Monday, 23 April 2018

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Czech astronomer has international impact with night sky images

Radio Prague |
11 April 2018

Czech astronomer Petr Horálek started his career at the Academy of Science's Astronomical Institute. During this time, he fell in love with astrophotography, becoming one of the most respected Czechs in the field. Horálek specializes in capturing rare night-sky phenomena and hopes that his unique shots will draw attention to the problem of light-pollution.

Czech Republic takes top spot in Europe in internet sales

Radio Prague |
11 April 2018

Czech Republic has taken a top spot in Europe in terms of internet sales, according to data released by the research agency GfK and the Czech Confederation of Commerce and Tourism on Tuesday. More than 43 percent of technical or non-food goods in the country are currently sold online, according to the study.

Positive news for Czech consumers as EU readies anti-dual food quality rules

Radio Prague |
10 April 2018

Consumers in the Czech Republic and other parts of the former Eastern Bloc look like getting positive news this week with EU officials due to put forward new guidelines against dual standards in food and other products. A Czech MEP says that while only a first step, the rules should ultimately prove useful.

Above-average temperatures expected in coming month

Radio Prague |
9 April 2018

The next month should see average to slightly above-average temperatures in the Czech Republic, according to a regular four-week forecast published by the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute.

Dálava: Even Czechs don't know some words in the songs we do - that's how old they are

Radio Prague |
9 April 2018

Many musical projects have noteworthy origin stories. But Dálava's is truly one of a kind.

Floating Czech crown fails to realise worse fears

Radio Prague |
9 April 2018

It's now a year since the Czech National Bank (ČNB) took the decisive step of quitting the so-called low crown regime and allowing the currency to float on markets.

Pehe: Early elections most likely option following collapse of coalition talks

Radio Prague |
9 April 2018

Talks between ANO and the Social Democrats on forming a minority coalition government with support from the Communists collapsed on Thursday.

Czech UNESCO listed documentary treasures go on show

Radio Prague |
9 April 2018

An exhibition showcasing items and documents from Czech collections recently listed on a UNESCO list of world documentary treasures has got underway in Prague. Visitors can see the Great Siege of Malta Map from the 16th century, the Kynžvart daguerreotype or items from composer Leoš Janáček's archive.

Non-fiction examination of Czech society's ills lands literary prize

Radio Prague |
6 April 2018

The prestigious Magnesia Litera Award for the Czech book of the year has gone to a work called Opuštěná společnost or Abandoned Society by journalist Erik Tabery. Prizes in six other categories were also handed out at Wednesday's awards in Prague.

Two adventurers set out on Zikmund and Hanzelka commemorative tour

Radio Prague |
6 April 2018

The Czech Republic's famous travellers Miroslav Zikmund and Jiří Hanzelka lived a life that many dream of. They visited 83 countries with their famous Tatra 87, made over 150 documentary films and wrote over 20 books about their adventures. Now two young adventurers from Plzeň want to follow in their footsteps.

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