Meanings of minor planet names: 61001–62000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

61001–61100[edit]

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

61101–61200[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
61189 Ohsadaharu 2000 NE29 Sadaharu Oh (b. 1940), a world-renowned professional baseball player with the world lifetime home run record (868). JPL
61190 Johnschutt 2000 NF29 John Schutt, American expert mountaineer and member of the yearly Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program
61195 Martinoli 2000 OU2 Piero Martinoli, Swiss professor of physics and leader of the superconductivity research group at the University of Neuchâtel

61201–61300[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
61208 Stonařov 2000 OD8 Stonařov, Moravia, Czech Republic (Stannern in German), where an eucrite meteorite fell on 1808 May 22, on the occasion of the fall's 200th anniversary JPL

61301–61400[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
61342 Lovejoy 2000 PJ3 Terry Lovejoy, Australian amateur astronomer and comet discoverer JPL
61384 Arturoromer 2000 QW Arturo Romer, director of the association Electricità della Svizzera Italiana
61386 Namikoshi 2000 QT1 Tokujiro Namikoshi, Japanese founder of Shiatsu therapy (massage by thumb) JPL
61400 Voxandreae 2000 QM6 Latin for "Voice of Andreae", in remembrance of Andreae Deman, American planetarium narrator at the Von Braun Astronomical Society in Huntsville, Alabama JPL

61401–61500[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
61401 Schiff 2000 QQ6 Leonard Isaac Schiff, 20th-century American theoretical physicist, whose ideas led to the Gravity Probe B experiment JPL
61402 Franciseveritt 2000 QS6 Francis Everitt, American physicist, principal investigator of the Gravity Probe B experiment JPL
61404 Očenášek 2000 QM9 Ludvík Očenášek, Czech aviation and rocket pioneer
61444 Katokimiko 2000 QB25 Kimiko Kato (born 1934) is an amateur astronomer who is committed to education and public outreach regarding small solar system body impacts on Earth. JPL

61501–61600[edit]

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

61601–61700[edit]

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

61701–61800[edit]

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

61801–61900[edit]

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

61901–62000[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
61912 Storrs 2000 QC247 Alex Storrs, American astronomer and professor at Towson State University, co-discoverer of the minor planet moons of 87 Sylvia, 107 Camilla, and others JPL
61913 Lanning 2000 QJ248 Howard Lanning, 20th-century American astronomer JPL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
60,001–61,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 61,001–62,000
Succeeded by
62,001–63,000