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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. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
4446 Carolyn 1985 TT 1985-10-15 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5502 Brashear 1984 EC 1984-03-01 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
7331 Balindblad 1985 TV 1985-10-15 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2602 Moore 1982 BR 1982-01-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2710 Veverka 1982 FQ 1982-03-23 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
90377 Sedna 2003 VB12 2003-11-14 Brown, M.E., Trujillo, C.A. & Rabinowitz, D. Palomar
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
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 1988-09-14 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
7754 Gopalan 1989 TT11 1989-10-02 Bus, S.J. Cerro Tololo
1991 Darwin 1967 JL 1967-05-06 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
1770 Schlesinger 1967 JR 1967-05-10 Cesco, C.U. & Klemola, A.R. El Leoncito
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 1976-04-01 Chernykh, N.S. Crimean Astrophysical Observatory