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Meanings of asteroid names (8501-9000)

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Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
8501-8600
8501 Wachholz Burkhard Wachholz, senior chief mechanic and department head at the Institute of Physics, University of Heidelberg, and friend of the first discoverer
8502 Bauhaus Bauhaus, German architectural school*
8503 Masakatsu *
8515 Corvan 1991 RJ *
8516 Hyakkai *
8521 Boulainvilliers Henri de Boulainvilliers, Comte de Saint-Saire, French historian and political writer*
8523 Bouillabaisse 1992 PX Bouillabaisse, the fish stew*
8524 Paoloruffini Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician*
8525 Nielsabel Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician*
8526 Takeuchiyukou *
8527 Katayama *
8529 Sinzi *
8530 Korbokkur *
8531 Mineosaito *
8533 Oohira 1993 BM *
8534 Knutsson Gösta Knutsson, Swedish children's author
8535 Pellesvanslös Pelle Svanslös (English: Peter No-Tail), fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson
8536 Måns Måns, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson
8537 Billochbull Bill and Bull, fictional cats in the stories of Gösta Knutsson
8538 Gammelmaja Gammel-Maja, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson
8539 Laban Laban, fictional cat in the stories of Gösta Knutsson
8540 Ardeberg Arne Ardeberg, Swedish professor emeritus of astronomy at Lund Observatory, director of the European Southern Observatory at La Silla (1979–1984)
8541 Schalkenmehren *
8543 Tsunemi *
8544 Sigenori 1993 YE *
8545 McGee Hazel McGee, British amateur astronomer and editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association*
8546 Kenmotsu *
8548 Sumizihara *
8549 Alcide 1994 FS *
8550 Hesiodos The Greek epic poet Hesiod*
8551 Daitarabochi *
8552 Hyoichi 1995 HE *
8553 Bradsmith 1995 HG Bradford A. Smith, American astronomer*
8554 Gabreta 1995 KH Ancient name (first mentioned by Strabo in his Geographica) for the Šumava mountains in the Czech Republic
8555 Mirimao 1995 LD *
8556 Jana 1995 NB Jana Moravcová, wife of the discoverer
8557 Šaroun 1995 OK *
8558 Hack 1995 PC Margherita Hack, Director of Trieste Astronomical Observatory
8560 Tsubaki *
8564 Anomalocaris Anomalocaris, Cambrian animal
8568 Larrywilson *
8569 Mameli 1996 TG *
8571 Taniguchi 1996 UX *
8572 Nijo Nijo Castle, Kyoto, Japan
8573 Ivanka 1996 VQ Ivanka Moravcová, the discoverer's mother
8574 Makotoirie *
8575 Seishitakeuchi *
8577 Choseikomori *
8578 Shojikato 1996 WZ Shoji Kato, Japanese astrophysicist and professor emeritus
8579 Hieizan Hieizan, Japanese mountain, on whose summit is Enryaku-ji Temple
8580 Pinsky *
8581 Johnen *
8582 Kazuhisa 1997 AY Kazuhisa Mishima, Japanese astronomy curator at the Kurashiki Science Center and planetarium
8583 Froberger Johann Jakob Froberger, German composer*
8585 Purpurea 2025 P-L Several birds and plants have purpurea ("purple") as a species epithet, e.g. the Purple Heron Ardea purpurea*
8586 Epops 2563 P-L The Hoopoe Upupa epops (a bird) *
8587 Ruficollis 3078 P-L The Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis (a bird) *
8588 Avosetta 4025 P-L The Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta (a bird) *
8589 Stellaris 4068 P-L The Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris (a bird) *
8590 Pygargus 6533 P-L The Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus (a bird) *
8591 Excubitor 6543 P-L The Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor (a bird) *
8592 Rubetra 1188 T-1 The Whinchat Saxicola rubetra (a bird) *
8593 Angustirostris 2186 T-1 The Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris (a bird) *
8594 Albifrons 2245 T-1 The Little Tern Sterna albifrons (a bird) *
8595 Dougallii 3233 T-1 The Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii (a bird) *
8596 Alchata 1298 T-2 The Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata (a bird) *
8597 Sandvicensis 2045 T-2 The Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis (a bird) *
8598 Tetrix 2202 T-2 The Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix (a bird) *
8599 Riparia 2277 T-2 The Sand Martin Riparia riparia (a bird) *
8600 Arundinaceus 3060 T-2 The Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus (a bird) *
8601-8700
8601 Ciconia 3155 T-2 The storks Ciconia (a genus of birds) *
8602 Oedicnemus 2480 T-3 The Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus (a bird) *
8603 Senator 3134 T-3 The Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator (a bird) *
8608 Chelomey Vladimir Nikolaevich Chelomey, designer of space technology, creator of space systems for the Salyut manned space stations
8609 Shuvalov *
8610 Goldhaber 1977 UD *
8612 Burov *
8616 Fogelquist Rune Fogelquist, Swedish amateur astronomer
8632 Egleston 1981 FR *
8634 Neubauer 1981 GG Ferdinand John Neubauer, American astronomer or Fritz M. Neubauer, German astronomer*
8635 Yuriosipov *
8636 Malvina Daughter of astronomer Alain Maury
8640 Ritaschulz Rita Schulz, German astronomer*
8643 Quercus 1988 SC The genus of trees Quercus (oaks)*
8644 Betulapendula 1988 SD The Silver birch tree Betula pendula*
8647 Populus 1989 RG The genus of trees Populus (poplars)*
8648 Salix 1989 RJ The genus of trees Salix (willows)*
8649 Juglans The genus of trees Juglans (walnuts)*
8651 Alineraynal *
8652 Acacia The genus of trees Acacia*
8656 Cupressus The genus of trees Cupressus (cypresses)*
8657 Cedrus The genus of trees Cedrus (cedars)*
8660 Sano *
8661 Ratzinger *
8665 Daun-Eifel *
8666 Reuter *
8667 Fontane Theodor Fontane, German author*
8668 Satomimura 1991 HM Satomimura (Satomi village), Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, 150 km north of Tokyo, famous for its starry sky and annual autumn star party
8672 Morse Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of Morse code*
8676 Lully Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer*
8677 Charlier Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier, Swedish astronomer
8678 Bäl Bäl, parish on Gotland island, Sweden
8679 Tingstäde Tingstäde, parish on Gotland island, Sweden
8680 Rone Rone, parish on Gotland island, Sweden
8681 Burs Burs, parish on Gotland island, Sweden
8682 Kräklingbo Kräklingbo, parish on Gotland island, Sweden
8683 Sjölander Nils Göran Sjölander, Swedish astronomer
8684 Reichwein Adolf Reichwein, resistance fighter in Nazi Germany
8685 Fauré Gabriel Fauré, French composer*
8686 Akenside *
8687 Caussols 1992 PV Caussols, Alpes-Maritrimes, France, where Eric W. Elst has made a number of asteroid discoveries*
8688 Delaunay *
8690 Swindle *
8691 Etsuko *
8693 Matsuki *
8695 Bergvall Nils Bergvall, Swedish astronomer
8696 Kjeriksson Kjell Eriksson, Swedish astronomer
8697 Olofsson Kjell Olofsson, Swedish astronomer
8698 Bertilpettersson Bertil Pettersson, Swedish astronomer
8700 Gevaert Lieven Gevaert, Belgian (Flemish) founder of L. Gevaert & Cie, manufacturer of photographic paper, which merged with Actien-Gesellschaft für Anilin-Fabrikation to become Agfa Geveart Group
8701-8800
8702 Nakanishi Akio Nakanishi, Japanese astrophotographer, and member of Mount Nyukasa station, where this minor planet was discovered
8703 Nakanotadao *
8704 Sadakane 1993 YJ *
8706 Takeyama 1994 CM Haruo Takeyama, Japanese physicist and astronomy enthusiast
8707 Arakihiroshi Hiroshi Araki, Japanese amateur astronomer
8709 Kadlu Kadlu In Inuit mythology either one goddess or three sisters who presided over thunder.
8710 Hawley Walter N. Hawley, physics and astronomy teacher at Saint Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and director of the school observatory there, and friend of the discoverer
8712 Suzuko *
8713 Azusa *
8716 Ginestra *
8719 Vesmír 1995 VR Vesmír, Czech science journal
8720 Takamizawa *
8721 AMOS Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing observatory (AMOS, originally the Air Force Maui Optical Station)
8722 Schirra *
8723 Azumayama *
8724 Junkoehara Junko Ehara, Japanese cellist and amateur astronomer
8725 Keiko *
8726 Masamotonasu Masamoto Nasu, Japanese author and president of the Japanese Association of Writers for Children
8728 Mimatsu *
8729 Descour *
8730 Iidesan Iidesan mountain range and national park, which forms the borders between Fukushima, Niigata and Yamagata prefectures in northern mainland Japan
8731 Tejima 1996 WY Seiichi Tejima, 19th-20th-century Japanese education advocate, who contributed to the development of what is now the National Science Museum of Japan and founder of what is now Kyoritsu Women's University
8732 Champion Frank L. Champion, Oklahoma's first flyer*
8734 Warner 1997 AA Brian D. Warner, American astronomer and publisher of the Minor Planet Observer monthly newsletter
8735 Yoshiosakai Sakai Yoshio, 20th-century Japanese pioneer in building astronomical observatories for the general public, founder of the Hidahiko Tenmondai and director of Ogawa Astronomical Observatory
8736 Shigehisa Osao Shigehisa, Japanese astronomer, contributor to the History of Amateur Astronomy in Japan (1987 and 1994)
8737 Takehiro Takehiro Hayashi, Japanese public educator and professor of astronomy and Earth science at Hiroshima University
8738 Saji Saji Observatory
8739 Morihisa Morihisa Suzuki, Japanese petrologist and meteoricist
8740 Václav Wenceslas I, Duke of Bohemia and his descendants
8742 Bonazzoli *
8743 Kèneke *
8744 Cilla *
8745 Delaney *
8747 Asahi *
8749 Beatles The Beatles, British rock group*
8750 Nettarufina 2197 P-L The Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina (a bird) *
8751 Nigricollis 2594 P-L The Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis (a bird) *
8752 Flammeus 2604 P-L The Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus (a bird) *
8753 Nycticorax 2636 P-L The Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax (a bird) *
8754 Leucorodia 4521 P-L The Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia (a bird) *
8755 Querquedula 4586 P-L The Garganey Anas querquedula (a bird) *
8756 Mollissima 6588 P-L The Common Eider Somateria mollissima (a bird) *
8757 Cyaneus 6600 P-L The Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus (a bird) *
8758 Perdix 6683 P-L The Grey Partridge Perdix perdix (a bird) *
8759 Porzana 7603 P-L The crakes Porzana species (a genus of birds) *
8760 Crex 1081 T-1 The Corncrake Crex crex (a bird) *
8761 Crane 1163 T-1 The cranes Grus species (a genus of birds) *
8762 Hiaticula 3196 T-1 The Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula (a bird) *
8763 Pugnax 3271 T-1 The Ruff Philonachus pugnax (a bird) *
8764 Gallinago 1109 T-2 The snipes Gallinago species (a genus of birds) *
8765 Limosa 1274 T-2 The godwits Limosa species (a genus of birds) *
8766 Niger 1304 T-2 The Niger River, West Africa; several birds and plants also have niger ("black") as a species epithet, e.g. the Black Tern Chlidonias niger*
8767 Commontern 1335 T-2 The Common Tern, a bird
8768 Barnowl 2080 T-2 The Barn Owl, a bird*
8769 Arctictern 2181 T-2 The Arctic Tern, a bird*
8770 Totanus 3076 T-2 The Redshank Tringa totanus (a bird) *
8771 Biarmicus 3187 T-2 The Bearded Tit Panurus biarmicus (a bird) *
8772 Minutus 4254 T-2 Several birds have minutus ("small") as a species epithet, e.g. the Little Gull Larus minutus*
8773 Torquilla 5006 T-2 The Wryneck Jynx torquilla (a bird) *
8774 Viridis 5162 T-2 The Green Woodpecker Picus viridis (a bird) *
8775 Cristata 5490 T-2 Several birds have cristatus ("crested") as a species epithet, e.g. the Crested Tit Parus cristatus*
8776 Campestris 2287 T-3 Several birds and plants have campestris ("of fields") as a species epithet, e.g. the Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris*
8777 Torquata 5016 T-3 Several birds have torquata ("collared") as a species epithet*
8780 Forte 1975 LT Juan Carlos Forte, Argentinian astronomer
8781 Yurka *
8782 Bakhrakh *
8783 Gopasyuk *
8785 Boltwood Paul Boltwood, Canadian computer scientist and amateur astronomer
8786 Belskaya Irina N. Belskaya, Ukrainian astronomer
8787 Ignatenko *
8788 Labeyrie Catherine Labeyrie and Antoine Labeyrie, French astronomers
8793 Thomasmüller 1979 QX Thomas G. Müller, German astronomer
8801-8900
8804 Eliason Eric M. Eliason, American expert in image processing and analysis for the U.S. Geological Survey's Astrogeologic Team
8805 Petrpetrov Petr Petrovich Petrov, Ukrainian astrophysicist
8806 Fetisov *
8809 Roversimonaco *
8811 Waltherschmadel Walter Schmadel, German chairman of the Deutsche Studentenschaft (Student Association) in 1927-1929?*
8812 Kravtsov *
8813 Leviathan The mythical creature Leviathan mentioned in the Bible*
8814 Rosseven 1983 XG *
8816 Gamow George Gamow, Ukrainian-American physicist and cosmologist*
8817 Roytraver Roy Traver, American photographer, philosopher, teacher, innovator, gourmet cook, and friend of the discoverers
8818 Hermannbondi Hermann Bondi, 20th-century British cosmologist
8819 Chrisbondi Christine Bondi (née Stockman), British humanist, astrophysicist and mathematician
8820 Anjandersen 1985 VG Anja C. Andersen, Danish astrophysicist, winner of the 2005 European Commission's Descartes Prize
8822 Shuryanka Aleksandra Semenovna Morozova, mother of the discoverer
8824 Genta 1988 BH Genta Yamamoto, Japanese potter, known for his efforts to revive "Hoshino ware", and as "The Man who bakes a planet"
8826 Corneville *
8827 Kollwitz Käthe Kollwitz, German artist*
8831 Brändström *
8832 Altenrath Henricus Hubertus Altenrath, initiator and first director of the "Nijverheidsschool"*
8833 Acer 1989 RW The plant genus Acer (maple trees)
8834 Anacardium The plant genus Anacardium (cashew and mango)
8835 Annona The plant genus Annona (custard-apples)
8836 Aquifolium The Aquifoliaceae plant family, including the European Holly Ilex aquifolium
8837 London London, UK
8839 Novichkova Vera Stepanovna Novichkova, Ukrainian doctor and hematologist
8847 Huch Ricarda Huch, 19th/20th-century German novelist and poet, a critic of the fascist regime
8849 Brighton Brighton, UK
8850 Bignonia The plant genus Bignonia (cross vines and catalpas)
8852 Buxus The plant genus Buxus (boxwoods)*
8853 Gerdlehmann Gerhard Lehmann, German amateur astronomer
8855 Miwa 1991 JL *
8856 Celastrus The plant genus Celastrus (Staff vines)*
8857 Cercidiphyllum The plant genus Cercidiphyllum (Katsura tree)*
8858 Cornus The plant genus Cornus (dogwoods)*
8860 Rohloff *
8861 Jenskandler Jens Kandler, German amateur astronomer
8865 Yakiimo 1992 AF *
8866 Tanegashima 1992 BR The island Tanegashima, southern Japan*
8867 Tubbiolo Andrew F. Tubbiolo, electronics technician at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona and member of the Spacewatch team, discoverer of periodic comet P/2005 E1 (P/Tubbiolo)*
8868 Hjorter Olof Petrus Hjorter, eighteenth-century Swedish astronomer
8869 Olausgutho Olaus Johannis Gutho, medieval student at Uppsala University, Sweden
8870 von Zeipel Hugo von Zeipel, Swedish astronomer
8871 Svanberg Gustaf Svanberg, Swedish astronomer
8872 Ebenum The Ebony tree Diospyros ebenum*
8874 Showashinzan *
8875 Fernie J. Donald Fernie, Canadian astronomer
8877 Rentaro Rentaro Taki, composer*
8881 Prialnik Dina Prialnik, Israeli astronomer
8882 Sakaetamura *
8883 Miyazakihayao *
8885 Sette *
8886 Elaeagnus The plant genus Elaeagnus (Silverberry)*
8887 Scheeres Dr. Daniel Scheeres, University of Michigan professor
8889 Mockturtle 1994 OC The Mock Turtle, character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland*
8890 Montaigne Michel de Montaigne, French writer*
8891 Irokawa *
8892 Kakogawa *
8895 Nha 1995 QN Nha Il-Seong Museum of Astronomy, Korea
8897 Defelice 1995 SX Aurelio De Felice, Italian sculptor
8898 Linnaea The plant Twinflower Linnaea borealis; itself named after Carolus Linnaeus*
8900 AAVSO The American Association of Variable Star Observers
8901-9000
8906 Yano *
8907 Takaji *
8909 Ohnishitaka *
8911 Kawaguchijun 1995 YA *
8912 Ohshimatake *
8914 Nickjames Nick James (Nicholas D. James), British amateur astronomer*
8915 Sawaishujiro *
8922 Kumanodake *
8923 Yamakawa *
8924 Iruma *
8925 Boattini Andrea Boattini, Italian astronomer*
8926 Abemasanao 1996 YK *
8927 Ryojiro 1996 YT *
8929 Haginoshinji *
8930 Kubota *
8931 Hirokimatsuo *
8932 Nagamoto *
8933 Kurobe *
8934 Nishimurajun *
8935 Beccaria Cesare Beccaria, Italian Enlightenment thinker
8937 Gassan *
8939 Onodajunjiro *
8940 Yakushimaru *
8941 Junsaito *
8942 Takagi *
8943 Stefanozafka Stefano Zafka, 20th-century Italian Alpine guide, who disappeared during his second descent from K2
8944 Ortigara *
8945 Cavaradossi 1997 CM *
8946 Yoshimitsu 1997 CO *
8947 Mizutani *
8952 ODAS OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey*
8957 Koujounotsuki Koujounotsuki, musical piece composed by Rentaro Taki*
8958 Stargazer *
8959 Oenanthe 2550 P-L *
8960 Luscinioides 2575 P-L *
8961 Schoenobaenus 2702 P-L *
8962 Noctua 2771 P-L *
8963 Collurio 4651 P-L *
8964 Corax 7643 P-L *
8965 Citrinella 9511 P-L *
8966 Hortulana 3287 T-1 *
8967 Calandra 4878 T-1 *
8968 Europaeus 1212 T-2 *
8969 Alexandrinus 1218 T-2 *
8970 Islandica 1355 T-2 *
8971 Leucocephala 2256 T-2 *
8972 Sylvatica 2319 T-2 *
8973 Pratincola 3297 T-2 *
8974 Gregaria 3357 T-2 *
8975 Atthis 4076 T-2 *
8976 Leucura 4221 T-2 *
8977 Paludicola 4272 T-2 *
8978 Barbatus 3109 T-3 *
8979 Clanga 3476 T-3 *
8980 Heliaca 4190 T-3 *
8982 Oreshek *
8983 Rayakazakova *
8984 Derevyanko *
8985 Tula *
8986 Kineyayasuyo Yasuyo Kineya, elder sister of the discoverer
8990 Compassion 1980 DN Compassion (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere)
8991 Solidarity Solidarity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere)
8992 Magnanimity Magnanimity (named after September 11, 2001, to honour the victims of disasters everywhere)
8993 Ingstad 1980 UL Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer and scientist
8994 Kashkashian 1980 VG *
9000 Hal 1981 JO HAL 9000, fictional computer in Space Odyssey series

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