Meanings of minor planet names: 64001–65000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
64070 NEAT 2001 SS272 NEAT, the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking programme
64288 Lamchiuying 2001 UL10 Lam Chiu-ying, Chinese department head of Hong Kong Observatory, former chairman of the Hong Kong Bird Watch Society, and public educator about global warming
64289 Shihwingching 2001 UA11 Shih Wing-ching, Chinese columnist and active philanthropist
64290 Yaushingtung 2001 UD11 Yau Shing Tung, Chinese-American mathematician who specializes in differential geometry
64291 Anglee 2001 UX11 Ang Lee, Chinese-American film director
64295 Tangtisheng 2001 UW13 Tang Ti-sheng, Cantonese opera playwright, scriptwriter and film director
64296 Hokoon 2001 UB14 Ho Koon Nature Education cum Astronomical Center, established in 1995
64547 Saku 2001 WF In Saku City, JAXA operates the Usuda Deep Space Center equipped with a 64-m-diameter parabolic antenna, which has been used to communicate with Japanese solar system probes, such as the Halley’s comet probes “Sakigake” and “Suisei”, the asteroid probe “Hayabusa” and the lunar orbiter “Kaguya” amongst others.
64553 Segorbe 2001 WR15 Segorbe, municipality of Castelló province, Spain, where the discovery occurred
64974 Savaria 2002 AF11 Savaria was the Roman name of the Hungarian town Szombathely, the administrative center of Vas county, located near the border with Austria
64975 Gianrix 2002 AG12 Gianrico "Gianrix" Filacchione, Italian astronomer


  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: 64,001–65,000
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