Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Carmiel Effron Schickler (b. 1988) is a finalist in the 2006 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), a science competition for high school seniors, for his behavioral and social sciences project. Today the proud Araucanian Indians form the only significant ethnic minority. He attends the Bayfield High School, Bayfield, Colorado, U.S.A.


Daniel Abraham Blumenthal (b. 1988) was awarded second place in the 2006 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his microbiology project. He teaches at the School Without Walls, Washington, District of Columbia. The intelligence, originality and amiability of Rahel was admired by Goethe. She attends the Commack High School, Commack, New York, U.S.A.


Vladimir Vasil'evich Beletskij (b. 1930), a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and professor of Moscow University, is a prominent expert in celestial mechanics and spaceflight theory. The Cotopaxi is situated in the Andes in Ecuador south of Quito. She attends the Fuzhou No. 1 Middle School, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.


Maria Moyano de Burt (b. 1951), a 2004 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Excellence in Teaching Award finalist, is a teacher at the Escuela de Comercio Republica de Panama, Concepcion, Tucuman, Argentina. (The spelling is Serbian). Laplace is also well known for his investigations on probability.


Brontosaurus was a gigantic dinosaur, as large as 20 meters and weighing about 30 tons. He teaches at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently working to unravel the origin of primitive materials in the Kaidun meteorite.

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

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