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Meanings of minor planet names: 214001–215000

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]

214001–214100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
214081 Balavoine 2004 HL31 Daniel Balavoine (1952–1986), French singer and songwriter. JPL · 214081

214101–214200Edit

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214136 Alinghi 2005 AQ27 Alinghi, the name of several Swiss yachts, operated by the Société Nautique de Genève. The crew won several races including the America's Cup in 2003. JPL · 214136
214180 Mabaglioni 2005 CO77 Maurizio Baglioni (born 1947) graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He works in engineering and management. His main interests are in celestial mechanics and archeoastronomy, where he focused on astronomical studies of the ancient Assyrians, Babylonians and Mayans. JPL · 214180

214201–214300Edit

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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

214301–214400Edit

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214378 Kleinmann 2005 LW23 Georges Kleinmann (born 1930), retired journalist and producer for Swiss public television who covered the Apollo space missions. JPL · 214378

214401–214500Edit

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214475 Chrisbayus 2005 TS14 Chris Bayus (born 1957), American amateur astronomer and an accomplished astrophotographer. JPL · 214475
214476 Stephencolbert 2005 TO15 Stephen Colbert (born 1964), American political satirist, writer, comedian, actor and television host. JPL · 214476
214485 Dupouy 2005 UV7 Philippe Dupouy (born 1952), founder of the Observatoire de Dax in 1978. JPL · 214485
214487 Baranivka 2005 UP12 The Ukrainian town of Baranivka, known for one of the oldest plants for the production of porcelain JPL · 214487

214501–214600Edit

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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

214601–214700Edit

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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

214701–214800Edit

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214715 Silvanofuso 2006 TF7 Silvano Fuso (born 1959), Italian teacher and a science writer, who worked in the field of molecular spectroscopy JPL · 214715
214772 UNICEF 2006 UO64 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a United Nations' program headquartered in New York City that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. JPL · 214772

214801–214900Edit

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214819 Gianotti 2006 VK2 Fabiola Gianotti (born 1960), the coordinator of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN's Large Hadron Collider. JPL · 214819
214820 Faustocoppi 2006 VC14 Fausto Coppi (1919–1960), an Italian cyclist and the dominant international cyclist of the years before and after the Second World War. JPL · 214820
214883 Yuanxikun 2007 RL232 Yuan Xikun (born 1944), a Chinese sculptor and painter. JPL · 214883

214901–215000Edit

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214911 Viehboeck 2007 TM184 Franz Viehböck (born 1960), electrical engineer and first Austrian astronaut JPL · 214911
214928 Carrara 2007 VM8 Carrara is a town and municipality in the province of Massa-Carrara, Tuscany. It is the world's most important center for the extraction and processing of Carrara marble, a very precious white marble that is extracted from the nearby Apuane Alps. JPL · 214928
214953 Giugavazzi 2007 WN55 Giuseppe Gavazzi (born 1936), an Italian painter and sculptor JPL · 214953

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
213,001–214,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 214,001–215,000
Succeeded by
215,001–216,000