Meanings of Minor Planet Names: 20001-21000
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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars several times a year.[1] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[2] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[3][4] Based on Paul Herget's The Names of the Minor Planets,[5] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "SBDB". New namings may only be added after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature.[6]

20001-20100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20002 Tillysmith 1991 EM Tilly Smith, British girl who, by recognising the signs of a tsunami, saved many lives on the island of Phuket, December 26, 2004 JPL · 20002
20004 Audrey-Lucienne Audrey-Lucienne Van Landeghem, last visitor at the "Space is For You" Exhibition at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in 2001 JPL · 20004
20006 Albertus Magnus Albertus Magnus, German theologian, philosopher and naturalist. JPL · 20006
20007 Marybrown 1991 LR Mary J. Brown, American amateur astronomer who assisted in organizing the photographic glass plate archive of the 1.2-m Schmidt Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory JPL · 20007
20012 Ranke Leopold von Ranke, a professor of history in Berlin from 1825 to 1871. JPL · 20012
20016 Rietschel Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel, German sculptor. JPL · 20016
20017 Alixcatherine Alix Catherine de Saint-Aignan (born 2002) is the eldest daughter of the discoverer JPL · 20017
20019 Yukiotanaka 1991 VN Yukio Tanaka, Japanese baseball infielder for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters JPL · 20019
20024 Mayrémartínez Mayré Adriana Martínez Blanco, Venezuelan professional singer, winner of the 2006 "Latin American Idol" contest JPL · 20024
20037 Duke Michael B. Duke, American selenologist areologist and meteoriticist, at one point curator of the lunar samples returned from the Moon, later chief of the Lunar and Planetary Sciences Division of the Johnson Spacecraft Center JPL · 20037
20038 Arasaki Yoshikuni Arasaki (born 1953) has been chief of the Okinawa Prefecture Ishigaki Youth House since 2017. He is a well-known amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy in Ishigaki Island. He enjoys observing and photographing comets, nebulae and star clusters through his telescope. JPL · 20038
20043 Ellenmacarthur 1993 EM Dame Ellen Patricia MacArthur, British solo long-distance yachtswoman JPL · 20043
20044 Vitoux Frédéric Vitoux (born 1944), a French writer and journalist known for his novel Bébert, Le chat de Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1976) JPL · 20044
20060 Johannforster Johann Reinhold Forster, 18th-century German naturalist, who (with his son Georg) accompanied James Cook on his second Pacific Voyage JPL · 20060
20070 Koichiyuko 1993 XL Koichi Takahashi, director of the Hiroshima Chapter of the Young Astronauts Club of Japan since 1998, and his wife Yuko (a medical doctor and a pharmacist, respectively) JPL · 20070
20073 Yumiko Yumiko Fujii (born 1968) is the wife of the second discoverer JPL · 20073
20074 Laskerschueler Else Lasker-Schueler, German author. JPL · 20074
20080 Maeharatorakichi Torakichi Maehara (1872-1950) was an amateur astronomer and one of the charter members of the Astronomical Society of Japan, which was founded in 1908. He established his own observatory and made many visual and photographic observations, including Halley's comet in 1910. JPL · 20080
20081 Occhialini Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist. JPL · 20081
20084 Buckmaster Bill Buckmaster, American anchor of the news magazine program Arizona Illustrated JPL · 20084
20096 Shiraishiakihiko 1994 TZ Akihiko Shiraishi (born 1952) is a writer-editor at Asahi Press. He writes frequently about astronomy and space development. JPL · 20096
20098 Shibatagenji Genji Shibata (born 1940) is a medical doctor, who contributed to public welfare by establishing a hospital and a home for elderly people in Yamaguchi, Japan. JPL · 20098

20101-20200

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20102 Takasago Takasago, a Japanese port city at the mouth of the Kakogawa River, Hyogo prefecture JPL · 20102
20103 de Vico 1995 JK Francesco de Vico (1805-1848), Jesuit priest and astronomer, discoverer of seven comets, and director of the Collegio Romano Observatory JPL · 20103
20106 Morton 1995 QG Donald C. Morton, was director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory during 1976-1986 JPL · 20106
20107 Nanyotenmondai Nanyotenmondai, the Nanyo Citizens' Observatory, in the Sosyou park of Nanyo, Yamagata, Japan JPL · 20107
20109 Alicelandis 1995 RJ Alice Landis Tonry, American graduate of Tufts Medical School, realtor, farmer, and mother of the discoverer JPL · 20109
20115 Niheihajime Hajime Nihei, member of the Nanyo Astronomy Lovers Club JPL · 20115
20117 Tannoakira Akira Tanno (born 1940) is a historian studying folk customs and scientists in the Edo period of Japan. JPL · 20117
20120 Ryugatake Ryugatake, a Japanese town in Kumamoto, on the east coast of the beautiful Kamishima Island, Amakusa JPL · 20120
20135 Juels 1996 JC Charles W. Juels (1944-2009), amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 20135
20136 Eisenhart 1996 NA Luther Pfahler Eisenhart (1876-1965), a prolific American mathematician and professor JPL · 20136
20139 Marianeschi 1996 QU Edmondo Marianeschi (1922-2010) was one of the most important Italian metallurgists. He wrote important books and obtained several international patents on steel manufacturing. An amateur astronomer, he designed, among others, the Montecitorio square sundial in Rome. JPL · 20139
20140 Costitx Costitx, Spanish town on the island of Majorca MPC · 20140
20141 Markidger Mark Richard Kidger (born 1960), British-born astrophysicist of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias JPL · 20141
20151 Utsunomiya Syogo Utsunomiya, farmer and renowned amateur astronomer in Japan JPL · 20151
20155 Utewindolf Ute Windolf of Prescott, Arizona, is a very dear and generous friend who was particularly helpful and supportive during the long terminal illness of the discoverer's wife JPL · 20155
20156 Herbwindolf Herbert Windolf of Prescott, Arizona, is a very dear and generous friend who was particularly helpful and supportive during the long terminal illness of the discoverer's wife JPL · 20156
20164 Janzajíc Jan Zajíc, Czech student who burned himself to death to protest the 1968 occupation of Czechoslovakia +[7] MPC · 20164
20174 Eisenstein Gotthold Eisenstein (1823-1852), German mathematician JPL · 20174
20180 Annakolény Anna Kolény took part in the birth of Slovak sovereignty in the nineteenth century. The first session of the Slovak National Council was held in 1848 in her house in Myjava JPL · 20180
20187 Janapittichová Jana Pittichová, Slovak-born American astronomer +[8]? MPC · 20187
20193 Yakushima Yakushima is a small island located to the south of Kagoshima prefecture, Japan. JPL · 20193
20194 Ilarialocantore Ilaria Locantore (born 1984), an Italian chemist. JPL · 20194
20195 Mariovinci Mario Vinci (born 1945) is a generous amateur astronomer and a great friend of the Gruppo Astrofili di Montelupo. He always stood out his availability and support during the construction of the "Beppe Forti" observatory. JPL · 20195
20197 Enriques Federigo Enriques, professor at the universities of Bologna and Rome JPL · 20197
20200 Donbacky 1997 DW Don Backy is the artistic name of the Italian singer and composer Aldo Caponi JPL · 20200

20201-20300

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20204 Yuudurunosato Yuudurunosato is the nickname of Urushiyama, located in the western area of Nanyo city JPL · 20204
20205 Sitanchen Sitan Chen (born 1995), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20205
20207 Dyckovsky Ari Misha Dyckovsky (born 1993), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20207
20208 Philiphe Philip Cody He (born 1994), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20208
20211 Joycegates Joyce Gates, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20211
20212 Ekbaltouma Ekbal Touma, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20212
20213 Saurabhsharan Saurabh Sharan (born 1993), an ISTS awardee in 2012 JPL · 20213
20214 Lorikenny Lori Kenny, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20214
20217 Kathyclemmer Kathy Clemmer, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20217
20218 Dukewriter Duke Writer, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20218
20219 Brianstone Brian Stone, mentor at the ISTS in 2012 JPL · 20219
20224 Johnrae John Rae, Scottish explorer JPL · 20224
20228 Jeanmarcmari 1997 XG Jean-Marc Mari, French electronics engineer JPL · 20228
20230 Blanchard Guillaume Blanchard, French optician JPL · 20230
20234 Billgibson William C. Gibson, the payload manager of the New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 20234
20237 Clavius Christopher Clavius (1538-1612) was a German mathematician and astronomer. He figured out where to place the leap years in the Gregorian calendar. Pope Gregory XII revised the Julian calendar with the assistance of Clavius. JPL · 20237
20242 Sagot Robert Sagot, amateur astronomer JPL · 20242
20243 Den Bosch Den Bosch (s-Hertogenbosch) is the capital of the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. JPL · 20243
20246 Frappa Éric Frappa, French amateur astronomer JPL · 20246
20252 Eyjafjallajökull Eyjafjallajökull, volcano in southern Iceland JPL · 20252
20254 Úpice Úpice is a small town in northeastern Bohemia JPL · 20254
20256 Adolfnecka? Adolf Necka?, former director of the Ond?ejov Observatory MPC · 20256
20259 Alanhoffman Alan Hoffman, American engineer, a pioneer in infrared detectors JPL · 20259
20264 Chauhan Neha Chauhan, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20264
20265 Yuyinchen Yuyin Chen, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20265
20266 Danielchoi Daniel Chimin Choi, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20266
20268 Racollier Rachael Theresa Collier, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20268
20270 Phildeutsch Phillip Thomas Deutsch, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20270
20271 Allygoldberg Allyson Molly Goldberg, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20271
20272 Duyha Duy Minh Ha, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20272
20274 Halperin Bruce David Halperin, an ISTS and ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20274
20278 Qileihang Qilei Hang, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20278
20279 Harel Matan Harel, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20279
20281 Kathartman Katherine Hartman, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20281
20282 Hedberg Herbert Mason Hedberg, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20282
20283 Elizaheller Elizabeth Rose Heller, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20283
20284 Andreilevin Andrei Joseph Levin, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20284
20285 Lubin Amos Benjamin Lubin, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20285
20286 Michta Maria Lynn Michta, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20286
20287 Munteanu Andrei Munteanu, an ISTS awardee in 2004, and US Naval Observatory SEAP intern [9] MPC · 20287
20288 Nachbaur Moriah Katherine Nachbaur, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20288
20289 Nettimi Divya Nettimi, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20289
20290 Seanraj Sean Dilip Raj, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20290
20291 Raumurthy Rohini Subhadra Rau-Murthy, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20291
20292 Eduardreznik Eduard Reznik, 2004 Intel Science Talent Search winner +[10] MPC · 20292
20293 Sirichelson Silas Isaac Richelson, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20293
20296 Shayestorm Shaye Perry Storm, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20296
20298 Gordonsu Gordon L. Su, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20298
20300 Arjunsuri Arjun Anand Suri, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20300

20301-20400

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20301 Thakur Gaurav Subhash Thakur, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20301
20302 Kevinwang Kevin Yibo Wang, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20302
20303 Lindwestrick Linda Brown Westrick, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20303
20304 Wolfson Jayne Frances Wolfson, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20304
20305 Feliciayen Felicia Yuen-Lee Yen, an ISTS awardee in 2004 MPC · 20305
20306 Richarnold Richard Arnold, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20306
20307 Johnbarnes John Barnes, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20307
20309 Batalden John Batalden, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20309
20311 Nancycarter Nancy Carter, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20311
20312 Danahy Thomas Danahy, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20312
20313 Fredrikson Robert Fredrikson, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20313
20314 Johnharrison John Harrison, English clock designer JPL · 20314
20316 Jerahalpern Jerald Halpern, mentor at the ISTS in 2004> MPC · 20316
20317 Hendrickson Gary Hendrickson, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20317
20321 Lightdonovan Donna Light-Donovan, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20321
20323 Tomlindstom Tom Lindstom, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20323
20324 Johnmahoney John Mahoney, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20324
20325 Julianoey Julian Oey (born 1964), a prolific asteroid photometrist, observing from Australia.Src JPL · 20325
20329 Manfro Nina Manfro, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20329
20330 Manwell Anne Manwell, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20330
20331 Bijemarks Billie Jean Marks, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20331
20333 Johannhuth Johann Sigismund Huth, 18th-19th-century Ukrainian astronomer JPL · 20333
20334 Glewitsky Grigori Vasil'evich Lewitzky, 19th-20th-century Russian founder and first director of the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkov National University, later director of Tartu Observatoorium (Tartu Observatory) JPL · 20334
20335 Charmartell Charles Martell, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20335
20336 Gretamills Greta Mills, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20336
20337 Naeve Larry Naeve, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20337
20338 Elainepappas Elaine Pappas, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20338
20339 Eileenreed Eileen Reed, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20339
20340 Susanruder Susan Ruder, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20340
20341 Alanstack Alan Stack, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20341
20342 Trinh Jonathan Trinh, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20342
20343 Vaccariello Michael Vaccariello, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20343
20345 Davidvito David Vito, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20345
20347 Wunderlich Daniel Wunderlich, mentor at the ISTS in 2004 MPC · 20347
20351 Kaborchardt Kasey Lynn Borchardt, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20351
20352 Pinakibose Pinaki Bose, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20352
20354 Rebeccachan Rebecca Ann Chan, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20354
20355 Saraclark Sara Catherine Clark, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20355
20357 Shireendhir Shireen Dhir, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20357
20358 Dalem Henri Dalem, French historian, specialist in data processing, and webmaster of the international Holbach foundation JPL · 20358
20360 Holsapple Keith A. Holsapple, American professor of engineering at the University of Washington, who has developed scaling laws for asteroid cratering and explored the relationship between asteroidal shape, spin rates and internal strength JPL · 20360
20361 Romanishin William Romanishin, American professor of astronomy at the University of Oklahoma JPL · 20361
20362 Trilling David E. Trilling, American assistant astronomer at the University of Arizona JPL · 20362
20363 Komitov Boris Petrov Komitov, Bulgarian planetary scientist and popularizer JPL · 20363
20364 Zden?kmiler Zden?k Miler, Czech film-maker and illustrator, best known for the character Krtek ("Little Mole") +[11]? MPC · 20364
20366 Bonev Boncho P. Bonev, American research assistant professor at the Catholic University of America JPL · 20366
20367 Erikagibb Erika Gibb, American assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Missouri JPL · 20367
20371 Ekladyous Nicholas Samir Ekladyous, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20371
20372 Juliafanning Julia Alexine Fanning, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20372
20373 Fullmer Austin Tracey Fullmer, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20373
20375 Sherrigerten Sherri Ann Gerten, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20375
20376 Joyhines Joy Ellen Hines, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20376
20377 Jakubisin Daniel James Jakubisin, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20377
20379 Christijohns Christine Elizabeth Johns, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20379
20392 Mikeshepard Michael Shepard, American geologist, specializing in radar and optical remote sensing of the minor and terrestrial planets JPL · 20392
20393 Kevinlane Kevin Nelson Lane, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20393
20394 Fatou Pierre Joseph Louis Fatou (1878-1929) was employed at the observatory of Paris JPL · 20394
20399 Michaelesser 1998 OO Michael Lesser, American scientist, specialist in high quantum efficiency CCDs JPL · 20399

20401-20500

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20403 Attenborough David Attenborough (born 1927), an English naturalist and broadcaster of wildlife documentaries JPL · 20403
20405 Barryburke Barry Burke, American CCD sensor designer JPL · 20405
20415 Amandalu Amanda Jane Lu, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20415
20416 Mansour Philip George Mansour, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20416
20420 Marashwhitman David I. Marash-Whitman, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20420
20426 Fridlund Malcolm Fridlund (born 1952) worked at ESA on projects such as Darwin and Corot. MPC · 20426
20430 Stout Earl Douglas Stout (c. 1895-1985), a music professor at Louisiana State University and a great-grandfather of the second discoverer. JPL · 20430
20433 Prestinenza Luigi Prestinenza (born 1929) is a very active, appreciated and popular Italian amateur astronomer. JPL · 20433
20437 Selohusa The South Euclid-Lyndhurst, Ohio, U.S.A. (SELOHUSA) region is in suburban Cleveland. Euclid bluestone quarries provided building stone for the development of northeast Ohio in the 19th-century. NASA astronaut Carl E. Walz and Charles= F. Brush, inventor of arc-lamp street lighting, are from the region. JPL · 20437
20440 McClintock Shannon Noel McClintock, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20440
20441 Elijahmena Elijah Login Mena, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20441
20444 Mamesser Mary Anne Messer, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20444
20450 Marymohammed Maryam Khadijah Mohammed, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20450
20451 Galeotti Piero Galeotti, Italian astrophysicist JPL · 20451
20454 Pedrajo Ana Cristina Pedrajo, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20454
20455 Pennell Jordan William Pennell, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20455
20460 Robwhiteley Robert J. Whiteley, American astronomer JPL · 20460
20461 Dioretsa "Asteroid" backwards, due to retrograde orbit (this is the first such numbered asteroid) JPL · 20461
20465 Vervack Ronald J. Vervack Jr., American planetary scientist of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory JPL · 20465
20467 Hibbitts Charles A. Hibbitts, American planetary scientist of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory JPL · 20467
20468 Petercook Peter Edward Cook, 20th-century British satirist, writer and comedian performer JPL · 20468
20469 Dudleymoore Dudley Moore, 20th-century British musician, actor and comedian JPL · 20469
20472 Mollypettit Molly Loren Pettit, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20472
20474 Reasoner Jonathan William Reasoner, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20474
20476 Chanarich Chana Leora Rich, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20476
20477 Anastroda Anastasia Nast Roda, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20477
20478 Rutenberg Michael Lev Rutenberg-Schoenberg, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20478
20479 Celisaucier Celine Michelle Saucier, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20479
20480 Antonschraut Anton H. Schraut, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20480
20481 Sharples David R. Sharples, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20481
20482 Dustinshea Dustin James Shea, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20482
20483 Sinay Daniella Sinay, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20483
20484 Janetsong Janet Song, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20484
20488 Pic-du-Midi 1999 OL Observatoire du Pic-du-Midi. JPL · 20488
20491 Ericstrege Eric William Strege, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20491
20495 Rimavská Sobota Rimavská Sobota, a small town with a rich history, lies in the Rimava river valley. JPL · 20495
20496 Jeník Jeník is the nickname of the main tenor character in Smetana's The Bartered Bride. JPL · 20496
20497 Ma?enka 1999 RS Marenka is the nickname of the main soprano character in Smetana's The Bartered Bride. JPL · 20497
20500 Avner Lillian I. Avner (born 1952), Emergency Medicine Physician at Martin Memorial and Medical Director of Martin County Fire Rescue, dedicated her life to helping people. Lil's passion and leadership guided the ER and Fire Rescue from infancy to maturity. She contributed to thousands of lives saved through her decades of service. JPL · 20500

20501-20600

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20503 Adamtazi Adam Ryoma Tazi, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20503
20512 Rothenberg Eckehard Rothenberg (born 1938), a German amateur astronomer and technical director of the Archenhold Observatory +[12] ?[13] MPC · 20512
20513 Lazio Lazio is the Italian region containing Rome, the everlasting city. JPL · 20513
20517 Judycrystal Judy Crystal (Andrews) Robinson (born 1949) is the wife of the discoverer. JPL · 20517
20518 Rendtel Jürgen Rendtel (born 1954), a German solar physicist and amateur astronomer +[12] ?[14] MPC · 20518
20522 Yogeshwar Ranga Yogeshwar (de) (born 1959), a physicist and scientific journalist. JPL · 20522
20524 Bustersikes Leon R. Sikes III ("Buster", born 1959), is a Florida businessman and amateur astronomer. JPL · 20524
20526 Bathompson Blake Alexander Thompson, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20526
20527 Dajowestrich David John Westrich, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20527
20528 Kyleyawn Kyle James Yawn, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20528
20529 Zwerling Blake Gordon Zwerling, a DCYSC awardee in 2004 MPC · 20529
20530 Johnayres John Ayres, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20530
20531 Stevebabcock Steven Babcock, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20531
20532 Benbilby R. Ben Bilby, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20532
20533 Irmabonham Irma Bonham, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20533
20534 Bozeman Melissa Bozeman, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20534
20535 Marshburrows Marsha Burrows, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20535
20536 Tracicarter Traci A. Carter, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20536
20537 Sandraderosa Sandra DeRosa, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20537
20539 Gadberry Sandra Gadberry, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20539
20540 Marhalpern Marcia Halpern, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20540
20544 Kimhansell Kim Hansell, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20544
20545 Karenhowell Karen Howell, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20545
20553 Donaldhowk Donald Howk, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20553
20555 Jennings Barbara Jennings, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20555
20556 Midgekimble Midge Kimble, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20556
20557 Davidkulka David Kulka, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20557
20559 Sheridanlamp Sheridan Lamp, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20559
20564 Michaellane Michael Lane, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20564
20566 Laurielee Laurie Lee, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20566
20567 McQuarrie Kerry Ann McQuarrie, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20567
20568 Migaki Janet Migaki, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20568
20570 Molchan Bonnie Molchan, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20570
20571 Tiamorrison Tiana Morrison, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20571
20572 Celemorrow Celeste Morrow, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20572
20573 Garynadler Gary Nadler, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20573
20574 Ochinero Marcia Collin Ochinero, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20574
20576 Marieoertle Marie Oertle, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20576
20580 Marilpeters Marilyn Peters, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20580
20581 Prendergast Dana Prendergast, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20581
20582 Reichenbach Edith Reichenbach, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20582
20583 Richthammer James Richthammer, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20583
20584 Brigidsavage Brigid Savage, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20584
20585 Wentworth Sandra Wentworth, mentor at the DCYSC in 2004 MPC · 20585
20586 Elizkolod Elizabeth Kolod, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20586
20587 Jargoldman Jarett Goldman, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20587
20589 Hennyadmoni Henny Admoni, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20589
20590 Bongiovanni Brice Bongiovanni, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20590
20591 Sameergupta Sameer Gupta, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20591
20593 Freilich Janet Freilich, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20593
20595 Ryanwisnoski Ryan Wisnoski, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20595
20600 Danieltse Daniel Tse, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20600

20601-20700

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
20604 Vrishikpatil Vrishikumar Patil, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20604
20606 Widemann Thomas Widemann (born 1961), French planetary scientist at the Paris Observatory and associate professor at Versailles University JPL · 20606
20607 Vernazza Pierre Vernazza (born 1979), planetary scientist at the European Space Agency's European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk JPL · 20607
20608 Fredmerlin Frédéric Merlin (born 1981), French planetary scientist at the Observatoire de Paris JPL · 20608
20613 Chibaken Chiba prefecture is located east of Tokyo. JPL · 20613
20616 Zeeshansayed Zeeshan Sayed, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20616
20618 Daniebutler Danielle Butler, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20618
20623 Davidyoung David Young (born 1955), American amateur astronomer JPL · 20623
20624 Dariozanetti Dario Zanetti (born 1959), Swiss artisan, who helped build the discovering Gnosca Observatory MPC · 20624
20625 Noto The Noto Peninsula is located in Japan's geographical center, facing the Sea of Japan. JPL · 20625
20631 Stefuller Stephen Fuller, an ISEF awardee in 2004 ? MPC · 20631
20632 Carlyrosser Carly Rosser, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20632
20634 Marichardson Matthew Richardson, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20634
20638 Lingchen Ling Chen, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20638
20639 Michellouie Michelle Louie, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20639
20641 Yenuanchen Yen Uan-Chen, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA recipient +[10] MPC · 20641
20642 Laurajohnson Laura Johnson, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20642
20643 Angelicaliu Angelica Liu, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20643
20644 Amritdas Amrit Das, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20644
20646 Nikhilgupta Nikhil Gupta, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20646
20649 Miklenov Mikhail Klenov, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20649
20657 Alvarez-Candal Alvaro Alvarez-Candal, Argentinian planetary scientist at the Observatoire de Paris. JPL · 20657
20658 Bushmarinov Ivan Bushmarinov, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20658
20664 Senec The town of Senec is located in the south-west of Slovakia. The historical development of the town is dated from the middle of the 13th century. Senec actively supports amateur astronomy. In 1982 an astronomical observatory was built on the building of Albert Molnár Szenczi Elementary School. JPL · 20664
20673 Janelle 1999 VW Janelle Burgardt (born 1954), secretary and past president of the North East Kansas Amateur Astronomer's League. JPL · 20673
20686 Thottumkara Arun Thottumkara, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20686
20687 Saletore Yogesh Saletore, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20687
20689 Zhuyuanchen Zhu Yuanchen, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20689
20690 Crivello Joseph Crivello, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20690
20693 Ramondiaz Jose Ramon Diaz Navarrete, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20693
20696 Torresduarte Luis Eduardo Torres Duarte, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20696

20701-20800

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20719 Velasco Rodrigo Velasco Velasco, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20719
20730 Jorgecarvano Jorge Carvano (born 1971), Brazilian planetary scientist at the Rio de Janeiro National Observatory JPL · 20730
20731 Mothédiniz Thais Mothé-Diniz (born 1974), Brazilian planetary scientist at the Rio de Janeiro National Observatory JPL · 20731
20740 Sémery Alain Sémery (born 1944), French engineer at the Paris Observatory JPL · 20740
20741 Jeanmichelreess Jean-Michel Reess (born 1967), French engineer at the Paris Observatory JPL · 20741
20760 Chanmatchun Mat Chun Chan, the discoverer's mother JPL · 20760
20768 Langberg Sarah Langberg, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20768
20772 Brittajones Britta Jones, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20772
20773 Aneeshvenkat Aneesh Venkat, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20773
20776 Juliekrugler Julie Krugler, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20776
20778 Wangchaohao Wang Chaohao, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20778
20779 Xiajunchao Xia Junchao, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20779
20780 Chanyikhei Chan Yik Hei (born 1989), an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20780
20782 Markcroce Mark Croce, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20782
20784 Trevorpowers Trevor Powers, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20784
20785 Mitalithakor Mitali Thakor, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20785
20787 Mitchfourman Mitchell Fourman, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20787
20789 Hughgrant Hugh M. Grant (born 1933), Canadian amateur astronomer and a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada MPC · 20789
20793 Goldinaaron Aaron Goldin, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20793
20794 Ryanolson Ryan Olson, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20794
20796 Philipmunoz Philip Munoz, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA and EUCYSA recipient MPC · 20796
20798 Verlinden Christopher Verlinden, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA and EUCYSA recipient MPC · 20798
20799 Ashishbakshi Ashish Bakshi, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20799

20801-20900

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20804 Etter Dolores M. Etter is renowned for lifetime achievement in digital signal processing and contributions to science education. JPL · 20804
20809 Eshinjolly Eshin Jolly, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20809
20812 Shannonbabb Shannon Babb, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20812
20813 Aakashshah Aakash Shah, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20813
20814 Laurajones Laura Jones, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20814
20817 Liuxiaofeng Liu Xiaofeng, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20817
20818 Karmadiraju Kartik Madiraju, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20818
20821 Balasridhar Balaji Sridhar, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20821
20822 Lintingnien Lin Ting-Nien, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20822
20823 Liutingchun Liu Ting-Chun, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20823
20828 Linchen Lin Chen, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20828
20830 Luyajia Lu Yajia, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA recipient MPC · 20830
20831 Zhangyi Yi-Chen "Lilly" Zhang, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20831
20832 Santhikodali Santhisri Kodali, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20832
20834 Allihewlett Allison Hewlett, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20834
20835 Eliseadcock Elise Adcock, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20835
20836 Marilytedja Marilynn Tedja, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20836
20837 Ramanlal Nimish Ramanlal, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20837
20839 Bretharrison Brett Harrison, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20839
20840 Borishanin Boris Hanin, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20840
20843 Kuotzuhao Kuo Tzu-Hao, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20843
20846 Liyulin Li Yu-Lin, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20846
20850 Gaglani Shiv Gaglani, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20850
20851 Ramachandran Reshma Ramachandran, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20851
20852 Allilandstrom Allison Landstrom, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20852
20853 Yunxiangchu Yun Xiang Chu, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20853
20854 Tetruashvily Mazell Tetruashvily, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA recipient MPC · 20854
20855 Arifawan Arif Awan, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20855
20856 Hamzabari Hamza Bari, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20856
20857 Richardromeo Richard Romeo, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20857
20858 Cuirongfeng Cui Rongfeng, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20858
20861 Lesliebeh Leslie Beh, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20861
20862 Jenngoedhart Jennifer Goedhart, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20862
20863 Jamescronk James Cronk, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20863
20870 Kaningher Laura Kaningher, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20870
20873 Evanfrank Evan Frank, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20873
20874 MacGregor Meredith MacGregor, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20874
20878 Uwetreske Uwe Treske, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and IFAA, and Seaborg SIYSS Award recipient MPC · 20878
20879 Chengyuhsuan Cheng Yu-hsuan, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20879
20880 Yiyideng Yiyi Deng, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20880
20882 Paulsánchez Diego Paul Sánchez Lana (born 1976) has applied the physics of granular mechanics to the study of rubble pile asteroids. His work has identified the possible source of asteroid cohesive strength and shown that it plays a fundamental role in the spin fission of asteroids and their pathways to binary asteroid formation. JPL · 20882
20883 Gervais Raphaël Gervais, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and MILSET Expo-Science Europe Award recipient +[10] ?[15] MPC · 20883
20887 Ngwaikin Ng Wai Kin (born 1974) is one of the pioneers in lunar and planetary imaging using webcam. JPL · 20887
20888 Siyueguo Si Yue Guo, an ISEF awardee in 2004, and MILSET Expo-Science Europe Award recipient +[10] MPC · 20888
20892 MacChnoic Breandan Mac Chnoic, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20892
20893 Rosymccloskey Roisin McCloskey, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20893
20894 Krumeich Edwin Krumeich, an ISEF awardee in 2004 MPC · 20894
20896 Tiphene Didier Tiphène (born 1957), French deputy director of the Laboratoire d'études spatiales et d'instrumentation en astrophysique at the Observatoire de Paris JPL · 20896
20897 Deborahdomingue Deborah L. Domingue (born 1963), American planetary scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who has worked on the NEAR space mission and is deputy project scientist for the MESSENGER mission JPL · 20897
20898 Fountainhills Fountain Hills, Arizona, home of the Fountain Hills Observatory JPL · 20898

20901-21000

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20901 Mattmuehler Matthew Muehler, an ISEF awardee in 2004 JPL · 20901
20902 Kylebeighle Kyle Beighle, an ISEF awardee in 2004 JPL · 20902
20936 Nemrut Dagi 4835 T-1 Nemrut Dagi, the volcano in Turkey. JPL · 20936
20947 Polyneikes 2638 T-2 Son of Oedipus, who was to alternate kingship over Thebes with his brother Eteokles. This led to the Seven against Thebes. JPL · 20947
20952 Tydeus 5151 T-2 Son of Oeneus, killed in the expedition of the Seven against Thebes JPL · 20952
20961 Arkesilaos King Arkesilaos of Cyrene JPL · 20961
20962 Michizane Sugawara no Michizane (845-903) was a noble, a scholar, a politician and a Kanshi poet. He is admired for his calligraphy, scholarship and poetry. JPL · 20962
20963 Pisarenko Georgij Stepanovitsch Pisarenko, member of the International Academy of Culture +[16] MPC · 20963
20964 Mons Naklethi 1977 UA First known name of Mount Kle?, in the Czech Republic, where the discovering Kle? Observatory is located MPC · 20964
20965 Kutafin Oleg Emel'yanovich Kutafin, Russian rector of the Moscow State Academy of Law JPL · 20965
20969 Samo 1979 SH Samo, French merchant and founder of the first Bohemian state +[17] ?[18]+ MPC · 20969
20991 Jánkollár Ján Kollár, Slovak poet, priest and diligent promoter of Slavic culture +[19] MPC · 20991
20994 Atreya 1985 TS Prakash Atreya (born 1985), a meteor astronomer and programming specialist at the Arecibo Observatory. JPL · 20994
21000 L'Encyclopédie The Encyclopédie or Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751-1772), by Diderot and d´Alembert, may be considered the principal work of the Age of Enlightenment. JPL · 21000

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