Astronomy & Observatories

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Last updated 12/31/2006

Raw file: astronomy Natl Intl DC Area.csv (22.43 KB)

the galaxy M81

Includes 337 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • Canada: AB, BC, ON, QC
  • some may be in: DC, DE, NV, RI, UT, VT (near a border)

70 location(s) outside USA/Canada

A small but growing collection of Astronomical observatories, astronomy departments and related facilities. These were garnered from a modified core list by the Nautical Almanac Office of the US Naval Observatory (about 40% of the sites), and expounded upon significantly. Most sites were cross-checked in Google Earth and/or topographic mapping software for accuracy. Feel free to contact me for corrections/updstes/additions.... This may be of use for professional and amateur astronomers, historians, and afficianados of science. These may also indicate dark sites for observing (note that I included more of these for the MD/DC/VA area, as I live in this region). There are a few space/science/astronomy/NASA HQ/research sites also included from this region - not observatory material per se, but definitely interesting influencers of astronomy...

***Updated 31 Dec 06 with minor corrections and couple additions...


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