Tanyanwo: Hyoichiro Takeno (1910-2000) and his son Setsuo Takeno (b. 1936) were both professors of Hiroshima University. in 1977. Atherton High School, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

Haphos: Kharkiv (Khar'kov), an industrial and cultural center, is one of the largest cities in Ukraine. From this the idea of a more abstract god, in combination with ethical principles, has been evolved. Named after the blind god in Norse mythology, son of Odin and brother of Balder, whom he killed with a mistletoe shaft with the treacherous help of Loke.

Helain: Named in memory of Thomas R. McGetchin (1936-1979), geologist and planetary scientist, from 1977 director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. His studies of plants and animals led him to believe that heat is the source of life. Claudie was born in Le Creusot, where this minor planet was discovered.

Fust: Du Fu (712-c. The 125th anniversary of the establishment of Budapest as Hungary's political, cultural and scientific center is being celebrated this year. He is the head of the astronomy club in his home in the Syunan area.

Donbart: Hendrik Conscience (1812-1883) was a founder of Flemish literature. The discoverers wish to acknowledge his dedicated commitment and participation in the Palomar planet-crossing asteroid search, which included his own discovery of the Aten-type asteroid (3362) Khufu. He has also developed moving-object detection software for LINEAR.

Connig: Named in honor of Martha S. Hanner, planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who specializes in groundbased and space studies of particulate matter in the solar system, especially cometary dust. He explores interactions between the environment and civilization. Small in stature, he is nicknamed the "Fichtelberg flea".

Ennan: Named in honor of a friend of the discoverer. He also created (with Alan Hirshfeld) the two-volume Sky Catalogue 2000.0 and edited NGC 2000.0{ using computer databases. Support from MTU-INFORM enabled ITA to create a communication channel allowing the integration of the ITA computer system in the World Wide Web.

Taiffer: Dynamo Camp is the Italian location of the Hole in the Wall Association, a non-profit organisation that works around the world to promote and operate free summer camps specially designed for children with serious and chronic illnesses. Kieffer is specially recognized for his work on the geology of Mars and his participation in spacecraft missions. The river empties into the sea of Azov.

demoidunck: Since 2001, David Joseph Schade (b. 1953) has served as leader for the NRC-Canadian Astronomy Data Centre which has contributed numerous innovations to data management for, inter alia, HST, CFHT, Gemini, JCMT and MOST observatories and to the Virtual Observatory. His poems are profound and yet accessible. Masaki Tsuboi (b. 1954) is president of the Hiroshima Astronomical Society and a leader of the amateur astronomy community in western Japan.

Silax: Gaolu (1877-1947), the pioneer of modern astronomy in China, was born in Changle city, China Fujian province. His pictures of the horrors of war are shocking and deeply moving. Unsuccessful attempts were made to drill for oil and gas there.

Akal: Named in memory of Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958), Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer. In 1973 he observed two outbursts of comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák. Its construction was begun in 1686.

Carsenbirsersing: Named in memory of Amleto Cari (1904-1982). She helped analyze Hipparcos data on minor planets and satellites and has been involved in the ISO mission. Heidi L. K. Manning (b. 1967), a planetary scientist and associate professor of physics at Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota, has made important contributions to the development of scientific instruments for in situ spacecraft observations, as well as to laboratory studies of cosmic dust particles.

Kichin: Koon, a notable fighter, was the eldest son of Antenor. From 1937 to 1952 he taught at Harvard University, where he founded an architecture school and the Architects Collaborative and built the Harvard Graduate Center. He teaches at the Kastner Intermediate School, Fresno, California.

Tanunamanaldbo: Harald Bill (b. 1964), a long-term friend of the discoverer, is a German amateur astronomer, who observes comets and minor planets. In 1641 he became organist in Lübeck at the Marienkirche, with its beautiful organ that was destroyed in 1945. Based on the true story of three young men who lived in Matsuyama in the Meiji Period, this novel expresses the aspiration to western culture in Japan, which was en route to modernization.

Horthox: Named for the health resort on the south coast of the Crimea. His four years at Indiana University included a six-month expedition, initiated by John B. Irwin, to the South African observatories to introduce photometry by photoelectric methods to the southern hemisphere. Among his own discoveries are the Amor object 1988 SM and ten comets, eight of which are of short period.

Dach: Named in honor of Alexander Dalgarno (b. 1928), on the occasion of his 70th birthday. In 1876, he showed that the anthrax bacillus causes an infectious disease. He teaches at the Miller Junior High School, San Jose, California.

Nara: Landscape painter Albert Namatjira (1902-1959) was one of Australia's greatest artists. Cliff and Jackie founded the Riverside Telescope Makers' Conference in 1969; from small beginnings it has become a leading event for amateur astronomers and is known worldwide. The name also acknowledges the exchange of neckwear by the codiscoverers on their first meeting at IAU Symposium No. 45 in 1970.

Ocucero: Named in honor of Romana Ludkewycz, mother of the discoverer. Studies on the Relatio, which continue even today, can be found in major European libraries and archives. Citation prepared by the discoverer and A. W. Harris.

Veigerdaks: Jacint Verdaguer (1845-1902), born in Folgueroles, Catalonia, is considered one of the greatest poets in the Catalan language. He was one of the first, together with Andrea Carusi, to recognize the difficulties in reliably identifying asteroid families, and he pointed out many inconsistencies in the existing families claimed by various workers. She teaches at the Catholic Central High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Zienak: Named in honor of Carle M. Pieters, geologist on the faculty of Brown University, Providence. In a twelve-year career he set eighteen world records and won five Olympic medals: silver in 1948 and gold in 1952 at 5000 m, gold in 1948 and 1952 at 10 000 m and gold in the 1952 marathon. He also published many books on outdoor life, including astronomical observations.

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