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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 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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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
202740 Vicsympho 2007 LB30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 1981-03-06 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
2710 Veverka 1982 FQ 1982-03-23 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 1973-09-19 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
1781 van Biesbroeck A906 UB 1906-10-17 Kopff, A. Heidelberg
15025 UWOntario 1998 TX28 1998-10-15 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
150145 UVic 1996 BH1 1996-01-23 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
14994 Uppenkamp 1997 UW18 1997-10-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
99906 Uofalberta 2002 QV53 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Palomar
2842 Unsold 1950 OD 1950-07-25 Edmondson, F. K. et al. Goethe Link Observatory
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
14989 Tutte 1997 UB7 1997-10-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
1186 Turnera 1929 PL 1929-08-01 Jackson, C. Johannesburg (UO)
241528 Tubman 2010 CA10 2010-02-08 WISE
14988 Tryggvason 1997 UA7 1997-10-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14959 TRIUMF 1996 JT3 1996-05-09 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
2104 Toronto 1963 PD 1963-08-15 Kamper, K.W. Tautenberg