ChETEC


Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos

Astronomical Institute, Ondřejov, Czech Republic

The research conducted at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences covers a wide range of topics; from the immediate environs of the Earth to distant galaxies and black holes in their cores.

The research activities at the Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences are carried out in four scientific departments:

  • Department of Solar Physics
    physics of flares and prominances, structure and dynamics of solar atmosphere, heliosphere and space weather
  • Department of Stellar Physics
    physics of hot stars, high-enegry physics
  • Department of Interplanetary Matter
    asteroids, meteor physics
  • Department of Galaxies and Planetary Systems
    astrophysics of galaxies, relativistic astrophysics, planetary systems

The Institute owns the Perek 2-m telescope which is the largest optical instrument for stellar research in the Czech Republic. The telescope has been in operation since 1967 and has become a national instrument for astrophysical research.

Web page: http://www.asu.cas.cz

ChETEC contact person: Brankica Kubátová (brankica.kubatova[at]asu.cas.cz)