Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

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For similarly named astronomy institutes, see: Institute of Astronomy.

The Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is a leading Bulgarian research facility in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, located in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The Institute owns and operates the Rozhen Observatory, located in the Rhodopi mountains in South-East Bulgaria.

The institute was inaugurated in 1958, as an independent section of the larger Institute of Physics of BAS by academician Nikola Bonev. In 1995, it becomes a separate institute.

The researchers in the institute work in 7 sectors, each of them specialized in a specific astronomical field: "Sun", "Solar system", "Non-stationary stars", "Stellar atmospheres and envelopes", "Chemically peculiar stars", "Stellar clusters" and "Galaxies"

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Coordinates: 42°39′11″N 23°23′10″E / 42.65306°N 23.38611°E / 42.65306; 23.38611