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The Astronomical Observatory of the Universitat de València

The Astronomical Observatory of the Universitat de València is a centre that carries out research, teaching and cultural dissemination activities in the field of Astronomy ( Founded in 1909, it is the oldest active university astronomical observatory in Spain.

In 2006 the University of Valencia created a new facility in Aras de los Olmos, for the purposes of professional observation, with state-of-the-art technology. This is the Aras de los Olmos Observatory (OAO), the most important astronomical complex in the Valencia Region (

This facility houses the TROBAR telescope, a robotic reflector with a remotely accessible, 60-cm aperture, as well as other complementary telescopes. The Observatory participates in collective research projects based on large facilities, with collaborations with the Astrophysical Institutes of Andalusia and the Canary Islands and with the CEFCA and its Astronomical Observatory of Javalambre, Teruel.