Meanings of minor planet names: 89001–90000

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

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

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

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
89131 Phildevries 2001 UC12 Phil DeVries, American entomologist, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship
89264 Sewanee 2001 VN2 The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, home institution of the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory
89664 Pignata 2001 YU5 Giuliano Pignata, Italian astronomer, member of the Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey (ADAS)
89735 Tommei 2002 AM Giacomo Tommei, Italian mathematician who works in the field of Celestial Mechanics
89739 Rampazzi 2002 AL7 Francesca Rampazzi, Italian communications specialist, responsible for the National Telescope Galileo and the maintenance of the Asiago Astrophysical Observatory's ADAS archive
89818 Jureskvarč 2002 AX203 Jure Skvarč, Slovenian software engineer, who created the data-analysis software for the minor planet and comet search project at the Črni Vrh Observatory and in the Astrovirtel survey of the University of Padua
89903 Post 2002 DL3 Cecil Post, American amateur astronomer and former engineer in the antenna section of the physical sciences laboratory in Las Cruces, New Mexico
89909 Linie 2002 ET2 Linie, avant-garde association of artists active in Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic, 1931–1939
89956 Leibacher 2002 LJ5 John W. Leibacher, American solar astronomer


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

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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 89,001–90,000
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