From our archives: extreme observatories

Posted on Mar 4, 2013

From our archives: extreme observatories

Following the announcement that the UK government are providing £88m in funding for what will become the world’s biggest optical telescope, the European – Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), we delved into our archives.

The E-ELT will be built in Chile’s “mirror valley” (the Atacama desert), but not all observatories are so easy to build or work in. In this feature from June 2006 Sky at Night magazine, Matter PR’s managing director David Reid tours some of the most inhospitable observatories on Earth.

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