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The Centre de recherches en géodynamique et astrométrie (CERGA) was a scientific department of the Observatoire de la côte d'azur (OCA). It included 28 researchers and as many engineers and technicians located on the Observatory sites of Nice, Grasse and Calern . The scientific activities covered fields as diverse as fundamental astronomy, celestial mechanics and space geodesy. CERGA was in charge of several observing facilities like the lunar-laser ranging telescope and the two satellite laser stations.
By nature the scientific activity involved the acquisition of data and their processing, a dedicated instrumental development and a close relationship with the more theoretical aspects in dynamics and observation modelling.
CERGA was dissolved in 2004 when the OCA re-organized.
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