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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
15851 Chrisfleming 1996 AD10 1996-01-13 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
28353 Chrisnielsen 1999 FH32 1999-03-19 LINEAR Socorro
1919 Clemence 1971 SA 1971-09-16 Gibson, J. et al. El Leoncito
4276 Clifford 1981 XA 1981-12-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3034 Climenhaga 1917 SE 1917-09-24 Wolf, M. Heidelberg
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
13700 Connors 1998 MM36 1998-06-26 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3061 Cook 1982 UB1 1982-10-21 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
273262 Cottam 2006 KJ142 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
63129 Courtemanche 2000 WH183 2000-11-30 Sposetti, S. Gnosca
5424 Covington 1983 TN1 1983-10-12 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
18560 Coxeter 1997 EO7 1997-03-07 Comba, P.G. Prescott
246238 Crampton 2007 RL274 2007-09-05 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
7327 Crawford 1983 RZ1 1983-09-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
29348 Criswick 1995 FD 1995-03-28 Balam, D.D. Victoria
4021 Dancey 1981 QD2 1981-08-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
13806 Darmstrong 1998 XM6 1998-12-08 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
1991 Darwin 1967 JL 1967-05-06 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
15887 Daveclark 1997 ER26 et al 1997-03-04 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
27810 Daveturner 1993 OC2 1993-07-23 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar