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observatory

(observatorio)
(facility for astronomical observation)

The general term observatory is used for a facility for carrying out astronomical observation. The term has been used for locations, for organizations dealing with or managing multiple locations or telescopes at multiple locations, for individual telescopes, for the buildings housing telescopes, for spacecraft carrying telescopes, and occasionally in conjunction with other types of detectors. The term is often used in the names of these. The normal presumption is one or more telescopes will be included, which may be non-optical, e.g., radio telescopes. Examples illustrating the various uses of the term:

See list of observatories.


(facility,astronomy)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observatory#Astronomical_observatories
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronomical_observatories

Referenced by pages:
Astrographic Catalog (AC)
AGILE
ALEXIS
Arcminute Microkelvin Imager (AMI)
Arecibo Observatory (NAIC)
ARIEL
ASCA
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)
astrograph
ASTRON
Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Allen Telescope Array (ATA)
Atacama Desert
Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA)
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)
Bonner Durchmusterung Catalog (BD)
BIMA telescope
Bologna Survey of Radio Sources
Bruce Proper Motion Survey (BPM)
Asiago Supernova Catalog (B/SN)
CALIFA
Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope (CAT)
Center for Astrophysics (CfA)
CfA Redshift Survey
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO)
Llano de Chajnantor Observatory
Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO)
Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)
CHIPSat
Campo Imperatore Near-Earth Object Survey (CINEOS)
COAST
commensal mode
COSI
cosmic rays (CR)
Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO)
coudé focus telescope
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
Catalina Sky Survey (CSS)
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)
Dominion Observatory 1420 MHz Source Catalog (DA)
dark sky
DASCH
Dominion Observatory 10.03 MHz Source Catalog (DB)
David Dunlap Observatory Catalog (DDO)
Dwingeloo Obscured Galaxy Survey (DOGS)
double star designation
Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO)
East Asian Observatory (EAO)
European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)
European Gravitational Observatory (EGO)
elevation range
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
Fenton Hill Observatory (FHO)
FINESSE
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)
Gaia
Galileo Observatory
gamma rays (GR)
Green Bank Observatory (GBO)
Gemini Observatory
GOODS
GRANAT
guest observer (GO)
gravitational-wave detector
HALCA
Hale Telescope
Haleakala Observatory
High Altitude Observatory (HAO)
HATNet
High-altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC)
Hubble Deep Field South (HDF-S)
HEAO-1
HEAO-2
Herschel Space Observatory
Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET)
High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE)
Hipparcos
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)
IceCube
Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
Jodrell Bank Observatory (JBO)
Kuiper Airborne Observatory (KAO)
Keck Observatory
KELT
Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)
Kiso Survey of Ultraviolet Excess Galaxies (KUG)
Lagrangian point
Las Campanas Observatory (LCO)
Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO)
low frequency radio astronomy
Lick Observatory
light pollution
LIGO
Lick Observatory Calcium Line Survey (LkCl)
Lowell Observatory
La Silla Paranal Observatory (LPO)
La Silla Observatory (LSO)
Rubin Observatory (VRO)
Lynx
Large Zenith Telescope (LZT)
MACHO Project
Mauna Kea
gravitational microlensing
microwave
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
MMT
MOA
Murchison Widefield Array (MWA)
NANOGrav
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
neutron star (NS)
New Gravitational Wave Observatory (NGO)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
NOMAD
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
NSF AST
National Solar Observatory (NSO)
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO)
Ohio Radio Survey (OSS)
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM)
OSO 7
Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO)
Palomar Observatory
Pan-STARRS
Pierre Auger Observatory (PAO)
Paranal Observatory
Parkes Observatory
Pico dos Dias Survey (PDS)
Principal Galaxies Catalog (PGC)
Planck
Palomar-Leiden Survey (PLS)
Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS)
precipitable water vapor (PWV)
Queen's University Radio Observatory (QRO)
radial velocity (RV)
rare designator prefixes
refracting telescope
Radcliffe Observatory Magellanic Clouds Catalogue (RMC)
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)
SAO Star Catalog
Second Byurakan Survey (SBS)
Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Simons Observatory (SO)
Sloan 2.5m Telescope
Solar Maximum Mission (SMM)
Submillimeter Telescope (SMT)
SOFIA
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
solar physics
Spektr-RG (SRG)
SPIDER
Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
Siding Spring Observatory (SSO)
STEREO
Struve Catalogs
SuperWASP (SWASP)
survey depth
Swift
University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory (TAO)
TAROT
Teide Observatory
Tonantzintla Surveys (Ton)
TRAPPIST
TRAPPIST-1
TripleSpec (TSpec)
Texas Survey of Radio Sources at 365 MHz (TXS)
UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST)
USNO
USNO Twin Astrograph
UTMOST
Vainu Bappu Observatory (VBO)
virtual observatory (VO)
Westerhout Radio Survey (W)
Roman Space Telescope (RST)
XMM-Newton
X-ray source
Yohkoh

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