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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 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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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Numbersort icon Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
3163 Randi 1981 QM 1981-08-28 Kowal, C.T. Palomar
3166 Klondike 1940 FG 1940-03-30 Väisälä, Y. Turku
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 1981-03-06 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA 1949-02-19 Goethe Link Observatory
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 1981-02-28 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3314 Beals 1981 FH 1981-03-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3315 Chant 1984 CZ 1984-02-08 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3316 Herzberg 1984 CN1 1984-02-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3363 Bowen 1960 EE 1960-03-06 Goethe Link Observatory
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ 1941-04-19 Oterma, L. Turku
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
3658 Feldman 1982 TR 1982-10-13 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3666 Holman 1979 HP 1979-04-19 Muzzio, J.C. Cerro Tololo
3670 Northcott 1983 BN 1983-01-22 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3673 Levy 1985 QS 1985-08-22 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3684 Berry 1983 AK 1983-01-09 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ 1981-05-03 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3749 Balam 1982 BG1 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL 1987-12-22 Oak Ridge Observatory