Meanings of minor planet names: 70001–71000

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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

70001–70100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
70030 Margaretmiller 1999 CZ1 Margaret Miller, wife of the discoverer MPC · 70030

70101–70200[edit]

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70179 Beppechiara 1999 QQ1 Giuseppe Brenna and his wife Chiara Martinoni, Swiss alpinists JPL · 70179

70201–70300[edit]

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70207 Davidunlap 1999 RP33 David Dunlap (1863–1924), born in Pembroke, Ontario, a mining magnate, philanthropist and amateur astronomer, was the namesake of the David Dunlap Observatory, location of Canada's largest optical telescope, and where the first black-hole candidate Cygnus X-1 was discovered and confirmed. JPL · 70207

70301–70400[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

70401–70500[edit]

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70401 Davidbishop 1999 RH241 David Bishop (born 1961) is an engineer who works with cutting-edge CMOS and other imaging technology. For many years he has donated his time and tirelessly maintained the only webpage that provides up-to-date reports and images of all supernova discoveries. This is used daily by hundreds of astronomers. JPL · 70401
70409 Srnín 1999 SR2 The Czech village of Srnín is situated at the foot of Kleť mountain. It was founded by Zlatá Koruna monastery and first mentioned in 1400. JPL · 70409
70418 Kholopov 1999 SD12 P. N. Kholopov (1922–1988) was the astronomer editor-in-chief of the first three volumes of the fourth edition of the General Catalogue of Variable Stars. JPL · 70418
70444 Genovali 1999 TX11 Katia Genovali (born 1978) is a young astrophysicist who works on cataclysmic and symbiotic variables at the University of Pisa. Apart from her astrophysical work she is very active in the public understanding of science and astronomy. JPL · 70444
70446 Pugh 1999 TY13 George Pugh, American physicist, first to propose (in 1959), a test of general relativity's frame dragging via a combination telescope/gyroscope in a drag-free satellite: Gravity Probe B (2004) JPL · 70446
70449 Gruebel 1999 TK17 Robert W. Gruebel (1924–2016) was a Professor of Physics at Stephen F. Austin State University, and a mentor, colleague and friend of the discoverer. JPL · 70449

70501–70600[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

70601–70700[edit]

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70679 Urzidil 1999 UV3 Johannes Urzidil, Czech-German writer, poet and journalist MPC · 70679

70701–70800[edit]

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70710 Chuckfellows 1999 UE44 Charles Fellows (born 1962), the Project Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite. JPL · 70710
70711 Arlinbartels 1999 UU44 Arlin Bartels (born 1965), the Flight System Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 70711
70712 Danieljoanna 1999 UW45 Joanna (born 1930) and Daniel Rose (born 1929), through their philanthropic interest in social justice, education, science literacy, and the health and wealth of the human species, had the vision to support "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," becoming an acclaimed 13-part TV series, airing in 45 languages and 180 countries. JPL · 70712
70713 Sethmacfarlane 1999 UL46 Seth MacFarlane (born 1973) writer, actor, and producer, is a founding member of the Board of Advisors to the Science and Entertainment Exchange, a Los Angeles branch office of the National Academy of Sciences. JPL · 70713
70714 Rizk 1999 UX47 Bashar Rizk (born 1959) is the Instrument Scientist for the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS). JPL · 70714
70715 Allancheuvront 1999 UP49 Allan Cheuvront (born 1950) is the Ground System Test Lead for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 70715
70716 Mehall 1999 UF50 Greg Mehall (born 1963), Project Engineer for the Thermal Emission Spectrometer flying on the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 70716
70718 HEAF 1999 UY51 The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) provides nurturing, educational opportunities for motivated students who are otherwise underserved in their home or community. JPL · 70718
70720 Davidskillman 1999 UB53 David R. Skillman (born 1945) for his decades-long contributions to asteroid searching, stellar binary star systems and as lead systems engineer for the Hubble Space Telescope at Goddard Space Flight Center. JPL · 70720
70728 Gal-Edd 1999 VA4 Jonathan Gal-Edd (born 1954) is the Ground Systems Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 70728
70737 Stenflo 1999 VA11 Jan Olof Stenflo, Swedish-Swiss astronomer JPL · 70737
70744 Maffucci 1999 VW20 Paolo Maffucci (born 1936) is an amateur astronomer at San Marcello Pistoiese who is particularly interested in promoting astronomy. JPL · 70744
70745 Aleserpieri 1999 VZ20 Alessandro Serpieri, Italian teacher of mathematics and physics, and astronomer JPL · 70745
70781 Donnelly 1999 VR43 Michael Donnelly (born 1961), the Project Manager for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 70781
70782 Vinceelliott 1999 VS43 Vincent Elliott (born 1970) is the Deputy Project Manager for Resources for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 70782
70783 Kenwilliams 1999 VK44 Kenneth Williams (born 1956) is a member of the navigation team at KinetX, Inc. for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. JPL · 70783

70801–70900[edit]

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70850 Schur 1999 VU113 Chris (born 1958) and Dawn Schur (born 1960) are amateur astronomers and amateur paleontologists living in Payson, Arizona. JPL · 70850

70901–71000[edit]

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70936 Kámen 1999 WK1 Kámen Castle, an originally Gothic castle in southern Bohemia near the town of Pacova + MPC · 70936
70942 Vandanashiva 1999 WV8 Vandana Shiva (born 1952) is an Indian environmental activist. In 1993 she received the Right Livelihood Award "for placing women and ecology at the heart of modern development discourse" JPL · 70942
70995 Mikemorton 1999 XV35 Michael (Mike) Morton, American amateur astronomer (Fort Bend Astronomy Club) JPL · 70995
71000 Hughdowns 1999 XD37 Hugh Downs, American TV announcer, host, essayist, and a long-time officer of what is now the National Space Society (NSS) MPC · 71000

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
69,001–70,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 70,001–71,000
Succeeded by
71,001–72,000