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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 Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE 1988-06-08 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
9963 Sandage 1992 AN 1992-01-09 Helin, E.F. Palomar
2917 Sawyer-Hogg 1980 RR 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
25035 Scalesse 1998 QN33 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC 1995-01-04 Balam, D.D. Victoria
198450 Scattolin 2004 XG6 2004-12-09 Jarnac
315186 Schade 2007 LD30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
1770 Schlesinger 1967 JR 1967-05-10 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
14698 Scottyoung 2000 AT230 2000-01-03 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
90377 Sedna 2003 VB12 2003-11-14 Brown, M.E., Trujillo, C.A. & Rabinowitz, D. Palomar
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST 1928-09-21 Neujmin, G.N. Simeïs
16037 Sheehan 1999 GX8 1999-04-10 LONEOS Anderson Mesa
5953 Shelton 1987 HS 1987-04-25 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 1976-04-01 Chernykh, N.S. Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
308825 Siksika 2006 RH3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
314988 Sireland 2006 XO67 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
20888 Siyueguo 2000 WB14 2000-11-20 LINEAR Socorro
26314 Škvorecký 1998 UJ1 1998-10-16 Tichá, J. et al Klet'
246913 Slocum 1998 SU63 1998-09-23 Aikman, G.C.L. Dominion Astrophysical Observatory