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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 Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
191282 Feustel 2003 FS 2003-03-22 KLENOT Klet'
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 1995-10-24 Klet'
198820 Iwanowska 2005 ET249 2005-03-15 Molėtai Astronomical Observatory Kulionys
4719 Burnaby 1990 WT2 1990-11-21 Ueda, S. Kushiro
6921 Janejacobs 1993 JJ 1993-05-14 Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H. Kushiro
5035 Swift 1991 UX 1991-10-18 Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H. Kushiro
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 1990-02-28 Debehogne, H. La Silla
9631 Hubertreeves 1993 SL6 1993-09-17 Elst, E.W. La Silla
29565 Glenngould 1998 FD et al 1998-03-17 Boeuf, M. Les Tardieux
2261 Keeler 1977 HC 1977-04-20 Klemola, A.R. Lick
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
291849 Orchestralondon 2006 OL2 2006-07-18 Ye, Q. et al. Lulin
340891 Londoncommorch 2007 CO54 2007-02-14 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
294600 Abedinabedin 2008 AA3 2008-01-07 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
154660 Kavelaars 2004 FX29 et al 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
157194 Saddlemyer 2004 QR16 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
172996 Stooke 2006 KL141 et al 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
197856 Tafelmusik 2004 QH16 2004-08-21 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
288478 Fahlman 2004 FA17 2004-03-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
293878 Tapping 2007 RV274 2007-09-09 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea