Meanings of minor planet names: 75001–76000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

75001–75100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
75058 Hanau 1999 VK5 Hanau, the city in German, famous as the birthplace of the Brothers Grimm. JPL · 75058
75063 Koestler 1999 VO8 Arthur Koestler, a journalist and writer. JPL · 75063
75072 Timerskine 1999 VU19 Timothy Joseph Erskine, American needle safety technologist, amateur astronomer, musician, artist, philanthropist JPL · 75072

75101–75200[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

75201–75300[edit]

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75223 Wupatki 1999 WP1 Wupatki pueblo served as a cultural and trade center situated in one of the warmest driest places on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona. The red rock walls originally contained 100 rooms, a community room and ball court. It was built by the Ancient Pueblo People some 800 years ago. JPL · 75223

75301–75400[edit]

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75308 Shoin 1999 XY37 Shoin Yoshida, 19th-century Japanese political scientist, executed for his anti-shogunate ideology, and whose teachings played an important role in the success of the Meiji Restoration JPL · 75308

75401–75500[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

75501–75600[edit]

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75555 Wonaszek 1999 YW14 Hungarian astronomer Antal Wonaszek (1871–1902) was director of the Kiskartal Observatory during 1897–1902. His main field of research was the observation of clouds in Jupiter's atmosphere and the study of irregularities in Saturn's rings. He also made observations of the sun, moon and comets JPL · 75555
75562 Wilkening 1999 YV22 Laurel Wilkening, a retired meteoriticist who served on numerous commissions related to the US space program. JPL · 75562
75564 Audubon 2000 AJ John James Audubon, Franco-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter JPL · 75564
75569 IRSOL 2000 AD2 The Institute IRSOL (Istituto Ricerche Solari or Solar Research Institute), located in Locarno, Switzerland, is a leading observatory in the field of solar spectropolarimetry. It is associated with the University of Lugano JPL · 75569
75570 Jenőwigner 2000 AP4 Jenő Wigner, 20th-century Hungarian-American physicist and Nobelist (this minor planet was discovered on the fifth anniversary of his death) JPL · 75570

75601–75700[edit]

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75701–75800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

75801–75900[edit]

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75823 Csokonai 2000 BJ15 Mihály Csokonai Vitéz (1773–1805) was one of the greatest Hungarian poets. His works reflect great knowledge of philosophy, politics and the arts of his time. This minor planet was discovered on the 195th anniversary of his death. JPL · 75823
75829 Alyea 2000 BH23 Gerald "Gerry" Alyea (1932–2010), a founder of the Warren Astronomical Society in Michigan. JPL · 75829
75836 Warrenastro 2000 BY28 The Warren Astronomical Society in suburban Detroit Michigan, is a long-lived, very active and well educated club. JPL · 75836

75901–76000[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

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
74,001–75,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 75,001–76,000
Succeeded by
76,001–77,000