Indian Institute of Astrophysics bangalore

Indian Institute of Astrophysics bangalore


Affiliated To Bangalore University
Address: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Website: http://www.iiap.res.in
About Indian Institute of Astrophysics bangalore :

The origin of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics can be traced to a private observatory established by William Petrie (died: 1816), an officer of the East India Company. He set up that private observatory in his residence located in Egmore, Chennai (formerly Madras), India. The main aim of the observatory, according to Petrie, was "to provide navigational assistance to the company ships and help determine the longitudes by observing the eclipses of Moon and satellites of Jupiter". In 1790, this private observatory was taken over by the East India Company, with Michael Topping (1747–96) as an astronomer. In 1792, the observatory was expanded and shifted to a complex in Nungambakkam area of Chennai. This was the first modern observatory outside Europe.
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Accredited :  No
Funding :  Self Finance
Country: India
State: Karnataka
District: Bangalore
City: Bangalore
Last Updated :  2013-03-04
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