Meanings of minor planet names: 9501–10000

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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 span of numbers 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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
9501 Ywain 2071 T-2 Owain mab Urien/Sir Ywain, legendary king of Rheged and knight of the Round Table
9502 Gaimar 2075 T-2 Gaimar, obscure legendary knight of the Round Table, lover of Morgan le Fay (mentioned in the 13th-century Lancelot und Ginevra)
9503 Agrawain 2180 T-2 Agravaine, legendary knight of the Round Table
9504 Lionel 2224 T-2 Sir Lionel, legendary knight of the Round Table
9505 Lohengrin 4131 T-2 Lohengrin, character from Arthurian legend and star of the eponymous opera
9506 Telramund 5200 T-2 Brabantine Count Friedrich (Frederick) von Telramund, character from the opera Lohengrin
9507 Gottfried 5447 T-2 Herzog (Duke) Gottfried, character from the opera Lohengrin
9508 Titurel 3395 T-3 A Fisher King, legendary guardian of the Holy Grail, father of Amfortas and a character from the opera Parsifal
9509 Amfortas 3453 T-3 A Fisher King, legendary guardian of the Holy Grail, son of Titurel and a character from the opera Parsifal
9510 Gurnemanz 5022 T-3 Gurnemanz, character from Arthurian legend, and a character from the opera Parsifal
9511 Klingsor 5051 T-3 Klingsor, sorcerous character from Arthurian legend, and in the opera Parsifal
9512 Feijunlong 1966 CM Fei Junlong, Chinese taikonaut
9514 Deineka 1973 SG5 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka (1899-1969), a Russian painter.
9515 Dubner 1975 RA2 Gloria Dubner, Argentinian astronomer
9516 Inasan 1976 YL3 INASAN, the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow (INstitut AStronomii (Rossiiskoi) Akademii Nauk).
9517 Niehaisheng 1977 VL1 Nie Haisheng, Chinese taikonaut
9518 Robbynaish 1978 GA Robby Naish, American windsurfer.
9521 Martinhoffmann 1980 FS1 Martin Hoffmann (astronomer), German astronomer †[1]
9522 Schlichting 1981 DS Hilke E. Schlichting (b. 1982), an assistant professor of planetary science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
9524 O’Rourke 1981 EJ5 Laurence O'Rourke (b. 1970), a research scientist at the European Space Astronomy Centre in Madrid.
9525 Amandasickafoose 1981 EF11 Amanda A. Sickafoose Gulbis (b. 1975), an astronomer at the South African Large Telescope.
9526 Billmckinnon 1981 EC13 William B. McKinnon (b. 1954), a professor of planetary science at Washington University in St. Louis.
9528 Küppers 1981 EH24 Michael Küppers (b. 1967), a planetary scientist at the European Space Agency.
9529 Protopapa 1981 EF25 Silvia Protopapa (b. 1981), an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland.
9530 Kelleymichael 1981 EO26 Michael Sean Peterson Kelley (b. 1978), an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland.
9531 Jean-Luc 1981 QK Jean-Luc Margot (b. 1969), a scientist at the Arecibo Observatory.
9532 Abramenko 1981 RQ2 Aleksandr Nikolaevich Abramenko, chief engineer at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
9533 Aleksejleonov 1981 SA7 Aleksei Leonov, Russian cosmonaut.
9535 Plitchenko 1981 UO11 Aleksandr Ivanovich Plitchenko (1943-1997), a Russian writer in Novosibirsk city.
9536 Statler 1981 UR27 Thomas S. Statler (b. 1961), a professor of astronomy at Ohio University.
9537 Nolan 1982 BM Michael C. Nolan (b. 1963), a scientist at the Arecibo Observatory.
9539 Prishvin 1982 UE7 Mikhail Mikhajlovich Prishvin, Russian writer
9540 Mikhalkov 1982 UJ7 Sergey Vladimirovich Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet
9541 Magri 1983 CH Chris Magri (b. 1961), a scientist at the University of Maine at Farmington.
9542 Eryan 1983 TU1 Eileen V. Ryan (b. 1960), of New Mexico Highlands University, has contributed to the field of fragmentation studies of minor planets by conducting laboratory impact experiments and developing numerical simulations. Recently, she has helped initiate an observational program to study minor planets of the Vesta family.
9543 Nitra 1983 XN1 Nitra, a historical town in western Slovakia, was the seat of prince Pribina and center of the Nitra principality early in the ninth century.
9544 Scottbirney 1984 EL Scott Birney (Dion Scott Birney) (b. 1926), a professor of astronomy at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, from 1968 to 1991.
9545 Petrovedomosti 1984 MQ Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti, oldest Russian newspaper.
9548 Fortran 1985 CN Fortran (FORmula TRANslator), the first widely distributed symbolic programming language for digital computers.
9549 Akplatonov 1985 SM2 Aleksandr Konstantinovich Platonov, Russian mathematician, specialising in the applications of mathematics in celestial mechanics, solar system astronomy, spaceflight, medical and industrial robotics, and economics.
9550 Victorblanco 1985 TY1 Victor Manuel Blanco (b. 1918), director of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory from 1967 to 1981.
