Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Midori Goto (b. 1971) is an extremely talented violinist, and she has also contributed much to musical education for children. In his memoirs Robinson Warszawski he told how he played the last live music on Polish free radio--Chopin's Nocturne in C#--before the German artillery destroyed the transmitter. He attends the Escuela No. 139 Tecnica de Produccion Agroindustrial, Viale, Entre Rios, Argentina.


Stafan Banach (1892-1945) was a Polish mathematician and professor at the University of Lvov. Citation prepared by M. Geffert at the request of the discoverer. The river empties into the sea of Azov.


Sherri Kratzer mentored a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Youth Science Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition. In the popularized form Senýgl, the name is still used locally. Citation prepared by D. K. Yeomans, a colleague of the honoree.


Senftenberg (now Zamberk) is where two comets were discovered by Theodor Brorsen in 1851. The Erbs played an important role in generating the discoverer's interest in space sciences. Lagerkvist at the request of the discoverer.


Named in honor of Claude Arpigny of the Universite de Liege, to recognize his preeminence in high-resolution cometary spectroscopy. He attends the Washington High School, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A. He teaches at the Pegasus School, Huntington Beach, California.

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

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