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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 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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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
107638 Wendyfreedman 2001 EU13 2001-03-15 Healy, D. Junk Bond Observatory
133528 Ceragioli 2003 TC2 2003-10-04 Healy, D. Junk Bond Observatory
5688 Kleewyck 1991 AD2 1991-01-12 Helin, E.F. Palomar
9963 Sandage 1992 AN 1992-01-09 Helin, E.F. Palomar
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 1990-12-14 Helin, E.F. Palomar
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
6714 Montréal 1990 OE2 1990-07-29 Holt, H.E. Palomar
6904 McGill 1990 QW1 1990-08-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 1990-07-24 Holt, H.E. Palomar
1186 Turnera 1929 PL 1929-08-01 Jackson, C. Johannesburg (UO)
20789 Hughgrant 2000 SU44 2000-09-28 Juels, C.W. Fountain Hills
2104 Toronto 1963 PD 1963-08-15 Kamper, K.W. Tautenberg
2261 Keeler 1977 HC 1977-04-20 Klemola, A.R. Lick
191282 Feustel 2003 FS 2003-03-22 KLENOT Klet'
157301 Loreena 2004 SE20 2004-09-16 Knöfel, A. Drebach
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
1999 Hirayama 1973 DR 1973-02-27 Kohoutek, L. Bergedorf
1781 van Biesbroeck A906 UB 1906-10-17 Kopff, A. Heidelberg
3163 Randi 1981 QM 1981-08-28 Kowal, C.T. Palomar
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick