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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 445 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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445 asteroids selected from 445 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
4113 Rascana 1982 BQ 1982-01-18 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
25555 Ratnavarma 1999 XJ169 1999-12-10 LINEAR Socorro
4668 Rayjay 1987 DX5 1987-02-21 Debehogne, H. ESO
7886 Redman 1993 PE 1993-08-12 Balam, D.D. Victoria
84096 Reginaldglenice 2002 QD58 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Palomar
45580 Renéracine 2000 CB81 et al 2000-02-10 Bergeron, D. Val-des-Bois
423097 Richardjarrell 2003 YL177 2003-12-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
4809 Robertball 1928 RB 1928-09-05 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
3819 Robinson 1983 AR 1983-01-12 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
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