Great Basin National Park is getting a world-class telescope and observatory reports The Ely Times on December 24, 2015 in an article written by Ross Johnson.
“The national park’s foundation has surpassed its fundraising goal of $480,000, which will be used to purchase and build a research-grade PlaneWave CDK700 28-inch Observatory Telescope System, the first to be located in a national park. Great Basin’s isolation and distance from light polluting regions such as Las Vegas make it a prime candidate for night sky research.”
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The Community Foundation is proud to administer the Great Basin Observatory fund. The Great Basin National Park Foundation was awarded a 2015 Partnership Grant for the construction of the observatory.