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Milkyweb Astronomy

Observatory Guide

Database V4.7: 2009 observatories worldwide - new features
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9 Year Anniversary

Hi out there,

it´s now over nine years since Milkyweb Astronomical Observatory Guide ist available on the net. Some 100.000 visitors have been here to look for astronomical observatories or even collegues to discuss with.

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Search Observatories on the globe

I made a ObservatoryGuide-org.kmz file so that you can locate all the observatories with Google Earth as well as with NASA World Wind (thanks to the World Wind core team)

Having Google Earth installed:
    download the file
    doubleclick on it so that it is opened with Google Earth
    each observatory is marked on the globe
    to search for a specific observatory you can either
        rotate the globe and zoom as usual, or
        look for the observatory in the alphabetical list on the left
            if you doubleclick on the name, the globe will show you the observatory from a distance of
            100 km

            if you click on the ID, Milkyweb Astronomical Observatory Guide will open to show you
            further details

Having NASA World Wind installed:
    download the file
    start NASA World Wind
    select file -> load kmz file
    then same as above


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Those, who support the realization and operation of this site:

Belgian observatories by: Jean-Marc Wislez, Volkssterrenwacht Urania, Hove, Belgium

Earth atmospheric transmission spectrum by: Bill Blair, The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

French translation by: Didier Van Hellemont/Raoul Lannoy,  Volkssterrenwacht Urania, Hove, Belgium

Italian translation by: Marco Cavagna, Sormano Astronomical Observatory, Sormano, Italy

News by: Fraser Cain, UNIVERSE TODAY, Vancouver, Canada

Night sky brightness map by: P. Cinzano, F. Falchi (University of Padova), C. D. Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder). © Royal Astronomical Society.

Optical observatories based on: IAU observatory codes, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA, USA and Institute of Applied Astronomy, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia

PHP-Scripts by: Klaus Lanz, Functional-Webware, Freiburg, Germany

Radio observatories mostly from: Daniela Düßdorf, c/o Norbert Junkes, Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany, and The National Academies, Washington DC

Russian translation by: Irina Neumann, Speichersdorf, Germany

Sky view by: Chris Peat, Heavens Above, Munich, Germany

World´s largest optical telescopes from: Students for the exploration and development of space

Idea, realization, hosting by:  © 2001-2023 Wolfgang Grond, NUMBERLAND™ Kulmbach, Germany

Last change: 2023-01-20