Meanings of minor planet names: 79001–80000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

79001–79100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79086 Gorgasali 1977 RD King Vakhtang Gorgasali of Kartli (Iberia), 5th-century founder of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia JPL
79087 Scheidt 1977 UM2 Samuel Scheidt, German organist and composer (as were his brothers Gottfried and Christian), who was born and died in the discoverer's home town, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany JPL

79101–79200[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79117 Brydonejack 1988 QC1 William Brydone Jack (1817–1886) was a pioneer of Canadian astronomy. He built British North America's first astronomical observatory in 1851. Jack practised public outreach in astronomy. He determined Canada's first longitude readings, delivered the first engineering lecture and created the first engineering chair in Canada. JPL
79129 Robkoldewey 1990 TX11 Robert Koldewey, German architect and archaeologist JPL
79130 Bandanomori 1990 UC2 Mount Bandanomori (769 m), in Suzaki city, Kochi prefecture, Japan JPL
79144 Cervantes 1992 CM3 Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, best known for Don Quijote JPL
79149 Kajigamori 1992 UR4 Mount Kajigamori (1400 m), in Otoyo town, Kochi prefecture, Japan, site of Kajigamori Observatory JPL
79152 Abukumagawa 1993 FX3 The Japanese Abukumagawa River originates in Mt. Kashi-Asahidake. It runs south to north through Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures, winding its way through the major cities in central Fukushima prefecture, before flowing into the Pacific Ocean. JPL

79201–79300[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79240 Rosanna 1994 QD Rosanna Spessot (b. 1958), an Italian amateur astronomer, who is one of the most important staff members on the Farra d’Isonzo Observatory team. JPL
79241 Fulviobressan 1994 QE Fulvio Bressan (b. 1956), an Italian amateur astronomer, who was one of the founders of the Farra d’Isonzo Observatory. JPL
79254 Tsuda 1994 YJ Tsunemi Tsuda, the "Blazing Closer", Japanese baseball player for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp JPL
79271 Bellagio 1995 SJ5 Bellagio, Italy, a resort town on Lake Como, a few kilometers north of the Osservatorio Astronomico Sormano (Sormano Astronomical Observatory)

79301–79400[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79316 Huangshan 1996 HS7 79316 Huangshan Discovered 1996 Apr. 18 by the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program at Xinglong. Huangshan City, named for nearby Mt. Huangshan, is the birthplace of Huizhou culture. There is beautiful natural scenery, human relics and rare natural resources that have allowed the city to be identified for UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in the World Heritage List.JPL
79333 Yusaku 1996 TN6 Yusaku Matsuda, 20th-century Japanese television and film actor JPL
79353 Andrewalday 1997 AF16 Andrew Alday, American member of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) team JPL
79354 Brundibár 1997 BB Brundibár is a children’s opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása and librettist Adolf Hoffmeister, originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt ghetto for Jews in 1943. The name comes from a Czech word for a bumble-bee. JPL
79360 Sila-Nunam 1997 CS29 Sila is the Inuit god of the sky, weather, and life force. Nunam is the Earth goddess, Sila's wife. JPL
79375 Valetti 1997 FA Alvero Valetti, Italian mathematician and physicist JPL

79401–79500[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79410 Wallerius 1997 JW12 79410 Wallerius Discovered 1997 May 3 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory. Swedish chemist and mineralogist Johan Gottschalk Wallerius (1709-1785) was the first holder (from 1750) of a professorship in chemistry, medicine and pharmacy at Uppsala University. He is considered the founder of agricultural chemistry. In 1761 he published his main work, Agriculturae fundamenta chemica.JPL
79418 Zhangjiajie 1997 LO Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, one of eight UNESCO-listed Chinese geoparks. JPL
79419 Gaolu 1997 MZ 79419 Gaolu Discovered 1997 June 26 by the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program at Xinglong. Gaolu (1877-1947), the pioneer of modern astronomy in China, was born in Changle city, China Fujian province. He initiated the foundation of the Chinese Astronomical Society and the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing.JPL
79472 Chiorny 1998 AX4 Vasilij G. Chiorny (b. 1953), a prolific asteroid photometrist at the Kharkiv Observatory. JPL

79501–79600[edit]

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

79601–79700[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79641 Daniloceirani 1998 SY2 Danilo Ceirani (b. 1964) is an industrial chemist and Italian history writer, who has published several books on Roman history, Napoleon and World War II. JPL
79647 Ballack 1998 SG15 79647 Ballack Discovered 1998 Sept. 22 by G. Lehmann and J. Kandler at Drebach. Michael Ballack (b. 1976) is a German professional footballer. Ballack began his career as a youth footballer at his local team at Chemnitz (about 20 km north of Drebach) and made his professional debut in 1995.JPL

79701–79800[edit]

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

79801–79900[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79826 Finardi 1998 WP2 Eugenio Finardi (b. 1952), a famous Italian blues and pop rock singer. JPL
79864 Pirituba 1998 XG96 Pirituba, a neighborhood in São Paulo, Brazil. Its name derives from the Tupi language words "piri" (a type of marshland plant) and "tuba" (meaning "many"). JPL
79889 Maloka 1999 AJ35 The Maloka Interactive Center of Science and Technology, an interactive science museum in Bogota, Colombia. JPL
79896 Billhaley 1999 BH5 Bill Haley, American rock-and-roll pioneer
79900 Coreglia 1999 BH8 An ancient medieval town situated in the Valley of the Serchio River in the heart of Tuscany, Coreglia is considered one of the most beautiful villages of Italy and is known throughout the world for its artistic production of plaster figurines. JPL

79901–80000[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
79912 Terrell 1999 CC3 Dirk Terrell, American astronomer, author and astronomical artist JPL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
78,001–79,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 79,001–80,000
Succeeded by
80,001–81,000