Meanings of minor planet names: 7001–8000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7001 Noether 1955 EH Emmy Noether, German-born American mathematician
7002 Bronshten 1971 OV Vitalii Aleksandrovich Bronshten, Russian meteor researcher
7003 Zoyamironova 1976 SZ9 Zoya Sergeevna Mironova, Russian physician, specialist in sports medicine and trauma specialist to the Russian cosmonauts
7004 Markthiemens 1979 OB9 Mark H. Thiemens, American chemist and areologist JPL
7005 Henninghaack 1981 ET25 Henning Haack, Danish curator of meteorites at the Geologisk Museum (Geological Museum) of the København Universitet (University of Copenhagen) JPL
7006 Folco 1981 ER31 Luigi Folco, Italian curator of meteorites at the Museo Nazionale dell'Antartide "Felice Ippolito" (National Museum of Antarctica) of the Universities of Genova, Siena and Trieste JPL
7007 Timjull 1981 EK34 A. J. Timothy Jull, American meteoriticist, editor of the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science JPL
7008 Pavlov 1985 QH5 Nikolaj Nikiforovich Pavlov, Russian astronomer
7009 Hume 1987 QU1 David Hume, British philosopher
7010 Locke 1987 QH3 John Locke, British philosopher
7011 Worley 1987 SK1 Charles Edmund Worley, American astronomer [4]
7012 Hobbes 1988 CH2 Thomas Hobbes, British political philosopher
7014 Nietzsche 1989 GT4 Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher
7015 Schopenhauer 1990 QC8 Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher
7016 Conandoyle 1991 YG Educated as a physician, Scots-born Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) became famous for his Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the detective-story genre. His other best-known works include A Study in Scarlet (1886), The Lost World (1912) and The Poison Belt (1913). JPL
7017 Uradowan 1992 CE2 Urado Bay, Kochi, Japan. JPL
7019 Tagayuichan 1992 EM1 Tagayuichan, a little girl dressed as a shrine maiden, is the official mascot of Taga Town in Shiga Prefecture. JPL
7020 Yourcenar 1992 GR2 Marguerite Yourcenar, pseudonym of French-Belgian-American writer Marguerite de Crayencour
7021 Tomiokamachi 1992 JN1 Tomiokamachi, a town in Fukushima prefecture, Japan. JPL
7023 Heiankyo 1992 KE Heiankyo, meaning `Peaceful Capital', is another name of Kyoto. JPL
7027 Toshihanda 1993 XT Toshihiro Handa (born 1959), a research associate at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo. JPL
7028 Tachikawa 1993 XC1 Tachikawa, a suburban city west of Tokyo. JPL
7030 Colombini 1993 YU JPL
7031 Kazumiyoshioka 1994 UU Kazumi Yoshioka (born 1953), an amateur astronomer who has published articles on astrophotography since 1988. JPL
7032 Hitchcock 1994 VC2 Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (1899-1980), a British-born American movie director and producer. JPL
7035 Gomi 1995 BD3 Kazuaki Gomi (born 1911), amateur astronomer and long-time observer of variable stars. JPL
7036 Kentarohirata 1995 BH3 Kentaro Hirata, an amateur astronomer in Yanagawa city. JPL
7037 Davidlean 1995 BK3 David Lean (1908-1991), British film director. JPL
7038 Tokorozawa 1995 DJ2 Tokorozawa City is located in the south of Saitama Prefecture, Japan. The first airport in Japan was opened there in 1911.JPL
7039 Yamagata 1996 GO2 -
7040 Harwood 2642 P-L Ronald Harwood, South African-born British actor, writer and producer*
7041 Nantucket 4081 P-L Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA*
7042 Carver 1933 FE1 George Washington Carver (1860–1943), credited by many as the first black American scientist. JPL
7043 Godart 1934 RB Odon Godart (1913-1996), Belgian mathematician. JPL
7046 Reshetnev 1977 QG2 Mikhail Fedorovich Reshetnev (1924-1996), an authority on theoretical and applied mechanics. JPL
7047 Lundström 1978 RZ9 Magnus Lundström, Swedish astronomer
7048 Chaussidon 1981 EH34 Marc Chaussidon, French geochemist JPL
7049 Meibom 1981 UV21 Anders Meibom, Danish meteoriticist JPL
7051 Sean 1985 JY Sean Colin Woodard, oldest grandson of the discoverers JPL
7054 Brehm 1989 GL8 Christian Ludwig Brehm (1787–1864) and Alfred Edmund Brehm (1829–1884), father and son, are two Thuringian naturalists. JPL
7055 Fabiopagan 1989 KB Fabio Pagan (b. 1946) is an Italian science journalist who covers space travel, astrobiology and physics. He has written for Trieste's Il Piccolo newspaper and he was a radio presenter on RAI, Italy's public national broadcaster. He was also press officer at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste.JPL
7056 Kierkegaard 1989 SE2 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish religious philosopher
7057 Al-Fārābī 1990 QL2 Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Fārābī (c. 872-c. 951) spent much of his life in Baghdad as a prominent philosopher, scientist and music scholar. He revived and internationalized the Aristotelian tradition, translated the philosopher's works from Greek to Arabic, and preserved and expanded upon them in his own writings.JPL
7058 Al-Ṭūsī 1990 SN1 Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (1135-c. 1213) was a Persian mathematician and astronomer who invented the linear astrolabe and developed new algebraic methods for solving certain types of cubic equations with positive solutions.JPL
7059 Van Dokkum 1990 SK3 Dutch astronomer Pieter van Dokkum (b. 1972) studies the evolution of galaxies over cosmic time. A former circus ringmaster and used-car salesman, this Yale University professor can often be found standing knee-deep in a pond photographing dragonflies.JPL
7060 Al-'Ijliya 1990 SF11 Mariam al-Asturlabi (also known as Maeriam al-Ijliya al-Astrulabi, Al-'Ijliyah bint al-'Ijli al-Asturlabi, Al-Asturlabiya, Al-'Ijliya) was an astrolabe maker who worked in the court of Sayf Al-Dawla, who was the emir of Aleppo from 945 to 967. Her father was also an astrolabe maker, and both were apprentices of Netulus, maker of the oldest surviving astrolabe.JPL
7061 Pieri 1991 PE1 David Pieri, American planetary geologist and volcanologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL
7062 Meslier 1991 PY5 Jean Meslier, French priest and philosopher
7063 Johnmichell 1991 UK John Michell (1724-1793) was an English member of the Royal Society who studied geology, magnetism and gravity. He applied statistics to astronomy and showed that gravity might explain double stars and star clusters. He was also the first to suggest there might be black holes.JPL
7064 Montesquieu 1992 OC5 Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, French political thinker
7065 Fredschaaf 1992 PU2 Fred Schaaf (b. 1954) has spent a lifetime interpreting the night sky for the public. His monthly columns for Sky & Telescope magazine, begun in 1993, have introduced countless readers to the simple joy of locating a planet, bright star or constellation. He has also authored more than a dozen books on popular astronomy.JPL
7066 Nessus 1993 HA2 Nessus, mythological Greek centaur*
7067 Kiyose 1993 XE Kiyose City, a western suburb of Tokyo. JPL
7068 Minowa 1994 WD1 MPC
7072 Beijingdaxue 1996 CB8 University of Beijing*
7073 Rudbelia 1972 RU1 Ol'ga Ivanovna Belyaeva (née Rudneva) is a teacher of English at the Moscow College and Institute of Economics, Politics and Law. JPL
7074 Muckea 1977 RD3 Hermann Mucke, (b. 1935), director of the Urania Sternwarte and planetarium in Vienna. JPL
7075 Sadovnichij 1979 SN4 Viktor Sadovnichiy, Russian mathematician, Rector of the Moscow State University
7077 Shermanschultz 1982 VZ Sherman Schultz, American astronomy teacher at Macalester College for over 30 years, and who made many contributions to amateur telescope making
7078 Unojönsson 1985 UH3 Uno Jönsson, Swedish astronomer, author and friend of the discoverer
7079 Baghdad 1986 RR Baghdad was founded near one of the foremost cities of old Mesopotamia by the Arab Abbasid dynasty in the eighth century. Its beauty has inspired many poets and musicians, and it is still well known from stories such as Thousand and One Nights. JPL
7081 Ludibunda 1987 QF7 From the Latin ludibundus, meaning "merry or joyful", Ludibunda is a frolicsome, playful woman, on the same pilgrimage as (6620) Peregrina, but of strongly contrasting temper. JPL
7082 La Serena 1987 YL1 La Serena, Chile, a beautiful small city near the Pacific, about 600 km north of Santiago de Chile. JPL
7083 Kant 1989 CL3 Immanuel Kant, German philosopher
7086 Bopp 1991 TA1 Thomas Bopp, American amateur astronomer*
7087 Lewotsky 1991 TG4 Kristin Lewotsky, American optical engineer, editorial director of SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers)*
7088 Ishtar 1992 AA Ishtar, Akkadian goddess*
7092 Cadmus 1992 LC Cadmus, Greek mythological figure*
7093 Jonleake 1992 OT Jonathan Richard Leake, British journalist, Science and Environment Editor for The Sunday Times JPL
7094 Godaisan 1992 RJ Godaisan, mountain in Kochi, Japan. JPL
7095 Lamettrie 1992 SB22 Julien Offray de La Mettrie, French medical doctor and philosopher
7096 Napier 1992 VM John Napier, Scottish mathematician*
7097 Yatsuka 1993 TF Yatsuka, the first discoverer's home town, in the eastern part of Shimane prefecture, known for its production of ginseng and peonies. JPL
7098 Réaumur 1993 TK39 René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (1683-1757), a French scientist and important entomologist. JPL
7099 Feuerbach 1996 HX25 Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, German philosopher and moralist
7100 Martin Luther 1360 T-2 Martin Luther (1483-1546), German theologian and religious reformer. JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7101 Haritina 1930 UX Ioana Haritina Mogosanu (b. 1973), populariser of astronomy and planetarium presenter at the Carter Observatory in New Zealand. JPL
7102 Neilbone 1936 NB Neil Bone, Scottish amateur astronomer, author and broadcaster
7103 Wichmann 1953 GH Moritz Ludwig Georg Wichmann (1821-1859) was an ardent observer of minor planets. A student of Bessel, he observed with the famous Königsberg heliometer. In 1853 he published a determination of the parallax of Groombridge 1830. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel.JPL
7104 Manyousyu 1977 DU Manyousyu, earliest collection of Japanese poetry*
7105 Yousyozan 1977 DB1 Named for a 400-m mountain to the south of the Okayama station of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Site testing for the observatory was conducted for about a year on this mountain, resulting in the observatory's construction. It was opened in 1960.JPL
7106 Kondakov 1978 PM3 MPC
7107 Peiser 1980 PB1 Benny Josef Peiser, British social anthropologist
7108 Nefedov 1981 RM3 Named in honor of Oleg Matveevich Nefedov (b. 1931), vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences and chairman of the National Committee of Russian chemists. An outstanding scientist in the field of physical, synthetic and technical organic chemistry, he is best known for his fundamental research on highly reactive intermediates and small cycles. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by the Institute of Applied Astronomy.JPL
7109 Heine 1983 RT4 Either Eduard Heine, German mathematician, or Heinrich Heine, German poet*
7110 Johnpearse 1983 XH1 John Marshall Pearse, Australian mechanical technician at the Perth Observatory (1981–2006) JPL
7112 Ghislaine 1986 GV Ghislaine Crozaz, Belgian meteoriticist*
7113 Ostapbender 1986 SD2 MPC
7114 Weinek 1986 WN7 Ladislaus Weinek, Czech astronomer
7115 Franciscuszeno 1986 WO7 Franciscus Zeno, Czech astronomer, palaeontologist and professor of mathematics
7116 Mentall 1986 XX E. Talmadge Mentall, American astronomical atlas illustrator
7117 Claudius 1988 CA1 Matthias Claudius, German writer[5]
7118 Kuklov 1988 VD5 Kuklov, village in Czech Republic
7119 Hiera 1989 AV2 Hiera, mythical person related to Trojan War
7120 Davidgavine 1989 AD3 David Myles Gavine, a Scottish astronomy historian. JPL
7121 Busch 1989 AL7 Matthias Busch, German amateur astronomer*
7122 Iwasaki 1989 EN2 Named in honor of Kazuaki Iwasaki (b. 1935), amateur astronomer and world-renowned space artist. His work has been frequently exhibited and he has published many books on the subject of space art. In July 1998 he opened his own space art gallery in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.JPL
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 Tom Glinos, Canadian astronomer
7125 Eitarodate 1991 CN1 Eitaro Date, Japanese amateur astronomer*
7126 Cureau 1991 GJ4 Marin Cureau de la Chambre, French medical doctor and scientist
7127 Stifter 1991 RD3 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian poet and novelist*
7128 Misawa 1991 SM1 Named in memory of Katsue Misawa (1885-1937). Although he received only a limited education, through his own efforts he became a junior-high-school geography teacher. His unique teaching practices are highly appreciated in the history of Japanese education. In astronomy, he was the real pioneer of sunspot observation in Japan, systematically observing sunspots from 1921 until 1934, when failing eyesight prevented it. His data were invaluable because in those days foreign data arrived in Japan only after a long delay. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by K. Gomi, T. Sato, K. Fujimori and A. Fujii.JPL
7130 Klepper 1992 HR4 MPC
7131 Longtom 1992 YL Longtom, the nine-pound cannon in Treasure Island, is the nickname of the Nikon 10-cm refractor used regularly by Hoei Nojiri (1885-1977), who ordered the telescope and translated Stevenson's novel into Japanese in 1928. The telescope was at one time also used by Tokyo astronomer Koichiro Tomita.JPL
7132 Casulli 1993 SE MPC
7133 Kasahara 1993 TX1 Named in honor of Shin Kasahara (b. 1953), doctor of dentistry and senior lecturer at Tohoku University. An amateur astronomer, he has been enthusiastically engaged in positional observation and orbit calculation of minor planets and comets since 1973. He also played an important role in designing and constructing the biggest portable telescope in Japan, the 84-cm Chiro Memorial Telescope, which went on a national tour to allow the observation of comet 1P/Halley. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by M. Koishikawa and A. Fujii.JPL
7134 Ikeuchisatoru 1993 UY Satoru Ikeuchi (b. 1944) works mainly on the evolution of the interstellar medium and the formation of large-scale structure of the universe. He is a member of the Science Council of Japan and served as the Japanese national representative to the IAU since 1997.JPL
7136 Yokohasuo 1993 VK2 Yoko Hasuo (b. 1952), the wife of Japanese amateur astronomer Ryuichi Hasuo, was cotranslator of the International Halley Watch manual into Japanese. She has been supportive of her husband's activity as a member of the Comet Conference and Cometary Summer School in Japan. The name was suggested by R. Hasuo.JPL
7137 Ageo 1994 AQ1 Ageo is a city north of Tokyo in Saitama Prefecture. The name was suggested by M. Sekine.JPL
7139 Tsubokawa 1994 CV2 Ietsune Tsubokawa, Japanese astronomer*
7140 Osaki 1994 EE1 Yoji Osaki (b. 1938) works mainly in stellar physics and served as president of the Japan Astronomical Society during 1999-2000. In 1974 he proposed the disk-instability model for outbursts of dwarf novae, a model that is now widely accepted.JPL
7141 Bettarini 1994 EZ1 MPC
7142 Spinoza 1994 PC19 Baruch Spinoza (Benedict de Spinoza), Dutch-Jewish philosopher
7143 Haramura 1995 WU41 Haramura is a village in Nagano prefecture, 200 km east of Tokyo. A large star party is held there each summer.JPL
7144 Dossobuono 1996 KQ Dossobuono, Italy*
7145 Linzexu 1996 LO Lin Zexu, Chinese scholar and official during the Qing dynasty*
7146 Konradin 3034 P-L Konradin Ferrari d'Occhieppo, Austrian astronomer*
7147 Feijth 4015 P-L Henk Feijth, Dutch amateur astronomer
7148 Reinholdbien 1047 T-1 Reinhold Bien, German astronomer*
7149 Bernie 3220 T-3 MPC
7150 McKellar 1929 TD1 In 1941, Andrew McKellar (1910-1960) measured the temperature of interstellar space as about 2.7 Kelvin, based of the rotational spectrum of the cyanogen molecule. This radiation temperature arises from the cosmic primeval fireball and is one of the most fundamental and revealing cosmic parameters.JPL
7152 Euneus 1973 SH1 Euneus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
7153 Vladzakharov 1975 XP3 Vladimir Zakharov, Russian physicist*
7157 Lofgren 1981 EC8 Gary E. Lofgren, American planetary scientist and curator of lunar materials at NASA's Johnson Space Center JPL
7158 IRTF 1981 ES8 The 3-m NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) JPL
7159 Bobjoseph 1981 EN17 Robert D. Joseph, American astronomer JPL
7160 Tokunaga 1981 UQ29 Alan T. Tokunaga, American astronomer JPL
7161 Golitsyn 1982 UY10 Georgii Sergeevich Golitsyn, Russian astronomer, specialising in the physics of planetary atmospheres*
7162 Sidwell 1982 VB1 Named in honor of Daniel R. Sidwell (b. 1932), the facility operations manager of the Table Mountain Facility, upon his retirement after 42 years of dedicated service to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sidwell worked with the "wind tunnel" group at JPL's Pasadena facility before moving to Table Mountain in 1976, where he has been a source of dedicated and sustained help beyond the call of duty. Name suggested and citation prepared by J. W. Young.JPL
7163 Barenboim 1984 DB Argentinian-born pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim (b. 1942) has been central to bringing classical music to a wide audience. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger.JPL
7164 Babadzhanov 1984 ET Pulat Babadzhanovich Babadzhanov, Tajik astronomer*
7165 Pendleton 1985 RH Yvonne Jean Pendleton, American astronomer or Geoffrey Nelson Pendleton, American astronomer*
7166 Kennedy 1985 TR Malcolm Kennedy (1944–1997), Secretary of the Astronomical Society of Glasgow JPL
7167 Laupheim 1985 TD3 Volkssternwarte Laupheim (Laupheim Public Observatory)
7169 Linda 1986 TK1 Named in memory of Linda McCartney (1941-1998), wife of Beatle Paul McCartney, member of the musical group Wings, photographer, and author of vegetarian cookbooks. McCartney's strength of purpose as a friend of the environment, of animals, and of all humanity, together with her devotion to her family, provided a shining example to others. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by J. Dunne, who prepared the citation.JPL
7170 Livesey 1987 MK Ron Livesey, Scottish amateur astronomer JPL
7171 Arthurkraus 1988 AT1 Baron Artur Kraus, Czech astronomy benefactor and popularizer
7172 Multatuli 1988 DE2 Multatuli, pseudonym of Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker
7173 Sepkoski 1988 PL1 J. John Sepkoski Jr., American palaeontologist JPL
7174 Semois 1988 SQ Semois river, in Wallonia, flowing from Luxembourg and the Ardennes into the river Meuse JPL
7176 Kuniji 1989 XH Named in honor of Kuniji Saito (b. 1913), who joined the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory in 1936 and was engaged mainly in research on the solar corona. Following his retirement in 1974, he has collected historical materials from Japan, China and other countries to analyze them from the viewpoint of modern astronomy, using computers. He named this field of research "paleoastronomy" and hopes that many other researchers will enter into this kind of research. He also served as president of the Astronomical Society of Japan. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by A. Fujii and A. Tanno.JPL
7178 Ikuookamoto 1990 VA3 Named in honor of Ikuo Okamoto (b. 1946), optician and amateur astronomer. He owns the Schmidt camera with which this minor planet was discovered.JPL
7179 Gassendi 1991 GQ6 Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher and scientist
7182 Robinvaughan 1991 RV1 Robin M. Vaughan, American engineer, who worked for the Voyager 2, Galileo, Cassini–Huygens and Mars Pathfinder missions and was lead guidance and control system engineer for the MESSENGER spacecraft JPL
7186 Tomioka 1991 YF Named in honor of Hiroyuki Tomioka (b. 1942), director of weather information in Hitachi City. An amateur astronomer, he is a charter member of the Nippon Meteor Society and has observed meteors for more than 40 years, both visually and photographically. In addition to his observations from Japan, he often visits the Chiro Observatory Southern Station in Australia to observe southern meteor showers. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by A. Fujii and T. Sato.JPL
7187 Isobe 1992 BW Syuzo Isobe (b. 1942), of the National Astronomical Observatory, has been instrumental in establishing the Bisei Spaceguard Center, an observatory designed for the observation of near-earth objects and earth-orbiting space debris. He is also president of the Japan Spaceguard Association.JPL
7188 Yoshii 1992 SF1 Named in honor of Koichi Yoshii (b. 1914), retired postmaster and amateur astronomer. He was a pioneer in meteor photography in Japan. In the 1930s, when the sensitivity of photographic emulsion was still very low, he succeeded in photographing 86 meteors with his homemade camera. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by A. Fujii, Y. Yabu and T. Sato.JPL
7189 Kuniko 1992 SX12 Named in honor of Kuniko Fujita (1923-1992), née Sofue, amateur astronomer and poet. She became interested in astronomy at an early age and made an important discovery---a nova, later named CP Pup---when she was a 19-year-old schoolgirl; she was awarded a prize from the Japan Astronomical Society as the first discoverer. She became a member of the Kawasaki Astronomical Club in 1972, and she visited Australia and New Zealand in 1986 to observe comet 1P/Halley. She joined expeditions to the Okinawa annular eclipse in 1986 and to the total eclipse in Mexico in 1991. A talented poet and calligrapher, she published a book of poetry, Hoshinagisa. Named by the discoverer following suggestions by S. Morikubo and T. Minowa.JPL
7192 Cieletespace 1993 RY1 Ciel et espace (Sky and Space), French astronomy magazine*
7193 Yamaoka 1993 SE2 Named in honor of Hitoshi Yamaoka (b. 1965), astrophysicist at Kyushu University who specializes in the study of supernovae and novae. He promotes a supernova search project at public observatories in Japan.JPL
7194 Susanrose 1993 SR3 Susan Rose (b. 1952), of East Meadow, New York, is a tireless promoter of astronomy for families and neophytes. For 20 years she has served as the president of the Amateur Observers' Society of New York. In 2002 she received the Walter Scott Houston Award of the Northeast Region of the Astronomical League.JPL
7195 Danboice 1994 AJ Daniel Craig Boice, American astronomer*
7196 Baroni 1994 BF Sandra Baroni, Italian amateur astronomer and AAVSO member
7197 Pieroangela 1994 BH Piero Angela, Italian science writer*
7198 Montelupo 1994 BJ Osservatorio di Montelupo*
7199 Brianza 1994 FR The Brianza area of Lombardy, and the Gruppo Astrofili Brianza (Brianza Astrophile Group), to which the discoverers belong


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7201 Kuritariku 1994 UF1 A broadcaster with KOFU-FM, Hiroe Kurimoto (b. 1961), whose radio name is Kuritariku, is an active participant in the Star Week program sponsored each August by the National Astronomical Observatory. JPL
7203 Sigeki 1995 DG2 Sigeki Horiuchi (b. 1949), a factory manager in the town of Shimosuwa, Nagano prefecture. JPL
7204 Ondřejov 1995 GH Ondřejov, Czech Republic, 35 km SE of Prague and where the Ondřejov Observatory, the country's oldest active observatory, is located
7205 Sadanori 1995 YE1 Sadanori Okamura, president of IAU Commission 28 since 2000 JPL
7206 Shiki 1996 QT JPL
7207 Hammurabi 2133 P-L Hammurabi, King of Babylon*
7208 Ashurbanipal 2645 P-L Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria*
7209 Cyrus 3523 P-L Cyrus II of Persia*
7210 Darius 6555 P-L Darius I of Persia*
7211 Xerxes 1240 T-1 Xerxes I of Persia*
7212 Artaxerxes 2155 T-2 Artaxerxes II of Persia*
7213 Conae 1967 KB CONAE, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (Argentinian "National Committee for Space Activities") JPL
7214 Anticlus 1973 SM1 Anticlus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
7215 Gerhard 1977 FS Gerhard Bachmann (1931–1996), head of administration at the organization from 1972 to 1996. JPL
7216 Ishkov 1977 QQ2 Vitalij Nikitich Ishkov, astrophysicist at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation in Moscow. JPL
7217 Dacke 1979 QX3 Nils Dacke, Swedish leader of the peasant revolt of 1542
7219 Satterwhite 1981 EZ47 Cecilia Satterwhite, American curator of meteorites at NASA's Johnson Space Center. JPL
7220 Philnicholson 1981 QE Philip D. Nicholson (b. 1951), a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. JPL
7221 Sallaba 1981 SJ Jan Sallaba (1775-1827) was the builder and, from 1821, chief construction manager of the Schwarzenberg court in Cesky Krumlov. JPL
7222 Alekperov 1981 TJ3 Vagit Yusupovich Alikperov (born 1950) is known for his development of economical foundations and organizational principles for oil companies. His ideas were used by Lukoil, one of the largest international oil companies. He is also an active sponsor of science and culture in Russia. JPL
7223 Dolgorukij 1982 TF2 MPC
7224 Vesnina 1982 TK3 Leonid Aleksandrovich Vesnin, Victor Aleksandrovich Vesnin, and Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Vesnin, Russian architects*
7225 Huntress 1983 BH Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. (born 1942), planetary cosmochemist. JPL
7226 Kryl 1984 QJ Karel Kryl, Czech singer-songwriter
7228 MacGillivray 1985 GO Sally M. MacGillivray of Sky Publishing Corporation. With an early bent for music and philosophy, followed by 20 years' experience in book publishing, she brought to the Millennium Star Atlas (1997). JPL
7229 Tonimoore 1985 RV Toni L. Moore, who has worked at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory since 1986. JPL
7230 Lutz 1985 RZ1 Barry L. Lutz (born 1944), professor of physics and astronomy and currently department chair at Northern Arizona University. JPL
7231 Porco 1985 TQ1 Carolyn C. Porco, American planetary scientist. JPL
7232 Nabokov 1985 UQ Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist
7233 Majella 1986 EQ5 Parco Nazionale della Majella (Majella National Park) in Abruzzo, one of Italy's largest, wildest and best preserved natural reserves JPL
7235 Hitsuzan 1986 UY Hitsuzan, mountain in Kochi, Japan. JPL
7237 Vickyhamilton 1988 VH Victoria Hamilton, American planetary mineralogist JPL
7238 Kobori 1989 OA Akira Kobori (1904–1992), professor of mathematics at Kyoto University and president of the Kyoto prefectural university. JPL
7239 Mobberley 1989 TE Martin Mobberley, British amateur astronomer and author
7240 Hasebe 1989 YG Takao Hasebe (b. 1947) is a Japanese amateur astronomer who taught astronomy to the first discoverer during his youth. Hasebe is also an observer of the lunar surface.JPL
7241 Kuroda 1990 VF3 Takehiko Kuroda (born 1946), since 1990 the first director of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory (NHAO) and one of the leading astronomers in Japanese public observatories. JPL
7242 Okyudo 1990 VG3 Masami Okyudo (born 1961), Japanese astronomer and currently director of the Misato Observatory, Wakayama Prefecture. JPL
7244 Villa-Lobos 1991 PQ1 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer
7247 Robertstirling 1991 TD1 Robert Stirling (1790-1878), a Scottish inventor. JPL
7248 Älvsjö 1992 EV21 Älvsjö, Sweden, now a suburb of Stockholm, where the Battle of Brännkyrka occurred
7250 Kinoshita 1992 SG1 Hiroshi Kinoshita (born 1941), a celestial mechanician at the National Astronomical Observatory (formerly known as the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory). JPL
7251 Kuwabara 1992 SF13 Syoji Kuwabara (born 1927), a retired school teacher in Japan, he was superintendent of the board of education in Himeji City (1981–1993) and director of the city's Science Museum (1993–1996). JPL
7252 Kakegawa 1992 UZ Kakegawa, an ancient city in central Japan famous for the wooden castle. JPL
7253 Nara 1993 CL MPC
7254 Kuratani 1993 TN1 Hiroshi Kuratani (born 1934), astronomer and educator at Toyama Observatory since 1956. JPL
7256 Bonhoeffer 1993 VJ5 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian and opponent of Nazism, executed in 1945 following his arrest and imprisonment after the attempt to assassinate Hitler. His brother Klaus was amongst those arrested and executed. JPL
7257 Yoshiya 1994 AH1 Yoshiya Watanabe (born 1968), science educator and planetarian of the Osaka Science Museum. JPL
7258 Pettarin 1994 EF Enrico Pettarin, Italian amateur astronomer. JPL
7259 Gaithersburg 1994 EG1 Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a city to the north of Washington, D.C. JPL
7260 Metelli 1994 FN Orneore Metelli (1872–1938), internationally acknowledged as the founder of the school of naïve painting. JPL
7261 Yokootakeo 1994 GZ Takeo Yokoo (born 1939), of Osaka Kyoiku University, mainly studies galactic astronomy. He also served as president of the Society for Teaching and Popularization of Astronomy in Japan from 1998 to 2002. JPL
7262 Sofue 1995 BX1 Yoshiaki Sofue (born 1943), works mainly in galactic radio astronomy, playing a leading role in millimeter-wave research of galaxies in Japan. He has determined high-accuracy central rotation curves and detailed mass distributions and has shown the general existence of massive cores. JPL
7263 Takayamada 1995 DP Takashi Yamada, a science educator and the former planetarium director of the Nogoya City Science Museum JPL
7264 Hirohatanaka 1995 FK Hiroshi Hatanaka, an amateur astronomer JPL
7265 Edithmüller 2908 T-2 Edith Müller, Swiss astronomer*
7266 Trefftz 4270 T-2 Eleonore Trefftz, German physicist, or, her father Erich Trefftz, after whom the Trefftz Method is named*
7267 Victormeen 1943 DF In 1950, Victor Ben Meen (1910–1971) identified as an impact structure what is today known as Pingualuit Meteorite Crater, in northern Quebec. His discovery led to the eventual recognition of many other extraterrestrial impact structures, elsewhere on the Canadian Shield, and beyond.JPL
7268 Chigorin 1972 TF Mikhail Chigorin, founder of the Russian chess school JPL
7269 Alprokhorov 1975 VK2 Alexander Prokhorov, Russian physicist and Nobel laureate*
7270 Punkin 1978 NY7 MPC
7271 Doroguntsov 1979 SR2 Sergej Ivanovich Doroguntsov (born 1929), corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, is prominent in the study of economics and ecology, head of a faculty at Kiev National Economic University and president of the Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences JPL
7272 Darbydyar 1980 DD1 M. Darby Dyar, American astronomy professor and planetologist at Mount Holyoke College JPL
7273 Garyhuss 1981 EK4 Gary R. Huss, American cosmochemist, director of the W. M. Keck Cosmochemistry Laboratory at the University of Hawaii JPL
7274 Washioyama 1982 FC Washioyama, mountain in Kochi, Japan. JPL
7276 Maymie 1983 RE MPC
7277 Klass 1983 RM2 Philip J. Klass, prominent UFO skeptic [Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 29, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2005, p. 18]
7278 Shtokolov 1985 UW4 Boris Timofeevich Shtokolov (b. 1930), is a Russian singer, actor and bass soloist for the Mariinskij Theatre in St. Petersburg. JPL
7279 Hagfors 1985 VD1 Named in honor of Tor Hagfors (b. 1930), in celebration of his 68th birthday and his retirement as director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie. JPL
7280 Bergengruen 1988 RA3 Werner Bergengruen, German (Baltic German) novelist*
7285 Seggewiss 1990 EX2 Wilhelm Seggewiss, German astronomer
7287 Yokokurayama 1990 VN2 Yokokurayama, mountain in Kochi, Japan. JPL
7289 Kamegamori 1991 JU Kamegamori, a grassy mountain in the center of the mountainous region of Shikoku Island. JPL
7290 Johnrather 1991 JY1 John Daniel Gray Rather, American astronomer*
7291 Hyakutake 1991 XC1 Yuji Hyakutake, Japanese astronomer
7292 Prosperin 1992 EM7 Erik Prosperin, Swedish astronomer
7293 Kazuyuki 1992 FH Kazuyuki Saitoh (born 1957), associate director of the Nichihara Observatory since 1985 and president of the Shimane Society of Astronomy, Shimane Prefecture. JPL
7295 Brozovic 1992 MB Marina Brozovic (b. 1971), a senior scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, uses the Goldstone and Arecibo radars to observe near-earth objects and then derives radar shape models and rotation states for these objects. She is also active in refining the orbits for some of the solar system's natural satellites.JPL
7296 Lamarck 1992 PW1 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, French naturalist
7298 Matudaira-gou 1992 WM5 Matudaira-gou is located in the east of Toyota city, Aichi prefecture. It is the motherland of the Tokugawa Shogun family, who ruled Japan from 1603 to 1867. JPL
7299 Indiawadkins 1992 WZ5 India Wadkins, long-time secretary to the Planetary Society
7300 Yoshisada 1992 YV2 MPC


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7301 Matsuitakafumi 1993 AB Takafumi Matsui (b. 1946) is Director of the Planetary Exploration Research Center at the Chiba Institute of Technology, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Tokyo. He specializes in astrobiology and comparative planetology, and the study of meteoroid impacts on the evolution of the Earth and life.JPL
7304 Namiki 1994 AE2 Namiki Mitsuo (b. 1957) is a Japanese amateur astronomer on the staff of the public-information office of the National Astronomical Observatory. He acts as a bridge between Japanese professionals and amateurs and helps create friendly relationships.JPL
7305 Ossakajusto 1994 CX1 Named in memory of Justo Ossaka (1922-1998), emeritus director of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory. Graduating from the Geophysical Institute, Tohoku University, in 1950, he worked at the Sendai Observatory from 1956 to 1994. He contributed greatly to attracting amateur astronomers and planetarium visitors. Name proposed by A. Watanabe and M. Koishikawa of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory.JPL
7306 Panizon 1994 EH Named in honor of Franco Panizon (b. 1925). Head of the pediatric department of the University of Trieste, he is one of the key figures in Italian pediatrics, endowed with a deep knowledge of all scientific disciplines focusing on human beings, a true master of science and life. From Trieste he has influenced pediatricians all over the country and has founded a pediatric school that teaches care for children through mind and heart.JPL
7307 Takei 1994 EH George Takei, American actor JPL
7308 Hattori 1995 BQ4 Tadahiko Hattori, Japanese astronomer
7309 Shinkawakami 1995 FU Shin-ichi Kawakami (b.1956) is a professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the Faculty of Education at Gifu University. He has studied impact cratering and its implications for planetary evolution. He also published several books on the history of Planet Earth.JPL
7311 Hildehan 1995 TU Forever outnumbered by the women in his life, the discoverer chose to acknowledge those most significant with an appellation formed by letters in the names of his mother, Edith (Johnson) di Cicco (1912-1994); wife, Hilary F. Bennett (b. 1952); and daughter, Hannah di Cicco (b. 1987).JPL
7313 Pisano 6207 P-L Giovanni Pisano, Italian sculptor or Andrea Pisano, Italian sculptor*
7314 Pevsner 2146 T-1 Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born British historian of art and architecture*
7315 Kolbe 1136 T-2 MPC
7316 Hajdu 3145 T-2 MPC
7317 Cabot 1940 ED John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto), Genoese-Venetian explorer
7318 Dyukov 1969 OX Vitalij Petrovich Dyukov (b. 1945), a professor at the Siberian State Geodesy Academy in Novosibirsk, is a specialist on the earth's gravitational field and author of more than ten textbooks for students.JPL
7319 Katterfeld 1976 SA6 Gennadij Nikolaevich Katterfeld, Russian geologist*
7320 Potter 1978 TP6 Hejno Iogannovich Potter, Russian astronomer
7322 Lavrentina 1979 SW2 Soviet mathematician Mikhail Alekseevich Lavrent'ev (1900-1980) was the first head of the Siberian Department of the U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences. His son Mikhail Mikhailovich Lavrent'ev (b. 1932) also works in mathematical physics.JPL
7323 Robersomma 1979 SD9 Roberto Somma (b. 1944), an Italian space engineer at Alenia Spazio, has promoted ideas and organized international meetings in Italy on the exploration of the solar system, in particular of near-earth objects.JPL
7324 Carret 1981 BC MPC
7326 Tedbunch 1981 UK22 Theodore E. Bunch, American meteoriticist JPL
7327 Crawford 1983 RZ1 Named in honor of David L. Crawford (b. 1931), astronomer at the Kitt Peak National Observatory recognized for his fundamental contributions to protecting dark skies around observatories from light pollution through good outdoor lighting practices. In 1972 he was instrumental in establishing the first comprehensive lighting code, which regulated outdoor lighting in southern Arizona, and the code has become a model for such regulation throughout the world. Crawford was cofounder and executive director of the International Dark-Sky Association, a worldwide organization dedicated to the preservation of dark skies. He was also responsible for establishing the fundamental standards of the Strömgren photometric system. Name suggested and citation provided by D. R. Davis.JPL
7328 Casanova 1984 SC1 Giacomo Casanova, Italian writer, spy, diplomat, and libertine
7329 Bettadotto 1985 GK Elisabetta Dotto, Italian astronomer
7330 Annelemaître 1985 TD Anne Lemaître, Belgian astronomer*
7331 Balindblad 1985 TV Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer*
