Meanings of minor planet names: 69001–70000
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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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 †|
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
- 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.
- "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 69,001–70,000