Meanings of minor planet names: 20001–21000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

20001–20100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20002 Tillysmith 1991 EM Tilly Smith, British girl who, by recognising the signs of a tsunami, saved many lives on the island of Phuket, December 26, 2004 JPL · 20002
20004 Audrey-Lucienne 1991 GS6 Audrey-Lucienne Van Landeghem, last visitor at the "Space is For You" Exhibition at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in 2001 JPL · 20004
20006 Albertus Magnus 1991 GH11 Albertus Magnus, German theologian, philosopher and naturalist. JPL · 20006
20007 Marybrown 1991 LR Mary J. Brown, American amateur astronomer who assisted in organizing the photographic glass plate archive of the 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory JPL · 20007
20012 Ranke 1991 RV4 Leopold von Ranke, a professor of history in Berlin from 1825 to 1871. JPL · 20012
20016 Rietschel 1991 TU13 Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel, German sculptor. JPL · 20016
20017 Alixcatherine 1991 TF14 Alix Catherine de Saint-Aignan (born 2002) is the eldest daughter of the discoverer JPL · 20017
20019 Yukiotanaka 1991 VN Yukio Tanaka, Japanese baseball infielder for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters JPL · 20019
20024 Mayrémartínez 1992 BT2 Mayré Adriana Martínez Blanco, Venezuelan professional singer, winner of the 2006 "Latin American Idol" contest JPL · 20024
20037 Duke 1992 UW4 Michael B. Duke, American selenologist areologist and meteoriticist, at one point curator of the lunar samples returned from the Moon, later chief of the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Division of the Johnson Spacecraft Center JPL · 20037
20043 Ellenmacarthur 1993 EM Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur, British solo long-distance yachtswoman JPL · 20043
20044 Vitoux 1993 FV1 Frédéric Vitoux (born 1944), a French writer and journalist known for his novel Bébert, Le chat de Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1976) JPL · 20044
20060 Johannforster 1993 PV5 Johann Reinhold Forster, 18th-century German naturalist, who (with his son Georg) accompanied James Cook on his second Pacific Voyage JPL · 20060
20070 Koichiyuko 1993 XL Koichi Takahashi, director of the Hiroshima Chapter of the Young Astronauts Club of Japan since 1998, and his wife Yuko (a medical doctor and a pharmacist, respectively) JPL · 20070
20073 Yumiko 1994 AN2 Yumiko Fujii (born 1968) is the wife of the second discoverer JPL · 20073
20074 Laskerschueler 1994 AF16 Else Lasker-Schueler, German author. JPL · 20074
20081 Occhialini 1994 EE3 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist. JPL · 20081
20084 Buckmaster 1994 GU9 Bill Buckmaster, American anchor of the news magazine program Arizona Illustrated JPL · 20084
20098 Shibatagenji 1994 WC2 Genji Shibata (born 1940) is a medical doctor, who contributed to public welfare by establishing a hospital and a home for elderly people in Yamaguchi, Japan. JPL · 20098

20101–20200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20102 Takasago 1995 BP15 Takasago, a Japanese port city at the mouth of the Kakogawa River, Hyogo prefecture JPL · 20102
20103 de Vico 1995 JK Francesco de Vico (1805–1848), Jesuit priest and astronomer, discoverer of seven comets, and director of the Collegio Romano Observatory JPL · 20103
20106 Morton 1995 QG Donald C. Morton, was director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory during 1976–1986 JPL · 20106
20107 Nanyotenmondai 1995 QY3 Nanyotenmondai, the Nanyo Citizens' Observatory, in the Sosyou park of Nanyo, Yamagata, Japan JPL · 20107
20109 Alicelandis 1995 RJ Alice Landis Tonry, American graduate of Tufts Medical School, realtor, farmer, and mother of the discoverer JPL · 20109
20115 Niheihajime 1995 VC1 Hajime Nihei, member of the Nanyo Astronomy Lovers Club JPL · 20115
20117 Tannoakira 1995 VN1 Akira Tanno (born 1940) is a historian studying folk customs and scientists in the Edo period of Japan. JPL · 20117
20120 Ryugatake 1995 WB5 Ryugatake, a Japanese town in Kumamoto, on the east coast of the beautiful Amakusa-Kamishima Island JPL · 20120
20135 Juels 1996 JC Charles W. Juels (1944–2009), amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 20135
20136 Eisenhart 1996 NA Luther Pfahler Eisenhart (1876–1965), a prolific American mathematician and professor JPL · 20136
20140 Costitx 1996 QT1 Costitx, Spanish town on the island of Majorca MPC · 20140
20141 Markidger 1996 RL5 Mark Richard Kidger (born 1960), British-born astrophysicist of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias JPL · 20141
20151 Utsunomiya 1996 TO6 Syogo Utsunomiya, farmer and renowned amateur astronomer in Japan JPL · 20151
20155 Utewindolf 1996 TS11 Ute Windolf of Prescott, Arizona, is a very dear and generous friend who was particularly helpful and supportive during the long terminal illness of the discoverer's wife JPL · 20155
20156 Herbwindolf 1996 TU11 Herbert Windolf of Prescott, Arizona, is a very dear and generous friend who was particularly helpful and supportive during the long terminal illness of the discoverer's wife JPL · 20156
20164 Janzajíc 1996 VJ2 Jan Zajíc, Czech student who burned himself to death to protest the 1968 occupation of Czechoslovakia[4] MPC · 20164
20174 Eisenstein 1996 XD20 Gotthold Eisenstein (1823–1852), German mathematician JPL · 20174
20180 Annakolény 1996 YG1 Anna Kolény took part in the birth of Slovak sovereignty in the nineteenth century. The first session of the Slovak National Council was held in 1848 in her house in Myjava JPL · 20180
20187 Janapittichová 1997 AN17 Jana Pittichová, Slovak-born American astronomer †[5] MPC · 20187
20193 Yakushima 1997 BH8 Yakushima is a small island located to the south of Kagoshima prefecture, Japan. JPL · 20193
20194 Ilarialocantore 1997 BH9 Ilaria Locantore (born 1984), an Italian chemist. JPL · 20194
20197 Enriques 1997 CK22 Federigo Enriques, professor at the universities of Bologna and Rome JPL · 20197
20200 Donbacky 1997 DW Don Backy is the artistic name of the Italian singer and composer Aldo Caponi JPL · 20200

20201–20300[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20204 Yuudurunosato 1997 EV25 Yuudurunosato is the nickname of Urushiyama, located in the western area of Nanyo city JPL · 20204
20205 Sitanchen 1997 EJ34 Sitan Chen (born 1995), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20205
20207 Dyckovsky 1997 FB4 Ari Misha Dyckovsky (born 1993), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20207
20208 Philiphe 1997 FC4 Philip Cody He (born 1994), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20208
20211 Joycegates 1997 GK8 Joyce Gates, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20211
20212 Ekbaltouma 1997 GR8 Ekbal Touma, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20212
20213 Saurabhsharan 1997 GE20 Saurabh Sharan (born 1993), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20213
20214 Lorikenny 1997 GL21 Lori Kenny, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20214
20217 Kathyclemmer 1997 GK33 Kathy Clemmer, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20217
20218 Dukewriter 1997 GT34 Duke Writer, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20218
20219 Brianstone 1997 GP36 Brian Stone, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20219
20224 Johnrae 1997 JR13 John Rae, Scottish explorer JPL · 20224
20228 Jeanmarcmari 1997 XG Jean-Marc Mari, French electronics engineer JPL · 20228
20230 Blanchard 1997 XH5 Guillaume Blanchard, French optician JPL · 20230
20234 Billgibson 1998 AV9 William C. Gibson, the payload manager of the New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 20234
20242 Sagot 1998 DN27 Robert Sagot, amateur astronomer JPL · 20242
20243 Den Bosch 1998 DB36 Den Bosch (s-Hertogenbosch) is the capital of the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. JPL · 20243
20246 Frappa 1998 ER6 Éric Frappa, French amateur astronomer JPL · 20246
20252 Eyjafjallajökull 1998 EY13 Eyjafjallajökull, volcano in southern Iceland JPL · 20252
20254 Úpice 1998 FE2 Úpice is a small town in northeastern Bohemia JPL · 20254
20256 Adolfneckař 1998 FC3 Adolf Neckař, former director of the Ondřejov Observatory MPC · 20256
20259 Alanhoffman 1998 FV10 Alan Hoffman, American engineer, a pioneer in infrared detectors JPL · 20259
20264 Chauhan 1998 FV20 Neha Chauhan, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20264
20265 Yuyinchen 1998 FP23 Yuyin Chen, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20265
20266 Danielchoi 1998 FK26 Daniel Chimin Choi, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20266
20268 Racollier 1998 FC28 Rachael Theresa Collier, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20268
20270 Phildeutsch 1998 FR30 Phillip Thomas Deutsch, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20270
20271 Allygoldberg 1998 FK32 Allyson Molly Goldberg, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20271
20272 Duyha 1998 FH33 Duy Minh Ha, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20272
20274 Halperin 1998 FZ40 Bruce David Halperin, an ISTS and ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20274
20278 Qileihang 1998 FP45 Qilei Hang, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20278
20279 Harel 1998 FZ47 Matan Harel, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20279
20281 Kathartman 1998 FZ49 Katherine Hartman, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20281
20282 Hedberg 1998 FT51 Herbert Mason Hedberg, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20282
20283 Elizaheller 1998 FG55 Elizabeth Rose Heller, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20283
20284 Andreilevin 1998 FL58 Andrei Joseph Levin, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20284
20285 Lubin 1998 FU58 Amos Benjamin Lubin, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20285
20286 Michta 1998 FT59 Maria Lynn Michta, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20286
20287 Munteanu 1998 FT61 Andrei Munteanu, an ISTS awardee in 2004, and US Naval Observatory SEAP intern [6] MPC · 20287
20288 Nachbaur 1998 FR62 Moriah Katherine Nachbaur, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20288
20289 Nettimi 1998 FQ64 Divya Nettimi, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20289
20290 Seanraj 1998 FJ65 Sean Dilip Raj, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20290
20291 Raumurthy 1998 FF67 Rohini Subhadra Rau-Murthy, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20291
20292 Eduardreznik 1998 FV70 Eduard Reznik, 2004 Intel Science Talent Search winner †[7] MPC · 20292
20293 Sirichelson 1998 FQ72 Silas Isaac Richelson, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20293
20296 Shayestorm 1998 FL76 Shaye Perry Storm, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20296
20298 Gordonsu 1998 FW77 Gordon L. Su, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20298
20300 Arjunsuri 1998 FE84 Arjun Anand Suri, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20300

20301–20400[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20301 Thakur 1998 FY99 Gaurav Subhash Thakur, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20301
20302 Kevinwang 1998 FW100 Kevin Yibo Wang, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20302
20303 Lindwestrick 1998 FU101 Linda Brown Westrick, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20303
20304 Wolfson 1998 FA102 Jayne Frances Wolfson, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20304
20305 Feliciayen 1998 FU102 Felicia Yuen-Lee Yen, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20305
20306 Richarnold 1998 FC106 Richard Arnold, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20306
20307 Johnbarnes 1998 FH106 John Barnes, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20307
20309 Batalden 1998 FD110 John Batalden, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20309
20311 Nancycarter 1998 FH117 Nancy Carter, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20311
20312 Danahy 1998 FH118 Thomas Danahy, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20312
20313 Fredrikson 1998 FM122 Robert Fredrikson, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20313
20314 Johnharrison 1998 FN126 John Harrison, English clock designer JPL · 20314
20316 Jerahalpern 1998 FU138 Jerald Halpern, mentor at the ISTS in 2004> MPC · 20316
20317 Hendrickson 1998 FD144 Gary Hendrickson, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20317
20321 Lightdonovan 1998 HJ19 Donna Light-Donovan, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20321
20323 Tomlindstom 1998 HC21 Tom Lindstom, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20323
20324 Johnmahoney 1998 HF22 John Mahoney, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20324
20325 Julianoey 1998 HO27 Julian Oey (born 1964), a prolific asteroid photometrist, observing from Australia. JPL · 20325
20329 Manfro 1998 HQ43 Nina Manfro, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20329
20330 Manwell 1998 HY44 Anne Manwell, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20330
20331 Bijemarks 1998 HH45 Billie Jean Marks, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20331
20333 Johannhuth 1998 HH51 Johann Sigismund Huth, 18th–19th-century Ukrainian astronomer JPL · 20333
20334 Glewitsky 1998 HL51 Grigori Vasil'evich Lewitzky, 19th–20th-century Russian founder and first director of the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkov National University, later director of Tartu Observatoorium (Tartu Observatory) JPL · 20334
20335 Charmartell 1998 HK57 Charles Martell, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20335
20336 Gretamills 1998 HY61 Greta Mills, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20336
20337 Naeve 1998 HP83 Larry Naeve, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20337
20338 Elainepappas 1998 HA86 Elaine Pappas, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20338
20339 Eileenreed 1998 HM88 Eileen Reed, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20339
20340 Susanruder 1998 HR91 Susan Ruder, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20340
20341 Alanstack 1998 HX91 Alan Stack, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20341
20342 Trinh 1998 HB97 Jonathan Trinh, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20342
20343 Vaccariello 1998 HC100 Michael Vaccariello, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20343
20345 Davidvito 1998 HH114 David Vito, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20345
20347 Wunderlich 1998 HM121 Daniel Wunderlich, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20347
20351 Kaborchardt 1998 HN127 Kasey Lynn Borchardt, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20351
20352 Pinakibose 1998 HC129 Pinaki Bose, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20352
20354 Rebeccachan 1998 HA139 Rebecca Ann Chan, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20354
20355 Saraclark 1998 HD146 Sara Catherine Clark, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20355
20357 Shireendhir 1998 HP147 Shireen Dhir, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20357
20358 Dalem 1998 HD148 Henri Dalem, French historian, specialist in data processing, and webmaster of the international Holbach foundation JPL · 20358
20360 Holsapple 1998 JO2 Keith A. Holsapple, American professor of engineering at the University of Washington, who has developed scaling laws for asteroid cratering and explored the relationship between asteroidal shape, spin rates and internal strength JPL · 20360
20361 Romanishin 1998 JD3 William Romanishin, American professor of astronomy at the University of Oklahoma JPL · 20361
20362 Trilling 1998 JH3 David E. Trilling, American assistant astronomer at the University of Arizona JPL · 20362
20363 Komitov 1998 KU1 Boris Petrov Komitov, Bulgarian planetary scientist and popularizer JPL · 20363
20364 Zdeněkmiler 1998 KC5 Zdeněk Miler, Czech film-maker and illustrator, best known for the character Krtek ("Little Mole") †[8] MPC · 20364
20366 Bonev 1998 KP8 Boncho P. Bonev, American research assistant professor at the Catholic University of America JPL · 20366
20367 Erikagibb 1998 KT8 Erika Gibb, American assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Missouri JPL · 20367
20371 Ekladyous 1998 KE30 Nicholas Samir Ekladyous, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20371
20372 Juliafanning 1998 KS35 Julia Alexine Fanning, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20372
20373 Fullmer 1998 KX37 Austin Tracey Fullmer, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20373
20375 Sherrigerten 1998 KU38 Sherri Ann Gerten, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20375
20376 Joyhines 1998 KB44 Joy Ellen Hines, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20376
20377 Jakubisin 1998 KX46 Daniel James Jakubisin, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20377
20379 Christijohns 1998 KS47 Christine Elizabeth Johns, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20379
20392 Mikeshepard 1998 MA8 Michael Shepard, American geologist, specializing in radar and optical remote sensing of the minor and terrestrial planets JPL · 20392
20393 Kevinlane 1998 MZ8 Kevin Nelson Lane, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20393
20394 Fatou 1998 MQ17 Pierre Joseph Louis Fatou (1878–1929) was employed at the observatory of Paris JPL · 20394
20399 Michaelesser 1998 OO Michael Lesser, American scientist, specialist in high quantum efficiency CCDs JPL · 20399

20401–20500[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20403 Attenborough 1998 OW11 David Attenborough (born 1927), an English naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife documentaries JPL · 20403
20405 Barryburke 1998 QP6 Barry Burke, American CCD sensor designer JPL · 20405
20415 Amandalu 1998 RL61 Amanda Jane Lu, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20415
20416 Mansour 1998 RR65 Philip George Mansour, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20416
20420 Marashwhitman 1998 SN129 David I. Marash-Whitman, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20420
20430 Stout 1999 AC3 Earl Douglas Stout (c. 1895–1985), a music professor at Louisiana State University and a great-grandfather of the second discoverer. JPL · 20430
20433 Prestinenza 1999 CL12 Luigi Prestinenza (born 1929) is a very active, appreciated and popular Italian amateur astronomer. JPL · 20433
20440 McClintock 1999 JO31 Shannon Noel McClintock, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20440
20441 Elijahmena 1999 JH50 Elijah Login Mena, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20441
20444 Mamesser 1999 JK63 Mary Anne Messer, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20444
20450 Marymohammed 1999 JJ111 Maryam Khadijah Mohammed, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20450
20451 Galeotti 1999 JR134 Piero Galeotti, Italian astrophysicist JPL · 20451
20454 Pedrajo 1999 LD4 Ana Cristina Pedrajo, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20454
20455 Pennell 1999 LE4 Jordan William Pennell, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20455
20460 Robwhiteley 1999 LO28 Robert J. Whiteley, American astronomer JPL · 20460
20461 Dioretsa 1999 LD31 "Asteroid" backwards, due to retrograde orbit (this is the first such numbered asteroid) JPL · 20461
20465 Vervack 1999 MJ1 Ronald J. Vervack, Jr., American planetary scientist of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory JPL · 20465
20467 Hibbitts 1999 MX1 Charles A. Hibbitts, American planetary scientist of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory JPL · 20467
20468 Petercook 1999 NK4 Peter Edward Cook, 20th-century British satirist, writer and comedian performer JPL · 20468
20469 Dudleymoore 1999 NQ4 Dudley Moore, 20th-century British musician, actor and comedian JPL · 20469
20472 Mollypettit 1999 NL7 Molly Loren Pettit, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20472
20474 Reasoner 1999 NV9 Jonathan William Reasoner, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20474
20476 Chanarich 1999 NH12 Chana Leora Rich, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20476
20477 Anastroda 1999 NQ18 Anastasia Nast Roda, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20477
20478 Rutenberg 1999 NJ20 Michael Lev Rutenberg-Schoenberg, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20478
20479 Celisaucier 1999 NO22 Celine Michelle Saucier, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20479
20480 Antonschraut 1999 NT31 Anton H. Schraut, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20480
20481 Sharples 1999 NW37 David R. Sharples, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20481
20482 Dustinshea 1999 NH40 Dustin James Shea, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20482
20483 Sinay 1999 NK41 Daniella Sinay, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20483
20484 Janetsong 1999 NL41 Janet Song, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20484
20488 Pic-du-Midi 1999 OL Observatoire du Pic-du-Midi. JPL · 20488
20491 Ericstrege 1999 OA5 Eric William Strege, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20491
20495 Rimavská Sobota 1999 PW4 Rimavská Sobota, a small town with a rich history, lies in the Rimava river valley. JPL · 20495
20496 Jeník 1999 QA2 Jeník is the nickname of the main tenor character in Smetana's The Bartered Bride. JPL · 20496
20497 Mařenka 1999 RS Marenka is the nickname of the main soprano character in Smetana's The Bartered Bride. JPL · 20497

20501–20600[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20503 Adamtazi 1999 RX14 Adam Ryoma Tazi, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20503
20512 Rothenberg 1999 RW32 Eckehard Rothenberg (born 1938), a German amateur astronomer and technical director of the Archenhold Observatory †[9][10] MPC · 20512
20513 Lazio 1999 RC34 Lazio is the Italian region containing Rome, the everlasting city. JPL · 20513
20517 Judycrystal 1999 RB35 Judy Crystal (Andrews) Robinson (born 1949) is the wife of the discoverer. JPL · 20517
20518 Rendtel 1999 RC36 Jürgen Rendtel (born 1954), a German solar physicist and amateur astronomer †[9][11] MPC · 20518
20522 Yogeshwar 1999 RK40 Ranga Yogeshwar (de) (born 1959), a physicist and scientific journalist. JPL · 20522
20524 Bustersikes 1999 RJ42 Leon R. Sikes, III ("Buster", born 1959), is a Florida businessman and amateur astronomer. JPL · 20524
20526 Bathompson 1999 RZ45 Blake Alexander Thompson, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20526
20527 Dajowestrich 1999 RO48 David John Westrich, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20527
20528 Kyleyawn 1999 RL50 Kyle James Yawn, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20528
20529 Zwerling 1999 RM53 Blake Gordon Zwerling, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20529
20530 Johnayres 1999 RG55 John Ayres, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20530
20531 Stevebabcock 1999 RW57 Steven Babcock, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20531
20532 Benbilby 1999 RL64 R. Ben Bilby, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20532
20533 Irmabonham 1999 RO72 Irma Bonham, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20533
20534 Bozeman 1999 RU74 Melissa Bozeman, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20534
20535 Marshburrows 1999 RV74 Marsha Burrows, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20535
20536 Tracicarter 1999 RF81 Traci A. Carter, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20536
20537 Sandraderosa 1999 RO82 Sandra DeRosa, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20537
20539 Gadberry 1999 RT86 Sandra Gadberry, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20539
20540 Marhalpern 1999 RV86 Marcia Halpern, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20540
20544 Kimhansell 1999 RG100 Kim Hansell, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20544
20545 Karenhowell 1999 RS104 Karen Howell, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20545
20553 Donaldhowk 1999 RQ113 Donald Howk, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20553
20555 Jennings 1999 RC115 Barbara Jennings, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20555
20556 Midgekimble 1999 RZ115 Midge Kimble, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20556
20557 Davidkulka 1999 RB116 David Kulka, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20557
20559 Sheridanlamp 1999 RJ118 Sheridan Lamp, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20559
20564 Michaellane 1999 RT122 Michael Lane, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20564
20566 Laurielee 1999 RV125 Laurie Lee, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20566
20567 McQuarrie 1999 RS129 Kerry Ann McQuarrie, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20567
20568 Migaki 1999 RC130 Janet Migaki, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20568
20570 Molchan 1999 RV133 Bonnie Molchan, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20570
20571 Tiamorrison 1999 RA135 Tiana Morrison, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20571
20572 Celemorrow 1999 RN137 Celeste Morrow, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20572
20573 Garynadler 1999 RW137 Gary Nadler, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20573
20574 Ochinero 1999 RZ139 Marcia Collin Ochinero, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20574
20576 Marieoertle 1999 RG148 Marie Oertle, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20576
20580 Marilpeters 1999 RG151 Marilyn Peters, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20580
20581 Prendergast 1999 RQ152 Dana Prendergast, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20581
20582 Reichenbach 1999 RP154 Edith Reichenbach, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20582
20583 Richthammer 1999 RK158 James Richthammer, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20583
20584 Brigidsavage 1999 RP159 Brigid Savage, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20584
20585 Wentworth 1999 RG160 Sandra Wentworth, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20585
20586 Elizkolod 1999 RR160 Elizabeth Kolod, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20586
20587 Jargoldman 1999 RD162 Jarett Goldman, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20587
20589 Hennyadmoni 1999 RQ168 Henny Admoni, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20589
20590 Bongiovanni 1999 RN172 Brice Bongiovanni, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20590
20591 Sameergupta 1999 RC177 Sameer Gupta, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20591
20593 Freilich 1999 RM180 Janet Freilich, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20593
20595 Ryanwisnoski 1999 RT188 Ryan Wisnoski, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20595
20600 Danieltse 1999 RC197 Daniel Tse, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20600

20601–20700[edit]

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20604 Vrishikpatil 1999 RW205 Vrishikumar Patil, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20604
20606 Widemann 1999 RM214 Thomas Widemann (born 1961), French planetary scientist at the Paris Observatory and associate professor at Versailles University JPL · 20606
20607 Vernazza 1999 RR219 Pierre Vernazza (born 1979), planetary scientist at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk JPL · 20607
20608 Fredmerlin 1999 RH224 Frédéric Merlin (born 1981), French planetary scientist at the Observatoire de Paris JPL · 20608
20613 Chibaken 1999 RE240 Chiba prefecture is located east of Tokyo. JPL · 20613
20616 Zeeshansayed 1999 SH6 Zeeshan Sayed, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20616
20618 Daniebutler 1999 SG7 Danielle Butler, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20618
20623 Davidyoung 1999 TS11 David Young (born 1955), American amateur astronomer JPL · 20623
20624 Dariozanetti 1999 TB12 Dario Zanetti (born 1959), Swiss artisan, who helped build the discovering Gnosca Observatory MPC · 20624
20625 Noto 1999 TG20 The Noto Peninsula is located in Japan's geographical center, facing the Sea of Japan. JPL · 20625
20631 Stefuller 1999 TW91 Stephen Fuller, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20631
20632 Carlyrosser 1999 TC92 Carly Rosser, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20632
20634 Marichardson 1999 TP94 Matthew Richardson, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20634
20638 Lingchen 1999 TV108 Ling Chen, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20638
20639 Michellouie 1999 TD109 Michelle Louie, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20639
20641 Yenuanchen 1999 TF121 Yen Uan-Chen, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA recipient †[7] MPC · 20641
20642 Laurajohnson 1999 TC124 Laura Johnson, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20642
20643 Angelicaliu 1999 TK142 Angelica Liu, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20643
20644 Amritdas 1999 TN144 Amrit Das, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20644
20646 Nikhilgupta 1999 TM150 Nikhil Gupta, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20646
20649 Miklenov 1999 TP170 Mikhail Klenov, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20649
20657 Alvarez-Candal 1999 TL261 Alvaro Alvarez-Candal, Argentinian planetary scientist at the Observatoire de Paris. JPL · 20657
20658 Bushmarinov 1999 TY270 Ivan Bushmarinov, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20658
20673 Janelle 1999 VW Janelle Burgardt (born 1954), secretary and past president of the North East Kansas Amateur Astronomer's League. JPL · 20673
20686 Thottumkara 1999 VX54 Arun Thottumkara, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20686
20687 Saletore 1999 VQ60 Yogesh Saletore, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20687
20689 Zhuyuanchen 1999 VF63 Zhu Yuanchen, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20689
20690 Crivello 1999 VY66 Joseph Crivello, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20690
20693 Ramondiaz 1999 VV81 Jose Ramon Diaz Navarrete, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20693
20696 Torresduarte 1999 VJ95 Luis Eduardo Torres Duarte, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20696

20701–20800[edit]

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20719 Velasco 1999 XL99 Rodrigo Velasco Velasco, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20719
20730 Jorgecarvano 1999 XC151 Jorge Carvano (born 1971), Brazilian planetary scientist at the Rio de Janeiro National Observatory JPL · 20730
20731 Mothédiniz 1999 XH151 Thais Mothé-Diniz (born 1974), Brazilian planetary scientist at the Rio de Janeiro National Observatory JPL · 20731
20740 Sémery 1999 XB228 Alain Sémery (born 1944), French engineer at the Paris Observatory JPL · 20740
20741 Jeanmichelreess 1999 XA230 Jean-Michel Reess (born 1967), French engineer at the Paris Observatory JPL · 20741
20760 Chanmatchun 2000 DR8 Mat Chun Chan, the discoverer's mother JPL · 20760
20768 Langberg 2000 QO54 Sarah Langberg, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20768
20772 Brittajones 2000 QL182 Britta Jones, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20772
20773 Aneeshvenkat 2000 QS208 Aneesh Venkat, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20773
20776 Juliekrugler 2000 RG10 Julie Krugler, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20776
20778 Wangchaohao 2000 RD11 Wang Chaohao, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20778
20779 Xiajunchao 2000 RN11 Xia Junchao, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20779
20780 Chanyikhei 2000 RO11 Chan Yik Hei (born 1989), an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20780
20782 Markcroce 2000 RZ52 Mark Croce, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20782
20784 Trevorpowers 2000 RN56 Trevor Powers, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20784
20785 Mitalithakor 2000 RO60 Mitali Thakor, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20785
20787 Mitchfourman 2000 RZ71 Mitchell Fourman, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20787
20789 Hughgrant 2000 SU44 Hugh M. Grant (born 1933), Canadian amateur astronomer and a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada MPC · 20789
20793 Goldinaaron 2000 SF118 Aaron Goldin, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20793
20794 Ryanolson 2000 SD161 Ryan Olson, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20794
20796 Philipmunoz 2000 SN169 Philip Munoz, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA and EUCYSA recipient MPC · 20796
20798 Verlinden 2000 SH172 Christopher Verlinden, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA and EUCYSA recipient MPC · 20798
20799 Ashishbakshi 2000 SU172 Ashish Bakshi, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20799

20801–20900[edit]

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20804 Etter 2000 SW209 Dolores M. Etter is renowned for lifetime achievement in digital signal processing and contributions to science education. JPL · 20804
20809 Eshinjolly 2000 SW259 Eshin Jolly, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20809
20812 Shannonbabb 2000 SL269 Shannon Babb, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20812
20813 Aakashshah 2000 SB274 Aakash Shah, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20813
20814 Laurajones 2000 SW292 Laura Jones, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20814
20817 Liuxiaofeng 2000 TT50 Liu Xiaofeng, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20817
20818 Karmadiraju 2000 TQ54 Kartik Madiraju, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20818
20821 Balasridhar 2000 UT5 Balaji Sridhar, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20821
20822 Lintingnien 2000 UK7 Lin Ting-Nien, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20822
20823 Liutingchun 2000 UZ7 Liu Ting-Chun, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20823
20828 Linchen 2000 UO27 Lin Chen, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20828
20830 Luyajia 2000 UG45 Lu Yajia, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA recipient MPC · 20830
20831 Zhangyi 2000 UM47 Yi-Chen "Lilly" Zhang, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20831
20832 Santhikodali 2000 UQ47 Santhisri Kodali, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20832
20834 Allihewlett 2000 UM48 Allison Hewlett, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20834
20835 Eliseadcock 2000 UY49 Elise Adcock, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20835
20836 Marilytedja 2000 UE51 Marilynn Tedja, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20836
20837 Ramanlal 2000 UX52 Nimish Ramanlal, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20837
20839 Bretharrison 2000 US55 Brett Harrison, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20839
20840 Borishanin 2000 UF58 Boris Hanin, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20840
20843 Kuotzuhao 2000 UZ78 Kuo Tzu-Hao, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20843
20846 Liyulin 2000 US103 Li Yu-Lin, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20846
20850 Gaglani 2000 VF2 Shiv Gaglani, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20850
20851 Ramachandran 2000 VA8 Reshma Ramachandran, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20851
20852 Allilandstrom 2000 VY12 Allison Landstrom, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20852
20853 Yunxiangchu 2000 VQ13 Yun Xiang Chu, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20853
20854 Tetruashvily 2000 VH27 Mazell Tetruashvily, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA recipient MPC · 20854
20855 Arifawan 2000 VV27 Arif Awan, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20855
20856 Hamzabari 2000 VT28 Hamza Bari, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20856
20857 Richardromeo 2000 VA30 Richard Romeo, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20857
20858 Cuirongfeng 2000 VM31 Cui Rongfeng, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20858
20861 Lesliebeh 2000 VX34 Leslie Beh, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20861
20862 Jenngoedhart 2000 VY34 Jennifer Goedhart, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20862
20863 Jamescronk 2000 VW35 James Cronk, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20863
20870 Kaningher 2000 VC48 Laura Kaningher, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20870
20873 Evanfrank 2000 VH49 Evan Frank, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20873
20874 MacGregor 2000 VL49 Meredith MacGregor, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20874
20878 Uwetreske 2000 VH50 Uwe Treske, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA, and Seaborg SIYSS Award recipient MPC · 20878
20879 Chengyuhsuan 2000 VJ55 Cheng Yu-hsuan, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20879
20880 Yiyideng 2000 VE57 Yiyi Deng, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20880
20883 Gervais 2000 VD58 Raphaël Gervais, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and MILSET Expo-Science Europe Award recipient †[7][12] MPC · 20883
20887 Ngwaikin 2000 WP2 Ng Wai Kin (born 1974) is one of the pioneers in lunar and planetary imaging using webcam. JPL · 20887
20888 Siyueguo 2000 WB14 Si Yue Guo, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and MILSET Expo-Science Europe Award recipient †[7] MPC · 20888
20892 MacChnoic 2000 WE75 Breandan Mac Chnoic, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20892
20893 Rosymccloskey 2000 WJ75 Roisin McCloskey, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20893
20894 Krumeich 2000 WP93 Edwin Krumeich, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20894
20896 Tiphene 2000 WW141 Didier Tiphène (born 1957), French deputy director of the Laboratoire d'études spatiales et d'instrumentation en astrophysique at the Observatoire de Paris JPL · 20896
20897 Deborahdomingue 2000 WR142 Deborah L. Domingue (born 1963), American planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who has worked on the NEAR space mission and is deputy project scientist for the MESSENGER mission JPL · 20897
20898 Fountainhills 2000 WE147 Fountain Hills, Arizona, home of the Fountain Hills Observatory JPL · 20898

20901–21000[edit]

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20901 Mattmuehler 2000 XO6 Matthew Muehler, an ISEF awardee in 2004 JPL · 20901
20902 Kylebeighle 2000 XY6 Kyle Beighle, an ISEF awardee in 2004 JPL · 20902
20936 Nemrut Dagi 4835 T-1 Nemrut Dagi, the volcano in Turkey. JPL · 20936
20947 Polyneikes 2638 T-2 Son of Oedipus, who was to alternate kingship over Thebes with his brother Eteokles. This led to the Seven against Thebes. JPL · 20947
20952 Tydeus 5151 T-2 Son of Oeneus, killed in the expedition of the Seven against Thebes JPL · 20952
20961 Arkesilaos 1973 SS1 King Arkesilaos of Cyrene JPL · 20961
20963 Pisarenko 1977 QN1 Georgij Stepanovitsch Pisarenko, member of the International Academy of Culture †[13] MPC · 20963
20964 Mons Naklethi 1977 UA First known name of Mount Kleť, in the Czech Republic, where the discovering Kleť Observatory is located MPC · 20964
20965 Kutafin 1978 SJ7 Oleg Emel'yanovich Kutafin, Russian rector of the Moscow State Academy of Law JPL · 20965
20969 Samo 1979 SH Samo, French merchant and founder of the first Bohemian state †[14][15] + MPC · 20969
20991 Jánkollár 1984 WX1 Ján Kollár, Slovak poet, priest and diligent promoter of Slavic culture †[16] MPC · 20991
20994 Atreya 1985 TS Prakash Atreya (born 1985), a meteor astronomer and programming specialist at the Arecibo Observatory. JPL · 20994
21000 L'Encyclopédie 1987 BY1 The Encyclopédie or Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751–1772), by Diderot and d´Alembert, may be considered the principal work of the Age of Enlightenment. JPL · 21000

References[edit]


Preceded by
19,001–20,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 20,001–21,000
Succeeded by
21,001–22,000