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Historically, observatories were as simple as containing a sextant (for measuring the distance between stars) or Stonehenge (which has some alignments on astronomical phenomena). Modern astronomical observatories typically contain one or more permanently mounted telescopes contained in buildings with a rotating or removable dome.
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Astronomical ObservatoriesMt John University Observatory. Tekapo. New Zealand.

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Mt John Observatory is a high-tech research observatory, founded in 1965 as a joint project between the universities of Pennsylvania and Canterbury. It is at Lake Tekapo, in the centre of New Zealand’s South Island.

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location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 7/15/2009

last visited: 4/5/2013

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