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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
7355 Bottke 1995 HN2 1995-04-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 1989-10-31 Manning, B.G.W. Stakenbridge
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN 1953-04-07 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
7638 Gladman 1984 UX 1984-10-26 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 1995-10-24 Klet'
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 1989-10-02 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 1994-10-05 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
7886 Redman 1993 PE 1993-08-12 Balam, D.D. Victoria
8139 Paulabell 1980 UM1 1980-10-31 Bus, S.J. Palomar
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
8833 Acer 1989 RW 1989-09-03 Elst, E.W. Haute Provence
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 1992-10-22 Bowell, E. Palomar
8996 Waynedwards 1981 EC10 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
9070 Ensab 1993 OZ2 1993-07-23 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
9161 Beaufort 1987 BZ1 1987-01-26 Elst, E.W. ESO
9279 Seager 1981 EY12 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
9281 Weryk 1981 EJ15 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring