Meanings of minor planet names: 3301–3400


Meanings of minor planet names: 3301–3400
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Name Provisional designation Source of name
3301 Jansje 1978 CT Jansje Verveer, mother of Dutch astronomer Arie Verveer
3302 Schliemann 1977 RS6 Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist*
3303 Merta 1967 UN František Merta (1872-1953), teacher and journalist. Grandfather of the discoverer. [LDS]
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 Joseph A. Pearce, Canadian astronomer
3305 Ceadams 1985 KB Charles Edward Adams, American astronomer*
3306 Byron 1979 SM11 Lord Byron, British poet*
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 The Athabascans, ancient people of North America
3308 Ferreri 1981 EP Walter Ferreri, Italian astronomer*
3309 Brorfelde 1982 BH Brorfelde Observatory in Denmark
3310 Patsy 1931 TS2 Named in honor of the discoverer's wife [LDS]
3311 Podobed 1976 QM1 Vladimir Vladimirovich Podobed, Soviet astronomer
3312 Pedersen 1984 SN Holger Pedersen, Danish astronomer*
3313 Mendel 1980 DG Gregor Johann Mendel, Czech-Austrian father of genetics
3314 Beals 1981 FH Carlyle Smith Beals, Canadian astronomer
3315 Chant 1984 CZ Clarence Augustus Chant, Canadian astronomer
3316 Herzberg 1984 CN1 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born Canadian chemist and astronomer
3317 Paris 1984 KF Paris, Trojan prince
3318 Blixen 1985 HB Karen Blixen, Danish writer
3319 Kibi 1977 EJ5 Kibi Province (ancient name of Okayama Prefecture and eastern half of Hiroshima Prefecture), Japan
3320 Namba 1982 VZ4 Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan
3321 Dasha 1975 TZ2 Darya Lavrentyevna Mikhailova (known as Dasha Sevastopolskaya), Russian sister of charity
3322 Lidiya 1975 XY1 Lidiya Vissarionovna Zvereva, the first Russian female aviator
3323 Turgenev 1979 SY9 Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer
3324 Avsyuk 1983 CW1 Yurii Nikolaevich Avsyuk, Russian geophysicist (specialist in gravimetry and geodynamics)
3325 TARDIS 1984 JZ The TARDIS, time machine in Doctor Who
3326 Agafonikov 1985 FL Askol'd M. Agafonikov, Russian(?) geophysicist
3327 Campins 1985 PW Humberto Campins (Humberto Campins Camejo), Venezuelan-born American astronomer
3328 Interposita 1985 QD1 The discovery film was exposed hastily between two satellite laser ranging sessions in the adjacent dome. (M 27125)
3329 Golay 1985 RT1 Marcel Golay, Swiss astronomer*
3330 Gantrisch 1985 RU1 Gantrisch, a mountain south of Bern in Switzerland*
3331 Kvistaberg 1979 QS Kvistaberg, site of Uppsala Observatory, Sweden
3332 Raksha 1978 NT1 Yury Mikhailovich Raksha, Russian artist
3333 Schaber 1980 TG5 Gerald Gene Schaber, American planetary geologist*
3334 Somov 1981 YR Mikhail M. Somov, Soviet Antarctic explorer +
3335 Quanzhou 1966 AA Quanzhou, China
3336 Grygar 1971 UX Jiří Grygar, Czech astronomer*
3337 Miloš 1971 UG1 Miloš Tichý, Czech astronomer*
3338 Richter 1973 UX5 Nikolaus B. Richter (1910-1980), first director of the Tautenburg Observatory (1960-1975)MPC 10549 not Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist*
3339 Treshnikov 1978 LB Aleksei Fedorovich Treshnikov, Soviet Antarctic explorer
3340 Yinhai 1979 TK Yinhai, China
3341 Hartmann 1980 OD William Kenneth Hartmann, American planetary scientist, writer, and painter
3342 Fivesparks 1982 BD3 In honor of Newton and Margaret Mayall, American astronomer. The name refers to their residence in Cambridge, MA, as explained in [1]
3343 Nedzel 1982 HS V. Alexander Nedzel [LDS]
3344 Modena 1982 JA Modena, city in Italy [LDS]
3345 Tarkovskij 1982 YC1 Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet film producer
3346 Gerla 1951 SD Gertrude Lawrence, English actress [LDS]
3347 Konstantin 1975 VN1 Konstantin Alekseevich Kalinin, Soviet aviator
3348 Pokryshkin 1978 EA3 Aleksandr Ivanovich Pokryshkin, Soviet pilot
3349 Manas 1979 FH2 Manas, a Kyrgyz epic poem
3350 Scobee 1980 PJ Francis "Dick" Scobee, STS-51-L crew member
3351 Smith 1980 RN1 Michael J. Smith, STS-51-L crew member
3352 McAuliffe 1981 CW Christa McAuliffe, STS-51-L crew member
3353 Jarvis 1981 YC Gregory Jarvis, STS-51-L crew member
3354 McNair 1984 CW Ronald McNair, STS-51-L crew member
3355 Onizuka 1984 CC1 Ellison Onizuka, STS-51-L crew member
3356 Resnik 1984 EU Judith Resnik, STS-51-L crew member
3357 Tolstikov 1984 FT Yevgeny Ivanovich Tolstikov, Russian meteorologist +
3358 Anikushin 1978 RX Mikhail Anikushin, Russian sculptor
3359 Purcari 1978 RA6 Moldavian wine producer
3360 Syrinx 1981 VA Syrinx, a nymph
3361 Orpheus 1982 HR Orpheus, mythological Greek musician
3362 Khufu 1984 QA Khufu, Egyptian pharaoh
3363 Bowen 1960 EE Ira Sprague Bowen, American astronomer*
3364 Zdenka 1984 GF Zdenka Vávrová, Czech astronomer OR Zdenka Kadla, Chechen-Russian astronomer, wife of A. A. Mikhailov
3365 Recogne 1985 CG2 Recogne in the Ardennes, Belgium*
3366 Gödel 1985 SD1 Kurt Gödel, Austro-Hungarian logician
3367 Alex 1983 CA3 Alex R. Baltutis, grandson of the discoverer [LDS]
3368 Duncombe 1985 QT Raynor Lockwood Duncombe, American astronomer*
3369 Freuchen 1985 UZ Peter Freuchen, Danish polar explorer and author*
3370 Kohsai 1934 CU Hiroki Kosai, Japanese astronomer
3371 Giacconi 1955 RZ Riccardo Giacconi, Italian-born American astrophysicist and winner (with Raymond Davis and Masatoshi Koshiba) of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2002*
3372 Bratijchuk 1976 SP4 M. V. Bratiichuk, Ukrainian astronomer*
3373 Koktebelia 1978 QQ2 Koktebel, a resort on the Black Sea in Crimea*
3374 Namur 1980 KO Namur, capital of the region of Wallonia in Belgium*
3375 Amy 1981 JY1 Amy Shoemaker Prescott, relative of the discoverer [LDS]
3376 Armandhammer 1982 UJ8 Armand Hammer, American industrialist and art collector*
3377 Lodewijk 4122 P-L Lodewijk Woltjer, Dutch astronomer
3378 Susanvictoria A922 WB Susan Titus and Victoria Van Biesbroeck Streeter, granddaughters of the discoverer [LDS]
3379 Oishi 1931 TJ1 Hideo Oishi, Japanese amateur astronomer
3380 Awaji 1940 EF Awaji Island, Japan
3381 Mikkola 1941 UG Seppo Mikkola, Finnish astronomer*
3382 Cassidy 1948 RD William Arthur Cassidy, American meteoriticist*
3383 Koyama 1951 AB Hisako Koyama, Japanese amateur astronomer
3384 Daliya 1974 SB1 Vladimir Dahl, Russian lexicologist and ethnographer [LDS]
3385 Bronnina 1979 SK11 Nina Mikhajlovna Bronnikova, Russian astronomer
3386 Klementinum 1980 FA The Clementinum, college in Prague
3387 Greenberg 1981 WE Richard J. Greenberg, planetary scientist at the

University of ArizonaMPC 12803, not Jerome Mayo Greenberg (J. Mayo Greenberg), American cosmochemist*

3388 Tsanghinchi 1981 YR1 Hin-Chi Tsang, Chinese*
3389 Sinzot 1984 DU Family name of the discoverer's grandmother [LDS]
3390 Demanet 1984 ES1 The family name of the discoverer's paternal grandmotherr* [MPC 15573]
3391 Sinon 1977 DD3 Sinon, mythical Greek warrior
3392 Setouchi 1979 YB Setouchi Region, Japan
3393 Štúr 1984 WY1 Ľudovít Štúr(1815-1856), Slovak leader and writer [LDS]
3394 Banno 1986 DB Yoshiaki Banno, Japanese engineer
3395 Jitka 1985 UN Jitka Beneš, Czech astronomer
3396 Muazzez A915 TE Muazzez K. Lohmiller, staff member of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory [LDS]
3397 Leyla 1964 XA Nancy Leyla Lohmiller, daughter of Muazzez Lohmiller [LDS]
3398 Stättmayer 1978 PC Peter Stättmayer, German amateur astronomer, director of the Volkssternwarte München (Munich Public Observatory)
3399 Kobzon 1979 SZ9 Joseph Kobzon, Soviet singer
3400 Aotearoa 1981 GX Māori name for New Zealand*

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