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Laboratories and Observatories

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  1. On a popular PBS children's program that aired from 1993 to 1998, this laboratory that showed experiments was named for the host himself.

    Nye Laboratories (Bill Nye the Science Guy)

  2. St Thomas's Abbey, Brno in the Czech Republic was where this man worked from 1856 to 1863 and laid the foundation of a very important branch of science.

    Gregor Mendel

  3. Wardenclyffe Tower in Shoreham, New York whose likeness was adapted in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was designed by this man who intended to showcase it for demonstrations of wireless power transmission.


  4. Located on a Danish island, Uraniborg was a noted astronomical observatory that was operated by this 16th century scientific great who was also assisted by Johannes Kepler towards the end of his life.

    Tycho Brahe

  5. The Sanford Underground Research Facility in the Black Hills of the US state focuses on experiments in dark matter and neutrino research.

    South Dakota

  6. This renowned institution in England, abbreviated LMB, was where the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid was discovered and DNA sequencing invented.

    Laboratory of Molecular Biology

  7. Name of the site in Tucson, Arizona that was the site of two 1990s experiment that sought to evaluate closed-systems.

    Biosphere 2

  8. Because the conditional reflexes he was studying required complete isolation of his subjects, he arranged for the construction of a building he called the "Tower of Silence." Bells and salivating creatures followed.


  9. The renowned laboratory of the Physics Department at the University of Cambridge named for a scientific great was home to nearly thirty Nobel Prize winners and features a crocodile image on one of its walls.

    Cavendish Laboratory

  10. Ulugh Beg Observatory was a noted site of Islamic science in the centuries past and is located in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, the capital of this Turko-Mongol conqueror's empire.


  11. If you hear the name of Volta Laboratory and Bureau located in Washington, D.C., only this name should come to mind.

    Alexander Graham Bell

  12. Eating peanuts before critical missions is a tradition at this institution managed by Caltech for NASA. The laboratory's primary function is the operation of robotic spacecraft and its many successes include the Rover and Opportunity that went to Mars.

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

  13. This Italian institution that has several underground facilities is located 120 kms. from Rome and employs eminent physicists.

    Gran Sasso

  14. The second-largest particle accelerator in the world is at this institution named for an Italian-born great that is located just outside Chicago.


  15. Pluto was discovered at this renowned observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.

    Lowell Observatory

  16. The World Wide Web began as a project at this seminal institution otherwise known for cutting-edge physics experiments.


  17. The laboratory in the basement of St. Mary's Hospital in London was the site of this man's famous discovery on September 28, 1928.

    Alexander Fleming (penicillin)

  18. Largest institution and the largest employer in northern New Mexico which was the site of a project that changed world history forever.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (Manhattan Project)

  19. Located on Mountain Hamilton in California, this famous observatory was the site of several discoveries including many moons of Jupiter and more recently, several exoplanets.


  20. The Tektite habitat of the late 1960s was notable as being the first in which scientists performed experiments while in this state.

    Underwater/ undersea

  21. The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) which was home to several innovations of the IT world like laser printing, GUI, and Ethernet was originally a research wing of this company.


  22. Seven experiments (CMS, ATLAS, LHCb, MoEDAL, TOTEM, LHC-forward and ALICE) that would investigate the sub-atomic universe will run on this device which is the focus of much attention at CERN in Switzerland.

    Large Hadron Collider

  23. People who won Nobel Prizes for their work at these labs located in Murray Hill, New Jersey are Steven Chu, John Bardeen, and the team of Penzias/Wilson. The site has also been home to seminal developments of the IT world like the Unix operating system, and C programming language.

    Bell Labs

  24. W. M. Keck Observatory is not only known for its role in helping researchers discover more about the universe but for its being located on the summit of this mountain, itself a tourist attraction.

    Mauna Kea (Hawaii)

  25. In a Time magazine profile, the institution of the laboratory itself was called his greatest invention.


  26. The famous Hale Telescope is among the many operated by this observatory named for the California mountain range which it stands on.


  27. The experiment colloquially called LIGO was conducted at two locations in Washington and Louisiana states and was aimed at detecting these entities predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity.

    Gravitational waves

  28. Headquartered in Mountain View, California is this institution that is mentioned in many sci-fi tales involving alien life.


  29. Noted United States' laboratory on Long Island New York that was home to researchers who won several Nobel Prizes.