Vekhev: Jenny Jiaqi Liu (b. 1993) was a finalist in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for her computer-science project. He is a member of the Outer Planets project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a member of the board of trustees of Stony Ridge Observatory. He is the president of the International Center for Scientific Culture-World Laboratory.
Tatsotsov: Named in memory of Knut Hamsun, pseudonym of Knut Pedersen (1859-1952), the Norwegian novelist, dramatist, poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1920. Yamada has continued to hold monthly meetings of the Nagoya branch of the O.A.A. The renowned Russian traveler has taken many of the world's most difficult land and sea routes and has sailed around the world three times.
Keminchasakema: Shirakamisanchi is a mountain district spreading over Aomori Prefecture and Akita Prefecture, Japan. Kuma town, known for forestry, agriculture and as an important destination for pilgrims, also encourages local cultural activities. It still influences the Swiss national consciousness.
Nish: Brac is an island in the central part of the Adriatic sea and home of the Pustinja Blaca Hermitage Observatory. Founded by King Charles II in 1675 for the determination of longitude at sea, the Royal Observatory was soon established as one of the world's leading astronomical research institutions. Citation provided by Dennis L. Matson at the request of the discoverer.
FoltiHorerulte: Named in honor of Keiichi Kodaira (b. 1937), who works mainly in stellar and galactic physics and served as president of IAU Commission 36 during 1982-1985. It was the first of Brazil's planned cities, since the old capital at Ouro Prêto could not accommodate the necessary expansions. This naming is made on the occasion of Fulton's retirement after 37 years of dedicated work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Kieravao: Tamao Nakamura (b. 1939), born in Kyoto prefecture, is an actress. but might have chosen to be born in Italy had she been asked; instead she obtained her doctorate in Italian Renaissance literature. Later he became the leader of a new school, Fauvism, characterized by bold use of color and distorted forms.
Zenden: Zachary Harvey Hopkins (b. 1988) is a finalist in the 2003 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, a middle school science competition, for his biochemistry, medicine, health and microbiology project. Originally trained in theology, he came under the influence of the mathematician-theologian Mersenne. The discoverers of this minor planet were members of Souten.
Esheind: Yoshimi Takahashi (1925-2005) was an amateur astronomer who contributed much to the establishment of Nanyo Astronomical Lovers Club in 1983 and the Nanyo Citizen's Astronomical Observatory in 1987. Leo is an accomplished solar and auroral observer and has written the Beginner's Observing Guide. Her tireless efforts facilitated the adoption of an exemplary new light pollution code for Cochise County.
MoToe: The Moving Object and Transient Event Search System, located in Tucson, Arizona, consists of three identical 0.35-m f/5 reflecting telescope/CCD camera combinations operating in driftscan mode. A pioneer in animal and plant chemistry, he collaborated with Lavoisier in reforming the system of chemical nomenclature. Named for Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), née Norma Jean Mortensen (also known as Baker), renowned glamorous star of the movie screen.
Jehushe: Named in honor of Ye Shuhua, well-known Chinese astronomer, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an unfailing friend of the discoverers. He has also reported tens of thousands of variable star observations. He attends the Saint Augustine High School, Saint Augustine, Florida, U.S.A.
Stramattme: Martin Ayalde Camacho (b. 1995) was awarded first place in the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his mathematical-sciences project. Besides ballads and the multivolume Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg, his novels are especially significant (e.g. His leadership is a key factor in turning the Large Binocular Telescope and Giant Magellan Telescope projects from plans into reality.
Zech: Named in honor of Gert Zech (1941- ), astronomer at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut and editor of "Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts" who has also worked on the determination of the mass of the earth and the astronomical unit from observations of (433) Eros. 22. He remains a scholar and popularizer of astronomy.
Motsaos: Named in honor of the Australian amateur astronomer David Herald for his astrometric observations of comets and his work on occultations by minor planets. He did not fulfill this order but raised and educated the boy. Takuya Matsumoto (b. 1966) is a high-school teacher and amateur astronomer who has also been director of the 100-member headquarters of the San-In Society of Astronomy since 1990.
Matsdons: Pierre François André Méchain (1744-1804) discovered many comets and deep-sky objects. Opened in 1975, the observatory saw a steady stream of visitors until his second retirement in 1996. This planet is named on the occasion of the 1994 meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft in Potsdam.
IAU citations for extremely minor planets.
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