Council of Tartu Observatory

A Research Council is formed to resolve issues related to Tartu Observatory’s research and development activities, and plan the research work of Tartu Observatory.

Members of the Tartu Observatory Council

  • Anu Reinart, Director of Tartu Observatory, Chairman,
  • Anna Aret, Research Fellow, Head of the Department of Stellar Physics,
  • Antti Tamm, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Department Physics of Galaxies and Cosmology,
  • Mait Lang, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Department of Remote Sensing,
  • Riho Vendt, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Deaportment of Space Technology
  • Taavi Tuvikene, Reserach Fellow, elected member by researchers,
  • Laurits Leedjärv, Senior Research Fellow, elected member by researchers,
  • Lea Hallik, Senior Research Fellow, elected member by researchers,
  • Erko Jakobson, Senior Research Fellow, elected member by researchers,
  • Jan Pisek, Senior Research Fellow, elected member by researchers,
  • Elmo Tempel, Senior Research Fellow of Tartu Observatory, nominated member,
  • Andi Hektor, Senior Research Fellow of National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, nominated member,
  • Jaan Praks, Associate Professor, University of Aalto, nominated member,
  • Hendrik Ehrpais, PhD student, elected member by students,
  • Maarja Kruuse, PhD student, elected member by students.

The mandate of Tartu Observatory Council began on 01.07.2018 and are in force until 30.06.2021. The mandate of student represenatives began on 01.07.2018 and will last until 30.06.2018. The list of council members is confirmed by order of the Dean of Faculty of Science and technology of Universty of Tartu no 1-9.1/LT/1056 from 14.06.2018.