OBSERVATORIES

Observatories are structures designed and equipped for observing astronomical events. In this section you will learn all about famous observatories and the role they play astronomy.

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Keck Observatory

Keck Observatory, an astronomical observatory on Mauna Kea, in Hawaii. The observatory is home to two identical optical telescopes, Keck I and Keck II.

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  • Hale Observatories
    Hale Observatories

    Hale Observatories, the name of a group of observatories jointly administered by the California Institute of Technology and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 196980. See more »

  • Keck Observatory
    Keck Observatory

    Keck Observatory, an astronomical observatory on Mauna Kea, in Hawaii. The observatory is home to two identical optical telescopes, Keck I and Keck II. See more »

  • Lick Observatory
    Lick Observatory

    Lick Observatory, the astronomical observatory of the University of California. It stands some 4,200 feet (1,280 m) above sea level on the summit of Mount Hamilton, about 25 miles (40 km) east of San Jose. See more »

  • Naval Observatory, United States
    Naval Observatory, United States

    Naval Observatory, United States, a division of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department. See more »

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    Observatory

    Observatory, in astronomy, a building or group of buildings from which the heavens are studied. See more »

  • Palomar Observatory
    Palomar Observatory

    Palomar Observatory, an observatory on Palomar Mountain northeast of San Diego. It houses the Hale telescope, which has a mirror 200 inches (508 cm) in diameter. See more »

  • Royal Greenwich Observatory
    Royal Greenwich Observatory

    Royal Greenwich Observatory, a former astronomical observatory in Britain, originally located in Greenwich, a borough of London. See more »

  • Yerkes Observatory
    Yerkes Observatory

    Yerkes Observatory, the astronomical observatory of the University of Chicago, located at Williams Bay, Wisconsin, on Lake Geneva. See more »

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