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  1. Megalithic Lunar Observatories by A. Thom, 1970-01-01
  2. Supernovae: The Tenth Santa Cruz Workshop in Astronomy and Astrophysics, July 9 to 21, 1989, Lick Observatory (Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics)
  3. The Observer's Guide to Astronomy: Volume 1 (Practical Astronomy Handbooks)
  4. Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics (Saunders Golden Sunburst Series) by Stephen A. Gregory, Michael Zeilik, 1997-08-21
  5. Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy by A. Richard Thompson, James M. Moran, et all 2001-05-03
  6. Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy by Woodruff T. SullivanIII, 2009-12-14
  7. Reflecting Telescope Optics II: Manufacture, Testing, Alignment, Modern Techniques (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) by Raymond N. Wilson, 1999-02-18
  8. Space Astronomy: The UV Window to the Universe
  9. Astronomy Demystified (Demystified) by Stan Gibilisco, 2002-08-01
  10. Astronomy with a Home Computer (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series) by Neale Monks, 2005-01-14
  11. Astronomical Image and Data Analysis (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) by J.-L. Starck, F. Murtagh, 2006-09-25
  12. Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and Resurrection of a Scientific Research Institution by Donald E. Osterbrock, 1999-05-15
  13. The Vatican Observatory: In the Service of Nine Popes by Sabino S. J. Maffeo, 2002-08
  14. Sky Vistas: Astronomy for Binoculars and Richest-Field Telescopes by Craig Crossen, Gerald Rhemann, 2004-01-27

61. Caltech Astronomy : History: 1908-1949
The telescopes at Mt. Wilson and Palomar.
Printable Version The following timeline covers the early history of Palomar Observatory, from its conception in the early 1900's, through the 200-inch's twenty-one years of construction until it began full-time observing in 1949. All images except the last one ( Caltech Archives . Click on any image to enlarge.
1908: Mt. Wilson 60-inch telescope Under the supervision of George Ellery Hale, and through grants from the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Mount Wilson 60-inch telescope is completed and sees "first light." It is the world's largest telescope, and with the exceptionally calm and stable atmosphere above the Los Angeles basin, astronomers can see fainter and more distant objects than ever before. Harlow Shapley uses this telescope to measure the size of our galaxy (the Milky Way) and the solar system's position in it.
1917: Mt. Wilson 100-inch telescope While the 60-inch is constructed, Hale and the Carnegie Institution plan a yet larger design. Despite technical challenges in casting and shaping the glass mirror, and difficulties with funding, the 100-inch telescope is completed in 1917. It is a temperamental machine - the large mirror is highly sensitive to temperature variations which cause it to go out of focus easily. Despite such problems, it provides an unparalleled view of the faraway universe. Edwin Hubble uses this instrument to determine the distances and velocities of neighboring galaxies, demonstrating that they are separate "island universes" and not small nebulae contained within the Milky Way, as many astronomers had previously thought. He also discovers the first indications that the universe is expanding. Measurements of more distant galaxies, and fine details of the near ones, are still beyond the reach of the 100-inch.

62. Astronomy/Observatories In Israel
astronomy/observatories in Israel. The Wise Observatory ( The only professionaltelescope in Israel ) Israeli Astronomical Association
Astronomy/Observatories in Israel

63. History Of The Leander J. McCormick Observatory
Early astronomy at the University of Virginia.
History of the Leander McCormick Observatory
History of the Observatory
Early Astronomy at UVA
Leander J. McCormick

Building of the Telescope and Observatory

Hall of Precision Astrometry
Ormond Stone
- Director, 1882-1912
Samuel A. Mitchell
- Director, 1913-1945
Harold L. Alden
- Director, 1945-1960
Laurence W. Fredrick
- Director, 1962-1979 Other Astronomers
Heber D. Curtis

Charles P. Olivier

Piet van de Kamp
Alexander N. Vyssotsky This work is supported by National Science Foundation CAREER Grant AST-97025. Home History Museum Specs ... Tools Last modified Monday, April 25, 2005 webmaster

64. 4m International Liquid Mirror Telescope Project
New! International Liquid Mirror Telescope Project
Teams Science Links Didactics ... Bibliography
The 4m International
Liquid Mirror
Telescope Project
Extragalactic Astrophysics and Space Observations (EASO) Updated: VELA
Sart Tilman


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65. Observatory: Definition, Synonyms And Much More From
observatories specializing in solar astronomy usually have coronographs and Modern astronomical observatories typically contain one or more permanently
showHide_TellMeAbout2('false'); Business Entertainment Games Health ... More... On this page: Dictionary Thesaurus Encyclopedia WordNet Wikipedia Translations Mentioned In Or search: - The Web - Images - News - Blogs - Shopping observatory Dictionary ob·ser·va·to·ry əb-z»r və-t´r ē, -tōr
n. pl. -ries
  • A building, place, or institution designed and equipped for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena. A structure overlooking an extensive view.
  • [French observatoire (influenced by CONSERVATORY ), from observer , to observe, from Old French. See observe
    observatory noun A high structure or place commanding a wide view: lookout outlook overlook See awareness/unawareness
    observatory, scientific facility especially equipped to detect and record naturally occurring scientific phenomena. Although geological and meteorological observatories exist, the term is generally applied to astronomical observatories. The Astronomical Observatory The function of the astronomical observatory is centered around the telescope . In addition to visual and photographic observations of astronomical bodies and phenomena, perhaps the most valuable use of the telescope is in connection with the spectroscopic study of starlight. The total light from a star is separated into its various wavelengths (see

    66. LII - Results For "astronomical Observatories"
    Results for astronomical observatories 1 to 2 of 2. Ancient observatories.This website about ancient astronomy features exhibitions on Chaco Canyon (New;query=Astronomical observatories;

    67. LII - Results For "astronomical Observatories Washington State Goldendale"
    Results for astronomical observatories washington state goldendale 1 of 1 Includes links to astronomy clubs and societies in the Pacific Northwest,;query=Astronomical observatories

    68. Review: Small Astronomical Observatories
    Small Astronomical observatories is the latest in the Practical astronomy Small Astronomical observatories will be required reading for anyone seriously
    J. Brit. Astron. Assoc., 1, 1997, p.41
    Small Astronomical Observatories
    by Patrick Moore (Ed.)
    Springer-Verlag, 1996. ISBN 3-540-19913-6. Pp ix + 229, DM 48.00 (pbk). reviewed by Neil Bone While many forms of astronomical observation can still be readily conducted with a minimum of setting-up, the ongoing 'CCD revolution' has again brought to the fore the value and convenience of having telescopic and other equipment housed in a permanent observatory. Local light pollution need no longer necessarily be seen as an obstacle to observing, and around the world there must be many individuals and organisations contemplating the construction of observatories, even in urban locations: this volume is aimed at them. Small Astronomical Observatories is the latest in the Practical Astronomy series edited by Patrick Moore, and like its companion volumes draws on the experience and expertise of several authors. 25 articles describe, with varying levels of detail, observatories constructed by lone amateurs, schools and other educational bodies. There are clearly two main approaches to observatory building – the dome, or the run-off shed. The aesthete may plump for the elegance of the former, while the pragmatist will happily settle for the utility and comparative ease of construction of the latter. Nuggets of useful information abound – again reflecting the authors' wide experience. For instance, the use of a piece of old carpet on a concrete floor may save that dropped eyepiece, and serves to insulate the observer's feet from some of the cold. A gap between the floor and telescope mount reduces vibration. Eric Strach rotates the roof of his solar observatory on roller-skate wheels, while Terry Platt's dome runs on golf balls! Ideas gleaned from the numerous, generally clearly-written articles could be readily merged to allow construction of the ideal observatory for the individual's purposes.

