Meanings of minor planet names: 10001–11000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), 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.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are approved and published in a bulletin by IAU's Working Group Small Body Nomenclature (WGSBN).[1] Before May 2021, citations were published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars for many decades.[2] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[3] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[4][5] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[6] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II. Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document: "SBDB". New namings may only be added to this list below after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the WGSBN.[7]


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
10001 Palermo 1969 TM1 The city of Palermo, Italy, where the Palermo Observatory located, at which Giuseppe Piazzi discovered 1 Ceres in 1801 (see naming for 1 Ceres and 1000 Piazzia) JPL · 10001
10002 Bagdasarian 1969 TQ1 Aleksandr Sergeevich Bagdasaryan (born 1946), a radio and electronics engineer and director of a Moscow-based research corporation JPL · 10002
10003 Caryhuang 1971 UD1 Cary K. Huang (born 1997) is an animator and educator, known for his variety of animated web shows, coding projects, and data visualization videos. He and his twin brother created the popular online interactive size comparison tool "The Scale of the Universe" in 2010. IAU · 10003
10004 Igormakarov 1975 VV2 Igor' Mikhajlovich Makarov (born 1927) is known for his research on nonlinear and adaptive systems, artificial intelligence and the choice and acceptance of decisions. He was chief scientific secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences during 1988–1996. JPL · 10004
10005 Chernega 1976 SS2 Nikolaj Akimovich Chernega (born 1923), a specialist in astrometry and the compilation of catalogues of highly precise stellar coordinates. JPL · 10005
10006 Sessai 1976 UR15 Nishiyama Sessai (1735–1798), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period, born at Kamogata, Okayama prefecture. JPL · 10006
10007 Malytheatre 1976 YF3 Maly Theatre, Moscow (a.k.a. Ostrovsky's house and "The Second Moscow University"), the oldest Russian theater (founded in 1756) JPL · 10007
10008 Raisanyo 1977 DT2 Rai San'yō (1780–1832), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period, born at Takehara, Hiroshima prefecture. JPL · 10008
10009 Hirosetanso 1977 EA6 Hirose Tansō (1782–1856), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period, born at Hita, Oita prefecture. JPL · 10009
10010 Rudruna 1978 PW3 RUDruNa, or Rossijskij Universitet Druzhby Narodov, is the Russian University of Friendship of Nations. JPL · 10010
10011 Avidzba 1978 QY1 Anatolij Mkanovich Avidzba (born 1951), an orchardist and viticulturist. JPL · 10011
10012 Tmutarakania 1978 RE3 Tmutarakania, a Russian principality in the Tamanian peninsula from the tenth to the twelfth centuries. JPL · 10012
10013 Stenholm 1978 RR8 Björn Stenholm, Swedish astronomer at Lund Observatory has for many years worked on outreach activities in astronomy, notably as editor of the Swedish journal Populär Astronomi (IAU). JPL · 10013
10014 Shaim 1978 SE3 Shaim, a town in the Tyumen province of the Russian Federation. In its environs the first oil field in western Siberia was discovered in 1959. JPL · 10014
10015 Valenlebedev 1978 SA5 Valentin Lebedev (born 1942), Russian cosmonaut and author, founder and director of the Scientific Geoinformation Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL · 10015
10016 Yugan 1978 SW7 Yugan is the shortened name of Nefteyugansk, a town in western Siberia that is the center of the drilling operations of Ust'-Balyk and other oil fields. JPL · 10016
10017 Jaotsungi 1978 UP2 Jao Tsung-I, (born 1917), a world-renowned sinologist, painter and calligrapher JPL · 10017
10018 Lykawka 1979 MG4 Patryk Sofia Lykawka (born 1976) is a Brazilian-Italian planetary scientist and dynamicist whose contributions include modeling Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt formation and the dynamical evolution processes of mean motion resonances. JPL · 10018
10019 Wesleyfraser 1979 MK7 Wesley C. Fraser (born 1981) is a researcher at Queen's University Belfast whose studies include the size distribution of Kuiper Belt objects to better constrain their formation. JPL · 10019
10020 Bagenal 1979 OQ5 Frances Bagenal (born 1954), a planetary scientist and professor at the University of Colorado, who has been a science team member for the Voyager, Galileo and New Horizons missions. JPL · 10020
10021 Henja 1979 QC1 Karin Henja is a prolific constructor of the Swedish form of crossword puzzles. JPL · 10021
10022 Zubov 1979 SU2 Vladimir Ivanovich Zubov (1930–2000), a Russian mathematician and mechanician. JPL · 10022
10023 Vladifedorov 1979 WX3 Vladimir Dmitrievich Fedorov (born 1933), an outstanding Russian surgeon, scientist and professor. JPL · 10023
10024 Marthahazen 1980 EB Martha L. Hazen (born 1931), American astronomer who maintained Harvard's photographic plate archive and edited the Harvard Announcement Cards precursors of IAU's CBATs JPL · 10024
10025 Rauer 1980 FO1 Heike Rauer (born 1961), a German planetary astronomer, is known for her observational work on cometary comae, in particular that of comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp). She is currently working at the Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration in Berlin on a project to search for extrasolar planetary systems. JPL · 10025
10026 Sophiexeon 1980 RE1 Sophie Xeon (1986–2021), known as SOPHIE, was a highly influential Scottish singer, songwriter, and producer. Sophie was known as an electronic music pioneer whose futuristic style changed the landscape of pop music in the early 21st century. IAU · 10026
10027 Perozzi 1981 FL Ettore Perozzi (born 1957), of Telespazio, Rome, works on solar-system dynamics and on interplanetary mission analysis. He has been involved in the Cassini/Huygens mission and in proposals for missions to comets and minor planets. JPL · 10027
10028 Bonus 1981 JM2 Shelley R. Bonus, American astronomer, creator of the "Janet Planet" and "Space E. Tracy" astronomy shows and lectures, assisted in organizing the photographic glass plate archive of the 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory JPL · 10028
10029 Hiramperkins 1981 QF Hiram Perkins (1833–1924), a professor of mathematics and astronomy at the Ohio Wesleyan University from 1857 to 1907. JPL · 10029
10030 Philkeenan 1981 QG Philip Keenan (1908–2000), a professor of astronomy with the Ohio State University at Perkins Observatory from 1946 until his death. JPL · 10030
10031 Vladarnolda 1981 RB2 Vladimir Arnold (born 1937), a Russian mathematician, is an authority on the theories of dynamical systems, functions, differential equations and the mathematical methods of classical mechanics. The name was suggested by V. J. Judovich. JPL · 10031
10032 Hans-Ulrich 1981 RF7 Hans-Ulrich Auster (born 1959) is Head of the Space Magnetometer Laboratory at Braunschweig Technical University, known for research and development of magnetometers aboard multiple spacecraft, including Rosetta's Philae lander. JPL · 10032
10033 Bodewits 1981 UJ23 Dennis Bodewits (born 1979) is a research scientist at the University of Maryland who performs observational studies of the activity and evolution of comets and active asteroids using the Swift gamma-ray burst space observatory. JPL · 10033
10034 Birlan 1981 YG Mirel Birlan (born 1963), Romanian astronomer at Paris Observatory, began his career in 1991 as an astronomer at the Bucharest Observatory. He has conducted observing campaigns on minor Solar-System bodies and has been involved in groundbased science of Rosetta mission asteroid targets. The name was suggested by M. A. Barucci. JPL · 10034
10035 Davidgheesling 1982 DC2 David Gheesling (1967–2020), of Roswell, GA (USA), was an astronomy and meteorite enthusiast, author, public speaker, and a member of the Board of Director of the International Meteorite Collectors Association. He was a globally-known promoter and hunter of meteorites and his collection, Falling Rocks, is one of the largest in private hands. IAU · 10035
10036 McGaha 1982 OF James E. McGaha (born 1946), a Tucson astronomer, lecturer, U.S. Air Force pilot and skeptic, actively promotes science and the refutation of pseudoscience. JPL · 10036
10037 Raypickard 1984 BQ Ray Pickard (born 1967), of Bathurst, NSW (Australia), is a teacher, academic, and leading expert on meteorite identification and analysis. He owns and runs Bathurst Observatory in central New South Wales, where he hosts a small museum displaying one of the largest private meteorite collections in the world. IAU · 10037
10038 Tanaro 1984 HO1 Tanaro, longest river of Piedmont, Italy. JPL · 10038
10039 Keet Seel 1984 LK Keet Seel, an exceptionally well-preserved prehistoric cliff dwelling located in Tsegi Canyon, in what is now the Navajo National Monument in northern Arizona; the name is apparently from a Navajo phrase "kits'iil" or "kin ts'iil" meaning "houses that have been left behind" (1998 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner). The name was suggested by M. T. Gibson. JPL · 10039
10040 Ghillar 1984 QM Ghillar Michael Anderson (born 1951), of Goodooga, NSW (Australia), is an Aboriginal elder, Senior Law Man, and leader of the Euahlayi people bordering northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. He has shared in-depth knowledge about Kamilaroi and Euahlayi astronomical knowledge and has published several academic papers on the topic. IAU · 10040
10041 Parkinson 1985 HS1 Bradford Parkinson (born 1935) is an American engineer and inventor who led a team that developed the Global Positioning System with revolutionary tracking technology. The GPS has transformed navigation, recreation, law enforcement and all sciences requiring precise knowledge of location. JPL · 10041
10042 Budstewart 1985 PL L. R. ("Bud") Stewart (1903–1979), a cofounder of the Columbus Astronomical Society in 1947 and its first president. JPL · 10042
10043 Janegann 1985 PN Jane Gann (1910–1994), a cofounder and first female president of the Columbus Astronomical Society. JPL · 10043
10044 Squyres 1985 RU Steven W. Squyres (born 1956), a professor of astronomy at Cornell University. JPL · 10044
10046 Creighton 1986 JC James M. Creighton (1856–1946), a pioneering American architect who designed "Old Main" at the University of Arizona JPL · 10046
10048 Grönbech 1986 TQ Danish observational astronomer Bent Grönbech (1947–1977) was widely known for the Grönbech-Olsen catalogues of complete Strömgren photometry of southern bright stars and for his research on eclipsing binaries, comets and minor planets. He published 36 scientific papers JPL · 10048
10049 Vorovich 1986 TZ11 Izrailevich Vorovich (born 1920), an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Iosif. JPL · 10049
10050 Rayman 1987 MA1 Marc D. Rayman (born 1956) has been devoted to the exploration of space since childhood and is exceptionally effective at communicating this topic to the public. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory he was instrumental in the success of Deep Space 1 as chief mission engineer. JPL · 10050
10051 Albee 1987 QG6 Arden L. Albee (born 1928), a Caltech professor of geology and planetary sciences. JPL · 10051
10052 Nason 1987 SM12 Jymme Curtis (Curt) Nason (born 1953), co-founder of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada New Brunswick Centre in 2000 IAU · 10052
10053 Noeldetilly 1987 SR12 Rolland Noël de Tilly (1906–1983), long-time leader of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Centre de Montréal IAU · 10053
10054 Solomin 1987 SQ17 Yurij Mefodievich Solomin (born 1935), People's artist of the U.S.S.R, is a Russian actor who is especially popular for his parts in several Soviet films. JPL · 10054
10055 Silcher 1987 YC1 German composer Friedrich Silcher (1789–1860) MPC · 10055
10056 Johnschroer 1988 BX3 John A. Schroer IV (1956–2014) was a planetarium and space science educator for the Michigan Science Center in Detroit. He was also former president of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association and an avid amateur radio operator. His enthusiasm and love of astronomy opened the universe to school children and the public at large. JPL · 10056
10057 L'Obel 1988 CO1 Matthias de l'Obel (Lobelius, 1538–1616), a Flemish physician and botanist. JPL · 10057
10058 Ikwilliamson 1988 DD5 Isabel K. Williamson (1908–2000), was a Canadian observer of aurora and meteors, who won the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Chant Medal in 1948 IAU · 10058
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL Amy Rae Milne (born 1982), a Canadian environmentalist has dedicated herself to creating happiness for others, has led her life with spirit. A love of science and its relationship to understanding and preserving our environment has brought her national recognition. JPL · 10060
10061 Ndolaprata 1988 PG1 Ndola de Jesus Veiga Prata (born 1965), Angolan medical doctor and public health expert and lecturer JPL · 10061
10063 Erinleeryan 1988 SZ2 Erin Lee Ryan (born 1981) is a research scientist with the SETI Institute whose work includes spectral and lightcurve observations of the Hilda asteroids. JPL · 10063
10064 Hirosetamotsu 1988 UO Tamotsu Hirose (born 1931) is known as an astronomical leader throughout the four prefectures of the island of Shikoku. He began observing sunspots with a heliostat in 1949, after which he built his own private observatory for the continuous observation of sunspots, a major contribution to astronomy JPL · 10064
10067 Bertuch 1989 AL6 Friedrich Justin Bertuch (1747–1822), a German author, bookseller and successful liberal employer. JPL · 10067
10068 Dodoens 1989 CT2 Rembertus Dodonaeus (1516–1585), a Flemish physician and botanist. JPL · 10068
10069 Fontenelle 1989 CW2 Bernard Le Bovier, sieur de Fontenelle (1657–1757), well known for his famous work Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes (1686). JPL · 10069
10070 Liuzongli 1989 CB8 Liu Zongli (born 1937), a professor of astronomy and astronomer at Beijing National Observatory. JPL · 10070
10071 Paraguay 1989 EZ2 Paraguay, a South American country bordered by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina. JPL · 10071
10072 Uruguay 1989 GF1 Uruguay, a country in the south eastern region of South America, bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. JPL · 10072
10074 Van den Berghe 1989 GH4 Frits Van den Berghe (1883–1939), a Belgian painter, considered a master of Flemish Expressionism. JPL · 10074
10075 Campeche 1989 GR4 The Bay of Campeche is surrounded by the Mexican states of Campeche, Tabasco and Veracrux. JPL · 10075
10078 Stanthorpe 1989 UJ3 Stanthorpe, Queensland's wine capital, Australia JPL · 10078
10079 Meunier 1989 XD2 Constantin Meunier (1831–1905), a Belgian sculptor and painter. JPL · 10079
10088 Digne 1990 SG8 Digne, a town in southern France JPL · 10088
10089 Turgot 1990 SS9 Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727–1781), a French economist. JPL · 10089
10090 Sikorsky 1990 TK15 Igor Sikorsky (1889–1972), an aircraft designer. JPL · 10090
10091 Bandaisan 1990 VD3 Mount Bandai, Japanese active volcano in Fukushima prefecture JPL · 10091
10092 Sasaki 1990 VD4 Katsuhiro Sasaki (born 1941), the director of the Department of Science and Engineering, National Science Museum, Tokyo. JPL · 10092
10093 Diesel 1990 WX1 Rudolf Diesel (1858–1913), a German thermal engineer and inventor of the diesel engine. JPL · 10093
10094 Eijikato 1991 DK Eiji Kato (born 1942), together with his wife Naomi, runs a bed and breakfast in Australia and introduces their guests to the wonders of the night sky from their in-house observatory. He also translates comet hunter Seki's webpage into English to reach wider audiences outside Japan. JPL · 10094
10095 Carlloewe 1991 RP2 Carl Loewe (1796–1869), a German composer was an organist and director of the Pomeranian music festivals in Stettin. MPC · 10095
10099 Glazebrook 1991 VB9 Karl Glazebrook (born 1965), an astronomer at Johns Hopkins University. JPL · 10099
10100 Bürgel 1991 XH1 Bruno H. Bürgel (1875–1948), a German shoemaker who became one of the best known German popular astronomical writer of his time. JPL · 10100


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
10101 Fourier 1992 BM2 Joseph Fourier (1768–1830), a French mathematician who exerted a strong influence on mathematical physics through his Théorie analytique de la chaleur (1822), wherein he showed that the conduction of heat in solid bodies may be analyzed in terms of infinite mathematical series, the so-called "Fourier series". In 1798 he accompanied Napoleon to Egypt, where he was engaged, until 1801, in extensive research on Egyptian antiquities. JPL · 10101
10102 Digerhuvud 1992 DA6 Digerhuvud, a place on the island of Gotland, Sweden, where seastacks are most common. JPL · 10102
10103 Jungfrun 1992 DB9 Jungfrun, largest stack on Gotland island, Sweden JPL · 10103
10104 Hoburgsgubben 1992 EY9 Hoburgsgubben is a very characteristic seastack on southern Gotland, Sweden, looking like an old man watching the sea. JPL · 10104
10105 Holmhällar 1992 EM12 Holmhällar a place on the island of Gotland, Sweden, contains an unusual area of seastacks. One of the expeditions from the Uppsala Observatory to the total solar eclipse on 1954 June 30 was based there. JPL · 10105
10106 Lergrav 1992 EV15 Lergrav, a settlement with stacks on the island of Gotland, Sweden. JPL · 10106
10107 Kenny 1992 FW1 Kenneth Robert Steel (1929–), the father of British discoverer Duncan Steel JPL · 10107
10108 Tomlinson 1992 HM Ray Tomlinson (1941–2016) an American computer programmer who implemented the first email program on the ARPANET system, the precursor to the Internet, in 1971 JPL · 10108
10111 Fresnel 1992 OO1 Augustin-Jean Fresnel (1788–1827), French physicist who constructed the so-called "Fresnel lens", following an original idea by Buffon (1748) of dividing a lens surface into concentric rings. By studying the aberration of light, he removed a number of objections to the wave theory. JPL · 10111
10114 Greifswald 1992 RZ Greifswald, the old German Hanse city on the Baltic Sea, is a scientific, economic and cultural center. The Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, founded around 1456, has an astronomical tradition that has now been revived through the associated Greifswald Observatory. The name was suggested by the first discoverer. JPL · 10114
10116 Robertfranz 1992 SJ2 Robert Franz (1815–1892), a German composer MPC · 10116
10117 Tanikawa 1992 TW Kiyotaka Tanikawa (born 1944) is an associate professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan who specializes in the study of the three-body problem JPL · 10117
10119 Remarque 1992 YC1 Erich Maria Remarque (1898–1970) German novelist, chiefly known for his Im Westen nichts Neues ("All Quiet on the Western Front", 1929). At 18 he was drafted into the German army and wounded several times. His novel records the daily horrors of war in laconic understatement, in shocking contrast to patriotic rhetoric. In 1933 his books were burnt by the Nazis. JPL · 10119
10120 Ypres 1992 YH2 The Belgian city of Ypres, with Bruges and Ghent, virtually controlled Flanders in the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, it became a major cloth-weaving city. Within the bulge of the British lines during World War I, Ypres was completely destroyed, subsequently to be rebuilt in its original style. JPL · 10120
10121 Arzamas 1993 BS4 Arzamas, Russia, on the Tesha River JPL · 10121
10122 Fröding 1993 BC5 Gustav Fröding, 19th-century Swedish poet and journalist, several of whose poems were set to music by Sibelius JPL · 10122
10123 Fideöja 1993 FJ16 Fide and Öja, two small towns on the Swedish island of Gotland. The church in Öja hosts a very famous crucifix from the thirteenth century. JPL · 10123
10124 Hemse 1993 FE23 Hemse, the second largest town on the Swedish island of Gotland, is the central node of the southern region. Close to the town there are two pastoral meadows typical of the island. JPL · 10124
10125 Stenkyrka 1993 FB24 Stenkyrka, a coastal parish on Gotland, Sweden. It hosts one of the largest church towers on the island. In the church can be found the oldest dated gravestone on the island, from the year 1200. JPL · 10125
10126 Lärbro 1993 FW24 Lärbro, a village on the island of Gotland, Sweden. At the church, there is a well-preserved defense tower from the 11th century. Close to the village there is also a spring well known from a Swedish poem. JPL · 10126
10127 Fröjel 1993 FF26 Fröjel, a small parish on the island of Gotland, Sweden, there is a 29-m-long stone ship from the Bronze Age. JPL · 10127
10128 Bro 1993 FT31 Bro, is a small parish on the island of Gotland, Sweden, where an old cairn from the Bronze Age is found, said to be the burial site of Baldur. JPL · 10128
10129 Fole 1993 FO40 Fole, is a small parish on the island of Gotland, Sweden, where the house Vatlings, one of the best-preserved residences from the Middle Ages in the Gotland countryside, is found. JPL · 10129
10130 Ardre 1993 FJ50 Ardre is a small parish on the eastern side of the island of Gotland, Sweden. Two teachers from Uppsala discovered the beautiful beaches there at the beginning of the twentieth century, and since then the village of Ljugarn has been a popular summer resort. JPL · 10130
10131 Stånga 1993 FP73 Stånga, a place on the island of Gotland, Sweden, where annual summer games have been held since 1924 JPL · 10131
10132 Lummelunda 1993 FL84 Lummelunda, a place north of Visby, on the island of Gotland, Sweden, where a 4-kilometer limestone long cave is located. JPL · 10132
10136 Gauguin 1993 OM3 Paul Gauguin (1848–1903), leading French painter of the post-impressionist period, who abandoned imitative art for expressiveness through color. A meeting with van Gogh at Paris (1886) and a journey to Martinique (1887) were decisive experiences in his life. In Tahiti he discovered the brilliant coloring and sensuous delights of a tropical landscape, enjoying in a primitive community the "natural" life. JPL · 10136
10137 Thucydides 1993 PV6 Thucydides (ca. 460-400 BC), the greatest of the ancient Greek historians, who wrote strictly contemporary history of events through which he lived. His best known work, History of the Peloponnesian War, recounted the fifth-century-BC struggle between Athens and Sparta. He was filled with a passion for truth, keeping him free from vulgar partiality against the enemy: "I have written not for immediate applause, but for posterity". JPL · 10137
10138 Ohtanihiroshi 1993 SS1 Hiroshi Ohtani (born 1939) is a professor in the department of astronomy at Kyoto University. His research themes include observational and theoretical studies of interstellar matter and observational study of active galaxies, especially of Seyfert and related galaxies. JPL · 10138
10139 Ronsard 1993 ST4 Pierre de Ronsard (1524–1585), the most important member of the group of poets known as "La Pléiade". Much inspired by Greek and Roman poetry, following Horatius' example he composed the Odes (1550). He is most remembered for his Amours de Marie and the Sonnets pour Hélène. A reflection on the brevity of youth and beauty, his Mignonne, allons voir si la rose has been set to music half a dozen times since the sixteenth century. JPL · 10139
10140 Villon 1993 SX4 François Villon (1431–1463), one of the greatest French lyric poets, known for his ballads, chansons and rondeaux. Le grand Testament is his master work. Herein he reviews his life, expressing his horror of sickness, old age, death and a poignant regret for his wasted youth. Known for his criminal excesses, he spent much time in prison, until he was condemned to be hanged (Ballade des pendus). However, in 1463 his sentence was commuted to banishment from Paris. JPL · 10140
10141 Gotenba 1993 VE Gotenba is a city at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Every year it is the site of a star party that promotes astronomical activities in cooperation with amateur astronomers to spread astronomy to the public JPL · 10141
10142 Sakka 1993 VG1 Kazuyuki Sakka (born 1943), the director of the Kyoto School of Computer Science, studied spectroscopic properties of galaxies and emission nebulae. He has also created software for astronomy education and popularization JPL · 10142
10143 Kamogawa 1994 AP1 Kamogawa, a famous river in Japan, flows through the center of Kyoto city. Kamogawa has often appeared in Japanese literature and art JPL · 10143
10146 Mukaitadashi 1994 CV1 Tadashi Mukai (born 1945), a professor in the department of earth and planetary sciences at Kobe University, is known for studies of near-earth objects JPL · 10146
10147 Mizugatsuka 1994 CK2 Mizugatsuka is a Japanese park in the middle of the southern trail of Mount Fuji. The clear air makes it a mecca for amateur astronomers. JPL · 10147
10148 Shirase 1994 GR9 The adventurer Nobu Shirase (1861–1946) was the first Japanese to explore Antarctica, reaching latitude -80\rm o05' on 1912 Jan. 28 JPL · 10148
10149 Cavagna 1994 PA Marco Cavagna (born 1958), an Italian amateur astronomer. He began observing comets, variable stars and occultations at an early age. In 1989 he was one of the promoters of the follow-up program, with special interest in NEOs, at Sormano Observatory. Cavagna introduced the discoverers to the Italian astrometric community during its first meeting, held in Verona in 1991. JPL · 10149
10151 Rubens 1994 PF22 Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), a Flemish painter and the greatest exponent of sensuous Baroque painting. In 1600, after two years seniority as a master, he left Antwerp for Italy to study the ancient and modern masters of painting. In 1609 he settled permanently in Flanders and became a major religious painter (e.g. "Descent from the Cross", painted for the Antwerp cathedral). Because of his diplomatic capacities Rubens often served as an ambassador. The peace treaty of 1630 between England and Spain can be largely attributed to him personally. JPL · 10151
10152 Ukichiro 1994 RJ11 Ukichiro Nakaya (1900–1962), professor of physics at Hokkaido University, studied the crystalline structure of snow and in 1935 succeeded in making artificial snow for the first time JPL · 10152
10153 Goldman 1994 UB Stuart J. Goldman (born 1963), associate editor of Sky & Telescope, who has guided its readers through the ever-changing world of astronomical books, computer software and now the vast wilderness of the Internet. He volunteered weekends to help build the observatory at which this minor planet was discovered. JPL · 10153
10154 Tanuki 1994 UH Lake Tanuki is an artificial pond to the east of Mt. Fuji. Amateur astronomers gather at its shores for observation as well as to enjoy the glorious sunrises from behind Mt. Fuji JPL · 10154
10155 Numaguti 1994 VZ2 Atusi Numaguti (1963–2001), an associate professor at Hokkaido University, was actively involved in research on the earth's hydrological cycle. The Atmospheric General Circulation Model he established is now used as a standard in Asia. He founded a summer school for young meteorologists JPL · 10155
10157 Asagiri 1994 WE1 Asagiri Highlands are located at the west side of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture. The clear air is inviting to amateur astronomers JPL · 10157
10158 Taroubou 1994 XK Tarobou Highland is located at the west side of Mt. Fuji, in Gotenba City, Shizuoka prefecture. The clear air makes it a mecca for amateur astronomers JPL · 10158
10159 Tokara 1994 XS4 The Tokara Islands form an archipelago in southern Japan. It includes seven inhabited and five uninhabited islands JPL · 10159
10160 Totoro 1994 YQ1 Hayao Miyazaki produced the animated movie My Neighbor Totoro in 1988, featuring the fairy Totoro. Through the movie, Totoro once again found his place in the hearts of Japanese children, in a time when the woods and darkness where Totoro lives are rapidly disappearing from the earth JPL · 10160
10161 Nakanoshima 1994 YZ1 Nakanoshima, largest island in the Tokara Islands, Japan, dominated by the picturesque Mount Ontake (Tokara Fuji) JPL · 10161
10162 Issunboushi 1995 AL The extraordinarily small character Issunboushi---Issun means about 3 cm in old Japanese---was the hero of many old Japanese tales. Born the size of a bean, he defeated ogres, succeeded in a stratagem that got him a beautiful bride, and shook a mallet that instantly transformed him into a normal young man JPL · 10162
10163 Onomichi 1995 BH1 The Japanese city of Onomichi near Hiroshima MPC · 10163
10164 Akusekijima 1995 BS1 Akusekijima, an island in the Tokara Islands, Japan, known for its hot spring. The dense subtropical forest is believed to be the home of the gods that guard the mountainous island, and many shrines have been built to worship the gods. JPL · 10164
10166 Takarajima 1995 BN3 Takarajima, southernmost inhabited island of the Tokara Islands, Japan, famous as the model of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. Many people come to see the limestone cave where the pirate Captain Kidd is said to have hidden his treasures. JPL · 10166
10167 Yoshiwatiso 1995 BQ15 Yoshikazu Watanabe (born 1953; Iso was his mother's maiden name) was a leading meteor observer in Japan. He is a council member of the Oriental Astronomical Association and a successful surveyor of historical records of comets and meteors in the modern Japanese era. The name was suggested by the discoverer and I. Hasegawa. JPL · 10167
10168 Stony Ridge 1995 CN The founders of the Stony Ridge Observatory, the amateur astronomers Anthony L. Bland, Norman L. Boltz, Charles Buzzetti, George A. Carroll, Roy R. Cook, Alvin E. Cram, Roy K. Ensign, W. H. Griffith, Harold J. Ireland, J. George Moyen, Norris A. Roberts, Easy Sloman, John Sousa, John Terlep and Dave Thomas. The observatory is located near Los Angeles in the United States. Starting in 1964, the observatory was used by the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center in St. Louis to map potential landing sites for the Apollo space program. JPL · 10168
10169 Ogasawara 1995 DK Located in the Pacific Ocean 1000 km south of Tokyo, the Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands), with their extraordinary natural environment, are dubbed the "Galapagos of the Orient". On the Titi-jima Island is the National Astronomical Observatory's Ogasawara Station of VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) JPL · 10169
10170 Petrjakeš 1995 DA1 Petr Jakeš, Czech geologist and geochemist MPC · 10170
10171 Takaotengu 1995 EE8 Takaotengu, legendary supernatural creature of Mount Takao, Japan. Its history dates back to 1300 or earlier as a holy place in the western part of Tokyo. Tall and strong, Takaotengu had a long nose on his red face and wings on his back. He was able to fly and had the power to spawn thunderstorms. JPL · 10171
10172 Humphreys 1995 FW19 Minnesota astronomer Roberta M. Humphreys (born 1944) is a leader in studies of physical properties of massive stars in the Milky Way and in nearby galaxies. She headed the Automated Plate Scanner Project to digitize the Palomar Sky Survey and make a publicly available database of a billion stars and several million galaxies JPL · 10172
10173 Hanzelkazikmund 1995 HA Miroslav Zikmund (born 1920) and Jiří Hanzelka (born 1919), Czech travelers, photographers and documentarists who visited 83 countries on five continents by car during 1947–1950 and truck during 1959–1964. A museum containing items collected and a rich archive of about 150~000 photographs has recently opened in Zlin. The name was suggested by J. Grygar. JPL · 10173
10174 Emička 1995 JD Ema Moravcová (born 1999), is the daughter of the discoverer, Zdeněk Moravec. MPC · 10174
10175 Aenona 1996 CR1 Aenona, now the Croatian city of Nin is the Roman name of the first capital of the old Croatian kingdom. It is located on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea. The world's smallest cathedral, used as an observatory for establishing the local calendar, is located there. JPL · 10175
10176 Gaiavettori 1996 CW7 Gaia Vettori (born 1999) is the daughter of Vincenzo Vettori, an amateur astronomer in the Montelupo Group JPL · 10176
10177 Ellison 1996 CK9 Harlan Ellison (1934–2018) was an American science-fiction author whose works include I Have No Mouth, I Must Scream, and Shatterday. He has served as consultant on several television series, particularly Babylon 5. His original screenplay for the Star Trek episode The City on the Edge of Forever won one of his 11 Hugo Awards. JPL · 10177
10178 Iriki 1996 DD Iriki, an historical town in the Satsuma area, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan (now merged into Satsumasendai, Kagoshima) Here on the Mt. Yaeyama highland are the National Astronomical Observatory's Iriki Station of VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry), as well as the Kagoshima University's 1-m optical-infrared telescope. JPL · 10178
10179 Ishigaki 1996 DE The picturesque Ishigakijima is the largest of the Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa prefecture. Installed in this island is the National Astronomical Observatory's Ishigaki Station of VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) JPL · 10179
10181 Davidacomba 1996 FP3 Davida H. Comba (born 1928), wife of American amateur astronomer Paul G. Comba, who discovered this minor planet. A psychiatrist by profession and a nurturing mother and devoted wife, she constantly supported and encouraged the discoverer's passion for minor planet observations. JPL · 10181
10182 Junkobiwaki 1996 FL5 Junko Biwaki (born 1914) was a teacher of elementary and junior high-school in Yamaguchi prefecture for 43 years beginning in 1933. She has been very active in improving education and the status of women JPL · 10182
10183 Ampère 1996 GV20 André-Marie Ampère (1775–1836), French physicist who founded the science of electromagnetism. In 1820 he formulated a law that mathematically describes the phenomenon of deflection of a magnetic needle near a current-carrying wire. A full account of his theories has been given in his Mémoire sur la théorie mathématique des phénomènes électrodynamique (1827). JPL · 10183
10184 Galvani 1996 HC19 Luigi Galvani (1737–1798), Italian physician and physicist who conceived the electrical nature of nerve impulses. His discoveries led to the invention of the voltaic pile. His findings have been published in De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius (1791). JPL · 10184
10185 Gaudi 1996 HD21 Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), a Spanish architect, whose work was strongly influenced by "Art Nouveau" ornamental elements, Neo-Gothic style and the Moors, this last with its mixture of cheap stone and colorful tiles. Gaudi's creations are mainly concentrated in Barcelona, site of the Sagrada Familia cathedral. JPL · 10185
10186 Albéniz 1996 HD24 A child prodigy, the Spanish composer and pianist Isaac Albéniz (1860–1909) studied at the conservatories of Leipzig and Brussels. In Paris he was influenced by Vincent d´Indy and Paul Dukas. His fame rests chiefly on his piano music, notably the suite Iberia, which was colored by the spirit of Spanish folk music JPL · 10186
10188 Yasuoyoneda 1996 JY Yasuo Yoneda (born 1942), the first director of "Tenkyukan", the Dynic Astronomical Observatory, is an amateur astronomer who observes sunspots. He contributes to the spread of astronomy and to the support of amateur astronomers. He also likes mountain climbing JPL · 10188
10189 Normanrockwell 1996 JK16 Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) spent his career creating images showing American life as he saw it. His distinctive style conveyed emotions in a way rarely achieved in modern art. His work appeared in magazines such as Life, but he earned his reputation through the exposure of 322 covers on The Saturday Evening Post. JPL · 10189
10193 Nishimoto 1996 PR1 Physicist Daron L. Nishimoto (born 1966) has worked at AMOS since 1988. The good-natured support of his family has allowed him to spend long hours in support of AMOS programs. In particular, he is the driving force behind the highly successful Raven autonomous telescope program JPL · 10193
10195 Nebraska 1996 RS5 The is a U.S. state of Nebraska. This minor planet has been the first one to be discovered in this state. MPC · 10195
10197 Senigalliesi 1996 UO the Italian amateur astronomer Paolo Senigalliesi (1936–1986). He was an ardent observer who devoted most of his time and energy to the observation of planets. In 1968, he was a founding member of the Italian Group of Observers of Planets, and he participated in the activities of the Jupiter Division Team with indefatigable professionalism. He played an important role in the dissemination of astronomical information and was one of the founders of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Marches. He also played an important role in the construction of the Pietralacroce Observatory at Ancona JPL · 10197
10198 Pinelli 1996 XN26 Paolo Pinelli (born 1954) is an amateur astronomer of the Montelupo group. He was the first to propose the construction of a public observatory in the city of Montelupo JPL · 10198
10199 Chariklo 1997 CU26 Chariclo (Chariklo), from Greek mythology, a female centaur and the wife of Chiron, sometimes described as a sea nymph. Together they are said to have had as many as five children, and she is also sometimes said to have been the mother of Tiresias, the famous seer. JPL · 10199
10200 Quadri 1997 NZ2 Ulisse Quadri (born 1953), an Italian teacher, amateur astronomer, discoverer of minor planets and author of articles and texts on science and mathematics for children. His interests in astronomy include astrometry and photometry of minor bodies, sundials and software development. He is one of the founders of the Bassano Bresciano Observatory and planned and built the mechanical part of the automatic robotic telescope there. JPL · 10200


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10201 Korado 1997 NL6 Korado Korlević (born 1958), a Croatian astronomer who leads the team of amateur astronomers at the Visnjan Observatory in Croatia and has been enthusiastically involved with observations of minor planets, comets and meteors. This program was recently credited with the discovery of comet P/1999 DN _3 . He also teaches astronomical classes each summer JPL · 10201
10203 Flinders 1997 PQ Matthew Flinders (1774–1814), British navigator and explorer, or his grandson the archaeologist and Egyptologist Flinders Petrie MPC · 10203
10204 Turing 1997 PK1 Alan Turing (1912–1954), British mathematician, logician, cryptographer, and computer scientist MPC · 10204
10205 Pokorný 1997 PX1 Zdeněk Pokorný (born 1947), a Czech astronomer MPC · 10205
10207 Comeniana 1997 QA Bratislava's Comenius University (Universitas Comeniana in Latin), the leading institution of higher learning in the Slovak Republic, was founded in 1919, and the Institute of Astronomy, one of the university's first institutes, was established in 1943. The observatory in Modra also belongs to the university JPL · 10207
10208 Germanicus 1997 QN1 Germanicus (15 B.C.–19 A.D.), a Roman general and nephew of Tiberius, also wrote several poems, including Aratea, the Latin version of Aratus' Phaenomena, an important astronomical work in which he described the constellations. In 1963, in Amelia, near Terni, a 2-meter bronze statue of Germanicus was found JPL · 10208
10209 Izanaki 1997 QY1 Izanagi, from Japanese mythology, is the god who descended to the island Onogoro with the goddess Izanami and created the land there, including the island of Awaji. JPL · 10209
10210 Nathues 1997 QV3 Andreas Nathues (born 1967), a German geophysicist who studied the physical properties of the Eunomia family of minor planets using innovative observing and data-analysis techniques at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin JPL · 10210
10211 La Spezia 1997 RG3 La Spezia is an Italian town near the Monte Viseggi Observatory. It is famous for its "Poets' Gulf", in honor of the nineteenth-century English poets Byron and Shelley, who lived, loved and died in Italy, the country of their adoption JPL · 10211
10213 Koukolík 1997 RK7 František Koukolík (born 1941), Czech neuropathologist and popularizer of science MPC · 10213
10215 Lavilledemirmont 1997 SQ Jean de la Ville de Mirmont (1864–1914) a French writer, whose work evoked images of unreachable horizons and bitterness. His poetic opera L'Horizon Chimérique ("Fanciful Horizon") inspired the music of Gabriel Fauré. The name was suggested by R. and A. Soubie. JPL · 10215
10216 Popastro 1997 SN3 Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA), a national astronomical society based in the United Kingdom, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2003. It was established as the Junior Astronomical Society to promote astronomy as a hobby, particularly among beginners. The SPA is one of three national societies for astronomy in the U.K JPL · 10216
10217 Richardcook 1997 SN4 Richard Cook (born 1965) was the Mars Pathfinder Flight Operations Manager and was responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft during launch, the landing phase and surface operations on Mars JPL · 10217
10218 Bierstadt 1997 SJ23 Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), a landscape artist from the Hudson River School, was best known for his panoramic scenes of the American West, including the Rocky Mountains, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. His work inspired those who followed him westward while forever preserving the power and beauty of the vanishing frontier JPL · 10218
10219 Penco 1997 UJ5 Umberto Penco, an Italian physicist at the University of Pisa. After teaching high school for several years, he became a researcher in the department of physics at the University of Pisa. He has worked in astrophysics, most recently on mathematical models of chemical evolution of galaxies, and he maintains an interest in science education at secondary-school level, training teachers in astronomy and physics. Penco has assisted the San Marcello Observatory as a scientific consultant since it was first established, and he has given advice especially on the selection and improvement of the optical instrumentation. JPL · 10219
10220 Pigott 1997 UG7 Edward Pigott (1753–1825), an English astronomer and discoverer of variable stars and comets MPC · 10220
10221 Kubrick 1997 UM9 Stanley Kubrick (1928–1999), American film director MPC · 10221
10222 Klotz 1997 UV10 Alain Klotz (born 1947), a French amateur astronomer at the Centres d´Etudes Spatiales du Rayonnement in Toulouse, is a pioneer in amateur CCD spectroscopy at the T60 telescope at the Pic du Midi Observatory. He is currently president of AUDE, the French electronic detectors users association. JPL · 10222
10223 Zashikiwarashi 1997 UD11 Taking the form of a child with bobbed hair, Zashikiwarashi is a traditional spirit of the people of the Tohoku district. It haunts the Japanese-style rooms of old families. It is said that a family would be wealthy while the spirit lives and become poor when it leaves JPL · 10223
10224 Hisashi 1997 UK22 Hisashi Hirabayashi (born 1943), Japanese senior chief officer of JAXA Space Education and director of the Space Education Center, who led the Very Long Baseline Interferometer and Space Observatory Program with the radio satellite HALCA that successfully revealed active galactic nuclei. JPL · 10224
10226 Seishika 1997 VK5 Seishika is a thin purple flower specified as an endangered plant. Known as its elusive flower, it lives only in the Yaeyama Islands area, Okinawa prefecture. The pretty flower blooms exquisitely around April on Mt. Banna-take near the VERA Ishigakijima Station JPL · 10226
10227 Izanami 1997 VO6 Izanami-no-mikoto is the mythical goddess who descended to the island Onogoro with the god Izanaki and various other gods. After her death she was also called Yomotsu-ookami in the land of the dead JPL · 10227
10233 Le Creusot 1997 XQ2 The French town of Le Creusot, location of the Le Creusot Observatory (504) and home of the discoverer Jean-Claude Merlin MPC · 10233
10234 Sixtygarden 1997 YB8 60 Garden Street is the street address of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Observers of minor planets and comets know it as the seat of the Minor Planet Center and the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, which communicate fast-breaking news of astronomical discoveries to the international community. JPL · 10234
10237 Adzic 1998 SJ119 Vladislav Adzic (born 1984), 2002 Intel ISEF finalist. He attended the Ward Melville High School, East Setauket, New York, U.S.A JPL · 10237
10239 Hermann 1998 TY30 Shawn M. Hermann (born 1975), now at Raytheon Corporation, Tucson, was one of the first observers for LONEOS. During 1998–1999 he discovered two Apollos, an Amor and a comet, 275P/Hermann. JPL · 10239
10241 Miličević 1999 AU6 Nikola Miličević (1887–1963), Croatian astronomer and last administrator of Blaca hermitage (or Pustinja Blaca – Blaca monastery) on Brač, Croatia JPL · 10241
10242 Wasserkuppe 2808 P-L Wasserkuppe, high plateau, the highest peak in the Rhön Mountains, in the German state of Hesse. At 950 m, is the highest peak in the Rhön. The area is used for glider training. JPL · 10242
10243 Hohe Meissner 3553 P-L Hohe Meissner, (750 m) is a volcano north of the Rhön between the Werra and Fulda rivers, southeast of the city of Kassel, Germany. The basalt quarry is still used. The two rivers Werra and Fulda flow together near the city of Münden and form the Weser river. JPL · 10243
10244 Thüringer Wald 4668 P-L Thüringer Wald, a German mountain range east of the Werra river, flowing from northwest to southeast. The summits are the Inselsberg (900 m) and the Beerberg (980 m). It is a wonderful area with beautiful forests for hikers. The main industry is creating Christmas decorations and children's toys. JPL · 10244
10245 Inselsberg 6071 P-L Großer Inselsberg at 900 m, is one of the peaks of the Thüringer Wald mountain range, Germany. JPL · 10245
10246 Frankenwald 6381 P-L The Franconian Forest (German: Frankenwald, Germany, forms the continuation of the Thüringer Wald mountains to the southeast up to the Fichtelgebirge. JPL · 10246
10247 Amphiaraos 6629 P-L Amphiaraus (Amphiaraos), from Greek mythology. The Greek seer took part in the campaign of the Argonauts and the "Seven against Thebes". JPL · 10247
10248 Fichtelgebirge 7639 P-L Fichtelgebirge, is a compact German mountain range east of the city of Bayreuth. The highest mountain is the Schneeberg (1050 m). It is a popular skiing area. JPL · 10248
10249 Harz 9515 P-L The Harz, is the northernmost and highest medium-high compact mountain range of Germany. The silver mines were used until the twentieth century, and other ores have been found here. The story goes that witches meet here on May 1, riding their broomsticks on the "Hexentanzplatz" near the Brocken. JPL · 10249
10250 Hellahaasse 1252 T-1 Hella S. Haasse, Dutch novelist JPL · 10250
10251 Mulisch 3089 T-1 Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer JPL · 10251
10252 Heidigraf 4164 T-1 Heidi Graf (born 1941), former Head of ESTEC Communications Office (1977–2006) at ESA; "founding mother" of permanent exhibition Space Expo in Noordwijk, Netherlands (since 1990) MPC · 10252
10253 Westerwald 2116 T-2 Westerwald, in Germany. It is a low mountain range with some volcanoes, blending into the "Siebengebirge", a range of seven extinct volcanic mountains. JPL · 10253
10254 Hunsrück 2314 T-2 The Hunsrück is a German mountain range, located west of the Rhine between the rivers Nahe and Mosel. In the southern part many semiprecious stones are found, helping create a jewelry industry. JPL · 10254
10255 Taunus 3398 T-3 The Taunus, a German mountain range, is the continuation of the Hundsrück at the eastern side of the Rhine. Its highest mountain, at 880 m, is called "Feldberg in the Taunus". As in the Schwarzwald, there are many thermal springs. JPL · 10255
10256 Vredevoogd 4157 T-3 Loek Vredevoogd, chairman of the Board of Governors of Leiden University during 1994–2002. MPC · 10256
10257 Garecynthia 4333 T-3 The marriage of Gareth Williams, associate director of the Minor Planet Center, and Cynthia Marsden, daughter of the director, Brian G. Marsden, in Lexington, Massachusetts, on 1 October 2002. JPL · 10257
10258 Sárneczky 1940 AB Krisztián Sárneczky (born 1974) is a Hungarian asteroid and comet researcher at Konkoly Observatory, who discovered 363 numbered asteroids and five supernovae. He is a very active science communicator, and the leader of the Comet Section of the Hungarian Astronomical Association. JPL · 10258
10259 Osipovyurij 1972 HL Yury Osipov (born 1936) is an outstanding Russian mathematician and mechanician, known worldwide as an expert in the theory of control, as well as in the theory of differential equations and its applications. Since 1991 he has been president of the Russian Academy of Sciences JPL · 10259
10261 Nikdollezhal' 1974 QF1 Nikolay Dollezhal (1899–2000), Russian expert in power engineering, was the chief designer of the reactor for the world's first atomic power station, located in Obninsk, some 120 km southwest of Moscow JPL · 10261
10262 Samoilov 1975 TQ3 Evgenij Valerianovich Samoilov (born 1912) is a well-known Russian dramatic actor and People's Artist of the former U.S.S.R. He performs at the State Academic Maly Theatre in Moscow JPL · 10262
10263 Vadimsimona 1976 SE5 Russian physicist Vadim Aleksandrovich Simonenko is deputy director of the Russian Scientific Research Institute of Technical Physics at Snezhinsk. He is known for his work on the hazards of near-earth objects and the protection of the earth JPL · 10263
10264 Marov 1978 PH3 Mikhail Yakovlevich Marov (born 1933), professor and head of the planetary department at Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, is one of the initiators and scientific leaders of research of Venus and Mars from space. He is also currently the president of IAU Division III JPL · 10264
10265 Gunnarsson 1978 RY6 Marcus Gunnarsson (born 1971), a planetary scientist at Uppsala Astronomical Observatory MPC · 10265
10266 Vladishukhov 1978 SA7 Vladimir Shukhov (1853–1939), Russian engineer and inventor of the water-tube boiler MPC · 10266
10267 Giuppone 1978 VD7 Cristian Giuppone (born 1979) is an Argentine astronomer at the Cordoba Astronomical Observatory investigating the co-orbital three-body problem with dissipation, with applications to planetary and small bodies dynamics. JPL · 10267
10269 Tusi 1979 SU11 Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī MPC · 10269
10270 Skoglöv 1980 FX3 Erik Skoglöv (born 1968), a Swedish astronomer at Uppsala Observatory MPC · 10270
10272 Yuko 1981 EF13 Yuko Kimura (born 1981) is an administrative associate at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan who organizes international collaboration programs promoting studies of asteroids. JPL · 10272
10273 Katvolk 1981 ED14 Kathryn Volk (born 1985) completed her PhD at the University of Arizona investigating the long-term dynamical evolution of Centaur asteroids and the Kuiper Belt. JPL · 10273
10274 Larryevans 1981 ET15 Larry Evans (born 1943) is an expert in gamma-ray, x-ray and neutron spectroscopy, including the analysis and interpretation of data collected by the NEAR mission to (433) Eros. JPL · 10274
10275 Nathankaib 1981 EC16 Nathan Kaib (born 1980) is a professor at the University of Oklahoma who specializes in the formation and evolution of planetary systems, in particular the outer solar system. JPL · 10275
10276 Matney 1981 EK23 Mark Matney (born 1963) of the Johnson Space Center has made fundamental contributions to models and observations of Earth's orbital debris environment. JPL · 10276
10277 Micheli 1981 EC27 Marco Micheli (born 1983), an Italian discoverer of minor planets, researcher at ESA's SSA programme NEO Coordination Centre and a member of the Pan-STARRS1 survey's NEO search team studying meteor streams JPL · 10277
10278 Virkki 1981 EW30 Anne Virkki (born 1988) is a postdoctoral scholar at the Arecibo Observatory who studies near-Earth asteroids, specializing in understanding the properties of asteroid surfaces and regolith using radar scattering measurements. JPL · 10278
10279 Rhiannonblaauw 1981 ET42 Rhiannon Blaauw (born 1986) is a scientist working at the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office who has developed new techniques for measuring fluxes and particle distributions within meteor showers. JPL · 10279
10280 Yequanzhi 1981 EA43 Ye Quan-Zhi (born 1988), a Chinese postdoctoral researcher at Caltech and discoverer of minor planets, who studies the transitions between asteroids and comets and associated meteor streams. JPL · 10280
10281 Libourel 1981 EE45 Guy Libourel (born 1956) is a cosmochemist at Observatoire de la Côte d´Azur (France) whose research includes the petrology and formation of chondrules. JPL · 10281
10282 Emilykramer 1981 ET46 Emily Kramer (born 1986) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who uses visible and thermal wavelength measurements to estimate the amount of mass shed by comets throughout their orbits. JPL · 10282
10283 Cromer 1981 JE2 Dedicated teachers Michael (born 1941) and Sarah (born 1945) Cromer, of Flagstaff, Arizona, set a standard in education for hundreds of young students. Their active concern for the learning process and involvement in the welfare of successive generations, in and out of the classroom, is an example for all JPL · 10283
10285 Renémichelsen 1982 QX1 René Michelsen, a Danish astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 10285
10286 Shnollia 1982 SM6 Simon Shnoll, Russian biophysicist MPC · 10286
10287 Smale 1982 UK7 American mathematician Stephen Smale (born 1930) is a member of National Academy of Sciences. He concentrates on the junction of algebraic topology and theory of differential equations and on problems of complexity of algorithms. The name was suggested by V. J. Judovich JPL · 10287
10288 Saville 1983 WN Curt Saville (1946–2001) was an avid ocean and arctic explorer. He rowed across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Saville also worked to encourage scientific exploration of the Earth and space. The name was suggested by P. C. Thomas JPL · 10288
10289 Geoffperry 1984 QS Geoffrey Perry (1927–2000), a physics teacher at Kettering Grammar School, England, taught his students to monitor radio signals from Soviet satellites. His group of students discovered the Plesetsk launch site and became the most reliable public source of space information during the Cold War. JPL · 10289
10290 Kettering 1985 SR Kettering Group, the satellite tracking group established by Geoffrey Perry at the school at which he taught. The group monitored and analyzed radio transmissions from Soviet satellites, often scooping official news media. JPL · 10290
10293 Pribina 1986 TU6 Pribina (c. 800–861), a Slavic prince and first Slavic ruler to build a Christian church on Slavic territory in Nitra JPL · 10293
10295 Hippolyta 1988 GB Hippolyta, from Greek mythology, was one of the greatest queens of the Amazons. She wore a beautiful golden girdle, a gift from her father Ares, the war-god, as a symbol of her Amazonian queenship. Heracles was sent by the Greeks to acquire the girdle, a battle took place, and beautiful Hippolyta died. JPL · 10295
10296 Rominadisisto 1988 RQ12 Romina Paula Di Sisto (born 1970) is an astronomer at the La Plata University of Argentina whose research includes the dynamics and collisional evolution of Centaurs, Jupiter family comets, and Hilda and Trojan asteroids. JPL · 10296
10297 Lynnejones 1988 RJ13 Lynne Jones (born 1973) is a researcher at the University of Washington working to optimize the performance of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope for solar system science. JPL · 10297
10298 Jiangchuanhuang 1988 SU2 Jiangchuan Huang (born 1961) served as the chief designer of the Chang'e 2 satellite, which in 2008 executed a fly-by of (4179) Toutatis. JPL · 10298
10300 Tanakadate 1989 EG1 Tanakadate Aikitsu (1856–1952), a Japanese geophysicist and founder of the International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa, Iwate JPL · 10300


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10301 Kataoka 1989 FH Yoshiko Kataoka (born 1927), an amateur astronomer in Takarazuka, Hyogo prefecture, is a director of the Oriental Astronomical Association. She was a pioneer in the study of meteoric dust. In 1993 she provided a fund to establish and keep the Vega Prize for distinguished women amateur astronomers JPL · 10301
10303 Fréret 1989 RD2 The famous French historian Nicolas Fréret (1688–1749), well known for his atheistic treatise Lettre de Thrasybule à Leucippe (1720), was imprisoned in the Bastille for alleging---correctly---that the Franks were evolved from German tribes JPL · 10303
10304 Iwaki 1989 SY Masae Iwaki (born 1933), an amateur astronomer in Oita, is the winner of the Vega Prize for distinguished women amateur astronomers. She has been very active in the popularization of astronomy through frequent star parties and lectures, as well as through writings in newspapers JPL · 10304
10305 Grignard 1989 YP5 Fernand (Ferre) Grignard (1939–1982), a member of an ancient family, became famous during the 1960s in Western Europe for his folk songs and blues. Another well-known family member is Victor Grignard (1871–1935), who received the 1912 Nobel prize for chemistry JPL · 10305
10306 Pagnol 1990 QY Marcel Pagnol (1895–1974) was a French writer who will be always remembered for his novels Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources. One of his comedies, Topaze, dealing with the corruptive power of money, brought him extraordinary success at the theater. JPL · 10306
10310 Delacroix 1990 QZ8 Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863), a French painter, was inspired by contemporary events. His "Dante and Virgil in Hell" is one of the landmarks of French 19th-century romantic painting. Delacroix's choice of colors later influenced the impressionist painters. He is best known for his painting "Liberty leading the people". JPL · 10310
10311 Fantin-Latour 1990 QL9 Henri Fantin-Latour (1836–1904), a French painter, was known for his still-life paintings with flowers and later for his lithographs. Famous also for his portrait groups, which he arranged in rows of heads, he immortalized many contemporary French celebrities. JPL · 10311
10313 Vanessa-Mae 1990 QW17 Vanessa-Mae (born 1978), a Singaporean-British violinist, created a "bridge between classical and popular music". Her debut album in 1995 sold two million copies. She has won world recognition for her performances in the most prestigious halls. JPL · 10313
10315 Brewster 1990 SC4 Stephen Singer-Brewster (born 1945), a former member of the Palomar Planet Crossing Asteroid Survey, has had a long fascination with astronomy. He is a member of the Outer Planets project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a member of the board of trustees of Stony Ridge Observatory. He discovered comet 105P. JPL · 10315
10316 Williamturner 1990 SF9 William Turner (1508–1568), British ornithologist and "Father of English Botany", is best known for his book A New Herball. JPL · 10316
10318 Sumaura 1990 TX Sumaura Elementary School, established in 1902, is the oldest private elementary school in Kobe. It continually produces talented people. The name was suggested by Ken Nomura, son of the first discoverer JPL · 10318
10319 Toshiharu 1990 TB1 Toshiharu Hatanaka (born 1962), a research associate in the department of information and knowledge engineering at Tottori University, is president of the Tottori Society of Astronomy JPL · 10319
10320 Reiland 1990 TR1 Charles Thomas Reiland (born 1946), for many years president of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh, initiated the Wagman Observatory, observed in the Allegheny Observatory's astrometry program and tirelessly promoted public interest in astronomy. The name was suggested by T. P. Kohman. JPL · 10320
10321 Rampo 1990 UN2 Rampo Edogawa (Hirai Taro, 1894–1965), born in Nabari city, Mie prefecture, was a writer who specialized in Japan's mystery genre. He was popular with young readers, and one of his best-known novels is The Boy Detectives Club. JPL · 10321
10322 Mayuminarita 1990 VT1 Mayumi Narita (born 1970) is a Japanese swimmer who is a paraplegic. At the Paralympic Games in Sydney in 2000, she won six gold medals and one silver medal. She also won two gold, two silver and one bronze in Atlanta in 1996 JPL · 10322
10323 Frazer 1990 VW6 James George Frazer (1854–1941) is best remembered for The Golden Bough, a study in comparative religion (in 12 volumes). The work sets forth a mass of evidence for establishing the thesis that human beings must have begun with magic and progressed to religion and from that to science JPL · 10323
10324 Vladimirov 1990 VB14 Vladimir Alekseevich Vladimirov (born 1951) is a prominent authority on stability theory in hydrodynamics and biophysical hydrodynamics. He is a professor of applied mathematics at the University of York. The name was suggested by V. J. Judovich JPL · 10324
10325 Bexa 1990 WB2 The iceberg B10A, which measures some 80 km by 40 km, broke off from the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica in 1992. Having taken hundreds of thousands of years to form, B10A now drifts in the South Atlantic driven by marine currents and wind JPL · 10325
10326 Kuragano 1990 WS2 Sukehikro Kuragano (born 1933) is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association and has been an amateur observer of variable stars for about half a century. He independently discovered Comet C/1957 P1 (Mrkos) while he was climbing Mt. Fuji JPL · 10326
10327 Batens 1990 WQ6 Diderik Batens (born 1944) is a member of the philosophy department at the University of Ghent. About 20 years ago he founded a new kind of logic ("adaptive logic") that has led to many publications JPL · 10327
10330 Durkheim 1991 GH3 Émile Durkheim (1858–1917), a French sociologist, was convinced that ethical and social structures were endangered by the advent of technology and mechanization. In 1895 he proposed an educational reform, Les Règles de la méthode sociologique, that could avoid the perils of social disconnectedness. JPL · 10330
10331 Peterbluhm 1991 GM10 Peter Bluhm (1942–1997), a German Computer specialist, was known for his efforts in electronic communication among amateur astronomers in Germany since the early 1980s. In 1987 he founded the first Astronomical Bulletin Board System in Dahlenburg. The name was suggested by A. Doppler. JPL · 10331
10332 Défi 1991 JT1 Défi Corporatif Canderel is a fundraising event for cancer research programs at universities in Montreal. Founded by Jonathan Wener, the event has been directed by Gerald Levy since its inception in 1990. It features a costumed run through the streets of Montreal and has raised more than three million dollars. JPL · 10332
10334 Gibbon 1991 PG5 Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), a British historian, celebrated for his six-volume work The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–1789), attributed the fall of the Roman Empire to the loss of civil virtue among its citizens. JPL · 10334
10340 Jostjahn 1991 RT40 Jost Jahn (born 1959), German amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 10340
10343 Church 1991 VW8 Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900), an American painter, one of several artists of the Hudson River School who strove to paint the wonders of nature in meticulous and dynamically detailed landscapes. He was perhaps the most famous American painter of his time. JPL · 10343
10346 Triathlon 1992 GA1 Since Pam Truty founded the Burn Lake Triathlon in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 1984, the relay team of Wendee Wallach-Levy, Laura Wright and Barbara Pardo has won medals every year, including 14 golds. Laura has also done more than 30 years volunteer work for the American Red Cross. JPL · 10346
10347 Murom 1992 HG4 Murom, Russia, on the left bank of the Oka river JPL · 10347
10348 Poelchau 1992 HL4 Harald Poelchau (1903–1972), a German theologian, socialist and humanist, comforted more than a thousand people condemned to death by the nazi regime as a chaplain at the penitentiaries of Tegel, Plötzensee and Brandenburg-Görden in Berlin. He was a surviving member of the Kreisau Circle. JPL · 10348
10350 Spallanzani 1992 OG2 Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729–1799), an Italian biologist, was known for his research on the spontaneous generation of cellular life. He also proved that microbes come from the air, paving the way for Pasteur. His masterpiece was Dissertationi de fisica animale e vegetale (1780), an interpretation of the process of digestion. JPL · 10350
10351 Seiichisato 1992 SE1 Seiichi Sato (born 1930) is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association. As a medical doctor he greatly contributed to the field of industrial diseases, and as an amateur astronomer he has been abroad 13 times to observe total solar eclipses JPL · 10351
10352 Kawamura 1992 UO3 Mikio Kawamura (born 1931) is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association. He is a mechanical engineer by profession and has published five books on telescope-making. He has frequently organized star parties for general public JPL · 10352
10353 Momotaro 1992 YS2 In a Japanese folk tale Momotaro, the Peach Boy, came out of a big peach and fought off ogres with his partners---a dog, a monkey and a pheasant JPL · 10353
10354 Guillaumebudé 1993 BU5 Guillaume Budé (1468–1540) was one of the first philologists in France to teach himself classical Greek, making him an expert on the language of Homer. Founder of the Collège de France (1530), he is well known for his Commentaires sur la langue grecque (1529). JPL · 10354
10355 Kojiroharada 1993 EQ Kojiro Harada (born 1926), mechanical engineer, is a member of Kawasaki Astronomical Association. A long-time observer of double stars, he has also written many fairy tales on stars, dramatizing and performing in them himself JPL · 10355
10356 Rudolfsteiner 1993 RQ4 Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), Austrian thinker, who was the editor of the scientific works of Wolfgang Goethe, and this inspired him to write his well-known work Die Philosophie der Freiheit (1894). In 1912 he founded the Anthroposophical Society upon the belief that there is a spiritual perception independent of the senses. JPL · 10356
10358 Kirchhoff 1993 TH32 Gustav Kirchhoff (1824–1887) was a German physicist who, together with Robert Bunsen, founded the discipline of spectrum analysis. They demonstrated that an element gives off a characteristic colored light when heated to incandescence. JPL · 10358
10361 Bunsen 1994 PR20 Robert Bunsen (1811–1899) was a German chemist who discovered the alkali-group metals cesium and rubidium. He also found an antidote to arsenic poisoning (1834) and invented the carbon-zinc electric cell (1841). He is best remembered by every chemistry student for the development of the Bunsen burner. JPL · 10361
10364 Tainai 1994 VR1 Tainai-Daira is a hilly district in Kurokawa Village, north of Niigata prefecture. Since 1984, the village has become the venue of the "Tainai Hoshi Matsuri", the most popular star party in Japan JPL · 10364
10365 Kurokawa 1994 WL1 Kurokawa is a small village with a mere 1800 population, located in northern Niigata prefecture. The village takes pride in its beautiful scenery, including the Tainai River and Tainai Hills JPL · 10365
10366 Shozosato 1994 WD4 Shozo Sato (born 1943) is a maker and repairman of art clocks. He is an experienced lunar photographer and has coauthored a book on the moon. As president of Astro-Club, Fukuyama, Hiroshima prefecture, he has frequently organized star parties for general public JPL · 10366
10367 Sayo 1994 YL1 Sayo is a town in Hyogo prefecture where the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory is situated. The town was declared the Town of Stars in 1990 JPL · 10367
10368 Kozuki 1995 CM1 Kozuki is a town in Hyogo prefecture where the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory is situated. The emblem of Kozuki Town is the waning moon JPL · 10368
10369 Sinden 1995 CE2 David Sinden (born 1932), as chief optician for Grubb-Parsons of Newcastle upon Tyne, was responsible for the optical components of the Isaac Newton, Anglo-Australian and U.K. Schmidt telescopes. In 1979, he founded the Sinden Optical Company, which in 2003 restored Thomas Grubb's first reflector (1834) JPL · 10369
10370 Hylonome 1995 DW2 Fairest of all the female centaurs, the beautiful and civilized Hylonome was in love with the handsome Cyllaros, who was accidentally killed by a javelin, thrown at a wedding. On witnessing this, Hylonome threw herself on the javelin and died JPL · 10370
10371 Gigli 1995 DU3 Paolo Gigli, Italian astronomer and co-founder of the Pian dei Termini Observatory. Early on, Gigli's main interests concerned the study of variable stars and the observation of the Sun. Later he became a speaker on astronomy at the observatory, where public lectures are held three times a week. JPL · 10371
10372 Moran 1995 FO10 Landscape artist Thomas Moran (1837–1926) focused his work on the American frontier, from the shores of Lake Superior to the "Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone". His illustrations of the west appeared in Harper's Weekly and The Aldine, among others. He participated in John Wesley Powell's 1873 expedition to the Grand Canyon JPL · 10372
10373 MacRobert 1996 ER For two decades the versatile writing of Alan MacRobert (born 1951) has introduced Sky & Telescope readers to everything from the joys of simple stargazing to the complex worlds of astrophysics and cosmology. Many of his guided sky tours are collected in Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers JPL · 10373
10374 Etampes 1996 GN19 Étampes, France JPL · 10374
10375 Michiokuga 1996 HM1 Michio Kuga (1927–1999), high school teacher and from 1971 to 1982 curator at the Yamaguchi Museum. A specialist on star scintillation, he also supervised a number of lectures and exhibitions concerning astronomy at the museum. His efforts made a significant contribution to the popularization of astronomy in Yamaguchi Prefecture. JPL · 10375
10376 Chiarini 1996 KW Francesca (born 1981) and Gabriele (born 1986) Chiarini are grandchildren of Giorgio Sassi, co-founder of Osservatorio San Vittore. Gabriele often transmits his grandfather's CCD images for reduction in Bologna, thereby saving time and a 100-km round-trip journey JPL · 10376
10377 Kilimanjaro 1996 NN4 Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain in Africa JPL · 10377
10378 Ingmarbergman 1996 NE5 Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007), a Swedish theatre and film director who has achieved worldwide fame with films such as The Seventh Seal (1956) and Wild Strawberries (1957). Although his films are morally complex, they can also be hopeful and lovely. JPL · 10378
10379 Lake Placid 1996 OH Lake Placid is a town in northern New York State in the U.S. that hosted the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, Lake Placid is also the birthplace of the discoverer. Located in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid is renowned for its natural beauty. JPL · 10379
10380 Berwald 1996 PY7 Franz Berwald (1796–1868), a Swedish composer, may be considered the founder of musical Romanticism in Sweden. Although his compositions are somewhat influenced by the German composers Spohr and von Weber, they are highly original in construction and in the use of harmonic means. JPL · 10380
10381 Malinsmith 1996 RB Konrad Malin-Smith (born 1934), a retired science teacher, has given entertaining talks to local astronomical societies in southeastern England over the last 20 years. He and his daughter Beverley have entertained and befriended numerous eclipse chasers at recent solar eclipses; and also obtained superb photographic results. JPL · 10381
10382 Hadamard 1996 RJ3 Jacques Hadamard (1865–1963), French mathematician, who made major contributions to the theory of functions of a complex variable and the study of the partial differential equations of mathematical physics. In 1896 he gave a proof of the prime number theorem that defines the frequency of prime numbers among the integers (also see Hadamard transform). JPL · 10382
10385 Amaterasu 1996 TL12 Amaterasu-oomikami, the mythical Japanese goddess of the sun, was born from the left eye of the god Izanaki and ruled the world of the heaven Takamagahara. To protest the misconduct of her younger brother, the god Susanoo, she hid in the cave called Ama-no-iwayado, and the world fell into complete darkness JPL · 10385
10386 Romulus 1996 TS15 Romulus, first king of Rome, reigned from 753 to 716 BC. Legend has it that the twins Romulus and Remus were saved from the Tiber river by the wolf that raised them. In the first year of this reign Romulus founded the city. He was deified as Quirinus. JPL · 10386
10387 Bepicolombo 1996 UQ Giuseppe (Bepi) Colombo (1920–1984), an Italian mathematician and astronomer at the University of Padova, made fundamental contributions to the theory of resonances, notably with regard to the Kirkwood gaps and the rotation of Mercury. He also pioneered the use of planetary encounters for gravity assists in arranging space missions. JPL · 10387
10388 Zhuguangya 1996 YH3 Chinese nuclear scientist Zhu Guangya (born 1924) made many contributions to nuclear physics and atomic energy technologies and helped develop China's atomic energy program JPL · 10388
10389 Robmanning 1997 LD Rob Manning (born 1958) was the Flight System Chief Engineer for the successful Mars Pathfinder mission at JPL. He was responsible for all technical aspects of the Pathfinder spacecraft. He also led the team that designed, developed, tested and operated Pathfinder's very successful entry, descent and landing system JPL · 10389
10390 Lenka 1997 QD1 Lenka Šarounová (born 1973), an assiduous observer at the Ondřejov Observatory. She has a broad range of interests, from astronomy and meteorology to music. She loves gaining new experiences through traveling and meeting people. Her photometric and astrometric observations of minor planets became an integral part of the discoverers' research project on NEOs JPL · 10390
10392 Brace 1997 RP7 DeWitt Bristol Brace (1858–1905), who founded the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Nebraska in 1888. His was the first definitive study resulting in the broad dismissal of the "ether" theory. His work was recognized and applauded by Rutherford, among many others. In 1901 Brace was elected vice-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science JPL · 10392
10395 Jirkahorn 1997 SZ1 Jiří Horn (1941–1994), an astronomer at the Ondřejov Observatory. He worked in stellar astrophysics, observational astronomy and data reduction, making important contributions to all of them. He was a member of the team that in the late 1960s made the first calculations of the evolution of close binaries with mass loss. He played an important role in the commissioning phase of the 2-m telescope at Ondřejov. He created the user-friendly software SPEFO for the reduction of stellar spectra that is still in use by many astronomers. Name proposed by the discoverers, following a suggestion by P. Koubský, who also prepared the citation JPL · 10395
10399 Nishiharima 1997 UZ8 Nishiharima is the southwestern area of Hyogo prefecture and site of the Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory JPL · 10399
10400 Hakkaisan 1997 VX Hakkaisan is a sacred mountain in Niigata prefecture, where religious training is carried out. The astronomical observatory of Nihon University has been located on the hillside since 1992 JPL · 10400


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10401 Masakoba 1997 VD3 Masateru Kobayashi (born 1953) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and the chairperson of the Astronomical Society of Yamaguchi prefecture. He has served as a guide at numerous stargazing meetings, and has planned and conducted many total solar eclipse tours. IAU · 10401
10403 Marcelgrün 1997 WU3 Marcel Grün (born 1946), Czech astronomer and director of the Prague Planetarium MPC · 10403
10404 McCall 1997 WP14 Robert T. McCall (1919–2010), a legendary space artist whose work has not only documented the development of NASA's efforts to place men on the moon but has provided a far-reaching vision of man's future in Space. His works include murals at the National Air and Space Museum and illustrations for 2001: A Space Odyssey. JPL · 10404
10405 Yoshiaki 1997 WT23 Yoshiaki Mogami (1546–1614), a military commander during the Japanese feudal period. JPL · 10405
10410 Yangguanghua 1997 XR9 Yang Guanghua (1923–2006) was a chemical engineer and an educationalist. He was one of the founders of chemical reaction and petroleum processing engineering and an inaugurator of Chinese higher education in petroleum. He served as President and in other leadership posts within the University of Petroleum and its predecessors. JPL · 10410
10412 Tsukuyomi 1997 YO4 Tsukuyomi-no-mikoto, the Japanese god of night and the moon, was born from the right eye of the god Izanami no kami (Izanaki). It is said that he made his older sister, the goddess Amaterasu, very angry and caused the separate appearance of the sun in the day and the moon at night. JPL · 10412
10413 Pansecchi 1997 YG20 Luigi Pansecchi (born 1940) has made fine studies of cometary tails. As a member of the Gruppo Astrofili Giovanni e Angelo Bernasconi and of the Italian Astronomical Society, he collaborated with the Osservatorio San Vittore in Bologna and with the Osservatorio Astronomico of Brera in Milan. JPL · 10413
10415 Mali Lošinj 1998 UT15 Mali Lošinj, Croatian island and city, known for the nautical school and the Leo Brenner Astronomical Society JPL · 10415
10416 Kottler 1998 VA32 Herbert Kottler (born 1939), MIT Lincoln Laboratory associate director in 1984–1996. JPL · 10416
10421 Dalmatin 1999 AY6 Herman Dalmatin (Hermanus Dalmata), 12th-century Croatian translator of astronomical and mathematical Arabic books JPL · 10421
10423 Dajčić 1999 BB Mario Dajčić (1923–1991), Croatian amateur astronomer, telescope builder and educator, founder of the Astronomical Society of Pula JPL · 10423
10424 Gaillard 1999 BD5 Boris Gaillard (born 1976) is an amateur astronomer and software engineer. JPL · 10424
10425 Landfermann 1999 BE6 Dietrich Wilhelm Landfermann (1800–1882), a German educator, who emphasized classical languages as a base for humanism in science and society, notably at the Landfermann-Gymnasium in Duisburg, Germany JPL · 10425
10426 Charlierouse 1999 BB27 Charles (Charlie) Rouse (1924–1988), an American jazz tenor saxophonist. JPL · 10426
10427 Klinkenberg 2017 P-L Dirk Klinkenberg, Dutch mathematician and astronomer, discoverer of several comets MPC · 10427
10428 Wanders 2073 P-L Adriaan Wanders (1903–1984), Dutch astronomer and author. He notably studied sunspots. MPC · 10428
10429 van Woerden 2546 P-L Hugo van Woerden (born 1926), Dutch astronomer who studied neutral hydrogen in galaxies MPC · 10429
10430 Martschmidt 4030 P-L Maarten Schmidt, Dutch-born American astronomer MPC · 10430
10431 Pottasch 4042 P-L Stuart R. Pottasch (born 1932), American astrophysics professor and expert on planetary nebulae MPC · 10431
10432 Ullischwarz 4623 P-L Ulrich Schwarz (born 1932), Dutch radio astronomer MPC · 10432
10433 Ponsen 4716 P-L Jaap Ponsen (1931–1961), Dutch astronomer on variable stars, who observed at the Leiden Southern Station in South Africa MPC · 10433
10434 Tinbergen 4722 P-L Jaap Tinbergen (born 1934), Dutch radio astronomer MPC · 10434
10435 Tjeerd 6064 P-L Tjeerd van Albada (born 1936), Dutch astronomer MPC · 10435
10436 Janwillempel 6073 P-L Jan Willem Pel (born 1943), Dutch astronomer and photometrist, project leader for a spectrograph on the VLT MPC · 10436
10437 van der Kruit 6085 P-L Pieter van der Kruit (born 1944), Dutch radio astronomer MPC · 10437
10438 Ludolph 6615 P-L Ludolph van Ceulen (1540–1610), Dutch mathematician who calculated the value of Pi to 35 decimal places MPC · 10438
10439 van Schooten 6676 P-L Frans van Schooten (1615–1660), Dutch mathematician MPC · 10439
10440 van Swinden 7636 P-L Jean Henri van Swinden (1746–1823), Dutch mathematician and physicist MPC · 10440
10441 van Rijckevorsel 9076 P-L Elie van Rijckevorsel (1845–1928), who collaborated on the first geomagnetic survey in the Netherlands MPC · 10441
10442 Biezenzo 4062 T-1 Cornelis Biezenzo (1888–1975), Dutch physicist MPC · 10442
10443 van der Pol 1045 T-2 Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch experimental physicist MPC · 10443
10444 de Hevesy 3290 T-2 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist MPC · 10444
10445 Coster 4090 T-2 Dirk Coster, Dutch chemist and co-discoverer of the element Hafnium MPC · 10445
10446 Siegbahn 3006 T-3 Kai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in physics. JPL · 10446
10447 Bloembergen 3357 T-3 Nicolaas Bloembergen, Dutch physicist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in physics MPC · 10447
10448 Schawlow 4314 T-3 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics. JPL · 10448
10449 Takuma 1936 UD Hitoshi Takuma (born 1949), an active solar observer in Japan. JPL · 10449
10450 Girard 1967 JQ Terrence Girard (born 1957), American astronomer JPL · 10450
10452 Zuev 1976 SQ7 Vladimir Evseevich Zuev (born 1925), a professor at Tomsk University, is a scientist in the field of atmospheric physics and a pioneer in laser sounding methods. JPL · 10452
10453 Banzan 1977 DY3 Kumazawa Banzan (1619–1691), a Confucian scholar in the Edo period. JPL · 10453
10454 Vallenar 1978 NY Vallenar, capital of the Chilean province of Huasco, is located some 90 km north of the La Silla observatory site. JPL · 10454
10455 Donnison 1978 NU3 John Donnison (born 1948), British astronomer MPC · 10455
10456 Anechka 1978 PS2 Anya (Anechka) Ivanchenko (1987–1999), daughter of a friend of the discoverer Nikolai Chernykh JPL · 10456
10457 Suminov 1978 QE2 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Suminov (born 1932), a professor and head of the faculty at the Moscow Aviation-Technological Institute. JPL · 10457
10458 Sfranke 1978 RM7 Sigbrit Franke (born 1942), Swedish educator MPC · 10458
10459 Vladichaika 1978 SJ5 Vladimir Dmitrievich Chaika, Ukrainian naval architect JPL · 10459
10460 Correa-Otto 1978 VK8 Jorge Correa-Otto (born 1981) is an Argentine astronomer at San Juan National University performing dynamical studies of the solar system and planetary systems around binary stars. JPL · 10460
10461 Dawilliams 1978 XU David Allen Williams (born 1966), an associate research professor in Earth & Space Exploration at Arizona State University MPC · 10461
10462 Saxogrammaticus 1979 KM Saxo Grammaticus (c.1150–1220) was secretary to Bishop Absalon, the founder of Copenhagen. He is the author of the comprehensive Gesta Danorum (Deeds of the Danes), written in elegant Latin prose. It extends until 1190 and is a major source of knowledge about the eventful early history of this northern people and their rulers. JPL · 10462
10463 Bannister 1979 MB9 Michele Bannister (born 1986) is a postdoctoral research fellow at Queen's University Belfast whose work includes surveys to discover and characterize trans-Neptunian objects. JPL · 10463
10464 Jessie 1979 SC Jessica Lynne Peterson, from Harvard MA, (1994–2009), loved for her smile and kind spirit. JPL · 10464
10465 Olkin 1980 WE5 Catherine B. Olkin (born 1966) is a researcher at Southwest Research Institute (Boulder, Colorado), Deputy Project Scientist for the New Horizons mission and Deputy Principal Investigator for the Lucy mission. Her studies include stellar occultations, color compositional analysis of the Pluto system, and the study of Trojans. JPL · 10465
10466 Marius-Ioan 1981 ET7 Marius-Ioan Piso (born 1954) is President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) and a leading advocate for space research in Romania. Over two decades he orchestrated the process of Romania becoming a member of the European Space Agency. JPL · 10466
10467 Peterbus 1981 EZ7 Peter Bus (1951–2016) was a Dutch amateur astronomer and founding member of the Dutch Comet Section of the Royal Dutch Association for Meteorology and Astronomy who was dedicated to the observation of comets and meteor showers. JPL · 10467
10468 Itacuruba 1981 EH9 Itacuruba (Nova Itacuruba), a town in Pernambuco, Brazil, and location of the Observatório Astronômico do Sertão de Itaparica (OASI). The original city was flooded in 1988 in forming Itaparica Lake. JPL · 10468
10469 Krohn 1981 EE14 Katrin Krohn (born 1984) is a researcher at the German Aerospace Center (DLR-Berlin) studying cryogenic flow features and cryovolcanism on Ceres using Dawn spacecraft data. JPL · 10469
10470 Bartczak 1981 EW18 Przemysł aw Bartczak (born 1974) is a researcher at the Astronomical Observatory of the Adam Mickiewic University in Poznan, Poland who studies asteroid lightcurve inversion techniques that yield both convex and non-convex shape and spin solutions. JPL · 10470
10471 Marciniak 1981 EH20 Anna Marciniak (born 1979) is a Polish researcher at the Poznań Observatory (047) of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, studying the spin and shape properties of long-period main-belt asteroids. JPL · 10471
10472 Santana-Ros 1981 EO20 Toni Santana-Ros (born 1984) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Astronomical Observatory of the Adam Mickiewic University in Poznan, Poland where he performs photometric measurements of small bodies in support of the Gaia mission. JPL · 10472
10473 Thirouin 1981 EL21 Audrey Thirouin (born 1984) is a researcher at the Lowell Observatory who performs photometric measurements of trans-Neptunian objects investigating differences in binary and non-binary populations. JPL · 10473
10474 Pecina 1981 EJ23 Petr Pecina (born 1950) is a retired astronomer from the Czech Academy of Sciences known for studies of meteoroid interaction with planetary atmospheres, including analytical solutions for meteoroid deceleration and ablation. JPL · 10474
10475 Maxpoilâne 1981 EX28 Max Poilâne (born 1941) is a well-known Parisian boulanger who is also an enthusiast and supporter of astronomy and space exploration. JPL · 10475
10476 Los Molinos 1981 EY38 The Los Molinos Observatory located north of Montevideo, Uruguay. It is actively involved in follow-up observations of asteroids and comets. JPL · 10476
10477 Lacumparsita 1981 ET41 The song La cumparsita, one of the most famous and recognizable tangos of all time. It was played for the first time in 1917 in Montevideo, site of the 2017 Asteroids Comets Meteors conference. JPL · 10477
10478 Alsabti 1981 WO Abdul Athem Alsabti (born 1945) introduced astronomy teaching into Iraq in 1970, was project leader in building the National Astronomical Observatory. JPL · 10478
10479 Yiqunchen 1982 HJ Yiqun Chen (born 1968) was born in Beijing and is a traditionally trained artist and sculptor, with art pieces installed in several parks in China. She currently applies her experience in production of computer-generated animation JPL · 10479
10480 Jennyblue 1982 JB2 Jennifer S. Blue (born 1954), of the U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Arizona, has been the sine qua non of the IAU Working Group on Planetary System Nomenclature since 1995, serving both as its secretary and as the keeper of the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature JPL · 10480
10481 Esipov 1982 QK3 Valentin Feodorovich Esipov (born 1933), head of the radioastronomy department at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University. JPL · 10481
10482 Dangrieser 1983 RG2 Daniel Grieser (1926–1999), an optical engineer with Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. JPL · 10482
10483 Tomburns 1983 RP2 Under the leadership of Tom Burns (born 1952) since 1993, the Perkins Observatory began a new life as the premier public astronomy venue in central Ohio. With his weekly newspaper column and visits to area schools Burns has inspired and educated thousands of people. JPL · 10483
10484 Hecht 1983 WM For more than a decade, Martin D. Hecht (born 1926) has volunteered to help organize the Lowell Observatory's archives. JPL · 10484
10487 Danpeterson 1985 GP1 Dan Peterson (born 1949), a juvenile probation director who works with troubled youth to keep them in school and help them find direction in their lives. He served previously as a smoke jumper in Alaska and is a piano player extraordinaire. JPL · 10487
10489 Keinonen 1985 TJ1 Juhani Keinonen (born 1946), an emeritus professor and a long-serving director of the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki. JPL · 10489
10498 Bobgent 1986 RG3 Robert Gent (born 1947), an enthusiastic amateur astronomer and International Dark-Sky Association volunteer. JPL · 10498
10500 Nishi-koen 1987 GA Nishi-koen park is the location of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary on 2005 Feb. 1. The observatory will be moved to near the Ayashi Station in 2008. JPL · 10500


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10501 Ardmacha 1987 OT The Irish Gaelic name of the city of Armagh in Northern Ireland MPC · 10501
10502 Armaghobs 1987 QF6 Armagh Observatory, Ireland MPC · 10502
10504 Doga 1987 UF5 Eugenij Dmitrievich Doga (born 1937), a Russian composer who has written music for many popular movies. JPL · 10504
10506 Rydberg 1988 CW4 Johannes Rydberg, 19th–20th-century Swedish physicist, after whom the Rydberg constant is named JPL · 10506
10509 Heinrichkayser 1989 GD4 Heinrich Gustav Johannes Kayser, 19th–20th-century German physicist who demonstrated the presence of helium in the Earth's atmosphere JPL · 10509
10510 Maxschreier 1989 GQ4 Max Schreier (1907–1997), Austrian-born Bolivian astronomer, founder of observatories in Santa Ana and Patacamaya, and author of Einstein desde los Andes de Bolivia JPL · 10510
10512 Yamandu 1989 TP11 Yamandu Alejandro Fernandez (1927–2010) was a Uruguayan amateur astronomer and communicator who was well known as a telescope builder and observer of variable stars, stellar occultations, novae and comets. JPL · 10512
10515 Old Joe 1989 UB3 "Old Joe" is the students' name for the Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower at the University of Birmingham, which received its charter in 1900 and is now celebrating its centenary. Birmingham, England's "second city", prospered from metal-working trades, from which enlightened industrialists founded the university. JPL · 10515
10516 Sakurajima 1989 VQ Mount Sakurajima, a volcano on the southern tip of Kyūshū, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan. It is said that it "changes colour seven times a day" MPC · 10516
10523 D'Haveloose 1990 SM6 José D´Haveloose (1922–1996), a surgeon in the West Flanders town of Tielt. JPL · 10523
10524 Maniewski 1990 SZ7 Jan Maniewski (born 1933), a medical doctor in Antwerp. JPL · 10524
10526 Ginkogino 1990 UK1 Ginko Ogino, 19th–20th-century Japanese physician, the first registered woman doctor in Japan. JPL · 10526
10529 Giessenburg 1990 WQ4 Rudolf Charles d'Ablaing van Giessenburg (1826–1904), aDutch writer, freemason and editor, will always be remembered for the first complete edition (1864) of Le Testament de Jean Meslier, Curé d´Etrépigny (1727). JPL · 10529
10538 Torode 1991 VP2 In a 1992 study of 170 astrolabes, British industrial chemist Rowland K. E. Torode (born 1923) measured the ecliptic longitudes of the stars depicted and thereby determined, with allowance for precession, the ages of the instruments. He was also secretary of the Kidderminster Astronomical Society for several years. JPL · 10538
10540 Hachigoroh 1991 VP4 Hachigoroh Kikuchi (1926–1999) was the executive committee chief of the Haramura star party and was instrumental in getting it started. JPL · 10540
10541 Malesherbes 1991 YX Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes (1721–1794), a botanist and a French statesman. As chancellor he controlled the press, yet without his secret support the Encyclopédie, representing the thought of the Enlightenment, may never have been published. He was guillotined for his defense of King Louis XVI. JPL · 10541
10542 Ruckers 1992 CN3 Hans Ruckers (1555–1623) was the most famous of all harpsichord makers and founder of a dynasty of Flemish instrument makers. His earliest (1581) known instrument is a virginal with two independent keyboards, now in New York City. These instruments were so prized that they were often rebuilt, enlarged and copied. JPL · 10542
10543 Klee 1992 DL4 Paul Klee (1879–1940), a Swiss painter and graphic artist. JPL · 10543
10544 Hörsnebara 1992 DA9 Hörsne and Bara Gotland parishes, Sweden, joined to become a single parish in 1883 JPL · 10544
10545 Källunge 1992 EQ9 Källunge is a small parish on Gotland. The architecture of the church, the only one on the island of its kind, is very strange JPL · 10545
10546 Nakanomakoto 1992 FS1 Makoto Nakano (born 1956), an associate professor in the Faculty of Education and Welfare Science at Oita University. JPL · 10546
10547 Yosakoi 1992 JF Yosakoi, a popular Japanese folk song about the forbidden love between a monk and a girl JPL · 10547
10549 Helsingborg 1992 RM2 Helsingborg, Sweden. JPL · 10549
10550 Malmö 1992 RK7 Malmö, Sweden. JPL · 10550
10551 Göteborg 1992 YL2 Gothenburg, Sweden. JPL · 10551
10552 Stockholm 1993 BH13 Stockholm, Sweden. JPL · 10552
10553 Stenkumla 1993 FZ4 Stenkumla is a small parish on the island Gotland. The oldest parts of its church date from the twelfth century JPL · 10553
10554 Västerhejde 1993 FO34 Västerhejde socken on Gotland, Sweden. JPL · 10554
10555 Tagaharue 1993 HH Harue Taga (born 1951), astronomy curator of Chiba Municipal Planetarium. JPL · 10555
10557 Rowland 1993 RL5 Henry Augustus Rowland, American astronomer. JPL · 10557
10558 Karlstad 1993 RB7 Karlstad, Sweden. JPL · 10558
10559 Yukihisa 1993 SJ1 Yukihisa Matsumoto (born 1962), a former researcher of the Nishi Mino Observatory. JPL · 10559
10560 Michinari 1993 TN Michinari Yamamoto (born 1970), a researcher at Ayabe City Observatory. JPL · 10560
10561 Shimizumasahiro 1993 TE2 Masahiro Shimizu (born 1956), the president of the Shimizu Clinic. JPL · 10561
10563 Izhdubar 1993 WD Izhdubar, an ancient Chaldean sun-god. JPL · 10563
10566 Zabadak 1994 AZ2 Zabadak is a name of a Japanese music group that is led by Tomohiko Kira. JPL MPC · 10566
10567 Francobressan 1994 CV Franco Bressan (born 1947), an Italian mathematics teacher and amateur astronomer. JPL · 10567
10568 Yoshitanaka 1994 CF1 Yoshiji Tanaka (1948–2003), a Japanese science magazine editor instrumental in starting the Haramura star party. JPL · 10568
10569 Kinoshitamasao 1994 GQ [Masao Kinoshita (born 1949) discovered that the number of radio-meteor echoes decreases as the radiant approaches the meridian. This is widely known as the Kinoshita effect. JPL · 10569
10570 Shibayasuo 1994 GT Yasuo Shiba, Japanese data manager of the Japan Meteor Society, specializing in fireballs JPL · 10570
10572 Kominejo 1994 VO7 Kominejo castle, in Sirakawa city, is famous as a place where observations were made of the 1887 Aug. 19 total solar eclipse, the track of which passed across the center of Japan JPL · 10572
10573 Piani 1994 WU1 Franco Piani (born 1955), Italian amateur astronomer, is the most experienced and agreeable proponent of astronomy at the CCAF observatory in Farra d'Isonzo. He takes care of all mechanical aspects of the instruments and has participated in most of the new discoveries of this site. JPL · 10573
10577 Jihčesmuzeum 1995 JC Jihočeské muzeum (The South Bohemian Museum) was established in České Budějovice in 1877. It is well known for its naturalistic, art, historical and archaeological collections, including moldavites, glass and a horse railway museum. Important are its cultural and scientific roles. JPL · 10577
10579 Diluca 1995 OE Roberto Di Luca (born 1959), amateur observer of lunar and asteroidal occultations, is network manager at the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Bologna. As a member of the Associazione Astrofili Bolognesi, he often collaborates with the group at the Osservatorio San Vittore in Bologna. JPL · 10579
10581 Jeníkhollan 1995 OD1 Jeník Hollan (born 1955), a Czech astronomer and environmentalist at the Brno Observatory, has deeply influenced many students and observers, including the discoverer. Sometimes in unorthodox ways, he makes a point of teaching his students to examine the most substantial points. JPL · 10581
10582 Harumi 1995 TG Harumi Ikari, Japanese wife of the discoverer JPL · 10582
10583 Kanetugu 1995 WC4 Kanetugu Naoe (1560–1619) was a Japanese military commander during the Japanese feudal period. He was on the side of the Toyotomis, and in the decisive battle of 1600 he fought against Yoshiaki Mogami, the lord of Yamagata (a part of present Yamagata Prefecture), who stood by the Tokugawas. JPL · 10583
10584 Ferrini 1996 GJ2 Federico Ferrini, Italian physicist and professor of astronomical techniques at the University of Pisa. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in major astronomical journals. These cover many subjects in modern theoretical astrophysics, among them planetology, star formation, the interstellar medium, galactic evolution and its cosmological effects. He is responsible for the Italian light pollution commission and is coordinator of the Mediterranean Astronomical Network. JPL · 10584
10585 Wabi-Sabi 1996 GD21 Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. Valued are one-of-a-kind objects of natural materials in the private domain, showing a sense of the "rustic" and of simplicity, as well as functional sufficiency in the face of material poverty, obvious repair, or age. The name was suggested by J. Montani. JPL · 10585
10586 Jansteen 1996 KY4 Jan Havickszoon Steen (1626–1679) was a Dutch genre painter during the Dutch Golden Age. He is well known for his sense of humor, psychological insight and the abundance of color in his paintings. The name was suggested by W. Fröger. JPL · 10586
10587 Strindberg 1996 NF3 August Strindberg (1849–1912), a Swedish playwright and novelist, made important contributions to the naturalistic, symbolic and expressionistic theater. His works include Röda Rummet ("The Red Room", 1879), Fröken Julie ("Miss Julie", 1888) and Dödsdansen ("The Dance of Death", 1900). JPL · 10587
10588 Adamcrandall 1996 OE Adam Crandall Rees (born 1960), stepson of the discoverer, Paul G. Comba. JPL · 10588
10591 Caverni 1996 PD3 Raffaello Caverni (1837–1900), an Italian priest born in Montelupo, was also an amateur scientist. He wrote many books, the most important of them being Storia del Metodo Sperimentale in Italia, for which he received the award of the Royal Institute of Venice on 25 May 1890. JPL · 10591
10593 Susannesandra 1996 QQ1 Susanne Sandness (born 1956), wife of 34 years of the discoverer. JPL MPC · 10593
10596 Stevensimpson 1996 TS For two decades the graphic innovations of Steven Simpson (born 1958), especially those involving star charts, have allowed (Sky & Telescope) readers to understand the universe better, whether they do so by locating planets in a starry sky or by visualizing the inner workings of atoms. JPL · 10596
10598 Markrees 1996 TT11 Mark B. Rees (born 1963), stepson of the discoverer, Paul G. Comba JPL · 10598


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10601 Hiwatashi 1996 UC Kenji Hiwatashi, electrical engineer at NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) from 1947 to 1979. JPL · 10601
10602 Masakazu 1996 UG3 Masakazu Kusakabe (born 1946) is a ceramic artist, best known for his design of the Smokeless Wood Fire Kiln. JPL · 10602
10604 Susanoo 1996 VJ Susanoo-no-mikoto is the Japanese god of heroes and the ancestor soul and a younger brother of the goddess Amaterasu. JPL · 10604
10605 Guidoni 1996 VC1 Umberto Guidoni, Italian astronaut MPC · 10605
10606 Crocco 1996 VD1 Gaetano Arturo Crocco, Italian pioneer of aeronautics and space science MPC · 10606
10607 Amandahatton 1996 VQ6 Amanda H. Hatton, the discoverer's stepdaughter. JPL · 10607
10608 Mameta 1996 VB9 Katsuhiko Mameta (born 1958) is one of Japan's top meteor observers. He is an active amateur astronomer who has been secretary of the Astronomical Society of Hyogo since 2000. JPL · 10608
10609 Hirai 1996 WC3 Yuzo Hirai, a professor at the Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics. JPL · 10609
10611 Yanjici 1997 BB1 Yan Jici (1901–1996) was a renowned physical scientist and educator, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was one of the Chinese pioneers of physics research, one of the founders of optical instrument development and was President of the University of Science and Technology of China from 1980 to 1984 JPL · 10611
10612 Houffalize 1997 JR17 Houffalize, Belgium, on the Ourthe River JPL · 10612
10613 Kushinadahime 1997 RO3 Kushinadahime, the mythical empress of the god Susanoo-no-mikoto, was offered as a sacrifice to the giant snake Yamata-no-orochi but was saved by the god Susanoo JPL · 10613
10616 Inouetakeshi 1997 UW8 Takeshi Inoue (born 1969) is astronomy curator of Akashi Municipal Planetarium, where he has been engaged in popularizing astronomy since 1997 JPL · 10616
10617 Takumi 1997 UK24 Amateur astronomer Takumi Takahata (born 1941) has created many computer programs that are used for astronomical calculations. The "measurescope" Takumi lent to the discoverers was used to determine the coordinates of this minor planet JPL · 10617
10619 Ninigi 1997 WO13 According to the Japanese myth, the god Ninigi-no-mikoto is a grandson of the goddess Amaterasu. By the order of Amaterasu he descended from the heaven Takamagahara to the peak Takachiho to dominate the land JPL · 10619
10626 Zajíc 1998 AP8 Jan Zajíc (born 1910), founder and for a long time director of the observatory in Vlašim, has brought astronomy to many young people. In spite of many problems, this public observatory is currently one of the most active in the Czech Republic. The naming is on the occasion of Zají c's 90th birthday JPL · 10626
10627 Ookuninushi 1998 BW2 The mythical Japanese god Ookuninushi-no-mikoto created the land, together with the god Sukunabikona-no-mikoto. The name means "king of great land" and is a frequent reference in literature and folklore. A well-known story is that he helped a white rabbit skinned by a shark as the retribution for trickery JPL · 10627
10628 Feuerbacher 1998 BD5 Berndt Feuerbacher (born 1940), a German physicist, was for two decades head of the Institute of Space Simulation at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne. His institute has performed pioneering research work in space. He initiated the development of the comet lander Philae as part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. JPL · 10628
10633 Akimasa 1998 DP1 Akimasa Nakamura (born 1961) is a prolific Japanese observer of minor planets and comets. In the course of his observing program at the Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory he has obtained thousands of precise positions of minor bodies. His estimates of the magnitudes of minor planets are of particularly high quality and serve as the standard in the analysis of "astrometric" magnitude estimates. He is also Japanese coordinator for the International Comet Quarterly. This name marks the occasion of Nakamura's becoming a father in early 1999 JPL · 10633
10634 Pepibican 1998 GM1 Josef "Pepi" Bican (1913–2001), a Czech footballer who represented Austria in 19 and Czechoslovakia in 14 international matches and scored more than 5000 goals in his career. He is considered one of the best center-forward of the century by the International Federation of Soccer Historians and Statisticians. After retirement, Bican developed an interest in astronomy. JPL · 10634
10637 Heimlich 1998 QP104 Henry J. Heimlich is an American surgeon who in the early 1970s devised the "Heimlich maneuver", a potentially life-saving procedure for propelling food or other foreign objects up and out of the throat JPL · 10637
10638 McGlothlin 1998 SV54 Gerald R. McGlothlin (born 1952) was responsible for refurbishing much of the LONEOS dome, turning a bare photographic darkroom into a modern control room and computer room. In his spare time he is a skilled potter JPL · 10638
10639 Gleason 1998 VV41 Arianna Gleason (born 1980) is a student observer with the Spacewatch Project. She has been instrumental in the data reduction for two Spacewatch papers on the outer solar system and is a prolific discoverer of Near-Earth Objects JPL · 10639
10642 Charmaine 1999 BF8 Charmaine Wilkerson (born 1962), wife of the first discoverer, Andrea Boattini, is an American-born writer and broadcaster. She has produced numerous reports on astronomical phenomena and missions. JPL · 10642
10645 Brač 1999 ES4 Brač island, Croatia, home of the Pustinja Blaca Observatory ("Blaca Desert" Observatory) JPL · 10645
10646 Machielalberts 2077 P-L Machiel Alberts (1909–) was the first astronomer in The Netherlands to succeed, with a home-built camera, to capture a meteor on film. He was actively engaged in meteor observations, as well as in building appliances and instruments for amateur astronomers to enable meteor photography and other types of meteor observation. MPC · 10646
10647 Meesters 3074 P-L P. G. Meesters (1887–1964) was a Dutch amateur astronomer. He built his own observatory and was an active observer of variable stars. His book Mijn Sterrenwacht, Speurtochten langs het Firmament ("My observatory, exploring the skies") is still known by amateurs. JPL · 10647
10648 Plancius 4089 P-L Petrus Plancius (1552–1622) was a Dutch theologian, astronomer, navigator and appointed cartographer to the new Dutch East India Company. Plancius depicted the 12 new southern constellations on a globe he constructed in 1598. JPL · 10648
10649 VOC 4098 P-L Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Dutch for Dutch East India Company MPC · 10649
10650 Houtman 4110 P-L Frederick de Houtman, Dutch navigator who travelled to the East Indies in 1595 as assistant to Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser MPC · 10650
10651 van Linschoten 4522 P-L Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Dutch cartographer and spy for the Dutch East India Company MPC · 10651
10652 Blaeu 4599 P-L Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Dutch cartographer and hydrographer for the Dutch East India Company MPC · 10652
10653 Witsen 6030 P-L Nicolaas Witsen, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam and member of the board of the Dutch East India Company MPC · 10653
10654 Bontekoe 6673 P-L Willem Ysbrandtszoon Bontekoe, Dutch East India Company skipper whose ship flew into a hundred thousand pieces on the way to the East Indies MPC · 10654
10655 Pietkeyser 9535 P-L Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser, Dutch navigator who travelled to the East Indies in 1595 with Frederik de Houtman as his assistant MPC · 10655
10656 Albrecht 2213 T-1 Carl Theodor Albrecht (1843–1915), German astronomer and geodesist, first director of the International Latitude Service. JPL · 10656
10657 Wanach 2251 T-1 Bernhard Karl Wanach (1867–1928), a Latvian-born astronomer and geodesist, carried out pioneering work on polar motion with C. T. Albrecht, whom he succeeded as head of the International Latitude Service. JPL · 10657
10658 Gretadevries 2281 T-1 Greta de Vries (1967–2006) was the assistant to the director of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute in Groningen, when she tragically died while on holiday. She was a beloved key staff member of the institute JPL · 10658
10659 Sauerland 3266 T-1 The Sauerland, a German rural region, has fairly high mountains, such as Kahler Asten at 840 m, and is partly a nature reserve. It lies just east of the German industrial Rhine-Ruhr region. The area is frequented by hikers during summer and by skiers and tobogganers during winter. JPL · 10659
10660 Felixhormuth 4348 T-1 Felix Hormuth (born 1975), German astronomer JPL · 10660
10661 Teutoburgerwald 1211 T-2 The Teutoburg Forest of Germany is famous because it was here, in 9 A.D., that Varus was defeated by Arminius, chief of the Cherusci, a Teutonic tribe. Today the precise place where the battle took place is to be found at the north side, not far from the city of Osnabrück. JPL · 10661
10662 Peterwisse 3201 T-2 Peter Wisse, Dutch curator of the "Museon", the Dutch Center for educational exhibitions JPL · 10662
10663 Schwarzwald 4283 T-2 The Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Germany. It lies east of the Rhine river and extends from Basel as far as the city of Baden-Baden. Up to the timber line at about 1200 m, its vegetation consists mainly of fir and spruce. JPL · 10663
10664 Phemios 5187 T-2 Phemios was a singer with Telemachos, forced to play for Penelope's suitors, spared by Odysseus for friendly deeds and because a singer is sacred JPL · 10664
10665 Ortigão 3019 T-3 Catarina Ortigão (born 1974) is a person of rare inner beauty, to whom Pedro Lacerda, a colleague of the discoverers, would like to pay tribute. She is a Portuguese-born scientist working in the field of medical physics JPL · 10665
10666 Feldberg 4171 T-3 The Feldberg is the highest mountain (1490 m) of the Schwarzwald. Winter and summer, its wonderful surrounding area attracts tourists, hikers and skiers JPL · 10666
10667 van Marxveldt 1975 UA Cissy van Marxveldt (Setske de Haan), 19th–20th-century Dutch writer, author of the humorous Joop ter Heul novels for teenage girls; Anne Frank addressed her diary letters to an imaginary friend based on one of van Marxveldt's characters JPL · 10667
10668 Plansos 1976 UB1 The discoverer's grandchildren: Pandora Mae Honiara (born 2000), Noël Richard (born 2000), Alexander Richard (born 2001), Orlando Harry Tengis (born 2002), Samuel Philip (born 2004), Salomé Olivia Lindsay (born 2005), Lidia Philipa (born 2007). The name is an anagram of the first name initials. JPL · 10668
10669 Herfordia 1977 FN Herford, a town in what is sometimes called "Eastern Westfalia", is known for its numerous light industries and beautiful surrounding countryside. It was in Herford that Walter Baade, born in nearby Schröttinghausen, first realized his love of astronomy JPL · 10669
10670 Seminozhenko 1977 PP1 Ukrainian physicist Vladimir Petrovich Seminozhenko (born 1950) is known for his research on the kinetics of excitation in superconductors and semiconductors and on high-temperature superconductivity JPL · 10670
10671 Mazurova 1977 RR6 Ekaterina Yakovlevna Mazurova (1900–1995) was a Russian actress who worked in Moscow theaters and played many roles in films. In her youth and at the beginning of her artistic career she was connected with the town of Shuya, and she gave to the museum in Shuya her collection of more than 1000 pieces of Russian and foreign art JPL · 10671
10672 Kostyukova 1978 QE Tatiana Andreevna Kostyukova (born 1957) is a botanist and cultivator of flowers in Kiev. Her collection of flowers won a diploma at the 2001 Moscow Autumn Flower Show JPL · 10672
10673 Berezhnoy 1978 VU5 Alexey A. Berezhnoy (born 1972) is a Russian chemist and astronomer at Moscow State University studying chemical processes during the interaction of meteoroids with planetary atmospheres and surfaces, including the lunar exosphere. JPL · 10673
10674 de Elía 1978 VT10 Gonzalo Carlos de Elía (born 1977) is an Argentine astronomer at La Plata National University who studies the formation and evolution of planetary systems. JPL · 10674
10675 Kharlamov 1978 VE15 Valerij Borisovich Kharlamov (1948–1981) was an outstanding Russian ice hockey player. As a team member he repeatedly won world championships and was champion of the Olympic Games in 1972 and 1976 JPL · 10675
10676 Jamesmcdanell 1979 MD2 James P. McDanell (born 1937) spent nearly three decades with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory before retiring in 1999. He was the Voyager Navigation Team Chief during the highly successful encounters with Saturn and its satellites. He subsequently became manager of the Navigation Systems Section JPL · 10676
10677 Colucci 1979 MN3 Adrian Rodriguez Colucci (born 1978) is an astronomer at the Valongo Observatory of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a specialist in tidal evolution of planets and small bodies. JPL · 10677
10678 Alilagoa 1979 MG6 Victor Alí-Lagoa (born 1983) is a Spanish astronomer whose PhD research at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias focused on the thermal properties of small bodies. JPL · 10678
10679 Chankaochang 1979 MH6 Chan-Kao "Rex" Chang (born 1976) is a researcher at the National Central University of Taiwan whose work includes searching for fast-rotating asteroids in Palomar Transient Factory survey data and rotation rate distribution studies. JPL · 10679
10680 Ermakov 1979 ME8 Anton Ermakov (born 1988) is a postdoctoral researcher at the California Institute of Technology who studies the gravity and interior structures of Vesta and Ceres using Dawn spacecraft data. JPL · 10680
10681 Khture 1979 TH2 The Kharkiv Technical University of Radioelectronics, founded in 1930, is a recognized school of specialists in radioelectronics, computer science, telecommunication, metrology and biotechnical and medical systems. Khture is also known for its time service and for radioastronomical research on meteors JPL · 10681
10683 Carter 1980 LY Carter Worth Roberts (born 1946), president of the Eastbay Astronomical Society, is known for superlative dabbling in photography and puns and his ability to fix things. He collaborated on a safe solar-eclipse-viewing booklet and helped restore "Rachel", the 0.5-m Brashear refractor for the Chabot Space and Science Center JPL · 10683
10684 Babkina 1980 RV2 Nadezhda Georgievna Babkina (born 1950) is a People's artist of Russia and the artistic director of the ensemble "Russian song" JPL · 10684
10685 Kharkivuniver 1980 VO V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (В. Н. Каразіна Харківський Національний Університет) of Ukraine MPC · 10685
10686 Kaluna 1980 VX2 Heather Kaluna (born 1984) is a researcher at the University of Hawaii studying the evolution of water in carbonaceous asteroids as well as space weathering processes. JPL · 10686
10688 Haghighipour 1981 DK Nader Haghighipour (born 1967) is a professor at the University of Hawaii specializing in solar system dynamics as well as extrasolar planets. His service includes President of IAU Division F (Planetary Sciences and Astrobiology) for the period 2015–2018. JPL · 10688
10689 Pinillaalonso 1981 DZ1 Noemi Pinilla-Alonso (born 1971) is a planetary scientist at the Florida Space Institute and an expert in the study of surface compositions of minor solar system bodies using observational techniques and modeling. JPL · 10689
10690 Massera 1981 DO3 José Luis Massera (1915–2002), a Uruguayan mathematician who studied the stability of differential equations. Massera's Lemma solves the equilibrium stability problem in nonlinear differential equations in terms of the Lyapunov function. JPL · 10690
10691 Sans 1981 EJ19 Juan Diego Sans (1922–2005) was a Uruguayan professor and public communicator of astronomy at the Universidad de la Republica. He was co-founder of the Asociación de Aficionados a la Astronomía and president of the Sociedad Uruguaya de Astronomía. JPL · 10691
10692 Opeil 1981 EK19 Cyril P. Opeil SJ (born 1960) is a professor at Boston College studying the thermal properties of meteorites to improve understanding of orbital and rotational changes caused by the re-radiation of solar flux. JPL · 10692
10693 Zangari 1981 ES20 Amanda M. Zangari (born 1986) is a postdoctoral researcher at Southwest Research Institute (Boulder, Colorado) whose studies include photometry and stellar occultations of the Pluto system and other Kuiper belt objects. JPL · 10693
10694 Lacerda 1981 EH21 Pedro Lacerda (born 1975) is a lecturer at Queen's University Belfast whose work includes analyzing rotational lightcurves to infer physical properties of trans-Neptunian objects and other small solar system bodies. JPL · 10694
10695 Yasunorifujiwara 1981 ER21 Yasunori Fujiwara (born 1957) is a pioneer of meteor video observations in Japan known for his study of the Leonid meteor stream. JPL · 10695
10696 Giuliattiwinter 1981 EO24 Silvia Maria Giuliatti Winter (born 1965) is a Brazilian astronomer at the São Paulo State University working on ring dynamics and the dynamics of the Pluto system. JPL · 10696
10697 Othonwinter 1981 EO40 Othon Cabo Winter (born 1963) is a Brazilian astronomer at the São Paulo State University researching orbital dynamics with application to the stability of multiple asteroid systems. JPL · 10697
10698 Singer 1981 EJ43 Kelsi N. Singer (born 1984) is a postdoctoral researcher at Southwest Research Institute (Boulder, Colorado) studying outer solar system icy satellites and the Kuiper belt population through the crater size distribution revealed by the New Horizons mission to the Pluto system. JPL · 10698
10699 Calabrese 1981 ES43 Pietro Calabrese (1944–2010) was editor of the Italian newspapers Il Messaggero and La Gazzetta dello Sport. A noted journalist, he was fascinated by the idea of communicating with extraterrestrial intelligence. JPL · 10699
10700 Juanangelviera 1981 ET47 Juan Angel Viera (1925–2012) was an amateur astronomer, high-school teacher in astronomy and a communicator in Uruguay. He was Honorary President and co-founder of the Asociación de Aficionados a la Astronomía. JPL · 10700


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10701 Marilynsimons 1981 PF Marilyn Hawrys Simons (born 1951) is an American economist and philanthropist. She is Chair of the board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and founded the Stony Brook Women's Leadership Council. She is the president of the Simons Foundation, co-founded with her husband James, that supports math and science research. JPL · 10701
10702 Arizorcas 1981 QD The Arizona Orchestra Association represents Arizona's forty-one orchestras. JPL · 10702
10707 Prunariu 1981 UV23 Dumitru Prunariu (born 1952 ) became the first Romanian cosmonaut flying in 1981 aboard Soyuz 40 to the Salyut 6 space laboratory. He is one of the proposal initiators for International Asteroid Day (June 30) declared by the UN General Assembly. JPL · 10707
10708 Richardspalding 1981 UE26 Richard Spalding (born 1935) is an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories whose satellite projects include the detection of Gamma Ray Bursts and transient atmospheric phenomena generated by lightning and meteors. JPL · 10708
10709 Ottofranz 1982 BE1 Otto G. Franz (born 1931), a Lowell Observatory astronomer. JPL · 10709
10711 Pskov 1982 TT2 Pskov, a Russian city on the Velikaya River near the Estonian border JPL · 10711
10712 Malashchuk 1982 UE6 Valentina Mikhailovna Malashchuk (born 1947), accountant general of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory JPL · 10712
10713 Limorenko 1982 UZ9 Leonid Pavlovich Limorenko (born 1951), assistant director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. JPL · 10713
10715 Nagler 1983 RL4 Al Nagler (born 1935), an optical designer involved in NASA's Gemini and Apollo missions JPL · 10715
10716 Olivermorton 1983 WQ Oliver Morton (born 1965) writes about the growth of scientific knowledge and its consequences, with a particular interest in planetary science and the interdisciplinary perspective that it offers. JPL · 10716
10717 Dickwalker 1983 XC Richard Walker (a.k.a. Dick Walker; 1938–2005), American astronomer at USNO and discoverer of Epimetheus JPL · 10717
10718 Samus' 1985 QM5 Nikolaj Nikolaevich Samus' (born 1949) is a scientist in stellar astrophysics at the Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow University. JPL · 10718
10719 Andamar 1985 TW Anne Marren (born 1944) and David Marren (born 1953), friends of American discoverer Edward L. G. Bowell JPL · 10719
10720 Danzl 1986 GY Nichole M. Danzl, American amateur astronomer, former Spacewatch Observer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 10720
10721 Tuterov 1986 QO4 Vladimir Lukich Tuterov (born 1960), a splendid builder, is a friend of the discoverer's family. JPL · 10721
10722 Monari 1986 TB Luisa Monari (born 1961), wife of Italian co-discoverer Ermes Colombini JPL · 10722
10724 Carolraymond 1986 VR5 Carol A. Raymond (born 1960), a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL · 10724
10725 Sukunabikona 1986 WB Sukunabikona, the Japanese god of a naughty character JPL · 10725
10726 Elodie 1987 BS2 Élodie Bouteille (born 1990), a French student at the Lycée Diderot JPL · 10726
10727 Akitsushima 1987 DN Jinmu (Akitsushima), the first emperor of Japan according to legend JPL · 10727
10728 Vladimirfock 1987 RT5 Vladimir Fock (1898–1974), a Russian physicist JPL · 10728
10729 Tsvetkova 1987 RU5 Valentina Petrovna Tsvetkova (1917–), a Russian artist JPL · 10729
10730 White 1987 SU Nathaniel Miller White (born 1941), American astronomer at Lowell Observatory JPL · 10730
10733 Georgesand 1988 CP1 George Sand (1804–1876), French writer. JPL · 10733
10734 Wieck 1988 CT4 Clara Josephine Wieck (1819–1896), a German child prodigy and by 1835 had established a reputation as a pianist throughout Europe. JPL · 10734
10735 Seine 1988 CF6 The Seine, a major river in France, which passes the cities of Troyes, Paris and Rouen, before ending at the English Channel near Le Havre JPL · 10735
10736 Marybrück 1988 DD3 Mary Brück (1925–2011), an Irish astronomer. JPL · 10736
10737 Brück 1988 DZ4 Hermann Brück (1905–2000), a German-born astronomer in the UK JPL · 10737
10738 Marcoaldo 1988 FW2 Marco Aldo Ferreri (born 1981), son of Italian discoverer Walter Ferreri JPL · 10738
10739 Lowman 1988 JB1 Margaret D. Lowman (born 1953) has worked to understand the role tropical forests play in Earth's interconnected ecosystem. As a canopy biologist, field work has taken her to the treetops of Australia, Belize, Panama, Peru and Africa. She directs research and conservation at Florida's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. JPL · 10739
10740 Fallersleben 1988 RX2 August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798–1874), a German poet and philologist JPL · 10740
10741 Valeriocarruba 1988 SF3 Valerio Carruba (born 1970) is an astronomer at the São Paulo State University in Brazil whose research includes the dynamics and identification of asteroid families and the effect of non-linear secular resonances in the asteroid belt. JPL · 10741
10744 Tsuruta 1988 XO Masatoshi Tsuruta (born 1938), president of the Saga Astronomical Society since 1998, is an instructor during observing sessions and is engaged in the spread of astronomical activities at the Saga City Observatory. He is particularly gifted as a photographer of diffuse nebulae JPL · 10744
10745 Arnstadt 1989 AK6 Arnstadt, a town in Thuringia with a 1300-year history. JPL · 10745
10746 Mühlhausen 1989 CE6 In Carolinian times the Thuringian town of Mühlhausen was the haunt of emperors and kings. It became a Reichstadt in 1180 and a member of the Hanse in 1418. J. S. Bach was an organist here during 1707–1708. The intact city is a jewel of town planning in medieval times. JPL · 10746
10747 Köthen 1989 CW7 Köthen, a German town in Saxony-Anhalt JPL · 10747
10749 Musäus 1989 GH8 Johann Karl August Musäus (1735–1787), a private tutor at the court of Weimar. JPL · 10749
10753 van de Velde 1989 WU4 Henry van de Velde (1863–1957), a Belgian painter, architect and interior designer JPL · 10753
10758 Aldoushuxley 1990 SM7 Aldous Leonard Huxley (1894–1963), an English writer JPL · 10758
10760 Ozeki 1990 TJ3 Takaaki Ozeki (born 1952), previously a teacher of science, is now astronomy curator of the Hoshinoko Yakata Observatory. JPL · 10760
10761 Lyubimets 1990 TB4 Lyubimets, the Russian word for darling, seems to be an appropriate name for Grigorij (born 2000), grandson of the Crimean astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina. JPL · 10761
10762 von Laue 1990 TC4 Max von Laue (1879–1960), student of Planck, discovered the diffraction of x-rays in crystals, thereby permitting their structural analysis. For this he received the 1914 Nobel Prize in physics. He extended the theory of relativity, and he stood up for outlawed Jewish physicists like Einstein. JPL · 10762
10763 Hlawka 1990 TH13 Edmund Hlawka (1916–2009), Austrian mathematician. JPL · 10763
10764 Rübezahl 1990 TK13 Rübezahl, a fairy tale figure in German, Polish, and Czech folklore JPL · 10764
10767 Toyomasu 1990 UF1 Shinji Toyomasu (born 1967) is a research fellow of the Misato Observatory. JPL · 10767
10768 Sarutahiko 1990 UZ1 Sarutahiko Ōkami, a Japanese Shinto deity and guardian of Earth JPL · 10768
10769 Minas Gerais 1990 UJ5 Minas Gerais, a Brazilian state JPL · 10769
10770 Belo Horizonte 1990 VU5 Belo Horizonte, capital city of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais JPL · 10770
10771 Ouro Prêto 1990 VK6 Ouro Preto, ancient capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais JPL · 10771
10773 Jamespaton 1991 AK2 James Paton (1903–1973), a Scottish meteorologist. JPL · 10773
10774 Eisenach 1991 AS2 Eisenach a town in Thuringia, Germany . JPL · 10774
10775 Leipzig 1991 AV2 Leipzig, largest city of Saxony, Germany JPL · 10775
10776 Musashitomiyo 1991 CP1 Musashitomiyo ("minor stickleback"; Pungitius sp.), a rare freshwater fish, seen only in Japan's Kumagawa River JPL · 10776
10778 Marcks 1991 GN10 Gerhard Marcks (1889–1981), sculptor and graphic artist. JPL · 10778
10780 Apollinaire 1991 PB2 Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918), a French poet JPL · 10780
10781 Ritter 1991 PV31 Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776–1810), German chemist, physicist and philosopher JPL · 10781
10782 Hittmair 1991 RH4 Otto Hittmair (born 1924), a well-known Austrian theoretical physicist. JPL · 10782
10784 Noailles 1991 RQ11 Anna de Noailles (1876–1933), the daughter of a Romanian prince and granddaughter of a Turkish pasha. JPL · 10784
10785 Dejaiffe 1991 RD12 René Dejaiffe (born 1940), a Belgian astronomer JPL · 10785
10786 Robertmayer 1991 TC3 Julius Robert Mayer (1814–1878), a German doctor and naturalist. JPL · 10786
10787 Ottoburkard 1991 TL3 Otto M. Burkard (born 1908), an Austrian professor emeritus of meteorology and geophysics of the University of Graz JPL · 10787
10789 Mikeread 1991 VL10 Michael T. Read (born 1978) is a student working as an observer and engineer at Spacewatch. He discovered comets 238P/Read and 344P/Read. JPL · 10789
10791 Uson 1992 CS Uson Morishita (1890–1965), born in Sagawa, Kochi prefecture, was one of the earliest mystery writers in Japan. He wrote many novels, mentored young writers, and is called the father of Japanese mystery novels. JPL · 10791
10792 Ecuador 1992 CQ2 Ecuador, the South American country JPL · 10792
10793 Quito 1992 CU2 Quito, the capital city of Ecuador JPL · 10793
10794 Vänge 1992 DW5 Vänge, a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland JPL · 10794
10795 Babben 1992 EB5 Babben Larsson (born 1956), a Swedish actress, singer and comedian JPL · 10795
10796 Sollerman 1992 EB8 Jesper Sollerman (born 1968), a Swedish astronomer at Stockholm University, who researches supernovae, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts and is also a popularizer of astronomy JPL · 10796
10797 Guatemala 1992 GO4 Guatemala, the Central American country JPL · 10797
10799 Yucatán 1992 OY2 The Mexican Yucatán Peninsula JPL · 10799


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10801 Lüneburg 1992 SK26 Lüneburg, one of the richest Hanse towns, more than 1000 years old. JPL · 10801
10802 Masamifuruya 1992 UL6 Masami Furuya (born 1973), a research fellow at the Kawabe Observatory of Kawabe Cosmic Park. JPL · 10802
10803 Caléyo 1992 UK9 Jose M. Caréyo (born 1938), a jazz composer living in Havana. Inspired by the striking image of comet C/1965 S1 (Ikeya-Seki) on its approach to the sun, he improvised music that vividly depicts the remarkable sunbound comet and sent the score to the two discoverers. JPL · 10803
10804 Amenouzume 1992 WN3 Amenouzume is the mythical Japanese goddess who managed to free the goddess Amaterasu by dancing in front of the rock door when she shut herself up in the cave Ama-no-iwayado. After that Amenouzume descended from heaven, following the god Ninigi-no-mikoto. JPL · 10804
10805 Iwano 1992 WG5 Hisaka Iwano (born 1957), an engineer and amateur astronomer in Japan JPL · 10805
10806 Mexico 1993 FA2 Mexico, a country in the southern part of North America JPL · 10806
10807 Uggarde 1993 FT4 Uggarde rojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10807
10808 Digerrojr 1993 FT5 Digerrojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10808
10809 Majsterrojr 1993 FS14 Majsterrojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10809
10810 Lejsturojr 1993 FL15 Lejstu rojr, cairn on Gotland island, Sweden MPC · 10810
10811 Lau 1993 FM19 Lau, Gotland, socken on southern Gotland island, Sweden JPL  · 10811
10812 Grötlingbo 1993 FZ25 Grötlingbo, socken on Gotland island, Sweden JPL · 10812
10813 Mästerby 1993 FE31 Mästerby, socken on Gotland island, Sweden JPL · 10813
10814 Gnisvärd 1993 FW31 Gnisvärd is a small fishing village on Gotland. One of the largest stone ships on the island, almost 50 meters in length, can be found there JPL · 10814
10815 Östergarn 1993 FU32 The socken of Östergarn is situated in a very attractive part of Gotland with much natural beauty. Several fishing villages are to be found there, such as Katthammarsvik, Herrvik and Sysne JPL · 10815
10819 Mahakala 1993 HG Mahakala, or "Great Time", is one of the destructive aspects of Shiva in Vedic Hinduism MPC · 10819
10820 Offenbach 1993 QN4 Jacques Offenbach (1819–1880), a German-French composer. JPL · 10820
10821 Kimuratakeshi 1993 SZ Takeshi Kimura (born 1943), the senior executive officer at a consulting company in Tokyo and is also a well-known amateur astronomer. JPL · 10821
10822 Yasunori 1993 SK1 Yasunori Harada (born 1971), a research engineer and amateur astronomer in Japan. JPL · 10822
10823 Sakaguchi 1993 SM1 Naoto Sakaguchi (born 1962), an amateur astronomer. JPL · 10823
10825 Augusthermann 1993 SF4 August Hermann Francke (1663–1727), a German theologian and pedagogue. JPL · 10825
10827 Doikazunori 1993 TC3 azunori Doi (born 1952), a Japanese architect and amateur astronomer. JPL · 10827
10828 Tomjones 1993 TE5 Thomas D. Jones (born 1955), a planetary scientist. JPL · 10828
10829 Matsuobasho 1993 UU Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), a master of the Haikai poetry of the early Edo period, was born in Ueno in Iga Province (the present Iga City in Mie prefecture). He established a distinct Haikai style called Shofu based on the essence of the Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi JPL · 10829
10830 Desforges 1993 UT6 Jacques Desforges(fr) (1723–1791), a French priest at Étampes JPL · 10830
10831 Takamagahara 1993 VM2 Takamagahara was the heaven that appears in Japanese ancient myth. The place was ruled by the goddess Amaterasu. JPL · 10831
10832 Hazamashigetomi 1993 VN2 Hazama Shigetomi (1756–1816), an astronomer in the Japanese Edo period who studied positional astronomy. JPL · 10832
10834 Zembsch-Schreve 1993 VU5 Guido Zembsch-Schreve (born 1916), a Dutch secret agent, parachuted as an allied agent into occupied France in 1943. He was betrayed in 1944 and eventually sent to Dora, where the V-2 rockets were manufactured. He escaped and wrote Pierre Lalande: Special Agent. JPL · 10834
10835 Fröbel 1993 VB8 Friedrich Fröbel (1782–1852), a Thuringian pedagogue, was committed to the education of young children. In 1839 he founded the first nursery school, which he named Kindergarten. He created toys and tools for use by children in different age groups. JPL · 10835
10837 Yuyakekoyake 1994 EJ1 Yuyakekoyake, Japanese popular nursery rhyme JPL · 10837
10838 Lebon 1994 EH7 Gustave Le Bon (1841–1931), a French social psychologist. JPL · 10838
10839 Hufeland 1994 GY9 Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland, German physician. JPL · 10839
10841 Ericforbes 1994 PP1 Eric Gray Forbes (1933–1984), a professor and director of the History of Medicine and Science Unit at Edinburgh University. JPL · 10841
10847 Koch 1995 AV4 Heinrich Hermann Robert Koch, German physician and Nobelist. JPL · 10847
10850 Denso 1995 BU4 Denso Corporation, for which the discoverer worked for eight years as an electrical engineer, is the largest manufacturer of automobile parts in Japan. JPL · 10850
10853 Aimoto 1995 CW Minoru Aimoto (born 1965), a senior researcher at Saji Observatory, is in charge of astronomical exhibitions and astronomical lectures for visitors to the observatory. His other pursuits include mainly photography of deep space, comets, etc., using a 1.03-m telescope and a wide-field telescope JPL · 10853
10856 Bechstein 1995 EG8 Carl Bechstein (1826–1900), born in the Thuringian town of Gotha, founded a piano factory in Berlin in 1853. His instruments were used by Liszt, Bülow, Rubinstein and Wagner. Branches of his factory in London, Paris and St. Petersburg testify to the esteem in which Bechstein's instruments are held. JPL · 10856
10857 Blüthner 1995 EZ8 Julius Blüthner (1824–1910) founded a piano factory in Leipzig in 1853. His instruments found high recognition because of their sonority, tone color and several technical innovations. The name Blüthner inspired friends of music around the world. Despite the elements of mass production, every piano remained a work of art. JPL · 10857
10861 Ciske 1995 MG1 Ciske Staring was a courier in Amsterdam for the Dutch resistance during World War II. This naming is to honor especially the women of the Resistance who executed dangerous tasks and kept up the human spirit in spite of gruesome conditions. MPC · 10861
10863 Oye 1995 QJ3 Jacob and Martha Oye are the grandparents of Paul Kervin, AMOS technical director. JPL · 10863
10864 Yamagatashi 1995 QS3 The city of Yamagata, in the center of Yamagata prefecture. JPL · 10864
10865 Thelmaruby 1995 SO33 Thelma Ruby is a British actress of international fame. One of her early accomplishments was to play Golda in the original theater version of Fiddler on the Roof. JPL · 10865
10866 Peru 1996 NB4 Peru, on the west coast of South America, is dominated by the great Andes mountain ranges, and it extends east to include the headwaters of the Amazon river. JPL · 10866
10867 Lima 1996 NX4 Lima, Peru. JPL · 10867
10870 Gwendolen 1996 SY4 Mary Gwendolen Ellery Read Aikman, the discoverer's mother MPC · 10870
10872 Vaculík 1996 TJ9 Ludvík Vaculík, Czech writer and journalist MPC · 10872
10874 Locatelli 1996 TN19 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist and composer [permanent dead link] MPC · 10874
10875 Veracini 1996 TG28 Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian violinist and composer [permanent dead link] MPC · 10875
10877 Jiangnan Tianchi 1996 UR Jiang Nan Tian Chi, at high altitude and unaffected by artificial lights, is one of the best observing stations in eastern China. The name was suggested by T. Chen JPL · 10877
10878 Moriyama 1996 VV Moriyama, a city on east side of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan, in Shiga Prefecture. JPL · 10878
10880 Kaguya 1996 VN4 SELENE, a lunar explorer developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), nicknamed Kaguya after a Japanese folktale character JPL · 10880
10882 Shinonaga 1996 VG5 Kouji Shinonaga (born 1952), the director of Kamagari Observatory since 1991. JPL · 10882
10884 Tsuboimasaki 1996 VD9 Masaki Tsuboi (born 1954), the president of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society and a leader of the amateur astronomy community in western Japan. JPL · 10884
10885 Horimasato 1996 VE9 Masato Hori (born 1957), a specialist in civil engineering and a member of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society. JPL · 10885
10886 Mitsuroohba 1996 VR30 Mitsuro Ohba, Japanese polar adventurer. JPL · 10886
10888 Yamatano-orochi 1996 XT30 Yamatano-orochi is a giant snake appearing in Japanese ancient mythology. The snake had eight heads and eight tails and was long enough to cover eight valleys and eight peaks. It was defeated by the god Susanoo-no-mikoto. JPL · 10888
10891 Fink 1997 QR3 Uwe Fink (born 1939), at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, has made major contributions in the fields of planetary atmospheres, the surface composition of small bodies, reflection spectra, absorption coefficients of ices and cometary coma production rates. JPL · 10891
10894 Nakai 1997 SE30 R. Carlos Nakai, musician and cultural anthropologist of Navajo-Ute descent [permanent dead link] MPC · 10894
10895 Aynrand 1997 TC18 Ayn Rand (1905–1982), Russian-born philosopher and writer, emigrated to the United States at age 21. She was the author of several novels and books, of which The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) are best known. The discoverer also named his observatory as a tribute to her. JPL · 10895
10900 Folkner 1997 WF21 William Folkner (born 1956), a principal scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a recognized authority on the planetary ephemerides. He continually improves the orbital positions of all the planets using a wide variety of ground-based and space-based observations JPL · 10900


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10907 Savalle 1997 XG5 Renaud Savalle (born 1971), an astronomical software programmer, who wrote the CCD acquisition system used by the Asteroid Survey at Caussols that allowed this minor planet to be discovered. He now works at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, where he is a systems programmer. JPL · 10907
10908 Kallestroetzel 1997 XH9 Karl-Heinz Stroetzel (born 1935), at the DLR Institute of Space Sensor Technology and Planetary Exploration, was a major contributor to the development and construction of the CCD cameras for the search programs at Caussols, Kvistaberg and Asiago. JPL · 10908
10911 Ziqiangbuxi 1997 YC1 Originated from I Ching (the Book of Changes), "Zi Qiang Bu Xi" are the Chinese characters for "Unremittingly practicing self-improvement". This phrase is one of the mottos of Tsinghua University, along with several other prestigious universities in China. JPL · 10911
10914 Tucker 1997 YQ14 Roy Tucker (born 1951), an instrumentalist at Kitt Peak National Observatory, is owner and chief observer of southern Arizona's Goodricke-Pigott Observatory. JPL · 10914
10916 Okina-Ouna 1997 YB17 Okina and Ouna are the two small lunar explorers developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. They were separated from the main orbiter of the lunar explorer "KAGUYA (SELENE)" in Oct. 2007. Okina and Ouna are also the foster parents of Kaguya in the old Japanese story Kaguya-hime JPL · 10916
10918 Kodaly 1998 AS1 Zoltán Kodály (1882–1967), Hungarian composer MPC · 10918
10919 Pepíkzicha 1998 AQ8 Josef Zicha (born 1939) was the head engineer for the 2m telescope at Ondřejov. JPL · 10919
10921 Romanozen 1998 BC2 Romano Zen (born 1946), known in Italy and abroad for his high-quality optical instruments. JPL · 10921
10924 Mariagriffin 1998 BU25 Maria Anna Griffin (born 1962), wife of the discoverer, Ian P. Griffin JPL · 10924
10925 Ventoux 1998 BK30 Mont Ventoux (1909 m) in the French département of Vaucluse (Provence). JPL · 10925
10927 Vaucluse 1998 BB42 Vaucluse is a French département. This minor planet was discovered by a member of AUDE (Association des Utilisateurs de Detecteurs Electroniques) based in the little Vaucluse village of Saint-Estève in the commune of Blauvac. JPL · 10927
10928 Caprara 1998 BW43 Giovanni Caprara (born 1948) is science and space editor of Il Corriere della Sera, the most authoritative newspaper in Italy. JPL · 10928
10929 Chenfangyun 1998 CF1 Chen Fangyun (1916–2000), a pioneer of radio electronics research in China. JPL · 10929
10930 Jinyong 1998 CR2 Jin Yong (pen-name of Louis Cha), Chinese writer JPL · 10930
10931 Ceccano 1998 DA Ceccano, where the discovery observations of this minor planet were made, is a small city, some 90 km southeast of Rome. JPL · 10931
10932 Rebentrost 1998 DL1 David Rebentrost (1614–1703), a vicar, doctor and herbalist in Drebach. JPL · 10932
10934 Pauldelvaux 1998 DN34 Paul Delvaux (1897–1994) was a Belgian Surrealist painter who became famous for his somnambulistic nudes, walking in stations between the trains, between skeletons or sitting in front of ancient Greek temples. JPL · 10934
10937 Ferris 1998 QW54 William D. Ferris (born 1961), a video producer-director at Northern Arizona University, has been an assiduous and successful observer for LONEOS since 1998. JPL · 10937
10938 Lorenzalevy 1998 SW60 Lorenza Levy (born 1976), an observer for LONEOS since mid–1999. JPL · 10938
10943 Brunier 1999 FY6 Serge Brunier (born 1958), a reporter and editor -in-chief of "Ciel et Espace" magazine and wrote several articles on the world's observatories. JPL · 10943
10947 Kaiserstuhl 2061 P-L The Kaiserstuhl (570 m) is an old volcanic mountain range between the Schwarzwald and the Rhine river. It has one of the mildest climates in Germany. Since Roman times the slopes of the mountains have been covered with vineyards, producing the well-known wine "Kaiserstühler". JPL · 10947
10948 Odenwald 2207 P-L The Odenwald is a mountain range in Germany between the Main and Neckar rivers, east of the Rhine river. Heidelberg is located in the southern part of the Odenwald. Its summits are Königstuhl and Melibokus. JPL · 10948
10949 Königstuhl 3066 P-L The Königstuhl, second highest mountain of the Odenwald range of Germany, site of the Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl and the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie JPL · 10949
10950 Albertjansen 4049 P-L Albert Jansen (1940–2004), Dutch first director of the Hague Planetarium, later active as an amateur astronomer in South Africa JPL · 10950
10951 Spessart 4050 P-L The Spessart, a small chain of mountains surrounded by the river Main on three sides in Germany. Geologically, is part of the mountains east of the Rhine, which extend from Basel in the south to Frankfurt in the north. JPL · 10951
10952 Vogelsberg 4152 P-L Vogelsberg Mountains, a volcanic mountain range in German MPC · 10952
10953 Gerdatschira 4276 P-L Gerda Tschira (born 1943), German founder and director of the Carl Bosch museum, Heidelberg JPL · 10953
10954 Spiegel 4545 P-L Beate Spiegel (born 1960), German head of the office of the Klaus Tschira Foundation JPL · 10954
10955 Harig 5011 P-L Ludwig Harig (born 1927) is a German writer. Besides experimental texts and poetry, he also wrote narrative prose. A trilogy about his father and himself, with their lives projected against the background of historic events in a German-French border region, is especially noteworthy. The name was suggested by H. Duerbeck JPL · 10955
10956 Vosges 5023 P-L The Vosges (1420 m) mountain range extends west of the Rhine in France, opposite the German Schwarzwald mountains. JPL · 10956
10957 Alps 6068 P-L The Alps form a great mountain chain stretching from the Mediterranean Sea between southern France and Italy through Switzerland to eastern Austria. JPL · 10957
10958 Mont Blanc 6188 P-L Mont Blanc (4800 m), in the French-Italian Alps, is the highest mountain in Europe. JPL · 10958
10959 Appennino 6579 P-L The Apennine Mountains is a mountain range that extends for the whole length of Italy, a 1400-km stretch from the Gulf of Genoa to the Strait of Messina. It also effectively crosses the strait to Sicily, where the mountains are geologically very active, especially Mount Etna (3280 m). JPL · 10959
10960 Gran Sasso 6580 P-L Gran Sasso (2910 m) is the highest mountain of the Apennines, Italy. It is located in the part called the Abruzzi. MPC · 10960
10961 Buysballot 6809 P-L C. H. D. Buys Ballot (1817–1890), Dutch meteorologist, created Buys Ballot's law describing the turning of the winds in northern and southern hemispheres. He founded the Astronomical Institute at the University of Utrecht (Sonnenborgh) in 1853 and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute in 1854. JPL · 10961
10962 Sonnenborgh 9530 P-L Sonnenborgh Observatory in Utrecht, founded in 1853 by Buys Ballot, specializes in the study of the sun. In 1988, when the Institute moved to a new building, Sonnenborgh became a public observatory and now houses the "Stichting De Koepel", a school of astronomy. JPL · 10962
10963 van der Brugge 2088 T-1 Aad H. van der Brugge, a Dutch amateur astronomer and prolific member of the Royal Netherlands Association for Meteorology and Astronomy MPC · 10963
10964 Degraaff 3216 T-1 Willem de Graaff (1923–004), was a Dutch astronomical researcher at Utrecht University who unveiled the wonders of the universe to thousands of people in over 625 lectures in 42 years. JPL · 10964
10965 van Leverink 3297 T-1 Simon van Leverink (born 1947), member of the Working Group on Meteors of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological and Astronomical Society has been a well-known meteor specialist, traveling all over the world to observe meteors. He is a famous builder of observing equipment such as the Allsky network. The name was suggested by A. H. van der Brugge. MPC · 10965
10966 van der Hucht 3308 T-1 Karel A. van der Hucht (born 1946), a Dutch astronomer who was appointed Assistant General Secretary of the International Astronomical Union in 2003 JPL · 10966
10967 Billallen 4349 T-1 William H. Allen (born 1939), a New Zealand amateur astronomer and electrical engineer, erected his private observatory with a 0.32-m telescope in Rapaura, New Zealand. He has participated in photometric campaigns on cataclysmic variables, notably eta Carinae, as well as on stellar occultations by minor planets. JPL · 10967
10968 Sterken 4393 T-1 Christiaan Sterken (born 1946), a Belgian astronomer, Research Director of the Belgian Fund For Scientific Research, and co-founder of the Journal of Astronomical Data JPL · 10968
10969 Perryman 4827 T-1 Michael Perryman (born 1954), British project scientist and scientific leader of the HIPPARCOS and GAIA astrometry missions of the European Space Agency JPL · 10969
10970 de Zeeuw 1079 T-2 Tim de Zeeuw (born 1956), a Dutch astronomer at Leiden Observatory and Director General of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) since 2007. He is the husband of Ewine van Dishoeck (see (10971)) JPL · 10970
10971 van Dishoeck 1179 T-2 Ewine van Dishoeck (born 1955), a Dutch astronomer at Leiden Observatory JPL · 10971
10972 Merbold 1188 T-2 Ulf Merbold (born 1941), a German astronaut and Spacelab module specialists of the U.S. Space Shuttle JPL · 10972
10973 Thomasreiter 1210 T-2 Thomas Reiter (born 1958), a German astronaut who stayed on both the Russian Mir Space Station and the ISS JPL · 10973
10974 Carolalbert 2225 T-2 Carol Handahl and Albert O. Grender, on their 50th wedding anniversary. The Grenders are aunt and uncle of, and godparents to D. W. E. Green, who made the identifications involving this object. JPL · 10974
10975 Schelderode 2246 T-2 Schelderode is an agrarian village founded in the tenth century and located along the river Schelde in Flanders, Belgium. It has been the workplace and residence of Belgian astronomer Christiaan Sterken for more than three decades JPL · 10975
10976 Wubbena 2287 T-2 Eltjo Wubbena (born 1947) was president of the NVWS, the Dutch popular-astronomy society, from 1975 to 1985. He observed variable stars for many years and promoted international contacts between amateur astronomers. Name suggested by H. van Woerden and A. van de Brugge JPL · 10976
10977 Mathlener 3177 T-2 Edwin Mathlener (born 1962), Dutch astronomy amateur, director of Dutch astronomy information center "De Koepel" and editor of its magazine "Zenit" and almanac "Sterrengids". JPL · 10977
10978 Bärbchen 4095 T-2 Barbara Börngen ("Bärbchen"; 1934–2010) wife of German astronomer and discoverer of minor planets, Freimut Börngen JPL · 10978
10979 Fristephenson 4171 T-2 Francis Richard Stephenson (born 1941), a British historian of astronomy and professorial fellow at the University of Durham, is known for his use of ancient and medieval astronomical records to improve our knowledge of the earth's rotation, supernovae and comets. The name was suggested by the object's identifier, D. W. E. Green, with the encouragement of the discoverers. JPL · 10979
10980 Breimer 4294 T-2 Douwe Breimer (born 1943), a Dutch pharmacologist and President of Leiden University JPL · 10980
10981 Fransaris 1148 T-3 Frans Saris (born 1942), a Dutch atomic and molecular physicist, Dean of Sciences at Leiden University JPL · 10981
10982 Poerink 2672 T-3 Urijan Poerink (born 1953), Dutch meteor researcher JPL · 10982
10983 Smolders 3196 T-3 Petrus L. L. Smolders (born 1940), Dutch scientist, writer and journalist, spaceflight and astronomy popularizer JPL · 10983
10984 Gispen 3507 T-3 Willem Hendrik Gispen, Dutch neuroscientist, rector of Utrecht University 2001–2007, who contributed to the establishment of the Museum Sterrenwacht Sonnenborgh (Sonnenborgh museum and observatory) JPL · 10984
10985 Feast 4017 T-3 Michael Feast (1926–), a South African astronomer JPL · 10985
10986 Govert 4313 T-3 Govert Schilling (born 1956), Dutch amateur astronomer and science writer, journalist, and astronomy popularizer. JPL · 10986
10988 Feinstein 1968 OL Alejandro Feinstein (born 1928), an Argentinian astronomer at La Plata Observatory and co-founder of the Argentinian Astronomical Association (Asociación Argentina de Astronomía) JPL · 10988
10989 Dolios 1973 SL1 Dolios, the faithful servant of Laertes at Ithaca. JPL · 10989
10990 Okunev 1973 SF6 Boris Nikolaevich Okunev (1897–1961), professor at the D. F. Ustinov Mechanical Institute in Leningrad, was a scientist in theoretical mechanics and ballistics. He was also interested in the history of science, poetry and art. He bequeathed his unique collection of Russian painters of "the Silver Age" to the Russian Museum. MPC · 10990
10991 Dulov 1974 RY1 Viktor Georgievich Dulov (1929–2001), a Russian professor who was known for his work in theoretical gas dynamics and applied mathematics JPL · 10991
10992 Veryuslaviya 1974 SF The Chubenko family: Vera Ivanovna (born 1951) and her sons Vyacheslav (born 1973), an astronomer and fanciful writer, and Yury (born 1978), a journalist who made a great contribution to the social rehabilitation of children and people with specific physical facilities. JPL · 10992
10994 Fouchard 1978 EU9 Marc Fouchard (born 1972) is a professor at the Laboratoire d´Astronomie de Université Lille and collaborator at the Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Éphémérides (IMCCE) (France), specializing in the dynamics of long-period comets. JPL · 10994
10996 Armandspitz 1978 NX7 Armand Spitz (1904–1971), was an American planetarium designer. He is renowned for his invention of a low-cost planetarium in early models of which the star images are projected by means of holes drilled in dodecahedral plastic panels JPL · 10996
10997 Gahm 1978 RX7 Gösta Gahm (born 1942), Swedish astronomer at Stockholm Observatory MPC · 10997
10999 Braga-Ribas 1978 VC6 Felipe Braga-Ribas (born 1982) is a professor at the Federal Technological University of Paraná, Curitiba (Brazil) specializing in predictions and observations of stellar occultations, including the detection of rings around the centaur (10199) Chariklo. JPL · 10999


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Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 10,001–11,000
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