General Information

The Astronomical Center (AC) "Prof. D.Sc. Vladimir Shkodrov" is established as a structure of the Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen in 1997. Its main activities are: realisation of the education of students in Astronomy and popularisation of the Astronomy. In 1999 astronomical dome for the 15-cm Meniscas Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope was built. The new equipment provided a possibility to observe the Total solar eclipse during the same year.

According to the regulations of the Astronomical Center astronomical observations for amateurs can carry out by preliminary request.

The staff of the AC carries out scientific investigations in the area of the variable stars which results are published in the main astronomical journals. The AC of the University of Shumen is the third institution for education and scientific investigation in the area of Astronomy in Bulgaria (after the Institute of Astronomy and National Astronomical Observatory of the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the Department of Astronomy of the Sofia University).