Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Sankichiyama mountain is located to the east of Kaminoyama, a hot-spring town in Yamagata prefecture. He attends the No.2 Secondary School attached to ECNU, Shanghai, China. Andrej Andreevich Cherkashin (1920-1993) was a literary scholar and historian, researcher of A. S. Pushkin's genealogy and author of The Millennial Family Tree of Pushkin.


Named for the great Greek philosopher an mathematician Pythagoras of Samos (580-500 B.C.). She attends the Harker School, San Jose, California. She was heavily involved in the automation of computations and to the improvement of orbits of minor planets for the "Ephemerides of Minor Planets".


Between the first and fourth centuries Aquincum was one of the northernmost Roman garrisons in central Europe, located in the part of the modern area of Budapest named Óbuda. Some species, such as Protea mellifera (honeyflower), extend also to the warm regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The largest state in the continental U.S., Texas is well known for its proud and independent people, the Alamo, oil wealth, cowboys and cattle, April wildflowers and NASA's Johnson Space Center.


Named for Fletcher Christian (1764-? He was director and general designer at the research and production association "Molniya" and led the creation of the Soviet space vehicle "Buran" and other aircraft and space systems. The name honors the Lincoln Laboratory and its association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Castelldefels is a millenary city 30 km from Barcelona, visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year because of its beaches, good weather and historical monuments, including a castle inhabited since pre-Roman times. In spite of this, some Roman architecture remains, such as the triumphal arch and the old theater. Sobey is a teacher at the Keystone Junior High School, San Antonio, Texas.

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

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