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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.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
1501 Baade 1938 UJ 1938-10-20 Wachmann, A. Bergedorf
246345 Carolharris 2007 TH298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
249061 Anthonyberger 2007 TG298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
199763 Davidgregory 2006 JJ77 2006-05-01 Weigert, P. Mauna Kea
254422 Henrykent 2004 VR122 2004-11-09 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
262536 Nowikow 2006 UJ349 2006-10-26 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
172996 Stooke 2006 KL141 et al 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
204786 Wehlau 2006 KU131 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
233472 Moorcroft 2006 KB143 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
261930 Moorhead 2006 KF138 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
236616 Gray 2006 JR61 2006-05-01 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
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)