The Quito Astronomical Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio Astronómico de Quito – OAQ) is a research institute of EPN, the National Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador. Its major research fields are astronomy and atmospheric physics.
The Quito Astronomical Observatory is one of the oldest observatories in South America and was founded in 1873. In 1963, The Government of Ecuador transferred title of the Observatory to the National Polytechnic School. The Quito Astronomical Observatory is the National Observatory of Ecuador and is located 12 minutes south of the Equator in the Historic Center of Quito.
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S.R.F. F-F | Jan 21, 2018
Quite interesting, not to big.
Liza Boon | Feb 21, 2018
This could be a fascinating place to visit but activities and engagement are minimal. Also ,the building itself is run down and the garden is scruffy and unkempt. They could encourage lots of events and informative days ,educationally. They could have events under the stars. There is a beautiful bust in the garden. I am still glad I went at $2,I had very little to lose.
Adriana Trujillo-Ortega | Feb 9, 2018
This was the first observatory in Southamerica, and was directed by germans citizens. It has a great library with original books since S.XVIII
Mario Egas | Sep 6, 2017
Very likable free guide (spanish), he didn't know everything but was honest about it. We were let in close to closingtime and allowed in "closed" areas. You are free to roam and take pictures. Sadly the use of the Metzger telescope was or is no longer possible in the evenings like it was before. The view from Quito's oldest park at the top of the observatory is lovely. Must see.
Andrey Petukhov | May 4, 2018
Historical place with its atmosphere
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