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The installations of the Higher Technical School of Engineering (ETSI) in Bilbao hosted the inauguration of the new astronomical observatory, which will be the most powerful telescope amongst those installed in the Basque Country to date.
The Astronomical Observatory will continue to incorporate new instrumentation in the coming weeks, although the installation is already operational. The dome, with a diameter of 3.5 metres and built in Australia, can already be seen on the rooftop of the School of Engineering since 14th March, when it was installed with the aid of a 50-metre crane. Its interior houses a telescope which, with its 50 centimetres diameter, is the largest and most powerful currently operating in the Basque Country.

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