Astronomy & Astrophysics
Instrumentation of large ground and space observatories
National and international observation stations
Large surveys and deep surveys
Data processing and archiving centers
National thematic poles
European Network & Structuring
Astronomy is organized around its national resources, international resources and major projects of the discipline carried out in most cases on an international scale.
At the European level, astronomical research is structured around the ESO - European Southern Observatory. This intergovernmental organization was created in 1962 to establish an astronomical observatory in the southern hemisphere, equipped with powerful instruments (telescopes such as the VLT, Alma, ELT in preparation ...), with the aim of improving collaboration and communication. organization in astronomy.