Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Hannah Rojeski (b. 1993) was awarded second place in the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her biochemistry team project. His monograph, Common Astrometry, written with V. V. Podobed, is used extensively by professional astronomers, students and amateurs. It was a beautiful rural town and as the population had increased it was upgraded to be a city in 1970.


Named in honor of Heather L. Fallowfield for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. He also found an antidote to arsenic poisoning (1834) and invented the carbon-zinc electric cell (1841). Trumpeter John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917-1993), also known as composer of A Night in Tunisia, is said by some to have had a greater role than "Bird" (Charlie Parker) in the invention of bebop, of which was clearly a leading proponent.


Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805-1859) was the successor of Gauss and the predecessor of Riemann at Göttingen. She teaches at the Southfield School, Shreveport, Louisiana. His main interests are the establishment of an NEO search program and to make follow-up observations of known NEOs.


Maria Estela Godinez (b. 1989) was awarded first place and Best in Category in the 2006 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her computer science project. His paintings are typical of the Rococo style. Since 1990 he has occupied the position of Papers Secretary to the association, and as such he is responsible for arranging, refereeing and recommending articles for publication. Founded in 1965, the Kourovka Observatory is known for research in stellar astronomy and the astrometry of comets, minor planets and artificial satellites. He attends the St. Andrew School, Orlando, Florida.


Named in honor of Askol'd Anatol'evich Makarov (b. 1925), an outstanding Russian choreographer and professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. He also received the Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award. He appears in Japanese ancient literature such as Kojiki and Nihon Shoki.

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

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