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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
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
5967 Edithlevy 1991 CM5 1991-02-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6081 Cloutis 1981 EE35 1981-03-02 Bus, S.J. Siding Spring
6115 Martinduncan 1984 SR2 1984-09-25 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN 1949-08-02 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
6532 Scarfe 1995 AC 1995-01-04 Balam, D.D. Victoria
6563 Ondaatje 1993 MO 1993-06-22 Mueller, J. Palomar
6714 Montréal 1990 OE2 1990-07-29 Holt, H.E. Palomar
6886 Grote 1942 CG 1942-02-11 Oterma, L. Turku
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE 1988-06-08 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6901 Roybishop 1989 PA 1989-08-02 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
6904 McGill 1990 QW1 1990-08-22 Holt, H.E. Palomar
6921 Janejacobs 1993 JJ 1993-05-14 Ueda, S. & Kaneda, H. Kushiro
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 1990-07-24 Holt, H.E. Palomar
7267 Victormeen 1943 DF 1943-02-23 Oterma, L. Turku
7317 Cabot 1940 ED 1940-03-12 Kulin, G. Budapest
7327 Crawford 1983 RZ1 1983-09-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa