The Institute of Applied Astronomy is a production structure located on the eastern mountains of Rocky Mountain. It was originally introduced on January 12, 2017 as part of the timed quest called Mountain Observatory.[1]

A total of 65 assets are needed to complete construction of the Institute of Applied Astronomy. This is equivalent to 85 Megabucks sm if one were to buy every asset instead of waiting to receive them from neighbors.



Institute of Applied Astronomy

Asset Image Amount Price Cost
Stone BlocksAsset Stone Blocks 3x1 Megabucks sm3 Megabucks sm
ToolsAsset Tools 2x1 Megabucks sm2 Megabucks sm
5 Assets 5 Megabucks sm

Federal Institute of Astronomy

Asset Image Amount Price Cost
Air Conditioning SystemAsset Air Conditioning System 10x3 Megabucks sm30 Megabucks sm
Engineering SoftwareAsset Engineering Software 5x1 Megabucks sm5 Megabucks sm
GlassAsset Glass 10x1 Megabucks sm10 Megabucks sm
Plasma PanelsAsset Plasma Panels 10x1 Megabucks sm10 Megabucks sm
ProjectorAsset Projector 10x1 Megabucks sm10 Megabucks sm
Satellite AntennaAsset Satellite Antenna 15x1 Megabucks sm15 Megabucks sm
60 Assets 80 Megabucks sm


Institute of Applied Astronomy: Contracts
NameCostCoin smDurationRewardCoin smXPExperience smCoinsCoin sm/MinuteXPExperience sm/MinuteRequirements
Contract Observatory Complex Planning
Observatory Complex Planning
150 Coin sm15 minutes650 Coin sm6 Experience sm33.33 Coin sm0.40 Experience smInstitute of Applied Astronomy
Contract Supercomputer Power Test
Supercomputer Power Test
400 Coin sm30 minutes1,700 Coin sm18 Experience sm43.33 Coin sm0.60 Experience smInformation Processing Department
Contract Survey Telescope Mirror Assembly
Survey Telescope Mirror Assembly
830 Coin sm1 hour3,600 Coin sm36 Experience sm46.17 Coin sm0.60 Experience smTelescope Assembly Facility
Contract Sombrero Galaxy Research
Sombrero Galaxy Research
2,900 Coin sm2 hours12,400 Coin sm120 Experience sm79.17 Coin sm1.00 Experience smMountain Observatory
Contract Laying Interferometer Communication Lines
Laying Interferometer Communication Lines
7,200 Coin sm4 hours31,100 Coin sm300 Experience sm99.58 Coin sm1.25 Experience smFederal Institute of Astronomy
Contract Establishing the Size of Deneb
Establishing the Size of Deneb[C 1]
15,500 Coin sm8 hours67,400 Coin sm640 Experience sm108.13 Coin sm1.33 Experience smMountain Observatory: Radio Interferometer
Contract Cataloging the Stars of the Milky Way
Cataloging the Stars of the Milky Way[C 2]
22,200 Coin sm10 hours95,800 Coin sm960 Experience sm122.67 Coin sm1.60 Experience smStellar Cartography Service
Contract Searching for Dark Matter
Searching for Dark Matter
28,000 Coin sm12 hours122,000 Coin sm1,300 Experience sm130.56 Coin sm1.81 Experience smScientific Astronomy Center

  1. Special Contract: 4 friends may assist, increasing reward by 400 Coin sm each; they receive 400 Coin sm each.
  2. Special Contract: 6 friends may assist, increasing reward by 600 Coin sm each; they receive 600 Coin sm each.


LevelPopulation LimitsXPPowerWaterAdditional Access
Level 010,000 Population Limits (+10,000)200 Experience sm (+200)5 Power sm (+5)6 Water sm (+6)
Level 125,000 Population Limits (+15,000)300 Experience sm (+100)18 Power sm (+13)13 Water sm (+7)
  • Access to Observatory Complex Planning contract above
Level 245,000 Population Limits (+20,000)500 Experience sm (+200)38 Power sm (+20)33 Water sm (+20)
  • Access to Laying Interferometer Communication Lines contract above
Total/Max45,000 Population Limits1,000 Experience sm38 Power sm33 Water sm

Extra Buildings

Telescope Assembly Facility Dark Energy Museum
Telescope Assembly Facility
Dark Energy Museum
80,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Maximum 5 can be built
1,040,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Maximum 5 can be built
13 Power sm and 8 Water sm 18 Power sm and 12 Water sm
2x2 Plot
5 minutes build
2x3 Plot
10 minutes build
890 Experience sm and 12,000 Population Limits
Access to Survey Telescope Mirror Assembly contract above
1,300 Experience sm and 16,400 Population Limits
520 Coin sm and 18 Experience sm every 5 hours
Coins per Minute: 1.73 Coin sm
XP per Minute: 0.06 Experience sm
1,400 Coin sm and 50 Experience sm every 9 hours
Coins per Minute: 2.59 Coin sm
XP per Minute: 0.09 Experience sm
Can be sold for 16,000 Coin sm Can be sold for 208,000 Coin sm


SQ Internal Info:
  • Name: Институт прикладной астрономии (translates to Institute of Applied Astronomy)
  • ID: 10020779 (institute_of_applied_astronomy_place)


  1. SQ Forum: Update 01.12.2017