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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 435 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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435 asteroids selected from 435 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 1989-10-02 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 1976-04-01 Chernykh, N.S. Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
85559 Villecroze 1998 AC5 1998-01-08 Bahn, S. DAO
246913 Slocum 1998 SU63 1998-09-23 Aikman, G.C.L. Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
157301 Loreena 2004 SE20 2004-09-16 Knöfel, A. Drebach
1991 Darwin 1967 JL 1967-05-06 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
1919 Clemence 1971 SA 1971-09-16 Gibson, J. et al. El Leoncito
1770 Schlesinger 1967 JR 1967-05-10 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
4252 Godwin 1985 RG4 1985-09-11 Debehogne, H. ESO
9161 Beaufort 1987 BZ1 1987-01-26 Elst, E.W. ESO
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 1988-01-20 Debehogne, H. ESO
19393 Davidthompson 1998 DT33 1998-02-27 Elst, E.W. ESO
100940 Maunder 1998 MM47 1998-06-28 Elst, E.W. ESO
4668 Rayjay 1987 DX5 1987-02-21 Debehogne, H. ESO
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
20789 Hughgrant 2000 SU44 2000-09-28 Juels, C.W. Fountain Hills
63129 Courtemanche 2000 WH183 2000-11-30 Sposetti, S. Gnosca
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
2227 Otto Struve 1955 RX 1955-09-13 Goethe Link Observatory
2974 Holden 1955 QK 1955-08-23 Goethe Link Observatory