{{Infobox observatory
|name            = {{SUBST:PAGENAME}}
|background      = 
|image           = 
|caption         = 
|organization    = 
|code            = 
|location        = 
|coords          = <!-- {{Coord|LAT|LONG|type:landmark|display=inline,title}} -->
|altitude        = 
|weather         = 
|established     = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
|closed          = 
|website         = <!-- {{URL|example.com}} -->
|telescope1_name = 
|telescope1_type = 
|telescope2_name = 
|telescope2_type = 
|telescope3_name = 
|telescope3_type = 
|telescope4_name = 
|telescope4_type = 
Parameter Description
Required parameters in bold
name The name of the observatory.
background The colour of the background of the table.
image The image for the infobox (use full wikicode).
caption A caption for the image.
organization The organization responsible for the observatory.
code Observatory code.
location The observatory's location.
coords Location coordinates. Use {{coord}} with display=inline,title
altitude The altitude of the observatory.
established When the observatory was established. Use {{Start date}}
closed When the observatory was closed, if appropriate.
website The URL of the website for the observatory. Use {{URL}}
telescope1_name The name of the observatory's first telescope.
telescope1_type First telescope's type (and any additional information).
telescope2_name The name of the observatory's second telescope.
telescope2_type Second telescope's type (and any additional information).
telescope29_name The name of the observatory's twenty-ninth telescope.
telescope29_type Twenty-ninth telescope's type (and any additional information).
telescope30_name The name of the thirtieth telescope.
telescope30_type Thirtieth telescope's type (and any additional information).

Examples of use


The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.


When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.

See also