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MPC OSERVATORY 643
Astronomical Research
Dedicated to expanding human knowledge
Saturn
MINOR PLANET NAMING CAMPAIGN ENDS IN SUCCESS
By year 2003, our zealous minor planet discovery team had more numbered discoveries than they could name.  We posted a request for naming proposal from the general public, and were overwhelmed with the response.  We wish to thank the many, many people that submitted thoughtful proposals for names for our minor planet discoveries.  It was fascinating to hear from contributors of different ages, backgrounds, and countries.  We received so many great naming proposals that our choice was tough.

The naming campaign ended July 31, 2003, and our naming subcommittee had to deliberate for 2 weeks before sending our 8 'picks' to the CSBN for approval.  We received confirmation from the CSBN for 7 of them, with 1 rejected.  Click on named list for a list of all the discovery circumstances, the details of the citation, the honoree and the submitter.