Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Architect Leonid Osherovich Fridman (b. 1948) is director of the Crimean Institute of Design, Architect and Restoration. He is most noted for retrieving the colossal bust of Ramesses II and opening the sepulchre of Seti I and the second pyramid of Giza. This tribute to `BC' is hailed by his family, friends and colleagues.


James David Siegwarth (b. 1934), a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, devoted 37 years to cryogenics and dilution refrigeration research. He has recently served as an editor of a comprehensive college-level text on fundamental astronomy, which has been published in Finnish and English. Since 2000, it has been the site of the Italian Park of Peace.


Named for Alaska's mythical beast, supposedly a cross between a moose and a walrus and genetically bred by miners during the Alaska Gold Rush around 1900. He teaches at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton, Massachusetts. She attends the Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Named for the American painter and graphic artist Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956). In 1933 he emigrated to England. Named in honor of Evgenij Aronovich Dolmatovskij, poet and publicist.


The German painter and graphic artist Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810) was a famous master of north German Romanticism. His major contributions involve motions and resonances when several different forces are involved, work for which he received the American Astronomical Society's Urey prize in 1999. Named for the autonomous region, also known as Tibet, on the south-western border of China.

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

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