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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 418 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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418 asteroids selected from 418 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
187679 Folinsbee 2008 DC5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
982 Franklina 1922 MD 1922-05-21 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)
158092 Frasercain 2000 WM68 2000-11-28 Medkeff, J. Junk Bond Observatory
20593 Freilich 1999 RM180 1999-09-09 LINEAR Socorro
14071 Gadabird 1996 JK13 1996-05-11 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14092 Gaily 1997 MC8 1997-06-29 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
4089 Galbraith 1986 JG 1986-05-02 Palomar
14094 Garneau 1997 OJ1 1997-07-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
78394 Garossino 2002 PB166 2002-08-09 Lowe, A. Haleakala
12001 Gasbarini 1996 ED9 1996-03-12 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12272 Geddylee 1990 SZ3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
129101 Geoffcollyer 2004 XF6 2004-12-09 Jarnac
20883 Gervais 2000 VD58 2000-11-03 LINEAR Socorro
17066 Ginagallant 1999 GG18 1999-04-15 LINEAR Socorro
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK 1980-02-13 Agassiz Station
17088 Giupalazzolo 1999 JF19 1999-05-10 LINEAR Socorro
7638 Gladman 1984 UX 1984-10-26 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
29565 Glenngould 1998 FD et al 1998-03-17 Boeuf, M. Les Tardieux
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 1990-07-24 Holt, H.E. Palomar