Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Axel Emmermann (b. 1953) was the only person to alert U.S. He has hunted comets from the town of Kawachi in Tochigi prefecture since 1974 and made an independent discovery of comet C/1996 B1. Named in honor of Walter Ferreri, who works in the photographic minor-planet program at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino and has discovered several minor planets at the European Southern Observatory.


The Semois, a river in Wallonia, rises near the city of Arlon, Luxembourg. Alferov and J. Kilby. He is considered the founder of modern neurology.


Brendan Kutler (1992-2009), an accomplished programmer, scientist, artist, Japanese scholar, tennis player and music editor for the online magazine The 8th Circuit, lifted fellow Summer Science Program alumni with his brilliance and selfless, upbeat attitude throughout their minor-planet orbit-determination project. No 6, Realico, La Pampa, Argentina. He lives in Bihoro and works for the Endate Craft Company, where he makes wooden crafts, trays, cylinders, sugar pots, vessels, etc., along with the help of his family.


\eject Named after the Greek comic poet Antiphanes (408-330 B.C.). The first episode, How the Mole Got His Trousers, of 49 Mole stories was produced in 1956. She teaches at the Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, Georgia.


Jennifer Chan (b. 1994) is a finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for her biochemistry project. The last part of the provisional designation is symbolic of the university's centennial celebration in 2007. Named for the hero city in the Crimea.

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

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