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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 434 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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434 asteroids selected from 434 available.
Numbersort icon Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
9281 Weryk 1981 EJ15 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
9631 Hubertreeves 1993 SL6 1993-09-17 Elst, E.W. La Silla
9963 Sandage 1992 AN 1992-01-09 Helin, E.F. Palomar
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL 1988-04-12 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
10332 Défi 1991 JT1 1991-05-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
10593 Susannesandra 1996 QQ1 1996-08-25 Sandness, R.G. King City
10870 Gwendolen 1996 SY4 1996-09-25 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
11675 Billboyle 1998 CP2 1998-02-15 Antonini, P. Bedoin
11715 Harperclark 1998 HA75 1998-04-21 LINEAR Socorro
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11955 Russrobb 1994 CA1 1994-02-08 Balam, D.D. Victoria
11980 Ellis 1995 SP8 1995-09-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
11997 Fassel 1995 YU9 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12001 Gasbarini 1996 ED9 1996-03-12 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12014 Bobhawkes 1996 VX15 1996-11-05 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12050 Humecronyn 1997 HE14 1997-04-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12125 Jamesjones 1999 RS4 1999-09-03 Spacewatch Kitt Peak