Mashteroids

Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Breisell

Douwe Breimer (b. 1943), is Rector Magnificus and President of Leiden University, a world-renowned pharmaceutical scientist and long-time supporter of astronomy in Leiden. Recently, he has proposed that the CV and CO chondrite meteorites may be derived from Eos family members. Eric, `the one with the glasses', was known for his witty retorts, giving slaps to the cheeks of Ernie for plays `what he wrote'.

Vocchin

Named for the most populous province of China, noted for its agricultural products. His best-known work is the statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni in Venice. She attends the Whitefish Bay Middle School, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

Vlorforfesick

Vladimir Alexandrovich Fok (1898-1974) was an outstanding Russian physicist, author of classical works in quantum mechanics and electrodynamics, general relativity, propagation of radio waves and of numerous works in mathematical physics. Voves is twinned with the Italian town of Stroncone. He attends the Klein Oak High School, Spring, Texas, U.S.A.

Peffossminen

Hermann G√ľnther Grassmann (1809-1877) was a German scholar with wide interests, including Sanskrit, phonetics and theology. His attention to detail gained him the title "the Rembrandt of Comics". From Trieste he has influenced pediatricians all over the country and has founded a pediatric school that teaches care for children through mind and heart.

Larch

Lugh (or Lugus) is the Celtic God of the sun and light. 1998. He attends the Uniondale High School, Uniondale, New York.


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

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