The contribution to astronomical research from Padova has always played a relevant role in the intentational scientific community.
The Department of Astronomy has access to excellent facilities for carrying out research at the highest international level, including a rich library with about 10000 books and periodicals, outstanding computational equipment and wide band links to the network.
This allows to reach all on line services in support of research, provided by the University of Padova.
The Department of Astronomy pursuits research on a wide range of topics in both observational and theoretical astrophysics. They include solar and extrasolar systems, stellar evolution, stellar populations, star formation, galaxy dynamics, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, galaxy clustering, active galaxies and physical cosmology.
Each year institute members publish almost one hundred papers in refereed astronomical journals with worldwide recognized achievements.
Staff members and PhD students have access to leading international ground and space-based observing facilities. Observational training and some routine scientific projects are performed at the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Asiago which is operated by the Padua University.
These activities are carried out in close collaboration with the Astronomical Observatory of Padova and with the two CNR research units located in Padova and Asiago. Many collaborations are also ongoing with Italian and foreign researchers.
The Department, together with the Astronomical Observatory, played a fundamental part in the project and construction of the TNG, the Galileo National Telescope located in the Canary Islands, presently the main instrument for the national astronomical research.
The Department offers a first level and second level Degree in Astronomy, and the Doctoral School of Research in Astronomy.
|The 122cm telescope in Asiago