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Meanings of minor planet names: 288001–289000

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]

288001–288100Edit

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

288101–288200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

288201–288300Edit

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288301–288400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

288401–288500Edit

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288478 Fahlman 2004 FA17 Gregory Fahlman (born 1944) has served since 2003 as the Director General of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada. He has made extensive contributions to studies of globular star clusters using ground- and space-based telescopes. JPL · 288478

288501–288600Edit

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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

288601–288700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

288701–288800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

288801–288900Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

288901–289000Edit

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288960 Steponasdarius 2004 TN16 Steponas Darius (Steponas Darašius; 1896–1933), was a Lithuanian American pilot. In 1933, he and Stasys Girėnas (see below) attempted a nonstop flight from New York City to Kaunas, Lithuania. They crossed the Atlantic in 37 hours, but died when their plane crashed near the village of Kuhdamm, near Soldin, Germany. JPL · 288960
288961 Stasysgirėnas 2004 TZ19 Stasys Girėnas (1893–1933) was a Lithuanian American pilot. In 1933, he and Steponas Darius (see above) attempted a nonstop flight from New York City to Kaunas, Lithuania. They crossed the Atlantic in 37 hours, but died when their plane crashed near the village of Kuhdamm, near Soldin, Germany. JPL · 288961

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
287,001–288,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 288,001–289,000
Succeeded by
289,001–290,000