AstroWeb: Ressources Astronomiques sur Internet en France

2-Telescopes Large Interferometer (GI2T REGAIN)
The Grand Interferometre a 2 Telescopes is an Optical Interferometer, on Plateau du Calern, Departement Fresnel, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France. - Categories: telescope optical

AGB newsletter - Categories: abstracts full_text

Absolute Astronomical Accelerometry (AAA)
A new spectroscopic technique dedicated to the search of extrasolar planets and stellar oscillations [in French]. - Categories: planetary

Aladin Sky Atlas
Aladin is an interactive sky atlas, developed at CDS (Strasbourg, France), allowing the user to visualize digitized images of any part of the sky, to superimpose entries from astronomical catalogs or personal user data files, and to interactively access related data and information from the Simbad, NED, and Vizier databases for all known objects in the field.
The set of sky images consists of the STScI Digital Sky Survey (DSS-I and DSS-II), as well as an ensemble of higher resolution images (ESO-R and SERC plates) digitized at the MAMA facility in Paris. - Categories: infosys center survey

INACTIVE LINK ? - 325 --- Andromeda Galaxy and Amplified Pixels Experiment (AGAPE)
AGAPE (Andromeda Galaxy and Amplified Pixels Experiment) is a French collaboration between CNRS (IN2P3 and INSU) and CEA (DSM/DAPNIA) laboratories.
The project is a search for microlensing on unresolved stars of the Andromeda M31 galaxy by MACHOs (baryonic dark matter candidates) of the halo of the Milky Way as well as of the halo of M31. [in French]. - Categories: survey optical

Association Francaise d'Astronomie (AFA)
The Association Française d'Astronomie (AFA) publishes monthly "Ciel & Espace". - Categories: society

AstroGLU is a discovery tool, to help locate database servers providing relevant information in the astronomical context related to a selected data type: object name, position on the sky, astronomer's name, etc.
AstroGLU is based on a dictionary of remote services, developed by CDS in the framework of the GLU system. It is the CDS contribution to the AstroBrowse project. - Categories: infosys

AstroWeb at CDS: yellow-page Services - Categories: astroweb

AstroWeb index
WAIS index to the Astronomical Internet Resources database, a product of AstroWeb consortium. - Categories: infosys astroweb

Astronomical Server URL (ASU)
A proposal to standardized query syntax in astronomical Web services. - Categories: infosys

Astronomy and Astrophysics: Abstract Service at CDS
Following an agreement with the Editors of Astronomy & Astrophysics, the CDS provides electronic access to the abstracts from the Astronomy and Astrophysics main Journal, and Supplement Series, approximately four weeks before publication. - Categories: abstracts

Astronomy with a Neutrino Telescope and Abyss environmental RESearch (ANTARES)
ANTARES is a project which aims at a large scale high energy cosmic neutrino water cherenkov detector. - Categories: physics

INACTIVE LINK ? - 326 --- Bernard Lyot Telescope (UPS)
2 m Cassegrain telescope operating in the visible domain. Located at 2878 m high on the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrénées. [also in French] - Categories: telescope infrared optical

Besancon Double and Multiple Star Database
The aim of the Double and Multiple Star Database of the Besançon Observatory is to provide a set of specific informations, as complete as possible, for different kinds of binary and multiple stars: visual, spectroscopic, photometric, interferometric, astrometric, by occultation, etc. - Categories: center

Besancon Observatory (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Besançon, LAOB)
Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Besançon - Laboratoire d'astrophysique de l'observatoire de Besançon (LAOB) - Categories: dept

Bordeaux Observatory (Laboratoire d'astrodynamique, d'astrophysique et d'aéronomie de Bordeaux)
Observatoire Astronomique de Bordeaux (France). Research activities are in the following fields: astrometry, planet atmospheres, solar physics, and radioastronomy. [in French] - Categories: dept

CDS Information Bulletin - Categories: full_text

CDS Service for Astronomical Catalogues (Astronomer's Bazaar)
This on-line service, provided by the CDS, Strasbourg, gives access to several thousand astronomical data catalogues and tables. The VizieR catalog browser provides additional search functionalities for a large fraction of these catalogues. - Categories: center

CEA Saclay - Astrophysics Department (DAPNIA)
Département d'Astrophysique, de physique des Particules, de physique Nucléaire et de l'Instrumentation Associée, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, (CEA), Saclay, France.
DAPNIA combines the three disciplines: Astrophysics (SAp), Nuclear Physics (SPhN), Particule Physics (SPP). - Categories: dept

INACTIVE LINK ? - 55 --- CIGALE Data Analysis Software - Analyse et Depouillement Homogene des Observations Cigale (ADHOC)
ADHOC is a 3D complete package to acquire, display and reduce data from Perot-Fabry scanning interferometer devices. ADHOC runs on PC's under WINDOW9x or WINDOWS NT systems. ADHOC is the main software used by the Interferometric Group of Marseille's Observatory to reduce the 3D data coming from Photon Counting or CCD observations. It contains also general 2D modules useful for simple imagery. ADHOC software has been designed in 1987 in order to reduce data from the scanning Pérot-Fabry instrument CIGALE built in Marseille's Observatory. Up to 1998, the successive versions of ADHOC run on DOS operating systems. The new version will offer also to reduce TIGER and PYTHEAS observational data. - Categories: software

The CLEMENTINE Spacecraft, was launched on 25 January 1994, and performed in 71 days the first multi-spectral systematic mapping of the moon. Clementine produced 1,800,000 images that represents approximately a volume of 55 Go of data. These data are distributed by the PDS on 90 CD-ROMS, and are also available on line (stored on 55 Go drives) thanks to this server provided by CNES. - Categories: center space

INACTIVE LINK ? - 97 --- COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits - Asteroseismology and Search for Exoplanets (COROT)
A space mission of the French Space Agency (CNES), with a launch planned in 2006. COROT stands for COnvection ROtation and planetary Transits. - Categories: telescope optical planetary space

Cassini Lab. (Nice Obs.)
The Giovanni Domenico Cassini Laboratory, is a Department of the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur and also a CNRS research laboratory. It is housed on a hill above the city of Nice. Its scientific activities are: hydrodynamics, non-linear dynamics, radiative transfer and plasma physics. The research carried out has applications in astronomy but also in physics, mathematics and engineering. - Categories: dept

Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation Institute (IMCCE-BdL, Paris Obs.)
The Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Ephémérides du Bureau des Longitudes publishes ephemerides and performs research activities related to solar system objects, celestial mechanics and astrometry. - Categories: dept planetary

Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
The French Space Agency. - Categories: agency

Centre d'Analyse des Images (CAI)
The CAI, a laboratory of INSU/CNRS, in Paris, France. It hosts the MAMA (Machine a Mesurer pour l'Astronomie) measuring machine, a photographic plate digitising facility. Among other scientific projects, the CAI contributes to the EROS and DUO searches for microlensing events. (Server in French). - Categories: dept

Centre de Donnees de la Physique des Plasmas (Plasma Physics Data Centre - CDPP)
The CDPP (Centre de Données de la Physique des Plasmas) is a data centre serving the space plasma physics community. Its primary purpose is to preserve data relevant to the physics of naturally occurring plasmas, especially data from experiments which are either French or have strong French participation. The CDPP both renders these data accessible, and facilitates their exploitation. The CDPP is located in Toulouse (France), where it has its two principal components, one supported by the CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), and the other by the CESR (Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements). - Categories: center earth particles radio solar

Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS)
The CDS is a data center dedicated to the collection and worldwide distribution of astronomical data. It is located at the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France. The CDS hosts the SIMBAD astronomical database, the world reference database for the identification of astronomical objects. The CDS site includes access to SIMBAD on the Web, various bibliographic services and mirror sites, the AstroWeb pages and the Star*s Family of directories, the TOPBase of the Opacity project, etc.
It also includes the famous Astronomer's Bazaar , a unique feature allowing to select astronomical catalogues by keyword or author's name, among the library of several thousands catalogues and tables available on line, and to actually retrieve the corresponding files. This is completed by the VizieR service for querying catalogues and tables. - Categories: center

Centre de Physique Theorique (CPT)
Centre de Physique Theorique, Marseille, France. - Categories: physics

Centre de Prevision de l'activite solaire et geomagnetique (RWC MEUDON)
Forecast of solar activity: solar cm flux, solar flares.
Forecast of geomagnetic activity: geomagnetic indices, geomagnetic storms.
Forecast of the solar cycle.
Data base for cosmic rays from Kerguelen and Terre Adelie station. [in French] - Categories: center education solar

INACTIVE LINK ? - 48 --- Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon: Preprints (CRAL)
Preprints of articles authored by members of the CRAL (Observatoire de Lyon and Ecole Normale Supérieure). - Categories: preprint

Centre de Recherche en Geodynamique et Astrometrie (CERGA)
This scientific department of the Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur is located on the Observatory sites of Nice, Grasse and Calern. The scientific activities cover fields as diverse as fundamental astronomy, celestial mechanics and space geodesy. CERGA is in charge of several observing facilities like the lunar-laser ranging telescope and the two satellite laser stations. - Categories: dept

Chemistry of CircumStellar ENVelopes (CSENV)
CSENV is a code that computes the chemical abundances for a desired set of species as a function of radius in a stationary, non-clumpy, CircumStellar ENVelope. - Categories: software

Cherenkov Array at Themis (CAT)
Homepage of the CAT (Cherenkov Array at Themis) imager. This is an atmospheric Cherenkov imaging telescope for detection of high-energy gamma rays (>200 GeV), sited in the French Pyrenees. - Categories: telescope high_energy

Committee for Connection Teachers-Astronomers (CLEA)
The Comité de Liaison Enseignants et Astronomes promotes teaching Astronomy at all levels from nursery school to University, based on observation, experience and active methods. It participates widely to the training of teachers. [in French] - Categories: education

Cordier et al.'s stellar evolution tracks
Stellar evolution tracks published in Cordier et al. (2002) and Cordier et al. (2003) can be downloaded from this web page. - Categories: center

DEep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky (DENIS - IAP)
DENIS is a deep complete survey of the astronomical sources of the Southern Sky in 2 near-infrared bands (J at 1.25 micron & K at 2.16 micron) and one optical band (I at 0.8 micron) simultaneously, using a one meter ground-based telescope at La Silla (Chile), with limiting magnitudes 18.5, 16.5 and 14.0, respectively. - Categories: center infrared optical survey

DEep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky: Point Source Database (DENIS)
DENIS is a deep astronomical survey of the Southern Sky in two near-infrared bands (J at 1.25 µ and K at 2.16 µ) and one optical band (I at 0.8 µ) simultaneously, conducted by a European consortium, using a one meter telescope (ESO, La Silla). The survey started in 1996 and is expected to be completed in 2000.
The Centre de Données Astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) is implementing the final point source databases and is providing access of the processed and calibrated data to the worldwide community. - Categories: center infrared optical survey

INACTIVE LINK ? - 338 --- Departement d'Astronomie Solaire (DASOP, Observatoire de Paris)
Department of Solar Astronomy at Observatoire de Paris. - Categories: dept solar

ELODIE archive
The ELODIE archive hosts more than 16000 Echelle spectra of 2000 objects obtained since 1994 with the ELODIE spectrograph used at the 1.93m telescope at OHP observatory (Observatoire de Haute Provence, France). The website allows to visualize and download the reconnected 67 echelle orders spectra (4000-6800 A) rebinned with a 0.05 A step. A pipeline is also available to reduce the spectra on the fly. - Categories: center

EROS Experiment
In this (still experimental) server you may find general informations as well as the latest publications/preprints from the EROS collaboration. Our main topic is the search for microlensing amplification of the luminosities of LMC/SMC stars. - Categories: survey

ESO Nearby Abell Cluster Survey (ENACS)
ENACS is a database (Redshifts, positions, magnitudes) for more than 100 Nearby Abell Clusters. - Categories: survey

Earth Sciences Laboratory (LST)
Includes studies on planets and satellites.[in French] - Categories: dept

Ecole Normale Superieure - Departement de Physique (ENS)
Physics departement of the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS). [in French] - Categories: dept radio

INACTIVE LINK ? - 443 --- Environment's Physics and Chemistry Lab. (LPCE)
Research on the terrestrial atmosphere and the space environment - Categories: dept

European Association for Research in Astronomy
EARA is an Associated European Laboratory for promoting research and collaboration at its five member laboratories: - Categories: society

European Astronomical Society (EAS)
The European Astronomical Society is an association founded in 1990. The purpose of the society is to contribute to and promote the advancement of astronomy, in its broadest sense, in Europe, by all suitable means and in particular:
a) by providing an independent forum for the discussion of subjects of common interest.
b) by providing means whereby action can be taken on those matters which appear desirable to be handled at the European level. - Categories: society

Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
This resource, maintained by Jean Schneider (Observatoire de Paris), provides updated information about the search for extrasolar planets.
It includes a Catalog of Extrasolar Planets and a list of meetings. - Categories: misc center meetings planetary

FIRBACK Survey (IAS, Orsay)
FIRBACK is a cosmological survey which used the Infrared Space Observatory to study the Cosmic Far Infrared Background, and distant galaxies.
The final products will include: - Categories: survey

FRench Online MAGnetic Extrapolations (FROMAGE)
FROMAGE is a joint project between DASOP (Observatoire de Paris), CPhT (Ecole Polytechnique) and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), to provide public access to a base of numerical codes for extrapolation of solar magnetic field. - Categories: misc solar

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE French site)
Site of the French team contributing to Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE).
FUSE est un satellite observatoire de la NASA dédié à la spectroscopie haute résolution dans le domaine ultraviolet. Ce programme est realisé en coopération avec l'Agence Spatiale Canadienne et le Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES). [in French] - Categories: telescope space ultraviolet

French "Hands On" Science (La Main à la Pâte)
Teaching Sciences at nursery and primary school. [in French] - Categories: education

French Association of Variable Star Observers (AFOEV)
More than 1,800,000 observations with the first recorded observation dating back to 1896. This database also includes observations made by other associations, namely the BAV (Germany), HAA (Hungary), NHK (Japan), NVVW (The Netherlands), Belgian, Norwegian, Swedish, Ukrainian and several astronomical groups in Spain. The observations are suplied free of charge. [also in French] - Categories: society

French Centre of Space Studies of Radiations (CESR)
The Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements is a CNRS unit (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), associated with the University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse and selected by CNES (Agence francaise de l'espace); it is the laboratory of space astrophysics for the large Southwest area in France. Its missions include: Research in Astrophysics; Instrumental developments ; Teaching and diffusion of science. - Categories: dept space

French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) - Categories: comp_sci

French WWW Servers (France) - Categories: other_astronomy

French ground based solar database (BASS2000)
The BAse de données Solaire Sol 2000 was created as a support for THEMIS data and in complement of the MEDOC database of space observations (SOHO). This database is implemented on two complementary sites (Meudon and Tarbes); it archives data from Tenerife (THEMIS), Meudon, Nançay, and Pic du Midi. - Categories: center optical radio solar

GLU : Uniform Link Generator
GLU is a tool developed by CDS (Strasbourg) for managing heterogeneous distributed Web services. - Categories: software protocols

Galaxies, Etoiles, Physique et Instrumentation (Paris Observatory)
A department of Paris Observatory. Galaxies, stars, physics, and instrumentation. - Categories: dept

Galilee Department (OCA)
[in French] - Categories: dept

Grenoble Observatory - Astrophysics Laboratory (LAOG) - Categories: dept

Grenoble Planetology Lab. (LPG)
[in French] - Categories: dept

Groupe de Recherche en Astronomie et Astrophysique du Languedoc (GRAAL)
This is the Astronomy group at University of Montpellier, France. Research activities include cosmology and the study of the late stages of stellar evolution (AGB and post-AGB stars). [in French] - Categories: dept

How Far Can You Go ? (A critical review of the distance scale of the universe)
Recent determinations or new approaches have brought a new light on the distance scale of the universe: Hubble Space Telescope key project, Hipparcos distance determinations, microlensing surveys, etc.
This workshop brought together key persons working on complementary aspects in order to make a critical review of the distance scale of the universe. It was organized by the Observatoire de Strasbourg and held at La Petite Pierre, Northern Vosges, 25-27 June 1997.
Electronic proceedings are available. - Categories: meetings

Hypercat (CRAL-Observatoire de Lyon)
Hypercat is an interface to databases and to local catalogues of extragalactic data.
These catalogues concern various characteristics of galaxies: Optical photometry, Internal kinematics, Metallicity. - Categories: center

IRAM Newsletter
The IRAM Newsletter, edited every odd month, carries information on the status and results of the IRAM telescopes: the 30m telescope at Pico Veleta (Spain) and the Interferometer on Plateau de Bure (France) IRAM ( is an international institute for research in millimeter astronomy, cofunded by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), the MPG (Max Planck Gesellschaft, Germany), and the IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional, Spain). - Categories: full_text radio

ISOGAL is a 7 and 15 micron survey of the inner Galactic disk performed with the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) camera, ISOCAM, mostly with 6" pixels.
The ISOGAL sources are systematically cross-identified with the KJI sources of the DENIS survey. - Categories: survey misc

Info science - Astronomy
Founded in 1998 by 2 journalists. Daily news on sciences and techniques. [in French] - Categories: education

Information and On-line Data in Astronomy
This is the on-line complement of the book "Information & On-line Data in Astronomy", Daniel Egret & Miguel A. Albrecht (Editors), published by Kluwer Acad. Publ. (Sept. 1995). It includes summary descriptions of the databases, archives, and information systems presented in the printed version, together with the complete access pointers (kept up-to-date) and, when available, ready-to-use hyperlinks to the original data systems. - Categories: other_astronomy center

INACTIVE LINK ? - 312 --- Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (IN2P3)
[in French] - Categories: physics

Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers/CNRS (INSU)
INSU is the French national agency for Sciences of the Universe. Endowed with its own budget, voted by the CNRS Board of Directors, INSU is responsible for the major facilities and programs in this field of research, and for the Universe Sciences Observatories in France. The server includes the list of all French astronomy departments. - Categories: society dept

Institute for Space Astrophysics, France (IAS)
The Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) in Orsay, France, is a laboratory of French CNRS and University of Paris-Orsay. It hosts several scientific teams (Solar ans Stellar Physics, Physics of galaxies, Solar System Physics) and services (MEDOC data center for SOHO). - Categories: dept solar space

Knowing the universe and its secrets
The evolution of stars, from their birth to their death, as supernovae and black holes. Also some pages about the evolution of galaxies. - Categories: education

L'astronomie (amateur site) - Categories: education

La Recherche
La Recherche is a major international journal of scientific and technical information in French. - Categories: full_text

Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systemes Atmospheriques (LISA)
Recherche atmospherique. [in French] - Categories: planetary

Laboratoire Primaire du Temps et des Frequences (LPTF)
The Laboratoire Primaire du Temps et des Fréquences (LPTF) is responsible for the French time and frequency references. It is also a laboratory of the Observatoire de Paris through the Departement d'Astronomie Fondamentale and unit 1125 of CNRS (Space Time References Systems). - Categories: dept

Laboratoire d'Etude du Rayonnement et de la Matiere en Astrophysique (LERMA, Observatoire de Paris)
The LERMA is a new (Jan 2002) departement of Paris Observatory regrouping the old DEMIRM (Radioastronomie Millimetrique) and the DAMAP (Physics of Atoms and Molecules). - Categories: dept physics radio

Laboratory Universe & Theories (LUTH, Paris Observatory)
A department of Paris Observatory. - Categories: dept

Portal for amateur astronomy software [in French]. - Categories: newsgroup

Lyon Center of Astronomical Research (CRAL)
The Center of Astronomical Research of Lyon (CRAL) is a research institute established by CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and University Claude Bernard-Lyon I. - Categories: dept

Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic DAtabase (LEDA)
Created in 1983, LEDA is the oldest Extragalactic Database. It gives more than 60 of the most important parameters for about one million galaxies. It provides charts and images through a Web interface. In addition, a batch mode is available and also a very powerful SQL-like query language. - Categories: center infrared optical

Marseille Centre for Particle Physics (CPPM)
The Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille is one of the research laboratories of the IN2P3 (National Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, which is itself part of the CNRS) and of the University of Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II). - Categories: physics

INACTIVE LINK ? - 97 --- Marseille Laboratory of Astrophysics (LAM)
The Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille results from the merging of the Astronomical Observatory in Marseille, France, and of the Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale (LAS). This is part of the OSU Marseille-Provence. [also in French] - Categories: dept