7332 Ponrepo 1986 XJ5 Viktor Ponrepo (Dismas Šlambor), Czech cinematic pioneer
7333 Bec-Borsenberger 1987 SM4 Annick Bec-Borsenberger, French astronomer*
7334 Sciurus 1988 QV The Sciurus genus (squirrels)
7336 Saunders 1989 RS1 R. Stephen Saunders (b. 1940), chief scientist for the Solar System Exploration Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is the project scientist for the Mars Surveyor Program 2001/2003 mission, director of JPL's Regional Planetary Image Facility and former project scientist of the Magellan mission to Venus.JPL
7342 Uchinoura 1992 FB1 Named for the town in southern Kyushu where the Kagoshima Space Center of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) is located. A small fishing village, the town entered the limelight in 1962, when it was selected as the launching site for ISAS (now ISAS Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture). ISAS satellites are launched toward the Pacific Ocean from a plateau in the southeastern part of the town. The facilities are getting larger as the rockets also grow in size. The usual population of the town is about 10~000, but at the time of a launch staff and reporters typically cause a 20-percent increase.JPL
7343 Ockeghem 1992 GE2 Johannes Ockeghem, Flemish composer
7344 Summerfield 1992 LU MPC
7345 Happer 1992 OF Felix Happer, the character played by Burt Lancaster in the movie "Local Hero"
7346 Boulanger 1993 DQ2 François Boulanger, French astronomer*
7349 Ernestmaes 1993 QK4 Ernest Maes (b. 1915), a doctor of medicine (dermatology), has long had a great interest in anthropology, history of religion and psychiatry, resulting in several books on the critical evaluation of religious tradition.JPL
7351 Yoshidamichi 1993 XB1 Michitoshi Yoshida (b. 1963) is the director of Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, a branch of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. His main interests are extragalactic astronomy, especially observational study of active galaxies, and astronomical instrumentation.JPL
7353 Kazuya 1995 AC1 Named in honor of Kazuya Yoshida (b. 1960). An authority in robot engineering at Tohoku University, Yoshida is now developing a robotic system to explore the minor planets. He is an excellent astrophotographer and a member of Mt. Nyukasa Station, where this minor planet was discovered.JPL
7354 Ishiguro 1995 BR1 Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-born British author*
7355 Bottke 1995 HN2 William Frederick Bottke, American astronomer*
7356 Casagrande 1995 SK5 Named in memory of Alessandro Casagrande (1922-1964). Composer and orchestra conductor, he skillfully headed the music school in Terni and served as artistic manager of the city's symphonic bureau "S. Falchi". He was also a painter. In 1965 an international piano competition was named for him.JPL
7358 Oze 1995 YA3 Oze is a basin highland lying astride the prefectures Fukushima, Gunma and Niigata. The highland is surrounded by mountains, including Mt. Hiuchidake and Mt. Shifutsu, making up the western part of the Nikko National Park.JPL
7359 Messier 1996 BH Charles Messier, French astronomer
7360 Moberg 1996 BQ17 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish writer
7361 Endres 1996 DN1 MPC
7362 Rogerbyrd 1996 EY MPC
7363 Esquibel 1996 FA1 MPC
7364 Otonkučera 1996 KS Oton Kučera, founder of Zagreb Observatory, Croatia
7365 Sejong 1996 QV1 MPC
7366 Agata 1996 UY Hidehiko Agata (b. 1961) is a staff member in the public information office of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. His main interests are education and populiarization of astronomy, and he has published many books on elementary astronomy. He has also studied cometary plasma tails.JPL
7367 Giotto 3077 T-1 Giotto di Bondone, Italian painter*
7368 Haldancohn 1966 BB Haldan Cohn (b. 1953), on the faculty of Indiana University, has carried out fundamental research on the dynamics of stellar systems. He is particularly known for his work on the late stages of core collapse in star clusters and on the effect of gravothermal instabilities on the dynamical evolution of star clusters.JPL
7369 Gavrilin 1975 AN Valerij Aleksandrovich Gavrilin (1939–1999) was an outstanding Russian composer whose compositions have became a national property of Russia and occupy a well-deserved place in the culture of the twentieth century. The name was suggested by the Union of Concert Workers of Russia.JPL
7370 Krasnogolovets 1978 SM5 Mikhail Aleksandrovich Krasnogolovets (b. 1960), professor of radioelectronics at Kharkov National Technical University, specializes in the physics of elementary particles, accelerators and lasers. He is known in particular for his work on a high-energy laser for astrophysical research.JPL
7372 Emimar 1979 HH Geophysicist María Emilia Muzzio (b. 1979) and anthropologist Marina Muzzio (b. 1982) are two Argentine scientists, daughters of the discoverer.JPL
7373 Stashis 1979 QX9 Vladimir Vladimirovich Stashis (b. 1925) is a Ukrainian scholar of jurisprudence, vice-rector of the Ukrainian National Academy of Law and a member of the International Court of the United Nations. He also likes poetry and art and has a large collection of pictures of classical Russian painters.JPL
7376 Jefftaylor 1980 UU1 G. Jeffrey Taylor, American planetary scientist. JPL
7377 Pizzarello 1981 EW9 Sandra Pizzarello, American chemist, pioneer of the study of organic material in meteorites. JPL
7378 Herbertpalme 1981 EK18 Herbert Palme, German geochemist JPL
7379 Naoyaimae 1981 EC29 Naoya Imae, Japanese curator at the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, meteoroticist and areologist. JPL
7381 Mamontov 1981 RG5 Savva Ivanovich Mamontov, Russian patron of the arts*
7382 Bozhenkova 1981 RJ5 The Russian writer Margarita Ivanovna Bozhenkova (b. 1941) is a member of the Writers' Union of Russia, vice-president of the Writers' Naval Association in St. Petersburg and laureate of the "Gold Pen" prize.JPL
7383 Lassovszky 1981 SE Károly Lassovszky, Hungarian astronomer
7385 Aktsynovia 1981 UQ11 Lyudmila Mikhailovna Aktsynova (1910-1997) and her husband Arkadij Vsevolodovich Aktsynov (1910-1997) were masters of portraiture and landscape painting. They depicted the beauties of nature in various parts of Russia, including Siberia, Baikal, Sayany, Altaj and Volga.JPL
7386 Paulpellas 1981 WM Paul Pellas, French meteoriticist*
7387 Malbil 1982 BS1 Malcolm Bilson, American pianist
7388 Marcomorelli 1982 FS3 Marco Morelli (b. 1973), a planetary geologist and a specialist in terrestrial impact structures and meteorites. JPL
7389 Michelcombes 1982 UE Michel Combes, French astronomer*
7390 Kundera 1983 QE Milan Kundera, Czech novelist
7391 Strouhal 1983 VS1 Vincenc Strouhal, Czech physicist
7392 Kowalski 1984 EX Richard Kowalski, American amateur astronomer
7393 Luginbuhl 1984 SL3 Christian Luginbuhl, American astronomer [4]
7394 Xanthomalitia 1985 QX4 Leonid Vasil'evich Xanthomaliti (Ksanfomaliti; b. 1932), radiometrist, photo-metrist, polarimetrist and altimetrist, discovered the Martian "anti-greenhouse" effect, hypothesized on the thunderbolt phenomena in Venus' atmosphere and predicted high volcanic activity on Venus. The name was suggested by V. K. Abalakin.JPL
7396 Brusin 1986 EQ2 Named in honor of Silvia Rosa Brusin, head of one of the principal Italian scientific programs. She is strongly involved in popular astronomy and is in close contact with scientists around the world. Her programs on Italian television constitute a serious reference for interested people.JPL
7398 Walsh 1986 VM Martin F. Walsh, friend of the discoverer
7399 Somme 1987 BC2 The Somme is a river in Northern France in the département of Picardie. The Celtic name means `tranquility'. With a length of nearly 250 km and a source near the city of St. Quentin, the Somme forms an extensive and beautiful bay, rich in flora and fauna, as it enters the English Channel.JPL
7400 Lenau 1987 QW1 Nikolaus Lenau (N. F. Niembsch von Strehlenau), 19th-century Austrian poet, whose Faust was the inspiration of Liszt's Mephisto Walzer JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7401 Toynbee 1987 QW7 Arnold J. Toynbee, 20th-century British historian, author of the twelve-volume A Study of History JPL
7403 Choustník 1988 AV1 Choustník, castle in Czech Republic
7408 Yoshihide 1989 SB Yoshihide Hayashi, Japanese amateur astronomer JPL
7410 Kawazoe 1990 QG Akira Kawazoe (b. 1934), a member of the Geisei Observatory staff with particular interests in meteorites and geology. JPL
7412 Linnaeus 1990 SL9 Carl von Linné, Swedish naturalist
7413 Galibina 1990 SH28 Irina Vladimirovna Galibina (b. 1929), a celestial mechanician. JPL
7414 Bosch 1990 TD8 Carl Bosch, German chemist (winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1931) and amateur astronomer
7415 Susumuimoto 1990 VL8 Susumu Imoto (1901-1981) studied the history of astronomy and old Japanese calendars. With I. Hasegawa, he compiled a catalogue of meteor showers and lent support to the world calendar proposed by E. Achelis. JPL
7416 Linnankoski 1990 WV4 Johannes Linnankoski, pseudonym of Vihtori Peltonen, Finnish writer
7418 Akasegawa 1991 EJ1 Genpei Akasegawa (b. 1937), a famous novelist in Japan. JPL
7420 Buffon 1991 RP11 Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, French naturalist
7421 Kusaka 1992 HL Hideaki Kusaka (1924-1991), an amateur astronomer. JPL
7425 Lessing 1992 RO5 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German dramatist and philosopher
7428 Abekuniomi 1992 YM Abe Kuniomi (b. 1941) is an expert photographer of the Moon’s surface and planets. JPL
7429 Hoshikawa 1992 YB1 Hoshikawa, or Star River, flows between Kumagaya and Gyoda, in Saitama prefecture. JPL
7430 Kogure 1993 BV2 Tomokazu Kogure (b. 1925), professor emeritus of Kyoto University. JPL
7433 Pellegrini 1993 KD MPC
7434 Osaka 1994 AB3 Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, administrative center of the prefecture, and an important industrial, cultural, business and scientific center. JPL
7435 Sagamihara 1994 CZ1 Sagamihara, a city located some 50 km west for Tokyo. JPL
7436 Kuroiwa 1994 CB2 Goro Kuroiwa (1912-1990), Japanese astronomer and observer of variable stars. JPL
7437 Torricelli 1994 EF3 Evangelista Torricelli, Italian scientist*
7438 Misakatouge 1994 JE1 JPL
7439 Tetsufuse 1994 XG1 Tetsuharu Fuse (b. 1970) works at the Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. A solar system researcher, interested om the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt objects and natural satellites, he is also the first public relations coordinator at the Subaru Telescope. JPL
7440 Závist 1995 EA Závist, Czech archaeological site of a Celtic town
7441 Láska 1995 OZ Václav Láska, Czech geophysicist, astronomer, geodetist, and mathematician
7442 Inouehideo 1995 SC5 Hideo Inoue (b. 1917), Japanese astronomer. JPL
7443 Tsumura 1996 BR2 Mitsunori Tsumura (b. 1955), a science educator at the Wakayama Science Museum. JPL
7445 Trajanus 4116 P-L Trajan, Roman Emperor*
7446 Hadrianus 2249 T-2 Hadrian, Roman Emperor*
7447 Marcusaurelius 1142 T-3 Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor*
7448 Pöllath 1948 AA Reinhard Pöllath (b. 1948), a professor of tax law at the University of Münster, is an authority on corporate acquisitions and business successions. As founder of the Exzellenz-Stiftung zur Förderung der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft he inspires the community with his fascination for science, in particular for molecular biology.JPL
7449 Döllen 1949 QL Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Döllen (1820-1897), an astronomer at the Dorpat Observatory, was an assistant of W. Struve. Later he worked on geodetic problems at the Pulkovo Observatory. Döllen is notable for his discussion on errors of heliometer observations. The name was suggested by L. D. Schmadel.JPL
7450 Shilling 1968 OZ Pavel L´vovich Shilling, 18th-19th-century Russian inventor and orientalist JPL
7451 Verbitskaya 1978 PU2 Lyudmila Verbitskaya, professor of general linguistics JPL
7452 Izabelyuria 1978 QU2 Izabella Danilovna Yur'eva, renowned Russian singer JPL
7453 Slovtsov 1978 RV1 Petr Andreevich Slovtsov (1767-1843), historiographer of Siberia and founder of regional studies of Siberia JPL
7454 Kevinrighter 1981 EW20 Kevin Righter, American curator of Antarctic meteorites at NASA's Johnson Space Center JPL
7455 Podosek 1981 EQ26 Frank A. Podosek, American planetary scientist JPL
7456 Doressoundiram 1982 OD Alain Doressoundiram (b. 1968), French planetary scientist JPL
