Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Peter Bronstein (b. 1947) is father in-law of the discoverer. Together with Tomohisa Ohno, he recently rehabilitated the late comet and nova hunter Minoru Honda's observatory "Seijin-Sanso". He is the author of a series of popular books, scientific and popular articles, as well as of educational performances at the Nicholas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium in Brno.


Christine Weizer Li (b. 1988) was awarded first place in the 2006 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her environmental sciences team project. Best known among his works are the historical tragedy King Ottocar, His Rise and Fall and the lyric tragedy The Waves of Sea and Love. Best known among his designs are the castle and Sanssouci palace in Potsdam, the opera house at Berlin and the Rheinsberg castle.


German physicist Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888) elaborated the kinetic theory of gases. Astrometrica has enabled many amateur astronomers to participate in their own astrometric programs on comets and minor planets. Named in honor of the outstanding sportswoman and pioneer Soviet parachutist Anna Aleksandrovna Shishmareva.


Named for Proteaceae, the firebush family, with some 75 genera and over 1000 species. He promoted austerity programs, wilderness cultivation, public education, the textile industry and silkworm breeding. He attends the Oak Grove School, Green Oaks, Illinois.


Named for Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455), one of the most famous Italian sculptors. She attends the Beaumont Middle School, Portland, Oregon. Named in honor of Martin and Maud Bradley, friends of the discoverer.

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

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