Meanings of minor planet names: 66001–67000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

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

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
66207 Carpi 1999 CB1 Carpi, Italy
66458 Romaplanetario 1999 QV1 Planetario di Roma, the planetarium in Rome (a new one opened in 2004, replacing the older one which closed in 1984), where the discoverer also works
66479 Healy 1999 RQ33 David H. Healy, American astrophotographer and asteroid discoverer, an original contributor to Burnham's Celestial handbook
66652 Borasisi 1999 RZ253 Along with its moon, (66652) Borasisi I Pabu, the mythical personifications of the Sun (Borasisi) and Moon (Pabu) in the fictional cosmogony of "Bokononism" described in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle
66661 Wallin 1999 TK2 John F. Wallin, American astrophysicist and educator
66667 Kambič 1999 TZ11 Bojan Kambič, Slovenian founder and editor of the astronomical magazine Spika
66671 Sfasu 1999 TJ17 Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, East Texas
66843 Pulido 1999 VG Alfonso Pulido, Spanish astronomical computer programmer, developer of the Elbrus telescope control freeware
66846 Franklederer 1999 VP2 Louis Franklin Lederer (1935–2009) was a director of Instrumentation Specialties Co. in Lincoln, Nebraska
66934 Kálalová 1999 WF1 Vlasta Kálalová-Di Lotti, Czech physician and entomologist, founder and director of the Mustausaf Czechoslovak hospital in Baghdad, Iraq
66939 Franscini 1999 WQ8 Stefano Franscini, 19th century Swiss politician


  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: 66,001–67,000
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