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.
Yurij Arsentyevich Roj (born 1948) is an expert on laser ranging, space and ground-based communication systems, and a key participant in the Russian lunar program. He is a member of the K. E. Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics.
Otto Seydl (1884–1959), Czech populariser of astronomy, worked on stellar statistics and later on history of astronomy in Bohemia. He served as the director of the State Observatory in Klementinum in Prague (1939–1942 and 1945–1948). He was a member of the IAU and The Czech Astronomical Society.
Emilio Molinari (born 1963), developed his astronomical career in Brera Observatory, Milan, beginning with the study of distant clusters of galaxies then shifting to technology group. He now serves as director of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo and Rapid Eye Mount observatories.
Bradley W. Timerson (1950–2018) was a science teacher, weather spotter, amateur seismologist and active member of IOTA. Brad served as IOTA VP for Planetary Occultations, where he mentored observers and analyzed hundreds of submitted asteroidal occultations.
Count Basie (1904–1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer. One of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century, he founded the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 and left an impressive discography.
A substance of great power in the science fiction universe of Star Trek, dilithium is an essential component for the faster-than-light warp drive depicted in the stories. In the real world, dilithium is a molecule consisting of two covalently-bonded lithium atoms.
Wendy Hagen Bauer (born 1950) is a North American professor emerita of astronomy at Wellesley College, where she taught from 1979–2015. A dedicated educator, she taught classes ranging from upper level astronomy seminars on stars, to planetary geology.
Thomas J. Bauer (born 1955) is a retired physics instructor at Wellesley College, where he taught from 1986 to 2014. He developed instrumentation to use in both introductory and advanced laboratory classes, and developed software to control data collection from spectrometers to oscilloscopes.