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Meanings of minor planet names: 236001–237000

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]

236001–236100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
There are no named minor planets in this number range

236101–236200

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236111 Wolfgangbüttner 2005 RW4 Wolfgang Büttner (1905–1998), a German educator and sidewalk astronomer in Dresden. JPL · 236111
236170 Cholnoky 2005 VP7 Jenő Cholnoky (1870–1950), a Hungarian geographer and professor of geography at the University of Budapest. JPL · 236170

236201–236300

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236301–236400

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236305 Adamriess 2006 BU Adam Riess (born 1969), an American physicist and Nobel laureate JPL · 236305

236401–236500

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236463 Bretécher 2006 FF Claire Bretécher (born 1940), a cartoonist who contributed to many comic-strip magazines, including Spirou, Tintin and Pilote. JPL · 236463
236484 Luchijen 2006 FQ35 Lu Chi-Jen, an active amateur astronomer in Taiwan. JPL · 236484

236501–236600

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236601–236700

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236616 Gray 2006 JR61 David Frank Gray (born 1938), a stellar spectroscopist who has published and written on stellar rotation, magnetic fields, granulation, turbulence, oscillations and spots. He was president of IAU's commission 36, Theory of Stellar Atmospheres, and director of the Elginfield Observatory in Canada (HP, Src) JPL · 236616
236683 Hujingyao 2006 QE111 Hu Jing-Yao (born 1937), a leading astronomer of National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a pioneer optical astronomer in China. JPL · 236683

236701–236800

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236728 Leandri 2007 HP14 Andree Fernandez (born 1939, née Leandri), a retired software engineer at Meudon Observatory. JPL · 236728
236743 Zhejiangdaxue 2007 JU34 The Zhejiang University, one of China's oldest institutions of higher education. It was named on the occasion of its 115th anniversary. JPL · 236743
236746 Chareslindos 2007 LP Chares of Lindos, an ancient Greek sculptor born on the island of Rhodes from the 3rd century BC. In 282 BCE he built the Colossus of Rhodes, an enormous bronze statue of the sun god Helios and one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World. JPL · 236746
236784 Livorno 2007 PU27 Livorno, a port city on the western coast of Tuscany, Italy JPL · 236784
236785 Hilendarski 2007 PN29 Paisiy Hilendarski (1722–1773) was the author of Istoriya Slavyanobolgarskaya, the second modern Bulgarian history. JPL · 236785
236800 Broder 2007 QU3 Henryk Broder (born 1946) of Katowice, Poland, who studied German law and political economics at Cologne, Germany JPL · 236800

236801–236900

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236810 Rutten 2007 RH14 Harrie G. J. Rutten (born 1950), a Dutch optician, and the author of Teleskop Optics, and numerous articles and speeches on popular astronomy that have been well received by the public. JPL · 236810
236811 Natascharenate 2007 RE16 Natascha Renate Gierlinger (born 1997), daughter of German discoverer Richard Gierlinger JPL · 236811
236851 Chenchikwan 2007 RA139 Chen Chi-Kwan (1921–2007), a renowned Taiwanese artist and architect whose designs on the campus of National Central University are some of his masterpieces. JPL · 236851

236901–237000

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236909 Jakoberwin 2007 TX95 Jakob Erwin Gierlinger (born 2002) is the son of the discoverer, Richard Gierlinger. He is an IT specialist and member of the observatory Gaisberg. At the observatory, he is responsible for software development. JPL · 236909
236984 Astier 2008 PP21 Alexandre Astier (born 1974), a French humorist, actor, scriptwriter and film director JPL · 236984
236987 Deustua 2008 QX9 Susana E. Deustua (born 1961), an astronomer at the U.S. Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland JPL · 236987
236988 Robberto 2008 QE12 Massimo Robberto (born 1958), an astronomer at the U.S. Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland JPL · 236988

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
235,001–236,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 236,001–237,000
Succeeded by
237,001–238,000