The beginning of higher university-like education in Serbia can be traced down to 1838, when the "Licej" was founded in Kragujevac. The "Licej" was separated from the "Gimnazija" in 1839 and transferred to Belgrade in 1841. Judging by the content of the textbooks, elements of astronomy were lectured at the "Licej". The traces of "physical" astronomy in its curricula can be found in the academic year 1854/55. The law of 1863, regulating the transformation of the "Licej" into the Grand School (a forerunner of the University), did not include teaching astronomy...


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Bojan Arbutina Bojan Arbutina Dragana Ilić Dragana Ilić Bojan Novaković Bojan Novaković Dušan Onić Dušan Onić Dušan Marčeta Dušan Marčeta Dejan Urošević Dejan Urošević Trajko Angelov Trajko Angelov Anđelka Kovačević Anđelka Kovačević Olga Atanacković Olga Atanacković Nadežda Pejović Nadežda Pejović Above, to the right: Trajko Angelov, Dušan Marčeta, Dejan Urošević, Anđelka Kovačević, Dragana Ilić, Olga Atanacković, Nadežda Pejović and Dušan Onić. Below: Bojan Arbutina and Bojan Novaković. Absent: Mike Kuzmanoski and Stevo Šegan. Photography taken on the occasion of 100th staff meeting of the Department of Astronomy on September 10, 2010.

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Eagle nebula - 7000 light years. Our Galaxy is filled with giant gas clouds containing atoms of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, and other heavy elements—the building blocks out of which new stars and planets are made. These atoms can be energized—either from ultraviolet light from nearby stars or by collisions with other particles — and the extra energy may be released as light of very specific wavelengths. Astronomers look for the emission of particular elements in distant objects by using special filters on their telescopes. This image, made at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, features the Eagle Nebula, or Messier 16, in all of its glory. This view shows a central cluster of stars that is forming within a larger hollow shell of gas and dust. The colors represent light given off by glowing hydrogen (green), oxygen (red), and sulfur (blue).
Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage and B.A. Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF).

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Serbian Astronomical Journal is published semiannually (in June and December) by the Astronomical Observatory Belgrade and Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade. The journal is the successor of the Bulletin Astronomique de Belgrade (1992–1998) founded by merging of the Bulletin de l'Observatoire Astronomique de Belgrade (1936–1991) and Publications of the Department of Astronomy (1969–1990). Under the present title it has been published since 1998.




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