronomer MPC · 18376
18379 Josévandam 1991 VJ6 José van Dam (Joseph, Baron Van Damme, b. 1940), a Belgian bass-baritone, who entered the Brussels Royal Conservatory at the age of 17 JPL · 18379
18381 Massenet 1991 YU Jules Massenet (1842–1912) was a prolific French composer of operas. His greatest successes were Manon (1884), Werther (1892) and Thaïs (1894). The Méditation, a violin solo with orchestra from Thaïs, became world-famous. In 1878 he was elected a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts JPL · 18381
18395 Schmiedmayer 1992 SH2 Jörg Schmiedmayer, an Austrian physicist and a leading expert in the field of quantum optics. JPL · 18395
18396 Nellysachs 1992 SN2 Nelly Sachs, German poet, dramatist, and Nobel Prize winner. JPL · 18396
18398 Bregenz 1992 SQ23 Bregenz, capital of the Austrian province of Vorarlberg MPC · 18398
18399 Tentoumushi 1992 WK1 The Tentoumushi astronomy club was named after the seven-starred ladybug. The club received an award from the city of Komatsu for its astronomy popularization. JPL · 18399

18401–18500[edit]

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18403 Atsuhirotaisei 1993 AG Atsuhiro Ikuta (1999–2011) and Taisei Ikuta (2003–2011) were two brothers who loved the stars. They died in an automobile accident on the night of 2011 December 10, on their return home from viewing a total lunar eclipse JPL · 18403
18404 Kenichi 1993 FQ2 Kenichi Miyoshi, an amateur astronomer who has contributed to astronomical awareness in Ehime Prefecture over many years. JPL · 18404
18412 Kruszelnicki 1993 LX Karl Kruszelnicki (born 1948), an Australian science communicator. JPL · 18412
18413 Adamspencer 1993 LD1 Adam Spencer (born 1969) is an Australian mathematics communicator, television and radio presenter. JPL · 18413
18418 Ujibe 1993 TV1 Tadashi Ujibe, an amateur astronomer who constructed the three-meter dome of his own private observatory. JPL · 18418
18426 Maffei 1993 YN2 Paolo Maffei, Italian astronomer MPC · 18426
18430 Balzac 1994 AK16 Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), the creator of the French realistic novel. JPL · 18430
18431 Stazzema 1994 BM Stazzema, a pleasant village located in the Alpi Apuane mountains of Tuscany, Italy. Since 2000, it has been the site of the Italian Park of Peace. Name proposed by Mario Di Martino JPL · 18431
18434 Mikesandras 1994 EW7 Mike Sandras, American director of the Kenner Planetarium, Louisiana. JPL · 18434
18441 Cittadivinci 1994 PE Vinci is a small beautiful village in Tuscany, where the great genius Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452. For this reason it is visited by thousands of people each year, eager to visit either the museum or see Leonardo's machines. JPL · 18441
18449 Rikwouters 1994 PT19 Rik Wouters, 19th/20th-century Belgian fauve painter and sculptor JPL · 18449
18453 Nishiyamayukio 1994 TT Yukio Nishiyama (born 1950) is the president of a shipbuilding design company who spends his evenings as an amateur astronomer. JPL · 18453
18456 Mišík 1995 ES Vladimír Mišík (born 1947), a Czech rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. JPL · 18456
18458 Caesar 1995 EY8 Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.) promulgated in 46 B.C. on the advice of the Alexandrine astronomer Sosigenes what is now called the Julian calendar. JPL · 18458
18460 Pecková 1995 PG Dagmar Pecková, Czech mezzo-soprano MPC · 18460
18461 Seiichikanno 1995 QQ Seiichi Kanno (born 1954) is an education consultant and an amateur astronomer, who has observed the planets since 1970. He built an observatory in Kaminoyama city, Yamagata, in 1989, and now observes the planets with a video camera JPL · 18461
18462 Riccò 1995 QS2 Annibale Riccò, Italian astronomer MPC · 18462
18467 Nagatatsu 1995 SX52 Tatsuo Nagahama (born 1952), an amateur astronomer. JPL · 18467
18469 Hakodate 1995 UC9 Hakodate, located at the southernmost part of Hokkaido, is a prosperous city of fishing and tourism. The night view from Mount Hakodate is one of the best tourist attractions in Japan JPL · 18469
18472 Hatada 1995 VA1 Naoki Hatada (born 1967), an editor of the Inagawa Observatory web site since 2003. JPL · 18472
18473 Kikuchijun 1995 VK1 Jun Kikuchi (born 1967) purchased his first telescope during the height of Halley's Comet fever in 1986. Though cloudy skies thwarted his attempts at comet photography, his interest in solar eclipse photography led him to France in 1999, and to China in 2008 and 2009 JPL · 18473
18493 Demoleon 1996 HV9 Demoleon, a Trojan warrior and son of Antenor, was struck in the head by Achilles' spear JPL · 18493
18497 Nevězice 1996 LK1 Nevězice, village and place of a Celtic oppidum in central Bohemia, the Czech Republic MPC · 18497
18498 Cesaro 1996 MN Ernesto Cesaro (1859–1906), a prolific mathematician and professor at the universities of Palermo and Naples. JPL · 18498
18499 Showalter 1996 MR Mark R. Showalter (born 1957), planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, is (co-)discover of the Jovian gossamer ring, Saturnian moon Pan, Uranian moons Mab and Cupid, two faint Uranian rings, Neptunian moon S/2004 N 1, and Plutonian moons Kerberos and Styx. He is the leader of the Planetary Data Systems Rings Node JPL · 18499

18501–18600[edit]

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18505 Caravelli 1996 PG5 Vito Caravelli (1724–1800), a professor of mathematics at the Naval Institute of Naples. JPL · 18505
18509 Bellini 1996 RB4 Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835), an Italian composer best known for his "Norma" and "I puritani". JPL · 18509
18510 Chasles 1996 SN Michel Chasles (1793–1880), a professor at the École Polytechnique and later at the Sorbonne. JPL · 18510
18520 Wolfratshausen 1996 VK4 Wolfratshausen, a city in southern Bavaria, Germany, has a long history extending back to the original name found in court papers by Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich II in 1003. Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) stayed in the city with Lou Andreas-Salome (1861–1937) in 1897 JPL · 18520
18524 Tagatoshihiro 1996 VE8 Toshihiro Taga (born 1951) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and president of the Tottori Society of Astronomy. He is a popularizer of astronomy. JPL · 18524
18531 Strakonice 1996 XM2 Strakonice, a town in southern Bohemia, the Czech Republic + MPC · 18531
18542 Broglio 1996 YP3 Luigi Broglio, Italian aeronautical engineer, conceptor and director of the San Marco programme MPC · 18542
18548 Christoffel 1997 AN12 Elwin Bruno Christoffel (1829–1900), a professor at various German universities. JPL · 18548
18550 Maoyisheng 1997 AN14 Yisheng Mao (1896–1989) was a world-renowned scientist and one of the founders of modern bridge engineering of China. JPL MPC · 18550
18553 Kinkakuji 1997 AZ21 Kinkakuji is the popular name of a gilded pavilion in the Rokuon-ji temple complex (a World Cultural Heritage site) in Kyoto, Japan. JPL · 18553
18555 Courant 1997 CN4 Richard Courant (1888–1972) studied and later taught at Göttingen. In 1934 he became a professor at New York University, where he founded and led one of the most prestigious institutes of applied mathematics, later named in his honor. JPL · 18555
18556 Battiato 1997 CC7 Franco Battiato, Italian (Sicilian) polyhedric artist and amateur astronomer MPC · 18556
18560 Coxeter 1997 EO7 Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter (born 1907), an English-Canadian mathematician and former professor at the University of Toronto. JPL · 18560
18561 Fengningding 1997 EY34 Fengning Ding (born 1994), ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 18561
18563 Danigoldman 1997 FC3 Danielle Goldman (born 1994), ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 18563
18564 Caseyo 1997 GO6 Casey O'Connell, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 18564
18565 Selg 1997 GP35 Timothy Selg, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 18565
18567 Segenthau 1997 SS4 Segenthau, Banat village and childhood home of the discoverer MPC · 18567
18568 Thuillot 1997 TL2 William Thuillot (born 1951) works at the Institut de Mécanique Céleste on the theory of the motions of Jupiter's Galilean satellites, including analysis of observations of eclipses by the planet and mutual phenomena. JPL · 18568
18572 Rocher 1997 WQ22 Patrick Rocher (born 1951) works at the Institut de Mécanique Céleste in Paris. His main task has been to build an integration package to compute orbital parameters for minor planets and comets. JPL · 18572
18574 Jeansimon 1997 WO23 Jean-Louis Simon (born 1940) works at the Paris Institut de Mécanique Céleste on analytical planetary theory. He produced the first values of the secular variation of the orbital semimajor axes of the planets. JPL · 18574
18579 Duongtuyenvu 1997 XY6 Duong Tuyen Vu (born 1933) works at the Paris Institut de Mécanique Céleste on ephemerides of natural satellites. JPL · 18579
18581 Batllo 1997 XV8 Valerie Batllo (born 1967) works on cometary orbits at the Institut de Mécanique Céleste in Paris. She studies in particular how the short-period comets could be produced by encounters with the giant planets. JPL · 18581
18583 Francescopedani 1997 XN10 Francesco Pedani (1953–1998) was an amateur astronomer, biologist and school teacher of science and mathematics. In 1988 he founded the Societ Astronomica Fiorentina, an association of amateur astronomers based in Florence, Italy. He was its first president until his untimely death. JPL · 18583
18593 Wangzhongcheng 1998 AG11 Wang Zhongcheng (born 1925), neurosurgeon-academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. JPL · 18593
18596 Superbus 1998 BA4 Tarquinius Superbus, seventh and last king of Rome, reigned from 534 to 509 B.C. JPL · 18596

18601–18700[edit]

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18601 Zafar 1998 BL11 Abu-Bakr Zafar (born 1985), ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18601
18602 Lagillespie 1998 BX12 Lacy Ann Gillespie (born 1985), ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18602
18605 Jacqueslaskar 1998 BL26 Jacques Laskar (born 1955) is principally concerned with the chaotic behavior of the principal planets. A staff member of the Institut de Mécanique Céleste in Paris, he was the first to show the chaotic motion of the inner solar system and the stabilization of the obliquity of the ecliptic by the moon. JPL · 18605
18609 Shinobuyama 1998 BN48 Shinobuyama, called "Fuku-Shima" many centuries ago, is a small mountain in Fukushima city, Japan. This beloved mountain is the symbol of the city. JPL · 18609
18610 Arthurdent 1998 CC2 Arthur Philip Dent, character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy MPC · 18610
18611 Baudelaire 1998 CB3 French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867) was one of the major innovators of French literature. His Les Fleurs du Mal (1857) is considered to rank with the finest of French poetry. Baudelaire is particularly known for his excellent translations of Poe's Tales, a writer whose style much resembled his own JPL · 18611
18617 Puntel 1998 DY9 Nathalie Puntel (born 1968) is a young, pretty and cheerful French woman who prefers deep-sky pictures to searches for minor planets. JPL · 18617
18623 Pises 1998 DR13 Observatoire des Pises, which was inaugurated in 1991, is located in the South of France. It is the Montpellier astronomical society observatory. JPL · 18623
18624 Prévert 1998 DV13 Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter. JPL · 18624
18626 Michaelcarr 1998 DO23 Michael Carr (born 1947) is an instrument maker who worked at Caltech and then Princeton University. JPL · 18626
18627 Rogerbonnet 1998 DH33 Roger-Maurice Bonnet (born 1937) is a French experimental astrophysicist specializing in stellar physics. From 1983 to 2001 he was Science Director of ESA and he created Horizon 2000. Under his lead, ESA launched the scientific projects, Giotto, Hipparcos, ISO, XMM, SOHO, Cluster, Cassini-Huygens and HST. JPL · 18627
18632 Danielsson 1998 DN37 Ann-Kristin "Kikki" Danielsson (born 1952) is a well-known and popular country singer from Sweden. JPL · 18632
18634 Champigneulles 1998 EQ1 Champigneulles, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. JPL · 18634
18635 Frouard 1998 EX1 Frouard, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. JPL · 18635
18636 Villedepompey 1998 EF2 Pompey, a French village JPL · 18636
18637 Liverdun 1998 EJ2 Liverdun, a French village JPL · 18637
18638 Nouet 1998 EP3 Nicolas-Antoine Nouet (1740–1811), an astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris, traveled to St. Domingue to map the island. Later he mapped the Rhine region and traveled with Napoleon Bonaparte to Egypt, where he created a map of that country. JPL · 18638
18639 Aoyunzhiyuanzhe 1998 ER8 Aoyunzhiyuanzhe, meaning "Olympic Games Volunteer", honors the 1.7 million volunteers whose work, devotion, smiles and service during the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games touched the whole world, setting a milestone in voluntary service and opening a fresh chapter in volunteerism in China JPL · 18639
18643 van Rysselberghe 1998 EK12 Théo van Rysselberghe, 19th/20th-century Belgian pointillistic and impressionistic painter JPL · 18643
18647 Václavhübner 1998 FD2 Václav Hübner (1922–2000), a Czech amateur astronomer MPC · 18647
18649 Fabrega 1998 FU10 Joaquin Fabrega (born 1967), an amateur astronomer from Panama JPL · 18649
18653 Christagünt 1998 FW15 Christa and Günter Rothermel, parents of uncredited German co-discoverer Jens Rothermel MPC · 18653
18656 Mergler 1998 FW29 Natalie Rose Mergler, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18656
18658 Rajdev 1998 FX31 Priya Ashoke Rajdev, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18658
18659 Megangross 1998 FD33 Megan Chaya Gross, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18659
18661 Zoccoli 1998 FT34 Christina Marie Mariolana Zoccoli, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18661
18662 Erinwhite 1998 FV42 Erin Margaret White, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18662
18663 Lynnta 1998 FW42 Lynn Marie Torrech-Antonetty, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18663
18664 Rafaelta 1998 FA43 Rafael Andres Torrech-Antonetty, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18664
18665 Sheenahayes 1998 FK49 Sheena Marie Hayes, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18665
18668 Gottesman 1998 FU62 David Alexander Gottesman, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18668
18669 Lalitpatel 1998 FP63 Lalit Ramesh Patel, ISEF awardee in 2003, and IFAA recipient MPC · 18669
18670 Shantanugaur 1998 FM64 Shantanu Kadir Gaur, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18670
18671 Zacharyrice 1998 FX64 Zachary Philip Rice, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18671
18672 Ashleyamini 1998 FY65 Ashley Ali Amini, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18672
18675 Amiamini 1998 FJ70 Ami Rebecca Amini, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18675
18676 Zdeňkaplavcová 1998 FE73 Zdeňka Plavcová, Czech radio-astronomer MPC · 18676
18679 Heatherenae 1998 FW102 Heather Renae Messick, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18679
18680 Weirather 1998 FS103 Sara Jo Weirather, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18680
18681 Caseylipp 1998 FW103 Casey Albert Lipp, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18681
18689 Rodrick 1998 FR124 Richard Jean Rodrick, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18689
18697 Kathanson 1998 HB39 Kathleen Suzanne Hanson, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18697
18698 Racharles 1998 HX39 Rachael Ann Charles, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18698
18699 Quigley 1998 HL45 Carolyn Ann Quigley, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18699

18701–18800[edit]

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18702 Sadowski 1998 HG68 John Paul Sadowski, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18702
18704 Brychristian 1998 HF87 Bryan William Christian, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18704
18707 Annchi 1998 HO96 Ann Chi, ISTS awardee in 2004, and ISEF in 2003 MPC · 18707
18708 Danielappel 1998 HT97 Daniel Clayton Appel, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18708
18709 Laurawong 1998 HE99 Laura Anne Wong, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18709
18720 Jerryguo 1998 HP145 Jerry Ji Guo, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18720
18725 Atacama 1998 JL3 The Atacama desert, which covers regions II, III and IV of Chile, is one of the driest deserts on Earth. JPL · 18725
18727 Peacock 1998 KW3 Anthony J. Peacock, British-Dutch(?) project scientist for the European Space Agency Exosat and XMM-Newton missions JPL · 18727
18728 Grammier 1998 KZ3 Richard ("Rick") S. Grammier (1955–2011) was director of solar system exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 18728
18729 Potentino 1998 KJ4 Potentino castle, near Seggiano, Tuscany, Italy. JPL · 18729
18730 Wingip 1998 KV7 Wing Ip (born 1947) is Vice Chancellor of the University system of Taiwan. JPL · 18730
18731 Vil'bakirov 1998 KW7 Vil' S. Bakirov (born 1946) is a Ukrainian sociologist, president of the Sociological Association and corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 1998 he has served as rector of Kharkiv V. N. Karazin National University, where he has promoted the development of astronomy and other sciences JPL · 18731
18734 Darboux 1998 MY1 Jean-Gaston Darboux (1842–1917), a French mathematician and professor at the Sorbonne. JPL · 18734
18735 Chubko 1998 MH46 Larysa Sergiivna Chubko, Ukrainian astronomer JPL · 18735
18737 Aliciaworley 1998 QP79 Alicia Lorraine Worley, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18737
18739 Larryhu 1998 SH79 Larry Zhixing Hu, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18739
18745 San Pedro 1999 BJ14 San Pedro de Atacama, a town in Chile's region II, was inhabited by the Likan Antay population for thousands of years. JPL · 18745
18747 Lexcen 1999 FN21 Ben Lexcen, Australian marine architect MPC · 18747
18749 Ayyubguliev 1999 GA8 Ayyub Salakh-ogly Guliev, Azeri astronomer, director of the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory JPL · 18749
18750 Leonidakimov 1999 GA9 Leonid Afanas'evich Akimov, Ukrainian planetary scientist JPL · 18750
18751 Yualexandrov 1999 GO9 Yurij Vladimirovich Alexandrov, Ukrainian planetary scientist JPL · 18751
18755 Meduna 1999 GS21 Matthew Paul Meduna, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18755
18766 Broderick 1999 JA22 Tamara Ann Broderick, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18766
18768 Sarahbates 1999 JE22 Sarah Woodring Bates, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18768
18770 Yingqiuqilei 1999 JN25 Yingqiuqi Lei, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18770
18771 Sisiliang 1999 JA26 Sisi Liang, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18771
18773 Bredehoft 1999 JY36 Belle Dean Bredehoft, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18773
18774 Lavanture 1999 JT38 Douglas George Lavanture, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18774
18775 Donaldeng 1999 JD39 Donald Eng, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18775
18776 Coulter 1999 JP39 Michael Edward Coulter, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18776
18777 Hobson 1999 JA41 Christina Nicole Hobson, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18777
18779 Hattyhong 1999 JN44 Hatty Hong, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18779
18780 Kuncham 1999 JY44 Vivek Kuncham, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18780
18781 Indaram 1999 JH45 Maanasa Indaram, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18781
18782 Joanrho 1999 JJ46 Joan Young Rho, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18782
18783 Sychamberlin 1999 JL47 Sydney JoAnne Chamberlin, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18783
18785 Betsywelsh 1999 JV48 Elizabeth Jean Welsh, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18785
18786 Tyjorgenson 1999 JS53 Tyler Lee Jorgenson, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18786
18787 Kathermann 1999 JV53 Katherine Laura Hermann, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18787
18788 Carriemiller 1999 JX53 Carrie Anna Miller, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18788
18789 Metzger 1999 JV56 Vincent Tyler Metzger, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18789
18790 Ericaburden 1999 JG57 Erica Mariel Burden, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18790
18794 Kianafrank 1999 JG62 Kiana Laieikawai Frank, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18794
18796 Acosta 1999 JH64 Iyen Abdon Acosta, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18796
18800 Terresadodge 1999 JL76 Terresa Louise Dodge, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18800

18801–18900[edit]

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18801 Noelleoas 1999 JO76 Noelle Joan Oas, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18801
18803 Hillaryoas 1999 JH77 Hillary Joan Oas, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18803
18805 Kellyday 1999 JX77 Kelly Jean Day, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18805
18806 Zachpenn 1999 JX79 Zach Penn, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18806
18809 Meileawertz 1999 JP86 Meilea Elise Wertz, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18809
18812 Aliadler 1999 KT13 Alexandra Raisa Adler, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18812
18814 Ivanovsky 1999 KJ17 Oleg Genrikhovich Ivanovsky, Russian Deputy Chief Designer for the Soviet Luna and Lunokhod missions, a designer for the Vostok spacecraft, director of the Museum of the Lavochkin Space Association in Moscow JPL · 18814
18818 Yasuhiko 1999 MB2 Yasuhiko Takahashi (born 1934), the younger brother-in-law of the discoverer. JPL · 18818
18821 Markhavel 1999 NW9 Mark Junichi Havel, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18821
18823 Zachozer 1999 NS20 Zachary Adam Ozer, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18823
18824 Graves 1999 NF23 Daniel David Graves, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18824
18825 Alicechai 1999 NO23 Alice Wan Chai, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18825
18826 Leifer 1999 NG24 Andrew Michael Leifer, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18826
18830 Pothier 1999 NZ35 David Guillaume Pothier, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18830
18836 Raymundto 1999 NM62 Raymund Chun-Hung To, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18836
18838 Shannon 1999 OQ Claude Elwood Shannon (1916–2001), an American scientist JPL · 18838
18839 Whiteley 1999 PG Brett Whiteley (1939–1992) an Abstract artist and Australia's leading painter of his generation who won all of the major Australian art prizes many times over JPL · 18839
18840 Yoshioba 1999 PT4 Yoshio Oba (born 1934) is a retired professor of earth sciences at Yamagata University and an amateur astronomer who observes occultations. JPL · 18840
18841 Hruška 1999 RL3 Luboš Hruška, Czech creator of the Monument to the Victims of Evil in Plzeň MPC · 18841
18843 Ningzhou 1999 RK22 Ning Zhou, ISTS awardee in 2004, and ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18843
18845 Cichocki 1999 RY27 Bruno Cichocki, civil engineer and amateur astronomer JPL · 18845
18851 Winmesser 1999 RP84 Winston Harmon Messer, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18851
18855 Sarahgutman 1999 RQ112 Sarah Elizabeth Gutman, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18855
18857 Lalchandani 1999 RE117 Rupa Lalchandani, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18857
18858 Tecleveland 1999 RO117 Thomas Edgar Cleveland, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18858
18861 Eugenishmidt 1999 RW166 Eugenia Shmidt, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18861
18862 Warot 1999 RE183 Gregory Andrew Warot, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18862
18871 Grauer 1999 VQ12 Albert D. Grauer (born 1942), an American astronomer. JPL · 18871
18872 Tammann 1999 VR20 Gustav Tammann, Swiss cosmologist MPC · 18872
18873 Larryrobinson 1999 VJ22 Larry Robinson, American astronomer MPC · 18873
18874 Raoulbehrend 1999 VZ22 Raoul Behrend, Swiss astronomer MPC · 18874
18876 Sooner 1999 XM a "sooner", a person who is settling on land in the early American west before the land was officially open to settlement. The name particularly honors the U.S. state of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma, alma mater of the discoverer. JPL · 18876
18877 Stevendodds 1999 XP7 Steven L. Dodds (born 1961) has been furnishing telescope optics for the astronomical community since 1986. He constructed two parabolic off-axis segments (adaptive optic components) used in the Gemini North 8.1-meter telescope located on Mauna Kea. JPL · 18877
18880 Toddblumberg 1999 XM166 Todd James Blumberg, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18880
18883 Domegge 1999 YT8 Domegge di Cadore, a small town nestled in the Northeastern Italian Alps, surrounded by the rose-colored Dolomites, Domegge di Cadore's very dark and clear skies are an inspiration to any astronomer. JPL · 18883
18887 Yiliuchen 2000 AP181 Yiliu Chen, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18887
18891 Kamler 2000 EF40 Jonathan Jacques Kamler, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18891

18901–19000[edit]

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18903 Matsuura 2000 ND29 Takeshirou Matsuura (1818–1888), a Japanese geographer and explorer. JPL · 18903
18905 Weigan 2000 OF10 Wei Gan, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18905
18907 Kevinclaytor 2000 OW20 Kevin E. Claytor, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18907
18910 Nolanreis 2000 OR22 Nolan Herman Reis, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18910
18912 Kayfurman 2000 OM32 Kay Dee Furman, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18912
18918 Nishashah 2000 OB50 Nisha Vikram Shah, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18918
18923 Jennifersass 2000 PC23 Jennifer Rose Sass, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18923
18924 Vinjamoori 2000 PV24 Anant Vinjamoori, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18924
18928 Pontremoli 2000 QH9 Pontremoli is an Italian town. JPL · 18928
18930 Athreya 2000 QW27 Khannan Kameshvaran Athreya, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18930
18932 Robinhood 2000 QH35 Robin Hood, the legendary thirteenth-century English archer and outlaw of Sherwood Forest who, with his band of Merry Men, robbed rich unscrupulous officials to aid and protect the poor in what might be described as a medieval form of socialism JPL · 18932
18935 Alfandmedina 2000 QE37 Alfredo Andres Medina, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18935
18938 Zarabeth 2000 QU44 Zarabeth Lehr Golden, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18938
18939 Sariancel 2000 QZ48 Sari Ancel, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18939
18943 Elaisponton 2000 QA55 Elais M. Ponton, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18943
18944 Sawilliams 2000 QG61 Stephanie Alexandra Williams, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18944
18946 Massar 2000 QM75 Sonny Raye Massar, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18946
18947 Cindyfulton 2000 QV76 Cindy Marie Fulton, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18947
18948 Hinkle 2000 QT79 Athena Leah Hinkle, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18948
18949 Tumaneng 2000 QX85 Karen Andres Tumaneng, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18949
18950 Marakessler 2000 QX95 Marissa Rachel Kessler, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18950
18953 Laurensmith 2000 QR114 Lauren Marie Smith, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18953
18954 Sarahbounds 2000 QT119 Sarah Brittany Bounds, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18954
18956 Jessicarnold 2000 QK126 Jessica Lynn Arnold, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18956
18957 Mijacobsen 2000 QE128 Michael Thomas Jacobsen, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18957
18961 Hampfreeman 2000 QR140 Thomas Hampton Freeman, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18961
18964 Fairhurst 2000 QJ142 Maggie Sara Fairhurst, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18964
18965 Lazenby 2000 QR142 Tanya Marie Lazenby, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18965
18969 Valfriedmann 2000 QY152 Valerie Star Friedmann, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18969
18970 Jenniharper 2000 QU168 Jennifer Dawn Harper, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18970
18973 Crouch 2000 QJ193 Kegan Kade Crouch, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18973
18974 Brungardt 2000 QX195 Adam Robert Brungardt, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18974
18976 Kunilraval 2000 QH206 Kunil Kaushik Raval, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18976
18979 Henryfong 2000 RC2 Henry Fong, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18979
18980 Johannatang 2000 RY2 Johanna Tang, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18980
18983 Allentran 2000 RG6 Allen Hing Tran, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18983
18984 Olathe 2000 RA8 Olathe, Kansas, location of the Sunflower Observatory MPC · 18984
18987 Irani 2000 RU23 Natasha Rustom Irani, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18987
18991 Tonivanov 2000 RD35 Tonislav Ivanov Ivanov, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18991
18992 Katharvard 2000 RK40 Katherine Harvard, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18992
18994 Nhannguyen 2000 RO50 Nhan Duy Nguyen, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18994
18996 Torasan 2000 RR53 Kiyoshi Atsumi (1928–1996), Japanese actor known for his roles in the film It's tough being a man and in the "Tora-san" series, of which there were 48 installments during 1969–1995. The Tora-san series became a huge success in Japan and received a National Honor Award in 1996 JPL · 18996
18997 Mizrahi 2000 RG54 Jonathan Albert Mizrahi, ISEF awardee in 2003 MPC · 18997

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
17,001–18,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 18,001–19,000
Succeeded by
19,001–20,000