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Jana Tichá with her ex-husband Miloš Tichý
Minor planets discovered: 110 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

Jana Tichá (born 1965 in České Budějovice) is a Czech astronomer and discoverer of minor planets. She studied at the University of Economics in Prague and graduated in 1987. In 1992 she was selected for the position of a director of the Kleť Observatory.

She specializes in discoveries of asteroids and comets especially near-Earth objects (NEOs). The Minor Planet Center credits her with the discovery of 104 numbered minor planets during 1995–2003.[1] She is the chair of the IAU Committee on Small Body Nomenclature (CSBN), which is responsible for approving names of asteroids. She works together with her husband Miloš Tichý at Kleť.[2]

In her country she is also well known for her popularization activities. She is major contributor to the Czech web servers about asteroids and comets.

On 3 May 1996 the asteroid 5757 Tichá was named in her honour (M.P.C. 27128),[2][3] while she named her discovery, the main-belt asteroid 8307 Peltan, after several members of her family.[4]

List of discovered minor planetsEdit

7441 Láska 30 July 1995 list[A]
7493 Hirzo 24 October 1995 list
7608 Telegramia 22 October 1995 list
8307 Peltan 5 March 1995 list
8572 Nijo 19 October 1996 list[A]
10234 Sixtygarden 27 December 1997 list[A]
10403 Marcelgrün 22 November 1997 list[A]
10872 Vaculík 12 October 1996 list[A]
11105 Puchnarová 24 October 1995 list
11128 Ostravia 3 November 1996 list[A]
11141 Jindrawalter 12 January 1997 list[A]
11144 Radiocommunicata 2 February 1997 list[A]
11338 Schiele 13 October 1996 list[A]
12833 Kamenný Újezd 2 February 1997 list[A]
13229 Echion 2 November 1997 list[A]
13792 Kuščynskyj 7 November 1998 list[A]
14068 Hauserová 21 April 1996 list[A]
14948 Bartuška 16 January 1996 list[A]
15399 Hudec 2 November 1997 list[A]
16083 Jorvik 12 October 1999 list[A]
16709 Auratian 29 September 1995 list
16742 Zink 21 July 1996 list[A]
16794 Cucullia 2 February 1997 list[A]
18456 Mišík 8 March 1995 list[A]
18841 Hruška 6 September 1999 list[A]
19384 Winton 6 February 1998 list[A]
20164 Janzajíc 9 November 1996 list[A]
21270 Otokar 19 July 1996 list[A]
21873 Jindřichůvhradec 29 October 1999 list[A]
22442 Blaha 14 October 1996 list[A]
22450 Nové Hrady 3 November 1996 list[A]
25258 Nathaniel 7 November 1998 list[A]
26314 Škvorecký 16 October 1998 list[A]
26340 Evamarková 13 December 1998 list[A]
26969 Biver 20 September 1997 list[A]
27087 Tillmannmohr 24 October 1998 list[A]
28220 York 28 December 1998 list[A]
29477 Zdíkšíma 31 October 1997 list[A]
29738 Ivobudil 23 January 1999 list[A]
31232 Slavonice 1 February 1998 list[A]
31238 Kroměříž 21 February 1998 list[A]
33061 Václavmorava 2 November 1997 list[A]
35233 Krčín 26 May 1995 list[A]
35269 Idefix 21 August 1996 list[A]
35446 Stáňa 6 February 1998 list[A]
35977 Lexington 3 July 1999 list[A]
35978 Arlington 5 July 1999 list[A]
36035 Petrvok 6 August 1999 list[A]
37699 Santini-Aichl 13 January 1996 list[A]
37736 Jandl 15 November 1996 list[A]
(38246) 1999 PL4 14 August 1999 list[A]
40206 Lhenice 26 September 1998 list[A]
44530 Horáková 25 December 1998 list[A]
44597 Thoreau 6 August 1999 list[A]
46692 Taormina 2 February 1997 list[A]
47144 Faulkes 7 August 1999 list[A]
47294 Blanský les 28 November 1999 list[A]
48794 Stolzová 5 October 1997 list[A]
49698 Váchal 1 November 1999 list[A]
50413 Petrginz 27 February 2000 list[A]
52665 Brianmay 30 January 1998 list[A]
53093 La Orotava 28 December 1998 list[A]
55082 Xlendi 25 August 2001 list[A]
56329 Tarxien 28 November 1999 list[A]
56422 Mnajdra 2 April 2000 list[A]
58607 Wenzel 19 October 1997 list[A]
58664 IYAMMIX 21 December 1997 list[A]
58682 Alenašolcová 10 January 1998 list[A]
59001 Senftenberg 26 September 1998 list[A]
59797 Píšala 7 August 1999 list[A]
59830 Reynek 10 September 1999 list[A]
61208 Stonařov 30 July 2000 list[A]
66934 Kálalová 26 November 1999 list[A]
69469 Krumbenowe 16 November 1996 list[A]
70679 Urzidil 30 October 1999 list[A]
70936 Kámen 28 November 1999 list[A]
74024 Hrabě 23 April 1998 list[A]
74370 Kolářjan 9 December 1998 list[A]
75223 Wupatki 28 November 1999 list[A]
76628 Kozí Hrádek 22 April 2000 list[A]
79347 Medlov 4 December 1996 list[A]
79354 Brundibár 16 January 1997 list[A]
85389 Rosenauer 22 August 1996 list[A]
85516 Vaclík 2 November 1997 list[A]
(85573) 1998 CE 1 February 1998 list[A]
(85574) 1998 CG 1 February 1998 list[A]
87097 Lomaki 7 June 2000 list[A]
91007 Ianfleming 30 January 1998 list[A]
100735 Alpomořanská 19 February 1998 list[A]
101721 Emanuelfritsch 13 March 1999 list[A]
118214 Agnesediboemia 12 January 1996 list[A]
129595 Vand 2 November 1997 list[A]
133077 Jirsík 4 May 2003 list[A]
136666 Seidel 17 September 1995 list[A]
152750 Brloh 21 January 1999 list[A]
171588 Náprstek 26 November 1999 list[A]
192439 Cílek 1 November 1997 list[A]
(196298) 2003 FQ 22 March 2003 list[A]
(215606) 2003 SF36 17 September 2003 list[A]
(223225) 2003 DW7 25 February 2003 list[A]
(230667) 2003 SZ200 25 September 2003 list[A]
(259308) 2003 FY1 23 March 2003 list[A]
(259309) 2003 FB2 23 March 2003 list[A]
(259384) 2003 JX10 4 May 2003 list[A]
(259481) 2003 SY200 25 September 2003 list[A]
(298349) 2003 JW10 4 May 2003 list[A]
(307562) 2003 FX1 23 March 2003 list[A]
(382764) 2003 QP10 22 August 2003 list[A]
(393568) 2003 JY10 4 May 2003 list[A]
(474470) 2003 SA201 25 September 2003 list[A]
Co-discovery made with:
A M. Tichý

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 22 June 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(5757) Tichá". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (5757) Tichá. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 487. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_5426. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
  3. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(8307) Peltan". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (8307) Peltan. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 643. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_6954. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.

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