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...


>> XVII National Conference of Astronomers of Serbia

National conference of astronomers of Serbia is organized every three years, alternately by Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade and Astronomical Observatory, Belgrade. XVII National Conference of Astronomers of Serbia, organized by the Department of Astronomy, will take place in Belgrade on September 23-27, 2014. The Conference activities will be organized in several sessions...


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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.

>> From Earth to the Universe

Transit of Venus - 140 (Venus) and 499 (Sun) light-seconds. A rare treat for astronomers, this multiple exposure shows Venus in its stately 5 hour transit as it passed between the Earth and the Sun in 2004. Transits occur in pairs eight years apart, but just once a lifetime. The next transit will be in 2012, but if you miss it you will then have to wait until 2117 and 2125. Venus is more familiar as a bright star-like object seen just before sunrise or just after sunset.
Credit: Image made in visible light by Eckhard Slawik.

>>  Serbian Astronomical Journal

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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