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Meanings of minor planet names: 281001–282000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings marked with or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.

281001–281100Edit

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281068 Chipolin 2006 OK1 Chi Po-lin (1964–2017) was a Taiwanese documentary filmmaker, photographer and environmentalist, best known for his 2013 film "Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above", which won Best Documentary at the 2013 Golden Horse Awards. JPL · 281068

281101–281200Edit

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281140 Trier 2007 DO7 The Germany city of Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx. It was founded by the Romans in 16 BCE, numerous historic monuments make it an outstanding testimony to the Roman Empire. The association Sternwarte Trier is heavily involved in astronomical education. JPL · 281140

281201–281300Edit

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281272 Arnaudleroy 2007 RC12 Arnaud Leroy (born 1974), a French amateur astronomer at the Pic du Midi Observatory in the French Pyrenees JPL · 281272

281301–281400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

281401–281500Edit

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281445 Scotthowe 2008 SS84 A. Scott Howe (born 1960), an American engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory JPL · 281445
281459 Kyrylenko 2008 SU148 The brothers Peter Kyrylenko (born 1987) and Dmytro Kyrylenko (born 1985), observers at the Andrushivka Observatory]] in Ukraine JPL · 281459

281501–281600Edit

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281507 Johnellen 2008 TM9 John and Ellen McDonald, parents of the discoverer, David McDonald, for their inspiration and encouragement of his interest in astronomy. JPL · 281507
281561 Taitung 2008 UL78 Taitung County, located in the southeast of Taiwan JPL · 281561
281564 Fuhsiehhai 2008 UQ87 Hsieh-Hai Fu (born 1952) serves at the Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, specializing in astronomy and science education, and training university students to teach astronomy in secondary education. He is the founder of the Star Watcher journal and the author of several popular science books. JPL · 281564
281569 Taea 2008 UV94 Tainan Astronomical Education Area (TAEA) is an astronomy museum in Tainan, Taiwan. TAEA has been dedicated to fundamental astronomy education since it was established in 2007. JPL · 281569

281601–281700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

281701–281800Edit

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281764 Schwetzingen 2009 DE67 Schwetzingen is a mid-sized town in the southwest of Germany. The first written reference "Suezzingen" dates back to 766 CE, while settlement can be traced back to the Stone Age. It is best known for its large baroque castle and surrounding park complex. Another famed specialty is the locally grown asparagus. JPL · 281764
281772 Matttaylor 2009 RS26 Matt Taylor (born 1973), a British astrophysicist, involved in the landing of the Philae spacecraft on a comet during ESA's Rosetta mission JPL · 281772

281801–281900Edit

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281820 Monnaves 2009 XW Ramon ("Mon") Naves Jr., son of one of the discoverers at Montcabre Observatory (213), Spain JPL · 281820

281901–282000Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.


Preceded by
280,001–281,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 281,001–282,000
Succeeded by
282,001–283,000