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The local observatory installs the Project Falcon Telescope



WHITEWATER, Colorado (KKCO / KJCT) – When the sun rose over the Grand Mesa Observatory on Tuesday, a 20-inch Air Force Project Falcon Telescope was built using a giant crane] The telescope becomes one of 12 be built and installed worldwide. The Falcon network will allow you to observe objects in space from different angles.

Astronomers and astronomers reaching for the stars have the opportunity to explore our and distant galaxy.

"We are very interested in having children interested in astronomy," said Terry Hancock, director of the Grand Mesa Observatory.

The one-year-old plant has grown at the speed of light.

"It's built into a bit of monster," Hancock said. "Now we have this 20-inch dome, which is a collaboration with the Air Force and Colorado Mesa University, and now we have our own science dome, which is mainly used for science and education research."

Once the telescope is operational, students and their teachers can receive a lesson from the telescope.

"Once we're ready for this telescope, we'll ask for suggestions from the local K-1

2 community and from our other sister sites to provide" What "to teachers and students. Let's take a look at this particular telescope." said Francis Chun, a professor of physics at the Air Force Academy.

The Whitewater site is one of six Falcon telescopes in the United States. Three more are in Colorado and one each will be in Pennsylvania and Hawaii.


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