Meanings of minor planet names: 88001–89000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

88001–88100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88071 Taniguchijiro 2000 VO59 Taniguchi Jiro, a comics artist who was awarded the French ministry of Culture's Chevalier de l´Ordre des arts et des Lettres in 2011. JPL

88101–88200[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88146 Castello 2000 WE183 88146 Castello Discovered 2000 Nov. 30 by S. Sposetti at Gnosca. The archaeological site Castello lies on a hill in the Swiss village of Tremona. This site contains human settlements from the fifth millennium B.C. to the thirteenth century A.D.JPL

88201–88300[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88260 Insubria 2001 HE23 Regio Insubria, the old Latin name of western Lombardia, northern Italy, home of the discovery site JPL
88292 Bora-Bora 2001 NL6 Bora Bora, French Polynesia JPL
88297 Huikilolani 2001 NP14 "Hui Kilolani", the Hawaiian Astronomical Society's Hawaiian name (meaning "club of sky watchers") JPL

88301–88400[edit]

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

88401–88500[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88470 Joaquinescrig 2001 QB111 Joaquín Escrig Ferrando, cousin and friend of the discoverer JPL

88501–88600[edit]

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

88601–88700[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88611 Teharonhiawako 2001 QT297 Teharonhiawako, son of the granddaughter of the Great Spirit creation god, in the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) creation myth, and his twin brother Sawiskera ((88611) Teharonhiawako I Sawiskera) JPL

88701–88800[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88705 Potato 2001 SV The potato, on the occasion of the United Nations' International Year of the Potato (2008), and because many minor planets are believed to be shaped like potatoes JPL
88795 Morvan 2001 SW115 Morvan massif, the northern part of the Massif Central of France JPL

88801–88900[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88874 Wongshingsheuk 2001 SV264 Wong Shing Sheuk (born 1951) began teaching in 1974. From 1988 to his retirement in 2011, he was the principal of Po Leung Kuk Leung Chow Shan Primary School P.M. He believed that astronomy could inspire a student's interest in science and he put tremendous effort into astronomy education. JPL
88875 Posky 2001 SB265 Named after the Hong Kong Po Leung Kuk Education Department for their efforts over the past seven years in supporting student exploration of the sky. JPL
88878 Bowenyueli 2001 SQ266 88878 Bowenyueli Discovered 2001 Sept. 25 by W. K. Y. Yeung at the Desert Eagle Observatory. The motto of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is bowenyueli, which means "Through learning and temperance to virtue". These words of Confucius have long been considered a principal precept of his teaching. The University lays equal emphasis on the intellectual and moral aspects of education.JPL
88879 Sungjaoyiu 2001 SA268 88879 Sungjaoyiu Discovered 2001 Sept. 25 by W. K. Y. Yeung at the Desert Eagle Observatory. Joseph Jao-yiu Sung (b. 1959) is the vice-chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, associate dean of the Faculty of Medicine and head of Shaw College. During the 2003 atypical pneumonia, Sung played a leading role in combating the disease and was called "Asia Hero" by Time magazine.JPL

88901–89000[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
88906 Moutier 2001 TT1 Moutier, Jura Bernois, Switzerland JPL
88961 Valpertile 2001 TH47 Valerio Pertile, Italian astronomical technician JPL

References[edit]

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


Preceded by
87,001–88,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 88,001–89,000
Succeeded by
89,001–90,000