Meanings of minor planet names: 300001–301000

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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.

300001–300100[edit]

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300082 Moyocoanno 2006 US217 Moyoco Anno (born 1971), a Japanese cartoonist and fashion writer. JPL · 300082

300101–300200[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

300201–300300[edit]

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300221 Brucebills 2006 XA5 Bruce G. Bills (born 1951), an American planetary scientist and director of JPL's "Asteroids, Comets, and Satellites Group" JPL · 300221

300301–300400[edit]

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300334 Antonalexander 2007 RF18 Anton Alexander (born 2010) is the second son of the discoverer, Michael Koenig, and Agathe Schmid-Koenig. JPL · 300334

300401–300500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

300501–300600[edit]

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300601–300700[edit]

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300701–300800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

300801–300900[edit]

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300892 Taichung 2008 BT15 Taichung, third largest city of Taiwan JPL · 300892

300901–301000[edit]

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300909 Kenthompson 2008 BZ45 Ken Thompson (born 1943), an American pioneer of computer science JPL · 300909
300928 Uderzo 2008 CQ72 Albert Uderzo (born 1927) is a French comic artist. In collaboration with René Goscinny, he created the character Asterix, a Gaulish hero fighting the Romans. JPL · 300928
300932 Kyslyuk 2008 CL117 Vitalij Kyslyuk (1940–2014), a Ukrainian astronomer. JPL · 300932

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
299,001–300,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 300,001–301,000
Succeeded by
301,001–302,000