Meanings of minor planet names: 3001–4000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

3001–3100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
3001 Michelangelo 1982 BC1 Michelangelo Buonarroti, 15th-16th-century Italian painter and sculptor MPC · 3001
3002 Delasalle 1982 FB3 Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, 18th-century French founder of the Frères des écoles chrétiennes, in whose schools the discoverer has studied and taught MPC · 3002
3003 Konček 1983 YH Mikuláš Konček, Slovak meteorologist MPC · 3003
3004 Knud 1976 DD Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen, 19th-20th-century Danish-Eskimo explorer and ethnologist, and close friend of the discoverer's paternal grandfather and namesake MPC · 3004
3005 Pervictoralex 1979 QK2 Per Victor Alexander Lagerkvist, son of the discoverer MPC · 3005
3006 Livadia 1979 SF11 Livadiya suburb of Yalta MPC · 3006
3007 Reaves 1979 UC Gibson Reaves, American astronomer, historian and educator at the University of Southern California MPC · 3007
3008 Nojiri 1938 WA Houei (Hoei) Nojiri, 19th-20th-century Japanese essayist, author and astronomer MPC · 3008
3009 Coventry 1973 SM2 Coventry, England, sister city of Volgograd MPC · 3009
3010 Ushakov 1978 SB5 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian admiral MPC · 3010
3011 Chongqing 1978 WM14 Chongqing, China, capital of Ba state in ancient times and the provisional capital of China 1937–1946 MPC · 3011
3012 Minsk 1979 QU9 Minsk, Byelorussian SSR MPC · 3012
3013 Dobrovoleva 1979 SD7 Oleg Vasilyevich Dobrovolsky, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3013
3014 Huangsushu 1979 TM Su-Shu Huang, Chinese-American astrophysicist MPC · 3014
3015 Candy 1980 VN Michael P. Candy, Australian astrometrist MPC · 3015
3016 Meuse 1981 EK The Meuse River (Dutch Maas), which rises in France and flows through Belgium and the Netherlands MPC · 3016
3017 Petrovič 1981 UL Štefan Petrovič, Slovak climatologist MPC · 3017
3018 Godiva 1982 KM Lady Godiva, legendary 10th-11th-century Anglo-Saxon wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia MPC · 3018
3019 Kulin 1940 AC György Kulin, Hungarian astronomer MPC · 3019
3020 Naudts 1949 PR Ignace Naudts, Belgian amateur astronomer MPC · 3020
3021 Lucubratio 1967 CB Latin for "nocturnal study, night work" (from lucubrum, candle) MPC · 3021
3022 Dobermann 1980 SH Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, German amateur astronomer and dog breeder MPC · 3022
3023 Heard 1981 JS John Frederick Heard, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3023
3024 Hainan 1981 UW9 Hainan Province MPC · 3024
3025 Higson 1982 QR Roger Higson, American astronomer assistant MPC · 3025
3026 Sarastro 1977 TA1 Sarastro, high priest of the Temple of Wisdom in Mozart's The Magic Flute MPC · 3026
3027 Shavarsh 1978 PQ2 Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer 11-time World Record holder, 17-time World Champion, 13-time European Champion and 7-time USSR Champion; additionally, he saved 20 lives when a trolleybus fell into the Yerevan reservoir. MPC · 3027
3028 Zhangguoxi 1978 TA2 Zhang Guoxi, Chinese industrialist MPC · 3028
3029 Sanders 1981 EA8 Jeffrey D. Sanders, American student MPC · 3029
3030 Vehrenberg 1981 EH16 Hans Vehrenberg, German amateur astronomer, author of the Atlas of Deep-Sky Splendors (Mein Messier-Buch) MPC · 3030
3031 Houston 1984 CX Walter Scott Houston, American amateur astronomer well known for his column Deep Sky Wonders in "Sky & Telescope" MPC · 3031
3032 Evans 1984 CA1 Reverend Robert O. Evans, Australian amateur astronomer, discoverer of several extragalactic supernovae MPC · 3032
3033 Holbaek 1984 EJ Holbæk, Denmark, town nearest to the discovery site (Brorfelde Observatoriet) on the occasion of the former's 700th anniversary in 1986 MPC · 3033
3034 Climenhaga A917 SE John L. Climenhaga, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3034
3035 Chambers A924 EJ John Eric Chambers, then British predoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3035
3036 Krat 1937 TO Vladimir Alekseevich Krat, Russian astronomer MPC · 3036
3037 Alku 1944 BA Finnish for "Beginning", the discoverer's boyhood boat, built by his father MPC · 3037
3038 Bernes 1978 QB3 Mark Naumovich Bernes, Soviet film actor and singer MPC · 3038
3039 Yangel 1978 SP2 Mikhail Kuz'mich Yangel', 20th-century Soviet rocket and missile designer MPC · 3039
3040 Kozai 1979 BA Yoshihide Kozai, Japanese astronomer and celestial mechanician, discoverer of the Kozai mechanism MPC · 3040
3041 Webb 1980 GD Rev. Thomas William Webb, 19th-century British amateur astronomer, author of Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes and discoverer of S Orionis MPC · 3041
3042 Zelinsky 1981 EF10 David S. Zelinsky, American mathematician, formerly active participant in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3042
3043 San Diego 1982 SA San Diego, California, in recognition of its efforts to curb light pollution MPC · 3043
3044 Saltykov 1983 RE3 Nikita Saltykov, the first discoverer's grandfather MPC · 3044
3045 Alois 1984 AW Alois T. Stuczynski, the discoverer's grandfather MPC · 3045
3046 Molière 4120 P-L Molière, 17th-century French playwright MPC · 3046
3047 Goethe 6091 P-L Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th-19th-century German poet and playwright MPC · 3047
3048 Guangzhou 1964 TH1 Guangzhou, largest open city in southern China and the capital of Guangdong province MPC · 3048
3049 Kuzbass 1968 FH Kuznets Basin, an industrial region (Kemerovo Region) of Siberia, known for its coalmining (it is one of the richest coal deposits in the world) MPC · 3049
3050 Carrera 1972 NW The Carreras (Javiera, Juan José, José Miguel, and Luis), 18th-19th-century key figures of the Chilean War of Independence MPC · 3050
3051 Nantong 1974 YP Nantong, China MPC · 3051
3052 Herzen 1976 YJ3 Aleksandr Ivanovich Herzen, 19th-century Russian revolutionary, writer, and philosopher, "father of Russian socialism" and founder of the free Russian press abroad MPC · 3052
3053 Dresden 1977 QS Dresden, Germany (then in the GDR) MPC · 3053
3054 Strugatskia 1977 RE7 Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, Russian science fiction writers MPC · 3054
3055 Annapavlova 1978 TR3 Anna Pavlova, Russian ballet dancer MPC · 3055
3056 INAG 1978 VD1 French Institut national d'astronomie et de géophysique (National Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics), which built the discovery telescope MPC · 3056
3057 Mälaren 1981 EG Lake Mälaren, Sweden MPC · 3057
3058 Delmary 1981 EO17 Delmary Rose Schanz, 20th-century American artist MPC · 3058
3059 Pryor 1981 EF23 Carlton P. Pryor, American astronomer, who participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3059
3060 Delcano 1982 RD1 Juan Sebastian del Caño, 15th-16th-century Spanish navigator, lieutenant of Magellan, first to continuously circumnavigate the globe MPC · 3060
3061 Cook 1982 UB1 James Cook, 18th-century British navigator MPC · 3061
3062 Wren 1982 XC Sir Christopher Wren, 17th-18th-century British architect and astronomer MPC · 3062
3063 Makhaon 1983 PV Makhaon, mythical physician to Greeks during the Trojan War MPC · 3063
3064 Zimmer 1984 BB1 Louis Zimmer, Belgian (Flemish) clockmaker and amateur astronomer MPC · 3064
3065 Sarahill 1984 CV Sarah J. Hill, American astronomer MPC · 3065
3066 McFadden 1984 EO Lucy-Ann McFadden, American planetary scientist MPC · 3066
3067 Akhmatova 1982 TE2 Anna Akhmatova, 20th-century Soviet poet MPC · 3067
3068 Khanina 1982 YJ1 Frida Borisovna Khanina, Soviet orbit computer MPC · 3068
3069 Heyrovský 1982 UG2 Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech physical chemist MPC · 3069
3070 Aitken 1949 GK Robert Grant Aitken, 19th-20th-century American astronomer, fourth director of the Lick Observatory, author of the "New General Catalogue of Double Stars within 12° of the North Pole" (1932) MPC · 3070
3071 Nesterov 1973 FT1 Pyotr Nesterov, 19th-20th-century Russian pioneer airman MPC · 3071
3072 Vilnius 1978 RS1 Vilnius, Lithuania MPC · 3072
3073 Kursk 1979 SW11 Kursk, Russia MPC · 3073
3074 Popov 1979 YE9 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, 19th-century Russian radio inventor MPC · 3074
3075 Bornmann 1981 EY15 Patricia L. Bornmann, American solar astronomer, who participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3075
3076 Garber 1982 RB1 Paul E. Garber, 20th-century American historian MPC · 3076
3077 Henderson 1982 SK Thomas James Henderson, 19th-century Scottish astronomer, first Astronomer Royal for Scotland, first to measure the distance to a star, Alpha Centauri, in 1839 MPC · 3077
3078 Horrocks 1984 FG Jeremiah Horrocks, 17th-century English astronomer and mathematician, who predicted the transit of Venus across the face of the sun in November 1639 and became the first to see such an event; he also believed the Moon to have an elliptical orbit with the earth at one focus, a fact that Newton was later to acknowledge MPC · 3078
3079 Schiller 2578 P-L Friedrich Schiller, 18th-century German playwright MPC · 3079
3080 Moisseiev 1935 TE Nikolai Dmitrevich Moiseiev (Moisseev), 20th-century Soviet astronomer MPC · 3080
3081 Martinůboh 1971 UP Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer MPC · 3081
3082 Dzhalil 1972 KE Musa Mustafovich Dzhalil' (Musa Cälil), 20th-century Tatar Soviet poet MPC · 3082
3083 OAFA 1974 MH Observatorio Astronómico Félix Aguilar MPC · 3083
3084 Kondratyuk 1977 QB1 Yuri Kondratyuk, 20th-century Soviet cosmonautics pioneer MPC · 3084
3085 Donna 1980 DA Donna Marie Thompson, American administrative assistant for the Minor Planet Center and the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, secretary for the Planetary Sciences division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3085
3086 Kalbaugh 1980 XE Carroll Kalbaugh Liller, father of Chilean astronomer William Liller MPC · 3086
3087 Beatrice Tinsley 1981 QJ1 Beatrice Muriel Tinsley, née Hill, 20th-century British-born New Zealand astronomer MPC · 3087
3088 Jinxiuzhonghua 1981 UX9 "Splendid China", park at Shenzhen, the largest miniature scenic spot in the world MPC · 3088
3089 Oujianquan 1981 XK2 Ou Jianquan, Chinese entrepreneur, for his notable contributions in developing township enterprises MPC · 3089
3090 Tjossem 1982 AN The Tjossem family of central Washington State, four generations of whose members have been friends of the discoverer and his family (in particular Peter Tjossem, 19th-20th-century amateur entomologist and paleobotanist) MPC · 3090
3091 van den Heuvel 6081 P-L Edward Peter Jacobus van den Heuvel, Dutch astronomer, and his niece Julia Edith van den Heuvel MPC · 3091
3092 Herodotus 6550 P-L Herodotus, 5th-century B.C. Greek historian, "Father of Historiography" MPC · 3092
3093 Bergholz 1971 MG Olga Fedorovna Bergholz, 20th-century Russian poet MPC · 3093
3094 Chukokkala 1979 FE2 Korney Chukovsky, pen name of Nikolaj Vasil'evich Kornejchukov, 18th-19th-century Russian writer, scholar, and poet ("Chukokkala" is the title of an album by him) MPC · 3094
3095 Omarkhayyam 1980 RT2 Omar Khayyám, 11th-12th-century Tajik-Persian poet, mathematician and philosopher MPC · 3095
3096 Bezruč 1981 QC1 Petr Bezruč, Czech poet MPC · 3096
3097 Tacitus 2011 P-L Tacitus, 1st-century Roman historian MPC · 3097
3098 van Sprang 4579 P-L Bert van Sprang, Dutch meteor specialist MPC · 3098
3099 Hergenrother 1940 GF Carl W. Hergenrother, American astronomer MPC · 3099
3100 Zimmerman 1977 EQ1 Nikolaj Vladimirovich Zimmerman, Russian astronomer MPC · 3100

3101–3200[edit]

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3101 Goldberger 1978 GB Marvin L. Goldberger, American physicist, teacher and humanitarian, president of the California Institute of Technology, to commemorate his birthday, October 22 MPC · 3101
3102 Krok 1981 QA Krok, mythical Slavonic prince MPC · 3102
3103 Eger 1982 BB Eger a small town NE of Budapest, at one time the sixth largest town in Hungary, known for its medieval streets, castle, and red wine (Bull's Blood) MPC · 3103
3104 Dürer 1982 BB1 Albrecht Dürer, 15th-16th-century German master painter, woodcutter, engraver, and scholar MPC · 3104
3105 Stumpff A907 PB Karl Stumpff, 20th-century German celestial mechanician and professor of astronomy, pioneer of Fast Fourier Analysis, author of the three-volume Himmelsmechanik MPC · 3105
3106 Morabito 1981 EE Linda Morabito (afterwards Linda Kelly), Education Programs Manager at the Planetary Society MPC · 3106
3107 Weaver 1981 JG2 Kenneth F. Weaver, American senior assistant editor for science of the National Geographic magazine MPC · 3107
3108 Lyubov 1972 QM Lyubov Petrovna Orlova, 20th-century Soviet actress MPC · 3108
3109 Machin 1974 DC Arnold Machin, 20th-century British sculptor MPC · 3109
3110 Wagman 1975 SC Nicholas E. Wagman, 20th-century American astronomer and astrometrist MPC · 3110
3111 Misuzu 1977 DX8 Nickname of Shinano Province, now Nagano Prefecture, Japan, the discovery site MPC · 3111
3112 Velimir 1977 QC5 Velimir (Viktor Vladimirovitch) Khlebnikov, 19th-20th-century Russian poet MPC · 3112
3113 Chizhevskij 1978 RO Aleksandr Leonidovich Chizhevskij, 20th-century Soviet biologist, one of the founders of heliobiology MPC · 3113
3114 Ercilla 1980 FB12 Don Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, 16th-century Spanish poet and soldier, who distinguished himself in the campaign in Chile against the Araucanians, inspiration for the epic poem La Araucana MPC · 3114
3115 Baily 1981 PL Francis Baily, 18th-19th-century English astronomer, one of the founders of the Royal Astronomical Society, and namesake of Baily's beads MPC · 3115
3116 Goodricke 1983 CF John Goodricke, 18th-century Dutch-English deaf-mute astronomer, who identified Algol as an eclipsing variable and discovered δ Cephei MPC · 3116
3117 Niepce 1983 CM1 Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 18th-19th-century French photography pioneer MPC · 3117
3118 Claytonsmith 1974 OD Clayton Albert Smith, 20th-century American astrometrist, director of the Yale-Columbia Southern Observatory and later the United States Naval Observatory's astrometry department MPC · 3118
3119 Dobronravin 1972 YX Petr Pavlovich Dobronravin, 20th-century Russian astrophysicist and spectroscopist, deputy director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory 1952–1969 MPC · 3119
3120 Dangrania 1979 RZ Daniil Aleksandrovich Granin, 20th-century Russian writer MPC · 3120
3121 Tamines 1981 EV Tamines, Belgium, now called (Sambreville) MPC · 3121
3122 Florence 1981 ET3 Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer MPC · 3122
3123 Dunham 1981 QF2 David Waring Dunham, American astronomer, organizer of the International Occultation Timing Association MPC · 3123
3124 Kansas 1981 VB Kansas, United States, the discoverer's home state, and also the University of Kansas, the discoverer's alma mater, to commemorate the centennial of observational astronomy there, which began with the purchase of an Alvan Clark 6-inch refractor in 1885 MPC · 3124
3125 Hay 1982 BJ1 William Thompson Hay, 19th–20th-century British music-hall comedian, film star of the 1930s and early 1940s, and amateur astronomer, (re)discoverer of Saturn's Great White Spot in 1933 MPC · 3125
3126 Davydov 1969 TP1 Denis Vasil'evich Davydov, 18th–19th-century Russian officer, writer and poet, hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 MPC · 3126
3127 Bagration 1973 ST4 Petr Ivanovich Bagration, 18th–19th-century Russian (of Georgian descent) general, hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 who died at the Battle of Borodino MPC · 3127
3128 Obruchev 1979 FJ2 Vladimir Afanasjevich Obruchev, 19th–20th-century Russian geologist, geographer, and author of popular books on science and science-fiction novels MPC · 3128
3129 Bonestell 1979 MK2 Chesley Bonestell, American space artist. Named following a competition organized by the Planetary Society MPC · 3129
3130 Hillary 1981 YO Sir Edmund Hillary, British mountaineer MPC · 3130
3131 Mason-Dixon 1982 BM1 Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, 18th-century British astronomers who observed the 1761 transit of Venus from the Cape of Good Hope, and later (1763–1767) surveyed the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, the Mason–Dixon line MPC · 3131
3132 Landgraf 1940 WL Werner Landgraf, German astronomer, who established the orbit (and whose initials appear in the provisional designation) MPC · 3132
3133 Sendai A907 TC Sendai, Japan, the "Heidelberg of the East" (this object was discovered from Heidelberg) and the Sendai Municipal Astronomical Observatory MPC · 3133
3134 Kostinsky A921 VA Sergej Konstantinovich Kostinskij, 19th-20th-century Russian astronomer, after whom the Kostinsky effect is named MPC · 3134
3135 Lauer 1981 EC9 Tod R. Lauer, American astronomer, who participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3135
3136 Anshan 1981 WD4 Anshan, China MPC · 3136
3137 Horky 1982 SM1 Czech hill, site of Antonín Mrkos' first telescope MPC · 3137
3138 Ciney 1980 KL Ciney, Belgium, chief town of the Condroz, where the discoverer maintains a residence MPC · 3138
3139 Shantou 1980 VL1 Shantou, China MPC · 3139
3140 Stellafane 1983 AO Stellafane, the annual Vermont star party organized by the Springfield Telescope Makers MPC · 3140
3141 Buchar 1984 RH Emil Buchar, Czech astronomer MPC · 3141
3142 Kilopi 1937 AC kilo pi (1000*π, rounds off to 3142) MPC · 3142
3143 Genecampbell 1980 UA I. Gene Campbell, American systems programmer in the central computing facility at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3143
3144 Brosche 1931 TY1 Peter Brosche, 20th-century German astronomer MPC · 3144
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY Walter Sydney Adams, 19th-20th-century American astronomer, director of the Mount Wilson Observatory (1923–1946), whose spectroscopic studies led to the discovery, with Ernst Arnold Kohlschütter, of the spectroscopic method for determining parallax, and who identified Sirius B as the first white-dwarf star known MPC · 3145
3146 Dato 1972 KG Dato Kratsashvili (1963–1980), a young Georgian painter MPC · 3146
3147 Samantha 1976 YU3 Samantha Reed Smith, 20th-century American schoolgirl who became "America's Youngest Ambassador" MPC · 3147
3148 Grechko 1979 SA12 Georgii Mikhailovich Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut and scientist MPC · 3148
3149 Okudzhava 1981 SH Bulat Okudzhava, Russian (of Georgian descent) writer, poet and songwriter MPC · 3149
3150 Tosa 1983 CB Tosa Province (Ancient name of Kōchi Prefecture), Japan, the discoverer's place of residence MPC · 3150
3151 Talbot 1983 HF William Henry Fox Talbot, British pioneer of photography MPC · 3151
3152 Jones 1983 LF Albert F. A. L. Jones, New Zealand astronomer MPC · 3152
3153 Lincoln 1984 SH3 Abraham Lincoln, American president MPC · 3153
3154 Grant 1984 SO3 Ulysses S. Grant, American president MPC · 3154
3155 Lee 1984 SP3 Robert E. Lee, American general MPC · 3155
3156 Ellington 1953 EE Duke Ellington, American musician MPC · 3156
3157 Novikov 1973 SX3 Alexei Ivanovich Novikov, Soviet aviator and poet MPC · 3157
3158 Anga 1976 SU2 Siberian village, birthplace of Russian etnographers Ivan Evseevich Venyaminov and Afanasij Prokopevich Shchapov MPC · 3158
3159 Prokof'ev 1976 US2 Vladimir Konstantinovich Prokof'ev, Russian spectroscopist MPC · 3159
3160 Angerhofer 1980 LE Phillip Edward Angerhofer, American astronomer and astrophysicist MPC · 3160
3161 Beadell 1980 TB5 Len Beadell, Australian surveyor MPC · 3161
3162 Nostalgia 1980 YH named in remembrance of good things that are no more MPC · 3162
3163 Randi 1981 QM James Randi, magician MPC · 3163
3164 Prast 6562 P-L Martin Prast, American citizen and war veteran MPC · 3164
3165 Mikawa 1984 QE Mikawa Province (Ancient name of eastern half of Aichi Prefecture), Japan MPC · 3165
3166 Klondike 1940 FG The brothers Karl F. Joutsen and Anton F. Johnson, who made a fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush MPC · 3166
3167 Babcock 1955 RS Horace W. Babcock and his father Harold D. Babcock, American astronomers MPC · 3167
3168 Lomnický Štít 1980 XM Lomnický Štít, Czech meteorological and solar observatory MPC · 3168
3169 Ostro 1981 LA Steven Jeffrey Ostro, American astronomer MPC · 3169
3170 Dzhanibekov 1979 SS11 Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Soviet cosmonaut MPC · 3170
3171 Wangshouguan 1979 WO Shou-Guan Wang, Chinese astronomer MPC · 3171
3172 Hirst 1981 WW William Parkinson Hirst, South African astronomer MPC · 3172
3173 McNaught 1981 WY Robert McNaught, British astronomer MPC · 3173
3174 Alcock 1984 UV George Alcock, British comet and nova hunter MPC · 3174
3175 Netto 1979 YP Edgar Rangel Netto, Brazilian astronomer MPC · 3175
3176 Paolicchi 1980 VR1 Paolo Paolicchi, Italian astrophysicist MPC · 3176
3177 Chillicothe 1934 AK City of Chillicothe, Ohio MPC · 3177
3178 Yoshitsune 1984 WA Minamoto no Yoshitsune, early samurai MPC · 3178
3179 Beruti 1962 FA Colonel Antonio Luis Beruti, Argentinian military officer and patriotic leader in the struggles for independence from Spanish rule MPC · 3179
3180 Morgan 1962 RO William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer MPC · 3180
3181 Ahnert 1964 EC Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer, author of the annual Kalender fur Sternfreunde MPC · 3181
3182 Shimanto 1984 WC Shimanto River, longest river of the discoverer's home prefecture of Kochi, Japan MPC · 3182
3183 Franzkaiser 1949 PP Franz Kaiser German astronomer MPC · 3183
3184 Raab 1949 QC Herbert Raab, Austrian software engineer and amateur astronomer, author of Astrometrica software MPC · 3184
3185 Clintford 1953 VY1 Clinton B. Ford, American amateur astronomer, at one time secretary of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, co-founder of what is now called the Ford Observatory in southern California, and 1987 recipient of the Amateur Achievement Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific MPC · 3185
3186 Manuilova 1973 SD3 Olga Maksimilianovna Manuilova, Soviet sculptor MPC · 3186
3187 Dalian 1977 TO3 Dalian, China MPC · 3187
3188 Jekabsons 1978 OM Peter Jekabsons, 20th-century Australian observer and astronomical painter, whose paintings adorn the walls of the Perth Observatory, the discovery site MPC · 3188
3189 Penza 1978 RF6 Penza, Russia MPC · 3189
3190 Aposhanskij 1978 SR6 Vladimir Mikhailovich Aposhanskij, 20th-century Soviet poet and journalist MPC · 3190
3191 Svanetia 1979 SX9 Svanetia, a mountainous district in Georgia MPC · 3191
3192 A'Hearn 1982 BY1 Michael Francis A'Hearn, American astronomer MPC · 3192
3193 Elliot 1982 DJ James L. Elliot, American professor of physics and astronomy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-discoverer of the Uranian rings MPC · 3193
3194 Dorsey 1982 KD1 Dorsey Taylor Shoemaker, Jr., American businessman and uncle of the second discoverer MPC · 3194
3195 Fedchenko 1978 PT2 The 19th-20th-century Fedchenko Russian family: Alexei Pavlovich Fedchenko, naturalist, geographer, and explorer, his wife Ol'ga Aleksandrovna Fedchenko, botanist and plant collector, and their son Boris Alekseevich Fedchenko, botanist, geographer, writer, co-initiator and contributor to the multi-volume "Flora of the U.S.S.R." MPC · 3195
3196 Maklaj 1978 RY Nicholai Miklukho-Maklai, Russian ethnologist MPC · 3196
3197 Weissman 1981 AD Paul Robert Weissman, American cometary physicist MPC · 3197
3198 Wallonia 1981 YH1 Wallonia (Walloon Region), one of the three federal regions of Belgium, the discoverer's birthplace and location of the Institut d'astrophysique (the discovery site operator) MPC · 3198
3199 Nefertiti 1982 RA Nefertiti, Egyptian queen MPC · 3199
3200 Phaethon 1983 TB Phaëton, mythological son of Helios, who operated the solar chariot for a day, lost control of it and almost set fire to the Earth (the object, associated with the Geminid meteor stream, had then the smallest known perihelion distance) MPC · 3200

3201–3300[edit]

