Department of Astronomy

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    Welcome to the Department of Astronomy!

    The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University, Stockholm Observatory, is the main institution in Stockholm for research and education within astronomy and astrophysics. We are located in AlbaNova University Center close to the main Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology campuses.

    Information about teaching spring 2021

    The president of Stockholms University decided on January 21 that teaching should continue to be given primarily remotely during the spring semester 2021, and that written exams on campus should not be held. In cases where teaching is given on campus, a maximum of eight people may gather at one time. Teaching at he Department of Astronomy will therefore continue according to the same principles as during the autumn.

    Research at the Department of Astronomy

    Research in astronomy and astrophysics at the department is both observational and theoretical, and ranges from nearby objects like the Sun to the most distant galaxies. There is also a strong interest in astronomical instrumentation.