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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
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj
153686 Pathall 2001 TZ242 2001-10-14 Sloan Digital Sky Survey Apache Point
156542 Hogg 2002 CM314 2002-02-13 Sloan Digital Sky Survey Apache Point
166745 Pindor 2002 TV307 2002-10-04 Sloan Digital Sky Survey Apache Point
6115 Martinduncan 1984 SR2 1984-09-25 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
3684 Berry 1983 AK 1983-01-09 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
3819 Robinson 1983 AR 1983-01-12 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
9070 Ensab 1993 OZ2 1993-07-23 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
10332 Défi 1991 JT1 1991-05-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
13057 Jorgenson 1990 VF8 1990-11-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
13111 Papacosmas 1993 OW1 1993-07-2 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
27810 Daveturner 1993 OC2 1993-07-23 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
30840 JackAlice 1991 GC2 1991-04-15 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
4340 Dence 1986 JZ 1986-05-04 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4451 Grieve 1988 JJ 1988-05-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5899 Jedicke 1978 EW3, 1986 AH, 1986 AR1 1986-01-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5953 Shelton 1987 HS 1987-04-25 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
6901 Roybishop 1989 PA 1989-08-02 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL 1988-04-12 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4153 Roburnham 1985 JT1 1985-05-14 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar