Meanings of minor planet names: 90001–91000

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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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: 90,001… 90,101… 90,201… 90,301… 90,401… 90,501… 90,601… 90,701… 90,801… 90,901…

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
90138 Diehl 2002 YD Jacqueline (Jackie) Diehl, American first chair of the White Sands Star Party, member of the Alamogordo Astronomy Club, manager of Space Camp at the New Mexico Museum of Space History, and education and public outreach coordinator at the National Solar Observatory
90140 Gómezdonet 2002 YK2 Josep Julia Gómez Donet, Spanish friend of the discoverer and a pioneer of CCD astrometry of asteroids and comets
90279 Devětsil 2003 DL10 Devětsil, Czech avant-garde group of artists active from 1920 to 1930
90288 Dalleave 2003 ET17 Sergio Dalle Ave, Italian technician and night assistant at the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Asiago (Asiago Astrophysical Observatory)
90328 Haryou 2003 FQ85 HARYOU (Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited)
90377 Sedna 2003 VB12 Sedna, Inuit goddess of the sea
90414 Karpov 2003 YP110 Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess grandmaster and World Champion for 16 years
90450 Cyriltyson 2004 BR117 Cyril deGrasse Tyson, American director of HARYOU (see 90328 Haryou, above)
90463 Johnrichard 2004 CS39 John B. and Richard R. Dixon, American amateur astronomers, in recognition of their help in transporting observatory domes from Michigan to New Mexico and then in the construction of the Jornada Observatory
90481 Wollstonecraft 2004 DA Mary Wollstonecraft, British writer, philosopher, and early feminist
90482 Orcus 2004 DW Orcus, Roman god of the underworld, punisher of broken oaths
90502 Buratti 2004 EM7 Bonnie J. Buratti, American senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
90525 Karijanberg 2004 FB2 Karen, wife of the discoverer, and her parents, Richard and Janet Halberg
90528 Raywhite 2004 FE19 Raymond E. White, Jr., American astronomer, archaeoastronomer, and teacher
90533 Laurentblind 2004 FB29 Laurent Blind, French computer programmer, paraglider, equestrian, and the discoverer's boyfriend
90564 Markjarnyk 2004 GJ2 Mark Andrew Jarnyk, Australian software engineer at the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
90703 Indulgentia 1988 RO3 Indulgentia, Latin for "indulgence, goodness, kindness, love, tenderness, fondness", and also "the gratification of another's desires, inclinations or humors"
90709 Wettin 1990 TX3 Wettin Castle, a castle near Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, ancestral seat of the Wettiner dynasty
90712 Wittelsbach 1990 TE13 Burg Wittelsbach, a castle ruin near Aichach in Bavaria, Germany, ancestral seat of the Wittelsbacher dynasty
90713 Chajnantor 1990 VE3 Chajnantor (5000 m), a plateau in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, where the Atacama Large Millimeter Array will be constructed
90817 Doylehall 1995 RO Doyle Hall, American astronomer and member of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) team
90818 Daverichards 1995 RR Dave Richards, AMOS commander during the last years of the twentieth century
90820 McCann 1995 SS1 Jeff McCann, American AMOS commander
Preceded by
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 90,001–91,000
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