Grenoble Observatory for Sciences of the Universe

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The Grenoble Observatory for Sciences of the Universe (OSUG) (French: Observatoires des sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble) is an observatory of the sciences of the Universe(OSU) attached to CNRS-INSU [1] and a school of the Grenoble Alpes University.[2] The Observatories of Earth Sciences and Astronomy (OSU, in French) are dedicated to observation, research, training, and public outreach. The Observatory of Grenoble (OSUG) engages in scientific studies related to all aspects of the Universe, the Earth and environmental systems. The OSUG federates 1100 personals in 6 research Units, 5 Associated Research Teams and 2 joint service units federated, mostly located on the Saint-Martin d'Hères Campus near Grenoble.

History[edit]

The OSUG was created the 26th november by governmental decree n° 85-1243.[3]

Members Units[edit]

To carry out its multidisciplinary missions, the Observatoire de Grenoble federates : 6 research units (ISTerre, IPAG, IGE, LEGI, LECA, Irstea Grenoble), 5 associated research teams (FAME/ESRF, CEN/CNRM, Environnements/PACTE, SigmaPhy/Gipsa-Lab, LAME/LIPhy) and 2 joint service units (UMS OSUG, SAJF).[4]

Research fields and Observation services[edit]

Observatory of Grenoble (OSUG) engages in scientific studies related to all aspects of the Universe, the Earth and environmental systems, in particular in astrophysics, planetary science, geophysics, geology, climatology, hydrology, glaciology, ecology...

In addition, OSUG manages a number of key Observing systems, which contribute to national and international databases. Finally, OSUG, within the University of Grenoble, plays a major role in defining and running higher education programs and provides initial and continuing education in Earth Sciences, sciences of the Universe and environmental sciences.

Permanent exhibition[edit]

From discovering collections of rocks, minerals and fossils, to understanding how natural systems work, to observing tools, the permanent exhibition of the Observatory (opened in 2016), freely accessible to all audiences throughout the year, showcases resources and activities of the Observatory.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Original research structures". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Grenoble observatory of sciences of the universe". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. ^ "governmental decree". Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Members Units". Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  5. ^ "Permanent exhibition".

Coordinates: 45°11′39″N 5°45′42″E / 45.1942°N 5.7616°E / 45.1942; 5.7616