Meanings of minor planet names: 9001–9500

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
9001 Slettebak 1981 QE2 Arne Slettebak (1925-1999) was for 16 years chair of the department of astronomy of Ohio State University. His principal research interests were stellar rotation and spectroscopy, particularly the study of Be stars. He led the effort to move the 1.8-m Perkins telescope from Ohio to the Lowell Observatory.
9003 Ralphmilliken 1981 UW21 Ralph E. Milliken (b. 1978), a planetary science professor at Brown University.
9005 Sidorova 1982 UU5 Sophia Ivanovna Sidorova (b. 1943), tireless worker on behalf of public education in Ukraine and leader of the Crimean Republic Committee for the education of workers.
9006 Voytkevych 1982 UA7 Vanda Georgievna Voytkevych, friend of discoverer
9007 James Bond 1983 TE1 James Bond, "agent 007", fictional British spy
9008 Bohšternberk 1984 BS Bohumil Šternberk, Czech astronomer
9009 Tirso 1984 HJ1 Tirso, the scepter of Dionysus; Italian acronym of the Circolo eno-g-astronomico TIRSO (for "all together enjoying, studying, observing"), a scientific and cultural circle
9010 Candelo 1984 HM1 Candelo, Italy, a small town in northern Piedmont, famous for its Ricetto fortified village, and host of cultural and astronomical events
9012 Benner 1984 UW Lance A. M. Benner (b. 1964), a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
9013 Sansaturio 1985 PA1 Maria Eugenia Sansaturio (b. 1959), a mathematician at the University of Valladolid.
9014 Svyatorichter 1985 UG5 Svyatoslav Richter (1915-1997), a brilliant Russian pianist and People's artist of the U.S.S.R.
9016 Henrymoore 1986 AE Henry J. Moore (1928-1998), a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey since 1960.
9017 Babadzhanyan 1986 TW9 Arno Babajanian (1921-1983), an outstanding Soviet composer and brilliant pianist.
9019 Eucommia 1987 QF3 Named for Eucommiaceae, a family with only one member, the elmlike Eucommia ulmoides, a vigorous and decorative plant. It is the only tree from temperate regions that produces latex in small quantities.
9020 Eucryphia 1987 SG2 Named for Eucryphiaceae, a family with five species in a single genus. Eucryphia cordifolia (Chilean elm) may reach a height of 12 m. Hybrids between the different species are cultivated for the garden.
9021 Fagus 1988 CT5 Named for Fagaceae, the beech family, with eight genera and over 1000 species, including oaks and chestnuts. Well-known species are fagus grandifolia (American beech) and fagus sylvatica (European beech).
9022 Drake 1988 PC1 Michael J. Drake, American cosmochemist and geochemist
9023 Mnesthus 1988 RG1 Mnesthus, a Trojan who went to what is present-day Italy to fight the Latins as an officer of Aeneas.
9025 Polanskey 1988 SM2 Carol A. Polanskey (b. 1960), a science operations expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
9026 Denevi 1988 ST2 Brett W. Denevi (b. 1980), a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and an expert in the composition and evolution of asteroid surfaces.
9028 Konrádbeneš 1989 BE1 Konrád Beneš, Czech planetologist
9032 Tanakami 1989 WK4 Tanakami, extending over Shiga, Mie and Kyoto prefectures, is the site of the largest meteorite found in Japan.
9033 Kawane 1990 AD Kawane, a small town about 230 km west of Tokyo.
9034 Oleyuria 1990 QZ17 Oleyuria, Ukrainian piano duo of Olga Scherbakova and Yuri Scherbakov.
9038 Helensteel 1990 VE1 Helen Margaret Steel, wife of discoverer
9040 Flacourtia 1991 BH1 Named for Flacourtiaceae, the Indian plum family, with almost 90 genera and 900 species. Flacourtia indica (governor's plum) is one of the species, and the southeast Asian genus Hydnocarpus produces an oil that is used for treating some skin diseases.
9041 Takane 1991 CX Takane, name of the town in which the Otomo observatory is located.
9044 Kaoru 1991 KA Kaoru Ikeya (b. 1964), lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.
9052 Uhland 1991 UJ4 Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862), a German poet.
9053 Hamamelis 1991 VW5 Named for Hamamelidaceae, the witch-hazel family, with about 25 genera and 100 species, typical in South America and Africa. Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) is not a true hazel, although the leaves are similar.
9054 Hippocastanum 1991 YO Named for Hippocastanaceae, the horse-chestnut family, with only two genera and 15 species. Aesculus hippocastanum (common horse-chestnut) is known for its creamy yellow flowers, in large, conical, upright panicles.
9055 Edvardsson 1992 DP8 Bengt Edvardsson, Swedish astronomer
9056 Piskunov 1992 EQ14 Nikolai Piskunov, Swedish astrophysicist
9059 Dumas 1992 PJ Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), the grandson of a French marquis and the son of a French general in Napoleon's army, a very well known writer.
9060 Toyokawa 1992 RM Hideji Toyokawa (1926-1995), a curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.
9062 Ohnishi 1992 WO5 Michikazu Ohnishi (b. 1933), a chemical plant engineer and lecturer in descriptive geometry.
9063 Washi 1992 YS Shinsho Washi (b. 1951), the director of the Sakai City Planetarium.
9064 Johndavies 1993 BH8 John Keith Davies, British astronomer/aviation engineer
9067 Katsuno 1993 HR Gentaro Katsuno (b. 1933), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1975 to 1987.
9069 Hovland 1993 OV Larry E. Hovland (b. 1947), a senior engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
9070 Ensab 1993 OZ2 Leo Enright and Denise Sabatini, Canadian astronomers
9071 Coudenberghe 1993 OB13 Peeter van Coudenberghe, Flemish botanist and pharmacist.
9073 Yoshinori 1994 ER Yoshinori Kobayashi (b. 1929), a professor emeritus at Hiroshima University and professor at Tokushima Bunri University.
9074 Yosukeyoshida 1994 FZ Yosuke Yoshida (b. 1945), chief editor of Gekkan Tenmon Guide ("Monthly Astronomy Guide") from 1988 to 1993.
9076 Shinsaku 1994 JT Shinsaku Takasugi (1839-1867), Japanese revolutionary, who though a lower-ranking samurai, attracted many followers with his innovative ideas and extraordinary drive to modernize Japan. As a primary leader of anti-shogunate forces, he played the most important role in the success of the Meiji Restoration.
9077 Ildo 1994 NC Ildo Lombardi (1934-1954), Italian gymnast and brother of Giuseppe Lombardi, a member of the team of amateur astronomers.
9079 Gesner 1994 PC34 Conrad Gesner, a versatile Swiss scientist.
9080 Takayanagi 1994 TP Yuichi Takayanagi (b. 1939), a leading science commentator and producer of science programs of NHK Broadcasting Corporation in Japan.
9081 Hideakianno 1994 VY Hideaki Anno (b. 1960), a Japanese animator and director.
9082 Leonardmartin 1994 VR6 Leonard J. Martin, planetary astronomer and cartographer at the Lowell Observatory.
9083 Ramboehm 1994 WC4 Jeff Ramos (b. 1962) and Art Boehm (born 1944) are friends of the discoverers.
9084 Achristou 1995 CS1 Apostolos Christou, Planetary astronomer, Armagh Observatory
9087 Neff 1995 SN3 Vladimír Neff, Czech novelist and his son Ondřej Neff, science fiction author
9088 Maki 1995 SX3 Fusao Maki (1916-2001), a songwriter who wrote many children's songs, school songs, home songs, citizen's songs and left hundreds of works.
9090 Chirotenmondai 1995 UW8 Chiro Astronomical Observatory (Chiro tenmondai) in Western Australia.
9091 Ishidatakaki 1995 VK Takaki Ishida (b. 1948), principal of Sanyo Girls' High and Junior High School in Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
9092 Nanyang 1995 VU18 Nanyang City, in the southwest of Henan Province, is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.
9093 Sorada 1995 WA Toshiyuki Sorada (b. 1954), an amateur astronomer in Hiroshima City.
9094 Butsuen 1995 WH Kazunari Butsuen (b. 1952), an amateur astronomer in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture.
9096 Tamotsu 1995 XE1 Tamotsu Fujii (b. 1947), a member of the Oriental Astronomical Association since 1960 and president of the Yamashiro Astronomical Association since its founding in 1962.
9097 Davidschlag 1996 AU1 Davidschlag, Upper Austria, small Austrian village, some 10 km to the north of Linz, at the entrance to the Sterngartl ("small garden of stars") region, home of the Privatobservatorium Meyer/Obermair (Private Observatory Meyer/Obermair)
9098 Toshihiko 1996 BQ3 Toshihiko Osawa (1935-2001) was a genius in visual planetary observing. He began observing with his self-made telescope at age 12 and discovered "Osawa's spots" on Saturn in 1952. For more than half of his life he was ill, but he continued observing with his telescope on the roof of a hospital.
9099 Kenjitanabe 1996 VN3 Kenji Tanabe (b. 1944), a professor at Okayama University of Science.
9100 Tomohisa 1996 XU1 Tomohisa Ohno (b. 1948), a Japanese amateur astronomer.
9102 Foglar 1996 XS18 Jaroslav Foglar, Czech children's author
9103 Komatsubara 1996 XW30 Mitsugu Komatsubara, Japanese reporter and amateur astronomer who, together with Tomohisa Ohno, has recently rehabilitated the late comet and nova hunter Minoru Honda's observatory "Seijin-Sanso"
9104 Matsuo 1996 YB Atsushi Matsuo, Japanese astronomy educator and historian
9105 Matsumura 1997 AU Masafumi Matsumura, Japanese astronomer
9106 Yatagarasu 1997 AY1 Yatagarasu, the holy crow with three legs of Japanese mythology, who guided Jinmu, the so-called first emperor, and his troops from Kumano to Nara (The Chinese counterpart of the crow with three legs is said to live in the Sun, and could be a naked-eye sunspot)
9110 Choukai 1997 AM19 Mount Choukai (2230 m) and the Choukai volcanic mountain range, Japan, national park and part of the border between Akita and Yamagata prefectures
9111 Matarazzo 1997 BD2 Giuseppe "Corrado" Matarazzo, Italian amateur astronomer
9115 Battisti 1997 DG Lucio Battisti, Italian singer
9116 Billhamilton 1997 ES40 William O. Hamilton, American professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University, a pioneer in the development of an observational technique for gravitational radiation
9117 Aude 1997 FR1 AUDÉ, the Association des utilisateurs de détecteurs électroniques
9119 Georgpeuerbach 1998 DT Georg Aunpekh von Peuerbach, 15th-century Austrian mathematician, astronomer, poet, early humanist and teacher of Regiomontanus
9121 Stefanovalentini 1998 DJ11 Stefano Valentini, Italian amateur astronomer
9122 Hunten 1998 FZ8 Donald M. Hunten, American astronomer, who has participated in space missions from Pioneer to Cassini
9123 Yoshiko 1998 FQ11 Yoshiko Nakano, Japanese director of the Gekko Observatory and educator
9127 Brucekoehn 1998 HX51 Bruce W. Koehn, American astronomer*
9126 Samcoulson 1998 FR64 Samuel Harold Coulson (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project
9128 Takatumuzi 1998 HQ52 Mount Takatumuzi (693 m), Japan, east of Nanyo city, Yamagata prefecture, where the discovery site is located
9130 Galois 1998 HQ148 Évariste Galois, French mathematician*
9132 Walteranderson 2821 P-L Walter Anderson, chief executive officer of Entreé International.
9133 d'Arrest 3107 P-L Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (1822-1875), a German astronomer.
9134 Encke 4822 P-L Johann Franz Encke (1791-1865), an eminent German astronomer.
9135 Lacaille 7609 P-L Nicolas Louis de Lacaille (1713-1762), a French astronomer.
9136 Lalande 4886 T-1 Jérôme Lalande (1732-1807), a French astronomer.
9137 Remo 2114 T-2 John L. Remo, American physicist
9138 Murdoch 2280 T-2 Jean Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), a prolific novelist and philosopher.
9139 Barrylasker 4180 T-2 Barry Lasker, American astronomer.
9140 Deni 4195 T-3 Named after the Department of Education for Northern Ireland for its support of the support of the Armagh Observatory.
9141 Kapur 5174 T-3 Shekhar Kapur, Indian actor
9142 Rhesus 5191 T-3 Rhesus of Thrace, the king of the Thracians and ally of the Trojans.
9143 Burkhead 1955 SF Martin S. Burkhead (b. 1933), an emeritus professor at Indiana University.
9144 Hollisjohnson 1955 UN1 Hollis R. Johnson (b. 1928), an emeritus professor at Indiana University.
9145 Shustov 1976 GG3 Boris Mikhailovich Shustov (b. 1947), a deputy director at the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
9146 Tulikov 1976 YG1 Sergeevich Tulikov (b. 1914), a composer and an artist in the U.S.S.R.
9147 Kourakuen 1977 DD1 Kourakuen in Okayama is one of the three most outstanding gardens in Japan.
9148 Boriszaitsev 1977 EL1 Boris Petrovich Zaitsev (1925-2000), People's artist of Ukraine.
9150 Zavolokin 1978 SE1 Gennadij Dmitrievich Zavolokin (1943-2001), a famed player of the bayan (Russian accordion).
9152 Combe 1980 VZ2 Jean-Philippe Combe (b. 1977), a research scientist on the Dawn mission team analyzing the mineralogy of Vesta using visible and near-infrared mapping data.
9153 Chikurinji 1981 UD2 Chikurinji is the mountain on which the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory is situated.
9154 Kol'tsovo 1982 SP6 Kol'tsovo, a suburb of Novosibirsk, is the site of the State Scientific Institute of Virology and Biotechnology of the Russian Ministry of Public Health.
9155 Verkhodanov 1982 SM7 Vyacheslav Gennadievich Verkhodanov (b. 1942), a Ukrainian economics and management specialist.
9156 Malanin 1982 TQ2 Ivan Ivanovich Malanin, Russian accordionist
9158 Platè 1984 MR Nikolaj Alfredovich Platè (b. 1934), a chief scientific secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis in Moscow.
9159 McDonnell 1984 UD3 J. A. M. ("Tony") McDonnell (b. 1938) is recognized for his research on cosmic dust. With colleagues, he was the first to demonstrate the intact capture of space particulates in aerogel. He has flown instruments on a number of missions and has analyzed impact craters on lunar samples and satellite surfaces exposed to space.
9161 Beaufort 1987 BZ1 Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, an admiral of the British Navy who devised the scale for classifying wind force at sea.
9162 Kwiila 1987 OA Kwiila ("Black Oak"), one of the First People in the Luiseno creation story (the black oak is indigenous to Palomar Mountain, the discovery site)
9164 Colbert 1987 SQ Edwin H. Colbert (b. 1905), a distinguished U.S. vertebrate paleontologist.
9165 Raup 1987 SJ3 David M. Raup, paleontologist and biological historian at the University of Chicago.
9167 Kharkiv 1987 SS17 Kharkiv (Kharkov), an industrial and cultural center, is one of the largest cities in Ukraine.
9168 Sarov 1987 ST17 Sarov, a small town in the Nizhnij Novgorod region of the Russian Federation where the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics is located.
9171 Carolyndiane 1989 GD5 Carolyn Diane Young (b. 1940) has been a great support in encouraging her husband, veteran New Zealand amateur astronomer Albert Jones, in his endeavor to monitor variable stars and comets.
9172 Abhramu 1989 OB Abhramu, the "cloud-knitter", was the original female elephant who was a supernatural winged being who could change her shape at will, like the clouds that resemble her children. According to Indian legend, Abhramu's tribe lost its wings and magic by mischance.
9175 Graun 1990 OO2 Ken Graun (b. 1955) has written two astronomical books. What's Out Tonight? is a major compilation of what the night sky will look like for the next 50 years. His introduction to the planets is intended for young children.
9176 Struchkova 1990 VC15 Raisa Stepanovna Struchkova (b. 1925), a brilliant Russian ballerina at the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre since 1944.
9178 Momoyo 1991 DU Momoyo Urata, the wife of the second discoverer.
9179 Satchmo 1991 EM1 Louis Armstrong (Louis `Satchmo' Armstrong) (1901-1971), American jazz musician.
9180 Samsagan 1991 GQ The son of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, Samuel Democritus Druyan Sagan (b. 1991) is inspired by the beauty and power of words. He hopes to become a writer. Family and friends recognize his kind ways and concern for others.
9184 Vasilij 1991 PJ3 Vasilij Rumyantsev (b. 1968), a Russian astronomer.
9186 Fumikotsukimoto 1991 RZ1 Fumiko Tsukimoto (b. 1987), a painter and illustrator, whose nickname is "Painting Witch".
9187 Walterkröll 1991 RD4 Walter Kröll, German physicist
9189 Hölderlin 1991 RH41 Friedrich Hölderlin, German poet.
9190 Masako 1991 VR1 Masako Muramatsu, wife of the second discoverer.
9193 Geoffreycopland 1992 ED1 Geoffrey Malcolm Copland, British physicist
9196 Sukagawa 1992 WP5 Sukagawa, Fukushima, Japan.
9197 Endo 1992 WH8 Shu Endo (b. 1953), one of Japan's leading astrophotographers.
9198 Sasagamine 1993 BJ3 Sasagamine, mountain in Shikoku, Japan.
9203 Myrtus 1993 TM16 Named for Myrtaceae, the myrtle family of aromatic trees and shrubs, with more than 100 genera and nearly 4000 species. This family is typical of the Southern Hemisphere, where the Eucalyptus genus is prevalent. Myrtus communis (common myrtle) is a species native to the Mediterranean and is cultivated as far north as England.
9204 Mörike 1994 PZ1 Eduard Mörike, German poet.
9205 Eddywally 1994 PO9 Eduard Van de Walle (b. 1930), a Flemish singer.
9206 Yanaikeizo 1994 RQ Keizo Yanai (b. 1941), once of researchers at the Japanese National Institute of Polar Research.
9207 Petersmith 1994 SF12 Peter H. Smith (b. 1947), planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
9208 Takanotoshi 1994 TX2 Toshiaki Takano (b. 1954), an associate professor at Chiba University Graduate School of Science and Technology.
9211 Neese 1995 SB27 Carol Lynn Neese, American astronomer
9215 Taiyonoto 1995 UB45 The famous monument Taiyonoto, "Tower of Sun", is in Suita City.
9216 Masuzawa 1995 VS Hitoshi Masuzawa (b. 1945), a lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.
9221 Wuliangyong 1995 XP2 Wu Liangyong (b. 1922) is an architect, city planner, and educator, and the founder of Sciences of Human Settlements in China.
9223 Leifandersson 1995 YY7 Leif Erland Andersson (1943-1979) observed that most satellites of the outer planets rotate synchronously about their parent planets, helped determine Pluto's pole position and albedo map, and determined that Pluto and its satellite Charon would display mutual transits and eclipses. He also made a catalogue of lunar craters.
9224 Železný 1996 AE Jan Železný, Czech javelin thrower
9229 Matsuda 1996 DJ1 Junichi Matsuda (b. 1948), a professor at Osaka University.
9230 Yasuda 1996 YY2 Satoshi Yasuda (b. 1948), a member of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station-Japan and a professor at Hitotsubashi University.
9232 Miretti 1997 BG8 Named in memory of Manlio Miretti (1928-1996), who, blessed with a powerful and warm baritone voice, devoted his whole life to the opera.
9235 Shimanamikaido 1997 CT21 Nishiseto Expressway
9236 Obermair 1997 EV32 Erwin Obermair, Austrian amateur astronomer
9238 Yavapai 1997 HO2 Yavapai, the county in Arizona of which Prescott is the county seat.
9239 van Riebeeck 1997 JP15 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch merchant and founder of the Cape Colony in South Africa
9240 Nassau 1997 KR3 Jason John Nassau (1893-1965), a director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory and professor at Case Institute of Technology during 1924-1959.
9241 Rosfranklin 1997 PE6 Rosalind E. Franklin (1920-1958), a brilliant chemist.
9242 Olea 1998 CS3 Named for Oleaceae, the olive family, with about 25 genera and nearly 1000 species. Genera include ash, lilac, jasmine and forsythia. Olea europea (common olive) is profitable as a fruit and source of oil.
9244 Visnjan 1998 HV7 Višnjan, a small picturesque medieval town situated on the western rim of the Istrian peninsula highlands, Croatia.
9246 Niemeyer 1998 HB149 Oscar Niemeyer (b. 1907), the chief architect in Brazil.
9248 Sauer 4593 P-L Carl G. Sauer, Jr., a principal flight mechanics engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
9249 Yen 4606 P-L Chen-wan L. Yen, a senior analyst within the Mission and Systems Architecture Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
9250 Chamberlin 4643 P-L Alan B. Chamberlin, a senior engineer within the Navigation and Flight Mechanics Section of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
9251 Harch 4896 P-L Ann P. Harch, the Cornell University scientist.
9252 Goddard 9058 P-L Robert Goddard, American rocketry pioneer.
9253 Oberth 1171 T-1 Hermann Oberth, Romanian-born German rocketry pioneer
9254 Shunkai 2151 T-1 Shibukawa Shunkai (1639-1715), an expert on the calendar.
9255 Inoutadataka 3174 T-1 Inou Tadataka (1745-1818), a Japan geographer and surveyor.
9256 Tsukamoto 1324 T-2 Tsukamoto Akitake (1833-1885), a geographer who worked for both the Tokugawa and Meiji governments.
9257 Kunisuke 1552 T-2 Kunisuke Kinoshita (1901-1931), an astronomer at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory from 1924 to his death.
9258 Johnpauljones 2137 T-2 John Paul Jones, American Revolutionary War naval hero.
9259 Janvanparadijs 2189 T-2 Jan van Paradijs, Dutch astronomer
9260 Edwardolson 1953 TA1 Edward C. Olson (b. 1930), an emeritus professor at the University of Illinois.
9261 Peggythomson 1953 TD1 Peggy Y. Thomson (b. 1927) was responsible for a major gift to Indiana University from a charitable trust that allowed the Daniel Kirkwood professorship to be fully endowed as a chair of astronomy. The name was suggested by F. K. Edmondson, whose elementary astronomy course inspired Thomson when she was a student.
9262 Bordovitsyna 1973 RF Tatiana Valentinovna Bordovitsyna (b. 1940), head of the department of celestial mechanics and astrometry in the Institute for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics of Tomsk University.
9263 Khariton 1976 SX5 Yulij Borisovich Khariton (b. 1904), a physicist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
9265 Ekman 1978 RC9 Agnita and Arne Ekman, Swedish encyclopaedists
9266 Holger 1978 RD10 Holger Pedersen, Danish astronomer
9267 Lokrume 1978 RL10 Lokrume, socken on Gotland island, Sweden
9272 Liseleje 1979 KQ Liseleje, Zealand, Denmark
9273 Schloerb 1979 QW3 Frederick Peter Schloerb, American astronomer
9274 Amylovell 1980 FF3 Amy Jean Lovell, American astronomer
9275 Persson 1980 FS3 Jöran Persson, sixteenth century prosecutor and counsellor to King Eric XIV of Sweden
9276 Timgrove 1980 RB8 Timothy L. Grove (b. 1949), a professor of geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
9277 Togashi 1980 TT3 Tom Togashi (1937-2000), a pioneering filmmaker whose stunning television documentaries included a Galactic Odyssey series and specials on solar eclipses, the aurora borealis, and the search for life in the universe.
9279 Seager 1981 EY12 Sara Seager (b. 1971), a professor of physics and planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
9280 Stevenjoy 1981 EQ14 Steven P. Joy (b. 1960), the Dawn mission science manager at the University of California Los Angeles.
9281 Weryk 1981 EJ15 Robert J. Weryk (b. 1981), a researcher at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.
9282 Lucylim 1981 EP16 Lucy F. Lim (b. 1977), a planetary scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
9283 Martinelvis 1981 EY17 Martin S. Elvis (b. 1951), an astrophysicist and expert on quasars at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
9284 Juansanchez 1981 ED24 Juan Andres Sanchez (b. 1979), a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau.
9285 Le Corre 1981 EL24 Lucille Le Corre (b. 1983), an associate researcher at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona.
9286 Patricktaylor 1981 ED35 Patrick Alan Taylor (b. 1981), a research scientist at the Arecibo Observatory studying near-Earth asteroids.
9287 Klima 1981 ER43 Rachel L. Klima (b. 1974), a planetary geologist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
9288 Santos-Sanz 1981 EV46 Pablo Santos-Sanz (b. 1971), a postdoctoral researcher at the Instituto Astrofisica Andalucia in Granada.
9289 Balau 1981 QR3 The Balau area, near Costigliole d´Asti (Piedmont, Italy), is renowned for its natural beauty, its agricultural products and the wines (both red and white) produced there.
9291 Alanburdick 1982 QO Alan Burdick (b. 1965), a student of the natural world, is author of numerous popular magazine articles, including one about his efforts to get something in the universe named after him. This in turn helped to land him a writing job at the new Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
9293 Kamogata 1982 XQ1 With the neighboring town of Yakage, the town of Kamogata borders the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
9295 Donaldyoung 1983 RT1 Donald L. Young (b. 1935), recently retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was responsible for building and directing NASA/JPL's Table Mountain Facility. In addition to conducting astronomical research, the facility is a centerpiece of the JPL educational outreach program. The name was suggested by C. Young.
9297 Marchuk 1984 MP Gurij Ivanovich Marchuk (b. 1925), a director of the Institute of Numerical Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
9298 Geake 1985 JM At the University of Manchester's Institute of Science and Technology, John E. Geake (1925-1998) was well known for his laboratory interpretation of the optical polarization of the lunar and asteroidal surfaces. He invented the first direct-reading linear refractometer, one of which he designed for the Cassini-Huygens Titan probe.
9299 Vinceteri 1985 JG2 Vince (b. 1959) and Teri (b. 1960) Grout are true friends to two-legged and four-legged animals.
9300 Johannes 1985 PS Johannes Andersen (b. 1943), of the Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, works mainly on the chemical and dynamical evolution of the Milky Way's disk. As IAU General Secretary (1997-2000), he has offered sage guidance on the IAU's role with near-earth objects. The name is endorsed by B. G. Marsden and H. Rickman.
9305 Hazard 1986 TR1 Cyril Hazard (b. 1928), a British radio astronomer.
9306 Pittosporum 1987 CG Named for Pittosporaceae, the Australian laurel family, with nine genera and more than 200 species, mainly in tropical Africa and Pacific islands. Among the species is Pittosporum eugenioides (lemonwood).
9307 Regiomontanus 1987 QS Johannes Regiomontanus (1436-1476), a German mathematician and astronomer.
9308 Randyrose 1987 SD4 Randy Rose (b. 1963), an electrical engineer and currently leader of the Radio Astronomy and Radar Group at Goldstone.
9309 Platanus 1987 SS9 Named for Platanaceae, the plane family, with one genus and seven species. They grow wild mainly in the United States and Mexico, but they are also typical of southern France. Platanus acerifolia (London plane) reaches a height of almost 30 m and is widely planted in cities because of its resistance to air pollution. The brown, bristly fruits, hanging two to four together on a single stalk, persist over the winter.
9313 Protea 1988 CH3 Named for Proteaceae, the firebush family, with some 75 genera and over 1000 species. They are native to the Southern Hemisphere, where they grow wild. Some species, such as Protea mellifera (honeyflower), extend also to the warm regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The family is best known for its ornamental plants, such as Embothrium coccineum (Chilean firebush), which are cultivated for their edible nuts.
9315 Weigel 1988 PP2 Erhard Weigel (1625-1699), a German mathematician and astronomer.
9316 Rhamnus 1988 PX2 Named for Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs and climbing plants, with 60 genera and around 900 species. They grow wild in all parts of the world. Some of the species yield dyes. The berrylike fruits appear in dense clusters. Rhamnus purshina (bearwood) produces a dry bark (cascara sagrada) that is used as a laxative.
9319 Hartzell 1988 RV11 Christine M. Hartzell (b. 1988), an assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland.
9322 Lindenau 1989 AC7 Bernhard von Lindenau (1779-1854), a German scientist, statesman and promotor of the arts.
9323 Hirohisasato 1989 CV1 Hirohisa Sato (b. 1951) studies the orbits and brightness of comets for the Comet Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association. He also has interests in archeology and history. The name was suggested by S. Harada.
9325 Stonehenge 1989 GG4 Stonehenge, prehistoric megalithic complex, whose design relies on astronomical observation in great part
9326 Ruta 1989 SP2 Named for Rutaceae, the rue family, with over 150 genera and 1500 species, including citrus fruits. Ruta graviolens (common rue) is a perennial herb with a particularly strong scent. The family thrives in tropical and warm, temperate regions.
9327 Duerbeck 1989 SW2 Hilmar Duerbeck, a German astronomer.
9329 Nikolaimedtner 1990 EO Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Russian composer.
9331 Fannyhensel 1990 QM9 Fanny Hensel (1805-1847), the sister of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and wife of painter Wilhelm Hensel.
9333 Hiraimasa 1990 TK3 Masanori Hirai (b. 1943), a professor at Fukuoka University of Education.
9334 Moesta 1990 UU3 Carl Wilhelm Moesta (1825-1884), a German mathematician and astronomer.
9336 Altenburg 1991 AY2 The town of Altenburg, noted for its outstanding buildings (e.g. the theater and Lindenau Museum) and its eventful 1000-year history.
9339 Kimnovak 1991 GT5 Kim Novak (b. 1933), a screen actress much admired for her work, together with William Holden, in Picnic, a movie from the 1950s based on a Pulitzer prize-winning novel.
9340 Williamholden 1991 LW1 William Holden (1918-1981), a screen actor admired for his work in Picnic (1955), with Kim Novak, and in The Bridge over the River Kwai, with David Niven. He is also the initiator of a wildlife foundation in Kenya.
9341 Gracekelly 1991 PH2 Grace Kelly, American actress, later Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco.
9342 Carygrant 1991 PJ7 Cary Grant (Archibald Leach, 1904-1986), British-American actor.
9344 Klopstock 1991 RB4 Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, a German poet.
9346 Fernandel 1991 RN11 Fernandel (Fernand Joseph Désié Contandin) (1903-1971), French actor.
9349 Lucas 1991 SX François Édouard Anatole Lucas (1842-1891), a French number theorist.
9350 Waseda 1991 TH2 Waseda University, one of the most prestigious private universities in Japan.
9351 Neumayer 1991 TH6 Georg von Neumayer (1826-1909), a German geophysicist and hydrographer.
9356 Elineke 1991 YV Eline Deneweth (b. 1970), named after Eline Vere, a novel by the Dutch author Louis Couperus, is the niece of the discoverer.
9357 Venezuela 1992 AT3 The Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela ("Little Venice") was named in 1499 by Amerigo Vespucci because of the resemblance between the natives' houses, built on water, and the situation in Venice.
9358 Fårö 1992 DN7 Fårö island, northernmost socken on Gotland island, Sweden
9359 Fleringe 1992 ED11 Fleringe, socken on Gotland island, Sweden
9362 Miyajima 1992 FE1 Kazuhiko Miyajima (b. 1946), a professor at Doshisha University.
9364 Clusius 1992 HZ3 Carolus Clusius (Charles de l´Escluse; 1526-1609), a Flemish botanist.
9365 Chinesewilson 1992 RU3 Ernest Henry "Chinese" Wilson, a prolific hunter of plants.
9368 Esashi 1993 BS3 Esashi, a small town in northern Hokkaido, on the Sea of Okhotsk.
9372 Vamlingbo 1993 FK37 Vamlingbo, socken on Gotland island, Sweden
9373 Hamra 1993 FY43 Hamra, socken on Gotland island, Sweden
9374 Sundre 1993 FJ46 Sundre, southernmost socken on Gotland island, Sweden
9375 Omodaka 1993 HK Toshihiro Omodaka, Japanese radio astronomer
9376 Thionville 1993 OU7 Thionville, the French city in northeastern France, near the Luxembourg border.
9377 Metz 1993 PJ7 Metz, the French city in the Lorraine region of France, at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers.
9378 Nancy-Lorraine 1993 QF3 Nancy-Lorraine, the French city Nancy, in the Lorraine region of France, near the left bank of the river Meuse.
9379 Dijon 1993 QH3 Dijon, the capital of Co\te d´Or, in east-central France.
9380 Mâcon 1993 QZ5 Mâcon, the French city in the Bourgogne, on the right side of the river Saône.
9381 Lyon 1993 RT19 Lyon, the French city, capital of the Rhône departement in east-central France.
9382 Mihonoseki 1993 TK11 Mihonoseki, a small town and port on the beautiful sea-encircled Shimane-hanto peninsula in northeastern Shimane prefecture.
9383 Montélimar 1993 TP15 Montélimar, the city in southeastern France, near the confluence of the Roubion and Rhône rivers.
9384 Aransio 1993 TP26 Aransio. the city of Ornage in southeastern France in the department of Vaucluse.
9385 Avignon 1993 TJ30 Avignon, the city in southeastern France, at the east bank of the Rhône river.
9386 Hitomi 1993 XD1 Hitomi Doi (b. 1955), wife of Takao Doi, the first Japanese space walker.
9387 Tweedledee 1994 CA Tweedledee and Tweedledum, from Alice in Wonderland.
9389 Condillac 1994 ET6 Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher
9391 Slee 1994 PH1 Bruce Slee (b. 1924), one of the pioneers of radio astronomy.
9392 Cavaillon 1994 PK7 Cavaillon, a small city on the road from Avignon to Digne in southern France.
9393 Apta 1994 PT14 French town of Apt, Vaucluse[4]
9394 Manosque 1994 PV16 Manosque, a small city in southern France (Provence).
9395 Saint Michel 1994 PC39 Saint Michel l´Observatoire is a small village only 2 km away from the Observatory of Haute Provence.
9397 Lombardi 1994 RJ Giuseppe Lombardi (born 1939) is an Italian amateur astronomer at the CCAF observatory in Farra d´Isonzo.
9398 Bidelman 1994 SH3 William Pendry Bidelman, a director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory during 1970-1975 and professor of astronomy at Case Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology) during 1970-1986.
9399 Pesch 1994 ST12 Peter Pesch, director of the Warner and Swasey Observatory during 1975–1994 and professor of astronomy at Case Western Reserve University during 1961–1997.
9403 Sanduleak 1994 UJ11 Nicholas Sanduleak, American (of Romanian descent) astronomer
9405 Johnratje 1994 WQ1 Since 1993, John R. Ratje (born 1946) has been the assistant director and site manager of Mt. Graham International Observatory, a division of Steward Observatory. Before joining Steward Observatory in 1984, he was an oil-company engineer and manager.
9407 Kimuranaoto 1994 WS3 For 20 years, Naoto Kimura (born 1956) has been a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo. He took many astrophotographs used for planetarium programs. The name was suggested by O. Muramatsu.
9408 Haseakira 1995 BC Akira Hase, professor emeritus at Hiroshima University.
9409 Kanpuzan 1995 BG1 Kanpuzan, a 1763-m-high mountain to the west side of Mt. Sasagamine in the Shikoku range.
9411 Hitomiyamoto 1995 CF Hitomi Miyamoto, a scientist at the Japan Meteorological Agency.
9413 Eichendorff 1995 SQ54 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788-1857), a Silesian poet.
9414 Masamimurakami 1995 UV4 Masami Murakami, one of the observer lieaders within the Mars Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association since 1988.
9415 Yujiokimura 1995 VE Yuji Okimura (born 1932), Hiroshima University professor emeritus, is a paleontologist and biostratigrapher of the Late Paleozoic smaller foraminifera.
9416 Miyahara 1995 WS Kenji Miyahara (1937-2011) clarified the occurrence mechanism of geological disasters in the regions of weathered granite in southwest Japan. He contributed much to the mitigation of these disasters.
9417 Jujiishii 1995 WU Juji Ishii (1865-1914), a Japanese doctor who devoted himself to the welfare of children.
9418 Mayumi 1995 WX5 Mayumi Sato, Japanese wife of the first discoverer
9419 Keikochaki 1995 XS Keiko Chaki (b. 1954), the president of the Sidewalk Astronomy Society in Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan.
9420 Dewar 1995 XP4 Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist.
9421 Violilla 1995 YM2 Violet Lilian Laurie, mother of the discoverer
9422 Kuboniwa 1996 AO2 Atsuo Kuboniwa (b. 1964), a science torch-bearer and an amateur astronomer.
9423 Abt 1996 AT7 Helmut Abt (b. 1925), one of the founders of Kitt Peak National Observatory.
9424 Hiroshinishiyama 1996 BN Hiroshi Nishiyama (b. 1956), an amateur astronomer who observers of variable stars and undertakes astronomical outreach via stargazing parties.
9425 Marconcini 1996 CM7 Massimiliano Marconcini (1955) is an amateur astronomer of the Montelupo group.
9426 Aliante 1996 CO7 Italian name for a glider, the silent plane. The Latin root of the name emphasizes the key role of the wings in the absence of an engine.
9427 Righini 1996 CV7 Guglielmo Righini (b. 1908), Italian solar physicist.
9428 Angelalouise 1996 DW2 Angela Louise Laurie, wife of the discoverer
9429 Poreč 1996 EW1 Porec, a town of cultural monuments, including the sixth-century Euphrasius Basilica.
9430 Erichthonios 1996 HU10 Erichthonius of Athens, the son of Dardanos and the father of Tros.
9435 Odafukashi 1997 CK20 Fukashi Oda (b. 1957), a science teacher of Shudo Junior and Senior High School in Hiroshima, Japan.
9436 Shudo 1997 EB Shudo is a private boys' junior and senior high school in Hiroshima, Japan. Yoshinaga Asano, Fifth Lord of the Hiroshima Clan, established the school in 1725. The school motto is `Wisdom and Morality'.
9437 Hironari 1997 EA3 Hironari Yamane (b. 1980) has been director of the Kamagari Astronomical Observatory on an island of Kure City, Hiroshima, since 2009. He is an active member of the Japanese Society for Education and Popularization of Astronomy.
9438 Satie 1997 EE16 Erik Satie, French composer
9445 Charpentier 1997 JA8 Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), a French musician.
9446 Cicero 1997 JT11 Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman
9447 Julesbordet 1997 JJ18 Jules Bordet (1874-1961), Nobel laureate in medicine (1919).
9448 Donaldavies 1997 LJ3 Donald W. Davies (1925-2000), a British expert in computer security.
9449 Petrbondy 1997 VU2 Petr Kalas, alias Bondy (1944–2000), leader of the Prague Scout section Maják ("Lighthouse") and a lover of historical American cars.
9452 Rogerpeeters 1998 DY33 Roger Peeters (born 1948), head of the mechanical workshop at the Royal Observatory at Uccle and responsible for maintaining all the telescopes.
9453 Mallorca 1998 FO1 Majorca, Spanish island
9460 McGlynn 1998 HS30 Thomas A. McGlynn (born 1956), currently the chief archive scientist for the High Energy Science Archive Research Center at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
9463 Criscione 1998 HW38 Lisa Marie Criscione (born 1998) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her physical sciences project.
9466 Shishir 1998 KR46 Shishir Hitesh Dholakia (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project.
9468 Brewer 1998 LT2 James Brewer, ESO astronomer working on stellar populations and carbon stars.
9469 Shashank 1998 MY34 Shashank Hitesh Dholakia (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for his earth and space sciences project.
9470 Jussieu 1998 OS10 Bernard de Jussieu, Joseph de Jussieu, Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, and Adrien-Laurent-Henri de Jussieu, French botanists
9471 Ostend 1998 OU13 Ostend, Belgium
9472 Bruges 1998 OD14 Bruges, Belgium
9473 Ghent 1998 OO14 Ghent, Belgium
9474 Cassadrury 1998 QK15 Cassa Frances Drury (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.
9477 Kefennell 1998 QK41 Katherine Elizabeth Fennell (born 1999) is a finalist in the 2012 Broadcom MASTERS, a math and science competition for middle-school students, for her animal and plant sciences project.
9478 Caldeyro 2148 P-L Roberto Caldeyro-Barcia (1921–1996), Uruguayan physiologist
9479 Madresplazamayo 2175 P-L Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo
9480 Inti 2553 P-L Named for the sun god in Inca religion, also called Apu-Punchau, believed to be the ancestor of the Incas. Inti was at the head of the state cult. He was usually represented in human form, his face portrayed as a gold disk from which rays and flames extended. Inti's sister was the moon, Mama-Kilya, who was portrayed as a silver disk with human features.
9481 Menchú 2559 P-L Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Guatemalan 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner.
9482 Rubéndarío 4065 P-L Rubén Darío (1867-1916), pseudonym of Félix Rubén Garc{í}a Sarmiento, Nicaraguan poet, journalist and diplomat.
9483 Chagas 4121 P-L Carlos Chagas (1879-1934), Brazilian epidemiologist, discoverer of Chagas disease.
9484 Wanambi 4590 P-L Named for the Australian Aborigines' best known spirit, the Rainbow Snake, which is the rainbow and the revealer of truth. Wanambi is one of the rainbow's names.
9485 Uluru 6108 P-L Uluru, the Australian Aboriginal sacred place, the center or navel of the island continent. It is also known as Ayers Rock.
9486 Utemorrah 6130 P-L Daisy Utemorrah (b. 1922), the Australian Aboriginal poet , teller of Dreamtime stories in the Kimberley: "Words are my gun and my spear".
9487 Kupe 7633 P-L Kupe, the legendary sailor and explorer whose discovery of the islands now known as New Zealand led to the coming there of the Maori people around the ninth century.
9488 Huia 9523 P-L Huia, extinct bird of New Zealand[5]
9489 Tanemahuta 1146 T-1 For Tāne of Maori mythology; also for the particular tree in New Zealand named Tāne Mahuta[6]
9490 Gosemeijer 1181 T-1 Hennie Gosemeijer, Dutch amateur astronomer
9491 Thooft 1205 T-1 Gerardus 't Hooft, Dutch 1999 Nobel physics laureate +
9492 Veltman 2066 T-1 Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch 1999 Nobel physics laureate
9493 Enescu 3100 T-1 George Enescu, Romanian musician
9494 Donici 3212 T-1 Nicolae Donici, Romanian astronomer
9495 Eminescu 4177 T-1 Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet
9496 Ockels 4260 T-1 Wubbo Ockels, Dutch astronaut
9497 Dwingeloo 1001 T-2 Dwingeloo Radio Observatory
9498 Westerbork 1197 T-2 Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope
9499 Excalibur 1269 T-2 Excalibur, the name of the sword of King Arthur.
9500 Camelot 1281 T-2 Camelot, the location of the castle of the King Arthur legend.


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