History of SASS
Release time：2016-04-09 12:50 Source：SASS Duty editor：administrator
◆ In 1952, Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, was established, integrating the Department of Astronomy of Sun Yat-sen University and the Astronomy & Arithmetic Department of Qilu University. The director was Prof. Zhao Que-Min.
◆ In 1955, the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Mathematics, Nanjing University were merged into the new Department of Mathematics & Astronomy.
◆ In 1962, Department of Astronomy was recovered and headed by Dai Wen-Sai.
◆ From 1972 to 1976, 183 students were enrolled. In 1977 the National College Entrance Examination was resumed and the Department began to recruit graduate students since 1978 while doctoral students since 1987.
◆ In 1993, the Department of Astronomy had been approved as “National Training Bases of Astronomy Talents”, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China.
◆ In March 2011, the School of Astronomy and Space Science was established.