Meanings of minor planet names: 80001–81000

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]

80001–80100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
80008 Danielarhodes 1999 GG1 Daniela Rhodes (born 1946) is an Italian chemical engineer working in scientific research. She was elected Member and Chair of the European Molecular Biology Organization Council and since 2007 has been a Fellow of the Royal Society. JPL · 80008

80101–80200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
80135 Zanzanini 1999 TA11 Giuseppe Zan Zanini (1794–1869) lived in Val Bavona and Val Foiòi in Ticino, Switzerland. His history is a symbol of the hard life and fragile existence supported by the valley inhabitants of Ticino in 1800. JPL · 80135
80179 Václavknoll 1999 VK Václav Knoll [cs] (1964–2010) was a Czech astronomer and promoter and popularizer of astronomy, natural sciences and technologies in the Czech city and region of Pardubice and particularly for young people. Since 1994 he has been the chief of the Pardubice's observatory of Baron Arthur Kraus. JPL · 80179
80180 Elko 1999 VS The city of Elko in Nevada, United States, home of the National Basque Festival and the Cowboy Poetry Gathering JPL · 80180
80184 Hekigoto 1999 VX22 Hekigoto Kawahigashi (1873–1937), was a Japanese Haiku poet. He started to compose Haiku at the age of sixteen, inspired by the highly renowned Haiku poet Shiki Masaoka. He later became absorbed in free style Haiku and co-founded the avant-garde Haiku journal So-un. JPL · 80184

80201–80300Edit

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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

80301–80400Edit

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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

80401–80500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
80451 Alwoods 2000 AA Alfred Lee Woods (1911–2004) was American amateur astronomer at the St. Louis Astronomical Society JPL · 80451

80501–80600Edit

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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

80601–80700Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
80652 Albertoangela 2000 BB Alberto Angela (born 1962) is a well-known Italian science writer and the host of a number of popular television programs on science, technology and the environment. JPL · 80652
80675 Kwentus 2000 BV22 Peter Kwentus (1923–1985) and Virginia Kwentus (1929–2008), members and devoted supporters of the Warren Astronomical Society in Michigan. JPL · 80675

80701–80800Edit

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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

80801–80900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
80801 Yiwu 2000 CP98 Yiwu county, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Northwest China, where many shadow chasers observed the total solar eclipse of 2008 August JPL · 80801
80807 Jimloudon 2000 CX112 James "Jim" Loudon (1944–1988), American space-science lecturer with the University of Michigan JPL · 80807
80808 Billmason 2000 CU114 Bill Mason (born 1932), an adhesives and corrosion chemist. JPL · 80808
80810 Georgewinters 2000 CC115 George Winters (born 1950) is the former Secretary of the Association of Paleontological Suppliers (AAPS) and recipient of the prestigious Sternberg Medal from the AAPS in 2018. JPL · 80810

80901–81000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
80984 Santomurakami 2000 EO15 Santo Murakami (1912–2005), a Japanese calligrapher and recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit Award in 1998 JPL · 80984

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
79,001–80,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 80,001–81,000
Succeeded by
81,001–82,000