Jean-Claude Pecker

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Jean-Claude Pecker (born 1923) is a French astronomer, member of the Académie des sciences, and former director of the Nice Observatory. He served as the secretary-general of the International Astronomical Union from 1964 to 1967. He was awarded the Prix Jules Janssen of the French Astronomical Society in 1957. A minor planet (1629 Pecker) is also named after him.[1]


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Springer. p. 129. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.