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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 424 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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424 asteroids selected from 424 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK 1980-02-13 Agassiz Station
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
3749 Balam 1982 BG1 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3931 Batten 1984 EN 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3944 Halliday 1981 WP1 1981-11-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4021 Dancey 1981 QD2 1981-08-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4058 Cecilgreen 1986 JV 1986-05-04 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4091 Lowe 1986 TL2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4113 Rascana 1982 BQ 1982-01-18 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4276 Clifford 1981 XA 1981-12-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa