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uhb zur vuh taw ree

  • n  a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
  • n  a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings

  • Struve suggested that if the University of Texas provided the observatory and the University of Chicago a staff to run it, they might accomplish more in such a cooperative .
  • A big astronomical observatory, perched serenely on its remote mountain top and housing almost priceless equipment and records, should beand isamong the safest places in the.
  • Better protection is given the observatory's sensitive equipment.
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  • Tom LaBonge in Forbes
    This is a tragic sunrise,City Councilman Tom LaBonge said while surveying the damage. "You look right there and you'd think you were at the observatory looking at Mars."
  • Geoffrey Marcy in MSNBC
    Discovering these five planets took us 18 years of continuous observations at Lick Observatory, starting before any extrasolar planets were known anywhere in the universe,Marcy said in a NASA announcement. "But finding five extrasolar...
  • Bernard Lewis in National Review Online
    Taqī al-Dīn's observatory was razed to the ground by a squad of Janissaries, by order of the sultan, on the recommendation of the Chief Mufti,Bernard Lewis writes in his book What Went Wrong? "This observatory had many predecessors in...

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