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Meanings of minor planet names: 301001–302000

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]

301001–301100

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
301021 Sofiarodriguez 2008 SJ11 Sofia Rodriguez (born 2014), great-granddaughter of the American discoverer James Whitney Young JPL · 301021
301061 Egelsbach 2008 UO91 Egelsbach, a German city located between Frankfurt am Main and Darmstadt. JPL · 301061

301101–301200

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

301201–301300

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301263 Anitaheward 2009 BB77 Anita Heward (born 1974) is a freelance science communicator working for Europlanet, the Royal Astronomical Society and Twinkle space mission. She was the founder of the British Festival of Space, assisted in establishing the UK National Space Centre in Leicester, UK, and encourages gender equality in science. JPL · 301263

301301–301400

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301394 Bensheim 2009 DB31 Bensheim, a town in Hesse, Germany, first mentioned in 765 AD. JPL · 301394

301401–301500

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

301501–301600

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301511 Hubinon 2009 FJ5 Victor Hubinon (1924–1979) was a Belgian comic book artist. With Jean-Michel Charlier, he created the series Buck Danny. JPL · 301511
301553 Ninaglebova 2009 GM3 Nina Il'inichna Glebova (born 1937) is a senior scientific worker at the IAA RAS, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Astronomical Yearbook for many years. JPL · 301553
301566 Melissajane 2009 HF36 Melissa Jane Forward (born 1980), youngest daughter of British discoverer Norman Falla JPL · 301566

301601–301700

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301638 Kressin 2010 EQ45 Margarete Kressin (1891–1980), grandmother of German discoverer Rainer Kracht JPL · 301638

301701–301800

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301794 Antoninkapustin 2010 LH64 Andrey Ivanovich Kapustin (archimandrite Antonin) (1817–1894) was the head of the Russian Ecclesiastic Mission in Jerusalem. JPL · 301794

301801–301900

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

301901–302000

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There are no named minor planets in this number range

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
300,001–301,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 301,001–302,000
Succeeded by
302,001–303,000