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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 Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
4252 Godwin 1985 RG4 1985-09-11 Debehogne, H. ESO
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 1988-01-20 Debehogne, H. ESO
4668 Rayjay 1987 DX5 1987-02-21 Debehogne, H. ESO
2213 Meeus 1935 SO1 1935-09-24 Delporte, E. Uccle
1560 Strattonia 1942 XB 1942-12-02 Delporte, E. Uccle
1280 Baillauda 1933 QB 1933-08-18 Delporte, E. Uccle
2842 Unsold 1950 OD 1950-07-25 Edmondson, F. K. et al. Goethe Link Observatory
9631 Hubertreeves 1993 SL6 1993-09-17 Elst, E.W. La Silla
35165 Québec 1993 QF1 1993-08-16 Elst, E.W. Caussols
8833 Acer 1989 RW 1989-09-03 Elst, E.W. Haute Provence
9161 Beaufort 1987 BZ1 1987-01-26 Elst, E.W. ESO
19393 Davidthompson 1998 DT33 1998-02-27 Elst, E.W. ESO
100940 Maunder 1998 MM47 1998-06-28 Elst, E.W. ESO
1919 Clemence 1971 SA 1971-09-16 Gibson, J. et al. El Leoncito
1886 Lowell 1949 MP 1949-06-21 Giclas, H.L. & Schaldach, R.D. Flagstaff (LO)
2434 Bateson 1981 KA 1981-05-27 Gilmore, A.C. & Kilmartin, P.M. Mount John University Observatory
144769 Zachariassen 2004 HO20 2004-04-19 Glinos, T. & Levy, D. H. Jarnac
283990 Randallrosenfeld 2004 SG2 2004-09-16 Glinos, T. and Levy, W. Jarnac
117032 Davidlane 2004 JN20 2004-05-14 Glinos, T. et al Jarnac
144907 Whitehorne 2004 YS3 2004-12-16 Glinos, T. et al Jarnac