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Royal Observatory of Belgium

Index Royal Observatory of Belgium

The Royal Observatory of Belgium (Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België; Observatoire Royal de Belgique), has been situated in Uccle (Ukkel in Dutch) since 1890. [1]

32 relations: Adolphe Quetelet, Astrograph, Astrometry, Astronomer, Astrophysics, Baudouin of Belgium, Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgian Revolution, Carl Zeiss AG, Carte du Ciel, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, Geodynamics, Georges Lecointe (explorer), Jean-Charles Houzeau, List of minor planets: 16001–17000, Minor planet, Minor Planet Center, Planetarium (Belgium), Royal Meteorological Institute, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, San Antonio, Santiago, Seismometer, Solar physics, Sunspot, Transit of Venus, 1882, Uccle, United Kingdom of the Netherlands, William I of the Netherlands, World War I, 1276 Ucclia.

Adolphe Quetelet

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet FRSFor FRSE (22 February 1796 – 17 February 1874) was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist.

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Astrograph

An astrograph (astrographic camera) is a telescope designed for the sole purpose of astrophotography.

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Astrometry

Astrometry is the branch of astronomy that involves precise measurements of the positions and movements of stars and other celestial bodies.

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Astronomer

An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.

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Astrophysics

Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that employs the principles of physics and chemistry "to ascertain the nature of the astronomical objects, rather than their positions or motions in space".

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Baudouin of Belgium

Baudouin (Boudewijn, Balduin; 7 September 1930 – 31 July 1993) reigned as the fifth King of the Belgians, following his father's abdication, from 1951 until his death in 1993.

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Belgian Federal Science Policy Office

The Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (Federaal Wetenschapsbeleid; Politique scientifique fédérale), known by the acronym BELSPO, is the federal government body responsible for research policy in Belgium.

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Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

The Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) (Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Ruimte-Aeronomie - BIRA, Institut royal d'Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique - IASB) is a Belgian federal scientific research institute.

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Belgian Revolution

The Belgian Revolution (Belgische Revolution) was the conflict which led to the secession of the southern provinces (mainly the former Southern Netherlands) from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and the establishment of an independent Kingdom of Belgium.

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Carl Zeiss AG

Carl Zeiss, branded as ZEISS, is a German manufacturer of optical systems, industrial measurements and medical devices, founded in Jena, Germany in 1846 by optician Carl Zeiss.

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Carte du Ciel

The Carte du Ciel (literally, 'Map of the Sky') and the Astrographic Catalogue (or Astrographic Chart) were two distinct but connected components of a massive international astronomical project, initiated in the late 19th century, to catalogue and map the positions of millions of stars as faint as 11th or 12th magnitude.

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Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams

The Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) is the official international clearing house for information relating to transient astronomical events.

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Geodynamics

Geodynamics is a subfield of geophysics dealing with dynamics of the Earth.

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Georges Lecointe (explorer)

Georges Lecointe (29 April 1869 - 27 May 1929) was a Belgian naval officer and scientist.

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Jean-Charles Houzeau

Jean-Charles Houzeau de Lehaie (October 7, 1820 – July 12, 1888) was a Belgian astronomer and journalist.

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List of minor planets: 16001–17000

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Minor planet

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.

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Minor Planet Center

The Minor Planet Center (MPC) is the official worldwide organization in charge of collecting observational data for minor planets (such as asteroids and comets), calculating their orbits and publishing this information via the Minor Planet Circulars.

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Planetarium (Belgium)

The Planetarium of the Royal Observatory of Belgium is a Belgian planetarium and part of the institutions of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office.

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Royal Meteorological Institute

The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (French: Institut Royal Météorologique de Belgique or IRM; Dutch: Koninklijk Meteorologisch Instituut van België or KMI) is a Belgian federal institute engaged in scientific research in the field of meteorology.

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Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

Saint-Josse-ten-Noode or Sint-Joost-ten-Node is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.

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San Antonio

San Antonio (Spanish for "Saint Anthony"), officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second most populous city in both Texas and the Southern United States.

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Santiago

Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas.

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Seismometer

A seismometer is an instrument that measures motion of the ground, caused by, for example, an earthquake, a volcanic eruption, or the use of explosives.

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Solar physics

Solar physics is the branch of astrophysics that specializes in the study of the Sun.

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Sunspot

Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the Sun's photosphere that appear as spots darker than the surrounding areas.

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Transit of Venus, 1882

The 1882 transit of Venus, which took place on 6 December 1882 (13:57 to 20:15 UTC), was the second and last Transit of Venus of the 19th century, the first having taken place eight years earlier in 1874.

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Uccle

Uccle or Ukkel is one of the 19 municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.

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United Kingdom of the Netherlands

The United Kingdom of the Netherlands (Verenigd Koninkrijk der Nederlanden; Royaume-Uni des Pays-Bas) is the unofficial name given to the Kingdom of the Netherlands as it existed between 1815 and 1839.

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William I of the Netherlands

William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange and the first King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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1276 Ucclia

1276 Ucclia, provisional designation, is a carbonaceous Alauda asteroid from the outer region of the asteroid belt, approximately 31 kilometers in diameter.

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Brussels Observatory, Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van Belgie, Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België, Observatoire Royal de Belgique, Royal Belgian Observatory, Royal Belgium Observatory, Royal Observatory, Belgium, Uccle Observatory.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Observatory_of_Belgium

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