Meanings of minor planet names: 80001–81000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
80008 Danielarhodes 1999 GG1 Daniela Bargellini Rhodes, an Italian chemical engineer.
80180 Elko 1999 VS Elko, Nevada, "The Heart of Northeast Nevada", home of the National Basque Festival and the Cowboy Poetry Gathering
80184 Hekigoto 1999 VX22 Hekigoto Kawahigashi, 19th-20th-century Japanese Haiku poet
80451 Alwoods 2000 AA Alfred Lee (A.L.) Woods, American amateur astronomer
80675 Kwentus 2000 BV22 Peter (1923–1985) and Virginia "Ginger" (1929–2008) Kwentus, members and devoted supporters of the Warren Astronomical Society in Michigan.
80801 Yiwu 2000 CP98 Yiwu county, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Northwest China, where many shadow chasers observed the total solar eclipse of 2008 August
80807 Jimloudon 2000 CX112 James "Jim" Loudon, 20th-century American space-science lecturer
80808 Billmason 2000 CU114 Bill Mason (b. 1932), an adhesives and corrosion chemist.
80984 Santomurakami 2000 EO15 Santo Murakami, 20th-century Japanese calligrapher, recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit Award in 1998


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

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 80,001–81,000
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