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Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)

Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)

25Member Research Institutes
한국천문연구원 로고
Academic research necessary for the development of astronomy space science,
overall execution of technology development, dissemination of results
소관연구기관 소개 : 기관장, 설립일자, 소재지, 대표전화, 홈페이지
Chairman Han, Inwoo
Establishment Date 1974.09.13
Location KASI, 776, Daedeokdae-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Contact 042-865-3332
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Key Functions
To implement research and projects related to astronomy and space science
To operate and develop large observational facilities and equipment
To provide national astronomical services such as standard time management
To disseminate astronomical knowledge and information to the public
To foster specialists in the fields of astronomy and space science
Recent Achievements
World’s first success in observing ‘black hole jet’
Proved the theory of black hole jet by observing the X-3 of Cygnus which is a black hole double star
Promotion of technology cooperation with SMEs in the development of optical instruments for astronomical observation
Established an affiliated research institute Green Optics Co., Ltd.
Position precision measurement of KSLV-1(NARO) through SLR developed for the first time in Korea
Proof of the latest theory of the birth of stars through observation
Proved the latest theory of heavy star production by observing the celestial bodies of transforming into a heavy star
Success in observing the birth process of baby stars
ucceeded in observing the birth process of a premature baby star ‘baby brown dwarf’ being generated in the mass of gas that is 600 light-years away from the earth