Meanings of minor planet names: 8501–9000

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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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
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[1]
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 †[2][3]
8535 Pellesvanslös 1993 FH22 Pelle Svanslös (English: Peter No-Tail), fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[2][4]
8536 Måns 1993 FK23 Måns, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[2][5]
8537 Billochbull 1993 FG24 Bill and Bull, fictional cats in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[2][6]
8538 Gammelmaja 1993 FR26 Gammel-Maja, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[2][7]
8539 Laban 1993 FT32 Laban, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson[2][8]
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[9]
8555 Mirimao 1995 LD *
8556 Jana 1995 NB Jana Moravcová, wife of the discoverer †[10]
8557 Šaroun 1995 OK *
8558 Hack 1995 PC Margherita Hack, Director of Trieste Astronomical Observatory †[11]
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 †[12]
8568 Larrywilson 1996 RU2 *
8569 Mameli 1996 TG *
8571 Taniguchi 1996 UX *
8572 Nijo 1996 UG1 Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan †[13]
8573 Ivanka 1996 VQ Ivanka Moravcová, the discoverer's mother †[14]
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 †[15]
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[16]
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 †[17]
8678 Bäl 1992 ER6 Bäl, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[18]
8679 Tingstäde 1992 EG8 Tingstäde, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[19]
8680 Rone 1992 EJ9 Rone, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[20]
8681 Burs 1992 EN9 Burs, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[21]
8682 Kräklingbo 1992 ER9 Kräklingbo, socken on Gotland island, Sweden †[22]
8683 Sjölander 1992 EE13 Nils Göran Sjölander, Swedish astronomer †[23]
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 †[24]
8696 Kjeriksson 1993 FM16 Kjell Eriksson, Swedish astronomer †[25]
8697 Olofsson 1993 FT23 Kjell Olofsson, Swedish astronomer †[26]
8698 Bertilpettersson 1993 FT41 Bertil Pettersson, Swedish astronomer †[27]
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[28]
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[29]
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 †[30]
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 †[31]
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 †[12]
8786 Belskaya 1978 RA8 Irina N. Belskaya, Ukrainian astronomer †[32]
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 †[33]
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 †[34]
8869 Olausgutho 1992 EE11 Olaus Johannis Gutho, medieval student at Uppsala University, Sweden †[35]
8870 von Zeipel 1992 EQ11 Hugo von Zeipel, Swedish astronomer †[36]
8871 Svanberg 1992 EA22 Gustaf Svanberg, Swedish astronomer †[37]
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 †[12]
8877 Rentaro 1993 BK2 Rentaro Taki, a Japan composer.
8881 Prialnik 1993 FW36 Dina Prialnik, Israeli astronomer †[38]
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 †[39]
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 †[40]
8897 Defelice 1995 SX Aurelio De Felice, Italian sculptor †[41]
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[42]
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 †[43]
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) †[44]
8991 Solidarity 1980 PV1 Solidarity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) †[44]
8992 Magnanimity 1980 TE7 Magnanimity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere) †[44]
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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List of minor planets: 8,001–9,000
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