Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory - UMR 7550

key words

Stars – Interstellar medium – Galaxies – Astrophysics – Data base – Information systems-  Signal processing – Grid computing – High energy – Numerical simulations – Great surveys

Overview

The Observatory is dedicated to research activities, observation and postgraduate education. It was built in 1881 and hosts the third biggest refracting telescope in France as well as Strasbourg's Planetarium. It hosts three research groups and two observation services which are part of the National Institute of Space Science (INSU): the Survey Science Centre XMM-Newton (SSC-XMM) and the Astronomy Data Centre (CDS).

The observatory seeks to contribute to scientific progress through:

  • Acquiring observation data
  • Developing and using relevant resources
  • Elaborating the required theoretical tools

It is engaged in :

  • Supplying services linked to its research activities
  • Training students and researchers
  • Ensure knowledge dissemination
  • International cooperation activities

 

Research focus

The Observatory is comprised of 3 research teams:

  • Galaxies
  • High energy
  • Astronomy Data Centre ( CDS)

Director

Hervé Wozniak

Contact

Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg
11 rue de l'Université
67000 Strasbourg

Tél : 03 68 85 24 10

Établissement associé de l'Université de Strasbourg
Fondation Université de Strasbourg
Investissements d'Avenir
Ligue européenne des universités de recherche (LERU)
EUCOR, Le Campus européen
CNRS
Inserm Grand Est
HRS4R