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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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1996 DW1
Discovered by 24.02.1996 by on Klet observatory
MPC 34344 (2.04.1999)

Named in honor of Martin Šolc (b. 1949), Czech astronomer and the head of the Astronomical Institute of Charles University in Prague since 1987. His works deals with cosmic dust, dust in comets and isotopes. He participated on data evaluation from the Vega and Giotto missions to comet 1P/Halley in 1986-1987. At present he collaborates on the ISO project with the Institut für Kernphysik in Heidelberg. Much of his time is also devoted to teaching. He is also working on a history of Czech astronomy, together with his wife Alena Šolcová (b. 1950). Name proposed by discoverers J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec.