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Meanings of minor planet names: 4001–5000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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.

Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

4001–4100Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
4001 Ptolemaeus 1949 PV Ptolemy, Greek astronomer MPC · 4001
4002 Shinagawa 1950 JB Seishi Shinagawa, first to use electronic computers for orbit computation in Japan MPC · 4002
4003 Schumann 1964 ED Robert Schumann, German composer MPC · 4003
4004 List'ev 1971 SN1 Vladislav Listyev (1956–1995), a Russian television journalist who was murdered MPC · 4004
4005 Dyagilev 1972 TC2 Sergey Diaghilev, Russian impresario MPC · 4005
4006 Sandler 1972 YR Grigori Sandler (1912–1994), a Russian musician MPC · 4006
4007 Euryalos 1973 SR Euryalos, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 4007
4008 Corbin 1977 BY Thomas E. Corbin, American astronomer, and his wife Brenda Corbin, Librarian, both at the US Naval Observatory MPC · 4008
4009 Drobyshevskij 1977 EN1 Edward Drobyshevski, Russian astro- and plasma physicist at Ioffe Institute in St. Petersburg MPC · 4009
4010 Nikol'skij 1977 QJ2 Gennadij Nikol'skij (1929–1982), Soviet solar astronomer MPC · 4010
4011 Bakharev 1978 SC6 Anatolij Bakharev (1918–1979), observer and researcher on comets and meteors. Co-discoverer of C/1955 N1, comet Bakharev-Macfarlane-Krienke MPC · 4011
4012 Geballe 1978 VK9 Tom Geballe (born 1944), American astronomer MPC · 4012
4013 Ogiria 1979 OM15 Maiya Borisovna Ogir', Russian solar physicist MPC · 4013
4014 Heizman 1979 SG10 Leonie and Charles L. Heizman from San Juan Capistrano, California MPC · 4014
4015 Wilson-Harrington 1979 VA American co-discoverers Albert G. Wilson and Robert G. Harrington MPC · 4015
4016 Sambre 1979 XK The Sambre River, France and Belgium MPC · 4016
4017 Disneya 1980 DL5 Walt Disney, American animator MPC · 4017
4018 Bratislava 1980 YM Bratislava, Slovakia MPC · 4018
4019 Klavetter 1981 EK14 James Jay Klavetter (1960–1997), professor of physics at California State University, Sacramento MPC · 4019
4020 Dominique 1981 ET38 Dominique Bockelée-Morvan (born 1957), researcher at the Paris Observatory, France MPC · 4020
4021 Dancey 1981 QD2 Roy and Bruce D. Dancey, Canadian designers of telescope mirrors MPC · 4021
4022 Nonna 1981 TL4 Nonna Mordyukova (1925–2008), Soviet actress MPC · 4022
4023 Jarník 1981 UN Vojtěch Jarník, Czech mathematician MPC · 4023
4024 Ronan 1981 WQ Colin Ronan, author and writer on astronomy MPC · 4024
4025 Ridley 1981 WU Harold B. Ridley, British astrophotographer MPC · 4025
4026 Beet 1982 BU1 Ernest Agar Beet, teacher and amateur astronomer MPC · 4026
4027 Mitton 1982 DN Simon Mitton, astronomer and author MPC · 4027
4028 Pancratz 1982 DV2 Chris Pancratz, formerly of the National Space Society MPC · 4028
4029 Bridges 1982 KC1 Patricia Bridges, planetary cartographer with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 4029
4030 Archenhold 1984 EO1 The Archenhold Observatory (Archenhold-Sternwarte) or its first director Friedrich Simon Archenhold, or his son and successor Günter Archenhold MPC · 4030
4031 Mueller 1985 CL Jean Mueller, discoverer of comets, minor planets, and supernovae. The first woman to operate the historic Hooker telescope at Mt. Wilson Observatory, and was the first woman hired as a telescope operator at Palomar Observatory in 1985. MPC · 4031
4032 Chaplygin 1985 UT4 Sergey Chaplygin (1869–1942), Russian and Soviet physicist and one of the founders of the aerodynamics MPC · 4032
4033 Yatsugatake 1986 FA Mount Yatsugatake, one of Japan's 100 famous mountains MPC · 4033
4034 Vishnu 1986 PA Vishnu is the Hindu god of preservation JPL · 4034
4036 Whitehouse 1987 DW5 David Whitehouse, British science journalist and BBC Online's Science Editor, recipient of the European Internet Journalist of the Year award in 2002 JPL · 4036
4037 Ikeya 1987 EC Kaoru Ikeya, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4037
4038 Kristina 1987 QH2 Kristina Leterme, Dutch literature professor and partner of the discoverer MPC · 4038
4039 Souseki 1987 SH Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist MPC · 4039
4040 Purcell 1987 SN1 Henry Purcell, British composer MPC · 4040
4041 Miyamotoyohko 1988 DN1 wife of Japanese astronomer, Yukio (or Sachio) Miyamoto MPC · 4041
4042 Okhotsk 1989 AT1 Sea of Okhotsk, between Japan and Russia MPC · 4042
4043 Perolof 1175 T-3 Per Olof Lindblad, Swedish astronomer and director of Stockholm Observatory MPC · 4043
4044 Erikhøg 5142 T-3 Erik Høg, Danish astronomer MPC · 4044
4045 Lowengrub 1953 RG Morton Lowengrub, American mathematician and forerunner of the WIYN Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona MPC · 4045
4046 Swain 1953 TV Joseph Swain (1857–1927), professor of mathematics at and president of Indiana University MPC · 4046
4047 Chang'E 1964 TT2 Chang'E is not only the code name of the Chinese lunar probe, but in ancient Chinese legend it is the name of a beautiful goddess who flew to the moon. The probe Chang'E 1 was launched successfully on 2007 Oct. 24, initiating Chinese scientific exploration of the moon JPL · 4047
4048 Samwestfall 1964 UC Richard Samuel Westfall, American historian of science MPC · 4048
4049 Noragal' 1973 QD2 Nora Gal, Soviet literary translator MPC · 4049
4050 Mebailey 1976 SF Mark Edward Bailey, British astronomer MPC · 4050
4051 Hatanaka 1978 VP Takeo Hatanaka, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4051
4052 Crovisier 1981 DP2 Jacques Crovisier, French astronomer MPC · 4052
4053 Cherkasov 1981 TQ1 Nikolai Cherkasov, Soviet actor MPC · 4053
4054 Turnov 1983 TL Turnov, Czech Republic MPC · 4054
4055 Magellan 1985 DO2 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer MPC · 4055
4056 Timwarner 1985 FZ1 Timothy Warner (1961–1990), chief mission planner for the Diffuse Infrared Background Experiment MPC · 4056
4057 Demophon 1985 TQ Demophon, mythical king of Athens MPC · 4057
4058 Cecilgreen 1986 JV Cecil Howard Green, British geophysicist, co-founder of Texas Instruments and philanthropist extraordinary MPC · 4058
4059 Balder 1987 SB5 Balder, Norse god MPC · 4059
4060 Deipylos 1987 YT1 Deipylos, mythical Greek hero MPC · 4060
4061 Martelli 1988 FF3 Giuseppe Martelli, Italian architect and engineer MPC · 4061
4062 Schiaparelli 1989 BF Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer MPC · 4062
4063 Euforbo 1989 CG2 Euforbo, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4063
4064 Marjorie 2126 P-L Marjorie Meinel and her husband Aden Meinel (parent of Carolyn Meinel) MPC · 4064
4065 Meinel 2820 P-L Aden Baker Meinel, American astronomer MPC · 4065
4066 Haapavesi 1940 RG Haapavesi, birthplace of the discoverer's father MPC · 4066
4067 Mikhel'son 1966 TP Nikolaj Mikhel'son (born 1918), outstanding Soviet scientist and optician of telescopes MPC · 4067
4068 Menestheus 1973 SW Menestheus, mythical king of Athens MPC · 4068
4069 Blakee 1978 VL7 Lawrence E. Blakee, observatory assistant MPC · 4069
4070 Rozov 1980 RS2 Victor Sergeevich Rozov, Russian playwright MPC · 4070
4071 Rostovdon 1981 RD2 Rostov-on-Don, the discoverer's birthplace MPC · 4071
4072 Yayoi 1981 UJ4 Yayoi period, prehistoric Japan MPC · 4072
4073 Ruianzhongxue 1981 UE10 Ruianzhongxue (Ruian Middle School), Zhejiang, China, 110-year-old school of mathematics JPL · 4073
4074 Sharkov 1981 UN11 Viktor Sharkov (born 1935), an experimental astrophysicist at Ioffe Institute in St Petersburg, Russia MPC · 4074
4075 Sviridov 1982 TL1 Georgy Sviridov, Russian composer MPC · 4075
4076 Dörffel 1982 UF4 Georg Samuel Dörffel, German pastor and astronomer MPC · 4076
4077 Asuka 1982 XV1 Asuka period, from 6th century to 8th in Japan MPC · 4077
4078 Polakis 1983 AC Thomas Polakis (born 1961), mechanical engineer and friend of the discoverer Brian A. Skiff MPC · 4078
4079 Britten 1983 CS Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, British composer MPC · 4079
4080 Galinskij 1983 PW Nikolaj Galinskij, Soviet radio engineer MPC · 4080
4081 Tippett 1983 RC2 Sir Michael Tippett, British composer MPC · 4081
4082 Swann 1984 SW3 Gordon A. Swann, American geologist, principal investigator for the geological field investigations conducted at the Apollo 14 and 15 lunar landing sites MPC · 4082
4083 Jody 1985 CV Jody Swann, planetary data librarian with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 4083
4084 Hollis 1985 GM Andrew J. Hollis, British astronomer MPC · 4084
4085 Weir 1985 JR Doris Blackman Weir, geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 4085
4086 Podalirius 1985 VK2 Podalirius, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 4086
4087 Pärt 1986 EM1 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer MPC · 4087
4088 Baggesen 1986 GG Jens Baggesen, Danish poet and satirist MPC · 4088
4089 Galbraith 1986 JG John Kenneth Galbraith, American economist and polemicist JPL · 4089
4090 Říšehvězd 1986 RH1 Říše hvězd, Czech astronomy journal MPC · 4090
4091 Lowe 1986 TL2 Andrew Lowe, Canadian geophysicist and amateur astronomer MPC · 4091
4092 Tyr 1986 TJ4 Tyr, Norse god MPC · 4092
4093 Bennett 1986 VD Jack C. Bennett, South African amateur astronomer MPC · 4093
4094 Aoshima 1987 QC Masaki Aoshima, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4094
4095 Ishizuchisan 1987 SG Ishizuchisan, mountain in Ehime, Japan MPC · 4095
4096 Kushiro 1987 VC Kushiro, city in Japan MPC · 4096
4097 Tsurugisan 1987 WW Tsurugisan, mountain in Tokushima, Japan MPC · 4097
4098 Thraen 1987 WQ1 Anton Karl Thraen, German amateur astronomer and Catholic priest MPC · 4098
4099 Wiggins 1988 AB5 Patrick Wiggins, American astronomy educator at the Hansen Planetarium (1975–2001) in Salt Lake City, UT. Currently NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador JPL · 4099
4100 Sumiko 1988 BF Sumiko Hioki, wife of one of the discoverers MPC · 4100

4101–4200Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
4101 Ruikou 1988 CE Ruikou Kuroiwa, Japanese writer MPC · 4101
4102 Gergana 1988 TE3 Gergana Georgieva Gelkova (born 2000) is the adorable grandniece of the discoverer. The name also honors the discoverer's parents, combining their first names Georgy and Ana JPL · 4102
4103 Chahine 1989 EB Moustafa Chahine, American scientist MPC · 4103
4104 Alu 1989 ED Jeff Alu, American astronomer MPC · 4104
4105 Tsia 1989 EK Tsia, ancient sun symbol used by the Zia tribe in New Mexico MPC · 4105
4106 Nada 1989 EW Nada Junior and Senior High School, in Kobe, Japan MPC · 4106
4107 Rufino 1989 GT Rufus J. Walker, friend of the discoverer MPC · 4107
4108 Rakos 3439 T-3 Karl D. Rakos, Austrian astronomer MPC · 4108
4109 Anokhin 1969 OW Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, Russian test pilot and cosmonaut-select MPC · 4109
4110 Keats 1977 CZ John Keats, English poet MPC · 4110
4111 Lamy 1981 EN12 Philippe Louis Lamy, French-born American astronomer at Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale, Marseilles MPC · 4111
4112 Hrabal 1981 ST Bohumil Hrabal, Czech writer MPC · 4112
4113 Rascana 1982 BQ Royal Astronomical Society of Canada MPC · 4113
4114 Jasnorzewska 1982 QB1 Maria Jasnorzewska-Pawlikowska, Polish poet MPC · 4114
4115 Peternorton 1982 QS3 Peter Norton, American software engineer MPC · 4115
4116 Elachi 1982 SU Charles Elachi, American scientist MPC · 4116
4117 Wilke 1982 SU3 Alfred Wilke, German optician MPC · 4117
4118 Sveta 1982 TH3 Svetlana Evgen'evna Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut MPC · 4118
4119 Miles 1983 BE Howard G. Miles, member of the Order of the British Empire and director of the Artificial Satellite Section of the British Astronomical Association MPC · 4119
4120 Denoyelle 1985 RS4 Jozef Denoyelle, Belgian astronomer MPC · 4120
4121 Carlin 1986 JH Carlin Singer- Brewster, daughter of American astronomer Stephen Singer-Brewster MPC · 4121
4122 Ferrari 1986 OA Enzo Ferrari (1898–1988), Italian builder of racing cars and sports cars MPC · 4122
4123 Tarsila 1986 QP1 Tarsila do Amaral, 19th–20th-century Brazilian modernist painter JPL · 4123
4124 Herriot 1986 SE James Herriot, British writer MPC · 4124
4125 Lew Allen 1987 MO Lew Allen, American physicist MPC · 4125
4126 Mashu 1988 BU Lake Mashū, lake in Japan MPC · 4126
4127 Kyogoku 1988 BA2 Kyōgoku, town in Japan MPC · 4127
4128 UKSTU 1988 BM5 Schmidt Telescope Unit MPC · 4128
4129 Richelen 1988 DM Richard A. Keen and Helen C. Duran, friends of the discoverer MPC · 4129
4130 Ramanujan 1988 DQ1 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician MPC · 4130
4131 Stasik 1988 DR4 John S. Stasik, American educator MPC · 4131
4132 Bartók 1988 EH Béla Bartók, Austro-Hungarian composer MPC · 4132
4133 Heureka 1942 DB Heureka, science center in Vantaa, Finland, north of Helsinki MPC · 4133
4134 Schütz 1961 CR Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672), German composer and organist of the 17th century MPC · 4134
4135 Svetlanov 1966 PG Yevgeny Svetlanov, Soviet conductor MPC · 4135
4136 Artmane 1968 FJ Vija Artmane, Latvian actress MPC · 4136
4137 Crabtree 1970 WC William Crabtree, a cloth merchant in Salford, near Manchester, second person to knowingly observe a transit of Venus, in 1639 JPL · 4137
4138 Kalchas 1973 SM Calchas, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4138
4139 Ul'yanin 1975 VE2 Sergej Alekseevich Ul'yanin, Russian pilot MPC · 4139
4140 Branham 1976 VA Richard Branham (born 1943), American astronomer at U.S. Naval Observatory and director of the Yale-Columbia Southern Station at Leoncito Astronomical Complex MPC · 4140
4141 Nintanlena 1978 PG3 Nina, Tanya and Elena, wife and daughters of Kiev astronomer Klim Churyumov (1937–2016) MPC · 4141
4142 Dersu-Uzala 1981 KE Dersu Uzala, character in eponymous novel by Vladimir Arsenyev MPC · 4142
4143 Huziak 1981 QN1 Richard Huziak, Canadian astronomer MPC · 4143
4144 Vladvasil'ev 1981 SW6 Vladimir Vasiliev (1940–), Russian ballet dancer and choreographer MPC · 4144
4145 Maximova 1981 SJ7 Ekaterina Maximova (1939–2009), Soviet and Russian ballet dancer MPC · 4145
4146 Rudolfinum 1982 DD2 The Rudolfinum, important building in Prague MPC · 4146
4147 Lennon 1983 AY John Lennon, member of The Beatles MPC · 4147
4148 McCartney 1983 NT Paul McCartney, member of The Beatles MPC · 4148
4149 Harrison 1984 EZ George Harrison, member of The Beatles MPC · 4149
4150 Starr 1984 QC1 Ringo Starr, member of The Beatles MPC · 4150
4151 Alanhale 1985 HV1 Alan Hale, American astronomer MPC · 4151
4152 Weber 1985 JF Carl Maria von Weber, German composer MPC · 4152
4153 Roburnham 1985 JT1 Robert Burnham, American astronomer, author, and senior editor of Astronomy magazine MPC · 4153
4154 Rumsey 1985 NE Norman Jack Rumsey, New Zealand optical designer and astronomer MPC · 4154
4155 Watanabe 1987 UB1 Kazuro Watanabe, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4155
4156 Okadanoboru 1988 BE Noboru Okada, Japanese adventurer, photographer, mountain-climber and amateur astronomer JPL · 4156
4157 Izu 1988 XD2 Izu Peninsula, Japan MPC · 4157
4158 Santini 1989 BE Giovanni Santini (1786–1877), Italian astronomer and director of the Padua Observatory and author of textbook Elementi di Astronomia MPC · 4158
4159 Freeman 1989 GK Ann Freeman, friend of discoverer MPC · 4159
4160 Sabrina-John 1989 LE Sabrina M. Gonsalves and John H. Riggins MPC · 4160
4161 Amasis 6627 P-L Amasis (Ahmose II), Egyptian pharaoh MPC · 4161
4162 SAF 1940 WA Société Astronomique de France MPC · 4162
4163 Saaremaa 1941 HC Saaremaa island, Estonia MPC · 4163
4164 Shilov 1969 UR Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter MPC · 4164
4165 Didkovskij 1976 GS3 Leonid Didkovskij (born 1948), astrophysicist and deputy director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, who developed scientific instrumentation for the Soviet space telescope Astron JPL · 4165
4166 Pontryagin 1978 SZ6 Lev Pontryagin (1908–1988), Russian mathematician MPC · 4166
4167 Riemann 1978 TQ7 Bernhard Riemann, German mathematician MPC · 4167
4168 Millan 1979 EE Julio Millan (1923–1995), first rector of the National University of San Juan in Argentina, where the old Yale-Columbia Southern Station was located at the time JPL · 4168
4169 Celsius 1980 FO3 Anders Celsius, Swedish physicist and astronomer MPC · 4169
4170 Semmelweis 1980 PT Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (Ignác), Hungarian physician MPC · 4170
4171 Carrasco 1982 FZ1 Juan Carrasco, senior night assistant at the Palomar Observatory in California MPC · 4171
4172 Rochefort 1982 FC3 Rochefort, Belgian town MPC · 4172
4173 Thicksten 1982 KG1 Robert P. Thicksten, superintendent of Palomar Observatory MPC · 4173
4174 Pikulia 1982 SB6 Valentin Pikul (1928–1990), Soviet historical novelist MPC · 4174
4175 Billbaum 1985 GX William A. Baum, American astronomer MPC · 4175
4176 Sudek 1987 DS Josef Sudek (1896–1976), outstanding Czech photographer JPL · 4176
4177 Kohman 1987 SS1 Truman Kohman (born 1916), emeritus professor of nuclear chemistry at Carnegie-Mellon University, is codiscoverer of 26Al, an isotope that has given important information about meteorites and the early history of the solar system. He is also an ardent amateur astronomer and teacher JPL · 4177
4178 Mimeev 1988 EO1 Alexandr Pavlovich Mimeev, Russian radio engineer and amateur astronomer JPL · 4178
4179 Toutatis 1989 AC Toutatis, Celtic god MPC · 4179
4180 Anaxagoras 6092 P-L Anaxagoras, Greek philosopher MPC · 4180
4181 Kivi 1938 DK1 Aleksis Kivi (1834–1872), the first Finnish-language dramatist and novelist MPC · 4181
4182 Mount Locke 1951 JQ Mount Locke, one of two mountains atop which the McDonald Observatory facilities are located MPC · 4182
4183 Cuno 1959 LM Cuno Hoffmeister, German astronomer MPC · 4183
4184 Berdyayev 1969 TJ1 Nikolai Berdyayev, Russian philosopher MPC · 4184
4185 Phystech 1975 ED Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Phystech) MPC · 4185
4186 Tamashima 1977 DT1 Tamashima, a town of Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan MPC · 4186
4187 Shulnazaria 1978 GR3 Leonid Shul'man and Galina Nazarchuk, couple of astronomers, researchers on comets, and staff members of the Main Ukrainian Astronomical Observatory at Golosseevo, near Kiev MPC · 4187
4188 Kitezh 1979 HX4 Kitezh, phantom city of Russian folklore MPC · 4188
4189 Sayany 1979 SV9 The Sayan Mountains, a mountain chain in southern Siberia, Russia MPC · 4189
4190 Kvasnica 1980 JH Jozef Kvasnica, Czech physicist MPC · 4190
4191 Assesse 1980 KH Assesse, Belgian village and birthplace of the father of Henri Debehogne, the discoverer MPC · 4191
4192 Breysacher 1981 DH Jacques Breysacher, French astronomer MPC · 4192
4193 Salanave 1981 SM1 Leon E. Salanave, originally a meteorologist, as first executive officer of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and first editor of Mercury, he took steps to ensure that amateur astronomers felt a sense of "belonging" to an organization dominated by professionals. JPL · 4193
4194 Sweitzer 1982 RE Paul A. Sweitzer, American reporter MPC · 4194
4195 Esambaev 1982 SK8 Makhmut Esambaev, great Chechen folk dancer MPC · 4195
4196 Shuya 1982 SA13 Shuya, Russia MPC · 4196
4197 Morpheus 1982 TA Morpheus is a god of dreams who appears in Ovid's "Metamorphoses" JPL · 4197
4198 Panthera 1983 CK1 Panthera, Latin word for panther MPC · 4198
4199 Andreev 1983 RX2 Henri Debehogne, Belgian astronomer MPC · 4199
4200 Shizukagozen 1983 WA Shizuka Gozen, mistress of Minamoto no Yoshitsune MPC · 4200

4201–4300Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
4201 Orosz 1984 JA1 Elizabeth Warner, American astronomer MPC · 4201
4202 Minitti 1985 CB2 Michelle Minitti, American areological mineralogist JPL · 4202
4203 Brucato 1985 FD3 Robert J. Brucato, American astronomer and assistant director of the Palomar Observatory MPC · 4203
4204 Barsig 1985 JG1 Walter Barsig, German science teacher MPC · 4204
4205 David Hughes 1985 YP David Hughes, British astronomer MPC · 4205
4206 Verulamium 1986 QL Ancient British Roman city, now St Albans, Hertfordshire JPL · 4206
4207 Chernova 1986 RO2 Galina Pavlovna Chernova, a researcher at the Astrophysical Institute of the Tajik Academy of Sciences, Dushanbe MPC · 4207
4208 Kiselev 1986 RQ2 Nikolaj Nikolaevich Kiselev, department head of the Astrophysical Institute of the Tajik Academy of Sciences, Dushanbe MPC · 4208
4209 Briggs 1986 TG4 Geoffrey Briggs, American space physicist and director of the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA Headquarters during the 1980s MPC · 4209
4210 Isobelthompson 1987 DY5 Isobel Thompson, British archaeologist JPL · 4210
4211 Rosniblett 1987 RT Rosalind Niblett, British archaeologist JPL · 4211
4212 Sansyu-Asuke 1987 SB2 Asuke, Aichi, Japan. Asteroid was discovered there MPC · 4212
4213 Njord 1987 ST4 Njord, Norse god of winds, navigation and prosperity MPC · 4213
4214 Veralynn 1987 UX4 Dame Vera Lynn, British singer, famous during World War II MPC · 4214
4215 Kamo 1987 VE1 Akira Kamo, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4215
4216 Neunkirchen 1988 AF5 Neunkirchen, town in Austria MPC · 4216
4217 Engelhardt 1988 BO2 Wolf von Engelhardt, German meteorite researcher MPC · 4217
4218 Demottoni 1988 BK3 Glauco de Mottoni (Glauco de Mottoni y Palacios), Italian electrotechnical engineer and amateur astronomer MPC · 4218
4219 Nakamura 1988 DB Yoshikazu Nakamura, founder of an optical instruments factory, Mitaka Kohki, Japan MPC · 4219
4220 Flood 1988 DN Thomas Flood (1919–1988), Scottish amateur astronomer MPC · 4220
4221 Picasso 1988 EJ Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist MPC · 4221
4222 Nancita 1988 EK1 Nancy Coker Helin, daughter-in-law of the discoverer Eleanor F. Helin MPC · 4222
4223 Shikoku 1988 JM Shikoku, Japan MPC · 4223
4224 Susa 1988 KG Susan and Sarah Hicks, daughters of Bill and Nancy Hicks enthusiast of space-related research (acquainted with discoverer E. F. Helin) MPC · 4224
4225 Hobart 1989 BN Joseph R. Hobart (born 1944) is an electrical engineer, amateur radio operator W7LUX, and minor-planet and variable-star observer. As of March 2011 he has improved the orbits of more than 700 minor planets, many of which were in danger of loss, and discovered 80 minor planets including NEO 2010 RA91 JPL · 4225
4226 Damiaan 1989 RE Jozef de Veuster (Father Damien), Belgian priest MPC · 4226
4227 Kaali 1942 DC Kaali crater, Estonia MPC · 4227
4228 Nemiro 1968 OC1 Andrej Nemiro (1909–1995), Russian astronomer at Pulkovo Observatory MPC · 4228
4229 Plevitskaya 1971 BK Nadezhda Plevitskaya (1884–1940), popular female Russian singer (and a Soviet agent) MPC · 4229
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch-born Canadian astronomer MPC · 4230
4231 Fireman 1976 WD Edward Fireman (1922–1990), American planetary geologist MPC · 4231
4232 Aparicio 1977 CD Antonio Aparicio, Spanish astronomer MPC · 4232
4233 Pal'chikov 1977 RO7 Nikolaj Borisovich Pal'chikov (1913–1937), a student in the astronomy department at Leningrad University who was killed during one of Stalin's purges MPC · 4233
4234 Evtushenko 1978 JT1 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet MPC · 4234
4235 Tatishchev 1978 SL5 Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman, historian and ethnographer MPC · 4235
4236 Lidov 1979 FV1 Mikhail L'vovich Lidov, Russian astronomer MPC · 4236
4237 Raushenbakh 1979 SD4 Boris Rauschenbach (1915–2001), Russian space scientist MPC · 4237
4238 Audrey 1980 GF Audrey Hepburn, actress, born in Brussels, Belgium, to an English father and Dutch mother (a baroness) MPC · 4238
4239 Goodman 1980 OE Neville J. Goodman, a member of the British Astronomical Association MPC · 4239
4240 Grün 1981 EY20 Eberhard Grün, German astronomer MPC · 4240
4241 Pappalardo 1981 EX46 A. Neil Pappalardo, pioneer in medical information technology and supporter of the Magellan Telescope Project MPC · 4241
4242 Brecher 1981 FQ Kenneth Brecher, American astronomer MPC · 4242
4243 Nankivell 1981 GF1 Garry Nankivell, New Zealand optical craftsman MPC · 4243
4244 Zakharchenko 1981 TO3 Vasilij Zakharchenko (born 1915), a Russian journalist and writer MPC · 4244
4245 Nairc 1981 UC10 Nanjing Astronomical Instruments Research Centre, China MPC · 4245
4246 Telemann 1982 SY2 Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer MPC · 4246
4247 Grahamsmith 1983 WC Francis Graham Smith, British astronomer, former Astronomer Royal MPC · 4247
4248 Ranald 1984 HX Ranald McIntosh, programmer, who maintains the database for the Variable Star Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand MPC · 4248
4249 Křemže 1984 SC2 Křemže, Czech Republic MPC · 4249
4250 Perun 1984 UG Perun, Slavic god of thunder MPC · 4250
4251 Kavasch 1985 JK1 Julius Kavasch (1920–1978) and son Wulf-Dietrich Kavasch, German amateur geologists MPC · 4251
4252 Godwin 1985 RG4 Richard Godwin, American board member of the Space Frontier Foundation, brother of Robert Godwin, space expert and space-history researcher JPL · 4252
4253 Märker 1985 TN3 Wolfgang Märker, associated with Ries impact crater MPC · 4253
4254 Kamél 1985 UT3 Lars Kamél, Swedish astronomer MPC · 4254
4255 Spacewatch 1986 GW The Spacewatch project MPC · 4255
4256 Kagamigawa 1986 TX Kagami River, Japan MPC · 4256
4257 Ubasti 1987 QA Ubasti Egyptian goddess of feline MPC · 4257
4258 Ryazanov 1987 RZ2 Eldar Ryazanov (1927–2015), a Soviet movie producer, writer and poet MPC · 4258
4259 McCoy 1988 SB3 Timothy James McCoy, American planetary geologist MPC · 4259
4260 Yanai 1989 AX Masayuki Yanai, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4260
4261 Gekko 1989 BJ Gekko Observatory, Japan MPC · 4261
4262 DeVorkin 1989 CO David H. DeVorkin (born 1944), Chair of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society (1997–1999) JPL · 4262
4263 Abashiri 1989 RL2 Abashiri, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4263
4264 Karljosephine 1989 TB Karl Wilhelm Cwach and Josephine Anna-Maria Cwach, parents of the discoverer Karl F. J. Cwach MPC · 4264
4265 Kani 1989 TX Kani, Gifu, Japan MPC · 4265
4266 Waltari 1940 YE Mika Toimi Waltari, Finnish author MPC · 4266
4267 Basner 1971 QP Veniamin Basner (1925–1996), Russian composer MPC · 4267
4268 Grebenikov 1972 TW3 Evgenii Aleksandrovich Grebenikov (Eugeniu Grebenicov), Romanian-born Russian mathematician and astronomer MPC · 4268
4269 Bogado 1974 FN Manuel D. Bogado (born 1934) is a Paraguayan amateur astronomer, known for his contributions to amateur astronomy in his country and for his work involving astrophotography and variable stars. The name was suggested by W. A. Froger JPL · 4269
4270 Juanvictoria 1975 TJ6 Juan Victoria (1906–1986), a mining engineer by training, legal representative of the Yale-Columbia Southern Station when it was under construction in the early 1960s, and supervised the construction of the dome and facilities for the U.S. Naval Observatory's station nearby. He also taught and researched in the engineering department of the Cuyo National University JPL · 4270
4271 Novosibirsk 1976 GQ6 Novosibirsk, Russia MPC · 4271
4272 Entsuji 1977 EG5 Entsuji, temple of Okayama, Japan MPC · 4272
4273 Dunhuang 1978 UU1 Dunhuang, China MPC · 4273
4274 Karamanov 1980 RZ3 Alemdar Sobitovich Karamanov, Ukrainian composer MPC · 4274
4275 Bogustafson 1981 EW14 Bo Åke Sture Gustafson, Swedish-American astronomer MPC · 4275
4276 Clifford 1981 XA Clifford J. Cunningham, Canadian amateur astronomer and writer MPC · 4276
4277 Holubov 1982 AF Holubov, Czech Republic MPC · 4277
4278 Harvey 1982 SF G. Roger Harvey, American educator MPC · 4278
4279 De Gasparis 1982 WB Annibale de Gasparis, Italian astronomer MPC · 4279
4280 Simonenko 1985 PF2 Alla Nikolaevna Simonenko, Russian (Ukrainian?) astronomer MPC · 4280
4281 Pounds 1985 TE1 Kenneth Pounds, British astronomer MPC · 4281
4282 Endate 1987 UQ1 Kin Endate, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4282
4283 Stöffler 1988 BZ Dieter Stöffler, German astronomer MPC · 4283
4284 Kaho 1988 FL3 Shigeru Kaho, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4284
4285 Hulkower 1988 NH Neal D. Hulkower, American mathematician MPC · 4285
4286 Rubtsov 1988 PU4 Nikolay Rubtsov, Russian poet* MPC · 4286
4287 Třísov 1989 RU2 Třísov, Czech Republic MPC · 4287
4288 Tokyotech 1989 TQ1 Tokyo Institute of Technology, the largest national institution of higher learning in Japan dedicated to science and technology JPL · 4288
4289 Biwako 1989 UA2 Biwako, largest lake in Japan MPC · 4289
4290 Heisei 1989 UK3 The Heisei era, Japanese history MPC · 4290
4291 Kodaihasu 1989 VH Ancient Lotus, that seed was excavated from Yayoi ruins and germinated in Japan MPC · 4291
4292 Aoba 1989 VO Aoba Castle, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan MPC · 4292
4293 Masumi 1989 VT Masumi Hurukawa, Japanese worked for public outreach of astronomy MPC · 4293
4294 Horatius 4016 P-L Horatius, Roman poet MPC · 4294
4295 Wisse 6032 P-L Marijke Wisse-Schouten, staff member at Leiden Observatory MPC · 4295
4296 van Woerkom 1935 SA2 Adriaan van Woerkom, Dutch astronomer MPC · 4296
4297 Eichhorn 1938 HE Heinrich Eichhorn (born 1927), Austrian-American astronomer, teacher of astronomy and innovator in the field of stellar positions and motions JPL · 4297
4298 Jorgenúnez 1941 WA Jorge Núnez (born 1953), physicist, astronomer and member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, researcher of robotic observatories and the treatment of astronomical CCD images JPL · 4298
4299 WIYN 1952 QX The WIYN Consortium of observatories MPC · 4299
4300 Marg Edmondson 1955 SG1 Margaret Russell Edmondson, daughter of American astronomer Henry Norris Russell and wife of American astronomer Frank K. Edmondson MPC · 4300

4301–4400Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
4301 Boyden 1966 PM Uriah Atherton Boyden, 19th-century American mechanical engineer, whose bequest allowed the Harvard College Observatory to establish the Boyden Observatory JPL · 4301
4302 Markeev 1968 HP Anatolij Markeev, professor at the Moscow Aviation Institute MPC · 4302
4303 Savitskij 1973 SZ3 Yevgeniy Savitskiy (1910–1990), Russian aviator, father of cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya MPC · 4303
4304 Geichenko 1973 SW4 Semyon Geichenko, Russian writer and literary scholar MPC · 4304
4305 Clapton 1976 EC Eric Clapton, British musician MPC · 4305
4306 Dunaevskij 1976 SZ5 Isaak Dunayevsky (1900–1955), Soviet composer MPC · 4306
4307 Cherepashchuk 1976 UK2 Anatolii Cherepashchuk (born 1941), Russian astronomer and director of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute MPC · 4307
4308 Magarach 1978 PL4 Research Institute of wine-making and viticulture at Magarach, Yalta MPC · 4308
4309 Marvin 1978 QC Ursula Bailey Marvin, American planetary geologist MPC · 4309
4310 Strömholm 1978 RJ7 Stig Strömholm, Swedish legal scholar and writer MPC · 4310
4311 Zguridi 1978 SY6 Aleksandr Zguridi (1904–1998), Soviet producer MPC · 4311
4312 Knacke 1978 WW11 Roger Knacke (born 1941), American astronomer MPC · 4312
4313 Bouchet 1979 HK1 Patrice Bouchet, French astronomer at the European Southern Observatory MPC · 4313
4314 Dervan 1979 ML3 Peter Dervan, the Bren Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology JPL · 4314
4315 Pronik 1979 SL11 Iraida and Vladimir Pronik (born 1932), astronomers at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 4315
4316 Babinkova 1979 TZ1 Artur Babin (born 1936) and his wife Aleksandra Koval', solar astrophysicists at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 4316
4317 Garibaldi 1980 DA1 Giuseppe Garibaldi, Italian nation-builder MPC · 4317
4318 Baťa 1980 DE1 Tomáš Baťa, Czech businessman MPC · 4318
4319 Jackierobinson 1981 ER14 Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) Robinson, American baseball player JPL · 4319
4320 Jarosewich 1981 EJ17 Eugene Jarosewich, research chemist emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution JPL · 4320
4321 Zero 1981 EH26 Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel (1915–1977), an American actor, singer and artist JPL · 4321
4322 Billjackson 1981 EE37 William M. Jackson (born 1936) of the Department of Chemistry, University of California MPC · 4322
4323 Hortulus 1981 QN Hortulus, Latin word for a small, cozy garden MPC · 4323
4324 Bickel 1981 YA1 Wolf Bickel (born 1942), a German amateur astronomer who started observing minor planets in 1995 at his private observatory, located close to Bergisch Gladbach JPL · 4324
4325 Guest 1982 HL John Edward Guest (1938–2012), British volcanologist and planetary scientist (also see Guest § Astronomy) Src MPC · 4325
4326 McNally 1982 HS1 Derek McNally, British astronomer MPC · 4326
4327 Ries 1982 KB1 The Nördlinger Ries, a meteorite impact crater in southern Germany, that was formed about 14 million years ago MPC · 4327
4328 Valina 1982 SQ2 Valentina Arkadievna Andreichenko and daughter Alina Eduardovna, for their collaboration with the discoverer Henri Debehogne in the Tomsk-Observatory-Brussels-Program MPC · 4328
4329 Miró 1982 SX2 Joan Miró (1893–1983), a famous Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramicist. JPL · 4329
4330 Vivaldi 1982 UJ3 Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer MPC · 4330
4331 Hubbard 1983 HC Ralph Hubbard (1885–1980), of Medora, North Dakota, involved in promoting and preserving Native American culture MPC · 4331
4332 Milton 1983 RC Daniel J. Milton, American astrogeologist MPC · 4332
4333 Sinton 1983 RO2 William M. Sinton, American astronomer MPC · 4333
4334 Foo 1983 RO3 Lillian Foo (born 1972), Singaporean consultant at the World Bank MPC · 4334
4335 Verona 1983 VC7 Verona, city in Italy MPC · 4335
4336 Jasniewicz 1984 QE1 Gerard Jasniewicz, astronomer at Strasbourg Observatory MPC · 4336
4337 Arecibo 1985 GB Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico MPC · 4337
4338 Velez 1985 PB1 Reinaldo Velez, telescope operator at Arecibo Observatory MPC · 4338
4339 Almamater 1985 UK Alma mater, in anticipation of the 650th anniversary of the Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in central Europe MPC · 4339
4340 Dence 1986 JZ Michael R. Dence, Canadian geologist MPC · 4340
4341 Poseidon 1987 KF Poseidon, Greek god MPC · 4341
4342 Freud 1987 QO9 Sigmund Freud, Austrian founder of psychoanalysis MPC · 4342
4343 Tetsuya 1988 AC Tetsuya Fujii, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4343
4344 Buxtehude 1988 CR1 Dieterich Buxtehude, Danish or German organist and composer MPC · 4344
4345 Rachmaninoff 1988 CM2 Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist and conductor MPC · 4345
4346 Whitney 1988 DS4 Mary Watson Whitney, American astronomer MPC · 4346
4347 Reger 1988 PK2 Max Reger, German composer MPC · 4347
4348 Poulydamas 1988 RU Poulydamas, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4348
4349 Tibúrcio 1989 LX Julio Cesar dos Santos Tibúrcio, Brazilian amateur astronomer MPC · 4349
4350 Shibecha 1989 UG1 Shibecha, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4350
4351 Nobuhisa 1989 UR1 Nobuhisa Kojima, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4351
4352 Kyoto 1989 UW1 Kyoto, city in Japan MPC · 4352
4353 Onizaki 1989 WK1 Onizaki, town in Tokoname, Aichi, Japan MPC · 4353
4354 Euclides 2142 P-L Euclid, Greek mathematician MPC · 4354
4355 Memphis 3524 P-L Memphis, former capital of old Egyptian kingdom MPC · 4355
4356 Marathon 9522 P-L Marathon, Greece MPC · 4356
4357 Korinthos 2069 T-2 Korinthos, Greece MPC · 4357
4358 Lynn A909 TF William Thynne Lynn, assistant at Greenwich Observatory MPC · 4358
4359 Berlage 1935 TG Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1896–1968), Dutch meteorologist, son of architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage MPC · 4359
4360 Xuyi 1964 TG2 Xuyi County, China MPC · 4360
4361 Nezhdanova 1977 TG7 Antonina Nezhdanova, Russian opera singer MPC · 4361
4362 Carlisle 1978 PR4 Albert John Carlisle (1917–1993), hunter of meteorites on the Nullarbor Plain of Western Australia MPC · 4362
4363 Sergej 1978 TU7 Sergej Vasil'evich Ezhov (born 1953), surgeon in the district hospital at Bakhchisaraj, Crimea, since the 1970s MPC · 4363
4364 Shkodrov 1978 VV5 Vladimir Georgiev Shkodrov, Bulgarian astronomer MPC · 4364
4365 Ivanova 1978 VH8 Violeta G. Ivanova, Bulgarian astronomer MPC · 4365
4366 Venikagan 1979 YV8 Veniamin Kagan (1869–1953), Soviet and Russian mathematician MPC · 4366
4367 Meech 1981 EE43 Karen Jean Meech, American astronomer MPC · 4367
4368 Pillmore 1981 JC2 Chuck Pillmore, American geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 4368
4369 Seifert 1982 OR Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet MPC · 4369
4370 Dickens 1982 SL Charles Dickens, English writer MPC · 4370
4371 Fyodorov 1983 GC2 Svyatoslav Nikolayevich Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist MPC · 4371
4372 Quincy 1984 TB John Quincy Adams (1767–1848), sixth president of the United States MPC · 4372
4373 Crespo 1985 PB Antonio Crespo, electrical engineer at Arecibo Observatory MPC · 4373
4374 Tadamori 1987 BJ Taira no Tadamori, early samurai MPC · 4374
4375 Kiyomori 1987 DQ Taira no Kiyomori, early samurai and Daijō Daijin MPC · 4375
4376 Shigemori 1987 FA Taira no Shigemori, early samurai MPC · 4376
4377 Koremori 1987 GD Taira no Koremori, early samurai MPC · 4377
4378 Voigt 1988 JF Hans-Heinrich Voigt, German astronomer MPC · 4378
4379 Snelling 1988 PT1 Reginald and Heather Snelling, friends of the discoverers Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker MPC · 4379
4380 Geyer 1988 PB2 Edward H. Geyer, astronomer MPC · 4380
4381 Uenohara 1989 WD1 Uenohara, town in Japan MPC · 4381
4382 Stravinsky 1989 WQ3 Igor Fyodorovitch Stravinsky, Russian-American composer MPC · 4382
4383 Suruga 1989 XP Suruga Province (ancient name of eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture), Japan MPC · 4383
4384 Henrybuhl 1990 AA Henry Buhl, Jr. (1848–1927), a philanthropist who established the Buhl Foundation JPL · 4384
4385 Elsässer 2534 P-L Hans F. Elsässer, German astronomer, former director of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy MPC · 4385
4386 Lüst 6829 P-L Reimar Lüst, German astrophysicist MPC · 4386
4387 Tanaka 4829 T-2 Yasuo Tanaka, Japanese astrophysicist MPC · 4387
4388 Jürgenstock 1964 VE Jürgen Stock, German astronomer MPC · 4388
4389 Durbin 1976 GL3 Deanna Durbin (1921–2013), Canadian-American cinema actress MPC · 4389
4390 Madreteresa 1976 GO8 Mother Teresa JPL · 4390
4391 Balodis 1977 QW2 Jānis Balodis, chief of the cosmic geodesy department at the Astronomical Observatory of the Latvian University MPC · 4391
4392 Agita 1978 RX5 Agita Tarasova, a scientific worker at the Astronomical Observatory of the Latvian University MPC · 4392
4393 Dawe 1978 VP8 John Dawe, British astronomer at the UK Schmidt Telescope MPC · 4393
4394 Fritzheide 1981 EB19 Fritz Heide, German meteorite researcher MPC · 4394
4395 Danbritt 1981 EH41 Daniel Britt (born 1950), research professor at the University of Tennessee, who studies the relationships between minor planets and meteorites using reflectance spectroscopy JPL · 4395
4396 Gressmann 1981 JH Michael Gressmann, German astro-optician and amateur astronomer MPC · 4396
4397 Jalopez 1981 JS1 José Augusto Lopez (born 1922), astronomer and long-time director of the Felix Aguilar Observatory in Argentina MPC · 4397
4398 Chiara 1984 HC2 Chiara Maria Faletti (born 1955), wife of the discoverer Walter Ferreri MPC · 4398
4399 Ashizuri 1984 UA Cape Ashizuri, Kochi, Japan MPC · 4399
4400 Bagryana 1985 QH4 Elisaveta Bagryana, Bulgarian poet MPC · 4400

4401–4500Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
4401 Aditi 1985 TB Aditi, Hindu goddess of the sky and air MPC · 4401
4402 Tsunemori 1987 DP Taira no Tsunemori, early samurai MPC · 4402
4403 Kuniharu 1987 EA Kuniharu Observatory, Japan MPC · 4403
4404 Enirac 1987 GG Wife of the discoverer, Alain Maury MPC · 4404
4405 Otava 1987 QD1 Otava River, Czech Republic MPC · 4405
4406 Mahler 1987 YD1 Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer MPC · 4406
4407 Taihaku 1988 TF1 Taihaku-ku, Sendai, Japan MPC · 4407
4408 Zlatá Koruna 1988 TH2 Zlatá Koruna, a gothic monastery and a village in South Bohemia, Czech Republic MPC · 4408
4409 Kissling 1989 MD Warwick M. Kissling, New Zealand mathematician MPC · 4409
4410 Kamuimintara 1989 YA Daisetsuzan's another name in Ainu mythology - meaning Playground of Kamuys MPC · 4410
4411 Kochibunkyo 1990 AF The Kochi Prefecture Cultural and Educational Association MPC · 4411
4412 Chephren 2535 P-L Chephren, pharaoh of the Fourth dynasty of Egypt who built the eponymous pyramid at Giza and the Sphinx MPC · 4412
4413 Mycerinos 4020 P-L Mycerinos, pharaoh of the Fourth dynasty of Egypt MPC · 4413
4414 Sesostris 4153 P-L Sesostris I, Sesostris II, and Sesostris III, three pharaohs of the Twelfth dynasty of Egypt MPC · 4414
4415 Echnaton 4237 P-L Echnaton, pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt MPC · 4415
4416 Ramses 4530 P-L Ramses, pharaoh of the Nineteenth dynasty of Egypt MPC · 4416
4417 Lecar 1931 GC Myron Lecar, American astrophysicist MPC · 4417
4418 Fredfranklin 1931 TR1 Fred Aldrich Franklin, American astronomer MPC · 4418
4419 Allancook 1932 HD Allan F. Cook II, American astrophysicist MPC · 4419
4420 Alandreev 1936 PB Aleksandr Fedorovich Andreev (born 1939), vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the P. Kapitsa Institute of Physical Problems in Moscow. JPL · 4420
4421 Kayor 1942 AC Kay and Roy Williams, parents of Gareth V. Williams, an astronomer at the Minor Planet Center MPC · 4421
4422 Jarre 1942 UA Named in honour of the French composers Jean Michel Jarre and his father Maurice Jarre MPC · 4422
4423 Golden 1949 GH William T. Golden (born 1909), author-editor of books on science policy. JPL · 4423
4424 Arkhipova 1967 DB Irina Arkhipova (born 1925), Russian soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre MPC · 4424
4425 Bilk 1967 UQ German city district Düsseldorf-Bilk, where the Düsseldorf-Bilk Observatory (German: Sternwarte Bilk) existed from 1843 to 1943 JPL · 4425
4426 Roerich 1969 TB6 Nikolaj Konstantinovich Roerich, Russian painter, Elena Ivanovna Roerich, Russian writer, Yurij Nikolaevich Roerich, Russian scientist, and Svyatoslav Nikolaevich Roerich, Russian painter MPC · 4426
4427 Burnashev 1971 QP1 Vladislav Ivanovich Burnashev (born 1943) also Bella Alekseevna Burnasheva (born 1944) (Crimean Astrophysical Observatory) MPC · 4427
4428 Khotinok 1977 SN Roman L'vovich Khotinok, Russian meteorite researcher MPC · 4428
4429 Chinmoy 1978 RJ2 Sri Chinmoy, Bengali poet, artist and philosopher MPC · 4429
4430 Govorukhin 1978 SX6 Stanislav Govorukhin (born 1936), Russian cinematic producer and playwright MPC · 4430
4431 Holeungholee 1978 WU14 S. H. Ho, K.-K. Leung, T. Ho and Q.-W. Lee jointly established the Holeungholee Foundation in 1994 to reward high-level Chinese achievements in science and technology and to promote the further development of those achievements JPL · 4431
4432 McGraw-Hill 1981 ER22 the McGraw-Hill Telescope at the MDM Observatory MPC · 4432
4433 Goldstone 1981 QP Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, California MPC · 4433
4434 Nikulin 1981 RD5 Yuri Nikulin (1921–1997), a Russian circus artist, clown and film star MPC · 4434
4435 Holt 1983 AG2 Henry H. Holt, a discoverer of minor planets and planetary geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 4435
4436 Ortizmoreno 1983 EX José Luis Ortiz Moreno (born 1967), a planetary scientist at the IAA (CSIC) at Granada, Spain JPL · 4436
4437 Yaroshenko 1983 GA2 Nikolai Yaroshenko (1846–1898), Russian/Ukrainian painter MPC · 4437
4438 Sykes 1983 WR Mark V. Sykes, planetary scientist at the Steward Observatory, Arizona MPC · 4438
4439 Muroto 1984 VA Muroto, Kochi, city in Japan MPC · 4439
4440 Tchantchès 1984 YV Tchantchès (Walloon dialect for François), the typical Walloon hero of the region of the discoverer. Tchantchès is obstinate but has a great heart JPL · 4440
4441 Toshie 1985 BB Toshie Seki, the discoverer's mother MPC · 4441
4442 Garcia 1985 RB1 Jerry Garcia, lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead MPC · 4442
4443 Paulet 1985 RD4 Pedro Paulet, Peruvian scientist3 JPL · 4443
4444 Escher 1985 SA Maurits Cornelis Escher, Dutch graphic artist JPL · 4444
4445 Jimstratton 1985 TC James Michael Stratton, American space engineer JPL · 4445
4446 Carolyn 1985 TT Carolyn Shoemaker, comet and asteroid discoverer MPC · 4446
4447 Kirov 1985 VE1 After Kirov, the city in Russia, or after the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre MPC · 4447
4448 Phildavis 1986 EO Philip A. Davis, astronomer and planetary geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 4448
4449 Sobinov 1987 RX3 Leonid Sobinov, Russian opera singer MPC · 4449
4450 Pan 1987 SY Pan god of Arcady MPC · 4450
4451 Grieve 1988 JJ Richard Andrew Francis Grieve, Canadian geologist MPC · 4451
4452 Ullacharles 1988 RN Ulla Augustesen (1914–1990) and Charles Augustesen (1909–1987), the parents of Brorfelde observer Karl Augustesen JPL · 4452
4453 Bornholm 1988 VC The beautiful and famous Danish rocky island of Bornholm is situated in the southern part of the Baltic Sea JPL · 4453
4454 Kumiko 1988 VW Kumiko Kaneda, wife of one of discovers MPC · 4454
4455 Ruriko 1988 XA Ruriko Ueda, wife of one of discovers MPC · 4455
4456 Mawson 1989 OG Sir Douglas Mawson, Antarctic explorer MPC · 4456
4457 van Gogh 1989 RU Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter MPC · 4457
4458 Oizumi 1990 BY Ōizumi, Yamanashi, Japan MPC · 4458
4459 Nusamaibashi 1990 BP2 Nusamai Bridge, Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4459
4460 Bihoro 1990 DS Bihoro, town in Japan MPC · 4460
4461 Sayama 1990 EL Sayama, Saitama, Japan MPC · 4461
4462 Vaughan 1952 HJ2 Curtis T. Vaughan, Jr., a businessman, and community leader of San Antonio, Texas MPC · 4462
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 Martin Schwarzschild, German-American astrophysicist MPC · 4463
4464 Vulcano 1966 TE Aeolian Islands, site of the "original" volcano MPC · 4464
4465 Rodita 1969 TD5 Tat'yana Mikhajlovna Rodita, Soviet art critic JPL · 4465
4466 Abai 1971 SX1 Abai Qunanbaiuli (Abai Kunanbaev) (1845–1904), Kazakh poet and philosopher MPC · 4466
4467 Kaidanovskij 1975 VN2 Naum L'vovich Kaidanovskii, Russian astronomer MPC · 4467
4468 Pogrebetskij 1976 SZ3 Mikhail Pogrebetskiy, Ukrainian mountaineer MPC · 4468
4469 Utting 1978 PS4 Muriel Utting, Australian historian of the Perth Observatory MPC · 4469
4470 Sergeev-Censkij 1978 QP1 Sergey Sergeev-Tsensky, Soviet writer MPC · 4470
4471 Graculus 1978 VB Pyrrhocorax graculus is the Alpine species of choughs. In great flocks they are sometimes a bit of a nuisance, but to watch their masterly elegant flight, especially in turbulent air, is a great delight JPL · 4471
4472 Navashin 1980 TY14 Mikhail Sergeevich Navashin, Russian author of the Teleskop astronoma-lyubitelya (The Amateur Astronomer's Telescope) MPC · 4472
4473 Sears 1981 DE2 Derek W. G. Sears, British meteoriticist MPC · 4473
4474 Proust 1981 QZ2 Dominique Proust, French astrophysicist MPC · 4474
4475 Voitkevich 1982 UQ5 Georgii Vitol'dovich Voitkevich, Russian geochemist MPC · 4475
4476 Bernstein 1983 DE Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990), American composer, conductor and pianist MPC · 4476
4477 Kelley 1983 SB Michael Shawn Kelley (born 1958), a program officer at the Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. JPL · 4477
4478 Blanco 1984 HG1 Carlo Blanco, professor of astronomy at Catania University MPC · 4478
4479 Charlieparker 1985 CP1 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American saxophonist, principal inventor of bebop JPL · 4479
4480 Nikitibotania 1985 QM4 Nikitian State Botanical Gardens, founded in 1812, on the Crimean peninsula MPC · 4480
4481 Herbelin 1985 RR Claude Herbelin (born 1931), Swiss electrotechnical engineer of Neuchâtel and friend of the family of Edward L. G. Bowell (discoverer) JPL · 4481
4482 Frèrebasile 1986 RB Nicolas Dupont, a French professor of mathematics, amateur astronomer and member of the De La Salle Brothers, MPC · 4482
4483 Petöfi 1986 RC2 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet MPC · 4483
4484 Sif 1987 DD Sif, Norse goddess MPC · 4484
4485 Radonezhskij 1987 QQ11 Sergij Radonezhskij, Russian church official MPC · 4485
4486 Mithra 1987 SB Mithra, Indo-Iranian god MPC · 4486
4487 Pocahontas 1987 UA Pocahontas, Native American woman MPC · 4487
4488 Tokitada 1987 UK Taira no Tokitada, early samurai MPC · 4488
4490 Bambery 1988 ND Raymond Bambery, of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking Project MPC · 4490
4491 Otaru 1988 RP Otaru, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4491
4492 Debussy 1988 SH Claude Debussy, French composer MPC · 4492
4493 Naitomitsu 1988 TG1 Mitsu Naito, mother of the first female Japanese astronaut, Chiaki Mukai JPL · 4493
4494 Marimo 1988 TK1 Marimo MPC · 4494
4495 Dassanowsky 1988 VS Elfi Dassanowsky (1924–2007), an Austrian-born film pioneer JPL · 4495
4496 Kamimachi 1988 XM1 Kamimachi, town in Kōchi, Japan. Birthplace of discover MPC · 4496
4497 Taguchi 1989 AE1 Takeo Taguchi (born 1950), Japanese optical engineer MPC · 4497
4498 Shinkoyama 1989 AG1 Shin Koyama, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4498
4499 Davidallen 1989 AO3 David Anthony Allen, British astronomer MPC · 4499
4500 Pascal 1989 CL Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher MPC · 4500

4501–4600Edit

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4501 Eurypylos 1989 CJ3 Eurypylos, mythical king of Thessaly MPC · 4501
4502 Elizabethann 1989 KG Elizabeth Ann Holt, daughter of the discoverer Henry E. Holt MPC · 4502
4503 Cleobulus 1989 WM Ancient Greek poet Cleobulus, one of the Seven Sages of Greece MPC · 4503
4504 Jenkinson 1989 YO Nora Jenkinson, Scottish amateur astronomer and astronomy educator MPC · 4504
4505 Okamura 1990 DV1 Keiichiro Okamura, Japanese headmaster MPC · 4505
4506 Hendrie 1990 FJ Michael Hendrie, British amateur astronomer and author, astronomy correspondent for The Times MPC · 4506
4507 Petercollins 1990 FV Peter L. Collins, American amateur astronomer JPL · 4507
4508 Takatsuki 1990 FG1 Yukihiro Takatsuki, contributing editor of Japanese astronomical magazine MPC · 4508
4509 Gorbatskij A917 SG Vitaly Gerasimovich Gorbatskij (born 1920), professor at St. Petersburg University JPL · 4509
4510 Shawna 1930 XK Shawna Willoughby, granddaughter of the discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 4510
4511 Rembrandt 1935 SP1 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch painter and engraver MPC · 4511
4512 Sinuhe 1939 BM Sinuhe, hero of The Egyptian by Mika Waltari MPC · 4512
4513 Louvre 1971 QW1 The Louvre, museum MPC · 4513
4514 Vilen 1972 HX Vilen Valentinovich Nesterov, Russian astronomer MPC · 4514
4515 Khrennikov 1973 SD6 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Russian composer JPL · 4515
4516 Pugovkin 1973 SN6 Mikhail Pugovkin, Russian comic actor MPC · 4516
4517 Ralpharvey 1975 SV Ralph Harvey (born 1960), An assistant professor at Case Western University JPL · 4517
4518 Raikin 1976 GP3 Arkady Raikin, Russian actor MPC · 4518
4519 Voronezh 1976 YO4 Voronezh, Russia MPC · 4519
4520 Dovzhenko 1977 QJ3 Alexander Dovzhenko, Ukrainian filmmaker MPC · 4520
4521 Akimov 1979 FU2 Nikolai Pavlovich Akimov, Ukrainian scenic designer and stage designer MPC · 4521
4522 Britastra 1980 BM British Astronomical Association MPC · 4522
4523 MIT 1981 DM1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology JPL · 4523
4524 Barklajdetolli 1981 RV4 Prince Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal of Scottish descent MPC · 4524
4525 Johnbauer 1982 JB3 John Bauer, American teacher of astronomy and physics JPL · 4525
4526 Konko 1982 KN1 Konkō, Okayama, Japan MPC · 4526
4527 Schoenberg 1982 OK Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer MPC · 4527
4528 Berg 1983 PP Alban Berg, Austrian composer MPC · 4528
4529 Webern 1984 ED Anton Webern, Austrian composer MPC · 4529
4530 Smoluchowski 1984 EP Roman Smoluchowski, Polish-born physicist and astrophysicist MPC · 4530
4531 Asaro 1985 FC Frank Asaro, American nuclear chemist and colleague of Walter and Louis Alvarez MPC · 4531
4532 Copland 1985 GM1 Aaron Copland, American composer MPC · 4532
4533 Orth 1986 EL Charles J. Orth, American geochemist MPC · 4533
4534 Rimskij-Korsakov 1986 PV4 Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer MPC · 4534
4535 Adamcarolla 1986 QV2 Adam Carolla, American comedic radio and television personality, former co-host of the syndicated radio program Loveline JPL · 4535
4536 Drewpinsky 1987 DA6 David Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew), American doctor who co-hosts the syndicated radio program Loveline JPL · 4536
4537 Valgrirasp 1987 RR3 Valentin Rasputin, Soviet writer MPC · 4537
4538 Vishyanand 1988 TP Viswanathan (Vishy) Anand (born 1969), India's first chess grandmaster JPL · 4538
4539 Miyagino 1988 VU1 Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan MPC · 4539
4540 Oriani 1988 VY1 Barnaba Oriani (Barnabus Oriani), Italian astronomer MPC · 4540
4541 Mizuno 1989 AF Yoshikane Mizuno, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4541
4542 Mossotti 1989 BO Ottaviano-Fabrizio Mossotti, Italian physicist and astronomer MPC · 4542
4543 Phoinix 1989 CQ1 Phoinix, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 4543
4544 Xanthus 1989 FB Xanthus, one of Achilles' semi-divine horses (in the Iliad). Also Xanthus (or Xanthos) is the name given to the river God, (known as Scamander or Skamandros to mortals)* MPC · 4544
4545 Primolevi 1989 SB11 Primo Levi (1919–1987), an Italian chemist and writer JPL · 4545
4546 Franck 1990 EW2 César Franck, Belgian composer MPC · 4546
4547 Massachusetts 1990 KP Massachusetts, United States MPC · 4547
4548 Wielen 2538 P-L Roland Wielen, German astronomer MPC · 4548
4549 Burkhardt 1276 T-2 Gernot Burkhardt, German astronomer, co-editor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts MPC · 4549
4550 Royclarke 1977 HH1 Roy Clarke, Jr. (born 1925) served as curator of the U.S. National Meteorite Collection at the Smithsonian Institution for nearly 30 years. Clarke's research interests have focused on the structures of iron meteorites and have included the classification and study of Antarctic iron meteorites JPL · 4550
4551 Cochran 1979 MC Anita Light Cochran, American astronomer and William David Cochran, American astronomer MPC · 4551
4552 Nabelek 1980 JC Jan Nabelek, Moravian teacher MPC · 4552
4553 Doncampbell 1982 RH Donald B. Campbell, Australian-born astronomer and planetary scientist at Cornell University MPC · 4553
4554 Fanynka 1986 UT "Fanynka" Burian, friend of the discoverer MPC · 4554
4555 Josefapérez 1987 QL María Josefa Pérez (1970–2014), an astronomer at the Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio, Buenos Aires, and at the La Plata Astronomical Observatory JPL · 4555
4556 Gumilyov 1987 QW10 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet MPC · 4556
4557 Mika 1987 XD Mika Watanabe, wife of one of discovers MPC · 4557
4558 Janesick 1988 NF James R. Janesick, American optical engineer MPC · 4558
4559 Strauss 1989 AP6 Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer MPC · 4559
4560 Klyuchevskij 1976 YD2 Vasily Klyuchevsky, Russian historian MPC · 4560
4561 Lemeshev 1978 RY5 Sergey Lemeshev, Russian opera singer MPC · 4561
4562 Poleungkuk 1979 UD2 This name celebrates the 125th anniversary of the founding of Po Leung Kuk, a famous charity in Hong Kong. With a firm commitment to care and protection for the young and the innocent, Po Leung Kuk serves the local community JPL · 4562
4563 Kahnia 1980 OG Franz D. Kahn, professor of astronomy and head of the department of astronomy at the University of Manchester MPC · 4563
4564 Clayton 1981 ET16 Robert Clayton (born 1930), a professor at the University of Chicago JPL MPC · 4564
4565 Grossman 1981 EZ17 Lawrence Grossman, Canadian-American geophysicist MPC · 4565
4566 Chaokuangpiu 1981 WM4 Kuang-Piu Chao, consulting professor at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University. For many years, he made remarkable contributions to the development of Chinese educational and cultural programs JPL · 4566
4567 Bečvář 1982 SO1 Antonín Bečvář, Slovak astronomer MPC · 4567
4568 Menkaure 1983 RY3 Pharaoh Menkaure (c. 2530 B.C.), the son of Chephren MPC · 4568
4569 Baerbel 1985 GV1 Baerbel K. Lucchitta, planetary geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey MPC · 4569
4570 Runcorn 1985 PR Keith Runcorn (Stanley Keith Runcorn), British geophysicist JPL · 4570
4571 Grumiaux 1985 RY3 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist MPC · 4571
4572 Brage 1986 RF Brage, Norse god of poetry and music MPC · 4572
4573 Piešťany 1986 TP6 Slovak spa town of Piešťany MPC · 4573
4574 Yoshinaka 1986 YB Minamoto no Yoshinaka, early samurai MPC · 4574
4575 Broman 1987 ME1 Brian Roman, American astronomer MPC · 4575
4576 Yanotoyohiko 1988 CC Toyohiko Yano (born 1952) is a professor at the Research Laboratory for Nuclear Reactors, Tokyo Institute of Technology. His major work is materials science, particularly in the field of ceramics, and he is also a skillful electron microscopist. In their youth, he and the discoverer climbed mountains together JPL · 4576
4577 Chikako 1988 WG Chikako Mitsuhashi (or Mihashi), Japanese astronomical educator MPC · 4577
4578 Kurashiki 1988 XL1 Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan MPC · 4578
4579 Puccini 1989 AT6 Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini, Italian operatic composer MPC · 4579
4580 Child 1989 EF Jack B. Child, astronomer MPC · 4580
4581 Asclepius 1989 FC Asclepius, god of medicine MPC · 4581
4582 Hank 1989 FW Henry Reid Holt, son of discoverer of minor planets Henry E. Holt MPC · 4582
4583 Lugo 1989 RL4 Raymond Lugo, American deputy launch services manager on NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 4583
4584 Akan 1990 FA Akan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4584
4585 Ainonai 1990 KQ Ainonai, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4585
4586 Gunvor 6047 P-L Gunvor Ulla Marie Ollongren-Lundgren, wife of Dutch astronomer Alexander Ollongren MPC · 4586
4587 Rees 3239 T-2 Martin Rees (born 1942), English astrophysicist and longtime Astronomer Royal MPC · 4587
4588 Wislicenus 1931 EE Walter F. Wislicenus (1859–1905), a German astronomer JPL · 4588
4589 McDowell 1933 OB Jonathan McDowell (born 1960), American astrophysicist MPC · 4589
4590 Dimashchegolev 1968 OG1 Dmytrij Evgen’evich Shchegolev, Russian astronomer MPC · 4590
4591 Bryantsev 1975 VZ Alexander Alexandrovich Bryantsev, Russian theatre director MPC · 4591
4592 Alkissia 1979 SQ11 Aleksej Alekseevich Kiselev, Russian astronomer MPC · 4592
4593 Reipurth 1980 FV1 Bo Reipurth, Danish astronomer MPC · 4593
4594 Dashkova 1980 KR1 Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova, Russian princess MPC · 4594
4595 Prinz 1981 EZ2 Martin Prinz, American curator of meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History JPL · 4595
4597 Consolmagno 1983 UA1 Guy Joseph Consolmagno, American astronomer JPL · 4597
4598 Coradini 1985 PG1 Marcello Coradini, Italian planetary scientist or Angioletta Coradini, Italian planetary scientist MPC · 4598
4599 Rowan 1985 RZ2 Michael Rowan-Robinson, British astronomer JPL · 4599
4600 Meadows 1985 RE4 Jack Meadows, British astronomer JPL · 4600

4601–4700Edit

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4601 Ludkewycz 1986 LB The maiden name of the Ukrainian-born mother of the discoverer, American NASA astronomer, writer, cartoonist, planetary scientist, artist and Hollywood special effects animator Marian Rudnyk MPC · 4601
4602 Heudier 1986 UD3 Jean Louis Heudier, French astronomer MPC · 4602
4603 Bertaud 1986 WM3 Charles Bertaud, French astronomer MPC · 4603
4604 Stekarstrom 1987 SK Stephen E. and Karen M. Strom, American astronomers and photographers JPL · 4604
4605 Nikitin 1987 SV17 Afanasy Nikitin, Russian explorer and travel writer MPC · 4605
4606 Saheki 1987 UM1 Tsuneo Saeki, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4606
4607 Seilandfarm 1987 WR Seiland Farm, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4607
4608 Wodehouse 1988 BW3 Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, British comic writer JPL · 4608
4609 Pizarro 1988 CT3 Guido and Oscar Pizarro, Chilean astronomers MPC · 4609
4610 Kájov 1989 FO Village of Kájov, Czech Republic MPC · 4610
4611 Vulkaneifel 1989 GR6 Volcanic Eifel (German: Vulkaneifel), a landscape in Germany, shaped by its volcanic geological history MPC · 4611
4612 Greenstein 1989 JG Jesse L. Greenstein, an expert in stellar spectroscopy JPL · 4612
4613 Mamoru 1990 OM Mamoru Mohri, Japanese astronaut MPC · 4613
4614 Masamura 1990 QN Kazutada Masamura, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4614
4615 Zinner A923 RH Ernst Zinner, German astronomer and historian of astronomy MPC · 4615
4616 Batalov 1975 BF Aleksei Vladimirovich Batalov, Russian actor MPC · 4616
4617 Zadunaisky 1976 DK Pedro Zadunaisky Argentinian astronomer and mathematician MPC · 4617
4618 Shakhovskoj 1977 RJ3 Nikolaj Shakhovskoj (born 1930), astrophysicist at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 4618
4619 Polyakhova 1977 RB7 Elena Palyakhova, assistant professor of astronomy at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia MPC · 4619
4620 Bickley 1978 OK Named for the present site (since 1966) of the Perth Observatory. In 1915 the locality, in the Darling Range 23 km east-southeast of the center of the city, was officially named for Samuel Wallace Alexander Walsh Bickley (1810–1876), a pioneer in the area who was also a successful merchant and a nominated member of the Legislative Council of the colony (as it was at that time) of Western Australia JPL · 4620
4621 Tambov 1979 QE10 Tambov, Russia MPC · 4621
4622 Solovjova 1979 WE2 Sergey Solovyov (1820–1879), Russian historian, and his son Vladimir Solovyov, philosopher MPC · 4622
4623 Obraztsova 1981 UT15 Elena Obraztsova, Russian singer MPC · 4623
4624 Stefani 1982 FV2 J. Stefani Salazar, granddaughter of the first discoverer MPC · 4624
4625 Shchedrin 1982 UG6 Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin, Russian composer MPC · 4625
4626 Plisetskaya 1984 YU1 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian ballerina, wife of Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin MPC · 4626
4627 Pinomogavero 1985 RT2 Giuseppe Mogavero (born 1954), an Italian medical doctor in Isnello, Palermo. JPL · 4627
4628 Laplace 1986 RU4 Pierre-Simon Marquis de Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer MPC · 4628
4629 Walford 1986 TD7 Roy Walford (1924–2004), professor of pathology at the UCLA School of Medicine in California MPC · 4629
4630 Chaonis 1987 WA Italian comune of Chions in northern Italy, location of the Chaonis Observatory (Italian: Osservatorio di Chions) MPC · 4630
4631 Yabu 1987 WE1 Yasuo Yabu, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4631
4632 Udagawa 1987 YB Tetsuo Udagawa (born 1947) developer of a laser holographic system for precise measurements MPC · 4632
4633 Marinbica 1988 AJ5 Marin Dacian Bica (1970–2013), a Romanian professor of physics and astronomy JPL · 4633
4634 Shibuya 1988 BA Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan MPC · 4634
4635 Rimbaud 1988 BJ1 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet MPC · 4635
4636 Chile 1988 CJ5 Chile, South American country and location of the European Southern Observatory MPC · 4636
4637 Odorico 1989 CT Sandro D'Odorico, Italian astronomer MPC · 4637
4638 Estens 1989 EG Jack Estens (born 1919), Australian astronomy educator MPC · 4638
4639 Minox 1989 EK2 Minox, a miniature camera MPC · 4639
4640 Hara 1989 GA Megumi Hara, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4640
4641 Ayako 1990 QT3 Ayako Endate (b.~1971) is the wife of the first discoverer of this minor planet JPL · 4641
4642 Murchie 1990 QG4 Scott L. Murchie, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission MPC · 4642
4643 Cisneros 1990 QD6 Ernest Cisneros (born 1964), one of the unsung heroes of planetary science. Cisneros began his career as a field geologist but has turned his energies to computer system management, software development, networking and data processing. Throughout the flight portion of the NEAR mission, Ernest insured that key hardware and software elements were developed and implemented. During the flybys of (253) Mathilde and (433) Eros (as well as the earth), Ernest worked with the science team delivering calibrated data within minutes of telemetry arrival for both optical navigation and science analysis. Name proposed by J. Veverka and citation written by M. Robinson. JPL · 4643
4644 Oumu 1990 SR3 Ōmu, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4644
4645 Tentaikojo 1990 SP4 Astronomical museum at Sapporo, Japan. Meaning "Star Factory" MPC · 4645
4646 Kwee 4009 P-L Kiem Keng Kwee, Dutch astronomer MPC · 4646
4647 Syuji 1931 TU1 Shuji Hayakawa, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4647
4648 Tirion 1931 UE Wil Tirion, Dutch astronomical cartographer MPC · 4648
4649 Sumoto 1936 YD Sumoto, Hyōgo, city in Japan MPC · 4649
4650 Mori 1950 TF Kiyoshi Mori, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4650
4651 Wongkwancheng 1957 UK1 Kwan-cheng Wong (1907–1986), a leader in Chinese industrial and commercial circles JPL · 4651
4652 Iannini 1975 QO Gualberto M. Iannini, Argentinian astronomer JPL · 4652
4653 Tommaso 1976 GJ2 Tommaso Campanella (1568–1639), Italian monk, philosopher, poet and political figure MPC · 4653
4654 Gor'kavyj 1977 RJ6 Nikolaj Gor'kavyj (born 1959), staff member of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 4654
4655 Marjoriika 1978 RS Marjo Riika Kuusela (born 1964), scholar in Russian literature MPC · 4655
4656 Huchra 1978 VZ3 John Huchra (1948–2010), an American astronomer and professor of cosmology at Harvard and known for the discovery of the Great Wall JPL · 4656
4657 Lopez 1979 SU9 Álvaro López-García (born 1941), professor of astronomy at Valencia University, director of the Valencia University Observatory MPC · 4657
4658 Gavrilov 1979 SO11 Aleksej Gavrilov, friend of discoverer, Ukrainian architect of bridges and director of the "Kievinterproekt" Institute of the International Academy of Architecture. He a friend of the discoverer Nikolai Chernykh MPC · 4658
4659 Roddenberry 1981 EP20 Eugene Wesley (Gene) Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek MPC · 4659
4660 Nereus 1982 DB Nereus, a Titan. The name was chosen following a competition organized by the Planetary Society MPC · 4660
4661 Yebes 1982 WM The village of Yebes, in the Alcarria region, is beautifully described by the Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo José Cela in one of his early books JPL · 4661
4662 Runk 1984 HL Ferdinand Runk (1764–1834), German-Austrian landscape painter JPL · 4662
4663 Falta 1984 SM1 Josef Falta (1786–1847), an engineer and cartographer of the Schwarzenberg court in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic JPL · 4663
4664 Hanner 1985 PJ Martha Hanner, American planetary scientist at JPL MPC · 4664
4665 Muinonen 1985 TZ1 Karri Muinonen, Finnish planetary scientist at the Lowell Observatory MPC · 4665
4666 Dietz 1986 JA1 Robert S. Dietz (1914–1995), American geologist, pioneering researcher discoverer of terrestrial impact craters MPC · 4666
4667 Robbiesh 1986 VC Hans-Christian Robert (Robbie) Wade Schmidt-Harms (born 1986), stepson of the discoverer Robert H. McNaught and son son of Soo Tan (see 4699 Sootan) MPC · 4667
4668 Rayjay 1987 DX5 Sri Lankan-born and raised Ray Jayawardhana (born 1971), known as "RayJay", is an astronomer at the University of Toronto, and an award-winning science writer JPL · 4668
4669 Høder 1987 UF1 Høder, Norse god MPC · 4669
4670 Yoshinogawa 1987 YJ Yoshino River, Japan MPC · 4670
4671 Drtikol 1988 AK1 František Drtikol, Czech photographer MPC · 4671
4672 Takuboku 1988 HB Takuboku Ishikawa, Japanese poet MPC · 4672
4673 Bortle 1988 LF John E. Bortle, American amateur astronomer MPC · 4673
4674 Pauling 1989 JC Linus Carl Pauling, American chemist MPC · 4674
4675 Ohboke 1990 SD Oboke Gorge, Japan MPC · 4675
4676 Uedaseiji 1990 SD4 Seiji Ueda, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4676
4677 Hiroshi 1990 SQ4 Hiroshi Kaneda, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4677
4678 Ninian 1990 SS4 Ninian T. McNaught, father of the discoverer Robert H. McNaught MPC · 4678
4679 Sybil 1990 TR4 Sybil McNaught, mother of the discoverer Robert H. McNaught MPC · 4679
4680 Lohrmann 1937 QC Wilhelm Gotthelf Lohrmann, German geodesist and selenographer MPC · 4680
4681 Ermak 1969 TC2 Yermak Timofeyevich, a Cossack who started the Russian conquest of Siberia MPC · 4681
4682 Bykov 1973 SO4 Leonid Bykov, Soviet-Ukrainian actor and film director MPC · 4682
4683 Veratar 1976 GJ1 Vera Tarashchuk, an astrophysicist at the Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University MPC · 4683
4684 Bendjoya 1978 GJ Philippe Bendjoya, French astronomer at the Nice Observatory in southest France MPC · 4684
4685 Karetnikov 1978 SP6 Valentin Karetnikov (born 1938), astronomer, professor at Odessa University and director of its observatory MPC · 4685
4686 Maisica 1979 SX2 Maria Luisa Grima Garcia, founder and curator of a small home museum in Spain MPC · 4686
4687 Brunsandrej 1979 SJ11 Andrei V. Bruns, Soviet astronomer and instrument designer at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 4687
4689 Donn 1980 YB Bertram Donn, American astronomer MPC · 4689
4690 Strasbourg 1983 AJ Strasbourg, France MPC · 4690
4691 Toyen 1983 TU Toyen (Marie Čermínová), Czech photographer MPC · 4691
4692 SIMBAD 1983 VM7 SIMBAD, the astronomical database at Strasbourg MPC · 4692
4693 Drummond 1983 WH Jack Drummond, American astronomer at Steward Observatory MPC · 4693
4694 Festou 1985 PM Michel Festou, French astronomer at Midi-Pyrenees Observatory, Toulouse, France MPC · 4694
4695 Mediolanum 1985 RU3 North Italian city of Milano (Mediolanum is the Latin name) JPL · 4695
4696 Arpigny 1985 TP Claude Arpigny, Belgian astronomer and cometary spectroscopist at the University of Liège MPC · 4696
4697 Novara 1986 QO Novara, a city in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy JPL · 4697
4698 Jizera 1986 RO1 Jizera River, Czech Republic MPC · 4698
4699 Sootan 1986 VE Soo Hoay Tan (born 1956), high-school science teacher and partner of the discoverer Robert H. McNaught MPC · 4699
4700 Carusi 1986 VV6 Andrea Carusi, Italian astronomer MPC · 4700

4701–4800Edit

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4701 Milani 1986 VW6 Andrea Milani, Italian astronomer MPC · 4701
4702 Berounka 1987 HW Berounka River, Czech Republic MPC · 4702
4703 Kagoshima 1988 BL Kagoshima, Kagoshima, Japan MPC · 4703
4704 Sheena 1988 BE5 Sheena Fleming Phillips (born 1952), sister of the discoverer Robert H. McNaught MPC · 4704
4705 Secchi 1988 CK Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer and spectroscopist MPC · 4705
4706 Dennisreuter 1988 DR Dennis Reuter, of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, co-investigator with NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission MPC · 4706
4707 Khryses 1988 PY Khryses, priest of Apollo MPC · 4707
4708 Polydoros 1988 RT Polydorus, Trojan prince MPC · 4708
4709 Ennomos 1988 TU2 Ennomos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4709
4710 Wade 1989 AX2 Wade Richard Butler (born 1949), a friend of the discoverer Robert H. McNaught MPC · 4710
4711 Kathy 1989 KD Kathleen Garnette Moeller, daughter of the discoverer Henry E. Holt MPC · 4711
4712 Iwaizumi 1989 QE Iwaizumi, Iwate, Japan MPC · 4712
4713 Steel 1989 QL Duncan Steel (Duncan I. Steel), British astronomer MPC · 4713
4714 Toyohiro 1989 SH Toyohiro Akiyama, Japanese cosmonaut MPC · 4714
4716 Urey 1989 UL5 Harold Clayton Urey, American physicist, Nobel Prize winner MPC · 4716
4717 Kaneko 1989 WX Isao Kaneko, Japanese astronomical educator MPC · 4717
4718 Araki 1990 VP3 Chikara Araki, Japanese astronomical photographer MPC · 4718
4719 Burnaby 1990 WT2 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada MPC · 4719
4720 Tottori 1990 YG Tottori, city in Japan MPC · 4720
4721 Atahualpa 4239 T-2 Atahualpa, Inca ruler MPC · 4721
4722 Agelaos 4271 T-3 Agelaus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4722
4723 Wolfgangmattig 1937 TB Wolfgang Mattig (born 1927), German solar physicist and cosmologist MPC · 4723
4724 Brocken 1961 BC Brocken, mountain in Germany MPC · 4724
4725 Milone 1975 YE Eugene Milone, American/Canadian astronomer MPC · 4725
4726 Federer 1976 SV10 Charles Federer, founder of Sky & Telescope MPC · 4726
4727 Ravel 1979 UD1 Joseph-Maurice Ravel, French composer MPC · 4727
4728 Lyapidevskij 1979 VG Anatoly Lyapidevsky, Soviet aviator and general MPC · 4728
4729 Mikhailmil' 1980 RO2 Mikhail Mil (1909–1970), Soviet scientist, aerospace engineer and designer of helicopters MPC · 4729
4730 Xingmingzhou 1980 XZ Xing-Ming Zhou, Chinese amateur astronomer MPC · 4730
4731 Monicagrady 1981 EE9 Monica Grady, Head of Petrology and Meteoritics at the Natural History Museum in London MPC · 4731
4732 Froeschlé 1981 JG Claude Froeschlé, French astronomer MPC · 4732
4733 ORO 1982 HB2 Oak Ridge Observatory MPC · 4733
4734 Rameau 1982 UQ3 Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer MPC · 4734
4735 Gary 1983 AN George Gary Shoemaker, manager of Meteor Crater Enterprises, Inc. MPC · 4735
4736 Johnwood 1983 AF2 John A. Wood, American planetary geologist and mineralogist MPC · 4736
4737 Kiladze 1985 QO6 Rolan Il'ich Kiladze, Georgian astronomer MPC · 4737
4738 Jimihendrix 1985 RZ4 Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970), an American musician JPL · 4738
4739 Tomahrens 1985 TH1 Thomas J Ahrens, American geophysicist MPC · 4739
4740 Veniamina 1985 UV4 Veniamin Vasil'evich Somov, brother of the discoverer MPC · 4740
4741 Leskov 1985 VP3 Nikolay Leskov, Russian short story writer MPC · 4741
4742 Caliumi 1986 WG Ferdinando Caliumi (1915–1993), Italian amateur astronomer MPC · 4742
4743 Kikuchi 1988 DA Ryoko Kikuchi, backup to first Japanese cosmonaut MPC · 4743
4744 Rovereto 1988 RF5 Rovereto, City of Peace, is an ancient town in Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy), where the local administration is very active in promoting culture and science JPL · 4744
4745 Nancymarie 1989 NG1 Nancy Marie Martinez, daughter of the discoverer Henry E. Holt MPC · 4745
4746 Doi 1989 TP1 Takao Doi, backup payload specialist MPC · 4746
4747 Jujo 1989 WB Jūjō Paper Industries, Japan MPC · 4747
4748 Tokiwagozen 1989 WV Tokiwagozen, mother of Minamoto no Yoshitsune MPC · 4748
4749 Ledzeppelin 1989 WE1 Led Zeppelin, a band from the UK whose 9 albums (1969–1982) made them one of the most influential acts in rock history JPL · 4749
4750 Mukai 1990 XC1 Chiaki Mukai, backup payload specialist MPC · 4750
4751 Alicemanning 1991 BG Alice K. Manning, wife of the discoverer MPC · 4751
4752 Myron 1309 T-2 Myron of Eleutherae, Ancient Greek (Athenian) sculptor MPC · 4752
4753 Phidias 4059 T-3 Phidias, Ancient Greek sculptor MPC · 4753
4754 Panthoos 5010 T-3 Panthoos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4754
4755 Nicky 1931 TE4 Nichole Tombaugh, granddaughter of the discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 4755
4756 Asaramas 1950 HJ Asociación Argentina Amigos de la Astronomía, an amateur astronomical association in Argentina MPC · 4756
4757 Liselotte 1973 ST Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess of the Palatinate (1652–1722), daughter of Count Palatine Karl Ludwig von der Pfalz MPC · 4757
4758 Hermitage 1978 SN4 Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg MPC · 4758
4759 Åretta 1978 VG10 Åretta, the name of a school situated in the Norwegian town of Lillehammer JPL · 4759
4760 Jia-xiang 1981 GN1 Jia-Xiang Chang, Chinese astronomer JPL · 4760
4761 Urrutia 1981 QC Antonio Urrutia A., Chilean lawyer in Santiago JPL · 4761
4762 Dobrynya 1982 SC6 Dobrynya Nikitich, Russian epic hero MPC · 4762
4763 Ride 1983 BM Sally Ride, American astronaut JPL · 4763
4764 Joneberhart 1983 CC Jonathan Eberhart, science writer MPC · 4764
4765 Wasserburg 1986 JN1 Gerald J. Wasserburg, American geologist and geophysicist MPC · 4765
4766 Malin 1987 FF1 Michael Charles Malin, American planetary scientist JPL · 4766
4767 Sutoku 1987 GC Sutoku (1119–1164), the 75th emperor of Japan JPL · 4767
4768 Hartley 1988 PH1 Malcolm Hartley, British astronomer JPL · 4768
4769 Castalia 1989 PB Castalia, Greek nymph JPL · 4769
4770 Lane 1989 PC Arthur Lonne Lane, a physical chemist and planetary scientist, manager of the geology and planetary section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 4770
4771 Hayashi 1989 RM2 Kohsuke Hayashi, Japanese astronomical educator MPC · 4771
4772 Frankdrake 1989 VM Frank Drake (born 1930) is an American astronomer at the SETI Institute who pioneered the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and conducted the first SETI Search in 1960 JPL · 4772
4773 Hayakawa 1989 WF Kazuo Hayakawa, Japanese mineralogist MPC · 4773
4774 Hobetsu 1991 CV1 Hobetsu, town in Japan MPC · 4774
4775 Hansen 1927 TC Peter Andreas Hansen (1795–1874), Danish–German theoretical astronomer MPC · 4775
4776 Luyi 1975 VD Luyi County, China MPC · 4776
4777 Aksenov 1976 SM2 Evgenij Petrovich Aksenov (1933–1995), astronomer and director of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in Moscow MPC · 4777
4778 Fuss 1978 TV8 Swiss Nicolas Fuss (1755–1825), Swiss mathematician who contributed to the development of mathematical education in Russia, and his son Pavel Fuss (1798–1855) MPC · 4778
4779 Whitley 1978 XQ Keith Whitley (1958–1989), American country music singer MPC · 4779
4780 Polina 1979 HE5 Polina Evgen'evna Zakharova, stellar astronomer and director of the Kourovka Astronomical Observatory of the Ural University MPC · 4780
4781 Sládkovič 1980 TP Andrej Sládkovič, Slovak poet MPC · 4781
4782 Gembloux 1980 TH3 Gembloux, Belgium MPC · 4782
4783 Wasson 1983 AH1 John Wasson, American geochemist MPC · 4783
4784 Samcarin 1984 DF1 Samcarin is the Sanskrit word for wanderer JPL · 4784
4785 Petrov 1984 YH1 Andrei Pavlovich Petrov, Russian composer MPC · 4785
4786 Tatianina 1985 PE2 atiana Aleksandrovna Somova, friend of the discoverer Nikolai Chernykh MPC · 4786
4787 Shul'zhenko 1986 RC7 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer of war and popular songs MPC · 4787
4788 Simpson 1986 TL1 Robert Simpson (1921–1997), English composer of symphonies and string quartets MPC · 4788
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 Christopher E. Spratt, Canadian astronomer MPC · 4789
4790 Petrpravec 1988 PP Petr Pravec, Czech astronomer MPC · 4790
4791 Iphidamas 1988 PB1 Iphidamas, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4791
4792 Lykaon 1988 RK1 Lycaon, son of Priam the king of Troy MPC · 4792
4793 Slessor 1988 RR4 Mary Slessor (1848–1915), a Scottish missionary to Nigeria JPL · 4793
4794 Bogard 1988 SO2 Donald Bogard, American meteoriticist MPC · 4794
4795 Kihara 1989 CB1 Hideo Kihara, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4795
4796 Lewis 1989 LU Joseph Walter Lewis, Jr., and Anne Beech Lewis, friends of the discoverer MPC · 4796
4797 Ako 1989 SJ Akō, Hyōgo, Japan MPC · 4797
4798 Mercator 1989 SU1 Gerardus Mercator (Gerard De Kremer), Flemish cartographer MPC · 4798
4799 Hirasawa 1989 TC1 Yasuo Hirasawa, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4799
4800 Veveri 1989 TG17 Veveri, a suburb of the Italian town of Novara JPL · 4800

4801–4900Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
4801 Ohře 1989 UR4 Ohře River, Czech Republic MPC · 4801
4802 Khatchaturian 1989 UA7 Aram Ilich Khachaturian, Georgian-Armenian-Russian composer MPC · 4802
4803 Birkle 1989 XA Kurt Birkle, German astronomer MPC · 4803
4804 Pasteur 1989 XC1 Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist MPC · 4804
4805 Asteropaios 1990 VH7 Asteropaios, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4805
4806 Miho 1990 YJ Miho, a town of Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan MPC · 4806
4807 Noboru 1991 AO Noboru Yamada, Japanese alpinist MPC · 4807
4808 Ballaero 1925 BA Ball Aerospace and Technology Corporation has contributed to the scientific investigation of minor planets and comets through the development of instruments for the Hubble and Spitzer telescopes, the planned Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer and the spacecraft for the Deep Impact mission to comet 9P/Tempel JPL · 4808
4809 Robertball 1928 RB Robert Stawell Ball (1840–1913), a British mathematician and astronomer JPL · 4809
4810 Ruslanova 1972 GL Lidiya Ruslanova, Russian folk singer MPC · 4810
4811 Semashko 1973 SO3 Nikolai Semashko, father of Soviet medicine MPC · 4811
4812 Hakuhou 1977 DL3 Hakuhō, Japanese unofficial Era name in lower half of 7th century MPC · 4812
4813 Terebizh 1977 RR7 Valerij Terebizh (born 1941), theoretical astrophysicist and observer at the Crimean station of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute MPC · 4813
4814 Casacci 1978 RW Claudio Casacci, Italian space scientist MPC · 4814
4815 Anders 1981 EA28 Edward Anders (born 1926), professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. JPL · 4815
4816 Connelly 1981 PK Robert Connelly, American astronomer MPC · 4816
4817 Gliba 1984 DC1 George Gliba (born 1948), co-founder of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society. JPL · 4817
4818 Elgar 1984 EM Sir Edward Elgar, British composer MPC · 4818
4819 Gifford 1985 KC Charles Gifford (1861–1948) published important papers on the impact origin of lunar craters. He established an observatory at Wellington College, which is now reopening as Gifford Observatory. Mt. Gifford and the Gifford Crack, in Fiordland, are named for his legendary exploits in tramping and photography JPL · 4819
4820 Fay 1985 RZ Fay Gillis Wells (1908–2002) an American pioneer aviator, globe-trotting journalist and guiding spirit of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots MPC · 4820
4821 Bianucci 1986 EE5 Piero Bianucci, Italian science writer MPC · 4821
4822 Karge 1986 TC1 Orville B. Karge, American teacher of physics JPL · 4822
4823 Libenice 1986 TO3 Libenice, Czech archaeological site MPC · 4823
4824 Stradonice 1986 WL1 Stradonice, Czech Republic MPC · 4824
4825 Ventura 1988 CS2 Ventura, California MPC · 4825
4826 Wilhelms 1988 JO Donald Edward Wilhelms, American planetary geologist MPC · 4826
4827 Dares 1988 QE Dares, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4827
4828 Misenus 1988 RV Misenus, mythical Trojan warrior MPC · 4828
4829 Sergestus 1988 RM1 Sergestus, mythical Trojan MPC · 4829
4830 Thomascooley 1988 RG4 Thomas Benton Cooley, an American hematologist and professor of hygiene and medicine at the University of Michigan and Wayne State University MPC · 4830
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 Through his pioneering work on the impact origins of lunar craters, Ralph Baldwin (born 1912) recognized the importance of impacts in the moon's geologic history. Baldwin's contributions to lunar science were published in his books The Face of the Moon (1949) and The Measure of the Moon (1963) JPL · 4831
4832 Palinurus 1988 TU1 Palinurus, mythical Trojan MPC · 4832
4833 Meges 1989 AL2 Mégês Phyleïdês, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 4833
4834 Thoas 1989 AM2 Thoas, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4834
4836 Medon 1989 CK1 Medôn, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 4836
4837 Bickerton 1989 ME Alexander W. Bickerton (1842–1929), professor of chemistry at Canterbury College JPL · 4837
4838 Billmclaughlin 1989 NJ William McLaughlin, American astronomer and space scientist formerly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 4838
4839 Daisetsuzan 1989 QG Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group, Japan MPC · 4839
4840 Otaynang 1989 UY Hanne Otaynang (born 1935), who appealed for the environmental preservation of the earth at the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil MPC · 4840
4841 Manjiro 1989 UO3 John Manjiro, Japanese traveler MPC · 4841
4842 Atsushi 1989 WK Atsushi Takahashi, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4842
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 Mont Mégantic, observatory in Québec MPC · 4843
4844 Matsuyama 1991 BA2 Masanori Matsuyama, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4844
4845 Tsubetsu 1991 EC1 Tsubetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan MPC · 4845
4846 Tuthmosis 6575 P-L Thutmose, pharaoh MPC · 4846
4847 Amenhotep 6787 P-L Amenhotep IV, pharaoh MPC · 4847
4848 Tutenchamun 3233 T-2 Tutankhamun, pharaoh MPC · 4848
4849 Ardenne 1936 QV Manfred von Ardenne (1907–1997), German inventor and researcher MPC · 4849
4850 Palestrina 1973 UJ5 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer MPC · 4850
4851 Vodop'yanova 1976 US1 Galina Petrovna Vodop'yanova (born 1939), a surgeon of the Russian Academy of Sciences Hospital in St Petersburg MPC · 4851
4852 Pamjones 1977 JD Pamela Ann Jones of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas MPC · 4852
4853 Marielukac 1979 ML Marie R. Lukac, Staff member, US Naval Observatory MPC · 4853
4854 Edscott 1981 ED27 Edward Scott (born 1947), professor at the University of Hawaii JPL · 4854
4855 Tenpyou 1982 VM5 Tenpyō, Japanese Era name from 729 through 749 MPC · 4855
4856 Seaborg 1983 LJ Glenn Theodore Seaborg, American atomic scientist MPC · 4856
4857 Altgamia 1984 FM Andrew L. T. and Angela Maria Chiarappa Green, son and wife of D. W. E. Green, who was involved in taking the discovery films and who found the identifications for this minor planet MPC · 4857
4858 Vorobjov 1985 UA Tomas Vorobjov, amateur astronomer JPL · 4858
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 Andrew Fraknoi, American astronomer and author MPC · 4859
4860 Gubbio 1987 EP Gubbio in Italy, site of the iridium anomaly of the K-T extinction boundary MPC · 4860
4861 Nemirovskij 1987 QU10 Lev Ruful'evich Nemirovskij (born 1937), Russian engineer MPC · 4861
4862 Loke 1987 SJ5 Loke, Norse god of mischief MPC · 4862
4863 Yasutani 1987 VH1 Keiki Yasutani, Japanese astronomical photographer MPC · 4863
4864 Nimoy 1988 RA5 Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015), American actor, film director and poet JPL MPC · 4864
4865 Sor 1988 UJ Fernando Sor, Spanish classical guitar composer MPC · 4865
4866 Badillo 1988 VB3 Father Victor L. Badillo, Filipino Jesuit astronomer, former director of the Manila Observatory, president of the Philippine Astronomical Society from 1972 to 1990, and honorary director of the Astronomical League of the Philippines + MPC · 4866
4867 Polites 1989 SZ Polites, prince of Troy and son of king Priam, Greek mythology MPC · 4867
4868 Knushevia 1989 UN2 Kyiv (Kiev) National Taras Shevchenko University is the Ukrainian national center of higher education, science and progressive thinking. Since its founding in 1834 the university has played a great role for the development of education, science and culture in the Ukraine JPL · 4868
4869 Piotrovsky 1989 UE8 Boris B. Piotrovsky, Russian orientalist, director of the Hermitage MPC · 4869
4870 Shcherban' 1989 UK8 Vladimir Onufrievich Shcherban' (born 1938), Russian engineer MPC · 4870
4871 Riverside 1989 WH1 Riverside Astronomical Society MPC · 4871
4872 Grieg 1989 YH7 Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Norwegian composer MPC · 4872
4873 Fukaya 1990 EC Fukaya, Saitama, Japan MPC · 4873
4874 Burke 1991 AW James Burke, British science writer, author, television producer, and advisor to the Planetary Society MPC · 4874
4875 Ingalls 1991 DJ Albert Graham Ingalls, American science editor and writer on amateur astronomy and telescope making, author of the classic Amateur Telescope Making or James Gregory Ingalls, American astronomer, or Richard P. Ingalls, American astronomer MPC · 4875
4876 Strabo 1133 T-2 Strabo, Greek historian and geographer MPC · 4876
4877 Humboldt 5066 T-2 Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer MPC · 4877
4878 Gilhutton 1968 OF Ricardo Gil-Hutton, Argentine astronomer JPL · 4878
4879 Zykina 1974 VG Lyudmila Zykina, Soviet singer of folk songs, the favourite singer of Leonid Brezhnev MPC · 4879
4880 Tovstonogov 1975 TR4 Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian director, after whom a major theatre in St Petersburg is named MPC · 4880
4881 Robmackintosh 1975 XJ Roberto Mackintosh (1971–2012) was the President of the Asociación Argentina Amigos de la Astronomia (2009–2012) and worked to better coordinate amateur and professional activities JPL · 4881
4882 Divari 1977 QU2 Nikolai Borisovich Divari, Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 4882
4883 Korolirina 1978 RJ1 Leonidovna Korol', a friend of the discoverer Nikolai Chernykh MPC · 4883
4884 Bragaria 1979 OK15 Luka Fedorovich Bragar' (born 1938), a senior lecturer on the staff of Tiraspol Pedagogical Institute (Moldova). JPL · 4884
4885 Grange 1980 LU Alice Shoemaker Grange (born 1908), aunt of Eugene Shoemaker MPC · 4885
4886 Kojima 1981 EZ14 Hideyasu Kojima (born 1951), the curator of the Japanese Antarctic meteorite collection at the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo. JPL · 4886
4887 Takihiroi 1981 EV26 Takahiro (Taki) Hiroi (born 1960), a researcher in the department of geological sciences at Brown University. JPL · 4887
4888 Doreen 1981 JX1 Doreen Vingness Spellmann, sister-in-law of the discoverer Carolyn Shoemaker MPC · 4888
4889 Praetorius 1982 UW3 Michael Praetorius, German composer MPC · 4889
4890 Shikanosima 1982 VE4 Shikanosima, island in Japan MPC · 4890
4891 Blaga 1984 GR Blaga Dimitrova, Bulgarian poetess, novelist and translator MPC · 4891
4892 Chrispollas 1985 TV2 Christian Pollas, French astronomer MPC · 4892
4893 Seitter 1986 PT4 Waltraut Carola Seitter, German astronomer MPC · 4893
4894 Ask 1986 RJ Ask, the first man, in Norse mythology MPC · 4894
4895 Embla 1986 TK4 Embla, the first woman, in Norse mythology MPC · 4895
4896 Tomoegozen 1986 YA Tomoe Gozen, Japanese female samurai MPC · 4896
4897 Tomhamilton 1987 QD6 Thomas William Hamilton (born 1939) determined radar and fuel requirements for the Apollo Project. Later he wrote shows (in a dozen languages and also for the deaf) for programmable planetaria, taught astronomy for 32 years and trained students to enter the planetarium field. JPL · 4897
4898 Nishiizumi 1988 FJ Kunihiko Nishiizumi, Japanese nuclear chemist MPC · 4898
4899 Candace 1988 JU Candace P. Kohl, American chemist and investigator of ancient solar activity MPC · 4899
4900 Maymelou 1988 ME Mayme Lou "Stevey" Stevens Bruce, a graduate of Pomona College, California MPC · 4900

4901–5000Edit

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
4901 Ó Briain 1988 VJ Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian JPL · 4901
4902 Thessandrus 1989 AN2 Thessandrus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 4902
4903 Ichikawa 1989 UD Kiyotaka (or Seikou) Ichikawa, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4903
4904 Makio 1989 WZ Makio Akiyama, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4904
4905 Hiromi 1991 JM1 Hiromi Takahashi, wife of one of the discoverers MPC · 4905
4906 Seneferu 2533 P-L Sneferu (c. 2613–2589 BC), ancient Egyptian king, founder of the 4th dynasty and builder of pyramids MPC · 4906
4907 Zoser 7618 P-L Djoser (Zoser) ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty MPC · 4907
4908 Ward 1933 SD Steven Ward, electronics technician at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 4908
4909 Couteau 1949 SA1 Paul Couteau, French astronomer MPC · 4909
4910 Kawasato 1953 PR Nobuhiro Kawasato, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4910
4911 Rosenzweig 1953 UD Patricia Rosenzweig (Patricia Rosenzweig-Levy), Venezuelan astronomer MPC · 4911
4912 Emilhaury 1953 VX1 Emil Haury, American archaeologist MPC · 4912
4913 Wangxuan 1965 SO Wang Xuan, 20th-century Chinese computer scientist JPL · 4913
4914 Pardina 1969 GD Elsa Gutierrez Rodriguez-Pardina (born 1921), Argentinian astronomer at the La Plata Observatory in Argentina JPL · 4914
4915 Solzhenitsyn 1969 TJ2 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer MPC · 4915
4916 Brumberg 1970 PS Viktor Brumberg (born 1933), Russian astronomer and former staff member at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy MPC · 4916
4917 Yurilvovia 1973 SC6 Yurij L'vov (1932–1994), deputy director of the Institute of Biology and Biophysics at the Tomsk State University MPC · 4917
4918 Rostropovich 1974 QU1 Mstislav Rostropovich, a Russian cellist and conductor MPC · 4918
4919 Vishnevskaya 1974 SR1 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian opera singer, wife of Mstislav Rostropovich, see 4918 Rostropovich MPC · 4919
4920 Gromov 1978 PY2 Mikhail Gromov (1899–1985), Russian aviator who set the world record for long-distance flight in 1934 JPL · 4920
4921 Volonté 1980 SJ Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor MPC · 4921
4922 Leshin 1981 EH4 Laurie A. Leshin (born 1965), a planetary geologist and director of Sciences and Exploration at Goddard Space Flight Center MPC · 4922
4923 Clarke 1981 EO27 Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008), British-Sri Lankan science fiction author MPC · 4923
4924 Hiltner 1981 EQ40 William Albert Hiltner, American astronomer MPC · 4924
4925 Zhoushan 1981 XH2 City of Zhoushan, in east China MPC · 4925
4926 Smoktunovskij 1982 ST6 Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Russian actor MPC · 4926
4927 O'Connell 1982 UP2 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician MPC · 4927
4928 Vermeer 1982 UG7 Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), Dutch painter MPC · 4928
4929 Yamatai 1982 XV Yamataikoku (Yamatai), region of ancient Japan MPC · 4929
4930 Rephiltim 1983 AO2 Children of the discoverer Stephen L. Salyards (composite name): Rebecca (born 1988), Philip (born 1991) and Timothy (born 1995) MPC · 4930
4931 Tomsk 1983 CN3 Siberian city of Tomsk, Russia MPC · 4931
4932 Texstapa 1984 EA1 Texas Star Party, amateur astronomy gathering MPC · 4932
4933 Tylerlinder 1984 EN1 Tyler Linder (born 1986), an assiduous observer of minor planets at the Astronomical Research Institute JPL · 4933
4934 Rhôneranger 1985 JJ Randall Graham, wine producer MPC · 4934
4935 Maslachkova 1985 PD2 Iya Maslachkova (1937–1996), Russian poet and teacher from St. Petersburg MPC · 4935
4936 Butakov 1985 UY4 Grigory Butakov (1820–1882), Russian admiral MPC · 4936
4937 Lintott 1986 CL1 Chris Lintott, British astronomer and public educator, co-presenter since 2004 of the long-standing BBC monthly television program The Sky at Night JPL · 4937
4938 Papadopoulos 1986 CQ1 Christos Papadopoulos (1910–1992), a Johannesburg-based South African astrophotographer and star atlas compiler, published his three-volume True Visual Magnitude Photographic Star Atlas in 1979. JPL · 4938
4939 Scovil 1986 QL1 Charles E. Scovil (born 1928), an amateur astronomer and curator of the Stamford Observatory in Connecticut, United States JPL · 4939
4940 Polenov 1986 QY4 Vasily Polenov, Russian painter MPC · 4940
4941 Yahagi 1986 UA Yahagi River, a river flows through Aichi, hometown of the discoverers JPL · 4941
4942 Munroe 1987 DU6 Randall Munroe (born 1984) is a former NASA roboticist and the author of xkcd, a popular webcomic various themes including science, mathematics technology and computer science JPL · 4942
4943 Lac d'Orient 1987 OQ Man-made lake in the Orient Forest Regional Natural Park (Lac de la Forêt d'Orient) in northern France MPC · 4943
4944 Kozlovskij 1987 RP3 Ivan Kozlovsky (1900–1993), Russian opera singer MPC · 4944
4945 Ikenozenni 1987 SJ wife of Taira no Tadamori MPC · 4945
4946 Askalaphus 1988 BW1 Askalaphus (Ascalaphus), son of Ares, brother of Ialmenus, participant in the Trojan War MPC · 4946
4947 Ninkasi 1988 TJ1 Ninkasi, Sumerian goddess of wine and beer MPC · 4947
4948 Hideonishimura 1988 VF1 Hideo Nishimura (born 1949) observer of comets and discoverer of C/1994 N1 (Nakamura-Nishimura-Machholz) in 1965 JPL · 4948
4949 Akasofu 1988 WE Syun-Ichi Akasofu (born 1930), Japanese professor of geophysics since 1964 at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska, where he served as director of the International Arctic Research Center (1998–2007) and his auroral work received national and international recognition JPL · 4949
4950 House 1988 XO1 R. C. House, novelist and journalist and editor of JPL's Universe MPC · 4950
4951 Iwamoto 1990 BM Masayuki Iwamoto, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4951
4952 Kibeshigemaro 1990 FC1 Shigemaro Kibe, Japanese optical engineer MPC · 4952
4954 Eric 1990 SQ Ancient Norse name, used for Scandinavian monarchs such as Erik the Red (c. 950–1003) and his son Leif Erikson (c. 970–1020), Eric IX (c. 1156–1160) king of Sweden, and Eric of Pomerania (1381–1459) king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Also named for Eric Dale Roman, son of discoverer Brian P. Roman MPC · 4954
4955 Gold 1990 SF2 Robert E. Gold, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission MPC · 4955
4956 Noymer 1990 VG1 Andrew J. Noymer, American discoverer of minor planets MPC · 4956
4957 Brucemurray 1990 XJ Bruce Murray, American planetary scientist, co-founder with Carl Sagan of the Planetary Society MPC · 4957
4958 Wellnitz 1991 NT1 Dennis D. Wellnitz, American astronomer MPC · 4958
4959 Niinoama 1991 PA1 Taira no Tokiko (1126–1185), second wife of Taira no Kiyomori MPC · 4959
4960 Mayo 4657 P-L Mayo Greenberg (1922–2001), American-Dutch astrochemist and expert on cometary structure and composition MPC · 4960
4961 Timherder 1958 TH1 Timothy Scott Herder, American deputy project manager of NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 4961
4962 Vecherka 1973 TP Vechernij Peterburg, newspaper in St. Petersburg, Russia, that frequently publishes astronomical information MPC · 4962
4963 Kanroku 1977 DR1 Kanroku, Pekche priest MPC · 4963
4964 Kourovka 1979 OD15 Kourovka astronomical observatory, near Kourovka, Russia MPC · 4964
4965 Takeda 1981 EP28 Hiroshi Takeda, Japanese meteologist MPC · 4965
4966 Edolsen 1981 EO34 Edward John Olsen, American meteoriticist MPC · 4966
4967 Glia 1983 CF1 Latin for "glue". Glial cells provide support and protection for neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems MPC · 4967
4968 Suzamur 1986 PQ Suzanne Moss Murray, friend of the discoverer MPC · 4968
4969 Lawrence 1986 TU Kenneth J. Lawrence, astronomer and participant in Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey MPC · 4969
4970 Druyan 1988 VO2 Ann Druyan, author and producer, wife of Carl Sagan MPC · 4970
4971 Hoshinohiroba 1989 BY Hoshinohiroba, Comet Observers Network in Japan MPC · 4971
4972 Pachelbel 1989 UE7 Johann Pachelbel, German composer MPC · 4972
4973 Showa 1990 FT Manufacturer of telescopes in Japan MPC · 4973
4974 Elford 1990 LA W. Graham Elford (born 1926), Australian astronomer, radar meteor researcher at the University of Adelaide and former president of IAU Commission 22 MPC · 4974
4975 Dohmoto 1990 SZ1 Yoshio Dohmoto, Japanese astronomer MPC · 4975
4976 Choukyongchol 1991 PM Kyong-Chol Chou, Korean astronomer MPC · 4976
4977 Rauthgundis 2018 P-L Rauthgundis Seitz, friend of the discoverers MPC · 4977
4978 Seitz 4069 T-2 Horstmar Seitz, friend of one of the discoverers MPC · 4978
4979 Otawara 1949 PQ Akira Otawara, Japanese photo artist and writer MPC · 4979
4980 Magomaev 1974 SP1 Muslim Magomayev, Soviet crooner and opera singer MPC · 4980
4981 Sinyavskaya 1974 VS Tamara Sinyavskaya, Soviet opera singer, wife of Muslim Magomayev MPC · 4981
4982 Bartini 1977 PE1 Robert Ludvigovich Bartini (1897–1974), an Italian aircraft designer and researcher in aerodynamics, theoretical physics and cosmology. Active mostly in the Soviet Union, he was called "Barone Rosso" because of his noble descent. MPC · 4982
4983 Schroeteria 1977 RD7 Johann Hieronymus Schröter, German astronomer MPC · 4983
4984 Patrickmiller 1978 VU10 Patrick J. Miller (born 1949), professor of mathematics at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX JPL · 4984
4985 Fitzsimmons 1979 QK4 Alan Fitzsimmons, Irish astronomer MPC · 4985
4986 Osipovia 1979 SL7 Valery Ivanovich Osipov, Russian historian, archaeologist and linguist MPC · 4986
4987 Flamsteed 1980 FH12 John Flamsteed (1646–1719), first Astronomer Royal of England, known for the Flamsteed designation used in his star catalog Historia Coelestis Britannica MPC · 4987
4988 Chushuho 1980 VU1 Chu, Shu Ho David, Hong Kong physical educator, promoter of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing JPL · 4988
4989 Joegoldstein 1981 DX1 Joseph I. Goldstein, American meteoriticist MPC · 4989
4990 Trombka 1981 ET26 Jacob Israel Trombka, American physicist MPC · 4990
4991 Hansuess 1981 EU29 Hans Eduard Suess, Austrian-born American geochemist MPC · 4991
4992 Kálmán 1982 UX10 Emmerich Kálmán (Imre Kálmán), Hungarian composer MPC · 4992
4993 Cossard 1983 GR Guido Cossard, Italian archaeoastronomer JPL · 4993
4994 Kisala 1983 RK3 Rachel Kisala, Physics and Astronomy Major, worked for Dr. Brian Marsden at the Minor Planet Center MPC · 4994
4995 Griffin 1984 QR Griffin Swanson, son of the discoverer JPL · 4995
4996 Veisberg 1986 PX5 Vladimir Veisberg, Russian painter MPC · 4996
4997 Ksana 1986 TM Kseniya Andréevna Nessler, friend of the discoverer MPC · 4997
4998 Kabashima 1986 VG Fujio Kabashima, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 4998
4999 MPC 1987 CJ Minor Planet Circulars, astrometric observations published by the Minor Planet Center MPC · 4999
5000 IAU 1987 QN7 International Astronomical Union MPC · 5000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
3,001–4,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 4,001–5,000
Succeeded by
5,001–6,000