    69. Government Of Saskatchewan - Astronomical Observatories
    astronomical observatories . is used for observatories . Resources availablefor astronomical observatories . Related Subjects. astronomy

    70. Observatories
    Web Directory. Top / Science / astronomy / Optical astronomy / observatories Cambridge. Department of astronomy (Leiden Observatory) Holland.
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    CFHT Home Page
    Home Page of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
    Space Telescope Science Institute Home Page
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    MMT Observatory
    Multiple Mirror Telescope
    Kitt Peak National Observatory
    KPNO is a division of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
    Nordic Optical Telescope
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    European Southern Observatory Homepage
    The European Southern Observatory is an intergovernmental, European organisation for astronomical research, operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany.
    APO Home Page
    Apache Point Observatory
    JAC Hilo Home Page
    Joint Astronomy Centre
    Isaac Newton Group
    The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes operate a suite of world class telescopes on the Island of La Palma in The Canary Islands. This website gives full details about the facilities offered on the 4.2-m William Herschel, 2.5-m Isaac Newton, 1.0-m Jacobus Kapteyn and Carlsberg Transit Circle Telescopes. This site also has information of interest to amateur astronomers who may be interested in finding out about our activities.
    SDSS WWW Server (

    71. Bulletin Of The American Astronomical Society, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2003
    ANNUAL REPORTS OF ASTRONOMICAL observatories AND DEPARTMENTS. Adler Planetarium astronomy Museum, astronomy Department 1 Carnegie Institution of
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    Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
    Vol. 35, No. 1, 2003

    72. Istria On The Internet - Astronomy - Observatories
    Astronomical observatories. The science of astronomy has a long tradition at theUniversity of Vienna in Austria. Records show that astronomy has been
    Astronomical Observatories The science of astronomy has a long tradition at the University of Vienna in Austria. Records show that astronomy has been persued since the middle ages. However, for most of the time the work of the Austrian astronomers was hampered by the lack of suitable telescopes. The largest telescope of the old Vienna Observatory, until the middle of the 19th century located on the roof of the old building of the University near the center of Vienna, had a diameter of only 6 inches. As a consequence astronomers in Vienna turned to other areas of interest; they became specialists in calculating orbits of planets and comets. During the 19th century Austria was a seafaring nation. To support the navigation of her ships at sea, Austria had, as all seafaring nations had to have, a naval observatory. The Austro-Hungarian Imperial Naval Observatory in Pola, Istria Photograph courtesy of Österreichisches Staatsarchiv Pola The oldest astronomical observatory in present-day Croatia was established in Pula in 1871 as part of the Hydrographical Institute of the Imperial and Royal Navy. Pola was the "Kriegshafen" (literally: war harbour) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at that time.

    73. Astronomy: Institutions: Observatories UFOseek Directory For Astronomy/Instituti
    UFOseek directory for astronomy/Institutions/observatories astronomy Institutionsobservatories.
    Astronomy: Institutions: Observatories
    Advanced Search only this category Random Link UFOSeek Forum Webmasters Logout ... Institutions Observatories
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    Future Gamma-ray Gravitational Waves Optical and Infrared ... X-ray
    Links : Observatory Links A listing of observatories around the world. Review It Rate It Bookmark It
    Associated Universities, Inc. ... Manages several astronomical observatories for universities and for the National Science Foundation. Press releases and information about the observatories. Review It Rate It Bookmark It
    AURA - Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy ... AURA is a consortium of educational and other non-profit institutions that operates world-class astronomical observatories. Review It Rate It Bookmark It
    ESO - European Southern Observatory ... ESO is an intergovernmental, European organisation for astronomical research, operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Garching, near Munich, Germany. Review It Rate It Bookmark It
    Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics ...

    74. Physics And Astronomy - Undergraduate Academic Programmes
    Astronomical observatories Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute National Radio Astronomical Observatory.
    Astronomical Observatories
    Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
    Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute ... National Radio Astronomical Observatory

    75. Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)-Most Diverse Collection Of Astronomical Ob
    Most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttimeoptical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun

    76. Links For Further Exploration: Astronomy 162 (Prof. Pogge Wi98)
    Links to Astronomical observatories. Disclaimer All annotations and comments reflect Astronomical observatories on the Web. GroundBased observatories
    Astronomy 162:
    Credit: OSU Galaxy Survey
    Selected Astronomical Internet Links
    This page presents selected Internet links to provide students in my Astronomy 162 class with some good starting points for their own explorations of Astronomy on the Web. The topics are arranged by the units I used when I teach this course. Students enrolled in the other sections of Astronomy 162 instructors should have no trouble following them, as I follow the rough order of topics as the basic syllabus we all use. This set is not nearly as extensive as the links for Astronomy 161 . I always welcome email with suggestions for new links, or to report stale or broken links. You can browse the whole document, or use the Index below to jump to a particular category. The primary links are given by the highlighted URLs offset from the text.

    77. Adirondack Video Astronomy
    More Small Astronomical observatories Edited by Patrick Moore If you want tobuild your own observatory, don’t do anything until you read this book!

    78. Links To Dissemination Of Astronomy - Observatories
    Links Related to Dissemination of astronomy. observatories for education,public viewing and amateur observing. Montsec Astronomical Observatory.

    ING Home Page
    Public Information Dissemination of Astronomy Links Observatories
    Observatories for education and research
    UK National Schools' Observatory The Faulkes Telescopes (Hawaii, Australia) The STAR Network RoCCoTO Telescope ... Telescopes in Education (USA). The MOnitoring NEtwork of Telescopes (MONET)
    Observatories for amateur observing
    Astrolab (Belgium). Observatorio de la Avejerilla, en las cumbres de Gran Canaria. Observatorios de la red GEA. Kappa Crucis, Uruguay. ... Tenagra Observatories.
    Observatories for public viewing
    Directory by Bill Arnett. Observatorio Arturo Duperier, Arrecife, Lanzarote. Fox Park Public Observatory, USA.
    Observatories for education, public viewing and amateur observing
    Montsec Astronomical Observatory. Observatorio Cerro Mamalluca. Observatori Astronomic del Garraf Pine Mountain Observatory, USA. Largest telescope: 81.3cm and Friends of Pine Mountain Observatory The Boyden Observatory (South Africa). Largest telescope: 1.5m. Observatorio Astronómico de Mallorca, en Costitx (Mallorca)
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    79. Chile Activities : Astronomy
    Astronomical observatories. Paranal Hill (ESO) Region II of Antofagasta.123 km (76.8 mi) south of Antofagasta, by the gravel road that leads to the Paposo
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    Man has been observing and studying the sky from time immemorial, and though this was once only a subject for priests, astrologers or scholars, nowadays this activity is within everyone's reach. Here in Chile you can take advantage of our particularly clear skies, technology, and landscape to take part in this fascinating activity. Astronomical Observation in Chile While throughout Chile the skies are good for observation, the northern skies are far superior than those in the south. The sky of the "Small North" region of Chile is recognized worldwide as the clearest and most transparent of the southern hemisphere. This region, the IV region of Coquimbo, boasts 345 clear nights a year, and large astronomical observatories have been built here equipped with sophisticated and powerful instruments. El Tololo, La Silla and the European Southern Observatory at Cerro Paranal are some of the most famous observatories. For expert or amateur astronomers, there are many places in this area to enjoy our skies, one popular place is the Elqui Valley. In these latitudes there are several important celestial phenomena to observe such as the Southern Cross, Alpha and Beta Centauri, and the Magellan clouds.

    80. - United States - New - Library - Sciences - Astronomy & Space - Observ version Astronomical observatories National Optical Astronomyobservatories http//

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