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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.

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Janzajíc


20164
1996 VJ2
Discovered by 9.11.1996 by J. Tichá a M. Tichý on Klet observatory
MPC 43383 (2.09.2001)
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=20164;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Jan Zajíc (1950-1969) was a Czech student who burned himself to death on 1969 Feb. 25 in Wenceslas Square, Prague, as a protest against the occupation of Czechoslovakia the previous August. His hope for a democratic Czechoslovakia came true some 20 years after his death.