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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 asteroids whose names are known to have a Canadian connection, usually because they are named after a Canadian.

This resource was created by Peter Jedicke, and is now curated by Eric Briggs. Where the citation given here expands upon the official citation, the added material was edited by either Peter or Eric, who are solely responsible for any errors or omissions. Note that for some asteroids, particularly more recent designations, the short, official citation is included on JPL's orbit applet page.

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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Numbersort icon Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
2434 Bateson 1981 KA 1981-05-27 Gilmore, A.C. & Kilmartin, P.M. Mount John University Observatory
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2602 Moore 1982 BR 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2635 Huggins 1982 DS 1982-02-21 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK 1980-02-13 Agassiz Station
2710 Veverka 1982 FQ 1982-03-23 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2842 Unsold 1950 OD 1950-07-25 Edmondson, F. K. et al. Goethe Link Observatory
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 1976-04-01 Chernykh, N.S. Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
2904 Millman 1981 YB 1981-12-20 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2905 Plaskett 1982 BZ2 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2917 Sawyer-Hogg 1980 RR 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2974 Holden 1955 QK 1955-08-23 Goethe Link Observatory
2980 Cameron 1981 EU17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3023 Heard 1981 JS 1981-05-05 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3032 Evans 1984 CA1 1984-02-08 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3034 Climenhaga 1917 SE 1917-09-24 Wolf, M. Heidelberg
3061 Cook 1982 UB1 1982-10-21 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY 1955-09-14 Goethe Link Observatory