Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Chuya Nakahara (1907-1937) composed more than 350 poems, many of which are published in two poetry anthologies, Yagi no Uta ("Goat Songs") and Arishi Hi no Uta ("Songs of Olden Days"), both compiled by himself. Rich in natural beauty and featuring the Hida-Kiso River National Park, Inyuama is also known for its traditional events, such as the Nihon-Rhine Rapid Ride and Inuyama cormorant fishing. He learned to identify Orion and other constellations at a young age and loves to help out at public viewings.


The Jabberwock is a mythical creature that is the subject of the classic nonsense poem `Jabberwocky' in Lewis Carroll's delightful tale Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there. A Grandmaster of the Grand-Orient Belgian Masonic Lodge, he wrote a manual for the higher grades of freemasonry. Named in honor of Lev Ruful'evich Nemirovskij (1937- ), engineer, chief-constructor and artistic director of the St. Petersburg House of Satire and Humor, and one of the authors of the miscellany Gold Ostap.


Xue Lai (b. 1992) was awarded first place in the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his computer science team project. She often appears on tomb paintings and sarcophagi, where she is depicted with wings and a torch. This tragic love story was included in Japan's oldest collection of waka poetry, the Manyohshu.


Named in honor of Arkadij Gajdar (1904--1941), Russian Soviet writer. He was an older friend of Jan Hus. ANS discovered the x-ray bursts and detected x-rays from Capella.


Named in honor of academician Pafnutij Lvovich Chebyshev (1821-1884), the great Russian mathematician and mechanician. A graduate of Indiana University, she is an accomplished violist who, as a member of the DaVinci Quartet, was a prize winner in two major international competitions. Known for his work on visual binaries and H-emission-line stars, he was director of Bosscha Observatory in Lembang during 1968-1999 and vice-president of the IAU during 1994-2000.

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

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