n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Libyan telescope largest in N.Africa : news notes

Volume 64, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Extracted from text ... mnassa vol 64 nos 1 & 2 Libyan telescope largest in N.Africa Libya has ordered a R 73 million telescope from France, a facility that will give it the fi nest astronomical views in North Africa. The telescope was ordered by Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi , who has a passionate interest in astronomy, according to the French magazine Ciel et Espace (Sky and Space). Built by Sagem, a French electronics group, the 2-metre telescope will be remotecontrolled and housed in an air-conditioned building, with a network of four weather stations deployed at a distance of 10 km around it ..

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