Meanings of Minor Planet Names: 3001-4000
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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]

3001-3100

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3001 Michelangelo Michelangelo (1475-1564), an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance MPC · 3001
3002 Delasalle Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719), French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools MPC · 3002
3003 Kon?ek 1983 YH Mikulá? Kon?ek (1900-1982), a Slovak meteorologist, who founded of the Meteorological Institute in Bratislava MPC · 3003
3004 Knud 1976 DD Knud Rasmussen (1879-1933), a Greenlandic/Danish polar explorer and anthropologist, who has been called the "father of Eskimology" MPC · 3004
3005 Pervictoralex Per Victor Alexander Lagerkvist, son of Swedish discoverer Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist MPC · 3005
3006 Livadia Livadiya, a suburb of Yalta on the coast of the Crimean Peninsula MPC · 3006
3007 Reaves 1979 UC Gibson Reaves, American astronomer, historian and educator at the University of Southern California MPC · 3007
3008 Nojiri 1938 WA H?ei Nojiri (1885-1977) Japanese essayist, author and astronomer MPC · 3008
3009 Coventry Coventry, England, sister city of Volgograd MPC · 3009
3010 Ushakov Fyodor Ushakov (1745-1817), Russian admiral MPC · 3010
3011 Chongqing Chongqing, China MPC · 3011
3012 Minsk Minsk, Byelorussian SSR MPC · 3012
3013 Dobrovoleva Oleg Vasilyevich Dobrovolsky, Soviet astronomer known for his cometary studies. He was the head of the Cometary Astronomy Department of the Institute of Astrophysics of the Tadjik S.S.R. Academy of Sciences in Dushanbe. MPC · 3013
3014 Huangsushu 1979 TM Su-Shu Huang (1915-1977), Chinese-American astrophysicist known for his studies on circumstellar habitable zones and prerequisites of extraterrestrial life MPC · 3014
3015 Candy 1980 VN Michael P. Candy (1928-1994), British astrometrist and discoverer of minor planets and comets. Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and Perth Observatory. President of IAU Commission VI. MPC · 3015
3016 Meuse 1981 EK The Meuse River (Dutch Maas), which rises in France and flows through Belgium and the Netherlands MPC · 3016
3017 Petrovi? 1981 UL ?tefan Petrovi? (1906-?), Slovak climatologist MPC · 3017
3018 Godiva 1982 KM Lady Godiva (died ca. 1076), legendary medieval Anglo-Saxon wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia MPC · 3018
3019 Kulin 1940 AC György Kulin (1905-1989), Hungarian astronomer MPC · 3019
3020 Naudts 1949 PR Ignace Naudts (1949-1992), Belgian amateur astronomer MPC · 3020
3021 Lucubratio 1967 CB Latin for "nocturnal study, night work" (from lucubrum, candle) MPC · 3021
3022 Dobermann 1980 SH Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann (1834-1894), German zoologist and amateur astronomer known for breeding the Dobermann MPC · 3022
3023 Heard 1981 JS John Frederick Heard (1907-1976), a Canadian astronomer, professor of astronomy at the University of Toronto and fourth director of the David Dunlap Observatory MPC · 3023
3024 Hainan Hainan Province MPC · 3024
3025 Higson 1982 QR Roger Higson, American night assistant for the 1.2-meter Samuel Oschin telescope at Palomar Observatory in California. His supportive work has been appreciated by observers of comets and minor planets. MPC · 3025
3026 Sarastro Sarastro, high priest of the Temple of Wisdom in Mozart's The Magic Flute MPC · 3026
3027 Shavarsh Shavarsh Karapetyan (born 1953), a Soviet-Armenian champion and world-record finswimmer, who saved 20 lives from drowning when a trolleybus fell into the Yerevan Lake. MPC · 3027
3028 Zhangguoxi Zhang Guoxi, a Chinese industrialist and philanthropist MPC · 3028
3029 Sanders Jeffrey D. Sanders, American astronomer who participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey as an undergraduate student MPC · 3029
3030 Vehrenberg Hans Vehrenberg, German amateur astronomer from Düsseldorf. He is the author of the Atlas of Deep-Sky Splendors (German: Mein Messier-Buch). For researchers on minor planets and comets he published the "Falkauer Atlas" and "Atlas Stellarum". MPC · 3030
3031 Houston 1984 CX Walter Scott Houston (1912-1993), American amateur astronomer well known for his column Deep Sky Wonders in Sky & Telescope MPC · 3031
3032 Evans Reverend Robert O. Evans, Australian amateur astronomer, discoverer of several extragalactic supernovae MPC · 3032
3033 Holbaek 1984 EJ Holbæk, Denmark, town nearest to the discovery site (Brorfelde Observatoriet) on the occasion of the former's 700th anniversary in 1986 MPC · 3033
3034 Climenhaga A917 SE John L. Climenhaga (1916-2008), Canadian astronomer and father of journalist David Climenhaga (Src/Src) MPC · 3034
3035 Chambers A924 EJ John Eric Chambers (born 1969), then British predoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3035
3036 Krat 1937 TO Vladimir Krat (1911-1983), Russian astronomer MPC · 3036
3037 Alku 1944 BA Finnish for "Beginning", the discoverer's boyhood boat, built by his father MPC · 3037
3038 Bernes Mark Bernes (1911-1969), Soviet film actor and singer MPC · 3038
3039 Yangel Mikhail Yangel (1911-1971), a leading Soviet rocket and missile designer MPC · 3039
3040 Kozai 1979 BA Yoshihide Kozai (1928-2018), Japanese astronomer and celestial mechanician, discoverer of the Kozai mechanism MPC · 3040
3041 Webb 1980 GD Rev. Thomas William Webb (1807-1885), a British astronomer, author of Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes and discoverer of S Orionis MPC · 3041
3042 Zelinsky David S. Zelinsky, American mathematician at Brown University, formerly active participant in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3042
3043 San Diego 1982 SA San Diego, California, in recognition of its efforts to curb light pollution MPC · 3043
3044 Saltykov Nikita Saltykov (1893-1946), Russian farmer and grandfather of Natal'ja Vital'evna Metlova who co-discovered this minor planet MPC · 3044
3045 Alois 1984 AW Alois T. Stuczynski, grandfather of American astronomer Joe Wagner who discovered this minor planet MPC · 3045
3046 Molière 4120 P-L Molière (1622-1673), the famous French playwright MPC · 3046
3047 Goethe 6091 P-L Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet and playwright MPC · 3047
3048 Guangzhou Guangzhou, Guangdong, China MPC · 3048
3049 Kuzbass 1968 FH The coal mining Kuznets Basin, located in the Kemerovo Region of Siberia, one of the richest coal deposits in the world MPC · 3049
3050 Carrera 1972 NW The four brothers of the Carrera family: Javiera (1781-1862), Juan José (1782-1818), José Miguel (1785-1821), and Luis (1791-1818), key figures of the Chilean War of Independence MPC · 3050
3051 Nantong 1974 YP Nantong, Jiangsu, China MPC · 3051
3052 Herzen Alexander Herzen (1812-1870), Russian revolutionary, writer, and philosopher, "father of Russian socialism" and founder of the free Russian press abroad MPC · 3052
3053 Dresden 1977 QS The German city of Dresden MPC · 3053
3054 Strugatskia The brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1925-1991, 1933-2012) Russian science fiction writers MPC · 3054
3055 Annapavlova Anna Pavlova (1881-1931), a Russian prima ballerina best known for her performance of The Dying Swan MPC · 3055
3056 INAG The French National Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (French: Institut national d'astronomie et de géophysique; INAG), which built the discovery telescope MPC · 3056
3057 Mälaren 1981 EG Lake Mälaren, Sweden MPC · 3057
3058 Delmary Delmary Rose Schanz (born 1938), an American artist MPC · 3058
3059 Pryor Carlton P. Pryor, American astronomer, who participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3059
3060 Delcano Juan Sebastián Elcano or del Caño (1476-1526) a Spanish navigator, lieutenant of Magellan, first to continuously circumnavigate the globe MPC · 3060
3061 Cook James Cook (1728-1779), British explorer and navigator MPC · 3061
3062 Wren 1982 XC Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723), British architect and astronomer MPC · 3062
3063 Makhaon 1983 PV Makhaon, mythical physician to Greeks during the Trojan War MPC · 3063
3064 Zimmer Louis Zimmer (1888-1970), Belgian amateur astronomer and clockmaker to the King of Belgium MPC · 3064
3065 Sarahill 1984 CV Sarah J. Hill, professor of astronomy and later chairman of the astronomy department at Wellesley College MPC · 3065
3066 McFadden 1984 EO Lucy-Ann McFadden (born 1953), an American astronomer and planetary scientist MPC · 3066
3067 Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966), Soviet poet MPC · 3067
3068 Khanina Frida Borisovna Khanina, Soviet orbit computer and long-time member of the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy MPC · 3068
3069 Heyrovský Jaroslav Heyrovský (1890-1967), Czech physical chemist MPC · 3069
3070 Aitken 1949 GK Robert Grant Aitken (1864-1951), an American astronomer, fourth director of the Lick Observatory, and author of the "New General Catalogue of Double Stars within 12° of the North Pole" (1932) MPC · 3070
3071 Nesterov Pyotr Nesterov (1887-1914), a Russian pioneer airman MPC · 3071
3072 Vilnius Vilnius, Lithuania MPC · 3072
3073 Kursk Kursk, Russia MPC · 3073
3074 Popov Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859-1906), a Russian radio inventor MPC · 3074
3075 Bornmann Patricia L. Bornmann, American solar astronomer, who participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3075
3076 Garber Paul E. Garber (1899-1992), an American historian and first head of the National Air Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C MPC · 3076
3077 Henderson 1982 SK Thomas Henderson (1798-1844), a Scottish astronomer, mathematician, and first Astronomer Royal for Scotland. In 1839 he was the first person to measure the distance Alpha Centauri MPC · 3077
3078 Horrocks 1984 FG Jeremiah Horrocks (1619-1641), also known as Jeremiah Horrox, an English astronomer and mathematician, who predicted and was the first to observe the transit of Venus in 1639. He also to demonstrate that the Moon moved around the Earth in an elliptical orbit. MPC · 3078
3079 Schiller 2578 P-L Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), a German playwright MPC · 3079
3080 Moisseiev 1935 TE Nikolay Moiseyev (1902-1955), a Soviet astronomer and an expert in celestial mechanics MPC · 3080
3081 Martin?boh 1971 UP Bohuslav Martin? (1890-1959), a Czech composer of modern classical music MPC · 3081
3082 Dzhalil 1972 KE Musa Cälil (Musa Mustafovich Dzhalil'; 1906-1944), a Tatar Soviet poet and resistance fighter MPC · 3082
3083 OAFA 1974 MH Félix Aguilar Observatory in Argentina MPC · 3083
3084 Kondratyuk Yuri Kondratyuk (1897-1942), a Soviet engineer, mathematician and pioneer of astronautics and spaceflight MPC · 3084
3085 Donna 1980 DA Donna Marie Thompson, American administrative assistant for the Minor Planet Center and the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, secretary for the Planetary Sciences division of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3085
3086 Kalbaugh 1980 XE Carroll Kalbaugh Liller, father of Chilean astronomer William Liller MPC · 3086
3087 Beatrice Tinsley Beatrice Tinsley (1941-1981), a British-born New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist MPC · 3087
3088 Jinxiuzhonghua "Splendid China", park at Shenzhen, the largest miniature scenic spot in the world MPC · 3088
3089 Oujianquan Ou Jianquan, a Chinese entrepreneur, for his notable contributions in developing township enterprises MPC · 3089
3090 Tjossem 1982 AN The Tjossem family of central Washington State, four generations of whose members have been friends of the discoverer and his family (in particular Peter Tjossem, 19th-20th-century amateur entomologist and paleobotanist) MPC · 3090
3091 van den Heuvel 6081 P-L Ed van den Heuvel (born 1940), a Dutch astronomer, and his niece Julia Edith van den Heuvel MPC · 3091
3092 Herodotus 6550 P-L Herodotus (c. 484 BC - c. 425 BC), a Greek historian, "Father of Historiography" MPC · 3092
3093 Bergholz 1971 MG Olga Bergholz (1910-1975), a Soviet poet MPC · 3093
3094 Chukokkala Korney Chukovsky (1882-1969), pen name of Nikolaj Kornejchukov, one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language MPC · 3094
3095 Omarkhayyam Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), a Persian astronomer, mathematician and philosopher MPC · 3095
3096 Bezru? Petr Bezru? (1867-1958), a Czech poet MPC · 3096
3097 Tacitus 2011 P-L Tacitus (c. 56-120), Roman historian MPC · 3097
3098 van Sprang 4579 P-L Bert van Sprang (1944-2015), Dutch meteor specialist MPC · 3098
3099 Hergenrother 1940 GF Carl W. Hergenrother (born 1973), an American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3099
3100 Zimmerman Nikolaj Vladimirovich Zimmerman (1890-1942), Russian astronomer at Pulkovo Observatory and professor at Leningrad University, known for his astrometric observations and his compilations of star catalogs MPC · 3100

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3101 Goldberger 1978 GB Marvin Leonard Goldberger (1922-2014), American physicist, teacher and humanitarian, president of the California Institute of Technology, to commemorate his birthday, October 22 MPC · 3101
3102 Krok 1981 QA Krok (Libu?e), mythical Slavonic prince MPC · 3102
3103 Eger 1982 BB Eger a small town NE of Budapest, at one time the sixth largest town in Hungary, known for its medieval streets, castle, and red wine (Bull's Blood) MPC · 3103
3104 Dürer Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), German master painter, woodcutter, engraver, and scholar MPC · 3104
3105 Stumpff A907 PB Karl Stumpff (1895-1970), a German celestial mechanician and professor of astronomy, pioneer of Fast Fourier Analysis, author of the three-volume Himmelsmechanik MPC · 3105
3106 Morabito 1981 EE Linda A. Morabito (born 1953), Education Programs Manager at the Planetary Society MPC · 3106
3107 Weaver Kenneth Weaver (1915-2010), American senior assistant editor for science of the National Geographic magazine MPC · 3107
3108 Lyubov 1972 QM Lyubov Orlova (1902-1975), actress and star of Soviet cinema MPC · 3108
3109 Machin 1974 DC Arnold Machin (1911-1999), a British sculptor MPC · 3109
3110 Wagman 1975 SC Nicholas E. Wagman (1905-1980), an American astronomer and astrometrist MPC · 3110
3111 Misuzu Nickname of Shinano Province, now Nagano Prefecture, Japan, the discovery site MPC · 3111
3112 Velimir Velimir (Viktor Vladimirovitch) Khlebnikov, 19th-20th-century Russian poet MPC · 3112
3113 Chizhevskij 1978 RO Aleksandr Leonidovich Chizhevskij, 20th-century Soviet biologist, one of the founders of heliobiology MPC · 3113
3114 Ercilla Don Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, 16th-century Spanish poet and soldier, who distinguished himself in the campaign in Chile against the Araucanians, inspiration for the epic poem La Araucana MPC · 3114
3115 Baily 1981 PL Francis Baily, 18th-19th-century English astronomer, one of the founders of the Royal Astronomical Society, and namesake of Baily's beads MPC · 3115
3116 Goodricke 1983 CF John Goodricke, 18th-century Dutch-English deaf-mute astronomer, who identified Algol as an eclipsing variable and discovered ? Cephei MPC · 3116
3117 Niepce Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 18th-19th-century French photography pioneer MPC · 3117
3118 Claytonsmith 1974 OD Clayton Albert Smith (1934-1993), an American astrometrist, director of the Yale-Columbia Southern Observatory and later the United States Naval Observatory's astrometry department MPC · 3118
3119 Dobronravin 1972 YX Petr Pavlovich Dobronravin, Russian astrophysicist and spectroscopist, deputy director of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory 1952-1969 MPC · 3119
3120 Dangrania 1979 RZ Daniil Aleksandrovich Granin, 20th-century Russian writer MPC · 3120
3121 Tamines 1981 EV Tamines, Belgium, now called (Sambreville) MPC · 3121
3122 Florence Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer MPC · 3122
3123 Dunham David W. Dunham, American astronomer, organizer of the International Occultation Timing Association MPC · 3123
3124 Kansas 1981 VB Kansas, United States, the discoverer's home state, and also the University of Kansas, the discoverer's alma mater, to commemorate the centennial of observational astronomy there, which began with the purchase of an Alvan Clark 6-inch refractor in 1885 MPC · 3124
3125 Hay William Thompson Hay (1888-1949), British music-hall comedian, film star of the 1930s and early 1940s, and amateur astronomer, (re)discoverer of Saturn's Great White Spot in 1933 MPC · 3125
3126 Davydov Denis Vasil'evich Davydov (1784-1839), Russian officer, writer and poet, hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 MPC · 3126
3127 Bagration Petr Ivanovich Bagration, 18th-19th-century Russian (of Georgian descent) general, hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 who died at the Battle of Borodino MPC · 3127
3128 Obruchev Vladimir Afanasjevich Obruchev, 19th-20th-century Russian geologist, geographer, and author of popular books on science and science-fiction novels MPC · 3128
3129 Bonestell Chesley Bonestell, American space artist. Named following a competition organized by the Planetary Society MPC · 3129
3130 Hillary 1981 YO Sir Edmund Hillary, British mountaineer MPC · 3130
3131 Mason-Dixon Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, 18th-century British astronomers who observed the 1761 transit of Venus from the Cape of Good Hope, and later (1763-1767) surveyed the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, the Mason-Dixon line MPC · 3131
3132 Landgraf 1940 WL Werner Landgraf, German astronomer, who established the orbit (and whose initials appear in the provisional designation) MPC · 3132
3133 Sendai A907 TC Sendai, Japan, the "Heidelberg of the East" (this object was discovered from Heidelberg) and the Sendai Municipal Astronomical Observatory MPC · 3133
3134 Kostinsky A921 VA Sergej Konstantinovich Kostinsky (1867-1936), Russian astronomer, after whom the "Kostinsky effect" is named MPC · 3134
3135 Lauer Tod R. Lauer, American astronomer, who participated in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey while an undergraduate student at Caltech MPC · 3135
3136 Anshan Anshan, Liaoning, China MPC · 3136
3137 Horky Czech hill, site of Antonín Mrkos' first telescope MPC · 3137
3138 Ciney 1980 KL Ciney, Belgium, chief town of the Condroz, where the discoverer maintains a residence MPC · 3138
3139 Shantou Shantou, Guangdong, China MPC · 3139
3140 Stellafane 1983 AO Stellafane, the annual Vermont star party organized by the "Springfield Telescope Makers" MPC · 3140
3141 Buchar 1984 RH Emil Buchar (1901-1979), Czech discoverer of minor planets and pioneer of satellite geodesy MPC · 3141
3142 Kilopi 1937 AC Kilopi, or 1000 × ?, which rounds off to 3142, the number assigned to this minor planet MPC · 3142
3143 Genecampbell 1980 UA I. Gene Campbell, American systems programmer in the central computing facility at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3143
3144 Brosche Peter Brosche (born 1936), German astronomer MPC · 3144
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY Walter Sydney Adams, 19th-20th-century American astronomer, director of the Mount Wilson Observatory (1923-1946), whose spectroscopic studies led to the discovery, with Ernst Arnold Kohlschütter, of the spectroscopic method for determining parallax, and who identified Sirius B as the first white-dwarf star known MPC · 3145
3146 Dato 1972 KG Dato Kratsashvili (1963-1980), a young Georgian painter MPC · 3146
3147 Samantha Samantha Reed Smith, 20th-century American schoolgirl who became "America's Youngest Ambassador" MPC · 3147
3148 Grechko Georgii Mikhailovich Grechko, Soviet cosmonaut and scientist MPC · 3148
3149 Okudzhava 1981 SH Bulat Okudzhava, Russian (of Georgian descent) writer, poet and songwriter MPC · 3149
3150 Tosa 1983 CB Tosa Province (Ancient name of K?chi Prefecture), Japan, the discoverer's place of residence MPC · 3150
3151 Talbot 1983 HF Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), British inventor and pioneer of photography MPC · 3151
3152 Jones 1983 LF Albert F. A. L. Jones (1920-2013), New Zealand amateur astronomer MPC · 3152
3153 Lincoln Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th American President of the United States MPC · 3153
3154 Grant Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), 18th American President of the United States MPC · 3154
3155 Lee Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), American general and commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War MPC · 3155
3156 Ellington 1953 EE Duke Ellington (1899-1974), American musician MPC · 3156
3157 Novikov Alexei Ivanovich Novikov (1916-1986), Soviet aviator and poet MPC · 3157
3158 Anga Siberian village, birthplace of Russian ethnographers Ivan Evseevich Venyaminov and Afanasij Prokopevich Shchapov MPC · 3158
3159 Prokof'ev Vladimir Prokofiev (1898-1993), Russian spectroscopist MPC · 3159
3160 Angerhofer 1980 LE Phillip Edward Angerhofer (1950-1986), American astronomer and astrophysicist at USNO MPC · 3160
3161 Beadell Len Beadell (1923-1995), Australian surveyor MPC · 3161
3162 Nostalgia 1980 YH Nostalgia, a sentimentality for the past MPC · 3162
3163 Randi 1981 QM James Randi (born 1928), Canadian-American magician and science skeptic, who debunked numerous paranormal and pseudoscientific claims MPC · 3163
3164 Prast 6562 P-L Martin Prast, American citizen and war veteran MPC · 3164
3165 Mikawa 1984 QE Mikawa Province (Ancient name of eastern half of Aichi Prefecture), Japan MPC · 3165
3166 Klondike 1940 FG The brothers Karl F. Joutsen and Anton F. Johnson, who made a fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush MPC · 3166
3167 Babcock 1955 RS Horace W. Babcock (1912-2003) and his father Harold D. Babcock (1882-1968), American astronomers MPC · 3167
3168 Lomnický ?tít 1980 XM Lomnický ?tít, Czech meteorological and solar observatory MPC · 3168
3169 Ostro 1981 LA Steven Jeffrey Ostro (1946-2008), American radar astronomer MPC · 3169
3170 Dzhanibekov Vladimir Dzhanibekov (born 1942), Soviet cosmonaut MPC · 3170
3171 Wangshouguan 1979 WO Shou-Guan Wang (Wang Shouguan), Chinese astronomer and honorary president of the Chinese Astronomical Society MPC · 3171
3172 Hirst 1981 WW William Parkinson Hirst, South African astronomer and orbit computer MPC · 3172
3173 McNaught 1981 WY Robert McNaught (born 1956), British astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3173
3174 Alcock 1984 UV George Alcock (1912-2000), British comet and nova hunter MPC · 3174
3175 Netto 1979 YP Edgar Rangel Netto, Brazilian astronomer MPC · 3175
3176 Paolicchi Paolo Paolicchi, Italian astrophysicist and professor at University of Pisa MPC · 3176
3177 Chillicothe 1934 AK City of Chillicothe, Ohio MPC · 3177
3178 Yoshitsune 1984 WA Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), nobleman and military commander, and one of the best known samurais MPC · 3178
3179 Beruti 1962 FA Arturo Berutti (1862-1938), Argentinian composer of classical music, known for his operas Pampa, Kryse, Evangelina and Taras Bulba MPC · 3179
3180 Morgan 1962 RO William Wilson Morgan (1906-1994), American astronomer MPC · 3180
3181 Ahnert 1964 EC Paul Oswald Ahnert (1897-1989), German astronomer and author of the annual Kalender fur Sternfreunde MPC · 3181
3182 Shimanto 1984 WC Shimanto River, longest river of the discoverer's home prefecture of Kochi, Japan MPC · 3182
3183 Franzkaiser 1949 PP Franz Kaiser (1891-1962), German astronomer MPC · 3183
3184 Raab 1949 QC Herbert Raab (born 1969), Austrian software engineer and amateur astronomer, author of Astrometrica software MPC · 3184
3185 Clintford Clinton B. Ford (1913-1992), American investor and amateur astronomer, secretary of the AAVSO, co-founder of the Ford Observatory, and recipient of ASP's Amateur Achievement Award MPC · 3185
3186 Manuilova Olga Maksimilianovna Manuilova (1893-1984), Soviet sculptor MPC · 3186
3187 Dalian Dalian, Liaoning, China MPC · 3187
3188 Jekabsons 1978 OM Peter Jekabsons (1943-1990), Australian amateur astronomer and astronomical painter, whose paintings adorn the walls of the discovering Perth Observatory MPC · 3188
3189 Penza Penza, Russian city MPC · 3189
3190 Aposhanskij Vladimir Mikhailovich Aposhanskij (1910-1943), a Soviet poet and journalist MPC · 3190
3191 Svanetia Svanetia, a mountainous district in Georgia MPC · 3191
3192 A'Hearn Michael A'Hearn (1940-2017), American astronomer MPC · 3192
3193 Elliot 1982 DJ James L. Elliot (1943-2011), American professor of physics and astronomy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-discoverer of the Uranian rings MPC · 3193
3194 Dorsey Dorsey Taylor Shoemaker Jr., American businessman and uncle of Eugene Shoemaker (formerly credited 2nd discoverer) MPC · 3194
3195 Fedchenko The Russian Fedchenko family: Alexei Pavlovich Fedchenko (1844-1873), naturalist and explorer, his wife Olga Fedchenko (1845-1921), botanist and plant collector, and their son Boris Fedtschenko (1872-1947), botanist, geographer and writer. MPC · 3195
3196 Maklaj 1978 RY Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay (1846-1888), Russian ethnologist and anthropologist who studied the Papuans in New Guinea MPC · 3196
3197 Weissman 1981 AD Paul Robert Weissman, American cometary physicist MPC · 3197
3198 Wallonia Wallonia (Walloon Region), one of the three federal regions of Belgium, the discoverer's birthplace and location of the Institut d'astrophysique (the discovery site operator) MPC · 3198
3199 Nefertiti 1982 RA Nefertiti (c. 1370 - c. 1330 BC), Egyptian queen MPC · 3199
3200 Phaethon 1983 TB Phaethon from Greek mythology. Son of Helios, he operated the solar chariot for a day, lost control of it and almost set fire to the Earth (the object, associated with the Geminid meteor stream, had then the smallest known perihelion distance) MPC · 3200

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3201 Sijthoff 6560 P-L Albert Georg Sijthoff, a Dutch publisher whose family backed the construction of the Sijthoff Planetarium in The Hague in 1934. MPC · 3201
3202 Graff A908 AA Gareth V. Williams (born 1965), British astronomer at the Minor Planet Center MPC · 3202
3203 Huth 1938 SL Hans Huth (1925-1988), German astronomer MPC · 3203
3204 Lindgren 1978 RH Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), Swedish writer MPC · 3204
3205 Boksenberg Alexander Boksenberg (born 1936), British astronomer MPC · 3205
3206 Wuhan Wuhan, the largest city in central China MPC · 3206
3207 Spinrad Hyron Spinrad (1934-2015), American astronomer MPC · 3207
3208 Lunn 1981 JM Borge Lunn, Danish civil engineer and metallurgist MPC · 3208
3209 Buchwald Vagn Fabritius Buchwald, Danish meteoriticist MPC · 3209
3210 Lupishko Dmitrij Fedorovich Lupishko, Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 3210
3211 Louispharailda 1931 CE Louis Pierre Van Biesbroeck, and Pharailda de Colpaert Van Biesbroeck, parents of the discoverer MPC · 3211
3212 Agricola Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), German scientist, "father of mineralogy" MPC · 3212
3213 Smolensk 1977 NQ Smolensk, Russian city MPC · 3213
3214 Makarenko Anton Makarenko (1888-1939), Soviet teacher and writer MPC · 3214
3215 Lapko 1980 BQ Konstantin Kuz'mich Lapko, Soviet surgeon MPC · 3215
3216 Harrington 1980 RB Robert Sutton Harrington (1942-1993), American astronomer MPC · 3216
3217 Seidelmann 1980 RK Paul Kenneth Seidelmann, American astronomer MPC · 3217
3218 Delphine 6611 P-L Delphine Jehoulet Delsemme, wife of Armand Delsemme, a Belgian-born astronomer at the University of Toledo in Ohio (see (2954)) MPC · 3218
3219 Komaki 1934 CX K?jir? Komaki, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 3219
3220 Murayama 1951 WF Sadao Murayama, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3220
3221 Changshi Changshu, Jiangsu, China MPC · 3221
3222 Liller 1983 NJ William Liller, American astronomer + MPC · 3222
3223 Forsius 1942 RN Sigfrid Aronus Forsius (Siegfried Aronsen; c. 1550-1624), Finnish-born Professor of Astronomy in Uppsala, Sweden. His 1611 manuscript propounding his theory of colours was discovered in the Royal Library in Stockholm in 1969 MPC · 3223
3224 Irkutsk Irkutsk, Russia MPC · 3224
3225 Hoag 1982 QQ Arthur Hoag (1921-1999), American astronomer MPC · 3225
3226 Plinius 6565 P-L Pliny the Younger (62-114) MPC · 3226
3227 Hasegawa 1928 DF Ichir? Hasegawa, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3227
3228 Pire 1935 CL Georges Pire (Father Dominique), Belgian monk (Dominican Order), winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize for Peace MPC · 3228
3229 Solnhofen A916 PC Solnhofen, south (SSE) of Nuremberg in Germany and known for its limestone and fossils MPC · 3229
3230 Vampilov 1972 LE Alexander Vampilov (1937-1972), Soviet playwright MPC · 3230
3231 Mila Lyudmila Pakhomova (1946-1986), Soviet ice dancer MPC · 3231
3232 Brest 1974 SL Brest, a city in Belarus MPC · 3232
3233 Kri?barons Kri?j?nis Barons (1835-1923), Latvian folklorist MPC · 3233
3234 Hergiani Mikhail Vissarionovich Hergiani (1932-1969), famous Soviet mountaineer MPC · 3234
3235 Melchior Paul Jacques Léon Melchior, Belgian geophysicist MPC · 3235
3236 Strand Kaj Aage Gunnar Strand (1907-2000), Danish and American astronomer MPC · 3236
3237 Victorplatt Victor D. Platt, father of astronomer John Platt who discovered this minor planet MPC · 3237
3238 Timresovia Nikolay Timofeev-Ressovsky (1900-1981), Soviet biologist MPC · 3238
3239 Meizhou Meizhou, Guangdong, China MPC · 3239
3240 Laocoon Laocoön, Trojan priest of Poseidon MPC · 3240
3241 Yeshuhua Ye Shuhua (born 1927), Chinese astronomer MPC · 3241
3242 Bakhchisaraj Bakhchisaray, a town in Crimea, the center of the same district where Crimean Astrophysical Observatory was created MPC · 3242
3243 Skytel 1980 DC named after Sky and Telescope magazine for its 50th anniversary MPC · 3243
3244 Petronius 4008 P-L Petronius (c. 27-66 AD), Roman writer MPC · 3244
3245 Jensch Alfred Jensch, German astronomer MPC · 3245
3246 Bidstrup Herluf Bidstrup (1912-1988), Danish caricaturist MPC · 3246
3247 Di Martino 1981 YE Mario Di Martino (born 1947), Italian astronomer at the Turin Observatory MPC · 3247
3248 Farinella 1982 FK Paolo Farinella (1953-2000), Italian astronomer MPC · 3248
3249 Musashino Musashino, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan MPC · 3249
3250 Martebo 1979 EB Martebo, on Gotland island in Sweden MPC · 3250
3251 Eratosthenes 6536 P-L Eratosthenes (c. 276-194 BC), Ancient Greek scientist MPC · 3251
3252 Johnny Johnny Carson (1925-2005), American TV host and comedian, and amateur astronomer MPC · 3252
3253 Gradie Jonathan Carey Gradie, American astronomer MPC · 3253
3254 Bus 1982 UM Schelte J. Bus (born 1956), American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3254
3255 Tholen 1980 RA David J. Tholen (born 1955), American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3255
3256 Daguerre Louis Daguerre (1787-1851), French chemist and artist, pioneer of photography (the Daguerreotype process) MPC · 3256
3257 Hanzlík 1982 GG Stanislav Hanzlík (1878-1956), Czech meteorologist and climatologist MPC · 3257
3258 Somnium 1983 RJ Kepler's Somnium, sive opus posthumum de astronomia lunaris (The Dream, or Posthumous Work on Lunar Astronomy), which combined a serious study of lunar astronomy and the fictional account of a journey to the Moon MPC · 3258
3259 Brownlee Donald E. Brownlee (born 1943), American astronomer MPC · 3259
3260 Vizbor Yuri Vizbor (1934-1984), Russian actor, poet, writer, composer and playwright MPC · 3260
3261 Tvardovskij Aleksandr Tvardovsky (1910-1971), Soviet poet MPC · 3261
3262 Miune 1983 WB Miune, mountain in K?chi, Japan MPC · 3262
3263 Bligh 1932 CN William Bligh (1754-1817), captain of the Bounty MPC · 3263
3264 Bounty 1934 AF HMS Bounty, ship MPC · 3264
3265 Fletcher Fletcher Christian (1764-1793), Bounty mutineer MPC · 3265
3266 Bernardus 1978 PA Andres Bernardus Muller, Dutch astronomer MPC · 3266
3267 Glo 1981 AA Eleanor F. Helin (1932-2009), American astronomer, comet hunter, discoverer of minor planets and advisor to the Planetary Society. Glo is her nickname. MPC · 3267
3268 De Sanctis 1981 DD Giovanni de Sanctis (born 1949), Italian astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3268
3269 Vibert-Douglas Vibert Douglas (1894-1988), Canadian astronomer MPC · 3269
3270 Dudley 1982 DA H. Dudley Wright, engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and benefactor of science, education and the arts in California and in Geneva, Switzerland. MPC · 3270
3271 Ul 1982 RB Ul, a lunar deity in the mythology of Vanuatu MPC · 3271
3272 Tillandz Elias Tillandz (1640-1693), Swedish physician and botanist MPC · 3272
3273 Drukar Ivan Fyodorov (1525-1583), one of the first printers of books in Russia and Ukraine. The word Drukar means 'printer' in Ukrainian and old Russian. MPC · 3273
3274 Maillen Maillen, Belgium MPC · 3274
3275 Oberndorfer Hans Oberndorfer (1925-2006), was a German amateur astronomer, author and director of the Bavarian Public Observatory (Volkssternwarte München) MPC · 3275
3276 Porta Coeli Porta Coeli ("Gateway to Heaven") convent in Ti?nov, Czech Republic MPC · 3276
3277 Aaronson Marc Aaronson (1950-1987), American astronomer MPC · 3277
3278 B?hounek 1984 BT Franti?ek B?hounek (1898-1973), Czech physicist MPC · 3278
3279 Solon 9103 P-L Solon (c. 630-560 BC), Greek lawmaker MPC · 3279
3280 Grétry 1933 SJ André Grétry (1741-1813), Belgian composer from Wallonia MPC · 3280
3281 Maupertuis 1938 DZ Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698-1759), French mathematician and astronomer MPC · 3281
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA Harold Spencer Jones (1890-1960), British astronomer, former Astronomer Royal MPC · 3282
3283 Skorina Francysk Skaryna (died 1552), first doctor of medicine in Belarus, printer and publisher MPC · 3283
3284 Niebuhr 1953 NB Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), American theologian MPC · 3284
3285 Ruth Wolfe Ruth Fanton Wolfe, American geologist, colleague of Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker at the United States Geological Survey MPC · 3285
3286 Anatoliya 1980 BV Anatoly V. Karachkin (1947-1984), brother-in-law of astronomer Lyudmila Karachkina who discovered this minor planet MPC · 3286
3287 Olmstead C. Michelle Olmstead (born 1969), American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3287
3288 Seleucus 1982 DV Seleucus I Nicator (c. 358-281 BC), one of the generals of Alexander the Great and heir to the largest part of his empire MPC · 3288
3289 Mitani 1934 RP Tetsuyasu Mitani (1927-2004), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of 1619 Ueta MPC · 3289
3290 Azabu Azabu, a district of Tokyo, Japan MPC · 3290
3291 Dunlap Larry Dunlap, American astronomer MPC · 3291
3292 Sather 2631 P-L Bob Sather, research assistant Lunar and Planetary Laboratory MPC · 3292
3293 Rontaylor 4650 P-L Ronald C. Taylor, American astronomer MPC · 3293
3294 Carlvesely 6563 P-L Carl D. Vesely, American astronomer MPC · 3294
3295 Murakami 1950 DH Tadayoshi Murakami (1907-1985), Japanese astronomer MPC · 3295
3296 Bosque Alegre 1975 SF The astrophysical station of Córdoba Observatory in Argentina MPC · 3296
3297 Hong Kong Hong Kong, Chinese island and city MPC · 3297
3298 Massandra Massandra, town on the Crimean peninsula MPC · 3298
3299 Hall John Scoville Hall, American astronomer and director of the Lowell Observatory from 1958 to 1977 MPC · 3299
3300 McGlasson 1928 NA Scottish Surname of a small clan located in the highlands of Scotland. MPC · 3300

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3301 Jansje 1978 CT Jansje Verveer, mother of Dutch astronomer Arie Verveer MPC · 3301
3302 Schliemann Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), German archaeologist MPC · 3302
3303 Merta 1967 UN Franti?ek Merta (1872-1953), teacher and journalist. Grandfather of the discoverer. MPC · 3303
3304 Pearce Joseph Algernon Pearce (1893-1988), Canadian astronomer MPC · 3304
3305 Ceadams 1985 KB Charles Edward Adams (1870-1945), a New Zealand astronomer MPC · 3305
3306 Byron Lord Byron (1788-1824), British poet MPC · 3306
3307 Athabasca The Athabascans, ancient people of North America MPC · 3307
3308 Ferreri 1981 EP Walter Ferreri (born 1948), Italian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3308
3309 Brorfelde 1982 BH Brorfelde Observatory in Denmark MPC · 3309
3310 Patsy Patricia Tombaugh (1912-2012), wife of discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 3310
3311 Podobed Vladimir Vladimirovich Podobed, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3311
3312 Pedersen 1984 SN Holger Pedersen (born 1946), Danish astronomer MPC · 3312
3313 Mendel 1980 DG Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), Czech-Austrian father of genetics MPC · 3313
3314 Beals 1981 FH Carlyle Smith Beals (1899-1979), Canadian astronomer MPC · 3314
3315 Chant 1984 CZ Clarence Chant (1865-1956), Canadian astronomer MPC · 3315
3316 Herzberg Gerhard Herzberg (1904-1999), German-born Canadian chemist and astronomer MPC · 3316
3317 Paris 1984 KF Paris, Trojan prince MPC · 3317
3318 Blixen 1985 HB Karen Blixen (1885-1962), Danish writer MPC · 3318
3319 Kibi Kibi Province (ancient name of Okayama Prefecture and eastern half of Hiroshima Prefecture), Japan MPC · 3319
3320 Namba Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan MPC · 3320
3321 Dasha Dasha from Sevastopol (1836-1892), Russian sister of charity MPC · 3321
3322 Lidiya Lidiya Vissarionovna Zvereva (1890-1916), the first Russian female aviator MPC · 3322
3323 Turgenev Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian writer MPC · 3323
3324 Avsyuk Yurii Nikolaevich Avsyuk, Russian geophysicist (specialist in gravimetry and geodynamics) MPC · 3324
3325 TARDIS 1984 JZ The TARDIS, time machine in Doctor Who MPC · 3325
3326 Agafonikov 1985 FL Askol'd M. Agafonikov, Russian geophysicist and navigator of the third Russian Antarctic expedition MPC · 3326
3327 Campins 1985 PW Humberto Campins (Humberto Campins Camejo), Venezuelan-born American astronomer MPC · 3327
3328 Interposita The discovery film was exposed hastily between two satellite laser ranging sessions in the adjacent dome. MPC · 3328
3329 Golay Marcel Golay (1927-2015), Swiss astronomer at Geneva Observatory MPC · 3329
3330 Gantrisch Gantrisch, a mountain south of Bern in Switzerland MPC · 3330
3331 Kvistaberg 1979 QS Kvistaberg, site of Uppsala Observatory, Sweden MPC · 3331
3332 Raksha Yurij Mikhajlovich Raksha (1937-1980), Russian artist MPC · 3332
3333 Schaber Gerald Gene Schaber, American planetary geologist with the USGS MPC · 3333
3334 Somov 1981 YR Mikhail Somov (1908-1973), Soviet Antarctic explorer MPC · 3334
3335 Quanzhou 1966 AA Quanzhou, Fujian, China MPC · 3335
3336 Grygar 1971 UX Ji?í Grygar (born 1936), Czech astronomer MPC · 3336
3337 Milo? Milo? Tichý (born 1966), Czech astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3337
3338 Richter Nikolaus B. Richter (1910-1980), first director of the Tautenburg Observatory (1960-1975) MPC · 3338
3339 Treshnikov 1978 LB Alexey Tryoshnikov (1914-1991), Soviet Antarctic explorer MPC · 3339
3340 Yinhai 1979 TK Yinhai, Guangxi, China MPC · 3340
3341 Hartmann 1980 OD William Kenneth Hartmann (born 1939), American planetary scientist, writer, and painter MPC · 3341
3342 Fivesparks In honor of Newton and Margaret Mayall (1902-1995), American astronomer. The name refers to their residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts MPC · 3342
3343 Nedzel 1982 HS V. Alexander Nedzel, American supporter of the supporter of Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research, which discovered this asteroid MPC · 3343
3344 Modena 1982 JA Modena, city in Italy MPC · 3344
3345 Tarkovskij Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986), Soviet film producer MPC · 3345
3346 Gerla 1951 SD Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952), English actress MPC · 3346
3347 Konstantin Konstantin Kalinin (1889-1938), Soviet aviator MPC · 3347
3348 Pokryshkin Alexander Pokryshkin (1913-1985), Soviet pilot MPC · 3348
3349 Manas Manas, a Kyrgyz epic poem MPC · 3349
3350 Scobee 1980 PJ Dick Scobee (1939-1986), STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3350
3351 Smith Michael J. Smith (1945-1986), STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3351
3352 McAuliffe 1981 CW Christa McAuliffe (1948-1986), STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3352
3353 Jarvis 1981 YC Gregory Jarvis (1944-1986), STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3353
3354 McNair 1984 CW Ronald McNair (1950-1986), STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3354
3355 Onizuka Ellison Onizuka (1946-1986), STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3355
3356 Resnik 1984 EU Judith Resnik (1949-1986), STS-51-L crew member MPC · 3356
3357 Tolstikov 1984 FT Yevgeny Tolstikov (1913-1987), Russian meteorologist and Polar explorer who lead the third Soviet Antarctic expedition MPC · 3357
3358 Anikushin 1978 RX Mikhail Anikushin (1917-1997), Russian sculptor MPC · 3358
3359 Purcari Moldavian wine producer MPC · 3359
3360 Syrinx 1981 VA Syrinx, a nymph MPC · 3360
3361 Orpheus 1982 HR Orpheus, mythological Greek musician MPC · 3361
3362 Khufu 1984 QA Khufu, Egyptian pharaoh MPC · 3362
3363 Bowen 1960 EE Ira Sprague Bowen (1898-1973) was an American astronomer and director of the Mount Wilson and Palomar observatories MPC · 3363
3364 Zdenka 1984 GF Zde?ka Vávrová (born 1945), Czech astronomer MPC · 3364
3365 Recogne Recogne in the Ardennes, Belgium MPC · 3365
3366 Gödel Kurt Gödel (1906-1978), Austro-Hungarian logician MPC · 3366
3367 Alex Alex R. Baltutis, grandson of the discoverer MPC · 3367
3368 Duncombe 1985 QT Raynor Lockwood Duncombe, American astronomer MPC · 3368
3369 Freuchen 1985 UZ Peter Freuchen (1886-1957), Danish polar explorer and author MPC · 3369
3370 Kohsai 1934 CU Hiroki Kosai (born 1933), Japanese astronomer MPC · 3370
3371 Giacconi 1955 RZ Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), Italian-born American astrophysicist and winner (with Raymond Davis and Masatoshi Koshiba) of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2002 MPC · 3371
3372 Bratijchuk Matrena Vasil'evna Bratijchuk, Ukrainian astronomer MPC · 3372
3373 Koktebelia Koktebel, a resort on the Black Sea in Crimea MPC · 3373
3374 Namur 1980 KO Namur, capital of the region of Wallonia in Belgium MPC · 3374
3375 Amy Amy Shoemaker Prescott, relative of the discoverer MPC · 3375
3376 Armandhammer Armand Hammer (1898-1990), American industrialist and art collector MPC · 3376
3377 Lodewijk 4122 P-L Lodewijk Woltjer (born 1930), Dutch astronomer MPC · 3377
3378 Susanvictoria A922 WB Susan Titus and Victoria Van Biesbroeck Streeter, granddaughters of the discoverer MPC · 3378
3379 Oishi Hideo Oishi, Japanese amateur astronomer and orbit computer MPC · 3379
3380 Awaji 1940 EF Awaji Island, Japan MPC · 3380
3381 Mikkola 1941 UG Seppo Mikkola (born 1947), Finnish astronomer MPC · 3381
3382 Cassidy 1948 RD William A. Cassidy (born 1928), American meteoriticist MPC · 3382
3383 Koyama 1951 AB Hisako Koyama, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 3383
3384 Daliya Vladimir Dal (1801-1872), Russian lexicologist and ethnographer MPC · 3384
3385 Bronnina Nina Mikhailovna Bronnikova, Russian astronomer at Pulkovo Observatory MPC · 3385
3386 Klementinum 1980 FA The Clementinum, college in Prague MPC · 3386
3387 Greenberg 1981 WE Richard J. Greenberg, American planetary scientist at the University of Arizona MPC · 3387
3388 Tsanghinchi Hin-Chi Tsang, Chinese industrialist MPC · 3388
3389 Sinzot 1984 DU Family name of the discoverer's grandmother MPC · 3389
3390 Demanet The family name of the discoverer's paternal grandmother MPC · 3390
3391 Sinon Sinon, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 3391
3392 Setouchi 1979 YB Setouchi Region, Japan MPC · 3392
3393 ?túr ?udovít ?túr (1815-1856), Slovak leader and writer MPC · 3393
3394 Banno 1986 DB Yoshiaki Banno (1952-1991), Japanese engineer and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3394
3395 Jitka 1985 UN Jitka Bene?, Czech assistant at Klet Observatory MPC · 3395
3396 Muazzez A915 TE Muazzez K. Lohmiller, staff member of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 3396
3397 Leyla 1964 XA Nancy Leyla Lohmiller (born 1985), daughter of Muazzez Lohmiller MPC · 3397
3398 Stättmayer 1978 PC Peter Stättmayer, German amateur astronomer, director of the Munich Public Observatory MPC · 3398
3399 Kobzon Joseph Kobzon (1937-2018), Soviet singer MPC · 3399
3400 Aotearoa 1981 GX M?ori name for New Zealand MPC · 3400

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3401 Vanphilos 1981 PA Vanessa Hall and Philip Osborne, on the occasion of their marriage. The name was given by Gareth V. Williams, astronomer at the Minor Planet Center and friend of the couple. MPC · 3401
3402 Wisdom 1981 PB Jack Wisdom, American astronomer at MIT MPC · 3402
3403 Tammy 1981 SW Tammy Irelan, wife of R. L. Irelan staff member at Lincoln Laboratory's Experimental Test Site MPC · 3403
3404 Hinderer 1934 CY Fritz Hinderer (1912-1991), German astronomer at Babelsberg Observatory MPC · 3404
3405 Daiwensai 1964 UQ Wen-Sai Dai (1911-1979), Chinese astronomer MPC · 3405
3406 Omsk 1969 DA Omsk, Russia MPC · 3406
3407 Jimmysimms 1973 DT James A. C. Simms III (born 1957), American system administrator MPC · 3407
3408 Shalamov Varlam Shalamov (1907-1982), Soviet writer MPC · 3408
3409 Abramov Fyodor Abramov (1920-1983), Soviet writer MPC · 3409
3410 Vereshchagin Vasily Vereshchagin (1842-1904), Russian painter MPC · 3410
3411 Debetencourt 1980 LK The family name of the mother of astronomer Georges Roland, who co-discovered Comet Arend-Roland MPC · 3411
3412 Kafka Franz Kafka (1883-1924), German-Czech writer MPC · 3412
3413 Andriana Andriana Marie Hazelton, granddaughter of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3413
3414 Champollion 1983 DJ Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832), French linguist MPC · 3414
3415 Danby 1928 SL Michael Anthony Danby, British-born mathematician formerly of North Carolina State University MPC · 3415
3416 Dorrit 1931 VP Dorrit Hoffleit (1907-2007), American astronomer MPC · 3416
3417 Tamblyn 1937 GG Peter Tamblyn, American astronomer MPC · 3417
3418 Izvekov Vladimir Andreevich Izvekov, Soviet astronomer MPC · 3418
3419 Guth 1981 JZ Vladimír Guth (1905-1980), Slovak astronomer MPC · 3419
3420 Standish 1984 EB E. Myles Standish Jr, American astronomer, Caltech/JPL MPC · 3420
3421 Yangchenning Yang Chen-Ning (born 1922), Chinese-American physicist MPC · 3421
3422 Reid 1978 OJ Ruth and Gordon Reid (1923-1989), professor of politics at the University of Western Australia MPC · 3422
3423 Slouka 1981 CK Hubert Slouka (1903-1973), Czech astronomer MPC · 3423
3424 Nu?l 1982 CD Franti?ek Nu?l (1867-1951), Czech astronomer and mathematician MPC · 3424
3425 Hurukawa 1929 BD Kiichir? Furukawa (Hurukawa, 1929-2016), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3425
3426 Seki 1932 CQ Tsutomu Seki (born 1930), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3426
3427 Szentmártoni 1938 AD Béla Szentmártoni (1931-1988), Hungarian amateur astronomer MPC · 3427
3428 Roberts 1952 JH Walter Orr Roberts (1915-1990), American astronomer and atmospheric physicist MPC · 3428
3429 Chuvaev Konstantin Konstantinovich Chuvaev (1917-1994), Soviet astronomer MPC · 3429
3430 Bradfield William A. Bradfield (1927-2014), Australian amateur astronomer MPC · 3430
3431 Nakano 1984 QC Shuichi Nakano (born 1947), Japanese astronomer MPC · 3431
3432 Kobuchizawa 1986 EE Kobuchizawa Observatory in Japan which contributes asteroid (Near Earth Objects) observations to the Minor Planet Center MPC · 3432
3433 Fehrenbach Charles Fehrenbach (1914-2008), French astronomer MPC · 3433
3434 Hurless 1981 VO Carolyn Hurless (1934-1987), American amateur astronomer MPC · 3434
3435 Boury Arsène Boury (1934-1982), Belgian astronomer MPC · 3435
3436 Ibadinov Hursandkul Ibadinov, Tajik astronomer MPC · 3436
3437 Kapitsa Pyotr Kapitsa (1894-1984), Russian physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 MPC · 3437
3438 Inarradas Argentine Institute of Radio Astronomy Spanish: Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia MPC · 3438
3439 Lebofsky Larry A. Lebofsky, American astronomer MPC · 3439
3440 Stampfer 1950 DD Simon von Stampfer (1792-1864), Austrian geodesist and astronomer, pioneer of cinematography MPC · 3440
3441 Pochaina Pochaina [uk], a tributary of the Dnieper in the Ukraine MPC · 3441
3442 Yashin Lev Yashin (1929-1990), Soviet goalkeeper MPC · 3442
3443 Leetsungdao Tsung-Dao Lee (born 1926), Chinese American physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics MPC · 3443
3444 Stepanian Natalia Nikolaevna Stepanian (astrophysicist) and Arnol'd Artashesovich Stepanian (head of the gamma-ray laboratory) both astronomers at the Crimean Astrophysical Observtory MPC · 3444
3445 Pinson 1983 FC William H. Pinson (1919-), American geochemist MPC · 3445
3446 Combes 1942 EB Michel-Alain Combes (born 1942), French astronomer MPC · 3446
3447 Burckhalter 1956 SC Charles Burckhalter (1849-1923), American astronomer MPC · 3447
3448 Narbut Heorhiy Narbut (1886-1920), Ukrainian graphic designer MPC · 3448
3449 Abell George O. Abell (1927-1983), American astronomer MPC · 3449
3450 Dommanget 1983 QJ Jean Dommanget, Belgian astronomer MPC · 3450
3451 Mentor Mentor, mythological Greek king, son of Imbrus at Pedaseus, father of Imbrius, ally of the Trojans MPC · 3451
3452 Hawke 1980 OA Bernard Ray Hawke, American planetary geologist at the University of Hawaii MPC · 3452
3453 Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), Russian writer MPC · 3453
3454 Lieske Jay Henry Lieske, American astronomer MPC · 3454
3455 Kristensen 1985 QC Leif Kahl Kristensen, Danish astronomer MPC · 3455
3456 Etiennemarey Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904), French surgeon, physiologist, inventor of the chronophotograph, pioneer of cinematography, contemporary of Eadweard Muybridge MPC · 3456
3457 Arnenordheim Arne Nordheim (1931-2010), Norwegian composer MPC · 3457
3458 Boduognat Boduognaty!--#R-to-here--> or Boduognatus, leader of the Nervii in Gaul who, with the Atrebates and Viromandui, fought Julius Caesar in 57 BC MPC · 3458
3459 Bodil 1986 GB Bodil Jensen, wife of the discoverer Poul Jensen MPC · 3459
3460 Ashkova Nataliya Vladimirovna Ashkova, Soviet astronomer at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy MPC · 3460
3461 Mandelshtam Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), Soviet poet MPC · 3461
3462 Zhouguangzhao Zhou Guangzhao (born 1929), Chinese physicist MPC · 3462
3463 Kaokuen Charles K. Kao (1933-2018), Chinese physicist MPC · 3463
3464 Owensby 1983 BA Pamela D. Owensby, planetary astronomer at the University of Hawaii MPC · 3464
3465 Trevires Ancient Belgian tribe, mentioned in Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars MPC · 3465
3466 Ritina discoverer's daughter Margarita, who was also an astronomer at Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 3466
3467 Bernheim Robert Burnham Jr. (1931-1993), American astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3467
3468 Urgenta 1975 AM Type of potato MPC · 3468
3469 Bulgakov Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940), Russian writer MPC · 3469
3470 Yaronika 1975 ES discoverer's son Yaroslav, who also works at CrAO MPC · 3470
3471 Amelin Valentin Mikhailovich Amelin (1930-1989), Soviet geodesist MPC · 3471
3472 Upgren Arthur Reinhold Upgren, American astronomer MPC · 3472
3473 Sapporo A924 EG Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan MPC · 3473
3474 Linsley 1962 HE Earl Garfield Linsley (1882-1969), professor of geography at Mills College, California MPC · 3474
3475 Fichte 1972 TD Hubert Fichte (1935-1986), German writer MPC · 3475
3476 Dongguan Dongguan, Guangdong, China MPC · 3476
3477 Kazbegi 1979 KH Mount Kazbek, on the border between Georgia and Russia MPC · 3477
3478 Fanale 1979 XG Fraser Partington Fanale, American planetary geologist MPC · 3478
3479 Malaparte 1980 TQ Curzio Malaparte (1898-1957), Italian writer MPC · 3479
3480 Abante 1981 GB Robert Hamilton Brown, planetary astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 3480
3481 Xianglupeak Xianglu Peak ("Incense Burner Peak", 557 m), highest point of the Fragrant Hill Park, northwest of Beijing, China JPL · 3481
3482 Lesnaya village Lesnaya, near which Swedes were defeated by the Russian army in the Battle of Lesnaya MPC · 3482
3483 Svetlov Mikhail Svetlov (1903-1964), Soviet poet MPC · 3483
3484 Neugebauer 1978 NE The Neugebauers, American family of physicists and mathematicians: Otto Neugebauer, historian of astronomy, Marcia Neugebauer and Gerald Neugebauer, both astronomers MPC · 3484
3485 Barucci 1983 NU Maria A. Barucci, Italian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3485
3486 Fulchignoni 1984 CR Marcello Fulchignoni, Italian astronomer MPC · 3486
3487 Edgeworth 1978 UF Kenneth Edgeworth (1880-1972), Irish engineer MPC · 3487
3488 Brahic 1980 PM André Brahic (1942-2016), French astronomer MPC · 3488
3489 Lottie Lottie Soll-Herkenhoff, wife of co-discoverer Kenneth E. Herkenhoff MPC · 3489
3490 ?olc 1984 SV Ivan ?olc, Czech inventor MPC · 3490
3491 Fridolin Fridolin of Säckingen, an Irish missionary, is the patron saint of the Swiss valley of Glarus MPC · 3491
3492 Petra-Pepi 1985 DQ Daughter of the discoverer MPC · 3492
3493 Stepanov Vladimir Yevgenyevich Stepanov (1913-1986), Soviet physicist MPC · 3493
3494 Purple Mountain 1980 XW Purple Mountain Observatory, Jiangsu, China MPC · 3494
3495 Colchagua 1981 NU Colchagua Province, Chile MPC · 3495
3496 Arieso 1977 RC name consists of acronyms of Astronomisches Rechen-Institut and the European Southern Observatory MPC · 3496
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ Kimmo Innanen (1937-2011), Finnish-Canadian astronomer MPC · 3497
3498 Belton Michael J. Belton (1934-2018), American astronomer MPC · 3498
3499 Hoppe Johannes Hoppe (1907-?), German professor of astronomy at the University of Jena MPC · 3499
3500 Kobayashi A919 SD Takao Kobayashi (born 1961), astronomer MPC · 3500

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3501 Olegiya 1971 QU Oleg Nikolaevich Korotsev (born 1922), Russian astronomer MPC · 3501
3502 Huangpu Huangpu District, Shanghai MPC · 3502
3503 Brandt John Conrad Brandt, American astronomer and author MPC · 3503
3504 Kholshevnikov Konstantin Vladislavovich Kholshevnikov, a Russian astronomer who was a professor at Leningrad University MPC · 3504
3505 Byrd 1983 AM Deborah Byrd (born 1951), producer of the Earth & Sky radio series MPC · 3505
3506 French Linda M. French, American Astronomer, Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University MPC · 3506
3507 Vilas 1982 UX Faith Vilas (born 1952), American planetary scientist and Director of the MMT Observatory in Arizona MPC · 3507
3508 Pasternak Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), Russian writer MPC · 3508
3509 Sanshui Sanshui, Chinese city in the Sanshui District MPC · 3509
3510 Veeder 1982 TP Glenn John Veeder, American astronomer MPC · 3510
3511 Tsvetaeva Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941), Soviet poet MPC · 3511
3512 Eriepa Erie, Pennsylvania MPC · 3512
3513 Quqinyue 1965 UZ Qu Qinyue (born 1935), Chinese astronomer MPC · 3513
3514 Hooke 1971 UJ Robert Hooke (1635-1703), English scientist MPC · 3514
3515 Jindra Lumír Jindra (born 1936), Czech pharmacologist and friend of the discoverer MPC · 3515
3516 Rusheva Nadya Rusheva (1952-1969), Russian painter MPC · 3516
3517 Tatianicheva Lyudmila Tatianicheva (1915-1980), Soviet poetess MPC · 3517
3518 Florena Pavel Florensky (1882-1943), Russian religious philosopher, physicist and mathematician and hisson, Kirill Florensky (1915-1982), geochemist and mineralogist MPC · 3518
3519 Ambiorix 1984 DO Ambiorix, leader of Belgian tribe in time of the Romans MPC · 3519
3520 Klopsteg 1952 SG Paul E. Klopsteg (1889-1991), American physicist MPC · 3520
3521 Comrie 1982 MH Leslie Comrie (1893-1950), New Zealand-born astronomer and pioneer in mathematical computation MPC · 3521
3522 Becker 1941 SW Ludwig Becker (1860-1947), German astronomer MPC · 3522
3523 Arina Arina Rodionovna Yakoleva (1758-1828), the nurse of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin MPC · 3523
3524 Schulz Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Peanuts (Charlie Brown; Charlie Brown). MPC · 3524
3525 Paul Paul J. Baltutis, son-in-law of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3525
3526 Jeffbell 1984 CN Space scientist/writer Jeffrey F. Bell MPC · 3526
3527 McCord Thomas Bard McCord, American astronomer (planetary geologist) MPC · 3527
3528 Counselman Charles Claude Counselman III (born 1943), American planetary scientist MPC · 3528
3529 Dowling Timothy Edward Dowling, American planetary scientist and professor at MIT MPC · 3529
3530 Hammel Heidi Hammel (born 1960), American planetary scientist MPC · 3530
3531 Cruikshank 1981 FB Dale Cruikshank, NASA space scientist MPC · 3531
3532 Tracie Tracie Lynn Ojakangas, wife of co-discoverer Gregory Wayne Ojakangas MPC · 3532
3533 Toyota 1986 UE Toyota, Aichi, Japan MPC · 3533
3534 Sax 1936 XA Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), Belgian musical instrument designer, best known for inventing the saxophone MPC · 3534
3535 Ditte The main character of Ditte, a human child novel by Martin Andersen Nexø MPC · 3535
3536 Schleicher David Glenn Schleicher, American astronomer at Lowell Observatory MPC · 3536
3537 Jürgen 1982 VT Jürgen Rahe (1939-1997), Director of NASA's Solar System Exploration Division MPC · 3537
3538 Nelsonia 6548 P-L Elisabeth Nelson, secretary at Heidelberg Observatory and Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and took care of the investigators of the Palomar-Leiden Survey MPC · 3538
3539 Weimar Weimar, Germany MPC · 3539
3540 Protesilaos Protesilaos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3540
3541 Graham 1984 ML Lloyd Wilson Graham (1940- ), executive director of the department of state services, who supported the Perth Observatory MPC · 3541
3542 Tanjiazhen Tan Jiazhen (1909-2008), Chinese geneticist MPC · 3542
3543 Ningbo Ningbo Chinese city MPC · 3543
3544 Borodino Village in Russia, where the Battle of Borodino took place in 1812 MPC · 3544
3545 Gaffey Michael James Gaffey (born 1945), American planetary geologist MPC · 3545
3546 Atanasoff 1983 SC John Vincent Atanasoff (1903-1995), American (of Bulgarian descent) mathematician and physicist, inventor of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer MPC · 3546
3547 Serov Valentin Serov (1865-1911), Russian painter MPC · 3547
3548 Eurybates 1973 SO Eurybates, mythological Greek soldier MPC · 3548
3549 Hapke 1981 YH Bruce Hapke (born 1931), American planetary scientist MPC · 3549
3550 Link 1981 YS Franti?ek Link (1906-1984), Czech astronomer MPC · 3550
3551 Verenia 1983 RD First vestal virgin consecrated by the legendary Roman king Numa Pompilius MPC · 3551
3552 Don Quixote 1983 SA Don Quixote, eponymous hero of the novel by Cervantes MPC · 3552
3553 Mera 1985 JA Maera, a daughter of Praetus MPC · 3553
3554 Amun 1986 EB Amun, Egyptian god MPC · 3554
3555 Miyasaka Seidai Miyasaka (born 1955), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3555
3556 Lixiaohua 1964 UO Li Xiaohua, a Chinese industrialist from Beijing MPC · 3556
3557 Sokolsky Andrej Georgievich Sokolskij, Soviet astronomer at ITA MPC · 3557
3558 Shishkin Ivan Shishkin (1832-1898), Russian painter MPC · 3558
3559 Violaumayer 1980 PH Martin Mayer, German amateur astronomer, operating from the Violau Public Observatory MPC · 3559
3560 Chenqian Chen Qian, director of the History Museum of Chinese Astronomy, helped to popularize astronomy in China. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. MPC · 3560
3561 Devine 1983 HO John Devine Hazelton, son-in-law of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3561
3562 Ignatius 1984 AZ Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), founder of the Jesuit Order MPC · 3562
3563 Canterbury 1985 FE Canterbury, New Zealand MPC · 3563
3564 Talthybius Talthybius, mythological Greek soldier MPC · 3564
3565 Ojima 1986 YD Ojima, Gunma, Japan, where the discoverers' observatory was situated MPC · 3565
3566 Levitan Isaac Levitan (1860-1900), Russian painter MPC · 3566
3567 Alvema 1930 VD The three great-granddaughters of the discoverer Eugène Joseph Delporte, Aline De Middelaer, and Véronique and Martine Warck MPC · 3567
3568 ASCII 1936 UB ASCII Corporation, Japan MPC · 3568
3569 Kumon Toru Kumon (1914-1995), Japanese educator MPC · 3569
3570 Wuyeesun 1979 XO Wu Yee-sun (1900-2005), a Chinese bonsai artist MPC · 3570
3571 Milan?tefánik 1982 EJ Milan Rastislav ?tefánik, Slovak-French astronomer, meteorologist, general, one of the founders of Czechoslovakia MPC · 3571
3572 Leogoldberg Leo Goldberg (1913-1987), American astronomer MPC · 3572
3573 Holmberg Erik Holmberg (1908-2000), Swedish astronomer MPC · 3573
3574 Rudaux 1982 TQ Lucien Rudaux (1874-1947), French astronomer MPC · 3574
3575 Anyuta Anna Aleksandrovna Shishmareva, Soviet parachutist MPC · 3575
3576 Galina Galina Bogdanovna Pyasetskaya, Soviet parachutist MPC · 3576
3577 Putilin 1969 TK Ivan Ivanovich Putilin (1893-1954), Soviet minor planet researcher MPC · 3577
3578 Carestia 1977 CC Reinaldo Augusto Carestia (1932-1993) researcher at the Felix Aguilar Observatory in Argentina MPC · 3578
3579 Rockholt 1977 YA Ronald Rockholt (born 1928), scientist MPC · 3579
3580 Avery Avery Jordan Thomas (born 1994), grandson of the discoverer MPC · 3580
3581 Alvarez 1985 HC Luis Walter Alvarez (1911-1988) and his son Walter Alvarez (born 1940), discoverers of the Iridium layer associated with the meteor impact which killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. MPC · 3581
3582 Cyrano Cyrano de Bergerac (1619-1655), French dramatist MPC · 3582
3583 Burdett 1929 TQ Burdett, Kansas, hometown of discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 3583
3584 Aisha 1981 TW Aisha Renee Thomas (born 1991), granddaughter of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3584
3585 Goshirakawa 1987 BE Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127-1192), Japan MPC · 3585
3586 Vasnetsov Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926) and Apollinary Vasnetsov (1856-1933), Russian painters MPC · 3586
3587 Descartes René Descartes (1596-1650), French philosopher MPC · 3587
3588 Kirik Kirik the Novgorodian (c. 1110-1158), a Novgorodian monk of the Antoniev Monastery MPC · 3588
3589 Loyola Loyola, a Spanish town and birthplace of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order MPC · 3589
3590 Holst 1984 CQ Gustav Holst (1874-1934), English composer MPC · 3590
3591 Vladimirskij Boris Mikhajlovich Vladimirskij, astronomer at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 3591
3592 Nedbal 1980 CT Oskar Nedbal (1874-1930), Czech composer MPC · 3592
3593 Osip David J. Osip, researcher at Lowell Observatory MPC · 3593
3594 Scotti 1983 CN James V. Scotti (born 1960), astronomer (member of Spacewatch team) MPC · 3594
3595 Gallagher John S. Gallagher III, director of the Lowell Observatory MPC · 3595
3596 Meriones 1985 VO Meriones, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 3596
3597 Kakkuri 1941 UL Juhani Kakkuri, Finnish geodesist MPC · 3597
3598 Saucier Agnes Saucier, grandmother of the American astronomer Ellen Howell, who discovered this minor planet MPC · 3598
3599 Basov Nikolay Basov (1922-2001), Soviet physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate MPC · 3599
3600 Archimedes Archimedes (c. 287-212 BC), ancient Greek scientist MPC · 3600

3601-3700

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3601 Velikhov Evgenij Pavlovich Velikhov, Russian physicist and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences MPC · 3601
3602 Lazzaro Daniela Lazzaro (born 1956), Brazilian astronomer MPC · 3602
3603 Gajdu?ek 1981 RM Vilém Gajdu?ek (1895-1977), Czech telescope maker MPC · 3603
3604 Berkhuijsen 5550 P-L E. M. Berkhuijsen, Dutch astronomer of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Germany MPC · 3604
3605 Davy 1932 WB Humphry Davy (1778-1829), chemist MPC · 3605
3606 Pohjola 1939 SF Pohjola, location in Finnish mythology MPC · 3606
3607 Naniwa Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan MPC · 3607
3608 Kataev Valentin Petrovich Kataev (1897-1986), Soviet writer MPC · 3608
3609 Liloketai Loke-Tai Li, Chinese educator MPC · 3609
3610 Decampos José Adolfo Snajdauf de Campos, Brazilian astronomer at Valongo Observatory MPC · 3610
3611 Dabu Dabu County, Guangdong, China MPC · 3611
3612 Peale 1982 TW Stanton J. Peale (1937-2015), American astrophysicist and planetary astronomer MPC · 3612
3613 Kunlun Kunlun, mountain range in northwest China MPC · 3613
3614 Tumilty Jodi Anne Tumilty Thomas, daughter-in-law of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3614
3615 Safronov 1983 WZ Viktor Safronov (1917-1999), Soviet astronomer MPC · 3615
3616 Glazunov Ilya Glazunov (1930-2017), Russian painter MPC · 3616
3617 Eicher 1984 LJ David J. Eicher (born 1961), American writer popularizer of astronomy and former editor-in-chief of Astronomy MPC · 3617
3618 Kuprin Aleksandr Kuprin (1870-1938), Russian writer MPC · 3618
3619 Nash Douglas B. Nash, American planetary scientist MPC · 3619
3620 Platonov Andrei Platonov (1899-1951), Russian writer MPC · 3620
3621 Curtis Curtis R. Carbutt (1911-1976), a teacher of the discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3621
3622 Ilinsky Igor Ilyinsky (1901-1987), Soviet actor MPC · 3622
3623 Chaplin Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), English comedy actor MPC · 3623
3624 Mironov Andrei Mironov (1941-1987), Soviet actor and producer MPC · 3624
3625 Fracastoro Mario Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian astronomer and former director of the Catania and the Pino Torinese observatories MPC · 3625
3626 Ohsaki 1929 PA Shoji Osaki (1912-), Japanese astronomical historian MPC · 3626
3627 Sayers 1973 DS Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), British author MPC · 3627
3628 Bo?n?mcová 1979 WD Bo?ena N?mcová (1820-1862), Czech writer MPC · 3628
3629 Lebedinskij 1982 WK Aleksandr Ignatevich Lebedinski (1913-1967), Soviet astronomer MPC · 3629
3630 Lubomír 1984 QN Lubomír is a Slavic first name common in the South Bohemian Region MPC · 3630
3631 Sigyn Daughter of the discoverer MPC · 3631
3632 Grachevka Grachevka, a Russian village in Tambov Oblast (now Lipetsk Oblast), the birthplace of discoverer's parents Stepan Chernykh and Melaniya Chernykh MPC · 3632
3633 Mira Hugo Mira (1937-1994), researcher at Felix Aguilar Observatory, Argentina MPC · 3633
3634 Iwan 1980 FV Iwan P. Williams, British astronomer MPC · 3634
3635 Kreutz Heinrich Kreutz (1854-1907), German astronomer MPC · 3635
3636 Pajdu?áková ?udmila Pajdu?áková (1916-1979), Slovak astronomer MPC · 3636
3637 O'Meara 1984 UQ Stephen James O'Meara, American astronomer, astronomy writer and author and contributing editor to Sky and Telescope MPC · 3637
3638 Davis 1984 WX Donald R. Davis, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson MPC · 3638
3639 Weidenschilling 1985 TX Stuart J. Weidenschilling, American planetary scientist MPC · 3639
3640 Gostin Victor Gostin (born 1940), an Australian geologist and researcher of Australian impact craters MPC · 3640
3641 Williams Bay A922 WC Williams Bay, Wisconsin, home of Yerkes Observatory MPC · 3641
3642 Frieden German for "peace" MPC · 3642
3643 Tienchanglin Chang-Lin Tien (1935-2002), former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley MPC · 3643
3644 Kojitaku 1931 TW Takuo Kojima (born 1955), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3644
3645 Fabini 1981 QZ Tatiana Fabini (1943-1989), Slovak astronomy writer MPC · 3645
3646 Aduatiques Aduatiques (Aduatuci), an ancient tribe from Namur, Belgium MPC · 3646
3647 Dermott Stanley F. Dermott, American astronomer MPC · 3647
3648 Raffinetti 1957 HK Virgilio Raffinetti (1869-1946), Argentine astronomer and a director of La Plata Observatory MPC · 3648
3649 Guillermina 1976 HQ Maria Guillermina Martin de Cesco (born 1915), widow and mother of Argentine astronomers Carlos Cesco and Mario R. Cesco, respectively MPC · 3649
3650 Kunming Kunming, Yunnan, China MPC · 3650
3651 Friedman Louis Friedman (born 1941), a co-founder of the Planetary Society, and his wife, Connie MPC · 3651
3652 Soros George Soros (born 1930), Hungarian-born American businessman and philosopher MPC · 3652
3653 Klimishin Ivan Antonovich Klimishin, Russian astronomer MPC · 3653
3654 AAS American Astronomical Society MPC · 3654
3655 Eupraksia wife of prince Fedor of Ryazan, who lived in the 13th century, she preferred to kill herself to being taken prisoner by Mongol-Tatars MPC · 3655
3656 Hemingway 1978 QX Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), US writer MPC · 3656
3657 Ermolova Maria Yermolova (1853-1928), Russian actress MPC · 3657
3658 Feldman 1982 TR Paul D. Feldman, American astronomer, and Paul A. Feldman, Canadian radioastronomer MPC · 3658
3659 Bellingshausen Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1778-1852), Antarctic explorer, who in 1819-1821 lead the first Russian Antarctic expedition MPC · 3659
3660 Lazarev Mikhail Lazarev (1788-1851), Russian admiral MPC · 3660
3661 Dolmatovskij Yevgeniy Dolmatovsky (1915-1994), Soviet poet MPC · 3661
3662 Dezhnev Semyon Dezhnev (c. 1605-1673), Russian explorer MPC · 3662
3663 Tisserand Félix Tisserand (1845-1896), French astronomer MPC · 3663
3664 Anneres 4260 P-L Anna Theresia ("Anneres") Schmadel, wife of German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel MPC · 3664
3665 Fitzgerald 1979 FE Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer MPC · 3665
3666 Holman 1979 HP Matthew J. Holman, American astronomer MPC · 3666
3667 Anne-Marie 1981 EF Anne-Marie Malotki, a friend of the discoverer Edward L. G. Bowell MPC · 3667
3668 Ilfpetrov Ilf and Petrov, Soviet writers MPC · 3668
3669 Vertinskij Alexander Vertinsky (1889-1957), Russian actor, poet and composer MPC · 3669
3670 Northcott 1983 BN Ruth J. Northcott (1913-1969), Canadian astronomer MPC · 3670
3671 Dionysus 1984 KD Dionysus, Greek god of wine MPC · 3671
3672 Stevedberg 1985 QQ Stephen J. Edberg (born 1952), American astronomer MPC · 3672
3673 Levy 1985 QS David H. Levy (born 1948), Canadian astronomer and author MPC · 3673
3674 Erbisbühl 1963 RH Mountain in Germany and location of the Sonneberg Observatory MPC · 3674
3675 Kemstach Russian Marfa Vladimirovna Kemstach (1888-1971) and Semen Stepanovich Kemstach (1880-1938), grandparents of the discoverer Lyudmila Karachkina MPC · 3675
3676 Hahn 1984 GA Gerhard Hahn, a planetary astronomer at Uppsala Observatory MPC · 3676
3677 Magnusson Per Magnusson, a planetary astronomer at the Swedish Uppsala Observatory MPC · 3677
3678 Mongmanwai 1966 BO Mong Man Wai (1927-2010), Chinese businessman MPC · 3678
3679 Condruses 1984 DT Condruzes or Condruses, ancient inhabitants of what is now the Condroz, Belgium MPC · 3679
3680 Sasha 1987 MY Alexandra Rachel Druyen Sagan (born 1982), daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan MPC · 3680
3681 Boyan Boyan, an 11th-century Russian bard at the court of Yaroslav the Wise MPC · 3681
3682 Welther A923 NB Barbara Welther (born 1938), historian of science at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3682
3683 Baumann 1987 MA Paul Baumann (1901-1976) and his wife Helene (1899-1986), German amateur astronomers MPC · 3683
3684 Berry 1983 AK Richard Berry, editor-in-chief of Astronomy MPC · 3684
3685 Derdenye Derald and Denise Nye, amateur astronomers in Tucson, Arizona MPC · 3685
3686 Antoku 1987 EB Emperor Antoku (1178-1185), Japan MPC · 3686
3687 Dzus A908 TC Paul K. Dzus, assistant and volunteer at the Minor Planet Center in the 1980s MPC · 3687
3688 Navajo 1981 FD Navajo, Native American people in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah MPC · 3688
3689 Yeates Anthony N. Yeates, Australian geologist MPC · 3689
3690 Larson 1981 PM Stephen M. Larson, planetary scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3690
3691 Bede 1982 FT The Venerable Bede (673-735), English monk and historian MPC · 3691
3692 Rickman Hans Rickman (born 1949), a planetary astronomer at Uppsala Observatory MPC · 3692
3693 Barringer 1982 RU Daniel Barringer (1860-1929), and pioneer investigator of terrestrial meteorite craters and after whom the Barringer Crater is named MPC · 3693
3694 Sharon Sharon Rachel Vinick, friend of the discoverer Arie William Grossman MPC · 3694
3695 Fiala Alan D. Fiala (born 1942), American staff astronomer with the USNO who became Chief of the U.S. Nautical Almanac Office in 1992 MPC · 3695
3696 Herald 1980 OF David Herald, Australian amateur astronomer MPC · 3696
3697 Guyhurst 1984 EV Guy Hurst, British amateur astronomer from Basingstoke, south central England, who has been observing comets since 1970 Src MPC · 3697
3698 Manning Brian Manning (1926-2011), British amateur cometary astrometrist MPC · 3698
3699 Milbourn Stanley William Milbourn, editor of the circulars of the British Astronomical Association MPC · 3699
3700 Geowilliams George E. Williams, an Australian geologist, who discovered the Acraman crater, a meteorite impact crater in South Australia MPC · 3700

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3701 Purkyn? 1985 DW Jan Evangelista Purkyn? (1787-1869), Czech anatomist, patriot, and physiologist MPC · 3701
3702 Trubetskaya 1970 NB Ekaterina Ivanovna Trubetskaya (1800-1854), Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist MPC · 3702
3703 Volkonskaya Mariya Nikolayevna Volkonskaya (1805-1863), Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist MPC · 3703
3704 Gaoshiqi Gao Shi-Qi (1905-1988), the founder of science popularization in China MPC · 3704
3705 Hotellasilla Erich Schumann", long-time manager of the Hotel La Silla" at La Silla Observatory in Chile MPC · 3705
3706 Sinnott Roger W. Sinnott, associate editor of Sky & Telescope MPC · 3706
3707 Schröter 1934 CC Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745-1816), German astronomer and selenographer MPC · 3707
3709 Polypoites Polypoites, mythical Greek warrior MPC · 3709
3710 Bogoslovskij Nikita Bogoslovsky (1913-2004), Russian composer and writer MPC · 3710
3711 Ellensburg 1983 QD City of Ellensburg, Washington, United States MPC · 3711
3712 Kraft 1984 YC Robert Kraft (1927-2015), American professor of astronomy and astrophysics and chairman of the IAU MPC · 3712
3713 Pieters Carle M. Pieters (born 1943), American geologist and planetary scientist MPC · 3713
3714 Kenrussell Ken Russell (1927-2011), British film director MPC · 3714
3715 ?tohl 1980 DS Ján ?tohl (1932-1993), Slovak astronomer MPC · 3715
3716 Petzval 1980 TG József Miska Petzval (1807-1891), Hungarian engineer and mathematician MPC · 3716
3717 Thorenia 1964 CG Victor Eugene Thoren (1935-1991), an historian of astronomy at Indiana University MPC · 3717
3718 Dunbar R. Scott Dunbar, American physicist, planetary scientist and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3718
3719 Karamzin Nikolay Karamzin (1766-1826), Russian historian MPC · 3719
3720 Hokkaido Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 3720
3721 Widorn 1982 TU Thomas Widorn, Austrian astronomer MPC · 3721
3722 Urata 1927 UE Takeshi Urata (1947-2012), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3722
3723 Voznesenskij Andrei Voznesensky (1933-2010), Russian poet MPC · 3723
3724 Annenskij Innokenty Annensky (1855-1909), Russian poet and writer MPC · 3724
3725 Valsecchi Giovanni B. Valsecchi, Italian astronomer at the National Institute for Astrophysics MPC · 3725
3726 Johnadams 1981 LJ John Adams (1735-1826), American president MPC · 3726
3727 Maxhell 1981 PQ Maximilian Hell (1720-1792), Hungarian astronomer and Jesuit priest MPC · 3727
3728 IRAS 1983 QF IRAS, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite MPC · 3728
3729 Yangzhou Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China MPC · 3729
3730 Hurban Jozef Miloslav Hurban (1817-1888), Slovak poet, writer, journalist, editor, critic MPC · 3730
3731 Hancock John Hancock (1737-1793), American politician MPC · 3731
3732 Vávra Anton Alfred Vávra, father of the discoverer MPC · 3732
3733 Yoshitomo 1985 AF Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123-1160), early Japanese samurai MPC · 3733
3734 Waland 9527 P-L Robert L. Waland, Scottish optician who developed new techniques for making the optics of Schmidt telescopes MPC · 3734
3735 T?ebo? 1983 XS T?ebo?, Czech Republic MPC · 3735
3736 Rokoske Thomas Leo Rokoske, professor of physics and astronomy at the Appalachian State University in North Carolina MPC · 3736
3737 Beckman 1983 PA Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004), American chemist and inventor of the pH meter MPC · 3737
3738 Ots Georg Ots (1920-1975), Estonian opera singer MPC · 3738
3739 Rem Rem Viktorovich Khokhlov (1926-1977), Soviet physicist and co-founder of nonlinear optics MPC · 3739
3740 Menge 1981 EM Sergio Menge de Freitas, vice-director of the Valongo Observatory, Brazil MPC · 3740
3741 Rogerburns Roger Burns (1937-1994), New Zealand mineralogist MPC · 3741
3742 Sunshine Jessica M. Sunshine, visiting scientist at MIT MPC · 3742
3743 Pauljaniczek 1983 EW Paul Janiczek (born 1937), American astronomer MPC · 3743
3744 Horn-d'Arturo 1983 VE Guido Horn d'Arturo (1879-1967), Italian astronomer MPC · 3744
3745 Petaev 1949 SF Michail Ivanovich Petaev, visiting planetary geologist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics MPC · 3745
3746 Heyuan Heyuan, Guangdong, China MPC · 3746
3747 Belinskij Vissarion Belinsky (1811-1848), Russian literary critic MPC · 3747
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ Jeremy B. Tatum, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3748
3749 Balam David D. Balam, Canadian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3749
3750 Ilizarov Gavriil Ilizarov (1921-1992), Soviet orthopedic surgeon MPC · 3750
3751 Kiang 1983 NK Tao Kiang, astronomer at Dunsink Observatory, near Dublin MPC · 3751
3752 Camillo 1985 PA Camillo, son of the early Roman King Turno MPC · 3752
3753 Cruithne 1986 TO Cruithne, ancient British tribe MPC · 3753
3754 Kathleen 1931 FM Kathleen Willoughby Clifford, granddaughter of discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 3754
3755 Lecointe 1950 SJ Georges Lecointe (1869-1929), Belgian astronomer and explorer MPC · 3755
3756 Ruscannon Russell David Cannon, British astronomer MPC · 3756
3757 Anagolay 1982 XB Anagolay is the goddess of lost things in ancient Philippine Tagalog mythology. Name suggested by the SGAC Name An Asteroid Campaign JPL · 3757
3758 Karttunen 1983 WP Hannu Karttunen, Finnish astronomer MPC · 3758
3759 Piironen 1984 AP Jukka Piironen, Finnish astronomer at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki MPC · 3759
3760 Poutanen 1984 AQ Markku Poutanen, Finnish astronomer and geodesist MPC · 3760
3761 Romanskaya 1936 OH Sofia Romanskaya (1886-1969), Russian astronomer MPC · 3761
3762 Amaravella Amaravella group of Russian painters, they represented Russian cosmism style MPC · 3762
3763 Qianxuesen Qian Xuesen (1911-2009), Chinese aerodynamicist and cyberneticist MPC · 3763
3764 Holmesacourt Robert Holmes a Court (1937-1990), an Australian lawyer, businessman and collector MPC · 3764
3765 Texereau Jean Texereau, optical engineer in the optical laboratory at Paris Observatory and author of the classic How to Make a Telescope MPC · 3765
3766 Junepatterson 1983 BF June C. Patterson (1923-1988) amateur astronomer of Sierra Vista, Arizona MPC · 3766
3767 DiMaggio 1986 LC Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999), American baseball player MPC · 3767
3768 Monroe 1937 RB Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), American actress MPC · 3768
3769 Arthurmiller 1967 UV Arthur Miller (1915-2005), American playwright, essayist, and author MPC · 3769
3770 Nizami Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209), Azerbaijani poet MPC · 3770
3771 Alexejtolstoj Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883-1945), Russian writer MPC · 3771
3772 Piaf Édith Piaf (1915-1963), French singer MPC · 3772
3773 Smithsonian 1984 YY Smithsonian Institution, American museum MPC · 3773
3774 Megumi 1987 YC Megumi, wife of Japanese astronomer Takuo Kojima who discovered this minor planet MPC · 3774
3775 Ellenbeth Ellen Elizabeth Willoughby, granddaughter of the discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 3775
3776 Vartiovuori 1938 GG Hill in Turku, Finland on which the first observatory was built by Argelander MPC · 3776
3777 McCauley Francis McCauley, geologist with the USGS MPC · 3777
3778 Regge Tullio Regge (1931-2014), Italian theoretical physicist at Turin University MPC · 3778
3779 Kieffer Hugh H. Kieffer, American geophysicist with the USGS MPC · 3779
3780 Maury 1985 RL Alain Maury (born 1958), French astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3780
3781 Dufek George J. Dufek (1903-1977), American Antarctic explorer and Rear Admiral MPC · 3781
3782 Celle 1986 TE German town of Celle in Lower Saxony MPC · 3782
3783 Morris Charles S. Morris, observer of comets (presumed: Charles S. Morris Observatory) MPC · 3783
3784 Chopin Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Polish composer MPC · 3784
3785 Kitami 1986 WM Kitami, Japan MPC · 3785
3786 Yamada 1988 AE Sakao Yamada, Japanese engineer MPC · 3786
3787 Aivazovskij Ivan Aivazovsky (1817-1900), Russian painter MPC · 3787
3788 Steyaert Christian Steyaert (born 1955), Belgian amateur astronomer, president of the Belgian (Flemish) astronomical society Vereniging voor Sterrenkunde from 1988 to 2004 MPC · 3788
3789 Zhongguo 1928 UF Chinese name for China MPC · 3789
3790 Raywilson 1937 UE Raymond Wilson (1928-2018), astronomical optician and pioneer of active optics MPC · 3790
3791 Marci Jan Marek Marci (1595-1667), Czech physician, physicist, astronomer, and natural philosopher MPC · 3791
3792 Preston 1985 FA Richard Preston (born 1954), American author of the astronomy book First Light MPC · 3792
3793 Leonteus Leonteus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3793
3794 Sthenelos Sthenelos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3794
3795 Nigel Nigel Henbest (born 1951), British author, co-founder of Pioneer TV Productions JPL · 3795
3796 Lene 1986 XJ Lene Augustesen, daughter of Danish astronomer Karl Augustesen, college of discoverer Poul Jensen at Brorfelde Observatory MPC · 3796
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL Ching-Sung Yu, Chinese astronomer MPC · 3797
3798 de Jager 2402 T-3 Cornelis de Jager (1921-), Dutch astronomer MPC · 3798
3799 Novgorod Novgorod, Russia MPC · 3799
3800 Karayusuf 1984 AB Alford S. Karayusuf, supporter of near-Earth asteroid research projects at JPL MPC · 3800

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3801 Thrasymedes 1985 VS Thrasymedes, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 3801
3802 Dornburg Dornburg, a German town near the discovering Tautenburg Observatory MPC · 3802
3803 Tuchkova Margarita Mikhailovna Tuchkova (1781-1852), Russian, founder of Spaso-Borodinsky monastery MPC · 3803
3804 Drunina Yulia Drunina (1924-1991), Soviet poet MPC · 3804
3805 Goldreich Peter Goldreich (born 1939), an American astrophysicist MPC · 3805
3806 Tremaine Scott D. Tremaine (born 1950), Canadian astrophysicist MPC · 3806
3807 Pagels Heinz Pagels (1939-1988), an American physicist MPC · 3807
3808 Tempel Wilhelm Tempel (1821-1889), German astronomer MPC · 3808
3809 Amici 1984 FA Giovanni Battista Amici (1786-1863), Italian astronomer MPC · 3809
3810 Aoraki 1985 DX Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand MPC · 3810
3811 Karma 1953 TH Karma, Hindu philosophy MPC · 3811
3812 Lidaksum Li Dak-sum, (1920-) Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist MPC · 3812
3813 Fortov Vladimir Fortov (born 1946), a Russian physicist and expert in thermal physics, shock waves, and plasma physics MPC · 3813
3814 Hoshi-no-mura 1981 JA Job training school for disabled persons. "Hoshi no mura" is meaning "Star village" in Japanese MPC · 3814
3815 König 1959 GG Arthur König (1895-1969), German astronomer and discoverer of this minor planet. It was named by the other two discoverers, Gerhard Jackisch and Wolfgang Wenzel MPC · 3815
3816 Chugainov Pavel Fedorovich Chugainov (1933-1992), long-time astronomer at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 3816
3817 Lencarter Leonard J. Carter, of the British Interplanetary Society MPC · 3817
3818 Gorlitsa Mariya Avksent'evna Rudenko, a village schoolmistress in the Mohyliv-Podilskyi Raion of Ukraine MPC · 3818
3819 Robinson 1983 AR Leif J. Robinson, editor of the monthly American magazine Sky & Telescope MPC · 3819
3820 Sauval 1984 DV Henri Sauval (1623-1676), French historian MPC · 3820
3821 Sonet Jean Sonet (1908-1987), a Belgian Jesuit MPC · 3821
3822 Segovia Andrés Segovia (1893-1987), guitarist MPC · 3822
3823 Yorii Yorii, a Japanese town in the Saitama Prefecture MPC · 3823
3824 Brendalee 1929 TK Brenda Willoughby Anderson, granddaughter of the American discoverer Clyde Tombaugh MPC · 3824
3825 Nürnberg 1967 UR Nuremberg, a city in Germany MPC · 3825
3826 Handel George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), German baroque composer MPC · 3826
3827 Zden?khorský 1986 VU Zden?k Horský (1929-1988), Czech historian-astronomer MPC · 3827
3828 Hoshino 1986 WC Jiro Hoshino, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 3828
3829 Gunma 1988 EM Gunma, a prefecture of Japan MPC · 3829
3830 Trelleborg 1986 RL Trelleborg, southern most Swedish city and nearby located Brorfelde Observatory MPC · 3830
3831 Pettengill Gordon Pettengill (born 1926), an American radio astronomer and planetary physicist at MIT MPC · 3831
3832 Shapiro 1981 QJ Irwin I. Shapiro (born 1926), an American astrophysicist and professor at Harvard University MPC · 3832
3833 Calingasta 1971 SC Calingasta, department in San Juan, Argentina, where the discovering Leoncito Astronomical Complex is located MPC · 3833
3834 Zappafrank 1980 JE Frank Zappa (1940-1993), American musician MPC · 3834
3835 Korolenko Vladimir Korolenko (1853-1921), Russian writer MPC · 3835
3836 Lem Stanis?aw Lem (1921-2006), Polish writer MPC · 3836
3837 Carr Michael Harold Carr, planetary geologist with the USGS MPC · 3837
3838 Epona 1986 WA Epona, Gallo-Roman goddess of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules MPC · 3838
3839 Bogaevskij 1971 OU Konstantin Bogaevsky (1872-1943), Russian painter MPC · 3839
3840 Mimistrobell Mary E. Strobell, geologist with the USGS MPC · 3840
3841 Dicicco Dennis DiCicco, editor of Sky & Telescope MPC · 3841
3842 Harlansmith Harlan Smith (1924-1991), American astronomer MPC · 3842
3843 OISCA 1987 DM The Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA), MPC · 3843
3844 Lujiaxi 1966 BZ Lu Jiaxi (1915-2001), Chinese physical chemist MPC · 3844
3845 Neyachenko Ilya Isaakovich Neyachenko, Russian journalist and amateur astronomer MPC · 3845
3846 Hazel Hazel Arthur Spellmann (1896-1968), mother of the discoverer Carolyn Shoemaker MPC · 3846
3847 ?indel Jan ?indel (c. 1375 - c. 1456), medieval Czech astronomer, mathematician, physician, and professor MPC · 3847
3848 Analucia Ana Lucia Martins, friend of Belgian discoverer Henri Debehogne MPC · 3848
3849 Incidentia 1984 FC Roger W. Martin, graduate of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC and expert in asteroid science MPC · 3849
3850 Peltier Leslie Peltier (1900-1980), American amateur astronomer MPC · 3850
3851 Alhambra 1986 UZ Alhambra palace in Spain MPC · 3851
3852 Glennford Glenn Ford (1916-2006), a Canadian actor during Hollywood's Golden Age MPC · 3852
3853 Haas Walter H. Haas (1917-2015), an American amateur astronomer and founder of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) MPC · 3853
3854 George 1983 EA George Estel Shoemaker (1904-1960), father-in-law of American discoverer Carolyn Shoemaker MPC · 3854
3855 Pasasymphonia The Pasadena Symphony and Pops, an American orchestra based in Pasadena, California MPC · 3855
3856 Lutskij 1976 QX Valery Konstantinovich Lutsky, Russian astronomer and scientific commentator on astronomy MPC · 3856
3857 Cellino Alberto Cellino, Italian astronomer at the Observatory of Turin (Pino Torinese) MPC · 3857
3858 Dorchester 1986 TG Dorchester, a county town of Dorset in South West England MPC · 3858
3859 Börngen 1987 EW Freimut Börngen (born 1930), German astronomer MPC · 3859
3860 Plovdiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria MPC · 3860
3861 Lorenz A910 FA Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989), Austrian ethologist and 1973 Nobel Prize laureate MPC · 3861
3862 Agekian 1972 KM Tateos Artemyevich Agekian, Russian astrophysicist MPC · 3862
3863 Gilyarovskij Vladimir Gilyarovsky (1853-1935), a Russian writer and newspaper journalist MPC · 3863
3864 Søren 1986 XF Soren Augustesen, son of Danish discoverer Poul Jensen MPC · 3864
3865 Lindbloom George G. Lindbloom (1934-1989), artist, designer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, photographer and humorist MPC · 3865
3866 Langley Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906), an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation MPC · 3866
3867 Shiretoko 1988 HG Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan MPC · 3867
3868 Mendoza 4575 P-L Eugenio E. Mendoza V. (born 1928) astronomer and an expert on photometry and spectroscopy MPC · 3868
3869 Norton 1981 JE Arthur Philip Norton (1876-1955), British amateur astronomer (Norton's Star Atlas) MPC · 3869
3870 Mayré Mayré Elst, daughter of Belgian discoverer Eric Walter Elst MPC · 3870
3871 Reiz Anders Reiz (1915-2000), a Danish astronomer + MPC · 3871
3872 Akirafujii 1983 AV Akira Fujii (born 1941), Japanese astronomer MPC · 3872
3873 Roddy 1984 WB David J. Roddy (1932-2002), American astrogeologist, researcher of terrestrial impact craters MPC · 3873
3874 Stuart Stuart E. Jones, astronomer and photographic specialist at the Lowell Observatory MPC · 3874
3875 Staehle 1988 KE Robert L. Staehle, astronautical engineer at JPL MPC · 3875
3876 Quaide 1988 KJ William L. Quaide, expert in Solar System exploration at NASA MPC · 3876
3877 Braes 3108 P-L Lucien Lucas Eduard Braes (born 1936), Belgian astronomer at Leiden Observatory MPC · 3877
3878 Jyoumon J?mon period, prehistoric Japan MPC · 3878
3879 Machar 1983 QA Josef Svatopluk Machar (1864-1942), Czech writer and poet MPC · 3879
3880 Kaiserman 1984 WK Michael Kaiserman, American aeronautical engineer MPC · 3880
3881 Doumergua 1925 VF Gaston Doumergue (1863-1937), thirteenth president of France during 1924-1931, and his wife MPC · 3881
3882 Johncox 1962 RN John P. Cox (1926-1984), American astronomer, researcher into variable stars MPC · 3882
3883 Verbano 1972 RQ Lake Maggiore or Lago Verbàno, located in Italy and Switzerland on the south side of the Alps MPC · 3883
3884 Alferov Zhores Alferov (born 1930), Russian physicist MPC · 3884
3885 Bogorodskij Aleksandr Fyodorovich Bogorodskij (1907-1984), Soviet astrophysicist MPC · 3885
3886 Shcherbakovia Sergej Vasil'evich Shcherbakov (1856-1931), founder of the Nizhegorodskij circle of amateur physicists and astronomers MPC · 3886
3887 Gerstner 1985 QX Franti?ek Josef Gerstner (1756-1832) and his son Franti?ek Antonín Gerstner (1795-1840), Czech physicist and railway engineers MPC · 3887
3888 Hoyt 1984 FO William Graves Hoyt (1921-1985), American journalist and historian MPC · 3888
3889 Menshikov Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673-1729), Russian statesman and military leader MPC · 3889
3890 Bunin Ivan Bunin (1870-1953) first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature MPC · 3890
3891 Werner Robert A. Werner, aerospace engineer at the University of Texas at Austin MPC · 3891
3892 Dezsö 1941 HD Lóránt Dezs?, Hungarian astronomer, founder and director of the Observatory for Solar Physics in Debrecen, Hungary MPC · 3892
3893 DeLaeter John DeLaeter, retired professor at Curtin University, Western Australia MPC · 3893
3894 Williamcooke William Ernest Cooke (1863-1947), an Australian astronomer MPC · 3894
3895 Earhart 1987 DE Amelia Earhart (1897-1937; disappeared), an American aviation pioneer MPC · 3895
3896 Pordenone 1987 WB Il Pordenone, one of the Italian 16th century masters of painting MPC · 3896
3897 Louhi 1942 RT Louhi, the wicked queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish MPC · 3897
3898 Curlewis Harold Curlewis (1875-1968), Australian government astronomer and director of the Perth Observatory JPL · 3898
3899 Wichterle Otto Wichterle (1913-1998), Czech chemist and inventor of the contact lens MPC · 3899
3900 Kne?evi? 1985 RK Zoran Kne?evi? (born 1949), an astronomer at the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade MPC · 3900

3901-4000

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3901 Nanjingdaxue 1958 GQ Nanjing University JPL · 3901
3902 Yoritomo 1986 AL Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199), founder of the Kamakura shogunate, Japan MPC · 3902
3903 Kliment Ohridski Kliment Ohridski (840-916), one of the first Bulgarian philosophers MPC · 3903
3904 Honda 1988 DQ Minoru Honda (1913-1990), Japanese astronomer MPC · 3904
3905 Doppler 1984 QO Christian Doppler (1803-1853), Austrian mathematician and physicist JPL · 3905
3906 Chao Edward C. T. Chao (1919-2008), American geologist MPC · 3906
3907 Kilmartin A904 PC Pamela M. Kilmartin, New Zealand astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3907
3908 Nyx 1980 PA Nyx, Greek goddess JPL · 3908
3909 Gladys Gladys Marie Zeigler (1921-1988), mother of discoverer Kenneth W. Zeigler MPC · 3909
3910 Liszt 1988 SF Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Hungarian pianist and composer MPC · 3910
3911 Otomo 1940 QB Satoru Otomo (born 1957), Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3911
3912 Troja 1988 SG Troy, ancient legendary city MPC · 3912
3913 Chemin Henriette and Robert Chemin, librarian, engineer at Paris Observatory, and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3913
3914 Kotogahama 1987 SE Kotogahama, beach in Geisei near Geisei Observatory, Japan MPC · 3914
3915 Fukushima Hisao Fukushima (1911-), amateur astronomer and professor at Hokkaido University, Japan MPC · 3915
3916 Maeva Maeva d'Alloy d'Hocquincourt Vitry (1985-1982), niece of ESO astronomer Patrice Bouchet Vitry MPC · 3916
3917 Franz Schubert 1961 CX Franz Schubert (1797-1828), composer MPC · 3917
3918 Brel Jacques Brel (1929-1978), Belgian songwriter and performer MPC · 3918
3919 Maryanning 1984 DS Mary Anning (1799-1847), English fossil hunter MPC · 3919
3920 Aubignan 1948 WF Aubignan, village in southeastern France MPC · 3920
3921 Klement'ev 1971 OH Zahar Ivanovich Klementyev (1903-1994), Russian mathematician MPC · 3921
3922 Heather Heather Couper (born 1949), a British astronomer MPC · 3922
3923 Radzievskij Vladimir Vyacheslavovich Radzievskii, Russian astronomer MPC · 3923
3924 Birch 1977 CU Peter V. Birch, astronomer at Perth Observatory MPC · 3924
3925 Tret'yakov Pavel Tretyakov (1832-1898) and his brother Sergei Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1834-1892), Russian art collectors MPC · 3925
3926 Ramirez Abel R. Ramirez, manager and host of the Athenaeum at Caltech MPC · 3926
3927 Feliciaplatt Felicia Platt, mother of John Platt, a computer scientist and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3927
3928 Randa 1981 PG Randa small village near Zermatt in the Swiss Alps MPC · 3928
3929 Carmelmaria Carmel Maria Borg, secretary at the Perth Observatory and administrative assistant MPC · 3929
3930 Vasilev Konstantin Vasilyev (1942-1976), Russian painter MPC · 3930
3931 Batten 1984 EN Alan H. Batten, Canadian astronomer at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, British Columbia MPC · 3931
3932 Edshay Edwin L. Shay (1938-1998), educator in Worthington, Ohio, and Syracuse, New York MPC · 3932
3933 Portugal Portugal MPC · 3933
3934 Tove Tove Augustesen, wife of Danish discoverer Karl Augustesen MPC · 3934
3935 Toatenmongakkai 1987 PB The Oriental Astronomical Association (Toatenmongakkai) was founded by Issei Yamamoto in 1920 MPC · 3935
3936 Elst 2321 T-3 Eric Walter Elst (born 1936), Belgian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3936
3937 Bretagnon 1932 EO Pierre Bretagnon, astronomer at the Bureau des Longitudes in France MPC · 3937
3938 Chapront 1949 PL Jean Chapront and Michelle Chapront-Touzé, astronomers at the Bureau des Longitudes in France MPC · 3938
3939 Huruhata 1953 GO Masaaki Huruhata (1912-1988), astronomer at Tokyo Astronomical Observatory, Japan MPC · 3939
3940 Larion Larisa Ivanovna Golubkina, Russian actress MPC · 3940
3941 Haydn Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Austrian composer MPC · 3941
3942 Churivannia Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1907-1942) Soviet soldier, and Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1929-1988), Soviet philosopher and poet MPC · 3942
3943 Silbermann Gottfried Silbermann (1683-1753), a German builder of keyboard instruments MPC · 3943
3944 Halliday Ian Halliday, Canadian astronomer MPC · 3944
3945 Gerasimenko 1982 PL Svetlana Gerasimenko (born 1945) Soviet comets researcher MPC · 3945
3946 Shor Viktor Abramovich Shor, Soviet minor planet researcher MPC · 3946
3947 Swedenborg 1983 XD Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), Swedish scientist, philosopher, poet and theologian MPC · 3947
3948 Bohr 1985 RF Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962), Danish physicist MPC · 3948
3949 Mach 1985 UL Ernst Mach (1838-1916), Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher MPC · 3949
3950 Yoshida 1986 CH Tougo Yoshida (1864-1918), Japanese toponymist MPC · 3950
3951 Zichichi Antonino Zichichi (born 1929), Italian astrophysicist and protagonist of CERN MPC · 3951
3952 Russellmark Russell Mark Group has assisted Minor Planet Center with editing asteroid citations MPC · 3952
3953 Perth Perth Observatory in Australia MPC · 3953
3954 Mendelssohn 1987 HU Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), German composer MPC · 3954
3955 Bruckner Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), Austrian composer MPC · 3955
3956 Caspar Caspar Karstensen, grandson of the discoverer Poul Jensen MPC · 3956
3957 Sugie 1933 OD Atsushi Sugie, Japanese astronomer MPC · 3957
3958 Komendantov 1953 TC Nikolaj Vasil'evich Komendantov (1895-1937), Russian astronomer MPC · 3958
3959 Irwin John B. Irwin, professor of astronomy at Indiana University and protagonist of the Kitt Peak National Observatory site selection MPC · 3959
3960 Chaliubieju 1955 BG Cha Liubieju, a friend of the discoverer MPC · 3960
3961 Arthurcox 1962 OB Arthur N. Cox, early member of the Indiana Asteroid Program MPC · 3961
3962 Valyaev 1967 CC Valerij Ivanovich Valyaev (born 1944), Soviet astronomer at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) MPC · 3962
3963 Paradzhanov Sergei Paradzhanov (1924-1990), Soviet film producer MPC · 3963
3964 Danilevskij Grigory Danilevsky (1829-1890), Russian and Ukrainian writer MPC · 3964
3965 Konopleva Valentina Petrovna Konopleva, astronomer at Main Ukrainian Astronomical Observatory (part of NAN Ukraine) MPC · 3965
3966 Cherednichenko Vladimir Ivanovich Cherednichenko, cometary researcher at Kiev Polytechnic Institute MPC · 3966
3967 Shekhtelia Fyodor Osipovich Shekhtel' (1859-1926), Russian architect MPC · 3967
3968 Koptelov Afanasij Lazarevich Koptelov, Soviet writer MPC · 3968
3969 Rossi Carlo Rossi (1775-1849), Italian-Russian architect MPC · 3969
3970 Herran Jose Antonio Ruiz de la Herran Villagomez (born 1925), technical advisor of the Museum Universum in Mexico City MPC · 3970
3971 Voronikhin Andrej Nikiforovich Voronikhin (1759-1814), Russian architect MPC · 3971
3972 Richard Richard Arthur Spellmann, brother of discoverer Carolyn Shoemaker MPC · 3972
3973 Ogilvie Robert E. Ogilvie (1923-), professor of metallurgy at MIT and a researcher at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts MPC · 3973
3974 Verveer 1982 FS Arie J. B. Verveer, Dutch-born astronomer, Director of Perth Observatory in Western Australia MPC · 3974
3975 Verdi Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer MPC · 3975
3976 Lise 1983 JM Lise Melinda Breakey Thomas, daughter-in-law of discoverer Norman G. Thomas MPC · 3976
3977 Maxine 1983 LM Maxine Shoemaker Heath, American entomologist MPC · 3977
3978 Klepe?ta Josef Klepe?ta (1895-1976), Czech astronomer MPC · 3978
3979 Brorsen Theodor Brorsen (1819-1895), Danish astronomer MPC · 3979
3980 Hviezdoslav 1983 XU Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849-1921), Slovak poet MPC · 3980
3981 Stodola 1984 BL Aurel Stodola (1859-1942), Slovak engineer, physicist, and inventor MPC · 3981
3982 Kastel' Galina Richardovna Kastel, Soviet comets researcher and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 3982
3983 Sakiko 1984 SX Sakiko Nakano, sister of Japanese astronomer Syuichi Nakano MPC · 3983
3984 Chacos Albert Anthony Chacos (born 1953), an American space engineer, helped further the exploration of the planets as a key engineer for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission. He also played important roles in other space missions, including the Messenger mission to Mercury JPL · 3984
3985 Raybatson 1985 CX Raymond M. Batson, American planetary geologist and cartographer with the United States Geological Survey MPC · 3985
3986 Rozhkovskij Dmitrij Aleksandrovich Rozhkovskij (1915-1991), Soviet astronomer MPC · 3986
3987 Wujek Joseph H. Wujek, American scientist MPC · 3987
3988 Huma 1986 LA The Huma bird in Iranian mythology and Sufi poetry is a bird of fortune since its touch, or even sight of its shadow, is said to be auspicious. JPL · 3988
3989 Odin 1986 RM Odin, Norse god MPC · 3989
3990 Heimdal Heimdall, Norse god MPC · 3990
3991 Basilevsky Alexandr T. Basilevsky, Soviet planetary geologist MPC · 3991
3992 Wagner Richard Wagner (1813-1883), German composer MPC · 3992
3993 ?orm Franti?ek ?orm (1913-1980), a Czech chemist, president of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences during the International Geophysical Year, and founder of the Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry in Prague MPC · 3993
3994 Ayashi 1988 XF Ayashi, a district of the city of Sendai, Japan MPC · 3994
3995 Sakaino 1988 XM Teruo Sakaino (born 1917), a glass and ceramics chemist MPC · 3995
3996 Fugaku One of ancient names for Mount Fuji in Japan MPC · 3996
3997 Taga Taga, Shiga, Japan MPC · 3997
3998 Tezuka 1989 AB Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989), Japanese manga artist MPC · 3998
3999 Aristarchus 1989 AL Aristarchus of Samos, Ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician MPC · 3999
4000 Hipparchus 1989 AV Hipparchus, Ancient Greek scientist MPC · 4000

References

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL - Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 2016.
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  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
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