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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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 Ditchenko Mihail Petrovich 

General data:

08.02.1863 - 04.12.1932

Place of birth: Budayivka village, Kiev province, Russian Empire

Studied in: St. Vladimir Imperial Kyiv University (since 1999, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University) (1891);

Key interests: theoretical astronomy, astrometry, observational astronomy, stellar catalogues


He was born on February 8, 1863 in the Building village of Kiev province of the Russian Empire.

In 1891 he graduated from the St. Vladimir Imperial Kyiv University.

From 1891 to 1898 he worked at the Pulkovo Observatory.

From 1898 he worked as an astronomer-observer of the Kiev Observatory. He worked on the meridian circle for almost 34 years. He studied the movements of the Sun. As a result of his work, in 1914 he published "Mouvement propre du Soleil".

In 1910 he began observing zodiacal stars. On the basis of long - term observations he compiled the "Catalog of 640 Zodiacal Stars" ("Annals of the Kiev Astronomical Observatory"), which was published after his death on June 1, 1933.

During the First World War, the university's astronomical observatory was closed for almost a year. In the autumn of 1915 a decision was made to evacuate higher educational institutions in Saratov. The main equipment of the observatory, part of the library, as well as astronomers of that time, including MP Dychenko, were evacuated there. In 1916, the observatory's equipment and personnel were returned to Kyiv.

During 1920-1922 he taught the course of General Astronomy at the M. P. Drahomanov Higher Institute of Public Education, then, before the arrival in 1923 of Chornyj S. D. from Rostov-on-Don, he headed the Astronomical Observatory and the Department of Astronomy of the M. P. Drahomanov Higher Institute Public Education in Kyiv.

He died on December 4, 1932 in Kyiv City.

He was a specialist in astrometry and theoretical astronomy. He is known as creator stellar catalogs.

Main publications:
  1. Диченко М. П. «Mouvement propre du Soleil», 1914
  2. Диченко М. П. «Каталог 640 зодіякальних зір» //«Анали Київської Астрономічної Обсерваторії».- 1933

  1  Казанцева Л. В., Кислюк В. С. Київське вікно у Всесвіт: Історія Київської астрономічної обсерваторії в контексті історії розвитку національної та світової науки. — Київ: Наш час, 2006.—C.125-129, 150, 151, 153-154
  2  Білокінь І. Ф. Михайло Петрович Диченко / Астрономічна обсерваторія Київського національного університету імені Тараса Шевченка. 160 років / відп. ред. В. М. Єфіменко. – Київ, 2005. – 260 с.- C.117-122
  3  Плеяда перших. Київ: Академперіодика, 2004. – С.17
  4  Енциклопедія українознавства. Словникова частина (ЕУ-II). — Париж, Нью-Йорк, 1957. — Т. 2. — С. 509-524.

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