Meanings of Minor Planet Names: 5001-6000
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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]

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5001 EMP The annual publication Ephemerides Of Minor Planets (Russian: Ehfemeridy Malykh Planet). It contains astrometric information about minor planets MPC · 5001
5002 Marnix Philips Marnix van Sint Aldegonde (1538-1598), mayor of Antwerp, believed to have been the composer of the 'Wilhelmus', which became the Dutch national anthem in 1932 MPC · 5002
5003 Silvanominuto Silvano Minuto (born 1940), Italian amateur astronomer, founder of the Suno Observatory and promoter of several regional laws on light pollution JPL · 5003
5004 Bruch Max Bruch (1838-1920), German composer MPC · 5004
5005 Kegler 1988 UB Ignatius Kegler (1680-1746), a German Jesuit and Astronomer Royal in Beijing MPC · 5005
5006 Teller Edward Teller (1908-2003), Hungarian-born American physicist MPC · 5006
5007 Keay Colin Stewart Lindsay Keay (born 1930), Australian physicist and astronomer past president of IAU Commission 22 and chairman of the IAU Working Group on the Prevention of Interplanetary Pollution MPC · 5007
5008 Miyazawakenji 1991 DV Kenji Miyazawa, Japanese poet and children's novelist JPL · 5008
5009 Sethos 2562 P-L Sethos I, an Egyptian pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty MPC · 5009
5010 Amenemhêt 4594 P-L Amenemh?t III (1844-1797 B.C.), an Egyptian pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty MPC · 5010
5011 Ptah 6743 P-L Ptah, Egyptian god MPC · 5011
5012 Eurymedon 9507 P-L Eurymedon, charioteer of Agamemnon and servant of Nestor in the Trojan War MPC · 5012
5013 Suzhousanzhong Suzhousanzhong ("Suzhou No. 3 Middle School"), Jiangsu province, China, on the occasion (2006) of its 100th anniversary JPL · 5013
5014 Gorchakov 1974 ST Prince Alexander Gorchakov (1798-1883), chancellor of the Russian Empire JPL · 5014
5015 Litke 1975 VP Count Fyodor Litke (1797-1882), Russian navigator and explorer JPL · 5015
5016 Migirenko Georgij Sergeeveich Migirenko (born 1916), Russian physicist MPC · 5016
5017 Tenchi Emperor Tenji (626-671), Japan MPC · 5017
5018 Tenmu Emperor Temmu (c. 631-686), Japan MPC · 5018
5019 Erfjord Erfjord, village in Norway JPL · 5019
5020 Asimov Isaac Asimov (1920-1992), Russian-American science fiction writer MPC · 5020
5021 Krylania Anna Kapitsa (born 1903) née Krylova, daughter of mathematician Aleksey Krylov and wife of physicist Pyotr Kapitsa MPC · 5021
5022 Roccapalumba Roccapalumba, a village in Sicily, Italy JPL · 5022
5023 Agapenor Agapenor, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5023
5024 Bechmann 1985 VP Poul Bechmann is the former head of the mechanical workshop at the Brorfelde Observatory, Denmark JPL · 5024
5026 Martes Animal species pine marten (Martes martes) and beech marten (Martes foina) living on Klet Mountain, Czech Republic, where the Klet Observatory is located MPC · 5026
5027 Androgeos Androgeos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5027
5028 Halaesus Halaesus, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 5028
5029 Ireland Named for the country of Ireland MPC · 5029
5030 Gyldenkerne Kjeld Gyldenkerne (1919-1999), Danish astronomer JPL · 5030
5031 ?vejcar Josef ?vejcar (1897-19XX), Czech physician MPC · 5031
5032 Conradhirsh 1990 OO Conrad W. Hirsh (1941-1999), teacher and explorer JPL · 5032
5033 Mistral 1990 PF Frédéric Mistral (1830-1914), French writer and Nobel Prize laureate MPC · 5033
5034 Joeharrington Joseph Harrington (born 1967), American planetary scientist at Cornell University, New York JPL · 5034
5035 Swift 1991 UX Lewis A. Swift (1820-1913), American astronomer and comet hunter MPC · 5035
5036 Tuttle Horace P. Tuttle (1837-1923), American astronomer and American Civil War veteran MPC · 5036
5037 Habing 6552 P-L Harm Jan Habing (born 1937), Dutch astronomer and professor at Leiden University MPC · 5037
5038 Overbeek 1948 KF Daniel Overbeek (born 1920), South African amateur astronomer and past president of ASSA JPL · 5038
5039 Rosenkavalier Richard Strauss (1864-1949), German composer of opera, notably Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) MPC · 5039
5040 Rabinowitz 1972 RF David Rabinowitz, American astronomer at Spacewatch and a discoverer of minor planets himself MPC · 5040
5041 Theotes Theotes, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5041
5042 Colpa 1974 ME "Colpa", the Huarpe word for stones that are composed of "pure minerals". These indigenous people lived in San Juan province of Argentina, where the discovering Félix Aguilar Observatory is located JPL · 5042
5043 Zadornov Mikhail Zadornov, Russian comedian + JPL · 5043
5044 Shestaka Ivan Sofronovich Shestaka (1937-1994), chief researcher of comets and meteors at the astronomical observatory of Odessa University, Russia MPC · 5044
5045 Hoyin Yin Ho (1908-1983), Chinese philanthropist from Macau JPL · 5045
5046 Carletonmoore 1981 DQ Carleton Bryant Moore (born 1932) professor of chemistry and geology of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University JPL · 5046
5047 Zanda Brigitte Zanda (born 1958), a meteorite curator at the Muséum National d´Histoire Naturelle de Paris and an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University JPL · 5047
5048 Moriarty 1981 GC Professor Moriarty, character in the Sherlock Holmes stories MPC · 5048
5049 Sherlock Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective MPC · 5049
5050 Doctorwatson Dr. Watson, character in the Sherlock Holmes stories MPC · 5050
5051 Ralph 1984 SM Ralph Florentin Nielsen (1942-1995) was head of the electronics laboratory at the Brorfelde Observatory, Denmark JPL · 5051
5052 Nancyruth Nancy R. Lebofsky, American educator MPC · 5052
5053 Chladni Ernst Chladni (1756-1827), German physicist and musician MPC · 5053
5054 Keil Klaus Keil (born 1934), American meteoriticist at University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology MPC · 5054
5055 Opekushin Aleksandr Mikhailovich Opekushin (1838-1923), Russian sculptor MPC · 5055
5056 Rahua Rahua, wife of one of the four sons of Pirua Wiracocha, creator god of civilization in Inca mythology JPL · 5056
5057 Weeks Eric R. Weeks (born 1970), a Professor in the Physics Department at Emory University JPL · 5057
5058 Tarrega 1987 OM Francisco Tárrega, Spanish classical guitarist-composer MPC · 5058
5059 Saroma 1988 AF Lake Saroma, Hokkaido, Japan MPC · 5059
5060 Yoneta Katsuhiko Yoneta (1904-1957), Japanese engineer and a graduate of Hokkaido University MPC · 5060
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ Bruce A. McIntosh, Canadian astronomer JPL · 5061
5062 Glennmiller 1989 CZ Glenn Miller, American jazz musician and bandleader of the swing era JPL · 5062
5063 Monteverdi Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Italian composer and Catholic priest MPC · 5063
5064 Tanchozuru 1990 FS Tancho, Japanese crane MPC · 5064
5065 Johnstone Paul Johnstone (d. 1976), the first director and producer of The Sky at Night, a British documentary television programme on astronomy MPC · 5065
5066 Garradd 1990 MA Gordon J. Garradd (born 1959), Australian amateur astronomer and photographer MPC · 5066
5067 Occidental 1990 OX Occidental College, located in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States MPC · 5067
5068 Cragg 1990 TC Thomas A. Cragg, an American amateur astronomer MPC · 5068
5069 Tokeidai 1991 QB Sapporo Tokeidai, Japan MPC · 5069
5070 Arai 1991 XT Arai Ikunosuke, Japanese from Bakumatsu to Meiji MPC · 5070
5071 Schoenmaker 3099 T-2 Anton A. Schoenmaker, Dutch technical officer at the Leiden Observatory MPC · 5071
5072 Hioki Tsutomu Hioki, Japanese astronomer MPC · 5072
5073 Junttura 1943 EN "Junttura" embodies the Finnish mentality to get things done, stubbornly and at all costs JPL · 5073
5074 Goetzoertel Goetz Oertel, American physicist and chairman of AURA JPL · 5074
5075 Goryachev Nikolaj Nikanorovich Goryachev (1883-1940), Russian professor of astronomy at Tomsk University JPL · 5075
5076 Lebedev-Kumach Vasily Lebedev-Kumach (1898-1949), Soviet and Russian poet and songwriter MPC · 5076
5077 Favaloro 1974 MG René Favaloro, Argentine cardiologist (1923-2000), creator of the bypass coronary surgery JPL · 5077
5078 Solovjev-Sedoj 1974 SW Vasilij Pavlovich Solovjev-Sedoj (1907-1979), Russian composer MPC · 5078
5079 Brubeck 1975 DB Dave Brubeck (1920-2012), American jazz pianist and composer JPL · 5079
5080 Oja 1976 EB Tarmo Oja, Swedish astronomer MPC · 5080
5081 Sanguin Juan Sanguin (1933-2006) was an Argentinian astronomer who was in charge of the minor planet and comet programs at the El Leoncito Station for more than a quarter of a century JPL · 5081
5082 Nihonsyoki Nihon Shoki, the first written history of Japan, compiled in the 8th century MPC · 5082
5083 Irinara 1977 EV Irina Evgen'evna Raksha, Russian writer and friend of the discoverer Nikolai Chernykh MPC · 5083
5084 Gnedin Yurij Nikolaevich Gnedin (born 1935), Russian astrophysicist MPC · 5084
5085 Hippocrene 1977 NN Hippocrene, mythological Greek fountain MPC · 5085
5086 Demin Vladimir Grigor'evich Demin (1929-1996), Russian professor at Moscow University and expert on celestial mechanics and dynamics of rigid bodies MPC · 5086
5087 Emel'yanov Nikolai Vladimirovich Emel'yanov (born 1946), Russian astronomer head of the Celestial Mechanics Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute in Moscow MPC · 5087
5088 Tancredi Gonzalo Tancredi, Uruguayan astronomer MPC · 5088
5089 Nádherná 1979 SN Sidonie Nádherná (1885-1950), Czech-British writer JPL · 5089
5090 Wyeth 1980 CG Stuart Wyeth, American donor of the Wyeth 1.5-meter telescope at Harvard Observatory MPC · 5090
5091 Isakovskij Mikhail Vasil'evich Isakovskii (1900-1973), Russian poet MPC · 5091
5092 Manara 1982 FJ Alessandro Manara, astronomer at Brera Astronomical Observatory in Milan, Italy MPC · 5092
5093 Svirelia Elsa Gustavovna Sviridova, the wife of Russian composer Georgy Sviridov MPC · 5093
5094 Seryozha Sergey Kapitsa (1928-2012), Russian physicist MPC · 5094
5095 Escalante 1983 NL Jaime Escalante (1930-2010), Bolivian-born mathematics teacher MPC · 5095
5096 Luzin Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzin, Russian mathematician MPC · 5096
5097 Axford Ian Axford (1933-2010), New Zealand-born astrophysicist and longtime director of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research MPC · 5097
5098 Tomsolomon Tom Solomon (born 1962) holds a Presidential Professorship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University JPL · 5098
5099 Iainbanks Iain M. Banks (1954-2013), a Scottish writer JPL · 5099
5100 Pasachoff 1985 GW Jay Myron Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Williams College, United States MPC · 5100

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5101 Akhmerov Vadim Zinov'evich Akhmerov (born 1929), doctor in the Crimean Peninsula MPC · 5101
5102 Benfranklin Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American scientist, philosopher and statesman MPC · 5102
5103 Divi? Prokop Divi? (1698-1765), Czech scientist and monk MPC · 5103
5104 Skripnichenko Vladimir Ilich Skripnichenko (born 1942), Russian astronomer, staff member and deputy director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Saint Petersburg MPC · 5104
5105 Westerhout Gart Westerhout (1927-2012), Dutch radio astronomer MPC · 5105
5106 Mortensen 1987 DJ Inger Mortensen (born 1910) is an aunt of Brorfelde observer Karl Augustesen. JPL · 5106
5107 Laurenbacall Lauren Bacall (1924-2014), an American actress JPL · 5107
5108 Lübeck Vincent Lübeck (1654-1740), German composer and organist MPC · 5108
5109 Robertmiller Robert J. Miller (born 1950), an American astronomer at the U.S. Naval Observatory JPL · 5109
5110 Belgirate 1987 SV The Italian village of Belgirate located on the shore of Lake Maggiore in Piedmont MPC · 5110
5111 Jacliff Clifford (1929-1993) and Jackie (born 1935) Holmes, American amateur astronomers MPC · 5111
5112 Kusaji Shigeharu Kusaji (1879-1956), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5112
5113 Kohno 1988 BN Masaru Kohno (born 1926), Japanese classical guitar maker MPC · 5113
5114 Yezo 1988 CO Named for Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, which was known as Yezo until 1869. JPL · 5114
5115 Frimout Dirk D. Frimout (born 1941), Belgian astrophysicist and astronaut with the U.S. Space Shuttle MPC · 5115
5116 Korsør 1988 EU Korsør, a town on the southwestern coast of Sjælland almost exactly 100 km from Copenhagen, is the birthplace of Brorfelde observer Karl Augustesen. JPL · 5116
5117 Mokotoyama 1988 GH Mount Mokoto, in eastern Hokkaido, Japan MPC · 5117
5118 Elnapoul 1988 RB Elna (1917-1992) and Poul Hyttel (born 1909), the parents-in-law of Brorfelde observer Karl Augustesen. JPL · 5118
5120 Bitias Bitias, Trojan warrior and wandering companion of Aeneas, from Greek mythology MPC · 5120
5121 Numazawa Shigemi Numazawa (born 1958), Japanese amateur astronomer, astrophotographer and space artist MPC · 5121
5122 Mucha Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), Czech artist MPC · 5122
5124 Muraoka 1989 CW Kenji Muraoka (born 1955), Japanese amateur astronomer and orbit computer MPC · 5124
5125 Okushiri Okushiri Island, some 30 km to the southwest of Hokkaido, noted for its rich fishing grounds for squid and scallops. JPL · 5125
5126 Achaemenides Achaemenides, mythological Greek warrior MPC · 5126
5127 Bruhns Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697), Danish-German organist, violinist, and composer MPC · 5127
5128 Wakabayashi 1989 FJ Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai, Japan MPC · 5128
5129 Groom 1989 GN Steven L. Groom, a computer engineer at JPL and creator of NEAT's autonomous observing system MPC · 5129
5130 Ilioneus Ilioneus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5130
5132 Maynard 1990 ME Owen Eugene Maynard, Canadian aeronautical engineer MPC · 5132
5133 Phillipadams 1990 PA Phillip Adams (born 1933), an Australian broadcaster, writer and social commentator MPC · 5133
5134 Ebilson Elisabeth Bilson (born 1937), administrator in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University Src MPC · 5134
5135 Nibutani 1990 UE Nibutani, sacred land for the indigenous Ainu of Hokkaid?, Japan. JPL · 5135
5136 Baggaley W. Jack Baggaley (born 1938), English radar meteor researcher at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand MPC · 5136
5137 Frevert 1990 VC Friedrich Frevert (1914-2001), German astronomer Src MPC · 5137
5138 Gyoda Gy?da, Saitama, Japan MPC · 5138
5139 Rumoi Rumoi, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5139
5140 Kida 1990 XH Kinjir? Kida (1893-1962), Hokkaido-born painter, known for his landscapes, and whose work has been compared to that of Cézanne and other impressionists. JPL · 5140
5141 Tachibana 1990 YB Tachibana, a kendo club MPC · 5141
5142 Okutama 1990 YD Okutama Observatory, Japan MPC · 5142
5143 Heracles 1991 VL Heracles, Greek hero MPC · 5143
5144 Achates 1991 XX Achates, mythical Trojan warrior MPC · 5144
5145 Pholus 1992 AD Pholus, mythological centaur MPC · 5145
5146 Moiwa 1992 BP Mount Moiwa, the mountain that offers an outstanding panorama of the city of Sapporo and is popular both to skiers and to hikers in its virgin forest. JPL · 5146
5147 Maruyama 1992 BQ Maruyama hill, a small hill, situated near Mt. Moiwa in the southwestern part of Sapporo and known for a beautiful park and zoo, as well as the Hokkaido Shrine. JPL · 5147
5148 Giordano 5557 P-L Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), Italian Dominican priest MPC · 5148
5149 Leibniz 6582 P-L Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716), German philosopher, mathematician, and co-inventor of calculus MPC · 5149
5150 Fellini 7571 P-L Federico Fellini (1920-1993), Italian film director MPC · 5150
5151 Weerstra 2160 T-2 Claas Weerstra, Dutch comet chaser and administrative officer and longtime programmer at the Leiden Observatory MPC · 5151
5152 Labs 1931 UD Dietrich Labs (born 1921), German astrophysicist and professor at Heidelberg University and Königstuhl Observatory JPL · 5152
5153 Gierasch 1940 GO Peter J. Gierasch (born 1940), planetary scientist, co-founder of Cornell University's Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, and winner of the 2014 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize MPC · 5153
5154 Leonov Yevgeny Leonov (1926-1994), Soviet artist and actor MPC · 5154
5155 Denisyuk 1972 HR Yurij Nikolaevich Denisyuk (1927-2006), head of a laboratory at the Ioffe Physical and Technical Institute in St. Petersburg and a member of the Royal Photographic Society. JPL · 5155
5156 Golant 1972 KL Victor Evgen'evich Golant (born 1928), director of the department of plasma physics, atomic physics and astrophysics at the Ioffe Physical and Technical Institute in Saint Petersburg JPL · 5156
5157 Hindemith Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), German composer, violist and conductor MPC · 5157
5158 Ogarev 1976 YY Nikolay Ogarev (1813-1877), a Russian poet, historian and political activist MPC · 5158
5159 Burbine 1977 RG Thomas Burbine, American planetary scientist at Mount Holyoke College MPC · 5159
5160 Camoes 1979 YO Luís de Camões (1524-1580) Portuguese poet MPC · 5160
5161 Wightman Kingsley W. Wightman, teacher of astronomy at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California MPC · 5161
5162 Piemonte 1982 BW Piedmont, the northwestern region of Italy, with its capital Turin MPC · 5162
5163 Vollmayr-Lee Katharina Vollmayr-Lee (born 1967), a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University. JPL · 5163
5164 Mullo Mullo, a Celtic god, associated by the Romans with Mars MPC · 5164
5165 Videnom 1985 CG Videnom, popular weekly Danish television program on natural science. JPL · 5165
5166 Olson Irvin Edward "Ole" Olson (1910-1993), an American telescope-dome manufacturer MPC · 5166
5167 Joeharms John (Joe) Eric Harms, an Australian geologist MPC · 5167
5168 Jenner 1986 EJ Edward Jenner (1749-1823), English medical doctor, who introduced the smallpox vaccine MPC · 5168
5169 Duffell Stephen Duffell (born 1943), friend of Edward Bowell who discovered this minor planet MPC · 5169
5170 Sissons 1987 EH Anthony Sissons (born 1943), friend of Edward Bowell who discovered this minor planet MPC · 5170
5171 Augustesen Karl A. Augustesen (born 1945) has for several decades been the observer at the Schmidt telescope erected at Brorfelde in 1965. JPL · 5171
5172 Yoshiyuki Yoshiyuki Endo (born 1953), the landowner of the Kushiro Observatory JPL · 5172
5173 Stjerneborg Stjerneborg, pioneering astronomical observatory built by Tycho Brahe MPC · 5173
5174 Okugi 1988 HF Shin Okugi (born 1952), Japanese optical engineer and director of the software division of Goto Optical Laboratory MPC · 5174
5175 Ables Harold D. Ables (born 1938), American astronomer and former director at the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station MPC · 5175
5176 Yoichi 1989 AU The Japanese city of Yoichi located in southwestern Hokkaido and noted for its fruit and marine products. JPL · 5176
5177 Hugowolf Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), Austrian composer MPC · 5177
5178 Pattazhy Sainudeen Pattazhy (born 1962), an Indian environmentalist and zoologist JPL · 5178
5179 Takeshima Toshio Takeshima (born 1930), a Japanese Iai master and friend of Tsutomu Seki who discovered this minor planet MPC · 5179
5180 Ohno 1989 GF Keiko Ohno (born 1959), Japanese activities in promoting the public awareness of the study of astronomy and space science. She is an software developer at Goto Optical Laboratory MPC · 5180
5181 SURF 1989 GO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program of Caltech MPC · 5181
5182 Bray 1989 NE Olin D. Bray (born 1907), an American medical doctor and friend of Eleanor Helin who discovered this minor planet. The naming took place on the occasion of Bray's 85th birthday in 1992. MPC · 5182
5183 Robyn Laurie Robyn Ernst Yeomans, wife of Donald Yeomans, see (2956), president of IAU Commission 20 MPC · 5183
5184 Cavaillé-Coll Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811-1899), member of a famous French dynasty of organ builders MPC · 5184
5185 Alerossi Alessandro Rossi (born 1964), a member of the Group of Satellite Flight Dynamics at the Istituto CNECE in Pisa JPL · 5185
5186 Donalu Dona(lu) Wheeler Roman, wife of American discoverer Brian P. Roman MPC · 5186
5187 Domon Ken Domon (1909-1990), Japanese photographer MPC · 5187
5188 Paine Thomas O. Paine (1921-1992), American metallurgist, third Administrator of NASA, and advisor to the Planetary Society MPC · 5188
5190 Fry Stephen Fry (born 1957), an English writer, actor, comedian, TV presenter and activist JPL · 5190
5191 Paddack Stephen J. Paddack (born 1934), an aeronautical engineer and contributor to the understanding of the Yorp effect JPL · 5191
5192 Yabuki 1991 CC Hiroshi Yabuki (born 1960), a leading Japanese developer of automated planetarium programs at Goto Optical Laboratory MPC · 5192
5193 Tanakawataru 1992 ET Wataru Tanaka (born 1939), Japanese astronomer and professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan JPL · 5193
5194 Böttger 4641 P-L Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682-1719), a German alchemist and one of the early inventors of hard-paste porcelain in Meissen, Germany MPC · 5194
5195 Kaendler 3289 T-1 Johann Joachim Kaendler (1706-1775), German sculptor, later founder of the European style of porcelain in Meissen, Germany MPC · 5195
5196 Bustelli 3102 T-2 Franz Anton Bustelli (1723-1763), Swiss artist, involved with the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory MPC · 5196
5197 Rottmann 4265 T-2 Friedrich Rottmann (1797-1850), German Romantic landscape painter and father of Carl Rottmann MPC · 5197
5198 Fongyunwah Yun-Wah Fong, Chinese educator and mentor of Chinese astronomer Yang Jiexing, who is an uncredited co-discoverer of this minor planet at the Purple Mountain Observatory MPC · 5198
5199 Dortmund The city of Dortmund, capital of North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany MPC · 5199
5200 Pamal 1983 CM Patrick Michael Malotki (born 1974), friend of Edward Bowell who discovered this minor planet. The naming took place on the occasion of his 21st birthday (the nickname stands for "pas mal", French for "not bad", a compliment). MPC · 5200

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5201 Ferraz-Mello 1983 XF Sylvio Ferraz-Mello (born 1936), Brazilian astronomer MPC · 5201
5202 Charleseliot 1983 XX Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), an American chemist and the 21st President of Harvard College JPL · 5202
5203 Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007), Italian opera singer MPC · 5203
5204 Herakleitos Herakleitos, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5204
5205 Servián Berta E. Servián de Flores (1914-1996), the first Paraguayan woman aviator. JPL · 5205
5206 Kodomonomori 1988 ED Kodomo no Mori (Children's Forest), Treeplanting program in Japan MPC · 5206
5207 Hearnshaw 1988 HE John Bernard Hearnshaw (born 1946), New Zealand spectroscopist, who has guided the Mount John University Observatory through major developments over 30 years JPL · 5207
5208 Royer Msgr. Ronald E. Royer, American priest, amateur astronomer and astrophotographer MPC · 5208
5210 Saint-Saëns Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), French composer MPC · 5210
5211 Stevenson 1989 NX David J. Stevenson (born 1948), New Zealand planetary scientist Src</ref> MPC · 5211
5212 Celiacruz 1989 SS Celia Cruz (1925-2003), a Cuban-American salsa singer and performer JPL · 5212
5213 Takahashi 1990 FU Kiichiro Takahashi, president of Takahashi Seisakusho MPC · 5213
5214 Oozora Super ?zora, Limited express train at Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5214
5215 Tsurui 1991 AE Tsurui, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5215
5217 Chaozhou 1966 CL Chaozhou, a Chinese city in Guangdong Province, cradle of the Chaoshan Culture. JPL · 5217
5218 Kutsak Mariya Romanovna Kutsak (1928-1997) was a schoolteacher of physics and astronomy in the city of Omsk for about 40 years JPL · 5218
5219 Zemka Aleksandr Grigorjevich Zemka (born 1947), friend of the discoverer, electrotechnics engineer in Zaporozhje, both a prominent specialist and a good organizer who wins the respect of his colleagues and acquaintances. He provided valuable help to the discoverer in improving the 0.64-m telescope used for the Crimean NEA Survey JPL · 5219
5220 Vika Viktoriya Semenovna Vinogradova (born 1928), doctor at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory on the Crimean peninsula MPC · 5220
5221 Fabribudweis 1980 FB Wenceslaus Fabri de Budweis (c. 1460-1518), Czech scientist and author of almanacs MPC · 5221
5222 Ioffe Abram Ioffe (1880-1960), Russian physicist and pioneer in semi-conductor research MPC · 5222
5223 McSween Harry McSween, planetary geologist and geochemist, meteorite researcher Src MPC · 5223
5224 Abbe Ernst Abbe (1840-1905), German astronomer, optician, educator and director of the Jena Observatory MPC · 5224
5225 Loral Loral Inc, an American manufacturer of CCDs MPC · 5225
5226 Pollack 1983 WL James B. Pollack (1938-1994), an American planetary scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center. MPC · 5226
5227 Bocacara 1986 PE Bocacara, a Spanish village south of the historic university city of Salamanca. It was first settled in the Middle Ages and remained a farming and herding village until the end of the 20th century. Crops included wheat, beans and garbanzos, but Bocacara was renowned in the region for its potatoes. JPL · 5227
5228 Máca 1986 VT Jan Máca, schoolmate and friend of the discoverer, for his contribution to the protection of nature MPC · 5228
5229 Irurita Irurita is one of 15 villages nestled in the Baztan Valley, within the autonomous community of Navarre in the Basque Country in northern Spain. JPL · 5229
5230 Asahina 1988 EF Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor MPC · 5230
5231 Verne 1988 JV Jules Verne, French novelist and playwright MPC · 5231
5232 Jordaens Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter MPC · 5232
5234 Sechenov 1989 VP Ivan Sechenov (1829-1905), Russian naturalist and physiologist MPC · 5234
5235 Jean-Loup Jean-Loup Bertaux (born 1942), a French planetary scientist who headed the Department of Solar System Studies at CNRS MPC · 5235
5236 Yoko Yoko Huruta, wife of discoverer MPC · 5236
5237 Yoshikawa Katsunori Yoshikawa (born 1942), owner of the land on which the Nihondaira Observatory was built on. The observatory is located in one of the green-tea producing areas in Japan. MPC · 5237
5238 Naozane Kumagai Naozane, early samurai MPC · 5238
5239 Reiki Reiki Kushida, a Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 5239
5240 Kwasan 1990 XE Kwasan Observatory (377) of Kyoto University is located near Kyoto, Japan MPC · 5240
5241 Beeson 1990 YL Charlotte "Charlie" Beeson (born 1990) is a British astronomer, computer programmer, gymnast, dancer and musician, who undertook research at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for her Masters Thesis: Methods to Improve Near-Earth Asteroid Discovery and Spectroscopic Characterisation Rates. JPL · 5241
5242 Kenreimonin 1991 BO Empress Dowager Kenrei, Japan MPC · 5242
5243 Clasien 1246 T-2 Clasien Shane, wife of American astronomer William Whitney Shane (born 1923) at the Leiden and Nijmegen (C39) observatories MPC · 5243
5244 Amphilochos Amphilochos (son of Amphiaraos), mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5244
5245 Maslyakov Aleksandr Vasil'evich Maslyakov, Russian TV journalist, known for the program "Club of Merry and Resourceful Persons" (KVN) MPC · 5245
5246 Migliorini 1979 OB Fabio Migliorini (1971-1997), a young researcher who died in a mountain accident JPL · 5246
5247 Krylov Aleksey Krylov (1863-1945), a Russian mathematician and naval architect MPC · 5247
5248 Scardia 1983 GQ Marco Scardia (born 1948), Italian astrometrist at the Merate and Brera observatories in northern Italy MPC · 5248
5249 Giza 1983 HJ Giza, Egyptian city on the west bank of the Nile, known for some of Egypt's greatest antiquities MPC · 5249
5250 Jas 1984 QF Czech for 'brightness' and the initials of the South Bohemian Astronomical Society (Jiho?eská Astronomická Spole?nost) MPC · 5250
5251 Bradwood 1985 KA Frank Bradshaw Wood, American astronomer JPL · 5251
5252 Vikrymov Viktor Aleksandrovich Krymov (born 1929), deputy director of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in St Peterburg, Russia MPC · 5252
5253 Fredclifford 1985 XB Fred Clifford (1924-1980) was a mariner, joining the U.S. Merchant Marine in 1943 to fulfill a life-long dream of going to sea. He was a forward thinker and inspired early technological development of foam-core surfboards and was co-owner of Clifford/George Surfboards in Santa Barbara, California, USA in the 1960s. JPL · 5253
5254 Ulysses Odysseus (Roman name: "Ulysses"), mythological Greek king MPC · 5254
5255 Johnsophie 1988 KF John and Sophie Karayusuf, parents of Alford S. Karayusuf, a friend of the discoverer. Under the starry skies of the Syrian Desert, they inspired their children to study the stars and planets and to wonder in amazement at the ability of mankind to explore the heavens JPL · 5255
5256 Farquhar 1988 NN Robert W. Farquhar (1932-2015), an American mission design specialist at NASA MPC · 5256
5259 Epeigeus Epeigeus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5259
5260 Philvéron 1989 RH Philippe Véron, French astronomer MPC · 5260
5261 Eureka 1990 MB Eureka!, Greek exclamation of discovery MPC · 5261
5262 Brucegoldberg Bruce A. Goldberg, an American scientist at JPL and USAF Phillips Laboratory, was a friend of Eleanor F. Helin, who discovered this minor planet. MPC · 5262
5263 Arrius Harrison Callum Bertram Steel (born 1992), son of British discoverer Duncan Steel MPC · 5263
5264 Telephus 1991 KC Telephus, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5264
5265 Schadow 2570 P-L Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764-1850), German sculptor whose work includes the chariot on top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin MPC · 5265
5266 Rauch 4047 T-2 Christian Daniel Rauch, German sculptor JPL · 5266
5267 Zegmott 1966 CF Tarik Zegmott (born 1992) is a British Astronomy PhD student whose research for his Masters thesis, "Optimising Observing Strategies for Near-Earth Asteroid Characterisation", was undertaken at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. JPL · 5267
5268 ?ernohorský Martin Cernohorský, Czech physicist. JPL · 5268
5269 Paustovskij Konstantin Paustovsky (1892-1968), Russian writer MPC · 5269
5270 Kakabadze 1979 KR David Kakabadze (1889-1952), a Georgian painter and avantgardist MPC · 5270
5271 Kaylamaya Kayla Maya Soderblom was the daughter of planetary scientist Jason Soderblom and granddaughter of planetary scientist Larry Soderblom. Born with a congenital heart problem, Kayla lived only 15 months, but was a source of happiness and inspiration for all who knew her. JPL · 5271
5272 Dickinson Terence Dickinson, Canadian astronomy populariser MPC · 5272
5273 Peilisheng Pei Lisheng, 20th-century Chinese satellite scientist and oceanographer JPL · 5273
5274 Degewij 1985 RS Johan Degewij (born 1944), Dutch astronomer MPC · 5274
5275 Zdislava 1986 UU Saint Zdislava (sv. Zdislava), Moravian noblewoman, wife of Markvartic Havel, Duke of Lemberk, known for her generosity to the poor, and an early lay member of the Dominican Order MPC · 5275
5276 Gulkis 1987 GK Samuel Gulkis, an American astronomer and expert in radio and submillimeter astronomy at JPL, was a supporter of the NEAT program MPC · 5276
5277 Brisbane 1988 DO Brisbane, the name of the capital city of Queensland, itself honors Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, an astronomer and the colonial governor who established Australia's first permanent observatory in 1822. The minor planet's discoverer was born 20 km from Brisbane's birthplace in Ayrshire, Scotland JPL · 5277
5278 Polly Polly Brooks, member of the Planetary Society's New Millennium Committee MPC · 5278
5279 Arthuradel 1988 LA Arthur Adel, American astrophysicist MPC · 5279
5280 Andrewbecker 1988 PT Andrew C. Becker (born 1973), an American astronomer and data scientist at the University of Washington. JPL · 5280
5281 Lindstrom Marilyn Lindstrom (born 1946) (born Marilyn R. Martin), American planetary geologist and curator of the U.S. Antarctic meteorite collection at NASA's Johnson Space Center MPC · 5281
5282 Yamatotakeru 1988 VT Yamato Takeru, Japanese legendary prince MPC · 5282
5283 Pyrrhus 1989 BW Neoptolemus, son of Achilles MPC · 5283
5284 Orsilocus Greek warrior Orsilochus, son of Diocles and twin brother of Crethon, killed by Aeneas during the Trojan War MPC · 5284
5285 Krethon Greek warrior Crethon (Krethon), son of Diocles and twin brother of Orsilochus, killed by Aeneas during the Trojan War MPC · 5285
5286 Haruomukai Haruo Mukai (1949-1986) was the younger brother of Japanese astronomer Masaru Mukai, who co-discovered this minor planet MPC · 5286
5287 Heishu 1989 WE Heishu Hosoi, Japanese confucianist MPC · 5287
5288 Nankichi 1989 XD Nankichi Niimi, Japanese author MPC · 5288
5289 Niemela Born in Helsinki, Virpi Niemela (born 1936) moved to Argentina at the age of 17. She received her Ph.D. in astronomy at La Plata observatory, where she has conducted her professional work. Her main field of research is massive stars, an area to which she has contributed over 150 refereed papers JPL · 5289
5290 Langevin Yves Langevin (born 1951), French planetary scientist at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay MPC · 5290
5291 Yuuko 1990 YT Yuuko Matsuyama, wife of discoverer MPC · 5291
5292 Mackwell Stephen J. Mackwell (born 1956) is the Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute. JPL · 5292
5293 Bentengahama Benten beach (Bentengahama), a sandy beach near Kushiro in northern Japan, where the co-discoverer, Kazuro Watanabe, spent his childhood. MPC · 5293
5294 Onnetoh 1991 CB Lake Onnetoh, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5294
5295 Masayo 1991 CE Masayo Mizuno, wife of discoverer MPC · 5295
5296 Friedrich 9546 P-L Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), German Romantic landscape painter MPC · 5296
5297 Schinkel 4170 T-2 Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), German architect and painter MPC · 5297
5298 Paraskevopoulos 1966 PK John Stefanos Paraskevopoulos, Greek astronomer, director of the Athens Observatory and later superintendent of the Boyden Observatory JPL · 5298
5299 Bittesini 1969 LB Luciano Bittesini (born 1950), Italian amateur astronomer and astrometrist at Farra d'Isonzo Observatory MPC · 5299
5300 Sats Nataliya Il'inichna Sats (1903-1993), Soviet author and founder of the Moscow Musical Children's Theater MPC · 5300

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5301 Novobranets Vasilij Andreevich Novobranets (1904-1984), Russian and Ukrainian writer. JPL · 5301
5302 Romanoserra Romano Serra (born 1954), Italian physicist MPC · 5302
5303 Parijskij Yurij Nikolaevich Parijskij (born 1932), Russian radio astronomer and cosmologist MPC · 5303
5304 Bazhenov Vasily Bazhenov (1737-1799), Russian architect MPC · 5304
5305 Bernievolz Bernard Volz (born 1961), American amateur astronomer and former president of the Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association JPL · 5305
5306 Fangfen 1980 BB Fen Fang, Chinese astronomer MPC · 5306
5307 Paul-André 1980 YC Paul-André Herbelin (1933-1994), Swiss friend of the American discoverer Edward Bowell MPC · 5307
5308 Hutchison Robert Hutchison (born 1938) former curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum, London JPL · 5308
5309 MacPherson Glenn Joseph MacPherson (born 1950), curator at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. JPL · 5309
5310 Papike James Papike (born 1937), director emeritus of the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico. JPL · 5310
5312 Schott Otto Schott (1851-1935), a German chemist, glass technologist, and the inventor of borosilicate glass MPC · 5312
5313 Nunes Pedro Nunes (1502-1578), Portuguese mathematician and geographer MPC · 5313
5314 Wilkickia Andrey Vilkitsky (1858-1913) and Boris Vilkitsky (1885-1961), father and son, Russian hydrographers and Arctic explorers MPC · 5314
5315 Bal'mont Konstantin Balmont (1867-1942), a Russian symbolist poet and translator MPC · 5315
5316 Filatov Vladimir Filatov (1875-1956), ophthalmologist and surgeon MPC · 5316
5317 Verolacqua 1983 CE Veronica Lynn Passalacqua, a volunteer who compiled the International Comet Quarterly archive of photometric data on comets MPC · 5317
5318 Dientzenhofer Kry?tof Dientzenhofer, Czech architect MPC · 5318
5319 Petrovskaya Margarita Sergeevna Petrovskaya (Russian: ?, , born 1933), Russian astronomer and staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Saint Petersburg MPC · 5319
5320 Lisbeth 1985 VD Lisbeth Fogh Olsen, daughter of Danish co-discoverer Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen MPC · 5320
5321 Jagras 1985 VN Jakob Grove Rasmussen, fiancé of the daughter of Danish co-discoverer Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen MPC · 5321
5323 Fogh Hans Jørn Fogh Olsen (born 1943), Danish astronomer and discoverer of minor planets at Brorfelde Observatory JPL · 5323
5324 Lyapunov 1987 SL Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov (1857-1918), Russian mathematician, engineer and physicist MPC · 5324
5325 Silver 1988 JQ Leon Silver (born 1925), professor of geology at Caltech MPC · 5325
5326 Vittoriosacco Vittorio Sacco (born 1941), an Italian amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy. JPL · 5326
5328 Nisiyamakoiti Koichi Nishiyama, Japanese mountaineer and amateur astronomer, meteor, comet, and nova hunter JPL · 5328
5329 Decaro 1989 YP Mario De Caro, Italian philosopher JPL · 5329
5330 Senrikyu Sen no Riky?, Japanese tea master MPC · 5330
5331 Erimomisaki Cape Erimo, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5331
5332 Davidaguilar 1990 DA David Aguilar, American director of public affairs at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, astronomical photographer, and telescope maker JPL · 5332
5333 Kanaya 1990 UH Kanaya, Shizuoka, Japan MPC · 5333
5334 Mishima 1991 CF Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan MPC · 5334
5335 Damocles 1991 DA Damocles, mythological Greek figure MPC · 5335
5337 Aoki 1991 LD Masahiro Aoki (1920-1984), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5337
5338 Michelblanc Michel Blanc (born 1949), French planetary scientist and director of the Pic du Midi Observatory JPL · 5338
5340 Burton 4027 P-L William Butler Burton (born 1940), American professor of astronomy at the University of Leiden MPC · 5340
5341 Purgathofer 6040 P-L Alois Purgathofer (1925-1983), Austrian astronomer MPC · 5341
5342 Le Poole 3129 T-2 Rudolf Le Poole (born 1942), Dutch astronomer at Leiden MPC · 5342
5343 Ryzhov Yurij Aleksandrovich Ryzhov (born 1930), a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences MPC · 5343
5344 Ryabov 1978 RN Yurij Aleksandrovich Ryabov (born 1923), professor at the Moscow Road-Transport Institute MPC · 5344
5345 Boynton William Boynton (born 1944), professor of cosmochemistry and geochemistry at the University of Arizona, has measured elemental abundances in meteorites as a means of probing the early history of the solar system. He is the team leader for the gamma-ray spectrometer on the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft JPL · 5345
5347 Orestelesca Oreste Lesca, amateur astronomer. JPL · 5347
5348 Kennoguchi 1988 BB Ken Noguchi (b.~1973) is a Japanese alpinist and environmental activist. In 1999 he reached the summit of Mt. Everest and became the youngest person in the world (at that time) to climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents JPL · 5348
5349 Paulharris 1988 RA Paul P. Harris (1868-1947), founder of Rotary International in 1905 MPC · 5349
5350 Epetersen Erik V. Petersen (born 1911), Danish amateur astronomer MPC · 5350
5351 Diderot Denis Diderot, French writer MPC · 5351
5352 Fujita 1989 YN Yoshio Fujita, Japanese astrophysicist and professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo MPC · 5352
5354 Hisayo Hisayo Kaneda, daughter of second discoverer. JPL · 5354
5355 Akihiro 1991 CA Akihiro Ueda, son of first discoverer. JPL · 5355
5356 Neagari Neagari, the name of an old town in Nomi District, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 5356
5357 Sekiguchi 1992 EL Tomohiko Sekiguchi (born 1970), an associate professor at Hokkaido University of Education since 2008. JPL · 5357
5359 Markzakharov Mark Anatolievich Zakharov (born 1933), Russian producer MPC · 5359
5360 Rozhdestvenskij Robert Ivanovich Rozhdestvenskij (1932-1994), Russian poet, journalist and popular songwriter MPC · 5360
5361 Goncharov Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891) is known for his four novels Oblomov, Obryv ("Precipice"), Obyknovennaya istoriya ("Unusual event") and Fregat "Pallada" ("Frigate Pallada"). JPL · 5361
5362 Johnyoung 1978 CH John W. Young (1930-2018) was a United States naval aviator and test pilot and NASA astronaut. He flew on Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16 (becoming the ninth person to walk on the Moon), and commanded two Space Shuttle missions (STS-1 and STS-9). JPL · 5362
5363 Kupka 1979 UQ Franti?ek Kupka (1871-1957), Czech painter and graphic artist MPC · 5363
5365 Fievez Charles Fiévez (1844-1890), pioneer of astronomical spectroscopy in Belgium + MPC · 5365
5366 Rhianjones Rhian Jones (born 1960), an experimental and sample petrologist at the Institute of Meteoritics at the University of New Mexico. JPL · 5366
5367 Sollenberger 1982 TT Paul Sollenberger (1891-1995), American astronomer and first civilian director of Time Service at the United States Naval Observatory MPC · 5367
5368 Vitagliano Aldo Vitagliano (born 1948), Italian astronomer JPL · 5368
5369 Virgiugum Jungfraujoch (latinized), a site in the Swiss Alps and location of the Sphinx Observatory MPC · 5369
5370 Taranis 1986 RA Celtic god Taranis MPC · 5370
5372 Bikki 1987 WS Bikki Sunazawa, Ainu sculptor MPC · 5372
5374 Hokutosei Hokutosei, Japanese overnight limited express MPC · 5374
5375 Siedentopf Heinrich Siedentopf (1906-1963), a German astronomer and director of the Jena Observatory and Sternwarte Tübingen. MPC · 5375
5377 Komori 1991 FM Yukimasa Komori (1900-), Japanese owner of Astro-Dome. He was also a member of the committee at Gotoh Planetarium MPC · 5377
5378 Ellyett 1991 GD Clifton Darfield Ellyett (born 1915), pioneer of radar meteor research in New Zealand MPC · 5378
5379 Abehiroshi 1991 HG Hiroshi Abe (born 1958), a discoverer of numerous minor planets at Yatsuka Observatory since 1993. JPL · 5379
5380 Sprigg 1991 JT Reg Sprigg (1919-1994), an Australian exploration geologist, oceanographer, biologist, author and conservationist. JPL · 5380
5381 Sekhmet 1991 JY Sekhmet, Egyptian goddess MPC · 5381
5382 McKay Christopher P. McKay, (born 1954), space scientist and exobiologist at NASA-Ames Research Center. JPL · 5382
5383 Leavitt 4293 T-2 Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), American astronomer and discoverer of the luminosity-period relation for Cepheids MPC · 5383
5384 Changjiangcun 1957 VA Changjiangcun, Jiangsu province, China, "the famous flower of Yangtze River", Chinese homonym of the Yangtze River JPL · 5384
5385 Kamenka Kamenka (Kamianka), a town in central Ukraine JPL · 5385
5386 Bajaja Esteban Bajaja (born 1931), Argentine radio-astronomer JPL · 5386
5387 Casleo 1980 NB The Leoncito Astronomical Complex (CASLEO) in Argentina JPL · 5387
5388 Mottola Stefano Mottola, Italian astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 5388
5389 Choikaiyau Kai-Yau Choi, Chinese director of the Zhongshan Scientific Center and chairman of the Choi Educational Foundation MPC · 5389
5390 Huichiming For his help in alleviating poverty, Hui Chi Ming (born 1964) received the China Glory Facilitative Poverty Aid Award and the United Nations Humanity and Peace Promotion Award. JPL · 5390
5391 Emmons Richard H. Emmons (1919-2005), American physicist and astronomy educator MPC · 5391
5392 Parker 1986 AK Donald C. Parker (1939-2015), American amateur astronomer MPC · 5392
5393 Goldstein 1986 ET Richard M. Goldstein (born 1927), radar astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5393
5394 Jurgens Raymond Francis Jurgens (born 1937), American radar astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5394
5395 Shosasaki Sho Sasaki (born 1960), a professor at the University of Tokyo. JPL · 5395
5397 Vojislava Vojislava Proti?-Beni?ek (born 1946), daughter of Serbian astronomer Milorad B. Proti? JPL · 5397
5399 Awa 1989 BT Awa Province, ancient name of Tokushima prefecture, Japan MPC · 5399

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5401 Minamioda 1989 EV Minamioda, Kamikawa, Hy?go, Japan MPC · 5401
5402 Kejosmith Keith C. Smith and his wife Joan Furlong, stellar and laboratory spectroscopists University College, London, respectively MPC · 5402
5403 Takachiho 1990 DM Takachiho, Miyazaki, Japan MPC · 5403
5404 Uemura Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer MPC · 5404
5405 Neverland 1991 GY Neverland, fictional land where Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and other mythical creatures and beings live MPC · 5405
5406 Jonjoseph Jonathan Joseph, programmer analyst at the Department of Astronomy of Cornell University Src MPC · 5406
5408 Thé 1232 T-1 Pik-Sin Thé (born 1927), an Indonesian astronomer, who was a member of the IAU and director of Bosscha Observatory + MPC · 5408
5409 Saale 1962 SR Saale, German river MPC · 5409
5410 Spivakov 1967 DA Vladimir Spivakov (born 1944 ), Russian conductor and violinist MPC · 5410
5411 Liia Liia Forrer-Tsiganovskaja, wife of a friend of Russian discoverer Nikolai Chernykh MPC · 5411
5412 Rou Aleksandr Arturovich Rou (1906-1973), Russian actor and film producer MPC · 5412
5413 Smyslov Vasily Smyslov (1921-2010), Russian chess grandmaster and World Chess Champion from 1957 to 1958 MPC · 5413
5414 Sokolov Viktor Georgievich Sokolov (born 1946), Russian astronomer and staff member at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) MPC · 5414
5415 Lyanzuridi Konstantin Petrovich Lyanzuridi (born 1934), engineer in vacuum technology and optics who has worked at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory JPL · 5415
5416 Estremadoyro Víctor Antolí Estremadoyro Robles (1913-2003), Peruvian astronomer, founder of the Peruvian Association of Astronomy and the Iberoamerican League of Astronomy JPL · 5416
5417 Solovaya 1981 QT Nina A. Solovaya (born 1940), Russian astronomer and a celestial mechanic at Sternberg Astronomical Institute MPC · 5417
5418 Joyce James Joyce, Irish writer MPC · 5418
5419 Benua Nicholas Benois (Benua), Russian architect, and his sons Leon Benois, Russian architect, and Alexandre Benois, Russian painter MPC · 5419
5420 Jancis Jancis Robinson, British Master of Wine, editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, weekly contributor to the Financial Times JPL · 5420
5421 Ulanova Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova, Russian ballerina MPC · 5421
5422 Hodgkin Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994), British biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate MPC · 5422
5423 Horaho?ej? 1983 DC Petr Hora Ho?ej? (born 1938), a Czech journalist, screenwriter and novelist. JPL · 5423
5424 Covington Arthur Edwin Covington, first Canadian radio-astronomer MPC · 5424
5425 Vojt?ch Václav Vojt?ch (1901-1932), Czech Antarctic explorer MPC · 5425
5426 Sharp 1985 DD Robert P. Sharp (1911-2004), American professor of geology at CalTech. Expert on glaciers, the movement of sand dunes and the geology of Mars. MPC · 5426
5427 Jensmartin 1986 JQ Jens Martin Knudsen, Danish astrophysicist MPC · 5427
5430 Luu Jane Luu (born 1963), Vietnamese-American astronomer and co-discoverer of the first classical Kuiper belt object, MPC · 5430
5431 Maxinehelin 1988 MB Maxine Anne Helin, mother-in-law of American discoverer Eleanor F. Helin MPC · 5431
5432 Imakiire 1988 VN Ky?ko Imakiire (born 1965), Japanese yachtswoman MPC · 5432
5433 Kairen Imakiire's Yacht MPC · 5433
5434 Tomwhitney 1989 ES Thomas (Tom) D. Whitney (born 1941), longtime president of the Amherst Area Amateur Astronomers Association JPL · 5434
5435 Kameoka Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan MPC · 5435
5436 Eumelos 1990 DK Eumelos, mythical person related to Trojan War MPC · 5436
5438 Lorre 1990 QJ Jean Lorre, an American scientist at JPL's Image Processing Laboratory MPC · 5438
5439 Couturier 1990 RW Pierre Couturier (born 1942), French physicist and director of the Paris Observatory from 1999 to 2003 MPC · 5439
5440 Terao 1991 HD Hisashi Terao (1855-1923), first Japanese professor of astronomy at University of Tokyo MPC · 5440
5441 Andymurray Andy Murray (born 1987), Scottish professional tennis player. JPL · 5441
5442 Drossart Pierre Drossart (born 1956), researcher of the CNRS at Paris Observatory MPC · 5442
5443 Encrenaz Thérèse Encrenaz (born 1946), French astronomer, Director of Research at CNRS and Director of the Space Research Department at Paris Observatory MPC · 5443
5444 Gautier Daniel Gautier (born 1936), French astronomer at Paris Observatory MPC · 5444
5445 Williwaw Williwaw, a dramatic mountain on the skyline of Anchorage. JPL · 5445
5446 Heyler Gene A. Heyler (born 1956), of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission + MPC · 5446
5447 Lallement Rosine Lallement (born 1951), French astrophysicist MPC · 5447
5448 Siebold 1992 SP Philipp Franz von Siebold (1796-1866), German physician, botanist and traveler, who stayed in Japan for six years MPC · 5448
5450 Sokrates 2780 P-L Socrates, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5450
5451 Plato 4598 P-L Plato, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5451
5453 Zakharchenya Boris Petrovich Zakharchenya (born 1928), Russian scientist at Ioffe Institute in Saint Petersburg JPL · 5453
5454 Kojiki Kojiki, the first written mythology of Japan MPC · 5454
5455 Surkov Vladimir Vasil'evich Surkov (born 1945), Russian database expert and staff member of the Moscow Aviation Institute MPC · 5455
5456 Merman Grigorij (Hirsh) Aronovich Merman (born 1921), staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in Saint Petersburg MPC · 5456
5457 Queen's Queen's University, Kingston, Canada MPC · 5457
5458 Aizman Mikhail Iosifovich Aizman (born 1947), Russian telecommunications specialist and president of MTU-INFORM, a large telephone communication and data transfer system in Russia MPC · 5458
5459 Saraburger Sara Schöffer-Burger (born 1894), who helped Dutch Jews in World War II MPC · 5459
5460 Tsénaat'a'í 1983 AW Navajo for "flying rock" (1996 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner) MPC · 5460
5461 Autumn Autumn Dongxia Thomas (born 2002), is the granddaughter of Norman G. Thomas who discovered this minor planet. JPL · 5461
5463 Danwelcher 1985 TO Dan Welcher (born 1948), American composer and conductor MPC · 5463
5464 Weller Harold Weller (born 1941), American conductor MPC · 5464
5465 Chumakov Mikhail Chumakov (1909-1993), Russian microbiologist and virologist MPC · 5465
5466 Makibi Kibi Makibi, Japanese scholar and noble MPC · 5466
5468 Hamatonbetsu 1988 BK Hamatonbetsu, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5468
5470 Kurtlindstrom Kurt Leighton Lindstrom (born 1955), American program executive for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 5470
5471 Tunguska Tunguska, site of a presumed asteroidal impact MPC · 5471
5473 Yamanashi 1988 VR Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan MPC · 5473
5474 Gingasen Furusato Ginga Line of Hokkaid? Chihoku K?gen Railway, Japan (Abolished in 2006) MPC · 5474
5475 Hanskennedy 1989 QO Hans D. Kennedy (born 1924) is a Dutch-Australian astronomer JPL · 5475
5477 Holmes Robert E. Holmes Jr. (b.~1956), amateur astronomer, who directs the Astronomical Research Observatory in Westfield, Illinois JPL · 5477
5478 Wartburg The Wartburg Castle, in central Germany MPC · 5478
5479 Grahamryder Graham Ryder (1949-2002), British lunar geologist MPC · 5479
5481 Kiuchi 1990 CH Tsuruhiko Kiuchi (born 1954), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5481
5482 Korankei 1990 DX K?rankei, a Japanese town located in the middle of Aichi prefecture JPL · 5482
5483 Cherkashin Andrej Andreevich Cherkashin (1920-1993), a Russian literary scholar and historian, researcher of A. S. Pushkin's genealogy and author of The Millennial Family Tree of Pushkin JPL · 5483
5484 Inoda Shigeru Inoda, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5484
5485 Kaula William M. Kaula, Australian-American geophysicist Src MPC · 5485
5488 Kiyosato Kiyosato, a town of Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan MPC · 5488
5489 Oberkochen Oberkochen, town in southern Germany MPC · 5489
5490 Burbidge 2019 P-L Margaret Burbidge (born 1919), British astrophysicist MPC · 5490
5491 Kaulbach 3128 T-1 Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805-1874), a German painter MPC · 5491
5492 Thoma 3227 T-1 Hans Thoma (1839-1924), German painter MPC · 5492
5493 Spitzweg 1617 T-2 Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885), German painter MPC · 5493
5494 Johanmohr Johan Maurits Mohr (1716-1775), Dutch-German pastor, astronomer and meteorologist JPL · 5494
5495 Rumyantsev Nikolay Rumyantsev (1754-1826), Foreign Minister and Chancellor of the Russian Empire MPC · 5495
5497 Sararussell 1975 SS Sara Russell (born 1966), British meteoriticist at the Natural History Museum MPC · 5497
5498 Gustafsson Bengt Gustafsson (born 1943), Swedish astronomer MPC · 5498
5500 Twilley 1981 WR Royston C. Twilley, British teacher of the discoverer Edward L. G. Bowell MPC · 5500

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5502 Brashear 1984 EC John Brashear (1840-1920), American astronomer and instrument builder MPC · 5502
5504 Lanzerotti Louis J. Lanzerotti (born 1938), an American space physicist MPC · 5504
5505 Rundetaarn The "Rundetaarn", or Round Tower, is the astronomical observatory built in the heart of Copenhagen from 1637 to 1642 by king Christian IV. Its unique interior spiral staircase makes it possible to stroll all the way to the top. JPL · 5505
5506 Artiglio The Artiglio, an Italian steamship used as a salvage ship in the early 20th century. JPL · 5506
5507 Niijima 1987 UJ Tsuneo Niijima, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5507
5508 Gomyou 1988 EB Gomyou, north of Kakegawa, Japan. Location of the discovering Oohira Station. MPC · 5508
5509 Rennsteig The Rennsteig, a long ridge walk in the Thuringian Forest, Germany MPC · 5509
5511 Cloanthus Cloanthus, mythical person related to Trojan War: Cloanthus wins the ship race held as part of Anchises' funeral games (Aeneid, Book V) MPC · 5511
5513 Yukio 1988 WB Yukio Hasegawa (born 1950), Japanese amateur astronomer and telescope maker MPC · 5513
5514 Karelra?ka Karel Ra?ka (1909-1987), a Czech physician and epidemiologist, known as "the father of the conception of epidemiologic surveillance". JPL · 5514
5515 Naderi Firouz Naderi (born 1946) is a scientist, engineer and manager who has led major programs at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5515
5516 Jawilliamson 1989 JK Jack Williamson, American science-fiction author MPC · 5516
5517 Johnerogers 1989 LJ John E. Rogers, American amateur astronomer known for his computer software and for his computation of orbits MPC · 5517
5518 Mariobotta 1989 YF Mario Botta (born 1943), a Swiss architect MPC · 5518
5519 Lellouch Emmanuel Lellouch (born 1963), planetary scientist at Observatoire de Paris. JPL · 5519
5520 Natori 1990 RB Akira Natori (born 1956), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 5520
5521 Morpurgo Pieter Morpurgo, British producer of the long-running BBC programme The Sky at Night MPC · 5521
5522 De Rop Willy De Rop (born 1933), Belgian astronomer at Uccle Observatory MPC · 5522
5523 Luminet Jean-Pierre Luminet (born 1951), French researcher at the Paris Observatory. JPL · 5523
5524 Lecacheux Jean Lecacheux, a French planetary scientist at Paris Observatory MPC · 5524
5526 Kenzo Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5526
5529 Perry 2557 P-L Marcus Perry, an American chief engineer with the Spacewatch program MPC · 5529
5530 Eisinga 2835 P-L Eise Eisinga, Frisian astronomer who built a planetarium MPC · 5530
5531 Carolientje 1051 T-2 Caroline van Houten, granddaughter of the Dutch astronomers (husband and wife) Cornelis and Ingrid van Houten MPC · 5531
5532 Ichinohe 1932 CY Naoz? Ichinohe (1872-1920), Japanese astronomer and science writer MPC · 5532
5533 Bagrov 1935 SC Nikolaj Vasil'evich Bagrov (born 1937), Russian geographer at the Simferopol State University MPC · 5533
5535 Annefrank 1942 EM Anne Frank (Annelies Frank), German Jewish diarist MPC · 5535
5536 Honeycutt 1955 QN Kent Honeycutt (born 1940), on the faculty of Indiana University, has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the structure of accretion disks, cataclysmic variables and cool stars, as well as to the design and construction of innovative instrumentation, including spectrographs and robotic observatories. JPL · 5536
5537 Sanya Sanya, located on the southern tip of Hainan Island, is the only tropical seaside tourist city in China. JPL · 5537
5538 Luichewoo Lui Che-woo, Chinese mineralogist MPC · 5538
5539 Limporyen Lim Por-yen (born 1914), a prestigious philanthropist who helped launch many schools and a first-class Limporyen library in China. JPL · 5539
5540 Smirnova Tamara Mikhailovna Smirnova, Russian astronomer MPC · 5540
5541 Seimei Abe no Seimei, Onmy?ji MPC · 5541
5542 Moffatt Ethelwin Moffatt (born 1926), a benefactor of the discovering Perth Observatory and direct descendant of the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed. JPL · 5542
5543 Sharaf Shafika Gil'mievna Sharaf (born 1915), a celestial mechanic and staff member at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in Saint Petersburg, Russia MPC · 5543
5544 Kazakov Matvej Fedorovich Kazakov (1738-1812), Russian architect MPC · 5544
5545 Makarov Askol'd Anatol'evich Makarov (born 1925), Russian choreographer and professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire MPC · 5545
5546 Salavat 1979 YS Salavat, an industrial city in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia MPC · 5546
5547 Acadiau Acadia University, Canada Src MPC · 5547
5548 Thosharriot 1980 TH Thomas Harriot (1560-1621), English mathematician, inventor of the < and > symbols, and who drew the Moon from Syon House, near London, on 1609 July 26 (O.S.), several months before Galileo. JPL · 5548
5549 Bobstefanik Robert Phillip Stefanik (born 1938), American astronomer and director of the discovering Oak Ridge Observatory MPC · 5549
5551 Glikson 1982 BJ Andrew Y. Glikson, was a senior research scientist with the Australian Geological Survey MPC · 5551
5552 Studni?ka Franti?ek Josef Studni?ka, Czech mathematician MPC · 5552
5553 Chodas Paul Winchester Chodas (born 1952), Canadian astronomer and member of the Solar System Dynamics Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5553
5554 Keesey Michael S. W. Keesey (born 1937), a member of the Solar System Dynamics Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5554
5555 Wimberly Ravenel N. Wimberly (born 1946), a member of the Solar System Dynamics Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5555
5557 Chimikeppuko Lake Chimikeppu, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5557
5558 Johnnapier John Napier of Merchiston (1550-1617), a Scottish mathematician and inventor. JPL · 5558
5559 Beategordon Beate Sirota Gordon (1923-2012), Austrian-born American performing arts presenter and women's rights advocate JPL · 5559
5560 Amytis 1990 MX Amytis Barrett (1909-2000), an American contributor to the Caltech community. This minor planet was named on the occasion of her 85th birthday. MPC · 5560
5561 Iguchi 1991 QD Masatoshi Iguchi, president of the Photovoltaic Popularization Associaction in Japan MPC · 5561
5565 Ukyounodaibu Kenreimon-In Uky? no Daibu, Japanese poet and lady-in-waiting attended to Taira no Tokuko MPC · 5565
5567 Durisen Richard H. Durisen (born 1946), on the faculty of Indiana University, has applied dynamical simulations to star and planet formation, the structure and stability of astrophysical disks and planetary ring systems, and he has used numerical hydrodynamics techniques to study gravitational instabilities in disks around young stars. JPL · 5567
5568 Mufson Stuart Mufson (born 1946), on the faculty of Indiana University, has built pioneering instrumentation for investigations in high-energy astrophysics, including cosmic-ray physics and the search for dark matter. He has also contributed to the understanding of the interstellar medium and of regions of star formation. JPL · 5568
5569 Colby 1974 FO Michael John Colby (born 1952), American spacecraft integration manager of NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission. JPL · 5569
5570 Kirsan Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (born 1962), Russian chess grandmaster and president of the International Chess Federation MPC · 5570
5571 Lesliegreen 1978 LG Leslie Green, British treasurer of the Junior Astronomical Society (now the Society for Popular Astronomy), 1967-2007. JPL · 5571
5572 Bliskunov Aleksandr Ivanovich Bliskunov (1938-1996), orthopaedic surgeon from the Crimean Peninsula MPC · 5572
5573 Hilarydownes 1981 QX Hilary Downes (born 1954) is a planetary petrologist at Birkbeck College London. She is a terrestrial mantle expert, and her planetary science research seeks to understand the geological evolution of the ureilite meteorite parent body. JPL · 5573
5574 Seagrave 1984 FS Frank Evans Seagrave (1860-1934), an American amateur astronomer. JPL · 5574
5575 Ryanpark Sang H. ("Ryan") Park (born 1978), a member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Solar System Dynamics Group. JPL · 5575
5576 Albanese Dominique Albanese, photographer and observer at the Schmidt telescope of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur. MPC · 5576
5577 Priestley Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), an English clergyman. JPL · 5577
5578 Takakura 1987 BC Emperor Takakura (1161-1181), the 80th emperor of Japan, succeeded to the throne in 1168. He was the seventh son of emperor Goshirakawa and an expert at playing the Japanese flute. JPL · 5578
5579 Uhlherr 1988 JL H. Ralph Uhlherr, an Australian engineer, researcher with the USGS and collector of tektites. MPC · 5579
5580 Sharidake Mount Shari, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5580
5581 Mitsuko Mitsuko Iwamoto, wife of one of discovers MPC · 5581
5583 Braunerová Zdenka Braunerová, Czech artist MPC · 5583
5584 Izenberg 1989 KK Noam Raphael Izenberg (born 1967), of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission Src MPC · 5584
5585 Parks 1990 MJ Robert J. Parks (1922-2011), a US aerospace engineer and deputy director at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5585
5588 Jennabelle Jenna Belle Weathers Roman, grandmother of the discoverer JPL · 5588
5589 De Meis Salvatore De Meis (1930-2016), of Milan, is engaged in the application of astronomical calculations to the dating of historical events, particularly of Babylonian astronomy. JPL · 5589
5591 Koyo Koyo Kawanishi, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5591
5592 Oshima Yoshiaki Oshima, Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 5592
5593 Jonsujatha Jonathan Brian Marsden and Sujatha Nagarajan, friends and neighbors of American discoverer Eleanor F. Helin MPC · 5593
5594 Jimmiller James K. Miller (born 1939), celestial mechanics and orbital dynamics expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5594
5595 Roth 1991 PJ Mary Roth, administrative assistant in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University Src MPC · 5595
5596 Morbidelli Alessandro Morbidelli (born 1966), Italian astronomer MPC · 5596
5597 Warren Jeffrey R. Warren (born 1960), of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission MPC · 5597
5598 Carlmurray Carl Desmond Murray (born 1955), British astronomer, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary College London MPC · 5598

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5603 Rausudake 1992 CE Mount Rausu, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5603
5605 Kushida 1993 DB Yoshio Kushida (born 1957), Japanese seismologist JPL · 5605
5606 Muramatsu 1993 EH Osamu Muramatsu (born 1949), who works at the planetarium in Sibuya and who has discovered numerous minor planets and comets since 1986. JPL · 5606
5608 Olmos 1993 EO Edward James Olmos (born 1947), American actor JPL · 5608
5609 Stroncone 1993 FU Stroncone, village in central Italy and location of the Santa Lucia Stroncone Astronomical Observatory MPC · 5609
5610 Balster 2041 T-3 Harry H. M. Balster (born 1946), Dutch amateur astronomer and his sister Yvonne MPC · 5610
5612 Nevskij Alexander Nevsky (1221-1263), a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church and legendary for his military victories over German and Swedish invaders MPC · 5612
5613 Donskoj Dmitrij Donskoj (1350-1389), grand prince of Moscow and Vladimir principalities, and great-grandson of Alexander Nevsky (also see #612) MPC · 5613
5614 Yakovlev 1979 VN Konstantin Karol'evich Yakovlev (born 1955), director of the scientific-production firm "Blok" in Saint Petersburg, Russia. MPC · 5614
5615 Iskander 1983 PZ Fazil Iskander (1929-2016), a Soviet and Russian writer and poet MPC · 5615
5616 Vogtland Vogtlandkreis (or simply: Vogtland), region in Saxony, Germany MPC · 5616
5617 Emelyanenko 1989 EL Vyacheslav Emelyanenko (born 1952), head of the department of theoretical mechanics at South Ural University. JPL · 5617
5618 Saitama 1990 EA Saitama Prefecture, Japan JPL · 5618
5619 Shair Fredrick H. Shair, Manager of the Educational Affairs Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5619
5620 Jasonwheeler 1990 OA Jason Wheeler Roman (born 1995), youngest son of the first discoverer JPL · 5620
5621 Erb Bryan Erb (born 1931) and Dona Marie Erb (née German), Canadian space scientists Src MPC · 5621
5622 Percyjulian Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) was an African American chemist. His groundbreaking work into synthesizing medical drugs from plants paved the way for medications that hundreds of millions of people use today. In his lifetime he received over one hundred medical patents. JPL · 5622
5623 Iwamori 1990 UY Yasuke Iwamori, late principal of Kyoto city Rakuyou technical high school who taught physics and astronomy there. Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by S. Sakabe. JPL · 5623
5624 Shirley William J. Shirley and his wife, American philanthropists who have supported Caltech and Mt. Wilson Observatory and have preserved and restored the Hale Solar Observatory in San Marino MPC · 5624
5625 Jamesferguson James Ferguson (1710-1776), a Scottish astronomer. JPL · 5625
5626 Melissabrucker 1991 FE Melissa J. Brucker (born 1977) researches small bodies in the solar system. As Deputy Principal Investigator for the Spacewatch Project, she organizes and makes observations of high priority Earth-approaching asteroids. JPL · 5626
5628 Preussen Prussia (German: Preussen), former kingdom and German state MPC · 5628
5629 Kuwana Kuwana, Mie, Japanese city located in Mie Prefecture MPC · 5629
5630 Billschaefer 1993 FZ William Schaefer, American amateur astronomer and telescope maker MPC · 5630
5631 Sekihokutouge Sekihoku Pass, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5631
5632 Ingelehmann 1993 GG Inge Lehmann (1888-1993), Danish seismologist MPC · 5632
5634 Victorborge Victor Borge (1909-2000), born Borge Rosenbaum, was a Danish musician and comedian, who started his career as a classical pianist. JPL · 5634
5635 Cole Joshua Cole, fictional character in Arthur Preston Hankins' novel Cole of Spyglass Mountain MPC · 5635
5636 Jacobson 1985 QN Robert A. Jacobson (born 1944), an authority on spacecraft navigation techniques, and a developer of ephemerides for natural satellites at JPL JPL · 5636
5637 Gyas Gyas, a companion of Trojan hero Aeneas from classical mythology. He participated in the ship race held as part of Anchises' funeral games (Aeneid, Book V) MPC · 5637
5638 Deikoon Deicoon, mythical person related to Trojan War: son of Pergasus, killed by Agamemnon (Iliad, Book V) Not to be confused with Deicoon, one of three sons of Herakles by Megara MPC · 5638
5639 ?uk 1989 PE Matija ?uk (born 1978), astronomer, a discoverer of the BYORP mechanism and winner of the Harold C. Urey Prize in 2014 MPC · 5639
5640 Yoshino The Japanese town of Yoshino (part of Kagoshima city) in southern Japan. It is the home town of the first discoverer, Masaru Mukai JPL · 5640
5641 McCleese 1990 DJ Daniel J. McCleese, American planetary scientist and manager at JPL MPC · 5641
5642 Bobbywilliams Bobby G. Williams (born 1951), celestial mechanics and spacecraft navigation expert at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL · 5642
5643 Roques Françoise Roques (born 1956), French astronomer MPC · 5643
5644 Maureenbell Maureen E. Ockert-Bell (born 1961), member of the NEAR Shoemaker computer team MPC · 5644
5647 Sarojininaidu 1990 TZ Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949) was an Indian poet. She advocated for non-violence as a means for social change and was responsible for much of the strategic planning that eventually led to Indian independence. She is well known for writing The Golden Threshold, a collection of poems. JPL · 5647
5649 Donnashirley Donna Shirley (born 1941), American engineer and author, formerly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, member of the Advisory Council of the Planetary Society MPC · 5649
5650 Mochihito-o 1990 XK Prince Mochihito (died 1180), the third son of emperor Goshirakawa. He was a fount of knowledge, known for his poetry and for playing the Japanese flute. With Minamoto Yorimasa, he fought against the Heike without success. JPL · 5650
5651 Traversa Gilles Traversa, technical night-assistant at the Haute-Provence Observatory in France MPC · 5651
5652 Amphimachus Amphimachus from Greek mythology. Amphimachus was the son of Cteatus, a leader of the Epeians at the Trojan War and was killed by Hector. MPC · 5652
5653 Camarillo The private Camarillo Observatory (670) in Camarillo, California, on the El Camino Real, where John Rogers secured follow-up observations of this minor planet. The town was named by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1901 in tribute to Adolfo Camarillo (1864-1958), a prominent local rancher. The first discoverer is a former town resident. JPL · 5653
5654 Terni 1993 KG The town and province of Terni in Italy MPC · 5654
5655 Barney 1159 T-2 American astronomer Ida Barney (1886-1982), who worked at the Yale University Observatory and supervised the Yale Observatory Zone Catalog program MPC · 5655
5656 Oldfield A920 TA Mike Oldfield (born 1953), English composer and multi-instrumentalist MPC · 5656
5657 Groombridge Stephen Groombridge (1755-1832), British merchant and astronomer who compiled the Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars MPC · 5657
5658 Clausbaader 1950 DO Claus Baader (1924-1995), German manufacturer of planetaria, domes and telescopes, and mentor of amateur astronomers in the German-speaking countries MPC · 5658
5659 Vergara Gladys Vergara (1928-2016), Uruguayan astronomer and a director of the Astronomical Observatory of Montevideo JPL · 5659
5661 Hildebrand Alan Russell Hildebrand (born 1955), Canadian geologist MPC · 5661
5662 Wendycalvin Wendy Marie Calvin (born 1961) has made many important contributions to the field of planetary spectroscopy. Her work has included spectral studies of the martian surface and polar caps, Charon, Callisto and Ganymede. She has also helped pioneer the concept of using aircraft in the exploration of Mars. JPL · 5662
5663 McKeegan Kevin McKeegan (born 1958), a professor of geochemistry at the University of California in Los Angeles. JPL · 5663
5664 Eugster Otto Eugster (born 1938), professor at the University of Bern. JPL · 5664
5665 Begemann Friedrich Begemann (1927-), German pioneering cosmochemist and meteoriticist who determined the first cosmic-ray-exposure age of a meteorite. He later investigated isotopic anomalies in meteorites and established the physical conditions that produced these anomalies. JPL · 5665
5666 Rabelais François Rabelais (c. 1494-1553), French Renaissance writer, physician and humanist MPC · 5666
5667 Nakhimovskaya Nakhimov Nautical College in Saint Petersburg and Russian admiral Pavel Nakhimov (1802-1855) MPC · 5667
5668 Foucault 1984 FU Léon Foucault (1819-1868), French physicist and astronomer known for his demonstration of the Foucault pendulum in Paris in 1851, a device demonstrating the effect of the Earth's rotation. MPC · 5668
5670 Rosstaylor Stuart Ross Taylor (born 1925), a New Zealand-born geochemist and planetary scientist known for his studies of the geology of the Moon through lunar samples MPC · 5670
5671 Chanal 1985 XR Roger Chanal, French amateur astronomer MPC · 5671
5672 Libby Willard Libby (1908-1980), American physical chemist noted and Nobel Prize awardee in 1960[dubious ] MPC · 5672
5673 McAllister Frances McAllister, American humanitarian, philanthropist and founder of "The Arboretum" at Flagstaff, Arizona MPC · 5673
5674 Wolff John M. Wolff, trustee of the Wolff Foundation MPC · 5674
5675 Evgenilebedev Evgeny Lebedev (1917-1997), Russian actor MPC · 5675
5676 Voltaire Voltaire (1694-1778), French writer MPC · 5676
5677 Aberdonia University of Aberdeen, on the occasion of the quincentenary of its founding MPC · 5677
5678 DuBridge 1989 TS Lee Alvin DuBridge (1901-1994), American nuclear physicist, Director of MIT Radiation Laboratory and latterly of Caltech MPC · 5678
5679 Akkado 1989 VR Akka cave, Iwate, Japan MPC · 5679
5680 Nasmyth James Hall Nasmyth (1808-1890), a Scottish engineer and astronomer. JPL · 5680
5681 Bakulev Aleksandr Nikolaevich Bakulev (1890-1967), a pioneering Soviet neurosurgeon MPC · 5681
5682 Beresford 1990 TB Anthony Charles Beresford (born 1942), prominent Australian amateur astronomer. Amongst his wide-ranging astronomical interests he is an active artificial satellite observer, having been part of Operation Moonwatch from 1960 to 1975. He plays an important role in the dissemination of astronomical information and discoveries in South Australia. Always knowledgeable about current events, Tony Beresford has been of considerable help to the discoverer on many occasions. Name suggested and citation endorsed by Duncan I. Steel. JPL · 5682
5683 Bifukumonin 1990 UD Bifukumon-In, Empress of Emperor Toba, Japan. JPL · 5683
5684 Kogo Kog? no Tsubone, consort of Emperor Takakura, Japan. JPL · 5684
5685 Sanenobufukui 1990 XA Sanenobu Fukui (born 1916), a well-known observer of Mars for more than 60 years. JPL · 5685
5686 Chiyonoura 1990 YQ Chiyo's Beach, Kushiro, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5686
5687 Yamamotoshinobu Shinobu Yamamoto (1911-), director of the planetarium in Japan MPC · 5687
5688 Kleewyck Canadian artist Emily Carr (1871-1945), who was given the name "Klee Wyck" by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast MPC · 5688
5689 Rhön Rhön Mountains, a range of volcanic mountains in Germany MPC · 5689
5691 Fredwatson 1992 FD Frederick Garnett Watson (born 1944) specializes in astronomical instrumentation and helped pioneer the use of fiber-optic spectroscopy. He is currently astronomer-in-charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Through his frequent radio appearances and magazine columns, he has become a well-known public figure. JPL · 5691
5692 Shirao 1992 FR Motomaro Shirao, Japanese photographer and amateur astronomer MPC · 5692
5694 Berényi 3051 P-L Dénes Berényi (1928-2012), Hungarian nuclear physicist and director of the Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Debrecen MPC · 5694
5695 Remillieux 4577 P-L Joseph Remillieux (born 1940), French physicist MPC · 5695
5696 Ibsen 4582 P-L Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian playwright MPC · 5696
5697 Arrhenius 6766 P-L Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), Swedish chemist and Nobel Laureat MPC · 5697
5698 Nolde 4121 T-1 Emil Nolde (1867-1956), German Expressionist painter MPC · 5698
5699 Munch 2141 T-3 Edvard Munch (1863-1944), Norwegian artist MPC · 5699
5700 Homerus 5166 T-3 Homer, Greek epic poet and author of the Iliad from which many minor-planet names are sourced MPC · 5700

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5701 Baltuck 1929 VS Miriam Baltuck (born 1954), American geologist, NASA's representative in Australia and southeast Asia, director of university advancement at the Australian National University JPL · 5701
5702 Morando 1931 FC Bruno Morando (born 1931), a French astronomer and director of the Bureau des Longitudes MPC · 5702
5703 Hevelius 1931 VS Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687), a Polish astronomer MPC · 5703
5704 Schumacher 1950 DE Heinrich Christian Schumacher (1780-1850), a German-Danish astronomer MPC · 5704
5705 Ericsterken 1965 UA Eric Sterken (1948-1998), professional gardener and landscaper who took care of the gardens of the Brussels Planetarium. JPL · 5705
5706 Finkelstein Andrej Mikhajlovich Finkelstein (born 1942), founder and director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Applied Astronomy in St. Petersburg, and expert in relativistic celestial mechanics and radioastrometry MPC · 5706
5707 Shevchenko Vladislav Vladimirovich Shevchenko (born 1940), head of the Russian Lunar and Planetary Research Department of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, and member of IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature MPC · 5707
5708 Melancholia Melancholia, one of the four humours MPC · 5708
5709 Tamyeunleung Fong Tamyeunleung (born 1924), a Chinese charity worker JPL · 5709
5710 Silentium 1977 UP Silentium (Latin for silence), by far the shortest official naming citation ever published MPC · 5710
5711 Eneev Timur Magometovich Eneev (born 1924), applied mathematician and celestial mechanician at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics. JPL · 5711
5712 Funke 1979 SR Jaromír Funke (1896-1945), a Czech photographer MPC · 5712
5714 Krasinsky 1982 PR Georgij Al'bertovich Krasinskij (born 1939), a staff-member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy (ITA) in Saint Petersburg MPC · 5714
5715 Kramer Kathryn Xymena Kramer, Development Director at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States MPC · 5715
5716 Pickard 1982 UH Elizabeth D. Pickard, philanthropist and long-time supporter of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, United States MPC · 5716
5717 Damir Alim Matveevich Damir (1894-1982), a physician and professor at the First and Second Medical Institutes in Moscow MPC · 5717
5719 K?i?ík 1983 RX Franti?ek K?i?ík (1847-1941), a Czech inventor MPC · 5719
5720 Halweaver 1984 FN Harold Anthony Weaver (born 1953), an American astronomer + MPC · 5720
5722 Johnscherrer 1986 JS John Randell Scherrer (born 1960), American project manager and deputy payload manager on NASA's New Horizons Pluto Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 5722
5723 Hudson Scott Hudson (born 1959), an American electrical engineer and radar astronomer MPC · 5723
5725 Nördlingen Nördlingen, a medieval town in southern Germany MPC · 5725
5726 Rubin Vera Rubin (1928-2016), an American astronomer best known for her research on galaxy rotation rates MPC · 5726
5730 Yonosuke Yonosuke Nakano (1887-1974), a Japanese astronomer, educator, and co-founder of the Gekko Observatory JPL · 5730
5731 Zeus Zeus, Greek god MPC · 5731
5734 Noguchi Soichi Noguchi (born 1965), a Japanese astronaut MPC · 5734
5735 Loripaul 1989 LM Lori L. Paul, environmentalist and assistant director of Telescopes in Education (TIE) at the Mount Wilson Institute and JPL MPC · 5735
5736 Sanford 1989 LW John Sanford, former president of the Orange County Astronomers and recipient of the Bruce Blair Award MPC · 5736
5737 Itoh 1989 SK Kazuyuki Itoh, Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL · 5737
5738 Billpickering Bill Pickering (1910-2004), former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5738
5739 Robertburns Robert Burns (1759-1796), a Scottish poet and lyricist. JPL · 5739
5740 Toutoumi T?t?mi Province, ancient name of western part of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 5740
5741 Akanemaruta 1989 XC Akane Maruta (1988-1998), a Japanese girl after whom the Akane Astronomical Observatory is also named JPL · 5741
5743 Kato 1990 UW Yasuo Kat? (1949-1982), a Japanese mountain climber MPC · 5743
5744 Yorimasa 1990 XP Minamoto no Yorimasa, early samurai MPC · 5744
5748 Davebrin 1991 DX Glen David Brin (born 1950), American astrophysicist and science fiction writer MPC · 5748
5749 Urduja 1991 FV Urduja, legendary warrior princess from the Philippines MPC · 5749
5750 Kandatai Tai Kanda (born 1938), Japanese astronomer and staff member of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan MPC · 5750
5751 Zao 1992 AC Mount Za?, T?hoku region, Japan MPC · 5751
5753 Yoshidatadahiko 1992 EM Tadahiko Yoshida, vice president of AES (Advanced Engineering Services), Japanese aerospace company MPC · 5753
5756 Wassenbergh 6034 P-L Henri Wassenbergh (1924-2014), was a Dutch Professor of Air and Space Law at Leiden University and founder of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden MPC · 5756
5757 Tichá 1967 JN Jana Tichá (born 1965), a Czech astronomer, director of the Kle? Observatory, and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 5757
5758 Brunini Adrián Brunini (born 1959), Argentine astronomer. He is the head of the celestial mechanics group at La Plata Observatory and known for his research on the formation and evolution of the Solar System. JPL · 5758
5759 Zoshchenko Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian satirist MPC · 5759
5760 Mittlefehldt David Wayne Mittlefehldt (born 1951), an American astronomer and geochemist Src MPC · 5760
5761 Andreivanov Andrei V. Ivanov (born 1937), a Russian cosmochemist and meteoriticist MPC · 5761
5762 Wänke Heinrich Wänke (1928-2015), an Austrian cosmochemist and meteoriticist at Max Planck Society MPC · 5762
5765 Izett 1986 GU Glen A. Izett, an American geologist MPC · 5765
5767 Moldun Meudon (Moldun in old Gaelic), suburb of Paris, France, and location of the Astrophysics Section of the Paris Observatory MPC · 5767
5768 Pittich Eduard M. Pittich (born 1940), a Slovak astronomer MPC · 5768
5769 Michard 1987 PL Raymond Michard (born 1925), administrator of the Côte d'Azur Observatory in France MPC · 5769
5771 Somerville Mary Somerville (1780-1872), British mathematician and scientific author MPC · 5771
5772 Johnlambert 1988 LB John V. Lambert (born 1945) has developed techniques for determining the sizes and shapes of minor planets from occultation and lightcurve observations. He is now involved in the U.S. Air Force Space Command and the Phillips Laboratory programs for the study of near-earth objects. JPL · 5772
5773 Hopper 1989 NO Grace Hopper (December 9, 1906 - January 1, 1992) an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral JPL · 5773
5774 Ratliff 1989 NR Nicholas Paul Ratliff (1982-2002), of Oklahoma City who died at the age of 20. He was a keen baseballer and interested in astronomy, ever since he was given a telescope at the age of five. JPL · 5774
5775 Inuyama 1989 SP Inuyama, a city in the northern part of Aichi Prefecture. JPL · 5775
5777 Hanaki 1989 XF Many years ago, Yoichi Hanaki (born 1937) used to make astronomical observations, notably of Jupiter, with the second discoverer. Later he established the vocational training facility Hoshi-no-mura that endeavors to help mentally handicapped people. JPL · 5777
5778 Jurafrance The French Jura, a department in eastern France. JPL · 5778
5779 Schupmann Ludwig Schupmann, German 19th-20th-century optician, who described in Die Medial-Fernrohre a reflecting-refracting telescope with Mangin mirrors that eliminates chromatic aberrations while using common optical glasses JPL · 5779
5780 Lafontaine Jean de la Fontaine, French poet MPC · 5780
5781 Barkhatova Klavdiia Aleksandrovna Barkhatova (Claudia Barkhatova; 1917-1990), a Russian astronomer and founder of the Kourovka Observatory MPC · 5781
5782 Akirafujiwara 1991 AF Akira Fujiwara, Japanese project scientist for the Hayabusa mission to the near-Earth object 25143 Itokawa JPL · 5782
5783 Kumagaya 1991 CO Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan MPC · 5783
5784 Yoron 1991 CY Yoronjima (Yoron island), north of Okinawa prefecture, Japan MPC · 5784
5785 Fulton 1991 FU Joseph A. Fulton, hardware engineer and involved in the Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey MPC · 5785
5786 Talos 1991 RC Talos, from Greeek mythology, was the nephew of Daedalus, who tried to murder him because he was jealous of his inventiveness MPC · 5786
5789 Sellin 4018 P-L Ivan A. Sellin (born 1939), professor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville MPC · 5789
5790 Nagasaki 9540 P-L Nagasaki, Japan MPC · 5790
5791 Comello 4053 T-2 Georg Comello (born 1942), Dutch amateur astronomer MPC · 5791
5792 Unstrut 1964 BF The Unstrut, a river in eastern Germany MPC · 5792
5793 Ringuelet Adela Ringuelet, Argentine astronomer, co-founder of the Argentinian Astronomical Association (Asociación Argentina de Astronomía) JPL · 5793
5794 Irmina Mikhailovna Golodyaevskaya (1931-1956), a Russian student of the Moscow Conservatory MPC · 5794
5795 Roshchina Elena Olegovna Roshchina (1966-1994), a Russian journalist MPC · 5795
5796 Klemm Per Klemm (1949-2011), a Danish professor of microbiology. JPL · 5796
5797 Bivoj 1980 AA Bivoj, mythological Bohemian hero MPC · 5797
5798 Burnett Donald Burnett (born 1937), American cosmochemist, lead investigator for the Genesis mission MPC · 5798
5799 Brewington Howard J. Brewington (born 1952), American amateur astronomer and discoverer of comets MPC · 5799
5800 Pollock Jackson Pollock, American artist MPC · 5800

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5801 Vasarely 1984 BK Victor Vasarely (1908-1997), a Hungarian painter, sculptor, and graphic artist. JPL · 5801
5802 Casteldelpiano Castel del Piano, an ancient castle near Carrara, Tuscany, Italy, that has been recently restored by two great lovers of astronomy and friends of the discoverer, Sabina Ruffaldi and Andrea Ghigliazza. JPL · 5802
5803 Ötzi 1984 OA Ötzi the Iceman, the mummified "iceman" MPC · 5803
5804 Bambinidipraga Bambini di Praga, a Czech children's choir MPC · 5804
5805 Glasgow 1985 YH Glasgow, UK and The Astronomical Society of Glasgow MPC · 5805
5806 Archieroy Archie Roy (Archibald Edmiston Roy), astronomer, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy in the University of Glasgow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, The Royal Astronomical Society MPC · 5806
5807 Mshatka Country estate of Nikolaj Yakovlevich Danilevskij, Russian thinker MPC · 5807
5808 Babel' Isaac Babel (1894-1940), Russian writer and dramatist. Named on the commemoration of his 100th anniversary of his birth MPC · 5808
5809 Kulibin Ivan Petrovich Kulibin, Russian engineer MPC · 5809
5811 Keck 1988 KC The Keck telescopes MPC · 5811
5812 Jayewinkler Jaye Scott Winkler, a friend of American discoverer Andrew J. Noymer MPC · 5812
5813 Eizaburo 1988 VL Eizaburo Nishibori, Japanese scientist, alpinist and technologist. JPL · 5813
5815 Shinsengumi 1989 AH The Shinsengumi, Japanese group of samurai warriors MPC · 5815
5816 Potsdam Potsdam, largest city and capital of the German state of Brandenburg, where the Potsdam Observatory is located MPC · 5816
5817 Robertfrazer 1989 RZ Robert E. Frazer (born 1918), longtime friend and colleague of the discoverer. JPL · 5817
5819 Lauretta Dante Lauretta, American cosmochemist and meteoriticist at the University of Arizona MPC · 5819
5820 Babelsberg Babelsberg, the largest district of the city of Potsdam in Germany, where the Babelsberg Observatory is located MPC · 5820
5821 Yukiomaeda 1989 VV Yukio Maeda (born 1948), well-known Japanese amateur astronomer and space engineer at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science MPC · 5821
5822 Masakichi 1989 WL Masakichi Hioki (born 1929), father of Japanese co-discover Tsutomu Hioki JPL · 5822
5823 Oryo 1989 YH Oryo Narasaki (1842-1913), wife of Japanese samurai hero Sakamoto Ry?ma MPC · 5823
5824 Inagaki 1989 YM Minoru Inagaki (born 1958), Japanese classical guitarist MPC · 5824
5825 Rakuyou Named for the Kyoto city Rakuyou technical high school, originally established in 1894 as Kyoto city dyeing and weaving school. JPL · 5825
5826 Bradstreet 1990 DB David Bradstreet (born 1954), Chair of the Astronomy Department at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA). JPL · 5826
5827 Letunov Yurij Aleksandrovich Letunov (1926-1984), a Russian journalist and radio commentator. JPL · 5827
5829 Ishidagoro Gor? Ishida (1924-1992), Japanese astronomer MPC · 5829
5830 Simohiro 1991 EG Hirofumi or Hiroshi Shimoda, Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 5830
5831 Dizzy 1991 JG John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, American trumpeter, co-inventor of bebop JPL · 5831
5832 Martaprincipe Marta Carusi and Raffaele "Principe" Ranucci were married in Nov. 2000. The name was suggested by A. Carusi. JPL · 5832
5833 Peterson 1991 PQ Colin A. Peterson (born 1977), a research support specialist at Cornell University. JPL · 5833
5835 Mainfranken Lower Franconia, district of Franconia in northern Bavaria, Germany. It is often called "Mainfranken" as the Main River runs through it. MPC · 5835
5837 Hedin 2548 P-L Sven Anders Hedin (1865-1952), Swedish geographer and explorer MPC · 5837
5838 Hamsun 2170 T-2 Knut Hamsun (1859-1952), Norwegian author, winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize for literature MPC · 5838
5839 GOI The Vavilov State Optical Institute (formerly "Gosudarstvennyj Opticheskij Institut" or GOI), founded in 1918 on the initiative of its first director and physicist-optician Dmitrij Sergeevich Rozhdestvenskij (1876-1940) + JPL · 5839
5840 Raybrown 1978 ON Raymond Matthews ("Ray") Brown, American jazz bassist, who played in Dizzy Gillespie's band and later with the Oscar Peterson Trio, husband and musical director of Ella Fitzgerald JPL · 5840
5841 Stone 1982 ST Prof. Ed Stone is the former Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1991-2001) and the project scientist for the Voyager Mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1972. MPC · 5841
5842 Cancelli Ferdinando Cancelli (born 1969) is a doctor whose speciality is palliative medicine. He is deeply involved in ethical issues concerning the end of life and in the care of terminally ill persons. JPL · 5842
5845 Davidbrewster 1988 QP David Brewster (1781-1868), a Scottish scientist, a populariser of science and a founder of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. JPL · 5845
5846 Hessen Hesse, a German federal state MPC · 5846
5847 Wakiya 1989 YB Nanayo Wakiya, member of Japan Planetarium Laboratory MPC · 5847
5848 Harutoriko Lake Harutori, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5848
5849 Bhanji Alaudin Bhanji (born 1951) is a JPL engineer and Project Manager for NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN). He has ensured that the DSN's capabilities continue to enable communications with spacecraft throughout the solar system as well as providing radar characterizations of solar system bodies, including numerous asteroids. JPL · 5849
5850 Masaharu 1990 XM Masaharu Suzuki, member of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. MPC · 5850
5851 Inagawa Inagawa, a Japanese town in the Hy?go Prefecture MPC · 5851
5852 Nanette 1991 HO Nanette and Mark Vigil, daughter and son-in-law of Canadian co-discoverer David H. Levy MPC · 5852
5855 Yukitsuna Minamoto no Yukitsuna, Japanese general in the late Heian period, who occupied the provinces of Settsu and Kawachi [7] MPC · 5855
5857 Neglinka The Neglinnaya River ("Neglinka"), a tributary of the Moskva River in Moscow, Russia MPC · 5857
5858 Borovitskia Kremlin Hill (formerly "Borovitsky Hill"), one of the seven hills of Moscow, where the first buildings of the ancient settlement were erected, and now the location of the Red Square MPC · 5858
5859 Ostozhenka Ostozhenka Street in the Khamovniki District of the Russian city of Moscow, built on a former hayfield and now part of The Golden Mile MPC · 5859
5860 Deankoontz Dean Ray Koontz (born 1945) is a contemporary American author. JPL · 5860
5861 Glynjones 1982 RW Kenneth Glyn Jones (1915-1995), British astronomer and historian MPC · 5861
5862 Sakanoue 1983 AB Tsutomu Sakanoue (born 1921), a Japanese meteorologist and amateur astronomer MPC · 5862
5863 Tara 1983 RB Tara, goddess in Hinduism MPC · 5863
5864 Montgolfier The Montgolfier brothers, French aeronauts MPC · 5864
5865 Qualytemocrina 1984 QQ The International Comet Quarterly, an astronomical journal and international archive of photometric data on comets MPC · 5865
5866 Sachsen Saxony (German: Sachsen), a state in Germany MPC · 5866
5868 Ohta 1988 TQ Kentar? Ohta, member of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. MPC · 5868
5869 Tanith Tanit, chief deity of Carthage MPC · 5869
5870 Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland, USA MPC · 5870
5871 Bobbell Robert L. Bell, friend and associate of the discoverer's husband. JPL · 5871
5872 Sugano 1989 SL Matsuo Sugano (born 1939), the first discoverer of comet C/1983 J1 JPL · 5872
5873 Archilochos Archilochos, Ancient Greek poet MPC · 5873
5875 Kuga 1989 XO Naoto or Naohito (or Tadahito) Kuga, member of Goto Optical Mfg. Co. MPC · 5875
5877 Toshimaihara 1990 FP Toshinori Maihara (born 1942), a professor at Kyoto University and leading infrared astronomer in Japan MPC · 5877
5878 Charlene Charlene Marie Anderson, Associate Director of the Planetary Society MPC · 5878
5879 Almeria Almeria, the Spanish city and province where the Calar Alto Observatory of the German-Spanish Astronomical Centre is located JPL · 5879
5881 Akashi Akashi, Hy?go, a city facing the Setouchi Inland Sea, Japan. JPL · 5881
5883 Josephblack Joseph Black (1728-1799), a Scottish scientist. JPL · 5883
5884 Dolezal 6045 P-L Erich Dolezal (1902-1990), Austrian writer and popularizer of astronomy and space science, co-founder of the "Austrian Society for Space Research" MPC · 5884
5885 Apeldoorn 3137 T-2 Ben Apeldoorn (born 1944), Dutch amateur astronomer and science publicist, on the occasion of his 50th birthday MPC · 5885
5886 Rutger 1975 LR Lyle Lee Rutger (born 1949), American leader of the Nuclear Launch Approval office of the Department of Energy for NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission JPL · 5886
5887 Yauza The Yauza River, a tributary of the Moskva River in Moscow MPC · 5887
5888 Ruders Poul Ruders (born 1949), a Danish composer JPL · 5888
5889 Mickiewicz Adam Mickiewicz, poet and playwright MPC · 5889
5890 Carlsberg 1979 KG The Carlsberg Foundation, established by philanthropist J. C. Jacobsen in 1876, who was also the founder of the first Carlsberg Brewery MPC · 5890
5891 Gehrig 1981 SM Lou Gehrig, American baseball player MPC · 5891
5892 Milesdavis Miles Dewey Davis III, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer JPL · 5892
5893 Coltrane 1982 EF John William Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist and composer JPL · 5893
5894 Tel? Tel?, Czech Republic MPC · 5894
5895 ?birka Miroslav ?birka (born 1952) is a Slovak singer and songwriter. Before going solo, he played in the bands Modus and Limit. His songs in Slovak, Czech and English have greatly enriched the Czech and Slovak pop music scene. He is a lifelong fan of the Beatles. The name was suggested by S. Kürti. JPL · 5895
5896 Narrenschiff Named on the occasion of the quincentenary of the publication of the Narrenschiff, immortal satiric poem by Sebastian Brant, German writer and humanist MPC · 5896
5897 Novotná Jarmila Novotná-Daubková (1907-1994), Czech opera singer MPC · 5897
5899 Jedicke 1986 AH The Jedicke family: Robert Jedicke (born 1963), Peter Jedicke (born 1955), and June Jedicke-Zehr (born 1966), Canadian astronomers Src MPC · 5899
5900 Jensen 1986 TL Poul Jensen, Danish astronomer MPC · 5900

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5902 Talima Tatiana Alimovna Damir, friend of the discoverer, daughter of Alim Matveevich Damir (5717) and wife of Sergej Petrovich Kapitsa (5094) MPC · 5902
5904 Württemberg Württemberg, Germany MPC · 5904
5905 Johnson Lindley N. Johnson, American astronomer and instrumental for the NEAT program MPC · 5905
5908 Aichi 1989 UF Aichi Prefecture, Japan. JPL · 5908
5909 Nagoya 1989 UT Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. JPL · 5909
5910 Zátopek Emil Zátopek, Czech Olympic long distance runner MPC · 5910
5912 Oyatoshiyuki 1989 YR Toshiyuki Oya, Japanese amateur astronomer JPL · 5912
5914 Kathywhaler 1990 WK Kathryn Anne Whaler (born 1956), Scottish professor of geophysics, Royal Astronomical Society president 2004-2006 JPL · 5914
5915 Yoshihiro 1991 EU Yoshihiro Yamada (born 1946), Japanese astronomy educator MPC · 5915
5916 van der Woude Jurrie van der Woude, Dutch-born former Public Affairs Officer and Image Coordinator at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5916
5917 Chibasai 1991 NG The Chiba Science Association, a non-profit astronomy organization in Chiba, Japan MPC · 5917
5919 Patrickmartin Patrick Martin (born 1967), a research associate at Cornell University. JPL · 5919
5922 Shouichi 1992 UV Shouichi Sat?, Japanese electric engineer. MPC · 5922
5923 Liedeke Liedeke Gehrels-de Stoppelaar, wife of astronomer Tom Gehrels + MPC · 5923
5924 Teruo Teruo Saegusa, Japanese mountain climber MPC · 5924
5926 Schönfeld 1929 PB Eduard Schönfeld (1828-1891), a German astronomer and director at the Mannheim and Bonn observatories who participated in the Bonner Durchmusterung MPC · 5926
5927 Krogh 1938 HA Fred T. Krogh (born 1937), an American mathematician. JPL · 5927
5928 Pindarus Pindar (c. 518-438 BC), Greek lyric poet MPC · 5928
5929 Manzano 1974 XT José Roberto Manzano (1928-1999), Argentine astronomer and physicist JPL · 5929
5930 Zhiganov Näcip Cihanov (Nazib Gayazovich Zhiganov; 1911-1988), a Soviet Tartar composer and founder of the Tatarian professional musical school MPC · 5930
5931 Zhvanetskij Mikhail Zhvanetsky (born 1934), Russian writer, satirist and performer MPC · 5931
5932 Prutkov Kozma Prutkov, a fictional author and the collective pen-name of several satirical Russian poets during the Russian Empire in the 1850s and 1860s MPC · 5932
5933 Kemurdzhian 1976 QN Alexander Kemurdzhian (1921-2003), Soviet designer of Lunokhod moon rover MPC · 5933
5934 Mats 1976 SJ Mats Lindgren, Swedish astronomer at Uppsala Astronomical Observatory MPC · 5934
5935 Ostankino Ostankino, district of the city of Moscow in Russia MPC · 5935
5936 Khadzhinov Leonid Petrovich Khadzhinov (born 1927), a Ukrainian electrical engineer MPC · 5936
5937 Lodén 1979 XQ Kerstin Lodén and Lars Olof Lodén, Swedish astronomers at Stockholm Observatory MPC · 5937
5938 Keller Horst Uwe Keller, German physicist at the Max Planck Institute in Lindau MPC · 5938
5939 Toshimayeda Toshiko Mayeda, Japanese meteoriticist MPC · 5939
5940 Feliksobolev Feliks Mikhailovich Sobolev (1931-1984), Ukrainian producer MPC · 5940
5941 Valencia Valencia, Spain MPC · 5941
5942 Denzilrobert Denzil Marley (born 1918) and Robert Behymer (born 1926), fathers of the discoverers. JPL · 5942
5943 Lovi 1984 EG George Lovi (1939-1993), Hungarian-born astronomical writer and cartographer MPC · 5943
5944 Utesov Leonid Utyosov, Russian singer, musician, actor, founder and artistic leader of the first Russian theatricalized jazz band (on the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary his birth) MPC · 5944
5945 Roachapproach Steve Roach (born 1955), American musician and composer of 'space music' Src MPC · 5945
5946 Hrozný Bed?ich Hrozný, Czech archeologist, orientalist and linguist, decipherer of Hittite MPC · 5946
5947 Bonnie 1985 FD Bonnie Gail Farquhar (1936-1993), late wife of American engineer Robert W. Farquhar, a spaceflight mission director at NASA MPC · 5947
5948 Longo 1985 JL Giuseppe Longo (born 1920), Italian astronomer and physicist at the University of Bologna MPC · 5948
5950 Leukippos Leucippus, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5950
5951 Alicemonet Alice Kay Monet (Alice Kay Babcock; born 1954), American astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station. She is married to David Monet (see below) MPC · 5951
5952 Davemonet 1987 EV David Gilbert Monet (born 1951), American astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station and husband of Alice Monet (see above) MPC · 5952
5953 Shelton 1987 HS Ian Shelton (born 1957), Canadian astronomer known for the discovery of the bright supernova SN 1987A JPL · 5953
5954 Epikouros Epicurus, Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 5954
5955 Khromchenko Vladimir Anatolievich Khromchenko, a music teacher at Yalta and a talented designer who constructed the first home-built organ in Ukraine. JPL · 5955
5956 d'Alembert Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, French philosopher and mathematician MPC · 5956
5957 Irina 1988 JN Victorovna Farquhar, wife of American engineer Robert W. Farquhar, a spaceflight mission director at NASA MPC · 5957
5958 Barrande Joachim Barrande, French palaeontologist MPC · 5958
5959 Shaklan Stuart B. Shaklan, an optical engineer and instrumental for the NEAT program MPC · 5959
5960 Wakkanai 1989 US Wakkanai, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5960
5961 Watt James Watt (1736-1819), a Scottish engineer whose improvements to the steam engine led to the rapid advances of the industrial revolution. JPL · 5961
5962 Shikokutenkyo 1990 HK Shikoku Ten-mon Ky?kai, Japanese name for the Astronomical Society of Shikoku Island MPC · 5962
5966 Tomeko Tomeko Goto (1899-?), wife of Seizo Goto, Japanese former president of Goto Optical Laboratory (see #969) MPC · 5966
5967 Edithlevy Edith Pailet Levy (born 1918), American-Canadian geneticist, and mother of astronomer David H. Levy MPC · 5967
5968 Trauger 1991 FC John T. Trauger, American physicist, Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who was the principal investigator for the Wide Field/Planetary Camera II on the Hubble Space Telescope MPC · 5968
5969 Ryuichiro 1991 FT Ryuichiro Goto (born 1938), Japanese current president of Goto Optical Laboratory MPC · 5969
5970 Ohdohrikouen Odori Park, Sapporo, Japan MPC · 5970
5971 Tickell Crispin Tickell (born 1930), British diplomat, who chaired the board of the Climate Institute of Washington (1990-2002) and the Government Panel on Sustainable Development (1994-2000), and who also served on the UK government's Task Force on Near-Earth Objects JPL · 5971
5972 Harryatkinson Harry Atkinson (born 1929), New Zealand-born British physicist, head of astronomy and space for the Science Research Council (1972-1978), chair of the European Space Agency Council (1984-1987), and chair of the UK Task Force on Near-Earth Objects in 2000 JPL · 5972
5973 Takimoto 1991 QC Daisuke Takimoto, Japanese activist in the nuclear-power phase-out movement. JPL · 5973
5975 Otakemayumi 1992 SG Mayumi ?take, music composer of Japanese planetarium MPC · 5975
5976 Kalatajean Jean Marie Kalata, an American social science analyst at the Smithsonian Institution. Named on the occasion of the institution's sesquicentennial. MPC · 5976
5978 Kaminokuni 1992 WT Kaminokuni, Hokkaid?, Japan MPC · 5978
5981 Kresilas 2140 P-L Kresilas, Ancient Greek sculptor MPC · 5981
5982 Polykletus 4862 T-1 Polykleitos (c. 480-423 BC), ancient Greek sculptor in bronze MPC · 5982
5983 Praxiteles 2285 T-2 Praxiteles, Ancient Greek sculptor MPC · 5983
5984 Lysippus 4045 T-3 Lysippos, Ancient Greek sculptor MPC · 5984
5986 Xenophon 1969 TA Xenophon, the Athenian nobleman, pupil and interpreter of Socrates, historian, agriculturist, and military officer who lived from about 440 to 354 B.C. JPL · 5986
5987 Liviogratton 1975 LQ Livio Gratton (1910-1991), Italo-Argentine astrophysicist, director of Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba and the first director of the Institute of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics of the Córdoba National University JPL · 5987
5988 Gorodnitskij Aleksandr Moiseevich Gorodnitskij (born 1933), Soviet geophysicist, oceanologist, and mineralogist, poet and songwriter MPC · 5988
5989 Sorin Sergej Ivanovich Sorin (1916-1995), Soviet astronomer MPC · 5989
5990 Panticapaeon 1977 EO Panticapæon or Panticapaeum, ancient Greek colony, now Kerch, Ukrainian seaport at the eastern extremity of the Crimean Peninsula MPC · 5990
5991 Ivavladis Vladislav Ivanov (born 1936), Russian engineer MPC · 5991
5992 Nittler 1981 DZ Larry Nittler (born 1969), American meteoriticist MPC · 5992
5993 Tammydickinson Tamara Dickinson (born 1959), American meteoriticist MPC · 5993
5994 Yakubovich Leonid Yakubovich (born 1945), Russian writer and television host MPC · 5994
5995 Saint-Aignan 1982 DK Charles P. de Saint-Aignan (born 1977), American astronomer and software engineer who has discovered several minor planets MPC · 5995
5996 Julioangel 1983 NR Julio Angel Fernandez (born 1946), Uruguayan astronomer MPC · 5996
5997 Dirac 1983 TH Paul Dirac (1902-1984), British physicist and Nobelist MPC · 5997
5998 Sitenský Ladislav Sitenský (1919-2009), Czech landscape photographer MPC · 5998
5999 Plescia 1987 HA Jeffrey B. Plescia, American geophysicist and planetary geologist, researcher of terrestrial impact craters at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 5999
6000 United Nations 1987 UN The United Nations. The Asteroid was named by vote of IAU Commission 20 at its 1994 meeting in The Hague on the recommendation of the Minor Planet Names Committee. MPC · 6000

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