Yunnan Astronomical Observatory

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Yunnan Observatories
Organization Chinese Academy of Sciences
Code 286
Location Phoenix Hill, Kunming
Coordinates 25°02′N 102°47′E / 25.033°N 102.783°E / 25.033; 102.783Coordinates: 25°02′N 102°47′E / 25.033°N 102.783°E / 25.033; 102.783
Altitude 2,014 m (6,608 ft)
Established 1938
Website http://www.ynao.ac.cn/

Yunnan Astronomical Observatory (YAO / 云南天文台) an institution of Chinese Academy of Sciences sits on the Phoenix Hill in east suburb of Kunming, Yunnan, China. It is the only research observatory in the southwest of China. It is a state institution for astronomy research and public science education. There are 8 research groups and 2 observing stations in YAO.

Groups:

  • Solar physics
  • Stellar physics
  • Stellar population
  • Extragalactic physics
  • AGN jets
  • Binary Population Synthesis
  • High-energy astrophysics
  • Astrodynamics & astrometry
  • Southern Observing Station

Facilities:

  • Lijiang 2.4 m telescope
  • Fuxian Lake 1 m solar tower
  • ynao 1 m telescope
  • 10 m radio telescope

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