Meanings of minor planet names: 63001–64000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
63032 Billschmitt 2000 WS62 William C. Schmitt, science educator, museum administrator, curriculum developer and university instructor
63068 Moraes 2000 WT123 Wenceslau de Moraes, Portuguese writer
63129 Courtemanche 2000 WH183 Michel Courtemanche, Canadian (Québécois) comedian and actor
63145 Choemuseon 2000 XY13 Choe Mu-seon, 14th-century (late Koryeo Dynasty) Korean chemist
63156 Yicheon 2000 XQ44 Yi Cheon, 14th-century (Joseon Dynasty) Korean polymath
63162 Davidčapek 2000 YE11 David Čapek (b. 1977), an astronomer at the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
63163 Jerusalem 2000 YR11 Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine, ancient Middle Eastern city and holy city of four great monotheistic religions
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
63387 Brazos Bend 2001 HC67 Brazos Bend State Park, Texas, home to the George Observatory, the discovery site
63389 Noshiro 2001 JC1 Noshiro City, located in the northwestern part of Akita Prefecture, Japan.
63528 Kocherhans 2001 PX13 Joseph G. Kocherhans, scientist in Badlands Observatory
63897 Ofunato 2001 SM9 Ofunato City is located on the south coast of Iwate Prefecture, Japan.


  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. 

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 63,001–64,000
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