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Paris Observatory

The French national astronomical research institute, located in Paris and founded in 1667. There are observing facilities at the Meudon Observatory, near Sèvres, which has two reflecting telescopes (1 meter and 0.6 meter) and forms the astrophysics section of the Paris Observatory, and at the Nançay Radio Observatory.
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the contract concerns the supply of a new active-type hydrogen maser for the lne-syrte of the paris observatory.
"This is a new window on the universe," Cyril Tasse, an astronomer at the Paris Observatory who was involved in the project, told AFP.
'We have a rare and interesting conjunction of phenomena,' Pascal Descamps, an astronomer with the Paris Observatory, told a news channel .
Instead, as a self-taught astronomer, in 1737 he obtained a recommendation for a position at the Paris Observatory, which was then under the directorship of Jacques Cassini, son of Jean-Dominique Cassini (the discoverer of the Cassini Division in Saturn's rings).
'Some supermoons are more super than others,' explained Pascal Descamps of the Paris Observatory.
Nicolas Biver, a planetary scientist at the Paris Observatory in Meudon, France, and colleagues used a radio telescope in the Spanish Sierra Nevada to observe Lovejoy.
Among specific topics are data scientist training for librarians, a bibliometric analysis of observatory publications 2008-12, the manipulation of images in ancient books: the case of Sacrobosco's De Sphaera Mundi, a review of tasks in the library of Bosscha Observatory over two decades, and digitizing the patrimonial collections of the Paris Observatory Library.
"Our latest move to add leap second to the UAE standard time follows a decision by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (based at the Paris Observatory) in January 2015 to add a leap second to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) at the end of June this year." reporters@khaleejtimes.com
This movement is tracked by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service at the Paris Observatory. When they measure a sufficiently large lag in the Earth's movement, they then announce leap seconds, as they did earlier this year.
The Paris Observatory, one of the largest astronomical centres in the world, has announced that 2015 will be one second longer.
30 ( ANI ): A new map developed by researchers from MIT and the Paris Observatory charts the size, composition, and location of more than 100,000 asteroids throughout the solar system, and has shown that rogue asteroids are actually more common than previously thought.
Cesar Francois Cassini de Thury born; a French astronomer, grandson of Jean-Dominique Cassini; appointed Director of the Paris Observatory in 1771; undertook and completed a trigonometrical survey of France.