Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Astronomy, no. 57, p. 52-55 (2018)

Astronomical Observatory of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2017

V. Efimenko, Ph. D.

Astronomical Observatory of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv


Abstract

At the beginning of 2017, 53 workers worked in the State Astronomical Observatory, of which 28 were scientists, including 6 doctors of sciences and 17 candidates of sciences. The structure of the observatory includes the sector astrometry and the small bodies of the solar system (the head of the sector is Kleshchonok V.V., Ph. D.), the department of astrophysics (the head of the department is professor Zhdanov V.I., doctor of Science) and 2 observation stations (Lisnyky, Pylypovychi). During the year budget topics were carried out: “Fundamental physics and models of high-energy astrophysical phenomena”, scientific leader professor Zhdanov V.I., doctor of Science; “Cosmic factors of terrestrial cataclysms: observation, analysis, informatization”, scientific leader Rosenbush V.K., doctor of Science. Young scientists of the Observatory won the competition for financing the youth theme “Multi-wave research of cosmic sources of gamma radiation in the framework of the STA project”, scientific leader Ponomarenko V.O., Ph. D. Main scientific results. The potential source of the triplet of cosmic rays with energies above 1020 eV – magnetar SGR 1900 + 14 is found. The possible manifestations of the acceleration of the cosmic rays by the remnant of the Nebula, in which the magnetar SGR 1900 + 14 was born, was investigated. In order to monitor potentially dangerous bodies of the solar system at the observatory station (Lisnyky) 3323 observations were received from 70 comets and 103 asteroids, 3 new asteroids (2017 ST39, 2017 SV39, 2017 TS7) were officially confirmed by the International Center for Small Planets. In 2017, the staff of the Observatory published 3 monographs, 81 scientific articles, 36 of them in foreign publications; 78 reports have been made at 12 conferences.

Key words
Sector of astrometry and small bodies of the solar system, department of astrophysics, budget topic

References

Yefimenko, V.M. 2017, Visn. Kyyiv. un-tu. Astronomiya, 1 (55), 57

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/BTSNUA.2018.57.52-55