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Title: Himalayan Chandra Telescope (Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle)
Authors: 100hoursofastronomy.org
Keywords: 100 Hours of Astronomy;Around the World in 80 Telescopes;IYA (International Year of Astronomy) 2009;Himalayan Chandra Telescope (Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle)
Issue Date: 3-Apr-2009
Citation: The webcast of Around the World in 80 Telescopes" was a part of the "100 Hours of Astronomy" cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. IIA's Himalayan Chandra Telescope was a partner of this global event that took place on 3-4 April 2009
Abstract: Indian Astronomical Observatory's 2-m aperture Himalayan Chandra Telescope (HCT) is the world's highest optical-infrared telescope situated at an altitude of 4500 m (15000 ft) above sea level in Hanle, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas. It is powered fully by solar photovoltaic arrays and is operated remotely from its control center at Bangalore, India.<br>100 Hours of Astronomy, 2-5 April brought over 100 countries together in a planet-wide celebration of astronomy. The world visited 80 professional observatories around the world during a 24-hour live online tour, and more than a million people had their first close-up views of the Moon, Saturn, the Sun and other objects of interest through telescopes. A Cornerstone Project of the International Year of Astronomy brought the Universe to all the world's citizens to discover for themselves. Himalayan Chandra Telescope was a partner of this global event that took place on 3-4 April 2009.
Description: This clip may only be used for news coverage and other movie/television productions about the "100 Hours of Astronomy" and The International Year of Astronomy 2009.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2248/5284
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