Meanings of minor planet names: 95001–96000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95008 Ivanobertini 2002 AH1 Ivano Bertini, Italian astronomer JPL
95016 Kimjeongho 2002 AA9 Kim Jeongho, Korean geographer and cartographer JPL
95024 Ericaellingson 2002 AH18 Erica Ellingson, astronomer at the University of Boulder JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95179 Berkó 2002 BO Ernő Berkó, Hungarian amateur astronomer, independent discoverer of the supernova 1999by and of over 160 new double stars JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95219 Borgman 2002 CT14 Dennis Borgman, American machinist, carpenter, electrician, plumber, programmer, and amateur astronomer, actively involved with the George Observatory and the Fort Bend Astronomy Club JPL
95247 Schalansky 2002 CH52 Judith Schalansky, German writer JPL


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


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95474 Andreajbarbieri 2002 EE4 Andrea J. Barbieri (born 1969), a telecom engineer in Italy. JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95593 Azusienis 2002 FU10 Algimantas Azusienis, Lithuanian astronomer JPL


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


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95771 Lachat 2003 EZ49 Damien Lachat, Swiss electronics engineer and amateur astronomer, one of the founders of the Observatoire astronomique Jurassien-Vicques, the discovery site JPL
95782 Hansgraf 2003 FS3 95782 Hansgraf Discovered 2003 Mar. 24 by J. Dellinger at Needville. Austrian conductor Hans Graf (b. 1949) has directed the Houston Symphony since 2001 and has played a pivotal role in shaping the institution. He is known for his wide-ranging repertoire and creative programming.JPL
95793 Brock 2003 FR20 95793 Brock Discovered 2003 Mar. 23 by the Catalina Sky Survey. Brad Brock (b. 1955) is a manager with IBM Information Technology and Services. He has also been very active in local Boy Scouts of America activities in the Tucson, Arizona, area.JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95802 Francismuir 2003 FM42 Francis Muir, British-American mentor and advisor of the discoverer JPL
95824 Elger 2003 FP85 Thomas Elger (1836–1897), a British selenographer who was the first Director of the Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association.JPL
95851 Stromvil 2003 FD123 The Stromvil photometric system, a combination of the Strömgren and Vilnius photometric systems JPL
95852 Leatherbarrow 2003 FT127 Bill Leatherbarrow (b. 1947), a professor emeritus at the University of Sheffield. JPL
95853 Jamescarpenter 2003 FU127 James Carpenter (1840-1899), a British astronomer known for his work on stellar spectra and planets. JPL
95882 Longshaw 2003 HW Nigel Longshaw (b. 1963), a committee member of the British Astronomical Association Lunar Section and contributes to the Section Circulars. JPL


Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
95928 Tonycook 2003 JO13 Tony Cook (b. 1962), the British Astronomical Association and Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers Coordinator for Transient Lunar Phenomena JPL
95935 Grego 2003 KU8 Peter Grego (b. 1966), a British amateur astronomer and author of many books on observational astronomy. JPL
95939 Thagnesland 2003 KL20 Thaddeus and Agnes Vreeland, maternal grandparents of the discoverer JPL
95954 Bayzoltán 2003 QQ29 95954 Bayzoltán Discovered 2003 Aug. 23 by K. Sárneczky and B. Sipőcz at Piszkéstető. Zoltán Lajos Bay (1900-1992) was a Hungarian physicist, university professor and engineer who developed microwave technology, including tungsten lamps. He was the president of the department of nuclear physics in the National Bureau of Standards and also an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.JPL
95959 Covadonga 2003 SU224 Covadonga Camblor, wife of the discoverer JPL
95962 Copito 2003 WZ87 Copito de Nieve, "Snowflake", albino gorilla
95980 Haroldhill 2004 LE30 Harold Hill (1920-2005), a well known selenographer with the British Astronomical Association's Lunar Section. JPL
95982 Beish 2004 MH6 Jeff Beish (b. 1940) has been an avid amateur astronomer since the 1970s, serving in the Mars Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) from 1981–2005. He maintains the WIMP planetary ephemerides software and an excellent Mars website. In 1989 he received the ALPO Walter Haas observing award. JPL


  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: 95,001–96,000
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