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Toulouse Observatory, Toulouse

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The Toulouse Observatory (French: Observatoire de Toulouse) is located in Toulouse, France and was established in 1733.
It was founded by l'Académie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de Toulouse ("Academy of Science, Inscriptions and the Humanities of Toulouse"). It was moved 1841 and again in 1981.
In 1987, Genevieve Soucail of the Toulouse Observatory and her collaborators presented data of a blue ring-like structure in Abell 370 and proposed a gravitational lensing interpretation
In the 1990s the observatory worked on MEGACAM with several other institutions.
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  • The staff were really nice, they are very educated and open-minded, unlike typical French, they're more than willing to speak in foreign languages. It really was nice going there. Do suggest you to go there on Friday night at 9pm, as there is a free night tour for the Observatory.
  • It has nice well maintained 18th century telescopes and instruments. It's opened every Friday. Gate opens between 09.00 to 09.30 pm. Tour starts from 09.30 pm. It's free of cost.

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