Astronomical Observatory at the International Technical Fair

The Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade presented itself at this year's 66th International Fair of Technics and Technical Achievements with three projects. The MOSAIC CubeSat project was presented: this project of the first Serbian scientific satellite is now in the concept phase.

The goals of the MOSAIC mission are to observe the Sun in X-ray radiation and to observe the planet Earth from orbit. A life-size model of the satellite was presented at the Fair, as well as one of the devices that will be taken into orbit. On this project, the Astronomical Observatory cooperates with the Mihajlo Pupin Institute and with three faculties of the University of Belgrade: Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and School of Electrical Engineering.

Also, the Astronomical Observatory presented two PRISMA projects led by the Observatory and funded by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia and which started working at the beginning of this year: the Urban Observatory of Belgrade -- UrbObsBel (researchers from the Institute of Physics, the Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad, as well as the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade also participate) and the MOBY  (Modeling Binary Systems That End in Stellar Mergers and Give Rise to Gravitational Waves) project with the researcher from the Faculty of Mathematics.

On the panel of the Urban Observatory, in addition to the description of the planned activities, the case of the HSI (Hyperspectral Imaging Sensor) device, which is currently being constructed and will be used for measurements within this project, was shown. Colleagues from the Faculty of Mathematics presented themselves at the astronomy stand, showing the Vera Rubin telescope, i.e., the LSST (Legacy Survey in Space and Time) project and the contribution of Serbian scientists to this project.








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