Minor planets named for truly remarkable people.


Amrit Das (b. 1987) was awarded first place in the 2004 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his botany team project. His work centered on endoscopic procedures to treat disorders of the bronchi and lung in children. Since 2007 he has been the director of the Oukaimeden Observatory.


Danny Meyer (b. 1958), restaurateur and philanthropist, promotes neighborhood rejuvenation of historic New York City buildings and parks. Citation prepared by D. F. Lupishko at the request of the discoverer. A massive public collaboration resulted in a robust, feature-rich operating system that has been used by several minor-planet surveys for data collection and analysis.


Named for Tilman Riemenschneider (c. He attends the Copper Hills High School, West Jordan, Utah, U.S.A. in 1937.


The oldest Russian daily newspaper Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti ("St. Petersburg News") was founded in 1728. Her kindness and good nature have given Robyn a wide circle of friends and the love of her family. The mean value of the seeing is less than 1 arcsecond.


Maolan Cheng (1905-1978) was the first director of the Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Their friendship, based on common interests and natural sympathy, lasted for 30 years. He participated in both manned and unmanned exploration of the solar system and has searched for evidence of ancient oceans and ice sheets on Mars.

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

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