Meanings of minor planet names: 216001–217000

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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.

216001–216100[edit]

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

216101–216200[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

216201–216300[edit]

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216241 Renzopiano 2006 VF14 Renzo Piano (born 1937), an Italian architect and engineer, who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1998. JPL · 216241
216261 Mapihsia 2006 WJ15 Pi Hsia Ma (born 1951), the mother of co-discoverer Man-Ti Chang JPL · 216261
216295 Menorca 2007 LX14 Menorca is the most eastern and northern island of the Balearic Islands (Spain). It was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1993 by UNESCO, and contains important megalithic monuments (navetas, talayots and taulas). JPL · 216295

216301–216400[edit]

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216343 Wenchang 2007 WJ56 Wenchang Shi, historically known as Zibei County, a Chinese city in Hainan Dao. JPL · 216343
216345 Savigliano 2007 XC11 Savigliano, an important agricultural and industrial center in Piedmont. JPL · 216345
216390 Binnig 2008 CK177 Gerd Binnig (born 1947), German physicist and Nobel laureate JPL · 216390

216401–216500[edit]

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216428 Mauricio 2008 YN8 Mauricio Muler, the name of both a grandfather (1904–1987) and a son (born 1999) of co-discoverer Gustavo Muler JPL · 216428
216433 Milianleo 2009 DM3 Milian Leo Schwab (born 2004), son of German discoverer Erwin Schwab JPL · 216433
216439 Lyubertsy 2009 EV3 Lyubertsy, a major industrial and scenic center in the Moscow region. JPL · 216439
216451 Irsha 2009 HP12 Irsha river, in Ukraine JPL · 216451
216462 Polyphontes 5397 T-2 Polyphontes, a Greek hero, son of Autophonos, was one of the leaders of an ambush against Tydeus near Thebes. JPL · 216462

216501–216600[edit]

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216591 Coetzee 2002 OQ7 John Maxwell Coetzee (born 1940), a South African author and academic, now living in Australia. JPL · 216591

216601–216700[edit]

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216624 Kaufer 2002 XW37 Andreas Kaufer (born 1968), a German astronomer JPL · 216624

216701–216800[edit]

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216757 Vasari 2005 RT32 Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was an Italian architect and art historian. He realized the palace of the Caravan in Pisa and the Florentine complex of the Uffizi. JPL · 216757

216801–216900[edit]

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216888 Sankovich 2008 VS3 Anatoly Sankovich (born 1960), an amateur astronomer and telescope maker. JPL · 216888
216897 Golubev 2009 HJ58 Golubev Vladimir Aleksandrovich (born 1940), on the astronomy faculty at Vitebsk State University, is a well-known astronomy popularizer and publicist in Belarus. JPL · 216897

216901–217000[edit]

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216910 Vnukov 2009 JM4 Viktor Milentinovich Vnukov (born 1950), a pilot and engineer JPL · 216910

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
215,001–216,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 216,001–217,000
Succeeded by
217,001–218,000