Giving life to a telescope

So I’m finally back at Surrey after spending a wonderful 8 months working with radio telescopes. After what I may call an “educational break” it is nice to be back in the classroom. But there is another reason why I am so glad to be back at school again.

My favorite place in all of campus is on top of the Earth and Ocean sciences building, where the UBC astronomy club’s 12 inch (diameter) telescope is housed. And this isn’t any ordinary 12″ scope that you might find on telescope shops these days. How the astronomy club came to own such a unique instrument is a mystery to me. At least I am sure that it was way before my time.

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