Daniel CHALONGE Museum

A collection of pictures, documents and instruments retracing the work of the pioneering French Astrophysicist Daniel Chalonge (1895-1977) at the Institut d 'Astrophysique de Paris - of which he was one of the founders - at the Observatoire de Paris, the Observatoire de Haute Provence and at the Jungfraujoch Scientific Station (Switzerland) where particle physics experiments, such as the Manchester-CERN collaboration, were performed.

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Museo Daniel Chalonge. room 3


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Museo Daniel Chalonge (Chalonge Spectrograph)

QUARTZ SPECTROGRAPH WITH OSCILLATING PLATEHOLDER FOR STELLAR SPETROPHOTOMETRY

Three Chalonge spectrographs exist: one is at the Observatoire de Haute Provence (France), another is at the European Southern Observatory in La Silla (Chile) and the other is here, in Erice (all three are operational). This instrument was at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (Laboratoire du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) until June 1991, and since given to the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture.


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Museo Daniel Chalonge (Chalonge surface for the spectral classification of stars)