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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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Contract notice: elaboration of the multi-year plan of real estate strategy of the paris observatory
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.
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.
From September to December 2013 the Paris Observatory is holding an exhibition on his life and work.
Director of the Paris Observatory of Geopolitical Studies Professor Charles Saint-Prot: Bahrain has to combat terror and deter irresponsible acts fomented by instigators.
Among the topics are founding an ideal city in Filarete's Libro Architettonico, Pope Sixtus IV and the foundation of Ponte Sisto in 1473, building a sense of belonging with the foundation of Valletta in Malta, constructing a counter-reformational architecture in the southern Netherlands, and the foundation of the Paris Observatory on 21 June in 1667.
The Director of the Paris Observatory later remarked that Le Verrier had discovered a planet "with the point of his pen".