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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 432 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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432 asteroids selected from 432 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 1988-09-14 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
3749 Balam 1982 BG1 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
1280 Baillauda 1933 QB 1933-08-18 Delporte, E. Uccle
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1501 Baade 1938 UJ 1938-10-20 Wachmann, A. Bergedorf
15838 Auclair 1995 FU12 1995-03-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
260235 Attwood 2004 RU289 2004-09-12 Jarnac
161693 Attilladanko 2006 HL46 2006-04-26 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
17072 Athiviraham 1999 GT31 1999-04-07 LINEAR Socorro
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 1981-02-28 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
26546 Arulmani 2000 DH41 2000-02-29 LINEAR Socorro
20855 Arifawan 2000 VV27 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
1031 Arctica 1924 RR 1924-06-06 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
249061 Anthonyberger 2007 TG298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
48774 Anngower 1997 PO2 1997-08-10 Balam, D.D. Victoria
274137 Angelaglinos 2008 FC6 2008-03-28 Jarnac
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL 1988-04-12 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
1065 Amundsenia 1926 PD 1926-08-04 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj