Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Named for the city of Rumoi, situated in the northwest part of Hokkaido, where one of the discoverers was born. Known for his work on the radial velocities of O- and B-type stars that provided observational confirmation of the theory of galactic rotation, J. S. Plaskett was also particularly associated with the massive Plaskett's star. He was also involved in the launch of the rockets N-1 and H-II and was in charge of a project for launching meteorological and communications satellites.


Toshiko Mayeda (b. 1923), senior research associate at the University of Chicago Enrico Fermi Institute, has produced a comprehensive body of data on oxygen isotopes in meteorites. She attends the Lincoln Park Academy, Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S.A. He remains a scholar and popularizer of astronomy.


Named for the town near the Podkammenaya (stony) Tunguska river in Siberia. He discovered ten numbered minor planets and is well known for his research on radial velocities and variable stars. Gerolamo Cardano (1501-1576), prototypical Renaissance man, physician, mathematician, astrologer, inventor and gambler, was the first to publish the solution of the cubic and quartic equations and to give a systematic calculation of probabilities in connection with games of chance.


The Gardon (or Gard) is a river in southern France. He attends the Division Avenue High School, Levittown, New York. He attends the Macomb Junior High School, Macomb, Illinois.


Joanne DiNovis mentored a finalist in the 2006 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), a science competition for high school seniors. The realm of Nyx was in the far West, beyond the land of Atlas. The emblem of Kozuki Town is the waning moon.

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

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