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National Astronomical Observatory of China

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Phone  +86 10 6488 8708
Founded  2001
Address  China, Beijing Shi, Chaoyang Qu, AoYunCun, 大屯路甲20号 邮政编码: 100012
Hours  Closed now Tuesday8:30AM–5:30PMWednesday8:30AM–5:30PMThursday8:30AM–5:30PMFriday8:30AM–5:30PMSaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday8:30AM–5:30PMSuggest an edit
Similar  Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Purple Mountain Observatory, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Arecibo Observatory, Thirty Meter Telescope

The National Astronomy Observatory of China (NAOC, the acronym was officially claimed as standing for National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese: 国家天文台; pinyin: Guójiā Tiānwéntái) was founded on April 25, 2001 through the merging of four CAS observatories, three CAS observing stations and one CAS research centre. The Headquarters of the NAOC are situated in the northern suburbs of Beijing on the site of the former Beijing Astronomical Observatory (BAO), and take responsibility for all matters relating to the former BAO. The reformation of management structure imitated to National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) of USA and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).


CAS observatories

  • Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Beijing
  • Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai
  • Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing
  • Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Kunming
  • Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, Urumuqi
  • CAS observing stations

  • Changchun Artificial Satellite Observatory, Changchun
  • Huairou Solar Observing Station
  • CAS research centres

  • Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology, Nanjing
  • References

    National Astronomical Observatory of China Wikipedia

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