Meanings of minor planet names: 8001–9000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
8001 Ramsden 1986 TR3 Jesse Ramsden, British inventor of navigational instruments
8003 Kelvin 1987 RJ William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, British physicist
8005 Albinadubois 1988 MJ Albina du Boisrouvray, French philanthropist
8006 Tacchini 1988 QU Pietro Tacchini, Italian astronomer, founder of the Italian Society of Spectroscopists, the forerunner of the Societá Astronomica Italiana (Italian Astronomical Society)
8009 Béguin 1989 BA1 The word Béguin, or "flirtation" in English, gives rise to the vigorous dance of the French West Indies, the beguine.
8010 Böhnhardt 1989 GB1 Hermann Böhnhardt, German astronomer
8011 Saijokeiichi 1989 WG7 Keiichi Saijo, senior curator of the astronomy section of National Science Museum, Tokyo.
8013 Gordonmoore 1990 KA Gordon Earl Moore, American physicist and businessman.
8019 Karachkina 1990 TH12 Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina, Ukrainian astronomer, wife of Yurii Vasilievich Karachkin, physics teacher, after whom 8089 Yukar was named.
8020 Erzgebirge 1990 TV13 The Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge) of Saxony and Bohemia
8021 Walter 1990 UO2 Walter Anderson (born 1944) is a long-time editor of Parade, a magazine that reaches more than 80 million readers weekly.
8022 Scottcrossfield 1990 VD7 Test pilot Albert Scott Crossfield (1921–2006) was the first X-15 pilot and made a total of 14 flights. In 1953 Crossfield was the first pilot to exceed Mach 2 in the D-558-II Skyrocket. While an NACA research pilot, he made a total of 87 flights in the rocket-powered X-1 and D-558-II research aircraft.
8023 Josephwalker 1991 DD NASA research pilot Joseph Walker (1921–1966) was the second pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 25 flights. Three of these flights entered space and he received NASA astronaut wings posthumously in 2005.
8024 Robertwhite 1991 FN Air Force test pilot Robert M. White (1924–2010) was the third pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 16 flights. He was the first pilot to fly Mach 4, Mach 5 and Mach 6, and the first to fly a winged vehicle into space. White received Air Force astronaut wings for the flight.
8025 Forrestpeterson 1991 FB4 Navy test pilot Forrest Peterson (1922–1990) was the fourth pilot, and the only Navy pilot, to fly the X-15 and made a total of five flights.
8026 Johnmckay 1991 JA1 NASA research pilot John McKay (1922–1975) was the fifth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 29 flights. Before joining the X-15 program, he made 46 flights in the X-1 and D-558-II Skyrocket. In 2005 McKay received posthumous NASA astronaut wings for a flight that reached an altitude of 89900 metres.
8027 Robertrushworth 1991 PB12 Air Force test pilot Robert Rushworth (1924–1993) was the sixth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 34 flights. One of these flights reached 86800 meters, for which Rushworth received Air Force astronaut wings.
8028 Joeengle 1991 QE Air Force test pilot Joe Engle (born 1932) was the eighth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 16 flights. He received Air Force astronaut wings for a flight that took him to 85500 meters. Engle also flew the Space Shuttle, becoming the only person who reached space before being selected as an astronaut.
8029 Miltthompson 1991 RR30 NASA research pilot Milt Thompson (1926–1993) was the ninth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 14 flights. He subsequently made the first flights of the M2-F1 and M2-F2 lifting bodies, which were the forerunners of the Space Shuttle.
8030 Williamknight 1991 SK Air Force test pilot William Knight (1929–2004) was the tenth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 16 flights. These included the fastest X-15 flight, which reached Mach 6.7, and another flight to 69600 meters for which he received astronaut wings.
8031 Williamdana 1992 ER NASA research pilot William Dana (born 1930) was the eleventh pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 16 flights. These included a 1967 flight to 93500 meters and he received NASA astronaut wings in 2005. Dana made the 199th and final X-15 flight in 1968 and subsequently flew the M2-F3 and HL-10 lifting bodies.
8032 Michaeladams 1992 ES1 Air Force test pilot Michael Adams (1930–1967) was the twelfth pilot to fly the X-15 and made seven flights. On 1967 Nov. 15, he was killed when his X-15 broke up during reentry. The first American to die in the course of a spaceflight, Adams was awarded posthumous Air Force astronaut wings.
8034 Akka 1992 LR Akka, the Finnish earth mother and goddess of the harvest and female sexuality.
8036 Maehara 1992 UG4 Hideo Maehara, professor of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and director of the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory since 1993.
8039 Grandprism 1993 RB16 The Grand Prism Objectiv-40 cm astrograph (GPO), used without prism, has served for many years for searching for minor planets at La Silla.
8040 Utsumikazuhiko 1993 SY3 Kazuhiko Utsumi (born 1937), made the first identification of many of the spectral lines and determined element abundances for carbon stars. At Hiroshima University he has taught astronomy and astrophysics to more than 30~000 students.
8041 Masumoto 1993 VR2 Takeji Masumoto, builder of the discoverer's observatory.
8043 Fukuhara 1994 XE1 Naohito Fukuhara (born 1965), a computer engineer and amateur astronomer.
8044 Tsuchiyama 1994 YT Yukiko Tsuchiyama (born 1963), a Japanese amateur variable star observer who studies star names as a hobby.
8045 Kamiyama 1995 AW Haruki Kamiyama (born 1960), an amateur astronomer and computer programmer.
8046 Ajiki 1995 BU Osamu Ajiki (born 1965), an amateur astronomer and computer programmer, contributed to the popularization of astronomy by developing a wide variety of astronomical software that is regularly used by astronomers around the world.
8047 Akikinoshita 1995 BT3 Akihiko Kinoshita (born 1963), an amateur astronomer and editor.
8048 Andrle 1995 DB1 Pavel Andrle, Czech astronomer
8050 Beishida 1996 ST Beishida, the Beijing Normal University, is one of the earliest well-known Chinese universities. Founded in 1902, it is an important center for scientific research and the training of excellent teachers and other professionals.
8051 Pistoria 1997 PP4 Pistoia, Italy
8052 Novalis 2093 P-L Friedrich Leopold Freiherr von Hardenberg, known under his pseudonym Novalis (1772–1801), one of the greatest Romantic writers in German literature.
8053 Kleist 4082 P-L Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811), a prolific writer.
8054 Brentano 4581 P-L Clemens Brentano, the German Romantic poet.
8055 Arnim 5004 P-L Achim (Ludwig Joachim) von Arnim (1781-1831), one of the well-known German Romantics.
8056 Tieck 6038 P-L Ludwig Tieck (1773–1853), one of the great Romantic poets and writers.
8057 Hofmannsthal 4034 T-1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929) began writing poems at the age of 16. His lyrical and dramatic work reflects Austrian impressionism and symbolism. Together with Richard Strauss and Max Reinhardt, he founded the Salzburger Festspiele. His best-known play is Jedermann.
8058 Zuckmayer 3241 T-3 Carl Zuckmayer, German writer
8059 Deliyannis 1957 JP Constantine Deliyannis (b. 1959), on the faculty of Indiana University, has studied the evolution of solar-type stars through his investigations of the abundance of lithium and beryllium in star clusters. He has also made an observational verification of the roles of mixing and diffusion in the evolution of stars.
8060 Anius 1973 SD1 Anius, son and priest to Apollo on the isle of Delos.
8061 Gaudium 1975 UF Latin for joy, pleasure and delight, Gaudium is designed to compensate the gloom of (5708) Melancholia.
8062 Okhotsymskij 1977 EZ Dmitrij Evgenievich Okhotsymskij (b. 1921), a specialist in theoretical and applied mechanics.
8063 Cristinathomas 1977 XP2 Cristina A. Thomas (born 1982), a postdoctoral research scientist at Northern Arizona University.
8064 Lisitsa 1978 RR Physicist Mikhail Pavlovich Lisitsa (b. 1921) is a professor at Kiev University.
8065 Nakhodkin 1979 FD3 Nikolaj Grigorievich Nakhodkin (b. 1925), a faculty head at Kiev University.
8066 Poldimeri 1980 PB2 Leopold (born 1938) and Meri (b. 1945) Bausbek are great devotees of astronomy and philosophy.
8067 Helfenstein 1980 RU Paul Helfenstein, American astronomer
8068 Vishnureddy 1981 EQ28 Vishnu Reddy (born 1978), a research professor at the University of North Dakota and a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research.
8069 Benweiss 1981 EF30 Benjamin P. Weiss (born 1973), a professor of planetary Science at MIT.
8070 DeMeo 1981 EM30 Francesca E. DeMeo (born 1984), a postdoctoral researcher at MIT.
8071 Simonelli 1981 GO Damon Paul Simonelli, American astronomer
8072 Yojikondo 1981 GO1 Yoji Kondo, Japanese-born U.S. astrophysicist.
8073 Johnharmon 1982 BS John Harmon, scientist at Arecibo Observatory
8074 Slade 1984 WC2 Martin Slade, scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
8075 Roero 1985 PE Roero, the region in Piemonte, Italy.
8076 Foscarini 1985 RV4 Paolo Antonio Foscarini (1565–1616), an Italian Carmelite father, philosopher and scientist.
8077 Hoyle 1986 AW2 Sir Fred Hoyle (b. 1915) is the leading proponent of steady-state cosmology. He predicted an excited state in the carbon atom and contributed extensively to the study of nucleosynthesis in stars. Hoyle served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1971 to 1973.
8078 Carolejordan 1986 RS2 Carole Jordan, professor of physics at Somerville College, Oxford University.
8079 Bernardlovell 1986 XF1 Sir Bernard Lovell (b. 1913) founded Jodrell Bank Observatory, which boasts the world's first large steerable radio telescope. Lovell served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1969 to 1971.
8080 Intel 1987 WU2 The Intel 8080 microprocessor is the ancestor of a series of microprocessor chips going from the 8086, 8088, 80286, 80386, 80486 to today's Pentium processors. Fundamental to the "PC revolution", the 8080 did much to advance astronomy at amateur and professional observatories worldwide.
8081 Leopardi 1988 DD Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837), Italian poet and prose writer.
8082 Haynes 1988 NR Norman R. Haynes (b. 1936) spent a 41-year career in the leadership of planetary exploration. He worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and served as Voyager Project Manager, Systems Division Manager, Director for Telecommunications and Mission Operations and Director for Mars Exploration.
8083 Mayeda 1988 VB Shizuo (Haruhisa) Mayeda (1914-1952), amateur astronomer.
8084 Dallas 1989 CL1 Dallas, the city in Texas.
8086 Peterthomas 1989 RB6 Peter Chew Thomas, American astronomer
8087 Kazutaka 1989 WA2 Kazutaka Kato (b. 1949), director of the Hiroshima City Planetarium.
8088 Australia 1990 SL27 Australia, the continent in the Southern Hemisphere.
8089 Yukar 1990 TW7 Yurii Vasil'evich Karachkin, physics teacher at the school attached to the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. Yurii is the husband of astronomer Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina, after whom 8019 Karachkina is named
8096 Emilezola 1993 OW3 Émile Zola, French writer
8097 Yamanishi 1993 RE Masahiro Yamanishi (b. 1960), senior researcher at Saji Observatory.
8098 Miyamotoatsushi 1993 SH2 Atsushi Miyamoto (b. 1961), senior researcher at Saji Observatory and a board member of the Tottori Society of Astronomy.
8100 Nobeyama 1993 XF Nobeyama, a village in central Japan.
8101 Yasue 1993 XK1 *
8102 Yoshikazu 1994 AQ2 *
8103 Fermi 1994 BE Enrico Fermi, physicist*
8104 Kumamori 1994 BW4 *
8106 Carpino 1994 YB Mario Carpino, Italian astronomer
8108 Wieland 1995 BC16 Christoph Martin Wieland, German poet*
8109 Danielwilliam 1995 DU1 Daniel William Hergenrother (b. 2010), a son of the discoverer.
8110 Heath 1995 DE2 *
8111 Hoepli 1995 GE Ulrico Hoepli, Italian publisher, who donated a planetarium to the city of Milan
8112 Cesi 1995 JJ Federico Cesi, founder of the Accademia dei Lincei*
8113 Matsue 1996 HD1 *
8114 Lafcadio 1996 HZ1 Lafcadio Hearn, author*
8115 Sakabe 1996 HB2 *
8116 Jeanperrin 1996 HA15 Jean Baptiste Perrin, French physicist
8117 Yuanlongping 1996 SD1 *
8120 Kobe 1997 VT *
8121 Altdorfer 2572 P-L Albrecht Altdorfer, German painter of the Renaissance*
8122 Holbein 4038 P-L Hans Holbein the Younger, German artist*
8123 Canaletto 3138 T-1 Canaletto, Venetian artist*
8124 Guardi 4370 T-1 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter of the Rococo period*
8125 Tyndareus 5493 T-2 Tyndareus, mythological Spartan king*
8126 Chanwainam 1966 BL Chan Wainam, Chinese educator and charity worker
8127 Beuf 1967 HA Francisco Beuf, 19th-century French astronomer, who participated in the organization of the Argentinian Navy School and the La Plata Observatory, of which he was the first director
8128 Nicomachus 1967 JP Nicomachus, Greek mathematician*
8129 Michaelbusch 1975 SK1 Michael W. Busch (born 1987), a Jansky Fellow at the Department of Earth and Space Sciences of the University of California, Los Angeles.
8130 Seeberg 1976 DJ1 *
8131 Scanlon 1976 SC Leo Scanlon Amateur Astronomer, co-founder of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, or AAAP. Member of the Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh.*
8132 Vitginzburg 1976 YA6 Vitaly Lazarevich Ginzburg, Russian physicist and Nobelist
8133 Takanochoei 1977 DX3 *
8134 Minin 1978 SQ7 *
8137 Kvíz 1979 SJ Zdeněk Kvíz, Czech astronomer
8139 Paulabell 1980 UM1 Paul A. Abell (born 1965), lead scientist for small bodies in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate at the NASA Johnson Space Center.
8140 Hardersen 1981 EO15 Paul S. Hardersen (born 1965), a professor and observatory director in the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota.
8141 Nikolaev 1982 SO4 *
8142 Zolotov 1982 UR6 *
8143 Nezval 1982 VN Vítezslav Nezval, 20th-century Czech poet, founder of the Poetism movement and later founder of the surrealist group of Czechoslovakia
8144 Hiragagennai 1982 VY2 *
8145 Valujki 1983 RY4 *
8146 Jimbell 1983 WG James Francis Bell, American astronomer
8147 Colemanhawkins 1984 SU3 Coleman Hawkins, jazz musician*
8148 Golding 1985 CR2 Margarette Oliver Golding (1881–1939) founded the Inner Wheel movement in 1924, one of the largest women’s voluntary service organizations in the world.
8149 Ruff 1985 JN1 *
8150 Kaluga 1985 QL4 *
8151 Andranada 1986 PK6 *
8154 Stahl 1988 CQ7 *
8155 Battaglini 1988 QA Giuseppe Battaglini, Italian mathematician*
8156 Tsukada 1988 TR *
8158 Herder 1989 UH7 Johann Gottfried von Herder, German poet, theologian and philosopher*
8159 Fukuoka 1990 BE1 *
8161 Newman 1990 QP3 *
8163 Ishizaki 1990 UF2 Masako Ishizaki, amateur astronomer*
8164 Andreasdoppler 1990 UO3 Andreas Doppler, Minor Planet Center Associate and amateur astronomer at the Archenhold Observatory
8165 Gnädig 1990 WQ3 Arno Gnädig, German amateur astronomer at the Archenhold Observatory
8166 Buczynski 1991 AH1 Denis Buczynski, British amateur astronomer
8167 Ishii 1991 CM3 *
8168 Rogerbourke 1991 FK1 Roger Bourke*
8169 Mirabeau 1991 PO2 Mirabeau, French writer, orator and statesman*
8171 Stauffenberg 1991 RV3 Claus von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat and Wehrmacht officer, one of the leading figures in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler*
8175 Boerhaave 1991 VV5 Herman Boerhaave, Dutch physician and anatomist
8181 Rossini 1992 ST26 Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer
8182 Akita 1992 TX *
8184 Luderic 1992 WL Child of astronomer Alain Maury*
8187 Akiramisawa 1992 XL *
8188 Okegaya 1992 YE3 Okegaya Marsh, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
8189 Naruke 1992 YG3 *
8190 Bouguer 1993 ON9 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician*
8191 Mersenne 1993 OX9 Marin Mersenne, French theologian and mathematician*
8192 Tonucci 1993 RB Giuseppe Tonucci, Italian cyclist
8193 Ciaurro 1993 SF *
8194 Satake 1993 SB1 *
8197 Mizunohiroshi 1993 VX *
8199 Takagitakeo 1993 XR *
8200 Souten 1994 AY1 *
8202 Gooley 1994 CX2 Barry Gooley (b. 1956), president of the astronomy shop Kokusai Kohki in Kyoto.
8203 Jogolehmann 1994 CP10 Johann Gottlob Lehmann (1719–1767), a German geologist.
8204 Takabatake 1994 GC1 Tohru Takabatake (b. 1957), a junior-high-school teacher and secretary of the Okayama Astronomical Society.
8205 Van Dijck 1994 PE10 Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter
8206 Masayuki 1994 WK1 Masayuki Okumura (b. 1960), a hydrographer for the Japanese Coast Guard.
8207 Suminao 1994 YS1 Suminao Murakami (b. 1935), the son and grandson of astronomers, is a representative of the Laboratory of Urban Safety Planning in Tokyo and a former professor at the Yokohama National and other Universities.
8208 Volta 1995 DL2 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist
8210 NANTEN 1995 EH NANTEN, a 4-meter telescope for millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths, is operated by Nagoya University.
8212 Naoshigetani 1995 EF1 Naoshige Tani (b.1925), a member of the Photovoltaic Popularization Association in Japan and producer of the organization's web site.
8214 Mirellalilli 1995 FH Mirella Lilli, Italian wife of the discoverer, on the occasion of their twentieth wedding anniversary (2007 August)
8216 Melosh 1995 FX14 H. Jay Melosh (b. 1947), of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, has worked on the formation of impact craters on the terrestrial planets and the "giant impact" origin of the moon. His "Panspermia" idea involves the ejection by impact of spall products containing microorganisms and their transfer to other planets.
8217 Dominikhašek 1995 HC Dominik Hašek (b. 1965), goalkeeper of the Czech Olympic hockey team.
8218 Hosty 1996 JH John Graham Hosty (1949-2001), the visual discoverer of the nova HS Sge from Huddersfield.
8220 Nanyou 1996 JD1 Nanyou, the city where the discoverer lives and his observatory is located.
8221 La Condamine 1996 NA4 Charles-Marie de La Condamine (1701–1774), a French naturalist and mathematician.
8222 Gellner 1996 OX František Gellner, Czech poet
8223 Bradshaw 1996 PD Bradshaw mountains, lie to the south of Prescott, Arizona.
8224 Fultonwright 1996 PE Fulton Wright, Jr. (b. 1937), a friend of the discoverer, professor at Yavapai College.
8225 Emerson 1996 QC David Emerson (d. 1996), lecturer in astrophysics at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
8229 Kozelský 1996 YU2 Frantisek Kozelský (b. 1913), a Czech telescope maker.
8230 Perona 1997 TW16 Renato Perona (1927-1984), a track cycling champion.
8231 Tetsujiyamada 1997 TX17 Tetsuji Yamada (b. 1952), an amateur astronomer.
8232 Akiramizuno 1997 UW3 Akira Mizuno (b. 1960), professor at Nagoya University.
8233 Asada 1997 VZ2 Tadashi Asada (b. 1954), professor of computer science at Kyushu International University.
8234 Nobeoka 1997 VK8 Nobeoka, a town in Miyazaki prefecture, at the mouth of the Gokase River.
8235 Fragonard 2096 P-L Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a French painter.
8236 Gainsborough 4040 P-L Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), a British portrait and landscape painter.
8237 Constable 7581 P-L John Constable (1776–1837), a British painter.
8238 Courbet 4232 T-1 Gustave Courbet (1819–1877), an autodidact who studied nature and the great paintings in the Louvre.
8239 Signac 1153 T-2 Paul Signac (1863–1935) worked together with Seurat to develop the technique of pointillism. For his pointillistic paintings Signac mostly chose water, ships and ports as subjects. After Seurat and Signac not many painters worked in this time-consuming method.
8240 Matisse 4172 T-2 Henri Matisse, French artist.
8241 Agrius 1973 SE1 Agrius, a Greek from Aetolia and father of Thersites. Thersites was the ugliest Greek in Troy.
8242 Joshemery 1975 SA1 Joshua P. Emery (born 1973), a minor-planet spectroscopist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the University of Tennessee.
8243 Devonburr 1975 SF1 Devon M. Burr (born 1966), a geomorphologist in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the University of Tennessee.
8244 Mikolaichuk 1975 TO2 Ivan Vasilievich Mikolaichuk (1941–1987), a talented Ukrainian cinema artist, scenario writer and film director.
8245 Molnar 1977 RC9 Lawrence A. Molnar (born 1959), a professor of physics and astronomy and Observatory Director at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
8246 Kotov 1979 QT8 Solar physicist Valerij Aleksandrovich Kotov (born 1943) has worked at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory for more than 30 years. In the early 1970s he pioneered the field of helioseismology, the study of the interior structure and energy sources of the sun and other stars.
8247 Cherylhall 1979 SP14 Cheryl L. Hall (born 1945) served the planetary science community from 1987 to 2012 at Cornell University.
8248 Gurzuf 1979 TV2 Gurzuf, small town near Yalta at the south coast of the Crimea.
8249 Gershwin 1980 GG George Gershwin, composer
8250 Cornell 1980 RP Cornell University
8251 Isogai 1980 VA Rensuke Isogai (born 1941), a high-school classmate of the discoverer.
8252 Elkins-Tanton 1981 EY14 Linda T. Elkins-Tanton (born 1965), the Director of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
8253 Brunetto 1981 EU15 Rosario Brunetto (born 1980), an astronomer at the Institut d´Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay, France.
8254 Moskovitz 1981 EF18 Nicholas A. Moskovitz (born 1981), a postdoctoral research scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC.
8255 Masiero 1981 EZ18 Joseph Masiero (born 1982), a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
8256 Shenzhou 1981 UZ9 Shenzhou spacecraft
8257 Andycheng 1982 HO1 Andrew F. Cheng, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission
8261 Ceciliejulie 1985 RD Cecilie Ida and Julie Liv Cetti Hansen, twin daughters of Danish astrophysicist Anja C. Andersen (see 8820)
8262 Carcich 1985 RG Brian Carcich, systems programmer with the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University, member of the Galileo Imaging Team and NEAR Shoemaker imaging
8266 Bertelli 1986 TC Francesco Bertelli (1794–1844), an Italian astronomer.
8268 Goerdeler 1987 SQ10 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, mayor of the towns of Königsberg and Leipzig in 1920-1937.
8269 Calandrelli 1988 QB Ignazio Calandrelli, Italian astronomer*
8270 Winslow 1989 JF John Seymour Winslow, a friend of the discoverer's husband, Ron, since grade school.
8271 Imai 1989 NY Yasushi Imai (born 1949) was the president of a planetarium manufacturing company from 1998 to 2009
8272 Iitatemura 1989 SG Iitatemura, village located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
8273 Apatheia 1989 WB2 Apatheia is a philosophical word that means "an immovable soul" in Greek philosophy.
8274 Soejima 1990 TJ1 Tsutomu Soejima (b. 1950), a Japanese amateur astronomer.
8275 Inca 1990 VR8 The Inca people of South America.
8276 Shigei 1991 FL Mika Shigei (b. 1968), lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.
8279 Cuzco 1991 PN7 Cuzco was the capital of the Inca empire.
8282 Delp 1991 RR40 Alfred Delp (1907-1945), a German theologian.
8283 Edinburgh 1991 SV Edinburgh, the historic capital city of Scotland.
8284 Cranach 1991 TT13 Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), a German painter, draftsman and copper engraver.
8286 Kouji 1992 EK1 Kouji Yamamoto (b. 1956), a Japanese architect and amateur astronomer.
8289 An-Eefje 1992 JQ3 Named in memory of the two young Belgian women An and Eefje, whose young and hopeful lives came dramatically to an end in 1996. May their memory stand for all women throughout the world who suffer from abuse.
8291 Bingham 1992 RV1 Hiram Bingham III (1785–1956), a member of the history faculty at Yale University, went searching for the lost city of the Incas. After tremendous effort he found it---Machu Picchu---high in the Andes, not far from Cuzco, on 1911 July 24.
8294 Takayuki 1992 UM3 Takayuki Kawabata (b. 1959), president of astronomy shop Planet Town, Kumamoto, Kyushu Island.
8295 Toshifukushima 1992 UN4 Toshio Fukushima (b. 1954), a Japanese astronomer.
8296 Miyama 1993 AD Shoken M. Miyama (b. 1951), a Japanese astrophysicist.
8297 Gérardfaure 1993 QJ4 Gérard Fauré, French amateur astronomer
8298 Loubna 1993 SQ10 Named in memory of the Moroccan-Belgian girl Loubna, whose young life came abruptly to an end. May she stand as a symbol for a hopeful life in a multicultural society.
8299 Téaleoni 1993 TP24 Téa Leoni, actress.
8300 Iga 1994 AO2 Yuichi Iga (b. 1955), a specialist in molecular graphics and medical imaging.
8301 Haseyuji 1995 BG2 *
8302 Kazukin 1995 CY *
8303 Miyaji 1995 CO1 *
8304 Ryomichico 1995 DJ1 *
8305 Teika 1995 DQ1 *
8306 Shoko 1995 DY1 *
8307 Peltan 1995 EN The Peltans, the family of discoverer Jana Tichá (née Peltanová)
8308 Julie-Mélissa 1996 HD13 Julie Lejeune and Mélissa Russo (both age 8), two victims of Marc Dutroux*
8310 Seelos 1996 PL2 *
8311 Zhangdaning 1996 TV1 *
8313 Christiansen 1996 YU1 *
8314 Tsuji 1997 US8 *
8315 Bajin 1997 WA22 Ba Jin, Chinese anarchist author*
8316 Wolkenstein 3002 P-L *
8317 Eurysaces 4523 P-L Eurysaces, Greek Homeric hero*
8318 Averroes 1306 T-2 Averroes, Islamic philosopher*
8319 Antiphanes 3365 T-2 Antiphanes, Greek dramatist*
8320 van Zee 1955 RV *
8321 Akim 1977 EX *
8322 Kononovich 1978 RL1 Edvard Vladimirovich Kononovich, Russian astrophysicist*
8323 Krimigis 1979 UH Stamatios ("Tom") Krimigis, Greek-born American physicist, Head of the Space Department of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
8324 Juliadeleón 1981 DF2 Julia de León Cruz (born 1977), an astronomer at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia in Granada, Spain.
8325 Trigo-Rodriguez 1981 EM26 Josep Maria Trigo-Rodriguez (born 1970) is a Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient{í}ficas research scientist at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia.
8326 Paulkling 1981 JS2 Paul Kling, violinist and survivor of Theresienstadt.
8327 Weihenmayer 1981 JE3 Erik Weihenmayer, first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
8328 Uyttenhove 1981 QQ2 Jozef Uyttenhove, Belgian (Flemish) physicist and historian of the exact sciences
8329 Speckman 1982 FP3 Mark Speckman, American handicapped football coach
8330 Fitzroy 1982 FX3 Robert FitzRoy, 19th-century British Naval Officer, hydrographer and meteorologist, captain of the HMS Beagle, governor of New Zealand, founder of the British Meteorological Office
8331 Dawkins 1982 KK1 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
8332 Ivantsvetaev 1982 TL2 Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetaev, Russian art critic*
8335 Sarton 1984 DD1 George Alfred Leon Sarton, Belgian-born American mathematician and author, founder of the magazines Isis and Osiris
8336 Šafařík 1984 SK1 Vojtěch Šafařík, Czech astronomer and his wife Paulína Šafaříková
8338 Ralhan 1985 FE3 Philip Ralhan Bidstrup, Danish physicist
8339 Kosovichia 1985 RM6 *
8340 Mumma 1985 TS1 Michael J. Mumma, planetary scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center*
8343 Tugendhat 1986 TG3 Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic; architectural landmark
8344 Babette 1987 BB Babette ("Babbie") Whipple, née Samelson, American teacher, researcher, psychotherapist, and wife of astronomer Fred L. Whipple
8345 Ulmerspatz 1987 BO1 *
8347 Lallaward 1987 HK Lalla Ward, British actress and wife of Richard Dawkins. Best known for her role as Romana in the long-running British sci-fi TV series Doctor Who*
8348 Bhattacharyya 1988 BX Jagadish Chandra Bhattacharyya, Indian astronomer, director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore, instrumental in the completion of the 2.3-m Vainu Bappu telescope
8353 Megryan 1989 GC4 Meg Ryan, American actress*
8355 Masuo 1989 RQ1 Masuo Tanaka, Japan infrared astronomer.
8356 Wadhwa 1989 RO2 *
8357 O'Connor 1989 SC1 *
8358 Rickblakley 1989 VN5 Rick Blakley?*
8367 Bokusui 1990 UL2 Bokusui Wakayama, Japanese poet*
8368 Lamont 1991 DM Johann von Lamont (1805–1879) was born in Scotland but moved to Bavaria to be educated. He became director of the Boganhausen Observatory and Astronomer Royal of Bavaria. Initially studying positional astronomy, he later developed a network of meteorological and magnetic stations throughout Europe.
8369 Miyata 1991 GR Takashi Miyata (b. 1971), an associate professor of astronomy at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo.
8370 Vanlindt 1991 RK11 *
8371 Goven 1991 TJ14 *
8373 Stephengould 1992 AB Stephen Jay Gould, evolutionary biologist*
8374 Horohata 1992 AK1 *
8375 Kenzokohno 1992 AP1 Kenzo Kohno, amateur astronomer*
8377 Elmerreese 1992 SD1 *
8378 Sweeney 1992 SN1 *
8379 Straczynski 1992 SW10 J. Michael Straczynski, science fiction writer*
8380 Tooting 1992 SW17 *
8381 Hauptmann 1992 SO24 Gerhart Hauptmann, German dramatist*
8382 Mann 1992 SQ26 Thomas Mann, German novelist*
8386 Vanvinckenroye 1993 BB6 *
8387 Fujimori 1993 DO Kenichi Fujimori, Japanese astronomer*
8391 Kring 1993 HH3 David Kring, American Geophysicist and Planetary Scientist*
8393 Tetsumasakamoto 1993 TJ1 *
8395 Rembaut 1993 TQ23 *
8397 Chiakitanaka 1993 XO *
8398 Rubbia 1993 XY Carlo Rubbia, Italian physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984*
8399 Wakamatsu 1994 AD *
8400 Tomizo 1994 AQ *
8401 Assirelli 1994 DA Giuseppe Assirelli, Italian photographer
8403 Minorushimizu 1994 JG Minoru Shimizu (b. 1928) worked at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory for 40 years, first with the solar-tower telescope at Mitaka (participating in several eclipse expeditions) and later as chief of the technical staff at Okayama. He also worked at Kiso, as well as at public observatories like Bisei, Rikubetsu and Gunma.
8405 Asbolus 1995 GO The "black one", Asbolus was the centaur who supposedly made forecasts from the flight formations of birds. He caused the battle between the centaurs and Heracles and thus was indirectly responsible for the deaths of Pholus and Chiron.
8406 Iwaokusano 1995 HJ Iwao Kusano (1908-1999), an orthopedist and an amateur astronomer.
8407 Houlahan 1995 ON Padraig Houlahan (b. 1958), a computer expert at various institutions, lately at Lowell Observatory.
8408 Strom 1995 SX12 At the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Robert G. Strom (b. 1933) studied the cratering record on the terrestrial planets and their satellites. He participated in both manned and unmanned exploration of the solar system and has searched for evidence of ancient oceans and ice sheets on Mars.
8409 Valentaugustus 1995 WB43 Valentin Augustus Weber, 19th-century German-American stained-glass designer and constructor and mahogany furniture builder, grandfather of the discovery team leader
8410 Hiroakiohno 1996 QZ1 Hiroaki Ohno (b. 1948), director of Hoshinomura Observatory in Fukushima prefecture.
8411 Celso 1996 TO Celso Macor (1925–1998), a poet in the Italian region of Friuli.
8413 Kawakami 1996 TV10 Isamu Kawakami (b. 1948), a member of Shirakawa Observatory in Japan and Chiro Observatory in Australia.
8414 Atsuko 1996 TW10 Atsuko Tsuji (b. 1953), a science journalist from Asahi Shinbun.
8416 Okada 1996 VB8 Yoshiyuki Okada (b. 1947), a member of Shirakawa Observatory in Japan and Chiro Observatory in Australia.
8417 Lancetaylor 1996 VG8 Lance Taylor, science educator
8418 Mogamigawa 1996 VS30 Mogamigawa River, the longest river in the discoverer's home prefecture of Yamagata.
8419 Terumikazumi 1996 VK38 Brothers Terumi (b. 1947) and Kazumi Akiyama (b. 1952), members of Shirakawa Observatory in Japan and Chiro Observatory in Australia.
8420 Angrogna 1996 WQ Angrogna, a village nestled in the Cottian Alps, in the Piedmont region of Italy.
8421 Montanari 1996 XA9 Geminiano Montanari, Italian mathematician
8422 Mohorovičić 1996 XJ26 Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian seismologist
8423 Macao 1997 AO22 Macau, the beautiful peninsula near Zhuhai.
8424 Toshitsumita 1997 CP Tsumita Toshi-hisa (b.1924) joined the Solar Physics Division of the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory in 1950 to study and observe the sun. After retiring in 1987, he contributed to the popularization of astronomy as a member of the Public Information Office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
8425 Zirankexuejijin 1997 CJ29 The concatenation Zi Ran, Ke Xue, Ji Jin, or "Nature", "Science", "Fund", is derived from Guo Jia Zi Ran Ke Xue Ji Jin Wei Yuan Hui, "The National Science Foundation of China", which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. The Foundation provides support for the Xinglong program.
8428 Okiko 1997 VJ8 Okiko Seki, wife of the discoverer, Tsutomu Seki.
8430 Florey 1997 YB5 Howard Walter Florey, pathologist who shared the 1945 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine
8431 Haseda 1997 YQ13 Haseda Katsumi, Japanese amateur astronomer .
8432 Tamakasuga 1997 YD18 Ryoji Matsumoto (b. 1972), Japanese sumo wrestler whose professional name is Tamakasuga.
8433 Brachyrhynchus 2561 P-L Pink-footed goose (Anser brachyrhynchus).
8434 Columbianus 6571 P-L Tundra swan (Cygnus columbianus).
8435 Anser 6643 P-L Greylag goose (Anser anser).
8436 Leucopsis 2259 T-1 Barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis).
8437 Bernicla 3057 T-1 Brent goose (Branta bernicla).
8438 Marila 4825 T-1 Greater scaup (Aythya marila).
8439 Albellus 2034 T-2 Smew (Mergellus albellus).
8440 Wigeon 1017 T-3 Wigeon (Anas penelope).
8441 Lapponica 4008 T-3 Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica).
8442 Ostralegus 4237 T-3 Eurasian oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus).
8443 Svecica 4343 T-3 Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica).
8444 Popovich 1969 TR1 Pavel Romanovich Popovich (b. 1930), a Soviet cosmonaut.
8445 Novotroitskoe 1973 QG2 This minor planet is being named on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the friendship agreement between Novotroitskoe, the district center of the Chersonian region in Ukraine, and the town of Genichesk, Ukraine.
8446 Tazieff 1973 SB6 Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist
8447 Cornejo 1974 OE Antonio Cornejo, Argentinian founder and director of the Galileo Galilei planetarium in Buenos Aires
8448 Belyakina 1976 UT1 Tamara Sergeevna Belyakina (born 1934), astrophysicist and stellar photometrist who worked at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory from 1955 to 1990.
8449 Maslovets 1977 EO1 Bogdan Pavlovich Maslovets (born 1940), an electrical engineer at Zaporozhye Transformer Works in Ukraine.
8450 Egorov 1977 QL1 Vsevolod Aleksandrovich Egorov (1930–2001) was one of the founders of the modern theory of the space flight dynamics.
8451 Gaidai 1977 RY6 Leonid Iovich Gaidai (1923–1993), a prominent Soviet film producer and Peoples' Artist of the U.S.S.R.
8452 Clay 1978 WB Landon and Livinia Clay, steadfast friends of science and the arts, Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution.
8454 Micheleferrero 1981 EG1 Michele Ferrero (1925-2015), an Italian entrepreneur, who put proceeds of his success into a foundation active in the fields of welfare, culture and art.
8455 Johnrayner 1981 ER6 John T. Rayner (born 1954), an astronomer at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy and Deputy Director of the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility.
8456 Davegriep 1981 EJ7 David M. Griep (born 1957) has been a telescope operator for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii since 1982.
8457 Billgolisch 1981 EO8 William F. Golisch (born 1958) has been a telescope operator for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii since 1984.
8458 Georgekoenig 1981 EY9 George Koenig (born 1945), the observatory superintendent for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
8459 Larsbergknut 1981 EQ18 Lars V. Bergknut (born 1947), the observatory foreman and instrument technician for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
8460 Imainamahoe 1981 EP19 Imai Namahoe (born 1954), an electronics technician for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
8461 Sammiepung 1981 EC21 Sammie J. Pung (born 1958) is a mechanical technician for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
8462 Hazelsears 1981 ED22 Hazel Sears (b. 1948), managing editor of Meteoritics and Planetary Science (1990-2000) and subsequently Meteorite magazine.
8463 Naomimurdoch 1981 EM27 Naomi Murdoch (born 1984) completed her Ph.D. at The Open University, United Kingdom in 2012. Using microgravity flight experiments and numerical modeling, she investigated the behavior of granular material under minor-planet-like low-gravity surface conditions.
8464 Polishook 1981 EF28 David L. Polishook (born 1976), a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
8465 Bancelin 1981 EQ31 David Bancelin (born 1978), an astronomer at the Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Éphémérides at the Paris Observatory.
8466 Leyrat 1981 EV34 Cedric Leyrat (born 1978), an astronomer at the Paris Observatory in Meudon.
8467 Benoîtcarry 1981 ES35 Benoît Carry, a Research Fellow at the European Space Astronomy Centre, Spain.
8468 Rhondastroud 1981 EA40 Rhonda M. Stroud (born 1971), a planetary scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory.
8470 Dudinskaya 1982 SA4 Natalya Dudinskaya, Russian ballerina.
8471 Obrant 1983 RX4 The ballet-master, producer and teacher-humanist Arkadij Efimovich Obrant (1906–1974) organized and headed a children's dancing ensemble during the siege of Leningrad in 1942–1945. The first Obrant contest of choreographic art took place in St. Petersburg in March 2002.
8472 Tarroni 1983 TC Gino Tarroni, Italian amateur astronomer.
8474 Rettig 1985 GA1 Terrence W. Rettig (born 1946), a planetary astronomer and educator at the University of Notre Dame.
8475 Vsevoivanov 1985 PC2 Vsevolod Vladimirovich Ivanov (born 1934) is a professor at St. Petersburg University.
8477 Andrejkiselev 1986 RF7 Andrej Petrovich Kiselev (1852-1940), a Russian teacher of mathematics.
8482 Wayneolm 1988 RA11 Wayne Olm (born 1943), a science educator for the Green Bay, Wisconsin, public schools and the Wisconsin Space Grant College.
8483 Kinwalaniihsia 1988 SY1 Daryl Baldwin (born 1962), whose traditional name Kinwalaniihsia means hawk in the Myaamia language, is director of the Myaamia Project at Miami University in Ohio.
8485 Satoru 1989 FL Satoru Honda, wife of astronomer Minoru Honda.
8488 d'Argens 1989 SR1 Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, a French writer and freethinker.
8489 Boulder 1989 TA3 Boulder, Colorado, USA.
8491 Joelle-gilles 1989 YL5 Joelle (b. 1978) and Gilles (b. 1980) are the children of Martina Devos and Alain Meerbergen, close friends of the discoverer and his family.
8492 Kikuoka 1990 BZ Hidekazu Kikuoka (b. 1941), a planetarium educator at the Osaka Municipal Electric Science Museum and at the Science Museum of Osaka.
8493 Yachibozu 1990 BY1 Yachibozu (tussocks), often seen in the Kushiro Marsh on the island of Hokkaido
8494 Edpatvega 1990 OT4 Ed (b. 1931) and Pat (b. 1944) Vega have been a dynamic astronomical team for many years. Drawing on his experience as a pathologist, Ed Vega has completed a study, called "Comet Disaster", of the long-term effects to humanity of a large comet's impact on the earth.
8496 Jandlsmith 1990 QO3 Named in honor of Jim and Laurie Smith in recognition of their generosity and wisdom in the support of forefront tools to explore the heavens to the benefit of all of humanity. Most especially, their support was crucial for Harvard University's participation in the Magellan Project.
