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Credit : JEA
The site of the observatory inside the city of Shanghai

Credit : JEA
The refractor of Zô-Sé observatory which was used to observe the Galilean satellites of Jupiter.

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The site of She-Shan (Zô-Sé) outside the city of Shanghai where a 2m-telescope was built in 1990.

The Shanghai observatory has been founded by French jesuits in 1872 on the site of Zô-Sé, nowadays She-Shan in the vicinity of the city of Shanghai. It has its present structure since 1962.

Today, besides researches made in the field of astrophysics, the astrometry of solar system objects is studied.