asteroid day
30 June 2018 - International ASTEROID DAY

On this day, public lectures devoted to the problem of the asteroid hazard, collision of meteoroids with Earth’s atmosphere and the study of asteroids and comets by means of spacecrafts will be given at the Institute of Astronomy of KhNU. After lectures visitors will be able to look at the sky through a telescope in case of clear weather.

Beginning at 17:30 at the Institute of Astronomy of KhNU (metro station "University").
Admission is free.

Additional information can be find at the official site of the International Asteroid Day: .

July 2, 2017.
Congratulations to Vasilij Shevchenko, leading researcher of Institute of Astronomy, on receiving Doctor of Science degree.
V. Shevchenko

asteroid day
June 30, 2017
The United Nations has declared June 30 International Asteroid Day. Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet (see

Institute of Astronomy of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University organizes Asteroid Day event as a part of an annual global event. On June, 30 the Institute of Astronomy is open to the public with press-conference, public lections and observation of the sky at several small telescopes if weather permits. Speakers: the world-known experts in asteroid investigations Prof. D. Lupishko, Prof. I. Belskaya, Dr. Yu. Krugly, Dr. V. Shevchenko, Dr. I. Slyusarev.

November 6, 2015
Congratulations to Ivan Slyusarev, junior researcher of Institute of Astronomy, for successfully defending his PhD thesis "Jupiter Trojans and Hilda group: physical properties and origin."
Ivan Slyusarev
September 30, 2015
New book

The book is devoted to the development of Einstein's theory of gravitation, based on the relativity of space-time and projectively invariant equations of gravitation. It eliminates contradiction of the theory with the modern field theory, because both descriptions of gravity - as a curvature of the Riemannian space-time and as a field in Minkowski space - are not mutually exclusive. On this basis, some of the fundamental problems of the theory and relativistic astrophysics are revised. It is shown, in particular, that the spherically symmetric field does not have a singularity, the energy of the gravitational field of a point mass is finite, and the accelerated expansion of the Universe is a consequence of gravity properties. The book is intended for physicists and astrophysicists. However, it is also apprehensible for senior students.

April 18, 2013
Congratulations to members of the Department of Physics of asteroids and comets of Institute of Astronomy Fefor Velichko, Yurij Krugly and Vasilij Shevchenko for being awarded by the N.P. Barabashov Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine!
January 24, 2011
III lap of Ukrainian school competition on astronomy has been finished
Problems and solutions (for Kharkiv) are available here (in Russian and Ukrainian).
March 31, 2010
We are pleased to announce a public electronic release of the book Mishchenko M. I., Rosenbush V. K., Kiselev N. N., Lupishko D. F., Tishkovets V. P., Kaydash V. G., Belskaya I. N., Efimov Y. S., Shakhovskoy N. M. "Polarimetric remote sensing of Solar System objects".
Full text of the book is available on our site.
March 11, 2009
Our collective monography "Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University" in Internet
Full text of the book (pdf, 7 MB) is available on our site.
June 10, 2008
Events photo gallery has been opened
Photos from our previous conferences are placed here:
International Scientific Conference Devoted to 110 anniversary of O.L. Struve - 2007: photos.
International conference "The Solar System Bodies: From Optics to Geology" - 2008: photos.