Meanings of minor planet names: 92001–93000

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]

92001–92100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
92097 Aidai 1999 XX37 Ehime University, whose nickname is Aidai, is one of the 87 national universities in Japan. It was established in 1949 with the consolidation of four schools. Since the foundation of the Research Center for Space and Cosmic Evolution in 2007, Aidai has promoted the study of astronomy and cosmology. JPL · 92097

92101–92200Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

92201–92300Edit

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92209 Pingtang 1999 YS17 Pingtang County, situated in southwestern China in Qiannan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture, Guizhou province, has rich tourism resources, especially the world's best-preserved karst landform, providing a unique site for constructing FAST (the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope) JPL · 92209
92213 Kalina 2000 AQ6 Antonín Kalina (1902–1990) was a Czech citizen who was imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp from 1939 to 1945. As a member of the Communist Underground he saved some 900 children and youths from dangers of daily life in the camp. In 2012 he was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. JPL · 92213
92279 Bindiluca 2000 DG Luca Bindi (born 1971) holds the Chair of Mineralogy and Crystallography at the University of Florence, Italy. He has received many national and international scientific awards, including the President of the Republic Prize 2015 of the Lincei Academy. He is renowned for the discovery of quasicrystals in nature. JPL · 92279
92297 Monrad 2000 EL156 Ingrid "Twink" Monrad (born 1945) is a meteorite hunter in Tucson, Arizona. With Jim Kriegh and John Blennert, she is one of the co-discoverers of the Gold Basin Meteorite Strewn Field JPL · 92297
92300 Hagelin 2000 ET198 Jerry Hagelin (born 1938) is well known throughout the state of Arizona for his selfless work with children as the state director of Child Evangelism Fellowship and as pastor of Desert Gardens Cumberland Presbyterian Church. JPL · 92300

92301–92400Edit

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92389 Gretskij 2000 JZ3 Andrej M. Gretskij (born 1945) is an associate professor at Kharkiv Karazin National University. He has been a pioneer in the study of the brightness-phase curve of Saturn's rings and is author of many astronomical textbooks. His lectures have had a big impact among students of astronomy in Ukraine JPL · 92389

92401–92500Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

92501–92600Edit

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92525 Delucchi 2000 OV2 Fausto Delucchi (born 1947) is a Swiss amateur astronomer in Vico Morcote. He shares his astronomical passion by showing the beauty of celestial objects to visitors at the public Calina Observatory in Carona. JPL · 92525
92578 Benecchi 2000 OC62 Robert J. Benecchi (born 1966), husband of American discoverer Susan D. Kern, is a hardware design engineer who has contributed to the development of numerous wireless communication and medical device technologies. JPL · 92578
92585 Fumagalli 2000 PP8 Francesco Fumagalli (born 1958) is an Italian telescope maker and amateur astronomer who observes variable stars. He lives in Bregazzana di Varese. JPL · 92585

92601–92700Edit

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92614 Kazutami 2000 QY Kazutami Namikoshi (born 1938), who lives in Tokyo, Japan, with his wife Kyoko, is a friend of the discoverer Stefano Sposetti. JPL · 92614
92685 Cordellorenz 2000 QD71 Francis Merritt Cordell and Philip Jack Lorenz, American astronomers after whom the Cordell–Lorenz Observatory at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, is named. Francis restored the 1897 Alvan Clark refractor and guided the renovation of the observatory's dome. Philip reintroduced the astronomy classes at the University and established the public observing program at the observatory. JPL · 92685

92701–92800Edit

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

92801–92900Edit

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92891 Bless 2000 QK236 Robert Bless (1927–2015), was an American astronomer who served on the astronomy faculty at the University of Wisconsin in Madison from 1958 until 1995. An expert in stellar energy distributions, he taught and encouraged many astronomy graduate students, including the discoverer (Robert L. Millis), whose Ph.D. thesis research he advised (Src). JPL · 92891
92893 Michaelperson 2000 QE247 Michael J. Person (born 1970), a planetary scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He specializes in occultation studies of small bodies in the outer solar system, especially Neptune's moon Triton, Pluto and Charon. JPL · 92893

92901–93000Edit

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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
91,001–92,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 92,001–93,000
Succeeded by
93,001–94,000