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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 434 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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434 asteroids selected from 434 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
274137 Angelaglinos 2008 FC6 2008-03-28 Jarnac
4089 Galbraith 1986 JG 1986-05-02 Palomar
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 1995-10-24 Klet'
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 1953-10-10 Goethe Link Observatory
2227 Otto Struve 1955 RX 1955-09-13 Goethe Link Observatory
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK 1980-02-13 Agassiz Station
2974 Holden 1955 QK 1955-08-23 Goethe Link Observatory
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL 1987-12-22 Oak Ridge Observatory
3145 Walter Adams 1955 RY 1955-09-14 Goethe Link Observatory
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA 1949-02-19 Goethe Link Observatory
4463 Marschwarzschild 1954 UO2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
1578 Kirkwood 1951 AT 1951-01-10 Goethe Link Observatory
3363 Bowen 1960 EE 1960-03-06 Goethe Link Observatory
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 1954-10-28 Goethe Link Observatory
260235 Attwood 2004 RU289 2004-09-12 Jarnac
117329 Spencer 2004 XJ6 2004-12-09 Jarnac
129101 Geoffcollyer 2004 XF6 2004-12-09 Jarnac
2069 Hubble 1955 FT 1955-03-29 Goethe Link Observatory
1762 Russell 1953 TZ 1953-10-08 Goethe Link Observatory
198450 Scattolin 2004 XG6 2004-12-09 Jarnac