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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. Datesort icon Discoverer Disc. Place
1999 Hirayama 1973 DR 1973-02-27 Kohoutek, L. Bergedorf
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 1973-09-19 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
18242 Peebles 2102 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
1983 Bok 1975 LB 1975-06-09 Roemer, E. Tucson
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 1976-04-01 Chernykh, N.S. Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 1976-05-27 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
2261 Keeler 1977 HC 1977-04-20 Klemola, A.R. Lick
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
3666 Holman 1979 HP 1979-04-19 Muzzio, J.C. Cerro Tololo
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK 1980-02-13 Agassiz Station
4318 Bata 1980 DE1 1980-02-21 Vavrova, Z. Klet'
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
2917 Sawyer-Hogg 1980 RR 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
8139 Paulabell 1980 UM1 1980-10-31 Bus, S.J. Palomar
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 1981-02-28 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring