High-Impact Astronomical Observatories

@article{Madrid2009HighImpactAO,
  title={High-Impact Astronomical Observatories},
  author={Juan Pablo Madrid and Duccio Macchetto},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2009}
}
  • J. Madrid, D. Macchetto
  • Published 28 January 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
We derive the ranking of the astronomical observatories with the highest impact in astronomy based on the citation analysis of papers published in 2006. We also present a description of the methodology we use to derive this ranking. The current ranking is lead by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, followed by Swift and the Hubble Space Telescope. 

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