Department of Radio Astronomy is a part of Centre for Astronomy at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. It is located in Piwnice, 13 km north of Toruń. The main instrument of the Department is a 32-metre radio telescope, a unique structure of this kind in Central-Eastern Europe. The telescope is a vital element of the European VLBI Network.
Research groups at the Department are involved in several international scientific and development projects. The major research activities of the Department are studies of quasars, radio galaxies, interstellar masers, solar and extra-solar planetary systems.