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The eye of the storm: Hong Kong's all-powerful observatory

Hong Kong - As Hong Kong battens down for Typhoon Hato, weather-obsessed residents are glued to updates from the historic observatory which has the power to shut down the city with a signal.

Learning about stars and planets at Bayfordbury Observatory Special

Hertford - On a Saturday night in May Bayfordbury Observatory, (Hertfordshire, U.K.) opened its doors for some fun science, a planetarium experience, and a chance to see some sophisticated telescopes.

Kepler telescope to be retired

The Kepler space telescope has been retired from its planet-hunting mission after NASA engineers failed to find a fix for its hobbled pointing system.

The Mystery of the Thirteen Towers of Chankillo

Archaeologists believe they have uncovered the purpose of the 2300 year old Peruvian towers, saying evidence showed the structure is an ancient solar observatory possibly used by prehistoric sun cults.

Thirteen stone towers built 800 years before Jesus Christ

Oldest Solar Observatory in the western Hemisphere is found in Peru.

Iconic observatory reopens

The Griffith Observatory, home for stargazers and a famous backdrop for such stars as James Dean and Arnold Schwarzenegger, reopened on Friday after a four-year, $93 million makeover.
 

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Bayfordbury Observatory is the University of Hertfordshire s teaching observatory for astronomy and ...
Bayfordbury Observatory is the University of Hertfordshire's teaching observatory for astronomy and astrophysics. The photograph shows some of the individual observatories, each housing sophisticated telescopes.
The main science bock at Bayfordbury Observatory.
The main science bock at Bayfordbury Observatory.

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