Meanings of asteroid names

This is a list of named minor planets (mostly asteroids), with links to the Wikipedia articles on the people, places, characters and concepts that they are named after.

ee also

*List of asteroids
*List of asteroids named after people
*List of asteroids named after places

External links

* [http://www.gamp-pt.net/citazioni.htm Asteroids discovered at the observatory of San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy]
* [http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~comet3/Syouwakusei_en.html Asteroids discovered by Tsutomu Seki]
* [http://www.astro.uu.se/planet/asteroid/astdiv/ast1.html Asteroids discovered by Uppsala astronomers]
* [http://www.news.cornell.edu/Chronicle/99/8.12.99/asteroid.html Asteroids honoring people associated with Cornell Department of astronomy]
* [http://www.astro.umd.edu/awards/deptwinners-new.shtml Asteroids named after members of staff and graduates of the Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland]
* [http://www.rasc.ca/faq/asteroids/home.htm Asteroids with Canadian Connections]
* [http://www.friedensblitz.de/sterne/glanzzeiten/Namen.html Asteroids with a Hamburg connection]
* [http://esztergom.mcse.hu/magyar/minor.html Hungarian asteroids]
* [http://www.swisr.org/col5.html "In Our Skies" journalistic article on asteroid nomenclature]
* [http://www.ipa.nw.ru/PAGE/DEPFUND/LSBSS/englenam.htm Institute of Applied Astronomy's list of (accented) names]
* [http://www.klet.org/names/ Kleť Numbered Minor Planets]
* [http://www.astronieuws.nl/NL-plan.html List of "Dutch" asteroids] (in Dutch)
* [http://www.planetary.org/html/neo/Objects-Impacts/tpsasteroids.html Planetary Society asteroids]
* [http://www.rzuser.uni-heidelberg.de/~s21/minor.planets/numbers.htm Schmadel's list of (accented) names]
* [http://www.ll.mit.edu/LINEAR/ceres.html The Ceres Connection (asteroids named after students)]

Two systematic sources of citations are:
* The Show Citation script of the Harvard University Center for Astronomy MPES (Minor Planet Ephemeris Service): http://scully.cfa.harvard.edu/~cgi/ShowCitation.COM?num=37601
* The JPL Small-Body Database Browser: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=37601In both cases you need only modify the last argument of the address. The first's data base is being slowly built up in reverse chronological order; the second is more complete as of 2006.


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