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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 418 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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418 asteroids selected from 418 available.
Number Name Designationsort icon Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
5899 Jedicke 1978 EW3, 1986 AH, 1986 AR1 1986-01-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
3666 Holman 1979 HP 1979-04-19 Muzzio, J.C. Cerro Tololo
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK 1980-02-13 Agassiz Station
4318 Bata 1980 DE1 1980-02-21 Vavrova, Z. Klet'
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2917 Sawyer-Hogg 1980 RR 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 1981-02-28 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
2980 Cameron 1981 EU17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 1981-03-06 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
4565 Grossman 1981 EZ17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3314 Beals 1981 FH 1981-03-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ 1981-05-03 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3023 Heard 1981 JS 1981-05-05 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa