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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 Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 1973-09-19 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
2710 Veverka 1982 FQ 1982-03-23 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 1981-03-06 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
202740 Vicsympho 2007 LB30 2007-06-11 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
7267 Victormeen 1943 DF 1943-02-23 Oterma, L. Turku
85559 Villecroze 1998 AC5 1998-01-08 Bahn, S. DAO
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
15045 Walesdymond 1998 XY21 1998-12-10 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY 1955-09-14 Goethe Link Observatory
729 Watsonia 1912 OD 1912-02-09 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
8996 Waynedwards 1981 EC10 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
12431 Webster 1995 YY10 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
204786 Wehlau 2006 KU131 2006-05-25 Wiegert, P.A. Mauna Kea
17050 Weiskopf 1999 FX45 1999-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
107638 Wendyfreedman 2001 EU13 2001-03-15 Healy, D. Junk Bond Observatory
9281 Weryk 1981 EJ15 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
12437 Westlane 1996 BN6 1996-01-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
144907 Whitehorne 2004 YS3 2004-12-16 Glinos, T. et al Jarnac
15068 Wiegert 1999 AJ20 1999-01-13 Spacewatch Kitt Peak