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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Vatican Observatory
At the death of Gilii the Vatican Observatory was discontinued, for the following reason: Pius VII and Leo XII raised the standard of studies in the papal states.
From the observatory of the late Marquis of Montecuccoli in Modena, of which Denza had been director, a four-inch equatorial, a three-inch transit instrument, and four pendulum clocks with two chronometers, were acquired.
After the material restoration of the observatory, the main problems were a library and the measuring of the astrographic plates.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15309a.htm   (1314 words)

  
 Gamma-Ray Observatory - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ESA: ESA presents INTEGRAL, its space observatory for Gamma-ray astronomy.
ESA launches most sensitive gamma ray observatory ever built.
Observatory on a suicide mission.(Compton Gamma Ray Observatory to be directed in controlled plunge)(Brief Article)
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/X/X-GammaRayObs.asp   (121 words)

  
 National Radio Astronomy Observatory - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY [National Radio Astronomy Observatory] (NRAO), federal observatory for radio astronomy, founded in 1956 and operated under contract with the National Science Foundation by Associated Universities, Inc., a group of major universities.
Finally, the observatory operates the Very Baseline Array (VLBA) consisting of ten radio telescopes placed around the earth that operate in unison.
Principal research programs of the NRAO include the study of galactic structure, extragalactic radio sources, molecules in space, pulsars, quasars, and the evolution of stars and galaxies.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/N/NatlRadi.asp   (364 words)

  
 NASA Earth Observatory Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This page contains quite a lot of relevant information about NASA Earth Observatory.
The NASA Earth Observatory is an online publishing organization of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (US).
More NASA Earth Observatory Page Titles on this Site
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/NASA_Earth_Observatory   (159 words)

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