Meanings of minor planet names: 157001–158000

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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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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.

157001–157100[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157015 Walterstraube 2003 QL47 Johann Walter Straube (born 1937), a founding father of astronomy in Namibia. JPL · 157015
157020 Fertőszentmiklós 2003 QV68 Fertőszentmiklós is a small city in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary, and the birthplace of the second discoverer JPL · 157020
157064 Sedona 2003 SQ216 Sedona is a city located in northern Arizona, known mainly for scenic beauty of its red sandstone formations at the south end of the Oak Creek Canyon. JPL · 157064

157101–157200[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157141 Sopron 2004 PO1 Sopron, Hungary, birthplace of the second discoverer JPL · 157141
157194 Saddlemyer 2004 QR16 Leslie K. Saddlemyer, Canadian systems engineer at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council of Canada, project manager for the Gemini Planetary Imager JPL · 157194

157201–157300[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157258 Leach 2004 RL165 Sidney ("Sid") Leach and Gloria Leach have spread their enthusiasm for astronomy around young people for years in schools and public events JPL · 157258
157271 Gurtovenko 2004 RK222 Ernest Gurtovenko (1928–1994), a Ukrainian astronomer and founder of the Kyiv school of the solar spectrography JPL · 157271

157301–157400[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157301 Loreena 2004 SE20 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian singer, composer and instrumentalist JPL · 157301
157332 Lynette 2004 TL20 Donna Lynette Wells, wife of the American discoverer Don J. Wells JPL · 157332
157396 Vansevicius 2004 TM216 Vladas Vansevicius (born 1958) is a professor at the Astronomical Observatory of Vilnius University and an expert in extragalactic astronomy, astrochemistry, galactic structure and multicolor photometry of stars and star clusters. He is an author of more than 120 scientific papers and many popular science articles. JPL · 157396

157401–157500[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157421 Carolpercy 2004 TX299 Carol Percy, Canadian professor of English JPL · 157421
157456 Pivatte 2004 WT2 "Pivatte" is the name of the house of the discoverer Michel Ory, located in Delémont, Switzerland, from where he made his first discovery using a remote telescope at Tenagra Observatory in the United States JPL · 157456
157473 Emuno 2005 QH "Em Uno", Spanish spelling of M1, a group of Spanish amateur astronomers JPL · 157473
157491 Rüdigerkollar 2005 RD22 Rüdiger Kollar (1925–2005), German astronomer and founder of the discovering Radebeul Public Observatory (German: Sternwarte "Adolph Diesterweg" Radebeul) JPL · 157491
157494 Durham 2005 RK28 Steve Durham and his wife Marge have worked tirelessly to promote astronomy to people living in the Adirondack Mountains JPL · 157494

157501–157600[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157533 Stellamarie 2005 TL49 Stella Marie Ries (born 2008) is the niece of the discoverer Wolfgang Ries JPL · 157533
157534 Siauliai 2005 TZ49 Siauliai, one of the largest towns in Lithuania JPL · 157534
157541 Wachter 2005 UN8 Manfred Wachter (1938–2000) was a German telescope maker. He founded his company in 1963 in Stuttgart-Uhlbach and later moved to Bodelshausen. He was well known for his folded refractors with apertures of 100 mm to 230 mm, using lenses made by Dieter Lichtenknecker. JPL · 157541

157601–157700[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157640 Baumeler 2005 XS80 Martin Baumeler, Swiss artisan who helped with the Observatoire Robert-A. Naef, the discovery site JPL · 157640
157693 Amandamarty 2006 AB Amanda Nicole Zawada (born 1987) and Martin Peter Mackinlay (born 1988) are geologists in Brisbane, Australia. JPL · 157693

157701–157800[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
157747 Mandryka 2006 CS9 Nikita Mandryka, Tunisian-French cartoonist, creator of the Concombre masqué JPL · 157747

157801–157900[edit]

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

157901–158000[edit]

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

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
156,001–157,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 157,001–158,000
Succeeded by
158,001–159,000