Meanings of minor planet names: 380,001–390,000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

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

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
380,001–381,000 [edit]
380480 Glennhawley 2003 YW176 Glenn Hawley (b. 1951) has demonstrated leadership over decades in Canadian amateur astronomy. He served in many capacities in the Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society (RASC) and then on the national RASC Executive, culminating as President (2013–2014).
380607 Sharma 2004 TV69 Amar Sharma (b. 1984) has spent most of his life inspiring the citizens of India to look up at the night sky and reach for the stars. His efforts have included writing, television production, and lecturing. He teaches by example: his own observations have led to discoveries of new variable stars.
381,001–382,000 [edit]
381260 Ouellette 2007 TD166 John A. Ouellette (b. 1968) is currently an operations manager at the National Research Council of Canada and an authority on blue straggler stars.
381458 Moiseenko 2008 RG78 Vladimir Mikhailovich Moiseenko (b. 1955), Professor Doctor of medical sciences, is Director of the Oncological center in St. Petersburg.
382,001–383,000 [edit]
382238 Euphemus 2012 SN9 Euphemus, son of Troezenus, was a leader of the Thracian Cicones, and an ally of the Trojans.
383,001–384,000 [edit]
383417 DAO 2006 UY216 Named for the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory of the National Research Council of Canada.
384,001–385,000 [edit]
384533 Tenerelli 2010 DT56 Domenick Tenerelli (b. 1935), an American engineer
384815 Żołnowski 2012 RC3 Michał Żołnowski (b. 1975), an accomplished Polish amateur astronomer and astrophotographer.
385,001–386,000 [edit]
385446 Manwë 2003 QW111 In J. R. R. Tolkien’s mythology, Manwë is foremost among the deities who rule the world.
385571 Otrera 2004 UP10 Otrera, the first queen of the Amazons. She was involved with Ares and was the mother of the Amazons queen Penthesilea, who led the Amazons in the Trojan war.
386,001–387,000 [edit]
386622 New Zealand 2009 SA1 New Zealand, a country comprising two main islands, and numerous smaller islands, situated in the Southwest Pacific Ocean. It is also known as Aotearoa (land of the long white cloud) by the indigenous Māori people.


  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: 380,001–381,000
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