doc. Mgr. Štefan Parimucha, PhD.


Address: Jesenná 5, 04001 Košice
Phone: +421 55 234 2240





Academic titles and degrees:

  • 1997 – Master (Mgr.)
  • 2002 - Philosophiae  Doctor (PhD.)
  • 2009 – Assoc. prof (Doc.)

Professional career:

  • 1992-1997: study of astronomy at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University in Prague
  • 1997-2000: PhD study at Astronomical Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • 2000-2004: Research assistant at Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice
  • 2009-doteraz: Assoc. prof. at Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice
  • Foreign research stays and fellowships:
    • 02/2006-12/2006: Astronomicval institu of Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic in Ondřejov
    • 08/2008 – Meduon Observatory, Paris
    • 03/2009 a 03/2011 – Masaryk University, Brno


  • Introduction to astronomy
  • Astronomical instruments
  • Celestial mechanics I
  • Variable and binary stars
  • Galactic and extragalactic astronomy
  • Computer astrophysics
  • Extrasolarplanets


  • contacts and eclispsing binaries
  • symbiotic star and novae
  • modelling of light curves and O-C diagrams analysis
  • software development for a CCD photometry
  • extrasolar planets – searching and analysis of their light curves

Selected publications:

  1. Parimucha, Š., Dubovský, P., Janík, J., Kudzej, I., Solovyova, I., Photometric analysis of 8 newly discovered short-period eclipsing binaries at Astronomical Observatory at Kolonica Saddle, New Astronomy, 17(2012), 93-99
  2. Pribulla, T.,  Vaňko, M.,  Chochol, D.,  Hambálek, Ľ.,  Parimucha, Š. , O’Connell effect in early-type contact binaries: DU Boo and AG Vir, Astronomische Nachrichten, 332(2011), 607-615
  3. Pribulla, T., Baluďanský, D., Dubovský, P., Kudzej, I., Parimucha, Š., Siwak, M., Vaňko, M., VW LMi: tightest quadruple system known. Light-time effect and possible secular changes of orbits, Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society, 390(2008), 798-806.
  4. Parimucha, Š., Pribulla, T., Vaňko, M., Dubovský, P., Hambálek, L.,Photometric analysis of recently discovered eclipsing binary GSC 00008-00901, Astrophysics and Space Science 313(2008) 419-423
  5. Vaňko, M., Tremko, J., Pribulla, T., Chochol, D., Parimucha, Š., Kreiner, J. M., Distributions of Geometrical and Physical Parameters of Contact Binaries, Astrophysics and Space Science 304(2006) 135-137
  6. Pribulla, T., Vaňko, M.. Chochol, D., Parimucha, Š., Baluďanský, D., CCD Photometry of the Neglected Contact Binaries V344 Lac and V1191 Cyg, Astrophysics and Space Science 296(2005) 281-285
  7. Vaňko, M., Parimucha, Š., Pribulla, T., Chochol, D., New Parameters of the Contact Binary Systems YY CRB and EQ Tau, Baltic Astronomy 13(2004) 151-155
  8. Chochol, D., Pribulla, T., Parimucha, Š., Vaňko, M., Long-Term Photometry of Very Slow Novae, Baltic Astronomy 12(2003) 610-615
  9. Parimucha, Š., Properties of a cool component in the symbiotic nova V1016 Cyg, Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso, 33(2003) 99-106
  10. Parimucha, Š., Chochol, D., Pribulla, T., Buson, L. M., Vittone, A. A., Multiwavelength evidence for a 15-year periodic activity in the symbiotic nova V1016 Cygni, Astronomy and Astrophysics 391(2002) 999-1004
  11. Pribulla, T., Chochol, D., Heckert, P. A., Errico, L., Vittone, A. A., Parimucha, Š., Teodorani, M., An active binary XY UMa revisited, Astronomy and Astrophysics 371(2001) 997-1011
  12. Pribulla, T., Chochol, D., Milano, L., Errico, L., Vittone, A. A., Barone, F., Parimucha, Š., Active eclipsing binary RT Andromedae revisited, Astronomy and Astrophysics 362(2000) 169-188


  1. VEGA 5038/98, 1998 – 2000, investigator
  2. VEGA 2/1157/1, 2001-2003,   deputy of principal investigator
  3. APVV 20-014402, 2002-2005,   deputy of principal investigator
  4. VVGS 014/2003, 2003, principal investigator
  5. VEGA 2/4014/4 , 2004-2006,  deputy of principal investigator
  6. VVGS 004/2004, 2004, principal investigator
  7. VVGS 010/2006, 2006-2007, principal investigator
  8. VEGA 2/7011/7, Activity as a result of physical mechanisms conected with mass transfer and accretion in selected interacting binaries, 2007 – 2009, investigator
  9. VVGS 9/07-08, 2007-2008, principal investigator
  10. APVV LPP-0091-09, With telescope on the roads, 2009 – 2012, investigator
  11. Centre of cosmic research: influence of  cosmic weather, 2009-2013 – assistent of project manager
  12. VEGA 2/0078/10, Physical properties of activity in selected interacting binaries,2010-2012, investigator
  13. APVV -0158-11, From interacting binaries to exoplanetas, 2012 – 2015,  deputy of principal investigator


  • Member of academic senate of Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice: (2011-doteraz)
  • assistent of project manager in project: Centre of cosmic research: influence of  cosmic weather

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