Observatory Code

One of the first achievements of the observatory was the assignment of an official Observatory Code by the IAU/MPC (International Astronomical Union / Minor Planet Center).

The IAU/MPC enforces a strict protocol of observation of several asteroids, each at a different magnitude, for several consecutive nights to justify the approval of an Observatory Code. The Weizmann Institute of Science Martin S. Kraar Obervatory was assigned Observatory Code C78.