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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 Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
5967 Edithlevy 1991 CM5 1991-02-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6714 Montréal 1990 OE2 1990-07-29 Holt, H.E. Palomar
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
7124 Glinos 1990 OJ4 1990-07-24 Holt, H.E. Palomar
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 1992-10-22 Bowell, E. Palomar
9070 Ensab 1993 OZ2 1993-07-23 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
9995 Alouette 4805 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
10060 Amymilne 1988 GL 1988-04-12 Shoemaker, C.S. & E.M. Palomar
10332 Défi 1991 JT1 1991-05-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
12272 Geddylee 1990 SZ3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
13057 Jorgenson 1990 VF8 1990-11-13 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
13111 Papacosmas 1993 OW1 1993-07-2 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
16666 Liroma 1993 XL1 1993-12-07 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
19155 Lifeson 1990 SX3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
23469 Neilpeart 1990 SY3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
27810 Daveturner 1993 OC2 1993-07-23 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
30840 JackAlice 1991 GC2 1991-04-15 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar