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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

91001–91100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
91006 Fleming 1998 BT25 Alexander Fleming, 19th–20th-century Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and Nobelist, discoverer of penicillin JPL · 91006
91007 Ianfleming 1998 BL30 Ian Lancaster Fleming, 20th-century British writer and journalist, creator of the character James Bond ("007") JPL · 91007
91023 Lutan 1998 DQ32 Lu Tan (born 1932), an astrophysicist and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. JPL · 91023
91024 Széchenyi 1998 DA33 Count István Széchenyi, "The Greatest Hungarian", 18th–19th-century Hungarian writer, reformer and patriot JPL · 91024

91101–91200[edit]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
91199 Johngray 1998 SS147 John Gray, British philosopher JPL · 91199

91201–91300[edit]

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91213 Botchan 1998 YZ7 Botchan is one of the most popular novels in Japan, written by Soseki Natsume in 1906. The story is based on the author's personal experience as a Tokyo-born young teacher being transferred to the city of Matsuyama, which is the stage of the novel JPL · 91213
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) JPL · 91214
91275 Billsmith 1999 EW5 William S. (Bill) Smith Jr. (born 1947) was for 15 years president of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which operates NSO, NOAO, STScI, Gemini and LSST. JPL · 91275
91287 Simon-Garfunkel 1999 FP21 Simon and Garfunkel, American popular music duo of the 1960s JPL · 91287

91301–91400[edit]

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91395 Sakanouenokumo 1999 LM1 Sakanoue no Kumo is a Japanese novel, written by Ryotaro Shiba between 1968 and 1972. Based on the true story of three young men who lived in Matsuyama in the Meiji Period, this novel expresses the aspiration to western culture in Japan, which was en route to modernization JPL · 91395

91401–91500[edit]

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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) JPL · 91422
91428 Cortesi 1999 QT1 Sergio Cortesi, Italian astronomer, director of the Specola Solare Locarno-Monti (Locarno-Monti Solar Observatory) since 1957 JPL · 91428
91429 Michelebianda 1999 QO2 Michele Bianda, (Swiss or Italian?) scientific director of the Istituto Ricerche Solari (Solar Research Institute) in Locarno JPL · 91429

91501–91600[edit]

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91553 Claudedoom 1999 RD214 Claude Doom (born 1958) edited the Belgian astronomical magazine Heelal during 1994–1998 and is still a board member of the Flemish Amateur Astronomers Association. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the evolution of massive stars. The name was suggested by S. De Jonge, C. Steyaert and J. Meeus JPL · 91553

91601–91700[edit]

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91604 Clausmadsen 1999 TN19 Claus Madsen (born 1951), senior counsellor for international relations at the European Southern Observatory, has played a crucial role in increasing public awareness and interest in astronomy. He helped create the European Association for Astronomy Education and was key in having the U.N. pass the IYA resolution JPL · 91604
91607 Delaboudiniere 1999 TP20 Jean-Pierre Delaboudinière (born 1940), a French astronomer. JPL · 91607

91701–91800[edit]

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

91801–91900[edit]

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91888 Tomskilling 1999 UA51 Thomas (Tom) Ethelbert Skilling, III (born 1952), a meteorologist on WGN-TV in Chicago. JPL · 91888
91890 Kiriko Matsuri 1999 VD2 Kiriko Matsuri, "Kiriko festival"; kirikos are big Japanese lanterns, up to 15 m high and 2 tons in weight JPL · 91890
91898 Margnetti 1999 VB11 Giuseppe Margnetti (born 1960) is a keen winemaker and artist living in the Swiss town of Camorino with his wife Danila (née Cosner) JPL · 91898

91901–92000[edit]

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91907 Shiho 1999 VA26 Shiho Ochi (born 1984), born in Ehime prefecture, is the vocalist of the band "Superfly". Since their major debut in 2007 with Hello Hello, her rich voice and the band's soulful rock-and-roll music have fascinated many fans in Japan, including the discoverer JPL · 91907

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
90,001–91,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 91,001–92,000
Succeeded by
92,001–93,000