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Meanings of minor planet names: 136001–137000

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]

136001–136100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

136101–136200Edit

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136108 Haumea 2003 EL61 Haumea, Hawaiian goddess of childbirth and fertility, a personification of stone, and two of her daughters, Hiʻiaka and Namaka (Src) JPL · 136108
136197 Johnandrews 2003 UH287 John P. Andrews (born 1963) is a research and development director for Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He served as the Project Manager for the New Horizons mission to Pluto. JPL · 136197
136199 Eris 2003 UB313 Eris, from Greek mythology, the goddess of discord and strife. The dwarf planet's moon, (136199) Eris I Dysnomia, is named after her daughter (Src). MPC · 136199

136201–136300Edit

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136273 Csermely 2003 YT107 Péter Csermely (born 1958) is a Hungarian biochemist, and network researcher. His major fields of study are the adaptation and learning of complex networks. In 1995 he launched a highly successful initiative, which provided research opportunities for more than 10 \, 000 gifted high school students. JPL · 136273

136301–136400Edit

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136367 Gierlinger 2004 EU11 Richard Gierlinger (born 1967), an Austrian amateur astronomer, telescope builder and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 136367

136401–136500Edit

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136432 Allenlunsford 2005 EW20 Allen Lunsford (born 1968) is the Visible and near InfraRed Spectrometer (OVIRS) algorithm lead, developing all instrument operation and calibration software, as well as testing for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample-return mission JPL · 136432
136472 Makemake 2005 FY9 Makemake, creator deity of the Rapa Nui mythology (Easter Island). The discovery team previously used the codename "Easterbunny" for this object (Src). JPL · 136472
136473 Bakosgáspár 2005 GB Gáspár Bakos [fr] (born 1976), Hungarian astrophysicist and father of HATNet, a network of telescopes that detects extrasolar planets and variable stars JPL · 136473

136501–136600Edit

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136518 Opitz 2005 SF70 Nándor Opitz (1922–1995), a Hungarian engineer, aviator and the first Hungarian FAI Diamond Badge glider pilot. JPL · 136518
136557 Neleus 5214 T-2 Neleus, husband to Chloris and father of the Greek Nestor, banished with his other children to Messina and later killed by Heracles JPL · 136557

136601–136700Edit

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136666 Seidel 1995 SE Josef Seidel (1859–1935), and his son Frantíšek Seidel (1908–1997), photographers from Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Their work depicts both people and places of the southeast part of the Bohemian Forest (Šumava). JPL · 136666

136701–136800Edit

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136743 Echigo 1995 WW1 Echigo, a name of an old administrative area in Japan. JPL · 136743

136801–136900Edit

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136803 Calliemorgan 1997 EC3 Callie Morgan Caruso (born 2009), granddaughter of American astronomer Jim Bruton who discovered this minor planet JPL · 136803
136818 Selqet 1997 MW1 Selqet, ancient Egyptian goddess of magic, protector of the other gods from the destroyer, Apep JPL · 136818
136824 Nonamikeiko 1997 RJ5 Keiko Nonami (born 1960), member of Matsue Astronomy Club JPL · 136824
136825 Slawitschek 1997 SX3 Rudolf Slawitschek (1880–1945) was a Prague-based German writer and jurist. He wrote the historical novel Hans Adam Löwenmacht (Pražský dobrodruh), the children's book Anastasius Katzenschlucker and Der blaue Herrgott (1927), which takes place in the landscape of Kleť Mountain and nearby Český Krumlov. JPL · 136825

136901–137000Edit

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136922 Brianbauer 1998 HB152 Brian A. Bauer (born 1982) is a senior systems engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who performed a leading role in fault protection and spacecraft autonomy for the New Horizons mission to Pluto. JPL · 136922

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
135,001–136,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 136,001–137,000
Succeeded by
137,001–138,000