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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
4252 Godwin 1985 RG4 1985-09-11 Debehogne, H. ESO
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 1989-10-02 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
114725 Gordonwalker 2003 GW36 2003-04-06 LONEOS Anderson Mesa
236616 Gray 2006 JR61 2006-05-01 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
273987 Greggwade 2007 LQ30 2007-06-11 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
4451 Grieve 1988 JJ 1988-05-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
21614 Grochowski 1999 JW75 1999-05-10 LINEAR Socorro
4565 Grossman 1981 EZ17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
6886 Grote 1942 CG 1942-02-11 Oterma, L. Turku
21615 Guardamano 1999 JQ76 1999-05-10 LINEAR Socorro
23722 Gulak 1998 HD32 1998-04-20 LINEAR Socorro
10870 Gwendolen 1996 SY4 1996-09-25 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
358376 Gwyn 2006 XT67 2006-12-13 Balam, D. D. Mauna Kea
14143 Hadfield 1998 SQ18 1998-09-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
1024 Hale 1923 YO13 1923-12-02 van Biesbroeck, G. Williams Bay
3944 Halliday 1981 WP1 1981-11-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
20856 Hamzabari 2000 VT28 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
11715 Harperclark 1998 HA75 1998-04-21 LINEAR Socorro
81915 Hartwick 2000 NS11 2000-07-15 Balam, D.D. Victoria
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 1995-10-24 Klet'