Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Development Dept

Staff Profile

Solomon Belay Tessema, Ph.D.

Director General ESSTI, Director EORC

Associate Professor( Ph.D.), Astrophysics, M.Sc. Physics (Astrophysics)

Etsegenet Getachew

Head of Astronomy and Astrophysics Research and Development Department Associate Researcher II

MSC. Astronomy and Astrophysics, BSC. Physics

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Development Department


  • PhD & MSC program


  • Focused on Observational, Instrumentation, theoretical, & Computational Astronomy & Astrophysics fields

Research Areas

  • Planetary Astronomy :- Study about Solar system ,Near Earth objects and Extra-solar planets
  • Stellar Astronomy & Astrophysics: – study the structure & activity of sun and other stars
  • Galactic & interstellar Medium Astronomy :- study structure , composition and evolution of our galaxy and nearby galaxies
  • Extra-galactic Astronomy & Cosmology: study the universe beyond our Galaxy such as galaxy formation, evolution, interaction, intergalactic medium and the totality of the universe in general.
  • Space & Astronomical Instrumentation


  • Study of Cultural Astronomy
  • School Network of Astronomy and Space Science Project(SNASSP)
  • Observational Study of Pulsating Variable Stars
    • Study of Period change of Cephides
    • Study of Structure of Milkway Galaxy
  • Theoretical Stellar Astrophysics
    • Accretion Disc
    • Star and Planet formation
    • Binary stars, X-ray Binaries
  • Space Astronomy
    • Solar Radiation
  • Extra-galactic Astronomy
    • Exploration of Active Galaxies
    • Study of Green Valley Galaxies
    • Study of Galaxy Clusters


  • International Science Program (ISP)
  • Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
  • University of Leicester (UL)
  • Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA)
  • The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
    Granada, Spain
  • University of Mosco, Russia