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published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, among others.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

99001–99100[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
99070 Strittmatter 2001 FA10 Peter Strittmatter, American astronomer, involved with the Large Binocular Telescope and Giant Magellan Telescope projects JPL

99101–99200[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
99193 Obsfabra 2001 GN4 Observatori Fabra, Barcelona, Spain JPL

99201–99300[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
99201 Sattler 2001 HY16 Birgit I. Sattler, Austrian limnologist, zoologist, and Antarctic explorer JPL
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 JPL

99301–99400[edit]

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

99401–99500[edit]

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

99501–99600[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
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 JPL

99601–99700[edit]

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

99701–99800[edit]

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

99801–99900[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
99824 Polnareff 2002 MN3 99824 Polnareff Discovered 2002 June 29 by M. Ory at Vicques. Michel Polnareff (b. 1944) is a French singer and a songwriter who has been very popular since his 1966 recording of the song "La poupée qui fait non".JPL
99861 Tscharnuter 2002 OV24 Werner M. Tscharnuter, German astrophysicist JPL
99862 Kenlevin 2002 OD25 99862 Kenlevin Discovered 2002 July 23 by S. F. Hoenig on plates taken at Palomar. Ken Levin (b. 1953) is a physicist who works in the field of infrared optics and sensors for application in medicine, aerospace and astronomy. Levin is an avid amateur astronomer and operates two private observatories.JPL
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. JPL
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) JPL

99901–100000[edit]

Number–Name Prov. Designation Source of Name
99905 Jeffgrossman 2002 QX50 Jeffrey N. Grossman, American meteoriticist JPL
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 JPL
99942 Apophis 2004 MN4 Greek name for Apep, Ancient Egyptian god JPL
99949 Miepgies 1972 FD 99949 Miepgies Discovered 1972 Mar. 16 by T. Gehrels at Palomar. Miep Gies (née Hermine Santrouschitz; b. 1909) is one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank and her family from the Nazis during World War II. She discovered and preserved Anne's diary after her arrest and deportation. The name was suggested by C. Koppeschaar.JPL
99950 Euchenor 1973 SC1 Euchenor, Greek hero from Corinth, killed in the Trojan War by Paris JPL
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

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
98,001–99,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 99,001–100,000
Succeeded by
100,001–110,000