Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Norman Spinrad (b. 1940) is an American science-fiction writer. He served on the Board of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope from 1974 to 1985. Named by the discoverer for the suburb in Bordeaux in which the observatory is located.


Stroganov is the name of a well-known Russian family that exploited the iron and gold mines in the Urals. His research activities include nuclear physics, atomic collision processes and electron spectrometry. Henderson computed an improved value for the solar parallax and was the first to measure the distance to a star, Alpha Centauri, in 1839. He also stated the basic laws of electrolysis.


Ankaios was the father of hero Agapenor from Arkadie. Recently, she starred in two films, Omocha and Dream Maker, with high acclaim. He attends the Arcola Intermediate School, Norristown, Pennsylvania.


Diederik Johannes Korteweg (1848-1941), professor of mathematics at the University of Amsterdam, is known in particular for the Korteweg-de Vries equation on solitary waves and for editing the complete works of Christiaan Huygens. Living by his belief in the way things should be, Harrington has actively promoted the sharing of data and data processing software/tools for the benefit of all. She attends the Commack High School, Commack, New York.


Donna Leonardi mentored a finalist in the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), a science competition for high school seniors. In 1968 de Shalit founded the science-education department at the Weizmann Institute. His main interests cover the fields of gravitational lensing, cosmology and extrasolar planets.

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

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