Luboš Perek

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Luboš Perek (26 July 1919 – 17 September 2020) was a Czech astronomer. He was born in Prague. Perek was best known for his Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae co-written in 1967 with Luboš Kohoutek.

From 1967 to 1970, he was General-Secretariat of the International Astronomical Union.

He worked on the mass in the galaxy, high-velocity stars, planetary nebulae, definition of outer space, geostationary orbit, space debris, and management of outer space.[1]

Perek turned 100 in July 2019. He died on 17 September 2020 in Prague, aged 101.[2]

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  1. "Perek, Luboš". Springer Link. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  2. Great astronomer Luboš Perek dies at 101