Toruń Centre for Astronomy
Nicolaus Copernicus University

Chair of Astronomy & Astrophysics

Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Torun Centre for Astronomy is located at the Astronomical Obsevatory in Piwnice, near Torun. The most significant instruments of the Observatory are: 90/60cm Schmidt - Cassegrain Telescope currently observing in a Cassegrain mode with a slit spectrograph, the 60 cm photometric telescope, Henry Draper's telescope and a semi-automatic CCD camera imaging wide sky fields (SAVS sky survey).

The main topics of research are:

  • structure of the Milky Way and the interstellar matter,
  • variable, peculiar and evolved stars,
  • extrasollar planetary systems,
  • celestial mechanics,
  • circumstellar envelopes,
  • planet formation,
  • astrophysical magnetohydrodynamics,
  • high energy astrophysics.