Meanings of minor planet names: 217001–218000

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citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names.[1][2][3] Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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

217001–217100[edit]

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

217101–217200[edit]

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

217201–217300[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
217257 Valemangano 2003 WU26 Valeria Mangano (born 1971), a planetary scientist at the Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario in Torino. JPL · 217257

217301–217400[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
217366 Mayalin 2004 TW49 Maya Lin (born 1959) designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1980–1982) and the Civil Rights Memorial (1988–1989) in Montgomery, Alabama, along with many other monuments and works of art. For a time, she created artificial "asteroids" out of her daughters' discarded toys. JPL · 217366
217398 Tihany 2005 GC22 Tihany, a historic village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula. JPL · 217398

217401–217500[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
217420 Olevsk 2005 QW148 Olevsk, an ancient city founded in the times of Kiev, Russia. JPL · 217420

217501–217600[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
217510 Dewaldroode 2006 TY111 Dewald Roode (1940–2009), a South African physicist, mathematician and computer scientist. JPL · 217510
217576 Klausbirkner 2007 YX56 Klaus Birkner (born 1959), a long-time amateur astronomer and co-founder of the AAEM Observatory near Velbert, Germany. JPL · 217576

217601–217700[edit]

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for... Ref · Catalog
217603 Grove Creek 2008 JW20 Grove Creek Observatory, a professional research facility located at Trunkey Creek, New South Wales, Australia. JPL · 217603
217628 Lugh 1990 HA Lugh (or Lugus), the Celtic God of the Sun and light. JPL · 217628

217701–217800[edit]

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

217801–217900[edit]

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

217901–218000[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
216,001–217,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 217,001–218,000
Succeeded by
218,001–219,000