9551 Kazi 1985 UJ Kazi, legendary Bohemian princess, daughter of Prince Krok and the wife of Bivoj.
9553 Colas 1985 UG2 François Colas (b. 1959), an expert on modern solar-system astrometry at the Institut de Mécanique.
9554 Dumont 1985 XA Simone Dumont (b. 1924), a Meudon mathematician and astronomer.
9555 Frejakocha 1986 GC Freja Koch Augustesen, granddaughter of one of the discoverers
9556 Gaywray 1986 GF Gay Firestone Wray, American founder of the Firestone postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
9560 Anguita 1987 EQ Claudio Anguita (Claudio Anguita Cáceres), 20th-century Chilean astrometrist at the Universidad de Chile, critically helpful during the establishment of the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory, and an IAU Vice President during 1994–2000
9561 van Eyck 1987 QT1 Jan van Eyck, Flemish painter.
9562 Memling 1987 RG Hans Memling (1430-1494), a Flemish painter.
9563 Kitty 1987 SJ1 Katherine ("Kitty") F. Putnam (b. 1916), president of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Television Corporation from 1975 through 1984.
9564 Jeffwynn 1987 SG3 Jeffrey C. Wynn, a humorous, curious, inventive, adventurous geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey has studied the Wabar Craters of Saudi Arabia with Gene Shoemaker.
9565 Tikhonov 1987 SU17 Andrej Nikolaevich Tikhonov (1906-1993), a Russian mathematician.
9566 Rykhlova 1987 SX17 Lidiya Vasil'evna Rykhlova, head of the Space Astrometry Department of the Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, is a specialist in the astrometry and dynamics of artificial satellites and an expert on earth rotation.
9567 Surgut 1987 US4 Surgut, one of the main administrative and supply centers for the vast oil and natural gas producing fields along the Ob River in the Khanty-Mansi autonomous district of the Tyumen province in Siberia.
9569 Quintenmatsijs 1988 CL2 Quinten Matsijs (1466-1530), a Flemish painter.
9573 Matsumotomas 1988 UC Masaru Matsumoto (b. 1936) lived in the house in Mihonseki, Shimane prefecture, that was struck by a 6.4-kg meteorite on 1992 Dec. 10.
9574 Taku 1988 XB5 Hiroshi Nakamura (1891-1974), a Japanese medical biochemist and researcher of old maps.
9576 van der Weyden 1989 CX2 Rogier van der Weyden (Rogier de la Pasture, 1399-1464), a Flemish painter.
9577 Gropius 1989 CE5 Walter Gropius, a German architect.
9578 Klyazma 1989 GA3 Klyazma river, whose source is north of Moscow, and which is connected by the Oka river with the Volga at Nizhny Novgorod
9580 Tarumi 1989 TB11 Tarumi, the ward in Kobe City where the first discoverer was born and lives.
9584 Louchheim 1990 OL4 For many years Thomas Louchheim (b. 1957), of Tucson, Arizona, has been a highly regarded counsellor for hundreds of Tucson-area families. Active in childhood education, Louchheim's optimistic philosophy has brightened the lives of many young people.
9587 Bonpland 1990 UG4 Aimé Bonpland (Aimé Jacques Goujard Bonpland) (1773-1858), a physician.
9588 Quesnay 1990 WE2 François Quesnay, a physician.
9589 Deridder 1990 WU5 Remi Adolph De Ridder (1843-1930), a professor of law at Ghent University.
9592 Clairaut 1991 GK4 Alexis Clairaut (Alexis-Claude Clairaut) (1713-1765), one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
9599 Onotomoko 1991 UP2 Tomoko Ono (b. 1968), one of the most active staff members in the Public Relations Center at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
9602 Oya 1991 UU3 Reinosuke Oya (b. 1923) led to the success of the third International Conference of Oriental Astronomy, held in Fukuoka City in Oct. 1998 with an exhibition on the history of astronomy in eastern Asia from early to modern times.
9604 Bellevanzuylen 1991 YW Belle van Zuylen, pseudonym for Isabella Agneta Elisabeth van Tuyll van Serooskerken, 18th-century Dutch writer from the Enlightenment
9609 Ponomarevalya 1992 QL2 Valery Ponomarev, Russian-born jazz musician?*
9610 Vischer 1992 RQ Friedrich Theodor Vischer, German philosopher*
9611 Anouck 1992 RF7 Anouck Vrouwe, Dutch science journalist †[2]
9612 Belgorod 1992 RT7 Belgorod, Russia*
9614 Cuvier 1993 BQ4 Georges Cuvier, French naturalist*
9615 Hemerijckx 1993 BX13 Frans Hemerijckx, Belgian physician, known for his work amongst lepers in the Belgian Congo and in India*
9617 Grahamchapman 1993 FA5 Graham Chapman, British member of Monty Python[3]
9618 Johncleese 1993 FQ8 John Cleese, British actor and member of Monty Python[4]
9619 Terrygilliam 1993 FS9 Terry Gilliam, British film maker and member of Monty Python[5]
9620 Ericidle 1993 FU13 Eric Idle, British member of Monty Python[6]
9621 Michaelpalin 1993 FT26 Michael Palin, British member of Monty Python[7]
9622 Terryjones 1993 FV26 Terry Jones, British member of Monty Python[8]
9623 Karlsson 1993 FU28 Per Olow Karlsson, Swedish technician at Uppsala Observatory and Kvistabergs Observatorium[9]
9626 Stanley 1993 JF1 *
9628 Sendaiotsuna 1993 OB2 Sendai Otsunahiki, a 400-year-old tug-of-war festival, held in Satsumasendai City in the evening of the day before the Autumnal Equinox.
9629 Servet 1993 PU7 Miguel Servet, Spanish theologian and physician*
9630 Castellion 1993 PW7 Sebastian Castellion, French theologian*
9631 Hubertreeves 1993 SL6 Hubert Reeves, a professional astronomer at the French CNRS.
9632 Sudo 1993 TK3 *
9633 Cotur 1993 UP8 Peter Cotur, Belgian scientific journalist
9637 Perryrose 1994 PJ2 *
9638 Fuchs 1994 PO7 Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist and physician
9639 Scherer 1994 PS11 Marc Scherer, Belgian scientist
9640 Lippens 1994 PP26 Carlos Lippens, Belgian scientist
9641 Demazière 1994 PB30 Martine De Mazière, Belgian scientist
9642 Takatahiro 1994 RU *
9645 Grünewald 1995 AO4 Matthias Grünewald (real name Mathis Gothart Niethart), German Renaissance painter*
9648 Gotouhideo 1995 UB9 Gotou Hideo, Japanese amateur astronomer
9651 Arii-SooHoo 1996 AJ *
9657 Učka 1996 DG2 Učka, a mountain in Croatia
9658 Imabari 1996 DD3 Imabari, Japanese city
9661 Hohmann 1996 FU13 Walter Hohmann, German civil engineer †[10]
9662 Frankhubbard 1996 GS *
9663 Zwin 1996 GC18 Zwin, natural reserve on the Belgian-Dutch coast †[2]
9664 Brueghel 1996 HT14 Pieter Brueghel, Flemish painter
9665 Inastronoviny 1996 LA IAN, or Instantní Astronomické Noviny, is a Czech Internet Astronomical Newspaper founded by Jirí Dusek and Rudolf Novák in Brno in 1997.
9667 Amastrinc 1997 HC16 Amateur Astronomers, Inc., now at Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey, where it built the William Miller Sperry Observatory
9668 Tianyahaijiao 1997 LN *
9669 Symmetria 1997 NC3 *
9670 Magni 1997 NJ10 *
9671 Hemera 1997 TU9 Hemera, the primordial Greek goddess of the Day. *
9672 Rosenbergerezek 1997 TA10 Kamila Rosenberger and Tomaš Rezek, friends of the discoverer (Tomaš worked for two years at Ondřejov Observatory); the asteroid was named on the occasion of Tomáš and Kamila's marriage on 19 June 1999 †[11]
9673 Kunishimakoto 1997 UC25 *
9674 Slovenija 1998 QU15 Slovenia, former Yugoslav republic*
9676 Eijkman 2023 P-L Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1929 (with Hopkins) †[2]
9677 Gowlandhopkins 2532 P-L Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1929 (with Eijkman) †[2]
9678 van der Meer 2584 P-L Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1994 †[2]
9679 Crutzen 2600 P-L Paul Crutzen, Dutch chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995 †[2]
9680 Molina 3557 P-L Mario J. Molina, Mexican physical chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995*
9681 Sherwoodrowland 4069 P-L F. Sherwood Rowland, American chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1995*
9682 Gravesande 4073 P-L Willem Jacob 's Gravesande, Dutch scientist and lawyer †[2]
9683 Rambaldo 4099 P-L Alfred Emile Rambaldo, Dutch East Indies aviation pioneer and involved in atmospheric research †[2]
9684 Olieslagers 4113 P-L Jan Olieslagers, Belgian air ace of World War I*
9685 Korteweg 4247 P-L Diederik Korteweg, Dutch mathematician †[2]
9686 Keesom 4604 P-L Willem Hendrik Keesom, Dutch physicist †[2]
9687 Uhlenbeck 4614 P-L George Eugene Uhlenbeck, Dutch-born American physicist †[2]
9688 Goudsmit 4665 P-L Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Dutch-born American physicist, member of the ALSOS Commission †[2]
9689 Freudenthal 4831 P-L Hans Freudenthal, Dutch mathematician †[2]
9690 Houtgast 6039 P-L Jacob Houtgast, Dutch astronomer †[2]
9691 Zwaan 6053 P-L Cornelis Zwaan, Dutch astronomer †[2]
9692 Kuperus 6354 P-L Max Kuperus, Dutch astronomer †[2]
9693 Bleeker 6547 P-L Johan Bleeker (J. A. M. Bleeker), Dutch astronomer, Director of the Netherlands Foundation for Space Research †[2]
9694 Lycomedes 6581 P-L Lycomedes of the Trojan War*
9695 Johnheise 6583 P-L John Heise, Dutch astronomer †[2]
9696 Jaffe 6628 P-L *
9697 Louwman 1295 T-1 Peter Louwman, Dutch amateur astronomer †[2]
9698 Idzerda 2205 T-1 Hanso Schotanus à Steringa Idzerda, Dutch radio pioneer †[2]
9699 Baumhauer 3036 T-1 Albert G von Baumhauer, Dutch aviation pioneer †[2]
9700 Paech 3058 T-1 Wolfgang Paech, German electronic engineer and amateur astronomer †[12][13]
9701 Mak 1157 T-2 Arie Mak, Dutch amateur astronomer, member of the (Koninklijke) Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde ((Royal) Dutch Meteorological and Astronomical Society) †[2]
9702 Tomvandijk 2108 T-2 Thom van Dijk, Dutch amateur astronomer, member of the (Koninklijke) Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde ((Royal) Dutch Meteorological and Astronomical Society) and former president of the Working Group on Metweors of that society †[2]
9703 Sussenbach 3146 T-2 John Sussenbach, Dutch amateur astronomer, member of the Working Group on Astrophotography of the (Koninklijke) Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde ((Royal) Dutch Meteorological and Astronomical Society) †[2]
9704 Georgebeekman 5469 T-2 George Beekman, Dutch science writer and editor of the astronomy magazine Zenit[2]
9705 Drummen 3137 T-3 Mat Drummen, Dutch Director of the 'De Koepel' Foundation (Stichting 'De Koepel') which supports amateur astronomy in the Netherlands †[2]
9706 Bouma 3176 T-3 Reinder J. Bouma (b. 1949), one of the best known Dutch amateur astronomers.
9707 Petruskoning 3226 T-3 Piet Koning, Dutch educational staffmember of the Volkssterrenwacht Bussloo (Public Observatory of Bussloo), in the Netherlands †[2]
9708 Gouka 4140 T-3 Adriaan Gouka, Dutch co-founder of the (Koninklijke) Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde ((Royal) Dutch Meteorological and Astronomical Society) †[2]
9709 Chrisnell 5192 T-3 Christiaan Nell, Dutch co-founder of the (Koninklijke) Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en Sterrenkunde ((Royal) Dutch Meteorological and Astronomical Society) †[2]
9711 Želetava 1972 PA Bearing a 13:12:5 Pythagorean relationship to (8964) [Corvus] Corax and (3735) Trebon, (9711) Zeletava is a small Moravian town near the center of the hypotenuse of a similar triangle with short leg centered on Trebon, Bohemia, and long leg running through Vranov (crow, Corvus), Moravia, and Raabs (raven, Corax), Austria.
9712 Nauplius 1973 SO1 Nauplius, a son of Poseidon and Amymone, was king of Euboea and father of Palamedes.
9713 Oceax 1973 SP1 Oceax, the son of Nauplius of Euboea and brother of Palamedes.
9715 Paolotanga 1975 SB1 Paolo Tanga (b. 1966), an adjoint astronomer at the Observatoire de la Côte d´Azur.
9716 Severina 1975 UE Severina Feitknecht-Gallati (1945-2000), who hailed from Glarus, the same home town as the discoverer, was a highly esteemed physician at Interlaken.
9717 Lyudvasilia 1976 SR5 Lyudmila Vasil'evna Shaposhnikova (b. 1926), orientalist and writer.
9718 Gerbefremov 1976 YR1 Gerbert Alexandrovich Efremov, Russian designer of space technology, creator of the Proton rocket and Almaz space station, member of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, and decorated with the Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the International Association of Peace Foundations
9719 Yakage 1977 DF2 With the neighboring town of Kamogata, the town of Yakage borders the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.
9720 Ulfbirgitta 1980 FH1 Ulf and Birgitta Heyman, friends of the discoverer †[14]
9721 Doty 1980 GB Arthur G. Doty (1951-1999), an amateur astronomer.
9723 Binyang 1981 EP13 Bin Yang (b. 1977), a research fellow at the European Southern Observatory in Chile.
9724 Villanueva 1981 EW17 Geronimo L. Villanueva (b. 1978), a research assistant professor of physics at Catholic University of America.
9725 Wainscoat 1981 EE19 Richard J. Wainscoat (b. 1961), an astronomer at the University of Hawaii.
9726 Verbiscer 1981 EY19 Anne J. Verbiscer (b. 1964), an associate research professor at the University of Virginia.
9727 Skrutskie 1981 EW24 Michael F. Skrutskie (b. 1959), a professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia.
9728 Videen 1981 EX38 Gordon Videen (b. 1964), a research scientist with the Space Science Institute of Boulder, Colorado.
9732 Juchnovski 1984 SJ7 Ivan Juchnovski (b. 1937), president of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1996.
9733 Valtikhonov 1985 SC3 Valentin Fedorovich Tikhonov, Russian astrophysicist and member of the Russian Mission Control Center
9737 Dudarova 1986 SC2 Veronica Borisovna Dudarova (b. 1916), the only woman conductor in Russia.
9739 Powell 1987 SH7 James Lawrence Powell, director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, professor of geology at Oberlin College.
9741 Solokhin 1987 UU4 Valentin Fedorovich Solokhin (b. 1933), the director general of a company in Surgut of the Tyumen province in Siberia.
9742 Worpswede 1987 WT1 Worpswede, the German colony of artists near the city of Bremen.
9743 Tohru 1988 GD Tohru Takahashi, a professor of information optics at the Oita National College of Technology.
9744 Nielsen 1988 JW As the physician responsible for the mental and physical fitness of a close-knit team of researchers, construction workers and support staff at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole research station, Jerri Nielsen (b. 1952) is noted for her friendship and concern for the "Polies" and her courage to face her own serious illness.
9745 Shinkenwada 1988 VY Shinken Wada, Japanese NHK announcer.
9746 Kazukoichikawa 1988 VS1 Kazuko Ichikawa, Japanese teddy-bear artist
9748 van Ostaijen 1989 CS2 Paul van Ostaijen, Belgian poet
9749 Van den Eijnde 1989 GC1 Peter Van den Eijnde (b. 1966) has academic degrees in German philology and management and has always been active in astronomy. During the 1980s he helped the discoverer with the reduction of astrometric work. He is now park manager of the Antwerp Zoo.
9751 Kadota 1990 QM Ken-ichi Kadota (b. 1961), a computer engineer and renowned amateur astronomer in Ageo, Saitama prefecture.
9756 Ezaki 1991 CC3 Yusuke Ezaki (b. 1957), a CCD astrometric observer in Toyonaka, Osaka prefecture.
9757 Felixdejager 1991 GA6 Felix de Jager (b. 1999) is the second grandson of the discoverer and son of Sigyn and Philip de Jager-Elst. The fourth generation of professional musicians, Felix shows great love and ability for musical performance.
9758 Dainty 1991 GZ9 John Christopher Dainty, British optical physicist
9761 Krautter 1991 RR4 Joachim Krautter (b. 1948), associate director of the Heidelberg Königstuhl Observatory and a well-known expert on pre-main-sequence stars and novae.
9762 Hermannhesse 1991 RA5 Hermann Hesse, German writer
9764 Morgenstern 1991 UE5 Christian Morgenstern, German poet, writer and translator
9766 Bradbury 1992 DZ2 Ray Douglas Bradbury (b. 1920), the critically acclaimed science fiction author whose works include The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man.
9767 Midsomer Norton 1992 EB1 Midsomer Norton, English town
9768 Stephenmaran 1992 GB1 Stephen Paul Maran, American astronomer, latterly of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center[15]
9769 Nautilus 1993 DG2 Nautilus, submarine in Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
9770 Discovery 1993 EE Space shuttle Discovery.
9774 Annjudge 1993 NO Ann Campana Judge (1951-2001), the travel office manager for the National Geographic Society.
9775 Joeferguson 1993 OH12 Joe Ferguson (1962-2001), director of the geography education outreach program for the National Geographic Society.
9777 Enterprise 1994 OB The Starship Enterprise, of Star Trek fame, or the Space Shuttle of the same name.
9778 Isabelallende 1994 PA19 Isabel Allende, Chilean writer.
9780 Bandersnatch 1994 SB Bandersnatch, from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky.
9781 Jubjubbird 1994 UB1 Jubjub Bird, from Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky.
9782 Edo 1994 WM Edo is the former name for Tokyo, the capital and largest city of Japan.
9783 Tensho-kan 1994 YD1 Tensho-kan, the first planetarium in Japan, located at the science center in Osaka.
9784 Yotsubashi 1994 YJ1 Yotsubashi, in the center of Osaka, is where the astronomers of the Edo period observed eclipses.
9785 Senjikan 1994 YX1 Senjikan, an astronomy group in Osaka in the Edo period.
9786 Gakutensoku 1995 BB Gakutensoku, the first Japanese robot, created in 1928 by Makoto Nishimura.
9788 Yagami 1995 EQ1 Junko Yagami (b. 1958), a renowned singer-songwriter.
9793 Torvalds 1996 BW4 Linus Benedict Torvalds, Finnish developer of Linux.
9795 Deprez 1996 GJ19 Brigitte Deprez (b. 1939), the wife of Uccle astronomer Jozef Denoyelle, colleague of the discoverer.
9797 Raes 1996 HR21 Hugo Raes (b. 1929), a Flemish writer.
9800 Shigetoshi 1997 ES2 Shigetoshi Inoue (b. 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and a key member of Ota Astronomical Club.
9809 Jimdarwin 1998 RZ5 James L. Darwin (born 1939), instrument maker at Lowell Observatory.
9810 Elanfiller 1998 RJ65 Elan Eng Filler (born 1998) 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.
9811 Cavadore 1998 ST Cyril Cavadore, French electronic engineer †[16]
9812 Danco 1998 SJ144 Emile Danco (1869–1898), who participated in the Antarctic expedition of Adrien de Gerlache, was responsible for the photography and observation of geomagnetism. He died during the trip, and his body was buried at sea near a newly discovered land, named Dancoland.
9813 Rozgaj 1998 TP5 Slavko Rozgaj (1895-1978), director of the Zagreb Observatory.
9814 Ivobenko 1998 UU18 Baron Ivo Benko (Baron Ivo von Benko of Bojnik) (1851-1903), the director of the Pola Observatory.
9815 Mariakirch 2079 P-L Maria Margarethe Kirch, née Winkelmann (1670-1720), wife and mother of astronomers, was an astronomer in her own right, observing, computing and publishing calendars, working in Berlin and Danzig. Although the comet of April 1702 was first credited to her husband, she was later acknowledged as the discoverer.
9816 von Matt 2643 P-L Baroness Elisabeth von Matt (Elisabeth Freiin von Matt), Austrian astronomer.
9817 Thersander 6540 P-L Thersander, a son of the Theban Polyneices, was wounded by Telephus and later was one of the heroes in the Wooden Horse.
9818 Eurymachos 6591 P-L Eurymachos, one of the heroes hidden in the Wooden Horse.
9819 Sangerhausen 2172 T-1 In the vicinity of the German city of Sangerhausen, a remarkable archaeological object was unearthed.
9820 Hempel 3064 T-1 Rolf Hempel, German mathematician and amateur astronomer.
9821 Gitakresáková 4033 T-1 Margita Kresáková (née Margita Vozárová), Slovak astronomer, wife of astronomer Ľubor Kresák; Comet Vozárová is also named after her †[17]
9822 Hajduková 4114 T-1 Mária Hajduková, Slovak astronomer †[18]
9823 Annantalová 4271 T-1 Anna Antalová, Slovak astronomer †[19]
9824 Marylea 3033 T-2 Mary Lea Shane, née Heger (1897–1983), wife of Lick Observatory director C. Donald Shane.
9825 Oetken 1214 T-3 Lore Oetken (b. 1929) has made significant contributions to the fields of magnetic stars, polarimetry and spectroscopy, a prominent part of the astronomical research at the Potsdam Observatory. The citation was prepared by A. Schnell.
9826 Ehrenfreund 2114 T-3 Pascale Ehrenfreund, Dutch astrobiologist †[20]
9828 Antimachos 1973 SS Antimachos, one of the heroes hidden in the Wooden Horse.
9829 Murillo 1973 SJ1 Bartolomé Estéban Murillo (1618–1682) created many religious paintings for churches. The painter from Seville is famous for his genre pictures of children that were poor but happy, and these are imitated even today.
9831 Simongreen 1979 QZ Simon F. Green, British astronomer †[21]
9832 Xiaobinwang 1981 EH3 Xiao-bin Wang (b. 1966), an astronomer at the Yunnan Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
9833 Rilke 1982 DW3 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet
9834 Kirsanov 1982 TS1 Semen Isaakovich Kirsanov, Russian poet
9836 Aarseth 1985 TU Sverre Aarseth (Årseth), Norwegian astronomer.
9837 Jerryhorow 1986 AA2 Jerome Horowitz, father of the discoverer.
9838 Falz-Fein 1987 RN6 Baron Eduard Aleksandrovich von Falz-Fein (b. 1912) is an outstanding collector of works of art and historical documents, known for his charity. Born in Russia, his uncle Friedrich Falz-Fein was the founder in 1875 of the well-known reserve Askania-Nova in Ukraine.
9839 Crabbegat 1988 CT2 Crabbegat is an idyllic road at the border of the Wolvendael park, close to the Royal Observatory at Uccle. The name might refer to "crab", although Uccle is located near neither the sea nor even a stream.
9841 Mašek 1988 UT Martin Mašek (b. 1988) is an avid observer of deep-sky objects, variable stars, comets and asteroids.
9842 Funakoshi 1989 AS1 Hiromi Funakoshi (born 1961) works in Gifu prefecture's Fujihashi village office. He previously contributed to the spread of astronomy awareness as a researcher at Nishi Mino Observatory and still performs volunteer work there.
9843 Braidwood 1989 AL3 Thomas Braidwood (1715-1806), a Scottish teacher of the deaf.
9844 Otani 1989 WF1 Toyokazu Otani (born 1928), first lecturer at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo.
9845 Okamuraosamu 1990 FM1 Osamu Okamura (born 1954) is a Japanese certified public accountant and an amateur astronomer.
9848 Yugra 1990 QX17 Yugra is the historical name, used in Russia in medieval times, of the vast area to the east of the Northern Urals, extending to the river Taz. Inhabited then by the Hanty and Mansi tribes, it is now part of the territory of the Hanty-Mansi autonomous area within the Russian Federation.
9851 Sakamoto 1990 UG3 Makoto Sakamoto, a research fellow of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory.
9852 Gora 1990 YX Ronald Gora (b. 1933), a former American swimmer.
9854 Karlheinz 1991 AC3 Karlheinz Müller, German amateur astronomer.
9859 Van Lierde 1991 PE5 Edmond Van Lierde (1888-1964), a brilliant student at the University of Brussels, later professor of mathematics, promoted modern mathematics and introduced this new discipline into Belgium. He was also a splendid pianist and an excellent tennis player.
9860 Archaeopteryx 1991 PW9 Archaeopteryx, the early bird that had a dinosaur-like skeleton.
9861 Jahreiss 1991 RB3 Hartmut Jahreiß (b. 1942), a staff astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut.
9863 Reichardt 1991 RJ7 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer
9865 Akiraohta 1991 TP1 Akira Ohta (1951-2002), an amateur observer of meteors and comets.
9866 Kanaimitsuo 1991 TV4 Mitsuo Kanai (b. 1946), a lecturer and curator at the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo for 15 years.
9869 Yadoumaru 1992 CD1 Yasushi Yadoumaru (b. 1965), a research fellow at the Misato Observatory.
9870 Maehata 1992 DA Hideko Maehata (née Hideco Hyodo, 1914-1995), born in Hashimoto city, Wakayama Prefecture, won the gold medal for the 200-m breast-stroke event in the 1936 Olympuic Games in Berlin. She was the first Japanese female Olympic gold medalist.
9871 Jeon 1992 DG1 Jeon San-Woon (b. 1928), a historian of Korean astronomy and technology.
9872 Solf 1992 DJ4 Josef K. M. Solf (b. 1934), professor of astronomy at Heidelberg and Jena, and since 1994 director of the Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg.
9878 Sostero 1994 FQ Giovanni Sostero, Italian aerospace engineer and amateur astronomer†[22]
9879 Mammuthus 1994 PZ29 Mammuthus or woolly mammoth was a kind of elephant, about 4 meters tall, with dense dark hair and an 8-cm-thick layer of fat, protecting the animal from the cold.
9880 Stegosaurus 1994 PQ31 Stegosaurus'', a large dinosaur, 6 to 9 meters long, with a characteristic double row of large bony plates along the back.
9882 Stallman 1994 SS9 Richard Stallman (b. 1953), the founder of the GNU project and an advocate and developer of free software.
9884 Příbram 1994 TN3 Príbram, the town in central Bohemia.
9885 Linux 1994 TM14 The Linux operating system was created by Linus Torvalds in 1991.
9886 Aoyagi 1994 VM7 Fusao Aoyagi (b. 1952), the president of astronomical society in the town of Ishikawa, Fukushima prefecture.
9891 Stephensmith 1995 XN1 Stephen Smith, American publisher of The Shallow Sky Bulletin from 1986 to 2000; the SSB contained cometary ephemerides
9897 Malerba 1996 CX7 Franco Malerba (b. 1946), the first Italian astronaut.
9898 Yoshiro 1996 DF Yoshiro Yamada (b. 1954), a leading popularizer of astronomy in Japan.
9900 Llull 1997 LL6 Ramon Llull, Catalan philosopher
9902 Kirkpatrick 1997 NY Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911-1984), eminent American harpsichordist, clavichordist, musicologist and teacher.
9903 Leonhardt 1997 NA1 Gustav Leonhardt, Dutch clavecinist, organist and musicologist †[2]
9904 Mauratombelli 1997 OC1 Maura Tombelli, Italian astronomer †[23]
9905 Tiziano 4611 P-L Tiziano Vecellio (Titian; c. 1477 or 1490-1576), a typical Renaissance painter.
9906 Tintoretto 6523 P-L Jacopo Robusti (1518-1594), called Tintoretto, Italian (Venetian) painter.
9907 Oileus 6541 P-L Oileus, the father of Ajax the Little. Next to Achilles, Ajax was the fastest-running Greek hero.
9908 Aue 2140 T-1 Hartmann von Aue, a German poet.
9909 Eschenbach 4355 T-1 Wolfram von Eschenbach (1168-1220) was, with von Aue and Gottfried von Strassburg, one of the greatest poets of medieval times.
9910 Vogelweide 3181 T-2 Walther von der Vogelweide, a German lyric poet.
9911 Quantz 4129 T-2 Johann Joachim Quantz, a German oboe playerand composer.
9912 Donizetti 2078 T-3 Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer.
9913 Humperdinck 4071 T-3 Engelbert Humperdinck, a German composer.
9914 Obukhova 1976 UJ4 Nadezhda Andreevna Obukhova (1886-1961), a Russian singer.
9915 Potanin 1977 RD2 Grigorij Nikolaevich Potanin (1835-1920), a Russian geographer, ethnographer and publicist.
9916 Kibirev 1978 TR2 Sergej Feodosievich Kibirev (b. 1950) is involved in new methods of the processing of information, organizing the production of microelectronics in Novosibirsk. A champion sprinter in his youth, he likes extreme forms of sports. He is also a poet.
9917 Keynes 1979 MK John Maynard Keynes, 19th-20th-century British economist
9919 Undset 1979 QF1 Sigrid Undset (1882-1949), a Norwegian author.
9920 Bagnulo 1981 EZ10 Stefano Bagnulo (b. 1965), an astronomer at the Armagh Observatory and a specialist in polarimetry of early-type stars.
9921 Rubincam 1981 EO18 David P. Rubincam (b. 1947), an American planetary geodynamicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
9922 Catcheller 1981 EO21 Endowing the English language with a new term, the 1961 novel Catch-22 by U.S. writer Joseph Heller (1923-1999) epitomized both the problems of a sane person in an insane society and the absurdity of war. The name was suggested by B. G. Marsden.
9927 Tyutchev 1981 TW1 Fedor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet
9929 McConnell 1982 DP1 John C McConnell, Historian of Astronomy.
9930 Billburrows 1984 CP William E. Burrows (b. 1937), of New York University, is a top authority on space, national security, spy satellites and spy planes.
9931 Herbhauptman 1985 HH Herbert A. Hauptman, mathematical chemist and Nobelist †[24]
9932 Kopylov 1985 QP5 Ivan Mikheevich Kopylov, Russian astronomer †[25]
9933 Alekseev 1985 SM3 Anatolij Semenovich Alekseev (b. 1928), a professor in the department of mathematical geophysics at Novosibirsk University.
9934 Caccioppoli 1985 UC Francesco Caccioppoli (1855-1904) directed the Naval Institute in Procida, near Napoli, and was a passionate observer of the sky. Renato Caccioppoli (1904-1959) was an outstanding mathematician who carried out seminal work on linear and nonlinear differential equations. The name was suggested by E. Perozzi.
9936 Al-Biruni 1986 PN4 Al-Biruni, 10th-11th-century Persian scientist (anthropologist, mathematician, and astronomer)
9937 Triceratops 1988 DJ2 Triceratops, dinosaur genus.
9938 Kretlow 1988 KA Mike Kretlow, a longtime friend of the discoverer.
9941 Iguanodon 1989 CB3 Iguanodon, dinosaur genus.
9947 Takaishuji 1990 QB An elementary school teacher, Shuji Takai (born 1967) is a member of the Kuroishi Subaru Association.
9949 Brontosaurus 1990 SK6 Former name of Apatosaurus, dinosaur genus.
9950 ESA 1990 VB European Space Agency
9951 Tyrannosaurus 1990 VK5 Tyrannosaurus, dinosaur genus.
9954 Brachiosaurus 1991 GX7 Brachiosaurus, dinosaur genus.
9956 Castellaz 1991 TX4 Peter Castellaz (b. 1965), a German physicist.
9957 Raffaellosanti 1991 TO13 The painter and architect Raphael (1483-1520), full name Raffaello Sanzio, is one of the most famous masters of the Italian Renaissance.
9960 Sekine 1991 VE4 Masumi Sekine (b. 1950), the president of astromomical society at Ageo city.
9962 Pfau 1991 YL1 Werner Pfau (b. 1936), director of the Jena University Observatory from 1990 to 2000 and a former chairman of the Astronomische Gesellschaft.
9963 Sandage 1992 AN Allan Sandage (b. 1926), a distinguished American astronomer of Palomar and Mt. Wilson fame.
9964 Hideyonoguchi 1992 CF1 Hideo Noguchi, a Japanese bacteriologist.
9965 GNU 1992 EF2 The GNU project was created by Richard Stallman's Free Software Foundation in 1984. It enabled computer programmers to trade and improve on each others' ideas freely. Linux and academic computing owe much of their functionality to the firm foundations of GNU software.
9967 Awanoyumi 1992 FV1 Yumi Awano (b. 1972), the curator of the Okayama Astronomical Museum.
9969 Braille 1992 KD Louis Braille, French cellist and organist, inventor of braille.
9971 Ishihara 1993 HS Takahiro Ishihara (b. 1961), president of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society from 1987 to 1997.
9972 Minoruoda 1993 KQ Minoru Oda (1923-2001), a cosmic-ray physicist.
9973 Szpilman 1993 NB2 Wladyslaw Szpilman (1912-2000), a Polish pianist who managed to survive in the Warsaw ghetto.
9974 Brody 1993 OG13 Adrien Brody, American actor who played Szpilman in the film The Pianist.
9975 Takimotokoso 1993 RZ1 Koso Takimoto (b. 1965), a Japanese amateur astronomer.
9981 Kudo 1995 BS3 Takahiro Kudo (b. 1961), a Japanese amateur astronomer and a key member of the Ota Astronomical Club.
9983 Rickfienberg 1995 DA Rick Fienberg, American editor-in-chief of Sky and Telescope.
9984 Gregbryant 1996 HT Greg Bryant, Australian amateur astronomer †[26]
9985 Akiko 1996 JF Akiko Yamamoto, Japanese amateur astronomer
9986 Hirokun 1996 NX Hirokun, nickname for Hiroshi Fukazawa, fiancé of Mizuho Urata, daughter of the second discoverer
9987 Peano 1997 OO1 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician
9988 Erictemplebell 1997 RX6 Eric Temple Bell, Scottish-American mathematician and author
9991 Anežka 1997 TY7 Anežka Moravcová, the discoverer's grandmother †[27]
9993 Kumamoto 1997 VX5 Kumamoto, the name of both a prefecture and its capital city, on the Japanese island of Kyushu.
9994 Grotius 4028 P-L Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist and statesman †[2]
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L Alouette 1, Canadian science satellite †[28]
9996 ANS 9070 P-L Astronomische Nederlandse Satelliet, Dutch science satellite †[2]
9997 COBE 1217 T-1 Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE), science satellite.
9998 ISO 1293 T-1 Infrared Space Observatory.
9999 Wiles 4196 T-2 Andrew Wiles, British mathematician.
10000 Myriostos 1951 SY Greek word for ten-thousandth


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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 9,001–10,000
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