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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 Discoverer Disc. Placesort icon
9963 Sandage 1992 AN 1992-01-09 Helin, E.F. Palomar
11762 Vogel 6044 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
240022 Demitra 2001 TR258 2001-10-15 NEAT Palomar
5262 Brucegoldberg 1990 XB1 1990-12-14 Helin, E.F. Palomar
11764 Benbaillaud 6531 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al Palomar
8736 Shigehisa 1997 AD7 et al 1997-01-09 Kobayashi, T. Oizumi
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL 1987-12-22 Oak Ridge Observatory
100416 SYang 1986 CB 1996-02-02 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 1997-08-09 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
150145 UVic 1996 BH1 1996-01-23 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
168358 CASCA 1996 DF2 1996-02-24 Balam, D.D. NRC Canada
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
8785 Boltwood 1978 RR1 1978-09-05 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
1905 Ambartsumian 1972 JZ 1972-05-14 Smirnova, T. Nauchnyj
8564 Anomalocaris 1995 UL3 1995-10-17 Shimizu, Y. et al Nachi-Katsuura
2434 Bateson 1981 KA 1981-05-27 Gilmore, A.C. & Kilmartin, P.M. Mount John University Observatory
154660 Kavelaars 2004 FX29 et al 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
157194 Saddlemyer 2004 QR16 2004-03-29 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea