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The catalog of asteroids discovered at Klet can be searched in two ways. In the first one, pick a starting letter of asteroid's name from the listed alphabet. In the second way, start writing an expression to search (diacritics is allowed), and after at least three letters are typed, the results are automatically listed. The search can also be performed only on asteroid names, catalogue numbers, date of discovery or names of the discoverers.
Discovered by 7.08.1997 by M. Tichý a Z. Moravec on Klet observatory
MPC 34633 (4.05.1999)
Named in honor of Zdeněk Pokorný (b. 1947), Czech astronomer who works at the Nicolas Copernicus Observatory and Planetarium, as well as at Masaryk University in Brno. He started his career with studying the giant planets, but his main work consists of education and the popularization of astronomy. He created many programs for the Brno Planetarium and is the author of the first Czech astronomical multimedia CD-ROM "ASTRO 2001". In 1991 Pokorný founded and served as the first president of the Association of Observatories and Planetaria in Czechoslovakia. Name endorsed and citation prepared by J. Tichá.