Meanings of minor planet names: 6001–7000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

6001–6100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
6001 Thales 1988 CP2 Thales of Miletus (c. 625–547 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6001
6006 Anaximandros 1989 GB4 Anaximander (c. 610–546 BC), Ancient Greek astronomer MPC · 6006
6007 Billevans 1990 BE2 William John ("Bill") Evans, American jazz pianist JPL · 6007
6009 Yuzuruyoshii 1990 FQ1 Yuzuru Yoshii, director of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo JPL · 6009
6010 Lyzenga 1990 OE Gregory Allen Lyzenga, American geophysicist, Satellite Geodesy and Geodynamics Systems Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and, Physics Department, Harvey Mudd College* MPC · 6010
6011 Tozzi 1990 QU5 Gian Paolo Tozzi (b. 1949), Italian astronomer at the Arcetri Observatory near Florence, Italy MPC · 6011
6012 Williammurdoch 1990 SK4 William Murdoch (1754–1839), a Scottish engineer. JPL · 6012
6013 Andanike 1991 OZ constructed name: Andrew (b. 1996), David (b. 1994), Nicholas (b. 1992) and Kevin M. Martinez (b. 1989), grandsons of the discoverer Henry E. Holt JPL · 6013
6014 Chribrenmark 1991 PO10 constructed name: Christopher (b. 1988), Brendan (b. 1989) and Mark Moeller (b. 1990), grandsons of the discoverer Henry E. Holt JPL · 6014
6015 Paularego 1991 PR10 Paula Rego, Luso-British graphic artist JPL · 6015
6018 Pierssac 1991 PS16 Piers John Sellers (b. 1955), nicknamed Piersac by his brothers, is a British-American Earth scientist, astronaut and Deputy Director of GSFC's Science and Exploration Directorate. JPL · 6018
6019 Telford 1991 RO6 Thomas Telford (1757-1834), a Scottish civil engineer and famed builder of roads, canals, bridges, tunnels and harbors. JPL · 6019
6020 Miyamoto 1991 SL1 Yukio Miyamoto (b. 1921), Japanese astronomer, director of Seiwa Kougen Observatory MPC · 6020
6022 Jyuro 1992 UB4 Juro Kobayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6022
6023 Tsuyashima 1992 UQ4 Takaaki Tsuyashima, Japanese astronomer, director of Kumamoto Kenmin Observatory MPC · 6023
6024 Ochanomizu 1992 UT4 Ochanomizu, a neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan MPC · 6024
6025 Naotosato 1992 YA3 Naoto Satō (b. 1953), active amateur astronomer and junior high school science teacher. JPL · 6025
6026 Xenophanes 1993 BA8 Xenophanes, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6026
6029 Edithrand 1948 AG Edith (Rand) Wirtanen, who discovered this minor planet on a photographic plate taken by her husband Carl A. Wirtanen MPC · 6029
6030 Zolensky 1981 EG36 Michael Ewing Zolensky, American meteoriticist, Associate Curator for Interplanetary Dust and Hardware Returned from Space, Co-investigator of the STARDUST Discovery Mission, and member of the science team of the MUSES-C Asteroid Sample Return Mission at NASA Johnson Space Center MPC · 6030
6031 Ryokan 1982 BQ4 Ryōkan, Japanese Zen monk* MPC · 6031
6032 Nobel 1983 PY Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Swedish chemist, humanist and philanthropist, founder of the Nobel prize MPC · 6032
6035 Citlaltépetl 1987 OR Citlaltépetl, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain (5636 m) in Mexico and lies near to the city of Orizaba. JPL · 6035
6036 Weinberg 1988 CV3 Steven Weinberg, American physicist and Nobelist MPC · 6036
6039 Parmenides 1989 RS Parmenides, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6039
6041 Juterkilian 1990 KL Klas Juter, Swedish architect and photographer, and Danuta Kilian, Polish artist. JPL · 6041
6042 Cheshirecat 1990 WW2 The Cheshire cat, a cat appearing in Lewis Carroll's famous fairy tale Alice in Wonderland. Its unique characteristic is its laughing voice that lingers after the cat fades away. JPL · 6042
6043 Aurochs 1991 RK2 The aurochs, Bos primigenius MPC · 6043
6044 Hammer-Purgstall 1991 RW4 Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, Austrian orientalist* MPC · 6044
6049 Toda 1991 VP Kojun Toda (1879–1951) Japanese astronomer MPC · 6049
6050 Miwablock 1992 AE Miwa Block, application systems analyst at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team. JPL · 6050
6051 Anaximenes 1992 BX1 Anaximenes of Miletus, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6051
6052 Junichi 1992 CE1 Junichi Watanabe, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6052
6054 Ghiberti 4019 P-L Lorenzo Ghiberti, Italian sculptor* MPC · 6054
6055 Brunelleschi 2158 T-3 Filippo Brunelleschi, Florentine architect* MPC · 6055
6056 Donatello 2318 T-3 Donatello (Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi), Florentine artist and sculptor* MPC · 6056
6057 Robbia 5182 T-3 Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor* MPC · 6057
6058 Carlnielsen 1978 VL5 Carl August Nielsen (1865–1931) is widely recognized as a great Danish composer who is especially noted for his six symphonies. JPL · 6058
6059 Diefenbach 1979 TA Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851–1913), a German painter and philosopher. JPL · 6059
6060 Doudleby 1980 DX Doudleby, Bohemia, Czech Republic MPC · 6060
6062 Vespa 1983 JQ Named for the Italian–made scooter Vespa in 1996, in commemoration of its 50th anniversary since its launch MPC · 6062
6063 Jason 1984 KB Jason, Greek mythological hero MPC · 6063
6064 Holašovice 1987 HE1 Holašovice, Bohemia, Czech Republic MPC · 6064
6065 Chesneau 1987 OC Olivier Chesneau (1972–2014) was a French astronomer. JPL · 6065
6066 Hendricks 1987 SZ3 John Hendricks (b. 1952), founder of Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel; Learning Channel) MPC · 6066
6068 Brandenburg 1990 TJ2 Brandenburg, Germany* MPC · 6068
6069 Cevolani 1991 PW17 Giordano Cevolani, Italian geophysicist MPC · 6069
6070 Rheinland 1991 XO1 Rhineland, Germany* MPC · 6070
6071 Sakitama 1992 AS1 Sakitama, located in the city of Gyōda and from which Saitama prefecture takes its name, is known for its burial mounds, constructed from clay and rocks between the fourth and seventh centuries. JPL · 6071
6072 Hooghoudt 1280 T-1 Bernard Hooghoudt, developer of the Dutch radio telescopes MPC · 6072
6074 Bechtereva 1968 QE Natalya Petrovna Bekhtereva, Russian physiologist MPC · 6074
6075 Zajtsev 1976 GH2 Aleksandr Zaitsev, Russian radio engineer and astronomer MPC · 6075
6076 Plavec 1980 CR Miroslav Plavec (Mirek Plavec), Czech astronomer MPC · 6076
6077 Messner 1980 TM Reinhold Messner, Italian mountaineer MPC · 6077
6078 Burt 1980 TC5 Burton G. Shoemaker (b. 1912), uncle of Eugene M. Shoemaker MPC · 6078
6079 Gerokurat 1981 DG3 Gero Kurat (b. 1938), Austrian curator of the meteorite collection of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, and president of the Meteoritical Society MPC · 6079
6080 Lugmair 1981 EY26 Günter Lugmair (b. 1940), German cosmochemist and meteoriticist and director of the Max-Planck-Institut for Chemistry at Mainz MPC · 6080
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 Edward Cloutis (b. 1958), Canadian physicist and professor at the University of Winnipeg MPC · 6081
6082 Timiryazev 1982 UH8 Kliment Arkad'evich Timiryazev, Russian botanist* MPC · 6082
6083 Janeirabloom 1984 SQ2 Jane Ira Bloom, American soprano saxophonist and jazz composer MPC · 6083
6084 Bascom 1985 CT Florence Bascom, American geologist JPL · 6084
6085 Fraethi 1987 SN3 Frede Pedersen, father of one of the discoverers; Frede, an old Danish name meaning peace, comes from the old Nordic name Fraethi. JPL · 6085
6086 Vrchlický 1987 VU Jaroslav Vrchlický (1853–1912), born Emil Frída, was a Czech poet and one of most prolific of all Czech writers. His works included lyric and epic poetry, plays and Czech translations of major European writers. JPL · 6086
6087 Lupo 1988 FK Bob Lupo, Boston-born Arizona restaurateur JPL · 6087
6088 Hoshigakubo 1988 UH Hoshigakubo, Niyodo, Kōchi, Japan. The name refers to a section of low ground at Choja, a mountainous place in the western part of Kochi prefecture. Legend has it that a meteorite fell there in olden times. Now there is a pond 20 meters across. JPL · 6088
6089 Izumi 1989 AF1 Izumi-ku, Sendai, Japan MPC · 6089
6091 Mitsuru 1990 DA1 Mitsuru Soma, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6091
6092 Johnmason 1990 MN John W. Mason (b. 1954) has contributed to research on comets and meteors and to the popularization of astronomy. He was president of the British Astronomical Association during 1993–1995. JPL · 6092
6093 Makoto 1990 QP5 Makoto Yoshikawa, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6093
6094 Hisako 1990 VQ1 Hisako Hioki (b. 1929), the mother of the discoverer and an expert seamstress. JPL · 6094
6097 Koishikawa 1991 UK2 Masahiro Koishikawa, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6097
6098 Mutojunkyu 1991 UW3 Junkyu Muto (b. 1950) is famous worldwide as a Japanese sculptor and painter living in Rome. His series of Kazenowa ("circle wind") sculptures is particularly well known, and in 2000 one of them was installated permanently at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo as its first abstract sculpture as a monument to world peace JPL · 6098
6099 Saarland 1991 UH4 the German state of Saarland MPC · 6099
6100 Kunitomoikkansai 1991 VK4 Ikkansai Kunitomo (1778–1840) Japanese amateur astronomer, observer of the Sun, Moon and planets, and builder several Gregorian reflecting telescopes from his own design JPL · 6100

6101–6200[edit]

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6101 Tomoki 1993 EG Tomoki Nakamura (b. 1966), an associate professor of earth and planetary sciences at Kyushu University, specializes in research on primitive solar system materials, most recently leading to the discovery of high-temperature chondrule-like materials in the stardust samples. The name was suggested by K. Ohtsuka JPL · 6101
6102 Visby 1993 FQ25 Visby, Sweden MPC · 6102
6104 Takao 1993 HZ Takao Saito, Japanese geophysicist MPC · 6104
6105 Verrocchio 4580 P-L Andrea del Verrocchio, Florentine sculptor* MPC · 6105
6106 Stoss 6564 P-L Veit Stoss, German sculptor and wood-carver MPC · 6106
6107 Osterbrock 1948 AF Donald Edward Osterbrock, American astrophysicist* MPC · 6107
6108 Glebov 1971 QN Named in honor of academician Igor' Alekseevich Glebov (b. 1914), outstanding scientist in the field of electrical engineering and power engineering, since 1975 director of the Science Research Institute of Electric Machine Engineering in St. Petersburg. Glebov is renowned for his work in control systems for power turbogenerators and his application of superconductivity in electric machine engineering. Name suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy and the Institute of Problems of Electrophysics of RAS JPL · 6108
6109 Balseiro 1975 QC José Antonio Balseiro, 20th-century Argentine nuclear physicist JPL · 6109
6110 Kazak 1978 NQ1 Yurij Ivanovich Kazak (b. 1949), surgeon at Bakhchisaraj district hospital, treated many staff members of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. A skilled and kind doctor, he is always ready to help people JPL · 6110
6111 Davemckay 1979 SP13 David Stewart McKay, American lunar geologist and meteoriticist MPC · 6111
6112 Ludolfschultz 1981 DB1 Ludolf Schultz, German cosmochemist and meteoriticist MPC · 6112
6113 Tsap 1982 SX5 Teodor Teodorovich Tsap (b. 1930) and his son Yurij Teodorovich Tsap (b. 1966) are astronomers at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. They have made a significant contribution to observations and theory of various solar phenomena. Teodor Tsap, with coauthors, discovered oscillations in the sun with a period of 160 min JPL · 6113
6114 Dalla-Degregori 1984 HS1 Lucio Dalla (b. 1943) and Francesco De Gregori (b. 1951) are two of the most successful singers and songwriters in the history of Italian popular music. The name was suggested by the discoverer and M. Di Martino JPL · 6114
6115 Martinduncan 1984 SR2 Martin J. Duncan, Canadian astronomer MPC · 6115
6116 Still 1984 UB3 Martin David Still, British astronomer* MPC · 6116
6117 Brevardastro 1985 CZ1 Brevard is a county on the east coast of Florida and is known as the "space coast". Brevard county is the home of the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, where many of the early manned space flights originated. The Brevard Astronomical Society is a very active amateur astronomy community in Brevard county. JPL · 6117
6118 Mayubosh 1986 QX3 There is a Japanese poem whose subject is Mt. Bizan in the Manyosyu, an anthology of the Nara Era. Mt. Bizan is a small mountain that looks like an eyebrow, and is one of the symbols of Tokushima. This whimsical name uses the character for eyebrow, "mayu", combined with "boshi" (star). JPL · 6118
6119 Hjorth 1986 XH Jens Hjorth, Danish astrophysicist MPC · 6119
6120 Anhalt 1987 QR MPC · 6120
6121 Plachinda 1987 RU3 At the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Sergej Ivanovich Plachinda (b. 1951) has contributed to investigations on the global magnetic fields of stars of different types. His wife, Nelly Ivanovna Merkulova (b. 1949), is a well-known investigator of variability in Seyfert galaxies JPL · 6121
6122 Henrard 1987 SW1 Jacques Henrard, Belgian astronomer (celestial mechanics)* MPC · 6122
6123 Aristoteles 1987 SH2 Aristotle, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6123
6124 Mecklenburg 1987 SL10 MPC · 6124
6125 Singto 1989 CN Singto Pukahuta (1915–2007) was a prominent Thai astronomy educator and author. He was a founder and Director of the Bangkok Planetarium, and president of the Thai Astronomical Society. One of his books, Star Tales, was included in the List of 100 Good Books that Thai Children and Young Adults Should Read JPL · 6125
6126 Hubelmatt 1989 EW1 In 1966 the Astronomical Society of Lucerne got permission from the city to use an observatory dome that was located on the grounds of Hubelmatt, a public school. Public tours have been held at the observatory every Tuesday evening. In 1979 a new observatory opened on the roof of the nearby schoolhouse, Hubelmatt West. JPL · 6126
6127 Hetherington 1989 HD Norriss Swigart Hetherington, American historian of astronomy* MPC · 6127
6128 Lasorda 1989 LA Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers MPC · 6128
6129 Demokritos 1989 RB2 Democritus, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6129
6130 Hutton 1989 SL5 James Hutton, 18th-century Scottish founder of modern geology JPL · 6130
6131 Towen 1990 OO3 Tobias Owen, American astronomer* MPC · 6131
6132 Danielson 1990 QY3 MPC · 6132
6133 Royaldutchastro 1990 RC3 The Koniklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weeren Sterrenkunde (KNVWS, Royal Netherlands Association for Meteorology and Astronomy), established in 1901, is a federation of more than fifty amateur organizations and public observatories. JPL · 6133
6134 Kamagari 1990 RA5 Kamagari is an area in the south of Kure city in Hiroshima prefecture. The Kamagari astronomical observatory is located in this area. JPL · 6134
6135 Billowen 1990 RD9 William Mann Owen, American astronomer* MPC · 6135
6136 Gryphon 1990 YH In Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland, the Gryphon had an eagle's head, a front half with wings and talons, and at the back a lion's legs and tail. Unfortunately, Alice did not quite like the look of the creature. The Gryphon appears to have been a friend of the Mock Turtle. JPL · 6136
6137 Johnfletcher 1991 BY John Fletcher, British amateur astronomer and public educator JPL · 6137
6138 Miguelhernández 1991 JH1 Miguel Hernández (1910-1942) was a poet who fought for peace and the Republic during the Spanish Civil War. He was incarcerated in several fascist prison camps until his death at the summit of the repression. His name went into oblivion until the collapse of the fascist dictatorship, when his plays and poems were rediscovered. JPL · 6138
6139 Naomi 1992 AD1 Naomi Sugie, wife of discover MPC · 6139
6140 Kubokawa 1992 AT1 Kazuo Kubokawa, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6140
6141 Durda 1992 YC3 Daniel David Durda, American astronomer MPC · 6141
6142 Tantawi 1993 FP Muhammad Tantawi (1845–1889) was an Egyptian astronomer and mathematician, who was born in Tanta and later settled in Damascus, Syria. He is well known for reconstructing the ancient sundial in Omayad Mosque in the ancient city of Damascus, which was originally made by Syrian astronomer Ibn al-Shatir. JPL · 6142
6143 Pythagoras 1993 JV Pythagoras, Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician MPC · 6143
6144 Kondojiro 1994 EQ3 Jiro Kondo, Japanese Egyptologist and amateur astronomer JPL · 6144
6145 Riemenschneider 2630 P-L Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor* MPC · 6145
6146 Adamkrafft 3262 T-2 Adam Krafft, German sculptor* MPC · 6146
6147 Straub 1081 T-3 Johann Baptist Straub, German sculptor* MPC · 6147
6148 Ignazgünther 5119 T-3 Ignaz Günther, German sculptor* MPC · 6148
6149 Pelčák 1979 SS Oldřich Pelčák, Czech astronaut-candidate MPC · 6149
6150 Neukum 1980 FR1 Gerhard Neukum, German astronomer, professor at Freie Universität, Berlin MPC · 6150
6151 Viget 1987 WF MPC · 6151
6152 Empedocles 1989 GB3 Empedocles, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6152
6153 Hershey 1990 OB John Landis Hershey, American astronomer* MPC · 6153
6154 Stevesynnott 1990 QP1 Stephen P. Synnott, American astronomer* MPC · 6154
6155 Yokosugano 1990 VY2 Yōko Sugano, wife of Matsuo Sugano MPC · 6155
6156 Dall 1991 AF1 MPC · 6156
6157 Prey 1991 RX2 Alois Prey, Austrian astronomer or Adalbert Prey, Austrian astronomer* MPC · 6157
6158 Shosanbetsu 1991 VB3 Shosanbetsu, a village in Hokkaido with a population of about 1450, was established in 1909. The name of the village means "a river where the waterfall is flowing out" in the Ainu language of the former inhabitants of Hokkaido. The Shosanbetsu Observatory has a 0.65-m reflector. The name was suggested by Y. Sano JPL · 6158
6159 Andréseloy 1991 YH Andrés Eloy Martinez (b. 1963) is a Mexican astronomer and science popularizer known in his country for his radio dramatization of the novel War of the Worlds. He loves creating science videos for the Internet. His biggest concerns are global warming and an asteroid impact on Earth. JPL · 6159
6160 Minakata 1993 JF Kumagusu Minakata, Japanese author and naturalist MPC · 6160
6161 Vojno-Yasenetsky 1971 TY2 Valentin Voino-Yasenetsky (Archbishop Luka), Ukrainian surgeon and theologian* MPC · 6161
6162 Prokhorov 1973 SR6 Yurij Vasil'evich Prokhorov, Russian mathematician* MPC · 6162
6163 Reimers 1977 FT Dieter Reimers, German astronomer* MPC · 6163
6164 Gerhardmüller 1977 RF2 Named in memory of academician Gerhard Friedrich Müller (Miller, according to traditional spelling in Russian; 1705–1783), first rector of St. Petersburg University and editor of the first Russian academic journal. He is considered the father of St. Petersburg's historical school, and his works were the foundation for research on the history, ethnography, archeology and geography of Russia and Siberia JPL · 6164
6165 Frolova 1978 PD3 Named in honor of Natalia Borisovna Frolova, assistant professor of astronomy at Ural State University in Ekaterinburg. She worked on a detailed catalogue of stars along the path of comet 1P/Halley, and this contributed to the success of the space missions Vega and Giotto. As a leader in educating local schoolchildren about astronomy, she takes an active part in organizing the annual Winter Astronomical Students' School at Kourovskay Observatory JPL · 6165
6166 Univsima 1978 SP4 Simferopol State University* MPC · 6166
6167 Narmanskij 1979 QB10 V. Ya. Narmanskii, Ukrainian researcher in biorhythms and space physics* MPC · 6167
6168 Isnello 1981 EB1 Isnello, a pleasant village in Sicily's Madonie Natural Park, has long been famous for its traditional refined embroidery. It is now becoming an important center for astronomy with the realization of the Parco Astronomico delle Madonie, an international center devoted to popularization of and research in astronomy JPL · 6168
6169 Sashakrot 1981 EX4 Alexander (Sasha) Krot, cosmochemist and meteoriticist MPC · 6169
6170 Levasseur 1981 GP Pierre Émile Levasseur, French economist* MPC · 6170
6171 Uttorp 1981 UT Uttorp, a village in southeastern Sweden, is part of a nature reserve used by the local astronomy club Karlskrona Astronomiförening. In 2010 the site, renowned for its dark skies, also saw the launch of an annual astronomy conference open to amateur astronomers and the public. The name was suggested by U. Petersson JPL · 6171
6172 Prokofeana 1982 TX MPC · 6172
6173 Jimwestphal 1983 AD James A. (Jim) Westphal, American astronomer, at one time Director of Palomar Observatory* MPC · 6173
6174 Polybius 1983 TR2 Polybius, Ancient Greek historian* MPC · 6174
6175 Cori 1983 XW Carl Ferdinand and Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz), husband and wife Austro-Hungarian-American biochemists MPC · 6175
6176 Horrigan 1985 BH Barbara Llewellyn Horrigan, American member of the Arlington Friends of the Drama (Massachusetts), actress, director, and set and costume designer JPL  · 6176
6177 Fécamp 1986 CE2 Fécamp is a small town located in Normandy, France. The history of Fécamp rests with that of its abbey JPL · 6177
6179 Brett 1986 EN Robin Brett, American astronomer* MPC · 6179
6180 Bystritskaya 1986 PX4 Named in honor of Ehlina Avraamovna Bystritskaya, distinguished Soviet actress. An actress with Moscow Malyj Theatre since 1958, she is especially popular for her brilliant roles in several films JPL · 6180
6181 Bobweber 1986 RW Robert ("Bob") Weber, 20th-century American physicist and astronomer, team leader of the Deep Space Satellite Tracking Network, and co-developer of the LINEAR project JPL · 6181
6182 Katygord 1987 SC4 MPC · 6182
6183 Viscome 1987 SF7 George R. Viscome, American broadcast technician and astrometrist MPC · 6183
6184 Nordlund 1987 UQ3 Aake Nordlund, Danish astrophysicist MPC · 6184
6185 Mitsuma 1987 YD Shigeo Mitsuma (1956–2012) was a member of Hoshinohiroba (the Japanese Comet Observers Network) and an independent discoverer of C/1987 B1 (Nishikawa-Takamizawa-Tago). He also observed sunspots and search for novae JPL · 6185
6186 Zenon 1988 CC2 Zenon, Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician MPC · 6186
6187 Kagura 1988 RD5 The Kagura is a Shinto theatrical dance, that has been performed in sacred places and on special occasions for a thousand years in Japan JPL · 6187
6188 Robertpepin 1988 SW2 Robert Pepin, American meteoriticist MPC · 6188
6189 Völk 1989 EY2 Elisabeth Völk, secretary of ESO headquarters MPC · 6189
6190 Rennes 1989 TJ1 Rennes, France* MPC · 6190
6191 Eades 1989 WN1 MPC · 6191
6192 Javiergorosabel 1990 KB1 Javier Gorosabel (1969-2015) was a Spanish astronomer, born in the Basque Country. His contributions to the study of \gamma -ray bursts were crucial for the development of that field. He was an eager popularizer of astronomy. JPL · 6192
6193 Manabe 1990 QC1 Yoshinosuke or Ryōnosuke Manabe (1926–1983), Japanese orbit computer at Tokyo Astronomical Observatory MPC · 6193
6194 Denali 1990 TN Mt. Denali, rising 6194 meters above sea level, is the tallest peak in North America. The name Denali originates from the Tanana Indian language and translates into English as "The Great One". The Tanana Indians are a subgroup of the Athabaskans; the Athabaskans were the original inhabitants of central and south central Alaska. Name proposed by D. Hamilton JPL · 6194
6195 Nukariya 1990 VL2 Motoi Nukariya, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6195
6196 Bernardbowen 1991 UO4 Bernard Bowen was the founding chair of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and was instrumental in its establishment in 2009. He helped bring part of the Square Kilometre Array telescope to Western Australia. He has also had a distinguished career in Australian marine science and environmental protection. MPC · 6196
6197 Taracho 1992 AB1 Tara is a town in Saga prefecture. The preparation of dried seaweed is its main industry, and Tara mandarin oranges are famous. The Saga Astronomical Society's 0.60-m reflector at the Tara Observatory is familiar to many of the local residents. The name was suggested by Y. Yamada JPL · 6197
6198 Shirakawa 1992 AF1 Shirakawa, Fukushima, Japan MPC · 6198
6199 Yoshiokayayoi 1992 BK1 Yayoi Yoshioka, Japanese physician and women's rights activist MPC · 6199
6200 Hachinohe 1993 HL Akio Hachinohe, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6200

6201–6300[edit]

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6201 Ichiroshimizu 1993 HY Ichiro Shimizu, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6201
6202 Georgemiley 3332 T-1 George K. Miley, American astronomer* MPC · 6202
6203 Lyubamoroz 1981 EC23 Lyuba V. Moroz, Russian planetary scientist MPC · 6203
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 Norman MacKenzie, Canadian scholar MPC · 6204
6205 Menottigalli 1983 OD Menotti Galli, Italian physicist MPC · 6205
6206 Corradolamberti 1985 TB1 Corrado Lamberti, Italian astronomer* MPC · 6206
6207 Bourvil 1988 BV Bourvil (André Zacharie Raimbourg), French actor and singer JPL MPC · 6207
6208 Wakata 1988 XT Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut MPC · 6208
6209 Schwaben 1990 TF4 Samuel Heinrich Schwabe, German solar astronomer * MPC · 6209
6210 Hyunseop 1991 AX1 Seo Hyun-seop, Korean diplomat MPC · 6210
6211 Tsubame 1991 DO Tsubame, Japanese former express train running from Tokyo to Osaka or Kobe MPC · 6211
6212 Franzthaler 1993 MS1 Franz Thaler (1925–2015) was an author from South Tyrol, Italy and a survivorof Dachau and Hersbruck. Thaler’s memoir, Unvergessen (Unforgotten), initiated theprocess of coming to terms with what happened during the Nazi era. He was a firm believer in the peaceful coexistence of the three ethnic groups living in South Tyrol. MPC · 6212
6213 Zwiers 2196 P-L Hendrik Jan Zwiers, Dutch astronomer MPC · 6213
6214 Mikhailgrinev 1971 SN2 Named in honor of Mikhail Vasil'evich Grinev (b. 1929), outstanding Russian surgeon, director of St. Petersburg Djanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine from 1984 to 1998, member of the board of directors of the European Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, professor of St. Petersburg Medical University and medical academy for postgraduate training. Grinev is internationally renowned for his classic research in the field of emergency surgery, polytrauma and shock. Name suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy and Djanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine JPL · 6214
6215 Mehdia 1973 EK Mehdia, equivalent to the Arabic word for “gift”, is a region in Morocco with rich natural resources. The forest and the Sidi Boughaba lake are home to thousands of species, including endangered migrating birds from Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, which prefer to spend the winter in the calm, warm waters of Sidi Boughaba. MPC · 6215
6216 San Jose 1975 SJ San Jose, California MPC · 6216
6217 Kodai 1975 XH Kodai Fukushima (b. 1991) is a founder of the student club Libertyer. He made the original proposal of the chosen names “Libertas” and “Fortitudo” for the host star Xi Aquilae and its exoplanet Xi Aquilae b in the IAU’s NameExoWorlds contest. MPC · 6217
6218 Mizushima 1977 EG7 A town of Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan MPC · 6218
6219 Demalia 1978 PX2 MPC · 6219
6220 Stepanmakarov 1978 SN7 Stepan Osipovich Makarov, Russian vice-admiral and oceanographer* MPC · 6220
6221 Ducentesima 1980 GO Latin for "200", for 200th asteroid discovered at Kleť Observatory MPC · 6221
6223 Dahl 1980 RD1 Roald Dahl, British author MPC · 6223
6224 El Goresy 1981 EK8 Ahmed El Goresy, Egyptian mineralogist MPC · 6224
6225 Hiroko 1981 EK12 Hiroko Nagahara, Japanese meteoriticist MPC · 6225
6226 Paulwarren 1981 EY18 Paul Warren, American research geochemist MPC · 6226
6227 Alanrubin 1981 EQ42 Alan Rubin, American research geochemist MPC · 6227
6228 Yonezawa 1982 BA Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan MPC · 6228
6229 Tursachan 1983 VN7 Gaelic for "Standing Stones" (1997 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner) MPC · 6229
6231 Hundertwasser 1985 FH Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Friedrich Stowasser), Austrian artist MPC · 6231
6232 Zubitskia 1985 SJ3 Named in honor of Danila Nikiforovich Zubitskij and Natalia Petrovna Zubitska, doctors and phyto-therapists in Kiev, who have developed original methods of treatment using herbal medicines. The authors of several books, they are well known in the Ukraine, and their methods and preparations are also being used in other countries. Natalia Petrovna, who has a broadcast program in Kiev about herbs and "people's medicine", has also published several books of poetry JPL · 6232
6233 Kimura 1986 CG Hisashi Kimura, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6233
6234 Sheilawolfman 1986 SF Sheila Wolfman (née Sala Fajerman), Polish child survivor of the holocaust, pictured in Martin Gilbert's The Boys MPC · 6234
6235 Burney 1987 VB Venetia Phair, née Burney, English woman who, at age 11, suggested the name Pluto for the "ninth planet" JPL · 6235
6236 Mallard 1988 WF LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard, British steam locomotive MPC · 6236
6237 Chikushi 1989 CV Chikuzen and Chikugo Province, former name of Fukuoka prefecture, Japan MPC · 6237
6239 Minos 1989 QF Minos, mythological Cretan king* MPC · 6239
6240 Lucretius Carus 1989 SL1 Titus Lucretius Carus, Roman poet and philosopher MPC · 6240
6241 Galante 1989 TG MPC · 6241
6243 Yoder 1990 OT3 Charles Finney Yoder, American astronomer* MPC · 6243
6244 Okamoto 1990 QF Hiroshi Okamoto, Japanese primary school teacher of discoverer MPC · 6244
6245 Ikufumi 1990 SO4 Ikufumi Makino, Japanese telecommunications systems engineer and amateur astronomer MPC · 6245
6246 Komurotoru 1990 VX2 Toru Komuro, Japanese sculptor* MPC · 6246
6247 Amanogawa 1990 WY3 Amanogawa river, Hokkaidō, Japan (In Japanese, "Amanogawa" means also "Milky Way") MPC · 6247
6249 Jennifer 1991 JF1 MPC · 6249
6250 Saekohayashi 1991 VX1 Saeko S. Hayashi (b. 1958) is an associate professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL · 6250
6251 Setsuko 1992 DB Setsuko Akiyama, wife of one of discoverers MPC · 6251
6252 Montevideo 1992 EV11 Montevideo, Uruguay, birthplace of Gonzalo Tancredi, one of the discoverers MPC · 6252
6255 Kuma 1994 XT Kuma, Aichi, Japan MPC · 6255
6256 Canova 4063 P-L Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor* MPC · 6256
6257 Thorvaldsen 4098 T-1 Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor* MPC · 6257
6258 Rodin 3070 T-2 Auguste Rodin ( (1840-1917)), French sculptor MPC · 6258
6259 Maillol 3236 T-2 Aristide Maillol, French sculptor* MPC · 6259
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American pharmacologist MPC · 6260
6261 Chione 1976 WC MPC · 6261
6262 Javid 1978 RZ MPC · 6262
6266 Letzel 1986 TB3 Jan Letzel, Czech architect MPC · 6266
6267 Rozhen 1987 SO9 The National Astronomical Observatory of Bulgaria on Mt Rozhen* MPC · 6267
6268 Versailles 1990 SS5 Versailles, France MPC · 6268
6269 Kawasaki 1990 UJ Shun'ichi Kawasaki, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6269
6270 Kabukuri 1991 BD Kabukuri-numa is a marsh in Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan. It has a great deal of biodiversity and around 50~000 wild geese are wintering every year. This marsh was designated as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention in 2005. The name was suggested by T. Yusa JPL · 6270
6271 Farmer 1991 NF MPC · 6271
6273 Kiruna 1992 ER31 Kiruna, northernmost city of Sweden MPC · 6273
6274 Taizaburo 1992 FV Taizaburo Koyama, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6274
6275 Kiryu 1993 VQ Kiryū, Gunma, Japan MPC · 6275
6276 Kurohone 1994 AB Kurohone, village in Seta District, Gunma, Japan* MPC · 6276
6277 Siok 1949 QC1 Steve (b. 1949) and Kathy (b. 1949) Siok have been members of the Skyscrapers astronomy club of Rhode Island, USA for more than forty years, during which time they have held a variety of leadership positions JPL · 6277
6278 Ametkhan 1971 TF Amet Khan Sultan, Tatar air ace of World War II* MPC · 6278
6280 Sicardy 1980 RJ MPC · 6280
6281 Strnad 1980 SD Antonín Strnad, Czech astronomer MPC · 6281
6282 Edwelda 1980 TS4 Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson, Filipino associate editor and photo editor, respectively, at Sky & Telescope magazine + MPC · 6282
6284 Borisivanov 1981 EM19 Boris Ivanov, Russian geophysicist MPC · 6284
6285 Ingram 1981 EA26 Vernon Ingram, American biologist, and his wife Elizabeth (Beth) Ingram, former Ashdown House housemasters at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MPC · 6285
6287 Lenham 1984 AR Alan Pennell Lenham, British amateur astronomer* MPC · 6287
6289 Lanusei 1984 HP1 Lanusei, a town in Sardinia, Italy. JPL · 6289
6291 Renzetti 1985 TM1 Nicholas A. Renzetti, physicist, at one time with the Deep Space Network* MPC · 6291
6293 Oberpfalz 1987 WV1 MPC · 6293
6294 Czerny 1988 CX1 Karl Czerny, Austrian composer and piano teacher MPC · 6294
6295 Schmoll 1988 CF3 Antoine Schmoll, German piano teacher MPC · 6295
6296 Cleveland 1988 NC Cleveland, Ohio* MPC · 6296
6298 Sawaoka 1988 XC Akira Sawaoka (b. 1938), a Japanese scientist who synthesized a new type of polycrystalline diamond by a new shock-wave consolidation technique. JPL · 6298
6299 Reizoutoyoko 1988 XQ1 Reizou and Toyoko Mori, parents of one of discoverers MPC · 6299
6300 Hosamu 1988 YB Osamu Hioki, friend of discoverers MPC · 6300

6301–6400[edit]

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6302 Tengukogen 1989 CF Tengu Highland, mountain in Shikoku Island, Japan MPC · 6302
6304 Josephus Flavius 1989 GT3 Josephus Bar Mattheus, Jewish historian MPC · 6304
6305 Helgoland 1989 GE8 Heligoland, Germany. JPL · 6305
6306 Nishimura 1989 UL3 Yūji Nishimura, president of Nishimura Mfg. Co. MPC · 6306
6307 Maiztegui 1989 WL7 Alberto Maiztegui, Argentinian author and science educator JPL · 6307
6308 Ebisuzaki 1990 BK Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, Japanese astronomer. JPL · 6308
6309 Elsschot 1990 EM3 Willem Elsschot, pseudonym of Alfons de Ridder, Flemish writer MPC · 6309
6310 Jankonke 1990 KK MPC · 6310
6311 Porubčan 1990 RQ2 Vladimír Porubčan, Slovak astronomer. JPL · 6311
6312 Robheinlein 1990 RH4 Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author JPL · 6312
6317 Dreyfus 1990 UP3 Dreyfus affair MPC · 6317
6318 Cronkite 1990 WA Walter Cronkite, American TV newsreader. JPL MPC · 6318
6319 Beregovoj 1990 WJ3 Georgi Beregovoi, Russian cosmonaut MPC · 6319
6320 Bremen 1991 AL3 Bremen, Germany. JPL · 6320
6321 Namuratakao 1991 BV Takao Namura, a well-known telescope-mirror maker. JPL MPC · 6321
6323 Karoji 1991 CY1 Hiroshi Karoji, Japanese astronomer. JPL · 6323
6324 Kejonuma 1991 DN1 Kejo-numa, a marsh in Miyagi prefecture, is a great wintering site for migratory birds. More than 2000 Bean geese, which are an endangered species in Japan, winter there every year. The marsh was designated as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention in 2008. The name was suggested by T. Yusa JPL · 6324
6326 Idamiyoshi 1991 FJ1 Miyoshi Ida, Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL · 6326
6327 Tijn 1991 GP1 Named for Tijn Kolsteren from the Netherlands, who, at age 6 and diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, raised over 2 million euros for the International Red Cross, as part of the Dutch charity radio program Serious Request 2016 MPC · 6327
6329 Hikonejyo 1992 EU1 Hikone Castle, Hikone, Shiga, Japan. JPL · 6329
6330 Koen 1992 FN Koen Yanagiya, rakugoka. JPL · 6330
6332 Vorarlberg 1992 FP3 Vorarlberg, Austria. JPL · 6332
6333 Helenejacq 1992 LG MPC · 6333
6334 Robleonard 1992 MM MPC · 6334
6335 Nicolerappaport 1992 NR Nicole Rappaport (b. 1950), a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is an authority on radio science and the use of spacecraft tracking data to determine the masses and gravity fields for the natural satellites. She has also done important work on the dynamics of Saturn's ring particles JPL · 6335
6336 Dodo 1992 UU Dodo, a large, flightless bird first discovered in 1507 on the island of Mauritius. JPL · 6336
6337 Shiota 1992 UC4 Kazuo Shiota, Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL · 6337
6338 Isaosato 1992 UO4 Isao Sato, Japanese astronomer. JPL · 6338
6339 Giliberti 1993 SG MPC · 6339
6340 Kathmandu 1993 TF2 Kathmandu, Nepal. JPL · 6340
6345 Hideo 1994 AX1 Hideo Fukushima, Japanese astronomer. JPL · 6345
6346 Syukumeguri 1995 AY A part of Kurohone, Gunma, Japan. JPL · 6346
6349 Acapulco 1995 CN1 Acapulco, Mexico. JPL · 6349
6350 Schlüter 3526 P-L Jochen Schlüter, German mineralogist or Arnulf Schlüter, German astronomer or Wolfgang Schlüter, German astronomer. JPL · 6350
6351 Neumann 4277 T-1 Johann Balthasar Neumann, German baroque architect MPC · 6351
6352 Schlaun 2400 T-3 Johann Conrad Schlaun, German baroque architect. MPC · 6352
6353 Semper 3107 T-3 MPC · 6353
6354 Vangelis 1934 GA Vangelis Papathanassiou, Greek composer and multi-instrumentalist MPC · 6354
6355 Univermoscow 1969 TX5 Lomonosov Moscow State University. JPL · 6355
6356 Tairov 1976 QR Vasilij Egorovich Tairov, Russian viticulturist* MPC · 6356
6357 Glushko 1976 SK3 Valentin Petrovich Glushko, Soviet rocket scientist* MPC · 6357
6358 Chertok 1977 AL1 Boris Evseevich Chertok, Russian rocket scientist (specialist in guidance and control)* MPC · 6358
6359 Dubinin 1977 AZ1 Eduard Dubinin, Russian astrophysicist* MPC · 6359
6361 Koppel 1978 VL11 Thomas Koppel (1944–2006), a Danish musician. JPL · 6361
6362 Tunis 1979 KO Tunis, Tunisia. JPL · 6362
6363 Doggett 1981 CB1 LeRoy Elsworth Doggett, American astronomer and historian of astronomy [4][5] MPC · 6363
6364 Casarini 1981 ET Jeannine Casarini, French teacher, member of the Tunguska99 scientific expedition to Central Siberia JPL · 6364
6365 Nickschneider 1981 ES29 Nicholas McCord Schneider, American astronomer* MPC · 6365
6366 Rainerwieler 1981 UM22 Rainer Wieler, Swiss geochemist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) MPC · 6366
6368 Richardmenendez 1983 RM3 Richard Menendez (b. 1957) has taught astronomy at St. Louis Community College for the last 14 years with his own curriculum aimed toward concepts and ideas for classroom teachers. He has done over 900 hours of public-outreach astronomy and has been a board member of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. JPL · 6368
6370 Malpais 1984 EY Spanish for "bad country"/"badlands", used by early explorers of the American Southwest to designate difficult-going countryside strewn with rough lava flows or rocks, and now used to designate the rock found in such country, used for stone building construction (1999 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner) MPC · 6370
6371 Heinlein 1985 GS Dieter Heinlein, meteorite and tektite collector for the Bavarian Meteorite Laboratory MPC · 6371
6372 Walker 1985 JW1 Robert M. Walker, American astronomer* MPC · 6372
6373 Stern 1986 EZ Named for Alan Stern (b. 1957), astronomer MPC · 6373
6374 Beslan 1986 PY4 Beslan, Russia. JPL · 6374
6375 Fredharris 1986 TB5 MPC · 6375
6376 Schamp 1987 KD1 Larry and Becky Schamp, Americans stationed in Alice Springs, Australia, who took in members of the Shoemaker family after the car collision in which Eugene died JPL · 6376
6377 Cagney 1987 ML1 James Cagney, American actor MPC · 6377
6379 Vrba 1987 VA1 Karel Vrba, Czech mineralogy professor MPC · 6379
6380 Gardel 1988 CG Singer, composer and actor Carlos Gardel (1890–1935) recorded during his lifetime hundreds of songs and composed together with Alfredo Le Pera famous tangos such as Mi Buenos Aires querido, Volver or Por una cabeza. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger JPL · 6380
6381 Toyama 1988 DO1 Miyuki Toyama, Japanese amateur astronomer and illustrator JPL · 6381
6383 Tokushima 1988 XU1 Tokushima-Kainan Astronomical Observatory, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan MPC · 6383
6384 Kervin 1989 AM MPC · 6384
6385 Martindavid 1989 EC2 Martin Alois David, Czech observatory director MPC · 6385
6386 Keithnoll 1989 NK1 Keith S. Noll, American astronomer* MPC · 6386
6389 Ogawa 1990 BX Shigeo Ogawa, president of Seibundo-Shinkosha (publisher) MPC · 6389
6390 Hirabayashi 1990 BG1 Shigeto Hirabayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6390
6391 Africano 1990 BN2 MPC · 6391
6392 Takashimizuno 1990 HR Takashi Mizuno, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6392
6395 Hilliard 1990 UE1 MPC · 6395
6396 Schleswig 1991 AO3 Schleswig, Germany/Denmark* MPC · 6396
6398 Timhunter 1991 CD1 Tim Hunter, American amateur astronomer* MPC · 6398
6399 Harada 1991 GA Shoji Harada, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6399
6400 Georgealexander 1991 GQ1 George Alexander, a public-affairs manager in Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL MPC · 6400

6401–6500[edit]

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6401 Roentgen 1991 GB2 Wilhelm Röntgen (1845–1923), German physicist and Nobelist MPC · 6401
6402 Holstein 1991 GQ10 Holstein, southern part of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany MPC · 6402
6403 Steverin 1991 NU Steven Newburn and Erin Fischer on the occasion of their marriage. Steven is the son of Ray Newburn, science coordinator for near-earth objects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and former co-leader of the International Halley Watch MPC · 6403
6404 Vanavara 1991 PS6 Vanavara, town in Siberia near the Tunguska impact site MPC · 6404
6405 Komiyama 1992 HJ Fukuji Komiyama (b. 1924), a Japanese agriculture and forestry technician. JPL · 6405
6406 Mikejura 1992 MJ Michael Jura (1947–2016) was as an American astronomer and UCLA professor whose work on polluted white dwarfs first enabled the measurement of the chemical compositions of extrasolar asteroids. JPL · 6406
6408 Saijo 1992 UT5 Yoshihiro Saijo (b. 1959), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6408
6410 Fujiwara 1992 WO4 Masato? Fujiwara, Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL · 6410
6411 Tamaga 1993 TA The Astronomer (TA), a British amateur astronomy magazine, founded under the name The Casual Astronomer by James Muirden in 1964. The interest of the discoverer, Robert H. McNaught, in observational astronomy was spurred by this astronomy magazine. MPC · 6411
6412 Kaifu 1993 TL2 Norio Kaifu, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6412
6413 Iye 1993 TJ3 Masanori Ie, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6413
6414 Mizunuma 1993 UX A part of Kurohone, Gunma, Japan MPC · 6414
6416 Nyukasayama 1993 VY3 Mount Nyūkasa, a mountain in central Japan. JPL · 6416
6417 Liberati 1993 XA Libero Liberati (1926-1962), motorcyclist who won the Absolute Italian Championship in 1955 and 1956 riding a four-cylinder Gilera. JPL · 6417
6418 Hanamigahara 1993 XJ Hanamigahara, a beautiful forest park in the northern part of Kurohone village, Gunma prefecture. JPL · 6418
6419 Susono 1993 XX Susono, Shizuoka, Japan, near the discoverers' observing site at Mishima* MPC · 6419
6420 Riheijyaya 1993 XG1 Riheijyaya, a beautiful forest park in the western part of Kurohone village, Gunma prefecture. JPL · 6420
6422 Akagi 1994 CD1 Mount Akagi, 1828 m above sea level, is a large stratovolcano in the mid-eastern part of Gunma prefecture. JPL · 6422
6423 Harunasan 1994 CP2 Another of the Three Jomo Mountains, Mount Haruna, 1449 m above sea level, is located in the central part of Gunma prefecture. JPL · 6423
6424 Ando 1994 EN3 Hiroyasu Ando, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6424
6426 Vanýsek 1995 ED Vladimír Vanýsek, Czech astronomer MPC · 6426
6428 Barlach 3513 P-L Ernst Barlach, German sculptor* MPC · 6428
6429 Brancusi 4050 T-1 Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian sculptor MPC · 6429
6432 Temirkanov 1975 TR2 Yuri Temirkanov, Russian conductor MPC · 6432
6433 Enya 1978 WC Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin), Irish singer and songwriter MPC · 6433
6434 Jewitt 1981 OH David C. Jewitt, British astronomer MPC · 6434
6435 Daveross 1984 DA David Justin Ross (b. 1949), co-developer of the Prime Rib curve, a graphical display of energy requirements for rendezvous trajectories. JPL MPC · 6435
6436 Coco 1985 JX1 Mark Coco, an author of astronomical articles and an active observer, and his family MPC · 6436
6437 Stroganov 1987 QS7 The Stroganov family of Russia, who exploited the iron and gold mines of the Urals JPL · 6437
6438 Suárez 1988 BS3 Buenaventura Suárez, 17th-18th-century Argentine Jesuit and astronomer JPL · 6438
6439 Tirol 1988 CV Tyrol, Austria* MPC · 6439
6440 Ransome 1988 RA2 Arthur Ransome, British novelist MPC · 6440
6441 Milenajesenská 1988 RR2 Milena Jesenská (1896–1944), Czech journalist MPC · 6441
6442 Salzburg 1988 RU3 Salzburg, Austria* MPC · 6442
6444 Ryuzin 1989 WW Ryuzin, a small town within Toyota city, Aichi prefecture, Japan. JPL · 6444
6445 Bellmore 1990 FS1 Named in honor of Tamara Bell and Michael More on the occasion of their wedding. They are recent graduates of the University of Arizona with degrees in political science and geology. The discoverer and her husband wish the newlyweds a harmonious marriage and rewarding careers. JPL · 6445
6446 Lomberg 1990 QL Jon Lomberg, American artist MPC · 6446
6447 Terrycole 1990 TO1 Terry Cole, chief technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and senior faculty associate in the Caltech Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. JPL · 6447
6449 Kudara 1991 CL1 Kyoyu Kudara (1894–1964), Japanese astronomer, second president of Oriental Astronomical Association JPL · 6449
6450 Masahikohayashi 1991 GV1 Masahiko Hayashi (b. 1959), professor of astronomy at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Tokyo. JPL MPC · 6450
6451 Kärnten 1991 GP10 Carinthia German: Kärnten, the southernmost province of Austria MPC · 6451
6452 Johneuller 1991 HA John E. Euller, American physics teacher at Eastridge High School in Irondequoit, New York MPC · 6452
6456 Golombek 1992 OM Matthew Philip Golombek, American planetary geologist MPC · 6456
6457 Kremsmünster 1992 RT Kremsmünster, Austria, location of the observatory (Sternwarte Kremsmünster) of the Benedictine monastery* MPC · 6457
6458 Nouda 1992 TD1 Tadasuke Nouda, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6458
6459 Hidesan 1992 UY5 Hideo Sato, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6459
6460 Bassano 1992 UK6 Bassano Bresciano, an ancient village in northern Italy, where the Bassano Bresciano Observatory is located MPC · 6460
6461 Adam 1993 VB5 Robert Adam (1728–1792), a Scottish architect. JPL · 6461
6462 Myougi 1994 AF2 Also one of the Three Jomo Mountains, Mount Myougi, 1104 m above sea level and created by volcanic activity, is located at the southwestern part of Gunma prefecture. JPL MPC · 6462
6463 Isoda 1994 AG3 Sachiko or Yukiko Isoda, Japanese* MPC · 6463
6464 Kaburaki 1994 CK Masaki Kaburaki, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6464
6465 Zvezdotchet 1995 EP Zvezdochet, the Russian magazine for amateur astronomers* MPC · 6465
6466 Drewesquivel 1979 MU8 Drew Esquivel (1995–2016), a devoted student, mentor, leader, and outstanding athlete on wrestling and swimming teams, enjoyed sharing his skills and passion for software development with his peers at MIT and the Summer Science Program, and with the community at large via mobile applications and online tutoring. JPL · 6466
6467 Prilepina 1979 TS2 Svetlana Semenovna Prilepina, a graduate of the Astronomical Department at the Ural State University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. At Kourovka Astronomical Observatory, she has been organizing the annual Winter Astronomical School MPC · 6467
6468 Welzenbach 1981 ED19 Linda Welzenbach (b. 1966), American geologist, Collection Manager of the Meteorite Collection of the National Museum of Natural History JPL · 6468
6469 Armstrong 1982 PC Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 astronaut MPC · 6469
6470 Aldrin 1982 RO1 Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut MPC · 6470
6471 Collins 1983 EB1 Michael Collins, Italian-American Apollo 11 astronaut MPC · 6471
6472 Rosema 1985 TL Keith D. Rosema (b. 1967), computer scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who did asteroid radar astronomy at both Arecibo and Goldstone Observatory MPC · 6472
6473 Winkler 1986 GM Ron Winkler (b. 1954), American digital engineer and radio astronomer at Goldstone Observatory MPC · 6473
6474 Choate 1987 SG1 Dennis Choate, American astronomer or Larry Mercer Choate, American astronomer* MPC · 6474
6475 Refugium 1987 SZ6 Latin word for "refuge"* MPC · 6475
6478 Gault 1988 JC1 Donald E. Gault, American planetary geologist JPL · 6478
6479 Leoconnolly 1988 LC Leo Paul Connolly, American astronomer* MPC · 6479
6480 Scarlatti 1988 PM1 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and instrumentalist MPC · 6480
6481 Tenzing 1988 RH2 Tenzing Norgay, Sherpa mountain climber MPC · 6481
6482 Steiermark 1989 AF7 Styria, Austria* MPC · 6482
6483 Nikolajvasil'ev 1990 EO4 Nikolai Vasil'ev, Russian scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Independent Tunguska Expeditions MPC · 6483
6484 Barthibbs 1990 FT1 Bart Hibbs, American physicist* MPC · 6484
6485 Wendeesther 1990 UR1 Wendee Esther Wallach-Feldman (afterwards Wendee Wallach-Levy), former teacher. Married to astronomer David H. Levy with whom she co-directs their private observatory (Jarnac Observatory) in Vail, Arizona MPC · 6485
6487 Tonyspear 1991 GA1 Tony Spear, American engineer, latterly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory* MPC · 6487
6488 Drebach 1991 GU9 Drebach Public Observatory (German: Volkssternwarte Drebach and planetarium, in Drebach, Germany MPC · 6488
6489 Golevka 1991 JX Goldstone Observatory/Evpatoria/Kashima MPC · 6489
6493 Cathybennett 1992 CA Catherine A. Bennett, who was instrumental for the establishment of a successful NEO detection system at JPL MPC · 6493
6496 Kazuko 1992 UG2 Kazuko Ōtsuka, Japanese* MPC · 6496
6497 Yamasaki 1992 UR3 Masamitsu Yamasaki, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6497
6498 Ko 1992 UJ4 Ko Nagasawa, worker at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute and the Public Information Office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. MPC · 6498
6499 Michiko 1992 UV6 Michiko Hirasawa, wife of one of discoverers. JPL · 6499
6500 Kodaira 1993 ET Keiichi Kodaira, Japanese astronomer MPC · 6500

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6501 Isonzo 1993 XD Farra d'Isonzo* MPC · 6501
6504 Lehmbruck 4630 P-L Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor* MPC · 6504
6505 Muzzio 1976 AH Juan Carlos Muzzio, Argentine astrophysicist JPL · 6505
6506 Klausheide 1978 EN Klaus Heide, German meteorite and small solar system bodies researcher at the University of Jena and son of meteorite researcher Fritz Heide of Jena* MPC · 6506
6508 Rolčík 1982 QM Viktor Rolčík, Czech optical engineer MPC · 6508
6509 Giovannipratesi 1983 CQ3 Giovanni Pratesi (b. 1963) is a mineralogist and specialist in meteorites and impact rocks. He is director of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Firenze and was the founder and director of the Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato until 2012. JPL · 6509
6510 Tarry 1987 DF William and Nancy Tarry, Americans stationed in Alice Springs, Australia, who provided hospitality and assistance to the Shoemakers when Eugene was killed in an outback car collision JPL · 6510
6511 Furmanov 1987 QR Rudol'f Davidovich Furmanov (b. 1938), Russian producer and artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia MPC · 6511
6512 de Bergh 1987 SR Catherine de Bergh, French astronomer* MPC · 6512
6514 Torahiko 1987 WY Torahiko Terada, Japanese physicist* MPC · 6514
6515 Giannigalli 1988 MG Giovanni Galli, Italian amateur astronomer JPL · 6515
6516 Gruss 1988 TC Gustav Gruss, Czech astronomer MPC · 6516
6517 Buzzi 1990 BW Luca Buzzi, Italian amateur astronomer JPL · 6517
6518 Vernon 1990 FR Named in honor of Robert and Esther Vernon, longtime friends and, for more than 35 years, neighbors of the discoverer and her parents, Fred and Kay Francis. Their wise counsel, advice and solace over the years have been a source of comfort and renewed strength. Bob, now "retired", travels the world from Slovakia to Mongolia, sharing his wealth of experience and expertise with emerging democracies JPL · 6518
6519 Giono 1991 CX Jean Giono, French (Provençal) writer MPC · 6519
6520 Sugawa 1991 HH Chikara Sugawa, Japanese Astronomer* MPC · 6520
6521 Pina 1991 LC1 Named in honor of Pina Toscano Blanco, regular "accompanying person" at astronomical meetings during the last 25 years. Her continuous presence has made her a supporting member of the "wives' committees" that do so much to improve such meetings. Name suggested by Pina's husband, Carlo Blanco, with the blessing of the discoverer JPL · 6521
6522 Aci 1991 NQ Named for a river southeast of Mount Etna, and also honoring the many towns and villages along it that contain the name: Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Acibonaccorsi, Acicatena, Aci Sant'Antonio and Aci Santo Filippo. The modern-day river evokes the myth of Aci (or Acis), the young Sicilian shepherd who was in love with Galatea, a Nereid. The jealous cyclops Polyphemus hurled a large rock and killed Aci, whose blood was transformed into an underground river that plunged into the Ionian Sea to hug his beloved Galatea. Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by Carlo Blanco JPL · 6522
6523 Clube 1991 TC Victor Clube, British astronomer* MPC · 6523
6524 Baalke 1992 AO Ron C. Baalke, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory* MPC · 6524
6525 Ocastron 1992 SQ Orange County Astronomers* MPC · 6525
6526 Matogawa 1992 TY Yasunori Matogawa, Japanese astronauticst* MPC · 6526
6527 Takashiito 1992 UF6 Takashi Ito (b. 1967) is a Japanese planetary scientist who specializes in solar-system dynamics, particularly concerning minor planets. One of his major achievements was to confirm numerically that asymmetric lunar cratering has a profound connection with near-earth-asteroid dynamics JPL · 6527
6528 Boden 1993 FL Boden Municipality, Sweden, birthplace of Mats Lindgren, one of the discoverers MPC · 6528
6529 Rhoads 1993 XR Jack W. Rhoads, American astronomer, at one time of Jet Propulsion Laboratory or James Ely Rhoads, American astronomer* MPC · 6529
6530 Adry 1994 GW Named in honor of Adriano Casulli (b. 1974), son of the discoverer JPL · 6530
6531 Subashiri 1994 YY A part of Oyama town at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan* MPC · 6531
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC Colin D. Scarfe, Canadian astronomer MPC · 6532
6533 Giuseppina 1995 DM Giuseppina de Strobel (Giusa Cayrel de Strobel), Italian astronomer, wife of French astronomer Roger Cayrel MPC · 6533
6534 Carriepeterson 1995 DT1 Carolyn (Carrie) H. Peterson (1942–2006) was an active member of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE). JPL · 6534
6535 Archipenko 3535 P-L MPC · 6535
6536 Vysochinska 1977 NK Named in honor of Lyudmila Iosifovna Vysochinska, composer, pianist and music critic in Kiev and a public figure throughout Ukraine. She has written many songs based on the poetry of Ukrainian, Russian and Bulgarian poets. The founding director of the Ukraine's first Theater of Songs, she has research interests that include the connections between Ukrainian classical composers and writers JPL · 6536
6537 Adamovich 1979 QK Aleksandr Mikhailovich Adamovich, Belarusian-Russian writer* MPC · 6537
6538 Muraviov 1981 SA Mikhail Nikitich Muraviov, Russian poet, minister, and administrator of Moscow State University, where he inaugurated the department of astronomy and built the observatory JPL · 6538
6539 Nohavica 1982 QG Jaromír Nohavica, Czech singer, poet and composer MPC · 6539
6540 Stepling 1982 SL Joseph Stepling S.J., German astronomer, mathematician and physicist MPC · 6540
6541 Yuan 1984 DY Dah-Ning Yuan (b. 1956), a senior scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been a key contributor to the determination of the earth's gravity field using the ultra precise spacecraft-to-spacecraft ranging data from the twin GRACE spacecraft JPL · 6541
6542 Jacquescousteau 1985 CH Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French marine explorer MPC · 6542
6543 Senna 1985 TP Ayrton Senna, Brazilian racing driver* MPC · 6543
6544 Stevendick 1986 SD Steven J. Dick (b. 1949), president of IAU Commission 41 (1997–2000), wrote the official history of the U.S. Naval Observatory and books on the history of the extraterrestrial life debate. At the USNO (1979–2003) he was astronomer, historian and Nautical Almanac Office chief. He has been chief historian of NASA since 2003 JPL · 6544
6546 Kaye 1987 DY Danny Kaye, American actor and comedian MPC · 6546
6547 Vasilkarazin 1987 RO Vasilii Nazarovich Karazin, Russian/Ukrainian scientist, founder of the University of Kharkov which now bears his name MPC · 6547
6549 Skryabin 1988 PX Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer MPC · 6549
6550 Parléř 1988 VO Peter Parler, 14th-century German master builder MPC · 6550
6552 Higginson 1989 GH George Higginson (1999–2009), of Lancaster, England, killed tragically in a road accident, was a promising student and budding astronomer. The name was suggested by M. A. Thompson JPL · 6552
6553 Seehaus 1989 GP6 MPC · 6553
6554 Takatsuguyoshida 1989 UO Takatsugu Yoshida, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6554
6556 Arcimboldo 1989 YS Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Italian painter MPC · 6556
6557 Yokonomura 1990 VR Yōko Nomura, wife of one of discoverers* MPC · 6557
6558 Norizuki 1991 GZ Sōjirō Norizuki, Japanese optical engineer* MPC · 6558
6559 Nomura 1991 JP Toshiro Nomura, Japanese asteroids discoverer* MPC · 6559
6560 Pravdo 1991 NP MPC · 6560
6561 Gruppetta 1991 TC4 John M. Gruppetta (b. 1957), a long-time friend of the discoverer, is a design engineer with an interest in astronomy JPL · 6561
6562 Takoyaki 1991 VR Takoyaki, Japanese fast food MPC · 6562
6563 Steinheim 1991 XZ5 MPC · 6563
6564 Asher 1992 BB David John Asher, British astronomer* MPC · 6564
6565 Reiji 1992 FT Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese manga artist MPC · 6565
6566 Shafter 1992 UB2 Allen Shafter, American professor and chairman of studies in astronomy at San Diego State University JPL · 6566
6567 Shigemasa 1992 WS Shigemasa Suzuki, Japanese engineer* MPC · 6567
6568 Serendip 1993 DT Serendip, old Persian name for present-day Sri Lanka, used in the fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes are always making discoveries of things they were not seeking JPL · 6568
6569 Ondaatje 1993 MO Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lanka-born Canadian novelist, poet and writer, best known for his novel The English Patient JPL · 6569
6570 Tomohiro 1994 JO Tomohiro Hirayama, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6570
6571 Sigmund 3027 P-L MPC · 6571
6572 Carson 1938 SX MPC · 6572
6573 Magnitskij 1974 SK1 Leontij Filippovich Magnitskij (1669–1739), a teacher of mathematics at the School of Mathematical and Navigation Sciences in Moscow from 1701, was author of the first printed book in Russia on "arithmetics", an encyclopedia of mathematical and astronomical knowledge at that time JPL · 6573
6574 Gvishiani 1976 QE1 Named in honor of Jermen Mikhailovich Gvishiani (b. 1928), known for his many works in philosophy, sociology and theory of management. He serves as president of the Foundation for Prospective Research and the Moscow Institute of Economics, Politics and Law. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Rome Club and many foreign academies, foundations and associations. His work promotes the use of foreign achievements in science, technology and culture in present-day Russia JPL · 6574
6575 Slavov 1978 PJ2 Named in honor of Nikolaj Antonovich Slavov (b. 1926), Ukrainian river fleet engineer and sportsman. He helped lead the clean-up effort after the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl, where he had been working for several months. A national boxing champion, he is president of the Professional Boxing League of Ukraine. His interests extend to the arts, and he is president of the All-Ukrainian Foundation for the artist Leonid Bykov. He actively contributes to the development of culture and sport in Ukraine JPL · 6575
6576 Kievtech 1978 RK Kiev Polytechnical Institute-National Technical University of Ukraine* MPC · 6576
6577 Torbenwolff 1978 VB6 Torben Wolff (b. 1919) is a Danish marine biologist who participated in the Galathea Deep-Sea Expedition Round the World (1950–1952) and other major ocean expeditions. MPC · 6577
6578 Zapesotskij 1980 TQ Aleksandr Sergeevich Zapesotskii, Russian sociologist* MPC · 6578
6579 Benedix 1981 ES4 Gretchen K. Benedix, British curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum in London JPL · 6579
6580 Philbland 1981 EW21 Philip A. Bland, British planetologist and meteoriticist JPL · 6580
6581 Sobers 1981 SO Gary Sobers, West Indies cricketer MPC · 6581
6582 Flagsymphony 1981 VS The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 50th season in 1999–2000. It is considered by many to be the best symphony orchestra in a small community in the U.S.A JPL · 6582
6583 Destinn 1984 DE Ema Destinn, Czech opera singer MPC · 6583
6584 Ludekpesek 1984 FK Ludek Pesek, Czech astronomical artist* MPC · 6584
6585 O'Keefe 1984 SR John Aloysius O'Keefe, American astronomer, geodesist, and researcher in meteoritics MPC · 6585
6586 Seydler 1984 UK August Seydler, Czech astronomer MPC · 6586
6587 Brassens 1984 WA Georges Brassens, French singer and songwriter* MPC · 6587
6589 Jankovich 1985 SL3 Milan Jankovich, economist and ecologist in Monaco, is head of the Zepter company. He is devoted to helping young people, improving the environment and encouraging cultural advances. He has won many prestigious international prizes. The name was suggested by the Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences JPL · 6589
6590 Barolo 1985 TA Barolo, a winegrowing area in Italy* MPC · 6590
6591 Sabinin 1986 RT Dmitrii Anatolievich Sabinin, Russian scientist MPC · 6591
6592 Goya 1986 TB Francisco Goya, Spanish painter* MPC · 6592
6594 Tasman 1987 MM Abel Janszoon Tasman, Dutch explorer MPC · 6594
6595 Munizbarreto 1987 QZ Luiz Muniz Barreto, Brazilian observatory director MPC · 6595
6596 Bittner 1987 VC Adam Bittner, Austrian astronomer MPC · 6596
6597 Kreil 1988 AF Karl Kreil, Austrian astronomer and meteorologist MPC · 6597
6598 Modugno 1988 CL MPC · 6598
6599 Tsuko 1988 PV Tsukō Nakamura, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6599
6600 Qwerty 1988 QW The Qwerty standard Roman-alphabet typewriter keyboard (named after the first six of the top row of letters), in part because the provisional designation was QW JPL · 6600

6601–6700[edit]

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6602 Gilclark 1989 EC MPC · 6602
6603 Marycragg 1990 Template:Notypo Mary A. Cragg (b. 1938) developed the Telescopes in Education (TIE) office infrastructure. It is used as a model for other remote educational telescope operations JPL · 6603
6604 Ilias 1990 QE Iliad of Homer, epic, and also Ilias, first grandson of the discoverer MPC · 6604
6605 Carmontelle 1990 SM9 Louis de Carmontelle (1717–1806), a French painter and architect. JPL · 6605
6606 Makino 1990 UF Tomitaro Makino, botanist* MPC · 6606
6607 Matsushima 1991 UL Kōichi Matsushima, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6607
6608 Davidecrespi 1991 VC4 Davide Crespi, Italian amateur astronomer. JPL · 6608
6610 Burwitz 1993 BL3 Vadim Burwitz, German astronomer. JPL · 6610
6612 Hachioji 1994 EM Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan* MPC · 6612
6613 Williamcarl 1994 LK William Carl Hergenrother (b. 1946) is the father of the discoverer JPL · 6613
6614 Antisthenes 6530 P-L Antisthenes, Greek philosopher, founder of the Cynic school of philosophy* MPC · 6614
6615 Plutarchos 9512 P-L Mestrius Plutarch, Greek historian, biographer, and essayist* MPC · 6615
6616 Plotinos 1175 T-1 Plotinus, Founder of Neoplatonism * MPC · 6616
6617 Boethius 2218 T-1 Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Roman philosopher and theologian* MPC · 6617
6618 Jimsimons 1936 SO Jim Simons (b. 1938), an American mathematician and philanthropist. JPL · 6618
6619 Kolya 1973 SS Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer JPL · 6619
6620 Peregrina 1973 UC Peregrina is a foreign lady, especially one on pilgrimage. The minor planets might be compared to an immense, multifarious crowd of perpetual pilgrims, and this one fancied to be an especially earnest, devout member JPL · 6620
6621 Timchuk 1975 VN5 Named in honor of neuropathologist Evdokiya Ivanovna Timchuk (b. 1937), a physician at a hospital near Simferopol and a good friend of the discoverer JPL · 6621
6622 Matvienko 1978 RG1 Named in honor of Vladimir Pavlovich Matvienko (b. 1938), Ukrainian economist, author of many works on economics and banking and a member of the Ukrainian Academy of Ecological Sciences. He is also a poet, and some of his poetic works have been set to music JPL · 6622
6625 Nyquist 1981 EX41 Laurence E. Nyquist, American planetary scientist JPL · 6625
6626 Mattgenge 1981 EZ46 Matthew Genge, British planetary scientist and meteoriticist JPL · 6626
6628 Dondelia 1981 WA1 MPC · 6628
6629 Kurtz 1982 UP Paul Kurtz MPC · 6629
6630 Skepticus 1982 VA CSICOP, a prominent organization of skeptics MPC · 6630
6631 Pyatnitskij 1983 RQ Mitrofan Efimovich Pyatnitskii, Russian artist* MPC · 6631
6632 Scoon 1984 UX1 MPC · 6632
6635 Zuber 1987 SH Maria T. Zuber, American geophysicist and planetary geologist JPL · 6635
6636 Kintanar 1988 RK8 Roman Lucero Kintanar, Filipino meteorologist, director of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (1958–1994) JPL · 6636
6637 Inoue 1988 XZ Keisuke? Inoue, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6637
6639 Marchis 1989 SO8 Franck Marchis, French astronomer JPL · 6639
6640 Falorni 1990 DL MPC · 6640
6641 Bobross 1990 OK2 Robert Ross (b. 1920) has devoted his life to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for almost 50 years. Now senior vice president and executive director, Ross has built the MDA into a world-famous organization funding research and opening new avenues for the care of patients and their families JPL · 6641
6642 Henze 1990 UE3 Martin Henze, German astronomer JPL · 6642
6643 Morikubo 1990 VZ Shigeru Morikubo, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6643
6644 Jugaku 1991 AA Jun Jugaku, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6644
6645 Arcetri 1991 AR1 Named for the Florence Observatory, moved in 1872 from the center of the city to Arcetri, near the house in which Galileo died. The original observatory, La Specola, was also associated with Galileo, and nineteenth-century directors included the comet hunters Pons, Donati and Tempel. It was Donati who moved the observatory to its present location JPL · 6645
6646 Churanta 1991 CA3 Antonina Mikhailovna Churyumova (b. 1907) is the mother of astronomer Klim Churyumov. A poet who has participated actively in public issues in the Ukraine, she has seven other children JPL · 6646
6647 Josse 1991 GG Raymond Josse, friend of the discoverer MPC · 6647
6649 Yokotatakao 1991 RN Takao Yokota, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6649
6650 Morimoto 1991 RS Masaki Morimoto, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6650
6653 Feininger 1991 XR1 MPC · 6653
6654 Luleå 1992 DT Luleå Municipality, Sweden MPC · 6654
6655 Nagahama 1992 EL Nagahama, Shiga, Japan* MPC · 6655
6656 Yokota 1992 FF Hiroshi Yokota, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6656
6657 Otukyo 1992 WY Japanese ancient capital from 667 to 672 MPC · 6657
6658 Akiraabe 1992 WT Akira Abe, Japanese editor of an astronomical magazine* MPC · 6658
6659 Pietsch 1992 YN Wolfgang Pietsch, German astronomer JPL · 6659
6660 Matsumoto 1993 BC Tatsujiro Matsumoto, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6660
6661 Ikemura 1993 BO Toshihiko Ikemura, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6661
6663 Tatebayashi 1993 CC Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan* MPC · 6663
6664 Tennyo 1993 CK The female tennin. Japanese astronaut Chiaki Mukai said her feeling like tennyo in her first flight* MPC · 6664
6665 Kagawa 1993 CN Tetsuo Kagawa, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6665
6666 Frö 1993 FG Frö, Norse god MPC · 6666
6667 Sannaimura 1994 EK Sannai, Akita, Japan* MPC · 6667
6669 Obi 1994 JA Shinnya Obi, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6669
6670 Wallach 1994 LL1 MPC · 6670
6671 Concari 1994 NC1 Italian amateur astronomer Paolo Concari (b. 1978) is an assiduous observer of minor planets from Suno in Novara. The name was suggested by S. Foglia JPL · 6671
6672 Corot 1213 T-1 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter* MPC · 6672
6673 Degas 2246 T-1 Edgar Degas, French painter and sculptor* MPC · 6673
6674 Cézanne 4272 T-1 Paul Cézanne, French painter* MPC · 6674
6675 Sisley 1493 T-2 Alfred Sisley, French (of English descent) impressionist painter* MPC · 6675
6676 Monet 2083 T-2 Claude Monet, French painter* MPC · 6676
6677 Renoir 3045 T-3 Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter* MPC · 6677
6678 Seurat 3422 T-3 Georges-Pierre Seurat, French painter* MPC · 6678
6679 Gurzhij 1969 UP Andrei Nikolaevich Gurzhii, Russian specialist in information (information measurement) MPC · 6679
6681 Prokopovich 1972 RU Feofan Prokopovich, Ukrainian and Russian writer* MPC · 6681
6682 Makarij 1973 ST Macarius II, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna, Russian educator* MPC · 6682
6683 Karachentsov 1976 GQ2 Nikolaj Petrovich Karachentsov is an actor and singer at the Moscow Lenkom Theatre. As one review said, "He has a remarkable sense of rhythm and an exceptional voice, captivating audiences with his songs" JPL · 6683
6684 Volodshevchenko 1977 QU Volodymyr Shevchenko, Ukrainian film director who died as a result of exposure to radiation while filming at the Chernobyl disaster* MPC · 6684
6685 Boitsov 1978 QG2 Named in memory of Vasilij Vasil'evich Boitsov (Bojtsov, 1908–1997), specialist on the technology of mechanical engineering and standardization. From 1963 to 1984 he headed the U.S.S.R. State Committee for standards and represented his country in the International Organization for Standardization, of which he served as president (1977–1979). Boitsov was an initiator and active participant in fundamental research on the creation of standard measurement systems. Name suggested by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy and supported by the discoverer JPL · 6685
6686 Hernius 1979 QC Olof Hernius, Swedish astronomer MPC · 6686
6687 Lahulla 1980 FN José Felix Lahulla, Spanish astronomer MPC · 6687
6688 Donmccarthy 1981 ER17 Since the 1970s, Donald W. McCarthy (b. 1948) has been an instrumental part of astronomy education and research at the University of Arizona. He specializes in infrared astronomy and instrumentation and has been an inspiration to his students and to the hundreds who have participated in his Astronomy Camps JPL · 6688
6689 Floss 1981 EQ24 Christine Floss, American meteoriticist JPL · 6689
6690 Messick 1981 SY1 Hank H. Messick (b. 1955) first taught the discoverer the constellations JPL · 6690
6691 Trussoni 1984 DX Edoardo Trussoni (b. 1945) is an astrophysicist who has spent most of his career studying high-energy phenomena in active galactic nuclei and stars. He was director of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino from 2002 to 2005. The name was suggested by M. Di Martino JPL · 6691
6692 Antonínholý 1985 HL Antonín Holý, Czech chemist. JPL · 6692
6695 Barrettduff 1986 PD1 Barrett Duff (b. 1923) coordinated the formation of the nonprofit, educational outreach organization Telescopes in Education (TIE) Foundation. His efforts were critical to the successful development of the TIE Foundation JPL · 6695
6696 Eubanks 1986 RC T. Marshall Eubanks, American astronomer [4] MPC · 6696
6697 Celentano 1987 HM Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor MPC · 6697
6698 Malhotra 1987 SL Renu Malhotra, astronomer MPC · 6698
6699 Igaueno 1987 YK Ueno, Mie, Japan (now part of Iga)* MPC · 6699
6700 Kubišová 1988 AO Marta Kubišová, Czech singer MPC · 6700

6701–6800[edit]

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6701 Warhol 1988 AW Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola), American artist MPC · 6701
6705 Rinaketty 1988 RK5 Rina Ketty (a.k.a. Cesarina Pichetto), French singer of the 1930s JPL · 6705
6707 Shigeru 1988 VZ Shigeru Nakano (b. 1918), doctor of medicine specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and in medical jurisprudence. JPL · 6707
6708 Bobbievaile 1989 AA Bobbie Vaile, Australian astronomer* MPC · 6708
6709 Hiromiyuki 1989 CD Hiroyuki (b. 1991) and Miyuki Mori (b. 1993), the son and daughter of the second discoverer. JPL · 6709
6710 Apostel 1989 GF Leo Apostel, Flemish philosopher MPC · 6710
6711 Holliman 1989 HG John Holliman (1948–1998), a national correspondent for CNN, the U.S. Cable News Network. JPL · 6711
6712 Hornstein 1990 DS Karl Hornstein, Czech astronomer MPC · 6712
6713 Coggie 1990 km Karin "Coggie" Peterson Messina (b. 1934), a dedicated music teacher in Massachusetts who has taught over 600 students how to play the flute. JPL · 6713
6714 Montréal 1990 OE Montreal, Quebec, Canada MPC · 6714
6715 Sheldonmarks 1990 QS Sheldon Marks (b. 1956), a world-renowned urologist and surgeon whose book Prostate and Cancer has helped thousands of men with serious prostate-gland problems. JPL · 6715
6717 Antal 1990 TU10 MPC · 6717
6718 Beiglböck 1990 TT Wolf D. Beiglböck (b. 1939), German mathematician and professor at the University of Heidelberg. JPL · 6718
6719 Gallaj 1990 UL11 MPC · 6719
6720 Gifu 1990 VP Gifu, Gifu, Japan, the city of 400 000, capital of the prefecture of the same name, site of ancient battlefields and a modern public observatory. JPL · 6720
6721 Minamiawaji 1990 VY6 Minamiawaji, a small city located in southern Awaji island, Japan. JPL · 6721
6722 Bunichi 1991 BG Bunichi Saito (b. 1925), professor emeritus at Niigata University and an expert on the earth's upper atmosphere. JPL · 6722
6723 Chrisclark 1991 CL Christopher C. Clark of the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory* MPC · 6723
6725 Engyoji 1991 DS Engyoji temple, located in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. JPL · 6725
6726 Suthers 1991 PS Paul Graham Sutherland (born 1952) is an amateur astronomer who has been closely involved with the Society for Popular Astronomy. JPL · 6726
6729 Emiko 1991 VV Emiko Otomo (b. 1963), wife of the discoverer. JPL · 6729
6730 Ikeda 1992 BH Tetsuro Ikeda, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6730
6731 Hiei 1992 BK Eijiro Hiei (b. 1931), professor at Meisei University and professor emeritus of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL · 6731
6734 Benzenberg 1992 FB Johann Friedrich Benzenberg, German physicist and astronomer, founder of the Sternwarte Bilk (Bilk Observatory) at Düsseldorf JPL · 6734
6735 Madhatter 1992 WM The Mad Hatter, fictional character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. JPL · 6735
6736 Marchare 1993 EF March Hare, fictional character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. JPL · 6736
6737 Okabayashi 1993 ER Shigeki Okabayashi (1913–1944), a self-taught Japanese astronomer. JPL · 6737
6738 Tanabe 1993 FD Hiroyoshi Tanabe (b. 1928), astronomer at the National Astronomical Observatory. JPL · 6738
6739 Tärendö 1993 FU Tärendö, Sweden MPC · 6739
6740 Goff 1993 GY MPC · 6740
6741 Liyuan 1994 FX Li Yuan, Chinese science writer MPC · 6741
6742 Biandepei 1994 GR Biandepei, Chinese science writer MPC · 6742
6743 Liu 1994 GS Joseph H. C. Liu, director of Hong Kong Space Museum MPC · 6743
6744 Komoda 1994 JL Kazuyoshi Komoda (1915–1967), amateur astronomer in Japan. JPL · 6744
6745 Nishiyama 1994 JD Minewo Nishiyama (b. 1925), amateur astronomer and president of the Chikushi Astronomical Association from 1944 to 1947. JPL · 6745
6746 Zagar 1994 NP Francesco Zagar, Italian astronomer* MPC · 6746
6747 Ozegahara 1995 UT Ozegahara, a highland, surrounded by 2000-meter-class mountains, lying astride the three prefectures of Fukushima, Gunma and Niigata. JPL · 6747
6748 Bratton 1995 UV Durley H. Bratton (b. 1923), who has been a mentor and inspiration for amateur astronomers and telescope makers in the Memphis, Tennessee. JPL · 6748
6749 Ireentje 7068 P-L Irene van Houten, granddaughter of the Dutch astronomers (husband and wife) Cornelis and Ingrid van Houten MPC · 6749
6750 Katgert 1078 T-1 Peter Katgert, Dutch astronomer* MPC · 6750
6751 van Genderen 1114 T-1 Arnout van Genderen, Dutch astronomer MPC · 6751
6752 Ashley 4150 T-1 MPC · 6752
6753 Fursenko 1974 RV Margarita Aleksandrovna Fursenko (b. 1931), staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy during 1955-1997. JPL · 6753
6754 Burdenko 1976 UD Nikolai Nilovich Burdenko, Russian neurosurgeon* MPC · 6754
6755 Solov'yanenko 1976 YE Anatolii Solovyanenko (1932–1999), a Ukrainian singer and People's Artist of the former U.S.S.R. JPL · 6755
6757 Addibischoff 1979 SE15 Adolf Bischoff, German meteoriticist JPL · 6757
6758 Jesseowens 1980 GL Jesse Owens, American athlete MPC · 6758
6761 Haroldconnolly 1981 EV19 Harold C. Connolly, American petrologist and meteoriticist JPL · 6761
6762 Cyrenagoodrich 1981 EC25 Cyrena A. Goodrich, American meteoriticist JPL · 6762
6763 Kochiny 1981 RA2 MPC · 6763
6764 Kirillavrov 1981 TM Kirill Lavrov, Russian actor MPC · 6764
6765 Fibonacci 1982 BQ Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa, Italian mathematician MPC · 6765
6766 Kharms 1982 UC Daniil Ivanovich Kharms, Russian author of children's books, absurd short stories, and poetry* MPC · 6766
6767 Shirvindt 1983 AA Aleksandr Shirvindt, Russian actor* MPC · 6767
6768 Mathiasbraun 1983 RY Mathias (Matyáš) Bernard Braun, Bohemian sculptor MPC · 6768
6769 Brokoff 1985 CJ Jan and Ferdinand Brokoff, father and son Bohemian sculptors MPC · 6769
6770 Fugate 1985 QR MPC · 6770
6771 Foerster 1986 EZ Wilhelm Julius Förster, German astronomer MPC · 6771
6773 Kellaway 1988 LK Lucy Kellaway, British journalist, recipient of the 2006 British Press Award for "Columnist of the Year" JPL · 6773
6774 Vladheinrich 1988 VH Vladimír Václav Heinrich, Czech astronomer MPC · 6774
6775 Giorgini 1989 GJ Jon D. Giorgini, contributor of significantly to radar astrometry of minor planets. JPL · 6775
6776 Dix 1989 GF8 MPC · 6776
6777 Balakirev 1989 SV Mily Balakirev, composer* MPC · 6777
6778 Tosamakoto 1989 TX Makoto Tosa, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6778
6779 Perrine 1990 DM Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer MPC · 6779
6780 Borodin 1990 ES Alexander Borodin, Russian composer and chemist MPC · 6780
6783 Gulyaev 1990 SO Yurij Aleksandrovich Gulyaev (1930–1986), a brilliant Russian singer, People's artist of the U.S.S.R. JPL · 6783
6784 Bogatikov 1990 UN Yurij Iosifovich Bogatikov (b. 1932), a Russian-Ukrainian singer, People's artist of the U.S.S.R. JPL · 6784
6786 Doudantsutsuji 1991 DT Doudantsutsuji is the Japanese name for Enkianthus perulatus, an ericaceous deciduous shrub. JPL · 6786
6789 Milkey 1991 RM6 Robert Milkey, American executive officer of the American Astronomical Society, 1995–2006 JPL · 6789
6790 Pingouin 1991 SF Pingouin, an Arctic bird, similar to the penguin of Antarctica. The pingouin become extinct in Newfoundland in 1844. JPL · 6790
6792 Akiyamatakashi 1991 WC Takashi Akiyama (b. 1923), a leader in youth education for many years in Kanaya, Shizuoka. JPL · 6792
6793 Palazzolo 1991 YE MPC · 6793
6794 Masuisakura 1992 DK Sakura Masui (b. 1968), a Japanese novelist and essayist known for her books about business. JPL · 6794
6795 Örnsköldsvik 1993 FZ Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Sweden MPC · 6795
6796 Sundsvall 1993 FH Sundsvall Municipality, Sweden MPC · 6796
6797 Östersund 1993 FG Östersund Municipality, Sweden MPC · 6797
6798 Couperin 1993 JK Louis Couperin, French composer MPC · 6798
6799 Citfiftythree 1993 km his minor planet honors the California Institute of Technology's class of 1953 and their contributions to physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics and related fields, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation. JPL · 6799
6800 Saragamine 1994 UC Mount Saragamine, Ehime, Japan* MPC · 6800

6801–6900[edit]

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6801 Střekov 1995 UM Castle near the Ústí nad Labem, in northern Bohemia MPC · 6801
6802 Černovice 1995 UQ Černovice, Bohemia, Czech Republic MPC · 6802
6804 Maruseppu 1995 WV Maruseppu, Hokkaidō, Japan* MPC · 6804
6805 Abstracta 4600 P-L MPC · 6805
6806 Kaufmann 6048 P-L William John Kaufmann, American astronomer* MPC · 6806
6807 Brünnow 6568 P-L Franz Brünnow, German astronomer* MPC · 6807
6808 Plantin 1932 CP Christophe Plantin, bookbinder, publisher and typographer* MPC · 6808
6809 Sakuma 1938 DM Seiichi Sakuma, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6809
6810 Juanclariá 1969 GC Juan José Clariá, Argentine astronomer JPL · 6810
6811 Kashcheev 1976 QP Boris Leonidovich Kashcheev, Ukrainian astronomer* MPC · 6811
6814 Steffl 1979 MC2 Andrew J. Steffl, American astronomer JPL · 6814
6815 Mutchler 1979 MM5 Max J. Mutchler, American astronomer JPL · 6815
6816 Barbcohen 1981 EB28 Barbara A. Cohen, American planetary scientist JPL · 6816
6817 Pest 1982 BP Pest, Hungary MPC · 6817
6818 Sessyu 1983 EM Sesshū Tōyō, Japanese painter* MPC · 6818
6819 McGarvey 1983 LL Flora McGarvey Smrekar (1924–1977) had many ambitions and dreamed of pursuing her interests in a satisfying career. She instilled this same goal in her daughter, who became a planetary scientist. Flora faced many obstacles but has finally found a place among the stars JPL · 6819
6820 Buil 1985 XS Christian Buil, French astronomer* MPC · 6820
6821 Ranevskaya 1986 SZ1 MPC · 6821
6822 Horálek 1986 UO Petr Horálek (b. 1986), a Czech astronomer, astronomy popularizer, passionate photographer, and one of the ESO Photo Ambassadors. JPL · 6822
6824 Mallory 1988 RE George Mallory, British mountaineer MPC · 6824
6825 Irvine 1988 TJ Andrew Irvine, British mountaineer MPC · 6825
6826 Lavoisier 1989 SD Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, French chemist MPC · 6826
6827 Wombat 1990 SN The Wombat MPC · 6827
6828 Elbsteel 1990 VC1 MPC · 6828
6829 Charmawidor 1991 BM Charles-Marie Widor, French composer* MPC · 6829
6830 Johnbackus 1991 JB1 John Backus, American computer scientist, inventor of FORTRAN JPL · 6830
6832 Kawabata 1992 FP Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist* MPC · 6832
6834 Hunfeld 1993 JH Jan Hunfeld (1934–2009) was a Dutch journalist at Boom-Pers in Meppel, publisher of the Meppeler Courant. In the 1980s and 1990s he edited a weekly science page in the Courant, in which he included news of the activities of the Royal Dutch amateur-astronomy society. The name was suggested by T. Jurriens JPL · 6834
6835 Molfino 1994 HT1 MPC · 6835
6836 Paranal 1994 PW Cerro Paranal, ESO Very Large Telescope site MPC · 6836
6837 Bressi 1994 XN Terry Bressi, engineer and member of Spacewatch at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona* MPC · 6837
6838 Okuda 1995 UD Toyozo Okuda, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6838
6839 Ozenuma 1995 WB Oze marsh, Japan* MPC · 6839
6841 Gottfriedkirch 2034 P-L Gottfried Kirch, German astronomer* MPC · 6841
6842 Krosigk 3016 P-L MPC · 6842
6843 Heremon 1975 TC6 MPC · 6843
6844 Shpak 1975 VR5 Named in honor of Vladimir Stepanovich Shpak (b. 1909), distinguished technical organic chemist and director of the State Institute of Applied Chemistry in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) from 1953 to 1977. He was the initiator and organizer of fundamental, scientific and technical investigations of the main organic synthesis processes of new classes of chemical compounds. He has introduced new technologies into the chemical and petrochemical industries. At present he is the chairman of the Northwestern Scientific Board of the Russian Academy of Sciences on burning and the editor-in-chief of the journal Applied Chemistry JPL · 6844
6845 Mansurova 1976 JG2 Named in memory of Kira Sergeevna Mansurova (1931–1990), an astronomer in Irkutsk known for her observations with the zenith telescope. She was director of the Astronomical Observatory of Irkutsk University for many years and lecturer of astronomy at the University and Pedagogical Institute in Irkutsk. An active popularizer of astronomy, she published a number of works on astrometry and methods of teaching astronomy JPL · 6845
6846 Kansazan 1976 UG Japanese philosopher and poet* MPC · 6846
6847 Kunz-Hallstein 1977 RL The German lawyer Hans Peter Kunz-Hallstein (b. 1939) has been legal advisor for the European Southern Observatory for more than 20 years. A highlight of his work was the negotiations with the Chilean government over the interpretation, modification and amendment of the ESO-Chile agreement of 1963 JPL · 6847
6851 Chianti 1981 RO the Chianti region in Tuscany, Italy. JPL · 6851
6852 Nannibignami 1985 CN Giovanni Bignammi, Italian astrophysicist. JPL · 6852
6853 Silvanomassaglia 1986 CD Silvano Massaglia, Italian astrophysicist. JPL · 6853
6855 Armellini 1989 BG Giuseppe Armellini, Italian astronomer* MPC · 6855
6856 Bethemmons 1989 EM Elizabeth Emmons, administrator of JPL's Space and Earth Science Division 32 MPC · 6856
6859 Datemasamune 1991 CZ Date Masamune, Japanese daimyo* MPC · 6859
6860 Sims 1991 CS1 Named in honor of Alan Sims (1920–1995), a naval officer who moved to Dublin in 1953 and became chairman of the Dublin Astronomy Association. On his retirement in 1983 he moved to Bath, where he took an active part in the William Herschel Society, serving first as secretary and later as vice chairman. He was also editor of the society's bulletin. Historians and librarians around the world corresponded with him, as he answered queries about the Herschels. Named by the discoverers following suggestions by F. Ring and S. Kimura JPL · 6860
6862 Virgiliomarcon 1991 GL Virgilio Marcon, Italian telescope maker* MPC · 6862
6864 Starkenburg 1991 RC Named for the medieval Starkenburg castle, an the region in the German state of Hesse, where the Starkenburg Observatory is located MPC · 6864
6865 Dunkerley 1991 TE2 MPC · 6865
6866 Kukai 1992 CO Kūkai, Japanese buddhism monk* MPC · 6866
6867 Kuwano 1992 FP Yoshiyuki Kuwano, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6867
6868 Seiyauyeda 1992 HD Seiya Ueda, Japanese seismologist* MPC · 6868
6869 Funada 1992 JP Takumi Funada, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6869
6870 Pauldavies 1992 OG Paul Charles William Davies, Australian physicist, writer and broadcaster* MPC · 6870
6871 Verlaine 1993 BE Paul Verlaine, French poet MPC · 6871
6873 Tasaka 1993 HT Ichiro Tasaka, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6873
6876 Beppeforti 1994 RK Giuseppe Forti, Italian astronomer* MPC · 6876
6877 Giada 1994 TB2 MPC · 6877
6878 Isamu 1994 TN Isamu Hirabayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6878
6879 Hyogo 1994 TC Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan* MPC · 6879
6880 Hayamiyu 1994 TG Yū Hayami, Japanese singer and actress* MPC · 6880
6881 Shifutsu 1994 UP Mount Shibutsu, Gunma, Japan* MPC · 6881
6882 Sormano 1995 CC Sormano, a village in Italy, home of the Osservatorio Astronomico Sormano (Sormano Astronomical Observatory) MPC · 6882
6883 Hiuchigatake 1996 AF Mount Hiuchi, Fukushima, Japan* MPC · 6883
6884 Takeshisato 9521 P-L Takeshi Satō, Japanese* MPC · 6884
6885 Nitardy 9570 P-L MPC · 6885
6886 Grote 1942 CG Grote Reber, American radio astronomer* MPC · 6886
6887 Hasuo 1951 WH Ryūichi Hasuo, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6887
6890 Savinykh 1975 RP Viktor Petrovich Savinykh, Russian cosmonaut and author JPL · 6890
6891 Triconia 1976 SA MPC · 6891
6893 Sanderson 1983 RS3 Richard Sanderson (b. 1955) is Curator of Physical Science at the Springfield Science Museum in Massachusetts, USA. He has been actively involved in developing and presenting popular astronomy public outreach programs for several decades. MPC · 6893
6894 Macreid 1986 RE2 Named in honor of Macgregor S. Reid, a highly regarded manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For the past ten years he has been technical executive assistant to the director, responsible for planning and identifying issues of significance to the national space program and the laboratory's future. Reid is internationally recognized for his activities concerning international standard-setting. This object is being named to honor him on his retirement after a 30-year career at JPL. Citation prepared by E. C. Stone JPL · 6894
6897 Tabei 1987 VQ Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer, first woman to climb Everest MPC · 6897
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia MPC · 6898
6899 Nancychabot 1988 RP10 Nancy Chabot, American planetary scientist JPL · 6899

6901–7000[edit]

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6901 Roybishop 1989 PA Roy L. Bishop, Canadian astronomer MPC · 6901
6902 Hideoasada 1989 US Hideo Asada, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6902
6904 McGill 1990 QW McGill University in Montreal, Canada MPC · 6904
6905 Miyazaki 1990 TW Isao Miyazaki, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6905
6906 Johnmills 1990 WC John Mills, 19th-century Scottish twine manufacturer and amateur astronomer, benefactor of the first British public observatory, the Mills Observatory JPL · 6906
6907 Harryford 1990 WE Harry Ford (b. 1938), a Scottish astronomy enthusiast JPL · 6907
6908 Kunimoto 1990 WB Yoshihiro Kunimoto, Japanese composer* MPC · 6908
6909 Levison 1991 BY Harold F. Levison, American astronomer* MPC · 6909
6910 Ikeguchi 1991 FJ Kunio Ikeguchi, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6910
6911 Nancygreen 1991 GN Nancy Green Hicks, horsewoman and fundraiser for astronomical research* MPC · 6911
6912 Grimm 1991 GQ Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German encyclopedist MPC · 6912
6913 Yukawa 1991 UT Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, winner of the 1949 Nobel Prize in Physics* MPC · 6913
6914 Becquerel 1992 GZ Henri Becquerel, French physicist* MPC · 6914
6916 Lewispearce 1992 OJ Lewis Percival Pearce, Son of Australian amateur astronomer, Andrew Pearce* MPC · 6916
6918 Manaslu 1993 FV3 Manaslu (Kutang) in the Himalayas, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft). The summit was first reached by the Japanese party led by Maki Yūkō in 1956 JPL · 6918
6919 Tomonaga 1993 HP Shin-Ichiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist* MPC · 6919
6920 Esaki 1993 JE Reona Esaki, Japanese physicist* MPC · 6920
6921 Janejacobs 1993 JJ Jane Jacobs, American-born Canadian writer and activist JPL · 6921
6922 Yasushi 1993 KY1 Yasushi Sato (b. 1957) is a member of the Matsue Astronomy Club who popularizes astronomy in Shimane. The name was suggested by H. Abe JPL · 6922
6923 Borzacchini 1993 SD Baconin Borzacchini, Italian racing driver* MPC · 6923
6924 Fukui 1993 TP Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist* MPC · 6924
6925 Susumu 1993 UW Susumu Yamamoto, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6925
6927 Tonegawa 1994 TE Susumu Tonegawa, Japanese scientist* MPC · 6927
6928 Lanna 1994 TM Vojtěch Lanna, Czech entrepreneur MPC · 6928
6929 Misto 1994 UE Named in memory of Angela Misto (1902–1993), mother of the discoverer JPL · 6929
6931 Kenzaburo 1994 VP Kenzaburō Ōe, Japanese literature* MPC · 6931
6932 Tanigawadake 1994 YK Mount Tanigawa, Gunma and Niigata, Japan* MPC · 6932
6933 Azumayasan 1994 YW Mount Azamuya, Gunma, Japan* MPC · 6933
6935 Morisot 4524 P-L Berthe Morisot, French impressionist painter* MPC · 6935
6936 Cassatt 6573 P-L Mary Cassatt, American artist* MPC · 6936
6937 Valadon 1010 T-2 Suzanne Valadon, French painter* MPC · 6937
6938 Soniaterk 5140 T-2 Sonia Terk, Ukrainian-born designer and founder of the Orphism movement, married French artist Robert Delaunay* MPC · 6938
6939 Lestone 1952 SW1 Town of Leighton Buzzard in south Bedfordshire, England MPC · 6939
6941 Dalgarno 1976 YA Alexander Dalgarno, American astronomer* MPC · 6941
6942 Yurigulyaev 1976 YB Yuri Vasil'evich Gulyaev, Russian physicist and director of the Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics in Moscow JPL · 6942
6945 Dahlgren 1980 FZ Mats Dahlgren (b. 1966), Swedish astronomer MPC · 6945
6947 Andrewdavis 1981 ET8 Andrew M. Davis, American meteoriticist JPL · 6947
6948 Gounelle 1981 ET22 Matthieu Gounelle, French curator of meteorites at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris JPL · 6948
6949 Zissell 1982 RZ Ronald E. Zissell, American variable star astronomer at Mount Holyoke College JPL · 6949
6950 Simonek 1982 YQ Simone Ek, wife of the Belgian discoverer François Dossin, in acknowledgment of the patience and understanding of a dedicated astronomer's wife JPL · 6950
6952 Niccolò 1986 JT Niccolò Fulchignoni (b. 1991), planetary scientists at the Paris Observatory JPL · 6952
6953 Davepierce 1986 PC David Allen Pierce, American astronomer* MPC · 6953
6954 Potemkin 1987 RB Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Russian field marshal, favourite of Catherine the Great* MPC · 6954
6955 Ekaterina 1987 SP Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia* MPC · 6955
6956 Holbach 1988 CX Paul Heinrich Dietrich von Holbach, German philosopher and encyclopedist MPC · 6956
6959 Mikkelkocha 1988 VD Mikkel Kock Augustesen, grandson of the discoverer JPL · 6959
6961 Ashitaka 1989 KA Mount Ashitaka, Japanese dormant volcano* MPC · 6961
6962 Summerscience 1990 OT The Summer Science Program, a college-level summer program for gifted high school students* MPC · 6962
6964 Kunihiko 1990 TL Kunihiko Kodaira, Japanese mathematician* MPC · 6964
6965 Niyodogawa 1990 VS Niyodo River, Japan* MPC · 6965
6966 Vietoris 1991 RD Leopold Vietoris, Austrian mathematician* MPC · 6966
6969 Santaro 1991 VF Santarō Harada, Japanese astronomer* MPC · 6969
6970 Saigusa 1992 AL Yoshikazu Saigusa, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6970
6971 Omogokei 1992 CT A gorge in Ehime Prefecture, Japan* MPC · 6971
6972 Helvetius 1992 GY Claude Adrien Helvetius, French philosopher and encyclopedist MPC · 6972
6973 Karajan 1992 HK Herbert von Karajan, 20th-century Austrian orchestra conductor JPL · 6973
6974 Solti 1992 MC Georg Solti (György Stern), Hungarian-British orchestra conductor JPL · 6974
6975 Hiroaki 1992 QM Hiroaki Hayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6975
6976 Kanatsu 1993 KD Kazuyoshi Kanatsu, Japanese amateur astronomer* MPC · 6976
6977 Jaucourt 1993 OZ Louis, Chevalier de Jaucourt, French writer and encyclopedist MPC · 6977
6978 Hironaka 1993 RD Heisuke Hironaka, Japanese mathematician* MPC · 6978
6979 Shigefumi 1993 RH Shigefumi Mori, Japanese mathematician* MPC · 6979
6980 Kyusakamoto 1993 SV Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer, Rokusuke Ei, lyricist, and Hachidai Nakamura, composer (In Japanese, "Roku" means "6", "Kyu" is "9", and "Hachi" is "8")* MPC · 6980
6981 Chirman 1993 TK2 Named for the Surgical Department of the hospital in the Italian village of Manerbio, located a few kilometers from the Bassano Observatory. The name, a contraction of Chirurgia (Surgery) and the name of the village, is presented in honor of the doctors, nurses and all the personnel of the hospital for the competence, absorption and passion they devote to the care of patients JPL · 6981
6983 Komatsusakyo 1993 YC Sakyo Komatsu, Japanese science fiction writer* MPC · 6983
6984 Lewiscarroll 1994 AO Lewis Carroll, pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, British writer* MPC · 6984
6986 Asamayama 1994 WE Mount Asama, Nagano, Japan* MPC · 6986
6987 Onioshidashi 1994 WZ Onioshidashi lava flow, Mount Asama, Japan* MPC · 6987
6989 Hoshinosato 1994 XH Observation point of amateur astronomers, Minano, Saitama, Japan* MPC · 6989
6990 Toya 1994 XU Mount Toya, Minano, Saitama, Japan* MPC · 6990
6991 Chichibu 1995 AX Chichibu, Saitama, Japan* MPC · 6991
6992 Minano-machi 1995 BT Minano-town, Saitama, Japan* MPC · 6992
6995 Minoyama 1996 BZ Named after Mout Minoyama (elevation 587 metres above sea level) located in Saitama, Japan JPL · 6995
6996 Alvensleben 2222 T-2 Bertha von Alvensleben (1859-1912) MPC · 6996
6997 Laomedon 3104 T-3 Laomedon, king of Troy JPL · 6997
6998 Tithonus 3108 T-3 Tithonus, mythical person related to the Trojan War JPL · 6998
6999 Meitner 4379 T-3 Lise Meitner, Austrian nuclear physicist MPC · 6999
7000 Curie 1939 VD Marie Curie, Polish physicist* MPC · 7000

References[edit]

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Preceded by
5,001–6,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 6,001–7,000
Succeeded by
7,001–8,000