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3201 Sijthoff 6560 P-L Albert Georg Sijthoff, a Dutch publisher whose family backed the construction of the Sijthoff Planetarium in The Hague in 1934. MPC · 3201
3202 Graff A908 AA Gareth (Graff) Vaughan Williams, British astronomer MPC · 3202
3203 Huth 1938 SL Hans Huth (1925–1988), German astronomer MPC · 3203
3204 Lindgren 1978 RH Astrid Lindgren, Swedish writer MPC · 3204
3205 Boksenberg 1979 MO6 Alexander Boksenberg, British astronomer MPC · 3205
3206 Wuhan 1980 VN1 Wuhan, most populous city in Central China MPC · 3206
3207 Spinrad 1981 EY25 Hyron Spinrad, American astronomer MPC · 3207
3208 Lunn 1981 JM Borge Lunn, Danish civil engineer and metallurgist MPC · 3208
3209 Buchwald 1982 BL1 Vagn Fabritius Buchwald, Danish meteoriticist MPC · 3209
3210 Lupishko 1983 WH1 Dmitrii Lupishko, Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 3210
3211 Louispharailda 1931 CE Louis Pierre Van Biesbroeck, and Pharailda de Colpaert Van Biesbroeck, parents of the discoverer MPC · 3211
3212 Agricola 1938 DH2 Georg Agricola, German scientist, "father of mineralogy" MPC · 3212
3213 Smolensk 1977 NQ Smolensk, Russian city MPC · 3213
3214 Makarenko 1978 TZ6 Anton Makarenko, Soviet teacher and writer MPC · 3214
3215 Lapko 1980 BQ Konstantin Kuz'mich Lapko, Soviet surgeon MPC · 3215
3216 Harrington 1980 RB Robert Sutton Harrington, American astronomer MPC · 3216
3217 Seidelmann 1980 RK Paul Kenneth Seidelmann, American astronomer MPC · 3217
3218 Delphine 6611 P-L Delphine Jehoulet Delsemme, wife of Armand Delsemme, a Belgian-born astronomer at the University of Toledo in Ohio (see (2954)) MPC · 3218
3219 Komaki 1934 CX Kōjirō Komaki, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 3219
3220 Murayama 1951 WF Sadao Murayama, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3220
3221 Changshi 1981 XF2 Changshu, China MPC · 3221
3222 Liller 1983 NJ William Liller, American astronomer MPC · 3222
3223 Forsius 1942 RN Sigfrid Aronus Forsius (also known as Siegfried Aronsen), Finnish-born Professor of Astronomy in Uppsala, Sweden. His 1611 manuscript propounding his theory of colours was discovered in the Royal Library in Stockholm in 1969 MPC · 3223
3224 Irkutsk 1977 RL6 Irkutsk, Russia MPC · 3224
3225 Hoag 1982 QQ Arthur Allen Hoag, American astronomer MPC · 3225
3226 Plinius 6565 P-L Pliny the Elder (or Pliny the Younger) MPC · 3226
3227 Hasegawa 1928 DF Ichirō Hasegawa, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3227
3228 Pire 1935 CL Georges Pire (Father Dominique), Belgian monk (Dominican Order), winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize for Peace MPC · 3228
3229 Solnhofen A916 PC Solnhofen, south (SSE) of Nuremberg in Germany and known for its limestone and fossils MPC · 3229
3230 Vampilov 1972 LE Aleksandr Valentinovich Vampilov, Soviet playwright MPC · 3230
3231 Mila 1972 RU2 Lyudmila Pakhomova, Soviet ice dancer MPC · 3231
3232 Brest 1974 SL Brest, a city in Belarus MPC · 3232
3233 Krišbarons 1977 RA6 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian folklorist MPC · 3233
3234 Hergiani 1978 QO2 Mikhail Vissarionovich Hergiani, famous Soviet mountaineer MPC · 3234
3235 Melchior 1981 EL1 Paul Jacques Léon Melchior, Belgian geophysicist MPC · 3235
3236 Strand 1982 BH1 Kaj Aage Gunnar Strand, Danish and American astronomer MPC · 3236
3237 Victorplatt 1984 SA5 Victor Platt, British actor MPC · 3237
3238 Timresovia 1975 VB9 Nikolay Timofeeff-Ressovsky, Soviet biologist MPC · 3238
3239 Meizhou 1978 UJ2 Meizhou, China MPC · 3239
3240 Laocoon 1978 VG6 Laocoön, Trojan priest of Poseidon MPC · 3240
3241 Yeshuhua 1978 WH14 Ye Shuhua, Chinese astronomer MPC · 3241
3242 Bakhchisaraj 1979 SG9 Bakhchisaray, a town in Crimea, the center of the same district where Crimean Astrophysical Observatory was created MPC · 3242
3243 Skytel 1980 DC named after Sky and Telescope magazine for its 50th anniversary MPC · 3243
3244 Petronius 4008 P-L Petronius, Roman writer MPC · 3244
3245 Jensch 1973 UL5 Alfred Jensch, German astronomer MPC · 3245
3246 Bidstrup 1976 GQ3 Herluf Bidstrup, Danish caricaturist MPC · 3246
3247 Di Martino 1981 YE Mario di Martino, Italian astronomer MPC · 3247
3248 Farinella 1982 FK Paolo Farinella, Italian astronomer MPC · 3248
3249 Musashino 1977 DT4 Musashino, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan MPC · 3249
3250 Martebo 1979 EB Martebo, Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 3250
3251 Eratosthenes 6536 P-L Eratosthenes, Ancient Greek scientist MPC · 3251
3252 Johnny 1981 EM4 Johnny Carson, American TV host and comedian, and amateur astronomer MPC · 3252
3253 Gradie 1982 HQ1 Jonathan Carey Gradie, American astronomer MPC · 3253
3254 Bus 1982 UM Schelte John Bus, American astronomer MPC · 3254
3255 Tholen 1980 RA David James Tholen, American astronomer MPC · 3255
3256 Daguerre 1981 SJ1 Louis Daguerre, French chemist and artist, pioneer of photography (the Daguerreotype process) MPC · 3256
3257 Hanzlík 1982 GG Stanislav Hanzlík, Czech meteorologist and climatologist MPC · 3257
3258 Somnium 1983 RJ Kepler's Somnium, sive opus posthumum de astronomia lunaris (The Dream, or Posthumous Work on Lunar Astronomy), which combined a serious study of lunar astronomy and the fictional account of a journey to the Moon MPC · 3258
3259 Brownlee 1984 SZ4 Donald Eugene Brownlee, American astronomer MPC · 3259
3260 Vizbor 1974 SO2 Yurii Iosifovich Vizbor, Russian actor, poet, writer, composer and playwright MPC · 3260
3261 Tvardovskij 1979 SF9 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Soviet poet MPC · 3261
3262 Miune 1983 WB Miune, mountain in Kōchi, Japan MPC · 3262
3263 Bligh 1932 CN William Bligh, captain of the Bounty MPC · 3263
3264 Bounty 1934 AF HMS Bounty, ship MPC · 3264
3265 Fletcher 1953 VN2 Fletcher Christian, Bounty mutineer MPC · 3265
3266 Bernardus 1978 PA Andres Bernardus Muller, Dutch astronomer MPC · 3266
3267 Glo 1981 AA Nickname of Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer, comet hunter, and advisor to the Planetary Society MPC · 3267
3268 De Sanctis 1981 DD Giovanni de Sanctis, Italian astronomer MPC · 3268
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 Allie Vibert Douglas, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3269
3270 Dudley 1982 DA H. Dudley Wright, engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and benefactor of science, education and the arts in California and in Geneva, Switzerland. MPC · 3270
3271 Ul 1982 RB Ul, a lunar deity in the mythology of Vanuatu MPC · 3271
3272 Tillandz 1938 DB1 Elias Erici Tillandz (Elias Tillander), Swedish physician and botanist MPC · 3272
3273 Drukar 1975 TS2 Ivan Fyodorov, one of the first printers of books in Russia and Ukraine. The word Drukar means ‘printer’ in Ukrainian and old Russian. MPC · 3273
3274 Maillen 1981 QO2 Maillen, Belgium MPC · 3274
3275 Oberndorfer 1982 HE1 Hans Oberndorfer, German amateur astronomer, director of the Bavarian Public Observatory (Volkssternwarte München) MPC · 3275
3276 Porta Coeli 1982 RZ1 Porta Coeli ("Gateway to Heaven") convent in Tišnov, Czech Republic MPC · 3276
3277 Aaronson 1984 AF1 Marc Aaronson, American astronomer MPC · 3277
3278 Běhounek 1984 BT František Běhounek, Czech physicist MPC · 3278
3279 Solon 9103 P-L Solon, Greek lawmaker MPC · 3279
3280 Grétry 1933 SJ André Ernest Modeste Grétry, Belgian (Walloon) composer MPC · 3280
3281 Maupertuis 1938 DZ Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer MPC · 3281
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA Sir Harold Spencer Jones, British astronomer, former Astronomer Royal MPC · 3282
3283 Skorina 1979 QA10 Frantsisk Skorina, first doctor of medicine in Belarus, printer and publisher MPC · 3283
3284 Niebuhr 1953 NB Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian MPC · 3284
3285 Ruth Wolfe 1983 VW1 Ruth F. Wolfe, American geologist, colleague of Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the United States Geological Survey MPC · 3285
3286 Anatoliya 1980 BV Anatoly V. Karachkin, brother of the discoverer's husband MPC · 3286
3287 Olmstead 1981 DK1 C. Michelle Olmstead, American astronomer MPC · 3287
3288 Seleucus 1982 DV Seleucus I Nicator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great and heir to the largest part of his empire MPC · 3288
3289 Mitani 1934 RP Tetsuyasu Mitani, Japanese astronomer not Takefumi Mitani, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3289
3290 Azabu 1973 SZ1 Azabu, a district of Tokyo, Japan MPC · 3290
3291 Dunlap 1982 VX3 J. Lawrence Dunlap, American astronomer MPC · 3291
3292 Sather 2631 P-L Bob Sather, research assistant Lunar and Planetary Laboratory MPC · 3292
3293 Rontaylor 4650 P-L Ronald C. Taylor, American astronomer MPC · 3293
3294 Carlvesely 6563 P-L Carl D. Vesely, American astronomer MPC · 3294
3295 Murakami 1950 DH Tadayoshi Murakami, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3295
3296 Bosque Alegre 1975 SF Named after the astrophysical station of Córdoba Observatory in Argentina MPC · 3296
3297 Hong Kong 1978 WN14 Hong Kong, China MPC · 3297
3298 Massandra 1979 OB15 Massandra, town in Crimea MPC · 3298
3299 Hall 1980 TX5 John Scoville Hall, American astronomer and director of the Lowell Observatory from 1958 to 1977 MPC · 3299
3300 McGlasson 1928 NA Scottish Surname of a small clan located in the highlands of Scotland. MPC · 3300

3301–3400[edit]

