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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.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 1992-10-22 Bowell, E. Palomar
12225 Yanfernández 1985 PQ 1985-08-14 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3061 Cook 1982 UB1 1982-10-21 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
7327 Crawford 1983 RZ1 1983-09-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 1986-10-07 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3032 Evans 1984 CA1 1984-02-08 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ 1980-09-02 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
2635 Huggins 1982 DS 1982-02-21 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
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