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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
12500 Desngai 1998 FB49 1998-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
12447 Yatescup 1996 XA12 1996-12-04 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12437 Westlane 1996 BN6 1996-01-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12431 Webster 1995 YY10 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12423 Slotin 1995 UQ16 1995-10-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12397 Peterbrown 1995 FV14 1995-03-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12386 Nikolova 1994 UK5 1994-10-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12382 Niagara Falls 1994 SO5 1994-09-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12343 Martinbeech 1993 DT1 1993-02-26 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12317 Madicampbell 1992 HH1 1992-04-24 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12310 Londontario 1992 DE4 1992-02-29 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12272 Geddylee 1990 SZ3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
12225 Yanfernández 1985 PQ 1985-08-14 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
12125 Jamesjones 1999 RS4 1999-09-03 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12050 Humecronyn 1997 HE14 1997-04-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12014 Bobhawkes 1996 VX15 1996-11-05 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12001 Gasbarini 1996 ED9 1996-03-12 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
11997 Fassel 1995 YU9 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
11980 Ellis 1995 SP8 1995-09-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak