Toulouse Observatory, Toulouse

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The Toulouse Observatory is located in Toulouse, France and was established in 1733.It was founded by l'Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de Toulouse . It was moved 1841 and again in 1981.In 1987, Genevieve Soucail of the Toulouse Observatory and her collaborators presented data of a blue ring-like structure in Abell 370 and proposed a gravitational lensing interpretationIn the 1990s the observatory worked on MEGACAM with several other institutions.DirectorsFélix Tisserand was a famous director from 1873 to 1878. He published Recueil d'exercices sur le calcul infinitesimal as well as making several expeditions, including an 1874 trip to Japan. Henri Joseph Anastase Perrotin was Tisserand's assistant astronomer, and they both went to the Paris Observatory in 1878. Tisserand was succeeded by Benjamin Baillaud.TelescopesThe observatory has used many telescopes over its lifetime. For example, an 83 cm aperture refractor telescope was installed in 1875.
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  • The staff were really nice, they are very educated and open-minded, unlike typical French, they're more than willing to speak in foreign languages. It really was nice going there. Do suggest you to go there on Friday night at 9pm, as there is a free night tour for the Observatory.
  • It has nice well maintained 18th century telescopes and instruments. It's opened every Friday. Gate opens between 09.00 to 09.30 pm. Tour starts from 09.30 pm. It's free of cost.
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