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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
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY 1955-09-14 Goethe Link Observatory
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA 1949-02-19 Goethe Link Observatory
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
1578 Kirkwood 1951 AT 1951-01-10 Goethe Link Observatory
3363 Bowen 1960 EE 1960-03-06 Goethe Link Observatory
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
2842 Unsold 1950 OD 1950-07-25 Edmondson, F. K. et al. Goethe Link Observatory
2069 Hubble 1955 FT 1955-03-29 Goethe Link Observatory
1762 Russell 1953 TZ 1953-10-08 Goethe Link Observatory
78394 Garossino 2002 PB166 2002-08-09 Lowe, A. Haleakala
176710 Banff 2002 QR56 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Haleakala
8833 Acer 1989 RW 1989-09-03 Elst, E.W. Haute Provence
3034 Climenhaga 1917 SE 1917-09-24 Wolf, M. Heidelberg
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN 1949-08-02 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN 1953-04-07 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
4809 Robertball 1928 RB 1928-09-05 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
872 Holda 1917 BZ 1917-05-21 Wolf, M. F. Heidelberg
1021 Flammario 1924 RG 1924-03-11 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
819 Barnardiana 1916 ZA 1916-03-03 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
1691 Oort 1956 RB 1956-09-09 van Houten-Groeneveld, I. et al. Heidelberg