Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 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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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection
Number Name Designation Discovery Discoverer Observatory
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
8139 Paulabell 1980 UM1 1980-10-31 Bus, S.J. Palomar
7886 Redman 1993 PE 1993-08-12 Balam, D.D. Victoria
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 1994-10-05 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 1989-10-02 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 1995-10-24 Klet'
7638 Gladman 1984 UX 1984-10-26 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN 1953-04-07 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg


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