Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences


The Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences was known as the Astronomical Council of the Academy of Sciences USSR until 1990.

Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Location
  • 48 Pyatnitskaya St. 119017,
Director
Professor Dmitry V. Bisikalo
Parent organization
Russian Academy of Sciences
Websitehttp://www.inasan.rssi.ru/eng/geninfo.html

OverviewEdit

The institute is involved in developing and launching space-based astronomy platforms, and scientific research that investigates the origins of stars, solar systems, and galactic formations. It also contains several large databases and catalogs related to astronomical and astrophysical data, literature, and applications. Its space based research includes projects on national and international cooperative scales.

This institute also organizes and co-sponsors conferences, international conferences, meetings, and seminars related to its research areas. The institute also contains the Library for Natural Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LNS RAS), founded in 1947.

In addition, an extensive body of published scientific literature has been published over the years.[1]

LibraryEdit

The institute library holds foreign literature, besides Russian literature, of the 18th through the 21st centuries. The topics of interest are: astronomy, physics mathematics, mechanics, Earth sciences, cosmonautics, and electronics. The library consists of 60,000 items consisting of 10,000 books and 50,000 periodicals.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Main (navigation) page. Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences. July 2010.
  2. ^ General information institute library Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine. Institute of Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences]. July 2010.
  3. ^ Information about the library system Archived 2012-03-25 at WebCite. ( LNS ), RAS. July 2010