Astronomy Observatories in the Best of the Web Directory

Astronomy Observatories

Associated Universities

Nonprofit science management corporation provides astronomical resources and information.

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

Convention of universities and other institutions that operate astronomical observatories. Presents astronomical data and resources.

Carter Observatory

Aims to provide education and awareness for students and amateur astronomers.

Faulkes Telescope Project

Guide to the world’s largest robotic telescopes. With educational materials and other related resources.

Grove Creek Observatory

Shows equipment and project details, astronomical pictures, and current solar and lunar data.

Harvard College Observatory

Features details of academic studies concerned with the evolution of celestial objects and physical laws on Earth. Also displays particulars of educational programs and public outreach activities.

Johann Palisa Observatory and Planetarium

Provides historical accounts, image collection, equipment details, and news updates. Also contains data archives of observations of variable stars.

Karl Schwarzschild Observatory

Details particulars on equipment, research activities, and instructional programs. Also shows photo gallery, press releases, and news articles.

Klet Observatory

Shows information about instrumentation, space discoveries, and public outreach programs. Also contains publications, news updates, and astronomical images.

Large Telescopes

Displays list of colossal astronomical instruments with details and photos.

Lick Observatory

Provides information on weather conditions, instrument specifications, light pollution, and current research. Also shows a photo gallery, astronomical calendars, and a list of filters.

Lund Observatory

Provides information on research projects, conferences, and educational courses. Also includes a message board, astronomical pictures, and related links.

Mallee Sky

Presents collection of planetary images and a pictorial chronology of the construction of the observatory.

Melton Memorial Observatory

Contains historical accounts, observing schedule, astronomical images, and related links.

Mt. Suhora Astronomical Observatory

Exhibits a database of linear elements of eclipsing star pairs. Includes equipment details, photo collection, published articles, and observing aids.

Mt. Wilson Virtual Observatory

Contains collection of astronomical images, information about featured observatory equipment, and a guest gallery.


Shows equipment details, an article collection, image galleries, and weather updates.


Information on the observatory's facilities and services.

SFASU Observatory

Displays image galleries, observing schedule, and weather reports. Also includes particulars on the equipment and education programs.

SkyView Virtual Observatory

Features an astronomical research tool that generates pictures of any part of the sky at different distances.

Sormano Astronomical Observatory

Showcases an illustrated article that details the primeval and medieval comets in Italy. Also provides information about the equipment and the group's organized activities.

Special Astrophysical Observatory

Provides particulars about the instruments used, observing schedules, and listing of administrative divisions.

Springbook Research Observatory

Displays photo gallery, news updates, equipment details, and project list.

Wise Observatory

Displays press releases, equipment and project details, publications, observatory descriptions, circulars, photo database, and related links.

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