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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
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST 1928-09-21 Neujmin, G.N. Simeïs
16037 Sheehan 1999 GX8 1999-04-10 LONEOS Anderson Mesa
5953 Shelton 1987 HS 1987-04-25 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 1976-04-01 Chernykh, N.S. Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
308825 Siksika 2006 RH3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
314988 Sireland 2006 XO67 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
20888 Siyueguo 2000 WB14 2000-11-20 LINEAR Socorro
26314 Škvorecký 1998 UJ1 1998-10-16 Tichá, J. et al Klet'
246913 Slocum 1998 SU63 1998-09-23 Aikman, G.C.L. Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
12423 Slotin 1995 UQ16 1995-10-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14724 SNO 2000 CA100 2000-02-10 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
117329 Spencer 2004 XJ6 2004-12-09 Jarnac
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA 1949-02-19 Goethe Link Observatory
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 1987-10-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
22003 Startek 1999 XO42 1999-12-07 LINEAR Socorro
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
187680 Stelck 2008 DE5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
16596 Stephenstrauss 1992 UN7 et al 1992-10-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
255703 Stetson 2006 QN90 2006-08-25 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea