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Brief Introduction

Co-supported by Peking University and Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Department of Astronomy at Peking University was established in June 2000 and became a part of School of Physics in May 2001. It used to be an Astronomy Division in the Department of Geophysics in 1960-2000. The Department currently offers both the undergraduate and graduate programs to students who wish to study astronomy and astrophysics. There are 13 faculty members in the Department, including 9 full professors, 2 research professors and 2 associate professors. Main research programs include: cosmology and physics of galaxies; active galactic nuclei and high energy astrophysics; physics of interstellar medium, planets and stars; particle astrophysics; astrophysical technology and methods.

The department works closely with the newly-built Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in various academic activities and training of students.

Address: Rm. 2901E, No. 2 Science Building, Department of Astronomy, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Tel: (+86-10) 62751134
FAX: (+86-10) 62765031


Coming Talks:

June 4, 2009  

Structure and evolution of "super" exoplanets: from super-Earths to super-Jupiters  

Dr. Isabelle Baraffe (University   de Lyon , France )

Time: Thursday 3:30 pm, June 4, 2009

Past seminars in 2009


1. The international workshop on "Accretion Disks" was held at Peking University in Nov. 23-30, 2008.
2. The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU) invites applications for faculty at all levels and for post-doctoral fellows.

3. The Astronomy Dept. of PKU invites applications for positions at postdoc, associate amp; full professor, research fellow and Changjiang professor levels.