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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 Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 1976-05-27 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
8996 Waynedwards 1981 EC10 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
9279 Seager 1981 EY12 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
9281 Weryk 1981 EJ15 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
855 Newcombia 1916 ZP 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1065 Amundsenia 1926 PD 1926-08-04 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST 1928-09-21 Neujmin, G.N. Simeïs
1031 Arctica 1924 RR 1924-06-06 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
4143 Huziak 1981 QN1 1981-08-29 Taff, L.G. Socorro
20818 Karmadiraju 2000 TQ54 2000-10-01 LINEAR Socorro
20855 Arifawan 2000 VV27 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
20856 Hamzabari 2000 VT28 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
20883 Gervais 2000 VD58 2000-11-03 LINEAR Socorro
20888 Siyueguo 2000 WB14 2000-11-20 LINEAR Socorro
25035 Scalesse 1998 QN33 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
25036 Elizabethof 1998 QT36 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
25038 Matebezdek 1998 QK37 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
25039 Chensun 1998 QF38 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
25554 Jayaranjan 1999 XG169 1999-12-10 LINEAR Socorro