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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 445 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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445 asteroids selected from 445 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Datesort icon Discoverer Disc. Place
2974 Holden 1955 QK 1955-08-23 Goethe Link Observatory
2069 Hubble 1955 FT 1955-03-29 Goethe Link Observatory
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
1762 Russell 1953 TZ 1953-10-08 Goethe Link Observatory
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN 1953-04-07 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
1578 Kirkwood 1951 AT 1951-01-10 Goethe Link Observatory
2842 Unsold 1950 OD 1950-07-25 Edmondson, F. K. et al. Goethe Link Observatory
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN 1949-08-02 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA 1949-02-19 Goethe Link Observatory
7267 Victormeen 1943 DF 1943-02-23 Oterma, L. Turku
1560 Strattonia 1942 XB 1942-12-02 Delporte, E. Uccle
6886 Grote 1942 CG 1942-02-11 Oterma, L. Turku
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ 1941-04-19 Oterma, L. Turku
3166 Klondike 1940 FG 1940-03-30 Väisälä, Y. Turku
7317 Cabot 1940 ED 1940-03-12 Kulin, G. Budapest
1501 Baade 1938 UJ 1938-10-20 Wachmann, A. Bergedorf
1448 Lindbladia 1938 DF 1938-02-16 Vaisala, Y. Turku