Extreme Observatories

As a theoretical astronomy student, you often hear of observational astronomers heading off to exotic places like La Palma, Chile and Hawaii to make their observations. However, what’s best for a telescope – lack of air, lack of water, cold temperatures etc – is not necessarily what’s good for an observer – lots of air, tea, spa – and so Discovery has put up its top ten Extreme Observatories.

Theoretical astronomers hearts bleed…

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