Meanings of minor planet names: 146001–147000

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]

146001–146100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
146040 Alicebowman 2000 DV114 Alice Bowman (born 1960) is a group supervisor at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. She served as the Mission Operations Manager for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. JPL · 146040

146101–146200Edit

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

146201–146300Edit

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146268 Jennipolakis 2001 DQ Jennifer Polakis (born 1959), American amateur astronomer, eclipse chaser and popularizer of astronomy JPL · 146268

146301–146400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

146401–146500Edit

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146442 Dwaynebrown 2001 QS320 Dwayne C. Brown (born 1960), the Public Affairs Officer for the New Horizons mission to Pluto JPL · 146442

146501–146600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

146601–146700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

146701–146800Edit

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

146801–146900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

146901–147000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
146921 Michaelbuckley 2002 CU250 Michael R. Buckley (born 1969) is a senior public affairs specialist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He served as the Public Affairs Officer for the New Horizons mission to Pluto. JPL · 146921

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
145,001–146,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 146,001–147,000
Succeeded by
147,001–148,000