The Czech Astronomical Society has given a lifetime achievement award to astronomer Zdenek Ceplecha from the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The prize is named after Professor Frantisek Nusl, who was the director of the Prague Observatory in the first half of the 20th century and head of the Czech Astronomical Society for many years. Since 1999, the Society has awarded the Nusl Prizes to Czech scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of astronomy.
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