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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection

Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 433 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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433 asteroids selected from 433 available.
Number Name Designation Disc. Date Discoverersort icon Disc. Place
240022 Demitra 2001 TR258 2001-10-15 NEAT Palomar
3666 Holman 1979 HP 1979-04-19 Muzzio, J.C. Cerro Tololo
6563 Ondaatje 1993 MO 1993-06-22 Mueller, J. Palomar
198820 Iwanowska 2005 ET249 2005-03-15 Molėtai Astronomical Observatory Kulionys
695 Bella 1909 JB 1909-11-07 Metcalf, J.H. Taunton, MA
729 Watsonia 1912 OD 1912-02-09 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
784 Pickeringia 1914 UM 1914-03-20 Metcalf, J.H. Winchester
158092 Frasercain 2000 WM68 2000-11-28 Medkeff, J. Junk Bond Observatory
5061 McIntosh 1988 DJ 1988-02-22 McNaught, R.H. Siding Spring
142369 Johnhodges 2002 RE234 2002-09-14 Matson, R./NEAT Palomar
142368 Majden 2002 RH233 2002-09-14 Matson, R. Palomar
7465 Munkanber 1989 UA3 1989-10-31 Manning, B.G.W. Stakenbridge
55755 Blythe 1991 TB15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
65657 Hube 1982 QB4 1982 Aug. 16 Lowe, A. Siding Spring
65696 Pierrehenry 1991 TP15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
65697 Paulandrew 1991 TU15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
65698 Emmarochelle 1991 TP16 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
73703 Billings 1991 TL15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
73704 Hladiuk 1991 TW15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
78394 Garossino 2002 PB166 2002-08-09 Lowe, A. Haleakala