An observatory at an altitude of 2860 m in the Pyrenees mountains of southwestern France, owned by the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and operated by Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse; its headquarters are in Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Pic du Midi Observatory was founded in 1878 primarily for meteorology, with solar observations starting in 1892. Its main instruments are the 2-m Bernard Lyot reflector, opened in 1979, a 1-m reflector opened in 1963, and several solar telescopes.
http://www.obs-mip.fr/index.php/fre/pic-du-midi Official observatory website.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.