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Meanings of minor planet names: 152001–153000

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]

152001–152100

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152067 Deboy 2004 PK111 Christopher C. Deboy (born 1969) is a radio-frequency engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who served as the Radio Communications System Lead for the New Horizons mission to Pluto. JPL · 152067

152101–152200

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152146 Rosenlappin 2005 LJ15 Gary Rosenbaum (born 1952) and Terri Lappin (born 1961) have organized observing and outreach activities within the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association for several decades JPL · 152146
152188 Morricone 2005 QP51 Ennio Morricone (born 1928), prolific Italian film composer JPL · 152188

152201–152300

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152217 Akosipov 2005 RR22 Alexandr Kuzmich Osipov (1920–2004), research worker at the Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University JPL · 152217
152226 Saracole 2005 SD3 Sara Loraine Cole (born 1969), American biologist and animal behaviorist JPL · 152226
152227 Argoli 2005 SO4 Andrea Argoli (1570–1657), Paduan astronomer, mathematician and physician JPL · 152227
152233 Van Till 2005 SL19 Howard J. Van Till (born 1938), physics professor at Calvin College from 1965 until 1997 JPL · 152233
152299 Vanautgaerden 2005 TQ50 Jan Vanautgaerden (born 1978), a passionate Belgian amateur astronomer. JPL · 152299

152301–152400

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152319 Pynchon 2005 UH7 Thomas R. Pynchon Jr. (born 1937), an American novelist. JPL · 152319
152320 Lichtenknecker 2005 UD8 Dieter Lichtenknecker (1933–1990) was a German telescope maker. He founded his company in 1959 in Weil der Stadt and later moved to Hasselt, Belgium. He was well known for his Database on Variable Stars. JPL · 152320

152401–152500

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152454 Darnyi 2005 VS2 Tamás Darnyi (born 1967), Hungarian swimmer JPL · 152454
152481 Stabia 2005 WY57 Castellammare di Stabia, a city in southern Italy. JPL · 152481

152501–152600

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152533 Aggas 2007 AL26 Steven Aggas, American engineer and founder of the Apache-Sitgreaves Center for Astrophysics in Arizona JPL · 152533
152559 Bodelschwingh 1990 TM13 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh the Elder (1831–1910), German founder of the Bodelschwinghsche Anstalten Bethel charitable foundations JPL · 152559

152601–152700

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152641 Fredreed 1997 RJ3 Frederick Reed (1906–1978), grandfather of David R. De Graff who co-discovered this minor planet JPL · 152641
152647 Rinako 1997 UF15 Rinako Asami (born 1993), daughter of Atsuo Asami who discovered this minor planet JPL · 152647
152657 Yukifumi 1997 XO2 Yukifumi Murakami (born 1979), Japanese javelin thrower JPL · 152657

152701–152800

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152750 Brloh 1999 BL5 The Czech village of Brloh, originally belonging to the Rosenbergs, is situated right in the heart of the Blanský les (see 47294) Protected Landscape Area JPL · 152750

152801–152900

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

152901–153000

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152985 Kenkellermann 2000 GS182 Kenneth Irwin Kellermann (born 1937), a radio astronomer at the (U.S.) National Radio Astronomy Observatory. JPL · 152985

References

  1. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JPL – Solar System Dynamics: Discovery Circumstances". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-34360-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  5. ^ Herget, Paul (1968). The Names of the Minor Planets. Cincinnati, Ohio: Minor Planet Center, Cincinnati Observatory. OCLC 224288991.
  6. ^ "Guide to Minor Body Astrometry – When can I name my discovery?". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 July 2019.


Preceded by
151,001–152,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 152,001–153,000
Succeeded by
153,001–154,000