Main Astronomical Observatory of National Academy of Science of Ukraine

About Us

The Main Astronomical Observatory (MAO) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was founded on July 17, 1944 on the initiative of the well-known astronomer and geophysicist O.Ya. Orlov (1880-1954), Member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The Observatory is situated 12 km from the centre of Kyiv, in the Golosiiv forest (hence its unofficial name - the Golosiiv Observatory). The geographical coordinates of the Observatory are 2h02m E and 50o21'.9 N, 186 m above sea level.

Since 1975 the post of Director is held by Ya.S. Yatskiv, Member of the Academy of Sciences.


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