Meanings of minor planet names: 74001–75000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
74024 Hrabě 1998 HR4 Václav Hrabě (1940–1965), Czech poet and writer.
74370 Kolářjan 1998 XJ Jan Kolár (b. 1944) started his professional career in satellite remote sensing in 1975. Since the mid-90s he actively participated in the building of the Czech-ESA relations and significantly contributed to the creation of the Czech Space Office.
74400 Streaky 1998 XH97 Name chosen by Eve Canovan, from Lancaster, UK, as the winner of a national competition to write a story that included an "asteroid" or "asteroids", which was run by the Centre for Life in conjunction with The Times Eureka Science magazine to enthuse and engage children about space.
74439 Brenden 1999 CT2 Craig Brenden (b. 1946), a teacher of chemistry and an amateur astronomer.
74509 Gillett 1999 FG7 Frederick C. Gillett, American infrared astronomer
74625 Tieproject 1999 RR34 NASA's Telescopes In Education (TIE) project
74818 Iten 1999 TW10 Marco Iten (b. 1950), a goldsmith and a skilled model train hobbyist, living in Gordola, Switzerland.
74824 Tarter 1999 TJ16 Jill C. Tarter, American radio-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: 74,001–75,000
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