Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 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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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection
Numbersort descending Name Designation Discovery Discoverer Observatory
3163 Randi 1981 QM 1981-08-28 Kowal, C.T. Palomar
3166 Klondike 1940 FG 1940-03-30 Väisälä, Y. Turku
3269 Vibert-Douglas 1981 EX16 1981-03-06 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3282 Spencer Jones 1949 DA 1949-02-19 Goethe Link Observatory
3304 Pearce 1981 EQ21 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3307 Athabasca 1981 DE1 1981-02-28 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
3314 Beals 1981 FH 1981-03-30 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3315 Chant 1984 CZ 1984-02-08 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3316 Herzberg 1984 CN1 1984-02-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
3363 Bowen 1960 EE 1960-03-06 Goethe Link Observatory


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