Meanings of minor planet names: 361001–362000

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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]

361001–361100[edit]

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

361101–361200[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
361183 Tandon 2006 QB34 Barthelemy Tandon (1720–1775), an astronomer of the Montpellier Royal Society of Sciences. He observed the 1761 transit of Venus. JPL · 361183

361201–361300[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
361267 ʻIʻiwi 2006 SV395 The ʻIʻiwi is a species of Hawaiian honeycreeper endemic to the islands of Hawai`i. It has a curved bill and red and black plumage, and is one of the most common native Hawaiian birds. It is present on most of the islands of Hawai`i, but is listed as a threatened species due to habitat loss and disease. JPL · 361267

361301–361400[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

361401–361500[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
361450 Houellebecq 2007 BM73 Michel Houellebecq (born 1958), a French author, filmmaker and poet JPL · 361450

361501–361600[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
361530 Victorfranzhess 2007 HN16 Victor Franz Hess (1883–1964), an Austrian physicist JPL · 361530

361601–361700[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
361690 Laurelanmaurer 2007 VN8 Laurel Ann Maurer (born 1959), a musician and music teacher JPL · 361690

361701–361800[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
361764 Antonbuslov 2008 AK2 Anton Buslov (1983–2014), a Russian astrophysicist, urbanist and blogger. JPL · 361764

361801–361900[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

361901–362000[edit]

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

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
360,001–361,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 361,001–362,000
Succeeded by
362,001–363,000