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Old 09-12-2012, 02:56 AM   #96
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30564 Olomouc is a main belt asteroid. It was discovered by Petr Pravec on July 28, 2001 at Ondřejov Observatory and was named after Olomouc, a city in central Moravia, the Czech Republic, where the discoverer lived.The citation accompanying the suggestion of the name and published in the Minor Planet Circular on 6 January 2003 said: "The city of Olomouc is the center of the Haná region in the heart of Moravia. The seat of Catholic bishops since 1063 and Moravian primates since 1777, it has been home to a university since 1573, now called Palacký University."... of Olomouc is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest in the Czech Republic. It was established in 1573 as a public university led by the Jesuit order in Olomouc...Primate is a title or rank bestowed on some bishops in certain Christian churches...The Minor Planet Circulars (MPCs) is a scientific journal that is generally published on the date of each full moon by the Minor Planet Center...


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Olomouc contains several large squares, the chief of which is adorned with the Holy Trinity Column, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One features the emperor Julius Caesar, the legendary founder of the city . In the 21st century, an Arion fountain was added to the main square, inspired by the older project. In the largest square in Olomouc (Horní náměstí - Upper Square), in front of the astronomical clock, is a scale model of the entire old town in bronze. Lower courtyard of the University Art Centre (former Jesuit College building)contains so-called "Jewish Gate", which is part of the original fortification...The University buildings comprise about a third of the town's heritage centre; notable ones include the University Art Centre and the so-called Armoury...After a night of partying, they meet a Dutch man named Alexei who informs them about an undocumented hostel near Bratislava filled with beautiful women...
The University plays a very important role in the life of the town: with over 25,200 students (including those at Moravian College Olomouc), Olomouc has the highest density of university students in Central Europe...The fountains feature ancient Roman motifs; five portray the Roman gods Jupiter , Mercury , Triton , Neptune and Hercules. One features the emperor Julius Caesar, the legendary founder of the city . In the 21st century, an Arion fountain was added to the main square, inspired by the older project...Olomouc is twinned with Veenendaal,Ganja, Azerbaijan,Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, Kentucky is known as the "Bluegrass State", a nickname based on the bluegrass found in many of its pastures because of the fertile soil...

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