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Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

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Location  Xujiahui, Shanghai
Phone  +86 21 6438 6191
Address  China, Shanghai Shi, Xuhui Qu, Nandan Rd, 80号天文大厦 邮政编码: 200030
Organization  Chinese Academy of Sciences
Similar  National Astronomical Observat, Purple Mountain Observatory, Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Sheshan Mountain Tianwentai, Sheshan Hill

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Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), is an astronomical observatory in Shanghai, China. It has a long history of astrometry, and also operates the Sheshan 25-m radio telescope as part of the Chinese VLBI array and the EVN. It was formed in 1962 from the merger of the Xujiahui (originally spelt Ziikawei) and Sheshan (Zose) observatories in Shanghai. It is involved with the Chang'e 1 moon mission as the VLBI array is used for position determinations. In October 2012 a 65-meter radio telescope was completed for SHAO. It is part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


List of directors

  • Li Heng (李珩) (1962−1981)
  • Ye Shuhua (1981−1993)
  • Zhao Junliang (赵君亮) (1993−2003)
  • Liao Xinhao (廖新浩) (2003−2005, as executive vice director)
  • Hong Xiaoyu (洪晓瑜) (2005−present, as executive vice director from 2005−2007)
  • References

    Shanghai Astronomical Observatory Wikipedia

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