Ladislav Brožek

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Minor planets discovered: 23[1]
2288 Karolinum October 19, 1979
2613 Plzeň August 30, 1979
2622 Bolzano February 9, 1981
2696 Magion April 16, 1980
3102 Krok August 21, 1981
3386 Klementinum March 16, 1980
3419 Guth May 8, 1981
3423 Slouka February 9, 1981
3424 Nušl February 14, 1982
3603 Gajdušek September 5, 1981
3834 Zappafrank May 11, 1980
4023 Jarník October 25, 1981
4146 Rudolfinum February 16, 1982
4190 Kvasnica May 11, 1980
4369 Seifert July 30, 1982
5221 Fabribudweis March 16, 1980
5417 Solovaya August 24, 1981
6076 Plavec February 14, 1980
6765 Fibonacci January 20, 1982
7739 Čech February 14, 1982
(10035) 1982 DC2 February 16, 1982
(16393) 1981 QS August 24, 1981
(27675) 1981 CH February 2, 1981

Ladislav Brožek (born 1952) is a Slovak astronomer.[2] At the Bohemian Kleť Observatory, he discovered a total of 23 minor planets between 1979 and 1982, as credited by the Minor Planet Center.[1]

One of his discoveries, the main-belt asteroid 2613 Plzeň, he named after his birthplace Plzeň (Pilsen).[3] In 1981, he discovered 3102 Krok, a near-Earth object of the Apollo group.[4] He also named another of his discoveries, 3834 Zappafrank, in memory of rock musician and composer Frank Zappa (1940–1993).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Encyklopedie Českých Budějovic". encyklopedie.c-budejovice.cz (in Czech). 23 May 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (2613) Plzeň. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 213. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "3102 Krok (1981 QA)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3834) Zappafrank. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 325. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 14 June 2016.