7457 Veselov 1982 SL6 Vyacheslav Afanasievich Veselov, Russian space scientist, consultant on the Lunokhods, Mars Rover and more JPL
7459 Gilbertofranco 1984 HR1 Gilberto Franco (b. 1952), a medical doctor at San Damiano, Asti, is a very good friend of the discoverer and an enthusiastic amateur astronomer.JPL
7460 Julienicoles 1984 JN Julie Laine Nicoles (b. 1986) has worked as a life guard, as a caregiver for her grandmother, and for several years at the Sylvan Learning Center and the Jasper Elementary school in Rancho Cucamonga, California. She is now a student at Chaffey College nearby.JPL
7461 Kachmokiam 1984 TD JPL
7462 Grenoble 1984 WM1 Grenoble, France, the French city, located in the foothills of the western Alps JPL
7463 Oukawamine 1985 SB Oukawamine, a high plateau at the boundary of Kochi and Ehime prefectures. JPL
7464 Vipera 1987 VB1 The viper family of snakes, and more particularly Vipera berus, the adder or northern viper, which inhabits Kleť mountain
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 John Munger, Veikko Kanto and Richard Berry, the authors of The CCD Cookbook. JPL
7468 Anfimov 1990 UP11 Nikolaj Apollonovich Anfimov, Russian space scientist, co-chairman of the Russian-American cosmic committee, and an officer of the French Légion d'honneur JPL
7469 Krikalev 1990 VU14 Sergej Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut JPL
7470 Jabberwock 1991 JA The Jabberwock is a mythical creature that is the subject of the classic nonsense poem Jabberwocky in Lewis Carroll's delightful tale Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there. JPL
7472 Kumakiri 1992 CU Kazuo Kumakiri (b. 1923), an amateur astronomer. JPL
7475 Kaizuka 1992 UX5 Sohei Kaizuka (1926-1998), one of the leading geomorphologists. JPL
7476 Ogilsbie 1993 GE Brian K. Ogilsbie (1970-1997), a close friend of the discoverer. JPL
7478 Hasse 1993 OA4 Peter Hasse, German organist
7480 Norwan 1994 PC JPL
7481 San Marcello 1994 PA1 San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy, the mountain village where the Pian dei Termini Observatory is located
7483 Sekitakakazu 1994 VO2 Takakazu Seki, Japanese mathematician*
7484 Dogo Onsen 1994 WF4 Dōgo Onsen, Japanese hot spring*
7485 Changchun 1994 XO Changchun, the city in China. JPL
7486 Hamabe 1994 XJ1 Masaru Hamabe (b. 1951), a professor at Japan Women's University. JPL
7487 Toshitanaka 1994 YM Toshinari Tanaka (b. 1954), physicist and amateur astronomer. JPL
7488 Robertpaul 1995 KB1 Robert Paul Hergenrother (b. 1976), the brother of the discoverer. JPL
7489 Oribe 1995 MX Takaaki Oribe (b. 1972), researcher at Saji Observatory. JPL
7490 Babička 1995 OF1 Maria Macháčová, Maria Petrželová, Emilia Dudková, and Aloisia Pravcová, grandmothers of the discoverer and his wife (babička is Czech for "grandmother")
7491 Linzerag 1995 SD2 On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft (Linzer A.G.), an association of Austrian amateur astronomers; the number of this minor planet, written backwards, is the year the association was founded (1947)
7492 Kačenka 1995 UX Nickname of Kateřina Macháčová, the better half of the discoverer, Petr Pravec; the name was approved on the day before their wedding on 21 June 1997
7493 Hirzo 1995 US2 Hirzo, founder of České Budějovice, Czech Republic, home town of the discoverer
7494 Xiwanggongcheng 1995 UV48 Named for the tenth anniversary of Project Hope (Xiwang Gongcheng), a non-profit social welfare program operated by the China Youth Development Foundation. JPL
7495 Feynman 1995 WS4 Richard P. Feynman, American physicist
7496 Miroslavholub 1995 WN6 Miroslav Holub, Czech immunologist, poet and essayist
7497 Guangcaishiye 1995 YY21 Named for the Glory Project (Guangcai Shiye), an open poverty relief activity in China. JPL
7498 Blaník 1996 BF Blaník Hill, Czech Republic, legendary resting place of the army of Saint Wenceslas
7499 L'Aquila 1996 OO2 L´Aquila, a medieval town of about 53~000 people in central Italy, near the Gran Sasso. JPL
7500 Sassi 1996 TN Sassi di Matera, Italy, a UNESCO World Heritage site*


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7501 Farra 1996 VD3 Farra d'Isonzo, town in Italy
7504 Kawakita 1997 AF1 Hideyo Kawakita, Japanese astronomer
7505 Furusho 1997 AM2 Reiko Furusho, Japanese astronomer
7506 Lub 4837 P-L Jan Lub, Dutch astronomer
7507 Israel 7063 P-L Frank Pieter Israel, Dutch astronomer
7508 Icke 2327 T-3 Vincent Icke, Dutch astronomer
7509 Gamzatov 1977 EL Rasul Gamzatov, Dagestanian poet
7511 Patcassen 1981 EX24 Patrick Cassen, American astrophysicist JPL
7512 Monicalazzarin 1983 CA1 Monica Lazzarin, Italian astronomer
7515 Marrucino 1986 EF5 Marrucino was an ancient tribe that lived in Abruzzo. San Martino sulla Marrucina is renowned worldwide for its wine and chitarra, a special kind of pasta. It is also famous for polverieri, a group of artisans and merchants who for five centuries produced gunpowder from grape charcoal following a secret recipe.JPL
7516 Kranjc 1987 MC Aldo Kranjc, Italian astronomer
7517 Alisondoane 1989 AD Alison Doane (b. 1958) has held the position of assistant curator (from 1983 to 2001) and curator (from 2001 to the present) of astronomical photographs at the Harvard College Observatory. She was also principal oboe with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra from 1982 to 2001. JPL
7519 Paulcook 1989 UN3 In the face of extreme physical problems resulting from an accident at age 12, Paul A. Cook (b. 1981) has shown remarkable determination to use his mental powers to study astronomy. He has learned how to use a computer by special means and has produced some extremely good graphics for the discoverer. JPL
7525 Kiyohira 1992 YE Kiyohira Fujiwara, founder of Fujiwara clan in Japan
7526 Ohtsuka 1993 AA Katsuhito Ohtsuka (b. 1959), a curator of Tokyo Meteor Network and its meteorite collection. JPL
7527 Marples 1993 BJ Peter Marples, Australian amateur astronomer, discoverer of supernova 2008fa in NGC 6722 and member of the Southern Astronomical Society JPL
7528 Huskvarna 1993 FS39 Huskvarna, Sweden
7529 Vagnozzi 1994 BC Antonio Vagnozzi, Italian amateur astronomer. JPL
7530 Mizusawa 1994 GO1 Commemoration of hundredth anniversary of International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa, Japan
7531 Pecorelli 1994 SC Antonio Pecorelli (1923-1986), a conductor on the trams and buses in Terni for 30 years. JPL
7532 Pelhřimov 1995 UR1 Pelhřimov, town in the Czech Republic
7536 Fahrenheit 1995 WB7 Gabriel Fahrenheit, German-born Dutch scientist
7537 Solvay 1996 HS8 Ernest Solvay, Belgian chemist and philanthropist
7538 Zenbei 1996 VE6 Iwahashi Zenbei (1756-1811) is known for building the most superior Japanese telescope in the Edo era. His family worked as opticians in Osaka for four generations after him. JPL
7541 Nieuwenhuis 4019 T-3 Henk Nieuwenhuis, Dutch amateur astronomer, Eisinga Planetarium
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN John Pond (1767–1836), sixth Astronomer Royal, is famous for the introduction of then-modern transit instruments at Greenwich Observatory and for publishing a high-precision star catalogue. Pond received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society.JPL
7543 Prylis 1973 SY JPL
7544 Tipografiyanauka 1976 UB2 The oldest printing-house (tipografiya in Russian) of the Russian Academy of Sciences bears the name "Nauka" (science). It was founded in 1727 in St. Petersburg. JPL
7545 Smaklösa 1978 OB Smaklösa, Swedish musical group
7548 Engström 1980 FW2 Albert Engström, Swedish writer and artist
7549 Woodard 1980 TO5 Adrian Russell Woodard, youngest grandson of the discoverers JPL
7550 Woolum 1981 EV8 Dorothy S. Woolum, American astrophysicist and meteoriticist JPL
7551 Edstolper 1981 EF26 Edward M. Stolper, American geologist JPL
7552 Sephton 1981 EB27 Mark A. Sephton, British geochemist and meteoriticist JPL
7553 Buie 1981 FG Marc W. Buie, American astronomer JPL
7554 Johnspencer 1981 GQ John R. Spencer, an astronomer at Lowell Observatory. JPL
7555 Venvolkov 1981 SZ6 Veniamin Vasil'evich Volkov, world-renowned ophthalmologist. JPL
7556 Perinaldo 1982 FX2 Perinaldo is a village in Liguria, Italy. JPL
7558 Yurlov 1982 TB2 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Yurlov, Russian choir master and choral conductor. JPL
7559 Kirstinemeyer 1985 VF Kirstine Bjerrum Meyer, first Danish woman to obtain a degree in physics (in 1892), founder of Fysisk Tidsskrift JPL
7560 Spudis 1986 AJ Paul D. Spudis, American planetary geologist JPL
7561 Patrickmichel 1986 TR2 Patrick Michel (b. 1970), French dynamicist. JPL
7562 Kagiroino-Oka 1986 WO9 Place in one of the poems in the collection Manyousyu
7564 Gokumenon 1988 CA Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar ("Goku") Menon, Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished professor of the Indian Space Research Organisation, who provided strong support for the 2.3-m Vainu Bappu telescope and the Ootacamund radioastronomy facility JPL
7565 Zipfel 1988 RD11 Jutta Zipfel, German curator of meteorites at the Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg (Senckenberg Research Institute) in Frankfurt JPL
7571 Weisse Rose 1989 EH6 Die Weiße Rose, a resistance movement in Germany in World War II which called for nonviolent resistance to the Nazi regime. Numerous members of the movement were arrested and executed
7572 Znokai 1989 SF Cultural and social organization of staff of Mizusawa International Latitude Observatory
7573 Basfifty 1989 VX England's Birmingham Astronomical Society is currently celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. The Society was established in 1950, largely as a result of the University of Birmingham's extramural classes on astronomy. JPL
7575 Kimuraseiji 1989 YK Seiji Kimura (b. 1932), an amateur astronomer. JPL
7578 Georgböhm 1990 SP7 Georg Böhm, German organist
7580 Schwabhausen 1990 TM7 MPC
7581 Yudovich 1990 VY13 MPC
7583 Rosegger 1991 BA3 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet, novelist and writer*
7584 Ossietzky 1991 GK10 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1935*
7586 Bismarck 1991 RH7 Prince Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck (1815-1898), Prussian prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and, from 1871, the so-called Great Chancellor of the German Reich. JPL
7587 Weckmann 1992 CF3 Matthias Weckmann, German organist
7590 Aterui 1992 UP4 Aterui, patriarch of the Ainu tribe in northern Japan in the late eighth century. JPL
7592 Takinemachi 1992 WR3 Takine, a town in Fukushima prefecture, 250 km north of Tokyo. JPL
7594 Shotaro 1993 BH2 Shotaro Miyamoto (1912-1992), professor of astrophysics at Kyoto University. JPL
7595 Växjö 1993 FN26 Växjö, Sweden
7596 Yumi 1993 GH Shigeru Yumi, Japanese astronomer
7597 Shigemi 1993 GM Shigemi Uchida (b. 1952) is actively working to combat light pollution in Japan. He is an organizer of the Japan Section of the International Dark Sky Association and also a member of the Japanese dark-sky organization Hoshizora-wo-Mamoru-Kai. JPL
7599 Munari 1994 PB Ulisse Munari, Italian astronomer
7600 Vacchi 1994 RB1 MPC


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7602 Yidaeam 1994 YW1 Dae-am Yi (b. 1955), vice president of Saekung College in the Republic of Korea. JPL
7603 Salopia 1995 OA2 Latin name for Shropshire, England
7604 Kridsadaporn 1995 QY2 Kridsadaporn (San) Ritsmitchai (1964-2004) was born in Songhkla, Thailand. She and her husband Martin Callaway both lived and worked at Siding Spring Observatory. San is remembered in Coonabarabran for her caring nature and community work. She died in a car accident. JPL
7607 Billmerline 1995 SB13 William J. Merline (b. 1954), planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. JPL
7608 Telegramia 1995 UO1 The IAU Circulars (originally circulated by telegram)
7610 Sudbury 1995 XB Sudbury, Massachusetts. JPL
7611 Hashitatsu 1996 BW1 Tatsuo Hashimoto (b. 1912) has been a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association since the 1930s and an advisor to the Oita Astronomical Society since its founding in 1979. In 1944 he won a patent for his invention of a new type of protractor in which a right angle has 60 degrees. JPL
7613 ‘akikiki 1996 DK The `akikiki (Oreomystis bairdi), or Kaua`i creeper, is a critically endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper, now found only in high-elevation rainforests on Kaua`i. JPL
7614 Masatomi 1996 EA Masatomi Urata (b. 1925) has been a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association and an active observer of meteors since 1943. He has also been an adviser to the Oita Astronomical Society since its founding in 1979 and has greatly contributed to the growth of younger astronomers. JPL
7616 Sadako 1996 VF2 Sadako Sasaki (1943-1955) was exposed to radiation from the Hiroshima atom bomb and suffered from leukemia. She tried to fold 1000 paper cranes in prayer for recovery, but in vain. Impressed by her story, children around the world raised funds and built the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. JPL
7618 Gotoyukichi 1997 AU4 Yukichi Goto (1896-1929), pioneer of civil aviation in Japan. JPL
7620 Willaert 4077 P-L Adrian Willaert, Flemish composer*
7621 Sweelinck 4127 P-L Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer
7622 Pergolesi 6624 P-L Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer*
7623 Stamitz 9508 P-L Carl Stamitz, German composer*
7624 Gluck 1251 T-1 Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer*
7625 Louisspohr 2150 T-2 Louis Spohr, German composer*
7626 Iafe 1976 QL2 IAFE, Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio (Argentine "Institute of Astronomy and Space Physics") JPL
7627 Wakenokiyomaro 1977 DS4 Wake no Kiyomaro, Japanese official
7628 Evgenifedorov 1977 QY Evgenij Pavlovich Fedorov (1909-1986), an astrometrist. JPL
7629 Foros 1977 QK1 Crimean health resort
7631 Vokrouhlický 1981 WH David Vokrouhlický (b. 1966), a Czech physicist at Charles University, Prague. JPL
7632 Stanislav 1982 UT5 MPC
7633 Volodymyr 1982 UD7 MPC
7634 Shizutani-Kou 1982 VO3 Oldest Japanese school building
7636 Comba 1984 CM Named in honor of Paul G. Comba (b. 1926), who gave up a career in celestial mechanics and astronomy for one in mathematics and computer science. JPL
7638 Gladman 1984 UX Brett J. Gladman, Canadian astronomer
7639 Offutt 1985 DC1 Warren Offutt (born 1928), amateur astronomer*[6]
7640 Marzari 1985 PX Francesco Marzari (born 1961), an Italian planetary scientist at the University of Padua. JPL
7644 Cslewis 1988 VR5 C. S. Lewis, British writer
7645 Pons 1989 AC2 Jean Louis Pons, French astronomer
7647 Etrépigny 1989 SR2 Étrépigny, French village
7648 Tomboles 1989 TB1 Tom Boles, British amateur astronomer, supernova hunter, president of the British Astronomical Association during 2003–2005, and discoverer of 84417 Ritabo JPL
7649 Bougainville 1990 SV5 Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer
7650 Kaname 1990 UG Kaname Nakamura (1904-1932), Japanese amateur astronomer and volunteer at the Kwasan Observatory. JPL
7651 Villeneuve 1990 VD6 Don Villeneuve, anthropologist, friend of the discoverer
7655 Adamries 1991 YM1 Adam Ries, German mathematician*
7656 Joemontani 1992 HX Joseph L. Montani, senior research specialist with the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team
7657 Jefflarsen 1992 HK1 Jeffrey A. Larsen (b. 1967), a software expertise. JPL
7660 Alexanderwilson 1993 VM1 Alexander Wilson (1714-1786) was the first professor of practical astronomy at the University of Glasgow. He measured atmospheric temperature with height and, from the "Wilson Effect", developed a model of sunspots.JPL
7661 Reincken 1994 PK38 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist
7664 Namahage 1994 TE3 The Namahage is a folk event that has been handed down from olden times in Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture. It is designated an "Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property". JPL
7665 Putignano 1994 TK3 Putignano, a town and comune in the province of Bari, Apulia, Italy
7666 Keyaki 1994 VC1 MPC
7668 Mizunotakao 1995 BR3 Takao Mizuno, a professor at Tokyo's Gakugei University. JPL
7669 Malše 1995 PB The Malše, Czech river
7670 Kabeláč 1995 QJ MPC
7671 Albis 1995 UK1 Latin name for the Elbe river
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 Stephen Hawking, British physicist
7673 Inohara 1995 UY3 Masanori Inohara (born 1921) has been an amateur astronomer since childhood. He contributed greatly to the popularization of astronomy, especially in schools after the Second World War, when Japan was very poor. He is also an enthusiastic chaser of solar eclipses. JPL
7674 Kasuga 1995 VO1 Ryo Kasuga, Japanese Buddhist priest
7675 Gorizia 1995 WT5 Gorizia, the Italian town on the 1000th anniversary of the first mention of its actual name in an official document. Gorizia is the main city in the lowlands of river Isonzo River. JPL
7677 Sawa 1995 YP3 Takeyasu Sawa, a professor of education at Aichi University. JPL
7678 Onoda 1996 CW2 MPC
7679 Asiago 1996 CA9 MPC
7680 Cari 1996 HB Amleto Cari (1904–1982), versatile athlete of rare talent, from 1919 to 1933 he was captain of the Terni football team that, under his guidance, reached the national league. JPL
7681 Chenjingrun 1996 YK2 Chen Jingrun, mathematician
7682 Miura 1997 CY19 Katsumi Miura, technical official of the Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo. JPL
7683 Wuwenjun 1997 DE Wenjun Wu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the originator in the research on mathematics mechanization in China. JPL
7684 Marioferrero 1997 EY Mario A. Ferrero, Italian astronomer*
7686 Wolfernst 2024 P-L Wolfgang Ernst, German amateur astronomer associated with the Starkenburg Observatory (Starkenburg-Sternwarte)
7687 Matthias 2099 P-L Matthias Busch, German amateur astronomer associated with the Starkenburg Observatory (Starkenburg-Sternwarte)
7688 Lothar 2536 P-L Lothar Kurtze, German amateur astronomer
7689 Reinerstoss 4036 P-L Reiner Stoss, German amateur astronomer
7690 Sackler 2291 T-1 Raymond and Beverly Sackler, wise, perceptive and generous supporters of science and the arts. JPL
7691 Brady 3186 T-3 Charles E. Brady, Jr. (b. 1951), a captain in the U.S. Navy, NASA astronaut, surgeon, experienced amateur radio operator and close friend to the name proposer. JPL
7692 Edhenderson 1981 EZ25 Edward P. Henderson, American curator of meteorites at the Smithsonian Institution until 1992. JPL
7693 Hoshitakuhai 1982 WE “Hoshitakuhai” (“Home delivery of the starry skies”) is an activity of the Kakogawa Space Science Association that brings the wonders of the stars to the public. JPL
7694 Krasetín 1983 SF Krastein, Czech village
7695 Přemysl 1984 WA1 Premysl, legendary Bohemian ruler
7696 Liebe 1988 JD Bodo Liebe, a professor at the University of Siegen. JPL
7698 Schweitzer 1989 AS6 Albert Schweitzer, German theologian, musician, philosopher, physician and Nobelist*
7699 Božek 1989 CB4 Josef Božek, Czech engineer
7700 Rote Kapelle 1990 TE8 Rote Kapelle, a left-wing and communist resistance group who fought against the fascist regime, operating mainly in Berlin and Hamburg. JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7701 Zrzavý 1990 TX8 Jan Zrzavý, Czech artist
7704 Dellen 1992 EB7 Dellen, Swedish lake system formed by a meteor impact
7705 Humeln 1993 FU7 Humeln, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7706 Mien 1993 FZ36 Lake Mien, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7707 Yes 1993 HM1 Yes, rock group*
7708 Fennimore 1994 GF9 Guy Fennimore, British secretary of the Society for Popular Astronomy (formerly the Junior Astronomical Society) JPL
7710 Ishibashi 1994 WT2 Tadashi Ishibashi (b. 1926), retired sea captain, became interested in stars in 1936 and has observed meteors since 1940. Since 1947 he has collected and studied ancient documents about the stars. Currently he lectures on star topics aboard large passenger ships.JPL
7711 Říp 1994 XF Říp, a hill near Prague, Czech Republic
7713 Tsutomu 1995 YE Tsutomu Ishibashi (b. 1949), a Japanese amateur astronomer, has been using the same 0.1-m reflector to photograph Mars, Jupiter and Saturn since 1971 in order to maintain uniformity in the data contained in the images.JPL
7714 Briccialdi 1996 CC1 Giulio Briccialdi, Italian composer*
7715 Leonidarosino 1996 CR7 Leonida Rosino, Italian astronomer*
7716 Ube 1996 DA3 MPC
7717 Tabeisshi 1997 AL5 Japanese amateur astronomer Isshi Tabe (b. 1956) has observed Jupiter and other planets for over 25 years and has published many articles about planets. In 1997 he was given a Magellan Award by the Oriental Astronomical Association. He is also well-known as a planetarium program producer.JPL
7718 Desnoux 1997 EP30 MPC
7720 Lepaute 4559 P-L Named after Nicole-Reine Lepaute (1723-1788), extraordinarily talented French mathematician. The astronomers Lalande and Clairaut sought her help for the computations needed to predict the 1759 return of comet 1P/Halley. Lepaute's computations for the annular eclipse of 1764 were used throughout Europe. Unfortunately, years of calculation left her nearly blind.JPL
7721 Andrillat 6612 P-L Yvette Andrillat and/or Henri Andrillat, French astronomers*
7722 Firneis 2240 T-2 Maria Firneis, Austrian astronomer*
7723 Lugger 1952 QW Phyllis Lugger (b. 1954), on the faculty of Indiana University, is known for her work on the luminosity functions of galaxies in clusters and on the dynamics of globular clusters and stellar systems, including the Milky Way galaxy and interacting binary stars. She has also worked on the identification of x-ray sources.JPL
7724 Moroso 1970 OB Pascuala Moroso, Argentine farmer, upon whose land the Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito (the discovery site) lies JPL
7725 Sel'vinskij 1972 RX1 Il'ya L'vovich Sel'vinskij, Soviet poet
7726 Olegbykov 1974 QM2 Oleg Pavlovich Bykov, Russian astronomer
7727 Chepurova 1975 EA3 Valentina Mikhajlovna Chepurova, a celestial mechanician at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in Moscow, is known for her research on the dynamics of the small bodies of the solar system by analytical and qualitative methods. As chair of celestial mechanics, she is also much involved with the education of students.JPL
7728 Giblin 1977 AW2 Ian Giblin, British physicist JPL
7729 Golovanov 1977 QY3 Yaroslav Kirillovich Golovanov, Russian space engineer and scientific journalist JPL
7730 Sergerasimov 1978 NN1 Sergei Gerasimov, 20th-century Soviet actor, pedagogue, film director, and scenario writer JPL
7734 Kaltenegger 1979 MZ6 Austrian-born Lisa Kaltenegger (b. 1977), at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics since 2005, is involved in the use of space-based instruments to collect sufficient photons from extrasolar planets to characterize their physical and chemical composition and examine their potential habitability.JPL
7735 Scorzelli 1980 UL1 Rosa Scorzelli, Brazilian meteoriticist JPL
7736 Nizhnij Novgorod 1981 RC5 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia*
7737 Sirrah 1981 VU (= Harris backwards) Alan William Harris, astronomer*
7738 Heyman 1981 WS1 Named in honor of I. Michael Heyman (b. 1930), secretary and linchpin of the Smithsonian Institution's diverse and incomparably rich programs. Educator, legal scholar, civil rights champion, he has unfailingly supported research at the frontiers of astronomy.JPL
7739 Čech 1982 CE Eduard Čech, Czech mathematician
7740 Petit 1983 RR2 Named in honor of the French astronomer Jean-Marc Petit (b. 1961) for his work on the dynamics of planetary rings. Petit has also investigated the collisional evolution of the minor planet belt and the dynamical evolution of the (243) Ida-Dactyl system. Name suggested and citation provided by A. Morbidelli.JPL
7741 Fedoseev 1983 RR4 Named in honor of Vladimir Ivanovich Fedoseev (b. 1932), outstanding Russian conductor. He has been artistic director of Tchaikovsky's symphony orchestra in Moscow since 1974. He is also a principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor in Tokyo and in many other cities. Fedoseev promotes the Russian classical music of Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rakhmaninov, Sviridov and others. Name suggested by G. Sviridov and supported by the discoverer.JPL
7742 Altamira 1985 US Altamira, cave in Spain with cave art
7747 Michałowski 1987 SO Tadeusz Michałowski, Polish astronomer JPL
7749 Jackschmitt 1988 JP Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt, American planetary geologist, last astronaut on the Moon, and later a senator JPL
7750 McEwen 1988 QD1 Alfred McEwen, American planetary geologist JPL
7752 Otauchunokai 1988 US Otauchunokai, founded in 1970, is an amateur astronomers' club in the Ota city area, Gunma prefecture. Club activities include observations, studies and public education in astronomy. The discoverers are members of this club.JPL
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 Gopalan Srinivasan, Canadian geologist and meteoriticist JPL
7755 Haute-Provence 1989 YO5 Observatoire de Haute-Provence, France*
