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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
4153 Roburnham 1985 JT1 1985-05-14 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
14697 Ronsawyer 2000 AO214 2000-01-06 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
6901 Roybishop 1989 PA 1989-08-02 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
17086 Ruima 1999 JH18 1999-05-10 LINEAR Socorro
28538 Ruisong 2000 DY106 2000-02-29 LINEAR Socorro
1762 Russell 1953 TZ 1953-10-08 Goethe Link Observatory
11955 Russrobb 1994 CA1 1994-02-08 Balam, D.D. Victoria
157194 Saddlemyer 2004 QR16 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE 1988-06-08 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
9963 Sandage 1992 AN 1992-01-09 Helin, E.F. Palomar
29982 Sarahwu 1999 TT31 1999-10-04 LINEAR Socorro
2917 Sawyer-Hogg 1980 RR 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
25035 Scalesse 1998 QN33 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC 1995-01-04 Balam, D.D. Victoria
198450 Scattolin 2004 XG6 2004-12-09 Jarnac
315186 Schade 2007 LD30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
1770 Schlesinger 1967 JR 1967-05-10 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
14698 Scottyoung 2000 AT230 2000-01-03 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
9279 Seager 1981 EY12 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
90377 Sedna 2003 VB12 2003-11-14 Brown, M.E., Trujillo, C.A. & Rabinowitz, D. Palomar