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Meanings of minor planet names: 250001–251000

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. Meanings marked with * are from legacy sources may not be accurate.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB".

250001–250100Edit

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

250101–250200Edit

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250164 Hannsruder 2002 TM69 Hanns Ruder (1939–2015), a professor of astrophysics at Tübingen, Germany. JPL · 250164

250201–250300Edit

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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

250301–250400Edit

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250354 Lewicdeparis 2003 SP244 The WIC de Paris (Women International Club), welcomes women of all nationalities living in and around Paris and provides them a friendly environment for sharing cultures. JPL · 250354
250374 Jírovec 2003 UL4 Vojtěch Matyáš Jírovec (1763–1850), also known as Adalbert Gyrowetz, was a Bohemian composer born in České Budějovice. JPL · 250374

250401–250500Edit

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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

250501–250600Edit

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250526 Steinerzsuzsanna 2004 PO42 Zsuzsanna Steiner (1927–2012), a Hungarian physics and mathematics teacher JPL · 250526

250601–250700Edit

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250606 Bichat 2005 EL222 Marie François Xavier Bichat (1771–1802) was a French anatomist and physiologist. JPL · 250606

250701–250800Edit

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250719 Jurajbardy 2005 SN21 Juraj Bardy (1919–2011) was a Slovak amateur astronomer and secondary school teacher who taught at the Gymnasium in Považská Bystrica. As an enthusiastic popularizer of astronomy, he contributed to its development in the region. He was the designer of the Považská Bystrica sundial. JPL · 250719

250801–250900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
250840 Motörhead 2005 UT158 Motörhead, a British heavy metal group established in 1975 JPL · 250840

250901–251000Edit

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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

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.


Preceded by
249,001–250,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 250,001–251,000
Succeeded by
251,001–252,000