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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 432 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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432 asteroids selected from 432 available.
Number Name Designationsort icon Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
100416 SYang 1986 CB 1996-02-02 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
4089 Galbraith 1986 JG 1986-05-02 Palomar
4058 Cecilgreen 1986 JV 1986-05-04 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4340 Dence 1986 JZ 1986-05-04 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4091 Lowe 1986 TL2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
9161 Beaufort 1987 BZ1 1987-01-26 Elst, E.W. ESO
5953 Shelton 1987 HS 1987-04-25 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 1987-10-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL 1987-12-22 Oak Ridge Observatory
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 1988-01-20 Debehogne, H. ESO
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ 1988-02-22 McNaught, R.H. Siding Spring
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL 1988-04-12 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4451 Grieve 1988 JJ 1988-05-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE 1988-06-08 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 1988-09-14 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
6901 Roybishop 1989 PA 1989-08-02 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
85168 Albertacentenary 1989 RC6 1989-09-02 Lowe, A. Palomar
8833 Acer 1989 RW 1989-09-03 Elst, E.W. Haute Provence
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 1989-10-02 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo