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(1849) Kresák

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1942 AB. Discovered 1942 Jan. 14 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.

Named in honor of Luboš Kresák {1927–1994}, astronomer at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. Well-known for his theoretical work on meteors and the question of their relationship with comets and minor planets, he has also been an observer at the Skalnaté Pleso {see planet  (2619)} Observatory, where in 1951 he rediscovered the short-period comet now known as Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák {see planets  (5036) and  (1756) for the codiscoverers}. He was president of IAU Commission 20 for the period 1973–1976. (M 3935)

Obituaries published in Icarus, Vol. 109, No. 1, p. 1 (1994); WGN, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 1–2 (1994); IAU Symp. No. 160, p. 75–76 (1994); Planet. Space Sci., Vol. 42, No. 2, p. 99 (1994); Q.J.R. Astron. Soc., Vol. 35, No. 4, p. 579 (1994).

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