Kharkiv Karazin National University School of Physics, Department of Astronomy and Space Computer Science


   Field of research – physics of the Sun, planets, Moon, minor planets of Solar System, positional astronomy, stellar astronomy, gravitational lensing of quasars et cet.

   The training of astronomers at Karazin Kharkiv National University was performed in a frame of speciality “Astronomy” on the cathedra of astronomy of the physical department. We have a license for a set up to 20 students. All students are provided with hostel. After four years of study, students receive a Bachelor of astronomy and physics, and two years later – the diploma of master’s degree in Astronomy. If desired, at the same time you can get a second degree at Karazin Kharkiv National University in other specialties (eg, economist, lawyer) on favorable terms of payment.
  The astronomy students get the fundamental training by the general and theoretical physics, mathematics, computer sciences and they study the spherical astronomy, position astronomy, celestial mechanics, general and theoretical astrophysics, stellar and extragalactic astronomy, computer sciences in astronomy, methods of astronomical researches, cosmology, perform three educational practical works and two research practical works in SRI of Astronomy and Chuguev Observation Station, Institute of Radio Astronomy of NASU, Odessa Astronomical Observatory and Main Astronomical Observatory of NASU. Since 2008 in department of astronomy specialization «Space computer sciences» was created. Main topic is to teach students to process the great volumes of science information using new computer technologies. Considering this, the name of cathedra was changed on «Department of Astronomy and Space Informatics». In the end of the teaching the students fulfil and defend the diploma of the Master’s degree in different field of Astronomy with using new information technologies. The departament (with SRI of Astronomy) has the postgraduate teaching on specialties “Heliophysics and Solar System Physics”, “Astrophysics and Radio Astronomy” and “Positional Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics”.