Meanings of minor planet names: 63001–64000

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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. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings marked with or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.

63001–63100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
63032 Billschmitt 2000 WS62 William C. Schmitt, science educator, museum administrator, curriculum developer and university instructor JPL · 63032
63068 Moraes 2000 WT123 Wenceslau de Moraes, Portuguese writer JPL · 63068

63101–63200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
63129 Courtemanche 2000 WH183 Michel Courtemanche, Canadian (Québécois) comedian and actor JPL · 63129
63145 Choemuseon 2000 XY13 Choe Mu-seon, 14th-century (late Koryeo Dynasty) Korean chemist JPL · 63145
63156 Yicheon 2000 XQ44 Yi Cheon, 14th-century (Joseon Dynasty) Korean polymath JPL · 63156
63162 Davidčapek 2000 YE11 David Čapek (born 1977), an astronomer at the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. JPL · 63162
63163 Jerusalem 2000 YR11 Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine, ancient Middle Eastern city and holy city of four great monotheistic religions MPC · 63163

63201–63300[edit]

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

63301–63400[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
63305 Bobkepple 2001 FE George Robert ("Bob") Kepple, American author of the Astro Cards observing aids and co-author of The Night Sky Observer's Guide MPC · 63305
63387 Brazos Bend 2001 HC67 Brazos Bend State Park, Texas, home to the George Observatory, the discovery site JPL · 63387
63389 Noshiro 2001 JC1 Noshiro City, located in the northwestern part of Akita Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 63389

63401–63500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

63501–63600[edit]

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63528 Kocherhans 2001 PX13 Joseph G. Kocherhans, scientist in Badlands Observatory JPL · 63528

63601–63700[edit]

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63605 Budperry 2001 QE68 Bud Perry (born 1936) is the president of the Oakley Foundation which provided major funding for the construction of the Oakley Observatory were this minor planet was discovered. JPL · 63605

63701–63800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

63801–63900[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
63897 Ofunato 2001 SM9 Ofunato City is located on the south coast of Iwate Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 63897

63901–64000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

References[edit]

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


Preceded by
62,001–63,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 63,001–64,000
Succeeded by
64,001–65,000