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June 5, 2017

COMETS WORKSHOP 2017 to be held in Sofia, June 19 – 23

 

 

February 9, 2016

Monitoring of the newly discovered nova PNV J09553757+6900146 in the galaxy M81

 

 

January 14, 2016

Report for the allocation of funds raised from donations in 2015

 

 

August 25, 2015

Open letter from the Director of the Institute of Astronomy with National Astronomical Observatory

 

 

March 14, 2015

Total Solar Eclipse on March 20, 2015 (partial for Bulgaria).
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December 17, 2014

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NAO Rozhen supports the European astronomy contest “Catch a Star”

The goal of the European Astronomy Contest Catch a Star is to stimulate the creativity and independent work of students from secondary schools, to strengthen and expand their astronomical knowledge and skills.

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June 13, 2014

OPTICON observing school and Awareness conference, Rozhen NAO: Sept. 17 – 24 and Sofia: 25 September – 2 October

 

 

June 5, 2014

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8 June 2014 is an Open day at the Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory 

 

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June 13, 2013

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The discovered at NAO Rozhen cataclysmic star 2MASS J01074282 4845188 is an unique object with rather extreme characteristics

 

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October 26, 2012

Question of the day: Will the Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory survive?

 

 

May 6, 2012

Seventh National Scientific Conference of the Bulgarian Astronomical Society, June 8 - 10, 2012, town of Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria (BG)

 

 

 December 29, 2011

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A team of Bulgarian astronomers found new structures in a number of active galaxies

A team of Bulgarian astronomers found structures not previously reported that are related to the fueling of active galactic nuclei. There were used multi-year observational data of tens of galaxies obtained at the 2-m telescope of Rozhen NAO in the course of a project on active galaxies

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December 13, 2011

A new class magnetically-active stars unveiled by international team with bulgarian leading participation

 

 

 November 24, 2011

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Spectro-polarimetry of the comet C/2009 P1 (Garrad) with new observing mode of the 2-channel focal reducer (FoReRo2) at the 2-m telescope.

 

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September 16, 2011

Opening of the Exhibition “30 Years Rozhen NAO” in town of Smolyan:

Photos from the opening of the Exibition “30 years Rozhen NAO”  (BG, PDF 2.35 MB);

Exhibition ”30 years Rozhen NAO  (BG, PDF 6.79 MB).

 

 

 August 27, 2011

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The second “Bulgarian” nova-like cataclysmic star was discovered at NAO-Rozhen

Observations at the National Astronomical Observatory (NAO) Rozhen at the beginning of 2011 revealed an unusual light variability of the star 2MASS J01074282+4845188. Their analysis led to the conclusion that it is a cataclysmic star. Thus it turns out that the second “Bulgarian” cataclysmic star has been discovered.

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August 3, 2011

The Comet C/2009 P1 (Garradd)

 

 

June 7, 2011

First National Meeting of the Bulgarian association of amateur astronomers “Stellar Society” in Rozhen NAO, June 4 - 6, 2011 (photogallery)

 

 

June 6, 2011

Supernova in the Galaxy M51 (Whirlpool)

 

 

May 31, 2011

Bulgarian Novae Search Group discovered second nova for this year in the M31 galaxy Andromeda

 

 

May 23, 2011

In 2011 the National Astronomical Observatory Rozhen will celebrate its 30th Year Anniversary. To commemorate this milestone the Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences organizes an international conference. The conference will be held on September 26-29 in Smolyan. It will be dedicated to the unique role of the National Astronomical Observatory as a center for research and education in astronomy, and as a key element of the national research infrastructure.

 

 

May 21, 2011

Total Lunar Eclipse of June 15, 2011 (with map, BG)

[Photogallery - total lunar eclipse]

 

 

May 15, 2011

Sixth National Scientific Conference of the Bulgarian Astronomical Society, Astronomical Observatory town of Stara Zagora, May 13 - 15, 2011.

       Photos by Nadya Kiskinova

       Photos by Pencho Markishki

 

 

March 12, 2011

Celebration of 30th anniversary of the opening of the Rozhen NAO (BG)

 

 

January 30, 2011

The Bulgarian Novae Search Group discovered another nova in the M31 galaxy Andromeda

 

 

January 5, 2011

Partial Solar eclipse on January 4, 2011

 

 

November 26, 2010

Call for charity auction! 

 

 

October 28, 2010

Professor Vladimir Shkodrv (bulgarian)

 

 

 September 22, 2010

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Binary star with the shortest “year” was discovered at NAO-Rozhen - GSC 2314 0530

 

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 September 5, 2010

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Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory Rozhen discovered an outburst in the brightness of a young stellar object. This is the first in the world registration of the brightness increase during the initial phase of such an outburst.

Read more about the importance of this discovery and its technological
details

 

 

 July 10, 2010

WASP-3c: The first exoplanet discovered with the telescopes of the Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory

 

 

July 4, 2010

Visit of the Minister of finance Simeon Djankov to the Rozhen NAO

 

 

May 28, 2010

Programme for the Open day at the National Astronomical Observatory on 29 May 2010 (bulgarian)

 

 

May 23, 2010

Mass to celebrate the Christian holiday Pentecost

 

 

May 22, 2010

Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences appeals for urgent action in support of the Rozhen National Astronomical Observatory.

An appeal for salvation of the National Astronomical Observatory is published in the Bulgarian site for petitions www.bgpetition.com. The English version of the appeal can be found here (PDF 49 KB).

You can support the Observatory with your vote here. The petition site is designed only in Bulgarian. Description of the fields to be filled in can be found here (PDF 71 KB).

 

 

January 1, 2010

Partial lunar eclipse on 31 December 2009

 

 

October 5 - 11, 2009

Second Practical School on Spectroscopy  (Preliminary program, PDF 100kB)

See also Photogallery for this School

 

 

September 6, 2009

The new control system of the 2-meter telescope: first results

 

 

July 27, 2009

Hot news about the new control system of the 2-meter telescope

 

 

May 20, 2009

NAO-Rozhen afford an opportunity to observational confirmation of two new asteroids, discovered by students from town of Varna, Bulgaria (bulgarian)

 

 

April 16, 2009

Mutual agreement protocol between Municipality of Smolyan and the Institute of Astronomy – BAS

 

 

March 26, 2009

New control system for the 2-meter RCC-telescope

 

 

January 23, 2009

Inauguration of the International year of astronomy

 

 

December 14, 2008

A new loading platform for wheel-chairs in front of the Dome of the 2m telescope

 

 

September 14, 2008

Mounting of the Primary mirror in the 2m RCC-telescope, after new aluminium coating

 

 

July 12 - August 3, 2008

Students practice of Astronomy from Shumen’s University, Bulgaria

 

 

July 17, 2008

Taking down of the Primary mirror of the 2m RCC-telescope for new aluminium coating

 

 

October 28, 2007

Practical School on Spectroscopy, October 22 – 28, 2007

 

 

October 27, 2007

The Comet 17P/Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

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