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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 Designation Disc. Datesort icon Discoverer Disc. Place
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 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
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
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