Competition announcement
2019-02-07 10:39:31

On January 29, 2019, a competition was started regarding the election of members of the Scientific Committee on Science and Technology Development.

Details are available on the website of the Ministry of Education and Science.

Popular Science Film
2018-06-05 09:28:01

We offer to see the popular science film  "Journey to the edge of the universe".

Photos of the Open House Day 2018
2018-05-21 10:25:36

On May 16,  the Open House Day 2018 devoted to the Festival of Science in Ukraine was held.

Open House Day 2018
2018-05-04 09:51:16

On May 16, 2018, the Observatory holds an Open House Day devoted to the All-Ukrainian Science Festival.

Time to visit the Observatory is from 10-00 to 17-00.

The Open House Day program takes about one hour of your time, and includes the following activities:

  • review of a short popular science  film on astronomy,
  • acquaintance with active and historical telescopes.

We invite you to visit the observatory and to expand your scientific knowledge.

Geostationary satellites
2018-01-15 14:16:14


Radio interferometric network for tracking of  geostationary telecommunication satellites (GTS).


The network can be used to monitor the technological maneuvers of GTS, to detect the facts of their collision with space debris, to clarify a model of moving objects in geostationary orbits.

Results of observations are given in the following page.

2017-11-13 14:40:07

Lectures has been held since 10th of November.


Lectures will not be held
2017-09-20 16:00:31

From October 1 to December 31 of 2017, lectures in the RI "MAO" will not be held in connection with repair work.

Phone line 477014
2017-06-29 16:39:04

Phone line 477014 is in full operation mode.

Thesis defense
2017-06-29 15:42:11

At a meeting of specialized academic council K 26.062.13 of the National Aviation University, a researcher of MAO Mykola P. Kalyuzhny has successfully defended his thesis in specialty 01.03.01 "Astrometry and celestial mechanics".

Open House Day 2017 is canceled
2017-05-26 16:10:33

Unfortunately, the Open House Day 2017 is canceled due to technical reasons.

Phone line 477014 also does not work due to technical reasons.

Conference Results
2016-10-07 15:32:36

International scientific conference titled "Actual questions of ground-based observational astronomy", dedicated to the 195th anniversary of Mykolaiv Astronomical Observatory (MAO), was held at RI "MAO" on September 26-29, 2016. The conference was attended by over 50 experts from 13 institutions and astronomical observatories of Ukraine, Latvia, Slovakia and China. Among the participants were also 15 young scientists.

Lectures are temporarily stopped
2016-08-05 15:22:49

Lectures are temporarily stopped from 5th of August to 1st of October 2016.

Open House Day 2016: photos
2016-06-03 16:29:08

On May 28,  the Open House Day 2016 devoted to the Day of Science in Ukraine was held.

International Conference NAO-195
2016-06-03 10:59:22

Research Institute - Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory invites you to participate in the International Conference NAO-195, titled "Actual Questions of Ground-based Observational Astronomy", which will be held in RI NAO (Mykolaiv, Ukraine) on September 26-29, 2016. Important information about terms of registration, preparation of abstracts and papers is available on the conference site

Open House Day 2016
2016-05-13 11:23:49

On May 28, 2016, RI NAO holds Open House Day dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Science in Ukraine.  

Time period for visiting:  11-00   to   17-30.

The program includes acquaintance with the history and present state of Nikolaev Observatory as well as a tour to the astronomical museum and astronomical telescopes.

We invite everyone to get acquainted with the unique attraction of Nikolaev.

Conferences in 2015 with the participation of employees of the RI NAO
2015-11-24 10:23:30

In 2015, employees of the RI NAO participated in international conferences and made the following reports.

Cooperation of the RI NAO with educational organizations
2015-10-30 15:44:13
On October 20, 2015, an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation was signed between the Research Institute: Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory and the regional municipal educational institution: Rivne Branch of Minor Academy of Sciences, which is subordinated to Rivne Regional Council.

Cooperation with organizations affiliated with the State Space Agency of Ukraine
2015-10-07 09:15:12
On 23rd of  September 2015, an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation was signed between Research Institute - Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory,  National Centre for Management and Testing of Space Vehicles, Center for reception and processing of specific information  and control of navigation field (CRPSI and CNF)

Director Gennady I. Pinigin has retired
2015-09-21 16:18:38

In August of 2015, an important event happened in Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory (NAO). Director of NAO Gennady I. Pinigin has retired, and Alexander V. Shulga has become a new director of NAO.

Open House Day 2015: photos
2015-06-03 10:37:27

In the frames of All-Ukrainian Festival of Science, events dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Science in Ukraine were held by Research Institute: Nikolaev Astronomical Observatory (RI NAO)  on May 23, 2015.