Meanings of minor planet names: 99001–100000

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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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
99070 Strittmatter 2001 FA10 Peter Strittmatter, American astronomer, involved with the Large Binocular Telescope and Giant Magellan Telescope projects
99193 Obsfabra 2001 GN4 Observatori Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
99201 Sattler 2001 HY16 Birgit I. Sattler, Austrian limnologist, zoologist, and Antarctic explorer
99262 Bleustein 2001 OQ12 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, French publicist, founder of the Foundation of the Vocation in 1960; the discoverer was a laureate of this foundation
99503 Leewonchul 2002 DB1 Lee, Won Chul (David W. Lee), Korean astronomer, the first Korean to earn a Ph.D. degree, and the first director of the National Observatory in Seoul
99861 Tscharnuter 2002 OV24 Werner M. Tscharnuter, German astrophysicist
99863 Winnewisser 2002 OV25 Gisbert Winnewisser (1936–2011) was an astrophysicist who established the KOSMA sub-mm telescope on Gornergrat and set up successful partnerships between the University of Cologne and research institutes worldwide. He was a member of three IAU Commissions and was honored with many prizes.
99891 Donwells 2002 PG165 Don J. Wells, American production manager of a Houston-area television station and asteroid discoverer (working from George Observatory, Needville, TX, and the RAS (Remote Astronomical Society) Observatory, Mayhill, NM)
99905 Jeffgrossman 2002 QX50 Jeffrey N. Grossman, American meteoriticist
99906 Uofalberta 2002 QV53 The University of Alberta; the initials of its motto Quaecumque Vera ("Whatsoever things are true") appear in the provisional designation
99928 Brainard 2000 EQ147 Bradley J. Brainard, American surgeon
99942 Apophis 2004 MN4 Greek name for Apep, Ancient Egyptian god
99950 Euchenor 1973 SC1 Euchenor, Greek hero from Corinth, killed in the Trojan War by Paris
100000 Astronautica 1982 SH1 On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Space Age (beginning with the launch of Sputnik 1), and because space arbitrarily begins at an altitude of 100 000 m (100 km) above Earth's surface


  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: 99,001–100,000
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