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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 Namesort icon Designation Disc. Date Discoverer Disc. Place
358376 Gwyn 2006 XT67 2006-12-13 Balam, D.D. Mauna Kea
14143 Hadfield 1998 SQ18 1998-09-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
1024 Hale 1923 YO13 1923-12-02 van Biesbroeck, G. Williams Bay
3944 Halliday 1981 WP1 1981-11-24 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
20856 Hamzabari 2000 VT28 2000-11-11 LINEAR Socorro
11715 Harperclark 1998 HA75 1998-04-21 LINEAR Socorro
81915 Hartwick 2000 NS11 2000-07-15 Balam, D.D. Victoria
7672 Hawking 1995 UO2 1995-10-24 Klet'
3023 Heard 1981 JS 1981-05-05 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
7840 Hendrika 1994 TL3 1994-10-05 Aikman, G.C.L. Victoria
14164 Hennigar 1998 TH29 1998-10-15 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
254422 Henrykent 2004 VR122 2004-11-09 Wiegert, P. A. & Papadimos, A. Mauna Kea
1693 Hertzsprung 1935 LA 1935-05-05 van Gent, H. Johannesburg (LS)
3316 Herzberg 1984 CN1 1984-02-06 Bowell, E. Anderson Mesa
5661 Hildebrand 1977 PO1 1977-08-14 Chernykh, N.S. Nauchnyj
1999 Hirayama 1973 DR 1973-02-27 Kohoutek, L. Bergedorf
73704 Hladiuk 1991 TW15 1991-10-06 Lowe, A. Palomar
14203 Hocking 1998 YT20 1998-12-25 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
156542 Hogg 2002 CM314 2002-02-13 Sloan Digital Sky Survey Apache Point
872 Holda 1917 BZ 1917-05-21 Wolf, M. F. Heidelberg