Skip to main content

Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 418 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.

  • Typing part or all of a name in the quick search box allows you to quickly find a particular asteroid.
  • Clicking on the asteroid number will take you to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's orbit applet.
  • Clicking on any asteroid name will show you full information about that asteroid, including an expanded citation.

 

418 asteroids selected from 418 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST 1928-09-21 Neujmin, G.N. Simeïs
1031 Arctica 1924 RR 1924-06-06 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
856 Backlunda 1916 S30 1916-04-03 Belyavskij, S.I. Simeïs
2980 Cameron 1981 EU17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 1981-03-06 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 1981-02-28 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
4565 Grossman 1981 EZ17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ 1988-02-22 McNaught, R.H. Siding Spring
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
65657 Hube 1982 QB4 1982 Aug. 16 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
85121 Loehde 1976 KF3 1976-05-27 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
172529 Offenberger 2005 JH91 2005-05-10 Christophe, B. Saint-Sulpice
215886 Barryarnold 2005 FP 2005-03-16 Christophe, B. Saint-Sulpice
187679 Folinsbee 2008 DC5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
187680 Stelck 2008 DE5 2008-02-28 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
161693 Attilladanko 2006 HL46 2006-04-26 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
171153 Allanrahill 2005 GL81 2005-04-10 Lowe, A. RAS Observatory, Mayhill
12513 Niven 1998 HC20 1998-04-27 Comba, P.G. Prescott