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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 421 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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420 asteroids selected from 421 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
81915 Hartwick 2000 NS11 2000-07-15 Balam, D.D. Victoria
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
154660 Kavelaars 2004 FX29 et al 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
157194 Saddlemyer 2004 QR16 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
168358 CASCA 1996 DF2 1996-02-24 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
288478 Fahlman 2004 FA17 2004-03-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
293878 Tapping 2007 RV274 2007-09-09 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
289314 Chisholm 2005 AS23 1993-09-30 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
246238 Crampton 2007 RL274 2007-09-05 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
255703 Stetson 2006 QN90 2006-08-25 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
241090 Nemet 2004 UK290 2006-10-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
304233 Majaess 2006 RE3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
202740 Vicsympho 2007 LB30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
314988 Sireland 2006 XO67 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
315012 Hutchings 2007 BD31 2007-01-20 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
315186 Schade 2007 LD30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
308825 Siksika 2006 RH3 2006-09-14 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
325973 Cardinal 2010 VJ159 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea