Meanings of minor planet names: 57001–58000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

57001–57100[edit]

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

57101–57200[edit]

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57140 Gaddi 2001 PG29 Riccardo Gaddi, amateur astronomer and popular expositor JPL · 57140

57201–57300[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

57301–57400[edit]

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57359 Robcrawford 2001 RC Robert W. Crawford, American energy and environmental consultant, amateur astronomer and physicist JPL · 57359

57401–57500[edit]

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57424 Caelumnoctu 2001 SP22 (19)57–4–24, 1957 April 24, is the date of the transmission of the first edition of the BBC television series The Sky at Night (Caelum noctu in Latin) JPL · 57424
57471 Mariemarsina 2001 SZ115 Marie Marsina (born 1952) currently serves as the President of the National Art League in New York City and as Vice President of the Douglaston Civic Association. She is a graduate of Pace University's Lubin School of Business. JPL · 57471

57501–57600[edit]

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57567 Crikey 2001 TS56 "Crikey!", signature phrase of Steve Irwin, 20th-century Australian television naturalist JPL · 57567

57601–57700[edit]

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57658 Nilrem 2001 UJ1 Jean-Claude Merlin ("Merlin" backwards, because of pre-existing 2598 Merlin), French astronomer, founder-president of the Société astronomique de Bourgogne (Burgundy Astronomical Society) MPC · 57658

57701–57800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

57801–57900[edit]

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57868 Pupin 2001 YD Mihajlo Pupin (1858–1935), a Serbian-American physicist and humanitarian. JPL · 57868
57879 Cesarechiosi 2002 AD1 Cesare Chiosi, Italian professor of theoretical astrophysics at the University of Padua JPL · 57879

57901–58000[edit]

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57901 Hitchens 2002 CH275 Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a social, religious and literary critic of broad interests, who listed "disputation" among his hobbies JPL · 57901

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
56,001–57,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 57,001–58,000
Succeeded by
58,001–59,000