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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 445 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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445 asteroids selected from 445 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
236616 Gray 2006 JR61 2006-05-01 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
273262 Cottam 2006 KJ142 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
362793 Suetolson 2011 WQ140 2006-08-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
273987 Greggwade 2007 LQ30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
358376 Gwyn 2006 XT67 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
378204 Bettyhesser 2006 YF49 2006-12-26 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
332324 Bobmcdonald 2006 XN67 2006-12-12 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
380480 Glennhawley 2003 YW176 2003-12-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
381260 Ouellette 2007 TD166 2007-10-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
350185 Linnell 2011 UA260 2006-06-03 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
383417 DAO 2006 UY216 2006-10-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
402920 Tsawout 2007 TH142 2007-10-07 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
414026 Bochonko 2007 LX29 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
423097 Richardjarrell 2003 YL177 2003-12-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
427695 Johnpazder 2004 FV16 2004-03-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
2434 Bateson 1981 KA 1981-05-27 Gilmore, A.C. & Kilmartin, P.M. Mount John University Observatory
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj