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New equipment damaged at Penticton-area observatory

An errant gust of wind is blamed for the in-flight damage to a 195-square-metre radio telescope reflector being airlifted into place at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) Thursday morning.
As the Kamov twin-rotor helicopter long-lining the structure from nearby Okanagan Falls approached the drop-off point, the convex reflector suddenly went vertical.

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Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory  Open House
Saturday, September 27, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

The Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO), located near Penticton, BC, Canada, is a world-class facility for science and technology research related to radio astronomy. Telescopes located on site are the seven-antenna interferometric Synthesis Telescope, the single-antenna 26-metre Telescope, and the Solar Radio Flux Monitor.

Latitude: 49°1915.6N, Longitude: 119°3726.4W

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