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Quito Astronomical Observatory (OAQ) of the National Polytechnic School

About us

The Quito Astronomical Observatory (OAQ) of the National Polytechnic School (EPN) is one of the oldest observatories in South America and is the only one observatory in Ecuador. We research on Stellar Astrophysics, Study of galaxies, Radio Astronomy, Cosmology, Solar Physics, Atmospheric Physics and Meteorology, and we also have departments like Electronic, Mechanic and Computer Science. In addition, the OAQ organizes conferences and technical courses for the training of future astronomers, with the support of the EPN. In our staff we have astrophysicists, physicists and engineers.

  • Organisation’s language - Spanish
  • Established in 1873
  • 10 - 49 Staff members

Contact Info

http://oaq.epn.edu.ec/
observatorio.astronomico@epn.edu.ec
Av. Gran Colombia S/N
Av. 10 de Agosto, in the
Quito, Pichincha 1701-165
Ecuador