Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Named in honor of Kaoru Kimura (b. 1964), lecturer and curator of the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo, where she was in charge of an exhibition about the history of constellations. Recently he moved to software design and is now involved in genetics. In 1838 he published the historical novel De Leeuw van Vlaanderen ("The Lion of Flanders"), which describes the fourteenth-century battle between the Flemish and French.


Pierre Henry Senegas-Lowe (b. 1989) is a son of the discoverer. Before 1989 he was regarded as a symbol of democracy and freedom by many people in Czechoslovakia. He is renowned for his work on lunar and meteorite chronology and microanalysis of cosmic dust.


Named in honor of Keiji Saito, astrophysicist at the Tokyo Astronomical Observatory during 1961-1985 who has studied the physics of comets and meteors. The club won the Secretary of State for the Environment award in Aug. Saburo Itagaki (1916-1983) was the discoverer's father.


Named in honor of Landon and Livinia Clay, steadfast friends of science and the arts, Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution. Living close to the Andrushivka Observatory and being friends of the observatory team, they have spent a number of nights watching the sky with a telescope and have become true amateurs of astronomy. Gwangju and Sendai are famous for their cultural, artistic and academic facilities, and each will host World Cup soccer games this year.


Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837), famous Austrian pianist and versatile composer, Mozart's pupil and Beethoven's friend, made numerous concert tours. His careful studies of this ancient deposit have provided the first detailed picture of the distant ejecta from a known large terrestrial impact crater. She is a graduate of Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

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

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