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Meanings of minor planet names: 95001–96000

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]

95001–95100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95008 Ivanobertini 2002 AH1 Ivano Bertini (born 1968), Italian astronomer JPL · 95008
95016 Kimjeongho 2002 AA9 Kim Jeongho, Korean geographer and cartographer JPL · 95016
95020 Nencini 2002 AV12 Erica Nencini (born 1974) earned her economics degree at the University of Pisa and is presently the CFO of SpaceDyS, a company in the aerospace sector. A valuable employee, she contributes enormously to the business development. JPL · 95020
95024 Ericaellingson 2002 AH18 Erica Ellingson (born 1962), astronomer at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is an observational cosmologist, studying the origin, content and evolution of the Universe. Her speciality is clusters of galaxies, held together by the gravity of invisible dark matter. JPL · 95024

95101–95200Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95179 Berkó 2002 BO Ernő Berkó, Hungarian amateur astronomer, independent discoverer of the supernova 1999by and of over 160 new double stars JPL · 95179

95201–95300Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95219 Borgman 2002 CT14 Dennis Borgman, American machinist, carpenter, electrician, plumber, programmer, and amateur astronomer, actively involved with the George Observatory and the Fort Bend Astronomy Club JPL · 95219
95247 Schalansky 2002 CH52 Judith Schalansky, German writer JPL · 95247

95301–95400Edit

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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

95401–95500Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95474 Andreajbarbieri 2002 EE4 Andrea J. Barbieri (born 1969), a telecom engineer in Italy. JPL · 95474

95501–95600Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95593 Azusienis 2002 FU10 Algimantas Azusienis, Lithuanian astronomer JPL · 95593

95601–95700Edit

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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

95701–95800Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95771 Lachat 2003 EZ49 Damien Lachat, Swiss electronics engineer and amateur astronomer, one of the founders of the Observatoire astronomique Jurassien-Vicques, the discovery site JPL · 95771
95782 Hansgraf 2003 FS3 Austrian conductor Hans Graf (born 1949) has directed the Houston Symphony since 2001 and has played a pivotal role in shaping the institution. He is known for his wide-ranging repertoire and creative programming JPL · 95782
95785 Csányivilmos 2003 FV6 Vilmos Csányi (1935) is a Hungarian biologist, biochemist, ethologist and a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His main field of research is human and animal behavior, and the questions of biological and cultural evolution. He is a very active science communicator, and the author of numerous literary novels. JPL · 95785
95793 Brock 2003 FR20 Brad Brock (born 1955) is a manager with IBM Information Technology and Services. He has also been very active in local Boy Scouts of America activities in the Tucson, Arizona, area JPL · 95793

95801–95900Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95802 Francismuir 2003 FM42 Francis Muir, British-American mentor and advisor of the discoverer JPL · 95802
95824 Elger 2003 FP85 Thomas Elger (1836–1897), a British selenographer who was the first Director of the Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association.JPL MPC · 95824
95851 Stromvil 2003 FD123 The Stromvil photometric system, a combination of the Strömgren and Vilnius photometric systems JPL · 95851
95852 Leatherbarrow 2003 FT127 Bill Leatherbarrow (born 1947), a professor emeritus at the University of Sheffield. JPL · 95852
95853 Jamescarpenter 2003 FU127 James Carpenter (1840–1899), a British astronomer known for his work on stellar spectra and planets. JPL · 95853
95882 Longshaw 2003 HW Nigel Longshaw (born 1963), a committee member of the British Astronomical Association Lunar Section and contributes to the Section Circulars. JPL · 95882

95901–96000Edit

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
95928 Tonycook 2003 JO13 Tony Cook (born 1962), the British Astronomical Association and Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers Coordinator for Transient Lunar Phenomena JPL · 95928
95935 Grego 2003 KU8 Peter Grego (born 1966), a British amateur astronomer and author of many books on observational astronomy. JPL · 95935
95939 Thagnesland 2003 KL20 Thaddeus Vreeland (18661–927) and Agnes Vreeland (18771–961), maternal grandparents of the American discoverer James W. Young JPL · 95939
95951 Ernestopalomba 2003 QG6 Ernesto Palomba (born 1967), an Italian planetary scientist at INAF-IAPS and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 95951
95954 Bayzoltán 2003 QQ29 Zoltán Lajos Bay (1900–1992) was a Hungarian physicist, university professor and engineer who developed microwave technology, including tungsten lamps. He was the president of the department of nuclear physics in the National Bureau of Standards and also an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences JPL · 95954
95955 Claragianni 2003 QX32 Clara Cagnacci (born 1933) and Giannantonio Palomba (1932–2015), the parents of the Italian discoverer Ernesto Palomba JPL · 95955
95959 Covadonga 2003 SU224 Covadonga Camblor, wife of the Spanish discoverer Juan Lacruz JPL · 95959
95962 Copito 2003 WZ87 Copito de Nieve, "Snowflake", albino gorilla MPC · 95962
95980 Haroldhill 2004 LE30 Harold Hill (1920–2005), a well known selenographer with the British Astronomical Association's Lunar Section. JPL · 95980
95982 Beish 2004 MH6 Jeff Beish (born 1940) has been an avid amateur astronomer since the 1970s, serving in the Mars Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) from 1981–2005. He maintains the WIMP planetary ephemerides software and an excellent Mars website. In 1989 he received the ALPO Walter Haas observing award. JPL MPC · 95982

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
94,001–95,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 95,001–96,000
Succeeded by
96,001–97,000