Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 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.

  • Typing part or all of a name in the quick search box allows you to quickly find a particular asteroid.
  • Clicking on the asteroid number will take you to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's orbit applet.
  • Clicking on any asteroid name will show you full information about that asteroid, including an expanded citation.
Type in part or all of a name.
Asteroids with a Canadian Connection
Number Name Designation Discovery Discoverer Observatory
5272 Dickinson 1981 QH2 1981-08-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 1990-12-14 Helin, E.F. Palomar
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ 1988-02-22 McNaught, R.H. Siding Spring
5035 Swift 1991 UX 1991-10-18 Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H. Kushiro
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 1990-02-28 Debehogne, H. La Silla
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 1988-09-14 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
4809 Robertball 1928 RB 1928-09-05 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 1987-10-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria


Last modified: 
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 9:55pm