Meanings of minor planet names: 8001–8500

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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 span of numbers 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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
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*
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.
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.
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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 8,001–9,000
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