Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory(SHAO), an institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was officially established in 1962 following the amalgamation of the former Xujiahui Observatory and Sheshan Observatory which were founded by French Jesuits in 1872 and 1900, respectively. The general headquarter is now in Xujiahui, Shanghai with several observational bases in Sheshan, Songjiang District of Shanghai. Astro-geodynamics, Galaxies & Cosmology and Planetary Science are the major basic research fields in SHAO. There are some world-class teams in fundamental researches. Meanwhile, SHAO also develops modern technologies for astronomical observations and time & frequency applications. SHAO plays an important role in national key projects such as navigation & positioning and deep space exploration in the fields of applied research. At present, SHAO consists of five divisions: Shanghai Center for Astro-geodynamics Research, Research Center for Galaxies and Cosmology, Division of Science

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences