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.