Meanings of minor planet names: 308001–309000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II. Meanings marked with * are from legacy sources may not be accurate.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB".

308001–308100[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

308101–308200[edit]

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308197 Satrapi 2005 EV27 Marjane Satrapi (born 1969), an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author JPL · 308197

308201–308300[edit]

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308301–308400[edit]

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308306 Dainere 2005 KL8 Dainere Monique Anthoney (born 1998), an inspiring Australian teenager, author and blogger who raises awareness and funds for brain tumour research. JPL · 308306

308401–308500[edit]

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308501–308600[edit]

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308601–308700[edit]

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308701–308800[edit]

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308798 Teo 2006 QL57 Teodoro "Teo" Encinar (born 1952) built, according to the discoverer's design, the La Cañada Observatory, Spain, over the summer of 2002. JPL · 308798

308801–308900[edit]

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308825 Siksika 2006 RH3 Siksika Nation, which is one of the three First Nations, with the Piikani (Peigan) and Kainai (Blood), that comprise the Blackfoot Confederacy. JPL · 308825
308856 Daniket 2006 RS109 Daniela Ketskarova Masiero (born 2015), daughter of American discoverer Joseph Masiero JPL · 308856

308901–309000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.


Preceded by
307,001–308,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 308,001–309,000
Succeeded by
309,001–310,000