As PV reported on August 18, Vietnam Space Center (VNSC), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology held a ceremony to hand over the technique of Nha Trang Observatory.
Starting construction in 2014, Nha Trang Observatory is located in Hon Chong (Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa) which is one of the two Observatories which was built in the framework of the Vietnam Space Center project. The second observatory is under construction at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (Hanoi), scheduled to be operational in 2018.
Here are some pictures of Nha Trang Observatory provided by VNSC:
Nha Trang Observatory is located at Hon Chong (Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa).
Nha Trang Observatory includes an optical telescope with a size of 0.5m in diameter, a 60-seat cosmic projection house and an space gallery of 200m2 in size.
Associate Professor, Dr. Pham Anh Tuan, VNSC General Director (left) said that Nha Trang Observatory is responsible for carrying out basic research on optical astrophysics and disseminating knowledge about dance science. head to the community .
Nha Trang city has decided to put Nha Trang Observatory on the schedule of Nha Trang tour by visiting and traveling to this city.
The Nha Trang Observatory's telescope is a reflecting optical telescope .Some of the studies that can be carried out on this system are: observing variable stars, thereby conducting atmospheric research (thickness, cloudiness, blindness);measure the spectral lines of stars to obtain information about star types, rotational speeds and magnitude of magnetic fields on the stellar surface;measuring the radial velocity of the host to search for exoplanets;measure the rotation speed of some planets .
Expected, Nha Trang observatory will open to visitors at the end of September 2017.