8498 Ufa 1990 RM17 Ufa, a large industrial and cultural center in the south Urals.
8500 Hori 1990 TU Gen-Ichiro Hori (b. 1930), professor emeritus at Tokyo University.
8501 Wachholz 1990 TK8 Burkhard Wachholz, senior chief mechanic and department head at the Institute of Physics, University of Heidelberg, and friend of the first discoverer
8502 Bauhaus 1990 TR12 Bauhaus, German architectural school*
8503 Masakatsu 1990 WX3 *
8515 Corvan 1991 RJ Patrick Corvan, for many years caretaker at Armagh Observatory[4]
8516 Hyakkai 1991 TW1 *
8521 Boulainvilliers 1992 GF4 Henri de Boulainvilliers, comte de Saint Saire, French historian and political writer*
8523 Bouillabaisse 1992 PX Bouillabaisse, the fish stew*
8524 Paoloruffini 1992 RJ3 Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician*
8525 Nielsabel 1992 RZ5 Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician*
8526 Takeuchiyukou 1992 SM12 *
8527 Katayama 1992 SV12 *
8529 Sinzi 1992 UH2 *
8530 Korbokkur 1992 UK5 *
8531 Mineosaito 1992 WX2 *
8533 Oohira 1993 BM *
8534 Knutsson 1993 FJ10 Gösta Knutsson, Swedish children's author †[5][6]
8535 Pellesvanslös 1993 FH22 Pelle Svanslös (English: Peter No-Tail), fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[5][7]
8536 Måns 1993 FK23 Måns, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[5][8]
8537 Billochbull 1993 FG24 Bill and Bull, fictional cats in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[5][9]
8538 Gammelmaja 1993 FR26 Gammel-Maja, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[5][10]
8539 Laban 1993 FT32 Laban, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[5][11]
8540 Ardeberg 1993 FK80 Arne Ardeberg, Swedish professor emeritus of astronomy at Lund Observatory, director of the European Southern Observatory at La Silla (1979–1984)
8541 Schalkenmehren 1993 TZ32 *
8543 Tsunemi 1993 XO1 *
8544 Sigenori 1993 YE *
8545 McGee 1994 AM1 Hazel McGee, British amateur astronomer and editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association*
8546 Kenmotsu 1994 AH3 *
8548 Sumizihara 1994 ER3 *
8549 Alcide 1994 FS *
8550 Hesiodos 1994 PV24 The Greek epic poet Hesiod*
8551 Daitarabochi 1994 VC7 *
8552 Hyoichi 1995 HE *
8553 Bradsmith 1995 HG Bradford A. Smith, American astronomer*
8554 Gabreta 1995 KH Ancient name (first mentioned by Strabo in his Geographica) for the Šumava mountains in the Czech Republic[12]
8555 Mirimao 1995 LD *
8556 Jana 1995 NB Jana Moravcová, wife of the discoverer †[13]
8557 Šaroun 1995 OK *
8558 Hack 1995 PC Margherita Hack, Director of Trieste Astronomical Observatory †[14]
8560 Tsubaki 1995 SD5 *
8561 Sikoruk 1995 SO29 Leonid Leonidovich Sikoruk, Russian astronomy popularizer, telescope builder, astrophotographer, and film director
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 Anomalocaris, Cambrian animal †[15]
8568 Larrywilson 1996 RU2 *
8569 Mameli 1996 TG *
8571 Taniguchi 1996 UX *
8572 Nijo 1996 UG1 Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan †[16]
8573 Ivanka 1996 VQ Ivanka Moravcová, the discoverer's mother †[17]
8574 Makotoirie 1996 VC2 *
8575 Seishitakeuchi 1996 VL8 *
8577 Choseikomori 1996 VX8 *
8578 Shojikato 1996 WZ Shoji Kato, Japanese astrophysicist and professor emeritus
8579 Hieizan 1996 XV19 Hieizan, Japanese mountain, on whose summit is Enryaku-ji Temple
8580 Pinsky 1996 XZ25 *
8581 Johnen 1996 YO2 *
8582 Kazuhisa 1997 AY Kazuhisa Mishima, Japanese astronomy curator at the Kurashiki Science Center and planetarium
8583 Froberger 1997 AK6 Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer*
8585 Purpurea 2025 P-L Several birds and plants have purpurea ("purple") as a species epithet, e.g. the purple heron Ardea purpurea*
8586 Epops 2563 P-L The hoopoe Upupa epops (a bird) *
8587 Ruficollis 3078 P-L The little grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis (a bird) *
8588 Avosetta 4025 P-L The pied avocet Recurvirostra avosetta (a bird) *
8589 Stellaris 4068 P-L The great bittern Botaurus stellaris (a bird) *
8590 Pygargus 6533 P-L The Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus (a bird) *
8591 Excubitor 6543 P-L The great grey shrike Lanius excubitor (a bird) *
8592 Rubetra 1188 T-1 The whinchat Saxicola rubetra (a bird) *
8593 Angustirostris 2186 T-1 The marbled duck Marmaronetta angustirostris (a bird) *
8594 Albifrons 2245 T-1 The little tern Sterna albifrons (a bird) *
8595 Dougallii 3233 T-1 The roseate tern Sterna dougallii (a bird) *
8596 Alchata 1298 T-2 The pin-tailed sandgrouse Pterocles alchata (a bird) *
8597 Sandvicensis 2045 T-2 The Sandwich tern Sterna sandvicensis (a bird) *
8598 Tetrix 2202 T-2 The black grouse Tetrao tetrix (a bird) *
8599 Riparia 2277 T-2 The sand martin Riparia riparia (a bird) *
8600 Arundinaceus 3060 T-2 The great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus (a bird) *
8601 Ciconia 3155 T-2 Ciconia ciconia, or white stork.
8602 Oedicnemus 2480 T-3 The stone curlew Burhinus oedicnemus (a bird).
8603 Senator 3134 T-3 The woodchat shrike Lanius senator (a bird).
8608 Chelomey 1976 YO2 Vladimir Nikolaevich Chelomey, designer of space technology, creator of space systems for the Salyut manned space stations
8609 Shuvalov 1977 QH3 Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov (1727-1797), was a prominent Russian government figure who contributed to the development of Russian science and art and was a patron of scientists, writers and painters. He was a founder and first curator of Moscow University.
8610 Goldhaber 1977 UD Brothers Maurice (b. 1911) and Gerson (b. 1924) Goldhaber contributed to 20th-century physics with discoveries that include charmed mesons and photodisintegration of the deuteron. They are still active members of the SuperKamiokande Collaboration and Supernova Cosmology Project. Name suggested by C. Pennypacker.
8611 Judithgoldhaber 1977 UM4 Judith Goldhaber (born 1934), science writer for four decades at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
8612 Burov 1978 SS7 Andrej Konstantinovich Burov (1900-1957), a Russian architect and inventor.
8616 Fogelquist 1980 FY4 Rune Fogelquist, Swedish amateur astronomer †[18]
8618 Sethjacobson 1981 DX Seth A. Jacobson (b. 1986), a postdoctoral researcher at the Observatoire de Nice.
8621 Jimparsons 1981 EK7 American actor James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (b. 1973) portrays the fictional Caltech theoretical physicist Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper in the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8622 Mayimbialik 1981 EM8 American actress and real-life neuroscientist Mayim Hoya Bialik (b. 1975) portrays the fictional neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler in the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8623 Johnnygalecki 1981 EQ9 American actor John Mark "Johnny" Galecki (b. 1975) portrays the fictional Caltech physicist Dr. Leonard Hofstadter in the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8624 Kaleycuoco 1981 ES9 American actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (b. 1985) portrays Penny in the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8625 Simonhelberg 1981 EX15 American actor and comedian Simon Maxwell Helberg (b. 1980) portrays the fictional Caltech aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz in the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8626 Melissarauch 1981 EC18 American actress and comedian Melissa Ivy Rauch (b. 1980) portrays microbiologist Bernadette Rostenkowski in the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8627 Kunalnayyar 1981 EU20 British-born Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (b. 1981) portrays the fictional Caltech astrophysicist Dr. Rajesh Koothrappali in the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8628 Davidsaltzberg 1981 EX21 David Saltzberg (b. 1967) is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles, and science consultant for the television sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".
8629 Chucklorre 1981 EU26 Chuck Lorre (born Charles Michael Levine, 1952) is an American television writer, director, and producer. He is co-creator and executive producer of the situation comedy "The Big Bang Theory".
8630 Billprady 1981 EY35 William Scott Prady (b. 1960) is an American television writer and producer. He is co-creator and executive producer of the situation comedy "The Big Bang Theory".
8632 Egleston 1981 FR Margaret Ericksen Egleston (b. 1943), a scientific programmer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics since 1984.
8633 Keisukenagao 1981 FC1 Keisuke Nagao (b. 1949), a professor at the Geochemical Research Center of the University of Tokyo.
8634 Neubauer 1981 GG Fritz Neubauer (b. 1940), a pioneer in space science.
8635 Yuriosipov 1985 PG2 Yurij Aleksandrovich Osipov (b. 1965), a physician at the Bakhchisaraj regional hospital in the Crimea.
8636 Malvina 1985 UH2 Daughter of astronomer Alain Maury[19]
8640 Ritaschulz 1986 VX5 Rita Schulz, a German planetary scientist.
8642 Shawnkerry 1988 RZ11 Shawn Kerry Moore Bus (b. 1956), the wife of the discoverer.
8643 Quercus 1988 SC Named for Quercus, a genus belonging to the family Fagaceae. The tree Quercus robur (English oak) reaches a height of 30-40 m and an age of more than a thousand years.
8644 Betulapendula 1988 SD Named for Betula pendula (silver birch), a species in the genus Betula belonging to the family Betulaceae. It is a beautiful tree with an almost white bark. It grows fast and reaches a height of about 25 m and an age of 60-80 years.
8647 Populus 1989 RG Named for Populus, a genus belonging to the family Salicaceae. Populus nigra (black poplar) is a fast-growing tree with a height of about 30 m, whereas Populus tremula (trembling aspen) is easily recognizable by its shimmering appearance.
8648 Salix 1989 RJ Named for Salix, a genus belonging to the family Salicaceae. Salix alba (white willow) is a small tree with long, thin leaves. This fast-growing tree is used for windbreaks and screens. Salix caprea (goat or pussy willow) is a fast-growing small tree with striking catkins in early spring.
8649 Juglans 1989 SS2 Named for Juglans, a genus belonging to the family Juglandaceae. Juglans regia (English walnut) produces a particularly delicious fruit.
8651 Alineraynal 1989 YU5 Aline Raynal-Roques (b. 1937), professor of botany at the Muséum National d´Histoire Naturelle de Paris.
8652 Acacia 1990 EA5 Named for Acacia, belonging to the family Mimosaceae. Acacia mearnsii (mimosa) is a shrub with feathery leaves composed of many small leaflets. The strongly scented tiny yellow flowers are grouped in loose, rounded clusters.
8656 Cupressus 1990 QY8 Named for Cupressus, belonging to the family Cupressaceae. Cupressus macrocarpia (Monterrey cypress) produces a durable wood. Cupressocyparis leylandii (Leyland cypress), hybridized from the macrocarpia, has scale-like dark green leaves that are arranged at various angles to the shoot. These trees are typical of the landscape in Tuscany.
8657 Cedrus 1990 QE9 Named for Cedrus, belonging to the family Pinaceae. Cedrus libani (cedar of Lebanon) has a fruit that is an ovoid upright cone.
8660 Sano 1990 TM1 Yasuo Sano (b. 1959), a staff member of the Nayoro Municipal Kihara Observatory.
8661 Ratzinger 1990 TA13 Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (b. 1927), a German professor of theology.
8663 Davidjohnston 1991 DJ1 David Alexander Johnston (1949-1980), an American volcanologist.
8664 Grigorijrichters 1991 GR1 Grigorij Richters (b. 1987), a film director and producer, who has worked to increase awareness of the dangers of asteroid impacts on the Earth. In 2014 he founded Asteroid Day, a world-wide organisation centered on identifying all dangerous NEOs and developing ways to avoid an impending catastrophe.
8665 Daun-Eifel 1991 GA9 Daun, a city in the Eifel region of Germany.
8666 Reuter 1991 GG10 Fritz Reuter (1810-1874), a German poet and social critic.
8667 Fontane 1991 GH10 Named for Theodor Fontane (1819-1898) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death. He brought the German novel to worldwide importance.
8668 Satomimura 1991 HM Satomimura (Satomi village), Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, 150 km north of Tokyo, famous for its starry sky and annual autumn star party
8672 Morse 1991 PW16 Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872), an American painter and inventor who in 1838 developed the code of dots and dashes that now bears his name.
8676 Lully 1992 CT2 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer.
8677 Charlier 1992 ES5 Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier, Swedish astronomer †[20]
8678 Bäl 1992 ER6 Bäl, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[21]
8679 Tingstäde 1992 EG8 Tingstäde, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[22]
8680 Rone 1992 EJ9 Rone, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[23]
8681 Burs 1992 EN9 Burs, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[24]
8682 Kräklingbo 1992 ER9 Kräklingbo, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[25]
8683 Sjölander 1992 EE13 Nils Göran Sjölander, Swedish astronomer †[26]
8684 Reichwein 1992 FO3 Adolf Reichwein, resistance fighter in Nazi Germany
8685 Fauré 1992 GG3 Gabriel Fauré, French composer.
8686 Akenside 1992 OX1 Mark Akenside (1721-1770), a British poet and physician.
8687 Caussols 1992 PV The observatory at Caussols, in the French Alps-Maritimes, is situated above the northern part of a 1100-m high, open and flat plain, the Plateau de Caussols, about 10 km from the Route Napoléon.
8688 Delaunay 1992 PV1 Charles-Eugène Delaunay (1816-1872), a French mathematician and astronomer.
8690 Swindle 1992 SW3 Timothy D. Swindle (b. 1955), of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, is a meteoriticist who has specialized in the study of noble gases in meteorites.
8691 Etsuko 1992 UZ1 Etsuko Kobayashi (b. 1926), the first female lecturer at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.
8693 Matsuki 1992 WH1 Noboru Matsuki (b. 1934), an amateur astronomer.
8695 Bergvall 1993 FW8 Nils Bergvall, Swedish astronomer †[27]
8696 Kjeriksson 1993 FM16 Kjell Eriksson, Swedish astronomer †[28]
8697 Olofsson 1993 FT23 Kjell Olofsson, Swedish astronomer †[29]
8698 Bertilpettersson 1993 FT41 Bertil Pettersson, Swedish astronomer †[30]
8700 Gevaert 1993 JL1 Lieven Gevaert, Belgian (Flemish) founder of L. Gevaert & Cie, manufacturer of photographic paper, which merged with Actien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrikation to become Agfa Geveart Group[31]
8702 Nakanishi 1993 VX3 Akio Nakanishi, Japanese astrophotographer, and member of Mount Nyukasa station, where this minor planet was discovered
8703 Nakanotadao 1993 XP1 Tadao Nakano (b. 1926), Osaka City University, proposed in 1953 the so-called Nakano-Nishijima-Gell-Man rule of the statistics of elementary particles, which became one of the foundations of the quark model. His interests also extend to general relativity and to gauge theory.
8704 Sadakane 1993 YJ Kozo Sadakane (b. 1947), Osaka Kyoiku University, is an expert on the analysis of stellar spectra.
8706 Takeyama 1994 CM Haruo Takeyama, Japanese physicist and astronomy enthusiast
8707 Arakihiroshi 1994 CE2 Hiroshi Araki, Japanese amateur astronomer
8709 Kadlu 1994 JF1 Kadlu, the Eskimo thunder-goddess was originally a little girl who played so noisily that her parents told her and her sisters to go outside to play.
8710 Hawley 1994 JK9 Walter N. Hawley, physics and astronomy teacher at Saint Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and director of the school observatory there, and friend of the discoverer[32]
8711 Lukeasher 1994 LL Luke Asher Hergenrother (b. 2010),a son of the discoverer.
8712 Suzuko 1994 TH2 Suzuko Hurukawa (born 1935), wife of astronomer Kiichirou Hurukawa
8713 Azusa 1995 BT2 Azusa Hurukawa (b. 1968), the daughter of astronomer Kiichirou Hurukawa.
8716 Ginestra 1995 SB2 Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), the great poet and philosopher from the Italian Romantic period. Full of astronomical references, his poetry expresses the great sense of bewilderment of post-Copernican man, faced with an infinite variety of worlds of which he is no longer the center, but only infinitesimal and marginal. Nevertheless, the Ginestra becomes the symbol of man/flower in the middle of the cosmos/desert, a cosmos sustained by rigid mechanistic laws, indifferent to every desire and human sentiment, existing only to perpetuate the cycle of production and universal destruction. Name suggested and citation prepared by M. Vicoli.
8719 Vesmír 1995 VR Vesmír, Czech science journal †[33]
8720 Takamizawa 1995 WE1 Kesao Takamizawa (b. 1952), one of the most renowned amateur astronomers in Japan.
8721 AMOS 1996 AO3 Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing observatory (AMOS, originally the Air Force Maui Optical Station)
8722 Schirra 1996 QU1 Walter ("Wally") Schirra, (b. 1923), the only astronaut to command Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft.
8723 Azumayama 1996 SL7 Azumayama, the volcanic mountain range that forms the border between Fukushima and Yamagata in the northern part of mainland Japan.
8724 Junkoehara 1996 SK8 Junko Ehara, Japanese cellist and amateur astronomer
8725 Keiko 1996 TG5 Keiko Morinaga (b. 1969), a member of the Matsue Astronomy Club and the wife and observing partner of the discoverer.
8726 Masamotonasu 1996 VP5 Masamoto Nasu, Japanese author and president of the Japanese Association of Writers for Children
8728 Mimatsu 1996 VF9 Masao Mimatsu (1888-1977), a Japanese postmaster and an amateur volcanologist.
8729 Descour 1996 VZ12 Anne S. Descour (b. 1968), an imaginative and energetic computer scientist at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
8730 Iidesan 1996 VT30 Iidesan mountain range and national park, which forms the borders between Fukushima, Niigata and Yamagata prefectures in northern mainland Japan
8731 Tejima 1996 WY Seiichi Tejima, 19th-20th-century Japanese education advocate, who contributed to the development of what is now the National Science Museum of Japan and founder of what is now Kyoritsu Women's University
8732 Champion 1996 XR25 Frank L. Champion (1884-1917), an American aviator.
8734 Warner 1997 AA Brian D. Warner, American astronomer and publisher of the Minor Planet Observer monthly newsletter
8735 Yoshiosakai 1997 AA1 Sakai Yoshio, 20th-century Japanese pioneer in building astronomical observatories for the general public, founder of the Hidahiko Tenmondai and director of Ogawa Astronomical Observatory
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 Osao Shigehisa, Japanese astronomer, contributor to the History of Amateur Astronomy in Japan (1987 and 1994)
8737 Takehiro 1997 AL13 Takehiro Hayashi, Japanese public educator and professor of astronomy and Earth science at Hiroshima University
8738 Saji 1997 AQ16 Saji Observatory
8739 Morihisa 1997 BE3 Morihisa Suzuki, Japanese petrologist and meteoricist
8740 Václav 1998 AS8 Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia and his descendants †[34]
8741 Suzukisuzuko 1998 BR8 Suzuko Suzuki, 20th-century Japanese poet and amateur astronomer
8742 Bonazzoli 1998 CB2 Roberto Bonazzoli (1940-1996), a friend of the discoverer.
8743 Kèneke 1998 EH12 Kèneke is Flemish for "small child", and it is only from her photographs that the discoverer knows and remembers his elder sister, Virginia Margaretha Anna Elst (1930-1935), who died from meningitis before he was born.
8744 Cilla 1998 FE59 Priscilla Annette (1994-1998), niece of Lincoln Laboratory staff member Colleen Cilley.
8745 Delaney 1998 FO65 William P. Delaney, director's fellow at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory.
8747 Asahi 1998 FS73 Asahi, the mountain range forming the border between Niigata and Yamagata prefectures in the northern part of mainland Japan. Meaning "morning sun", the name is also that of several Japanese towns and villages, as well as of another mountain range.
8749 Beatles 1998 GJ10 The Beatles, the great 1960s British popular rock group from Liverpool comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are unequalled in the rock era as prolific song writers and innovative recording artists with George Martin.
8750 Nettarufina 2197 P-L The red-crested pochard Netta rufina (a bird).
8751 Nigricollis 2594 P-L The black-necked grebe Podiceps nigricollis (a bird).
8752 Flammeus 2604 P-L The short-eared owl Asio flammeus (a bird).
8753 Nycticorax 2636 P-L The black-crowned night heron Nycticorax nycticorax (a bird).
8754 Leucorodia 4521 P-L The spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (a bird).
8755 Querquedula 4586 P-L The garganey Anas querquedula (a bird).
8756 Mollissima 6588 P-L The common eider Somateria mollissima (a bird).
8757 Cyaneus 6600 P-L The hen harrier Circus cyaneus (a bird).
8758 Perdix 6683 P-L The grey partridge Perdix perdix (a bird).
8759 Porzana 7603 P-L The crakes Porzana species (a genus of birds).
8760 Crex 1081 T-1 The corncrake Crex crex (a bird).
8761 Crane 1163 T-1 The cranes Grus species (a genus of birds).
8762 Hiaticula 3196 T-1 The ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula (a bird).
8763 Pugnax 3271 T-1 The ruff Philonachus pugnax (a bird).
8764 Gallinago 1109 T-2 The snipes Gallinago species (a genus of birds).
8765 Limosa 1274 T-2 The godwits Limosa species (a genus of birds).
8766 Niger 1304 T-2 The Niger River, West Africa; several birds and plants also have niger ("black") as a species epithet, e.g. the black tern Chlidonias niger.
8767 Commontern 1335 T-2 The common tern, a bird.
8768 Barnowl 2080 T-2 The barn owl, a bird.
8769 Arctictern 2181 T-2 The Arctic tern, a bird.
8770 Totanus 3076 T-2 The common redshank Tringa totanus (a bird).
8771 Biarmicus 3187 T-2 The bearded tit Panurus biarmicus (a bird).
8772 Minutus 4254 T-2 Several birds have minutus ("small") as a species epithet, e.g. the little gull Larus minutus.
8773 Torquilla 5006 T-2 The wryneck Jynx torquilla (a bird).
8774 Viridis 5162 T-2 The green woodpecker Picus viridis (a bird).
8775 Cristata 5490 T-2 Several birds have cristatus ("crested") as a species epithet, e.g. the crested tit Parus cristatus.
8776 Campestris 2287 T-3 Several birds and plants have campestris ("of fields") as a species epithet, e.g. the tawny pipit Anthus campestris.
8777 Torquata 5016 T-3 Several birds have torquata ("collared") as a species epithet.
8780 Forte 1975 LT Juan Carlos Forte, Argentinian astronomer
8781 Yurka 1976 GA2 Yuri Sergeevich Efimov (b. 1935), an astrophysicist.
8782 Bakhrakh 1976 UG2 Lev Davidovich Bakhrakh (b. 1921), a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
8783 Gopasyuk 1977 EK1 Stepan Il'ich Gopasyuk (b. 1930), a leading scientist at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 Paul Boltwood, Canadian computer scientist and amateur astronomer †[15]
8786 Belskaya 1978 RA8 Irina N. Belskaya, Ukrainian astronomer †[35]
8787 Ignatenko 1978 TL4 Vitalij Nikitich Ignatenko (b. 1941), Russian journalist and film script-writer.
8788 Labeyrie 1978 VP2 Catherine Labeyrie and Antoine Labeyrie, French astronomers
8793 Thomasmüller 1979 QX Thomas G. Müller, German astronomer †[36]
8794 Joepatterson 1981 EA7 Joseph Otis Patterson III (b. 1946), a professor of astronomy at Columbia University.
8795 Dudorov 1981 EO9 Alexander Egorovich Dudorov (b. 1946), an astrophysicist at Chelyabinsk State University.
8796 Sonnett 1981 EA12 Sarah Sonnett (b. 1984), a postdoctoral fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
8797 Duffard 1981 EU18 Rene Duffard (b. 1971), a postdoctoral research scientist at the Instituto Astrofisica Andalucia in Granada, Spain.
8798 Tarantino 1981 EF24 Frederick A. Tarantino (b. 1955), president of the Universities Space Research Association.
8799 Barnouin 1981 ER25 Olivier Barnouin (b. 1967), a scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
8800 Brophy 1981 EB26 John R. Brophy (b. 1956), a Principal Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
8801 Nugent 1981 EQ29 Carolyn R. Nugent (b. 1984), a postdoctoral researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
8802 Negley 1981 EW31 Scott Negley, Jr. (b. 1939) is a long-time educator of astronomy. Through his work as a high school planetarium director, he motivated several students to actively pursue a career in astronomy and physics.
8803 Kolyer 1981 EL34 Deborah E. Schwartz Kolyer (b. 1960), a supporting manager of science at the SETI Institute for 28 years.
8804 Eliason 1981 JB2 Eric M. Eliason, American expert in image processing and analysis for the U.S. Geological Survey's Astrogeologic Team
8805 Petrpetrov 1981 UM11 Petr Petrovich Petrov, Ukrainian astrophysicist
8806 Fetisov 1981 UU11 Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Fetisov (b. 1958), an outstanding Russian sportsman, ice-hockey player and champion of two Olympic Games.
8807 Schenk 1981 UD23 Paul M. Schenk (b. 1958), a planetary geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston.
8808 Luhmann 1981 UH28 Janet G. Luhmann (b. 1946), a Senior Space Fellow at the University of California Berkeley.
8809 Roversimonaco 1981 WE1 Fabio Roversi Monaco (b. 1938), the rector of the University of Bologna since 1985.
8810 Johnmcfarland 1982 JM1 John McFarland (b. 1948) has made a major contribution to promoting astronomy at Armagh Observatory. He is well known for his knowledge of astronomy and his short biography of Kenneth Essex Edgeworth, the Irish astronomer who predicted the Edgeworth-Kuiper belt.
8811 Waltherschmadel 1982 UX5 Heinrich Erwin Walther Schmadel (1902-1944), journalist and editor-in-chief of several German newspapers.
8812 Kravtsov 1982 UY6 Yurij Fedorovich Kravtsov, Ukrainian pilot and writer.
8813 Leviathan 1983 WF1 The Leviathan of Parsonstown, the nickname of the great reflecting telescope at Birr Castle, County Offaly, Ireland.
8814 Rosseven 1983 XG William Brendan Parsons, Seventh Earl of Rosse (b. 1936).
8815 Deanregas 1984 DR Dean Regas (b. 1973) has been Cincinnati Observatory Center's outreach astronomer since 2000 and an educator to thousands.
8816 Gamow 1984 YN1 George Gamow, the scientist.
8817 Roytraver 1985 JU1 Roy Traver, American photographer, philosopher, teacher, innovator, gourmet cook, and friend of the discoverers
8818 Hermannbondi 1985 RW2 Hermann Bondi, 20th-century British cosmologist
8819 Chrisbondi 1985 RR4 Christine Bondi (née Stockman), British humanist, astrophysicist and mathematician
8820 Anjandersen 1985 VG Anja C. Andersen, Danish astrophysicist, winner of the 2005 European Commission's Descartes Prize
8822 Shuryanka 1987 RQ2 Aleksandra Semenovna Morozova, mother of the discoverer
8824 Genta 1988 BH Genta Yamamoto, Japanese potter, known for his efforts to revive "Hoshino ware", and as "The Man who bakes a planet"
8826 Corneville 1988 PZ1 Corneville, a small village in Normandy.
8827 Kollwitz 1988 PO2 Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), a German graphic artist and sculptor.
8829 Buczkowski 1988 RV10 Debra L. Buczkowski (b. 1969), a staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
8831 Brändström 1989 CO5 Swede Elsa Brändström (1888-1948), a daughter of the diplomat general Edvard Brändström. During World War I, she stood up beyond all measure for indigent German prisoners in Russia.
8832 Altenrath 1989 EC3 Henricus Hubertus Altenrath, initiator and first director of the "Nijverheidsschool".
8833 Acer 1989 RW Named for Aceraceae, the maple family, with two genera and more than 100 species. One well-known species is Acer saccharum (sugar maple), the sap of which is used for maple syrup and maple sugar.
8834 Anacardium 1989 SX2 Named for Anacardiaceae, the cashew or mango family, with 80 genera and over 800 species of evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and climbing plants. Anacardium occidentale (western cashew) yields a delicious fruit.
8835 Annona 1989 SA3 Named for Annonaceae, the custard apple family, with more than 2000 species. The trees are mainly tropical and include the species Annona squamosa (sweetsop), which has a sweet, pulpy fruit.
8836 Aquifolium 1989 SU3 Named for Aquifoliaceae, the holly family, with 700 evergreens and deciduous species. Ilex aquifolium (English holly) belongs to this family, as does Ilex paraguariensis (Yerba maté), which makes a tasteful tea.
8837 London 1989 TF4 London, UK
8839 Novichkova 1989 UB8 Vera Stepanovna Novichkova, Ukrainian doctor and hematologist
8847 Huch 1990 TO3 Ricarda Huch, 19th/20th-century German novelist and poet, a critic of the fascist regime
8849 Brighton 1990 VZ4 Brighton, UK
8850 Bignonia 1990 VQ6 Named for Bignoniaceae, the catalpa family, with about 100 genera and 700 species with tubular flowers. Among them are Bignonia capreolata (trumpet flower) and Crescentia cujete (calabash).
8852 Buxus 1991 GG6 Named for Buxaceae, the box family, with four or five genera and some 60 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. Buxus sempervirens (English boxwood) has very small leaves and is used for hedges and borders.
8853 Gerdlehmann 1991 GC10 Gerhard Lehmann, German amateur astronomer.
8855 Miwa 1991 JL Miwa Saito, a junior high school science teacher. She has made an effort to popularize science and astronomy on her World Wide Web site.
8856 Celastrus 1991 LH1 Named for Celastraceae, the staff-tree family, with 100 genera and over 1000 species including many climbing plants. These include Celastrus scandens (bittersweet) and Euonymus europaeus (European spindle tree), the latter having pink fruit and orange seeds.
8857 Cercidiphyllum 1991 PA7 Named for Cercidiphyllaceae, a family with only one member, Cercidiphyllum japonicum (katsura tree), regarded as a plant of primitive origin. It was originally classified as belonging to the magnolias, but it seems more related to the planes.
8858 Cornus 1991 PT7 Named for Cornaceae, the dogwood family, with about 12 genera and 100 species of evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs. Species include Cornus sanguinea (red dogwood) and Cornus florida (flowering dogwood).
8860 Rohloff 1991 TE5 Ralf-Rainer Rohloff (b. 1960), a design engineer on the staff of the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie.
8861 Jenskandler 1991 TF7 Jens Kandler, a German amateur astronomer.
8862 Takayukiota 1991 UZ Takayuki Ota, Japanese amateur astronomer
8865 Yakiimo 1992 AF Yakiimo, the observing station in Shizuoka prefecture, where this object was discovered.
8866 Tanegashima 1992 BR The island Tanegashima, southern Japan.
8867 Tubbiolo 1992 BF4 Andrew F. Tubbiolo, electronics technician at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team, discoverer of periodic comet P/2005 E1 (P/Tubbiolo).
8868 Hjorter 1992 EE7 Olof Petrus Hjorter, eighteenth-century Swedish astronomer †[37]
8869 Olausgutho 1992 EE11 Olaus Johannis Gutho, medieval student at Uppsala University, Sweden †[38]
8870 von Zeipel 1992 EQ11 Hugo von Zeipel, Swedish astronomer †[39]
8871 Svanberg 1992 EA22 Gustaf Svanberg, Swedish astronomer †[40]
8872 Ebenum 1992 GA4 Named for Ebenaceae, the ebony family, with only two genera and 500 species. Male and female flowers are usually borne on separate plants. The Dispyros genus dominates, the fruit of the Diospyros virginiana (persimmon) being good to eat. Diospyros ebenum (Macassar ebony) is a valuable wood.
8874 Showashinzan 1992 UY3 Showashinzan, a new volcanic mountain in Hokkaido that grew during 1943-1945.
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 J. Donald Fernie, Canadian astronomer †[15]
8877 Rentaro 1993 BK2 Rentaro Taki, a Japan composer.
8881 Prialnik 1993 FW36 Dina Prialnik, Israeli astronomer †[41]
8882 Sakaetamura 1994 AP2 Sakae Tamura (b. 1911), a founder of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") in 1965 and served as its chief editor until 1971.
8883 Miyazakihayao 1994 BS4 Hayao Miyazaki, an animator and movie director.
8885 Sette 1994 EL3 Giancarlo Sette (b. 1927), Italian amateur astronomer.
8886 Elaeagnus 1994 EG6 Named for Elaeagnaceae, the oleaster family with three genera and about 50 species. In many species the flowers develop into edible fruits. Elaeagnus augustifolia (Russian olive) has important commercial value for its fruits.
8887 Scheeres 1994 LK1 Daniel Jay Scheeres, American aerospace engineer †[42]
8888 Tartaglia 1994 NT1 Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499–1557), an Italian mathematician, engineer and topographer.
8889 Mockturtle 1994 OC The Mock Turtle, character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
8890 Montaigne 1994 PS37 Michel de Montaigne, a French philosopher.
8891 Irokawa 1994 RC1 Hiroshi Irokawa (b. 1930), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1972 to 1974.
8892 Kakogawa 1994 RC11 Kakogawa, the city in the southewestern part of Hyogo prefecture.
8895 Nha 1995 QN Nha Il-Seong Museum of Astronomy, Korea †[43]
8897 Defelice 1995 SX Aurelio De Felice, Italian sculptor †[44]
8898 Linnaea 1995 SL5 Linnaea Barton Keammerer (1980-1992) died in an accidental shooting. An avid student of nature, she was told while observing comet 1P/Halley in 1986 that she would almost certainly live to see it again. Linnaea enjoyed writing poetry: "One star silent in the sky, Twinkling, yet I don't know why.".
8900 AAVSO 1995 UD2 The American Association of Variable Star Observers[45]
8903 Paulcruikshank 1995 UB7 Paul Shammim Cruikshank (1964–2015), an American-Afghan humorist and musician
8904 Yoshihara 1995 VY Masahiro Yoshihara, Japanese amateur astronomer, independent discoverer of the outburst of the recurrent nova T Coronae Borealis.
8905 Bankakuko 1995 WJ Kakuko Ban, Japanese staff member of the planetarium section of the Hiroshima Children's Museum.
8906 Yano 1995 WF2 Hajime Yano (b. 1967), an expert in cosmic dust research and solar system exploration and a pioneer of in-situ studies of meteoroid and orbital debris in space. He also led the Japanese team for airborne observations of the 1998-2002 Leonid meteor storms and developed the sampling device for ISAS' MUSES-C mission.
8907 Takaji 1995 WM5 Takaji Kato (b. 1947), an associate professor at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.
8909 Ohnishitaka 1995 WL7 Takafumi Ohnishi (b. 1971), a systems engineer at Fujitsu Limited.
8911 Kawaguchijun 1995 YA Kawaguchi Jun'ichiro (b. 1955), project manager of the MUSES-C mission, designed to deliver the world's first sample-and-return spacecraft.
8912 Ohshimatake 1995 YN1 Takeshi Oshima (b. 1966) helped develop the MIC (Mars imaging camera) and SICPU (CPU board for science instruments) loaded on the first Japanese Mars exploration spacecraft "Nozomi". As a systems manager of NTSpace Ltd., he also helped develop the first Japanese sample-return Spacecraft, MUSES-C.
8914 Nickjames 1995 YP2 Nick James (b. 1962), a leading CCD imager and photometrist who has produced large numbers of precision light curves of cataclysmic variables and images of unusual variables stars and comets.
8915 Sawaishujiro 1995 YK3 Shujiro Sawai (b. 1966), an engineer in charge of the chemical propulsion system of MUSES-C, the Japanese sample-return mission.
8922 Kumanodake 1996 VQ30 Zao Kumanodake, located between Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures in the northern part of mainland Japan.
8923 Yamakawa 1996 WQ1 Hiroshi Yamakawa (b. 1965), an interplanetary trajectory and mission designer at ISAS.
8924 Iruma 1996 XA32 The Iruma area, Saitama prefecture, Japan.
8925 Boattini 1996 XG32 Andrea Boattini, Italian astronomer.
8926 Abemasanao 1996 YK Masanao Abe (b. 1967), a planetary scientist at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.
8927 Ryojiro 1996 YT Ryojiro Akiba (b. 1930), a professor of astronautics and former director-general of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.
8929 Haginoshinji 1996 YQ2 Shinji Hagino (b. 1959), an engineer who worked on the system design of Japanese scientific satellites such as HALCA (space VLBI satellite) and Akebono (aurora observation satellite).
8930 Kubota 1997 AX3 Takashi Kubota (b. 1960) works on intelligent robotics exploration at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science. He was engaged in developing guidance, navigation and control for touchdown and asteroidal surface exploration by a rover in the Hayabusa sample return mission from (25143) Itokawa.
8931 Hirokimatsuo 1997 AC4 Hiroki Matsuo, former director general at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.
8932 Nagamoto 1997 AR4 Makoto Nagatomo (b. 1937), a pioneer in the field of electric propulsion.
8933 Kurobe 1997 AU6 The Kurobe ravine, in Toyama prefecture, is the largest and deepest in Japan.
8934 Nishimurajun 1997 AQ12 Jun Nishimura (b. 1927) works in the fields of cosmic-ray physics and space systems engineering, including scientific ballooning. He served as the director general of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science between 1988 and 1992, when the Japanese government approved the development of the M-V rocket.
8935 Beccaria 1997 AV13 Cesare Beccaria, Italian Enlightenment thinker †[46]
8937 Gassan 1997 AK19 Gassan, a volcanic mountain in central Yamagata prefecture.
8939 Onodajunjiro 1997 BU1 Junjiro Onoda (b. 1946), director of the Mu-series satellite launcher program of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.
8940 Yakushimaru 1997 BA2 Hiroko Yakushimaru (b. 1964), a Japanese actress and singer.
8941 Junsaito 1997 BL2 Jun Saito (b. 1962), a Japan mineralogist and planetologist.
8942 Takagi 1997 BR2 Yasuhiko Takagi, Japanese planetary scientist.
8943 Stefanozavka 1997 BH3 Stefano Zavka, 20th-century Italian Alpine guide, who disappeared during his second descent from the summit of K2
8944 Ortigara 1997 BF9 Mount Ortigara, located near the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory, is one of the highest peaks in the Asiago Tableland and was the location of one of the most famous and bloodiest alpine battles of World War I.
8945 Cavaradossi 1997 CM Named for a character in Puccini's opera Tosca. Cavaradossi, a revolutionary and fighter against despotism, is imprisoned and condemned to die.
8946 Yoshimitsu 1997 CO Tetsuo Yoshimitsu (b. 1970) works on research and development of planetary rovers and is the chief engineer of the asteroid surface explorer MINERVA for the Hayabusa mission. The novel technology resulting from his studies of mobile systems on minor-planet surfaces in a microgravity environment was installed in MINERVA.
8947 Mizutani 1997 CH26 Hitoshi Mizutani (b. 1944) works mainly on the origin and evolution of the solar system and internal structures of planets. He has been a professor at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science and played a leading role in Japanese lunar and planetary exploration.
8952 ODAS 1998 EG2 OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey.
8954 Baral 1998 FK62 Jessika Baral (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her biochemistry, medicine, health science, and microbiology project.
8957 Koujounotsuki 1998 FM125 Koujounotsuki, musical piece composed by Rentaro Taki.
8958 Stargazer 1998 FJ126 This name honors in general those who since time immemorial have gazed up at the night sky in wonderment. It honors in particular the noble pursuit of amateur astronomy.
8959 Oenanthe 2550 P-L The wheatear, or Oenanthe oenanthe.
8960 Luscinioides 2575 P-L The Savi's warbler, or Locustella luscinioides.
8961 Schoenobaenus 2702 P-L The sedge warbler, or Acrocephalus schoenobaenus.
8962 Noctua 2771 P-L The little owl, or Athene noctua.
8963 Collurio 4651 P-L The red-backed shrike, or Lanius collurio.
8964 Corax 7643 P-L The raven, or Corvus corax.
8965 Citrinella 9511 P-L The yellowhammer, or Emberiza citrinella.
8966 Hortulana 3287 T-1 The ortolan bunting, or Emberiza hortulana.
8967 Calandra 4878 T-1 The corn bunting, or Miliaria calandra.
8968 Europaeus 1212 T-2 The nightjar, or Caprimulgus europaeus.
8969 Alexandrinus 1218 T-2 The Kentish plover, or Charadrius alexandrinus.
8970 Islandica 1355 T-2 The Barrow's goldeneye, or Bucephala islandica.
8971 Leucocephala 2256 T-2 The white-headed duck, or Oxyura leucocephala.
8972 Sylvatica 2319 T-2 The Andalusian hemipode, or Turnix sylvatica.
8973 Pratincola 3297 T-2 The wading bird Glareola pratincola, or collared pratincole.
8974 Gregaria 3357 T-2 The sociable plover, or Chettusia gregaria.
8975 Atthis 4076 T-2 The kingfisher, or Alcedo atthis.
8976 Leucura 4221 T-2 The black wheatear, or Oenanthe leucura.
8977 Paludicola 4272 T-2 The aquatic warbler, or Acrocephalus paludicola.
8978 Barbatus 3109 T-3 The lammergeier, or Gypaetus barbatus.
8979 Clanga 3476 T-3 The greater spotted eagle, or Aquila clanga.
8980 Heliaca 4190 T-3 The imperial eagle, or Aquila heliaca.
8982 Oreshek 1973 SQ3 Oreshek, an ancient Russian fortress built in 1323.
8983 Rayakazakova 1977 ED1 Raisa Konstantinovna Kazakova, a celestial mechanician at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics.
8984 Derevyanko 1977 QD3 Tatiana Timofeevna Derevyanko, a cinema-artist and director of the Dovzhenko Museum at the Dovzhenko Film Studio in Kiev.
8985 Tula 1978 PV3 Tula, a city in Russian Federation, the administrative focus of the region and prominent industrial and cultural center.
8986 Kineyayasuyo 1978 VN2 Yasuyo Kineya, elder sister of the discoverer
8990 Compassion 1980 DN Compassion (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) †[47]
8991 Solidarity 1980 PV1 Solidarity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) †[47]
8992 Magnanimity 1980 TE7 Magnanimity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) †[47]
8993 Ingstad 1980 UL Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer and scientist.
8994 Kashkashian 1980 VG Kim Kashkashian, a classical violinist.
8995 Rachelstevenson 1981 EB9 Rachel Stevenson (b. 1984), a postdoctoral fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
8996 Waynedwards 1981 EC10 Wayne N. Edwards (b. 1977), a research scientist with the Canadian Hazards Information Service.
8997 Davidblewett 1981 ES14 David T. Blewett (b. 1959), a senior staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
8998 Matthewizawa 1981 EG23 Matthew Richard Mitsuomi Izawa (b. 1979), a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Winnipeg.
8999 Tashadunn 1981 EJ28 Tasha L. Dunn (b. 1978), a professor in the Department of Geology at Colby College.
9000 Hal 1981 JO HAL 9000, fictional computer in Space Odyssey series


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Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 8,001–9,000
Succeeded by