asteroid named after

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  • There is also an asteroid named after Adams himself.
  • Orwell is one of only a handful of writers to have an asteroid named after him.
  • Each member of Monty Python has an asteroid named after him.
  • Robinson also has an asteroid named after him, 4319 Jackierobinson.
  • The phrase is often learned by French school children, and has had an impact on French culture, including having an asteroid named after it and inspiring the titles of numerous literary, musical and cinematic works.
  • Tyche's Roman equivalent is Fortuna, who also has an asteroid named after her (19 Fortuna).
  • Carl Barks has an asteroid named after him, 2730 Barks.
  • The former campus director and present executive director, Dr. Josette T. Biyo, has an asteroid named after her, 13241 Biyo.
  • McKay was honored by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) by having an asteroid named after him in 2002.
  • For some time only female (or feminized) names were used; Alexander von Humboldt was the first man to have an asteroid named after him, but his name was feminized to 54 Alexandra.
  • The asteroid's name is unusual in that it is expressed as two words, instead of "Rollingstones" which is the format used by most other minor planets named for individuals or groups (although the asteroid named after Pink Floyd is also expressed as two words).
  • The asteroid moon Petit-Prince was named after the Prince Imperial in 1998, because it orbits an asteroid named after his mother (45 Eugenia).
  • The asteroid was named after Justitia, the Roman equivalent of Themis, the Greek goddess of justice (she also has an asteroid named after her, 24 Themis).
  • There are 16 comets and an asteroid named after Garradd., the International Astronomical Union lists him as the discoverer of 31 minor planets.
  • It is named after the Caltech astronomer Wallace Sargent; his wife and fellow astronomer Anneila Sargent also has an asteroid named after her, 18244 Anneila.
  • Asteroid 117539 Celletti = 2005 DJ1 is an asteroid named after, who is an associate professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she teaches celestial mechanics and the theory of dynamical systems.