Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Haechan Kim (b. 1994) is the discover's son. Straczynski's primary criterion for a good science-fiction television series is that it must be good science fiction and good television. Aesop's fables are full of wisdom and have been translated into many languages.


Named in honor of Ann Freeman, executive secretary of the Seismological Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology and long-time friend of discoverer, on the occasion of her birthday, 1993 Feb. Since his inauguration in 1978 as president of the California Institute of Technology, he has dedicated himself to sustaining the Institute's excellence and to opening new opportunities for women in science. Kevin Joseph VonFeldt (1983-2009), of Stafford, Texas, husband of Thanh, son of Randy and Mary and brother of Brian, was a licensed aircraft mechanic who loved family, baseball and motorcycles.


Together with Samuel A. Goudsmit, Dutch-American physicist George E. Uhlenbeck (1900-1988) proposed the concept of electron spin at the University of Leiden in 1925. He was hit by an arrow from Paris but was rescued by Patroclus. The Frankenwald forms the continuation of the Thüringer Wald mountains to the southeast up to the Fichtelgebirge.


Named for oenanthe leucura, or black wheatear. In his work on meteors and subsequently on the motions of artificial satellites he has made pioneering investigateions of the earth's upper atmosphere. She was also a songwriter. After a 13-year period of observations of minor planets and comets, Tietjen became the most prolific orbit computer of the ARI. She attends the Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S.A. He founded the Astronomical Institute at the University of Utrecht (Sonnenborgh) in 1853 and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute in 1854.


Named in memory of Valentin Alexandrovich Serov (1865-1911), a famous Russian painter. Ride is currently professor of physics and director of the California Space Institute at the University of California, San Diego, where she is actively involved in physics education and attracting and encouraging students to enter physics-related fields of study. He attends the Mount de Sales Academy, Macon, Georgia, U.S.A.

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

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