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3301 Jansje 1978 CT Jansje Verveer, mother of Dutch astronomer Arie Verveer MPC · 3301
3302 Schliemann 1977 RS6 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist MPC · 3302
3303 Merta 1967 UN František Merta (1872–1953), teacher and journalist. Grandfather of the discoverer. MPC · 3303
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 Joseph A. Pearce, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3304
3305 Ceadams 1985 KB Charles Edward Adams, American astronomer MPC · 3305
3306 Byron 1979 SM11 Lord Byron, British poet MPC · 3306
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 The Athabascans, ancient people of North America MPC · 3307
3308 Ferreri 1981 EP Walter Ferreri, Italian astronomer MPC · 3308
3309 Brorfelde 1982 BH Brorfelde Observatory in Denmark MPC · 3309
3310 Patsy 1931 TS2 Named in honor of the discoverer's wife MPC · 3310
3311 Podobed 1976 QM1 Vladimir Vladimirovich Podobed, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3311
3312 Pedersen 1984 SN Holger Pedersen, Danish astronomer MPC · 3312
3313 Mendel 1980 DG Gregor Johann Mendel, Czech-Austrian father of genetics MPC · 3313
3314 Beals 1981 FH Carlyle Smith Beals, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3314
3315 Chant 1984 CZ Clarence Augustus Chant, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3315
3316 Herzberg 1984 CN1 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born Canadian chemist and astronomer MPC · 3316
3317 Paris 1984 KF Paris, Trojan prince MPC · 3317
3318 Blixen 1985 HB Karen Blixen, Danish writer MPC · 3318
3319 Kibi 1977 EJ5 Kibi Province (ancient name of Okayama Prefecture and eastern half of Hiroshima Prefecture), Japan MPC · 3319
3320 Namba 1982 VZ4 Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan MPC · 3320
3321 Dasha 1975 TZ2 Darya Lavrentyevna Mikhailova (known as Dasha Sevastopolskaya), Russian sister of charity MPC · 3321
3322 Lidiya 1975 XY1 Lidiya Vissarionovna Zvereva, the first Russian female aviator MPC · 3322
3323 Turgenev 1979 SY9 Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer MPC · 3323
3324 Avsyuk 1983 CW1 Yurii Nikolaevich Avsyuk, Russian geophysicist (specialist in gravimetry and geodynamics) MPC · 3324
3325 TARDIS 1984 JZ The TARDIS, time machine in Doctor Who MPC · 3325
3326 Agafonikov 1985 FL Askol'd M. Agafonikov, Russian(?) geophysicist MPC · 3326
3327 Campins 1985 PW Humberto Campins (Humberto Campins Camejo), Venezuelan-born American astronomer MPC · 3327
3328 Interposita 1985 QD1 The discovery film was exposed hastily between two satellite laser ranging sessions in the adjacent dome. MPC · 3328
3329 Golay 1985 RT1 Marcel Golay, Swiss astronomer MPC · 3329
3330 Gantrisch 1985 RU1 Gantrisch, a mountain south of Bern in Switzerland MPC · 3330
3331 Kvistaberg 1979 QS Kvistaberg, site of Uppsala Observatory, Sweden MPC · 3331
3332 Raksha 1978 NT1 Yury Mikhailovich Raksha, Russian artist MPC · 3332
3333 Schaber 1980 TG5 Gerald Gene Schaber, American planetary geologist MPC · 3333
3334 Somov 1981 YR Mikhail M. Somov, Soviet Antarctic explorer MPC · 3334
3335 Quanzhou 1966 AA Quanzhou, China MPC · 3335
3336 Grygar 1971 UX Jiří Grygar, Czech astronomer MPC · 3336
3337 Miloš 1971 UG1 Miloš Tichý, Czech astronomer MPC · 3337
3338 Richter 1973 UX5 Nikolaus B. Richter (1910–1980), first director of the Tautenburg Observatory (1960–1975) MPC · 3338
3339 Treshnikov 1978 LB Aleksei Fedorovich Treshnikov, Soviet Antarctic explorer MPC · 3339
3340 Yinhai 1979 TK Yinhai, China MPC · 3340
3341 Hartmann 1980 OD William Kenneth Hartmann, American planetary scientist, writer, and painter MPC · 3341
3342 Fivesparks 1982 BD3 In honor of Newton and Margaret Mayall, American astronomer. The name refers to their residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts MPC · 3342
3343 Nedzel 1982 HS V. Alexander Nedzel MPC · 3343
3344 Modena 1982 JA Modena, city in Italy MPC · 3344
3345 Tarkovskij 1982 YC1 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet film producer MPC · 3345
3346 Gerla 1951 SD Gertrude Lawrence, English actress MPC · 3346
3347 Konstantin 1975 VN1 Konstantin Kalinin, Soviet aviator MPC · 3347
3348 Pokryshkin 1978 EA3 Aleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin, Soviet pilot MPC · 3348
3349 Manas 1979 FH2 Manas, a Kyrgyz epic poem MPC · 3349
3350 Scobee 1980 PJ Francis "Dick" Scobee, STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3350
3351 Smith 1980 RN1 Michael J. Smith, STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3351
3352 McAuliffe 1981 CW Christa McAuliffe, STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3352
3353 Jarvis 1981 YC Gregory Jarvis, STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3353
3354 McNair 1984 CW Ronald McNair, STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3354
3355 Onizuka 1984 CC1 Ellison Onizuka, STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3355
3356 Resnik 1984 EU Judith Resnik, STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3356
3357 Tolstikov 1984 FT Yevgeny Ivanovich Tolstikov, Russian meteorologist MPC · 3357
3358 Anikushin 1978 RX Mikhail Anikushin, Russian sculptor MPC · 3358
3359 Purcari 1978 RA6 Moldavian wine producer MPC · 3359
3360 Syrinx 1981 VA Syrinx, a nymph MPC · 3360
3361 Orpheus 1982 HR Orpheus, mythological Greek musician MPC · 3361
3362 Khufu 1984 QA Khufu, Egyptian pharaoh MPC · 3362
3363 Bowen 1960 EE Ira Sprague Bowen, American astronomer* MPC · 3363
3364 Zdenka 1984 GF Zdeňka Vávrová, Czech astronomer MPC · 3364
3365 Recogne 1985 CG2 Recogne in the Ardennes, Belgium MPC · 3365
3366 Gödel 1985 SD1 Kurt Gödel, Austro-Hungarian logician MPC · 3366
3367 Alex 1983 CA3 Alex R. Baltutis, grandson of the discoverer MPC · 3367
3368 Duncombe 1985 QT Raynor Lockwood Duncombe, American astronomer MPC · 3368
3369 Freuchen 1985 UZ Peter Freuchen, Danish polar explorer and author MPC · 3369
3370 Kohsai 1934 CU Hiroki Kosai, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3370
3371 Giacconi 1955 RZ Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-born American astrophysicist and winner (with Raymond Davis and Masatoshi Koshiba) of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2002 MPC · 3371
3372 Bratijchuk 1976 SP4 M. V. Bratiichuk, Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 3372
3373 Koktebelia 1978 QQ2 Koktebel, a resort on the Black Sea in Crimea MPC · 3373
3374 Namur 1980 KO Namur, capital of the region of Wallonia in Belgium MPC · 3374
3375 Amy 1981 JY1 Amy Shoemaker Prescott, relative of the discoverer MPC · 3375
3376 Armandhammer 1982 UJ8 Armand Hammer, American industrialist and art collector MPC · 3376
3377 Lodewijk 4122 P-L Lodewijk Woltjer, Dutch astronomer MPC · 3377
3378 Susanvictoria A922 WB Susan Titus and Victoria Van Biesbroeck Streeter, granddaughters of the discoverer MPC · 3378
3379 Oishi 1931 TJ1 Hideo Oishi, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 3379
3380 Awaji 1940 EF Awaji Island, Japan MPC · 3380
3381 Mikkola 1941 UG Seppo Mikkola, Finnish astronomer MPC · 3381
3382 Cassidy 1948 RD William Arthur Cassidy, American meteoriticist MPC · 3382
3383 Koyama 1951 AB Hisako Koyama, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 3383
3384 Daliya 1974 SB1 Vladimir Dahl, Russian lexicologist and ethnographer MPC · 3384
3385 Bronnina 1979 SK11 Nina Mikhajlovna Bronnikova, Russian astronomer MPC · 3385
3386 Klementinum 1980 FA The Clementinum, college in Prague MPC · 3386
3387 Greenberg 1981 WE Richard J. Greenberg, planetary scientist at the University of Arizona MPC · 3387
3388 Tsanghinchi 1981 YR1 Hin-Chi Tsang, Chinese MPC · 3388
3389 Sinzot 1984 DU Family name of the discoverer's grandmother MPC · 3389
3390 Demanet 1984 ES1 The family name of the discoverer's paternal grandmother MPC · 3390
3391 Sinon 1977 DD3 Sinon, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 3391
3392 Setouchi 1979 YB Setouchi Region, Japan MPC · 3392
3393 Štúr 1984 WY1 Ľudovít Štúr(1815–1856), Slovak leader and writer MPC · 3393
3394 Banno 1986 DB Yoshiaki Banno, Japanese engineer MPC · 3394
3395 Jitka 1985 UN Jitka Beneš, Czech astronomer MPC · 3395
3396 Muazzez A915 TE Muazzez K. Lohmiller, staff member of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 3396
3397 Leyla 1964 XA Nancy Leyla Lohmiller, daughter of Muazzez Lohmiller MPC · 3397
3398 Stättmayer 1978 PC Peter Stättmayer, German amateur astronomer, director of the Munich Public Observatory MPC · 3398
3399 Kobzon 1979 SZ9 Joseph Kobzon, Soviet singer MPC · 3399
3400 Aotearoa 1981 GX Māori name for New Zealand MPC · 3400

3401–3500[edit]

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3401 Vanphilos 1981 PA Named by G. V. Williams in honor of his friends Vanessa Hall and Philip Osborne MPC · 3401
3402 Wisdom 1981 PB Jack Wisdom, American astronomer at MIT MPC · 3402
3403 Tammy 1981 SW Tammy Irelan, wife of R. L. Irelan staff member at Lincoln Laboratory's Experimental Test Site MPC · 3403
3404 Hinderer 1934 CY Fritz Hinderer (1912–1991), German astronomer at Babelsberg Observatory MPC · 3404
3405 Daiwensai 1964 UQ Wen-Sai Dai (1911–1979), Chinese astronomer MPC · 3405
3406 Omsk 1969 DA Omsk, Russia MPC · 3406
3407 Jimmysimms 1973 DT James A. C. Simms III, American system administrator MPC · 3407
3408 Shalamov 1977 QG4 Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov, Soviet writer MPC · 3408
3409 Abramov 1977 RE6 Fyodor Abramov, Soviet writer MPC · 3409
3410 Vereshchagin 1978 SZ7 Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Russian painter MPC · 3410
3411 Debetencourt 1980 LK The family name of the mother of Georges Roland, who co-discovered Comet Arend–Roland MPC · 3411
3412 Kafka 1983 AU2 Franz Kafka, German-Czech writer MPC · 3412
3413 Andriana 1983 CB3 Andriana Marie Hazelton, granddaughter of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3413
3414 Champollion 1983 DJ Jean-François Champollion, French linguist MPC · 3414
3415 Danby 1928 SL Anthony Danby (John Michael Anthony Danby), British-born mathematician formerly of North Carolina State University MPC · 3415
3416 Dorrit 1931 VP Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer MPC · 3416
3417 Tamblyn 1937 GG Peter Tamblyn, American astronomer MPC · 3417
3418 Izvekov 1973 QZ1 Vladimir Izvekov, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3418
3419 Guth 1981 JZ Vladimír Guth, Slovak astronomer MPC · 3419
3420 Standish 1984 EB E Myles Standish, Jr., American astronomer, Caltech/JPL MPC · 3420
3421 Yangchenning 1975 WK1 Yang Zhenning (Chen Ning Franklin Yang), Chinese-American physicist MPC · 3421
3422 Reid 1978 OJ Ruth and Gordon Reid (1923-1989), professor of politics at the University of Western Australia MPC · 3422
3423 Slouka 1981 CK Hubert Slouka, Czech astronomer MPC · 3423
3424 Nušl 1982 CD František Nušl, Czech astronomer and mathematician MPC · 3424
3425 Hurukawa 1929 BD Kiichiro Hurukawa, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3425
3426 Seki 1932 CQ Tsutomu Seki, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3426
3427 Szentmártoni 1938 AD Béla Szentmártoni, Hungarian amateur astronomer MPC · 3427
3428 Roberts 1952 JH Walter Orr Roberts, American astronomer and atmospheric physicist MPC · 3428
3429 Chuvaev 1974 SU1 Konstantin Chuvaev, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3429
3430 Bradfield 1980 TF4 William A. Bradfield, Australian amateur astronomer MPC · 3430
3431 Nakano 1984 QC Syuichi Nakano, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3431
3432 Kobuchizawa 1986 EE Kobuchizawa Observatory in Japan which contributes asteroid (Near Earth Objects) observations to the Minor Planet Center MPC · 3432
3433 Fehrenbach 1963 TJ1 Charles Fehrenbach, French astronomer MPC · 3433
3434 Hurless 1981 VO Carolyn Hurless, American amateur astronomer MPC · 3434
3435 Boury 1981 XC2 Arsène Boury, Belgian astronomer MPC · 3435
3436 Ibadinov 1976 SS3 Hursandkul Ibadinov, Tajik astronomer MPC · 3436
3437 Kapitsa 1982 UZ5 Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 MPC · 3437
3438 Inarradas 1974 SD5 Argentine Institute of Radio Astronomy Spanish: Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia MPC · 3438
3439 Lebofsky 1983 RL2 Larry Lebofsky, American astronomer MPC · 3439
3440 Stampfer 1950 DD Simon Stampfer, Austrian geodesist and astronomer, pioneer of cinematography MPC · 3440
3441 Pochaina 1969 TS1 Pochaina, a tributary of the Dnieper in the Ukraine MPC · 3441
3442 Yashin 1978 TO7 Lev Yashin, Soviet goalkeeper MPC · 3442
3443 Leetsungdao 1979 SB1 Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese American physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics MPC · 3443
3444 Stepanian 1980 RJ2 Jivan A. Stepanian, Armenian astronomer MPC · 3444
3445 Pinson 1983 FC William H. Pinson, American geochemist MPC · 3445
3446 Combes 1942 EB Michel-Alain Combes, French astronomer MPC · 3446
3447 Burckhalter 1956 SC Charles Burckhalter, American astronomer MPC · 3447
3448 Narbut 1977 QA5 Heorhiy Narbut MPC · 3448
3449 Abell 1978 VR9 George O. Abell, American astronomer MPC · 3449
3450 Dommanget 1983 QJ Jean Dommanget, Belgian astronomer MPC · 3450
3451 Mentor 1984 HA1 Mentor, mythological Greek king, son of Imbrus at Pedaseus, father of Imbrius, ally of the Trojans MPC · 3451
3452 Hawke 1980 OA Bernard Ray Hawke, American planetary geologist MPC · 3452
3453 Dostoevsky 1981 SS5 Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer MPC · 3453
3454 Lieske 1981 WB1 Jay Henry Lieske, American astronomer MPC · 3454
3455 Kristensen 1985 QC Leif Kahl Kristensen, Danish astronomer MPC · 3455
3456 Etiennemarey 1985 RS2 Étienne-Jules Marey, French surgeon, physiologist, inventor of the chronophotograph, pioneer of cinematography, contemporary of Eadweard Muybridge MPC · 3456
3457 Arnenordheim 1985 RA3 Arne Nordheim, Norwegian composer MPC · 3457
3458 Boduognat 1985 RT3 Boduognat or Boduognatus, leader of the Nervii in Gaul who, with the Atrebates and Viromandui, fought Julius Caesar in 57 BC MPC · 3458
3459 Bodil 1986 GB Bodil Jensen, wife of the discoverer Poul Jensen MPC · 3459
3460 Ashkova 1973 QB2 Nataliya Ashkova, Soviet astronomer at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy MPC · 3460
3461 Mandelshtam 1977 SA1 Osip Mandelstam, Soviet poet MPC · 3461
3462 Zhouguangzhao 1981 UA10 Zhou Guangzhao MPC · 3462
3463 Kaokuen 1981 XJ2 Charles K. Kao MPC · 3463
3464 Owensby 1983 BA Pamela D. Owensby, planetary astronomer at the University of Hawaii MPC · 3464
3465 Trevires 1984 SQ5 Ancient Belgian tribe, mentioned in Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars MPC · 3465
3466 Ritina 1975 EA6 discoverer's daughter Margarita, who was also an astronomer at Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 3466
3467 Bernheim 1981 SF2 Robert Burnham, Jr. MPC · 3467
3468 Urgenta 1975 AM Type of potato MPC · 3468
3469 Bulgakov 1982 UL7 Mikhail Bulgakov, Soviet writer MPC · 3469
3470 Yaronika 1975 ES discoverer's son Yaroslav, who also works at CrAO MPC · 3470
3471 Amelin 1977 QK2 Valentin Amelin, Soviet geodesist MPC · 3471
3472 Upgren 1981 EJ10 Arthur Upgren, American astronomer MPC · 3472
3473 Sapporo A924 EG Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan MPC · 3473
3474 Linsley 1962 HE Earl Garfield Linsley (1882–1969), professor of geography at Mills College, California MPC · 3474
3475 Fichte 1972 TD Hubert Fichte, German writer MPC · 3475
3476 Dongguan 1978 UF2 Dongguan, China MPC · 3476
3477 Kazbegi 1979 KH Mount Kazbek, on the border between Georgia and Russia MPC · 3477
3478 Fanale 1979 XG Fraser Fanale, American planetary geologist MPC · 3478
3479 Malaparte 1980 TQ Curzio Malaparte (Kurt (Erich) Suckert), Italian writer MPC · 3479
3480 Abante 1981 GB Robert Hamilton Brown, planetary astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 3480
3481 Xianglupeak 1982 DS6 Xianglu Peak ("Incense Burner Peak", 557 m), highest point of the Fragrant Hill Park, northwest of Beijing, China JPL · 3481
3482 Lesnaya 1975 VY4 village Lesnaya, near which Swedes were defeated by the Russian army in the Battle of Lesnaya MPC · 3482
3483 Svetlov 1976 YP2 Mikhail Arkadyevich Svetlov, Soviet poet MPC · 3483
3484 Neugebauer 1978 NE The Neugebauers, American family of physicists and mathematicians: Otto Neugebauer, historian of astronomy, Marcia Neugebauer and Gerald Neugebauer, both astronomers MPC · 3484
3485 Barucci 1983 NU Maria Antonietta Barucci, Italian astronomer MPC · 3485
3486 Fulchignoni 1984 CR Marcello Fulchignoni, Italian astronomer MPC · 3486
3487 Edgeworth 1978 UF Kenneth Essex Edgeworth, Irish engineer MPC · 3487
3488 Brahic 1980 PM André Brahic, French astronomer MPC · 3488
3489 Lottie 1983 AT2 Lottie Soll-Herkenhoff, wife of co-discoverer Kenneth E. Herkenhoff MPC · 3489
3490 Šolc 1984 SV Ivan Šolc, Czech inventor MPC · 3490
3491 Fridolin 1984 SM4 Fridolin Becker, Swiss cartographer or Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss politician or Saint Fridolin (Fridolin von Säckingen), Irish missionary MPC · 3491
3492 Petra-Pepi 1985 DQ Daughter of the discoverer MPC · 3492
3493 Stepanov 1976 GR6 Vladimir Stepanov, Soviet physicist MPC · 3493
3494 Purple Mountain 1980 XW Purple Mountain Observatory, China MPC · 3494
3495 Colchagua 1981 NU Colchagua Province, Chile MPC · 3495
3496 Arieso 1977 RC name consists of acronyms of Astronomisches Rechen-Institut and the European Southern Observatory MPC · 3496
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ Kimmo Innanen, Finnish-Canadian astronomer MPC · 3497
3498 Belton 1981 EG14 Michael J. Belton, astronomer MPC · 3498
3499 Hoppe 1981 VW1 Johannes Hoppe (1907–), German professor of astronomy at the University of Jena MPC · 3499
3500 Kobayashi A919 SD Takao Kobayashi, astronomer MPC · 3500

