Yangbajing Astronomical Observatory of NAOC in Tibet: a good multi-wavelength site

Yangbajing Astronomical Station of National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science (NAOC) is located in Yangbajing,Tibet (90o31¢502 E,30o06¢382 N, 4300m ). It is the first professional observatory operated by NAOC for science project in Tibet. This station was established on August 17, 2011, which means that Tibet has its first astronomical observatory. There are one 3-meter in diameter submillimeter telescope CCOSMA and five 40-50 cm optical telescopes. This could lay a solid foundation for attracting more international cooperation on large telescope projects in Tibet in future.

we have already tested the radio, millimeter/submillimeter and optical environment in Yangbajing. The result shows that Yangbajing station is a good desirable multi-wavelength astronomical observation site.

Jun-Jie Wang

AUTHORS/INSTITUTIONS: J. Wang, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINA


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