Meanings of minor planet names: 35001–36000

As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU‘s Minor Planet Center (MPC), and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU’s naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names.

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This is a partial list of meanings of minor-planet names. Also see list of named minor planets (alphabetical) for a condensed version without naming citations.

Official naming citations of newly named small Solar System bodies are approved and published in a bulletin by IAU’s Working Group Small Body Nomenclature (WGSBN).[1] Before May 2021, citations were published in MPC’s Minor Planet Circulars for many decades.[2] Recent citations can also be found on the JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB).[3] Until his death in 2016, German astronomer Lutz D. Schmadel compiled these citations into the Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (DMP) and regularly updated the collection.[4][5] Based on Paul Herget‘s The Names of the Minor Planets,[6] Schmadel also researched the unclear origin of numerous asteroids, most of which had been named prior to World War II.  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document: “SBDB”. New namings may only be added to this list below after official publication as the preannouncement of names is condemned by the WGSBN.[7]

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Named minor planet Provisional This minor planet was named for… Ref · Catalog
35053 Rojyurij 1982 UA11 Yurij Arsentyevich Roj (born 1948) is an expert on laser ranging, space and ground-based communication systems, and a key participant in the Russian lunar program. He is a member of the K. E. Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics. JPL · 35053
35056 Cullers 1984 ST Kent Cullers, American physicist JPL · 35056
35062 Sakuranosyou 1988 EP Sakuranosyou, the Musashino Sakurano Elementary School, in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the school’s founding JPL · 35062
35076 Yataro 1990 BA1 Yataro Iwasaki, close friend of Sakamoto Ryōma and played a crucial role in bringing about the Meiji Restoration JPL · 35076
35087 von Sydow 1990 UE5 Max von Sydow (1929–2020), a Swedish screen actor. JPL · 35087
35093 Akicity 1991 EH1 Aki City, in eastern Kochi prefecture, Japan JPL · 35093

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