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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. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
262536 Nowikow 2006 UJ349 2006-10-26 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
199763 Davidgregory 2006 JJ77 2006-05-01 Weigert, P. Mauna Kea
246345 Carolharris 2007 TH298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
249061 Anthonyberger 2007 TG298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
1501 Baade 1938 UJ 1938-10-20 Wachmann, A. Bergedorf
4318 Bata 1980 DE1 1980-02-21 Vavrova, Z. Klet'
1691 Oort 1956 RB 1956-09-09 van Houten-Groeneveld, I. et al. Heidelberg
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 1973-09-19 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
1693 Hertzsprung 1935 LA 1935-05-05 van Gent, H. Johannesburg (LS)
1024 Hale 1923 YO13 1923-12-02 van Biesbroeck, G. Williams Bay
3166 Klondike 1940 FG 1940-03-30 Väisälä, Y. Turku
1448 Lindbladia 1938 DF 1938-02-16 Vaisala, Y. Turku