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Roque de los Muchachos Observatory
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Losdelrio Team
N 28° 45.725 W 017° 52.630
28R E 219060 N 3185022
Quick Description: El Roque de los Muchachos Observatory placed just in the limit of La Caldera de Taburiente, to 2.400 m. of altitude, in La Palma island (Spain), has one of the most complete collections of telescopes in the world.
Location: Spain
Date Posted: 7/19/2006 5:05:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMHRN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member az_pistolero
Views: 54

Long Description:
The complex occupies a surface of 2 square kilometers. The location of the observatory was chosen after an extensive search of a place with skies cleared and dark during most of the year, above the clouds. It is calculated that in the summer period the sky remains cleared during a 90% of the nights. The enclave of the Observatory can be visited without problems, it is an adjoining zone with La Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Since this zone we have some spectacular views. In the clear days the neighboring islands are seen.
More information visit link.
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: Yes

Solar Telescopes?: Yes

Open to the Public?: No

Is this a Club Observatory?: No

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 10 to 15

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1985

Altitude (meters): 2389

Visit Instructions:
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