Meanings of minor planet names: 330001–331000

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

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

330001–330100[edit]

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

330101–330200[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

330201–330300[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

330301–330400[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

330401–330500[edit]

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330420 Tomroman 2007 CG26 Thomas A. Roman (born 1952), a professor at Central Connecticut State University. JPL · 330420
330440 Davinadon 2007 DQ60 Davina O'Brien (born 1949) and Donovan Edward O'Brien (born 1945), of Tea Gardens, Australia, are friends of the discoverer, Andrew Lowe. JPL · 330440
330455 Anbrysse 2007 EV31 An Brysse (born 1969), the most successful participant in the "Run to the moon" (Dutch: Loop naar de maan), a fund-raising event for Belgian cancer research in 2016, and for all the people who lost their fight, those who are still fighting and the ones who will have to fight cancer. JPL · 330455

330501–330600[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

330601–330700[edit]

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330634 Boico 2008 EY131 Vladimir Boico (1909–2001), a Romanian amateur astronomer. JPL · 330634

330701–330800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

330801–330900[edit]

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330836 Orius 2009 HW77 The centaur Orius, who lived in the mountains, was killed by Heracles when he tried to steal the wine of Pholus. JPL · 330836
330856 Ernsthelene 2009 QT9 Ernst (1920–1997) and Helene Kling (1919–2003), parents of German co-discoverer Rainer Kling JPL · 330856

330901–331000[edit]

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330934 Natevanwey 2009 SX228 Nate Van Wey (born 1950), high school teacher of physics at Perry High School for 42 years and recognized for all of the student's lives he has influenced JPL · 330934

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
329,001–330,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 330,001–331,000
Succeeded by
331,001–332,000