Czech astronomer
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]}
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7441 Láska
30 July 1995
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7493 Hirzo
24 October 1995
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7608 Telegramia
22 October 1995
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8307 Peltan
5 March 1995
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8572 Nijo
19 October 1996
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10234 Sixtygarden
27 December 1997
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10403 Marcelgrün
22 November 1997
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10872 Vaculík
12 October 1996
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11105 Puchnarová
24 October 1995
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11128 Ostravia
3 November 1996
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11141 Jindrawalter
12 January 1997
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11144 Radiocommunicata
2 February 1997
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11338 Schiele
13 October 1996
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12833 Kamenný Újezd
2 February 1997
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13229 Echion
2 November 1997
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13792 Kuščynskyj
7 November 1998
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14068 Hauserová
21 April 1996
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14948 Bartuška
16 January 1996
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15399 Hudec
2 November 1997
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16083 Jorvik
12 October 1999
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16709 Auratian
29 September 1995
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16742 Zink
21 July 1996
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16794 Cucullia
2 February 1997
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18456 Mišík
8 March 1995
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18841 Hruška
6 September 1999
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19384 Winton
6 February 1998
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20164 Janzajíc
9 November 1996
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21270 Otokar
19 July 1996
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21873 Jindřichůvhradec
29 October 1999
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22442 Blaha
14 October 1996
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22450 Nové Hrady
3 November 1996
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25258 Nathaniel
7 November 1998
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26314 Škvorecký
16 October 1998
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26340 Evamarková
13 December 1998
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26969 Biver
20 September 1997
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27087 Tillmannmohr
24 October 1998
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28220 York
28 December 1998
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29477 Zdíkšíma
31 October 1997
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29738 Ivobudil
23 January 1999
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31232 Slavonice
1 February 1998
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31238 Kroměříž
21 February 1998
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33061 Václavmorava
2 November 1997
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35233 Krčín
26 May 1995
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35269 Idefix
21 August 1996
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35446 Stáňa
6 February 1998
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35977 Lexington
3 July 1999
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35978 Arlington
5 July 1999
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36035 Petrvok
6 August 1999
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37699 Santini-Aichl
13 January 1996
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37736 Jandl
15 November 1996
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(38246) 1999 PL_{4}
14 August 1999
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40206 Lhenice
26 September 1998
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44530 Horáková
25 December 1998
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44597 Thoreau
6 August 1999
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46692 Taormina
2 February 1997
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47144 Faulkes
7 August 1999
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47294 Blanský les
28 November 1999
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48794 Stolzová
5 October 1997
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49698 Váchal
1 November 1999
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50413 Petrginz
27 February 2000
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52665 Brianmay
30 January 1998
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53093 La Orotava
28 December 1998
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55082 Xlendi
25 August 2001
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56329 Tarxien
28 November 1999
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56422 Mnajdra
2 April 2000
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58607 Wenzel
19 October 1997
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58664 IYAMMIX
21 December 1997
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58682 Alenašolcová
10 January 1998
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59001 Senftenberg
26 September 1998
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59797 Píšala
7 August 1999
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59830 Reynek
10 September 1999
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61208 Stonařov
30 July 2000
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66934 Kálalová
26 November 1999
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69469 Krumbenowe
16 November 1996
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70679 Urzidil
30 October 1999
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70936 Kámen
28 November 1999
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74024 Hrabě
23 April 1998
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74370 Kolářjan
9 December 1998
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75223 Wupatki
28 November 1999
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76628 Kozí Hrádek
22 April 2000
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79347 Medlov
4 December 1996
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79354 Brundibár
16 January 1997
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85389 Rosenauer
22 August 1996
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85516 Vaclík
2 November 1997
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(85573) 1998 CE
1 February 1998
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(85574) 1998 CG
1 February 1998
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87097 Lomaki
7 June 2000
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91007 Ianfleming
30 January 1998
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100735 Alpomořanská
19 February 1998
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101721 Emanuelfritsch
13 March 1999
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118214 Agnesediboemia
12 January 1996
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129595 Vand
2 November 1997
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133077 Jirsík
4 May 2003
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136666 Seidel
17 September 1995
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152750 Brloh
21 January 1999
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171588 Náprstek
26 November 1999
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192439 Cílek
1 November 1997
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(196298) 2003 FQ
22 March 2003
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(215606) 2003 SF_{36}
17 September 2003
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(223225) 2003 DW_{7}
25 February 2003
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(230667) 2003 SZ_{200}
25 September 2003
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(259308) 2003 FY_{1}
23 March 2003
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(259309) 2003 FB_{2}
23 March 2003
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(259384) 2003 JX_{10}
4 May 2003
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(259481) 2003 SY_{200}
25 September 2003
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(298349) 2003 JW_{10}
4 May 2003
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(307562) 2003 FX_{1}
23 March 2003
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(382764) 2003 QP_{10}
22 August 2003
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(393568) 2003 JY_{10}
4 May 2003
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(474470) 2003 SA_{201}
25 September 2003
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Co-discovery made with:^{A} M. Tichý
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