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Naming Citations

for named asteroids discovered by Marco Langbroek

Below are the naming citations as published in the IAU Minor Planet Circulars or (2021 onwards) IAU-WGSBN Bulletins for asteroids I discovered in either NEAT archive imagery or as part of the Piszkéstető Observatory asteroid survey (see my separate detailed page on my asteroid discoveries). These are officially approved names by the International Astronomical Union.

Many thanks are due to the people of the NEAT program, to Krisztián Sárneczky from the Piszkéstető Survey, and to the IAU Committee on Small Body Nomenclature for approving of these naming suggestions and making them official.

from: MPC 64313

(132798) Kürti = 2002 PU167
Stefan Kürti (b. 1960) is a Slovakian amateur astronomer with a focus on minor planets. Among his discoveries are two near-earth objects. The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.

Website Stefan Kürti

from: MPC 64313

(132820) Miskotte = 2002 QX65
Koen Miskotte (b. 1962) is a Dutch confectioner and amateur astronomer whose main interests lie in meteor astronomy. He is a very prolific meteor observer, active within the Dutch Meteor Society. The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.

Website Koen Miskotte

from: MPC 64313

(142014) Neirinck = 2002 PA168
French-born Pierre Neirinck (b. 1926) headed the Satellite Orbits Group at Appleton Laboratory in the U.K. during the 1970s. Now retired, he still coordinates the international amateur satellite observations. The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.

from: MPC 64314

(179678) Rietmeijer = 2002 QS66
Frans J.M. Rietmeijer (b. 1949) is a Dutch-born planetary geologist specializing on interplanetary dust particles. He is a research professor at the University of New Mexico. The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.

website Frans Rietmeijer

from: MPC 66245

(206241) Dubois = 2002 WM28
Dutch anatomist, surgeon and paleontologist Marie Eugčne François Thomas Dubois (1858-1940) was the "founding father" of palaeoanthropology. His dedicated search culminated in 1891 with the discovery of the first Homo erectus fossils in a bank of the Solo river near Trinil, Java.  The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.

Wikipedia entry for Eugčne Dubois

from: MPC 70411

(215463) Jobse = 2002 QQ66
Klaas Jobse (b. 1955) is a Dutch gardener and amateur astronomer who operates
the Cyclops Observatory in Oostkapelle and a fireball all-sky camera. His main focus
is on near-earth-asteroid follow-up, meteoric fireballs and video meteor observations.
The name was suggested by M. Langbroek.

website Klaas Jobse

from: MPC 70411

(213629) Binford = 2002 QK67
Lewis R. Binford (b. 1930) is an American archaeologist and anthropologist.
He was one of the main figures behind the development of the “New Archaeology” or
“Processual Archaeology”, the major theoretical and methodological improvements
to archaeology taking place during the 1960s to 1980s.

Wikipedia entry for Lewis Binford

from: IAU-WGSBN-Bulletin vol 1 nr 7

(551014) Gorman = 2012 UU185
Alice Gorman (b. 1964) is an Australian archaeologist and an expert in lithic analysis and Heritage management. She is one of the pioneers in the field of space archaeology, the study of human material culture in space and related material culture on earth.

Wikipedia entry for Alice Gorman

from: IAU-WGSBN-Bulletin vol 1 nr 8

(555292) Bakels = 2013 UZ32
Corrie Bakels (b. 1942) is a Dutch archaeobotanist, specializing on the (pre-)history of farming and its influence on the landscape. She is the founder of the archaeobotanical laboratory at Leiden University and was the first female member of the Dutch National Academic Council.

from: IAU-WGSBN-Bulletin vol 1 nr 10

(563318) ten Kate = 2016 CD144
Inge Loes ten Kate (b. 1976) is a Dutch astrobiologist at Utrecht University. She is a specialist on Martian environments and was involved in developing instruments for the Curiosity Mars rover.

Website Inge Loes ten Kate

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