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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 435 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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435 asteroids selected from 435 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
16192 Laird 2000 AU207 2000-01-04 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14274 Landstreet 2000 BL21 2000-01-29 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 1988-01-20 Debehogne, H. ESO
14424 Laval 1991 SR3 1991-09-30 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
17079 Lavrovsky 1999 HD9 1999-04-17 LINEAR Socorro
14428 Lazaridis 1991 VM12 1991-11-08 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
3673 Levy 1985 QS 1985-08-22 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
19155 Lifeson 1990 SX3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
1448 Lindbladia 1938 DF 1938-02-16 Vaisala, Y. Turku
350185 Linnell 2011 UA260 2006-06-03 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
16666 Liroma 1993 XL1 1993-12-07 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 1976-05-27 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
340891 Londoncommorch 2007 CO54 2007-02-14 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
12310 Londontario 1992 DE4 1992-02-29 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
157301 Loreena 2004 SE20 2004-09-16 Knöfel, A. Drebach
4091 Lowe 1986 TL2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
14438 MacLean 1992 HC2 1992-04-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak