Meanings of minor planet names: 188001–189000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), 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.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II. Meanings marked with * are from legacy sources may not be accurate.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB".

188001–188100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
188061 Loomis 2001 VJ131 Craig P. Loomis (born 1961), an American computing engineer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. JPL · 188061

188101–188200[edit]

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188139 Stanbridge 2002 CN315 Dale R. Stanbridge (born 1962) is a senior engineer at KinetX and served as a Navigation Team Member for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 188139

188201–188300[edit]

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188256 Stothoff 2002 XT93 Maria M. Stothoff (born 1966) served as the Public Affairs Deputy Chief for the Southwest Research Institute for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 188256

188301–188400[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

188401–188500[edit]

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188446 Louischevrolet 2004 HY5 Louis Chevrolet, co-founder of the well-known motor car company. JPL · 188446

188501–188600[edit]

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188502 Darrellstrobel 2004 PM115 Darrell F. Strobel (born 1942) is a research scientist at Johns Hopkins University, who served as a Co-Investigator for atmospheric science for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 188502
188534 Mauna Kea 2004 RA252 Mauna Kea (meaning "White Mountain"), a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii JPL · 188534
188576 Kosenda 2005 EL30 Setsuo Kosenda (born 1955) established the Mikawa Astronomical Observatory, located in the Niigata region of Japan JPL · 188576

188601–188700[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

188701–188800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

188801–188900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
188847 Rhipeus 2006 FT9 Rhipeus, Trojan warrior who died fighting alongside Aeneas in the fall of Troy JPL · 188847
188867 Tin Ho 2006 US174 Tin Ho, or Tianhe District, is one of the fastest developing areas in Guangzhou, China. Many of Guangzhou's most iconic buildings are found in this district. Tin Ho is the Chinese name for the Milky Way. JPL · 188867

188901–189000[edit]

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188973 Siufaiwing 2008 EX36 Siu Fai Wing (born 1946), a Chinese painter and sculptor JPL · 188973
189000 Alfredkubin 2008 JZ20 Alfred Kubin (1877–1959) is considered an important representative of expressionism JPL · 189000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.


Preceded by
187,001–188,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 188,001–189,000
Succeeded by
189,001–190,000