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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. Datesort icon Discoverer Disc. Place
1781 van Biesbroeck A906 UB 1906-10-17 Kopff, A. Heidelberg
695 Bella 1909 JB 1909-11-07 Metcalf, J.H. Taunton, MA
729 Watsonia 1912 OD 1912-02-09 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
784 Pickeringia 1914 UM 1914-03-20 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
819 Barnardiana 1916 ZA 1916-03-03 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
855 Newcombia 1916 ZP 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
834 Burnhamia 1916 AD 1916-09-20 Wolf, M. F. Heidelberg
872 Holda 1917 BZ 1917-05-21 Wolf, M. F. Heidelberg
3034 Climenhaga 1917 SE 1917-09-24 Wolf, M. Heidelberg
982 Franklina 1922 MD 1922-05-21 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)
1024 Hale 1923 YO13 1923-12-02 van Biesbroeck, G. Williams Bay
1021 Flammario 1924 RG 1924-03-11 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
1031 Arctica 1924 RR 1924-06-06 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
1065 Amundsenia 1926 PD 1926-08-04 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
4809 Robertball 1928 RB 1928-09-05 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST 1928-09-21 Neujmin, G.N. Simeïs
1186 Turnera 1929 PL 1929-08-01 Jackson, C. Johannesburg (UO)
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
1241 Dysona 1932 EB1 1932-03-04 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)