Royal Observatory, Belgium

Visited to Royal Observatory in Belgium which is an optical telescope. The old observatory is still making significant contribution in optical observation.

The Royal Observatory of Belgium (Dutch: Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van Belgiƫ; French: Observatoire Royal de Belgique), has been situated in Uccle (Ukkel in Dutch) since 1890. It was first established in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode in 1826 by William I under the impulse of Adolphe Quetelet. It was home to a 100 cm diameter aperture Zeiss reflector in the first half of the 20th century, one of the largest telescopes in the world at the time. It owns a variety of other astronomical instruments, such as astrographs, as well as a range of seismograph equipment (for detecting earthquakes).

Prof Rajesh Dubey along with other astronomers visited the observatory during his visit to Belgium.