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.

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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection
Number Name Designation Discovery Discoverer Observatory
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 1981-03-06 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3166 Klondike 1940 FG 1940-03-30 Väisälä, Y. Turku
3163 Randi 1981 QM 1981-08-28 Kowal, C.T. Palomar
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY 1955-09-14 Goethe Link Observatory
3061 Cook 1982 UB1 1982-10-21 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3034 Climenhaga 1917 SE 1917-09-24 Wolf, M. Heidelberg
3032 Evans 1984 CA1 1984-02-08 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3023 Heard 1981 JS 1981-05-05 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2980 Cameron 1981 EU17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
2974 Holden 1955 QK 1955-08-23 Goethe Link Observatory


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