Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Hitachiomiya city, located in the northeast of Kanto district in central Japan, came on the scene in Oct. In Illinois, an eponymous holiday is traditionally held on the first Monday in March to celebrate Polish culture. He is a prolific lecturer, broadcaster and writer on astronomy.


Ryuji Kitagawa (1949-2009) was a professor at Hiroshima University. She attends the Louisiana School for Math, Science & the Arts, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Name endorsed by B. A. Skiff, who took the discovery plates.


Ying Fan (b. 1989) was awarded second place in the 2007 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her microbiology project. He died when he jumped from the horse. He is known for his ability to make complex theories and observations comprehensible and exciting to a broad audience.


Foundling Sidonie Adlersburg (1933-1943) grew up with her foster parents Josefa and Hans Breirather in Sierning, Austria, until she was deported to Auschwitz, where she soon perished. His major work was the building complex of the Zwinger in Dresden, one of the most successful realizations of the Baroque aesthetic. After he lit a fire the spell was broken, and the island did not sink into the ocean at night any more.


Max J. Mutchler (b. 1965), an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, in June 2005 was the first person to identify Pluto's second and third satellites, using Hubble Space Telescope images. As such it is associated with the rain and winter, and lives in the celestial altitudes beyond the sun. Zahnle's research has elucidated the physics of atmospheric entry and thus identified the Tunguska object as a stony object, provided critical predictions of the phenomena observed in the 1994 cometary impacts with Jupiter and quantified the expected environmental effects from earth impacts of NEOs over a wide energy range, leading to a determination of the threshold energy for global impact catastrophe.

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

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