Meanings of minor planet names: 67001–68000

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

67001–67100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
67070 Rinaldi 2000 AZ2 Alvaro Rinaldi, topographer at the Military Geographic Institute of Florence for 40 years JPL
67085 Oppenheimer 2000 AG42 J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist, also known as the "father of the atomic bomb" JPL

67101–67200[edit]

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

67201–67300[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
67235 Fairbank 2000 EJ15 William Martin Fairbank, American physicist JPL

67301–67400[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
67308 Öveges 2000 HD József Öveges, Hungarian physics teacher and radio and television personality JPL

67401–67500[edit]

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

67501–67600[edit]

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

67601–67700[edit]

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

67701–67800[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
67712 Kimotsuki 2000 UG Kimotsuki Town is the location of JAXA’s Uchinoura Space Center. JPL

67801–67900[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
67853 Iwamura 2000 WO9 Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball player for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays JPL

67901–68000[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
67979 Michelory 2000 XS10 Michel Ory, Swiss physicist, teacher, and amateur 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
66,001–67,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 67,001–68,000
Succeeded by
68,001–69,000