Sterrekundig Instituut Utrecht

When Utrecht astronomy moved in 1987 from Sterrewacht Sonnenborgh to the Buys Ballot Laboratory in campus “De Uithof”, at my suggestion it renamed itself “Sterrekundig Instituut Utrecht” (SIU).  The classical spelling was maintained when the official spelling changed later to sterrenkundig, just as in “Sterrewacht Leiden”, because spelling changes should not affect given names.  (I prefer the singular anyhow because one star suffices for a lifetime of astronomical research.)

Thus, the SIU started in November 1987.  It ceased to exist in early 2012, ending 370 years of astronomy at Utrecht University.

Archived 2011 SIU webpage
Archived 2002 SIU webpage