3501–3600[edit]

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3501 Olegiya 1971 QU Oleg Korotsev (b. 1922), Russian astronomer MPC · 3501
3502 Huangpu 1964 TR1 Huangpu District, Shanghai MPC · 3502
3503 Brandt 1981 EF17 John Conrad Brandt, American astronomer and author MPC · 3503
3504 Kholshevnikov 1981 RV3 Konstantin Kholshevnikov, Russian astronomer MPC · 3504
3505 Byrd 1983 AM Deborah Byrd, producer of the Earth & Sky radio series MPC · 3505
3506 French 1984 CO1 Linda M. French, American Astronomer, Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University MPC · 3506
3507 Vilas 1982 UX Faith Vilas, American planetary scientist and Director of the MMT Observatory in Arizona MPC · 3507
3508 Pasternak 1980 DO5 Boris Pasternak, Russian writer MPC · 3508
3509 Sanshui 1978 UH2 Sanshui City MPC · 3509
3510 Veeder 1982 TP Glenn John Veeder, American astronomer MPC · 3510
3511 Tsvetaeva 1982 TC2 Marina Tsvetaeva, Soviet poet MPC · 3511
3512 Eriepa 1984 AC1 Erie, Pennsylvania MPC · 3512
3513 Quqinyue 1965 UZ Qu Qinyue, Chinese astronomer MPC · 3513
3514 Hooke 1971 UJ Robert Hooke, English scientist MPC · 3514
3515 Jindra 1982 UH2 Lumír Jindra (b. 1936), Czech pharmacologist and friend of the discoverer MPC · 3515
3516 Rusheva 1982 UH7 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter MPC · 3516
3517 Tatianicheva 1976 SE1 Lyudmila Tatianicheva (1915–1980), Soviet poetess MPC · 3517
3518 Florena 1977 QC4 Pavel Florensky (1882–1943), Russian religious philosopher, physicist and mathematician and hisson, Kirill Florensky (1915–1982), geochemist and mineralogist MPC · 3518
3519 Ambiorix 1984 DO Ambiorix, leader of Belgian tribe in time of the Romans MPC · 3519
3520 Klopsteg 1952 SG probably American physicist Paul E. Klopsteg MPC · 3520
3521 Comrie 1982 MH Leslie Comrie, New Zealand-born astronomer and pioneer in mathematical computation MPC · 3521
3522 Becker 1941 SW Ludwig Becker, German astronomer MPC · 3522
3523 Arina 1975 TV2 Arina Rodionovna Yakoleva (1758–1828), the nurse of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin MPC · 3523
3524 Schulz 1981 EE27 Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000), cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts (Charlie Brown; Charlie Brown). MPC · 3524
3525 Paul 1983 CX2 Paul J. Baltutis, son-in-law of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3525
3526 Jeffbell 1984 CN Space scientist/writer Jeffrey F. Bell MPC · 3526
3527 McCord 1985 GE1 Thomas Bard McCord, American astronomer (planetary geologist) MPC · 3527
3528 Counselman 1981 EW3 Charles Claude Counselman III (b. 1943), American planetary scientist MPC · 3528
3529 Dowling 1981 EQ19 Timothy Dowling, American planetary scientist MPC · 3529
3530 Hammel 1981 EC20 Heidi Beth Hammel, American planetary scientist MPC · 3530
3531 Cruikshank 1981 FB Dale Cruikshank, NASA space scientist MPC · 3531
3532 Tracie 1983 AS2 Tracie Lynn Ojakangas, wife of co-discoverer Gregory Wayne Ojakangas MPC · 3532
3533 Toyota 1986 UE Toyota, Aichi, Japan MPC · 3533
3534 Sax 1936 XA Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax, Belgian musical instrument designer, best known for inventing the saxophone MPC · 3534
3535 Ditte 1979 SN11 the main character of Ditte, a human child novel by Martin Andersen Nexø MPC · 3535
3536 Schleicher 1981 EV20 David Schleicher, American astronomer at Lowell Observatory MPC · 3536
3537 Jürgen 1982 VT Jürgen Rahe (1939–1997), Director of NASA's Solar System Exploration Division MPC · 3537
3538 Nelsonia 6548 P-L Elisabeth Nelson, secretary at Heidelberg Observatory and Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and took care of the investigators of the Palomar–Leiden Survey MPC · 3538
3539 Weimar 1967 GF1 Weimar, Germany MPC · 3539
3540 Protesilaos 1973 UF5 Protesilaos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3540
3541 Graham 1984 ML Lloyd Wilson Graham (1940- ), executive director of the department of state services, who supported the Perth Observatory MPC · 3541
3542 Tanjiazhen 1964 TN2 Tan Jiazhen, Chinese geneticist MPC · 3542
3543 Ningbo 1964 VA3 Ningbo Chinese city MPC · 3543
3544 Borodino 1977 RD4 Village in Russia, where the Battle of Borodino took place in 1812 MPC · 3544
3545 Gaffey 1981 WK2 Michael James Gaffey, American planetary geologist MPC · 3545
3546 Atanasoff 1983 SC John Vincent Atanasoff, American (of Bulgarian descent) mathematician and physicist, inventor of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer MPC · 3546
3547 Serov 1978 TM6 Valentin Serov, Russian painter MPC · 3547
3548 Eurybates 1973 SO Eurybates, mythological Greek soldier MPC · 3548
3549 Hapke 1981 YH Bruce William Hapke, American planetary scientist MPC · 3549
3550 Link 1981 YS František Link (1906–1984), Czech astronomer MPC · 3550
3551 Verenia 1983 RD First vestal virgin consecrated by the legendary Roman king Numa Pompilius MPC · 3551
3552 Don Quixote 1983 SA Don Quixote, eponymous hero of the novel by Cervantes MPC · 3552
3553 Mera 1985 JA Maera, a daughter of Praetus MPC · 3553
3554 Amun 1986 EB Amun, Egyptian god MPC · 3554
3555 Miyasaka 1931 TC1 Seidai Miyasaka, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3555
3556 Lixiaohua 1964 UO Li Xiaohua, Chinese MPC · 3556
3557 Sokolsky 1977 QE1 Andrei Sokolskii, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3557
3558 Shishkin 1978 SQ2 Ivan Shishkin, Russian painter MPC · 3558
3559 Violaumayer 1980 PH Martin Mayer, German amateur astronomer, operating from the Violau Public Observatory MPC · 3559
3560 Chenqian 1980 RZ2 Chen Qian, director of the History Museum of Chinese Astronomy, helped to popularize astronomy in China. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. MPC · 3560
3561 Devine 1983 HO John Devine Hazelton, son-in-law of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3561
3562 Ignatius 1984 AZ Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) MPC · 3562
3563 Canterbury 1985 FE Canterbury, New Zealand MPC · 3563
3564 Talthybius 1985 TC1 Talthybius, mythological Greek soldier MPC · 3564
3565 Ojima 1986 YD Ojima, Gunma, Japan, where the discoverers' observatory was situated MPC · 3565
3566 Levitan 1979 YA9 Isaac Levitan, Russian painter MPC · 3566
3567 Alvema 1930 VD The three great-granddaughters of the discoverer Eugène Joseph Delporte, Aline De Middelaer, and Véronique and Martine Warck MPC · 3567
3568 ASCII 1936 UB ASCII Corporation, Japan MPC · 3568
3569 Kumon 1938 DN1 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator MPC · 3569
3570 Wuyeesun 1979 XO Wu Yeesun, a famous bonsai artist MPC · 3570
3571 Milanštefánik 1982 EJ Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak-French astronomer, meteorologist, general, one of the founders of Czechoslovakia MPC · 3571
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 Leo Goldberg, American astronomer MPC · 3572
3573 Holmberg 1982 QO1 Erik Holmberg, Swedish astronomer MPC · 3573
3574 Rudaux 1982 TQ Lucien Rudaux, French astronomer MPC · 3574
3575 Anyuta 1984 DU2 Anna Shishmareva, Soviet parachutist MPC · 3575
3576 Galina 1984 DB3 Galina Pyasetskyaya, Soviet parachutist MPC · 3576
3577 Putilin 1969 TK Ivan Putilin (1893–1954), Soviet minor planet researcher MPC · 3577
3578 Carestia 1977 CC Reinaldo Carestia (1932–1993) researcher at the Felix Aguilar Observatory in Argentina MPC · 3578
3579 Rockholt 1977 YA Ronald Rockholt (b. 1928), scientist MPC · 3579
3580 Avery 1983 CS2 Avery Jordan Thomas (b. 1994), grandson of the discoverer MPC · 3580
3581 Alvarez 1985 HC Luis Alvarez and his son Walter Alvarez, discoverers of the Iridium layer associated with the meteor impact which killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. MPC · 3581
3582 Cyrano 1986 TT5 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist MPC · 3582
3583 Burdett 1929 TQ Burdett, Kansas, hometown of discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 3583
3584 Aisha 1981 TW Aisha Renee Thomas (b. 1991), granddaughter of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3584
3585 Goshirakawa 1987 BE Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Japan MPC · 3585
3586 Vasnetsov 1978 SW6 Viktor Vasnetsov and Apollinary Vasnetsov, Russian painters MPC · 3586
3587 Descartes 1981 RK5 René Descartes, French philosopher MPC · 3587
3588 Kirik 1981 TH4 Kirik the Novgorodian, a twelfth-century Novgorodian monk of the Antoniev Monastery MPC · 3588
3589 Loyola 1984 AB1 Loyola, Spain, birthplace of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus MPC · 3589
3590 Holst 1984 CQ Gustav Holst, composer MPC · 3590
3591 Vladimirskij 1978 QJ2 Boris Vladimirskij, astronomer at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 3591
3592 Nedbal 1980 CT Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer MPC · 3592
3593 Osip 1981 EB20 David J. Osip, researcher at Lowell Observatory MPC · 3593
3594 Scotti 1983 CN James V. Scotti (born 1960), astronomer (member of Spacewatch team) MPC · 3594
3595 Gallagher 1985 TF1 John S. Gallagher III, director of the Lowell Observatory MPC · 3595
3596 Meriones 1985 VO Meriones, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 3596
3597 Kakkuri 1941 UL Juhani Kakkuri, geodesist MPC · 3597
3598 Saucier 1977 KK1 Agnes Saucier, grandmother of the discoverer Ellen Suzanne Howell MPC · 3598
3599 Basov 1978 PB3 Nikolay Basov, Soviet physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate MPC · 3599
3600 Archimedes 1978 SL7 Archimedes, ancient Greek scientist MPC · 3600

