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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 435 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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435 asteroids selected from 435 available.
Numbersort icon Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3819 Robinson 1983 AR 1983-01-12 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 1988-01-20 Debehogne, H. ESO
3931 Batten 1984 EN 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3944 Halliday 1981 WP1 1981-11-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4021 Dancey 1981 QD2 1981-08-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4058 Cecilgreen 1986 JV 1986-05-04 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4089 Galbraith 1986 JG 1986-05-02 Palomar
4091 Lowe 1986 TL2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4113 Rascana 1982 BQ 1982-01-18 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4143 Huziak 1981 QN1 1981-08-29 Taff, L.G. Socorro
4153 Roburnham 1985 JT1 1985-05-14 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 1973-09-19 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
4252 Godwin 1985 RG4 1985-09-11 Debehogne, H. ESO
4276 Clifford 1981 XA 1981-12-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4318 Bata 1980 DE1 1980-02-21 Vavrova, Z. Klet'
4340 Dence 1986 JZ 1986-05-04 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4446 Carolyn 1985 TT 1985-10-15 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4451 Grieve 1988 JJ 1988-05-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory