The Quito Astronomical Observatory 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.
Official website http://oaq.epn.edu.ec/
Phone +593 2 257 0765
Address Parque La Alameda, Quito, Ecuador
Coordinates -0°12'54.067" N -78°30'8.904" E