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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 432 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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432 asteroids selected from 432 available.
Number Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
14937 Thirsk 1995 CP3 1995-02-01 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ 1981-05-03 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
293878 Tapping 2007 RV274 2007-09-09 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
197856 Tafelmusik 2004 QH16 2004-08-21 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
100416 SYang 1986 CB 1996-02-02 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
5035 Swift 1991 UX 1991-10-18 Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H. Kushiro
10593 Susannesandra 1996 QQ1 1996-08-25 Sandness, R.G. King City
362793 Suetolson 2011 WQ140 2006-08-23 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
1422 Stromgrenia 1936 QF 1936-08-23 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
1560 Strattonia 1942 XB 1942-12-02 Delporte, E. Uccle
172996 Stooke 2006 KL141 et al 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
339223 Stongemorin 2004 TN325 2004-10-13 Jarnac
15941 Stevegauthier 1997 YX15 1997-12-29 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
13822 Stevedodson 1999 VV17 1999-11-02 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
255703 Stetson 2006 QN90 2006-08-25 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
16596 Stephenstrauss 1992 UN7 et al 1992-10-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
187680 Stelck 2008 DE5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
22003 Startek 1999 XO42 1999-12-07 LINEAR Socorro
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 1987-10-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria