Meanings of minor planet names: 38001–39000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

38001–38100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
38018 Louisneefs 1998 LN2 Louis Neefs, a well-known Flemish singer JPL
38019 Jeanmariepelt 1998 LV2 Jean-Marie Pelt, French botanist at the Université de Metz, founder of the Institut européen d’écologie (European Institute of Ecology), author of La Cannelle et le panda JPL
38020 Hannadam 1998 MP Hanna Smigiel, Polish friend of the first discoverer, and Adam, her son JPL
38046 Krasnoyarsk 1998 SW144 Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, where in 1772 the German zoologist and botanist Peter Simon Pallas identified a 700-kg stony-iron meteorite, now known as a pallasite JPL
38070 Redwine 1999 GG2 Kelley K. Redwine, an occupational therapist in Tucson, Arizona JPL
38083 Rhadamanthus 1999 HX11 Rhadamanthus, mythological son of Zeus and Europa, one of the three judges of the dead in Elysium (together with Aeacus and Minos) JPL
38086 Beowulf 1999 JB Beowulf, hero of one of the oldest surviving texts from early Britain JPL

38101–38200[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range

38201–38300[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
38203 Sanner 1999 MJ Glen Sanner, American co-author of the two-volume Night Sky Observer's Guide, and member of the Huachuca Astronomy Club
38237 Roche 1999 OF Édouard Roche, French astronomer and mathematician JPL
38238 Holíč 1999 OW Holíč, Záhorie region of western Slovakia JPL
38245 Marcospontes 1999 PF4 Marcos Cesar Pontes, Brazilian astronaut JPL
38250 Tartois 1999 QS2 Lucien Tartois, French amateur astronomer JPL
38268 Zenkert 1999 RV32 Arnold Zenkert, German author and amateur astronomer
38269 Gueymard 1999 RN33 Adolphe G. Gueymard, American businessman, benefactor of the George Observatory JPL
38270 Wettzell 1999 RJ35 Geodetic Fundamental Station Wettzell in the Bavarian Forest, which supplies observational contributions to the International Terrestrial Reference System with satellite radio interferometry and laser ranging JPL

38301–38400[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range

38401–38500[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
38442 Szilárd 1999 SU6 Leó Szilárd, 20th-century Hungarian-American nuclear physicist and molecular biologist JPL
38454 Boroson 1999 TB2 Todd A. Boroson, American astronomer, deputy director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) JPL
38461 Jiřítrnka 1999 TR17 Jiří Trnka, 20th century Czech graphic artist, painter, puppet-maker, film-maker, author and illustrator JPL

38501–38600[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
38540 Stevens 1999 VG2 Berton L. Stevens, American amateur astronomer at the Desert Moon Observatory near Las Cruces, New Mexico JPL
38541 Rustichelli 1999 VT6 Vittorio Rustichelli, Italian telescope maker and amateur astronomer JPL

38601–38700[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
38628 Huya 2000 EB173 Huya, rain god of the Wayuu Indians of Venezuela and Colombia JPL
38669 Michikawa 2000 PX3 Michikawa is the name of the area in Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture, Japan. JPL
38671 Verdaguer 2000 PZ6 Jacint Verdaguer, 19th century Spanish (Catalan) poet JPL
38674 Těšínsko 2000 PT8 Těšínsko, a region in south-eastern part of Silesia, in 1920 divided between Czechoslovakia and Poland JPL
38684 Velehrad 2000 QK9 Velehrad, Moravia, Czech Republic, traditional seat of the great Moravian princes and of Archbishop Methodius JPL

38701–38800[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
There are no named minor planets in this number range

38801–38900[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
38821 Linchinghsia 2000 RJ78 Lin Ching Hsia, Chinese actress JPL

38901–39000[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
38960 Yeungchihung 2000 TS Yeung Chi-hung (1953-2010), an avid stargazer since he was a teenager, was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Astronomical Society. JPL
38962 Chuwinghung 2000 TN2 Chu Wing Hung (Alan Chu), Chinese amateur astronomer, compiler of the lunar atlas Photographic Moon Book JPL
38976 Taeve 2000 UR Nickname of Gustav Adolf Schur, German cyclist JPL
38980 Gaoyaojie 2000 UJ2 Gao Yaojie, Chinese medical doctor, pioneer of AIDS prevention in China and winner of the 2001 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights and of Vital Voices' 2007 Global Leadership Human Rights award JPL

References[edit]

  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. 


Preceded by
37,001–38,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 38,001–39,000
Succeeded by
39,001–40,000