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  • Phone: +420.608.442.014 – Petr Dusek
  • Postal address: Hvezdarna Dablice, Pod Hvezdarnou 768, 182 00 Dáblice.

Petr Dusek

Approximately twenty years he has been involved in special astronomical education – especially astronomy for people with visual impairments. He is also currently researching the barriers that may arise during astronomy education for those with other disabilities.

Creating tactile aids for the blind led Peter to become interested in the use of 3D printing in the visually impaired community. Therefore, he has spent a large part of his life working in 3D printing, designing three-dimensional models, and conducting courses on 3D printing and digital modeling.

Petr was a meteor observer at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences for several years; although he finds this job amazing, he has chosen the path of software development – quality, safety – for the future. He has been working for a long time with the Centre for Assistance to Students with Specific Needs at Masaryk University (Teiresias).

Petr Sobotka

Petr Sobotka works at the observatory in Dablice. For 10 years he was an employee of the Astronomical Institute of the CAS in Ondrejov. He is the secretary of the Czech Astronomical Society. He works in the Section of Variable Stars and Exoplanets of the CAS. Since 2014 he is the author of Meteor – a popular science programme of the Czech Radio with a tradition since 1963. He is the laureate of the 2012 Quiz Prize for the Popularization of Astronomy.

Petr Sobotka on Wikipedia.

Milan Halousek

He has been involved in cosmonautics and its popularization since 1981. He is the chairman of the Astronautical Section of the Czech Astronomical Society, chairman of the educational association Kosmos-news, which aims to popularize cosmonautics especially among school children, but also the general public, a founding member of the Czech Cosmo Club and a member of the Astronomical Society Pardubice. In the Czech Space Office he was responsible for many years for organizing educational and popularization programs, and supporting the participation of Czech students in national and international courses and projects focused on modern science, technology, cosmonautics and astronomy.

Since 1980, he has given more than 1,500 lectures and talks on cosmonautics for children, students and the public, published more than 170 articles in the daily press, professional and popular-educational magazines, made more than 60 television and more than 300 radio interviews and commentaries on events in cosmonautics.

Interview with Milan Halousek for Czech Radio Pardubice: Science on a space station? That’s also the aging of wine.

Radek Seifert

Radek Seifert works at the Prague Czech Technical University in the field of supporting the education of students with special needs, and also as a lecturer of Assistive Technology at the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering. He is a consultant for the Prague-based Okamzik organization. He studied social work at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.

Interview with Radek for mujRozhlas – Podcast Potme: Jiri Jaros and Radek Seifert: You can go furthest with accessibility.

Jan Snyrych

He has been involved in accessibility, aids and general IT for the visually impaired for over twenty years. He started as a technician at the Tereza Center for Supporting Students with Visual Impairments at the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering of CTU. He has worked for several suppliers of aids (Proxima, Spektra, Galop) as a technician, tester and user support. He works as an accessibility consultant at the General Health Insurance Company.

Most of his professional life is connected with SONS. For about ten years he worked in the SONS Tyflokabinet as a computer trainer and methodological support for the trainers in the TyfloCentres. He was involved in accessibility testing within the Blind Friendly Web project. Currently, he runs the magazine Tecko, which is a technical supplement to Zora, and coordinates activities related to web and mobile application accessibility in SONS – together with colleagues he tests accessibility, occasionally lectures about it and also represents SONS in the Expert Group on Accessibility in Public Administration of the Government Committee for Persons with Disabilities.

He has been following astronomy and cosmonautics since childhood from the perspective of an enthusiastic amateur.

Interview with Honza for mujRozhlas – Podcast Potme: Tomas Studenik and Jan Snyrych: Technological gadgets help, but no one has beaten the white stick yet.

Jaroslav Maxa – The Observatory of Frantisek Krejci – Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Petr Sobotnik

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