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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
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
1455 Mitchella 1937 LF 1937-06-05 Bohrmann, A. Heidelberg
1422 Stromgrenia 1936 QF 1936-08-23 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
2213 Meeus 1935 SO1 1935-09-24 Delporte, E. Uccle
1693 Hertzsprung 1935 LA 1935-05-05 van Gent, H. Johannesburg (LS)
1280 Baillauda 1933 QB 1933-08-18 Delporte, E. Uccle
1241 Dysona 1932 EB1 1932-03-04 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
1186 Turnera 1929 PL 1929-08-01 Jackson, C. Johannesburg (UO)
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST 1928-09-21 Neujmin, G.N. Simeïs
4809 Robertball 1928 RB 1928-09-05 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
1065 Amundsenia 1926 PD 1926-08-04 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1031 Arctica 1924 RR 1924-06-06 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1021 Flammario 1924 RG 1924-03-11 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg