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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
3363 Bowen 1960 EE 1960-03-06 Goethe Link Observatory
5502 Brashear 1984 EC 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 1990-12-14 Helin, E.F. Palomar
79117 Brydonejack 1998 QC1 1998-08-16 Shoemaker, C.S & E.M. Palomar
4719 Burnaby 1990 WT2 1990-11-21 Ueda, S. Kushiro
834 Burnhamia 1916 AD 1916-09-20 Wolf, M. F. Heidelberg
7317 Cabot 1940 ED 1940-03-12 Kulin, G. Budapest
96192 Calgary 1991 TZ15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
31276 Calvinrieder 1998 FG28 1998-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
2980 Cameron 1981 EU17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
176711 Canmore 2002 QM57 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Palomar
325973 Cardinal 2010 VJ159 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
246345 Carolharris 2007 TH298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
157421 Carolpercy 2004 TX299 et al 2004-10-08 Glinos, T. et al Jarnac
4446 Carolyn 1985 TT 1985-10-15 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
168358 CASCA 1996 DF2 1996-02-24 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
4058 Cecilgreen 1986 JV 1986-05-04 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
133528 Ceragioli 2003 TC2 2003-10-04 Healy, D. Junk Bond Observatory
3315 Chant 1984 CZ 1984-02-08 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
25039 Chensun 1998 QF38 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro