Meanings of minor planet names: 152001–153000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU‘s Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU’s naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor-planet names. Also see list of named minor planets (alphabetical) for a condensed version without naming citations.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are approved and published in a bulletin by IAU’s Working Group Small Body Nomenclature (WGSBN).[1] Before May 2021, citations were published in MPC’s Minor Planet Circulars for many decades.[2] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[3] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[4][5] Based on Paul Herget‘s The Names of the Minor Planets,[6] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document: “SBDB”. New namings may only be added to this list below after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the WGSBN.[7]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for… Ref · Catalog
152067 Deboy 2004 PK111 Christopher C. Deboy (born 1969) is a radio-frequency engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, who served as the Radio Communications System Lead for the New Horizons mission to Pluto. JPL · 152067

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for… Ref · Catalog
152146 Rosenlappin 2005 LJ15 Gary Rosenbaum (born 1952) and Terri Lappin (born 1961) have organized observing and outreach activities within the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association for several decades JPL · 152146
152188 Morricone 2005 QP51 Ennio Morricone (1928–2020), prolific Italian film composer JPL · 152188

Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for… Ref · Catalog
152217 Akosipov 2005 RR22 Alexandr Kuzmich Osipov (1920–2004), research worker at the Astronomical Observatory of Kiev University JPL · 152217
152226 Saracole 2005 SD3 Sara Loraine Cole (born 1969), American biologist and animal behaviorist JPL · 152226
152227 Argoli 2005 SO4 Andrea Argoli (1570–1657), Paduan astronomer, mathematician and physician JPL · 152227
152233 Van Till 2005 SL19 Howard J. Van Till (born 1938), physics professor at Calvin College from 1965 until 1997 JPL · 152233
152290 Lorettaoberheim 2005 TB23 Loretta Oberheim (born 1954) and her efforts in healthcare services and charity involvement in the State of Delaware. JPL · 152290
152299 Vanautgaerden 2005 TQ50 Jan Vanautgaerden (born 1978), a passionate Belgian amateur astronomer. JPL · 152299

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