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Meanings of minor planet names: 291001–292000

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]

291001–291100Edit

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

291101–291200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

291201–291300Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

291301–291400Edit

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291325 de Tyard 2006 BG191 Pontus de Tyard (c. 1521–1605), a French poet and priest, and a member of La Pléiade, a group of seven humanist poets. JPL · 291325

291401–291500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

291501–291600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

291601–291700Edit

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291633 Heyun 2006 HY20 He Yun (born 1921), a Chinese radio/TV engineer and the chief designer of the old Shanghai TV Tower. He is also a veteran amateur astronomer, who has been active in the greater Shanghai region for decades. JPL · 291633

291701–291800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

291801–291900Edit

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291847 Ladoix 2006 OP1 Ladoix, a French village situated north of Beaune, in the Burgundy vineyard region JPL · 291847
291849 Orchestralondon 2006 OL2 Orchestra London Canada, a 1937-founded professional Canadian symphony orchestra in London, Ontario JPL · 291849
291855 Calabròcorrado 2006 ON14 Corrado Calabrò (born 1935) is an Italian poet who has regenerated contemporary poetry opening it dream-like to science. His poem Roaming tells of a large asteroid that strikes the Moon causing the Earth to wobble. JPL · 291855

291901–292000Edit

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291923 Kuzmaskryabin 2006 QW23 Andriy Kuzmenko (1968–2015), known as "Kuzma", was a Ukrainian poet, composer, TV-showman and lead singer of the band Skryabin, who died in a car accident JPL · 291923

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
290,001–291,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 291,001–292,000
Succeeded by
292,001–293,000