Meanings of minor planet names: 96001–97000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
96086 Toscanos 1006 T-2 Toscanos, Spain, where the ruins of a Phoenician colony are found
96178 Rochambeau 1987 SA4 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807), a commander of the French Expeditionary Force supporting the American revolution.
96189 Pygmalion 1991 NT3 Pygmalion, god of ancient Greek mythology and name of the Greek sculptor who fell in love with his statue, Galatea
96192 Calgary 1991 TZ15 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
96193 Edmonton 1991 TG16 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
96200 Oschin 1992 QR2 Samuel Oschin (1914-2003), an American entrepreneur and philanthropist.
96205 Ararat 1992 ST16 Mount Ararat
96217 Gronchi 1993 RP2 Giovanni-Federico Gronchi, Italian astronomer
96254 Hoyo 1995 DT2 Hōyo Kaikyō (Hōyo Strait), between the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Shikoku
96268 Tomcarr 1995 SA55 Thomas D. Carr, American astronomer
96327 Ullmann 1997 EJ50 Liv Ullmann (b. 1938), Norwegian screen actress and movie director.
96344 Scottweaver 1997 RH3 J. Scott Weaver (1940–2009), professor of Geology at Alfred University.
96348 Toshiyukimariko 1997 TU26 Toshiyuki Miho (b. 1951) and Mariko Miho (b. 1956) work as lecturers in an astronomical class room to show the wonders of the night sky to the public.
96506 Oberösterreich 1998 OR4 Oberösterreich (Upper Austria), one of the nine federal states of Austria
96623 Leani 1999 ET4 Achille Leani, Italian astronomer and one of the founders of the International Union of Amateur Astronomers
96747 Crespodasilva 1999 QQ2 Lucy D. Crespo da Silva, Brazilian-American astronomer and the object's discoverer, who died in 2000 at age 22
96876 Andreamanna 1999 TY10 Andrea Manna, Swiss journalist, guitar player, and amateur astronomer


  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: 96,001–97,000
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