Meanings of minor planet names: 332001–333000
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 span of numbers 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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.
Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.
|Name||Provisional Designation||Source of Name|
|332084 Vasyakulbeda||2005 UQ12||Vasyl’ Kulbeda (b. 1954), an engineer at the Department for Solar Physics of the Main Astronomical Observatory of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences. †|
|332324 Bobmcdonald||2006 XN67||Bob McDonald (b. 1951), a distinguished award-winning science journalist and educator. †|
|332326 Aresi||2006 YK19||Paolo Aresi (b. 1958), an Italian journalist and science fiction writer. †|
|332530 Canders||2008 OS18||Friedrich Zander (1887-1933; Latvian, Fridrihs Canders), a Baltic-German pioneer of rocketry and spaceflight in Russia. †|
|332706 Karlheidlas||2009 RW57||Karl Heidlas (b. 1932), a German chemist and amateur astronomer. †|
|332733 Drolshagen||2009 SV321||Gerhard Drolshagen (b. 1953), the co-manager of the Near-Earth Object program of the European Space Agency. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 332,001–333,000