The Beijing-Arizona Sky Survey (BASS) is an ambitious wide-field multicolor survey of 5000 deg2 of the Northern Galactic Cap using the 90prime imager on the 2.3m Bok Telescope at Kitt Peak, as a three to four-year collaboration between the Chinese team led by NAOC and the US team led by Steward Observatory, University of Arizona.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences South America Center for Astronomy (CASSACA, also known as the China-Chile Joint Center for Astronomy, CCJCA) is one of the overseas projects initiated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to develop cooperation in science and technology with other countries.
The East Asian Core Observatories Association (EACOA) is an alliance of four major astronomical research institutions in East Asia dedicated to promoting regional research cooperation. Member institutes of EACOA are NAOC, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), and the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA).
Astronomical collaborations between China and Argentina were initiated in 1989, when an automated Photoelectric Astrolabe (PAII) was moved to the Felix Aguilar Astronomical Observatory (OAFA) of the National University of San Juan (UNSJ). A Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) project developed by NAOC was erected at OAFA in 2005, and has been operating smoothly in recent years.
LIA-ORIGINS is an International Associated Laboratory between China and France that conducts research in Astronomy. The LIA agreement was signed on Oct 22, 2008 in Beijing. It was renewed for the years 2013-2016 by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). It supports exchanges of researchers (short and mid-term visits), Sino-French meetings and workshops, and all collaborative activities between Chinese and French researchers, including both in research and in instrumentation.
As a member of the International Space Environment Service (ISES) since 1992, the Regional Warning Center of China (RWCC) consists of four sub-centers for forecasting of solar activity, space environment, ionospheric disturbance, and geomagnetic storms, respectively.