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One of the oldest university observatory in Ukraine since 1845. In the observatory worked at various times such prominent scholars as V. Fedorov (first director), M. Handrykov, I. Putilin, A. Yakovkin D. Pyaskovskyy, S. Saints, A. Bogorodsky and others. The staff of the Observatory discovered two comets (Churyumov-Gerasimenko, in 1969 and Churyumov – Solodovnikova, 1986), discovered and investigated 600 new dwarf galaxies, the parameters nehabblivskyh large-scale motions of galaxies, the influence of gravitational lensing on observational characteristics of space objects created a series of catalogs provisions vision and extragalactic radio sources, the theory of luminescence of prominences, coronal holes discovered role in generating solar wind, the generalized theory of meteor phenomena grounded scientific concept of asteroid-meteor danger. Details of history of the Astronomical Observatory can be found here.

Astronomical Observatory of
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Observatorna str. 3
Kyiv, Ukraine, 04053
tel./fax +38(044)486-26-91
director@observ.univ.kiev.ua

Director
Volodymyr Efimenko

486-26-91

Reception

486-26-91

Deputy Director for scientific affairs
Igor Luk’yanyk

486-25-20

Chairman of Trade Union Bureau
Yury Taranukha

486-27-62

Head of the Department of Astrophysics
Valeriy Zhdanov

486-00-21

Chief Researcher
Klim Churyumov

486-19-94

Head of the sector of Astrometry and Small Bodies of the Solar System
Valeriy Kleschonok

486-39-10

Head of operation of buildings
Svetlana Zaichenko

486-25-20

Library

486-27-01

Doorkeeper

486-09-06

The Observation station in Lisnyky
Head
Pishkalo Jeanne

(298) 9-68-53

The Observation station in Pylypovychi
Head
Skoritchenko Borys

(277) 5-18-09