The tour of the Discovery Telescope on May 17th by Dr. Gerard van Belleard was a great success. Approximately 20 people carpooled from the Lowell observatory for the tour. We received a tour of the telescope, cotroll room, and the building where the mirror is refinished every three years.


January 21,2019
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Exterior of the Discovery Telescope

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January 21,2019
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Dr. Gerard van Belle giving a presentation on the DCT.

From left to right: Klaus Brasch, ?, ?, Jim Phillips, Mrs. Johnson, Barry Malpas, Wayne Johnson, Dr. Van Belle

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January 21,2019
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Dr. Gerard van Belle giving a presentation on the DCT

From left to right: ?, ?, ? father of 2 little girls, Aden Tomas, Thom Tomas

Contributed by . . . Michael Stump


January 21,2019
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The DCT telescope dome is being moved.

Russ Ruggles on the left

Contributed by . . . Michael Stump


January 21,2019
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This is a view of the telescope looking down at the mirror

Dr. Van Belle and Barry Malpas holding the camera.

Contributed by . . . Michael Stump


January 21,2019
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Control Room computers for the DCT

Contributed by . . . Michael Stump


January 21,2019
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Optical Coating Chamber where the mirror is refinished.

Contributed by . . . Michael Stump


January 21,2019
@ 2019 Michael Stump

Dr. Gerard van Belle giving a presentation on how the DCT mirror (and others as shown on the table) is refinished every three years.

Paul Snider (red coat), Wayne Johnson, Russ Ruggles, Dr. Van Belle, Jim Phillips, Mark Thompson, Joe McMenamin, Klaus Brasch, Jim Glish, Barry Malpas, Aden Tomas, ? father of little girl, ? little girl, Thom Tomas, ? (black coat), Mrs. Johnson

Contributed by . . . Michael Stump


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