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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 445 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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445 asteroids selected from 445 available.
Number Name Designationsort icon Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
2069 Hubble 1955 FT 1955-03-29 Goethe Link Observatory
2974 Holden 1955 QK 1955-08-23 Goethe Link Observatory
2227 Otto Struve 1955 RX 1955-09-13 Goethe Link Observatory
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY 1955-09-14 Goethe Link Observatory
1691 Oort 1956 RB 1956-09-09 van Houten-Groeneveld, I. et al. Heidelberg
3363 Bowen 1960 EE 1960-03-06 Goethe Link Observatory
2104 Toronto 1963 PD 1963-08-15 Kamper, K.W. Tautenberg
1991 Darwin 1967 JL 1967-05-06 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
1770 Schlesinger 1967 JR 1967-05-10 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
1919 Clemence 1971 SA 1971-09-16 Gibson, J. et al. El Leoncito
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj
1999 Hirayama 1973 DR 1973-02-27 Kohoutek, L. Bergedorf
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 1973-09-19 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
1983 Bok 1975 LB 1975-06-09 Roemer, E. Tucson
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 1976-04-01 Chernykh, N.S. Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 1976-05-27 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
2261 Keeler 1977 HC 1977-04-20 Klemola, A.R. Lick
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj