Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba

Local nameObservatorio Astronómico de Córdoba
LocationObservatorio, Córdoba, Argentina

The Argentine National Observatory, today the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba, was founded on 24 October 1871, by Argentine president Domingo F. Sarmiento and the North American astronomer Benjamin Apthorp Gould.

Its creation was the beginning of astronomical studies in Argentina. When President Domingo F. Sarmiento was representing his country in the United States, he had the opportunity to meet pioneering astronomer Benjamin Apthorp Gould, who was very interested in traveling to Argentina in order to study the stellar south hemisphere.

Once Sarmiento was installed as President of Argentina, he invited the eminent scientist to travel to Argentina, in 1869, to provide his full support to organize an observatory. Gould arrived in Buenos Aires in 1870.

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More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +54 351 4331 063

Address Laprida 854 Córdoba, Córdoba Province, Argentina

Coordinates -31°25'11.927" N -64°11'55.625" E

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