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Poland to build Europe's largest telescope

PR dla Zagranicy
Peter Gentle 07.11.2012 08:40
A consortium of nine Polish universities and research units are to build Europe's biggest radio telescope in Tuchola. northern Poland.

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The telescope's diameter of 120 meters will make it the third-largest of its kind in the world.

The consortium met in Gdansk on Tuesday for the first time and the project will be lead by Professor Andrzej Kus of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun.

The radio telescope will be tat he heart of the planned National Center for Radio Astronomy and Space Science, coordinated by Professor Zbigniew Sikora at the University of Gdansk.

The total cost of the telescope is estimated at about 100 million euros and will be operational in 2017.

Poland currently has a 32-meter radio telescope situated near Torun, central Poland. (pg)

source: IAR

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