YorkU to install two new domes at Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory

York University has announced that it will be installing two new remote-controlled domes at its Allan I. Carswell Astronomical Observatory. The new domes will replace the original domes that were installed in the 1960s. They are designed to give the public a larger viewing area and will be equipped with an automatic control system that allows the dome to follow the movement of the telescope. “Not only is this [automatic control system] a huge timesaver, it means we can collaborate with other astronomers and teachers anywhere in the world for research and outreach,” said YorkU Observatory Director Elaina Hyde. “To get the best use out of the recent one-metre telescope, plus the 60cm telescope, which we already had, it was well time we replaced the domes.” YorkU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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