Meanings of minor planet names: 69001–70000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
69159 Ivanking 2003 JE16 Ivan R. King, prominent astronomer working mainly on the studies of globular clusters
69228 Kamerunberg 5173 T-3 Mount Cameroon (called Kamerunberg in German), the 4040-m active volcano, situated in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea.
69230 Hermes 1937 UB Hermes, Greek messenger of the gods
69231 Alettajacobs 1972 FE Aletta Jacobs, the first Dutch woman to graduate from a university and the first Dutch female physician
69245 Persiceto 1981 EO San Giovanni, in Persiceto, is a small town near Bologna
69259 Savostyanov 1982 ST7 Savostyanov Fedor Vasil’evich (1924–2012), a famous Russian painter.
69260 Tonyjudt 1982 TJ Tony Judt, historian
69263 Big Ben 1987 BB2 Big Ben, at Westminster, is the name of the great bell and clock tower of the world's largest four-faced chiming clock
69264 Nebra 1988 PE4 Nebra or the Nebra skydisk
69275 Wiesenthal 1989 WD4 Simon Wiesenthal, Austro-Hungarian Nazi war criminal hunter
69286 von Liebig 1990 TN9 Justus von Liebig, German chemist
69287 Günthereichhorn 1990 TW10 Günther Eichhorn (b. 1945), a German-American astronomer.
69288 Berlioz 1990 TW11 Louis Hector Berlioz, French Romantic composer
69295 Stecklum 1991 TO6 Bringfried Stecklum (b. 1954) is a German astrophysicist.
69311 Russ 1992 QC Russell Mark Steel, the discoverer's only brother
69312 Rogerbacon 1992 SH17 Roger Bacon, English philosopher
69421 Keizosaji 1995 YT2 Keizo Saji, well-known businessmen in Japan and the honorary chief of the Saji Astro Park
69434 de Gerlache 1996 HC21 Adrien de Gerlache, 19th-20th-century Belgian naval officer and Antarctic explorer
69496 Zaoryuzan 1997 AE22 Zao Ryuzan, a 1362-m mountain located to the southeast of Yamagata city, Yamagata prefecture.
69594 Ulferika 1998 FF11 Ulf Lehmann (born 1939) and Erika (born 1940) are the parents of the discoverer
69754 Mosesmendel 1998 MM39 Moses Mendelssohn, German-Jewish philosopher
69869 Haining 1998 SX62 Haining, at the southern tip of the Yangtze River in northern Zhejiang province
69870 Fizeau 1998 SM64 Hyppolite Fizeau, 19th-century French physicist
69961 Millosevich 1998 VS33 Elia Millosevich, Italian astronomer
69971 Tanzi 1998 WD2 Pepe Tanzi, Italian lighting industrial designer
69977 Saurodonati 1998 WL9 Sauro Donati, Italian amateur 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: 69,001–70,000
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