Observatoire Royal de Belgique, Photographic Map of the Sky, Plate n°118. Vintage 38 x 37,5 cm / 15 x 14,8 inch
L’Observatoire Royal de Belgique (The Royal Observatory of Belgium) was founded in 1826 by Adolphe QUETELET (1796-1874). The observations made it possible to determine the longitudinal gap between Greenwitch and Brussels, catalog the stars and map the sky.
These missions were multiple and ranged from astronomy to meteorology, with also a seismology department.
This institution is still working in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, planetology, geophysics, seismology, space geodesy and solar physics.