• Short Summary

    Australia and Britain are currently building a new telescope for optical astronomy in the Australian outback, 300 miles (480 kms approx) west of Sydney.

  • Description

    Australia and Britain are currently building a new telescope for optical astronomy in the Australian outback, 300 miles (480 kms approx) west of Sydney. The 150-inch (381-cms) telescope, at Siding Spring high in the Warrumbungle Mountains, will cost nearly 7.5 million pounds (sterling) and be the third largest telescope in the world.

    Construction work began in November 1970, and the telescope is scheduled to be in operation by 1974. The Director of the new observatory, Professor O.J. Eggen, has said the telescope will enable astronomers to scan the far reaches of space and be of immense help to space researchers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SVKHJV7ZJM7LQMKWCJ02HBOQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SVKHJV7ZJM7LQMKWCJ02HBOQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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