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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 434 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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434 asteroids selected from 434 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
273262 Cottam 2006 KJ142 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
3034 Climenhaga 1917 SE 1917-09-24 Wolf, M. Heidelberg
70207 Davidunlap 1999 RP33 1999-09-04 Wolf, M. & White, M. Anza
872 Holda 1917 BZ 1917-05-21 Wolf, M. F. Heidelberg
834 Burnhamia 1916 AD 1916-09-20 Wolf, M. F. Heidelberg
4809 Robertball 1928 RB 1928-09-05 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
1021 Flammario 1924 RG 1924-03-11 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
819 Barnardiana 1916 ZA 1916-03-03 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
982 Franklina 1922 MD 1922-05-21 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)
1241 Dysona 1932 EB1 1932-03-04 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)
291849 Orchestralondon 2006 OL2 2006-07-18 Ye, Q. et al. Lulin
340891 Londoncommorch 2007 CO54 2007-02-14 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
294600 Abedinabedin 2008 AA3 2008-01-07 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
50412 Ewen 2000 DG1 2000-02-26 Yeung, W.K.Y. Calgary