Meanings of minor planet names: 91001–92000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
91006 Fleming 1998 BT25 Alexander Fleming, 19th-20th-century Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and Nobelist, discoverer of penicillin
91007 Ianfleming 1998 BL30 Ian Lancaster Fleming, 20th-century British writer and journalist, creator of the character James Bond ("007")
91023 Lutan 1998 DQ32 Lu Tan (born 1932), an astrophysicist and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
91024 Széchenyi 1998 DA33 Count István Széchenyi, "The Greatest Hungarian", 18th-19th-century Hungarian writer, reformer and patriot
91199 Johngray 1998 SS147 John Gray, British philosopher
91214 Diclemente 1998 YB10 Aldo Di Clemente, Italian amateur astronomer, technician at the Campo Imperatore station of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Astronomical Observatory of Rome)
91275 Billsmith 1999 EW5 William S. (Bill) Smith Jr. (b. 1947) was for 15 years president of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which operates NSO, NOAO, STScI, Gemini and LSST.
91287 Simon-Garfunkel 1999 FP21 Simon and Garfunkel, American popular music duo of the 1960s
91422 Giraudon 1999 OH Edmond Giraudon, French professor of mechanical engineering and popularizer of astronomy, who initiated the construction of five observatories in several high schools (in the Provence Alpes, Côte d'Azur and Languedoc Roussillon regions of France)
91428 Cortesi 1999 QT1 Sergio Cortesi, Italian astronomer, director of the Specola Solare Locarno-Monti (Locarno-Monti Solar Observatory) since 1957
91429 Michelebianda 1999 QO2 Michele Bianda, (Swiss or Italian?) scientific director of the Istituto Ricerche Solari (Solar Research Institute) in Locarno
91607 Delaboudiniere 1999 TP20 Jean-Pierre Delaboudinière (b. 1940), a French astronomer.
91888 Tomskilling 1999 UA51 Thomas (Tom) Ethelbert Skilling, III (b. 1952), a meteorologist on WGN-TV in Chicago.
91890 Kiriko Matsuri 1999 VD2 Kiriko Matsuri, "Kiriko festival"; kirikos are big Japanese lanterns, up to 15 m high and 2 tons in weight


  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: 91,001–92,000
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