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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 421 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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420 asteroids selected from 421 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
5457 Queen's 1980 TW5 1980-10-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5547 Acadiau 1980 LE1 1980-06-11 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
5967 Edithlevy 1991 CM5 1991-02-09 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6204 MacKenzie 1981 JB3 1981-05-06 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
6898 Saint-Marys 1988 LE 1988-06-08 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
16666 Liroma 1993 XL1 1993-12-07 Shoemaker, C.S. Palomar
79117 Brydonejack 1998 QC1 1998-08-16 Shoemaker, C.S & E.M. Palomar
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
10593 Susannesandra 1996 QQ1 1996-08-25 Sandness, R.G. King City
12272 Geddylee 1990 SZ3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
19155 Lifeson 1990 SX3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
23469 Neilpeart 1990 SY3 1990-09-22 Roman, B. Palomar
1983 Bok 1975 LB 1975-06-09 Roemer, E. Tucson
6260 Kelsey 1949 PN 1949-08-02 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
7542 Johnpond 1953 GN 1953-04-07 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
1422 Stromgrenia 1936 QF 1936-08-23 Reinmuth, K. Heidelberg
3497 Innanen 1941 HJ 1941-04-19 Oterma, L. Turku
6886 Grote 1942 CG 1942-02-11 Oterma, L. Turku
7267 Victormeen 1943 DF 1943-02-23 Oterma, L. Turku
1123 Shapleya 1928 ST 1928-09-21 Neujmin, G.N. Simeïs