Peter Marples was honoured with a minor planet named after him.Here are the details:
NASA link to 7527 Marples:
Discovered 1993 Jan. 20 by T. Urata at Oohira.
Australian amateur astronomer Peter Marples (b. 1958) discovered the supernova 2008fa in NGC6722. He lives in Loganholme, Queensland, and is a very activemember of the Southern Astronomical Society.
The name was suggested by T. Urata and I.Makino.
7527 Marples (provisional designation: 1993 BJ)is a main-beltminorplanet. It was discovered by TakeshiUrata at the Nihondaira Observatory in Shimizu,Shizuoka, Japan, onJanuary 20, 1993. It is named after Peter Marples, an Australian amateur astronomer.