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Main actors in astronomy research in the country  There are 7 Research Institutes in the structure of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAS of Ukraine), 2 Research Institutes in the structure of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine (MESYS of Ukraine); 15 astronomical observatories and Departments in the structure of the Universities of the MESYS of Ukraine; 1 Private Astronomical Observatory play a main role in the development and teaching Astronomy in Ukraine.
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AO LNU Plate Archive   Astronomical Observatory of Lviv National University (AO LNU) is the owner of valuable archive that stores approximately 8 000 of photographic plates from 1939, including nearly 6 000 direct images of the northern sky. The archive is partly digitized and images are available via the joint search pages of AO LNU and MAO NASU.
IRA UTR-2 catalogue of RS   The very-low frequency sky survey of discrete sources has been obtained in the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (Kharkov, Ukraine) with the UTR-2 radio telescope at a number of the lowest frequencies used in contemporary radio astronomy within the range from 10 to 25 MHz.
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 Dick Wolfgang Rudolf 

General data:

Born: 05.02.1959

Place of birth: Greiz city, Hera district, German Democratic Republic

Studied in: A. M. Gorky Kharkiv State University (since 1999 V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University) (1977-1982); ABF Halle, Institute for Preparing for Studies Abroad (1976-1977);

Key interests: history of astronomy, astrometry, Earth's rotation, astronomy, geodesy. PhD Thesis: The astrometric properties of the Tautenburg Schmidt Telescope and its possible contributions to the realisation of an inertial system (1989 Berlin Academy of Sciences);


He was born on February 5, 1959 in the town of Greiz city of the Hera district of the German Democratic Republic.

During 1965-1973, a boy studied at the Elsterberg Polytechnic School (now Elsterberg High School).

During 1973-1976 he studied at the Advanced High School in the city of Greiz (now: Graz gymnasium)

During 1976-1977, a young man was admitted to ABF Halle, the Institute for Preparing for Studies Abroad.

During 1977-1982 he studied at the A. M. Gorky Kharkiv State University in the specialty "Physics, astronomy". At the end of the university received a diploma in the specialty "Physicist". Practical training was held at the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv University and the Main Astronomical Observatory of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR.

In 1989 he defended his Ph.D. thesis "The astrometric properties of the Tautenburg Schmidt Telescope and its possible contributions to the realisation of an inertial system" ("Die astrometrischen Eigenschaften des Tautenburger Schmidt-Teleskops und seine möglichen Beiträge zur Realisierung eines Inertialsystems") at the Berlin Academy of Sciences. Scientific supervisor was V. S. Kislyuk, who at this time worked at the Main Astronomical Observatory of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR.

During the period from September 1982 to February 1991, he worked as a research assistant at the Central Institute of Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany, during February 1991-March 1992, he worked at the Observatory at the University of Bonn in the same position and then returned to Postdom, where during April 1992-July 2000 he was a research fellow at the Institute for Applied Geodesy at the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy at the Regional Service. Since July 2000 he has been a researcher at the Department of Geodesy of the Central Office of the Earth's Rotation Service at the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy in Frankfurt on Main.

During 1992-2004, the astronomer was editor of the "Mitteilungen zur Astronomiegeschichte" magazine, and in 1998 he co-edited the journal "Acta Historica Astronomiae" ("Notes on the history of astronomy").

He has been a member of the International Astronomical Union since 1991, and has been a member of the Organizing Committee of the Commission IAU 41 - History of Astronomy for 1997-2006, and also a member of the Commissions 8, 18, 31. And he is member of the Ausonity Society of Gauss-Geselschafta since 1991, and Since 1992, the scientist is a member of the German Society of Astronomers-Amateurs (Vereinigung der Sternfreunde). He is also a member of the Academic Society of German-Baltic Culture in Tartu / Dorpat, the Friends of the Archhenhold Observatory and the Great Planetarium of Zeiss in Berlin.

Areas of scientific work of the scientist are astronomy, geodesy, history of astronomy and geodesy. It is engaged in astrometry and investigates the Earth's rotation.

In honor of the scientist named asteroid 17458 Dick which was discovered on October 13, 1990 by Lutz D. Schmadel and Friedrich Borngen at Tautenburg city of Thuringen federal land of Federal Republic of Germany.

Main publications:
  1. Galilei - doch kein Künstler? Zur Fälschung des "Sidereus Nuncius"/Günther Oestmann, Jürgen HamelWolfgang R. Dick//
  2. Huberta von Bronsart (1892-1978) - eine Biologin als Popularisatorin der Astronomie [Huberta von Bronsart (1892-1978) - a woman biologist as popularizer of astronomy; in German]/Wolfgang R. Dick, 2018
  3. Weitere Briefe von und an Joseph Fraunhofer [Further letters by and to Joseph Fraunhofer; in German]/Wolfgang R. Dick //Leipzig: AVA - Akademische Verlagsanstalt, Potsdam , 2017, S. 433–451 (Acta Historica Astronomiae; 62)
  4. Der Briefwechsel Joseph von Fraunhofers [The correspondence of Joseph von Fraunhofer]/ Rolf Riekher, Wolfgang R. Dick, Jürgen Hamel.-Leipzig: AVA - Akademische Verlagsanstalt, 2017,

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