Charles J. Bonatto

Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck,
And yet methinks I have astronomy,
But not to tell of good, or evil luck,
Of plagues, of dearths, or season's quality,
Nor can I fortune to brief minutes tell,
Pointing to each his thunder, rain and wind,
Or say with princes if it shall go well
By oft predict that I in heaven find:
But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive,
And, constant stars, in them I read such art
As truth and beauty shall together thrive,
If from thyself, to store thou wouldst convert;
Or else of thee this I prognosticate:
Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date.

W. Shakespeare, Sonnet 14


Professor at the Instituto de Física of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Research Interests: Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy

I've been working on the following main topics:

Dynamical state and structure of Galactic Open Clusters.

Structural properties of Globular Clusters.

Stellar population of galaxies.

List of Recent Publications

Seminários virtuais


Instituto de Física
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
P.O. Box 15051
91501-970 Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

Phone: + 55 51 3308-6432

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