Kharkov Astronomical Observatory

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kharkov Astronomical Observatory

 

a research institution of the University of Kharkov. Originally founded as an astronomy teaching facility (1808), the present observatory was organized in 1888 under the direction of G. V. Levitskii. The observatory studies the sun’s chromosphere and photosphere and physical conditions on the planets.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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