Meanings of minor planet names: 97001–98000

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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

97001–97100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
97069 Stek 1999 VB23 Stefano Klett, Swiss computer scientist, amateur astronomer, and promoter of the Ticino section of Dark Sky Switzerland JPL

97101–97200[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
97186 Tore 1999 WP8 97186 Tore Discovered 1999 Nov. 28 by Stefano Sposetti at Gnosca. Salvatore Silanus (b. 1961), nicknamed Tore, is a friend of the discoverer.JPL

97201–97300[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
97268 Serafinozani 1999 XD127 The Osservatorio astronomico Serafino Zani (Serafino Zani Astronomical Observatory), built by Serafino Zani and his family on San Bernardo hill in the commune of Lumezzane, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, and then given to the local amateur astronomers JPL

97301–97400[edit]

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

97401–97500[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
97472 Hobby 2000 CB41 97472 Hobby Discovered 2000 Feb. 6 at Needville. The Hobby Foundation supports museums and educational organizations throughout Texas. Ten thousand schoolchildren and members of the public a year view the wonders of the heavens through the Hobby telescope at the Houston Museum of Natural Science's George Observatory.JPL

97501–97600[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
97582 Hijikawa 2000 EP15 Hijikawa river, Ehime prefecture, Japan JPL

97601–97700[edit]

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Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
97631 Kentrobinson 2000 ED144 Ernest Kent Robinson (b. 1939), Advisory Board member at Lowell Observatory. JPL
97637 Blennert 2000 EQ156 97637 Blennert Discovered 2000 Mar. 10 by the Catalina Sky Survey. John Blennert (b. 1951) is a meteorite hunter in Tucson, Arizona, one of three co-discoverers of the Gold Basin Meteorite Strewn Field.JPL

97701–97800[edit]

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

97801–97900[edit]

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

97901–98000[edit]

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

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
96,001–97,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 97,001–98,000
Succeeded by
98,001–99,000