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.

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Asteroids with a Canadian Connection
Number Name Designation Discovery Discoverer Observatory
12136 Martinryle 3045 P-L 1960-09-24 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar
12125 Jamesjones 1999 RS4 1999-09-03 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12050 Humecronyn 1997 HE14 1997-04-27 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12014 Bobhawkes 1996 VX15 1996-11-05 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
12001 Gasbarini 1996 ED9 1996-03-12 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
11997 Fassel 1995 YU9 1995-12-18 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
11980 Ellis 1995 SP8 1995-09-17 Spacewatch Kitt Peak
11955 Russrobb 1994 CA1 1994-02-08 Balam, D.D. Victoria
11823 Christen 1981 VF 1981-11-02 Skiff, B.A. Anderson Mesa
11769 Alfredjoy 2199 T-2 1973-09-29 van Houten, C.J. et al. Palomar


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