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  • October 25, 2012

    Episode 419: Tibetan Telescope

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    Asian astronomers have been studying the possibility of installing large telescopes in Asia to bolster the astrophysics community’s research. After testing many sites over 20 years, it appears that a difficult site in a mountainous plateau in Tibet may be the answer. The site, in Ngari, has improving infrastructure and is arid, with clear skies during part of the year. Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan are planning to install facilities there in the next few years after site testing is complete.