Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (Meg Ryan, b. 1961) majored in journalism and later became an actress. Horn founded the public observatory in Solingen and, as early as 1924, a society for amateur astronomers. He attends the CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School, Hong Kong, China.


Hirohumi Ukawa (b. 1942) mentored many an astronomical amateur and astronomy specialist by the time of his retirement from many years of distinguished services at the Takamatsu Municipal Planetarium. Ildo died by a fall from the parallel bars while training with the Italian team for the Melbourne Olympic games in 1956. He has connected the variations of the rotation of the earth with properties of the core and of the core-mantle interface, found evidence for the dissipative effects of a possible fluid core-solid mantle interaction for the moon and put constraints on the core of Venus and Venus' rotational history required by Venus' obliquity.


Named for the Persian kings Artaxerxes. She also inspired others with her lifelong interest and study of philosophy, religion and political affairs. He participated in two Tunguska expeditions, in 1991 and 1998, and built a planetarium, the third largest in Italy.


Actor was the alleged father of Cteatos and Eurytos, two Greek warriors who beat Nestor in the chariot race. He has demonstrated the existence of polyatomic molecules, HCN and C _2 H _2 , in the cool atmospheres of bright carbon stars. National Optical Astronomy Observatories, is well known for his determination of the expansion rate of the Universe.


John Herschel Shorland, a direct descendant of John Herschel, has recently completed his own Herschel Archives in Norfolk, England. The most important towns in the region are Frankfurt/Main, Wiesbaden (the capital), Kassel and Darmstadt. The summer harvest festival called Lughnasadh bears his name.

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

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