Meanings of minor planet names: 36001–37000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
36033 Viseggi 1999 OC1 Monte Viseggi, on top of which is located Osservatorio Astronomico di Monte Viseggi (La Spezia Astronomical Observatory), the discovery site
36035 Petrvok 1999 PV Petr Vok z Rozmberka (Peter Wok of Rosenberg), the last member of a significant medieval South Bohemian noble family
36036 Bonucci 1999 PQ1 Arturo Bonucci, 20th-century Italian cellist and amateur astrophotographer
36037 Linenschmidt 1999 PQ3 Robb Linenschmidt, American aerospace engineer and friend of the discoverers
36060 Babuška 1999 RM43 Ivo Babuška, Czech-American mathematician, founder of the journal Applications of Mathematics, honorary member of the Czech Learned Society
36061 Haldane 1999 RJ44 J. B. S. Haldane, British biologist and philosopher of science
36169 Grosseteste 1999 RG240 Robert Grosseteste, an English statesman, natural philosopher and theologian.
36177 Tonysharon 1999 SJ14 Anthony P. Sharon, Deputy Executive Vice President of MIT.
36182 Montigiani 1999 TY12 Montigiani Roberto, Italian amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer
36187 Travisbarman 1999 TB37 Travis Barman, assistant astronomer at Lowell Observatory
36213 Robertotisgreen 1999 TU158 Robert Otis Green (b. 1960) has provided leadership and expertise in imaging spectroscopy for Earth and Planetary Science since joining the JPL in 1983. His knowledge of phenomenology and instrumentation is deep and broad, his science is first class, and his passion for discovery is infectious.
36226 Mackerras 1999 UQ4 Sir Charles Mackerras, Australian-American orchestra conductor
36235 Sergebaudo 1999 VJ Serge Baudo, French orchestra conductor
36424 Satokokumasaki 2000 PZ3 Satoko Kumasaki (b. 1958) has devoted herself to elementary education since 1992. She organized the Primary Education Study Group at the Kawai Institute for Culture and Education.
36426 Kakuda 2000 PJ7 Kakuda is a city in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
36445 Smalley 2000 QU Kyle Smalley, American amateur astronomer and team member of the Powell Observatory Near-Earth-Object follow-up program
36446 Cinodapistoia 2000 QV Cino da Pistoia (Guittoncino dei Sinibaldi or Sighibuldi), mediaeval Tuscan jurist and poet, friend of Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarch
36472 Ebina 2000 QQ26 Ebina, a town in central Kanagawa Prefecture.
36614 Saltis 2000 QU148 Saltis, a nickname for Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, the discovery site
36672 Sidi 2000 QR220 Sidonie Adlersburg, Austrian Roma victim of Auschwitz, memorialized in Erich Hackl's novel Abschied von Sidonie
36774 Kuittinen 2000 RK101 Risto Kuittinen, Director General of the Finnish Geodetic Institute during 1998–2011
36782 Okauchitakashige 2000 SR4 Takashige Okauchi (born 1938) contributed to the recovery and investigation of the meteorite "Kokubunji Inseki". He participated in the activities of the Japan Spaceguard Association, such as "Spaceguard Tanteidan".
36783 Kagamino 2000 SD7 Kagamino Town is in the northern part of Okayama Prefecture in Japan.
36800 Katarinawitt 2000 SF45 Katarina Witt, German figure skater, olympic champion, four-time World Figure Skating champion, German "Ice Skater of the Century"
36888 Škrabal 2000 SE163 Emil Škrabal, Czech construction engineer and amateur astronomer, member of the Czech Society for Interplanetary Matter and an honorary member of the Czech Astronomical Society


  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. 

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 36,001–37,000
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