INACTIVE LINK ? - 55 --- Marseille-Provence Astronomical Observatory (OAMP) - Categories: dept

The Strasbourg astronomical Data Centre (CDS) is collecting modern media offering material related to astronomy and space sciences. - Categories: center software

INACTIVE LINK ? - 355 --- Mediterranean Association of Environmental and Space Sciences (AMSEE)
The "Association Mediterranenne des Sciences de l'Environnement et de l'Espace" or Mediterranean Association of Environmental and Space Sciences is a non profit organisation established late 1990. Since then the Association has installed two telescopes, one designed for the observation of planets and double stars under the Mosser Dome and another for deep sky observing under the Messier Dome. CCDs observing for amateur size telescope has been the major interest of the members since the beginning. - Categories: society education pictures

Meetings on Extra-solar Planets - Categories: meetings

Multi-Experiment Data Operations Center for SOHO (MEDOC)
MEDOC (Multi-Experiment Data Operations Center for SOHO) is designed to meet the needs of European SOHO Investigators who wish to work together on the data analysis and the preparation of joint observations using SOHO instruments and also European solar ground-based Observatories. This European Centre complements the SOHO facilities (Experiment Operations Facility, Experiment Analysis Facility, U.S. SOHO Archive ) located in GSFC (NASA). - Categories: center optical particles solar space ultraviolet

Multiparametric virtual Instrument for GALaxy Evolution (MIGALE) - Categories: software

Multivariate Data Analysis Software and Resources (Fionn Murtagh) - Categories: software

Nançay Radio Observatory (USN)
The Nançay Radio Observatory is a scientific department (the Unité Scientifique de Nançay) of the Observatoire de Paris, and it is also associated to the CNRS (the French National Scientific Research Centre). It maintains 3 radio telescopes: [also in French] - Categories: dept radio telescope

Nantes Univ. - Planetology and Geodynamics Laboratory (LPGN) - Categories: dept

Nice University, Astrophysics Department - Categories: dept

Object Language for Numerical Relativity (LORENE)
Langage Objet pour la RElativité NumériquE is a set of C++ classes to solve various problems arising in numerical relativity, and more generally in computational astrophysics. It provides tools to solve partial differential equations by means of multi-domain spectral methods. LORENE classes implement basic structures such as arrays and matrices,  but also abstract mathematical objects, such as tensors, and astrophysical objects, such as stars and black holes. LORENE is a free software under the GNU General Public License. It has been developed in the Meudon section of Paris Observatory, mostly by Eric Gourgoulhon, Philippe Grandclément, Jean-Alain Marck, Jérôme Novak and Keisuke Taniguchi. - Categories: software

Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (OMP)
The Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OMP) is an Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers placed under the administrative supervison of both the Institute des Sciences de l'Univers (INSU) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Education. It has laboratories located on the Rangueuil campus of Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (UPS), in Bagnères, Lannemezan and on the summit of Pic du Midi de Bigorre. - Categories: dept solar telescope

Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP)
The Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP) is an optical observatory in southeast France offering small and medium-sized observing facilities to astronomers in France, Europe and abroad. Includes information about instruments and user manuals. - Categories: telescope dept optical

Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (OCA)
The Cote d'Azur Observatory (OCA : Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur) was founded in 1988 by the merging of two institutes: Nice Observatory and the Center for Study and Research in Geodynamics and Astronomy (CERGA : Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Geodynamique et en Astronomie).
Main research topics: CERGA: Astrometry, Geodesy, Laser telemetry, celestial mechanics.
Departement Fresnel : High angular resolution and Interferometry. Stellar physics. Galactic and extragalactic physics. Research and development.
Departement Cassini: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics; Plasma Physics; Atomic Physics; Experimental Physiscs; Solar Physics. - Categories: dept

PASP Abstract Service at CDS
Following an agreement with the Editors of the PASP, the CDS provides electronic access to the abstracts from the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. - Categories: abstracts

PGJ - Astronomy, a passion to be shared
Calendar of events, news from the sky, solar system objects. [in French] - Categories: education

INACTIVE LINK ? - 236 --- POLLUX database of stellar spectra (GRAAL, Montpellier, France)
POLLUX aims at archiving high resolution, high signal-to-noise spectra of stars in the optical range. We expect the POLLUX spectra to be useful to astrophysicists working in the field of stellar atmospheres and to a certain extent to scientists working on stellar population synthesis. - Categories: center

Palace of the Discovery (Palais de la Découverte) (Paris)
Science Museum on Astronomy and other fields. Planetarium. [in French] - Categories: education

Paris 7 Univ. - Spatial and Planetary Geophysics Laboratory (Saint Maur des Fossés)
[also in French] - Categories: dept

Paris Observatory (OP)
The Observatoire de Paris is located on 3 sites: Paris, Meudon and Nançay. It is a research center in astronomy and astrophysics. It depends on the Ministry of Youth, National Education and Research, and belongs to Great Establishments. Its status is that of a University, by derogation. [also in French] - Categories: dept

Paris Observatory library - Categories: library

Pierre Auger Obsevatory
The Auger Observatory is designed to detect and study cosmic rays around and above the GZK cutoff, i.e. at energies exceeding 1019 eV, with an unprecented quality and precision. Within our present knowledge, there is no standard explanation to the production and acceleration of any particle in the universe at such macroscopic energies. The Auger project is therefore the only answer the scientific community can propose to solve an astrophysical puzzle of more than 30 years. The Observatory is now under construction since 2001. - Categories: physics

Planetariums in French Language Association (APLF)
The Association des Planétariums de Langue Française aims at reinforcing the links between planetariums and professional astronomers. Includes a list of Planetariums. [in French] - Categories: education

Postdoctoral positions : French portal (SF2A-JC)
Job announcement portal, managed by the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique, SF2A) [in French]. - Categories: jobs

Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork (PLANET)
The PLANET collaboration is a worldwide network of astronomers with access to Dutch, South African, and Australian telescopes. The primary goal of PLANET is the study of microlensing anomalies (departures from an achromatic point-source, point-lens light curve) through multi-band, rapidly-sampled photometry. An ultimate goal is to place constraints on the number and distribution of planets around other stars. - Categories: survey optical

INACTIVE LINK ? - 202 --- Programme National Galaxies (CNRS, France) (PNG)
The national program "GALAXIES" (CNRS) has the following goals: [in French]. - Categories: society

INACTIVE LINK ? - 323 --- Rennes Geosciences - Categories: dept

Rennes University
[in French] - Categories: dept

SCYON : Star Cluster Young and Old Newsletter (SCYON)
A newsletter devoted to all aspects of star cluster astronomy, including abstracts, meetings, databases, jobs, etc. - Categories: abstracts jobs newsgroup

Schmidt telescope at Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur
The Telescope is located at the "Observatoire de Calern", above the city of Grasse.
Equipped with a 2K CCD camera, it is mainly used for the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey program. It is also used for geostationnaary Space Debris detection and GRB optical counterparts follow ups. - Categories: telescope optical

Service d'Aeronomie
[in French] - Categories: planetary solar

Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data (SIMBAD at CDS)
The SIMBAD astronomical database, created and maintained by CDS, Strasbourg, brings together basic data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography, for celestial objects outside the solar system: stars, galaxies, and nonstellar objects within our galaxy, or in external galaxies. SIMBAD contains information for about 3 million objects, for which 8 million identifiers, 3 million observational measurements and 3 million bibliographical references are available.
If you don't have a userid, and your institute is not registered yet, you will need to register. - Categories: infosys bibliography

Shadows : Freeware for the design of sundials
Shadows is a free software that allows to design and calculate various kind of sundials. Very easy to use. Contains a database of more than 700 locations, can draw and print the sundial drawing, gives the co-ordinates of all the lines, provides a very detailed on-line help with lots of information on the sundial theory, and advices to create a real sundial. - Categories: software

Societe Astronomique de France (SAF)
Société Astronomique de France (in French). - Categories: society

Societe Francaise d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (SF2A)
The Société Française d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique (SF2A) is the French Society for professional astronomers. It has been founded in 1978 and was previously known as SFSA. [in French] - Categories: society

Solar and Lunar Eclipses (Eclipses)
Solar and Lunar Eclipses, interactive maps... - Categories: pictures

Sologne Open Sky (Nançay, France)
The Espace Ciel Ouvert en Sologne, which proposes various activites in the field of astronomy, including amateur observations and a planetarium, is located near the Nançay professional Radioastronomy station (France), which can also be visited. [in French] - Categories: education

Space Studies and Instrumentation in Astrophysics Laboratory (LESIA, Paris Observatory)
A department of Paris Observatory. Space astrophysics and instrumentation. - Categories: dept

Star*s Family
The Star*s Family is a growing collection of directories, dictionaries, databases and related products on astronomy, space sciences, as well as related fields, organizations and people. StarWorlds, StarBits, and StarHeads: are available on-line. - Categories: center

Stellar Evolution Adaptive & Modulary Code (CESAM)
Code d'Évolution Stellaire Adaptatif et Modulaire. [in French] - Categories: software

Stellar and Exo-planetary Interferometry Lab. (LISE)
Laboratoire d'Interféromètrie Stellaire et Exoplanétaire. - Categories: dept

Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg)
The Strasbourg astronomical Observatory is an institute of the Université Louis Pasteur. It hosts the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS). Research activities are in the following fields: Stellar Populations and Galactic Evolution; High-Energy astrophysics; Cosmology; Information handling. The Observatory hosts a Planetarium. - Categories: dept

TOPbase at CDS : The Opacity Project (TOPbase)
TOPbase is a read-only database system specially designed for general use of the atomic data dervived by the Opacity Project. It contains energy levels, f-values and photoionization cross sections for astrophysically abundant elements. - Categories: misc center

INACTIVE LINK ? - 220 --- Terrestrial and Planetary Dynamics (OMP)
[in French] - Categories: dept

Terrestrial and Planetary Environment Study Centre (CETP) - Categories: dept

The Cosmic Background Radiation, Strasbourg 96
A NATO Advanced Study Institute Strasbourg 1996 Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg - Categories: meetings

Time-Space Reference SYstems Department (SYRTE, Paris Observatory)
SYstèmes de Référence Temps-Espace. - Categories: dept

Traitement Elementaire Reduction et Analyse des PIXels de Megacam (TERAPIX)
Terapix is an astronomical data processing center dedicated to very large CCD images and massive data flow provided by the CFHT Megacam camera.
Terapix is located at Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. - Categories: center infrared optical

Univers Immedia
Introduction to the study of the Sun: Le Soleil, la Terre, une étoile, une planète, pour la vie Images, links, glossary. For laymen and beginning amateurs. - Categories: education solar

VizieR Catalogue Service (CDS, Strasbourg)
VizieR provides access to the most complete library of published astronomical catalogues and data tables available on line, organized in a self-documented database.
Query tools allow the user to select relevant data tables and to extract and format records matching given criteria. Specific care has been taken for optimizing access to some very large catalogues such as Guide Star Catalog or USNO-A2. - Categories: center infosys

Weaving the Astronomy Web (WAW)
A Conference organized at Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, Strasbourg, France (6-7 April 1995). This Conference is intended to be a forum for astronomical data providers, webmasters, astronomers and space scientists interested in the current and future developments of the World-Wide Web, and more generally of electronic on-line information handling in an astronomy and space sciences context. Proceedings are available on-line. - Categories: meetings

XMM-Newton catalogue interface (XCAT-DB)
The Xcat-db is a public interface of the XMM-Newton serendipitous source satalogue constructed by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre ( SSC) on behalf of ESA.
The Xcat-db has been optimized to make complex queries including constraints on correlated data patterns.
A large number of products related to the catalogue entries can be browsed and downloaded. CDS databases can also be queried in relation with selected X-Ray data.
3 other XMM-Newton catalogue interfaces are also available ( XSA, LEDAS and VizieR). - Categories: center high_energy space

Yellow CESAM (Stellar Evolution Adaptive & Modulary Code)
"Yellow CESAM" is a stellar structure and evolution computation code. It is written in FORTRAN 77 and it can be compiled using g77. It comes with opacity tables, nuclear reaction rates and simple input files. This code is a modified version of the CESAM code originally written by P. Morel from Nice Observatory (France) and it has been already used in many published works. - Categories: software

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