AstroWeb: Ground-based telescopes and observatories

2-Telescopes Large Interferometer (GI2T REGAIN)
The Grand Interferometre a 2 Telescopes is an Optical Interferometer, on Plateau du Calern, Departement Fresnel, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France. - Categories: telescope optical

AREA31 Radio Observatory (A31RO)
A31RO is a privately owned astronomical radio observatory operated by the Interstellar Electromagnetics Institute/L'institut Electromagnetique Interstellaire under cooperative agreement with the AREA31 Research Facility.
It is located near Shelburne, Ontario, Canada, about 1-1/2 hrs drive NW of Toronto. The Project TARGET microwave SETI program (since 1985), previously conducted at the Hay River Radio Observatory and also the Algonquin Radio Observatory is the primary initiative. - Categories: telescope radio

ATNF - Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA, Narrabri)
The Paul Wild Observatory, near Narrabri, is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), and operated by the CSIRO; the Officer-in-Charge is Dr Graham Nelson. The Narrabri site contains the Australia Telescope Compact Array, which consists of five antennas located along a 3-km railtrack, and a 6th antenna 3 km further to the west. - Categories: telescope radio

ATNF - Australia Telescope National Facility (CSIRO)
CSIRO's Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF) is an organisation that supports and undertakes research in radio astronomy. It operates the Australia Telescope, the collective name for a set of radio telescopes in New South Wales. These telescopes are used, individually or together, to study objects in the Universe ranging from the remains of dead stars to entire galaxies. - Categories: dept agency radio telescope

ATNF - Mopra Observatory (ATNF Mopra)
The Mopra 22-m antenna is part of the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), operated by the CSIRO. It is intended for use in conjunction with other AT antennas (the six 22-m dishes at Narrabri, and the 64-m Parkes dish) to form the Long Baseline Array. Like the Parkes antenna, it is also used for single-dish operation; mm-wavelength receivers are to be installed soon. - Categories: telescope radio

ATNF - Parkes Observatory (ATNF Parkes)
The CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility operates a group of radio telescopes collectively known as the Australia Telescope. The ATNF Parkes Observatory consists of a 64m telescope which is used as an independent instrument, and networked with other Australian and international radio telescopes for VLBI. - Categories: telescope radio

Advanced Fiber-Optic Echelle (AFOE)
A Spectrograph for Precise Stellar Radial Velocity Measurements. - Categories: telescope optical planetary

Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS)
Information about the Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS), located on Maui, Hawaii. This is a dual-use facility, supporting both US government agencies as well as the civilian community. Assets include visible and IR sensors, and a 3.67 meter telescope under construction. - Categories: telescope optical

Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO)
The Anglo-Australian Observatory operates the Anglo-Australian and UK Schmidt Telescopes at Siding Spring, Australia, and a laboratory on the same campus as the ATNF in the Sydney Suburb of Epping. - Categories: dept infrared optical telescope

INACTIVE LINK ? - 378 --- Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array (AMANDA) - Categories: telescope high_energy

Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO)
AST/RO is a 1.7 meter diameter off-axis telescope for research in astronomy and aeronomy at wavelengths between 200 microns and 2 mm. The instrument is now operating at the South Pole with four heterodyne receivers and three acousto-optical spectrometers. - Categories: telescope infrared radio

Apache Point Observatory (APO)
APO is privately owned and operated by the Astrophysical Research Consortium. Located near Sunspot, New Mexico, the observatory consists of a 3.5-meter telescope, the 2.5-meter Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, and two smaller telescopes. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Arecibo Observatory - National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC) - Categories: telescope radio

Aristarchos 2.3m Telescope Project (The New Greek Telescope)
The New Greek Telescope project of the AI-NOA for the 2.3m Ritchey-Chretien telescope, funded by the European Commission and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development. - Categories: telescope optical

Arizona Radio Observatory (ARO)
The ARO owns and operates two radio telescopes in southern Arizona: The former NRAO 12 Meter (KP12m) Telescope located 50 miles southwest of Tucson on Kitt Peak and the Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (HHSMT) located on Mt. Graham near Safford, Arizona. Combined, the two telescopes routinely cover the entire millimeter and submillimeter windows from about 4.6 mm to about 0.6 mm, and at the HHSMT observations can be made all the way to 0.3 mm with PI instruments. The telescopes are operated around-the-clock for about 9 to 10 months per year for a combined 10,000 hours per observing season (about 1500 hours are dedicated to sub-mm wavelengths at the HHSMT). The ARO offices are centrally located in the Steward Observatory building on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson Arizona. - Categories: telescope radio

Aryabhatta Research Institute of observational-sciencES (ARIES)
This observatory at Himalayan regions of Nainital, India (long.~79.5 degree E, lat.~29.4 degree N , height~1951m) provides optical observational facilities (astronomical and atmospheric sciences) with 5 telescopes of sizes in between 15cm and 104cm. In future, ARIES plans to set-up a 1-m class robotic and a 3-m class telescope. The main research areas are in solar astronomy, star clusters, GRBs and supernova, and stellar pulsations. ARIES also promotes research work using radio and X-ray telescopes. - Categories: telescope optical

Asiago Observatory (Padova) - Categories: telescope optical

Atacama Large Millimeter Array - ESO Web site (ALMA)
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is the new name for the merger of the major millimeter array projects into one global project: the European Large Southern Array (LSA), the U.S. Millimeter Array (MMA), and possibly the Japanese Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array (LMSA). This will be the largest ground-based astronomy project of the next decade after VLT/VLTI, and, together with the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), one of the two major new facilities for world astronomy coming into operation by the end of the next decade. - Categories: telescope radio

Atacama Large Millimeter Array - NRAO Web site (ALMA)
The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is a millimeter wavelength telescope. The U.S. side of the project is run by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), operated by Associated Universities, Inc., under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The European side of the project is a collaboration between the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy and Nederlandse Onderzoekschool Voor Astronomie, and the United Kingdom Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. - Categories: telescope radio

Automated Patrol Telescope (APT)
The Automated Patrol Telescope (APT) is a wide-field CCD imaging telescope, which is operated by the University of New South Wales at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Belogradchik Astronomical observatory - Categories: telescope optical

Berkeley Illinois Maryland Association (BIMA - Hat Creek)
BIMA is a consortium consisting of the The University of California at Berkeley, The University of Illinois at Urbana and The University of Maryland at College Park which operates and maintains a millimeter-wave radio interferometer at Hat Creek, California. As of 2005 BIMA has been incoorporated in CARMA. - Categories: telescope radio

INACTIVE LINK ? - 326 --- Bernard Lyot Telescope (UPS)
2 m Cassegrain telescope operating in the visible domain. Located at 2878 m high on the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrénées. [also in French] - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO)
This site contains daily images from our solar optical telescope at Big Bear, California. Fulldisk images for the current month. H-alpha, white light, and Ca-II K-line images are generally available for every observing day; Ca-II K-line fulldisk archive; H-alpha fulldisk archive; White light fulldisk archive; Current high-resolution region images; Programs to read FITS images on IBM PCs and Macintoshes. - Categories: telescope optical pictures solar

Big Ear Radio Observatory Memorial website (Ohio State University)
Big Ear is a Kraus-type radio telescope which covers an area larger than three football fields. The telescope is famous for discovering some of the most distant known objects in the universe, and the longest-running SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) project. - Categories: telescope radio survey

Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network (BiSON)
The current status of the Birmingham Solar Oscillations Network - a global network for helioseismology. Additionally some recent results and publications are available. [site under reconstruction] - Categories: telescope solar

INACTIVE LINK ? - 338 --- Boyden Observatory (South Africa)
Boyden Observatory is situated 25 km outside of Bloemfontein, besides the Aventura Maselspoort Resort. The largest telescope at Boyden is the 1,52 m telescope which is currently being upgraded. There are also three smaller telecopes: a 10 inch, a 13 inch (currently used to observe cataclysmic variables) and a 16 inch. - Categories: telescope

Bradford Robotic Telescope (University of Bradford)
The engineering in astronomy Team in the Department of Industrial Technology are currently working on low-cost fully-robotic telescopes. - Categories: telescope optical

Brazil National Laboratory for Astrophysics (LNA)
The Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica is an Institute of the Brazil National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). At present, LNA supports 3 telescopes: the 1.6-m Ritchey-Chretien and coudé, the 0.6-m Cassegrain and the 0.6-m telescope of the University of São Paulo. [also in Portuguese] - Categories: dept optical telescope

Brazil National Observatory (ON)
The Observatório Nacional of Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro, was founded in 1827. [in Portuguese] - Categories: dept optical telescope

Broadcast from Carl Sagan Observatory (ASTRO-USON WebTV)
Live broadcast of solar observation from Observatorio "Carl Sagan", Universidad de Sonora, Mexico, from Monday to Saturday, 15 to 22 hrs UTC, weather permit. - Categories: telescope solar

Bucknell University Observatory - Categories: telescope optical

Bulgaria National Astronomical Observatory "Rozhen" (NAO-Rozhen)
The National Astronomical Observatory (NAO) - Rozhen (the Rhodopes), operated by the Institute of Astronomy (IA), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences disposes with a 2-meter Ritchey-Chretien-Coude (RCC) telescope, a 50/70 cm Schmidt, and a 60 cm Cassegrain telescope. On the 2-m telescope, in the RC mode, direct images of extended astronomical objects are obtained on astronomical photographic plates with size up to 30x30 cm2, covering a field 1° x 1°. The three cameras of the Coude spectrograph allow the obtaining of spectra of astronomical objects with dispersions ranging from 2 Å mm-1 to 36Å mm-1. - Categories: telescope optical

Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory (Armenia) - Categories: dept telescope

CERN Hybrid Oscillation Research apparatUS (CHORUS) - Categories: telescope high_energy

Cagliari Astronomical Observatory (International Latitude Station)
The Cagliari Astronomical Observatory was established as International Latitude Astronomical Station of Carloforte in 1899, a small town of the sardinian island of S. Pietro. It has been, for about 80 years, one of the five international stations devoted to study the Earth rotation and polar motion. Observations with the zenital telescope were carried out, except in the period of the second world's war. Starting from 1978, the headquarters were moved to Punta Sa Menta, a site 15 km far from Cagliari which has the same latitude of the Carloforte station. (Satellite Laser Ranging, Astrophysics, Planetary Dynamics, Time Laboratory, Data Processing). [in Italian] - Categories: telescope dept optical

Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory (Calar Alto Astronomical Observatory)
The German-Spanish Astronomical Center at Calar Alto is located in the Sierra de Los Filabres in Southern Spain. It operates four telescopes with apertures from 1.2m to 3.5m as well as a Schmidt reflector. - Categories: telescope optical

Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
The Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) is a cutting-edge facility for astronomical research and instrumentation development. It consists of a 10.4-meter diameter Leighton radio dish situated in a compact dome near the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. - Categories: telescope radio

Cambridge LFST - Categories: telescope radio

Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope (COAST) - Categories: telescope optical

Cambridge Ryle Telescope - Categories: telescope radio

Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)
CFHT is a joint facility of the National Research Council of Canada, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France, and the University of Hawaii. The CFH observatory hosts a world-class, 3.6 meter optical/infrared telescope. The observatory is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, a 4200 meter, dormant volcano located on the island of Hawaii. The CFH Telescope became operational in 1979.
There is a Mirror copy of the Web site at CDS.
A CFHT page at CADC has information about the CFHT archive, CCDs, proposal template and manuals. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Canada France Hawaii Telescope (ftp) (CFHT) - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Canopus 1 m telescope (Tasmania) - Categories: telescope optical

Carlsberg Meridian Telescope (CMT)
The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope (formerly the Carlsberg Automatic Meridian Circle) is located on La Palma and is dedicated to carrying out high-precision optical astrometry. - Categories: telescope optical survey

Carnegie Institution Observatories (OCIW) - Categories: telescope dept optical

Carter Observatory (New Zealand)
Carter Observatory is the National Observatory of New Zealand. - Categories: dept education meetings optical telescope

INACTIVE LINK ? - 607 --- Case Western Reserve University - Nassau Station Robotic Telescope (CWRU) - Categories: telescope optical

Catania Astrophysical Observatory (INAF-OACt)
Daily solar images (chromosphere and photosphere). [also in Italian] - Categories: telescope dept education optical solar

Ceduna Radio Observatory (South Australia)
Ceduna 1 Satellite Earth Station in South Australia: 30 metre diameter antenna. - Categories: telescope radio

Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) - Categories: dept infrared other_astronomy telescope

Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy (CHARA Array)
CHARA research is focused on the development of astronomical long-baseline optical/infrared interferometry and the application of interferometry to high resolution observations leading to the determination of the astrophysical properties of stars. The Center operates the CHARA Array, a six-telescope optical/infrared interferometric array in a Y-shaped array contained within a 400m diameter circle (on Mount Wilson, California). This configuration will provide high resolution interferometry in the visible spectral region as well as the K spectral band (2.2 micron), with a limiting resolution of 0.2 milliarcsec in the visible. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO)
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory is a complex of astronomical telescopes and instruments located approximately 80 km to the East of La Serena, Chile at an altitude of 2200 Meters.
CTIO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. (AURA), under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation as part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

CfA 1.2 m Millimeter-Wave Telescope (CfA_mini)
The 1.2 meter Millimeter-Wave Telescope at the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and its twin instrument at CTIO in Chile have been studying the distribution and properties of molecular clouds in our Galaxy and its nearest neighbours for over 20 years. - Categories: telescope radio survey

Cherenkov Array at Themis (CAT)
Homepage of the CAT (Cherenkov Array at Themis) imager. This is an atmospheric Cherenkov imaging telescope for detection of high-energy gamma rays (>200 GeV), sited in the French Pyrenees. - Categories: telescope high_energy

China National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC)
The NAOC-Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) were officially founded on April 25, 2001 through the bringing together 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. [also in Chinese] - Categories: telescope infrared optical radio

Climenhaga Observatory (Canada) - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Collaboration between Australia and Nippon for a Gamma Ray Observatory in the Outback (CANGAROO)
The project uses two gamma ray telescopes at a dark site 15 km from Woomera, a small town 500 km north of Adelaide. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy Project (CARMA)
CARMA will merge two university-based millimeter arrays -- OVRO and BIMA -- to form a powerful astronomical tool for the new millennium. Timeline: 2001: Submit site permit application; 2002: Begin OVRO antenna conversion; 2004: Begin site construction, move OVRO antennas & Complete site, move/convert BIMA antennas; 2005: High site is fully operational. - Categories: telescope radio

Cosmic Anisotropy Telescope (CAT)
The CAT is a three-element interferometer for cosmic microwave background observations at 13 to 17 GHz. - Categories: telescope radio

Cracow - Solar radio emission in dm wavelength
Continuous observations of solar radio emission in decimeter wavelength have been maintained in Cracow since 1957. Beginning from January 1995 we provide the reduced data on-line. The new instrument for solar radio observations is under construction. It is to start its operation in May, 1995. - Categories: telescope solar radio

Crimean Astrophysical Observatory (CrAO)
The Crimean Astrophysical Observatory (CrAO) is one of the largest scientific center in Ukraine. Mirror site: Stanford (USA). [also in Russian] - Categories: telescope optical

Danish telescopes around the world - Categories: telescope infrared optical other_astronomy

Dark Matter Telescope Project (DMT / LSST)
The Dark Matter Telescope, also referred to as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, is a proposed 8.4 meter, 3-degree-field, synoptic survey telescope. - Categories: survey optical telescope

David Dunlap Observatory, University of Toronto (DDO)
The David Dunlap Observatory is located in Richmond Hill, Canada. As part of the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy it operates optical telescopes for research, the largest being a 1.88m telescope. DDO is also a centre for student training and public education. - Categories: telescope education optical

Denver Univ. Astronomy (DU)
DU Astronomy research and Observatories, among which: Mt.Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory located at 14,124 feet above sea level, on Mt.Evans in the Front Range of Colorado, used for infrared astronomy research. - Categories: dept infrared telescope

Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO)
The DAO is operated by the National Research Council of Canada's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (NRC-HIA) as a national centre for astronomical research within Canada, with emphasis on UV, optical and IR astronomy. The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) is a group within the DAO which is responsible for the Canadian archive of data from the Hubble Space Telescope as well the archive of data from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. DAO's Facility Manual is now online. - Categories: telescope optical

Dutch Open Telescope (DOT)
Innovative new optical solar telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (Canary Islands). The DOT provides extended sequences of solar images in various wavelengths with high angular resolution (0.2 arcsec). - Categories: telescope optical solar

Edinburgh Royal Observatory (ROE)
This site offers information about the extensive activities of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, a PPARC establishment responsible for building common-user IR and sub-mm instrumentation and managing telescope sites and data archive resources, as well as the UK Schmidt Telescope and the SuperCOSMOS measuring machine. The ROE site also has links to, or acts as the home page for: and much more information besides. - Categories: dept center infrared survey telescope

Effelsberg Radio Telescope (MPIfR)
The Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) operates the world's largest movable radio telescope, a 100-m single-dish near Effelsberg, 40 km south of Bonn, Germany. - Categories: telescope radio

El Leoncito Astronomical Complex (CASLEO)
The Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito is an astronomical facility operated under agreement between the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de la República Argentina and the Universities of La Plata, Córdoba and San Juan.
Its main telescope is a 2.15 meter reflector, equipped with direct CCD camera, spectrographs, a photopolarimeter and other instruments. It is located at 2552 meters above the sea level, in a high quality astronomical site in the mountains of Calingasta, 240 km away from the city of San Juan (Argentina).
The use of this facility is open to the national and international astronomical community. [also in Spanish] - Categories: telescope infrared optical

European Northern Observatory (ENO)
The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and its Observatories (the Observatorio de Teide, on Tenerife, and the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, on La Palma) make up a Spanish research and observational centre, which, since 1979, has been open to the international scientific community and effectively constitute the European Northern Observatory (ENO). [also in Spanish] - Categories: telescope dept infrared optical

European Southern Observatory (ESO)
ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is a multinational organisation of eight European member states. It operates astronomical observatories in Chile and has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. - Categories: agency dept optical telescope

European VLBI Network (EVN)
The European VLBI network (EVN) home page includes general information on the EVN, including contact adresses around the network, Call for Proposals, the EVN PC page, EVN and global VLBI scheduling, VLBINFO account, EVN experiment feedback facility, Network monitoring reports and other technical documents, the EVN Newsletter archive and a description of the type of science that can be investigated with the EVN array. - Categories: telescope radio

FOcal Reducer/low dispersion Spectrograph (FORS, ESO VLT)
The two FORS instruments are designed as all-dioptric focal reducers for the ESO Very Large Telescope. They are capable of doing : direct imaging , long slit grism spectroscopy , multi object grism spectroscopy , polarimetry (FORS1), medium dispersion echelle grism spectroscopy (FORS2), and all sensible combinations of these modes (e.g. imaging- or spectropolarimetry) in the wavelength range from 330nm to 1100nm. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Fibre Large Area Multi-Element Spectrograph (FLAMES, ESO VLT)
FLAMES is a Fibre Facility for the ESO VLT. It includes a high and intermediate resolution optical spectrograph (GIRAFFE), with its own fibre system. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory (FCRAO)
The FCRAO was founded in 1969 by the University of Massachusetts, together with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. The original low frequency telescope was superseded in 1976 by a 14-m diameter radome-enclosed antenna for use at high radio frequencies (mm wavelengths), built primarily to study the physics and chemistry of interstellar clouds, circumstellar envelopes, planetary atmospheres, and comets. - Categories: telescope radio

Florence and George Wise Observatory (Wise) - Categories: telescope optical

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO)
The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (FLWO) is the largest field installation of the Smithsonian Institution Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) outside Cambridge, MA (USA). Located near Amado, Arizona on Mount Hopkins, the FLWO has the following facilities: * The 6.5-meter MMT (256-inch) , a joint facility operated with the University of Arizona, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy. * The 1.5-meter (60-inch) and 1.2-meter (48-inch) reflector telescopes, for solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy. * The 1.3-meter(51-inch) PAIRITEL (Peters Automated IR Imaging Telescope, ex-2MASS) reflector, for infrared observations, especially of gamma-ray bursts, supernovae and other variable sources. * The 10-meter optical Gamma-ray reflector telescope. Also visit VERITAS. * The IOTA Telescopes, used for optical and infrared interferometry (in collaboration with several institutions). * The HAT (Hungarian Automated Telescope) network of optical refractor telescopes, used for robotic observations of the night sky. - Categories: telescope high_energy infrared optical

Frequency-Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR)
FASR is a concept for a groundbased synthesis imaging radiotelescope designed specifically for observing the Sun. - Categories: telescope radio solar

Gemini - U.K. Support Group (UKGSG)
The U.K. GEMINI Support Group based at Oxford University, England is aimed at supporting the U.K. astronomer community in the use of the GEMINI 8m Telescopes. This site is the main source of information on the telescopes themselves, their instrument compliment, applying for observing time, observing with the GEMINI telecopes and post-observing data reduction/analysis for U.K. researchers. - Categories: dept infrared optical telescope

Gemini Multiobject Spectrographs (GMOS)
There will be one GMOS for each of the two GEMINI 8-m telescopes ( UK mirror ) which are due for completion in 1998 and 2000. They will provide a versatile low/medium resolution spectroscopic capability which will exploit the excellent image quality delivered by the telescopes at optical and near-infrared wavelengths. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Gemini Observatory (Two 8 m telescopes)
The Gemini Observatory consists of twin 8-meter optical/infrared telescopes located on two of the best sites on our planet for observing the universe.  Together these telescopes can access the entire sky. The Gemini South telescope is located at almost 9,000’ elevation on a mountain in the Chilean Andes called Cerro Pachón. Cerro Pachón shares resources with the adjacent SOAR Telescope and the nearby telescopes of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. The Gemini North Telescope is located on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea as part of the international community of observatories that have been built to take advantage of the superb atmospheric conditions on this long dormant volcano that rises almost 14,000' into the dry, stable air of the Pacific. The Gemini Observatory’s international headquarters is located in Hilo, Hawaii at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s University Park. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

INACTIVE LINK ? - 432 --- Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) consists of 30 fully steerable parabolic dish antennas of 45 m diameter and is located in western India about 100 kms east of Bombay (Mumbai). It is in the shape of a `Y' covering an area equivalent to a 25 km. dia. circle. GMRT operates currently in the range 120 to 1450 MHz and is the largest synthesis radio telescope in the world at metre wavelengths.
GMRT has been opened for world wide use since January 2002. - Categories: telescope radio

Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG)
The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) is a community-based program to conduct a detailed study of solar internal structure and dynamics using helioseismology. In order to exploit this new technique, GONG has developed a six-station network of extremely sensitive, and stable velocity imagers located around the Earth to obtain nearly continuous observations of the Sun's "five-minute" oscillations, or pulsations. - Categories: telescope solar

Gornergrat Infrared Telescope (TIRGO)
The Telescopio InfraRosso del GOrnergrat ( TIRGO ) is located on the northern tower of the Kulm Hotel at Gornergrat (3135 m altitude) near Zermatt . It is a 1.5m Cassegrain telescope with a wobbling secondary and optimized for infrared observations.   The telescope and related instrumentation is run by the Istituto di Radioastronomia (IRA - C.N.R. ), sezione di Firenze (former CAISMI) , with the assistance of the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri and the Dipartimento di Astronomia e Scienza dello Spazio of the Universita' di Firenze. - Categories: telescope infrared

Gran Telescopio Canarias Project (GTC)
The Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC), is a high performance segmented 10-meter telescope to be installed in one of the best sites of the Northern Hemisphere: the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain). First light is planed for 2002.
The GTC project is a Spanish initiative, led by the IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) with the aim of becoming an international project. GRANTECAN has undertaken the construction of this telescope. [also in Spanish] - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Green Bank
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank (West Virginia) is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. - Categories: telescope radio

Guillermo Haro Observatory (Cananea, Mexico) - Categories: telescope optical

Haleakala Observatories (Hawaii) - Categories: telescope infrared optical solar

Hard Labor Creek Observatory (HLCO) - Categories: telescope optical

Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) - Categories: telescope dept radio

INACTIVE LINK ? - 366 --- Hat Creek Radio Observatory (UMD) - Categories: telescope radio

Haystack Observatory - Categories: telescope radio

High Energy Stereoscopic System Project (HESS)
H.E.S.S. is a next-generation system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for the investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the 100 GeV energy range. The name emphasizes two main features of the proposed installation, namely the simultaneous observation of air showers with several telescopes, under different viewing angles, and the combination of telescopes to a large system to increase the effective detection area for gamma rays. H.E.S.S. will allow to explore gamma-ray sources with intensities at a level of a few thousandth parts of the flux of the Crab nebula. H.E.S.S. is located in Namibia, near the Gamsberg, an area well known for its excellent optical quality. The first of the four telescopes of Phase I of the H.E.S.S. project went into operation in Summer 2002; all four should be complete by 2004. - Categories: telescope high_energy

INACTIVE LINK ? - 338 --- High Resolution Fly's Eye Cosmic Ray Detector (HiRes)
The HiRes detector - an atmospheric fluorescence detector: HiRes currently consists of two sites on top of two mountains separated by 13km in western Utah. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Hobby Eberly Telescope (HET)
The Hobby-Eberly telescope (HET) is a new 9 meter telescope, built at the University of Texas McDonald Observatory near Ft. Davis Texas as a result of an international collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin, The Pennsylvania State University and Stanford University in the United States and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, and Goerg-August-Universitaet Goettingen. The HET has been tailored for spectroscopy, and in particular, fiber-coupled spectroscopy. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

IAC / Observatorio Roque de los Muchachos - Categories: telescope optical

IAC / Observatorio del Teide - Categories: telescope optical

INACTIVE LINK ? - 379 --- IPS Radio & Space Services (IPS)
IPS is a unit of the Australian Government Department of Administrative Services and provides the Australian radio propagation and space environment services. Includes: Sydney Regional Warning Centre; Culgoora Solar Observatory; Learmonth Solar Observatory; Prediction Services; Consultancy Services - Categories: telescope solar radio

Indian Astronomical Observatory Hanle (IAO, the world's highest observatory for optical and infrared astronomy)
The Indian Astronomical Observatory, the high-altitude station of IIA is situated at an altitude of 4500 metres above mean sea level to the north of Western Himalayas. Atop Mt. Saraswati in the vast Nilamkhul Plain in the Hanle Valley of Changthang, Ladakh (4250m above msl), the site is a dry, cold desert with sparse human population and the ancient Hanle monastery as its nearest neighbour. The cloudless skies and low atmospheric water vapour make it one of the best sites in the world for optical, infrared, sub-millimetre, and millimetre wavelengths. A 2-m optical infrared telescope is installed at the observatory. This telescope is remotely operated from CREST, Hosakote, using dedicated satellite links. In addition, IIA is collaborating with University of Washington, St. Louis, in operating a 0.5-m photometry telescope for continuous monitoring of Active Galactic Nuclei. This telescope will be one of the pair of telescopes constituting Antipodal Transient Observatory. A 0.3-m Differential Image Motion Monitor, a 220-GHz radiometer and an Automated Weather Station have been installed to facilitate continuation of site characterisation. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Infra-Red Telescope Facility (IRTF)
The IRTF is a 3.0 meter telescope optimized for use in the infrared. It was first built to support the Voyager missions to Jupiter. It is now the USA National facility for infrared astronomy providing continued support to planetary and deep space applications. - Categories: telescope infrared optical planetary

Infrared Spectrometer And Array Camera (ISAAC, ESO VLT)
ISAAC covers the wavelength range 1-5µm and is designed primarily for: 'wide' (2.5x2.5') field imaging and long slit low & medium resolution spectroscopy. - Categories: telescope infrared

Infrared and Optical Telescope Array (IOTA) - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique (IRAM)
IRAM is an international institute for research in millimeter astronomy, cofunded by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), the MPG (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany), and since September 1990 the IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Spain).
The three IRAM sites are: Grenoble, France: the IRAM headquarters, Laboratories (the SIS junction lab the backend group, the receiver group); Plateau de Bure, France: the interferometer of four 15-m antennas; Granada, Spain: the Granada laboratories, the 30-m telescope located on Pico Veleta. - Categories: telescope dept radio

Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia (IAR)
Información sobre las características del Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía, sus facilidades instrumentales, tareas de investigación y desarrollo en curso, personal científico y técnico y actividades de extensión. - Categories: telescope dept radio

Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica. Astrophysics Department (INAOE, Mexico)
Information on the Large Millimeter Telescope an about the Cananea observatory - Categories: dept optical telescope

Interferometry Center of Excellence (ICE, JPL)
The Interferometry Center of Excellence (ICE), at JPL, has been established to ensure the development and maintenance of a leading edge capability in optical and near-infrared interferometric astrometry and imaging. - Categories: telescope infrared misc optical

International Interference Mitigation (for Radio Astronomy)
This Web site is a meeting place for anyone interested in the technical problems of making radio astronomical measurements in the presence of other radio signals. Postings on this site are from scientists and engineers around the world on subjects such as suppression of RFI from electronic devices, measurement of the electromagnetic environment, and techniques for separating weak cosmic signals from other radiation in the radio spectrum. - Categories: telescope misc radio

International Liquid Mirror Telescope Project (ILMT) - Categories: telescope optical

Iowa Robotic Telescopes Facilities
The University of Iowa Physics and Astronomy Department maintains these pages as a guide to our suite of robotic, autonomous tasking telescopes. In addition to using these instruments for teaching and faculty and student research, limited observing time is made available to anyone with an interest in Astronomy and a valid observing request. - Categories: telescope optical

Isaac Newton Group - La Palma (ING)
The Issac Newton Group consists of three telescopes, the 4.2 metre William Herschel Telescope, the 2.5 metre Isaac Newton Telescope, and the 1 metre Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope. They are situated at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, and are operated by the Royal Observatories of the UK. This resource contains documentation for many of the major instruments, details of how to apply for time, brief descriptions of the telescopes, details and status of the service programme, current telescope schedules, weather information for La Palma, and pointers to other institutions which share the site.
The site is mirrored at for faster access to UK users. - Categories: telescope optical pictures

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT)
The 15-m JCMT is situated close to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and is the largest submillmetre facility in the world. It is owned and operated by the UK, Canada and the Netherlands on behalf of astronomers worldwide. Its home page contains information about the site, the antenna and the instrumentation, as well as a description of the JCMT-CSO interferometer, and details of the various time allocation processes. - Categories: telescope infrared radio

Jicamarca Radio Observatory (Peru)
Radar studies of the ionosphere and upper atmosphere. - Categories: telescope physics radio weather

Jodrell Bank Observatory (University of Manchester)
Jodrell Bank Observatory is part of the University of Manchester's Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Laboratories are home to the Lovell Telescope and the MERLIN & VLBI National Facility which is operated by the University on behalf of PPARC. - Categories: dept education optical radio schedule telescope

Joint Astronomy Centre (Hilo, Hawaii)
The Joint Astronomy Centre incorporates the 15m James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) and the 3.8m United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on the 4200m summit of Mauna Kea along with the Centre's Hawaii headquarters in Hilo. The facility is operated by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on behalf of the Science and Engineering Research Council of the United Kingdom, the Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek and the National Research Council of Canada. - Categories: telescope optical radio

Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe / European VLBI Network (JIVE / EVN)
The European VLBI Network (EVN) was formed in 1980 by a consortium of five of the major radio astronomy institutes in Europe (the European Consortium for VLBI). Since 1980, the EVN and the Consortium has grown to include 9 institutes with 12 telescopes in 8 western European countries as well as associated institutes with telescopes in Poland, Russia, Ukraine and China. Proposals for additional telescopes in Spain and Italy are under consideration, and furthermore, the EVN can be linked to the 7-element Jodrell Bank MERLIN interferometer in the UK and to the US Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to create a " global network" . In 1993 the Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe (JIVE) was created, with the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (Dwingeloo) acting as the host institute. It will provide both scientific user support and a correlator facility. Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) achieves ultra-high angular resolution and is a multi-disciplinary technique e.g. imaging of extragalactic radio sources, geodesy and astrometry. - Categories: telescope dept radio

KLEt Observatory Near Earth and Other unusual objects observations Team and Telescope (KLENOT)
The KLENOT project is a project of the KLEt' observatory Near earth and Other unusual objects observations Team (and Telescope), concentrating particularly on fainter objects, up to a limiting magnitude of m=22.0 V. All the observing time will belong to our team, this will allow us to make changes in the observing programme as necessary.

The KLENOT telescope was constructed using a 1.06-m primary mirror and a primary focus corrector to obtain a plane field of view 33 x 33 arcminutes. This telescope is equipped with a CCD camera Photometrics Series 300. - Categories: telescope optical

Kanzelhoehe Solar Observatory
The Kanzelhoehe Solar Observatory is operated by the Institute of Geophysics, Astrophysics and Meteorology (IGAM) of the University of Graz, Austria. It is located near Villach, close to the Italian and Slovenian border. Operated continuously and devoted also to Solar surveillance since its foundation in 1943 it houses a rich archive of observations. - Categories: telescope optical solar

Keck Observatory (CalTech) - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS)
The Kiepenheuer-Institut is a research institution of the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, dedicated to the study of the Sun. It is located in Freiburg, Germany, and operates solar observing facilities at the Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife, Spain. - Categories: dept optical solar telescope

Kirkwood Observatory - Categories: telescope optical

Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)
Observing information. There is also an anonymous ftp - Categories: telescope infrared optical

INACTIVE LINK ? - 281 --- Kodaikanal Solar Observatory
The Kodaikanal Observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics is located in the beautiful Palani range of hills in Southern India. It was established in 1899 as a Solar Physics Observatory and all the activities of the Madras Observatory were shifted to Kodaikanal. - Categories: telescope optical solar

Koelner Observatorium fuer SubMillimeter Astronomie (KOSMA)
The 3-m KOSMA telescope at Gornergrat (Switzerland) is operated by the I. Physikalisches Institut (Cologne, Germany). It can be used for observations between 210 and 820 GHz. - Categories: telescope infrared radio

Kvistaberg Observatory
The Observing Station of the Uppsala Observatory. - Categories: telescope optical

LAMOST Sky Survey Project (LAMOST)
LAMOST is a meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope. Using active optics technique to control its reflecting corrector makes it a unique astronomical instrument in combining large aperture with wide field of view. The available large focal plane may accommodate up to 4000 fibers, by which the collected light of distant and faint celestial objects down to 20.5 magnitude is fed into the spectrographs, promising a very high spectrum acquiring rate of ten-thousands of spectra per night. The telescope will be located at the Xinglong Station of National Astronomical Observatories. The project’s budget is RMB 235 millions yuan, about 28.5 million USD. - Categories: survey optical telescope

La Silla - ESO Facilities - Categories: telescope optical

Lake Afton Public Observatory (Wichita State University) - Categories: telescope education optical

Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBT)
The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is a collaboration between Arizona (25%), Italy (25%, represented by the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in Florence), Research Corporation (12.5%), the Ohio State University (12.5%), and Germany (25%, represented by the LBT Beteiligungsgesellschaft).
The goal of the LBT project is to construct and exploit a binocular telescope consisting of two 8.4-meter mirrors on a common mount. This telescope will be equivalent in light-gathering power to a single 11.8-meter instrument. Because of its binocular arrangement, the telescope will have a resolving power (ultimate image sharpness) corresponding to a 23-meter telescope. - Categories: telescope infrared optical ultraviolet

Large Millimeter Telescope / Gran Telescopio Milimétrico (LMT)
The Large Millimeter Telescope is a bi-national project sponsored by both U.S. and Mexican governments and institutions to build the largest single-dish millimeter-wavelength radio telescope ontop of the mountain Cerro La Negra near Puebla in Mexico. The telescope is currently under construction with a rough completion date near 2003. - Categories: telescope radio

Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array Project (LMSA: ALMA in Japan) - Categories: telescope radio

Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LLNL)
The focus of the Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is the development of integrated adaptive optics (AO) and sodium-layer laser guide star (LGS) systems for use on large astronomical telescopes. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) - Categories: telescope

Lick Observatory - University of California (UCOLICK)
Descriptions and users' manuals for Lick Observatory telescopes and facility instruments on Mount Hamilton; local weather; astronomical calendars; telescope time applications; staff and contacts at Lick Observatory.

Pages on Lick Observatory of general interest to the public; Lick Observatory history; visitor information; Mount Hamilton web camera. - Categories: telescope dept education infrared optical pictures

Liquid Mirrors at Université Laval (LM)
Liquid Mirror (LM) technology is being developed at Université Laval. A f/1.2, 2.5 meter diameter, mercury mirror is being extensively tested in our testing tower. We are also exploring the use of gallium eutectics as reflecting liquids. The design of novel optical correctors to increase the accessible field of view of liquid mirrors up to 45 degrees is also addressed. - Categories: telescope optical

Liverpool John Moores University, Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI, Liverpool JMU)
Details of the research and teaching interests of the group, as well as information on the Liverpool Telescope project - a fully-robotic 2m telescope to be situated at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, La Palma.
As well as the Astrophysics degree-course with Liverpool University, we also have an innovative distance learning course. - Categories: dept infrared optical telescope

Loiano Telescopes - Bologna - Categories: telescope optical

Low Frequency Array (LOFAR)
The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) is a radio telescope that will operate at the lowest frequencies that are accessible from earth. The current plan is that LOFAR will work in the range from 10-240 MHz. The telescope is being developed by ASTRON, based in Dwingeloo (the Netherlands). - Categories: telescope radio

MDM Observatory (MDM Observatory)
MDM Observatory was founded by the University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Current operating partners include Michigan, Dartmouth, MIT, Ohio State University, and Columbia University. The Observatory is located on the southwest ridge of the Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. It operates two telescopes: the 2.4-m Hiltner telescope and the 1.3-m McGraw-Hill telescope. - Categories: telescope optical

MONOPTEC's Fixed Shutter Dome (FSD)
MONOPTEC licenses the Fixed Shutter Dome, an enabling technology in observatory enclosures and satellite laser ranging systems. Four FSD's now reside in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the Keystone Project. - Categories: misc optical telescope

Magdelena Ridge Observatory Project (MRO)
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) project is an international scientific collaboration between New Mexico Tech, the University of Cambridge (UK), New Mexico State University, New Mexico Highlands University, the University of Puerto Rico, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The project is overseen by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The observatory is primarily intended for astronomical research and will be composed of two facilities, a single telescope and an array of optical/infrared telescopes called the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI). Located on the main ridge of the Magdalena mountains, some 30 miles west of the New Mexico Tech campus, at an elevation of 10,600 ft. above sea level, it will be the fourth highest observatory in the world. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Mauna Kea Observatories - Categories: telescope infrared optical radio

Mauritius Radio Telescope (MRT)
MRT is a southern sky survey telescope, which is making a complimentary survey to 6C (southern sky) and observing selected southern sky pulsars. See UK and original MRT pages. - Categories: telescope radio

McDonald Observatory (University of Texas, Austin)
McDonald Observatory is located 450 miles west of Austin, Texas, in the Davis Mountains. At present, there are three operating telescopes: 2.7-meter, 2.1-meter, and .76-meter reflectors. The Observatory is equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation for imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and infrared, and it boasts one of the first and most productive lunar ranging stations. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Mees Solar Observatory (MSO, Hawaii) - Categories: telescope optical solar

Metsahovi Radio Research Station
The Metsähovi Radio Research Station, a separate research institute of the Helsinki University of Technology since May 1988, operates a 14 m diameter radome enclosed radio telescope at Metsähovi, 40 km west of Helsinki, Finland. The Cassegrain telescope system can be used at frequencies 10 - 230 GHz (wavelengths 3 cm - 1.8 mm). - Categories: telescope radio solar

Michelle: A mid-infrared spectrometer and imager for the UKIRT and Gemini telescopes - Categories: telescope infrared

Michigan State Univ. SOuthern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR)
Outreach efforts to merge astronomy research and non-science education. The SOAR Telescope is located on Cerro Pachon, Chile, and operated by a consortium including Michigan State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the country of Brazil. - Categories: telescope optical

Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager (MIRLIN)
Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager - No, the "n" doesn't stand for anything     ;-) (MIRLIN) - The JPL Deep-Well Mid-Infrared Array Camera. MIRLIN is a 128 x 128 pixel, 7 - 25 micrometer infrared astronomical camera built at JPL by a team led by Dr. Michael Ressler and used on the Palomar 5 meter (200 inch) telescope, the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility 3 meter telescope, and the Keck II 10 meter telescope. - Categories: telescope infrared

INACTIVE LINK ? - 492 --- Millstone Hill Observatory (MHO, Haystack)
The Millstone Hill Observatory, located in Westford Massachusetts, is a broad-based atmospheric sciences research facility owned and operated by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Atmospheric Sciences Group, which staffs and manages the observatory, is a part of M.I.T's Haystack Observatory, a basic research organization whose focus is radio wave and radar science, instrumentation and techniques. The following resources may be of interest. EISCAT is a particularly good source of data and useful information. See, for example, incoherent scatter radar and magnetosphere Millstone Hill Observatory: Information, data, etc., including real-time radar status and data when the radar is operating. EISCAT: European Incoherent Scatter Association. NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research. NSF: National Science Foundation Gopher server. NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NGDC: National Geophysical Data Center. - Categories: telescope radio

Mississippi State University - Howell Observatory - Categories: telescope optical

Moletai Astronomical Observatory (MAO)
The MAO (Lithuania) has three telescopes: 1.65 m telescope; 63 cm reflector; 35/51 cm Maksutov telescope. - Categories: telescope optical

Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST)
The MOST consists of two cylindrical paraboloids, 778m x 12m, separated by 15m and aligned East-West. A line feed system of 7744 circular dipoles collects the signal and feeds 176 preamplifiers and 88 IF amplifiers. The telescope is steered by mechanical rotation of the cylindrical paraboloids about their long axis, and by phasing the feed elements along the arms. The resulting `alt-alt' system can follow a field for +/- 6 hours (necessary for a complete synthesis with an East-West array) only if the field is south of declination -30 degrees. For fields near this limit the signal-to-noise ratio is considerably lower for the first and last hour or so due to the lower gain of the system at large `meridian distance' angles. - Categories: telescope radio

Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy (MIRA)
The Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy is a non-profit astronomical observatory, founded in 1972 and dedicated to research and education in astronomy. Includes an Atlas of Low-Resolution Near-Infrared Spectra of Normal Stars. - Categories: dept education infrared optical telescope

Mount Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory (Denver Univ.)
Mt.Evans Meyer-Womble Observatory, elev. 4,303 meters, in the Colorado Rockies. Dual 0.7 meter R-C telescopes, optical and mid-infrared instrumentation. Summer access. Collaborations invited. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Mount Graham International Observatory (MGIO)
The Mt. Graham International Observatory is located on Mt. Graham near Safford , Arizona. Two telescopes are now in operation, the Vatican Observatory/Arizona 1.8m Lennon telescope (VATT) and the 10m diameter Heinrich Hertz Submillimeter Telescope (SMT), a joint project of Arizona and the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany. - Categories: telescope infrared optical radio

Mount Laguna Observatory - Categories: telescope optical

Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory (Tasmania)
The Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory is run by the Physics Department of the University of Tasmania and is located 20 km East of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania. The Observatory is equipped with two antennas, a 26 m and a 14 m which are both prime focus instruments. The 26 m telescope is at latitude 42 48' 18'' S, longitude 147 26' 21'' (east of Greenwich) and is 43 m above sea level. - Categories: telescope radio

Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories - Observing facilities (MSSSO)
The Australian National University runs the following telescopes: 2.3m at Siding Springs ; 74in at Mount Stromlo ; 50in at Mount Stromlo ; 40in at Siding Springs ; 24in at Siding Springs. - Categories: telescope optical

Mount Suhora Observatory (Cracow Pedagogical University)
The Mt.Suhora Observatory is a part of Astronomy Department at the Pedagogical University in Cracow, Poland. It is located in Gorce mountain, near Koninki village, 60 km south-east of Cracow.
The scientific staff of 9 people works on photometry of variable stars. - Categories: telescope optical

Mount Wilson Observatory
The mountain is host to several ongoing observing projects using the onsite facilities. The observatory has two primary nighttime telescopes: the 60-inch telescope, built in 1908 is home to the HK Project and the Atmospheric Compensation Experiment; and the 100-inch (Hooker) telescope, built in 1917, which is available to the scientific community. Two solar observatories, the 60-foot tower telescope (operated by USC), and the 150-foot tower telescope (operated by UCLA) maintain long-term exploration of the magnetic activity behavior of the Sun. There are also two interferometers onsite: the Infrared Spatial Interferometer (ISI, operated by U.C. Berkeley), and the NRL Optical Interferometer. The Telescopes in Education (TIE) Project operates a 24" telescope, as well as the Snow Solar Telescope (built in 1904). Finally, a fully-robotic 32-inch Automatic Photoeletric Telescope (APT) is operated by Tennessee State University. - Categories: telescope infrared optical solar

Mt John (Canterbury) University Observatory (New Zealand)
There are three principal telescopes at Mt John: the 1-metre McLellan Telescope; the 0.61-metre Optical Craftsmen Telescope; the 0.6-metre Boller & Chivens Telescope. - Categories: telescope optical

Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network (MERLIN - Jodrell Bank) - Categories: telescope radio

INACTIVE LINK ? - 207 --- Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (1) (MMTO) - Categories: telescope optical

Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory (2) (MMTO) - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Muriwai Beach Observatory NZ - Categories: telescope

NFO's Automatic Radio Linked Telescope
Observatory associated with Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM (USA). - Categories: telescope optical

Nançay Radio Observatory (USN)
The Nançay Radio Observatory is a scientific department (the Unité Scientifique de Nançay) of the Observatoire de Paris, and it is also associated to the CNRS (the French National Scientific Research Centre). It maintains 3 radio telescopes: [also in French] - Categories: dept radio telescope

Nasmyth Adaptive Optics System - Near-Infrared Imager and Spectrograph (NAOS-CONICA -- NaCo -- ESO VLT) - Categories: telescope infrared

National Astronomical Observatory of Spain (OAN)
OAN is a 200 year old institution devoted to research in astronomy that operates several observatories. The Yebes Observatory is the site of a mm-wave 14m telescope devoted to spectroscopy and VLBI. A 1.5m optical telescope is located at the Calar Alto Observatory. The OAN is also the Spanish partner of IRAM, which runs a 30m mm-wave telescope and a 5x15m mm-wave interferometer. - Categories: telescope optical radio

National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA)
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics is the leading centre in India for reseach in radio astronomy. It operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope(GMRT), one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world for radio astronomy at metre wavelengths. - Categories: dept radio telescope

National Schools' Observatory
The National Schools' Observatory is a major web-based resource that allows UK schools to use world-class astronomical telescopes sited all around the world.

Using the resources and software developed by the Observatory, students can prepare and carry out their own astronomical research and share in the excitement of discovery. - Categories: education optical pictures telescope

National Solar Observatory (NSO, USA)
The mission of the National Solar Observatory is to advance knowledge of the Sun, both as an astronomical object and as the dominant external influence on Earth, by providing forefront observational opportunities to the research community. - Categories: telescope education infrared optical solar

National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO)
The National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO) at Lowell Observatory and Northern Arizona University is a 0.8m telescope located on Anderson Mesa south of Flagstaff, Arizona. NURO is a consortium of Universities and small colleges to provide a research grade telescope for undergraduate research and education. - Categories: telescope education optical pictures

Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS)
The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS, Univ. of Arizona) is a second-generation instrument to be installed on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the February 13, 1997 on-orbit servicing mission. NICMOS will provide infrared imaging and spectroscopic observations of astronomical targets between 0.8-2.5 microns. - Categories: telescope infrared

Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)
NEAT is an autonomous celestial observatory located at the USAF/Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) site on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. It is designed to complete a comprehensive search of the sky for near-Earth asteroids and comets. - Categories: planetary optical telescope

New Radio Telescope Technologies Laboratory (NRTT Lab)
NRRT Lab. of JSEC "Astronomy" in St.Petersburg, Russia. Current research: Antenna testing and research, development of new antenna technologies for radio telescopes including multielement feed arrays, MMIC focal receiver arrays, active phased arrays for radio telescopes. Development, investigation and introduction of new observation modes at RATAN-600 radio telescope. - Categories: dept radio telescope

Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ (NRO)
Information regarding the 45-m Telescope, the Millimeter Array(NMA), the Large Millimeter and Submillimeter Array (LMSA) project, and much more. - Categories: telescope radio

Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT, La Palma) - Categories: telescope optical

Northeastern Space Radio Observatory - VLBI antenna (ROEN)
VLBI Antenna at Radio-Observatorio Espacial do Nordeste, site of Fortaleza, Brazil. - Categories: telescope radio

INACTIVE LINK ? - 299 --- Noto VLBI Station - Categories: telescope radio

INACTIVE LINK ? - 559 --- Oak Ridge Observatory - Categories: telescope optical

Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (OMP)
The Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OMP) is an Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers placed under the administrative supervison of both the Institute des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Education. It has laboratories located on the Rangueuil campus of Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (UPS), in Bagnères, Lannemezan and on the summit of Pic du Midi de Bigorre. - Categories: dept solar telescope

Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP)
The Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP) is an optical observatory in southeast France offering small and medium-sized observing facilities to astronomers in France, Europe and abroad. Includes information about instruments and user manuals. - Categories: telescope dept optical

Observatoire du Mont Mégantic (OMM)
A Ritchey-Chretien telescope with a mirror of 1.6m, located at about 250 km east of Montreal, at an altitude of 1111m. [in French] - Categories: telescope optical

Observatorio Astronomico da Serra da Piedade (OAP, Mainas Gerais, Brazil)
The Serra da Piedade observatory belongs to the Federal University of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. It is opened to the general public every first Saturday of each month for observations. Tutorials and workshops are also part of the program, presented by astronomers and undergraduate students of the university.
The observatory is equipped with one Zeiss 0.6 meter reflector and one Zeiss 15cm Coudè refractor. The observatory is located 50km east of Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil. - Categories: education telescope

Observatorio Astronómico Nacional
The Observatorio Astronómico Nacional (OAN) operates 3 telescopes (2.1m, 1.5m, and 0.84m) up in the mountains of the Sierra San Pedro Martir of Baja California. The observatory offices and workshops are located in Ensenada, B.C. overlooking the Pacific ocean. OAN is a part of the Instituto de Astronomía of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. - Categories: telescope dept optical

Observatorium Hoher List (Bonn) - Categories: telescope optical

OmegaCAM is a 1 square degree wide field, optical, 16k X 16k camera for the VLT Survey Telescope (VST), which is expected to become operational at Paranal during the year 2005. - Categories: telescope optical

Onsala Space Observatory (OSO)
OSO is the Swedish National Facility for Radio Astronomy. - Categories: telescope radio

Orbiting Very Long Baseline Interferometry (OVLBI)
The Orbiting VLBI tracking station in Green Bank, West Virginia is one of four NASA tracking stations dedicated to support of Very Long Baseline Interferometry satellites. - Categories: telescope radio

OverWhelmingly Large Telescope Project (OWL)
A project of 100-m class optical and near-infrared telescope.  Building on the success of its 8-m Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the coming to maturity of controlled optical systems, ESO is undertaking the design of a giant, next generation optical and near-infrared telescope, dubbed OWL for the eponymous bird's keen night vision, and for OverWhelmingly Large. With a diameter of 100 meter, OWL will combine unrivalled light gathering power with the ability to resolve details down to a milli-arc second. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) - Categories: telescope radio

Palomar Observatory (CalTech) - Categories: telescope optical

Palomar Testbed Interferometer (PTI)
The Palomar Testbed Interferometer is a near-IR, long-baseline stellar interferometer located at Palomar Observatory in north San Diego County. - Categories: telescope infrared

Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS)
Pan-STARRS - the Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System - is a wide-field imaging facility being developed at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy. - Categories: telescope survey

Perkins Observatory
Public Observatory located in Deleware, Ohio, USA. Offers public programs almost every weekend. Owned and operated by the Ohio Wesleyan University. - Categories: telescope education

Perugia Univ. Astronomical Observatory & Astrophysics Section (OAUP)
Osservatorio Astronomico e Gruppo di Astrofisica. The site contains information on the two astronomical facilities of the Perugia University Astronomical Observatory: the robotic telescope of the Perugia astronomical station, and the IRAIT telescope at the Coloti (Montone) astronomical station. This site contains also information on the local research and collaborations, expecially in telescope automation, IRAIT Antarctic Infrared Telescope, blazar optical monitoring, late stages of stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis, GLAST gamma-ray NASA satellite and the REM telescope. - Categories: dept optical telescope

Pico dos Dias Observatory (OPD)
The Observatório do Pico dos Dias (1864 m, LNA) has three telescopes: 1.6 m, and two 0.6 m. - Categories: telescope optical

Pine Mountain Observatory (University of Oregon) - Categories: telescope optical

Planet Sciences Association - Astronomy sector (ex-ANSTJ, France)
Public access to a 60 cm telescope. [in French] - Categories: education optical telescope

Pushchino Radioastronomy Observatory (PRAO) (PRAO)
Pushchino Radioastronomy Observatory of Astro Space Center of P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute (PRAO ASC LPI). - Categories: dept radio telescope

RATAN-600 Radiotelescope (SAO-Russia)
The Radio Astronomical Telescope Academy Nauk (science) of Russia is one of the two big telescopes of the Special Astrophysical Observatory. The main advantage of the telescope is its multi-frequency ability (1 - 31 cm wavelength) and its high sensitivity. [also in Russian] - Categories: telescope radio

Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment (RICE)
A prototype ultra-high energy neutrino detector/obervatory located at the South Pole. RICE consists of an array of radio antennas buried deep in the ice which detect coherent Cherenkov emission from electromagnetic cascades produced as a by product of ultra-high energy neutrino interactions. - Categories: telescope high_energy other_astronomy physics

RadioAstron (Space VLBI Mission)
RadioAstron is an international project led by the Astro Space Center of the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow, Russia, that will put a 10-meter radio telescope into a high elliptical orbit in order to make VLBI observations in conjunction with radio telescopes on the ground. It is part of the Spectrum series of spacecraft, also including Spectrum X-Gamma and Spectrum-UV. - Categories: telescope radio

Robotic Lunar Observatory (ROLO)
The Robotic Lunar Observatory (ROLO) is dedicated to studying one of the remaining unknowns of the Moon: what is its precise brightness? ROLO is currently part of the NASA Earth Observing Spacecraft Mission. The concept of the project is that the Moon will be observed repeatedly, and data gathered, so that we can predict the brightness of the Moon to better than two percent. Then, spacecraft orbiting the Earth can look at the Moon as part of a calibration sequence to get an absolute brightness reference. - Categories: misc optical telescope

Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE)
ROTSE is an experimental program to search for astrophysical optical transients on time scales of a fraction of a second to a few hours. This is an area of astronomical science that has been relatively unexplored until now. The primary incentive for this research is to find the optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Two sets of instruments are now under construction: ROTSE-I, a 4-fold camera array using telephoto lenses to cover a 16 degree by 16 degree field of view and ROTSE-II, a pair of 0.45 meter aperture telescopes to cover a 2 degree by 2 degree field of view. The expected sensitivities of these two systems is expected to be m_v ~ 15 and 18 respectively. - Categories: misc high_energy optical telescope

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO)
The RAO has a 1.8-m alt-alt mounted telescope equipped with infrared and optical photometers. The latter inludes a Photometrics 1024x1024 Photometrics CCD camera and the Rapid Alternate Detection System photoelectric photometer. Other, newly refurbished telescopes are a 0.5-m modified Baker-Nunn satellite tracking camera, now an equatorially mounted Patrol Camera with 3Kx3K FLI CCD camera, and a 0.4-m English Cross-axis mounted equatorial telescope with optimized Newtonian focus and FLI 1024x1024 CCD camera. Open House evemts are held monthly from late Spring to early Fall. A new Visitors' Centre is expected to be open in late summer, 2004. - Categories: telescope optical

INACTIVE LINK ? - 338 --- SOuthern Astrophysical Research telescope Project (SOAR)
The SOAR telescope is a Project for a 4.2-meter aperture telescope funded by a partnership between the USA National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO), the Country of Brazil, Michigan State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project is fully funded and under construction atop Cerro Pachón at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (CTIO) in the Chilean Andes. The telescope is being designed to support science in both high quality imaging and spectroscopy in the optical and near infrared wavelengths. The f/16 Ritchey-Chrétien optical design shall deliver a 12-arcmin diameter field of view with a tip/tilt stabilized image through a telescope with 0.18 arcsec image quality. SOAR should begin science operations in 2004. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets (STARE)
STARE (STellar Astrophysics & Research on Exoplanets) uses precise time-series photometry to search for extrasolar giant planets transiting their parent stars. An important byproduct of STARE will be an unusually complete survey of variable stars within its selected fields-of-view. - Categories: telescope optical planetary survey

SUBARU Telescope
Subaru is an 8.2 m Japan national optical-infrared telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), National Institutes of Natural Sciences. The site includes astrophotographs from Subaru. - Categories: telescope infrared optical pictures

Santiago de Compostela Univ. - Ramón María Aller Astronomical Observatory (AO RMA) - Categories: telescope optical

Schmidt telescope at Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
The Telescope is located at the "Observatoire de Calern", above the city of Grasse.
Equipped with a 2K CCD camera, it is mainly used for the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey program. It is also used for geostationnaary Space Debris detection and GRB optical counterparts follow ups. - Categories: telescope optical

Seoul Radio Astronomy Observatory (SRAO) - Categories: telescope radio

Solar Group of RATAN-600
We perform solar radio emission monitoring with RATAN-600 radiotelescope. Observations are performed with a high spatial, one-dimensional resolution scan near 09:00 UT simultaneously at 30-40 wavelengths in the range from 1.67 cm up to 32 cm with left (LCP) and right (RCP) circular polarizations.
There are FITS and GIF data archives available from May 1997. [also in Russian] - Categories: telescope radio solar

Solar Observation Station - Carla Sagan Observatory (EOS/OCS)
The Astronomy Area of CIF-US (Center for Research on Physics/Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo Sonora, Mexico), operates EOS (Estacion de Observacion Solar) and OCS (Observatorio "Carl Sagan"), the only two solar observatories in the country with an observational program of active regions at the continuum, and H-Alpha and Calcium lines, through a two-heliostat system and a 15 cm refractor telescope. Live broadcast of solar observations through ASTRO-USON WebTV with the new 14 cm Maksutov-H-Alpha telescope. [also in Spanish] - Categories: telescope optical solar

Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment (STACEE)
STACEE is a new experiment for detecting gamma-rays with energies from 20 to 300 GeV, corresponding to the last unopened window in the electromagnetic spectrum. STACEE will use a the heliostats available at a large solar power facility to collect Cherenkov light that results from gamma-ray air showers. STACEE is currently under development and should be operational sometime in 1997 or 1998. - Categories: telescope high_energy

South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)
The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the National Facility for optical/infrared astronomy in South Africa. Its prime function is to further fundamental research in astronomy and astrophysics at a national and international level through the provision and use of a world-class astronomical facility. - Categories: telescope dept infrared optical

Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA)
The SARA telescope consortium operates the 0.9 meter SARA optical telescope on Kitt Peak. - Categories: telescope optical

Southern African Large Telescope Project (SALT)
SALT, a 9-m class southern hemisphere twin of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) in Texas, to be built at the Sutherland observing station of the South African Astronomical Observatory. - Categories: telescope infrared optical ultraviolet

Southern Columbia Millimeter Telescope (1.2 Meter) - Categories: telescope radio

Special Astrophysical Observatory of Russian Academy of Science - Schedules (SAO RAS) - Categories: telescope optical radio schedule

Square Kilometer Array - Interferometer radio telescope project (SKA)
This site provides information about the world-wide efforts to develop the next generation of radio telescope. - Categories: telescope radio

Square Kilometre Array (SKA - Australian contribution)
A web resource covering SKA scientific and engineering developments. Contains access to reports, meetings announcements, discussions of SKA issues, links to SKA related research. - Categories: telescope radio

Stardial:an autonomous astronomical camera on the World Wide Web (Stardial)
Stardial delivers images of the night sky nearly in real-time to the world wide web. It is used primarily for educational purposes. Its archive consists of images taken at 15 minute (sidereal) intervals since July 1996. The survey covers from 0 to -8 degrees declination to 12th magnitude. Highlights and possible classroom assignments are described. - Categories: education survey telescope

Stephen F. Austin State University Observatory (SFASU)
Facilities, research, and personnel of the SFASU Observatory. - Categories: telescope dept optical

Stereo Photographs of Telescopes and Observatories (Stereo Telescope Photos)
Aligned Color Stereo Photographs of several telescopes and observatories, including Apache Point, Owens Valley Radio Observatory, Mt Hopkins, Kitt Peak, Yerkes, and the huge array of detectors at the Pierre Auger Observatory. Placed for public use by the Cosmus Group. - Categories: pictures education telescope

Steward Observatory
The Steward Observatory Home Page provides information on the academic and research activities of the University of Arizona Department of Astronomy as well as information on the facilities of Steward Observatory. - Categories: telescope dept optical

Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will be a 2.5 meter, optical/infrared/sub-millimeter telescope mounted in a Boeing 747, to be used for many basic astronomical observations performed at stratospheric altitudes. The Facility will accommodate installation of different focal plane instruments, with in-flight accessibility, provided by investigators selected from the international science community. The Facility objective is to have an operational lifetime in excess of 20 years. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Submillimeter Array (SMA)
The Submillimeter Array (SMA), now under construction near the summit of Mauna Kea, was conceived as an exploratory instrument for high angular resolution observations at submillimeter wavelengths (1.3 to 0.3 mm). - Categories: telescope radio

Submillimeter Polarimeter for Antarctic Remote Observing (SPARO)
Mapping Interstellar Magnetic Fields from the South Pole. - Categories: telescope radio

Submillimeter Receiver Laboratory (SAO) - Categories: misc physics radio telescope

Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (SCUBA)
SCUBA is a bolometer camera for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope operating at submillimetre and millimetre wavelengths. - Categories: telescope infrared

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO at Queen's University)
SNO is an astronomical neutrino observatory that is being built below ground in the deepest section of INCO Limited's Creighton Mine near Sudbury, Ontario. SNO is an international collaboration of scientists from Canada, USA and UK. Information services are available at - Categories: telescope high_energy

Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN)
An International Radar Network for Studying the Earth's Upper Atmosphere, Ionosphere, and Connection into Space. - Categories: telescope earth

Super-Kamiokande is a joint Japan-US collaboration to construct the world's largest underground neutrino observatory. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (NSST)
1m solar vacuum telescope at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory operated by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. - Categories: telescope optical solar

Swedish-ESO SUbmillimetre Telescope (SEST) - Categories: telescope radio

Sydney University Molonglo Sky Survey (SUMSS)
SUMSS is a deep radio survey of the entire sky south of declination -30 degrees, made using the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope, operating at 843MHz and recording right-circular polarization.
SUMSS matches (approximately) the resolution and depth of the NRAO-VLA Sky Survey (NVSS). The principal data products are mosaics which cover a 4x4 degree square on the sky. The centres of the mosaics mirror the NVSS centres in the north. The resolution is 45" x 45"/sin(dec), and the rms noise limit varies from 1.3 to 2mJy/beam (lower toward the south celestial pole).
The survey began in March 1997 and will take eight years to complete. SUMSS is suported by funding from the Australian Research Council.
The primary reference for a description of the survey is: Bock, D., Large, M. and Sadler, E. - Categories: survey radio telescope

THEMIS - Heliographic Telescope for the Study of the Magnetism and Instabilities on the Sun (THEMIS)
THEMIS (Télescope Héliographique pour l'Etude du Magnétisme et des Instabilités Solaires) is a new generation Franco-Italian solar telescope built by INSU/CNRS (France) and CNR (Italy). The main scientific goal for which it has been designed is the accurate determination of the vector magnetic field. - Categories: telescope optical solar

INACTIVE LINK ? - 272 --- Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO)
Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO) is part of the Korea Astronomy Observatory, which is operated under a cooperative agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology. - Categories: telescope radio

Tartu Observatory - Categories: dept optical telescope

Teide Observatory (OT)
Observatorio del Teide: solar telescopes and laboratories; nocturnal telescopes; cosmic microwave background. - Categories: telescope infrared optical radio solar

Telescope Array Project
A project of ground-based detector for Astrophysics. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Telescopio Nazionale Galileo - Italian National Telescope Galileo (TNG, La Palma)
The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo is the national facility of the Italian astronomical community, set in the Canary island of La Palma (Spain). The Astronomical Observatory of Padova had the responsibility of its construction through the TNG Project Office. - Categories: telescope optical

Tennessee State University 2-m Automatic Spectroscopic Telescope Project (2-m AST)
This site details development of an 80-inch automatic telescope that Tennessee State University is developing for high-dispersion spectroscopy. It includes engineering reports and extensive pictures of the instrument. - Categories: telescope optical

The European Incoherent SCATter Scientific Association (EISCAT)
The EISCAT Scientific Association is an international research organisation operating three incoherent scatter radar systems, at UHF (931 MHz), VHF (224 MHz) and 500 MHz, in Northern Scandinavia. It is funded and operated by the research councils of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Germany. - Categories: telescope earth solar

The Wilderness Center Astronomy Club (WCAC)
Astronomy club in Canton, Ohio area. New observatory with refurbished 16" Ealing Cassegrain telescope. Planetarium and Educational programs. - Categories: society education telescope

Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (TLS)
The observatory is running a 2m telescope which can be used in three different optical configurations: Schmidt telescope Cassegrain telescope Coude telescope - Categories: dept optical telescope

Torun Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO)
Torun Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO), now part of Torun Centre for Astronomy is an educational and research facility of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Astronomy and Physics, Torun, Poland. The Observatory main instrument is 32m modern design radio telescope usable up to 50 GHz. Presently equipped with cooled receivers for L and C bands is used extensively for VLBI, pulsar timing and spectroscopy. Since April 1998 Torun is the full member of the EVN. - Categories: dept radio telescope

Transition Region And Coronal Explorer (TRACE)
TRACE will enable solar physicists to study the connections between fine-scale magnetic fields and the associated plasma structures on the Sun in a quantitative way by observing the photosphere, transition region, and corona. - Categories: telescope optical solar ultraviolet

UK Infra-Red Telescope (UKIRT)
UKIRT is the world's largest telescope dedicated solely to infrared astronomy. It is sited in Hawaii near the summit of Mauna Kea at an altitude of 4194m above sea level. It is owned by the United Kingdom Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and operated, along with the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT), by the staff of the Joint Astronomy Centre, which is located in Hilo. The operation and development of UKIRT are overseen by the UKIRT Board. - Categories: telescope infrared

UK Schmidt Telescope - Anglo-Australian Observatory (UKST / AAO) - Categories: telescope infrared optical

UK Schmidt Telescope - Wide Field Astronomy Unit (UKST)
The initial task of the UKST was to construct a photographic survey of the entire southern sky. The telescope still takes some 700 plates a year - about half for current surveys and the remainder taken at the request of research astronomers around the world. To date the UKST has taken over 17,000 plates, the plates are stored in the Plate Library at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (ROE) and represent a huge source of data for the astronomical community. Some 300 active research programmes make use of UKST plate material. Many plates are copied in the ROE Photolabs and sold as Sky Atlases or Teaching Packages. In addition to its photographic role the UKST also has a multi-object fibre spectroscopy system known as FLAIR. - Categories: telescope center education other_library survey

USA National Solar Observatory / Sacramento Peak, Sunspot, NM (NSO/SP)
Anonymous ftp. - Categories: telescope infrared optical solar

Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) - Categories: telescope optical solar

University of California Observatories - Lick Observatory (WWW) (UCO/Lick)
Lick Observatory Anonymous ftp - Categories: telescope dept optical

University of California, Irvine, Observatory (UCI Observatory)
The University of California, Irvine, Observatory is located on campus. It consists of a computer-controlled telescope with a 24-inch primary mirror and numerous other portable telescopes. The instruments on the primary telescope include CCD cameras and a spectrograph. The Observatory is used primarily for undergraduate astronomy classes. In addition, Visitor Nights open to the general public are held quarterly, and special tours for community groups can be arranged. - Categories: telescope education

University of Hawaii IfA: 2.2m Telescope - Categories: telescope infrared optical

University of Louisville - Moore Observatory
Moore Observatory is located in the Horner Wildlife Sanctuary near Louisville, KY. A computer-controlled 0.5 meter telescope, fiber optically coupled spectrograph, and wide field spectral imaging camera are used there to investigate physical processes in comets and low surface brightness emission nebulae. This resource describes the observatory and its environs, and provides a link to astrophysics research at the University of Louisville. - Categories: dept education physics telescope

University of Toronto Southern Observatory (UTSO)
UTSO operates the 60cm Helen Sawyer Hogg Telescope located on Cerro Las Campanas in north-central Chile. This homepage provides information useful to potential users and others interested in our facility. - Categories: telescope optical

VIsible and IR MultiObject Spectrographs (VIRMOS)
The VIRMOS project aims to deliver 2 spectrographs for the ESO- VLT . VIMOS is a visible imaging spectrograph with outstanding multiplex capabilities, allowing to take spectra of more than 800 objects simultaneously (10 arcsec slits), or spectroscopy of all objects in a 1x1 arcmin2 area. NIRMOS is a near-infrared imaging spectrograph with a multiplex of 180 (10 arcsec slits), and allows spectroscopy of all objects in a 30x30 arcsec2 area. Together VIMOS and NIRMOS allow to get spectroscopy from 0.37 to 1.8 microns, with unsurpassed efficiency for large surveys. - Categories: telescope infrared optical survey

VLBI Space Observatory Programme (VSOP)
The VSOP (VLBI Space Observatory Programme) mission is led by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, in collaboration with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. The first VSOP satellite was successfully launched 12 February 1997 on the new ISAS M-V rocket from the Kagoshima Space Center. The satellite, renamed HALCA after its successful launch, sucessfully deployed an 8 meter diameter radio telescope in orbit on 27 & 28 February 1997. HALCA is in an elliptical Earth orbit, with an apogee height of 21,000km and a perigee height of 560km, which enables VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) observations on baselines up to three times longer than those acheivable on Earth. - Categories: telescope radio

VLT Imager and Spectrometer for mid Infra Red (VISIR, ESO VLT) - Categories: telescope infrared

VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
The VST project is a cooperation between the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (OAC) for the study, design and construction of a wide field alt-az telescope of 2.6 m aperture, specialized for high quality astronomical imaging to be installed and operated on Cerro Paranal, next to ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). - Categories: telescope optical survey

INACTIVE LINK ? - 281 --- Vainu Bappu Observatory (Kavalur)
The Vainu Bappu Observatory (VBO) is the main optical observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), and is located in the picturesque neighbourhood of the village of Kavalur in the state of Tamil Nadu. - Categories: telescope optical

Venezuela Centre for Researches in Astronomy (CIDA)
The Centro de Investigaciones De Astronomia (CIDA, Merida, Venezuela) hosts the biggest telescopes of the earth equatorial belt: schmidt, reflector, refractor, astrograph. [in Spanish] - Categories: dept optical telescope

Ventspils International Radioastronomy Center (VIRAC)
The Ventspils 32-m antenna is the largest in the Baltics. At VIRAC, observations of solar and cosmic radio sources are carried out, as well as work in geophysics. VLBI experiments have been made, and a current goal is to join the European VLBI network. - Categories: telescope radio

Very Large Array (VLA) - Categories: telescope radio

Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI, ESO)
The Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) consists in the coherent combination of the four VLT Unit Telescopes and of several moveable 1.8m Auxiliary Telescopes. Once fully operational, the VLTI will provide both a high sensitivity as well as milli-arcsec angular resolution provided by baselines of up to 200m length. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) - Categories: telescope radio

Very Small Array (VSA)
The Very Small Array is an interferometer array designed to make images of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation on angular scales around one degree. The VSA consists of an array of 14 small antennas, working at a frequency in the range 26-36 GHz, and will be sited at the Teide Observatory in Tenerife. - Categories: telescope radio

Virgo Interferometer (VIRGO) - Categories: telescope

Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA)
VISTA is the Visible and Infrared Telescope for Astronomy: a 4-m Wide Field Survey telescope for the Southern Hemisphere, being built at Cerro Paranal, close to ESO VLT, by a consortium of 18 UK universities. - Categories: survey infrared optical telescope

Vulcan Camera Project
The Vulcan Camera Project, sponsored by NASA Ames Research Center, is designed to detect transits of large extrasolar planets using differential photometry.
Vulcan uses a 15cm aperture refactor at Lick Observatory to image a wide field in which ~6000 stars are monitored for two months, in a search for the ~1% transit signal expect from a 51 Pegasi-type planet.
Vulcan is a ground-based test-bed for the proposed Kepler Mission to detect Earth-sized exoplanets. - Categories: survey optical planetary telescope

WIYN, from Indiana University - Categories: telescope optical

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT - ASTRON)
The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope is a linear 3 kilometer array located near the village of Westerbork in the North-East of the Netherlands. The WSRT consists of fourteen 25m dishes along a perfect east-west line. By combining these fourteen elements one can synthesize a radio telescope with a diameter of 3 kilometers. - Categories: telescope radio

Whole Earth Blazar Telescope (WEBT)
The WEB Telescope (WEBT) is a network of optical observers who in concert have the capability to obtain continuous, high-temporal-density, optical monitoring of blazars. - Categories: telescope optical

Whole Earth Telescope (WET, site of University of Texas at Austin)
The Whole Earth Telescope (WET) is a collaboration of astronomers who observe variable stars (white dwarfs and Delta Scuti stars) and cataclysmic variables Typically twice a year, we coordinate a global time-series photometry campaign at ~10 observatories worldwide such that our target objects are visible from the night side of the planet 24 hours a day - Categories: telescope survey

Whole Earth Telescope (WET)
In 1986, astronomers from the University of Texas established a world--wide network of cooperating astronomical observatories to obtain uninterrupted time--series measurements of variable stars. The technological goal was to resolve the multi-periodic oscillations observed in these objects into their individual components; the scientific goal was to construct accurate theoretical models of the target objects, constrained by their observed behavior, from which their fundamental astrophysical parameters could be derived. This approach has been extremely successful, and has placed the fledgling science of stellar seismology at the forefront of stellar astrophysics. - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Wide Field CAMera for UKIRT (WFCAM)
WFCAM is an IR wide field camera for the UK Infrared Telescope on Mauna Kea. WFCAM will be operational as an IR imaging survey instrument in late 2002. The camera has been designed to maximize survey speed at J, H and K while retaining excellent image quality. - Categories: survey infrared telescope

INACTIVE LINK ? - 341 --- Wilcox Solar Observatory (WSO)
The Wilcox Solar Observatory began daily observations of the Sun's global magnetic field in May 1975, with the goal of understanding changes in the Sun and how those changes affect the Earth; this is now called space weather. Now low-resolution maps are also made of the Sun's magnetic field each day, as are observations of solar surface motions. The observatory is located in the foothills just west of the Stanford University campus. - Categories: telescope solar

Winer Observatory
Robotic observatory for small telescopes located in southeastern Arizona hosting telescopes from other institutions for a fee. See our Web site for details. Our own scientific interests are NEO's and minor planet astrometry and photometry. - Categories: telescope

Wolfgang-Amadeus, The University of Vienna Twin Automatic Photoelectric Telescope (APT)
We operate two robotic 75-cm telescopes for photoelectric photometry at Fairborn Observatory in the Sonoran desert near Tucson, Arizona. Not only are the telescopes automatic, but the observatory itself is automatic. A site-control computer monitors weather sensors, operates the observatory roof, and provides a nightly report to the observatory staff, who are located in Vienna, Austria. - Categories: telescope optical

Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) - Categories: telescope optical

Yerkes Observatory (University of Chicago)
Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay Wisconsin hosts the 40" refractor, a 41" reflector, a 24" Boller & Chivens reflector, a 10" educational telescope, and support facilities. The 41" telescope is used for research including adaptive optics studies. - Categories: dept education library optical telescope

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