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Another observatory closes

Started by dhilts, 09/18/2007 12:12PM
Posted 09/18/2007 12:12PM Opening Post
Light pollution has taken its toll. The University of Toronto has announced the closing of the David Dunlap Observatory. Originally this observatory was on a farm site 25Km north of the city limits. It is now encircled by the city known as the GTA- Greater Toronto Area.

When opened in 1935 this observatory housed the second largest scope in the world (1.88 meter) The mirror was cast by Corning and I believe was the first ever to use a pyrex type of glass.

press release:

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/bin6/070910-3374.asp

observatory web site:

http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/DDO/public/about_DDO.html

I had the oportunity to tour this facility last spring. I am glad I did.

dan