Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tibet Gets Its First Professional Telescope

Tibet To Get Its First Professional Telescope
Tibet Gets Its First Professional Telescope | Asian Scientist Magazine | Science, Technology and Medicine News Updates From Asia

AsianScientist (Apr. 22, 2013) – A sub-millimeter radio telescope owned by the University of Cologne in Germany will be relocated to China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
It is currently being tested at the Yangbajain Astronomical Observatory at Yangbajain Township near Tibet’s capital of Lhasa.
According to Wang Junjie, a researcher with China’s National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the KOSMA telescope was dismantled and relocated from the Swiss Alps in 2009 as part of an initiative dedicated to joint research between the University of Cologne and several Chinese institutes. READ MORE

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