Astronomical Observatory Belgrade
Founded jointly with the Meteorological Observatory on April, 7 1887, Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade (AOB) is one of the oldest scientific institutions in Serbia. The first publication of the AOB – Annuaire de l’Obs. Astr. Belgrade appeared in 1929, followed by Mémoires de l’Obs. Astr. Belgrade three years later. Today AOB is a publisher of the Serbian Astronomical Journal and the Publications of the Astronomical Observatory.
Scientific research carried out at the AOB closely followed the trends in the astronomical and astrophysical research of the XX century, from observations of minor planets, comets and double stars and determination of their orbits, stellar photometry, spectroscopy and polarimetry (mostly eruptive stars, cool supergiants and Be stars), spectrography of the Sun and monitoring of the large scale photospheric motions to modelling of line emission in a large variety of astrophysical plasma. Today scientific topic covered by the Staff are: Astrophysics of stars and Sun; Astrophysical spectroscopy; Stellar and galactic systems; Interstellar and intergalactic matter; Cosmology and astrobiology; Dynamic astronomy and planetology; History and philosophy of astronomy.
For more information visit this website : http://www.aob.rs/
The Belgrade Astronomical Observatory VAMDC members are involved in defining the standards for line broadening, the quality procedures for line broadening, in monitoring a part of the VAMDC e-infrastructure (STARK-B, AOB node), in providing regional tutorials.
Database and Services-
The Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Center is a consortium of services & databases. Among the currently available databases, AOB hosts the Belgrade electron/atom(molecule) database (BEAMDB) [http://servo.aob.rs/emol] and MOLD database for the radiative cross section of the states of ionised Hydrogen and Helium molecules. Intention is to increase the number of databases available through AOB node by including data from different Belgrade/Serbian groups.
Scientific Interest of VAMDC Members-
The science interests of the AOB VAMDC members include the theoretical calculations of Stark broadening parameters, theoretical calculations of cross sections and rate coefficients for non elastic and radiative atomic collision processes, calculations of transport and optic properties of non-ideal plasmas, experimental ion-beam interactions, application of atomic and molecular data in modeling of stellar atmospheres & other space plasmas, preparation for Big Data in atomic and molecular physics etc.
List of Members:
Milan S. Dimitrijevic
Anatolij A. Mihajlov
Luka Ch. Popovic
Partner/Node contact: Milan S. Dimitrijevic (mdimitrijevic[at]aob.bg.ac.rs)