Meanings of minor planet names: 65001–66000

Meanings of minor planet names: 65001–66000

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 span of numbers 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. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Contents: 65,001… 65,101… 65,201… 65,301… 65,401… 65,501… 65,601… 65,701… 65,801… 65,901…

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
65001 Teodorescu 2002 AF67 Ana Maria Teodorescu, Romanian astronomer and wife of Fabrizio Bernardi, one of the discoverers
65091 Saramagrin 2002 CF Sara Magrin, Italian astronomer, active member of the Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey (ADAS)
65100 Birtwhistle 2002 CR15 Peter Birtwhistle, British amateur astronomer
65159 Sprowls 2002 CN152 Marlene Sprowls Durig, mother of the discoverer
65357 Antoniucci 2002 NR55 Simone Antoniucci, Italian astronomer
65363 Ruthanna 2002 PQ11 Ruthanna Dellinger Powell, aunt of the discoverer
65489 Ceto 2003 FX128 Ceto, mythological monstrous sea creature, child of Gaia and Pontus; together with its sibling Phorcys (65489 Ceto I Phorcys), it produced numerous offspring, the Phorcydides
65583 Theoklymenos 4646 T-2 Theoklymenos, son of Mantios and grandson of Melampus, Greek seer who, in the Odyssey, prophesies Odysseus' return to Ithaca and the death of Penelope's suitors
65590 Archeptolemos 1305 T-3 Archeptolemos, Trojan charioteer of Hector, killed by Teucer with the help of Apollo
65657 Hube 1982 QB4 Douglas P. Hube, Canadian astronomer
65675 Mohr-Gruber 1989 AG6 Curate Josef Mohr and his organist Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian musicians, composers of the Christmas carol "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night! Holy Night!")
65685 Behring 1990 TY1 Emil Adolf von Behring, German medical doctor and Nobelist, founder of the science of immunology
65694 Franzrosenzweig 1991 RX40 Franz Rosenzweig, modern (19th-20th century) Jewish religious thinker
65696 Pierrehenry 1991 TP15 Pierre Henry Senegas-Lowe, son of the discoverer
65697 Paulandrew 1991 TU15 Paul Andrew Senegas-Lowe, son of the discoverer
65698 Emmarochelle 1991 TP16 Emma Rochelle Slater, stepdaughter of the discoverer
65708 Ehrlich 1992 RB1 Paul Ehrlich, German Nobelist, pioneer of hematology, immunology and chemotherapy
65769 Mahalia 1995 EN8 Mahalia Jackson, American "Queen of Gospel Song"
65775 Reikotosa 1995 SO2 Reiko Tosa, Japanese long-distance runner
65803 Didymos 1996 GT Greek for "twin" (the object was named after its binarity was confirmed in 2003)
65859 Mädler 1997 GF42 Johann Heinrich von Mädler, 19th-century German astronomer and selenographer
65885 Lubenow 1997 YF20 Alexander (Andy) F. Lubenow, American program coordinator at the Space Telescope Science Institute
Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 65,001–66,000
Succeeded by

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