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Telescopes To Tanzania Campaign In Third Week

Our fundraiser campaign on the Indiegogo crowdsourcing website is going strong - passing the 10% funding milestone - and there already has been quite a bit of media coverage too which has helped get the word out. Thanks so much...

17 July

INT 4

This is a sequence taken by Valentin Grigore during an observational night at the Isaac Newton Telescope. It is interesting that, soon after the SARM expedition 2014 to La Palma, three astronomers of Romanian origin, Ovidiu Vaduvescu (manager at the...

15 July

INT 2

After it was moved to La Palma, the Isaac Newton Telescope became also a symbol of entire European astronomy, many other telescopes being constructed after that on that island! So that in 1984, the Royal Family of Spain and a...

15 July

AWB Donation Thanks to OPT

The 10th annual Southern California Astronomy Expo , hosted by OPT Telescopes was a great event this year and a big one for AWB. A raffle of equipment donated by the attending vendors is always a highlight and this year...

13 July

VISION

Here is another vision on the ORM in La Palma, this time with: the Herschel Telescope (the second largest in Europe), the Swedish Solar Telescope (which produced the best images of the Sun in 2005) and the Dutch Open Telescope,...

10 July

SUNSET OVER O.R.M.

  Here are three (of many more) telescopes at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma: William Herschel Telescope (the second largest in the European Union), Liverpool Telescope (a robotic one) and Mercator Telescope (named after an...

07 July

INT 5

  In the last episode of this mini-series dedicated to the Isaac Newton Telescope, we have to thank Dr. Ovidiu Vaduvescu, its current manager, who obtained the access for the SARM expedition 2014 to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory...

15 July

INT 3

Obviously, the Isaac Newton Telescope was named after he who, in the 17th century, founded classical mechanics formulating the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which are available anywhere in the Cosmos.

15 July

INT 1

The 2.54-m Isaac Newton Telescope was launched in 1967 by Queen Elisabeth II in Sussex, in a site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, becoming the symbol telescope and the largest telescope in the UK at its time. But in 1979,...

15 July

MAGIC TELESCOPE

MAGIC or the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cerenkov telescopic system was made in the 2000s in La Palma (Canary Islands), being at its time the largest of this kind in the world. It is fascinating to be there when its...

11 July

GALILEO TELESCOPE

  We all know that Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), watching the sky through a lunette, revolutionized astronomy discovering the four largest satellites of Jupiter (nicknamed Galilean satellites), the phases of Venus, sunspots, stars of the Milky Way etc. So that the...

10 July

FANTASY ON ENCELADUS

    I look for a hope and I start toward Enceladus, just toward a geyser, for a little sign of life.   I abandon my skis and I open my parachute to arrive in the ocean and to swim…...

04 July