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Royal Observatory of Belgium

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  • Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
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Abstract from DBPedia
    The Royal Observatory of Belgium, officially known in French as the Observatoire Royal de Belgique, and in Dutch as the Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België, is 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 (such as for detecting earthquakes). The main activities are: * Reference systems and geodynamics * Astrometry and dynamics of celestial bodies * Astrophysics * Solar physics.

    ベルギー王立天文台(ベルギーおうりつてんもんだい、仏:Observatoire royal de Belgique,蘭:Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België)は、ブリュッセルにあるベルギー王立の天文台。アドルフ・ケトレーにより1828年に設立された。 2004年現在、国際的な太陽観測拠点になっている。国立ではないが、国際的には他国の国立天文台と同等の扱いを受けている。重要な天文台の1つである。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Royal_Observatory_of_Belgium)