Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Idaios was a herald of king Priam who tells Priam that Paris and Menelaos want to start a duel. His activity in astronomical photography and photometry is mainly directed towards the study of open clusters. He teaches at the Guilderland Central High School, Guilderland Center, New York.


Acacia Coleman is the granddaughter of the discoverer. A first-rate amateur astronomer, Sandras has also served as president of the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society for many years. John Bauer (1932-2003), who taught astronomy and physics at San Diego City College for 37 years, dedicated his life, not to making discoveries himself, but to inspiring hundreds of students to pursue astronomical careers, helping them succeed and supporting their scientific goals.


Ingrid "Twink" Monrad (b. 1945) is a meteorite hunter in Tucson, Arizona. He teaches at the Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, California. the great philosopher Empedocles was born there.


Benjamin William Glass (b. 1984) was awarded fourth place in the 2003 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his engineering project. An avid pilot, he is also a noted astronomical artist whose paintings are inspired by his scientific work. He invented diverse apparatus that became standard equipment for sports activities.


Ling Pan (b. 1986) is a finalist in the 2005 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high school seniors, for her biochemistry project. He attends the Appleton High School East, Appleton, Wisconsin. He has developed a cluster system for orbit determination, and a wide-field CCD survey camera.

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

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