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Meanings of minor planet names: 35001–36000

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]

35001–35100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35053 Rojyurij 1982 UA11 Yurij Arsentyevich Roj (born 1948) is an expert on laser ranging, space and ground-based communication systems, and a key participant in the Russian lunar program. He is a member of the K. E. Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics. JPL · 35053
35056 Cullers 1984 ST Kent Cullers, American physicist JPL · 35056
35062 Sakuranosyou 1988 EP Sakuranosyou, the Musashino Sakurano Elementary School, in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the school's founding JPL · 35062
35076 Yataro 1990 BA1 Yataro Iwasaki, close friend of Sakamoto Ryōma and played a crucial role in bringing about the Meiji Restoration JPL · 35076
35087 von Sydow 1990 UE5 Max von Sydow (born 1929), a Swedish screen actor. JPL · 35087
35093 Akicity 1991 EH1 Aki City, in eastern Kochi prefecture, Japan JPL · 35093

35101–35200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35137 Meudon 1992 RT4 Meudon, a small town near Paris JPL MPC · 35137
35165 Québec 1993 QF1 Quebec City, Québec, Canada JPL · 35165
35197 Longmire 1994 LH Matthew J. Longmire, American(?) electrical engineer and pioneer of the astronomical CCD revolution MPC · 35197

35201–35300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35222 Delbarrio 1994 XD6 Bianca Del Barrio, wife of Francesco Gallotti, a member of the Osservatorio di Montelupo (Montelupo Observatory) JPL · 35222
35229 Benckert 1995 FY20 Johann Peter Benckert, 18th-century German sculptor JPL · 35229
35233 Krčín 1995 KJ Jakub Krčín of Jelčany, 16th-century Czech hydraulic engineer, designer of ponds such as Rožmberk Pond, Bohemia JPL · 35233
35237 Matzner 1995 QP Antonín Matzner, Czech musicologist MPC · 35237
35239 Ottoseydl 1995 SH2 Otto Seydl (1884–1959), Czech populariser of astronomy, worked on stellar statistics and later on history of astronomy in Bohemia. He served as the director of the State Observatory in Klementinum in Prague (1939–1942 and 1945–1948). He was a member of the IAU and The Czech Astronomical Society. JPL · 35239
35265 Takeosaitou 1996 NS5 Takeo Saitou (born 1934), a member of the Yamagata Astronomical Society. JPL · 35265
35268 Panoramix 1996 QY Panoramix, also known as Getafix, is the village druid in the cartoon series Les aventures d´Asterix by Uderzo and Goscinny JPL · 35268
35269 Idefix 1996 QC1 Idefix, also known as Dogmatix, is small white dog belonging to Obelix in the cartoon series Les aventures d´Asterix by Uderzo and Goscinny JPL · 35269
35270 Molinari 1996 RL Emilio Molinari (born 1963), developed his astronomical career in Brera Observatory, Milan, beginning with the study of distant clusters of galaxies then shifting to technology group. He now serves as director of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo and Rapid Eye Mount observatories. JPL · 35270
35274 Kenziarino 1996 RF24 Kenzi Arino (born 1947), a member of the Yamagata Astronomical Society. JPL · 35274
35283 Bradtimerson 1996 TB1 Bradley W. Timerson (1950–2018) was a science teacher, weather spotter, amateur seismologist and active member of IOTA. Brad served as IOTA VP for Planetary Occultations, where he mentored observers and analyzed hundreds of submitted asteroidal occultations. JPL · 35283
35286 Takaoakihiro 1996 TP9 Akihiro Takao, Japanese amateur astronomer, member of the Matsue Astronomy Club JPL · 35286
35295 Omo 1996 VM On the banks of the Omo River in Ethiopia, archaeologists have found fossil fragments of early Olduwan hominids. The site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. JPL · 35295

35301–35400Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35313 Hangtianyuan 1997 AC6 Zhongguo Hangtianyuan Zhongxin (Astronaut Center of China), in Beijing Space City JPL · 35313
35316 Monella 1997 AW13 Rinaldo Monella, Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 35316
35324 Orlandi 1997 ET7 Stefano Orlandi, worker in the T.L.C. Observatory for deep-sky photography and astrometry of comets and minor planets. JPL · 35324
35325 Claudiaguarnieri 1997 EU7 Claudia Guarnieri, student of the science of architecture at the University of Parma. JPL · 35325
35326 Lucastrabla (1997 EV7) Luca Strabla, Italian engineer and amateur astronomer. JPL · 35326
35334 Yarkovsky 1997 FO1 Ivan Osipovich Yarkovsky, 19th-century Russian engineer who put forward the idea of what is now called the Yarkovsky effect JPL · 35334
35346 Ivanoferri 1997 JX Ivano Ferri (born 1946) is an Italian amateur astronomer, who has been at the T.L.C. Observatory since its 1991 foundation. JPL · 35346
35347 Tallinn 1997 JN12 Known as Kolyvan, and later as Reval, the Finnic-speaking community became the northernmost member of the Hanseatic League in 1285 JPL · 35347
35350 Lespaul 1997 LP14 Les Paul, famous guitarist JPL · 35350
35352 Texas 1997 PD2 Texas, the largest state in the continental U.S. JPL · 35352
35356 Vondrák 1997 SL3 Jan Vondrák, Czech astronomer, president of IAU Division I, 2007 winner of the Nušl Prize of the Česká astronomická společnost (ČAS, Czech Astronomical Society) JPL · 35356
35357 Haraldlesch 1997 SX9 Harald Lesch, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Munich JPL · 35357
35358 Lorifini 1997 SL17 Lorella Fini, daughter-in-law of the first discoverer JPL · 35358
35364 Donaldpray 1997 UT Donald P. Pray, American amateur astronomer JPL · 35364
35365 Cooney 1997 UU Walter R. Cooney Jr., American amateur astronomer JPL · 35365
35366 Kaifeng 1997 UP4 Kaifeng, a city located on the southern bank of the Yellow River in northern Henan province, China JPL · 35366
35370 Daisakyu 1997 UF21 Tottori-Dai-Sakyu ("Tottori Sand Dunes"), Japan's greatest sand dune, near Tottori City which merged with Saji Village, where the Saji Observatory is located, in 2004 JPL · 35370
35394 Countbasie 1997 XD9 Count Basie (1904–1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer. One of the greatest jazz musicians of the 20th century, he founded the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 and left an impressive discography. JPL · 35394

35401–35500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35403 Latimer 1997 YW4 Truett Latimer, American IMAX film producer and former president of the Houston Museum of Natural Science JPL · 35403
35441 Kyoko 1998 BH33 Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer and Olympic gold medallist JPL · 35441
35446 Stáňa 1998 CK1 Stáňa (Stanislava) Setváková, Czech staff member of the Prague Planetarium MPC · 35446
35461 Mazzucato 1998 DM23 Michele T. Mazzucato, Italian amateur astronomer and author JPL · 35461

35501–35600Edit

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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

35601–35700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35618 Tartu 1998 HC149 Tartu, Estonia MPC · 35618

35701–35800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35703 Lafiascaia 1999 FP10 "La fiascaia", the woman who makes the straw coverings often present on Italian wine bottles, such as for chianti JPL · 35703
35725 Tramuntana 1999 FQ59 Tramuntana, the principal mountain chain of Mallorca, Spain; it is also the name of the north wind JPL · 35725
35734 Dilithium 1999 GT9 A substance of great power in the science fiction universe of Star Trek, dilithium is an essential component for the faster-than-light warp drive depicted in the stories. In the real world, dilithium is a molecule consisting of two covalently-bonded lithium atoms. JPL · 35734
35768 Wendybauer 1999 JR1 Wendy Hagen Bauer (born 1950) is a North American professor emerita of astronomy at Wellesley College, where she taught from 1979–2015. A dedicated educator, she taught classes ranging from upper level astronomy seminars on stars, to planetary geology. JPL · 35768
35769 Tombauer 1999 JX1 Thomas J. Bauer (born 1955) is a retired physics instructor at Wellesley College, where he taught from 1986 to 2014. He developed instrumentation to use in both introductory and advanced laboratory classes, and developed software to control data collection from spectrometers to oscilloscopes. JPL · 35769

35801–35900Edit

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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

35901–36000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
35976 Yorktown 1999 MY1 Yorktown, a town in Virginia on the York River leading into the Chesapeake Bay JPL · 35976
35977 Lexington 1999 NA Lexington, Massachusetts, "Birthplace of American Liberty" MPC · 35977
35978 Arlington 1999 NC Arlington, Massachusetts, site of the heaviest fighting during the first day of the American Revolutionary War MPC · 35978

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
34,001–35,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 35,001–36,000
Succeeded by
36,001–37,000