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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 421 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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420 asteroids selected from 421 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
855 Newcombia 1916 ZP 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1065 Amundsenia 1926 PD 1926-08-04 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1031 Arctica 1924 RR 1924-06-06 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
45580 Renéracine 2000 CB81 et al 2000-02-10 Bergeron, D. Val-des-Bois
74503 Madola 1999 DN4 1999-02-23 Bergeron, D. Val-des-Bois
13405 Dorisbillings 1999 ST1 1999-09-21 Billings, G. W. Calgary
29565 Glenngould 1998 FD et al 1998-03-17 Boeuf, M. Les Tardieux
1455 Mitchella 1937 LF 1937-06-05 Bohrmann, A. Heidelberg
2904 Millman 1981 YB 1981-12-20 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2905 Plaskett 1982 BZ2 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2917 Sawyer-Hogg 1980 RR 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3023 Heard 1981 JS 1981-05-05 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
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
3658 Feldman 1982 TR 1982-10-13 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3670 Northcott 1983 BN 1983-01-22 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3673 Levy 1985 QS 1985-08-22 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ 1981-05-03 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa