Baksan Neutrino Observatory

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The Baksan Neutrino Observatory (BNO) is a scientific laboratory of INR RAS located in the Baksan River gorge in the Caucasus mountains in Russia. It started operations in 1977, becoming the first such observatory in the USSR.[1] It consists of the Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope, located 300m below the surface, [2] a galliumgermanium neutrino telescope (SAGE, the Soviet–American Gallium Experiment SAGE) located 3,500m deep,[2] as well as a number of ground facilities.

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Coordinates: 43°17′20″N 42°42′10″E / 43.28889°N 42.70278°E / 43.28889; 42.70278