Center of Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Geophysics

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Center of Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics
CRAAG - Bouzareah.jpg
Alternative names CRAAG
Observatory code 008 Edit this on Wikidata
Location Algiers, Algeria Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 36°47′52″N 3°01′56″E / 36.7979°N 3.0322°E / 36.7979; 3.0322Coordinates: 36°47′52″N 3°01′56″E / 36.7979°N 3.0322°E / 36.7979; 3.0322
Established 1985 Edit this on Wikidata
Website www.craag.dz Edit this at Wikidata
Center of Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Geophysics is located in Algeria
Center of Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Geophysics
Location of Center of Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Geophysics

The Algiers Observatory was built in the late 19th century in the Algiers suburb of Bouzaréah, Algeria, North Africa. It participated in the Astrographic Catalogue project, taking the zone between -2 and +4 degrees to expose 1,260 plates between the years 1891 and 1911. At the tail end of that time, the director of the installation was François Gonnessiat.

It is now known as the Centre de Recherche en Astronomie Astrophysique et Géophysique (CRAAG), where it combines astronomy with work in astrophysics, and geophysical research, including the monitoring of earthquakes.

Astronomers[edit]

Astronomers who worked at the observatory include:

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