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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.
Number Name Designationsort icon Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
20106 Morton 1995 QG 1995-08-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
11980 Ellis 1995 SP8 1995-09-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
15846 Billfyfe 1995 UK28 1995-10-20 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 1995-10-24 Klet'
12423 Slotin 1995 UQ16 1995-10-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14502 Morden 1995 WB22 1995-11-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
15849 Billharper 1995 YM10 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
11997 Fassel 1995 YU9 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12431 Webster 1995 YY10 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
15851 Chrisfleming 1996 AD10 1996-01-13 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
150145 UVic 1996 BH1 1996-01-23 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
14060 Patersonewen 1996 BM5 1996-01-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12437 Westlane 1996 BN6 1996-01-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
168358 CASCA 1996 DF2 1996-02-24 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
12001 Gasbarini 1996 ED9 1996-03-12 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14065 Flegel 1996 EY5 1996-03-11 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
15364 Kenglover 1996 HT2 1996-04-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14071 Gadabird 1996 JK13 1996-05-11 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14959 TRIUMF 1996 JT3 1996-05-09 Spacewatch Kitt Peak