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Astronomical Institute

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Petr Pravec

Interplanetary Matter

Research fields: Physical properties of asteroids, photometry and astrometry of asteroids and comets, discoveries, recoveries and follow-up of both new and old poorly observed asteroids; application of CCD technology in astronomy. 1990 graduated from Masaryk University, Brno. Since 1990 in the Interplanetary Matter Department of the Astronomical Institute. 1996 PhD from Charles University, Prague. Author and co-author of papers devoted to studies of near-Earth asteroids, asteroid photometry and astrometry, use of CCD in astronomy. Discoverer of a few hundred asteroids.