Meanings of minor planet names: 71001–72000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

71001–71100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
71001 Natspasoc 1999 XL37 National Space Society JPL

71101–71200[edit]

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

71201–71300[edit]

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

71301–71400[edit]

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

71401–71500[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
71445 Marc 2000 AE231 Marc Y. Wasserman, son of the discoverer JPL
71461 Chowmeeyee 2000 BA4 Chow Mee Yee, classmate of the discoverer at Hong Kong Pui Ching Middle School JPL
71480 Roberthatt 2000 BZ28 Robert Hatt (1902-1989), Director of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (1935-1967). JPL
71482 Jennamarie 2000 BO30 Jennifer Marie Mayhew, Cayuga-Canadian-American wife of the discoverer JPL
71483 Dickgottfried 2000 BU33 Richard "Dick" Gottfried (b. 1939) is retired from Sigma Aldrich Corp. and St. Josephs Hospital (Tucson, AZ), and is currently active with the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. He is an amateur paleontologist with a collection that is meticulously catalogued and researched beyond the usual "amateur" quality and ability. JPL
71489 Dynamocamp 2000 CT1 Dynamo Camp is the Italian location of the Hole in the Wall Association, a non-profit organisation that works around the world to promote and operate free summer camps specially designed for children with serious and chronic illnesses. This special camp is located in the Tuscany region near the San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory. JPL

71501–71600[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
71538 Robertfried 2000 CB107 Robert E. Fried (1930–2003), a former airline pilot, was inspired by Patrick Moore to build his own 16-inch telescope. JPL
71539 VanZandt 2000 CG112 Rollin P. VanZandt (1911–1994), known as “Van” to most, was very active in the Astronomical League as an advocate for professional-amateur collaborations during the 1970s. JPL
71556 Page 2000 DW17 Gary L. Page, American physicist, defence analyst, and amateur astronomer

71601–71700[edit]

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

71701–71800[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
71783 Izeryna 2000 SL163 The Izera Dark Sky Park was established in Jizerské hory, around the border between the Czech Republic and Poland, in 2009. JPL

71801–71900[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
71885 Denning 2000 WD 71885 Denning Discovered 2000 Nov. 16 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak. British amateur astronomer William Frederick Denning (1848-1931) was renowned for his visual study of the heights and velocities of meteors and for his catalogues of meteor radiants. He also maintained an interest in Jupiter's red spot and discovered five comets, two of them of short period.JPL

71901–72000[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
71971 Lindaketcham 2000 WK126 Linda Ketcham (b. 1944) made a generous grant of land space for the construction and operation of Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. 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
70,001–71,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 71,001–72,000
Succeeded by
72,001–73,000