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Searching database of minor planet names

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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1986 RP1
Discovered by 4.09.1986 by A. Mrkos on Klet observatory
MPC 34621 (4.05.1999)

Named in memory of the Czech scientist, Praemonstrat monk and priest Prokop Václav Diviš (1698-1765), who was known for his experiments with electricity. On 1754 June 15 he erected his "meteorological machine" on the ground of his vicarage near Znojmo in South Moravia. This was a kind of lightning rod consisting of some 400 iron peaks on plates on a high bar. Its aim was to exhaust the electricity from storm clouds and lead it groundward along chains, thus preventing lightning strikes. Diviš also used electricity in medical treatment. Named suggested by J. Tichá and M. Šolc on the tricentennial of his birth.