3601–3700[edit]

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3601 Velikhov 1979 SP9 Evgenij Velikhov, Russian physicist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences MPC · 3601
3602 Lazzaro 1981 DQ2 Daniela Lazzaro, Brazilian astronomer MPC · 3602
3603 Gajdušek 1981 RM Vilém Gajdušek, Czech telescope maker MPC · 3603
3604 Berkhuijsen 5550 P-L Ellie Berkhuijsen, Dutch astronomer MPC · 3604
3605 Davy 1932 WB Humphry Davy, chemist MPC · 3605
3606 Pohjola 1939 SF Pohjola, location in Finnish mythology MPC · 3606
3607 Naniwa 1977 DO4 Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan MPC · 3607
3608 Kataev 1978 SD1 Valentin Kataev (1897–1986), Soviet writer MPC · 3608
3609 Liloketai 1980 VM1 Loke-Tai Li, Chinese educator MPC · 3609
3610 Decampos 1981 EA1 José de Campos, Brazilian astronomer at Valongo Observatory MPC · 3610
3611 Dabu 1981 YY1 Dabu County, Guangdong, China MPC · 3611
3612 Peale 1982 TW Stanton J. Peale, American astrophysicist and planetary astronomer MPC · 3612
3613 Kunlun 1982 VJ11 Kunlun, mountain range in China MPC · 3613
3614 Tumilty 1983 AE1 Jodi Anne Tumilty Thomas, daughter-in-law of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3614
3615 Safronov 1983 WZ Viktor Safronov, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3615
3616 Glazunov 1984 JJ2 Ilya Glazunov, Russian painter MPC · 3616
3617 Eicher 1984 LJ David J. Eicher, American writer popularizer of astronomy and former editor-in-chief of Astronomy MPC · 3617
3618 Kuprin 1979 QP8 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian writer MPC · 3618
3619 Nash 1981 EU35 Douglas B. Nash, American planetary scientist MPC · 3619
3620 Platonov 1981 RU2 Andrei Platonov, Russian writer MPC · 3620
3621 Curtis 1981 SQ1 Curtis R. Carbutt (1911–1976), a teacher of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3621
3622 Ilinsky 1981 SX7 Igor Ilyinsky, Soviet actor MPC · 3622
3623 Chaplin 1981 TG2 Charlie Chaplin, English comedy actor MPC · 3623
3624 Mironov 1982 TH2 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor and producer MPC · 3624
3625 Fracastoro 1984 HZ1 Mario Fracastoro, Italian astronomer MPC · 3625
3626 Ohsaki 1929 PA Shoji Osaki, Japanese astronomical historian MPC · 3626
3627 Sayers 1973 DS Dorothy Leigh Sayers, British author MPC · 3627
3628 Božněmcová 1979 WD Božena Němcová, Czech writer MPC · 3628
3629 Lebedinskij 1982 WK Aleksandr Lebedinski, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3629
3630 Lubomír 1984 QN Slavic first name MPC · 3630
3631 Sigyn 1987 BV1 Daughter of the discoverer MPC · 3631
3632 Grachevka 1976 SJ4 a village in Tambov Oblast (now Lipetsk Oblast), Russia, the birthplace of discoverer's parents Stepan Chernykh and Melaniya Chernykh MPC · 3632
3633 Mira 1980 EE2 Hugo Mira (1937–1994), researcher at Felix Aguilar Observatory, Argentina MPC · 3633
3634 Iwan 1980 FV Iwan P. Williams, British astronomer MPC · 3634
3635 Kreutz 1981 WO1 Heinrich Kreutz, German astronomer MPC · 3635
3636 Pajdušáková 1982 UJ2 Ľudmila Pajdušáková, Slovak astronomer MPC · 3636
3637 O'Meara 1984 UQ Stephen James O'Meara, American astronomer, astronomy writer and author and contributing editor to Sky and Telescope MPC · 3637
3638 Davis 1984 WX Donald R. Davis, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson MPC · 3638
3639 Weidenschilling 1985 TX Stuart J. Weidenschilling, American planetary scientist MPC · 3639
3640 Gostin 1985 TR3 Victor A. Gostin, Australian geologist, researcher of Australian impact craters MPC · 3640
3641 Williams Bay A922 WC Williams Bay, Wisconsin, home of Yerkes Observatory MPC · 3641
3642 Frieden 1953 XL1 German for "peace" MPC · 3642
3643 Tienchanglin 1978 UN2 Chang-Lin Tien, former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley MPC · 3643
3644 Kojitaku 1931 TW Takuo Kojima, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3644
3645 Fabini 1981 QZ Tatiana Fabini, Slovak astronomy writer MPC · 3645
3646 Aduatiques 1985 RK4 Aduatiques (Aduatuci), an ancient tribe from Namur, Belgium MPC · 3646
3647 Dermott 1986 AD1 Stanley Dermott, American astronomer MPC · 3647
3648 Raffinetti 1957 HK Virgilio Raffinetti (1869–1946), Argentine astronomer and a director of La Plata Observatory MPC · 3648
3649 Guillermina 1976 HQ Maria Guillermina Martin de Cesco (b. 1915), widow and mother of Argentine astronomers Carlos Cesco and Mario R. Cesco, respectively MPC · 3649
3650 Kunming 1978 UO2 Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in China MPC · 3650
3651 Friedman 1978 VB5 Named after Louis and Connie Friedman. Louis Friedman was a co-founder of the Planetary Society MPC · 3651
3652 Soros 1981 TC3 George Soros (György Soros), Hungarian-born American businessman and philosopher MPC · 3652
3653 Klimishin 1979 HF5 Ivan Klimishin, Russian astronomer MPC · 3653
3654 AAS 1949 QH1 American Astronomical Society MPC · 3654
3655 Eupraksia 1978 SA3 wife of prince Fedor of Ryazan, who lived in the 13th century, she preferred to kill herself to being taken prisoner by Mongol-Tatars MPC · 3655
3656 Hemingway 1978 QX Ernest Hemingway, US writer MPC · 3656
3657 Ermolova 1978 ST6 Maria Yermolova, Russian actress MPC · 3657
3658 Feldman 1982 TR Paul D. Feldman, American astronomer, and Paul A. Feldman, Canadian radioastronomer MPC · 3658
3659 Bellingshausen 1969 TE2 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Antarctic explorer, who in 1819–1821 lead the first Russian Antarctic expedition MPC · 3659
3660 Lazarev 1978 QX2 Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev, Russian admiral MPC · 3660
3661 Dolmatovskij 1979 UY3 Yevgeniy Aronovich Dolmatovsky, Soviet poet MPC · 3661
3662 Dezhnev 1980 RU2 Semyon Dezhnyov, Russian explorer MPC · 3662
3663 Tisserand 1985 GK1 Félix Tisserand, French astronomer MPC · 3663
3664 Anneres 4260 P-L Anna Theresia ("Anneres") Schmadel, wife of German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel MPC · 3664
3665 Fitzgerald 1979 FE Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer MPC · 3665
3666 Holman 1979 HP Matthew J. Holman, American astronomer MPC · 3666
3667 Anne-Marie 1981 EF Anne-Marie Malotki, a friend of the discoverer Edward L. G. Bowell MPC · 3667
3668 Ilfpetrov 1982 UM7 Ilf and Petrov, Soviet writers MPC · 3668
3669 Vertinskij 1982 UO7 Alexander Vertinsky, Russian actor, poet and composer MPC · 3669
3670 Northcott 1983 BN Ruth Northcott (1913–1969), Canadian astronomer MPC · 3670
3671 Dionysus 1984 KD Dionysus, Greek god of wine MPC · 3671
3672 Stevedberg 1985 QQ Stephen J. Edberg, American astronomer MPC · 3672
3673 Levy 1985 QS David Levy, Canadian astronomer and author MPC · 3673
3674 Erbisbühl 1963 RH Mountain in Germany and location of the Sonneberg Observatory MPC · 3674
3675 Kemstach 1982 YP1 Russian Marfa Vladimirovna Kemstach (1888–1971) and Semen Stepanovich Kemstach (1880–1938), grandparents of the discoverer Lyudmila Karachkina MPC · 3675
3676 Hahn 1984 GA Gerhard Hahn, a planetary astronomer at Uppsala Observatory MPC · 3676
3677 Magnusson 1984 QJ1 Per Magnusson, a planetary astronomer at the Swedish Uppsala Observatory MPC · 3677
3678 Mongmanwai 1966 BO Mong Man Wai, Chinese businessman MPC · 3678
3679 Condruses 1984 DT Condruzes or Condruses, ancient inhabitants of what is now the Condroz, Belgium MPC · 3679
3680 Sasha 1987 MY Alexandra Rachel Druyen Sagan (b. 1982), daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan MPC · 3680
3681 Boyan 1974 QO2 Boyan, Russian bard at the court of Yaroslav the Wise MPC · 3681
3682 Welther A923 NB Barbara L. Welther MPC · 3682
3683 Baumann 1987 MA Paul and Helene Baumann, German amateur astronomers MPC · 3683
3684 Berry 1983 AK Richard Berry, editor-in-chief of Astronomy MPC · 3684
3685 Derdenye 1981 EH14 Derald and Denise Nye, amateur astronomers in Tucson, Arizona MPC · 3685
3686 Antoku 1987 EB Emperor Antoku, Japan MPC · 3686
3687 Dzus A908 TC Paul K. Dzus, assistant and volunteer at the Minor Planet Center in the 1980s MPC · 3687
3688 Navajo 1981 FD Navajo, Native American people in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah MPC · 3688
3689 Yeates 1981 JJ2 Anthony N. Yeates, Australian geologist MPC · 3689
3690 Larson 1981 PM Stephen M. Larson, planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory MPC · 3690
3691 Bede 1982 FT The Venerable Bede, English historian MPC · 3691
3692 Rickman 1982 HF1 Hans Rickman, a planetary astronomer at Uppsala Observatory MPC · 3692
3693 Barringer 1982 RU Daniel Barringer (1860–1929), and pioneer investigator of terrestrial meteorite craters and after whom the Barringer Crater is named MPC · 3693
3694 Sharon 1984 SH5 Sharon Rachel Vinick, friend of the discoverer Arie William Grossman MPC · 3694
3695 Fiala 1973 UU4 Alan Fiala, American astronomer MPC · 3695
3696 Herald 1980 OF David Herald, Australian amateur astronomer MPC · 3696
3697 Guyhurst 1984 EV Guy Hurst, British amateur astronomer MPC · 3697
3698 Manning 1984 UA2 Brian Manning, British amateur cometary astrometrist MPC · 3698
3699 Milbourn 1984 UC2 Stanley William Milbourn, editor of the circulars of the BAA MPC · 3699
3700 Geowilliams 1984 UL2 George Williams, Australian geologist, discoverer of Acraman impact structure in South Australia MPC · 3700

3701–3800[edit]

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3701 Purkyně 1985 DW Jan Evangelista Purkyně (Johannes Evangelists Purkinje), Czech anatomist, patriot, and physiologist MPC · 3701
3702 Trubetskaya 1970 NB Ekaterina Ivanovna Trubetskaya, Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist MPC · 3702
3703 Volkonskaya 1978 PU3 Mariya Nikolayevna Volkonskaya, Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist MPC · 3703
3704 Gaoshiqi 1981 YX1 Gao Shi-Qi, the founder of science popularization in China MPC · 3704
3705 Hotellasilla 1984 ET1 "Hotel La Silla" in Chile MPC · 3705
3706 Sinnott 1984 SE3 MPC · 3706
3707 Schröter 1934 CC Johann Hieronymus Schröter, German astronomer and selenographer MPC · 3707
3709 Polypoites 1985 TL3 Polypoites, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 3709
3710 Bogoslovskij 1978 RD6 Nikita Bogoslovsky, Russian composer and writer MPC · 3710
3711 Ellensburg 1983 QD City of Ellensburg, Washington, United States MPC · 3711
3712 Kraft 1984 YC Robert Kraft (1927–2015), American professor of astronomy and astrophysics and chairman of the IAU MPC · 3712
3713 Pieters 1985 FA2 Carle M. Pieters (b. 1943), American geologist and planetary scientist MPC · 3713
3714 Kenrussell 1983 TT1 Ken Russell, British film director MPC · 3714
3715 Štohl 1980 DS Ján Štohl, Slovak astronomer MPC · 3715
3716 Petzval 1980 TG József Miska Petzval, Hungarian engineer and mathematician MPC · 3716
3717 Thorenia 1964 CG MPC · 3717
3718 Dunbar 1978 VS10 MPC · 3718
3719 Karamzin 1976 YO1 Nikolay Karamzin, Russian historian MPC · 3719
3720 Hokkaido 1987 UR1 Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 3720
3721 Widorn 1982 TU Thomas Widorn, Austrian astronomer MPC · 3721
3722 Urata 1927 UE Takeshi Urata, Japanese asteroid hunter MPC · 3722
3723 Voznesenskij 1976 GK2 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet MPC · 3723
3724 Annenskij 1979 YN8 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet and writer MPC · 3724
3725 Valsecchi 1981 EA11 MPC · 3725
3726 Johnadams 1981 LJ John Adams, American president MPC · 3726
3727 Maxhell 1981 PQ Maximilian Hell (Miksa Hell), S.J., Slovak astronomer MPC · 3727
3728 IRAS 1983 QF The Infrared Astronomical Satellite MPC · 3728
3729 Yangzhou 1983 VP7 Yangzhou, city in China MPC · 3729
3730 Hurban 1983 XM1 Jozef Miloslav Hurban (1817–1888), Slovak poet, writer, journalist, editor, critic MPC · 3730
3731 Hancock 1984 DH1 John Hancock, American politician MPC · 3731
3732 Vávra 1984 SR1 Anton Alfred Vávra, father of the discoverer MPC · 3732
3733 Yoshitomo 1985 AF Minamoto no Yoshitomo, early samurai MPC · 3733
3734 Waland 9527 P-L Robert L. Waland, Scottish optician who developed new techniques for making the optics of Schmidt telescopes MPC · 3734
3735 Třeboň 1983 XS Třeboň, Czech Republic MPC · 3735
3736 Rokoske 1987 SY3 MPC · 3736
3737 Beckman 1983 PA MPC · 3737
3738 Ots 1977 QA1 Georg Ots, Estonian opera singer MPC · 3738
3739 Rem 1977 RE2 MPC · 3739
3740 Menge 1981 EM MPC · 3740
3741 Rogerburns 1981 EL19 Roger Burns (1937–1994), New Zealand mineralogist MPC · 3741
3742 Sunshine 1981 EQ27 MPC · 3742
3743 Pauljaniczek 1983 EW Paul Janiczek, American astronomer MPC · 3743
3744 Horn-d'Arturo 1983 VE Guido Horn d'Arturo, Italian astronomer MPC · 3744
3745 Petaev 1949 SF MPC · 3745
3746 Heyuan 1964 TC1 Heyuan, city in China MPC · 3746
3747 Belinskij 1975 VY5 Vissarion Belinsky, Russian literary critic MPC · 3747
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ Jeremy B. Tatum, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3748
3749 Balam 1982 BG1 David D. Balam, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3749
3750 Ilizarov 1982 TD1 Gavriil Ilizarov, Soviet orthopedic surgeon MPC · 3750
3751 Kiang 1983 NK MPC · 3751
3752 Camillo 1985 PA MPC · 3752
3753 Cruithne 1986 TO Cruithne, ancient British tribe MPC · 3753
3754 Kathleen 1931 FM MPC · 3754
3755 Lecointe 1950 SJ Georges Lecointe, Belgian astronomer and explorer MPC · 3755
3756 Ruscannon 1979 MV6 Russell David Cannon, British astronomer MPC · 3756
3757 Anagolay 1982 XB Anagolay is the goddess of lost things in ancient Philippine Tagalog mythology. Name suggested by the SGAC Name An Asteroid Campaign JPL · 3757
3758 Karttunen 1983 WP Hannu Karttunen, Finnish astronomer MPC · 3758
3759 Piironen 1984 AP Jukka Piironen, Finnish astronomer MPC · 3759
3760 Poutanen 1984 AQ Markku Poutanen, Finnish astronomer and geodesist MPC · 3760
3761 Romanskaya 1936 OH Sofia Vasil’evna Romanskaya, Russian astronomer MPC · 3761
3762 Amaravella 1976 QN1 Amaravella group of Russian painters, they represented Russian cosmism style MPC · 3762
3763 Qianxuesen 1980 TA6 Qian Xuesen MPC · 3763
3764 Holmesacourt 1980 TL15 MPC · 3764
3765 Texereau 1982 SU1 Jean Texereau, optical engineer in the optical laboratory at Paris Observatory and author of the classic How to Make a Telescope MPC · 3765
3766 Junepatterson 1983 BF June C. Patterson (1923–1988) amateur astronomer of Sierra Vista, Arizona MPC · 3766
3767 DiMaggio 1986 LC Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player [MPC 34619] MPC · 3767
3768 Monroe 1937 RB Marilyn Monroe, American actress [MPC 34619] MPC · 3768
3769 Arthurmiller 1967 UV Arthur Miller, American playwright, essayist, and author MPC · 3769
3770 Nizami 1974 QT1 Nizami Ganjavi, Azerbaijani poet MPC · 3770
3771 Alexejtolstoj 1974 SB3 Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian writer MPC · 3771
3772 Piaf 1982 UR7 Édith Piaf, French singer MPC · 3772
3773 Smithsonian 1984 YY Smithsonian Institution, American museum MPC · 3773
3774 Megumi 1987 YC Wife of discover Takuo Kojima MPC · 3774
3775 Ellenbeth 1931 TC4 Ellen Elizabeth Willoughby, granddaughter of the discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 3775
3776 Vartiovuori 1938 GG Hill in Turku, Finland on which the first observatory was build by Argelander MPC · 3776
3777 McCauley 1981 JD2 Francis McCauley, geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 3777
3778 Regge 1984 HK1 Tullio Regge (1931–2014), Italian theoretical physicist at Turin University MPC · 3778
3779 Kieffer 1985 JV1 Hugh H. Kieffer and/or Susan Kieffer, American planetary scientists MPC · 3779
3780 Maury 1985 RL Alain J. Maury, French astronomer MPC · 3780
3781 Dufek 1986 RG1 Rear Admiral George J. Dufek, American Antarctic explorer MPC · 3781
3782 Celle 1986 TE German town of Celle in Lower Saxony MPC · 3782
3783 Morris 1986 TW1 Charles S. Morris, observer of comets (presumed: Charles S. Morris Observatory) MPC · 3783
3784 Chopin 1986 UL1 Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer MPC · 3784
3785 Kitami 1986 WM Kitami, Japan MPC · 3785
3786 Yamada 1988 AE Sakao Yamada, Japanese engineer MPC · 3786
3787 Aivazovskij 1977 RG7 Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter MPC · 3787
3788 Steyaert 1986 QM3 Christian Steyaert (b. 1955), Belgian amateur astronomer, president of the Belgian (Flemish) astronomical society Vereniging voor Sterrenkunde from 1988 to 2004 MPC · 3788
3789 Zhongguo 1928 UF Chinese name for China MPC · 3789
3790 Raywilson 1937 UE Raymond N. Wilson (b. 1928), astronomical optician and pioneer of active optics MPC · 3790
3791 Marci 1981 WV1 Johannes Marcus Marci (Jan Marek Markù), Czech physician, physicist, astronomer, and natural philosopher MPC · 3791
3792 Preston 1985 FA Richard Preston, American author of the astronomy book First Light MPC · 3792
3793 Leonteus 1985 TE3 Leonteus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3793
3794 Sthenelos 1985 TF3 Sthenelos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3794
3795 Nigel 1986 GV1 Nigel Henbest, British author, co-founder of Pioneer TV Productions JPL · 3795
3796 Lene 1986 XJ Lene Augustesen, daughter of Danish astronomer Karl Augustesen, college of discoverer Poul Jensen at Brorfelde Observatory MPC · 3796
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL Ching-Sung Yu, Chinese astronomer MPC · 3797
3798 de Jager 2402 T-3 Cornelis de Jager (Kees de Jager), Dutch astronomer MPC · 3798
3799 Novgorod 1979 SL9 Novgorod, Russia MPC · 3799
3800 Karayusuf 1984 AB Alford S. Karayusuf, supporter of near-Earth asteroid research projects at JPL MPC · 3800

3801–3900[edit]

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3801 Thrasymedes 1985 VS Thrasymedes, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3801
3802 Dornburg 1986 PJ4 MPC · 3802
3803 Tuchkova 1981 TP1 Margarita Tuchkova (1781–1852), Russian, founder of Spaso-Borodinsky monastery MPC · 3803
3804 Drunina 1969 TB2 Yulia Drunina, Soviet poet MPC · 3804
3805 Goldreich 1981 DK3 Peter Goldreich MPC · 3805
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 Scott D. Tremaine, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3806
3807 Pagels 1981 SE1 Heinz Rudolf Pagels MPC · 3807
3808 Tempel 1982 FQ2 Ernst Tempel, astronomer MPC · 3808
3809 Amici 1984 FA Giovanni Battista Amici MPC · 3809
3810 Aoraki 1985 DX MPC · 3810
3811 Karma 1953 TH Karma, Hindu philosophy MPC · 3811
3812 Lidaksum 1965 AK1 Dak-Sum Li, Chinese MPC · 3812
3813 Fortov 1970 QA1 MPC · 3813
3814 Hoshi-no-mura 1981 JA Job training school for disabled persons. "Hoshi no mura" is meaning "Star village" in Japanese MPC · 3814
3815 König 1959 GG MPC · 3815
3816 Chugainov 1975 VG9 MPC · 3816
3817 Lencarter 1979 MK1 Leonard J. Carter, of the British Interplanetary Society MPC · 3817
3818 Gorlitsa 1979 QL8 MPC · 3818
3819 Robinson 1983 AR MPC · 3819
3820 Sauval 1984 DV Henri Sauval, French historian MPC · 3820
3821 Sonet 1985 RC3 Jean Sonet, a Belgian Jesuit MPC · 3821
3822 Segovia 1988 DP1 Andrés Segovia, guitarist MPC · 3822
3823 Yorii 1988 EC1 Yorii, Saitama, Japan MPC · 3823
3824 Brendalee 1929 TK MPC · 3824
3825 Nürnberg 1967 UR Nuremberg, a city in Germany MPC · 3825
3826 Handel 1973 UV5 George Frideric Handel, composer MPC · 3826
3827 Zdeněkhorský 1986 VU Zdeněk Horský, Czech historian-astronomer MPC · 3827
3828 Hoshino 1986 WC Jiro Hoshino, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 3828
3829 Gunma 1988 EM Gunma, a prefecture of Japan MPC · 3829
3830 Trelleborg 1986 RL MPC · 3830
3831 Pettengill 1986 TP2 MPC · 3831
3832 Shapiro 1981 QJ MPC · 3832
3833 Calingasta 1971 SC MPC · 3833
3834 Zappafrank 1980 JE Frank Zappa, American musician MPC · 3834
3835 Korolenko 1977 SD3 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer MPC · 3835
3836 Lem 1979 SR9 Stanisław Lem, Polish writer MPC · 3836
3837 Carr 1981 JU2 MPC · 3837
3838 Epona 1986 WA MPC · 3838
3839 Bogaevskij 1971 OU Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter MPC · 3839
3840 Mimistrobell 1980 TN4 MPC · 3840
3841 Dicicco 1983 VG7 Dennis DiCicco, editor of Sky & Telescope MPC · 3841
3842 Harlansmith 1985 FC1 Harlan Smith, American astronomer* MPC · 3842
3843 OISCA 1987 DM MPC · 3843
3844 Lujiaxi 1966 BZ Lu Jiaxi, Chinese physical chemist MPC · 3844
3845 Neyachenko 1979 SA10 Ilya Isaakovich Neyachenko, Russian journalist and amateur astronomer MPC · 3845
3846 Hazel 1980 TK5 Hazel Arthur Spellmann (1896–1968), mother of the discoverer Carolyn Shoemaker MPC · 3846
3847 Šindel 1982 DY1 Jan Ondřejův (Šindel), medieval Czech astronomer, mathematician, physician, and professor MPC · 3847
3848 Analucia 1982 FH3 Ana Lucia Martins, friend of discoverer MPC · 3848
3849 Incidentia 1984 FC MPC · 3849
3850 Peltier 1986 TK2 Leslie Peltier, American amateur astronomer MPC · 3850
3851 Alhambra 1986 UZ Alhambra palace in Spain MPC · 3851
3852 Glennford 1987 DR6 MPC · 3852
3853 Haas 1981 WG1 MPC · 3853
3854 George 1983 EA MPC · 3854
3855 Pasasymphonia 1986 NF1 MPC · 3855
3856 Lutskij 1976 QX Valery Konstantinovich Lutsky, Russian astronomer MPC · 3856
3857 Cellino 1984 CD1 MPC · 3857
3858 Dorchester 1986 TG MPC · 3858
3859 Börngen 1987 EW Freimut Börngen, German astronomer MPC · 3859
3860 Plovdiv 1986 PM4 Plovdiv, Bulgaria MPC · 3860
3861 Lorenz A910 FA MPC · 3861
3862 Agekian 1972 KM Tateos Artemyevich Agekian, Russian astrophysicist MPC · 3862
3863 Gilyarovskij 1978 SJ3 Vladimir Gilyarovsky, a Russian writer and newspaper journalist MPC · 3863
3864 Søren 1986 XF MPC · 3864
3865 Lindbloom 1988 AY4 George Lindbloom, artist, designer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, photographer and humorist MPC · 3865
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation MPC · 3866
3867 Shiretoko 1988 HG Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan MPC · 3867
3868 Mendoza 4575 P-L MPC · 3868
3869 Norton 1981 JE Arthur Philip Norton (1876–1955), British amateur astronomer (Norton's Star Atlas) MPC · 3869
3870 Mayré 1988 CG3 Daughter of the discoverer MPC · 3870
3871 Reiz 1982 DR2 Anders Reiz, Danish astronomer MPC · 3871
3872 Akirafujii 1983 AV Akira Fujii, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3872
3873 Roddy 1984 WB David J. Roddy (1932–2002), American astrogeologist, researcher of terrestrial impact craters MPC · 3873
3874 Stuart 1986 TJ1 MPC · 3874
3875 Staehle 1988 KE MPC · 3875
3876 Quaide 1988 KJ MPC · 3876
3877 Braes 3108 P-L Lucien Lucas Eduard Braes MPC · 3877
3878 Jyoumon 1982 VR4 Jōmon period, prehistoric Japan MPC · 3878
3879 Machar 1983 QA Josef Svatopluk Machar, Czech writer and poet MPC · 3879
3880 Kaiserman 1984 WK Michael Kaiserman, American Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Fellow-Raytheon Corp MPC · 3880
3881 Doumergua 1925 VF MPC · 3881
3882 Johncox 1962 RN John P. Cox (1926–1984), American astronomer, researcher into variable stars MPC · 3882
3883 Verbano 1972 RQ MPC · 3883
3884 Alferov 1977 EM1 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist MPC · 3884
3885 Bogorodskij 1979 HG5 MPC · 3885
3886 Shcherbakovia 1981 RU3 MPC · 3886
3887 Gerstner 1985 QX František Josef Gerstner and his son František Antonín Gerstner, Czech physicist and railway engineers MPC · 3887
3888 Hoyt 1984 FO William Graves Hoyt, latterly Research Associate at Lowell Observatory, historian of science MPC · 3888
3889 Menshikov 1972 RT3 MPC · 3889
3890 Bunin 1976 YU5 MPC · 3890
3891 Werner 1981 EY31 MPC · 3891
3892 Dezsö 1941 HD Lóránt Dezsõ, Hungarian astronomer MPC · 3892
3893 DeLaeter 1980 FG12 John DeLaeter, retired professor at Curtin University, Western Australia MPC · 3893
3894 Williamcooke 1980 PQ2 William Cooke MPC · 3894
3895 Earhart 1987 DE Amelia Earhart, aviator MPC · 3895
3896 Pordenone 1987 WB MPC · 3896
3897 Louhi 1942 RT MPC · 3897
3898 Curlewis 1981 SF9 Harold Curlewis, government astronomer for Western Australia during 1912–1940 and second director of the Perth Observatory JPL · 3898
3899 Wichterle 1982 SN1 Otto Wichterle, Czech chemist, inventor of the contact lens MPC · 3899
3900 Knežević 1985 RK MPC · 3900

3901–4000[edit]

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3901 Nanjingdaxue 1958 GQ Nanjing University, one of the oldest universities in China JPL · 3901
3902 Yoritomo 1986 AL Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147–1199), founder of the Kamakura shogunate, Japan MPC · 3902
3903 Kliment Ohridski 1987 SV2 Kliment Ohridski (840–916), one of the first Bulgarian philosophers MPC · 3903
3904 Honda 1988 DQ Minoru Honda (1913–1990), Japanese astronomer MPC · 3904
3905 Doppler 1984 QO Christian Doppler (1803–1853), Austrian mathematician and physicist JPL · 3905
3906 Chao 1987 KE1 Edward C. T. Chao, American geologist MPC · 3906
3907 Kilmartin A904 PC Pamela M. Kilmartin, New Zealand astronomer MPC · 3907
3908 Nyx 1980 PA Nyx, Greek goddess JPL · 3908
3909 Gladys 1988 JD1 Gladys Marie Zeigler (1921–1988), mother of discoverer Kenneth W. Zeigler MPC · 3909
3910 Liszt 1988 SF Franz Liszt (1811–1886), Hungarian pianist and composer MPC · 3910
3911 Otomo 1940 QB Satoru Otomo, Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3911
3912 Troja 1988 SG Troy, ancient legendary city MPC · 3912
3913 Chemin 1986 XO2 Henriette and Robert Chemin, librarian and engineer at Paris Observatory, respectively. MPC · 3913
3914 Kotogahama 1987 SE Kotogahama, beach in Geisei near Geisei Observatory, Japan MPC · 3914
3915 Fukushima 1988 PA1 Hisao Fukushima (b.1911), amateur astronomer and professor at Hokkaido University, Japan MPC · 3915
3916 Maeva 1981 QA3 Maeva d'Alloy d'Hocquincourt Vitry (1985–1982), niece of ESO astronomer Patrice Bouchet Vitry MPC · 3916
3917 Franz Schubert 1961 CX Franz Schubert, composer MPC · 3917
3918 Brel 1988 PE1 Jacques Brel, Belgian songwriter and performer MPC · 3918
3919 Maryanning 1984 DS Mary Anning, English fossil hunter MPC · 3919
3920 Aubignan 1948 WF Aubignan, village in southeastern France MPC · 3920
3921 Klement'ev 1971 OH Zahar Klementyev (1903–1994), Russian mathematician MPC · 3921
3922 Heather 1971 SP3 Heather Couper (b. 1949), a British astronomer MPC · 3922
3923 Radzievskij 1976 SN3 Vladimir Radzievskii, Russian astronomer MPC · 3923
3924 Birch 1977 CU Peter V. Birch, astronomer at Perth Observatory MPC · 3924
3925 Tret'yakov 1977 SS2 Pavel Tretyakov and his brother Sergei Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1834–1892), Russian art collectors MPC · 3925
3926 Ramirez 1978 VQ3 Abel R. Ramirez, manager and host of the Athenaeum at Caltech MPC · 3926
3927 Feliciaplatt 1981 JA2 Felicia Platt, mother of the discoverer MPC · 3927
3928 Randa 1981 PG Randa small village near Zermatt in the Swiss Alps MPC · 3928
3929 Carmelmaria 1981 WG9 Carmel Maria Borg, secretary at the Perth Observatory and administrative assistant MPC · 3929
3930 Vasilev 1982 UV10 Konstantin Vasilyev, Russian painter MPC · 3930
3931 Batten 1984 EN Alan H. Batten, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3931
3932 Edshay 1984 SC5 Edwin L. Shay, educator MPC · 3932
3933 Portugal 1986 EN4 Portugal MPC · 3933
3934 Tove 1987 DF1 Tove Augustesen, wife of Danish discoverer Karl Augustesen MPC · 3934
3935 Toatenmongakkai 1987 PB Japanese for Oriental Astronomical Association MPC · 3935
3936 Elst 2321 T-3 Eric Walter Elst, Belgian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3936
3937 Bretagnon 1932 EO Pierre Bretagnon, astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes in France MPC · 3937
3938 Chapront 1949 PL Jean Chapront and Michelle Chapront-Touzé, astronomers at the Bureau des Longitudes in France MPC · 3938
3939 Huruhata 1953 GO Masaaki Huruhata (1912–1988), astronomer at Tokyo Astronomical Observatory, Japan MPC · 3939
3940 Larion 1973 FE1 Larisa Golubkina, Russian actress MPC · 3940
3941 Haydn 1973 UU5 Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Austrian composer MPC · 3941
3942 Churivannia 1977 RH7 Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1907–1942) Soviet soldier, and Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1929–1988), Soviet philosopher and poet MPC · 3942
3943 Silbermann 1981 RG1 Gottfried Silbermann (1683–1753), a German builder of keyboard instruments MPC · 3943
3944 Halliday 1981 WP1 Ian Halliday, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3944
3945 Gerasimenko 1982 PL Svetlana Gerasimenko Soviet comets researcher MPC · 3945
3946 Shor 1983 EL2 Viktor Abramovich Shor, Soviet minor planet researcher MPC · 3946
3947 Swedenborg 1983 XD Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), Swedish scientist, philosopher, poet and theologian MPC · 3947
3948 Bohr 1985 RF Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885–1962), Danish physicist MPC · 3948
3949 Mach 1985 UL Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher MPC · 3949
3950 Yoshida 1986 CH Tougo Yoshida (1864–1918), Japanese toponymist MPC · 3950
3951 Zichichi 1986 CK1 Antonino Zichichi (b. 1929), Italian astrophysicist and protagonist of CERN MPC · 3951
3952 Russellmark 1986 EM2 Russell Mark Group has assisted Minor Planet Center with editing asteroid citations MPC · 3952
3953 Perth 1986 VB6 Perth Observatory in Australia MPC · 3953
3954 Mendelssohn 1987 HU Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847), German composer MPC · 3954
3955 Bruckner 1988 RF3 Anton Bruckner (1824–1896), Austrian composer MPC · 3955
3956 Caspar 1988 VL1 Caspar Karstensen, grandson of the discoverer Poul Jensen MPC · 3956
3957 Sugie 1933 OD Atsushi Sugie, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3957
3958 Komendantov 1953 TC Nikolaj Vasil'evich Komendantov, Russian astronomer MPC · 3958
3959 Irwin 1954 UN2 John B. Irwin, professor of astronomy at Indiana University and protagonist of the Kitt Peak National Observatory site selection MPC · 3959
3960 Chaliubieju 1955 BG Cha Liubieju, a friend of the discoverer MPC · 3960
3961 Arthurcox 1962 OB Arthur N. Cox, early member of the Indiana Asteroid Program MPC · 3961
3962 Valyaev 1967 CC Valerij Ivanovich Valyaev (b. 1944), Soviet astronomer at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) MPC · 3962
3963 Paradzhanov 1969 TP2 Sergei Paradzhanov (1924–1990), Soviet film producer MPC · 3963
3964 Danilevskij 1974 RG1 Grigory Danilevsky (1829–1890), Russian and Ukrainian writer MPC · 3964
3965 Konopleva 1975 VA9 Valentina Petrovna Konopleva, astronomer at Main Ukrainian Astronomical Observatory (part of NAN Ukraine) MPC · 3965
3966 Cherednichenko 1976 SD3 Vladimir Ivanovich Cherednichenko, cometary researcher at Kiev Polytechnic Institute MPC · 3966
3967 Shekhtelia 1976 YW2 Fyodor Osipovich Shekhtel' (1859–1926), Russian architect MPC · 3967
3968 Koptelov 1978 TU5 Afanasij Lazarevich Koptelov, Soviet writer MPC · 3968
3969 Rossi 1978 TQ8 Karl Ivanovich Rossi (Carlo Rossi), Italian-Russian architect MPC · 3969
3970 Herran 1979 ME9 Jose Herran Villagomez (b. 1925), technical advisor of the Museum Universum in Mexico City MPC · 3970
3971 Voronikhin 1979 YM8 Andrej Nikiforovich Voronikhin (1759–1814), Russian architect MPC · 3971
3972 Richard 1981 JD3 Richard Arthur Spellmann, brother of discoverer Carolyn Shoemaker MPC · 3972
3973 Ogilvie 1981 UC1 Robert E. Ogilvie, professor of metallurgy at MIT and a researcher at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts MPC · 3973
3974 Verveer 1982 FS Arie Verveer, Dutch-born astronomer, Director of Perth Observatory in Western Australia MPC · 3974
3975 Verdi 1982 UR3 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer MPC · 3975
3976 Lise 1983 JM Lise Melinda Breakey Thomas, daughter-in-law of discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3976
3977 Maxine 1983 LM Maxine Shoemaker Heath, American entomologist MPC · 3977
3978 Klepešta 1983 VP1 Josef Klepešta, Czech astronomer MPC · 3978
3979 Brorsen 1983 VV1 Theodor Brorsen, Danish astronomer MPC · 3979
3980 Hviezdoslav 1983 XU Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet MPC · 3980
3981 Stodola 1984 BL Aurel Stodola, Slovak engineer, physicist, and inventor MPC · 3981
3982 Kastel' 1984 JP1 Galina Richardovna Kastel, Soviet comets and minor planets researcher MPC · 3982
3983 Sakiko 1984 SX Sakiko Nakano, sister of Japanese astronomer Syuichi Nakano MPC · 3983
3984 Chacos 1984 SB6 Albert Anthony Chacos, American space engineer JPL · 3984
3985 Raybatson 1985 CX Raymond M. Batson, American planetary geologist MPC · 3985
3986 Rozhkovskij 1985 SF2 Dmitry Aleksandrovich Rozhkovsky, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3986
3987 Wujek 1986 EL1 Joseph H. Wujek, American scientist MPC · 3987
3988 Huma 1986 LA The Huma bird in Iranian mythology and Sufi poetry is a bird of fortune since its touch, or even sight of its shadow, is said to be auspicious. JPL · 3988
3989 Odin 1986 RM Odin, Norse god MPC · 3989
3990 Heimdal 1987 SO3 Heimdall, Norse god MPC · 3990
3991 Basilevsky 1987 SW3 Aleksandr T. Basilevskii, Soviet planetary geologist MPC · 3991
3992 Wagner 1987 SA7 Richard Wagner (1813–1883) , German composer MPC · 3992
3993 Šorm 1988 VV5 František Šorm, Czech scientist, president of the Czechoslovak academy of Sciences during the International Geophysical Year, founder of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague MPC · 3993
3994 Ayashi 1988 XF Ayashi, a district of the city of Sendai, Japan MPC · 3994
3995 Sakaino 1988 XM Teruo Sakaino (b. 1917), a glass and ceramics chemist MPC · 3995
3996 Fugaku 1988 XG1 One of ancient names for Mount Fuji in Japan MPC · 3996
3997 Taga 1988 XP1 Taga, Shiga, Japan MPC · 3997
3998 Tezuka 1989 AB Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989), Japanese manga artist MPC · 3998
3999 Aristarchus 1989 AL Aristarchus of Samos, Ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician MPC · 3999
4000 Hipparchus 1989 AV Hipparchus, Ancient Greek scientist MPC · 4000

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
2,001–3,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 3,001–4,000
Succeeded by
4,001–5,000