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23rd of January 2017
Observatorio Astronomico de Quito
by Helga Denes (CASS)
The Quito Astronomical Observatory (Observatorio Astronomico de Quito in Spanish) is located in the Historic Centre of Quito. The observatory was founded in 1873 and it is the third oldest astronomical observatory in South America. Over the years the observatory was the birthplace of astronomy, geography, meteorology and seismology in Ecuador. In 1963, Escuela Politecnica Nacional took over the management of the observatory. Currently, the observatory is the home of an astronomical museum and the Astronomy Department of Escuela Politecnica Nacional. Research topics at this observatory range from space weather to high-energy astrophysics. - Photo credit: OAQ-EPN

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