About the Observatory

updated: 29.03.2016

Wise Observatory
The Wise Observatory in the Negev

The Wise Observatory is a professional astronomical research facility owned and operated by Tel-Aviv University. The observatory is located in the Negev desert, near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, about 200 km south of Tel-Aviv. It hosts the main 1-m diameter telescope, a number of smaller automated telescopes, as well as instrumentation for geological and atmospherical research. For over 40 years, Wise Observatory has been steadily outputting cutting-edge astronomical research, much of it taking advantage of the clear desert skies and the favorable geographic longitude. These allow tracking transient and time-variable phenomena when it is daytime at most other observatories on earth.


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