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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 Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
23113 Aaronhakim 2000 AE13 2000-01-03 LINEAR Socorro
294600 Abedinabedin 2008 AA3 2008-01-07 Ye, Q.-Z & Lin, C.-S. Lulin
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
8833 Acer 1989 RW 1989-09-03 Elst, E.W. Haute Provence
26386 Adelinacozma 1999 RC171 1999-09-09 LINEAR Socorro
21758 Adrianveres 1999 RT196 1999-09-08 LINEAR Socorro
85168 Albertacentenary 1989 RC6 1989-09-02 Lowe, A. Palomar
17073 Alexblank 1999 GX34 1999-04-06 LINEAR Socorro
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
15819 Alisterling 1994 SN9 1994-09-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
171153 Allanrahill 2005 GL81 2005-04-10 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj
1065 Amundsenia 1926 PD 1926-08-04 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL 1988-04-12 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
274137 Angelaglinos 2008 FC6 2008-03-28 Jarnac
48774 Anngower 1997 PO2 1997-08-10 Balam, D.D. Victoria
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
249061 Anthonyberger 2007 TG298 2007-10-11 Wasserman, L.H. Anderson Mesa
1031 Arctica 1924 RR 1924-06-06 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs