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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.
Numbersort icon Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
2602 Moore 1982 BR 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2434 Bateson 1981 KA 1981-05-27 Gilmore, A.C. & Kilmartin, P.M. Mount John University Observatory
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, J., et al. Palomar
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
2261 Keeler 1977 HC 1977-04-20 Klemola, A.R. Lick
2227 Otto Struve 1955 RX 1955-09-13 Goethe Link Observatory
2213 Meeus 1935 SO1 1935-09-24 Delporte, E. Uccle
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
2104 Toronto 1963 PD 1963-08-15 Kamper, K.W. Tautenberg
2069 Hubble 1955 FT 1955-03-29 Goethe Link Observatory
1999 Hirayama 1973 DR 1973-02-27 Kohoutek, L. Bergedorf
1991 Darwin 1967 JL 1967-05-06 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
1983 Bok 1975 LB 1975-06-09 Roemer, E. Tucson
1919 Clemence 1971 SA 1971-09-16 Gibson, J. et al. El Leoncito
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
1781 van Biesbroeck A906 UB 1906-10-17 Kopff, A. Heidelberg
1770 Schlesinger 1967 JR 1967-05-10 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
1762 Russell 1953 TZ 1953-10-08 Goethe Link Observatory