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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 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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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
9281 Weryk 1981 EJ15 1981-03-01 Bus, S.J. 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
18560 Coxeter 1997 EO7 1997-03-07 Comba, P.G. Prescott
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
4230 van den Bergh 1973 ST1 1973-09-19 van Houten, C.J. Palomar
4340 Dence 1986 JZ 1986-05-04 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
4451 Grieve 1988 JJ 1988-05-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5132 Maynard 1990 ME 1990-06-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 1990-09-23 Lawrence, K.J. Palomar
5688 Kleewyck 1991 AD2 1991-01-12 Helin, E.F. Palomar
5899 Jedicke 1978 EW3, 1986 AH, 1986 AR1 1986-01-09 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
5953 Shelton 1987 HS 1987-04-25 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar