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The current and prospective status of astronomical research in Ukraine is discussed. A brief history of astronomical research in Ukraine is presented and the system organizing scientific activity is described, including astronomy education, institutions and staff, awarding higher degrees/titles, government involvement, budgetary investments and international cooperation. Individuals contributing significantly to the field of astronomy and their accomplishments are mentioned. Major astronomical facilities, their capabilities, and their instrumentation are described. In terms of the number of institutions and personnel engaged in astronomy, and of past accomplishments, Ukraine ranks among major nations of Europe. Current difficulties associated with political, economic and technological changes are addressed and goals for future research activities presented.


Gross Domestic Product Very Long Baseline Interferometry Radio Telescope Satellite Laser Range Radio Astronomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

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  1. 1.Main Astronomical Observatory National Academy of Sciences 27 ZabolotnohoKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Dobrov Center for Scientific-Technical Potential and History of Science Research National Academy of Sciences 60 T. Shevchenko BoulevardKyivUkraine
  3. 3.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 693.1GreenbeltU.S.A.

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