General Introduction

The National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) was officially founded in April 2001 through the merger of four observatories, three observing stations and one research center, all under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

NAOC is headquartered in Beijing and has four subordinate units across the country: the Yunnan Observatory (YNAO), the Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (NIAOT), the Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory (XAO) and the Changchun Observatory.

Director's Message

National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) was founded in April 2001 through the merger of four observatories, three observing stations and one research center, all of which are public institutions associated with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). NAOC is headquartered in Beijing and there are four subordinate institutes distributed across the country including: Yunnan Observatories, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (NIAOT), Urumqi Observatory (which is now called Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory or XAO) and Changchun Observatory.

NAOC hosts the Center for Astronomical Mega-Science of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAMS), which is a new initiative to establish a mechanism for reaching consensus in the construction of major facilities, operations and technology developments among CAS core observatories, including NAOC, Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) and Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO).

Directors
  • Jin CHANG

    Jin CHANG,Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Director of the National Astronomical Observatories of CAS (NAOC)

  • Hongyan Wang

    Hongyan Wang, Secretary of the Party Committee & Deputy Director

  • Jifeng LIU

    Deputy Director-General of NAOC, deputy chair for the School of Astronomy and Space Sciences at UCAS.

  • Gongbo ZHAO

    Deputy director of the National Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

  • Yun OU

    Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Commission of the National Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Organization

Organization chart of the National Observatory of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Contact Us
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The address of NAOC is National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (100012)
Tel: +86-10-64888708
Email: naoc@nao.cas.cn
Taxi: (Print out and show this direction snippet to the Taxi driver )
From the airport: Take Highway the Fifth Ring and exit at Beichen West Road. NAOC is at the north-west cornor of the intersaction of Datun Road and Beichen West Road. The fare is about 100RMB.
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