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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 Designation Disc. Datesort icon Discoverer Disc. Place
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
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 1989-10-31 Manning, B.G.W. Stakenbridge
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 1990-02-28 Debehogne, H. La Silla
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 1990-07-24 Holt, H.E. Palomar
6714 Montréal 1990 OE2 1990-07-29 Holt, H.E. Palomar
6904 McGill 1990 QW1 1990-08-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
12272 Geddylee 1990 SZ3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
19155 Lifeson 1990 SX3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
23469 Neilpeart 1990 SY3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 1990-09-23 Lawrence, K.J. Palomar
13057 Jorgenson 1990 VF8 1990-11-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
4719 Burnaby 1990 WT2 1990-11-21 Ueda, S. Kushiro