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Meanings of minor planet names: 132001–133000

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]

132001–132100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
132005 Scottmcgregor 2002 CN99 Scott A. McGregor (born 1956), Chief Executive, first president and chairman of the Broadcom Foundation, supported the Broadcom MASTERS, a Society for Science & the Public program, that inspires middle schools students worldwide to participate in a science competition. JPL · 132005

132101–132200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

132201–132300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

132301–132400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

132401–132500Edit

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132445 Gaertner 2002 GD178 Christian Gärtner (1705–1782), German craftsman, merchant, amateur astronomer, and astronomy populariser JPL · 132445

132501–132600Edit

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132524 APL 2002 JF56 The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), developers of numerous space missions, including NEAR Shoemaker and many others JPL · 132524

132601–132700Edit

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132661 Carlbaeker 2002 LO60 Carl Wilhelm Baeker (1819–1882), German watchmaker and amateur astronomer, discoverer and co-discoverer of six comets JPL · 132661

132701–132800Edit

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132718 Kemény 2002 ON27 John George Kemeny or Kemény János György (1926–1992), Hungarian-born American mathematician, co-developer of the BASIC programming language JPL · 132718
132719 Lambey 2002 PF Bernard Lambey (born 1934), French animator and popularizer of astronomy, co-founder of the Astronomical Society of Montpellier JPL · 132719
132792 Scottsmith 2002 PB152 P. Scott Smith (born 1922), American physics teacher, primarily responsible for inspiring the discoverer to become an astronomer JPL · 132792
132798 Kürti 2002 PU167 Stefan Kürti (born 1960), Slovakian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 132798

132801–132900Edit

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132820 Miskotte 2002 QX65 Koen Miskotte (born 1962), Dutch confectioner and amateur astronomer, active within the Dutch Meteor Society JPL · 132820
132824 Galamb 2002 QE79 József Galamb (1881–1955), a Hungarian-American mechanical engineer JPL · 132824
132825 Shizu-Mao 2002 QT85 Ye Mao (Shiqing; 1231–1322), Chinese chief executive of Zibei County (now Wenchang City), Shizu ("earliest ancestor") of the discoverer Ye Quan-Zhi JPL · 132825
132874 Latinovits 2002 RV118 Zoltán Latinovits (1931–1976), a Hungarian actor. This minor planet was discovered on the actor's 71st birth anniversary, on 9 September 2002. JPL · 132874

132901–133000Edit

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132904 Notkin 2002 RB237 Geoffrey Notkin (born 1961), co-host of the popular Science Channel series Meteorite Men JPL · 132904

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
131,001–132,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 132,001–133,000
Succeeded by
133,001–134,000