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Meanings of minor planet names: 289001–290000

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]

289001–289100

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289020 Ukmerge 2004 TG115 Ukmerge, a city with 22 000 inhabitants in Vilnius County, Lithuania, located 78 km north-west of Vilnius. JPL · 289020
289021 Juzeliunas 2004 TM115 Gediminas Juzeliūnas (born 1958), a Lithuanian theoretical physicist and head of the Quantum optics group at Vilnius University, who is known for his discoveries related to the properties of ultracold atoms. The object is also named in memory of his father Julius Juzeliūnas (1916–2001). JPL · 289021
289085 Andreweil 2004 TC244 André Weil (1906–1998), a French mathematician and founder of the Bourbaki group, known for his work in number theory and algebraic geometry JPL · 289085

289101–289200

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289201–289300

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289301–289400

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289314 Chisholm 2005 AS23 Eric Chisholm (born 1975), an engineering physicist and manager of the interpretive facility in Victoria JPL · 289314

289401–289500

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289501–289600

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289586 Shackleton 2005 FZ4 Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922), an Anglo-Irish explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic including the Nimrod Expedition and the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition JPL · 289586
289587 Chantdugros 2005 FB5 Le Chant du Gros, an open-air music festival founded by Gilles Pierre in 1991 and held in Le Noirmont, Switzerland JPL · 289587

289601–289700

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289608 Wanli 2005 GB22 Mari Furukawa (born 1973), known as "Wanli", a Japanese painter JPL · 289608

289701–289800

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289801–289900

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289901–290000

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289992 Onfray 2005 PF6 Michel Onfray (born 1959), a French philosopher and founder of the tuition-free Popular University of Caen (French: Université populaire de Caen) JPL · 289992

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
288,001–289,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 289,001–290,000
Succeeded by
290,001–291,000