Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Abdulaziz Khalid Alghunaim (b. 1992) was awarded second place in the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his behavioral- and social-sciences project. The strait is known as a good fishing ground for chub mackerel and horse mackerel. Named in honor of Sri Chinmoy, Bengali poet, artist and philosopher, preacher of peace, who travels the world, inspiring peace-loving peoples with his music, poetry and works of art.


This minor planet is being named on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the "Crimean radio", which broadcasts in seven languages. Beginning in 1935 when he won a radio talent show, Sinatra showed impeccable taste as an American song stylist for over 50 years. She teaches at the Oei Home School, Hebron, Connecticut.


George Lassine (1953-2003) was a member of the Belgian astronomical club Astronomie Centre Ardenne-Neufch√Ęteau. The pretty flower blooms exquisitely around April on Mt. Banna-take near the VERA Ishigakijima Station. He attends the Campe-Gymnasium Holzminden, Holzminden, Niedersachsen, Germany.


Samarkand is an ancient city most noted for its central position on the Silk Road. His combination of infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy has demonstrated the way in which different wavelength regimes must be combined to obtain a proper picture of the composition of comets. Schmidt plates archived at Siding Spring and Edinburgh. She teaches at the Muhlenberg Middle School, Laureldale, Pennsylvania.


Tsutomu Hayamizu (b. 1962), since 1997 associate director of the Sendai Space Hall and Observatory, Kagoshima prefecture, is engaged in observations of occultations by the moon and by minor planets. Later, in a dream, his boss warned he would have no success in life until he kissed her 320~000 times. He has also been an accompanist at performances of the Russian singers Lemeshev, Nezhdanova, Obukhova and Pantofel'-Nechetskaya.

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

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