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
8996 Waynedwards 1981 EC10 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 1992-10-22 Bowell, E. Palomar
8833 Acer 1989 RW 1989-09-03 Elst, E.W. Haute Provence
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
8139 Paulabell 1980 UM1 1980-10-31 Bus, S.J. Palomar
7886 Redman 1993 PE 1993-08-12 Balam, D.D. Victoria
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 1994-10-05 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria


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