Meanings of minor planet names: 33001–34000

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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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: 33,001… 33,101… 33,201… 33,301… 33,401… 33,501… 33,601… 33,701… 33,801… 33,901…

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
33001–33100
33004 Dianesipiera 1997 EP Diane M. Sipiera, American executive director of the Planetary Studies Foundation, author, and operator of the Star-Lab Planetarium
33010 Enricoprosperi 1997 EO30 Enrico Prosperi, Italian astronomer, owner of the Tuscan Osservatorio Castelmartini
33056 Ogunimachi 1997 UG15 Ogunimachi, Niigata prefecture, Japan, famous for its washi (Japanese paper) production
33058 Kovařík 1997 UP20 Oton Kovařík, Czech-American actor, orator and painter, and his wife Dása, also an actress
33061 Václavmorava 1997 VA1 Václav Morava, 20th-century Czech psychiatrist, painter, graphic artist, sculptor, musician, essayist and poet
33100 Udine 1997 YK9 Udine, chief town of the Friuli district of Italy
33101–33200
33103 Pintar 1997 YA12 James Anthony Pintar, American physicist and helioseismologist
33154 Talent 1998 DT15 David L. Talent, American contractor team leader for the NEAT camera transition to the 1.2-m AMOS telescope on Haleakala
33157 Pertile 1998 DF20 Tomás Pertile, Czech amateur astronomer
33179 Arsenewenger 1998 FY15 Arsène Wenger, French manager of the English Arsenal Football Club
33301–33400
33330 Barèges 1998 SW Barèges, France, at the foot of the Pic du Midi
33376 Medi 1999 CZ8 Enrico Medi, Italian physicist
33377 Večerníček 1999 CR9 Večerníček, Czech television animated figure
33401–33500
33433 Maurilia 1999 EZ4 Maurilia Sposetti, sister of the discoverer
33478 Deniselivon 1999 GB Denise Selivon, Brazilian biologist and professor at the University of São Paulo
33480 Bartolucci 1999 GA1 Osvaldo Bartolucci, Italian director of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Alpette
33501–33600
33528 Jinzeman 1999 HL Jindřich Zeman, Czech amateur astronomer, winner of the František Nušl Award of the Czech Astronomical Society in 1942
33529 Henden 1999 HA1 Arne A. Henden, American astronomer, co-author of Astronomical Photometry, director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
33532 Gabriellacoli 1999 HV2 Gabriella Coli, Italian elementary school teacher of the first discoverer
33544 Jerold 1999 JY8 Jerold Z. Kaplan, American physician, surgeon, and amateur astronomer
33553 Nagai 1999 JQ17 Nagai, Yamagata prefecture, Japan, where a meteorite fell in 1922
33701–33800
33746 Sombart 1999 OK Jean-Pierre Sombart, French amateur astronomer
33747 Clingan 1999 PK4 Roy Clingan, American amateur astronomer
33750 Davehiggins 1999 RD2 David J. Higgins, Australian business analyst and amateur astronomer, operator of Hunters Hill Observatory
33799 Myra 1999 UV2 Myra J. Halpin, American finalist in both NASA's Teacher in Space (1985) and Educator Astronaut Teacher (2004) competitions
33800 Gross 1999 VB7 John Gross, American amateur astronomer
33801–33900
33863 Elfriederwin 2000 JH7 Elfriede and Erwin Schwab, Sr., parents of the first discoverer
33994 Regidufour 2000 OR1 Reginald Dufour, American astronomer
Preceded by
32,001–33,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 33,001–34,000
Succeeded by
34,001–35,000

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