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Meanings of minor planet names: 100001–101000

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 published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] 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.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

100001–100100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100007 Peters 1988 CP4 Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters (1813–1890), a German-American astronomer and discoverer of asteroids and of comet 80P/Peters–Hartley JPL · 100007
100019 Gregorianik 1989 UO7 Gregorian chant (German shortening Gregorianik) a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the Roman Catholic Church JPL · 100019
100027 Hannaharendt 1990 TR3 Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German philosopher and political theorist JPL · 100027
100028 von Canstein 1990 TZ9 Carl Hildebrand von Canstein (1667–1719) established the Cansteinsche Bible Society in Halle (Saale) in 1710. The society's purpose was to produce Bibles as quickly and as cheaply as possible, using a new printing technique. Von Canstein was a friend of August Hermann Francke. JPL · 100028
100029 Varnhagen 1990 TQ10 Rahel Varnhagen (née Levin; 1771–1833), German writer of Jewish descent, the subject of a famous biography by Hannah Arendt JPL · 100029
100033 Taizé 1991 GV10 Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France, where the Taizé Community is located JPL · 100033
100046 Worms 1991 TT6 Worms is one of the oldest German towns and has a Romanesque cathedral and the oldest extant Jewish cemetery in Europe. In 1521, the Diet of Worms issued an edict declaring Martin Luther to be a heretic. JPL · 100046
100047 Leobaeck 1991 TU6 Rabbi Leo Baeck (1873–1956), German-Jewish scholar, president of both the Council of Jews from Germany and the World Union for Progressive Judaism JPL · 100047
100049 Césarann 1991 TD15 César Hernandez (born 1959) and Ann Hernandez (born 1964), brother-in-law and sister, respectively, of the discoverer Andrew Lowe JPL · 100049
100050 Carloshernandez 1991 TR15 Carlos R. Hernandez (born 1996), nephew of the discoverer Andrew Lowe JPL · 100050
100051 Davidhernandez 1991 TC16 David A. Hernandez (born 1998), nephew of the discoverer Andrew Lowe JPL · 100051
100077 Tertzakian 1992 PZ6 Peter Tertzakian (born 1961), Canadian author and energy economist JPL · 100077

100101–100200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100122 Alpes Maritimes 1993 PE7 Alpes-Maritimes, French département where the discovery site is located; this is the thousandth minor planet numbered from discoveries in the département JPL · 100122
100133 Demosthenes 1993 RG14 Demosthenes (384–322 BC), a famous orator of ancient Athens was considered by Cicero as the greatest among all orators. JPL · 100133

100201–100300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100229 Jeanbailly 1994 PB18 Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736–1793), a French astronomer, mathematician and freemason. JPL · 100229
100231 Monceau 1994 PB20 Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700–1782), a French physician, naval engineer and botanist. JPL · 100231
100266 Sadamisaki 1994 TV14 Sadamisaki peninsula, in the westernmost part of Shikoku, the narrowest peninsula in Japan JPL · 100266
100267 JAXA 1994 TK15 JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, where the second discoverer works, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of JAXA in 2008 JPL · 100267
100268 Rosenthal 1994 TL16 Hans Rosenthal (1925–1987), German Jew survivor, later radio and television moderator, member of the Council of Jews from Germany JPL · 100268
100292 Harmandir 1995 DP2 Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), located in the Indian state of Punjab, is the spiritual and cultural center for the Sikh religion. JPL · 100292

100301–100400Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100308 ČAS 1995 HB The Česká Astronomická Společnost (Czech Astronomical Society) was established in Prague in 1917. During the last century, the Society's professional and amateur members have contributed considerably to the advancement of astronomy and dissemination of astronomical knowledge among Czech youth and public. JPL · 100308
100309 Misuzukaneko 1995 HD Misuzu Kaneko, 20th-century Japanese poet and songwriter JPL · 100309

100401–100500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100416 Syang 1996 CB Stephenson Yang (born 1954), Canadian astronomer and exoplanet discoverer JPL · 100416
100417 Philipglass 1996 EC Philip Glass (born 1937), American composer JPL · 100417
100433 Hyakusyuko 1996 KU1 Nagai Hyakusyuko is the name of the dam lake in Nagai city, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It was completed in March 2011 and is a popular tourist spot. JPL · 100433
100434 Jinyilian 1996 LJ Jin Yilian (born 1929), academician of the China Academy of Engineering JPL · 100434
100456 Chichén Itzá 1996 TH Chichen Itza, a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya during the late classic period. The archaeological site is located in Yucatán State, Mexico. JPL · 100456
100483 NAOJ 1996 US3 NAOJ, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary (this minor planet was discovered with a 0.5-m telescope located on the Mitaka campus of NAOJ) JPL · 100483
100485 Russelldavies 1996 VX Dennis Russell Davies (born 1944), American pianist and conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz from 2002 and musical director of the Basel Symphony Orchestra from 2009 JPL · 100485

100501–100600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100519 Bombig 1997 BE2 Anna Bombig (1919–?), Italian teacher and poet of the Italian region of Friuli JPL · 100519
100553 Dariofo 1997 GD Dario Fo (1926–2016), Italian satirist, playwright, theatre director, actor, composer and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature JPL · 100553
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 Kathryn M. Perrett (born 1971), Canadian astrophysicist, expert in galactic dynamics, and friend and colleague of the discoverer, David D. Balam JPL · 100596

100601–100700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100604 Lundy 1997 RY9 Lundy, English island in the Bristol Channel JPL · 100604
100675 Chuyanakahara 1997 XP2 Chūya Nakahara (1907–1937), Japanese poet JPL · 100675

100701–100800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100731 Ara Pacis 1998 DO Ara Pacis Augustae, located in Rome, is an altar dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of peace. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Senate in 13 BCE to honor the return of Augustus to Rome after a three-year expedition in Hispania and Gaul. JPL · 100731
100732 Blankavalois 1998 DQ Blanka (or Blanche) de Valois (1316–1348) was the first wife of Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia Charles IV. They were married as children in 1329. Blanche gave birth to two daughters. Blanche's brother became Philip VI, King of France. JPL · 100732
100733 Annafalcká 1998 DA1 Anna Falcká (or Anne of the Palatinate, 1329–1353) was the second wife of Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia Charles IV. In 1350 she gave birth to a longdesired son, Wenceslaus, who, unfortunately, died a year later. JPL · 100733
100734 Annasvídnická 1998 DB1 Anna von Schweidnitz (Anna Svídnická; 1339–1362) was the third wife of Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia Charles IV. In 1361 she bore the desired successor to the throne, later King of Bohemia Wenceslaus IV. JPL · 100734
100735 Alpomořanská 1998 DE1 Alžběta Pomořanská (or Elizabeth of Pomerania, c. 1347–1393) was the fourth and final wife of Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia Charles IV. JPL · 100735

100801–100900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100897 Piatra Neamt 1998 JW3 Piatra Neamt, capital city of Neamt County in the region of Moldavia, eastern Romania JPL · 100897

100901–101000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
100924 Luctuymans 1998 LT3 Luc Tuymans (born 1958), Belgian painter JPL · 100924
100934 Marthanussbaum 1998 MN41 Martha Nussbaum (born 1947) is an American philosopher at the University of Chicago. JPL · 100934
100936 Mekong 1998 ME43 The Mekong is a 4350-kilometre river flowing through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. JPL · 100936
100940 Maunder 1998 MM47 Edward Walter Maunder (1851–1928), a British astronomer, best known for the Maunder Minimum, the exceptional 70-year sunspot-minimum in the 17th and early 18th century, which roughly coincided with the Little Ice Age. JPL · 100940

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
99,001–100,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 100,001–101,000
Succeeded by
101,001–102,000