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New Observatory Site for ARI Under construction! August 21, 2009

Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Observatory.
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A new dark sky site is under construction for the Astronomical Research Institute (ARI). Located 12 miles away From Charleston the new site will offer darker skies and more room for the bevey of telescopes that will be installed. Shown below are two of the roll-off roof observatories for ARI’s 24″ an 32″ scopes.

Two of four new roll-off observatory buildings

Two of four new roll-off observatory buildings

Two more will be built to house the 30″ telescope from Apache Point (One of the main scopes that EIU will use), and the new 50″ scope that is in the construction stage now

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