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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3001 Michelangelo 1982 BC1 Michelangelo Buonarroti, 15th-16th-century Italian painter and sculptor [MPC 10045]
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 15573]
3003 Konček 1983 YH Mikuláš Konček, Slovak meteorologist
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 27124]
3005 Pervictoralex 1979 QK2 Per Victor Alexander Lagerkvist, son of the discoverer
3006 Livadia 1979 SF11 Livadiya suburb of Yalta
3007 Reaves 1979 UC Gibson Reaves, American astronomer, historian and educator at the University of Southern California [MPC 9769]
3008 Nojiri 1938 WA Houei (Hoei) Nojiri, 19th-20th-century Japanese essayist, author and astronomer [MPC 9478]
3009 Coventry 1973 SM2 Coventry, England, sister city of Volgograd
3010 Ushakov 1978 SB5 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian admiral
3011 Chongqing 1978 WM14 Chongqing, China, capital of Ba state in ancient times and the provisional capital of China 1937–1946 [MPC 20834]
3012 Minsk 1979 QU9 Minsk, Byelorussian SSR
3013 Dobrovoleva 1979 SD7 Oleg Vasilyevich Dobrovolsky, Soviet astronomer
3014 Huangsushu 1979 TM Su-Shu Huang, Chinese-American astrophysicist
3015 Candy 1980 VN Michael P. Candy, Australian astrometrist
3016 Meuse 1981 EK The Meuse River (Dutch Maas), which rises in France and flows through Belgium and the Netherlands
3017 Petrovič 1981 UL Štefan Petrovič, Slovak climatologist
3018 Godiva 1982 KM Lady Godiva, legendary 10th-11th-century Anglo-Saxon wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia [MPC 9770]
3019 Kulin 1940 AC György Kulin, Hungarian astronomer
3020 Naudts 1949 PR Ignace Naudts, Belgian amateur astronomer [MPC 21955]
3021 Lucubratio 1967 CB Latin for "nocturnal study, night work" (from lucubrum, candle) [MPC 21129]
3022 Dobermann 1980 SH Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, German amateur astronomer and dog breeder +
3023 Heard 1981 JS John Frederick Heard, Canadian astronomer
3024 Hainan 1981 UW9 Hainan Province
3025 Higson 1982 QR Roger Higson, American astronomer assistant
3026 Sarastro 1977 TA1 Sarastro, high priest of the Temple of Wisdom in Mozart's The Magic Flute [MPC 21130]
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.
3028 Zhangguoxi 1978 TA2 Zhang Guoxi, Chinese industrialist
3029 Sanders 1981 EA8 Jeffrey D. Sanders, American student
3030 Vehrenberg 1981 EH16 Hans Vehrenberg, German amateur astronomer, author of the Atlas of Deep-Sky Splendors (Mein Messier-Buch)
3031 Houston 1984 CX Walter Scott Houston, American amateur astronomer well known for his column Deep Sky Wonders in "Sky & Telescope" [MPC 10845]
3032 Evans 1984 CA1 Reverend Robert O. Evans, Australian amateur astronomer, discoverer of several extragalactic supernovae [MPC 10845]
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 10045]
3034 Climenhaga A917 SE John L. Climenhaga, Canadian astronomer
3035 Chambers A924 EJ John Eric Chambers, then British predoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics [MPC 22497]
3036 Krat 1937 TO Vladimir Alekseevich Krat, Russian astronomer
3037 Alku 1944 BA Finnish for "Beginning", the discoverer's boyhood boat, built by his father [MPC 18450]
3038 Bernes 1978 QB3 Mark Naumovich Bernes, Soviet film actor and singer
3039 Yangel 1978 SP2 Mikhail Kuz'mich Yangel', 20th-century Soviet rocket and missile designer [MPC 10547]
3040 Kozai 1979 BA Yoshihide Kozai, Japanese astronomer and celestial mechanician, discoverer of the Kozai mechanism [MPC 9770]
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 9770]
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 13173]
3043 San Diego 1982 SA San Diego, California, in recognition of its efforts to curb light pollution [MPC 8914]
3044 Saltykov 1983 RE3 Nikita Saltykov, the first discoverer's grandfather [MPC 22245]
3045 Alois 1984 AW Alois T. Stuczynski, the discoverer's grandfather [MPC 9479]
3046 Molière 4120 P-L Molière, 17th-century French playwright [MPC 10045]
3047 Goethe 6091 P-L Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th-19th-century German poet and playwright [MPC 10045]
3048 Guangzhou 1964 TH1 Guangzhou, largest open city in southern China and the capital of Guangdong province [MPC 15089]
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 13173]
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 10547]
3051 Nantong 1974 YP Nantong, China [MPC 20835]
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 11159]
3053 Dresden 1977 QS Dresden, Germany (then in the GDR) [MPC 9770]
3054 Strugatskia 1977 RE7 Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, Russian science fiction writers
3055 Annapavlova 1978 TR3 Anna Pavlova, Russian ballet dancer
3056 INAG 1978 VD1 French Institut national d'astronomie et de géophysique (National Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics), which built the discovery telescope
3057 Mälaren 1981 EG Lake Mälaren, Sweden
3058 Delmary 1981 EO17 Delmary Rose Schanz, 20th-century American artist
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 13173]
3060 Delcano 1982 RD1 Juan Sebastian del Caño, 15th-16th-century Spanish navigator, lieutenant of Magellan, first to continuously circumnavigate the globe
3061 Cook 1982 UB1 James Cook, 18th-century British navigator
3062 Wren 1982 XC Sir Christopher Wren, 17th-18th-century British architect and astronomer
3063 Makhaon 1983 PV Makhaon, mythical physician to Greeks during the Trojan War
3064 Zimmer 1984 BB1 Louis Zimmer, Belgian (Flemish) clockmaker and amateur astronomer
3065 Sarahill 1984 CV Sarah J. Hill, American astronomer
3066 McFadden 1984 EO Lucy-Ann McFadden, American planetary scientist
3067 Akhmatova 1982 TE2 Anna Akhmatova, 20th-century Soviet poet
3068 Khanina 1982 YJ1 Frida Borisovna Khanina, Soviet orbit computer
3069 Heyrovský 1982 UG2 Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech physical chemist
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 14481]
3071 Nesterov 1973 FT1 Pyotr Nesterov, 19th-20th-century Russian pioneer airman
3072 Vilnius 1978 RS1 Vilnius, Lithuania
3073 Kursk 1979 SW11 Kursk, Russia
3074 Popov 1979 YE9 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, 19th-century Russian radio inventor
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 13174]
3076 Garber 1982 RB1 Paul E. Garber, 20th-century American historian
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 10846]
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 10846]
3079 Schiller 2578 P-L Friedrich Schiller, 18th-century German playwright [MPC 10045]
3080 Moisseiev 1935 TE Nikolai Dmitrevich Moiseiev (Moisseev), 20th-century Soviet astronomer
3081 Martinůboh 1971 UP Bohuslav Martinů, Czech composer [MPC 31609]
3082 Dzhalil 1972 KE Musa Mustafovich Dzhalil' (Musa Cälil), 20th-century Tatar Soviet poet
3083 OAFA 1974 MH Observatorio Astronómico Félix Aguilar [MPC 19333]
3084 Kondratyuk 1977 QB1 Yuri Kondratyuk, 20th-century Soviet cosmonautics pioneer
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 16244]
3086 Kalbaugh 1980 XE Carroll Kalbaugh Liller, father of Chilean astronomer William Liller [MPC 10548]
3087 Beatrice Tinsley 1981 QJ1 Beatrice Muriel Tinsley, née Hill, 20th-century British-born New Zealand astronomer [MPC 9479]
3088 Jinxiuzhonghua 1981 UX9 "Splendid China", park at Shenzhen, the largest miniature scenic spot in the world [MPC 17221]
3089 Oujianquan 1981 XK2 Ou Jianquan, Chinese entrepreneur, for his notable contributions in developing township enterprises [MPC 22497]
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 10045]
3091 van den Heuvel 6081 P-L Edward Peter Jacobus van den Heuvel, Dutch astronomer, and his niece Julia Edith van den Heuvel [MPC 11159]
3092 Herodotus 6550 P-L Herodotus, 5th-century B.C. Greek historian, "Father of Historiography" [MPC 11159]
3093 Bergholz 1971 MG Olga Fedorovna Bergholz, 20th-century Russian poet
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)
3095 Omarkhayyam 1980 RT2 Omar Khayyám, 11th-12th-century Tajik-Persian poet, mathematician and philosopher
3096 Bezruč 1981 QC1 Petr Bezruč, Czech poet
3097 Tacitus 2011 P-L Tacitus, 1st-century Roman historian [MPC 11159]
3098 van Sprang 4579 P-L Bert van Sprang, Dutch meteor specialist
3099 Hergenrother 1940 GF Carl W. Hergenrother, American astronomer [MPC 27124]
3100 Zimmerman 1977 EQ1 Nikolaj Vladimirovich Zimmerman, Russian astronomer

3101–3200[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
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 9217]
3102 Krok 1981 QA Krok, mythical Slavonic prince
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)
3104 Dürer 1982 BB1 Albrecht Dürer, 15th-16th-century German master painter, woodcutter, engraver, and scholar [MPC 9217]
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 22497]
3106 Morabito 1981 EE Linda Morabito (afterwards Linda Kelly), Education Programs Manager at the Planetary Society
3107 Weaver 1981 JG2 Kenneth F. Weaver, American senior assistant editor for science of the National Geographic magazine [MPC 10311]
3108 Lyubov 1972 QM Lyubov Petrovna Orlova, 20th-century Soviet actress
3109 Machin 1974 DC Arnold Machin, 20th-century British sculptor [MPC 34618]
3110 Wagman 1975 SC Nicholas E. Wagman, 20th-century American astronomer and astrometrist
3111 Misuzu 1977 DX8 Nickname of Shinano Province, now Nagano Prefecture, Japan, the discovery site [MPC 11441]
3112 Velimir 1977 QC5 Velimir (Viktor Vladimirovitch) Khlebnikov, 19th-20th-century Russian poet
3113 Chizhevskij 1978 RO Aleksandr Leonidovich Chizhevskij, 20th-century Soviet biologist, one of the founders of heliobiology
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 11160]
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 11160]
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 10847]
3117 Niepce 1983 CM1 Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 18th-19th-century French photography pioneer [MPC 10548]
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 [4]
3119 Dobronravin 1972 YX Petr Pavlovich Dobronravin, 20th-century Russian astrophysicist and spectroscopist, deputy director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory 1952–1969
3120 Dangrania 1979 RZ Daniil Aleksandrovich Granin, 20th-century Russian writer
3121 Tamines 1981 EV Tamines, Belgium, now called (Sambreville) [MPC 19333]
3122 Florence 1981 ET3 Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer [MPC 21955]
3123 Dunham 1981 QF2 David Waring Dunham, American astronomer, organizer of the International Occultation Timing Association [MPC 10847]
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 10045]
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 10847]
3126 Davydov 1969 TP1 Denis Vasil'evich Davydov, 18th–19th-century Russian officer, writer and poet, hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 [MPC 11160]
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 11160]
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 12013]
3129 Bonestell 1979 MK2 Chesley Bonestell, American space artist. Named following a competition organized by the Planetary Society
3130 Hillary 1981 YO Sir Edmund Hillary, British mountaineer
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 10847]
3132 Landgraf 1940 WL Werner Landgraf, German astronomer, who established the orbit (and whose initials appear in the provisional designation)
3133 Sendai A907 TC Sendai, Japan, the "Heidelberg of the East" (this object was discovered from Heidelberg) and the Sendai Municipal Astronomical Observatory [MPC 10045]
3134 Kostinsky A921 VA Sergej Konstantinovich Kostinskij, 19th-20th-century Russian astronomer, after whom the Kostinsky effect is named [MPC 10548]
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 13174]
3136 Anshan 1981 WD4 Anshan, China [MPC 21607]
3137 Horky 1982 SM1 Czech hill, site of Antonín Mrkos' first telescope
3138 Ciney 1980 KL Ciney, Belgium, chief town of the Condroz, where the discoverer maintains a residence [MPC 15573]
3139 Shantou 1980 VL1 Shantou, China [MPC 16244]
3140 Stellafane 1983 AO Stellafane, the annual Vermont star party organized by the Springfield Telescope Makers [MPC 13174]
3141 Buchar 1984 RH Emil Buchar, Czech astronomer
3142 Kilopi 1937 AC kilo pi (1000*π, rounds off to 3142) [MPC 9771]
3143 Genecampbell 1980 UA I. Gene Campbell, American systems programmer in the central computing facility at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics [MPC 16244]
3144 Brosche 1931 TY1 Peter Brosche, 20th-century German astronomer [MPC 22497]
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 15089]
3146 Dato 1972 KG Dato Kratsashvili (1963–1980), a young Georgian painter [MPC 13174]
3147 Samantha 1976 YU3 Samantha Reed Smith, 20th-century American schoolgirl who became "America's Youngest Ambassador" [MPC 11160]
3148 Grechko 1979 SA12 Georgii Mikhailovich Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut and scientist [MPC 12971]
3149 Okudzhava 1981 SH Bulat Okudzhava, Russian (of Georgian descent) writer, poet and songwriter [MPC 12209]
3150 Tosa 1983 CB Tosa Province (Ancient name of Kōchi Prefecture), Japan, the discoverer's place of residence [MPC 10847]
3151 Talbot 1983 HF William Henry Fox Talbot, British pioneer of photography*
3152 Jones 1983 LF Albert F. A. L. Jones, New Zealand astronomer [Schmadel]
3153 Lincoln 1984 SH3 Abraham Lincoln, American president*
3154 Grant 1984 SO3 Ulysses S. Grant, American president*
3155 Lee 1984 SP3 Robert E. Lee, American general*
3156 Ellington 1953 EE Duke Ellington, American musician*
3157 Novikov 1973 SX3 Alexei Ivanovich Novikov, Soviet aviator and poet
3158 Anga 1976 SU2 Siberian village, birthplace of Russian etnographers Ivan Evseevich Venyaminov and Afanasij Prokopevich Shchapov
3159 Prokof'ev 1976 US2 Vladimir Konstantinovich Prokof'ev, Russian spectroscopist
3160 Angerhofer 1980 LE Phillip Edward Angerhofer, American astronomer and astrophysicist*
3161 Beadell 1980 TB5 Len Beadell, Australian surveyor [Schmadel]
3162 Nostalgia 1980 YH named in remembrance of good things that are no more
3163 Randi 1981 QM James Randi, magician
3164 Prast 6562 P-L Martin Prast, American citizen and war veteran [Schmadel]
3165 Mikawa 1984 QE Mikawa Province (Ancient name of eastern half of Aichi Prefecture), Japan
3166 Klondike 1940 FG The brothers Karl F. Joutsen and Anton F. Johnson, who made a fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush
3167 Babcock 1955 RS Horace W. Babcock and his father Harold D. Babcock, American astronomers [Schmadel]
3168 Lomnický Štít 1980 XM Lomnický Štít, Czech meteorological and solar observatory
3169 Ostro 1981 LA Steven Jeffrey Ostro, American astronomer
3170 Dzhanibekov 1979 SS11 Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Soviet cosmonaut
3171 Wangshouguan 1979 WO Shou-Guan Wang, Chinese astronomer*
3172 Hirst 1981 WW William Parkinson Hirst, South African astronomer
3173 McNaught 1981 WY Robert McNaught, British astronomer*
3174 Alcock 1984 UV George Alcock, British comet and nova hunter
3175 Netto 1979 YP Edgar Rangel Netto, Brazilian astronomer*
3176 Paolicchi 1980 VR1 Paolo Paolicchi, Italian astrophysicist
3177 Chillicothe 1934 AK Chillicothe, Ohio [Schmadel]. (There are places of the same name in Missouri and Illinois)*
3178 Yoshitsune 1984 WA Minamoto no Yoshitsune, early samurai
3179 Beruti 1962 FA Colonel Antonio Luis Beruti, Argentinian military officer and patriotic leader in the struggles for independence from Spanish rule
3180 Morgan 1962 RO William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer [MPC 15089]
3181 Ahnert 1964 EC Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer, author of the annual Kalender fur Sternfreunde [MPC 9771]
3182 Shimanto 1984 WC Shimanto River, longest river of the discoverer's home prefecture of Kochi, Japan [MPC 10848]
3183 Franzkaiser 1949 PP Franz Kaiser German astronomer
3184 Raab 1949 QC Herbert Raab, Austrian software engineer and amateur astronomer, author of Astrometrica software
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 15260]
3186 Manuilova 1973 SD3 Olga Maksimilianovna Manuilova, Soviet sculptor
3187 Dalian 1977 TO3 Dalian, China [MPC 22497]
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 18644]
3189 Penza 1978 RF6 Penza, Russia
3190 Aposhanskij 1978 SR6 Vladimir Mikhailovich Aposhanskij, 20th-century Soviet poet and journalist [MPC 11160]
3191 Svanetia 1979 SX9 Svanetia, a mountainous district in Georgia [MPC 12971]
3192 A'Hearn 1982 BY1 Michael Francis A'Hearn, American astronomer
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 10848]
3194 Dorsey 1982 KD1 Dorsey Taylor Shoemaker, Jr., American businessman and uncle of the second discoverer [MPC 10311]
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 12971]
3196 Maklaj 1978 RY Nicholai Miklukho-Maklai, Russian ethnologist
3197 Weissman 1981 AD Paul Robert Weissman, American cometary physicist [MPC 11160]
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 10848]
3199 Nefertiti 1982 RA Nefertiti, Egyptian queen [MPC 10311]
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 9771]

3201–3300[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
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.
3202 Graff A908 AA Gareth (Graff) Vaughan Williams, British astronomer*[5]
3203 Huth 1938 SL Hans Huth, German astronomer*
3204 Lindgren 1978 RH Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren, Swedish writer
3205 Boksenberg 1979 MO6 Alexander Boksenberg, British astronomer*
3206 Wuhan 1980 VN1 Wuhan, China
3207 Spinrad 1981 EY25 Hyron Spinrad, American astronomer*
3208 Lunn 1981 JM Borge Lunn, Danish civil engineer and metallurgist [Schmadel]
3209 Buchwald 1982 BL1 Vagn Fabritius Buchwald, Danish meteoriticist*
3210 Lupishko 1983 WH1 Dmitrii Lupishko, Ukrainian astronomer*
3211 Louispharailda 1931 CE Louis Pierre Van Biesbroeck, and Pharailda de Colpaert Van Biesbroeck, parents of the discoverer [Schmadel]
3212 Agricola 1938 DH2 Georg Agricola, German scientist, "father of mineralogy"*
3213 Smolensk 1977 NQ Smolensk, Russia
3214 Makarenko 1978 TZ6 Anton Makarenko, Soviet teacher and writer
3215 Lapko 1980 BQ Konstantin Kuz'mich Lapko, Soviet surgeon
3216 Harrington 1980 RB Robert Sutton Harrington, American astronomer [4]
3217 Seidelmann 1980 RK Paul Kenneth Seidelmann, American astronomer [4]
3218 Delphine 6611 P-L Delphine Jehoulet Delsemme, wife of American astronomer Armand Delsemme of Toledo, Ohio [Schmadel]
3219 Komaki 1934 CX Kōjirō Komaki, Japanese amateur astronomer
3220 Murayama 1951 WF Sadao Murayama, Japanese astronomer
3221 Changshi 1981 XF2 Changshu, China
3222 Liller 1983 NJ William Liller, American astronomer
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*
3224 Irkutsk 1977 RL6 Irkutsk, Russia
3225 Hoag 1982 QQ Arthur Allen Hoag, American astronomer [4]
3226 Plinius 6565 P-L Pliny the Elder (or Pliny the Younger)*
3227 Hasegawa 1928 DF Ichirō Hasegawa, Japanese astronomer*
3228 Pire 1935 CL Georges Pire (Father Dominique), Belgian monk (Dominican Order), winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize for Peace*
3229 Solnhofen A916 PC Solnhofen, south (SSE) of Nuremberg in Germany and known for its limestone and fossils*
3230 Vampilov 1972 LE Aleksandr Valentinovich Vampilov, Soviet playwright
3231 Mila 1972 RU2 Lyudmila Pakhomova, Soviet ice dancer
3232 Brest 1974 SL Brest, a city in Belarus
3233 Krišbarons 1977 RA6 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian folklorist
3234 Hergiani 1978 QO2 Mikhail Vissarionovich Hergiani, famous Soviet mountaineer
3235 Melchior 1981 EL1 Paul Jacques Léon Melchior, Belgian geophysicist*
3236 Strand 1982 BH1 Kaj Aage Gunnar Strand, Danish and American astronomer [Schmadel] [4]
3237 Victorplatt 1984 SA5 Victor Platt, British actor*
3238 Timresovia 1975 VB9 Nikolay Timofeeff-Ressovsky, Soviet biologist
3239 Meizhou 1978 UJ2 Meizhou, China
3240 Laocoon 1978 VG6 Laocoön, Trojan priest of Poseidon
3241 Yeshuhua 1978 WH14 Ye Shuhua, Chinese astronomer
3242 Bakhchisaraj 1979 SG9 Bakhchisaray, a town in Crimea, the center of the same district where Crimean Astrophysical Observatory was created
3243 Skytel 1980 DC named after Sky and Telescope magazine for its 50th anniv.
3244 Petronius 4008 P-L Petronius, Roman writer
3245 Jensch 1973 UL5 Alfred Jensch, German astronomer*
3246 Bidstrup 1976 GQ3 Herluf Bidstrup, Danish caricaturist
3247 Di Martino 1981 YE Mario di Martino, Italian astronomer*
3248 Farinella 1982 FK Paolo Farinella, Italian astronomer*
3249 Musashino 1977 DT4 Musashino, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan*
3250 Martebo 1979 EB Martebo, Gotland island, Sweden
3251 Eratosthenes 6536 P-L Eratosthenes, Ancient Greek scientist
3252 Johnny 1981 EM4 Johnny Carson, American TV host and comedian, and amateur astronomer [Schmadel]
3253 Gradie 1982 HQ1 Jonathan Carey Gradie, American astronomer
3254 Bus 1982 UM Schelte John Bus, American astronomer
3255 Tholen 1980 RA David James Tholen, American astronomer
3256 Daguerre 1981 SJ1 Louis Daguerre, French chemist and artist, pioneer of photography (the Daguerreotype process)
3257 Hanzlík 1982 GG Stanislav Hanzlík, Czech meteorologist and climatologist
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
3259 Brownlee 1984 SZ4 Donald Eugene Brownlee, American astronomer*
3260 Vizbor 1974 SO2 Yurii Iosifovich Vizbor, Russian actor, poet, writer, composer and playwright
3261 Tvardovskij 1979 SF9 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Soviet poet
3262 Miune 1983 WB Miune, mountain in Kōchi, Japan
3263 Bligh 1932 CN William Bligh, captain of the Bounty
3264 Bounty 1934 AF HMS Bounty, ship
3265 Fletcher 1953 VN2 Fletcher Christian, Bounty mutineer
3266 Bernardus 1978 PA Andres Bernardus Muller, Dutch astronomer
3267 Glo 1981 AA Nickname of Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer, comet hunter, and advisor to the Planetary Society
3268 De Sanctis 1981 DD Giovanni de Sanctis, Italian astronomer*
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 Allie Vibert Douglas, Canadian astronomer
3270 Dudley 1982 DA H. Dudley Wright, engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and benefactor of science, education and the arts in California and in Geneva, Switzerland. Name endorsed by E. M. Shoemaker MPC not Dudley Observatory, in Albany, N.Y. and later Schenectady, N.Y.. Originally noted for its work in astrometry and latterly (1956–1976) in the study of micrometeoroids. It now functions as an educational foundation*
3271 Ul 1982 RB Ul, a lunar deity in the mythology of Vanuatu [Schmadel]
3272 Tillandz 1938 DB1 Elias Erici Tillandz (Elias Tillander), Swedish physician and botanist*
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. [Schmadel]
3274 Maillen 1981 QO2 Maillen, Belgium*
3275 Oberndorfer 1982 HE1 Hans Oberndorfer, German amateur astronomer, director of the Volkssternwarte München (Munich Public Observatory)
3276 Porta Coeli 1982 RZ1 Porta Coeli ("Gateway to Heaven") convent in Tišnov, Czech Republic
3277 Aaronson 1984 AF1 Marc Aaronson, American astronomer
3278 Běhounek 1984 BT František Běhounek, Czech physicist
3279 Solon 9103 P-L Solon, Greek lawmaker*
3280 Grétry 1933 SJ André Ernest Modeste Grétry, Belgian (Walloon) composer
3281 Maupertuis 1938 DZ Pierre Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician and astronomer
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA Sir Harold Spencer Jones, British astronomer, former Astronomer Royal
3283 Skorina 1979 QA10 Frantsisk Skorina, first doctor of medicine in Belarus, printer and publisher*
3284 Niebuhr 1953 NB Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian*
3285 Ruth Wolfe 1983 VW1 Ruth F. Wolfe, American geologist, colleague of Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the United States Geological Survey*
3286 Anatoliya 1980 BV Anatoly V. Karachkin, brother of the discoverer's husband [Schmadel]
3287 Olmstead 1981 DK1 C. Michelle Olmstead, American astronomer*
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 10046] not Seleucus of Seleucia, Greek astronomer*
3289 Mitani 1934 RP Tetsuyasu Mitani, Japanese astronomer not Takefumi Mitani, Japanese astronomer*
3290 Azabu 1973 SZ1 Azabu, a district of Tokyo, Japan
3291 Dunlap 1982 VX3 J. Lawrence Dunlap, American astronomer*
3292 Sather 2631 P-L Bob Sather, research assistant Lunar and Planetary Laboratory[6] not Robert E. Sather, American astronomer*
3293 Rontaylor 4650 P-L Ronald C. Taylor, American astronomer*
3294 Carlvesely 6563 P-L Carl D. Vesely, American astronomer*
3295 Murakami 1950 DH Tadayoshi Murakami, Japanese astronomer
3296 Bosque Alegre 1975 SF Named after the astrophysical station of Córdoba Observatory in Argentina
3297 Hong Kong 1978 WN14 Hong Kong, China
3298 Massandra 1979 OB15 Massandra, town in Crimea [Schmadel]
3299 Hall 1980 TX5 John Scoville Hall, American astronomer and director of the Lowell Observatory from 1958 to 1977[MPC 10312] [4] not Asaph Hall, American astronomer, nor Donald Hall, American astronomer
3300 McGlasson 1928 NA Scottish Surname of a small clan located in the highlands of Scotland.

3301–3400[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3301 Jansje 1978 CT Jansje Verveer, mother of Dutch astronomer Arie Verveer
3302 Schliemann 1977 RS6 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist*
3303 Merta 1967 UN František Merta (1872–1953), teacher and journalist. Grandfather of the discoverer. [Schmadel]
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 Joseph A. Pearce, Canadian astronomer
3305 Ceadams 1985 KB Charles Edward Adams, American astronomer*
3306 Byron 1979 SM11 Lord Byron, British poet*
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 The Athabascans, ancient people of North America
3308 Ferreri 1981 EP Walter Ferreri, Italian astronomer*
3309 Brorfelde 1982 BH Brorfelde Observatory in Denmark
3310 Patsy 1931 TS2 Named in honor of the discoverer's wife [Schmadel]
3311 Podobed 1976 QM1 Vladimir Vladimirovich Podobed, Soviet astronomer
3312 Pedersen 1984 SN Holger Pedersen, Danish astronomer*
3313 Mendel 1980 DG Gregor Johann Mendel, Czech-Austrian father of genetics
3314 Beals 1981 FH Carlyle Smith Beals, Canadian astronomer
3315 Chant 1984 CZ Clarence Augustus Chant, Canadian astronomer
3316 Herzberg 1984 CN1 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born Canadian chemist and astronomer
3317 Paris 1984 KF Paris, Trojan prince
3318 Blixen 1985 HB Karen Blixen, Danish writer
3319 Kibi 1977 EJ5 Kibi Province (ancient name of Okayama Prefecture and eastern half of Hiroshima Prefecture), Japan
3320 Namba 1982 VZ4 Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan
3321 Dasha 1975 TZ2 Darya Lavrentyevna Mikhailova (known as Dasha Sevastopolskaya), Russian sister of charity
3322 Lidiya 1975 XY1 Lidiya Vissarionovna Zvereva, the first Russian female aviator
3323 Turgenev 1979 SY9 Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer
3324 Avsyuk 1983 CW1 Yurii Nikolaevich Avsyuk, Russian geophysicist (specialist in gravimetry and geodynamics)
3325 TARDIS 1984 JZ The TARDIS, time machine in Doctor Who
3326 Agafonikov 1985 FL Askol'd M. Agafonikov, Russian(?) geophysicist
3327 Campins 1985 PW Humberto Campins (Humberto Campins Camejo), Venezuelan-born American astronomer
3328 Interposita 1985 QD1 The discovery film was exposed hastily between two satellite laser ranging sessions in the adjacent dome. (M 27125)
3329 Golay 1985 RT1 Marcel Golay, Swiss astronomer*
3330 Gantrisch 1985 RU1 Gantrisch, a mountain south of Bern in Switzerland*
3331 Kvistaberg 1979 QS Kvistaberg, site of Uppsala Observatory, Sweden
3332 Raksha 1978 NT1 Yury Mikhailovich Raksha, Russian artist
3333 Schaber 1980 TG5 Gerald Gene Schaber, American planetary geologist*
3334 Somov 1981 YR Mikhail M. Somov, Soviet Antarctic explorer +
3335 Quanzhou 1966 AA Quanzhou, China
3336 Grygar 1971 UX Jiří Grygar, Czech astronomer*
3337 Miloš 1971 UG1 Miloš Tichý, Czech astronomer*
3338 Richter 1973 UX5 Nikolaus B. Richter (1910–1980), first director of the Tautenburg Observatory (1960–1975)MPC 10549 not Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist*
3339 Treshnikov 1978 LB Aleksei Fedorovich Treshnikov, Soviet Antarctic explorer
3340 Yinhai 1979 TK Yinhai, China
3341 Hartmann 1980 OD William Kenneth Hartmann, American planetary scientist, writer, and painter
3342 Fivesparks 1982 BD3 In honor of Newton and Margaret Mayall, American astronomer. The name refers to their residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as explained in[7]
3343 Nedzel 1982 HS V. Alexander Nedzel [Schmadel]
3344 Modena 1982 JA Modena, city in Italy [Schmadel]
3345 Tarkovskij 1982 YC1 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet film producer
3346 Gerla 1951 SD Gertrude Lawrence, English actress [Schmadel]
3347 Konstantin 1975 VN1 Konstantin Kalinin, Soviet aviator
3348 Pokryshkin 1978 EA3 Aleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin, Soviet pilot
3349 Manas 1979 FH2 Manas, a Kyrgyz epic poem
3350 Scobee 1980 PJ Francis "Dick" Scobee, STS-51-L crew member
3351 Smith 1980 RN1 Michael J. Smith, STS-51-L crew member
3352 McAuliffe 1981 CW Christa McAuliffe, STS-51-L crew member
3353 Jarvis 1981 YC Gregory Jarvis, STS-51-L crew member
3354 McNair 1984 CW Ronald McNair, STS-51-L crew member
3355 Onizuka 1984 CC1 Ellison Onizuka, STS-51-L crew member
3356 Resnik 1984 EU Judith Resnik, STS-51-L crew member
3357 Tolstikov 1984 FT Yevgeny Ivanovich Tolstikov, Russian meteorologist +
3358 Anikushin 1978 RX Mikhail Anikushin, Russian sculptor
3359 Purcari 1978 RA6 Moldavian wine producer
3360 Syrinx 1981 VA Syrinx, a nymph
3361 Orpheus 1982 HR Orpheus, mythological Greek musician
3362 Khufu 1984 QA Khufu, Egyptian pharaoh
3363 Bowen 1960 EE Ira Sprague Bowen, American astronomer*
3364 Zdenka 1984 GF Zdeňka Vávrová, Czech astronomer OR Zdenka Kadla, Chechen-Russian astronomer, wife of A. A. Mikhailov
3365 Recogne 1985 CG2 Recogne in the Ardennes, Belgium*
3366 Gödel 1985 SD1 Kurt Gödel, Austro-Hungarian logician
3367 Alex 1983 CA3 Alex R. Baltutis, grandson of the discoverer [Schmadel]
3368 Duncombe 1985 QT Raynor Lockwood Duncombe, American astronomer [4]
3369 Freuchen 1985 UZ Peter Freuchen, Danish polar explorer and author*
3370 Kohsai 1934 CU Hiroki Kosai, Japanese astronomer
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*
3372 Bratijchuk 1976 SP4 M. V. Bratiichuk, Ukrainian astronomer*
3373 Koktebelia 1978 QQ2 Koktebel, a resort on the Black Sea in Crimea*
3374 Namur 1980 KO Namur, capital of the region of Wallonia in Belgium*
3375 Amy 1981 JY1 Amy Shoemaker Prescott, relative of the discoverer [Schmadel]
3376 Armandhammer 1982 UJ8 Armand Hammer, American industrialist and art collector*
3377 Lodewijk 4122 P-L Lodewijk Woltjer, Dutch astronomer
3378 Susanvictoria A922 WB Susan Titus and Victoria Van Biesbroeck Streeter, granddaughters of the discoverer [Schmadel]
3379 Oishi 1931 TJ1 Hideo Oishi, Japanese amateur astronomer
3380 Awaji 1940 EF Awaji Island, Japan
3381 Mikkola 1941 UG Seppo Mikkola, Finnish astronomer*
3382 Cassidy 1948 RD William Arthur Cassidy, American meteoriticist*
3383 Koyama 1951 AB Hisako Koyama, Japanese amateur astronomer
3384 Daliya 1974 SB1 Vladimir Dahl, Russian lexicologist and ethnographer [Schmadel]
3385 Bronnina 1979 SK11 Nina Mikhajlovna Bronnikova, Russian astronomer
3386 Klementinum 1980 FA The Clementinum, college in Prague
3387 Greenberg 1981 WE Richard J. Greenberg, planetary scientist at the University of ArizonaMPC 12803, not Jerome Mayo Greenberg (J. Mayo Greenberg), American cosmochemist*
3388 Tsanghinchi 1981 YR1 Hin-Chi Tsang, Chinese*
3389 Sinzot 1984 DU Family name of the discoverer's grandmother [Schmadel]
3390 Demanet 1984 ES1 The family name of the discoverer's paternal grandmotherr* [MPC 15573]
3391 Sinon 1977 DD3 Sinon, mythical Greek warrior
3392 Setouchi 1979 YB Setouchi Region, Japan
3393 Štúr 1984 WY1 Ľudovít Štúr(1815–1856), Slovak leader and writer [Schmadel]
3394 Banno 1986 DB Yoshiaki Banno, Japanese engineer
3395 Jitka 1985 UN Jitka Beneš, Czech astronomer
3396 Muazzez A915 TE Muazzez K. Lohmiller, staff member of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory [Schmadel]
3397 Leyla 1964 XA Nancy Leyla Lohmiller, daughter of Muazzez Lohmiller [Schmadel]
3398 Stättmayer 1978 PC Peter Stättmayer, German amateur astronomer, director of the Volkssternwarte München (Munich Public Observatory)
3399 Kobzon 1979 SZ9 Joseph Kobzon, Soviet singer
3400 Aotearoa 1981 GX Māori name for New Zealand*

3401–3500[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3401 Vanphilos 1981 PA Named by G. V. Williams in honor of his friends Vanessa Hall and Philip Osborne
3402 Wisdom 1981 PB Jack Wisdom, American astronomer*
3403 Tammy 1981 SW *
3404 Hinderer 1934 CY Fritz Hinderer, German astronomer*
3405 Daiwensai 1964 UQ Wen-Sai Dai, Chinese astronomer*
3406 Omsk 1969 DA Omsk, Russia
3407 Jimmysimms 1973 DT James A. C. Simms III, American system administrator [MPC 34618]
3408 Shalamov 1977 QG4 Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov, Soviet writer
3409 Abramov 1977 RE6 Fyodor Abramov, Soviet writer
3410 Vereshchagin 1978 SZ7 Vasili Vasilyevich Vereshchagin, Russian painter
3411 Debetencourt 1980 LK *
3412 Kafka 1983 AU2 Franz Kafka, German-Czech writer
3413 Andriana 1983 CB3 *
3414 Champollion 1983 DJ Jean-François Champollion, French linguist
3415 Danby 1928 SL Anthony Danby (John Michael Anthony Danby), British-born mathematician formerly of North Carolina State University
3416 Dorrit 1931 VP Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer
3417 Tamblyn 1937 GG Peter Tamblyn, American astronomer[8]
3418 Izvekov 1973 QZ1 Vladimir Andreevich Izvekov, Soviet astronomer
3419 Guth 1981 JZ Vladimír Guth, Slovak astronomer
3420 Standish 1984 EB E Myles Standish, Jr., American astronomer, Caltech/JPL
3421 Yangchenning 1975 WK1 Yang Zhenning (Chen Ning Franklin Yang), Chinese-American physicist
3422 Reid 1978 OJ *
3423 Slouka 1981 CK Hubert Slouka, Czech astronomer
3424 Nušl 1982 CD František Nušl, Czech astronomer and mathematician
3425 Hurukawa 1929 BD Kiichiro Hurukawa, Japanese astronomer
3426 Seki 1932 CQ Tsutomu Seki, Japanese astronomer*
3427 Szentmártoni 1938 AD Béla Szentmártoni, Hungarian amateur astronomer
3428 Roberts 1952 JH Walter Orr Roberts, American astronomer and atmospheric physicist*
3429 Chuvaev 1974 SU1 Konstantin Konstantinovich Chuvaev, Soviet astronomer
3430 Bradfield 1980 TF4 William A. Bradfield, Australian amateur astronomer*
3431 Nakano 1984 QC Syuichi Nakano, Japanese astronomer
3432 Kobuchizawa 1986 EE Kobuchizawa Observatory in Japan which contributes asteroid (Near Earth Objects) observations to the Minor Planet Center
3433 Fehrenbach 1963 TJ1 Charles Fehrenbach, French astronomer*
3434 Hurless 1981 VO Carolyn Hurless, American amateur astronomer
3435 Boury 1981 XC2 Arsène Boury, Belgian astronomer*
3436 Ibadinov 1976 SS3 Hursandkul Ibadinov, Tajik astronomer
3437 Kapitsa 1982 UZ5 Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978
3438 Inarradas 1974 SD5 *
3439 Lebofsky 1983 RL2 Larry Allen Lebofsky, or Marcia Jean Lebofsky, both American astronomers*
3440 Stampfer 1950 DD Simon Stampfer, Austrian geodesist and astronomer, pioneer of cinematography*
3441 Pochaina 1969 TS1 Pochaina, a tributary of the Dnieper in the Ukraine
3442 Yashin 1978 TO7 Lev Yashin, Soviet goalkeeper
3443 Leetsungdao 1979 SB1 Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese American physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics*
3444 Stepanian 1980 RJ2 Jivan A. Stepanian, Armenian astronomer*
3445 Pinson 1983 FC William H. Pinson, American geochemist*
3446 Combes 1942 EB Michel-Alain Combes, French astronomer
3447 Burckhalter 1956 SC Charles Burckhalter, American astronomer*
3448 Narbut 1977 QA5 Heorhiy Narbut
3449 Abell 1978 VR9 George O. Abell, American astronomer*
3450 Dommanget 1983 QJ Jean Dommanget, Belgian astronomer*
3451 Mentor 1984 HA1 Mentor, mythological Greek king, son of Imbrus at Pedaseus, father of Imbrius, ally of the Trojans
3452 Hawke 1980 OA Bernard Ray Hawke, American planetary geologist*
3453 Dostoevsky 1981 SS5 Fyodor Dostoevsky, Russian writer
3454 Lieske 1981 WB1 Jay Henry Lieske, American astronomer*
3455 Kristensen 1985 QC Leif Kahl Kristensen, Danish astronomer*
3456 Etiennemarey 1985 RS2 Étienne-Jules Marey, French surgeon, physiologist, inventor of the chronophotograph, pioneer of cinematography, contemporary of Eadweard Muybridge
3457 Arnenordheim 1985 RA3 Arne Nordheim, Norwegian composer*
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
3459 Bodil 1986 GB *
3460 Ashkova 1973 QB2 *
3461 Mandelshtam 1977 SA1 Osip Mandelstam, Soviet poet
3462 Zhouguangzhao 1981 UA10 Zhou Guangzhao
3463 Kaokuen 1981 XJ2 Charles K. Kao
3464 Owensby 1983 BA *
3465 Trevires 1984 SQ5 *
3466 Ritina 1975 EA6 discoverer's daughter Margarita, who was also an astronomer at CrAO
3467 Bernheim 1981 SF2 Robert Burnham, Jr.
3468 Urgenta 1975 AM *
3469 Bulgakov 1982 UL7 Mikhail Bulgakov, Soviet writer
3470 Yaronika 1975 ES discoverer's son Yaroslav, who also works at CrAO
3471 Amelin 1977 QK2 Valentin Mikhailovich Amelin, Soviet geodesist
3472 Upgren 1981 EJ10 Arthur Reinhold Upgren, American astronomer*
3473 Sapporo A924 EG Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan*
3474 Linsley 1962 HE Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.JPL
3475 Fichte 1972 TD Hubert Fichte, German writer [MPC 34618]
3476 Dongguan 1978 UF2 Dongguan, China
3477 Kazbegi 1979 KH Mount Kazbek, on the border between Georgia and Russia
3478 Fanale 1979 XG Fraser Partington Fanale, American planetary geologist*
3479 Malaparte 1980 TQ Curzio Malaparte (Kurt (Erich) Suckert), Italian writer
3480 Abante 1981 GB *
3481 Xianglupeak 1982 DS6 Xianglu Peak ("Incense Burner Peak", 557 m), highest point of the Fragrant Hill Park, northwest of Beijing, China JPL
3482 Lesnaya 1975 VY4 village Lesnaya, near which Swedes were defeated by the Russian army in the Battle of Lesnaya
3483 Svetlov 1976 YP2 Mikhail Arkadyevich Svetlov, Soviet poet
3484 Neugebauer 1978 NE Paul Victor Neugebauer, German astronomer or Otto Neugebauer, historian of astronomy, or Marcia Neugebauer, American astronomer*
3485 Barucci 1983 NU Maria Antonietta Barucci, Italian astronomer*
3486 Fulchignoni 1984 CR Marcello Fulchignoni, Italian astronomer
3487 Edgeworth 1978 UF Kenneth Essex Edgeworth, Irish engineer [MPC 34618]
3488 Brahic 1980 PM André Brahic, French astronomer*
3489 Lottie 1983 AT2 *
3490 Šolc 1984 SV Ivan Šolc, Czech inventor
3491 Fridolin 1984 SM4 Fridolin Becker, Swiss cartographer or Fridolin Anderwert, Swiss politician or Saint Fridolin (Fridolin von Säckingen), Irish missionary*
3492 Petra-Pepi 1985 DQ Daughter of the discoverer [MPC 21955]
3493 Stepanov 1976 GR6 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Stepanov, Soviet physicist
3494 Purple Mountain 1980 XW Purple Mountain Observatory, China
3495 Colchagua 1981 NU Colchagua Province, Chile
3496 Arieso 1977 RC name consists of acronyms of Astronomisches Rechen-Institut and the European Southern Observatory
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ Kimmo Innanen, Finnish-Canadian astronomer
3498 Belton 1981 EG14 Michael J. Belton, astronomer
3499 Hoppe 1981 VW1 Johannes Hoppe, German astronomer, or Peter Hoppe, German planetary scientist*
3500 Kobayashi A919 SD Takao Kobayashi, astronomer*

3501–3600[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3501 Olegiya 1971 QU Oleg Nikolaevich Korotsev, Russian astronomer
3502 Huangpu 1964 TR1 Huangpu District, Shanghai
3503 Brandt 1981 EF17 John Conrad Brandt, American astronomer and author
3504 Kholshevnikov 1981 RV3 Konstantin Vladislavovich Kholshevnikov, Russian astronomer
3505 Byrd 1983 AM Deborah Byrd, producer of the Earth & Sky radio series
3506 French 1984 CO1 Linda M. French, American Astronomer, Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University
3507 Vilas 1982 UX Faith Vilas, American planetary scientist and (2005-2010) Director of the MMT Observatory in Arizona[9]
3508 Pasternak 1980 DO5 Boris Pasternak, Russian writer
3509 Sanshui 1978 UH2 Sanshui City
3510 Veeder 1982 TP Glenn John Veeder, American astronomer*
3511 Tsvetaeva 1982 TC2 Marina Tsvetaeva, Soviet poet
3512 Eriepa 1984 AC1 Erie, Pennsylvania
3513 Quqinyue 1965 UZ Qu Qinyue, Chinese astronomer [MPC 34619]
3514 Hooke 1971 UJ Robert Hooke, English scientist*
3515 Jindra 1982 UH2 Lumír Jindra, Czech pharmacologist and friend of the discoverer
3516 Rusheva 1982 UH7 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter*
3517 Tatianicheva 1976 SE1 *
3518 Florena 1977 QC4 *
3519 Ambiorix 1984 DO Ambiorix, leader of Belgian tribe in time of the Romans
3520 Klopsteg 1952 SG probably American physicist Paul E. Klopsteg*
3521 Comrie 1982 MH Leslie Comrie, New Zealand-born astronomer and pioneer in mathematical computation*
3522 Becker 1941 SW Ludwig Becker, German astronomer*
3523 Arina 1975 TV2 *
3524 Schulz 1981 EE27 *
3525 Paul 1983 CX2 *
3526 Jeffbell 1984 CN Space scientist/writer Jeffrey F. Bell*
3527 McCord 1985 GE1 Thomas Bard McCord, American astronomer (planetary geologist)*
3528 Counselman 1981 EW3 Charles Claude Counselman III, American planetary scientist
3529 Dowling 1981 EQ19 Timothy Edward Dowling, American planetary scientist
3530 Hammel 1981 EC20 Heidi Beth Hammel, American planetary scientist
3531 Cruikshank 1981 FB Dale Cruikshank, NASA space scientist
3532 Tracie 1983 AS2 *
3533 Toyota 1986 UE Toyota, Aichi, Japan*
3534 Sax 1936 XA Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax, Belgian musical instrument designer, best known for inventing the saxophone*
3535 Ditte 1979 SN11 the main character of Ditte, a human child novel by Martin Andersen Nexø
3536 Schleicher 1981 EV20 David Glenn Schleicher, American astronomer
3537 Jürgen 1982 VT Jürgen Rahe (1939-1997), Director of NASA's Solar System Exploration Division.
3538 Nelsonia 6548 P-L These planets have all been discovered as a result of the Palomar survey of faint minor planets and subsequently identified with planets observed at other oppositions. In Sept. and Oct. 1960, T. Gehrels exposed 130 plates with the 122 cm Schmidt camera at Palomar. In the following years C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld measured these plates astrometrically and photometrically at Leiden. P. Herget, Cincinnati, computed the orbits of the planets found on the NORC computer, Dahlgren, Virginia, USA. Note: "planet" implies "minor planet"JPL
3539 Weimar 1967 GF1 Weimar, Germany*
3540 Protesilaos 1973 UF5 Protesilaos, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3541 Graham 1984 ML *
3542 Tanjiazhen 1964 TN2 Tan Jiazhen, Chinese geneticist [MPC 34619]
3543 Ningbo 1964 VA3 Ningbo Chinese city
3544 Borodino 1977 RD4 Village in Russia, where the Battle of Borodino took place in 1812
3545 Gaffey 1981 WK2 Michael James Gaffey, American planetary geologist*
3546 Atanasoff 1983 SC John Vincent Atanasoff, American (of Bulgarian descent) mathematician and physicist, inventor of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer*
3547 Serov 1978 TM6 Valentin Serov, Russian painter
3548 Eurybates 1973 SO Eurybates, mythological Greek soldier*
3549 Hapke 1981 YH Bruce William Hapke, American planetary scientist*
3550 Link 1981 YS František Link, Czech astronomer
3551 Verenia 1983 RD First vestal virgin consecrated by the legendary Roman king Numa Pompilius*
3552 Don Quixote 1983 SA Don Quixote, eponymous hero of the novel by Cervantes*
3553 Mera 1985 JA Maera, a daughter of Praetus
3554 Amun 1986 EB Amun, Egyptian god*
3555 Miyasaka 1931 TC1 Seidai Miyasaka, Japanese astronomer
3556 Lixiaohua 1964 UO Li Xiaohua, Chinese*
3557 Sokolsky 1977 QE1 Andrei Georgievich Sokolskii, Soviet astronomer
3558 Shishkin 1978 SQ2 Ivan Shishkin, Russian painter
3559 Violaumayer 1980 PH Martin Mayer, German amateur astronomer, operating from the Volkssternwarte Violau (Violau Public Observatory)
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[10] p. 281
3561 Devine 1983 HO *
3562 Ignatius 1984 AZ Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
3563 Canterbury 1985 FE Canterbury, New Zealand*
3564 Talthybius 1985 TC1 Talthybius, mythological Greek soldier*
3565 Ojima 1986 YD Ojima, Gunma, Japan, where the discoverers' observatory was situated*
3566 Levitan 1979 YA9 Isaac Levitan, Russian painter
3567 Alvema 1930 VD *
3568 ASCII 1936 UB ASCII Corporation, Japan
3569 Kumon 1938 DN1 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator
3570 Wuyeesun 1979 XO Wu Yeesun, a famous bonsai artist
3571 Milanštefánik 1982 EJ Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak-French astronomer, meteorologist, general, one of the founders of Czechoslovakia
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 Leo Goldberg, American astronomer*
3573 Holmberg 1982 QO1 Erik Holmberg, Swedish astronomer
3574 Rudaux 1982 TQ Lucien Rudaux, French astronomer*
3575 Anyuta 1984 DU2 Anna Aleksandrovna Shishmareva, Soviet parachutist
3576 Galina 1984 DB3 Galina Bogdanovna Pyasetskyaya, Soviet parachutist
3577 Putilin 1969 TK Ivan Ivanovich Putilin, Soviet minor planet researcher
3578 Carestia 1977 CC *
3579 Rockholt 1977 YA Ronald Rockholt, scientist
3580 Avery 1983 CS2 *
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.
3582 Cyrano 1986 TT5 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist*
3583 Burdett 1929 TQ *
3584 Aisha 1981 TW *
3585 Goshirakawa 1987 BE Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Japan
3586 Vasnetsov 1978 SW6 Viktor Vasnetsov and Apollinary Vasnetsov, Russian painters
3587 Descartes 1981 RK5 René Descartes, French philosopher*
3588 Kirik 1981 TH4 *
3589 Loyola 1984 AB1 Loyola, Spain, birthplace of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
3590 Holst 1984 CQ Gustav Holst, composer*
3591 Vladimirskij 1978 QJ2 *
3592 Nedbal 1980 CT Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer
3593 Osip 1981 EB20 *
3594 Scotti 1983 CN James V. Scotti (born 1960), astronomer (member of Spacewatch team)
3595 Gallagher 1985 TF1 *
3596 Meriones 1985 VO Meriones, mythical Greek warrior*
3597 Kakkuri 1941 UL Juhani Kakkuri, geodesist*
3598 Saucier 1977 KK1 Agnes E. Glassey Saucier, grandmother of the discoverer
3599 Basov 1978 PB3 *
3600 Archimedes 1978 SL7 Archimedes, ancient Greek scientist*

3601–3700[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3601 Velikhov 1979 SP9 *
3602 Lazzaro 1981 DQ2 Daniela Lazzaro, Brazilian astronomer*
3603 Gajdušek 1981 RM Vilém Gajdušek, Czech telescope maker
3604 Berkhuijsen 5550 P-L Ellie Berkhuijsen, Dutch astronomer
3605 Davy 1932 WB Humphry Davy, chemist*
3606 Pohjola 1939 SF Pohjola, location in Finnish mythology*
3607 Naniwa 1977 DO4 Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan
3608 Kataev 1978 SD1 *
3609 Liloketai 1980 VM1 Loke-Tai Li, Chinese educator*
3610 Decampos 1981 EA1 *
3611 Dabu 1981 YY1 Dabu County, Guangdong, China [MPC 34619]
3612 Peale 1982 TW *
3613 Kunlun 1982 VJ11 Kunlun, mountain range in China [MPC 34619]
3614 Tumilty 1983 AE1 Jodi Anne Tumilty Thomas, daughter-in-law of the discoverer [MPC 25443]
3615 Safronov 1983 WZ Viktor Safronov, Soviet astronomer
3616 Glazunov 1984 JJ2 Ilya Glazunov, Russian painter
3617 Eicher 1984 LJ *
3618 Kuprin 1979 QP8 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian writer
3619 Nash 1981 EU35 * Douglas B. Nash, American planetary scientist
3620 Platonov 1981 RU2 Andrei Platonov, Russian writer
3621 Curtis 1981 SQ1 *
3622 Ilinsky 1981 SX7 Igor Ilyinsky, Soviet actor
3623 Chaplin 1981 TG2 Charlie Chaplin, English comedy actor
3624 Mironov 1982 TH2 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor and producer
3625 Fracastoro 1984 HZ1 Mario Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian astronomer*
3626 Ohsaki 1929 PA Shoji Osaki, Japanese astronomical historian
3627 Sayers 1973 DS Dorothy Leigh Sayers, British author [MPC 34619]
3628 Božněmcová 1979 WD Božena Němcová, Czech writer
3629 Lebedinskij 1982 WK Aleksandr Ignatevich Lebedinski, Soviet astronomer
3630 Lubomír 1984 QN Slavic first name
3631 Sigyn 1987 BV1 Daughter of the discoverer*
3632 Grachevka 1976 SJ4 a village in Tambov Oblast (now Lipetsk Oblast), Russia, the birthplace of discoverer's parents Stepan Chernykh and Melaniya Chernykh
3633 Mira 1980 EE2 *
3634 Iwan 1980 FV Iwan P. Williams, British astronomer
3635 Kreutz 1981 WO1 Heinrich Kreutz, German astronomer*
3636 Pajdušáková 1982 UJ2 Ľudmila Pajdušáková, Slovak astronomer
3637 O'Meara 1984 UQ Stephen James O'Meara, American astronomer, astronomy writer and author and contributing editor to Sky and Telescope
3638 Davis 1984 WX Donald R. Davis, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson
3639 Weidenschilling 1985 TX Stuart J. Weidenschilling, American planetary scientist
3640 Gostin 1985 TR3 Victor A. Gostin, Australian geologist, researcher of Australian impact craters
3641 Williams Bay A922 WC Williams Bay, Wisconsin, home of Yerkes Observatory*
3642 Frieden 1953 XL1 German for "peace"*
3643 Tienchanglin 1978 UN2 Chang-Lin Tien, former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley
3644 Kojitaku 1931 TW Takuo Kojima, Japanese astronomer
3645 Fabini 1981 QZ Tatiana Fabini, Slovak astronomy writer
3646 Aduatiques 1985 RK4 *
3647 Dermott 1986 AD1 Stanley Frederick Dermott, American astronomer*
3648 Raffinetti 1957 HK *
3649 Guillermina 1976 HQ *
3650 Kunming 1978 UO2 Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in China
3651 Friedman 1978 VB5 Named after Louis and Connie Friedman. Louis Friedman was a co-founder of the Planetary Society
3652 Soros 1981 TC3 George Soros (György Soros), Hungarian-born American businessman and philosopher
3653 Klimishin 1979 HF5 Ivan Antonovich Klimishin, Russian astronomer
3654 AAS 1949 QH1 American Astronomical Society
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
3656 Hemingway 1978 QX Ernest Hemingway, US writer
3657 Ermolova 1978 ST6 Maria Yermolova, Russian actress
3658 Feldman 1982 TR Paul D. Feldman, American astronomer, and Paul A. Feldman, Canadian radioastronomer
3659 Bellingshausen 1969 TE2 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Antarctic explorer, who in 1819–1821 lead the first Russian Antarctic expedition
3660 Lazarev 1978 QX2 Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev, Russian admiral
3661 Dolmatovskij 1979 UY3 Yevgeniy Aronovich Dolmatovsky, Soviet poet
3662 Dezhnev 1980 RU2 Semyon Dezhnyov, Russian explorer
3663 Tisserand 1985 GK1 Félix Tisserand, French astronomer*
3664 Anneres 4260 P-L These planets have all been discovered as a result of the Palomar survey of faint minor planets and subsequently identified with planets observed at other oppositions. In Sept. and Oct. 1960, T. Gehrels exposed 130 plates with the 122 cm Schmidt camera at Palomar. In the following years C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld measured these plates astrometrically and photometrically at Leiden. P. Herget, Cincinnati, computed the orbits of the planets found on the NORC computer, Dahlgren, Virginia, USA. Note: "planet" implies "minor planet"JPL
3665 Fitzgerald 1979 FE Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer
3666 Holman 1979 HP Matthew J. Holman, American astronomer [MPC 34619]
3667 Anne-Marie 1981 EF *
3668 Ilfpetrov 1982 UM7 Ilf and Petrov, Soviet writers
3669 Vertinskij 1982 UO7 Alexander Vertinsky, Russian actor, poet and composer
3670 Northcott 1983 BN Ruth Josephine Northcott, Canadian astronomer
3671 Dionysus 1984 KD *
3672 Stevedberg 1985 QQ Stephen J. Edberg, American astronomer*
3673 Levy 1985 QS David Levy, Canadian astronomer and author
3674 Erbisbühl 1963 RH *
3675 Kemstach 1982 YP1 *
3676 Hahn 1984 GA Gerhard Hahn, a planetary astronomer at Uppsala Observatory
3677 Magnusson 1984 QJ1 *
3678 Mongmanwai 1966 BO Mong Man Wai, Chinese businessman
3679 Condruses 1984 DT Condruzes or Condruses, ancient inhabitants of what is now the Condroz, Belgium*
3680 Sasha 1987 MY *
3681 Boyan 1974 QO2 *
3682 Welther A923 NB Barbara L. Welther*
3683 Baumann 1987 MA Paul and Helene Baumann, German amateur astronomers
3684 Berry 1983 AK *
3685 Derdenye 1981 EH14 *
3686 Antoku 1987 EB Emperor Antoku, Japan
3687 Dzus A908 TC *
3688 Navajo 1981 FD *
3689 Yeates 1981 JJ2 *
3690 Larson 1981 PM *
3691 Bede 1982 FT The Venerable Bede, English historian
3692 Rickman 1982 HF1 Hans Rickman, a planetary astronomer at Uppsala Observatory
3693 Barringer 1982 RU *
3694 Sharon 1984 SH5 *
3695 Fiala 1973 UU4 Alan Fiala, American astronomer*
3696 Herald 1980 OF *
3697 Guyhurst 1984 EV Guy Hurst, British amateur astronomer*
3698 Manning 1984 UA2 *
3699 Milbourn 1984 UC2 *
3700 Geowilliams 1984 UL2 George Williams, Australian geologist, discoverer of Acraman impact structure in South Australia

3701–3800[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3701 Purkyně 1985 DW Jan Evangelista Purkyně (Johannes Evangelists Purkinje), Czech anatomist, patriot, and physiologist
3702 Trubetskaya 1970 NB Ekaterina Ivanovna Trubetskaya, Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist
3703 Volkonskaya 1978 PU3 Mariya Nikolayevna Volkonskaya, Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist
3704 Gaoshiqi 1981 YX1 Gao Shi-Qi, the founder of science popularization in China
3705 Hotellasilla 1984 ET1 "Hotel La Silla" in Chile
3706 Sinnott 1984 SE3 *
3707 Schröter 1934 CC Johann Hieronymus Schröter, German astronomer and selenographer*
3709 Polypoites 1985 TL3 Polypoites, mythical Greek warrior*
3710 Bogoslovskij 1978 RD6 Nikita Bogoslovsky, Russian composer and writer
3711 Ellensburg 1983 QD *
3712 Kraft 1984 YC *
3713 Pieters 1985 FA2 *
3714 Kenrussell 1983 TT1 Ken Russell, British film director*
3715 Štohl 1980 DS Ján Štohl, Slovak astronomer
3716 Petzval 1980 TG József Miska Petzval, Hungarian engineer and mathematician
3717 Thorenia 1964 CG Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.JPL
3718 Dunbar 1978 VS10 *
3719 Karamzin 1976 YO1 Nikolay Karamzin, Russian historian
3720 Hokkaido 1987 UR1 Hokkaidō, Japan*
3721 Widorn 1982 TU Thomas Widorn, Austrian astronomer*
3722 Urata 1927 UE Takeshi Urata, Japanese asteroid hunter*
3723 Voznesenskij 1976 GK2 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
3724 Annenskij 1979 YN8 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet and writer
3725 Valsecchi 1981 EA11 *
3726 Johnadams 1981 LJ John Adams, American president*
3727 Maxhell 1981 PQ Maximilian Hell (Miksa Hell), S.J., Slovak astronomer
3728 IRAS 1983 QF The Infrared Astronomical Satellite [MPC 34619]
3729 Yangzhou 1983 VP7 Yangzhou, city in China
3730 Hurban 1983 XM1 Jozef Miloslav Hurban (1817–1888), Slovak poet, writer, journalist, editor, critic.
3731 Hancock 1984 DH1 John Hancock, American politician*
3732 Vávra 1984 SR1 Anton Alfred Vávra, father of the discoverer
3733 Yoshitomo 1985 AF Minamoto no Yoshitomo, early samurai
3734 Waland 9527 P-L Robert L. Waland, Scottish optician who developed new techniques for making the optics of Schmidt telescopes*
3735 Třeboň 1983 XS Třeboň, Czech Republic
3736 Rokoske 1987 SY3 *
3737 Beckman 1983 PA *
3738 Ots 1977 QA1 Georg Ots, Estonian opera singer*
3739 Rem 1977 RE2 *
3740 Menge 1981 EM *
3741 Rogerburns 1981 EL19 Roger Burns (1937–1994), New Zealand mineralogist
3742 Sunshine 1981 EQ27 *
3743 Pauljaniczek 1983 EW Paul Janiczek, American astronomer [4]
3744 Horn-d'Arturo 1983 VE Guido Horn d'Arturo, Italian astronomer*
3745 Petaev 1949 SF *
3746 Heyuan 1964 TC1 Heyuan, city in China
3747 Belinskij 1975 VY5 Vissarion Belinsky, Russian literary critic
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ Jeremy B. Tatum, Canadian astronomer
3749 Balam 1982 BG1 David D. Balam, Canadian astronomer
3750 Ilizarov 1982 TD1 Gavriil Ilizarov, Soviet orthopedic surgeon
3751 Kiang 1983 NK *
3752 Camillo 1985 PA *
3753 Cruithne 1986 TO Cruithne, ancient British tribe*
3754 Kathleen 1931 FM *
3755 Lecointe 1950 SJ Georges Lecointe, Belgian astronomer and explorer
3756 Ruscannon 1979 MV6 Russell David Cannon, British astronomer*
3757 Anagolay 1982 XB 3757 Anagolay Discovered 1982 Dec. 14 by E. F. Helin at Palomar. Anagolay is the goddess of lost things in ancient Philippine Tagalog mythology. Name suggested by the SGAC Name An Asteroid Campaign.JPL
3758 Karttunen 1983 WP Hannu Karttunen, Finnish astronomer*
3759 Piironen 1984 AP Jukka Piironen, Finnish astronomer*
3760 Poutanen 1984 AQ Markku Poutanen, Finnish astronomer and geodesist*
3761 Romanskaya 1936 OH Sofia Vasil’evna Romanskaya, Russian astronomer
3762 Amaravella 1976 QN1 Amaravella group of Russian painters, they represented Russian cosmism style
3763 Qianxuesen 1980 TA6 Qian Xuesen*
3764 Holmesacourt 1980 TL15 *
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*
3766 Junepatterson 1983 BF June Patterson? *
3767 DiMaggio 1986 LC Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player [MPC 34619]
3768 Monroe 1937 RB Marilyn Monroe, American actress [MPC 34619]
3769 Arthurmiller 1967 UV Arthur Miller, American playwright, essayist, and author*
3770 Nizami 1974 QT1 Nizami Ganjavi, Azerbaijani poet
3771 Alexejtolstoj 1974 SB3 Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian writer
3772 Piaf 1982 UR7 Édith Piaf, French singer
3773 Smithsonian 1984 YY Smithsonian Institution, American museum*
3774 Megumi 1987 YC wife of discover
3775 Ellenbeth 1931 TC4 *
3776 Vartiovuori 1938 GG *
3777 McCauley 1981 JD2 *
3778 Regge 1984 HK1 *
3779 Kieffer 1985 JV1 Hugh H. Kieffer and/or Susan Kieffer, American planetary scientists*
3780 Maury 1985 RL Alain J. Maury, French astronomer
3781 Dufek 1986 RG1 Rear Admiral George J. Dufek, American Antarctic explorer
3782 Celle 1986 TE *
3783 Morris 1986 TW1 *
3784 Chopin 1986 UL1 Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer*
3785 Kitami 1986 WM Kitami, Japan*
3786 Yamada 1988 AE Sakao Yamada, Japanese engineer
3787 Aivazovskij 1977 RG7 Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter
3788 Steyaert 1986 QM3 Christian Steyaert, Belgian amateur astronomer, president of the Belgian (Flemish) astronomical society Vereniging voor Sterrenkunde from 1988 to 2004
3789 Zhongguo 1928 UF Chinese name for China*
3790 Raywilson 1937 UE *
3791 Marci 1981 WV1 Johannes Marcus Marci (Jan Marek Markù), Czech physician, physicist, astronomer, and natural philosopher
3792 Preston 1985 FA *
3793 Leonteus 1985 TE3 Leonteus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3794 Sthenelos 1985 TF3 Sthenelos, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3795 Nigel 1986 GV1 Nigel Henbest, British author, co-founder of Pioneer TV Productions JPL
3796 Lene 1986 XJ *
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL Ching-Sung Yu, Chinese astronomer
3798 de Jager 2402 T-3 Cornelis de Jager (Kees de Jager), Dutch astronomer
3799 Novgorod 1979 SL9 Novgorod, Russia
3800 Karayusuf 1984 AB *

3801–3900[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3801 Thrasymedes 1985 VS Thrasymedes, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3802 Dornburg 1986 PJ4 *
3803 Tuchkova 1981 TP1 Margarita Mikhailovna Tuchkova, Russian, founder of Spaso-Borodinsky monastery
3804 Drunina 1969 TB2 Yulia Drunina, Soviet poet
3805 Goldreich 1981 DK3 Peter Goldreich*
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 Scott D. Tremaine, Canadian astronomer
3807 Pagels 1981 SE1 Heinz Rudolf Pagels*
3808 Tempel 1982 FQ2 Ernst Tempel, astronomer*
3809 Amici 1984 FA Giovanni Battista Amici
3810 Aoraki 1985 DX *
3811 Karma 1953 TH Karma, Hindu philosophy*
3812 Lidaksum 1965 AK1 Dak-Sum Li, Chinese*
3813 Fortov 1970 QA1 *
3814 Hoshi-no-mura 1981 JA Job training school for disabled persons. "Hoshi no mura" is meaning "Star village" in Japanese
3815 König 1959 GG *
3816 Chugainov 1975 VG9 *
3817 Lencarter 1979 MK1 Leonard J. Carter, of the British Interplanetary Society*
3818 Gorlitsa 1979 QL8 *
3819 Robinson 1983 AR *
3820 Sauval 1984 DV Henri Sauval, French historian
3821 Sonet 1985 RC3 Jean Sonet, a Belgian Jesuit
3822 Segovia 1988 DP1 Andrés Segovia, guitarist*
3823 Yorii 1988 EC1 Yorii, Saitama, Japan
3824 Brendalee 1929 TK *
3825 Nürnberg 1967 UR Nuremberg, a city in Germany
3826 Handel 1973 UV5 George Frideric Handel, composer*
3827 Zdeněkhorský 1986 VU Zdeněk Horský, Czech historian-astronomer
3828 Hoshino 1986 WC Jiro Hoshino, Japanese amateur astronomer
3829 Gunma 1988 EM Gunma, a prefecture of Japan
3830 Trelleborg 1986 RL *
3831 Pettengill 1986 TP2 *
3832 Shapiro 1981 QJ *
3833 Calingasta 1971 SC *
3834 Zappafrank 1980 JE Frank Zappa, American musician
3835 Korolenko 1977 SD3 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer
3836 Lem 1979 SR9 Stanisław Lem, Polish writer
3837 Carr 1981 JU2 *
3838 Epona 1986 WA *
3839 Bogaevskij 1971 OU Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter
3840 Mimistrobell 1980 TN4 *
3841 Dicicco 1983 VG7 Dennis DiCicco, editor of Sky & Telescope*
3842 Harlansmith 1985 FC1 Harlan Smith, American astronomer*
3843 OISCA 1987 DM *
3844 Lujiaxi 1966 BZ Lu Jiaxi, Chinese physical chemist*
3845 Neyachenko 1979 SA10 Ilya Isaakovich Neyachenko, Russian journalist and amateur astronomer
3846 Hazel 1980 TK5 *
3847 Šindel 1982 DY1 Jan Ondřejův (Šindel), medieval Czech astronomer, mathematician, physician, and professor
3848 Analucia 1982 FH3 Ana Lucia Martins, friend of discoverer
3849 Incidentia 1984 FC *
3850 Peltier 1986 TK2 Leslie Peltier, American amateur astronomer*
3851 Alhambra 1986 UZ Alhambra palace in Spain*
3852 Glennford 1987 DR6
3853 Haas 1981 WG1 *
3854 George 1983 EA *
3855 Pasasymphonia 1986 NF1 *
3856 Lutskij 1976 QX Valery Konstantinovich Lutsky, Russian astronomer
3857 Cellino 1984 CD1 *
3858 Dorchester 1986 TG *
3859 Börngen 1987 EW Freimut Börngen, German astronomer*
3860 Plovdiv 1986 PM4 Plovdiv, Bulgaria*
3861 Lorenz A910 FA *
3862 Agekian 1972 KM Tateos Artemyevich Agekian, Russian astrophysicist
3863 Gilyarovskij 1978 SJ3 Vladimir Gilyarovsky, a Russian writer and newspaper journalist
3864 Søren 1986 XF *
3865 Lindbloom 1988 AY4 George Lindbloom, artist, designer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, photographer and humorist
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation
3867 Shiretoko 1988 HG Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan
3868 Mendoza 4575 P-L These planets have all been discovered as a result of the Palomar survey of faint minor planets and subsequently identified with planets observed at other oppositions. In Sept. and Oct. 1960, T. Gehrels exposed 130 plates with the 122 cm Schmidt camera at Palomar. In the following years C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld measured these plates astrometrically and photometrically at Leiden. P. Herget, Cincinnati, computed the orbits of the planets found on the NORC computer, Dahlgren, Virginia, USA. Note: "planet" implies "minor planet"JPL
3869 Norton 1981 JE Arthur Philip Norton (1876–1955), British amateur astronomer (Norton's Star Atlas)*
3870 Mayré 1988 CG3 Daughter of the discoverer*
3871 Reiz 1982 DR2 Anders Reiz, Danish astronomer*
3872 Akirafujii 1983 AV Akira Fujii, Japanese astronomer
3873 Roddy 1984 WB David J. Roddy (1932–2002), American astrogeologist, researcher of terrestrial impact craters*
3874 Stuart 1986 TJ1 *
3875 Staehle 1988 KE *
3876 Quaide 1988 KJ *
3877 Braes 3108 P-L Lucien Lucas Eduard Braes
3878 Jyoumon 1982 VR4 Jōmon period, prehistoric Japan
3879 Machar 1983 QA Josef Svatopluk Machar, Czech writer and poet
3880 Kaiserman 1984 WK Michael Kaiserman, American Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Fellow-Raytheon Corp
3881 Doumergua 1925 VF *
3882 Johncox 1962 RN John P. Cox (1926–1984), American astronomer, researcher into variable stars*
3883 Verbano 1972 RQ *
3884 Alferov 1977 EM1 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist
3885 Bogorodskij 1979 HG5 *
3886 Shcherbakovia 1981 RU3 *
3887 Gerstner 1985 QX František Josef Gerstner and his son František Antonín Gerstner, Czech physicist and railway engineers
3888 Hoyt 1984 FO William Graves Hoyt, latterly Research Associate at Lowell Observatory, historian of science*
3889 Menshikov 1972 RT3 *
3890 Bunin 1976 YU5 *
3891 Werner 1981 EY31 *
3892 Dezsö 1941 HD Lóránt Dezsõ, Hungarian astronomer
3893 DeLaeter 1980 FG12 John DeLaeter, retired professor at Curtin University, Western Australia
3894 Williamcooke 1980 PQ2 William Cooke*
3895 Earhart 1987 DE Amelia Earhart, aviator*
3896 Pordenone 1987 WB *
3897 Louhi 1942 RT *
3898 Curlewis 1981 SF9 Harold Curlewis, government astronomer for Western Australia during 1912–1940 and second director of the Perth Observatory
3899 Wichterle 1982 SN1 Otto Wichterle, Czech chemist, inventor of the contact lens
3900 Knežević 1985 RK *

3901–4000[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
3901 Nanjingdaxue 1958 GQ Nanjing University*
3902 Yoritomo 1986 AL Minamoto no Yoritomo, founder of the Kamakura shogunate, Japan
3903 Kliment Ohridski 1987 SV2 Kliment Ohridski, philosopher*
3904 Honda 1988 DQ Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer
3905 Doppler 1984 QO Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist
3906 Chao 1987 KE1 Edward C. T. Chao, American geologist
3907 Kilmartin A904 PC Pamela M. Kilmartin, New Zealand astronomer*
3908 Nyx 1980 PA Nyx, Greek goddess*
3909 Gladys 1988 JD1 *
3910 Liszt 1988 SF Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer
3911 Otomo 1940 QB Satoru Otomo, Japanese astronomer
3912 Troja 1988 SG Troy, ancient legendary city*
3913 Chemin 1986 XO2 *
3914 Kotogahama 1987 SE Kotogahama, beach in Geisei, Japan*
3915 Fukushima 1988 PA1 Hisao Fukushima, Japanese astronomer
3916 Maeva 1981 QA3 Maeva d'Alloy d'Hocquincourt Vitry
3917 Franz Schubert 1961 CX Franz Schubert, composer*
3918 Brel 1988 PE1 Jacques Brel, Belgian songwriter and performer*
3919 Maryanning 1984 DS Mary Anning, English fossil hunter [MPC 34619]
3920 Aubignan 1948 WF *
3921 Klement'ev 1971 OH Zahar Ivanovich Klementyev, Russian mathematician
3922 Heather 1971 SP3 Heather Couper, a British astronomer
3923 Radzievskij 1976 SN3 Vladimir Vyacheslavovich Radzievskii, Russian astronomer
3924 Birch 1977 CU *
3925 Tret'yakov 1977 SS2 Pavel Tretyakov and his brother Sergei Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1834–1892), Russian art collectors
3926 Ramirez 1978 VQ3 *
3927 Feliciaplatt 1981 JA2 Felicia Platt, mother of the discoverer [MPC 25443]
3928 Randa 1981 PG *
3929 Carmelmaria 1981 WG9 Carmel Maria Borg, secretary at the Perth Observatory and administrative assistant
3930 Vasilev 1982 UV10 Konstantin Vasilyev, Russian painter
3931 Batten 1984 EN Alan H. Batten, Canadian astronomer
3932 Edshay 1984 SC5 Edwin L. Shay, educator
3933 Portugal 1986 EN4 Portugal
3934 Tove 1987 DF1 *
3935 Toatenmongakkai 1987 PB Japanese for Oriental Astronomical Association*
3936 Elst 2321 T-3 Eric Walter Elst, astronomer
3937 Bretagnon 1932 EO *
3938 Chapront 1949 PL *
3939 Huruhata 1953 GO Masaaki Huruhata, Japanese astronomer
3940 Larion 1973 FE1 Larisa Ivanovna Golubkina, Russian actress
3941 Haydn 1973 UU5 Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer*
3942 Churivannia 1977 RH7 Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1907–1942) Soviet soldier, and Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1929–1988), Soviet philosopher and poet
3943 Silbermann 1981 RG1 *
3944 Halliday 1981 WP1 Ian Halliday, Canadian astronomer
3945 Gerasimenko 1982 PL Svetlana Ivanovna Gerasimenko Soviet comets researcher
3946 Shor 1983 EL2 Viktor Abramovich Shor, Soviet minor planet researcher
3947 Swedenborg 1983 XD Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher*
3948 Bohr 1985 RF Niels Henrik David Bohr, Danish physicist*
3949 Mach 1985 UL Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher
3950 Yoshida 1986 CH Tougo Yoshida, Japanese toponymist
3951 Zichichi 1986 CK1 Antonino Zichichi, Italian astrophysicist*
3952 Russellmark 1986 EM2 Russell Mark Group has assisted Minor Planet Center with editing asteroid citations [MPC 34619]
3953 Perth 1986 VB6 *
3954 Mendelssohn 1987 HU Felix Mendelssohn, German composer*
3955 Bruckner 1988 RF3 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer*
3956 Caspar 1988 VL1 *
3957 Sugie 1933 OD Atsushi Sugie, Japanese astronomer*
3958 Komendantov 1953 TC Nikolaj Vasil'evich Komendantov, Russian astronomer
3959 Irwin 1954 UN2 *
3960 Chaliubieju 1955 BG Cha Liubieju, a friend of the discoverer
3961 Arthurcox 1962 OB MPC
3962 Valyaev 1967 CC MPC
3963 Paradzhanov 1969 TP2 MPC
3964 Danilevskij 1974 RG1 MPC
3965 Konopleva 1975 VA9 MPC
3966 Cherednichenko 1976 SD3 MPC
3967 Shekhtelia 1976 YW2 MPC
3968 Koptelov 1978 TU5 MPC
3969 Rossi 1978 TQ8 Karl Ivanovich Rossi (Carlo Rossi), Italian-Russian architect
3970 Herran 1979 ME9 Jose Antonio Ruiz de la Herran Villagomez, technical advisor of the Museum Universum in Mexico City
3971 Voronikhin 1979 YM8 *
3972 Richard 1981 JD3 *
3973 Ogilvie 1981 UC1 Robert E. Ogilvie, professor of metallurgy at MIT and a researcher at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
3974 Verveer 1982 FS Arie Verveer, Dutch-born astronomer, Director of Perth Observatory in Western Australia
3975 Verdi 1982 UR3 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer*
3976 Lise 1983 JM *
3977 Maxine 1983 LM Maxine Shoemaker Heath, American entomologist [11]
3978 Klepešta 1983 VP1 Josef Klepešta, Czech astronomer
3979 Brorsen 1983 VV1 Theodor Brorsen, Danish astronomer
3980 Hviezdoslav 1983 XU Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet
3981 Stodola 1984 BL Aurel Stodola, Slovak engineer, physicist, and inventor
3982 Kastel' 1984 JP1 Galina Richardovna Kastel, Soviet comets and minor planets researcher
3983 Sakiko 1984 SX Sakiko Nakano, sister of Japanese astronomer Syuichi Nakano
3984 Chacos 1984 SB6 Albert Anthony Chacos, American space engineer JPL
3985 Raybatson 1985 CX Raymond M. Batson, American planetary geologist*
3986 Rozhkovskij 1985 SF2 Dmitry Aleksandrovich Rozhkovsky, Soviet astronomer
3987 Wujek 1986 EL1 *
3988 Huma 1986 LA 3988 Huma Discovered 1986 June 4 by E. F. Helin at Palomar. The Huma (or Homa) are legendary birds within Iranian mythology and Sufi fable. A huma is a bird of fortune since its touch, or even sight of its shadow, is said to be auspicious. Name suggested by the SGAC Name An Asteroid Campaign.JPL
3989 Odin 1986 RM Odin, Norse god*
3990 Heimdal 1987 SO3 Heimdall, Norse god*
3991 Basilevsky 1987 SW3 Aleksandr T. Basilevskii, Soviet planetary geologist
3992 Wagner 1987 SA7 Richard Wagner, German composer, music theorist, and essayist*
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
3994 Ayashi 1988 XF Ayashi, a district of Sendai, Japan
3995 Sakaino 1988 XM Teruo Sakaino, a glass and ceramics chemist
3996 Fugaku 1988 XG1 One of ancient names for Mount Fuji in Japan [MPC 34619]
3997 Taga 1988 XP1 Taga, Shiga, Japan
3998 Tezuka 1989 AB Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist
3999 Aristarchus 1989 AL Aristarchus of Samos, Ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician*
4000 Hipparchus 1989 AV Hipparchus, Ancient Greek scientist*

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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