Asteroid (3673) Levy [Winchester Observatory image] This is a list of 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.

  • Typing part or all of a name in the quick search box allows you to quickly find a particular asteroid.
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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection
Number Name Designation Discovery Discoverer Observatory
12513 Niven 1998 HC20 1998-04-27 Comba, P.G. Prescott
12500 Desngai 1998 FB49 1998-03-20 LINEAR Socorro
12447 Yatescup 1996 XA12 1996-12-04 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12437 Westlane 1996 BN6 1996-01-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12431 Webster 1995 YY10 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12423 Slotin 1995 UQ16 1995-10-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12397 Peterbrown 1995 FV14 1995-03-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12386 Nikolova 1994 UK5 1994-10-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12382 Niagara Falls 1994 SO5 1994-09-28 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12343 Martinbeech 1993 DT1 1993-02-26 Spacewatch Kitt Peak


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