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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 Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
15359 Dressler 1995 GV2 1995-04-02 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
78434 Dyer 2002 QL58 2002-08-17 Lowe, A. Palomar
1241 Dysona 1932 EB1 1932-03-04 Wood, H.E. Johannesburg (UO)
5967 Edithlevy 1991 CM5 1991-02-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
96193 Edmonton 1991 TG16 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
25036 Elizabethof 1998 QT36 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
11980 Ellis 1995 SP8 1995-09-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
65698 Emmarochelle 1991 TP16 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
9070 Ensab 1993 OZ2 1993-07-23 Shoemaker, C.S. et al Palomar
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 1990-09-23 Lawrence, K.J. Palomar
15929 Ericlinton 1997 WQ11 1997-11-22 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
14026 Esquerdo 1994 ST7 1994-09-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3032 Evans 1984 CA1 1984-02-08 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
50412 Ewen 2000 DG1 2000-02-26 Yeung, W.K.Y. Calgary
288478 Fahlman 2004 FA17 2004-03-16 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
11997 Fassel 1995 YU9 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
3658 Feldman 1982 TR 1982-10-13 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
8875 Fernie 1992 UP10 1992-10-22 Bowell, E. Palomar
15939 Fessenden 1997 YP8 1997-12-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
191282 Feustel 2003 FS 2003-03-22 KLENOT Klet'