Atualaco: Aletta Jacobs (1854-1929) was the first Dutch woman to graduate from a university and the first Dutch female physician. As a keen observer, he codiscovered several minor planets and was fascinated especially by changes in cometary appearance. Yuan Fengfang (b. 1986), founder of the Guangzhou Stargazers Association, is dedicated to astronomy popularization and education in Guangzhou, China.
Ronge: Shilpi Ganguly (b. 1994) is a finalist in the 2006 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her biochemistry, medicine, health, and microbiology project. He was the founder of the philosophical Academy near Athens, which existed for over 900 years. He developed the Flagstaff Astrometric Scanning Transit Telescope (FASTT) and obtained extremely accurate positions for thousands of minor planets.
Bororagyny: Named in memory of Vasilij Ivanovich Bazhenov (1738-1799), Russian architect, teacher and architectural theorist. Located within 110 km from the Chernobyl nuclear power station, the region was seriously contaminated during the accident in April 1986. Since 1972 it has held an annual Student Winter Astronomical School and is now a mecca for Russian students in astronomy.
Lyoguangya: Chinese nuclear scientist Zhu Guangya (b. 1924) made many contributions to nuclear physics and atomic energy technologies and helped develop China's atomic energy program. An authority on the petrology of enstatite meteorites, Keil has also studied almost every other group of meteorites. He developed the study of the polarization of light from planets to a perfection that has hardly been surpassed.
Ptelulia: Named in honor of Syuji Hayakawa (1958- ), an active observer of minor planets and comets. Although Thoren's research contributions were wide- ranging, they nonetheless focused on Tycho Brahe and his emphasis on accuracy in a manner never before thought possible. Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee for the celebrated author of the "Almagest", whose ideas dominated astronomical thought in Europe and the Middle East from the second to the sixteenth centuries.
Husaekus: Eric M. Jones (b. 1944) is an American astrophysicist and space historian. (b. 1996), David S. His primary research interest is the high-redshift universe, including quasars, high-redshift radio galaxies, clusters of galaxies and giant radio galaxies. He also proved that microbes come from the air, paving the way for Pasteur. Name and citation provided by Richard Preston at the request of the discoverers.
Widokoy: Named in honor of Susumu Okugi (b. 1952), director of the software division of Goto Optical Laboratory. After retirement he was actively engaged in literary work, notably as president of the Herschel Society of Japan. Named for the village where the Yerkes Observatory is situated and where this minor planet was discovered.
Neiseirk: Hark Tsui (b. 1951) is a brilliant Hong Kong move producer and director whose numerous productions include Chinese Ghost Story (1987) and Green Snake (1993). The name embodies the hope that peace will be achieved inside and outside the country, on the earth and in the heavens. His best imaginative works come from the interwar period.
Den: Named in honor of George E. N. Scoon (b. 1936). It lies among beautiful, fertile vineyards. He has studied impact cratering and its implications for planetary evolution. Tungus reindeer herders, living in the forests, were thrown to the ground, and many of them lost their herds and tepees. Ninety-eight stories of Kamen Rider were broadcast from 1971 to 1973. This has resulted in the discovery of both crystalline and amorphous silicate features in comets.
Asmasmananiv: Asmita Kumar (b. 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her physical science project. The name means "fresh leaves" and frequently represents the city of Sendai. He is currently working to unravel the origin of primitive materials in the Kaidun meteorite.
Spuzi-Miecz: The Pic-du-Midi Observatory was founded in the Pyrénées in the south of France in 1881. He incurred the disapproval of the synagogue authorities, and in 1656 he was excommunicated. As a long-time member of this observatory's Centre de Données Astronomiques, he is responsible for maintaining the SIMBAD bibliographic database.
Heklas: Named in honor of Isao Kaneko (b. 1918), who worked toward social education during reconstruction in postwar Japan. He was thereby able to give a unique and decisive contribution to the history of thought. Named for the province situated in the lower stretch of the Yellow River, the cradle of civilization in ancient China.
Peeki: A. Georg Pauls (b. 1958) is an engineer with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, best known as the SDSS Camera Project manager and leader of the electronics team. In Japan Standard Time this minor planet was discovered on Aug. The site is in what is now the Navajo National Monument in northern Arizona, and the name is apparently from a Navajo phrase meaning "houses that have been left behind".
IAU citations for extremely minor planets.
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