The Romulan Astrophysical Academy was an institution within the Romulan Star Empire.

It was highest ranking Romulan institution of academic and scholarly pursuits within the Star Empire. The academy was formed a thousand years ago as the Imperial College of Sciences and served as the state's research as well as development facility which trained future generations of scientists. A network of other institutions were linked to the academy and coordinated their studies from genetics and medicine to geology and even other disciplines. Despite this being the case, the astrophysical sciences were the mainstay of Romulan scientific endeavors. By use of the academy, D'era was given a scientific forum and provided a means through which the Romulans could achieve their aims.

The Academy was located in a heavily fortified space station in orbit around Romulus and was one of the more secretive institutions within the Empire. Only individuals that possessed the highest clearance were allowed to visit or work at the Academy due to the fact that most of its work was classified. Anyone that divulged experiments from the Academy committed an act of treason which was punishable by death. Whilst the Academy was located in orbit, there were a number of satelitte campuses and laboratories that were located on the planet Romulis itself and handled instructions as well as more public operations.

Due to the nature of its work, the Academy often worked closely with the military where they provided the technology that was needed to matain as well as expand the Empire. The Academicians were constantly developing, examining and even testing technology from cloaking devices, alternate methods of achieving warp power as well as a number of weapons from hand held ones to ship variants. All these developments meant that the Academy was closely guarded from threats of Federation, Klingon or even Taurhai spies. (Last Unicorn RPG module: The Way of D'era: The Romulan Star Empire)

Several researchers from the Astrophysical Academy were placed at Memory Alpha who made regular reports to Exploration Command of the Romulan Star Navy and even sent information to the Tal Shiar. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)

Doctor Telek R'Mor was attached to the Astrophysical Academy, performing missions for them aboard his vessel, RIS Talvath. (VOY episode: "Eye of the Needle")

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