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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 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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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
20855 Arifawan 2000 VV27 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
26546 Arulmani 2000 DH41 2000-02-29 LINEAR Socorro
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 1981-02-28 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
17072 Athiviraham 1999 GT31 1999-04-07 LINEAR Socorro
161693 Attilladanko 2006 HL46 2006-04-26 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
260235 Attwood 2004 RU289 2004-09-12 Jarnac
15838 Auclair 1995 FU12 1995-03-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
1501 Baade 1938 UJ 1938-10-20 Wachmann, A. Bergedorf
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1280 Baillauda 1933 QB 1933-08-18 Delporte, E. Uccle
3749 Balam 1982 BG1 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 1988-09-14 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
7331 Balindblad 1985 TV 1985-10-15 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
176710 Banff 2002 QR56 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Haleakala
819 Barnardiana 1916 ZA 1916-03-03 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
215886 Barryarnold 2005 FP 2005-03-16 Christophe, B. Saint-Sulpice
4318 Bata 1980 DE1 1980-02-21 Vavrova, Z. Klet'
2434 Bateson 1981 KA 1981-05-27 Gilmore, A.C. & Kilmartin, P.M. Mount John University Observatory
3931 Batten 1984 EN 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3314 Beals 1981 FH 1981-03-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa