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Hawera is able to share its night skies with the world now that its astronomical society has moved into the space age.
The Hawera Astronomical Society's new catadioptric reflector telescope sets up the building in King Edward Park as a digital observatory.
The computerised telescope can find and track up to 40,000 objects in the sky including stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae, comets and supernovas.
It links with a laptop so photographs and video images can be projected on to a big screen and uploaded to the internet.

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