Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Member since: 2006
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) is the national astronomy research institute of Korea established in 1974. KASI has opened the history of Korean modern astronomy via the establishment of Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory, expanded the observational wavelength range to the radio via the establishment of Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory, and made a stepping stone to jump into the future astronomy via the establishment of Bohyunsan Optical Astronomy Observatory.
KASI has wide variety of research areas like optical, radio, theoretical and observational astronomy researches and is expanding its area through astronomical researches in space. Doing both pure scientific researches on the Universe and developments of space-related techniques, we are leading the space science era of 21st century.
Utilizing the brilliant astronomical history of Korea which has lasted for a few thousand years, modern astronomical facilities and instruments, and new scientific products, KASI will activate Korean astronomical research activities and jump to become one of the top-class astronomy research institutes in the world. We hope to have good relationship and cooperation with other institutes and nations.