Astronomic Observatory

Updated: 2/25/2021

Astronomical Observatory

Kherson State University

 Geographic coordinates: 46º 39 'north latitude, 32º 36' east longitude.

 Telescope: A refractor with a 136mm lens with a focal length of 2.25m, mounted on a German type mount.

 Areas of work of the observatory:

 lectures, practical, seminar and laboratory classes on astronomy and astrophysics for students of the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics;

research of objects closest to the Sun;

research of topical issues of astronomy teaching methods in secondary and higher education institutions;

popular lectures, excursions for students and students of educational institutions in Kherson and the region.


 Kuzmenkov Sergiy Georgievich - Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Physics and Methods of Teaching, teaches the disciplines "Astronomy", "Astrophysics" and "Methods of teaching astronomy". Weekly excursions to the KSU Observatory for students and teachers of the Kherson Secondary School and the region.

 Professor Kuzmenkov SG initially gives a lecture on the history of telescope inventions and objects that can be observed in a telescope. The lecture gradually goes into the conversation and Sergei Georgievich gladly answered the questions that interested young fans of astronomy. Then the students go to the dome of the observatory, where they saw a telescope - a double astrograph with an achromatic lens with a diameter of 15 cm and a focal length of 2.25 m, which is mounted on a mount of German type. The aiming of the telescope is provided by a weight-lifting mechanism which allows to make observations regardless of the presence of voltage in the mains.