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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 Name Designation Disc. Datesort icon Discoverer Disc. Place
1280 Baillauda 1933 QB 1933-08-18 Delporte, E. Uccle
1693 Hertzsprung 1935 LA 1935-05-05 van Gent, H. Johannesburg (LS)
2213 Meeus 1935 SO1 1935-09-24 Delporte, E. Uccle
1422 Stromgrenia 1936 QF 1936-08-23 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
1455 Mitchella 1937 LF 1937-06-05 Bohrmann, A. Heidelberg
1448 Lindbladia 1938 DF 1938-02-16 Vaisala, Y. Turku
1501 Baade 1938 UJ 1938-10-20 Wachmann, A. Bergedorf
7317 Cabot 1940 ED 1940-03-12 Kulin, G. Budapest
3166 Klondike 1940 FG 1940-03-30 Väisälä, Y. Turku
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ 1941-04-19 Oterma, L. Turku
6886 Grote 1942 CG 1942-02-11 Oterma, L. Turku
1560 Strattonia 1942 XB 1942-12-02 Delporte, E. Uccle
7267 Victormeen 1943 DF 1943-02-23 Oterma, L. Turku
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA 1949-02-19 Goethe Link Observatory
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN 1949-08-02 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
2842 Unsold 1950 OD 1950-07-25 Edmondson, F. K. et al. Goethe Link Observatory
1578 Kirkwood 1951 AT 1951-01-10 Goethe Link Observatory
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN 1953-04-07 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
1762 Russell 1953 TZ 1953-10-08 Goethe Link Observatory