Friday, March 25, 2016

High eye on the sky

The Centre of the Universe is... here!

The main observatory of the Centre of the Universe narrowly missed being the largest telescope in the world when it was built in 1918. Unfortunately, six months earlier it was beat by a telescope in the United States. However, it was the second largest telescope in the world for nearly twenty years.

From Wikipedia:
"The glass mirror, 73 inches in diameter and 12 inches (30 cm) thick, weighs approximately 4340 lb. (1970 kilograms)... The completed mirror was hauled up Little Saanich Mountain by horse and wagon."

Details of the observatory dome in Saanich...
The portal to the Centre of the Universe...

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