Dušan Kalmančok

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Minor planets discovered: 7 [1]
11118 Modra August 9, 1996 [1] MPC
15860 Siráň April 20, 1996 [1] MPC
24194 Paľuš December 8, 1999 [1] MPC
38238 Holíč July 18, 1999 [2] MPC
48934 Kočanová August 18, 1998 [3] MPC
53910 Jánfischer April 6, 2000 [4] MPC
(118366) 1999 GK April 5, 1999 [5] MPC

Dušan Kalmančok (born 1945) is a Slovak astronomer and co-discoverer of minor planets.[2]

He is credited by the Minor Planet Center with the discovery of 7 asteroids between 1996 and 2000,[1] and significantly contributed to the establishment of the Modra Observatory, Slovakia, in 1988. Kalmančok has also been involved in elaborating its observational programs to study the Sun and interplanetary matter.[2]

The outer main-belt asteroid 29824 Kalmančok, discovered by astronomers Leonard Kornoš and Juraj Tóth at Modra, was named in his honor on 7 April 2005 (M.P.C. 53954).[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (29824) Kalmančok, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 196. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 

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