Meanings of Minor Planet Names: 207001–208000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, 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 span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.


Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
207319 Eugenemar 2005 GZ109 Eugene Y. Mar, humanitarian, healer, and Physician at Tucson Orthopedic Institute †
207321 Crawshaw 2005 GL110 Steven A. Crawshaw, Director of the Introductory Physics and Astronomy Labs at the University of Arkansas †
207341 Isabelmartin 2005 JD22 Isabel Lacruz Martin, doctorate graduated from Experimental Psychology at Kent State University in 2005 †
207385 Maxou 2005 RU4 Max "Maxou" Aebischer, Director of the Education Department in Freiburg University
207501–207600
207547 Charito 2006 LO Rosario Lacruz Martín ("Charito"), astronomer at Monte del Pardo, Madrid †
207585 Lubar 2006 QA24 The ancient city of Bolokhov was the capital of the Bolokhov principality in the times of Russian Kiev. Currently known as Lubar †
207601–207700
207657 Mangiantini 2007 PA Giovanni Mangiantini, amateur astronomer †
207666 Habibula 2007 PA11 Gilles Habibula, one of the main characters of the space opera Legion of Space
207681 Caiqiao 2007 QO Cai Qiao, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences †
207687 Senckenberg 2007 RZ15 Johann Christian Senckenberg, medical practitioner in his native city of Frankfurt †
207695 Olgakopyl 2007 RO39 Olga Andrivna Kopyl, Director of Zhytomyr Museum of Astronautics †
207701–207800
207763 Oberursel 2007 TP23 Oberursel, a town in the federal state of Hessen †
207899 Grinmalia 2008 UC3 Eugene Grinishyn, a stonemason, and Sergiy Malinovskiy, a farmer, are neighbors of the Andrushivka Observatory †
207901–208000
207901 Tzecmaun 2008 US91 The Tzec Maun Foundation, a foundation that provides free access to remote-controlled telescopes †
207931 Weihai 2008 YM9 Weihai, a well-known harbor and tourist city, as well as the location of the Shandong University †
Preceded by
206,001–207,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 207,001–208,000
Succeeded by
208,001–209,000

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