I. Engelhardt Astronomical Observatory (EAO) is interdepartmental educational and scientific center of Space Research and Technology, Institute of Physics, KFU.
EAO was based in 1901 and located in 24 kilometers from the city of Kazan (Longitude =3h 15m 15.74 s, Latitude = 55050 ' 20 " 6, H = 94 m).
Today the first in Russia on the basis of Engelhardt Astronomical observatory (EAO) of Kazan federal university (KFU, Russia) is creating the Center of space researches and technologies (Center) and public Astronomical Park (AstroPark) as an important part in the frame of strategic program (2012-2020yrs) on transformations of the KFU to world leading university. The Center has social missions: education, science, astronomical and space public intellectual-cognitive tourism.
The scientific components of the Center are:
Multidisciplinary space astrometry observatory at KFU will include:
Education part is containing:
As an example, in the present year the action «Day of Cosmonautics » for one evening the EAO have visited more than five thousand persons and small children, schoolboys could look at the sky in good astronomical telescopes without using the Internet!!!
If all the planned facilities in the project will be built this center will be a unique world level scientific object.
II. Departments of EAO:
Department of space astrometry and geodesy
Department of Applied Astrophysics
Department of Applied radioastronomy
Department of Design performance group
Open lab “Solar - terrestrial relations”
Open lab “Studies fast variable processes in the Universe”
Museum of astronomy