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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
2104 Toronto 1963 PD 1963-08-15 Kamper, K.W. Tautenberg
2261 Keeler 1977 HC 1977-04-20 Klemola, A.R. Lick
191282 Feustel 2003 FS 2003-03-22 KLENOT Klet'
157301 Loreena 2004 SE20 2004-09-16 Knöfel, A. Drebach
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
1999 Hirayama 1973 DR 1973-02-27 Kohoutek, L. Bergedorf
1781 van Biesbroeck A906 UB 1906-10-17 Kopff, A. Heidelberg
3163 Randi 1981 QM 1981-08-28 Kowal, C.T. Palomar
8604 Vanier 1929 PK 1929-08-12 Krieger, C.J. Lick
7317 Cabot 1940 ED 1940-03-12 Kulin, G. Budapest
5621 Erb 1990 SG4 1990-09-23 Lawrence, K.J. Palomar
223950 Mississauga 2004 XY35 2004-12-09 Levy, D.H. & W. Jarnac
20818 Karmadiraju 2000 TQ54 2000-10-01 LINEAR Socorro
20855 Arifawan 2000 VV27 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
20856 Hamzabari 2000 VT28 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
20883 Gervais 2000 VD58 2000-11-03 LINEAR Socorro
20888 Siyueguo 2000 WB14 2000-11-20 LINEAR Socorro
25035 Scalesse 1998 QN33 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
25036 Elizabethof 1998 QT36 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro
25038 Matebezdek 1998 QK37 1998-08-17 LINEAR Socorro