Meanings of minor planet names: 227001–228000

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]

227001–227100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
227065 Romandia 2005 GQ9 Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, by its Latin name "Romandia" JPL · 227065

227101–227200Edit

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227151 Desargues 2005 PT16 Girard Desargues (1591–1661), French mathematician and engineer JPL · 227151

227201–227300Edit

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227218 Rényi 2005 RU3 Alfréd Rényi (1921–1970), a Hungarian mathematician. JPL · 227218

227301–227400Edit

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227310 Scottkardel 2005 TN29 W. Scott Kardel (born 1962), for his service as the Managing Director of the International Dark Sky Association and his efforts to combat light pollution and protect the nighttime environment. JPL · 227310
227326 Narodychi 2005 TB152 Narodychi, a settlement located in northern Ukraine. It has been known since 1545. During the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, the urban-type settlement was seriously affected and recommended for evacuation. However, life in Narodychi goes on. JPL · 227326

227401–227500Edit

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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

227501–227600Edit

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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

227601–227700Edit

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227641 Nothomb 2006 BD99 Amélie Nothomb (born 1967), a Belgian writer. JPL · 227641

227701–227800Edit

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227767 Enkibilal 2006 US62 Enki Bilal (born 1951), a Serbian graphic novelist and film director. Born in Belgrade, he moved with his family to Paris in 1960, where he published his first story in Pilote magazine in 1972 and his first album in 1975. He received the Grand Prix at the 14th Angoulême festival in 1987. JPL · 227767
227770 Wischnewski 2006 US289 Erik Wischnewski (born 1952) has been a lecturer at adult education centers and planetaria since 1972 and is an author of several astronomical textbooks. His work contributes to the German-language astronomical education. JPL · 227770

227801–227900Edit

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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

227901–228000Edit

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227930 Athos 2007 GG6 Athos, a fictional character in the novels The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas JPL · 227930
227962 Aramis 2007 HQ14 Aramis, a fictional character in Dumas' The Three Musketeers and its sequels. The character is loosely based on the historical musketeer Henri d'Aramitz. (Also see 229737 Porthos.) JPL · 227962

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
226,001–227,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 227,001–228,000
Succeeded by
228,001–229,000