Meanings of Minor Planet Names: 6001-7000
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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]


Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
6001 Thales Thales of Miletus (c. 625-547 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6001
6006 Anaximandros Anaximander (c. 610-546 BC), Ancient Greek astronomer MPC · 6006
6007 Billevans Bill Evans (1929-1980), American jazz pianist JPL · 6007
6009 Yuzuruyoshii Yuzuru Yoshii (born 1951) is a Japanese astronomer and director of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo. His research interest includes formation and evolution of galaxies, galactic dynamics, and observational cosmology. He is famous for his discovery of the thick-disk component of the Milky Way galaxy. JPL · 6009
6010 Lyzenga 1990 OE Gregory Allen Lyzenga, American geophysicist, Satellite Geodesy and Geodynamics Systems Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and, Physics Department, Harvey Mudd College. MPC · 6010
6011 Tozzi Gian Paolo Tozzi (born 1949), Italian astronomer at the Arcetri Observatory near Florence, Italy MPC · 6011
6012 Williammurdoch William Murdoch (1754-1839), a Scottish engineer JPL · 6012
6013 Andanike 1991 OZ Andrew (born 1996), David (born 1994), Nicholas (born 1992) and Kevin M. Martinez (born 1989), grandsons of the discoverer Henry E. Holt JPL · 6013
6014 Chribrenmark Christopher (born 1988), Brendan (born 1989) and Mark Moeller (born 1990), grandsons of the discoverer Henry E. Holt JPL · 6014
6015 Paularego Paula Rego (born 1935), Luso-British graphic artist JPL · 6015
6016 Carnelli Ian Carnelli (born 1976), a major contributor in developing asteroid mission concepts at ESA JPL · 6016
6018 Pierssac Piers Sellers (1955-2016), a British-American meteorologist, NASA astronaut and Director of Goddard Space Flight Center's Earth Science Division JPL · 6018
6019 Telford Thomas Telford (1757-1834), a Scottish civil engineer and famed builder of roads, canals, bridges, tunnels and harbors. JPL · 6019
6020 Miyamoto Yukio Miyamoto (born 1921), Japanese astronomer, director of Seiwa Kougen Observatory MPC · 6020
6022 Jyuro Jur? Kobayashi (born 1949), Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6022
6023 Tsuyashima Takaaki Tsuyashima (born 1949), Japanese astronomer, director of the Kumamoto Kenmin Observatory MPC · 6023
6024 Ochanomizu Ochanomizu, a neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan MPC · 6024
6025 Naotosato Naoto Sat? (born 1953), active amateur astronomer and junior high school science teacher. JPL · 6025
6026 Xenophanes Xenophanes (570-475 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6026
6029 Edithrand 1948 AG Edith Wirtanen, who discovered this minor planet on a photographic plate taken by her husband Carl A. Wirtanen MPC · 6029
6030 Zolensky Michael Zolensky (born 1955), American meteoriticist and curator of interplanetary dust at NASA's Johnson Space Center, has been at the forefront of understanding the origin of interplanetary dust particles, their relationship to carbonaceous chondrites and the processes that formed them on comets and minor planets (Src) JPL · 6030
6031 Ryokan Ry?kan (1758-1831), a Zen Buddhist monk who lived as a hermit in Japan MPC · 6031
6032 Nobel 1983 PY Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist, inventor of dynamite, and philanthropist, founder of the Nobel prize MPC · 6032
6035 Citlaltépetl 1987 OR Citlaltépetl, a dormant volcano and the highest mountain (5636 m) in Mexico and lies near to the city of Orizaba. JPL · 6035
6036 Weinberg Steven Weinberg (born 1933), American physicist and Nobelist MPC · 6036
6039 Parmenides 1989 RS Parmenides (born 515 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6039
6041 Juterkilian 1990 KL Klas Juter (born 1962), Swedish architect and photographer, and Danuta Kilian (born 1963), Polish artist. JPL · 6041
6042 Cheshirecat The Cheshire Cat, a cat appearing in Lewis Carroll's famous fairy tale Alice in Wonderland. Its unique characteristic is its laughing voice that lingers after the cat fades away. JPL · 6042
6043 Aurochs The aurochs, Bos primigenius + MPC · 6043
6044 Hammer-Purgstall Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall (1774-1856), Austrian orientalist and historian MPC · 6044
6049 Toda 1991 VP Kojun Toda (1879-1951) Japanese astronomer MPC · 6049
6050 Miwablock 1992 AE Miwa Block (born 1972), application systems analyst at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team. JPL · 6050
6051 Anaximenes Anaximenes of Miletus (born 545 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6051
6052 Junichi Junichi Watanabe (born 1960), Japanese astronomer MPC · 6052
6054 Ghiberti 4019 P-L Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455), Italian sculptor MPC · 6054
6055 Brunelleschi 2158 T-3 Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446), Florentine sculptor and architect MPC · 6055
6056 Donatello 2318 T-3 Donatello (c. 1386-1466), Italian sculptor of the Renaissance MPC · 6056
6057 Robbia 5182 T-3 Luca della Robbia (1400-1482), Italian sculptor. The name also honors several other members of his family. MPC · 6057
6058 Carlnielsen Carl August Nielsen (1865-1931) is widely recognized as a great Danish composer who is especially noted for his six symphonies. JPL · 6058
6059 Diefenbach 1979 TA Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913), a German painter and philosopher. JPL · 6059
6060 Doudleby 1980 DX Doudleby, a village in southern Bohemia, near ?eské Bud?jovice in the Czech Republic. It was first mentioned as a site of a Slavonic fortified settlement above the Mal?e river in 981. The Gothic church of St. Vincent was built on this site. The region of Doudleby is known for its lively traditional folk customs, including carnivals. Name suggested by J. Ticha and M. Tichy. JPL · 6060
6062 Vespa 1983 JQ Vespa, an Italian-made scooter. The naming took place in 1996, in commemoration of its 50th anniversary since its launch. MPC · 6062
6063 Jason 1984 KB Jason, Greek mythological hero MPC · 6063
6064 Hola?ovice Hola?ovice, a village in Bohemia, Czech Republic MPC · 6064
6065 Chesneau 1987 OC Olivier Chesneau (1972-2014) was a French astronomer. JPL · 6065
6066 Hendricks John Hendricks (born 1952), founder of Discovery Communications (Discovery Channel; Learning Channel) MPC · 6066
6068 Brandenburg Brandenburg, a federal state of Germany MPC · 6068
6069 Cevolani Giordano Cevolani (born 1945), Italian geophysicist + MPC · 6069
6070 Rheinland Rhineland, a region in western Germany along the Rhine River MPC · 6070
6071 Sakitama Sakitama, located in the city of Gy?da and from which Saitama prefecture takes its name, is known for its burial mounds, constructed from clay and rocks between the fourth and seventh centuries. JPL · 6071
6072 Hooghoudt 1280 T-1 Bernard Hooghoudt (1924-1995), developer of the Dutch radio telescopes MPC · 6072
6074 Bechtereva 1968 QE Natalia Bekhtereva (1924-2008), was a Russian neurophysiologist, director of the Institute of Experimental Medicine in St. Petersburg for many years and founder of the Institute of the Human Brain of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Bechtereva laid the foundation for basic research into the physiology of healthy and diseased human brains. She discovered the cerebral mechanisms that optimize cognitive processes - the error detector. The theory of the brain's stable pathological state as the adaptation background for many chronic diseases was developed by Bechtereva, opening up new opportunities for their treatment. Name suggested by the Institute of the Human Brain and the Institute of Applied Astronomy. JPL · 6074
6075 Zajtsev Aleksandr Leonidovich Zaitsev (born 1945), Russian radio engineer and astronomer + MPC · 6075
6076 Plavec 1980 CR Miroslav Plavec (Mirek Plavec; born 1925), Czech astronomer MPC · 6076
6077 Messner 1980 TM Reinhold Messner (born 1944), an Italian mountaineer, adventurer and writer JPL · 6077
6078 Burt Burton G. Shoemaker (born 1912), uncle of Eugene M. Shoemaker MPC · 6078
6079 Gerokurat Gero Kurat (born 1938), Austrian curator of the meteorite collection of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, and president of the Meteoritical Society MPC · 6079
6080 Lugmair Günter Lugmair (born 1940), German cosmochemist and meteoriticist and director of the Max-Planck-Institut for Chemistry at Mainz MPC · 6080
6081 Cloutis Edward Cloutis (born 1958), Canadian physicist and professor at the University of Winnipeg MPC · 6081
6082 Timiryazev Kliment Timiryazev (1843-1920), a Russian physiologist and botanist, was a member of the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences MPC · 6082
6083 Janeirabloom Jane Ira Bloom (born 1955), an American soprano saxophonist and jazz composer. She is known for her chromatic, lyrical playing and compositions for orchestra, unusual ensembles and dance troupes. Her performances with traditional jazz groups appear on several critically acclaimed recordings. As the first musician in the NASA Art Program, she wrote "Most Distant Galaxy" and "Einstein's Red/Blue Universe", the latter on commission for the American Composers' Orchestra. JPL · 6083
6084 Bascom 1985 CT Florence Bascom (1862-1945), the first woman geologist in the United States. She was an expert in crystallography, mineralogy and petrography and worked in the fields of metamorphism and crystallography in their infancy. Bascom was also an educator who trained a generation of young women as professionals at Bryn Mawr, where she founded the geology department. She was the first woman hired by the U.S. Geological Survey and the first woman elected to the Council of the Geological Society of America. Her pioneering work earned her a position among the country's hundred leading geologists in the early twentieth century. JPL · 6084
6085 Fraethi Frede Pedersen, father of one of the discoverers; Frede, an old Danish name meaning peace, comes from the old Nordic name Fraethi. JPL · 6085
6086 Vrchlický 1987 VU Jaroslav Vrchlický (1853-1912), born Emil Frída, was a Czech poet and one of most prolific of all Czech writers. His works included lyric and epic poetry, plays and Czech translations of major European writers. JPL · 6086
6087 Lupo 1988 FK Bob Lupo, Boston-born Arizona restaurateur. Wearing a black hat and a genial smile, Lupo typifies the Western cowboy of today's imagination. Born in Boston, he sought his fortune in the West, becoming a registered farrier and at one time taking part in team roping in Colorado. Today he owns and manages a fine Western-style eatery, Horseman Lodge and Restaurant, in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he has served outstanding seafood (a heritage from Boston), steaks and barbecue to the many renowned visiting scientists and others who have entered his doors. JPL · 6087
6088 Hoshigakubo 1988 UH Hoshigakubo, in Niyodo, K?chi, Japan. The name refers to a section of low ground at Choja, a mountainous place in the western part of Kochi prefecture. Legend has it that a meteorite fell there in olden times. Now there is a pond 20 meters across. JPL · 6088
6089 Izumi Izumi-ku, Sendai, a ward in the northern part of the city of Sendai, Japan MPC · 6089
6091 Mitsuru Mitsuru Soma (born 1954), Japanese astronomer MPC · 6091
6092 Johnmason 1990 MN John W. Mason (born 1954) has contributed to research on comets and meteors and to the popularization of astronomy. He was president of the British Astronomical Association during 1993-1995. JPL · 6092
6093 Makoto Makoto Yoshikawa (born 1962), Japanese astronomer MPC · 6093
6094 Hisako Hisako Hioki (born 1929), the mother of the discoverer and an expert seamstress. JPL · 6094
6097 Koishikawa Masahiro Koishikawa (born 1952), a Japanese astronomer, staff member of the Sendai Astronomical Observatory and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6097
6098 Mutojunkyu Junkyu Muto (born 1950) is famous worldwide as a Japanese sculptor and painter living in Rome. His series of Kazenowa ("circle wind") sculptures is particularly well known, and in 2000 one of them was installated permanently at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo as its first abstract sculpture as a monument to world peace JPL · 6098
6099 Saarland Saarland, a German state MPC · 6099
6100 Kunitomoikkansai Ikkansai Kunitomo (1778-1840) Japanese amateur astronomer, observer of the Sun, Moon and planets, and builder several Gregorian reflecting telescopes from his own design JPL · 6100


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6101 Tomoki 1993 EG Tomoki Nakamura (born 1966), an associate professor of earth and planetary sciences at Kyushu University, Japan, who specializes in research on primitive solar system materials, most recently leading to the discovery of high-temperature chondrule-like materials in the stardust samples JPL · 6101
6102 Visby The city of Visby on the island of Gotland, Sweden MPC · 6102
6104 Takao 1993 HZ Takao Saito (born 1930), Japanese astrogeophysicist at Tohoku University, Japan MPC · 6104
6105 Verrocchio 4580 P-L Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488), Florentine sculptor MPC · 6105
6106 Stoss 6564 P-L Veit Stoss (c. 1450-1533), German sculptor and wood-carver MPC · 6106
6107 Osterbrock 1948 AF Donald Edward Osterbrock (1924-2007), American astrophysicist MPC · 6107
6108 Glebov 1971 QN Igor' Alekseevich Glebov (born 1914), scientist in the field of electrical engineering and power engineering, since 1975 director of the Science Research Institute of Electric Machine Engineering in St. Petersburg. Glebov is renowned for his work in control systems for power turbogenerators and his application of superconductivity in electric machine engineering. JPL · 6108
6109 Balseiro 1975 QC José Antonio Balseiro (1919-1962), Argentine nuclear physicist JPL · 6109
6110 Kazak Yurij Ivanovich Kazak (born 1949), surgeon at Bakhchisaraj district hospital, treated many staff members of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. A skilled and kind doctor, he is always ready to help people JPL · 6110
6111 Davemckay David S. McKay (1936-2013), American lunar geologist and meteoriticist; Chief Scientist for astrobiology at the Johnson Space Center. MPC · 6111
6112 Ludolfschultz Ludolf Schultz (born 1937), German cosmochemist and meteoriticist; professor at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz MPC · 6112
6113 Tsap Teodor Teodorovich Tsap (born 1930) and his son Yurij Teodorovich Tsap (born 1966) are astronomers at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. They have made a significant contribution to observations and theory of various solar phenomena. Teodor Tsap, with coauthors, discovered oscillations in the sun with a period of 160 min JPL · 6113
6114 Dalla-Degregori Lucio Dalla (1943-2012) (born 1943) and Francesco De Gregori (born 1951), two popular Italian singers and songwriters JPL · 6114
6115 Martinduncan Martin J. Duncan (born 1950), Canadian astronomer at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario MPC · 6115
6116 Still William Grant Still (1895-1978), American composer MPC · 6116
6117 Brevardastro The Brevard Astronomical Society, a very active amateur astronomy community in Brevard County, Florida, where the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is located JPL · 6117
6118 Mayuboshi There is a Japanese poem whose subject is Mt. Bizan in the Manyosyu, an anthology of the Nara Era. Mt. Bizan is a small mountain that looks like an eyebrow, and is one of the symbols of Tokushima. This whimsical name uses the character for eyebrow, "mayu", combined with "boshi" (star). JPL · 6118
6119 Hjorth 1986 XH Jens Hjorth, Danish astrophysicist at University of Copenhagen MPC · 6119
6120 Anhalt 1987 QR The Principality of Anhalt, a former State of the Holy Roman Empire, located in Central Germany MPC · 6120
6121 Plachinda Sergej Ivanovich Plachinda (born 1951), astronomer at Crimea-Nauchnij has contributed to investigations on the global magnetic fields of stars of different types. His wife, Nelly Ivanovna Merkulova (born 1949), is a well-known investigator of variability in Seyfert galaxies JPL · 6121
6122 Henrard Jacques Henrard (born 1940), professor of mathematics at the University of Namur in Belgium MPC · 6122
6123 Aristoteles Aristotle (384-322 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6123
6124 Mecklenburg Mecklenburg, a historical region in northern Germany MPC · 6124
6125 Singto 1989 CN Singto Pukahuta (1915-2007) was a prominent Thai astronomy educator and author. He was a founder and Director of the Bangkok Planetarium, and president of the Thai Astronomical Society. One of his books, Star Tales, was included in the List of 100 Good Books that Thai Children and Young Adults Should Read JPL · 6125
6126 Hubelmatt Hubelmatt, Swiss borough and school in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, and the location of the Hubelmatt Observatory operated by the Astronomical Society of Lucerne. JPL · 6126
6127 Hetherington 1989 HD Ernest Hetherington, good friend of the mother of the American discoverer Eleanor Helin MPC · 6127
6128 Lasorda 1989 LA Tommy Lasorda (born 1927), former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers MPC · 6128
6129 Demokritos Democritus (c. 460-370 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6129
6130 Hutton James Hutton (1726-1797), Scottish founder of modern geology JPL · 6130
6131 Towen Tobias C. Owen (born 1936), American planetary scientist of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii MPC · 6131
6132 Danielson G. Edward Danielson (1939-2005), an American Engineer, see Danielson (crater) MPC · 6132
6133 Royaldutchastro The Royal Netherlands Association for Meteorology and Astronomy (KNVWS, Koniklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weeren Sterrenkunde), established in 1901, is a federation of more than fifty amateur organizations and public observatories JPL · 6133
6134 Kamagari The Japanese town Kamagari in Hiroshima prefecture. The Kamagari astronomical observatory is located in this area. JPL · 6134
6135 Billowen William Mann Owen Jr. (born 1954), an astronomer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 6135
6136 Gryphon 1990 YH Gryphon, a fictional character in Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland. The Gryphon had an eagle's head, a front half with wings and talons, and at the back a lion's legs and tail. JPL · 6136
6137 Johnfletcher 1991 BY John Fletcher (born 1947), British amateur astronomer and public educator JPL · 6137
6138 Miguelhernández Miguel Hernández (1910-1942) was a poet who fought for peace and the Republic during the Spanish Civil War. He was incarcerated in several fascist prison camps until his death at the summit of the repression. His name went into oblivion until the collapse of the fascist dictatorship, when his plays and poems were rediscovered. JPL · 6138
6139 Naomi Naomi Sugie (born 1966), wife of Japanese astronomer Atsushi Sugie, who discovered this minor planet MPC · 6139
6140 Kubokawa Kazuo Kubokawa (1903-1943), a Japanese astronomer and discoverer of 1139 Atami MPC · 6140
6141 Durda Daniel David Durda (born 1965), an American astronomer and board member of the B612 Foundation Src MPC · 6141
6142 Tantawi 1993 FP Muhammad Tantawi (1845-1889) was an Egyptian astronomer and mathematician, who was born in Tanta and later settled in Damascus, Syria. He is well known for reconstructing the ancient sundial in Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Damascus, which was originally made by Syrian astronomer Ibn al-Shatir. JPL · 6142
6143 Pythagoras 1993 JV Pythagoras (c. 570-495 BC), Greek philosopher and mathematician MPC · 6143
6144 Kondojiro Jiro Kondo (born 1951), a Japanese Egyptologist and amateur astronomer JPL · 6144
6145 Riemenschneider 2630 P-L Tilman Riemenschneider (1460-1531), German sculptor MPC · 6145
6146 Adamkrafft 3262 T-2 Adam Kraft (c. 1460-1509), German sculptor MPC · 6146
6147 Straub 1081 T-3 Johann Baptist Straub (1704-1784), German sculptor MPC · 6147
6148 Ignazgünther 5119 T-3 Ignaz Günther (1725-1775), German sculptor MPC · 6148
6149 Pel?ák 1979 SS Old?ich Pel?ák (born 1943), Czech cosmonaut-candidate MPC · 6149
6150 Neukum Gerhard Neukum (1944-2014), German astronomer and director of the DLR Institute for Planetary Research (de) MPC · 6150
6151 Viget 1987 WF Princeton University and its motto "Dei Sub Numine Viget", or "Under the Power of God She Flourishes" MPC · 6151
6152 Empedocles Empedocles (c. 490-430 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher MPC · 6152
6153 Hershey 1990 OB Wesley Lamar Hershey (1913-1989), director of the Caltech "Y" at the California Institute of Technology for 30 years MPC · 6153
6154 Stevesynnott Stephen P. Synnott (born 1946), American astronomer and discoverer of moons MPC · 6154
6155 Yokosugano Y?ko Sugano, wife of Matsuo Sugano MPC · 6155
6156 Dall Horace E. Dall (1901-1986), British telescope designer MPC · 6156
6157 Prey Adalbert Prey (1873-1949), Austrian professor of astronomy in Innsbruck, Prague andVienna MPC · 6157
6158 Shosanbetsu The Japanese village of Shosanbetsu with its Shosanbetsu Observatory located on Hokkaido. "Shosanbetsu" means a river where the waterfall is flowing out in the native Ainu language. The village has a population of about 1450 and was established in 1909. The observatory operates a 0.65-meter reflector telescope. JPL · 6158
6159 Andréseloy 1991 YH Andrés Eloy Martinez (born 1963) is a Mexican astronomer and science popularizer known in his country for his radio dramatization of the novel War of the Worlds. He loves creating science videos for the Internet. His biggest concerns are global warming and an asteroid impact on Earth. JPL · 6159
6160 Minakata 1993 JF Kumagusu Minakata, Japanese author and naturalist MPC · 6160
6161 Vojno-Yasenetsky Luka Voyno-Yasenetsky (1877-1961), Ukrainian surgeon and theologian MPC · 6161
6162 Prokhorov Yuri Prokhorov (1929-2013), Russian mathematician MPC · 6162
6163 Reimers 1977 FT Dieter Reimers (born 1943), German astronomer and director of the Hamburg Observatory MPC · 6163
6164 Gerhardmüller Gerhard Friedrich Müller (Miller, according to traditional spelling in Russian; 1705-1783), first rector of St. Petersburg University and editor of the first Russian academic journal. He is considered the father of St. Petersburg's historical school, and his works were the foundation for research on the history, ethnography, archeology and geography of Russia and Siberia JPL · 6164
6165 Frolova Natalia Borisovna Frolova, assistant professor of astronomy at Ural State University in Ekaterinburg. She worked on a detailed catalogue of stars along the path of comet 1P/Halley, and this contributed to the success of the space missions Vega and Giotto. As a leader in educating local schoolchildren about astronomy, she takes an active part in organizing the annual Winter Astronomical Students' School at Kourovskay Observatory JPL · 6165
6166 Univsima Simferopol State University on the Crimean peninsula, on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of its establishment MPC · 6166
6167 Narmanskij Vladimir Yakovlevich Narmanskij (born 1948), Crimean amateur astronomer and founder of the "Heliorythm", an amateur research laboratory MPC · 6167
6168 Isnello Isnello, a pleasant village in Sicily's Madonie Natural Park, has long been famous for its traditional refined embroidery. It is now becoming an important center for astronomy with the realization of the Parco Astronomico delle Madonie, an international center devoted to popularization of and research in astronomy JPL · 6168
6169 Sashakrot Aleksandr Krot (born 1959), cosmochemist and meteoriticist MPC · 6169
6170 Levasseur 1981 GP Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd (born 1945) a French planetary scientist and former astronaut candidate. She has been professor at UPMC in Paris and works at the French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS. Her research includes comets, the interplanetary medium and interplanetary dust. She has also been a principal investigator when the Giotto spacecraft visited Comet Halley in 1986. MPC · 6170
6171 Uttorp 1981 UT Uttorp, a village in southeastern Sweden, is part of a nature reserve used by the local astronomy club Karlskrona Astronomiförening. In 2010 the site, renowned for its dark skies, also saw the launch of an annual astronomy conference open to amateur astronomers and the public. The name was suggested by U. Petersson JPL · 6171
6172 Prokofeana 1982 TX Valentina Vladimirovna Prokof'eva (born 1929), Russian astrophysicist at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory MPC · 6172
6173 Jimwestphal 1983 AD James Westphal (1930-2004), American astronomer and director of the Palomar Observatory during the 1990s MPC · 6173
6174 Polybius Polybius (c. 208-125 BC), Ancient Greek historian MPC · 6174
6175 Cori 1983 XW Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1984) and Gerty Cori (1896-1957), husband and wife Austro-Hungarian-American biochemists MPC · 6175
6176 Horrigan 1985 BH Barbara Llewellyn Horrigan (1915-2005), American member of the Arlington Friends of the Drama (Massachusetts), actress, director, and set and costume designer JPL · 6176
6177 Fécamp Fécamp is a small town located in Normandy, France. The history of Fécamp rests with that of its abbey JPL · 6177
6179 Brett 1986 EN Robin Brett (born 1935), an Australian-born geochemist studies of meteoricist, responsible for the study of the Apollo lunar samples MPC · 6179
6180 Bystritskaya Ehlina Avraamovna Bystritskaya, distinguished Soviet actress. An actress with Moscow Malyj Theatre since 1958, she is especially popular for her brilliant roles in several films JPL · 6180
6181 Bobweber 1986 RW Robert Weber (1926-2008), an American physicist and astronomer, team leader of the Deep Space Satellite Tracking Network, and co-developer of the LINEAR project. He is also a discoverer of minor planets. JPL · 6181
6182 Katygord Katherine Carson Gordon Kron (1917-2011), astronomer at the Lick Observatory and wife of astronomer Gerald Kron + MPC · 6182
6183 Viscome George R. Viscome (born 1956), American broadcast technician, astrometrist, and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6183
6184 Nordlund Aake Nordlund, Danish astrophysicist and professor of astrophysics at the University of Copenhagen MPC · 6184
6185 Mitsuma 1987 YD Shigeo Mitsuma (1956-2012) was a member of Hoshinohiroba (the Japanese Comet Observers Network) and an independent discoverer of C/1987 B1 (Nishikawa-Takamizawa-Tago). He also observed sunspots and search for novae JPL · 6185
6186 Zenon Zeno of Elea (c. 495-430 BC), Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, known for Zeno's paradoxes MPC · 6186
6187 Kagura The Kagura is a Shinto theatrical dance, that has been performed in sacred places and on special occasions for a thousand years in Japan JPL · 6187
6188 Robertpepin Robert Pepin (born 1933), American meteoriticist and professor at the University of Minnesota MPC · 6188
6189 Völk Elisabeth Völk, secretary of ESO headquarters MPC · 6189
6190 Rennes The French city of Rennes MPC · 6190
6191 Eades George Eades, a structural engineer, microscopist and member of the British Astronomical Association MPC · 6191
6192 Javiergorosabel Javier Gorosabel (1969-2015) was a Spanish astronomer, born in the Basque Country. His contributions to the study of \gamma -ray bursts were crucial for the development of that field. He was an eager popularizer of astronomy. JPL · 6192
6193 Manabe Yoshinosuke or Ry?nosuke Manabe (1926-1983), Japanese orbit computer at Tokyo Astronomical Observatory MPC · 6193
6194 Denali 1990 TN Mt. Denali, rising 6194 meters above sea level, is the tallest peak in North America. The name Denali originates from the Tanana Indian language and translates into English as "The Great One". The Tanana Indians are a subgroup of the Athabaskans; the Athabaskans were the original inhabitants of central and south central Alaska. Name proposed by D. Hamilton JPL · 6194
6195 Nukariya Motoi Nukariya (born 1943), Japanese astronomer and former software development at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory MPC · 6195
6196 Bernardbowen Bernard Bowen was the founding chair of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research and was instrumental in its establishment in 2009. He helped bring part of the Square Kilometre Array telescope to Western Australia. He has also had a distinguished career in Australian marine science and environmental protection. MPC · 6196
6197 Taracho Tara is a town in Saga prefecture. The preparation of dried seaweed is its main industry, and Tara mandarin oranges are famous. The Saga Astronomical Society's 0.60-m reflector at the Tara Observatory is familiar to many of the local residents. The name was suggested by Y. Yamada JPL · 6197
6198 Shirakawa The Japanese city of Shirakawa in Fukushima Prefecture MPC · 6198
6199 Yoshiokayayoi Yoshioka Yayoi (1871-1959), Japanese physician and women's rights activist MPC · 6199
6200 Hachinohe 1993 HL Akio Hachinohe (born 1958), Japanese amateur astronomer on Hokkaido MPC · 6200


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6201 Ichiroshimizu 1993 HY Ichiro Shimizu (1923-1996), Japanese astronomer + MPC · 6201
6202 Georgemiley 3332 T-1 George K. Miley (born 1942), an Irish-Dutch astronomer MPC · 6202
6203 Lyubamoroz Lyubov Moroz (born 1966), spectroscopist at the German Aerospace Center in Berlin MPC · 6203
6204 MacKenzie Norman MacKenzie, a Professor of English at universities in Zimbabwe and Canada MPC · 6204
6205 Menottigalli 1983 OD Menotti Galli (born 1922), Italian physicist at University of Bologna MPC · 6205
6206 Corradolamberti Corrado Lamberti, Italian astronomer; writer and popularizer of astronomy MPC · 6206
6207 Bourvil 1988 BV Bourvil (1917-1970), French actor and singer MPC · 6207
6208 Wakata 1988 XT Koichi Wakata (born 1963), Japanese astronaut MPC · 6208
6209 Schwaben Swabia, region in southwest Germany MPC · 6209
6210 Hyunseop Seo Hyun-seop (born 1944), Korean diplomat + MPC · 6210
6211 Tsubame 1991 DO Tsubame, Japanese former express train running from Tokyo to Osaka or Kobe MPC · 6211
6212 Franzthaler Franz Thaler (1925-2015) was an author from South Tyrol, Italy and a survivorof Dachau and Hersbruck. Thaler's memoir, Unvergessen (Unforgotten), initiated theprocess of coming to terms with what happened during the Nazi era. He was a firm believer in the peaceful coexistence of the three ethnic groups living in South Tyrol. MPC · 6212
6213 Zwiers 2196 P-L Hendrikus Johannes Zwiers (1865-1923), Dutch astronomer at the Leiden Observatory. MPC · 6213
6214 Mikhailgrinev Mikhail Vasil'evich Grinev (born 1929), outstanding Russian surgeon, director of St. Petersburg Djanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine from 1984 to 1998, member of the board of directors of the European Association of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, professor of St. Petersburg Medical University and medical academy for postgraduate training. Grinev is internationally renowned for his classic research in the field of emergency surgery, polytrauma and shock. Name suggested by the Institute of Applied Astronomy and Djanelidze Research Institute of Emergency Medicine JPL · 6214
6215 Mehdia 1973 EK Mehdia, Morocco (Arabic for "gift"), is a region in Morocco with rich natural resources. The forest and the Sidi Boughaba lake are home to thousands of species, including endangered migrating birds from Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, which prefer to spend the winter in the calm, warm waters of Sidi Boughaba. MPC · 6215
6216 San Jose 1975 SJ The city of San Jose in northern California Src MPC · 6216
6217 Kodai 1975 XH Kodai Fukushima (born 1991) is a founder of the student club Libertyer. He made the original proposal of the chosen names "Libertas" and "Fortitudo" for the host star Xi Aquilae and its exoplanet Xi Aquilae b in the IAU's NameExoWorlds contest. MPC · 6217
6218 Mizushima A town of Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan MPC · 6218
6219 Demalia Aleksandra Alekseevna Demenko (1930-1983), Ukrainian astronomer at Kiev and cometary researcher MPC · 6219
6220 Stepanmakarov Stepan Makarov (1849-1904), Russian vice-admiral and oceanographer MPC · 6220
6221 Ducentesima 1980 GO Latin for "200", for 200th asteroid discovered at Kle? Observatory MPC · 6221
6223 Dahl Roald Dahl, British author MPC · 6223
6224 El Goresy Ahmed El Goresy (born 1933), Egyptian mineralogist at the Max-Planck-Institut + MPC · 6224
6225 Hiroko Hiroko Nagahara (born 1952), Japanese meteoriticist MPC · 6225
6226 Paulwarren Paul Warren (born 1953), American research geochemist MPC · 6226
6227 Alanrubin Alan Rubin (born 1953), American research geochemist MPC · 6227
6228 Yonezawa 1982 BA Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan MPC · 6228
6229 Tursachan Gaelic for "Standing Stones" (1997 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner) + MPC · 6229
6230 Fram Fram, the ship that was built specially for polar research. It was used in expeditions of the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers F. Nansen, O. Sverdrup, O. Wisting and R. Amundsen. Fram is preserved at the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway. JPL · 6230
6231 Hundertwasser 1985 FH Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), Austrian artist MPC · 6231
6232 Zubitskia Danila Nikiforovich Zubitskij and Natalia Petrovna Zubitska, doctors and phyto-therapists in Kiev, who have developed original methods of treatment using herbal medicines. The authors of several books, they are well known in the Ukraine, and their methods and preparations are also being used in other countries. Natalia Petrovna, who has a broadcast program in Kiev about herbs and "people's medicine", has also published several books of poetry JPL · 6232
6233 Kimura 1986 CG Hisashi Kimura (1870-1943), Japanese astronomer MPC · 6233
6234 Sheilawolfman 1986 SF Sheila Wolfman (née Sala Fajerman, 1930-2005), Polish child survivor of the holocaust, pictured in Martin Gilbert's book The Boys MPC · 6234
6235 Burney 1987 VB Venetia Burney (1918-2009), English woman who, at age 11, suggested the name Pluto for the "ninth planet" JPL · 6235
6236 Mallard 1988 WF LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard, British steam locomotive MPC · 6236
6237 Chikushi 1989 CV Chikuzen and Chikugo Province, former name of Fukuoka prefecture, Japan + MPC · 6237
6238 Septimaclark 1989 NM Septima Poinsette Clark, (May 3, 1898 – December 15, 1987) was a black American educator and civil rights activist. Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights and civil rights for African Americans in the Civil Rights Movement MPC · 6238
6239 Minos 1989 QF Minos, king of Crete and son of Zeus and Europa MPC · 6239
6240 Lucretius Carus Titus Lucretius Carus, Roman poet and philosopher + MPC · 6240
6241 Galante 1989 TG Maria Pia Galante (born 1916) wife of Ciro Vacchi, owner and director of the San Vittore Observatory in Italy MPC · 6241
6243 Yoder Charles Finney Yoder (born 1943), American astronomer MPC · 6243
6244 Okamoto 1990 QF Hiroshi Okamoto (born 1915), Japanese primary school teacher of discoverer Src MPC · 6244
6245 Ikufumi Ikufumi Makino, Japanese telecommunications systems engineer and amateur astronomer + MPC · 6245
6246 Komurotoru Toru Komuro (1899-1953), Japanese sculptor MPC · 6246
6247 Amanogawa Amanogawa River, Hokkaid?, Japan (In Japanese, "Amanogawa" means also "Milky Way") MPC · 6247
6249 Jennifer Jennifer Jones (1919-2009), American actress MPC · 6249
6250 Saekohayashi Saeko S. Hayashi (born 1958) is an associate professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL · 6250
6251 Setsuko 1992 DB Setsuko Akiyama, wife of one of discoverers MPC · 6251
6252 Montevideo Montevideo, Uruguay, birthplace of Gonzalo Tancredi, one of the discoverers + MPC · 6252
6255 Kuma 1994 XT Kumak?gen, Japanese town on Shikoku and location of the Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory MPC · 6255
6256 Canova 4063 P-L Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Italian sculptor MPC · 6256
6257 Thorvaldsen 4098 T-1 Bertel Thorvaldsen (1768-1844), Danish sculptor MPC · 6257
6258 Rodin 3070 T-2 Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), French sculptor MPC · 6258
6259 Maillol 3236 T-2 Aristide Maillol (1861-1944), French sculptor MPC · 6259
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914-2015), Canadian-American pharmacologist MPC · 6260
6261 Chione 1976 WC Chione (daughter of Daedalion) from Greek mythology, mother of Philammon and Autolycus by Apollo and Hermes, respectively MPC · 6261
6262 Javid 1978 RZ Huseyn Javid (1882-1941), Azerbaijani poet, playwright and historian MPC · 6262
6263 Druckmüller 1980 PX Miloslav Druckmüller (born 1954) is a Czech mathematician, astronomy popularizer and photographer, who developed an innovative method to visualize the solar corona during total eclipses of the Sun. He has stretched the limits of scientific astrophotography, leading to a variety of discoveries. JPL · 6263
6266 Letzel Jan Letzel, Czech architect MPC · 6266
6267 Rozhen The Rozhen Observatory (also known as the Bulgarian National Astronomical Observatory) on Mount Rozhen, near Chepelare, Bulgaria MPC · 6267
6268 Versailles The French city of Versailles, known for its Château de Versailles and the gardens of Versailles, MPC · 6268
6269 Kawasaki 1990 UJ Shun'ichi Kawasaki (1896-1943), Japanese astronomer MPC · 6269
6270 Kabukuri 1991 BD Kabukuri-numa is a marsh in Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan JPL · 6270
6271 Farmer 1991 NF Crofton Bernard Farmer, researcher in Earth and planetary atmospheres, visiting scientist at JPL, awardee of the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and of crucial assistance to the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking program MPC · 6271
6273 Kiruna Kiruna, northernmost city of Sweden + MPC · 6273
6274 Taizaburo 1992 FV Taizaburo Koyama (1927-), Japanese astrophotographer and inventor of the "Sky Memo", a portable automatic equatorial telescope MPC · 6274
6275 Kiryu 1993 VQ Kiry?, Gunma, Japan MPC · 6275
6276 Kurohone 1994 AB The Japanese village of Kurohone, located in Seta District of Gunma Prefecture MPC · 6276
6277 Siok Steve (born 1949) and Kathy (born 1949) Siok have been members of the Skyscrapers astronomy club of Rhode Island, USA for more than forty years, during which time they have held a variety of leadership positions JPL · 6277
6278 Ametkhan 1971 TF Amet-khan Sultan (1920-1971), Soviet test pilot and Tatar air ace during World War II MPC · 6278
6280 Sicardy 1980 RJ Bruno Sicardy (born 1958), French professor of astronomy at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, and researcher in Solar System dynamics MPC · 6280
6281 Strnad 1980 SD Antonín Strnad (1747-1799), Czech astronomer MPC · 6281
6282 Edwelda Edwin Aguirre and Imelda Joson, Filipino associate editor and photo editor, respectively, at Sky & Telescope magazine + ? + MPC · 6282
6284 Borisivanov Boris Ivanov (born 1948), Russian geophysicist MPC · 6284
6285 Ingram Vernon Ingram (1924-2006), German American biologist, and his wife Elizabeth Ingram (born 1940), former Ashdown House housemasters at MIT + MPC · 6285
6287 Lenham 1984 AR Alan Pennell Lenham (1930-1996), British amateur astronomer and research scientist at the Royal College of Science in Shrivenham MPC · 6287
6288 Fouts Gary Arnold Fouts (born 1951) an American astronomer and Professor of Astronomy at Santa Monica College MPC · 6288
6289 Lanusei Lanusei, a town in Sardinia, Italy. JPL · 6289
6291 Renzetti Nicholas A. Renzetti (born 1914), physicist, at one time with the Deep Space Network MPC · 6291
6293 Oberpfalz Upper Palatinate (German: Oberpfalz), district in Bavaria, Germany MPC · 6293
6294 Czerny Karl Czerny, Austrian composer and piano teacher + MPC · 6294
6295 Schmoll Antoine Schmoll, German piano teacher + MPC · 6295
6296 Cleveland 1988 NC Cleveland, city in the U.S. state of Ohio MPC · 6296
6298 Sawaoka 1988 XC Akira Sawaoka (born 1938), a Japanese scientist who synthesized a new type of polycrystalline diamond by a new shock-wave consolidation technique. JPL · 6298
6299 Reizoutoyoko Reizou and Toyoko Mori, parents of one of discoverers MPC · 6299
6300 Hosamu 1988 YB Osamu Hioki, friend of discoverers MPC · 6300


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6302 Tengukogen 1989 CF Tengu Highland, mountain in Shikoku Island, Japan + MPC · 6302
6304 Josephus Flavius Josephus (c. 37-100), Romano-Jewish historian born in Jerusalem whose records give insight into Early Christianity MPC · 6304
6305 Helgoland The German island of Heligoland MPC · 6305
6306 Nishimura Y?ji Nishimura, president of Nishimura Mfg. Co. MPC · 6306
6307 Maiztegui Alberto Maiztegui (1920-), Argentinian author and science educator JPL · 6307
6308 Ebisuzaki 1990 BK Toshikazu Ebisuzaki (born 1958), Japanese astronomer JPL · 6308
6309 Elsschot Willem Elsschot (1882-1960), Flemish-Belgian writer MPC · 6309
6310 Jankonke 1990 KK Janis L. Konke, a space advocate and friend of American discoverer Eleanor F. Helin MPC · 6310
6311 Porub?an Vladimír Porub?an (born 1940), Slovak astronomer JPL · 6311
6312 Robheinlein Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), American science fiction author JPL · 6312
6313 Tsurutani Bruce Tsurutani (born 1941) has made essential contributions to original research and technical leadership in space science activities for many NASA, NASA-ESA and Japanese space missions. His research activities include instabilities and turbulence in space plasmas, space weather and astrophysical plasmas. JPL · 6313
6314 Reigber Christoph Reigber (born 1939) has made essential contributions to the determination of the global gravity field using satellite observations, to the study of Earth kinematics using satellites, to atmospheric sounding using radio-occultation techniques, and to the development and operation of satellite missions. JPL · 6314
6315 Barabash 1990 TS Stanislav Barabash (born 1964) has made essential contributions to the measurement and understanding of energetic neutral particles around the Earth and the nearest planets, as well as in the boundary regions of the heliosphere. JPL · 6315
6316 Méndez Mariano Méndez (born 1960) has had a productive scientific career as an astronomer in parallel with his tireless activity aimed at helping the advancement of education and science in developing countries, notably as Vice Chair (2006-2010) and then Chair (2010-2018) of the COSPAR Panel on Capacity Building. JPL · 6316
6317 Dreyfus Dreyfus affair, a political scandal that divided France from 1894-1906 MPC · 6317
6318 Cronkite 1990 WA Walter Cronkite (1916-2009), American TV newsreader MPC · 6318
6319 Beregovoj Georgy Beregovoy (1921-1995), Russian cosmonaut MPC · 6319
6320 Bremen Bremen, a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany MPC · 6320
6321 Namuratakao 1991 BV Takao Namura (born 1937), a Japanese telescope-mirror maker including the one for the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan MPC · 6321
6323 Karoji Hiroshi Karoji, Japanese astronomer. JPL · 6323
6324 Kejonuma Kejo-numa, a marsh in Miyagi prefecture, is a great wintering site for migratory birds. More than 2000 Bean geese, which are an endangered species in Japan, winter there every year. The marsh was designated as a wetland under the Ramsar Convention in 2008. The name was suggested by T. Yusa JPL · 6324
6326 Idamiyoshi Miyoshi Ida (born 1953), Japanese amateur astronomer. JPL · 6326
6327 Tijn Tijn Kolsteren from the Netherlands, who, at age 6 and diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, raised over 2 million euros for the International Red Cross, as part of the Dutch charity radio program Serious Request 2016 MPC · 6327
6329 Hikonejyo Hikone Castle, a Japanese Edo-period castle in the city of Hikone JPL · 6329
6330 Koen 1992 FN Koen Yanagiya (born 1954), a Japanese professional comic story teller, known as rakugoka. MPC · 6330
6332 Vorarlberg Vorarlberg, the westernmost federal state of Austria JPL · 6332
6333 Helenejacq 1992 LG Helene Jacquelin, mother of American discoverer Gregory J. Leonard MPC · 6333
6334 Robleonard 1992 MM Robert David Leonard Sr, father of American discoverer Gregory J. Leonard MPC · 6334
6335 Nicolerappaport 1992 NR Nicole Rappaport (born 1950), a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is an authority on radio science and the use of spacecraft tracking data to determine the masses and gravity fields for the natural satellites. She has also done important work on the dynamics of Saturn's ring particles JPL · 6335
6336 Dodo 1992 UU Dodo, a large, flightless bird first discovered in 1507 on the island of Mauritius. JPL · 6336
6337 Shiota Kazuo Shiota (born 1949), Japanese amateur astronomer. MPC · 6337
6338 Isaosato Isao Sat? (born 1963), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6338
6339 Giliberti 1993 SG Giuseppina Giliberti (born 1947), wife of Italian discoverer Silvano Casulli MPC · 6339
6340 Kathmandu Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal JPL · 6340
6345 Hideo Hideo Fukushima (born 1953), Japanese astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 6345
6346 Syukumeguri 1995 AY A part of Kurohone, Gunma, Japan. JPL · 6346
6349 Acapulco The city of Acapulco on the Pacific coast of Mexico JPL · 6349
6350 Schlüter 3526 P-L Andreas Schlüter (1659-1714)), German baroque sculptor and architect MPC · 6350
6351 Neumann 4277 T-1 Balthasar Neumann (1687-1753), German baroque architect MPC · 6351
6352 Schlaun 2400 T-3 Johann Conrad Schlaun (1695-1773), German baroque architect MPC · 6352
6353 Semper 3107 T-3 Gottfried Semper (1803-1873), a German architect MPC · 6353
6354 Vangelis 1934 GA Vangelis (born 1943), Greek composer and multi-instrumentalist Src MPC · 6354
6355 Univermoscow The Lomonosov Moscow State University JPL · 6355
6356 Tairov 1976 QR Vasilij Egorovich Tairov (1859-1938), Russian viticulturist and oenologist MPC · 6356
6357 Glushko Valentin Glushko (1908-1989), Soviet rocket scientist MPC · 6357
6358 Chertok Boris Chertok (1912-2011), Russian rocket scientist (specialist in guidance and control) MPC · 6358
6359 Dubinin Yuri Dubinin (1930-2013), Russian Soviet-era diplomat, scientist, author and translator of several books from the French MPC · 6359
6361 Koppel Thomas Koppel (1944-2006), a Danish musician. JPL · 6361
6362 Tunis 1979 KO Tunis, he capital and the largest city of Tunisia JPL · 6362
6363 Doggett LeRoy E. Doggett (1941-1996), American astronomer and historian of astronomy [7][8] MPC · 6363
6364 Casarini 1981 ET Jeannine Casarini, French teacher, member of the Tunguska99 scientific expedition to Central Siberia JPL · 6364
6365 Nickschneider Nick Schneider (born 1956), American astronomer who pioneered observing mutual occultation and eclipsing events MPC · 6365
6366 Rainerwieler Rainer Wieler (born 1949), Swiss geochemist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology MPC · 6366
6368 Richardmenendez Richard Menendez (born 1957) has taught astronomy at St. Louis Community College for the last 14 years with his own curriculum aimed toward concepts and ideas for classroom teachers. He has done over 900 hours of public-outreach astronomy and has been a board member of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. JPL · 6368
6370 Malpais 1984 EY Spanish for "bad country"/"badlands", used by early explorers of the American Southwest to designate difficult-going countryside strewn with rough lava flows or rocks, and now used to designate the rock found in such country, used for stone building construction (1999 Flagstaff Festival of Science asteroid naming contest winner) + MPC · 6370
6371 Heinlein 1985 GS Dieter Heinlein (born 1958), meteorite and tektite collector for the Bavarian Meteorite Laboratory +? MPC · 6371
6372 Walker Robert M. Walker (born 1929), American meteoricist at Washington University MPC · 6372
6373 Stern 1986 EZ Alan Stern (born 1957), American astronomer MPC · 6373
6374 Beslan The Russian town of Beslan JPL · 6374
6375 Fredharris Frederick Harlan Harris, engineer and expert in CCD photometry at Caltech and Palomar, and was later involved in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. MPC · 6375
6376 Schamp Larry and Becky Schamp, Americans stationed in Alice Springs, Australia, who took in members of the Shoemaker family after the car collision in which Eugene died JPL · 6376
6377 Cagney James Cagney (1899-1986), American actor MPC · 6377
6379 Vrba Karel Vrba (1845-1922), Czech mineralogy professor MPC · 6379
6380 Gardel 1988 CG Carlos Gardel (1890-1935), a singer, composer and actor who recorded during his lifetime hundreds of songs and composed together with Alfredo Le Pera famous tangos such as Mi Buenos Aires querido, Volver or Por una cabeza. The name was suggested by W. A. Fröger JPL · 6380
6381 Toyama Miyuki Toyama (born 1953), Japanese amateur astronomer and illustrator JPL · 6381
6383 Tokushima Tokushima-Kainan Astronomical Observatory, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan MPC · 6383
6384 Kervin 1989 AM Paul W. Kervin, American scientist and head of the AMOS research station at Haleakala Observatory on Maui, Hawaii MPC · 6384
6385 Martindavid Martin Alois David (1757-1836), Czech astronomer and observatory director MPC · 6385
6386 Keithnoll Keith Noll (born 1958), American astronomer discoverer of numerous trans-Neptunian binaries MPC · 6386
6389 Ogawa 1990 BX Shigeo Ogawa (born 1932), president of Seibundo-Shinkosha (publisher) MPC · 6389
6390 Hirabayashi Shigeto Hirabayashi (born 1953), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6390
6391 Africano John L. Africano, astronomer with the AMOS research station at Haleakala Observatory on Maui, Hawaii MPC · 6391
6392 Takashimizuno 1990 HR Takashi Mizuno (born 1955), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6392
6395 Hilliard Elizabeth Hilliard (1904-) and Leslie Hilliard (1905-), the donators of what is now the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath, England MPC · 6395
6396 Schleswig Schleswig, the most northern state of Germany MPC · 6396
6398 Timhunter Tim Hunter, American amateur astronomer MPC · 6398
6399 Harada 1991 GA Shoji Harada (born 1953), Japanese amateur astronomer Src MPC · 6399
6400 Georgealexander George Alexander, a public-affairs manager in Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL MPC · 6400


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6401 Roentgen Wilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923), German physicist and Nobelist MPC · 6401
6402 Holstein Holstein, southern part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein MPC · 6402
6403 Steverin 1991 NU Steven Newburn and Erin Fischer on the occasion of their marriage. Steven is the son of Ray Newburn, science coordinator for near-Earth objects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and former co-leader of the International Halley Watch MPC · 6403
6404 Vanavara Vanavara, town in Siberia near the Tunguska impact site Src MPC · 6404
6405 Komiyama 1992 HJ Fukuji Komiyama (born 1924), a Japanese agriculture and forestry technician. JPL · 6405
6406 Mikejura 1992 MJ Michael Jura (1947-2016) was as an American astronomer and UCLA professor whose work on polluted white dwarfs first enabled the measurement of the chemical compositions of extrasolar asteroids. JPL · 6406
6408 Saijo Yoshihiro Saijo (born 1959), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6408
6410 Fujiwara Masahito Fujiwara (1960-1997), Japanese amateur astronomer who contributed to the popularization of astronomy. JPL · 6410
6411 Tamaga 1993 TA The Astronomer (TA), a British amateur astronomy magazine, founded under the name The Casual Astronomer by James Muirden in 1964. The interest of the discoverer, Robert H. McNaught, in observational astronomy was spurred by this astronomy magazine. MPC · 6411
6412 Kaifu Norio Kaifu (1943-2019), Japanese astronomer and first director of the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope in Hawaii MPC · 6412
6413 Iye Masanori Iye (born 1949), Japanese astronomer and professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. He led the engineering core team that designed and manufactured the Subaru Telescope. Iye researches the structure and evolution of galaxies. MPC · 6413
6414 Mizunuma 1993 UX A part of Kurohone, Gunma, Japan MPC · 6414
6416 Nyukasayama Mount Ny?kasa, a mountain in central Japan. JPL · 6416
6417 Liberati 1993 XA Libero Liberati (1926-1962), motorcyclist who won the Absolute Italian Championship in 1955 and 1956 riding a four-cylinder Gilera. JPL · 6417
6418 Hanamigahara 1993 XJ Hanamigahara, a beautiful forest park in the northern part of Kurohone village, Gunma prefecture. JPL · 6418
6419 Susono 1993 XX The Japanese city of Susono, Shizuoka in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture. The city is located near the discoverers' observing site at Mishima MPC · 6419
6420 Riheijyaya Riheijyaya, a beautiful forest park in the western part of Kurohone village, Gunma prefecture. JPL · 6420
6422 Akagi Mount Akagi, 1828 m above sea level, is a large stratovolcano in the mid-eastern part of Gunma prefecture. JPL · 6422
6423 Harunasan Mount Haruna, 1449 m above sea level, and one of the Three Jomo Mountains, is located in the central part of Gunma prefecture JPL · 6423
6424 Ando Hiroyasu Ando (born 1946), Japanese astronomer and chairman of the Optical and Infrared Astronomy Division of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan who is an expert in stellar oscillations and high-resolution spectroscopy. MPC · 6424
6426 Vanýsek 1995 ED Vladimír Vanýsek (born 1926), a Czech astronomer and professor emeritus of astrophysics at Charles University in Prague. MPC · 6426
6428 Barlach 3513 P-L Ernst Barlach (1870-1938), German sculptor, graphic artist and poet MPC · 6428
6429 Brancusi 4050 T-1 Constantin Brâncu?i (1876-1957), Romanian sculptor MPC · 6429
6432 Temirkanov Yuri Temirkanov (born 1938), Russian conductor MPC · 6432
6433 Enya 1978 WC Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin; born 1961), Irish singer and songwriter Src MPC · 6433
6434 Jewitt 1981 OH David C. Jewitt (born 1958), British astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6434
6435 Daveross 1984 DA David Justin Ross (born 1949), co-developer of the Prime Rib curve, a graphical display of energy requirements for rendezvous trajectories. JPL · 6435
6436 Coco Mark Coco, an author of astronomical articles and an active observer, and his family MPC · 6436
6437 Stroganov The Stroganov family of Russia, who exploited the iron and gold mines of the Urals JPL · 6437
6438 Suárez Buenaventura Suárez (1678-1750) Argentine Jesuit and astronomer who observed the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites. JPL · 6438
6439 Tirol 1988 CV Tyrol, federal state in western Austria MPC · 6439
6440 Ransome Arthur Ransome (1884-1967), British novelist MPC · 6440
6441 Milenajesenská Milena Jesenská (1896-1944), Czech journalist MPC · 6441
6442 Salzburg Salzburg, state in Austria MPC · 6442
6444 Ryuzin 1989 WW Ryuzin, a small town within Toyota city, Aichi prefecture, Japan JPL · 6444
6445 Bellmore Tamara Bell and Michael More on the occasion of their wedding. They are recent graduates of the University of Arizona with degrees in political science and geology. The discoverer and her husband wish the newlyweds a harmonious marriage and rewarding careers. JPL · 6445
6446 Lomberg 1990 QL Jon Lomberg (born 1948), American space artist and science journalist JPL · 6446
6447 Terrycole Terry Cole, chief technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and senior faculty associate in the Caltech Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. JPL · 6447
6449 Kudara Kyoyu Kudara (1894-1964), Japanese astronomer, second president of Oriental Astronomical Association JPL · 6449
6450 Masahikohayashi Masahiko Hayashi (born 1959), professor of astronomy at the Department of Astronomy of the University of Tokyo MPC · 6450
6451 Kärnten Carinthia (German: Kärnten), the southernmost province of Austria MPC · 6451
6452 Johneuller 1991 HA John E. Euller, American physics teacher at Eastridge High School in Irondequoit, New York MPC · 6452
6456 Golombek 1992 OM Matthew P. Golombek, American planetary geologist MPC · 6456
6457 Kremsmünster 1992 RT The town of Kremsmünster and its Benedictine monastery, in Upper Austria, where the Kremsmünster observatory is located MPC · 6457
6458 Nouda Tadasuke Nouda (1901-1989), Japanese astronomer Src MPC · 6458
6459 Hidesan Hideo Sato (born 1940), Japanese astronomer MPC · 6459
6460 Bassano Bassano Bresciano, an ancient village in northern Italy, where the Bassano Bresciano Observatory is located MPC · 6460
6461 Adam Robert Adam (1728-1792), a Scottish architect JPL · 6461
6462 Myougi Mount Myougi, 1104 m above sea level, one of the "Three Jomo Mountains" was created by volcanic activity. It is located at the southwestern part of Gunma prefecture, Japan. JPL · 6462
6463 Isoda Sachiko Isoda (1912-1993), a Japanese astronomer who joined the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory in 1943 MPC · 6463
6464 Kaburaki 1994 CK Masaki Kaburaki (1902-1987), a professor of astronomy at the University of Tokyo until 1963 MPC · 6464
6465 Zvezdotchet 1995 EP Zvezdotchet ("Stargazer"), a Russian magazine for amateur astronomers MPC · 6465
6466 Drewesquivel Drew Esquivel (1995-2016), a devoted student, mentor, leader, and outstanding athlete on wrestling and swimming teams, enjoyed sharing his skills and passion for software development with his peers at MIT and the Summer Science Program, and with the community at large via mobile applications and online tutoring. JPL · 6466
6467 Prilepina Svetlana Semenovna Prilepina, a Russian astronomer who graduate at the Ural State University. She has been organizing the annual Winter Astronomical School at the Kourovka Astronomical Observatory. MPC · 6467
6468 Welzenbach Linda Welzenbach (born 1966), American geologist, Collection Manager of the Meteorite Collection of the National Museum of Natural History JPL · 6468
6469 Armstrong 1982 PC Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), American astronaut and first person to walk on the Moon with the Apollo 11 MPC · 6469
6470 Aldrin Buzz Aldrin (1930), American astronaut and second person to walk on the Moon with the Apollo 11 MPC · 6470
6471 Collins Michael Collins (born 1930), American astronaut of the Apollo 11 mission MPC · 6471
6472 Rosema 1985 TL Keith D. Rosema (born 1967), computer scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who did asteroid radar astronomy at both Arecibo and Goldstone Observatory MPC · 6472
6473 Winkler 1986 GM Ron Winkler (born 1954), American digital engineer and radio astronomer at Goldstone Observatory MPC · 6473
6474 Choate Dennis Choate (born 1952), senior engineer at NASA's Goldstone Observatory MPC · 6474
6475 Refugium Latin word for "refuge" MPC · 6475
6478 Gault Donald Gault (1923-1999), an American planetary geologist and giant in the field of impact cratering processes, who applied his understanding and insight as an experimentalist to interpreting impact data and its application to the Moon, the Earth, Mars and Mercury. His work is at the heart of the most basic of all processes concerned with solid bodies in the Solar System. JPL · 6478
6479 Leoconnolly 1988 LC Leo P. Connolly, American astronomer and teacher at California State University MPC · 6479
6480 Scarlatti Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Italian composer and instrumentalist MPC · 6480
6481 Tenzing Tenzing Norgay (known as Sherpa Tenzing, 1914-1986), a Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer who reach the summit of Mount Everest with Edmund Hillary in 1953 MPC · 6481
6482 Steiermark The state of Styria in southeast Austria MPC · 6482
6483 Nikolajvasil'ev Nikolaj Vasil'ev, Russian scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Independent Tunguska Expeditions Src MPC · 6483
6484 Barthibbs Bart Hibbs, American physicist and long-time acquaintance of the discoverer Eleanor Helin MPC · 6484
6485 Wendeesther Wendee Esther Wallach-Feldman (afterwards Wendee Wallach-Levy), former teacher. Married to astronomer David H. Levy with whom she co-directs their private observatory (Jarnac Observatory) in Vail, Arizona MPC · 6485
6486 Anitahill 1991 FO Anita Hill, (born 1956) American lawyer, academic and human rights advocate. She became a national figure in 1991 when she accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, her supervisor at the United States Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, of sexual harassment and inspired generations of women to speak out against harassment. MPC · 6486
6487 Tonyspear Tony Spear, American engineer, latterly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory MPC · 6487
6488 Drebach Drebach Observatory (113) and planetarium in Germany MPC · 6488
6489 Golevka 1991 JX The international collaboration of the Goldstone Observatory, Yevpatoria and Kashima Space Communication Center MPC · 6489
6493 Cathybennett 1992 CA Catherine A. Bennett, who was instrumental for the establishment of a successful NEO detection system at JPL MPC · 6493
6496 Kazuko Kazuko ?tsuka (born 1934), Japanese Astronomer at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory since 1957 MPC · 6496
6497 Yamasaki Masamitsu Yamasaki (1886-1959), Japanese astronomer Src MPC · 6497
6498 Ko Ko Nagasawa (born 1932), worker at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute and the Public Information Office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. MPC · 6498
6499 Michiko Michiko Hirasawa (born 1955), wife of the co-discoverer Masanori Hirasawa JPL · 6499
6500 Kodaira 1993 ET Keiichi Kodaira (born 1937), Japanese astronomer and (first) scientific director of the Subaru Telescope on Hawaii MPC · 6500


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6501 Isonzo 1993 XD The river So?a (Italian: Isonzo). The Italian village of Farra d'Isonzo and its Farra d'Isonzo Observatory (595) are located nearby. MPC · 6501
6504 Lehmbruck 4630 P-L Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919), German sculptor MPC · 6504
6505 Muzzio 1976 AH Juan Carlos Muzzio (born 1946), Argentine astrophysicist and a discoverer of minor planets JPL · 6505
6506 Klausheide Klaus Heide (born 1938), German meteorite and tektite researcher at the University of Jena MPC · 6506
6508 Rol?ík 1982 QM Viktor Rol?ík (1884-1954), Czech optician and telescope maker MPC · 6508
6509 Giovannipratesi Giovanni Pratesi (born 1963) is a mineralogist and specialist in meteorites and impact rocks. He is director of the Museum of Natural History of the University of Firenze and was the founder and director of the Museum of Planetary Sciences in Prato until 2012. JPL · 6509
6510 Tarry 1987 DF William and Nancy Tarry, Americans stationed in Alice Springs, Australia, who provided hospitality and assistance to the Shoemakers when Eugene was killed in an outback car collision JPL · 6510
6511 Furmanov Rudol'f Davidovich Furmanov (born 1938), Russian producer and artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia MPC · 6511
6512 de Bergh Catherine de Bergh (born 1945), French planetary scientist at the Paris Observatory who has studied the chemistry of the giant and terrestrial planets. She also studied in the icy surfaces of Io, Triton and Pluto. MPC · 6512
6514 Torahiko 1987 WY Torahiko Terada (1878-1935), Japanese physicist and author MPC · 6514
6515 Giannigalli 1988 MG Giovanni Galli (born 1963), Italian amateur astronomer JPL · 6515
6516 Gruss Gustav Gruss (1854-1922), Czech astronomer MPC · 6516
6517 Buzzi 1990 BW Luca Buzzi (born 1982), Italian amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 6517
6518 Vernon 1990 FR Robert and Esther Vernon, longtime friends and, for more than 35 years, neighbors of the discoverer and her parents, Fred and Kay Francis. Their wise counsel, advice and solace over the years have been a source of comfort and renewed strength. Bob, now "retired", travels the world from Slovakia to Mongolia, sharing his wealth of experience and expertise with emerging democracies JPL · 6518
6519 Giono Jean Giono (1895-1970), French writer MPC · 6519
6520 Sugawa 1991 HH Chikara Sugawa (1916-), Japanese astronomer with the International Latitude Observatory in Mizusawa MPC · 6520
6521 Pina Pina Toscano Blanco, regular "accompanying person" at astronomical meetings during the last 25 years. Her continuous presence has made her a supporting member of the "wives' committees" that do so much to improve such meetings. Name suggested by Pina's husband, Carlo Blanco, with the blessing of the discoverer JPL · 6521
6522 Aci 1991 NQ The Jaci (Aci), a river southeast of Mount Etna, Italy. The name also honors the many towns and villages along it that contain the name: Acicastello, Acitrezza, Acireale, Acibonaccorsi, Acicatena, Aci Sant'Antonio and Aci Santo Filippo. The modern-day river evokes the myth of Aci (or Acis), the young Sicilian shepherd who was in love with Galatea, a Nereid. The jealous cyclops Polyphemus hurled a large rock and killed Aci, whose blood was transformed into an underground river that plunged into the Ionian Sea to hug his beloved Galatea. Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by Carlo Blanco JPL · 6522
6523 Clube 1991 TC Victor Clube (born 1934), English astrophysicist and planetary scientist MPC · 6523
6524 Baalke 1992 AO Ron Baalke, American software engineer at JPL MPC · 6524
6525 Ocastron Orange County Astronomers, a public non-profit organization in southern California MPC · 6525
6526 Matogawa 1992 TY Yasunori Matogawa (born 1942), Japanese rocket engineer at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in Tokyo MPC · 6526
6527 Takashiito Takashi Ito (born 1967) is a Japanese planetary scientist who specializes in solar-system dynamics, particularly concerning minor planets. One of his major achievements was to confirm numerically that asymmetric lunar cratering has a profound connection with near-Earth-asteroid dynamics JPL · 6527
6528 Boden Boden Municipality, Sweden, birthplace of astronomer Mats Lindgren, who co-discovered this minor planet MPC · 6528
6529 Rhoads R. Rhoads Stephenson, mechanical engineer and deputy director at JPL MPC · 6529
6530 Adry 1994 GW Adriano Casulli (born 1974), son of astronomer Vincenzo Silvano Casulli who discovered this minor planet JPL · 6530
6531 Subashiri 1994 YY Subashiri, part of Oyama town at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan MPC · 6531
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC Colin D. Scarfe (born 1940), Canadian astronomer and professor of astronomy at the University of Victoria + MPC · 6532
6533 Giuseppina Josephine Hergenrother (born 1949), mother of American astronomer Carl W. Hergenrother who discovered this minor planet MPC · 6533
6534 Carriepeterson Carolyn (Carrie) H. Peterson (1942-2006) was an active member of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England (ASSNE). JPL · 6534
6535 Archipenko 3535 P-L Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) Ukrainian-born American sculptor and avant-garde artist MPC · 6535
6536 Vysochinska 1977 NK Lyudmila Iosifovna Vysochinska, composer, pianist and music critic in Kiev and a public figure throughout Ukraine. She has written many songs based on the poetry of Ukrainian, Russian and Bulgarian poets. The founding director of the Ukraine's first Theater of Songs, she has research interests that include the connections between Ukrainian classical composers and writers JPL · 6536
6537 Adamovich Ales Adamovich (1927-1994), Belarusian-Russian writer and a critic MPC · 6537
6538 Muraviov Mikhail Nikitich Muraviov (1757-1807), Russian poet, minister, and administrator of Moscow State University, where he inaugurated the department of astronomy and built the observatory JPL · 6538
6539 Nohavica 1982 QG Jaromír Nohavica (born 1953), Czech singer, poet and composer MPC · 6539
6540 Stepling Joseph Stepling (1716-1778), Czech Jesuit astronomer who founded the astronomical observatory at the Jesuit college in Prague MPC · 6540
6541 Yuan 1984 DY Dah-Ning Yuan (born 1956), a senior scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been a key contributor to the determination of the earth's gravity field using the ultra precise spacecraft-to-spacecraft ranging data from the twin GRACE spacecraft JPL · 6541
6542 Jacquescousteau Jacques-Yves Cousteau (1910-1997), French marine explorer MPC · 6542
6543 Senna Ayrton Senna (1960-1994), Brazilian Formula One racing driver MPC · 6543
6544 Stevendick 1986 SD Steven J. Dick (born 1949), president of IAU Commission 41 (1997-2000), wrote the official history of the U.S. Naval Observatory and books on the history of the extraterrestrial life debate. At the USNO (1979-2003) he was astronomer, historian and Nautical Almanac Office chief. He has been chief historian of NASA since 2003 JPL · 6544
6546 Kaye Danny Kaye (1911-1987), American actor and comedian MPC · 6546
6547 Vasilkarazin Vasilij Nazarovich Karazin (1773-1842), Russian/Ukrainian scientist, founder of the University of Kharkov which now bears his name MPC · 6547
6549 Skryabin Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), Russian composer MPC · 6549
6550 Parlé? Peter Parler (1333-1399), German-Bohemian architect and sculptor MPC · 6550
6552 Higginson 1989 GH George Higginson (1999-2009), of Lancaster, England, killed tragically in a road accident, was a promising student and budding astronomer. The name was suggested by M. A. Thompson JPL · 6552
6553 Seehaus Paul A. Seehaus (1891-1919), German painter MPC · 6553
6554 Takatsuguyoshida Takatsugu Yoshida (born 1951), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6554
6556 Arcimboldo Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-1593), Italian painter MPC · 6556
6557 Yokonomura Y?ko Nomura (born 1950), wife of Japanese amateur astronomer Toshiro Nomura who co-discovered this minor planet MPC · 6557
6558 Norizuki 1991 GZ S?jir? Norizuki (1912-1995), Japanese telescope builder who constructed the first parabolic antenna for solar observations in Japan in 1949 MPC · 6558
6559 Nomura 1991 JP Toshiro Nomura (born 1954), Japanese science teacher, amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6559
6560 Pravdo 1991 NP Steven H. Pravdo, American astronomer and co-investigator of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking MPC · 6560
6561 Gruppetta John M. Gruppetta (born 1957), a long-time friend of the discoverer, is a design engineer with an interest in astronomy JPL · 6561
6562 Takoyaki Takoyaki, Japanese fast food MPC · 6562
6563 Steinheim The Steinheim crater in southwest Germany. It is approximately 15 million years old and measures 4 kilometers in diameter. MPC · 6563
6564 Asher 1992 BB David J. Asher (born 1966), British astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6564
6565 Reiji 1992 FT Leiji Matsumoto (born 1938), Japanese manga artist MPC · 6565
6566 Shafter Allen Shafter (born 1955), American professor and chairman of studies in astronomy at San Diego State University JPL · 6566
6567 Shigemasa 1992 WS Shigemasa Suzuki (1920-), a Japanese engineer and radiophysicist MPC · 6567
6568 Serendip 1993 DT Serendip (Sri Lanka) is one of the names of Sri Lanka. The old Persian name id used in the fairy tale The Three Princes of Serendip, whose heroes are always making discoveries of things they were not seeking. JPL · 6568
6569 Ondaatje 1993 MO Michael Ondaatje (born 1943), Sri Lanka-born Canadian novelist, poet and writer, best known for his novel The English Patient JPL · 6569
6570 Tomohiro 1994 JO Tomohiro Hirayama (born 1938), Japanese astronomer and software engineer MPC · 6570
6571 Sigmund 3027 P-L Peter Sigmund (born 1936), a Danish physicist at Odense University in Denmark University MPC · 6571
6572 Carson 1938 SX Rachel Carson (1907-1964), an American marine biologist, conservationist and author, known for her book Silent Spring MPC · 6572
6573 Magnitskij Leontij Filippovich Magnitskij (1669-1739), a teacher of mathematics at the School of Mathematical and Navigation Sciences in Moscow from 1701, was author of the first printed book in Russia on "arithmetics", an encyclopedia of mathematical and astronomical knowledge at that time JPL · 6573
6574 Gvishiani Jermen Mikhailovich Gvishiani (born 1928), known for his many works in philosophy, sociology and theory of management. He serves as president of the Foundation for Prospective Research and the Moscow Institute of Economics, Politics and Law. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Rome Club and many foreign academies, foundations and associations. His work promotes the use of foreign achievements in science, technology and culture in present-day Russia JPL · 6574
6575 Slavov Nikolaj Antonovich Slavov (born 1926), Ukrainian river fleet engineer and sportsman. He helped lead the clean-up effort after the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl, where he had been working for several months. A national boxing champion, he is president of the Professional Boxing League of Ukraine. His interests extend to the arts, and he is president of the All-Ukrainian Foundation for the artist Leonid Bykov. He actively contributes to the development of culture and sport in Ukraine JPL · 6575
6576 Kievtech The Kiev Polytechnic Institute (Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute) MPC · 6576
6577 Torbenwolff Torben Wolff (born 1919) is a Danish marine biologist who participated in the Galathea Deep-Sea Expedition Round the World (1950-1952) and other major ocean expeditions. MPC · 6577
6578 Zapesotskij Alexander Sergeevich Zapesotskij (born 1954), Russian culturologist and sociologist MPC · 6578
6579 Benedix Gretchen K. Benedix (born 1968), British curator of meteorites at the Natural History Museum in London JPL · 6579
6580 Philbland Philip A. Bland (born 1969), British planetologist and meteoriticist JPL · 6580
6581 Sobers 1981 SO Garfield Sobers (born 1936), West Indies cricketer MPC · 6581
6582 Flagsymphony 1981 VS The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 50th season in 1999-2000. It is considered by many to be the best symphony orchestra in a small community in the U.S.A JPL · 6582
6583 Destinn 1984 DE Ema Destinn (1878-1930), Czech opera singer MPC · 6583
6584 Ludekpesek 1984 FK Lud?k Pe?ek (1919-1999), Swiss astronomical artist and novelist MPC · 6584
6585 O'Keefe 1984 SR John A. O'Keefe, American astronomer, geodesist, and researcher in meteoritics + MPC · 6585
6586 Seydler August Seydler (1849-1891), Czech astronomer MPC · 6586
6587 Brassens Georges Brassens (1921-1981), French singer and poet MPC · 6587
6589 Jankovich Milan Jankovich, economist and ecologist in Monaco, is head of the Zepter company. He is devoted to helping young people, improving the environment and encouraging cultural advances. He has won many prestigious international prizes. The name was suggested by the Ukrainian Ecological Academy of Sciences JPL · 6589
6590 Barolo Barolo, a winegrowing area in Piedmont, Italy MPC · 6590
6591 Sabinin Dmitry Anatolievich Sabinin (1889-1951), Russian scientist at Moscow State University MPC · 6591
6592 Goya Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Spanish painter named on the 250th anniversary of his birth MPC · 6592
6594 Tasman Abel Tasman (1603-1659), Dutch explorer MPC · 6594
6595 Munizbarreto Luiz Muniz Barreto, Brazilian astronomer and director of the National Observatory in Rio de Janeiro MPC · 6595
6596 Bittner Adam Bittner (1777-1844), Austrian astronomer and fifth director of the Klementinum observatory in Prague MPC · 6596
6597 Kreil Karl Kreil (1798-1862), Austrian astronomer and meteorologist MPC · 6597
6598 Modugno 1988 CL Domenico Modugno (1928-1994), an Italian singer, songwriter and actor MPC · 6598
6599 Tsuko 1988 PV Tsuk? Nakamura (born 1943), Japanese astronomer at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan MPC · 6599
6600 Qwerty 1988 QW The Qwerty standard Roman-alphabet typewriter keyboard (named after the first six of the top row of letters), in part because the provisional designation was QW JPL · 6600


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6601 Schmeer Patrick Schmeer (born 1964) is an amateur astronomer observing cataclysmic variable stars from Saarbruecken-Bischmisheim, Germany. He detected the 1999 eruption of the recurrent nova U Sco and a number of rare dwarf nova outbursts, and he has identified several putative dwarf novae as minor planets. JPL · 6601
6602 Gilclark 1989 EC Gilbert A. Clark, American creator of the "Telescopes in Education" (TIE) program (also see 6695 Barrettduff) MPC · 6602
6603 Marycragg Mary A. Cragg (born 1938) developed the Telescopes in Education (TIE) office infrastructure. It is used as a model for other remote educational telescope operations JPL · 6603
6604 Ilias The Iliad, Homer's ancient Greek epic poem about the Trojan War MPC · 6604
6605 Carmontelle Louis de Carmontelle (1717-1806), a French painter and architect JPL · 6605
6606 Makino 1990 UF Tomitaro Makino (1862-1957), Japanese botanist MPC · 6606
6607 Matsushima K?ichi Matsushima (born 1938), Japanese astronomer at the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan MPC · 6607
6608 Davidecrespi Davide Crespi (born 1970), Italian amateur astronomer at the Suno Observatory (147) JPL · 6608
6610 Burwitz Vadim Burwitz (born 1965), German astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics JPL · 6610
6612 Hachioji The Japanese city of Hachi?ji, near Tokyo, is the birthplace of astronomer Yoshio Kushida, who co-discovered this minor planet MPC · 6612
6613 Williamcarl 1994 LK William Carl Hergenrother (born 1946) is the father of American astronomer Carl W. Hergenrother, who discovered this minor planet JPL · 6613
6614 Antisthenes 6530 P-L Antisthenes (c. 445-365 BC), Greek philosopher, founder of the Cynic school of philosophy MPC · 6614
6615 Plutarchos 9512 P-L Plutarch (c. AD 46-120), Greek historian, biographer, and essayist MPC · 6615
6616 Plotinos 1175 T-1 Plotinus (205-270), Greek philosopher and founder of the neo-Platonic philosophy Neoplatonism MPC · 6616
6617 Boethius 2218 T-1 Boethius (c. 480-524), Roman senator, consul, philosopher and Christian theologian MPC · 6617
6618 Jimsimons 1936 SO Jim Simons (born 1938), an American mathematician and philanthropist. JPL · 6618
6619 Kolya Nikolai Chernykh (1931-2004), Russian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets JPL · 6619
6620 Peregrina 1973 UC Peregrina ("Pilgrim") is a foreign lady, especially one on pilgrimage. The minor planets might be compared to an immense, multifarious crowd of perpetual pilgrims, and this one fancied to be an especially earnest, devout member. JPL · 6620
6621 Timchuk Evdokiya Ivanovna Timchuk (born 1937), a neuropathologist and physician at a hospital near Simferopol on the Crimean peninsula. She is a good friend of the discoverer Tamara Smirnova. JPL · 6621
6622 Matvienko Vladimir Pavlovich Matvienko (born 1938), Ukrainian economist, author of many works on economics and banking and a member of the Ukrainian Academy of Ecological Sciences. He is also a poet, and some of his poetic works have been set to music JPL · 6622
6623 Trioconbrio Trio con Brio Copenhagen is the leading music ensemble in Denmark. The trio was formed in 1999 and consists of Jens Elvekjaer (piano), Soo-Kyung Hong (cello), and Soo-Jin Hong (violin). In addition to their explorations of the core piano trio repertoire, they have won acclaim for their advocacy of contemporary music. JPL · 6623
6625 Nyquist Laurence E. Nyquist (born 1939), American planetary scientist JPL · 6625
6626 Mattgenge Matthew Genge (born 1968), British planetary scientist and meteoriticist at Imperial College, London JPL · 6626
6628 Dondelia Donald and Delia West, English friends of the discoverer Edward L. G. Bowell MPC · 6628
6629 Kurtz 1982 UP Paul Kurtz (1925-2012), American professor of philosophy and scientific skeptic of the State University of New York Src MPC · 6629
6630 Skepticus The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), a prominent organization of skeptics Src MPC · 6630
6631 Pyatnitskij Mitrofan Pyatnitsky (1864-1927), Russian musician and gatherer of folk-songs MPC · 6631
6632 Scoon George E. N. Scoon (born 1936), Grenadian-born who worked at ESA's Future Scientific Project Division MPC · 6632
6635 Zuber Maria Zuber (born 1958), American geophysicist and planetary geologist JPL · 6635
6636 Kintanar Roman Kintanar (1929-2007), Filipino meteorologist, director of PAGASA, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration JPL · 6636
6637 Inoue 1988 XZ Keisuke Inoue (1928-), Japanese astronomer MPC · 6637
6639 Marchis Franck Marchis (born 1973), French astronomer and planetary scientist JPL · 6639
6640 Falorni 1990 DL Marco Falorni (1944-1995), Italian amateur astronomer and president of the Italian association of amateur astronomers MPC · 6640
6641 Bobross Robert Ross (born 1920) has devoted his life to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for almost 50 years. Now senior vice president and executive director, Ross has built the MDA into a world-famous organization funding research and opening new avenues for the care of patients and their families JPL · 6641
6642 Henze Martin Henze (born 1981), German astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics JPL · 6642
6643 Morikubo 1990 VZ Shigeru Morikubo (1913-), Japanese amateur astronomer and observer of variable stars, sunspots, meteors and occultations. MPC · 6643
6644 Jugaku 1991 AA Jun Jugaku (1927-), Japanese astronomer and professor at Tokai University and the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory MPC · 6644
6645 Arcetri The Italian Arcetri Observatory (030) was moved in 1872 from the center of the city to Arcetri, near the house in which Galileo died. The original observatory, La Specola, was also associated with Galileo, and nineteenth-century directors included the comet hunters Pons, Donati and Tempel. It was Donati who moved the observatory to its present location. JPL · 6645
6646 Churanta Antonina Mikhailovna Churyumova (born 1907) is the mother of astronomer Klim Churyumov. A poet who has participated actively in public issues in the Ukraine, she has seven other children JPL · 6646
6647 Josse Raymond Josse (1914-), friend of Belgian astronomer Eric Walter Elst, who discovered this minor planet MPC · 6647
6649 Yokotatakao 1991 RN Takao Yokota (born 1956), Japanese systems engineer and amateur astronomer MPC · 6649
6650 Morimoto Masaki Morimoto (born 1932), Japanese radio astronomer MPC · 6650
6653 Feininger Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956), a German-American expressionist painter MPC · 6653
6654 Luleå The Luleå Municipality in northern Sweden and seat of Norrbotten County MPC · 6654
6655 Nagahama The Japanese city of Nagahama, located in the northeastern part of Shiga prefecture MPC · 6655
6656 Yokota 1992 FF Hiroshi Yokota (1927-), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6656
6657 Otukyo 1992 WY The Japanese city of Otukyo, now ?tsu, briefly served as the capital of Japan in the 7th century MPC · 6657
6658 Akiraabe Akira Abe (born 1934), Japanese editor of the astronomical magazine Hoshino Techo ("Star Handbook") MPC · 6658
6659 Pietsch 1992 YN Wolfgang Pietsch (born 1948), German astronomer at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics JPL · 6659
6660 Matsumoto 1993 BC Tatsujiro Matsumoto (born 1930), Japanese telescope maker and observer of Mars and Jupiter MPC · 6660
6661 Ikemura 1993 BO Toshihiro Ikemura (born 1952), Japanese communications technician and amateur astronomer MPC · 6661
6663 Tatebayashi 1993 CC The Japanese city of Tatebayashi, located in the eastern part of Gunma Prefecture MPC · 6663
6664 Tennyo 1993 CK Tenny?, a female heavenly messenger and spiritual being in Japanese Buddhism MPC · 6664
6665 Kagawa 1993 CN Tetsuo Kagawa (born 1969), Japanese astronomer at Gekko Observatory (888). He is a discoverer of minor planets. MPC · 6665
6666 Frö Freyr (Frö), from Norse mythology, is the god of fertility and son of Njord MPC · 6666
6667 Sannaimura The Japanese village of Sannai (Sannaimura) is located in the Akita Prefecture. In Japanese, Sannai means "in the mountains" and mura means "village". MPC · 6667
6669 Obi Shinya Obi (1925-), Japanese astronomer, professor at the University of Tokyo, and author of popular astronomy books MPC · 6669
6670 Wallach Annette and Leonard Wallach, American creators of "Treasure Island", a day camp and school on Long Island in New York MPC · 6670
6671 Concari Paolo Concari (born 1978), an Italian amateur astronomer and observer of minor planets from Suno in Novara. The name was suggested by Sergio Foglia. JPL · 6671
6672 Corot 1213 T-1 Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875), French painter MPC · 6672
6673 Degas 2246 T-1 Edgar Degas (1834-1917), French painter and sculptor MPC · 6673
6674 Cézanne 4272 T-1 Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), French painter MPC · 6674
6675 Sisley 1493 T-2 Alfred Sisley (1839-1899), French (of English descent) impressionist painter MPC · 6675
6676 Monet 2083 T-2 Claude Monet (1840-1926), French painter MPC · 6676
6677 Renoir 3045 T-3 Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), French painter MPC · 6677
6678 Seurat 3422 T-3 Georges Seurat (1859-1891), French painter MPC · 6678
6679 Gurzhij Andrei Nikolaevich Gurzhii (born 1946), Ukrainian specialist in information measurement and author of several text books MPC · 6679
6681 Prokopovich Feofan Prokopovich (1681-1736), Ukrainian and Russian writer MPC · 6681
6682 Makarij Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow (1482-1563), Russian cleric, writer, and icon painter. In 1542, he became Metropolitan of Moscow and all Russia. MPC · 6682
6683 Karachentsov Nikolaj Petrovich Karachentsov is an actor and singer at the Moscow Lenkom Theatre. As one review said, "He has a remarkable sense of rhythm and an exceptional voice, captivating audiences with his songs" JPL · 6683
6684 Volodshevchenko 1977 QU Volodymyr Shevchenko (1929-1987), Ukrainian film director who died as a result of exposure to radiation while filming at the Chernobyl disaster MPC · 6684
6685 Boitsov Vasilij Vasil'evich Boitsov (Bojtsov, 1908-1997), specialist on the technology of mechanical engineering and standardization. From 1963 to 1984 he headed the U.S.S.R. State Committee for standards and represented his country in the International Organization for Standardization, of which he served as president (1977-1979). Boitsov was an initiator and active participant in fundamental research on the creation of standard measurement systems. Name suggested by the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy and supported by the discoverer JPL · 6685
6686 Hernius Olof Hernius, Swedish astronomer with UESAC, the Uppsala-ESO Survey of Asteroids and Comets MPC · 6686
6687 Lahulla José Felix Lahulla, Spanish astronomer at the Royal Observatory of Madrid-Spanish National Observatory (990) MPC · 6687
6688 Donmccarthy Donald W. McCarthy (born 1948), American astronomer and educator at the University of Arizona. He specializes in infrared astronomy and instrumentation and has been an inspiration to his students and to the hundreds who have participated in his Astronomy Camps. JPL · 6688
6689 Floss Christine Floss (born 1961), American meteoriticist at Washington University in St. Louis JPL · 6689
6690 Messick Hank H. Messick (born 1955) first taught the discoverer the constellations JPL · 6690
6691 Trussoni 1984 DX Edoardo Trussoni (born 1945) is an astrophysicist who has spent most of his career studying high-energy phenomena in active galactic nuclei and stars. He was director of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino from 2002 to 2005. The name was suggested by M. Di Martino JPL · 6691
6692 Antonínholý 1985 HL Antonín Holý (1936-2012), Czech chemist and contributor to the development of drugs used in the treatment of HIV and hepatitis B JPL · 6692
6695 Barrettduff Barrett Duff (born 1923) coordinated the formation of the nonprofit, educational outreach organization Telescopes in Education (TIE) Foundation. His efforts were critical to the successful development of the TIE Foundation JPL · 6695
6696 Eubanks T. Marshall Eubanks, American astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory[7] MPC · 6696
6697 Celentano Adriano Celentano (born 1938), Italian singer and actor MPC · 6697
6698 Malhotra Renu Malhotra (born 1961), Indian-American planetary scientist and a discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6698
6699 Igaueno 1987 YK The Japanese town Ueno (Iga-Ueno), located in Mie Prefecture MPC · 6699
6700 Kubi?ová Marta Kubi?ová (born 1942), Czech singer MPC · 6700


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6701 Warhol Andy Warhol (1928-1987), American artist and leading figure of the pop art movement MPC · 6701
6705 Rinaketty Rina Ketty (1911-1996), French singer of the 1930s JPL · 6705
6707 Shigeru Shigeru Nakano (born 1918), doctor of medicine specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and in medical jurisprudence JPL · 6707
6708 Bobbievaile Bobbie Vaile (1959-1996), Australian astrophysicist MPC · 6708
6709 Hiromiyuki 1989 CD Hiroyuki (born 1991) and Miyuki Mori (born 1993), the son and daughter of the second discoverer. JPL · 6709
6710 Apostel Leo Apostel, Flemish philosopher MPC · 6710
6711 Holliman 1989 HG John Holliman (1948-1998), a national correspondent for CNN, the U.S. Cable News Network. JPL · 6711
6712 Hornstein Karl Hornstein (1824-1882), Czech astronomer and 8th director of the Klementinum observatory (Clementinum) in Prague MPC · 6712
6713 Coggie 1990 KM Karin "Coggie" Peterson Messina (born 1934), a dedicated music teacher in Massachusetts who has taught over 600 students how to play the flute. JPL · 6713
6714 Montréal The Canadian city of Montreal in Quebec MPC · 6714
6715 Sheldonmarks Sheldon Marks (born 1956), a world-renowned urologist and surgeon whose book Prostate and Cancer has helped thousands of men with serious prostate-gland problems. JPL · 6715
6717 Antal Milan Antal (1935-1999), a Slovak astronomer MPC · 6717
6718 Beiglböck Wolf D. Beiglböck (born 1939), German mathematician and professor at the University of Heidelberg. JPL · 6718
6719 Gallaj Mark Lazarevich Gallaj (1914-), a Soviet test pilot MPC · 6719
6720 Gifu Gifu, Gifu, Japan, the city of 400 000, capital of the prefecture of the same name, site of ancient battlefields and a modern public observatory. JPL · 6720
6721 Minamiawaji Minamiawaji, a small city located in southern Awaji island, Japan. JPL · 6721
6722 Bunichi Bunichi Saito (born 1925), professor emeritus at Niigata University and an expert on the earth's upper atmosphere. JPL · 6722
6723 Chrisclark Christopher C. Clark, American designer of the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking camera system at JPL MPC · 6723
6725 Engyoji 1991 DS The Engyoji temple, located in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. JPL · 6725
6726 Suthers 1991 PS Paul Graham Sutherland (born 1952) is an amateur astronomer who has been closely involved with the Society for Popular Astronomy. JPL · 6726
6729 Emiko Emiko Otomo (born 1963), wife of the discoverer JPL · 6729
6730 Ikeda 1992 BH Tetsuro Ikeda (1894-1981), Japanese astronomer and director of the International Latitude Observatory of Mizusawa MPC · 6730
6731 Hiei 1992 BK Eijiro Hiei (born 1931), professor at Meisei University and professor emeritus of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. JPL · 6731
6734 Benzenberg 1992 FB Johann Benzenberg (1777-1846), German physicist and astronomer, founder of the Sternwarte Bilk (Bilk Observatory) at Düsseldorf JPL · 6734
6735 Madhatter The Hatter ("The Mad Hatter"), fictional character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. JPL · 6735
6736 Marchare 1993 EF March Hare, fictional character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. JPL · 6736
6737 Okabayashi 1993 ER Shigeki Okabayashi (1913-1944), a self-taught Japanese astronomer. JPL · 6737
6738 Tanabe Hiroyoshi Tanabe (born 1928), astronomer at the National Astronomical Observatory JPL · 6738
6739 Tärendö The Swedish village of Tärendö, located in Norrbotten County MPC · 6739
6740 Goff 1993 GY Robert and Valerie Goff, American opticians from Tucson, Arizona MPC · 6740
6741 Liyuan 1994 FX Li Yuan (1925-), Chinese science writer and popularizer of astronomy MPC · 6741
6742 Biandepei 1994 GR Bian Depei (1926-), Chinese science writer and popularizer of astronomy MPC · 6742
6743 Liu 1994 GS Joseph H. C. Liu (born 1931), director of Hong Kong Space Museum MPC · 6743
6744 Komoda 1994 JL Kazuyoshi Komoda (1915-1967), amateur astronomer in Japan. JPL · 6744
6745 Nishiyama Minewo Nishiyama (born 1925), amateur astronomer and president of the Chikushi Astronomical Association from 1944 to 1947 JPL · 6745
6746 Zagar 1994 NP Francesco Zagar (1900-1976), Italian astronomer, professor at the University of Milan, director of the Brera Astronomical Observatory ([[List of observatory codes#|]]) MPC · 6746
6747 Ozegahara Ozegahara, a highland, surrounded by 2000-meter-class mountains, lying astride the three prefectures of Fukushima, Gunma and Niigata. JPL · 6747
6748 Bratton Durley H. Bratton ( 1923), who has been a mentor and inspiration for amateur astronomers and telescope makers in the Memphis, Tennessee JPL · 6748
6749 Ireentje 7068 P-L Irene van Houten, granddaughter of the Dutch astronomers Cornelis and Ingrid van Houten MPC · 6749
6750 Katgert 1078 T-1 Peter Katgert (born 1944) and his wife Jet Ketgert-Merkelijn (born 1943), Dutch astronomers at Leiden Observatory MPC · 6750
6751 van Genderen 1114 T-1 Arnout van Genderen (born 1936), Dutch astronomer MPC · 6751
6752 Ashley 4150 T-1 Ashley Thomas McDermott, American professor of astronomy at the College of the Desert MPC · 6752
6753 Fursenko Margarita Aleksandrovna Fursenko ( 1931), staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy during 1955-1997 JPL · 6753
6754 Burdenko Nikolay Burdenko (1876-1946), Russian neurosurgeon MPC · 6754
6755 Solov'yanenko Anatolii Solovyanenko (1932-1999), a Ukrainian singer and People's Artist of the former U.S.S.R. JPL · 6755
6756 Williamfeldman William C. Feldman (born 1940) is the father of planetary neutron spectroscopy. His ingeniously designed instruments found evidence for ice at the lunar poles, Mercury's north pole, and in the high-latitude subsurface of Mars. He is loved for his open and generous collaborations and unrelenting enthusiasm for science. JPL · 6756
6757 Addibischoff Adolf Bischoff (born 1955), German meteoriticist and professor at the Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster JPL · 6757
6758 Jesseowens 1980 GL Jesse Owens (1913-1980), American athlete MPC · 6758
6761 Haroldconnolly Harold C. Connolly (born 1965), American petrologist and meteoriticist JPL · 6761
6762 Cyrenagoodrich Cyrena A. Goodrich (born 1955), American meteoriticist JPL · 6762
6763 Kochiny Nikolaj Egrafovich Kochin (1901-1944) and his wife Pelageya Yakovlevna Kochina (1899-), Soviet mathematicians MPC · 6763
6764 Kirillavrov Kirill Lavrov (1925-2007), Russian actor MPC · 6764
6765 Fibonacci Fibonacci (c. 1170-1240), Italian mathematician MPC · 6765
6766 Kharms Daniil Kharms (1905-1942), Russian author of children's books, absurd short stories, and poetry MPC · 6766
6767 Shirvindt Aleksandr Shirvindt (born 1934), Russian actor MPC · 6767
6768 Mathiasbraun 1983 RY Matthias Braun (1684-1738), Bohemian sculptor MPC · 6768
6769 Brokoff Jan Brokoff (1652-1718) and Ferdinand Brokoff (1688-1731), father and son Bohemian sculptors MPC · 6769
6770 Fugate 1985 QR Robert Q. Fugate (born 1943), of the U.S. Starfire Optical Range (SOR) research laboratory MPC · 6770
6771 Foerster Wilhelm Julius Foerster (1832-1921), German astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6771
6773 Kellaway 1988 LK Lucy Kellaway (born 1959), British journalist, recipient of the 2006 British Press Award for "Columnist of the Year" JPL · 6773
6774 Vladheinrich Vladimír Václav Heinrich (1884-1965), Czech astronomer MPC · 6774
6775 Giorgini 1989 GJ Jon D. Giorgini, American software developer and contributor to radar astrometry of minor planets. JPL · 6775
6776 Dix Otto Dix (1891-1969), a German painter and printmaker, best known for depicting the horrors of war MPC · 6776
6777 Balakirev Mily Balakirev (1837-1910), Russian composer and pianist MPC · 6777
6778 Tosamakoto Makoto Tosa (born 1944), Japanese astronomer and professor at Tohoku University MPC · 6778
6779 Perrine Charles Dillon Perrine (1867-1951), American astronomer MPC · 6779
6780 Borodin Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), Russian composer and chemist MPC · 6780
6781 Sheikumarkahn 1990 OD Sheik Umar Khan (1975-2014) was a Sierra Leonean virologist. Over his career, he saved hundreds of lives treating those with Lassa fever. In 2014, he led his nation's fight against a deadly Ebola outbreak, saving even more lives and inspiring others with his bravery. JPL · 6781
6783 Gulyaev Yurij Aleksandrovich Gulyaev (1930-1986), a brilliant Russian singer, People's artist of the U.S.S.R. JPL · 6783
6784 Bogatikov Yurij Iosifovich Bogatikov (born 1932), a Russian-Ukrainian singer, People's artist of the U.S.S.R. JPL · 6784
6786 Doudantsutsuji 1991 DT Doudantsutsuji, the Japanese name for Enkianthus perulatus, an ericaceous deciduous shrub JPL · 6786
6789 Milkey Robert Milkey (born 1944), American executive officer of the American Astronomical Society JPL · 6789
6790 Pingouin Pingouin, an Arctic bird, similar to the penguin of Antarctica. The pingouin become extinct in Newfoundland in 1844. JPL · 6790
6792 Akiyamatakashi 1991 WC Takashi Akiyama (born 1923), a leader in youth education for many years in Kanaya, Shizuoka. JPL · 6792
6793 Palazzolo 1991 YE The Italy city of Palazzolo sull'Oglio in Lombardy MPC · 6793
6794 Masuisakura 1992 DK Sakura Masui (born 1968), a Japanese novelist and essayist known for her books about business. JPL · 6794
6795 Örnsköldsvik Örnsköldsvik Municipality Sweden MPC · 6795
6796 Sundsvall Sundsvall Municipality Sweden MPC · 6796
6797 Östersund Östersund Municipality Sweden MPC · 6797
6798 Couperin Louis Couperin (1626-1661), French Baroque composer MPC · 6798
6799 Citfiftythree 1993 KM Caltech's class of 1953 on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of graduation and their contributions to physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics and related fields JPL · 6799
6800 Saragamine 1994 UC Mount Saragamine, elevation of 1271 meters, located near the discovering observatory in Ehime, Japan MPC · 6800


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6801 St?ekov Castle near the Ústí nad Labem, in northern Bohemia MPC · 6801
6802 ?ernovice The Czech town of ?ernovice in Bohemia MPC · 6802
6804 Maruseppu 1995 WV The Japanese town of Maruseppu, located in Monbetsu District on Hokkaid? MPC · 6804
6805 Abstracta 4600 P-L The astronomical bibliography Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts (AAA), which was founded in 1969 MPC · 6805
6806 Kaufmann 6048 P-L Horst W. Kaufmann (born 1929), German astronomical optician MPC · 6806
6807 Brünnow 6568 P-L Franz Brünnow (1821-1891), German astronomer MPC · 6807
6808 Plantin 1932 CP Christophe Plantin (c. 1520-1589), bookbinder, publisher and typographer MPC · 6808
6809 Sakuma Seiichi Sakuma (1929-), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6809
6810 Juanclariá 1969 GC Juan José Clariá (born 1945), Argentine astronomer at the Argentine National Observatory in Córdoba JPL · 6810
6811 Kashcheev 1976 QP Leonidovich Kashcheev (born 1920), Ukrainian astronomer and professor of radioelectronics at Kharkov Technical University MPC · 6811
6812 Robertnelson Robert M. Nelson (born 1943) has advanced the understanding of spectrophotometric and angular scattering properties of planetary regoliths, served on Voyager and Cassini instrument teams, and was the Project Scientist for Deep Space 1. He is a strong advocate for scientist privacy rights. JPL · 6812
6813 Amandahendrix Amanda Hendrix (born 1968) has used UV spectroscopy to expand our knowledge of icy satellites, the Moon, asteroids, Mars and Io, by revealing surface compositions, weathering processes and radiation products. She was Cassini Deputy Project Scientist, worked on LRO LAMP, and assessed Europa missions. JPL · 6813
6814 Steffl Andrew J. Steffl (born 1977), American astronomer at SwRI JPL · 6814
6815 Mutchler Max J. Mutchler (born 1965), American astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute JPL · 6815
6816 Barbcohen Barbara A. Cohen (born 1971), American planetary scientist at the University of New Mexico JPL · 6816
6817 Pest Pest, largest and mostly flat part of the city of Budapest, Hungary MPC · 6817
6818 Sessyu Sessh? T?y? (1420-1508), Japanese painter MPC · 6818
6819 McGarvey 1983 LL Flora McGarvey Smrekar (1924-1977) had many ambitions and dreamed of pursuing her interests in a satisfying career. She instilled this same goal in her daughter, who became a planetary scientist. Flora faced many obstacles but has finally found a place among the stars JPL · 6819
6820 Buil 1985 XS Christian Buil, French astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6820
6821 Ranevskaya Faina Ranevskaya (1896-1984), who was recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses MPC · 6821
6822 Horálek 1986 UO Petr Horálek (born 1986), a Czech astronomer, astronomy popularizer, passionate photographer, and one of the ESO Photo Ambassadors. JPL · 6822
6824 Mallory George Mallory (1886-1924), British mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition MPC · 6824
6825 Irvine Andrew Irvine (1902-1924), British mountaineer who took part in the 1924 British Everest Expedition MPC · 6825
6826 Lavoisier Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794), French chemist MPC · 6826
6827 Wombat The Wombat, a short-legged marsupials that are native to Australia JPL · 6827
6828 Elbsteel Elliot Steel (born 1995), son of British astronomer Duncan Steel who discovered this minor planet MPC · 6828
6829 Charmawidor Charles-Marie Widor (1845-1937), French composer MPC · 6829
6830 Johnbackus John Backus (1924-2007), American computer scientist, inventor of FORTRAN JPL · 6830
6832 Kawabata 1992 FP Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972), Japanese novelist MPC · 6832
6834 Hunfeld 1993 JH Jan Hunfeld (1934-2009) was a Dutch journalist at Boom-Pers in Meppel, publisher of the Meppeler Courant. In the 1980s and 1990s he edited a weekly science page in the Courant, in which he included news of the activities of the Royal Dutch amateur-astronomy society. The name was suggested by T. Jurriens JPL · 6834
6835 Molfino Alberto Molfino (1906-1977), an Italian wrestler MPC · 6835
6836 Paranal Cerro Paranal, a mountain top in Chile and site of ESO's Very Large Telescopes MPC · 6836
6837 Bressi Terrence H. Bressi, engineer and member of Spacewatch at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona MPC · 6837
6838 Okuda Toyozo Okuda (1908-1983), Japanese astronomer and director of International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa MPC · 6838
6839 Ozenuma Ozegahara (Ozenuma), a swamp west of the Nikko National Park in Japan MPC · 6839
6841 Gottfriedkirch 2034 P-L Gottfried Kirch (1639-1710), German astronomer MPC · 6841
6842 Krosigk 3016 P-L Baron Bernhard Friedrich von Krosigk (1656-1714), German amateur astronomer MPC · 6842
6843 Heremon Érimón (Heremon), legendary Celtic ruler of Iberia and son of Míl Espáine MPC · 6843
6844 Shpak Vladimir Stepanovich Shpak (born 1909), distinguished technical organic chemist and director of the State Institute of Applied Chemistry in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) from 1953 to 1977. He was the initiator and organizer of fundamental, scientific and technical investigations of the main organic synthesis processes of new classes of chemical compounds. He has introduced new technologies into the chemical and petrochemical industries. At present he is the chairman of the Northwestern Scientific Board of the Russian Academy of Sciences on burning and the editor-in-chief of the journal Applied Chemistry JPL · 6844
6845 Mansurova Kira Sergeevna Mansurova (1931-1990), an astronomer in Irkutsk known for her observations with the zenith telescope. She was director of the Astronomical Observatory of Irkutsk University for many years and lecturer of astronomy at the University and Pedagogical Institute in Irkutsk. An active popularizer of astronomy, she published a number of works on astrometry and methods of teaching astronomy JPL · 6845
6846 Kansazan Kansazan (1748-1827), Japanese philosopher and poet of the Edo era MPC · 6846
6847 Kunz-Hallstein 1977 RL Hans Peter Kunz-Hallstein (born 1939), a German lawyer who has been a legal advisor for the European Southern Observatory for more than 20 years. A highlight of his work was the negotiations with the Chilean government over the interpretation, modification and amendment of the ESO-Chile agreement of 1963 JPL · 6847
6848 Casely-Hayford Adelaide Casely-Hayford (1868-1960) was a Sierra Leonean educator, activist, and feminist. She worked to preserve Sierra Leonean heritage and promote cultural pride under British rule. A talented orator, she promoted African art and started a school for girls. JPL · 6848
6849 Doloreshuerta Dolores Huerta (born 1930) is a Mexican-American civil rights leader. She co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which won significant protections for farmworkers. She has won numerous awards for this work, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. JPL · 6849
6851 Chianti The Chianti region, located in a rural part of Tuscany in Italy JPL · 6851
6852 Nannibignami Giovanni Bignami (born 1944), Italian astrophysicist and president of the Italian Space Agency JPL · 6852
6853 Silvanomassaglia Silvano Massaglia (born 1951), Italian astrophysicist JPL · 6853
6854 Georgewest 1987 UG The small town of George West in South Texas. It is the home of George West High School, and the George West Mobile Observatory, from which physics teacher Kenneth Zeigler and a group of George West High School students have used CCD photometry to determine the rotational periods of many asteroids. JPL · 6854
6855 Armellini 1989 BG Giuseppe Armellini (1887-1958), Italian astronomer and professor of astronomy at the University of Rome MPC · 6855
6856 Bethemmons 1989 EM Elizabeth Emmons (born 1955), administrator of JPL's Space and Earth Science Division 32 + MPC · 6856
6857 Castelli 1990 QQ Benedetto Castelli (1578-1643) studied mathematics in Padova and was a favorite pupil of Galileo, with whom he discussed the significance of the phases of Venus in the Copernican theory. He also published works on fluids in motion, and is universally recognized as the founder of modern hydrodynamics. JPL · 6857
6859 Datemasamune 1991 CZ Date Masamune (1567-1636), Japanese ruler, daimy? MPC · 6859
6860 Sims Alan Sims (1920-1995), a naval officer who moved to Dublin in 1953 and became chairman of the Dublin Astronomy Association. On his retirement in 1983 he moved to Bath, where he took an active part in the William Herschel Society, serving first as secretary and later as vice chairman. He was also editor of the society's bulletin. Historians and librarians around the world corresponded with him, as he answered queries about the Herschels. Named by the discoverers following suggestions by F. Ring and S. Kimura JPL · 6860
6862 Virgiliomarcon 1991 GL Virgilio Marcon (1903-1976), Italian telescope maker, painter and teacher of art at San Donà del Piave in Venice MPC · 6862
6864 Starkenburg The medieval Starkenburg castle, in Hesse, Germany, where the nearby Starkenburg Observatory is located MPC · 6864
6865 Dunkerley Charlotte Herschel Dunkerley, descendant and genealogist of William Herschel and the Herschel family MPC · 6865
6866 Kukai 1992 CO K?kai (774-835), Japanese buddhism monk MPC · 6866
6867 Kuwano Yoshiyuki Kuwano (1931-1998), Japanese amateur astronomer MPC · 6867
6868 Seiyauyeda 1992 HD Seiya Uyeda (born 1929), Japanese seismologist and professor emeritus at Tokyo University MPC · 6868
6869 Funada 1992 JP Takumi Funada (born 1932), Japanese astronomer, science teacher and director of the Sea and Star Museum MPC · 6869
6870 Pauldavies 1992 OG Paul Davies (born 1946), Australian physicist, writer and broadcaster MPC · 6870
6871 Verlaine Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), French poet MPC · 6871
6873 Tasaka Ichiro Tasaka (born 1929), Japanese amateur astronomer, farmer and astronomical optician MPC · 6873
6875 Golgi Camillo Golgi (1843-1926) was an Italian scientist, physician and biologist. The Golgi apparatus, Golgi tendon organ, Golgi tendon reflex and Golgi receptor are named after him. In 1906 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his studies on the structure of the nervous system. JPL · 6875
6876 Beppeforti Giuseppe Forti (1939-2007), Italian astronomer and discoverer of minor planets MPC · 6876
6877 Giada Giada Casulli (born 1978), daughter of the Italian discoverer Vincenzo Silvano Casulli MPC · 6877
6878 Isamu Isamu Hirabayashi (born 1941), Japanese amateur astronomer who founded the Japan Lunar and Planetary Observers Network MPC · 6878
6879 Hyogo The Hy?go Prefecture in Japan, where the city of Kobe is located and this minor planet was discovered MPC · 6879
6880 Hayamiyu Y? Hayami (born 1966), Japanese singer and actress MPC · 6880
6881 Shifutsu 1994 UP Mount Shifutsu (2228 m), located in the Gunma Prefecture of Japan MPC · 6881
6882 Sormano Sormano, a village in Italy, home of the Osservatorio Astronomico Sormano (Sormano Astronomical Observatory) + MPC · 6882
6883 Hiuchigatake 1996 AF Hiuchigatake (Mount Hiuchi), a 2346-meter volcano in Oze National Park (formerly Nikko National Park) in Fukushima prefecture, Japan MPC · 6883
6884 Takeshisato 9521 P-L Takeshi Sat?, Japanese educator and director of the planetarium at Hiroshima's Children's Museum MPC · 6884
6885 Nitardy 9570 P-L John H. Nitardy, a consultant and communications engineer for the Boeing Company MPC · 6885
6886 Grote 1942 CG Grote Reber (1911-2002), American radio astronomer MPC · 6886
6887 Hasuo 1951 WH Ry?ichi Hasuo (born 1952), a Japanese amateur astronomer (also see 7136 Yokohasuo) MPC · 6887
6890 Savinykh 1975 RP Viktor Savinykh (born 1940), Russian cosmonaut and author JPL · 6890
6891 Triconia 1976 SA Paul, Joe, Charlie and Art who work at the Tri-Con Barber Shop in Lexington, Massachusetts MPC · 6891
6892 Lana Francesco Lana de Terzi (1631-1687), an Italian Jesuit, professor of physics and mathematics, first explored the concept for a vacuum airship, bringing human flight into the field of science. He also originated the idea and concept of an alphabet for the blind, which was developed later by Louis Braille. JPL · 6892
6893 Sanderson Richard Sanderson (born 1955) is Curator of Physical Science at the Springfield Science Museum in Massachusetts, USA. He has been actively involved in developing and presenting popular astronomy public outreach programs for several decades. MPC · 6893
6894 Macreid Macgregor S. Reid, a highly regarded manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For the past ten years he has been technical executive assistant to the director, responsible for planning and identifying issues of significance to the national space program and the laboratory's future. Reid is internationally recognized for his activities concerning international standard-setting. This object is being named to honor him on his retirement after a 30-year career at JPL. Citation prepared by E. C. Stone JPL · 6894
6897 Tabei 1987 VQ Junko Tabei (1939-2016), a Japanese mountaineer MPC · 6897
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE Saint Mary's University, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada MPC · 6898
6899 Nancychabot Nancy Chabot (born 1972), American planetary scientist JPL · 6899


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6901 Roybishop 1989 PA Roy L. Bishop, Canadian astronomer and professor of physics at Acadia University. MPC · 6901
6902 Hideoasada Hideo Asada (born 1953), Japanese telescope maker and popularizer of astronomy MPC · 6902
6904 McGill McGill University in Montreal, Canada MPC · 6904
6905 Miyazaki 1990 TW Isao Miyazaki (born 1961), Japanese amateur astronomer and director of the Jupiter-Saturn Section of the Oriental Astronomical Association (OAA) MPC · 6905
6906 Johnmills 1990 WC John Mills (1806-1899), Scottish twine manufacturer and amateur astronomer, benefactor of the first British public observatory, the Mills Observatory JPL · 6906
6907 Harryford 1990 WE Harry Ford (born 1938), a Scottish astronomy enthusiast JPL · 6907
6908 Kunimoto Yoshihiro Kunimoto (born 1958), Japanese composer and synthesizer musician MPC · 6908
6909 Levison Harold F. Levison (born 1959), American planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute MPC · 6909
6910 Ikeguchi 1991 FJ Kunio Ikeguchi (born 1953), Japanese amateur astronomer and member of the Yonago Astronomy Club MPC · 6910
6911 Nancygreen 1991 GN Nancy Green Hicks, horsewoman and fundraiser for astronomical research MPC · 6911
6912 Grimm Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm (1723-1807), German encyclopedist MPC · 6912
6913 Yukawa Hideki Yukawa (1907-1981), Japanese theoretical physicist and 1949 Nobel laureate MPC · 6913
6914 Becquerel 1992 GZ Henri Becquerel (1852-1908), French physicist and 1903 Nobel laureate MPC · 6914
6916 Lewispearce 1992 OJ Lewis Percival Pearce, infant son of Australian amateur astronomer Andrew Pearce MPC · 6916
6918 Manaslu Manaslu (Kutang) in the Himalayas, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft). The summit was first reached by the Japanese party led by Maki Y?k? in 1956 JPL · 6918
6919 Tomonaga 1993 HP Shin'ichir? Tomonaga (1906-1979), Japanese theoretical physicist and 1965 Nobel laureate MPC · 6919
6920 Esaki 1993 JE Leo Esaki (born 1925), Japanese theoretical physicist and 1973 Nobel laureate MPC · 6920
6921 Janejacobs 1993 JJ Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), American-born Canadian writer and activist JPL · 6921
6922 Yasushi Yasushi Sato (born 1957) is a member of the Matsue Astronomy Club who popularizes astronomy in Shimane. The name was suggested by H. Abe JPL · 6922
6923 Borzacchini 1993 SD Baconin Borzacchini (1898-1933), Italian racing driver MPC · 6923
6924 Fukui 1993 TP Kenichi Fukui (1918-1998), Japanese chemist and 1981 Nobel laureate MPC · 6924
6925 Susumu Augustin Susumu Yamamoto (born 1915), Japanese astronomer and director of the Yamamoto Observatory (404) MPC · 6925
6927 Tonegawa Susumu Tonegawa (born 1939), Japanese scientist and 1987 Nobel laureate MPC · 6927
6928 Lanna Vojt?ch Lanna (1805-1866), Czech entrepreneur MPC · 6928
6929 Misto 1994 UE Angela Misto (1902-1993), mother of Italian amateur astronomer Vincenzo Silvano Casulli, who discovered this minor planet JPL · 6929
6931 Kenzaburo Kenzabur? ?e (born 1935), Japanese writer and 1994 Nobel laureate MPC · 6931
6932 Tanigawadake 1994 YK Mount Tanigawa, Gunma and Niigata Prefecture, Japan MPC · 6932
6933 Azumayasan 1994 YW Mount Azamuya (2354 meters), located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan MPC · 6933
6935 Morisot 4524 P-L Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), French impressionist painter MPC · 6935
6936 Cassatt 6573 P-L Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), American impressionistic painter and printmaker MPC · 6936
6937 Valadon 1010 T-2 Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938), French painter who also modeled for Chavannes, Degas and Renoir MPC · 6937
6938 Soniaterk 5140 T-2 Sonia Delaunay (née Terk; 1885-1979), Ukrainian-born designer and founder of the Orphism movement and wife of Robert Delaunay MPC · 6938
6939 Lestone Town of Leighton Buzzard in south Bedfordshire, England MPC · 6939
6941 Dalgarno 1976 YA Alexander Dalgarno (1928-2015), British physicist and professor of astronomy at Harvard University MPC · 6941
6942 Yurigulyaev Yuri Vasil'evich Gulyaev (born 1935), Russian physicist and director of the Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics in Moscow JPL · 6942
6943 Moretto Moretto da Brescia (c. 1498-1554), Italian painter recognized as one of the masters of the Italian Renaissance and produced fine altarpieces and religious works. His works are exhibited all over the world, including at the National Gallery of London. JPL · 6943
6944 Elaineowens Elaine Owens (born 1947), American long-time administrative coordinator at PSI in Tucson, Arizona. JPL · 6944
6945 Dahlgren Mats Dahlgren (born 1966), Swedish astronomer MPC · 6945
6947 Andrewdavis Andrew M. Davis (born 1950), American meteoriticist at the University of Chicago JPL · 6947
6948 Gounelle Matthieu Gounelle (born 1971), French curator of meteorites at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris JPL · 6948
6949 Zissell 1982 RZ Ronald E. Zissell (born 1943), American variable star astronomer at Mount Holyoke College JPL · 6949
6950 Simonek 1982 YQ Simone Ek, wife of the Belgian discoverer François Dossin, in acknowledgment of the patience and understanding of a dedicated astronomer's wife JPL · 6950
6952 Niccolò 1986 JT Niccolò Fulchignoni (born 1991), planetary scientists at the Paris Observatory JPL · 6952
6953 Davepierce David A. Pierce (born 1936), American astronomy and physics teacher and developer of TV and online courses MPC · 6953
6954 Potemkin Grigory Potemkin (1739-1791), Russian field marshal, favourite of Catherine the Great MPC · 6954
6955 Ekaterina Catherine the Great (1729-1796), Empress of Russia MPC · 6955
6956 Holbach Baron d'Holbach (1723-1789), French-German philosopher and encyclopedist during the French Enlightenment MPC · 6956
6959 Mikkelkocha Mikkel Kock Augustesen (born 2004), grandson of Danish astronomer Poul Jensen who discovered this minor planet JPL · 6959
6961 Ashitaka 1989 KA Mount Ashitaka, Japanese dormant volcano MPC · 6961
6962 Summerscience 1990 OT The Summer Science Program, a college-level summer program for gifted high school students MPC · 6962
6964 Kunihiko Kunihiko Kodaira (1915-1997), Japanese mathematician MPC · 6964
6965 Niyodogawa The Niyodo River, on Shikoku in Japan MPC · 6965
6966 Vietoris Leopold Vietoris (1891-2002), Austrian mathematician MPC · 6966
6969 Santaro Santar? Harada (1913-), Japanese astronomer and optical engineer MPC · 6969
6970 Saigusa Yosikazu Saigusa (born 1928), Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of comets C/1975 T2 and C/1983 J1 MPC · 6970
6971 Omogokei 1992 CT Omogokei, a deep narrow gorge at the foot of Mount Ishizuti in Ehime Prefecture, Japan MPC · 6971
6972 Helvetius Claude Adrien Helvétius (1715-1771), French philosopher and encyclopedist MPC · 6972
6973 Karajan 1992 HK Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989), an Austrian orchestra conductor JPL · 6973
6974 Solti 1992 MC Georg Solti (1912-1997), Hungarian-British orchestra conductor JPL · 6974
6975 Hiroaki 1992 QM Hiroaki Hayashi (born 1954), Japanese amateur astronomer and instructor of DIY telescopes for children MPC · 6975
6976 Kanatsu Kazuyoshi Kanatsu (born 1953), a Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of MPC · 6976
6977 Jaucourt Louis de Jaucourt (1704-1779), French writer and encyclopedist MPC · 6977
6978 Hironaka 1993 RD Heisuke Hironaka (born 1931), Japanese mathematician MPC · 6978
6979 Shigefumi 1993 RH Shigefumi Mori (born 1951), Japanese mathematician MPC · 6979
6980 Kyusakamoto Kyu Sakamoto (1941-1985), Japanese singer. This minor planet also honors the other members of the musical trio: Rokusuke Ei (lyricist) and Hachidai Nakamura (composer). (In Japanese, "Roku" means "6", "Kyu" is "9", and "Hachi" is "8"). MPC · 6980
6981 Chirman The Surgical Department of the hospital in the Italian village of Manerbio, located a few kilometers from the Bassano Observatory. The name, a contraction of Chirurgia (Surgery) and the name of the village, is presented in honor of the doctors, nurses and all the personnel of the hospital for the competence, absorption and passion they devote to the care of patients JPL · 6981
6982 Cesarchavez Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was an Mexican-American civil rights leader. He co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which won significant protections for farmworkers. His birthday is a holiday in several US states, and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. JPL · 6982
6983 Komatsusakyo 1993 YC Sakyo Komatsu (1931-2011), Japanese science fiction writer MPC · 6983
6984 Lewiscarroll 1994 AO Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), English writer famous for his novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland MPC · 6984
6986 Asamayama 1994 WE Mount Asama, located in the Nagano Prefecture of Japan MPC · 6986
6987 Onioshidashi 1994 WZ Onioshidashi lava flow, Mount Asama, Japan MPC · 6987
6989 Hoshinosato Observation point of amateur astronomers, Minano, Saitama, Japan MPC · 6989
6990 Toya Mount Toya, Minano, Saitama, Japan MPC · 6990
6991 Chichibu 1995 AX The Japanese city of Chichibu, located in Saitama Prefecture MPC · 6991
6992 Minano-machi Minano-town, Saitama, Japan MPC · 6992
6995 Minoyama Mout Minoyama (elevation 587 metres above sea level) located in Saitama, Japan JPL · 6995
6996 Alvensleben 2222 T-2 Bertha von Alvensleben (1859-1912), wife of German Protestant clergyman Friedrich Winfried Schubart [de] and grandmother of astronomer Joachim Schubart MPC · 6996
6997 Laomedon 3104 T-3 Laomedon, king of Troy from Greek mythology JPL · 6997
6998 Tithonus 3108 T-3 Tithonus, prince of Troy and lover of Eos from Greek mythology JPL · 6998
6999 Meitner 4379 T-3 Lise Meitner (1878-1968), Austrian nuclear physicist MPC · 6999
7000 Curie 1939 VD Marie Curie (1867-1934), Polish physicist MPC · 7000


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