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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 445 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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445 asteroids selected from 445 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
108382 Karencilevitz 2001 KM21 2001-05-18 Collins, M. et al Anza
12513 Niven 1998 HC20 1998-04-27 Comba, P.G. Prescott
18560 Coxeter 1997 EO7 1997-03-07 Comba, P.G. Prescott
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 1990-02-28 Debehogne, H. La Silla
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