Meanings of minor planet names: 50001–51000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

50001–50100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
50033 Perelman 2000 AF48 Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician JPL · 50033

50101–50200[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

50201–50300[edit]

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50240 Cortina 2000 BY3 Cortina d'Ampezzo, holiday resort in the Dolomites, Italy, host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, and near to the Col Drusciè Observatory JPL · 50240
50250 Daveharrington 2000 BW22 David L. Harrington (born 1939) is a retired automobile engineer. JPL · 50250
50251 Iorg 2000 BY22 Caroll Iorg (born 1946), a most enthusiastic amateur astronomer having been President of the Astronomical League (2010–2014) and currently serving as Media Officer. JPL · 50251

50301–50400[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

50401–50500[edit]

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50412 Ewen 2000 DG1 Harry Ewen, Canadian amateur astronomer MPC · 50412
50413 Petrginz 2000 DQ1 Petr Ginz, Czech-Jewish boy who edited Vedem, a secret magazine, in the Terezín ghetto during World War II MPC · 50413
50428 Alexanderdessler 2000 DZ15 Alexander Dessler (born 1928) is a space physicist who shaped understanding of how charged particles interact with magnetic fields of solar system objects. He first defined the existence and characteristics of the heliosphere, confirmed when Voyager 1 crossed the heliopause JPL · 50428

50501–50600[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

50601–50700[edit]

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50687 Paultemple 2000 EC117 Paul Temple, pastor and amateur astronomer in Deming, New Mexico JPL · 50687

50701–50800[edit]

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50768 Ianwessen 2000 FW2 Ian Remington Wessen (born 1992) has excelled as an honor student in high school, spent two summers learning the Russian language and six weeks working for the Europa Jupiter System Mission team JPL · 50768

50801–50900[edit]

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50866 Davidesprizzi 2000 GX3 Davide Sprizzi (born 2013), the son of the discoverer’s daughter. JPL · 50866

50901–51000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

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
49,001–50,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 50,001–51,000
Succeeded by
51,001–52,000