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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 434 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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434 asteroids selected from 434 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Datesort icon Discoverer Disc. Place
262536 Nowikow 2006 UJ349 2006-10-26 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
241090 Nemet 2004 UK290 2006-10-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
383417 DAO 2006 UY216 2006-10-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
304233 Majaess 2006 RE3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
308825 Siksika 2006 RH3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
255703 Stetson 2006 QN90 2006-08-25 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
362793 Suetolson 2011 WQ140 2006-08-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
291849 Orchestralondon 2006 OL2 2006-07-18 Ye, Q. et al. Lulin
350185 Linnell 2011 UA260 2006-06-03 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
172996 Stooke 2006 KL141 et al 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
204786 Wehlau 2006 KU131 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
233472 Moorcroft 2006 KB143 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
261930 Moorhead 2006 KF138 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
273262 Cottam 2006 KJ142 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
199763 Davidgregory 2006 JJ77 2006-05-01 Weigert, P. Mauna Kea
236616 Gray 2006 JR61 2006-05-01 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
161693 Attilladanko 2006 HL46 2006-04-26 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
172529 Offenberger 2005 JH91 2005-05-10 Christophe, B. Saint-Sulpice
171153 Allanrahill 2005 GL81 2005-04-10 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
215886 Barryarnold 2005 FP 2005-03-16 Christophe, B. Saint-Sulpice