n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Libyan telescope largest in N.Africa : news notes
|Article Title||Libyan telescope largest in N.Africa : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 2005|
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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