Meanings of minor planet names: 27001–28000

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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 span of numbers 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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
27001–27100
27003 Katoizumi 1998 DB13 Izumi Kato, Japanese singer
27004 Violetaparra 1998 DP23 Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (1917–1967), known as Violeta Parra, was a well-known Chilean artist and folk singer.
27049 Kraus 1998 SB3 Adam Levi Kraus, American astronomer
27052 Katebush 1998 SN13 Kate Bush (b. 1958) is a singer/song-writer/performance artist who has a haunting voice and presence when she performs.
27056 Ginoloria 1998 SB28 Gino Loria, Italian mathematician and historian of mathematics
27079 Vsetín 1998 TO6 Vsetín, Wallachia region of eastern Moravia, the Czech Republic, site of a public observatory founded there in 1950 +
27087 Tillmannmohr 1998 UA15 Tillmann Mohr, director of EUMETSAT
27088 Valmez 1998 UC15 Valašské Meziříčí, a town in the Wallachia region of eastern Moravia, the Czech Republic
27094 Salgari 1998 UC23 Emilio Salgari, 19th-century Italian author, the "King of Adventure"
27095 Girardiwanda 1998 UE23 Wanda Girardi Castellani (a.k.a. Girardi Wanda), Italian poet and journalist
27101–27200
27110 Annemaryvonne 1998 VX33 Anne Marie Yvonne Maury Van Der Donckt (b. 1965), the sister of one of the discoverers.
27114 Lukasiewicz 1998 WG2 Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish mathematician and logician, inventor of "reverse Polish notation"
27120 Isabelhawkins 1998 WV8 Isabel Trecco Hawkins, American astrochemist and director of the Center for Science Education at the University of California Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
27130 Dipaola 1998 XA3 Andrea Di Paola, Italian astronomer
27132 Ježek 1998 XJ9 Jaroslav Ježek, Czech composer
27150 Annasante 1998 YQ3 Anna Mazzi and Sante Colombini, parents of Ermes Colombini, one of the discoverers.
27178 Quino 1999 BT6 Joaquin Salvador Lavado Tejon (b. 1932), known as Quino, an Argentinian cartoonist.
27184 Ciabattari 1999 CX4 Fabrizio Ciabattari (b. 1970), an Italian amateur astronomer.
27201–27300
27267 Wiberg 1999 YH7 Kenneth B. Wiberg, American spectroscopist and chemist, and the Ph.D. advisor of the discoverer
27270 Guidotti 2000 AY4 Guido Guidotti, Italian amateur astronomer
27301–27400
27320 Vellinga 2000 BF23 Joseph Vellinga (b. 1938), the Flight System Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
27341 Fabiomuzzi 2000 CK97 Fabio Muzzi, Italian amateur astronomer
27344 Vesevlada 2000 DM2 Vladimír Veselý, Czech researcher in apiculture
27347 Dworkin 2000 DN14 Jason Dworkin (b. 1969), the Project Scientist for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
27348 Mink 2000 DX14 Ronald Mink (b. 1970), the Deputy Project Systems Engineer for the OSIRISREx Asteroid Sample Return Mission.
27349 Enos 2000 DS15 Heather Enos (b. 1968), the Project Planning and Control Officer for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return mission.
27353 Chrisspenner 2000 DY74 Chris Spenner mentored a finalist in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors. He teaches at the Harker School, San Jose, California, U.S.A.
27354 Stiklaitis 2000 DG75 Angela Stiklaitis mentored a finalist in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors. She teaches at the Penn Manor High School, Millersville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
27356 Mattstrom 2000 DK88 Matthew Strom mentored a finalist in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors. He teaches at the Basha High School, Chandler, Arizona, U.S.A.
27363 Alvanclark 2000 EX3 Alvan Clark (1804–1887), a noted American astronomer and telescope manufacturer.
27365 Henryfitz 2000 EE21 Henry Fitz (1808–1863), an amateur astronomer, early photographer and an optician best known for his high quality telescopes in an era when glass was of inferior quality.
27375 Asirvatham 2000 ER49 Roshini Shreya Asirvatham (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her behavioral and social sciences project.
27381 Balasingam 2000 ES64 Namrata Ramya Balasingam (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project.
27382 Justinbarber 2000 EF65 Justin Alexander Barber (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27383 Braebenedict 2000 ES79 Braeden Christopher Benedict (born 1996) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27384 Meaganbethel 2000 ET81 Meagan Alanna Bethel (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project.
27385 Andblonsky 2000 EC83 Andrew C. Blonsky (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his environmental sciences project.
27386 Chadcampbell 2000 EO85 Chad Robert Campbell (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project.
27387 Chhabra 2000 ES85 Chad Robert Campbell (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project.
27390 Kyledavis 2000 EC87 Kyle McKay Davis (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his animal and plant sciences project.
27392 Valerieding 2000 EW90 Valerie S. Ding (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project.
27396 Shuji 2000 EE101 Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-American electronics engineer, inventor of the blue LED and the violet-blue laser
27397 D'Souza 2000 EZ103 Alicia Danielle D´Souza (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her environmental sciences project.
27401–27500
27405 Danielfeeny 2000 EX112 Daniel Jorgen Feeny (born 1996) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his environmental sciences project.
27410 Grimmett 2000 EO136 Maria Elena Grimmett (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her environmental sciences project.
27411 Laurenhall 2000 EF137 Lauren Monet Hall (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her earth and space sciences project.
27413 Ambruster 2000 EW138 Carol Ambruster (1943–2013) did pioneering research on magnetic activity and flares of cool stars. She led Chaco Canyon work providing evidence for an early Navajo sun-watching tradition. Carol was the epitome of a perspicuous observer, with consummate interests also in music, art and history, and the natural world.
27417 Jessjohnson 2000 EN148 Jess Johnson (b. 1966) is an observer as well as instrumentation specialist with the Catalina Sky Survey.
27421 Nathanhan 2000 EK164 Nathan Han (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project.
27422 Robheckman 2000 ET170 Robert Tanner Heckman (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project.
27423 Dennisbowers 2000 EM177 Dennis Bowers (b. 1953), a valued, long-time technician of the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
27425 Bakker 2000 EP198 Robert T. Bakker (b. 1945), an American paleontologist .
27433 Hylak 2000 FM32 Benjamin Lourdes Hylak (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his engineering project.
27434 Anirudhjain 2000 FJ35 Anirudh Jain (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his engineering project.
27438 Carolynjons 2000 FM38 Carolyn Kay Jons (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project.
27439 Kamimura 2000 FW38 Jordan Roy Kamimura (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his animal and plant sciences project.
27440 Colekendrick 2000 FD39 Coleman J. Kendrick (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27446 Landoni 2000 FJ60 Katherine Grace Landoni (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project.
27447 Ichunlin 2000 GH5 I-Chun Florence Lin (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project.
27449 Jamarkley 2000 GD14 Jennifer Ann Markley (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her biochemistry, medicine, health science and microbiology project.
27450 Monzon 2000 GV16 Adriana S. Monzon (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her earth and space sciences project.
27452 Nikhilpatel 2000 GS25 Nikhil Sanjay Patel (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his environmental sciences project.
27453 Crystalpoole 2000 GN26 Crystal Rennae Poole (born 1996) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project.
27454 Samapaige 2000 GM27 Samantha Paige Rowland (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project.
27456 Sarkisian 2000 GK35 Emily Marie Sarkisian (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her earth and space sciences project.
27457 Tovinkere 2000 GP39 Mahita Gauri Tovinkere (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her earth and space sciences project.
27458 Williamwhite 2000 GC42 William Henry White (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his animal and plant sciences project.
27465 Cambroziak 2000 GB62 Carole Ambroziak, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27466 Cargibaysal 2000 GJ65 Cargi Baysal, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27470 Debrabeckett 2000 GT72 Debra Beckett, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27478 Kevinbloh 2000 GB86 Kevin M. Bloh, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27480 Heablonsky 2000 GV88 Heather Blonsky, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27491 Broksas 2000 GC104 Heidi Broksas, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27492 Susanduncan 2000 GN104 Susan Duncan, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27493 Derikesibill 2000 GU105 Derik Esibill, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27495 Heatherfennell 2000 GD114 Heather Fennell mentored a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27500 Mandelbrot 2000 GW132 Benoît B. Mandelbrot, French-American mathematician.
27501–27600
27502 Stephbecca 2000 GR137 Stephanie E. and Rebecca N. Wasserman, daughters of the discoverer
27512 Gilstrap 2000 GC167 Lisa Gilstrap, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27514 Markov 2000 HM3 Andrei Andreevich Markov, Russian mathematician
27515 Gunnels 2000 HM7 Kim Gunnels, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27519 Miames 2000 HV20 Michaela Iames, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27522 Lenkenyon 2000 HF29 Leonard Kenyon, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27527 Kirkkoehler 2000 HL52 Leonard Kenyon, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27525 Vartovka 2000 HZ34 Vartovka, a hill near Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, on top of which a 16th-century watch tower was rebuilt as a public observatory in 1961
27546 Maryfran 2000 JB17 Maryfran McAuliffe, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27549 Joannemichet 2000 JF23 Joanne Michet, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27551 Pelayo 2000 JU31 Heather Pelayo, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27556 Williamprem 2000 JO54 William Prem, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27564 Astreichelt 2000 KE77 Astrid Reichelt, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27570 Erinschumacher 2000 QA150 Erin Schumacher, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27571 Bobscott 2000 QT204 Bob Scott, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27572 Shurtleff 2000 QS227 Eileen Shurtleff, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27576 Denisespirou 2000 RM70 Denise Spirou, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27578 Yogisullivan 2000 SX142 Yogi Sullivan, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27580 Angelataylor 2000 UJ23 Angela Taylor, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27582 Jackieterrel 2000 UJ50 Jackie Terrel, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27584 Barbaravelez 2000 UH99 Barbara Velez, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27588 Wegley 2000 YP10 Peter Wegley, a mentor of a finalist in the 2011 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students.
27589 Paigegentry 2000 YV95 Paige Maree Gentry (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project.
27591 Rugilmartin 2001 AL15 Raymond Ueki Gilmartin (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27593 Oliviamarie 2001 CA13 Olivia Marie Henderson (born 1997) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her earth and space sciences project.
27595 Hnath 2001 CR42 Sean Michael Hnath (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his environmental sciences project.
27596 Maldives 2001 DH Maldives, an island-country in the Pacific Ocean, the world's lowest-lying country.
27597 Varuniyer 2001 DF14 Varun V. Iyer (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27601–27700
27602 Chaselewis 2001 FA34 Chase Douglas Lewis (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27606 Davidli 2001 KW David X. Li (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27610 Shixuanli 2001 KB16 Shixuan Justin Li (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his biochemistry, medicine, health science, and microbiology project.
27613 Annalou 2001 KV28 Anna J. Lou (born 2000) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her mathematics and computer science project.
27615 Daniellu 2001 KX38 Daniel Lu (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27618 Ceilierin 2001 KL55 Ceili Erin Masterson (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project.
27619 Ethanmessier 2001 KS57 Ethan Wyatt Messier (born 2000) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his physical sciences project.
27659 Dolsky 1978 SO7 Alexandr Alexandrovich Dolsky (b. 1938) is an Honoured Artist of Russia, a Bulat Okudzhava State literary prize-winner, a guitarist-virtuoso, a poet-musician and an author of many collections of poems and sonnets.
27660 Waterwayuni 1978 TR7 Saint-Petersburg State University of Waterway Communications (Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет водных коммуникаций), Russia
27701–27800
27706 Strogen 1985 TM3 James A. Strogen, American telescope operator (at the Mount Wilson Observatory), leader of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society, and who assisted in organizing the Palomar Observatory's 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope plate archive
27709 Orenburg 1988 CU3 Orenburg, Russia
27710 Henseling 1988 RY1 Robert Henseling, German teacher and author of popular works on astronomy, editor of the annual Sternbüchlein, founder of the Stuttgart Volkssternwarte and of the journal Die Sterne
27711 Kirschvink 1988 VT4 Joseph Lynn Kirschvink, American earth scientist
27712 Coudray 1988 VR7 Clemens Wenzeslaus Coudray, 19th-century German court architect
27714 Dochu 1989 BR Dochu in Awa is the soil column which was formed when a steep cliff eroded due to the wind and rain. This is a globally rare natural feature, unique in Japan, and was designated as a national monument of Japan.
27716 Nobuyuki 1989 CX1 Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Japanese meteorologist and astronomer
27719 Fast 1989 SR3 Wilhelm Fast, Russian mathematician, who directed a project to model the Tunguska event, and his daughter Annie, who assisted in subsequent projects
27736 Ekaterinburg 1990 SA6 Ekaterinburg, Russia
27739 Kimihiro 1990 UV Kimihiro Matsugi, Japanese elementary teacher and presenter at Geisei Observatory
27740 Obatomoyuki 1990 UC1 Tomoyuki Oba, Japanese high school teacher and presenter at Geisei Observatory
27748 Vivianhoette 1991 AL Vivian Hoette, American astronomy educator at the Yerkes Observatory for the Lawrence Hall of Science
27758 Michelson 1991 RJ4 Albert Abraham Michelson, German-born American physicist and Nobelist
27764 von Flüe 1991 RV40 Saint Nicholas of Flue (Niklaus von Flüe), Swiss councillor, judge, mystic, politician, and later hermit and patron saint of Switzerland
27765 Brockhaus 1991 RJ41 Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher, best known for its Brockhaus encyclopedia, which served as models for other reference books
27775 Lilialmanzor 1992 CA3 Lilialmanzor (Lucette Almanzor, b. 1912), a French dancer.
27776 Cortland 1992 DH1 State University of New York at Cortland +
27789 Astrakhan 1993 BB7 The Astrakhan Khanate, Tatar feudal state established in the 15th century
27791 Masaru 1993 DD1 Masaru Kubota, Japanese television broadcaster, weather forecaster, and science and astronomy popularizer
27792 Fridakahlo 1993 DR2 Frida Kahlo, early 20th-century Mexican painter
27801–27900
27810 Daveturner 1993 OC2 David G. Turner, Canadian astronomer
27845 Josephmeyer 1994 TJ16 Joseph Meyer, 19th-century German merchant, publisher and publicist, founder of the Bibliographisches Institut at Gotha, which pioneered the subscription system of encyclopedia publishing
27846 Honegger 1994 TT16 Arthur Honegger, Swiss-French composer
27849 Suyumbika 1994 UU1 Suyumbika Tower, the symbol of Kazan, one of the oldest towns in Russia; legend has it that princess Suyumbika jumped from the tower rather than allow herself to be captured by enemies surrounding the town
27864 Antongraff 1995 EA9 Anton Graff, 18th-century Swiss portrait painter
27870 Jillwatson 1995 VW Jill Watson, American graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, first assignmed to AMOS (the discovery site) on Maui
27879 Shibata 1996 CZ2 Shinpei Shibata, Japanese astrophysicist
27895 Yeduzheng 1996 LL Ye Du-zheng (b. 1916), a Meteorologist
27896 Tourminator 1996 NB Peter Sagan (b. 1990) is a Slovak road cyclist. One of his nicknames is the Tourminator due to several stage wins and good placing in the points classification of top races. He was a winner of the Green jersey in the Tour de France in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
27899 Letterman 1996 QF David M. Letterman (b. 1947), a seven-time Emmy-winning American comedian, actor and producer.
27900 Cecconi 1996 RM Massimo Cecconi (b. 1965) has worked on the GAIA mission and for the International Space Station.
27901–28000
27915 Nancywright 1996 UU1 Nancy Wright, friend of the discoverer
27917 Edoardo 1996 VU2 Edoardo Tesi, grandson of Luciano Tesi
27918 Azusagawa 1996 VJ4 Azusagawa, a 65-km-long river which flows from the Hida mountain range, the so-called Northern Alps, through Matumoto city, Nagano prefecture, Japan.
27922 Mascheroni 1996 XW8 Lorenzo Mascheroni, Italian mathematician
27928 Nithintumma 1997 EG38 Nithin Reddy Tumma (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, and was awarded first place in the 2011 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, for his biochemistry project.
27930 Nakamatsu 1997 GN6 Kathy Nakamatsu mentored a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors.
27931 Zeitlin-Trinkle 1997 GU7 Maria Zeitlin-Trinkle mentored a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors.
27932 Leonyao 1997 GF8 Leon Yao (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his engineering project.
27947 Emilemathieu 1997 NH3 Émile Léonard Mathieu, French mathematician
27949 Jonasz 1997 NU4 Michel Jonasz, French poet and singer
27952 Atapuerca 1997 PR4 Atapuerca, small Spanish mountain chain in the province of Burgos, a UNESCO World Heritage site because of the human fossil deposits discovered there
27955 Yasumasa 1997 QU4 Yasumasa Watanabe (born 1946), a member of the Yamagata Astronomical Society in 1986.
27959 Fagioli 1997 SE1 Giancarlo Fagioli, Italian cartographer and amateur astronomer
27966 Changguang 1997 SA34 Changguang stands for the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
27968 Bobylapointe 1997 TM1 Boby Lapointe, French singer and mathematician.
27974 Drejsl 1997 UH Radim Drejsl, Czech composer
27975 Mazurkiewicz 1997 UJ1 Stefan Mazurkiewicz, Polish mathematician
27977 Distratis 1997 UK5 Cosimo Distratis, Italian supporter of the amateur observatory at Montefusco Uggiano in Italy
27978 Lubosluka 1997 UN9 Luboš Sluka, Czech composer
27982 Atsushimiyazaki 1997 UH22 Atsushi Miyazaki (1970–2011), a staff member of Association for Aid and Relief, Japan, died while engaging in relief activities to support the survivors of the massive earthquake that hit Eastern Turkey on 2011 October 23.
27983 Bernardi 1997 UU24 Fabrizio Bernardi, Italian astronomer
27984 Herminefranz 1997 VN Hermine and Franz Stoss, parents of the discoverer, Banat-born German amateur astronomer Rainer Michael Stoss
27985 Remanzacco 1997 VC1 Remanzacco, Italy, location of the Osservatorio di Remanzacco, an amateur observatory
27986 Hanuš 1997 VV2 Jan Hanuš, Czech composer
27988 Menabrea 1997 VA4 Luigi Federico Menabrea, Italian (Piedmontese) mathematician and statesman
27991 Koheijimiura 1997 VW6 Koheiji Miura (1933–2006), an internationally-known Japanese ceramic artist.
27997 Bandos 1997 WV7 Bandos, a small island (1.5 km in circumference) located in the North Male Atoll in the Republic of Maldives.
Preceded by
26,001–27,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 27,001–28,000
Succeeded by
28,001–29,000