The National Astronomy Observatory of China (NAOC, the acronym was officially claimed as standing for National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese: åÂ½å®¶å¤©æÂÂåÂ°; pinyin: GuójiÄÂ TiÄÂnwéntái) was founded on April 25, 2001 through the merging of four CAS observatories, three CAS observing stations and one CAS research centre. The Headquarters of the NAOC are situated in the northern suburbs of Beijing on the site of the former Beijing Astronomical Observatory (BAO), and take responsibility for all matters relating to the former BAO. The reformation of management structure imitated to National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) and National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) of USA and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ).
Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Beijing Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing Yunnan Astronomical Observatory, Kunming Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory, Urumuqi
Optical Astronomy, Space Science, Radio Astronomy, Solar Physics Stellar Cosmology, Applied Astronomy, Lunar and Deep Space Exploration
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