Centre de recherches en géodynamique et astrométrie

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Minor planets discovered: 21
3913 Chemin December 2, 1986
4602 Heudier October 28, 1986
4603 Bertaud November 25, 1986
4892 Chrispollas October 11, 1985
5576 Albanese October 26, 1986
5671 Chanal December 13, 1985
5769 Michard August 6, 1987
6375 Fredharris October 1, 1986
6587 Brassens November 27, 1984
6820 Buil December 13, 1985
7928 Bijaoui November 27, 1986
8080 Intel November 17, 1987
8636 Malvina October 17, 1985
9553 Colas October 17, 1985
13499 Steinberg October 1, 1986
13500 Viscardy August 6, 1987
13739 Nancyworden September 16, 1998
(17405) 1986 VQ2 November 4, 1986
(27704) 1984 WB4 November 27, 1984
(55734) 1986 WD6 November 27, 1986
(65660) 1985 PM1 August 14, 1985
100122 Alpes Maritimes August 15, 1993

The Centre de recherches en géodynamique et astrométrie (CERGA) was a scientific department of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (OCA). It included 28 researchers and as many engineers and technicians located on the Observatory sites of Nice, Grasse and Calern (Caussols). The scientific activities covered fields as diverse as fundamental astronomy, celestial mechanics and space geodesy. CERGA was in charge of several observing facilities like the lunar-laser ranging telescope and the two satellite laser stations.

By nature the scientific activity involved the acquisition of data and their processing, a dedicated instrumental development and a close relationship with the more theoretical aspects in dynamics and observation modelling.

CERGA was dissolved in 2004 when the OCA re-organized.

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