Meanings of minor planet names: 295001–296000

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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.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

295001–295100[edit]

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

295101–295200[edit]

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295201–295300[edit]

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295299 Nannidiana 2008 GZ111 Giovanni Foglia (born 1932) and Diana Damiani (born 1938), the parents of Italian amateur astronomer Sergio Foglia, who is a discoverer of minor planets JPL · 295299

295301–295400[edit]

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295401–295500[edit]

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295472 Puy 2008 QJ14 Denis Puy (born 1962), a Professor at the University of Montpellier and head of the Laboratory Universe and Particles of Montpellier. JPL · 295472
295473 Cochard 2008 QD16 François Cochard (born 1965), a French engineer, who has promoted spectroscopy by amateur astronomers. JPL · 295473

295501–295600[edit]

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295565 Hannover 2008 SL83 Hannover, the capital city of Niedersachsen, Germany JPL · 295565

295601–295700[edit]

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295701–295800[edit]

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295801–295900[edit]

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295841 Gorbulin 2008 VT13 Volodymyr Pavlovych Gorbulin (born 1939) is a member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the International Academy of Astronautics. He was the first General Director of the National Space Agency of Ukraine (1992–1994). JPL · 295841

295901–296000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

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.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
294,001–295,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 295,001–296,000
Succeeded by
296,001–297,000