Mashteroids

Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Roso

Vsetín is a town in the Valassko (Wallachia) region of eastern Moravia. astronomer Percival Lowell visited the peninsula in 1889. He teaches at the Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California. It is one of the most popular visitor sites in the Czech Republic.

Fac

Writer and social pedagogue Johann Daniel Falk (1768-1826), legation councillor at Weimar and friendly with Goethe, founded the "Society of the Friends in Need" and a home for neglected children during the Napoleonic wars. Tomatic is a godchild of the MPC astronomers B. G. Marsden and G. V. Williams. Ukalegon was an old hero and a member of the Trojan senate.

Kiffi

Named in honor of Jessica Cioffi for mentoring a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Mt. Sakurajima, a famous active volcano, is in the center of Kinkowan. She attends the Dallastown Area High School, Dallastown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Casa

Ahmed Shaker Mousa (b. 1984) is a finalist in the 2002 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his medicine and health project. It is widely regarded in Japan as a lucky bird. She attends the Bishop Lynch High School, Allen, Texas, U.S.A.

Kuplanana

La Serena is a beautiful small city near the Pacific, about 600 km north of Santiago de Chile. The collected experience of decades of research went into his main scientific heritage, the three-volume Himmelsmechanik. He contributed extensively to a wide range of astrophysical topics, including white dwarfs, interstellar matter, radiative transfer, solar radiation, pulsars and galactic nuclei.


Data from The IAU Minor Planet Center, mashed up by Leonard Richardson.

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