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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 418 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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418 asteroids selected from 418 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 1994-10-05 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
10870 Gwendolen 1996 SY4 1996-09-25 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
24899 Dominiona 1997 AU17 1997-01-14 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
246913 Slocum 1998 SU63 1998-09-23 Aikman, G.C.L. Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
11675 Billboyle 1998 CP2 1998-02-15 Antonini, P. Bedoin
85559 Villecroze 1998 AC5 1998-01-08 Bahn, S. DAO
197856 Tafelmusik 2004 QH16 2004-08-21 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
362793 Suetolson 2011 WQ140 2006-08-23 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
273987 Greggwade 2007 LQ30 2007-06-11 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
358376 Gwyn 2006 XT67 2006-12-13 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
378204 Bettyhesser 2006 YF49 2006-12-26 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 1987-10-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC 1995-01-04 Balam, D.D. Victoria
7886 Redman 1993 PE 1993-08-12 Balam, D.D. Victoria
11955 Russrobb 1994 CA1 1994-02-08 Balam, D.D. Victoria
20106 Morton 1995 QG 1995-08-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
29348 Criswick 1995 FD 1995-03-28 Balam, D.D. Victoria
39791 Jameshesser 1997 PH4 1997-08-13 Balam, D.D. Victoria
48774 Anngower 1997 PO2 1997-08-10 Balam, D.D. Victoria
60622 Pritchet 2000 FK8 2000-03-30 Balam, D.D. Victoria