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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 421 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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420 asteroids selected from 421 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
358376 Gwyn 2006 XT67 2006-12-13 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
378204 Bettyhesser 2006 YF49 2006-12-26 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
100416 SYang 1986 CB 1996-02-02 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 1997-08-09 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
150145 UVic 1996 BH1 1996-01-23 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
168358 CASCA 1996 DF2 1996-02-24 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL 1987-12-22 Oak Ridge Observatory
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
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
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
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar