This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Meanings of minor planet names: 273001–274000

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]

273001–273100

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

273101–273200

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

273201–273300

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
273230 de Bruyn 2006 JU72 John Roy de Bruyn (born 1958), a Canadian physicist working on experimental condensed-matter physics, with emphasis on soft materials, the physics of biological systems, and the dynamics of systems driven out of equilibrium JPL · 273230
273262 Cottam 2006 KJ142 Michael Gordon Cottam (born 1945), an English-Canadian physicist at the University of Western Ontario. He works in the field of condensed matter physics, with focus on surface physics, nanomaterials, and nonlinear processes in solids, and includes magnetic, optical, and electronic properties of these materials (Src). JPL · 273262
273273 Piwowarski 2006 OR9 Marcin Piwowarski (1984–2007), a computer consultant, specializing in flight simulators JPL · 273273

273301–273400

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

273401–273500

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
273412 Eduardomissoni 2006 WF2 Eduardo Missoni (born 1954) is an Italian physician specializing in tropical medicine. He is a professor at Bocconi University Management School in Milan, and worked for the Italian government in the cooperation management and health programs in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. JPL · 273412

273501–273600

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

273601–273700

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

273701–273800

back to top WWC arrow up.png

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

273801–273900

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
273836 Hoijyusek 2007 GZ27 Hoi Jyu Sek (Haizhushi), "the Rock of the Pearl in Sea", was a large rock in the Pearl River that had been treated as an icon of Guangzhou (Canton) for many centuries. JPL · 273836

273901–274000

back to top WWC arrow up.png

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
273936 Tangjingchuan 2007 JC16 Tang Shunzhi (1507–1560), also known as Tang Jingchuan, was a famous Chinese writer, poet and statesman in the Ming dynasty. A native of Changzhou, Tang's argument for the "concrete studies" (shixue) made him an important figure in the Changzhou intellectual framework. JPL · 273936
273987 Greggwade 2007 LQ30 Gregg Wade (born 1971), a Canadian astrophysicist at the Royal Military College of Canada whose research includes the structure, evolution, origin and impact of magnetic fields in larger stars (Src). JPL · 273987
273994 Cinqueterre 2007 NH1 The Italian region of Cinque Terre ("Five Villages") in Liguria. The coastline and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. JPL · 273994

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
272,001–273,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 273,001–274,000
Succeeded by
274,001–275,000