New World’s Largest Optical Telescope

Back in mid-July the new Gran Telescopio Canarias (Grand Canairies Telescope) was formally inaugurated by King Juan Carlos I of Spain at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands of Spain. You can see an excellent representation of the location, and 3D model of the observatory dome, in Google Earth here :

Gran Telescopip Canarias (Grand Canairies Telescope) - in Google Earth

If this gets you excited about astronomy, you should check out the Sky mode in Google Earth. Check out the GEB archive of many stories about Sky.

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