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Lubos Perek

astronomer , researcher

LuboS PEREK, astronomer. Czechoslovak Academy, of Sciences since 1965; Czechoslovak Astronomical Society; Leopoldina Academy, Institute Academy, of Astronautics, Institute Institute of Space Law, National Academy, of the Air and Space, Toulouse; Royal Astronomical Society.


Perek, Lubos was born on July 26, 1919 in Prague, Czech Republic. Son of Zdenek Perek and Vilemina Trappova.


Doctor rerum naturalium, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 1946. Computer Sciences Corporation, Charles University, Prague, 1956. Doctor of Science, Charles University, Prague, 1961.


Assistant Astronomieal Institute, Masaryk University, Brno 1946, Head 1953. Head, Stellar Department, Astronomical Institute of Czechoslovak Academy, of Sciences, Prague 1956, Director Astronomical Institute 1968-1975. Vice-President Commission, of the Galactic Structure and Dynamics, Institute Astronomical Union 1961-1964, Assistant General Secretary, Institute Astronomical Union 1964-1967, General Secretary 1967-1970.

Chief, Outer Space Affairs Division, United Nations Secretary 1975-1980. Visiting Professor, Dearborn Observatory, Evanston, 111. 1964; Correspondent; Executive Committee Institute Council of Scientific Unions 1967-1970, Vice-President 1968-1970.

Chairman Institute Astronomical Federation 1980-1982.


Member Royal Astronomical Society (associate), International Academy Astronautics, Deutsche Akademy Naturforscher, Academy National Air & Space, International Astronomical Union (general secretary 1967-1970), International Council of Scientific Unions (vice president 1968-1970), International Astronomical Federation (president 1980-1982), Learned Society Czech Republic, Czech Republic to United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses Outer Space (delegate 1992-2003).


  • Other Interests

    International Astronomical Union. International Council of Scientific Unions. Corresponding Member: Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.


Married Vlasta Straková, April 7, 1945.

Zdenek Perek

Vilemina Trappova

Vlasta Straková