7756 Scientia 1990 FR1 Science*
7757 Kameya 1990 KO Osamu Kameya, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL
7758 Poulanderson 1990 KT Poul Anderson, American science fiction writer
7763 Crabeels 1990 UT5 Henri Crabeels (b. 1904) is an internationally known organist and conductor in Antwerp. This minor planet is dedicated to him on the occasion of his 98th birthday.JPL
7766 Jododaira 1991 BH2 Named for the place where the first really big star parties were held in Japan, the "Chiro's Star Festivals", from 1975 to 1984. Jododaira (1600 m above the sea) is near the top of Mt. Azuma, a famous volcano in Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan. After the violent eruption of the volcano in 1893, Percival Lowell climbed the mountain to investigate the result of the eruption. One hundred years later, an astronomical observatory was established there and is open to the public. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by M. Koishikawa and T. Sato.JPL
7767 Tomatic 1991 RB5 Named in honor of A. U. Tomatic (b. 1997), collaborator at the Minor Planet Center. An ardent computer of orbits and distributor of observational data of minor planets and comets, Tomatic published his first contribution to this field on MPEC 1997-Y01 (1997 Dec. 16). Tomatic is a godchild of the MPC astronomers B. G. Marsden and G. V. Williams. Name proposed by the first discoverer in gratitude for Tomatic's indefatigable service.JPL
7769 Okuni 1991 VF4 Tomimaru Okuni (b. 1931), a retired teacher, is a Japanese amateur astronomer. He has been discovering new minor planets since 1995 at Nanyo in Yamagata prefecture.JPL
7770 Siljan 1992 EQ8 Siljan, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7771 Tvären 1992 EZ9 Tvären, Swedish lake formed by a meteor impact
7775 Taiko 1992 XD MPC
7776 Takeishi 1993 BF MPC
7777 Consadole 1993 CO1 Consadole, a team in the Japan Professional Football League J1, has its home in Sapporo city, Hokkaido. The team's name is an anagram combining the Japanese word Dosanco ("born in Hokkaido") and the Spanish olé ("bravo!"), a common international cheer at soccer games. The name was suggested by K. Watanabe.JPL
7778 Markrobinson 1993 HK1 Mark Robinson, American planetary geologist. JPL
7779 Susanring 1993 KL Susan Ring, author*
7780 Maren 1993 NJ Named in honor of Maren Elizabeth Child, contemporary paragon of compassion, generosity and patience. Her unselfish devotion to family, friends and community is, fortunately, more frequently observed than is this minor planet that now bears her name. Her support and understanding of the sometimes bizarre demands of her partner's minor planet observing schedules can only be interpreted as an equally serious commitment to astronomy.JPL
7781 Townsend 1993 QT Charles Townsend, laser physicist and community-college instructor of astronomy and mathematics*
7782 Mony 1994 CY Named in memory of Monica De Magistris (1977-1998), a student of physics at Perugia University and a great lover of astronomy who sometimes visited the Santa Lucia observatory. She organized an astronomy exposition as part of Italy's "Scientific and Technological Culture Week" in 1995, giving lectures on the subject to visitors. In her struggle with illness, she was an example of strength, intelligence and passion throughout her short life.JPL
7784 Watterson 1994 PL Bill Watterson (b. 1958), the author of the iconic cartoon strip Calvin and Hobbes. JPL
7787 Annalaura 1994 WW Annalaura Calvani, wife of Luciano Tesi, co-discoverer of the object
7788 Tsukuba 1994 XS MPC
7789 Kwiatkowski 1994 XE6 Teofil Kwiatkowski, Polish painter*
7790 Miselli 1995 DK2 Furio Miselli, Italian poet*
7791 Ebicykl 1995 EB Ebicykl, a tradition of cycling to Czech and Slovak observatories held by a group of astronomers
7794 Sanvito 1996 AD4 Named in honor of Roberto di San Vito, amateur astronomer. Strongly committed to astronomy and astrometry, he is supporting a new observatory in Montelupo that will bear his name, the "San Vito Observatory".JPL
7796 Járacimrman 1996 BG Jára da Cimrman, fictional Czech genius
7797 Morita 1996 BK2 Yukio Morita (b. 1952), a dentist in Hiroshima, is an expert on planetary photography and one of the most active members of the Mars section of the Oriental Astronomical Association.JPL
7799 Martinšolc 1996 DW1 Martin Šolc, Czech astronomer
7800 Zhongkeyuan 1996 EW2 Named for the Chinese Academy of Sciences (zhong guo ke xue yuan) on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Founded on 1949 Nov. 1, it is China's most prestigious academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in science and technology. Over the past half century, the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made tremendous contributions to science and technology in China, to the country's economic construction and development and to human civilization and progress.JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7801 Goretti 1996 GG2 JPL
7802 Takiguchi 1996 XG1 Setsuo Takiguchi, 20th-century Japanese founder and first director of the Hiroshima Children's Museum JPL
7803 Adachi 1997 EW2 Makoto Adachi, Japanese elementary school teacher, amateur astronomer, and director of the Oriental Astronomical Association JPL
7804 Boesgaard 3083 P-L Ann Merchant Boesgaard, American astronomer
7805 Moons 7610 P-L Michèle Moons, 20th-century Belgian astronomer JPL
7806 Umasslowell 1971 UM University of Massachusetts Lowell JPL
7807 Grier 1975 SJ1 Jennifer Grier, American planetary scientist JPL
7808 Bagould 1976 GL8 Benjamin Apthorp Gould, 19th-century American astronomer, founder of the Astronomical Journal, first director of the Córdoba Observatory, initiator of the Uranometria Argentina JPL
7811 Zhaojiuzhang 1982 DT6 Zhao Jiuzhang, 20th-century Chinese physicist and pioneer of the Chinese satellite program JPL
7812 Billward 1984 UT Named in honor of William R. Ward (b. 1943), an accomplished theoretician who specializes in dynamics and celestial mechanics. Ward has made fundamental contributions to a wide variety of topics in modern planetary science, including both solar nebula and circumplanetary disk dynamics, the origin of the moon, planetesimal formation, planetary ring dynamics, and martian obliquity variations and their coupling to planetwide climatological change. Ward has spent most of his career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Southwest Research Institute, Boulder. Both his talents and his good spirits are enjoyed by colleagues around the world. Name proposed and citation written by S. A. Stern.JPL
7813 Anderserikson 1985 UF3 Anders Erikson, Swedish astronomer
7815 Dolon 1987 QN Dolon, mythical Trojan warrior
7816 Hanoi 1987 YA Hanoi, Vietnam*
7817 Zibiturtle 1988 RH10 Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle, American planetary scientist JPL
7818 Muirhead 1990 QO JPL
7824 Lynch 1991 RM2 Named in honor of William Lynch III of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and an outstanding model of efficiency, friendliness and dedication to his work and responsibilities. He is the epitome of the NASA/JPL motto, "Faster, better and cheaper", in the sense that anyone who works in a highly-charged, positive fashion, streamlined for action, leads to a more successful and economical operation. Always with a big smile and a cheerful greeting, he is one of JPL's biggest assets.JPL
7826 Kinugasa 1991 VO Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese professional baseball player
7828 Noriyositosi 1992 SD13 Named for Noriyosi Furiya (1838-1914), a pioneer Japanese winegrower, and his great-grandson Tosihiko (Tosi) Tukamoto (b. 1931). Tosi introduced a sake-brewing technique of low-temperature fermentation to the winemaking world.JPL
7829 Jaroff 1992 WY4 Named in honor of Leon Jaroff (b. 1927), science journalist with a long, distinctive association with Time magazine. Jaroff is internationally known for his well-researched, insightful articles and essays on scientific subjects combining factual reporting and intelligent commentary. He has won many awards and honors for his fine journalism. Through his writing, he has drawn attention to the issue of NEOs and the potentially catastrophic consequences for our civilization should a large comet or asteroid strike the earth.JPL
7830 Akihikotago 1993 DC1 Akihiko Tago, Japanese amateur (?) astronomer*
7831 François-Xavier 1993 FQ François-Xavier Bagnoud, French pilot
7833 Nilstamm 1993 FV32 Nils Tamm, Swedish amateur astronomer and artist whose private observatory is now the Kvistabergs Observatorium, an observing station of Uppsala Astronomical Observatory
7835 Myroncope 1993 MC Myron Cope, 20th-century American sports journalist JPL
7837 Mutsumi 1993 TX JPL
7838 Feliceierman 1993 WA Felice Ierman (1922-1996), father of this minor planet's co-discoverer Giovanni Ierman, was a strong believer in science and technology who inspired his son's passion for astronomy. He also contributed morally and materially to the construction of the first Farra d´Isonzo observatory.JPL
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 Hendrika Cornelia Marshall Aikman (née Grootendorst), wife of the discoverer
7842 Ishitsuka 1994 XQ Named in honor of Mutsumi Ishitsuka (b. 1930), who has worked in Peru since 1957, making coronagraphic observations of the sun at high altitude. In 1979 he built the Cosmos Observatory and in 1988 set up a new coronagraph there that was destroyed by a group of guerrillas. He is currently trying to reconstruct the observatory and to establish a Peruvian National Observatory for teaching astronomy. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Kuroda and Y. Yamada.JPL
7844 Horikawa 1995 YL1 Kuniaki Horikawa (b. 1958), a computer systems engineer in Yokohama, started Jupiter observations in 1974, and he has obtained more than 3000 drawings and 8200 central-meridian transit timings. Since 2001 he has served as director of the Jupiter-Saturn Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association.JPL
7845 Mckim 1996 AC Richard McKim, British amateur astronomer*
7846 Setvák 1996 BJ Martin Setvák, Czech meteorologist
7847 Mattiaorsi 1996 CS8 Named for Mattia Orsi (b. 1995), nephew of Arcetri astronomer Giuseppe Forti.JPL
7848 Bernasconi 1996 DF1 Giovanni and Angelo Bernasconi, Italian amateur astronomers
7849 Janjosefrič 1996 HR Josef Jan Frič, Czech amateur astronomer, founder of Ondřejov Observatory*
7850 Buenos Aires 1996 LH Buenos Aires, Argentina*
7851 Azumino 1996 YW2 Named for an area in Nagano prefecture, Azumino is the rice field area east of the Japanese Northern Alps. In various places, natural spring water surfaces to form clear mountain streams. Azumino is famous throughout Japan for its beautiful scenery year-round.JPL
7852 Itsukushima 7604 P-L Named for Itsukushima Island near Hiroshima City. Known as "one of the Scenic Trio of Japan", the island is also called "Miyajima", which means "Shrine Island". The origin of the shrine is not known, but it goes back at least to the sixth century; in the twelfth century its building complex was much enlarged. The shrine and its giant torii gate stand in the sea at high tide. In 1996 the shrine was assigned "World Heritage" recognition by UNESCO. Name proposed by Takeshi Sato.JPL
7853 Confucius 2086 T-2 Confucius, Chinese philosopher*
7854 Laotse 1076 T-3 Lao Zi, Chinese philosopher*
7855 Tagore 4092 T-3 Rabindranath Tagore, poet*
7856 Viktorbykov 1975 VB1 Russian scientist Viktor Leonidovich Bykov (b. 1934) is known for his work on the theory of satellite communication. He was a designer of the space communication systems "Ekran" and "Intersputnik", as well as of the direct government line between Russia and the U.S. The name was suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy.JPL
7857 Lagerros 1978 QC3 Johan S. V. Lagerros, Swedish astronomer
7858 Bolotov 1978 SB3 Andrey Timofeyevich Bolotov, 18th-century Russian writer, scientist, agriculturist, forester and builder of parks JPL
7859 Lhasa 1979 US Lhasa, Tibet
7860 Zahnle 1980 PF Kevin J. Zahnle, American space research scientist JPL
7861 Messenger 1981 EK25 Scott R. Messenger, American space scientist JPL
7862 Keikonakamura 1981 EE28 Keiko Nakamura Messenger, Japanese-American(?) space scientist JPL
7863 Turnbull 1981 VK Margaret A. ("Maggie") Turnbull, American astrobiologist JPL
7865 Françoisgros 1982 FG3 François Gros (b. 1925) is a molecular biologist and permanent secretary emeritus of the French Academy of Sciences. He is honorary professor at the College de France and at the Institut Pasteur. He is the president of COPED, the Committee of Developing Countries of the French Academy of Sciences.JPL
7866 Sicoli 1982 TK Piero Sicoli, Italian amateur astronomer. JPL
7867 Burian 1984 SB1 Zdeněk Burian, Czech artist
7868 Barker 1984 UX2 Named in honor of Edwin S. Barker (b. 1940), a research scientist at the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas at Austin. Barker is well known for his work on physical observations of both major and minor planets. He served as McDonald Observatory superintendent for several years in the 1980s, simultaneously continuing his planetary studies and vastly improving seeing conditions at the observatory. He also conducted an extensive atmospheric-monitoring and data-reduction program that resulted in the recommendation of locating the Hobby-Eberly Telescope on Mt. Fowlkes. In the early 1990s he very successfully served as discipline scientist at NASA headquarters, and in 1997-1998 was chair of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. Citation written by P. J. Shelus.JPL
7869 Pradun 1987 RV3 Valentin Panteleevich Pradun, Ukrainian economist and professor at Tavrichesky National University, president of the Crimean Academy of Humanities JPL
7871 Tunder 1990 SW4 Franz Tunder, German organist
7873 Böll 1991 AE3 Heinrich Böll, German novelist and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972*
7881 Schieferdecker 1992 RC7 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German organist
7885 Levine 1993 KQ2 A ballerina, an astrophysicist and a yoga instructor, Joanna L. Levine (b. 1975) is an inspiration to those around her. She attended Walnut Hill School to study ballet, obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Florida concentrating on star formation in Orion, and is currently is a professor at Mt. Holyoke College. JPL
7886 Redman 1993 PE Roderick Oliver Redman and Russell Ormond Redman, American-Canadian astronomers
7887 Bratfest 1993 SU2 Oktoberfest style gathering hosted by the graduate students of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona
7890 Yasuofukui 1994 TC3 Named in honor of Yasuo Fukui (b. 1951), professor at Nagoya University and a radio astronomer specializing in molecular clouds and the birth of stars. He established and directs the operation of the "Nanten" millimeter-wavelength radio telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. He is a winner of the Vainu Bappu Gold Medal and other prizes. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.JPL
7891 Fuchie 1994 VJ7 Named in honor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchie Senior High School, where the first discoverer teaches astronomy and geology. Fuchie means the bank of a large river. This place has been called Fuchie for nearly a thousand years.JPL
7892 Musamurahigashi 1994 WQ12 Musashimurayama East High School, Japan*
7894 Rogers 1994 XC1 John H. Rogers (b. 1952), director of the British Astronomical Association's Jupiter section since 1988, received the Association's Goodacre Medal in 2003. He is the author of The Giant Planet Jupiter (Cambridge University Press, 1995). By profession he is a molecular neurobiologist at the University of Cambridge.JPL
7895 Kaseda 1995 DK1 Named for a city in the southwest of Kagoshima prefecture, where the discoverer was born. This town is fully blessed with natural beauty and is relatively free of light pollution. It once won the highest commendation for the most beautiful starry sky in Japan.JPL
7896 Švejk 1995 EC The Good Soldier Švejk, character created by Jaroslav Hašek
7897 Bohuška 1995 EL1 MPC
7898 Ohkuma 1995 XR1 Masami Ohkuma (b. 1954) is an amateur astronomer who serves as chief editor of the Japanese astronomical monthly magazine Hoshi-Navi. He also plays an important role for the popularization of astronomy in Japan.JPL
7899 Joya 1996 BV3 Masanori Joya (1940-1967) was an early member of the Japan Lunar and Planetary Observers Network and played a vital role in its early development. He was the first discoverer in Japan of Jupiter's SEB Disturbance in 1962. He died tragically after losing his way in an unexpectedly heavy snowfall on Mt. Asama.JPL
7900 Portule 1996 CV8 Named for the highest mountain peak in the Asiago tableland, near the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory. The wild mountain range is a trekking favorite for local astronomers.JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
7901 Konnai 1996 DP Reiichi Konnai (b. 1950; former name Horiguchi), an eagle-eyed observer and dentist. JPL
7902 Hanff 1996 HT17 Johann Nicolaus Hanff, German organist
7903 Albinoni 1996 HV24 Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer
7904 Morrow 1997 JL4 JPL
7905 Juzoitami 1997 OX Juzo Itami (1933-1997), actor, translator, essayist, editor and well-known director since the great success of his first work Osoushiki (Funeral). JPL
7906 Melanchton 3081 P-L Philipp Melanchthon, German reformer. JPL
7907 Erasmus 4047 P-L Erasmus, Dutch humanist
7908 Zwingli 4192 T-1 Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), Swiss reformer. JPL
7909 Ziffer 1975 SK Julie Ziffer (born 1974), a professor of physics at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME. JPL
7910 Aleksola 1976 GD2 Aleksandr Anatol'evich Solov'yov, Russian (Kalmuk) poet and astronomer
7911 Carlpilcher 1977 RZ8 Carl Bernard Pilcher, American astronomer. JPL
7912 Lapovok 1978 PO3 Yakov Semenovich Lapovok (b. 1932) is a radio engineer and inventor, scientific secretary of the A. S. Popov Museum at St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University. JPL
7913 Parfenov 1978 TU8 Anatolij Ivanovich Parfenov (1925-1993), an outstanding Russian sportsman, a champion of the Melbourne Olympic games in 1956 in classical wrestling. JPL
7917 Hammergren 1981 EG5 Mark Hammergren (born 1964), an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. JPL
7918 Berrilli 1981 EJ22 Francesco Berrilli (born 1958), a professor in the Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. JPL
7919 Prime 1981 EZ27 7919, the one-thousandth prime number. JPL
7921 Huebner 1982 RF Walter F. Huebner (b. 1928), contributor of small bodies studies in general, and to cometary studies in particular. JPL
7923 Chyba 1983 WJ Christopher Frank Chyba, American astrophysicist, astrobiologist, security advisor on nuclear proliferation and arms control. JPL
7924 Simbirsk 1986 PW4 Simbirsk, a region in Russia, formerly Ulyanovsk. JPL
7925 Shelus 1986 RX2 Peter J. Shelus (b. 1942), a manager of the Lunar and Satellite Laser Ranging Projects at McDonald Observatory since 1982. JPL
7928 Bijaoui 1986 WM5 Albert Bijaoui, French astronomer, born in Tunisia. JPL
7931 Kristianpedersen 1988 EB1 Kristian Pedersen, Danish astrophysicist, winner of the 2004 Tycho Brahe Gold Medal JPL
7932 Plimpton 1989 GP George Plimpton (1927-2003) was an American author, editor, actor and all-round Renaissance man. As the founding editor of the Paris Review, he fostered the careers of many now-famous writers. A giant in the world of participatory journalism, he chronicled his exploits as an amateur in many fields, especially professional sports.JPL
7933 Magritte 1989 GP4 René Magritte Lessines, Belgian painter
7934 Sinatra 1989 SG1 Frank Sinatra, singer. JPL
7935 Beppefenoglio 1990 EZ5 Beppe Fenoglio (1922-1963), one of the greatest Italian writers of the twentieth century. JPL
7936 Mikemagee 1990 OW2 Michael Magee (b. 1958) has had a distinguished career with the University of Arizona's Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium since 1980. Throughout two decades Magee has been largely responsible for the planetarium's production of astronomy shows and its outreach program. JPL
7939 Asphaug 1991 AP1 Erik Ian Asphaug, American astronomer. JPL
7940 Erichmeyer 1991 EO1 Erich Meyer, Austrian amateur astronomer
7945 Kreisau 1991 RK7 Anti-Nazi resistance group formed in 1942 in Silesia at the Kreisau farm, the family estate of H. J. Graf von Moltke. The members of the group, called Kreisauer Kreis. JPL
7947 Toland 1992 BE2 John Toland, British freethinker
7948 Whitaker 1992 HY Named after Ewen A. Whitaker a British born Planetary Scientist and Lunar specialist from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona*
7950 Berezov 1992 SS26 Beryozovo, Russian town. JPL
7953 Kawaguchi 1993 KP Masaya Kawaguchi (b. 1959), a chief editor of the Japanese astronomical magazine Sky Watcher during 1987-2000. JPL
7954 Kitao 1993 SQ2 Koichi Kitao (b. 1953), Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL
7955 Ogiwara 1993 WE Tetsuo Ogiwara (b. 1950), Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL
7956 Yaji 1993 YH Kentaro Yaji (b. 1966), the director of Kawabe Cosmic Park in Wakayama prefecture. JPL
7957 Antonella 1994 BT Antonella Bartolini (b. 1956), amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverers. JPL
7958 Leakey 1994 LE3 Mary Leakey (1913-1996), her husband Louis Leakey (1903-1972) and her son Richard Leakey (b. 1944), all major figures in the paleoanthropology of Africa. JPL
7959 Alysecherri 1994 PK Alyse Cherri Hergenrother, née Alyse Cherri Smith, wife of the discoverer JPL
7960 Condorcet 1994 PW16 Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, French philosopher
7961 Ercolepoli 1994 TD2 Ercole Poli, Italian amateur astronomer
7963 Falcinelli 1995 CA Amleto Falcinelli (1921-1996), Italian bantam-weight boxing champion. JPL
7965 Katsuhiko 1996 BD1 Katsuhiko Sato (b. 1945), professor at University of Tokyo and director of the Research Center of the Early Universe since 1995. JPL
7966 Richardbaum 1996 DA Richard Myer Baum, British amateur astronomer and author. JPL
7967 Beny 1996 DV2 Michal "Beny" Böhm, friend of the discoverer
7968 Elst-Pizarro 1996 N2 Eric Walter Elst, Belgian astronomer and Guido Pizarro, astronomer at the European Southern Observatory
7970 Lichtenberg 6065 P-L Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist. JPL
7971 Meckbach 9002 P-L Wolfgang Meckbach (1919-1998), microwave spectroscopist. JPL
7972 Mariotti 1174 T-1 Jean-Marie Mariotti (1955-1998), French astronomer. JPL
7973 Koppeschaar 1344 T-2 Carl Egon Koppeschaar, Dutch science writer
7974 Vermeesch 2218 T-2 Theo Vermeesch, former director of the Simon Stevin Popular Observatory at Hoeven in the Netherlands
7976 Pinigin 1977 QT2 Gennadii Ivanovich Pinigin, Russian astronomer, director of the Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory
7978 Niknesterov 1978 SR4 Nikolaj Semenovich Nesterov (1947-2002), head of the Radioastronomy Department at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. JPL
7979 Pozharskij 1978 SV7 Dmitrij Mikhailovich Pozharskij (1578-1642), a Russian prince, statesman and soldier. JPL
7980 Senkevich 1978 TD2 Yurij Aleksandrovich Senkevich (b. 1937), a scientist at the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences. JPL
7983 Festin 1980 FY Leif Festin, Swedish astronomer
7984 Marius 1980 SM Simon Marius (1573–1625), a court astronomer in Ansbach. JPL
7985 Nedelcu 1981 EK10 Dan Alin Nedelcu (born 1976), a research scientist at the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy. JPL
7986 Romania 1981 EG15 The country of Romania is located in southeast Europe, with Bucharest as its capital. JPL
7987 Walshkevin 1981 EV22 Kevin John Walsh (born 1978), a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute of Boulder, CO. JPL
7988 Pucacco 1981 EX30 Giuseppe Pucacco (born 1956), a researcher in the Physics Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. JPL
7989 Pernadavide 1981 EW41 Davide Perna (born 1979), a postdoctoral fellow at the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Italy. JPL
7991 Kaguyahime 1981 UT7 Main female character in old Japanese romance Taketori-monogatari
7992 Yozan 1981 WC Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), the ninth lord of Yamagata prefecture's Yonezawa Castle, was the greatest ruler of his clan. JPL
7994 Bethellen 1983 CQ2 Beth Ellen Clark, American astronomer
7995 Khvorostovsky 1983 PX Dmitrij Aleksandrovich Khvorostovsky, Russian baritone. JPL
7996 Vedernikov 1983 RX3 Aleksandr Filippovich Vedernikov, Russian bass. JPL
7998 Gonczi 1985 JK Robert Gonczi (b. 1945), a French dynamicist. JPL
7999 Nesvorný 1986 RA3 David Nesvorný (b. 1969), a Czech dynamicist. JPL
8000 Isaac Newton 1986 RL5 Named for Isaac Newton (1643-1727), hailed by some as the greatest universal genius of all time. JPL


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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 7,001–8,000
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