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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.
The XPM Catalog  Absolute proper motions of 280 million stars distributed all over the sky without gaps in the magnitude range 10m < V <20m on the basis of combined data from 2MASS and USNO-A2.0 catalogues.
MAO NASU Plate Archive   Digital archive of MAO NAS of Ukraine (GPA) comprises data of about 26 thousands of direct photographic plates, obtained with 14 instruments in 9 observational sites, and more than 2000 digital images of different resolution available via GPA search pages.
Mykolaiv AO Plate Archive   Digital archive of Mykolaiv Aastronomical Observatory (MykAO) includes astronomical data obtained during observations with photo plates and CCD frames. The digitization of the archive is near its completion. Digitized images are available via a web browser and Aladin.
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.
Mykolaiv AO stellar catalogues   27 astrometric stellar catalogues of Mykolaiv Aastronomical Observatory (MykAO) in VOTable format are available for downloading
AO KNU Historic Plate Archive   AO KNU glass collection contains about 20 thousand photographic plates. Historical part of the archive was received during 1898-1946 and now is being digitized.
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GRID-based Virtual Observatory VIRGO.UA 
VO VIRGO.UA for cosmology and astrophysics is a segment of VO «Infrastructure»- a virtual organization, which deals with ensuring the provision of standards for Grid Services for virtual organizations, to ensure reliability functioning of the Ukrainian power grid, Grid training for users and administrators of the Grid sites, as well as the creation of technical conditions UNG for entry into the international grid community...
WDC-Ukraine is a part of World Data Center System of the International Council of Science (ICSU). Among the basic tasks of WDC-Ukraine there is collection, handling and storage of science data and giving access to it for usage both in science research and study process. That include contemporary tutoring technologies and resources of e-libraries and archives; remote access to own information resources for the wide circle of scientists from the universities and science institutions of Ukraine...
Astronomical Net of Ukraine 
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US VAO Data Discovery Portal 
Find datasets from thousands of astronomical collections known to the VO and over wide areas of the sky. This includes important collections from archives around the world. Feedback on your experience with the tool is appreciated -- please send your comments, suggestions, and questions to the VAO Help Desk.
US VAO Cross-Comparison Tool 
Perform fast positional cross-matches between an input table of up to 1 million sources and common astronomical source catalogs, such as 2MASS, SDSS DR7 and USNO-B. Feedback on your experience with the tool is appreciated -- please send your comments, suggestions, and questions to the VAO Help Desk.
VOPlot v1.8 Beta 
VOPlot v1.8Beta includes many enhancements and bug fixes. To name a few v1.8Beta supports multi-grid plots for 2D Scatter-Plot which allows the user to have multiple plots having grid size from 1x1 to 3x3 in a single window. Paginated view is added to see data in tabular format which allows user to navigate systematically. Provision to label Lat/Long lines is also added. Users can now plot a cumulative histogram for all histogram types. VOPlot 1.8Beta shows the metadata of a FITS file instantaneously while the actual loading happens in background. VOPlot v1.8Beta also provides better handling of "faulty data" while parsing an ASCII file.

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 Dobronravin Peter Pavlovich 

General data:

01.01.1908 - 10.03.2000

Place of birth: Rostov city, Yaroslavl Province, Russian Empire

Studied in: Leningrad State University (since 1991, St. Petersburg State University) (1926-1930);

Key interests: astrophysics, instruments and devices, astronomy, space missions, meteorology. PhD Thesis: He was awarded the degree of Candidate of Sciences without defending a dissertation (1938 );


He was born on December 19, 1907 (according to the Julian calendar or January 1, 1908 according to the Gregorian calendar) in Rostov city of Yaroslavl province of the Russian Empire in the family of a priest, Latin teacher of the Rostov Dmitrov Theological Seminary.

He graduated from the Soviet labor school of the II degree №24 in Rostov (now the gymnasium named after A. L. Kekin), where he became interested in astronomy, working at the school astronomical observatory as head of the meteorological station during 1922-1925.

In 1930 he graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of Leningrad State University, where he entered in 1926.

During 1930-1933 he studied at the graduate school of the Astronomical Institute (since 1943 - the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy of the USSR Academy of Sciences).

During 1934-1935 he worked as a senior researcher at the Astronomical Institute of Leningrad University.

In 1933-1934 he participated in the establishment of the Abastuman Observatory, for some time worked as a deputy director.

During 1935-1937 he was a researcher at the State Optical Institute.

He worked at the Pulkovo Observatory in 1934-1941 and in 1944-1945 as a senior researcher. He received the title of senior researcher in 1940.

In 1938, the scientist was awarded the degree of Candidate of Sciences without defending a dissertation.

During 1941-1944 he was at the front, commanding a battery in the Soviet Red Army. In 1944 the lieutenant was awarded the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad", and in 1985 he was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War I degree. (The Great Patriotic War was the official name of the USSR's war against Nazi Germany, which was part of World War II). In 1945-1946 he served in the Workers and Peasants Red Army.

In the postwar years he participated in the establishment of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, later worked there during 1946-2000, from 1952 as deputy director. He was deputy chairman of the Committee for the construction of a 2.6-meter reflector at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.

During 1954-1990 he was a member of the editorial board of the journal "News of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory".

In 1953 he was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, and in 1961 the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

In 1971 together with V.B. Nikonov and V.K. Prokofiev he became a laureate of the State Prize of the USSR for his work in the field of precision engineering, in particular for his successful application to determine the coordinates of distant space objects "Luna-13", "Kosmos-159", "Molniya-1", "Zond-4", "Luna-14", "Zond-6" operational A.B. Severniy's method for direct reading of the coordinates of the observed artificial satellite of the Earth.

In 1972 Smirnova T. M. named asteroid 3119 (1972 YX) discovered by her on December 30, 1972 in the Crimea in honor of the scientist.

He died on March 10, 2000 in the Naukoviy village.

His research interests included astronomy, astrophysics and meteorology. Scientist known as an astroisical spectroscopist. He is the author of more than 100 scientific and popular science publications.

In the 1930s he performed together with Academician G. A. Shain studied the integrated spectrum of the Milky Way, in which for the first time the similarity of this spectrum with the spectra of other stellar systems (galaxies) was reliably established. In the postwar years he was engaged in spectral studies of stars of late spectral classes and determining the coordinates of spacecraft, for which he received the State Prize of the USSR in 1971.

Main publications:
  1. Крымская астрофизическая обсерватория Академии наук СССР/ П.П. Добронравин, Н.В. Стешенко.-Симферополь, 1965.-79 с.
  2. Крымская астрофизическая обсерватория/ П.П. Добронравин.-Изд-во Академии наук СССР, 1958 - 50с.
  3. Крымская астрофизическая обсерватория Академии наук СССР/ П. П. Добронравин. - М. : Изд-во Акад. наук СССР, 1955. - 88 с
  4. О картотеке статтей, опубликованных в 1975-1997 годы по ультрафиолетовым спектрам небесных тел/П. П. Добронравин //Известия Крымской астрофизической обсерватории.- том 95, 1999.-C. 200

  2  Данные о награждении Орденом Отечественной войны I степени
  3  Акт вручення медалі "За оборону Ленінграда"
  4  Добронравин П. П. Астрономические воспоминания // Историко-астрономические исследования, вып. 29. — 2004. — С. 266—306.

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