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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 435 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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435 asteroids selected from 435 available.
Numbersort icon Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
4565 Grossman 1981 EZ17 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
4668 Rayjay 1987 DX5 1987-02-21 Debehogne, H. ESO
4719 Burnaby 1990 WT2 1990-11-21 Ueda, S. Kushiro
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 1987-10-20 Balam, D.D. Victoria
4809 Robertball 1928 RB 1928-09-05 Wolf, M.F. Heidelberg
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 1988-09-14 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 1990-02-28 Debehogne, H. La Silla
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5035 Swift 1991 UX 1991-10-18 Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H. Kushiro
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ 1988-02-22 McNaught, R.H. Siding Spring
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 1990-12-14 Helin, E.F. Palomar
5272 Dickinson 1981 QH2 1981-08-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5424 Covington 1983 TN1 1983-10-12 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5502 Brashear 1984 EC 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5553 Chodas 1984 CM1 1984-02-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 1990-09-23 Lawrence, K.J. Palomar
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj