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.

    Teaching during the spring semester 2022 at the Department of Astronomy

    The government and the Swedish Public Health Agency have decided to introduce further restrictions from December 23 to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The recommendation is to keep teaching on campus as much as possible, with precautions in place to prevent the spread of infection. This especially applies to exams and practical components in courses.

    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.