Great astronomer Luboš Perek dies at 101

The great Czech astronomer Luboš Perek has died at the age of 101. He headed the Institute of Astronomy at the country’s Academy of Sciences for several years and was also secretary general of the International Astronomical Union.

The largest telescope in the Czech Republic is named after the scientist, as is the asteroid 2900 Luboš Perek.

Author: Ian Willoughby