Meanings of minor planet names: 33001–34000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33004 Dianesipiera 1997 EP Diane M. Sipiera, American executive director of the Planetary Studies Foundation, author, and operator of the Star-Lab Planetarium JPL
33010 Enricoprosperi 1997 EO30 Enrico Prosperi, Italian astronomer, owner of the Tuscan Osservatorio Castelmartini JPL
33011 Kurtiscarsch 1997 EH36 Kurtis Mickel Carsch (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his chemistry project. JPL
33012 Eddieirizarry 1997 EJ55 Eddie Irizarry (b. 1969), an astronomer at the Sociedad de Astronomia del Caribe. JPL
33014 Kalinich 1997 FE4 Adam Orval Kalinich (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his mathematics project. JPL
33017 Wronski 1997 GM41 Józef Maria Hoëne-Wron'ski, Polish mathematician and philosopher JPL
33027 Brouillac 1997 QE Laurent Brouillac, a member of the Association des Utilisateurs de Détecteurs Electroniques JPL
33035 Pareschi 1997 SZ9 Giovanni Pareschi, Italian astronomer JPL
33040 Pavelmayer 1997 SO25 Pavel Mayer, Czech astronomer at the Charles University in Prague. JPL
33044 Erikdavy 1997 UE Erik Davy Rees, grandson of the discoverer JPL
33056 Ogunimachi 1997 UG15 Ogunimachi, Niigata prefecture, Japan, famous for its washi (Japanese paper) production JPL
33058 Kovařík 1997 UP20 Oton Kovařík, Czech-American actor, orator and painter, and his wife Dása, also an actress JPL
33061 Václavmorava 1997 VA1 Václav Morava, 20th-century Czech psychiatrist, painter, graphic artist, sculptor, musician, essayist and poet JPL
33100 Udine 1997 YK9 Udine, chief town of the Friuli district of Italy


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33103 Pintar 1997 YA12 James Anthony Pintar, American physicist and helioseismologist JPL
33113 Julabeth 1998 BZ3 Jula Elizabeth Rees, granddaughter of the discoverer JPL
33129 Ivankrasko 1998 CB Ivan Krasko (né Ján Botto, 1876–1958) was a symbolist poet, founder of Slovak modernist literature, prosaist and translator from Romanian and German JPL
33135 Davidrisoldi 1998 DX David Risoldi (b. 2012), the second grandson of one of the discoverers at Santa Lucia observatory. JPL
33154 Talent 1998 DT15 David L. Talent, American contractor team leader for the NEAT camera transition to the 1.2-m AMOS telescope on Haleakala JPL
33157 Pertile 1998 DF20 Tomás Pertile, Czech amateur astronomer JPL
33158 Rúfus 1998 DU23 Milan Rúfus, Slvak poet, essayist and translator JPL
33160 Denismukwege 1998 DW34 Denis Mukwege (b. 1950), a Congolese gynecologist and director of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu which he founded in 1999. JPL
33179 Arsènewenger 1998 FY15 Arsène Wenger, French manager of the English Arsenal Football Club JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33319 Kunqu 1998 MJ41 Kunqu, one of the oldest forms of Chinese theater (opera), evolved from a melody, Kumshan diao, from the city of Kumshan. JPL
33330 Barèges 1998 SW Barèges, France, at the foot of the Pic du Midi JPL
33334 Turon 1998 VM4 Catherine Turon (b. 1944), a French astrometrist JPL
33335 Guibert 1998 VQ4 Jean Guibert (b. 1937), a French astronomer. JPL
33376 Medi 1999 CZ8 Enrico Medi, Italian physicist JPL
33377 Večerníček 1999 CR9 Večerníček, Czech television animated figure JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33402 Canizares 1999 CC71 Claude R. Canizares (b. 1945) is a renowned physicist, the Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics at MIT, Associate Director of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and former director of MIT’s Center for Space Research. JPL
33433 Maurilia 1999 EZ4 Maurilia Sposetti, sister of the discoverer
33478 Deniselivon 1999 GB Denise Selivon, Brazilian biologist and professor at the University of São Paulo JPL
33480 Bartolucci 1999 GA1 Osvaldo Bartolucci, Italian director of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Alpette JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33528 Jinzeman 1999 HL Jindřich Zeman, Czech amateur astronomer, winner of the František Nušl Award of the Czech Astronomical Society in 1942 JPL
33529 Henden 1999 HA1 Arne A. Henden, American astronomer,[4] co-author of Astronomical Photometry, director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) JPL
33532 Gabriellacoli 1999 HV2 Gabriella Coli, Italian elementary school teacher of the first discoverer JPL
33544 Jerold 1999 JY8 Jerold Z. Kaplan, American physician, surgeon, and amateur astronomer JPL
33553 Nagai 1999 JQ17 Nagai, Yamagata prefecture, Japan, where a meteorite fell in 1922 JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33746 Sombart 1999 OK Jean-Pierre Sombart, French amateur astronomer JPL
33747 Clingan 1999 PK4 Roy Clingan, American amateur astronomer JPL
33750 Davehiggins 1999 RD2 David J. Higgins, Australian business analyst and amateur astronomer, operator of Hunters Hill Observatory JPL
33799 Myra 1999 UV2 Myra J. Halpin, American finalist in both NASA's Teacher in Space (1985) and Educator Astronaut Teacher (2004) competitions JPL
33800 Gross 1999 VB7 John Gross, American amateur astronomer JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33863 Elfriederwin 2000 JH7 Elfriede and Erwin Schwab, Sr., parents of the first discoverer JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
33929 Lisaprato 2000 LP27 Lisa A. Prato, assistant astronomer at Lowell Observatory JPL
33994 Regidufour 2000 OR1 Reginald Dufour, professor in Rice University, Houston JPL


  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. 
  4. ^ "The USNO Asteroid Connection" (PDF). The USNO Transit. April–May 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 33,001–34,000
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