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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
6901 Roybishop 1989 PA 1989-08-02 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE 1988-06-08 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6886 Grote 1942 CG 1942-02-11 Oterma, L. Turku
6714 Montréal 1990 OE2 1990-07-29 Holt, H.E. Palomar
6563 Ondaatje 1993 MO 1993-06-22 Mueller, J. Palomar
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC 1995-01-04 Balam, D.D. Victoria
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN 1949-08-02 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6115 Martinduncan 1984 SR2 1984-09-25 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
5967 Edithlevy 1991 CM5 1991-02-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5953 Shelton 1987 HS 1987-04-25 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5899 Jedicke 1978 EW3, 1986 AH, 1986 AR1 1986-01-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5688 Kleewyck 1991 AD2 1991-01-12 Helin, E.F. Palomar
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 1990-09-23 Lawrence, K.J. Palomar
5553 Chodas 1984 CM1 1984-02-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5502 Brashear 1984 EC 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar