Expert points telescope in right direction

| 05/10/2011

(CNS): The UCCI’s goal to open an observatory on the campus has taken another important step forward after an expert local land surveyor defined a True North – South line on the concrete slab where the telescope will sit, recently. Chris Evans, of Evans & Associates, Licensed Land Surveyors, who admits to having an interest in the subject donated his time recently to establish this important fact at the start of construction of the “Reach for the Stars” project which gets underway this month. One half of the building will be a classroom and the other will house a 12.5" fully computerized reflector telescope and in order for it to operate correctly it has to be accurately orientated.

“I have always been interested in astronomy and hand-ground a telescope mirror when I was a teenager,” Evans said. I was therefore very happy to donate our services to this interesting and important project. I look forward to visiting the observatory when it is completed.”

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