Meanings of minor planet names: 375001–376000

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]

375001–375100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
375005 Newsome 2007 FM42 Deb Newsome (born 1957), an amateur astronomer who lived and worked in the Gambia as a missionary at a rural literacy center for over 27 years. JPL · 375005
375007 Buxy 2007 GQ5 The town of Buxy, located in the department of Saône-et-Loire (Burgundy, France) between Chalon-sur-Saône and Le Creusot. Buxy hosts the observatory of the Society of Astronomy of Saône-et-Loire, which now houses the old telescope made by the discoverer in 1985. JPL · 375007
375043 Zengweizhou 2007 JV22 Zeng Wei-Zhou (1988–2015), a Chinese amateur astronomer. JPL · 375043

375101–375200Edit

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375176 Béziau 2008 DN21 Pierre Béziau (1861–1947) was a French amateur astronomer, born near the city of Angers in western France. In 1904, he built an ingenious orrery to illustrate that the orbital movements of the Earth were at the origin of climatic variations. JPL · 375176

375201–375300Edit

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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

375301–375400Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

375401–375500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

375501–375600Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

375601–375700Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

375701–375800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

375801–375900Edit

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375832 Yurijmedvedev 2009 UH92 Yurij Dmitrievich Medvedev (born 1955), the head of the Solar System Small Bodies Laboratory of the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. JPL · 375832

375901–376000Edit

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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.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
374,001–375,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 375,001–376,000
Succeeded by
376,001–377,000