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Meanings of minor planet names: 274001–275000

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]

274001–274100

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274020 Skywalker 2007 RW15 Skywalker is the family name of the fictional characters Luke and Anakin in the Star Wars universe. JPL · 274020
274084 Baldone 2008 AU101 Baldone, a city in the southwest of Riga. JPL · 274084

274101–274200

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274137 Angelaglinos 2008 FC6 Angela Glinos (born 1962), a Canadian computer scientist, who has successfully balanced a career at Bell Labs and the University of Toronto while raising three daughters and supporting her husband's astronomical interests. JPL · 274137

274201–274300

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274213 Satriani 2008 JA6 Joe Satriani (born 1956), an American rock guitarist and top guitar virtuoso, who was recruited by Mick Jagger and then toured with Deep Purple as the lead guitarist JPL · 274213
274246 Reggiacaserta 2008 OY9 The Royal Palace of Caserta ("Reggia Caserta") is a former royal residence in southern Italy, constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. It is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century. The palace was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. JPL · 274246
274300 UNESCO 2008 QG24 UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations JPL · 274300

274301–274400

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274301 Wikipedia 2008 QH24 Wikipedia, a free, copyleft, collaboratively edited online encyclopedia that was launched in 2001 JPL · 274301
274302 Abaházi 2008 QD25 Richard Abaházi (1907–1977), a Hungarian engineer who worked at Konkoly Observatory between 1935 and 1940. He made regular observations of occultations, and photographed comets and asteroids. JPL · 274302
274333 Voznyukigor 2008 RT21 Igor Mykolayovych Voznyuk (born 1964), a graduate of the Faculty of Physical Department of the Kyiv University, is an optician by profession. JPL · 274333
274334 Kyivplaniy 2008 RP22 Kiev Planetarium (Kykiv Planetarium) in Kiev, Ukraine, one of the country's leading cultural and educational centers to promote astronomy. It was founded by Sergey Vsekhsvyatsky in 1952. JPL · 274334

274401–274500

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274472 Pietà 2008 SV83 The Vatican Pietà is a white Carrara marble sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, kept in the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City. This was the first masterpiece by the young Michelangelo, and it considered one of the greatest works of art. JPL · 274472

274501–274600

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

274601–274700

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

274701–274800

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

274801–274900

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274810 Fedáksári 2008 YP25 Sári Fedák (1879–1955), a Hungarian actress and singer, one of the most well known prima donnas of her time. JPL · 274810
274843 Mykhailopetrenko 2009 QF30 Mykhailo Petrenko (1817–1862), a Ukrainian romantic poet. Some of his poems were set to music and became very popular folk songs. JPL · 274843
274856 Rosendosalvado 2009 RQ5 Rosendo Salvado (1814–1900), a Spanish monk, missionary and bishop, who, in 1847, founded the Benedictine community in New Norcia, Australia. The town now hosts the New Norcia Station, ESA's deep space ground station with a 35-meter dish, built specifically to communicate with the Rosetta space probe. MPC · 274856
274860 Emilylakdawalla 2009 RE26 Emily Lakdawalla (born 1975), an American planetary geologist and awarded science communicator JPL · 274860

274901–275000

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274981 Petrsu 2009 TV2 Petrozavodsk State University in the Republic of Karelia, Russia JPL · 274981

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
273,001–274,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 274,001–275,000
Succeeded by
275,001–276,000