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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. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
362793 Suetolson 2011 WQ140 2006-08-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
273987 Greggwade 2007 LQ30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
358376 Gwyn 2006 XT67 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
378204 Bettyhesser 2006 YF49 2006-12-26 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
332324 Bobmcdonald 2006 XN67 2006-12-12 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
380480 Glennhawley 2003 YW176 2003-12-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
381260 Ouellette 2007 TD166 2007-10-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
350185 Linnell 2011 UA260 2006-06-03 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
383417 DAO 2006 UY216 2006-10-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
2434 Bateson 1981 KA 1981-05-27 Gilmore, A.C. & Kilmartin, P.M. Mount John University Observatory
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj
100416 SYang 1986 CB 1996-02-02 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 1997-08-09 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
150145 UVic 1996 BH1 1996-01-23 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
168358 CASCA 1996 DF2 1996-02-24 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL 1987-12-22 Oak Ridge Observatory
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi