Meanings of minor planet names: 155001–156000

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor planet names. See meanings of minor planet names for a list of all such partial lists.

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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.

Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative. Meanings marked with an asterisk (*) are guesswork, and should be checked against the mentioned sources to ensure that the identification is correct.

155001–155100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
155083 Banneker 2005 SE134 Benjamin Banneker, freeborn African-American farmer, clockmaker, writer and scientist JPL · 155083

155101–155200[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
155116 Verkhivnya 2005 TJ49 Verkhivnya, Ukraine, where is the estate of countess Evelina Hańska, wife to the 18th-century French novelist Honoré de Balzac, who wrote La Marâtre, Les Paysans and part of La Comédie humaine here JPL · 155116
155138 Pucinskas 2005 TM169 Aloyzas Pucinskas, associate professor at the Astronomical Observatory of Vilnius University JPL · 155138
155142 Tenagra 2005 UD4 Tenagra, mythical island mentioned ("Darmok and Jalad at Tenagra") in the Darmok episode of Star Trek - The Next Generation, and the namesake of the discovering Tenagra II Observatory JPL · 155142

155201–155300[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
155270 Dianawheeler 2005 WH113 Diana E. Wheeler (born 1950) made fundamental contributions to understanding the physiological basis of caste determination in social insects. Her research blazed the trail for uncovering the relationship between environmental factors and physiology and the evolution of eusociality which is at the core for gene-environment interactions. JPL · 155270
155290 Anniegrauer 2005 XJ40 Patricia Ann ("Annie") Purnell Grauer, American photographer, cook, homemaker, writer and a student of the night sky JPL · 155290

155301–155400[edit]

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

155401–155500[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
155438 Velásquez 1998 DV Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), Spanish painter of the Spanish Golden Age JPL · 155438

155501–155600[edit]

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

155601–155700[edit]

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

155701–155800[edit]

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

155801–155900[edit]

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

155901–156000[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
155948 Maquet 2001 QA73 Lucie Maquet, studies cometary non-gravitational forces at IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris JPL · 155948

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 


Preceded by
154,001–155,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 155,001–156,000
Succeeded by
156,001–157,000