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Anglo-Australian Telescope
    is located in   
Siding Spring Observatory, Australia
Built 1974. First computer controlled telescope in the world
Arecibo Observatory
    is located in   
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Built 1963. Featured in the films Goldeneye and Contact. First to collect data for SETI
Atacama Large Millimeter Array
    is located in   
Chajnantor Plain, District of San Pedro De Atacama, Chile
Build still in progress Joint project of the ESA, Japan, and North America
Chandra X-ray Observatory
    is located in   
Earth Orbit
Launched 1999. Most information gathered on black holes and remenets of supernovas
CHARA Array
    is located in   
Mount Wilson, California
Built 2000. CHARA stands for Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy
Hale Telescope
    is located in   
San Diego County, California, U.S.A.
Built 1908. The 200 inch mirror is made from the glass blend called 'Pyrex"
Hexapod-Telescope
    is located in   
Cerro Armazones, Chile
Built 2006. Moves in the six spatial degrees of freedom
Hooker Telescope
    is located in   
Mount Wilson, California
Built 1919. Determined the precise size and distance of Betelgeuse.
Hubble Space Telescope
    is located in   
Earth Orbit
Launched 1990. Named after Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953), the discoverer of the "Expanding Universe"
IceCube Neutrino Detector
    is located in   
Amundsen-Scott Antartic Station, Antartica
Build still in progress To detect neurtrinos in the high energy range.
Isaac Newton Telescope
    is located in   
La Palma, Canary Islands
Built 1967. Was moved from England due to 'light polloution'.
Keck Telescope
    is located in   
Mauna Kea, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Built 1996. World's largest optical telescopes
Lick Observatory
    is located in   
San Jose, California, U.S.A.
Built 1887. World's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory
LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory)
    is located in   
Livingston, Louisiana and Richland, Washington, U.S.A.
Built 1992. Measures gravatational waves
Lovell Telescope
    is located in   
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Built 1957. The worlds first steerable dish telescope
McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope
    is located in   
Arizona, U.S.A.
Built 1962. Largest solar telescope in the world
Parkes Observatory
    is located in   
Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Built 1961. Used to receive images of the Apollo 11 moon landing
Southern African Large Telescope
    is located in   
Karoo, South Africa
Built 2005. Largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere
Subaru Telescope
    is located in   
Mauna Kea, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Built 1998. Named after the star cluster known as The Pleiades (or "Subaru" in Japanese)
UK Schmidt Telescope
    is located in   
Siding Spring Observatory, Australia
Built 1973. Recently completed a "red-shift" survey of 120,000 galaxies
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope
    is located in   
Midden-Drenthe, Netherlands
Built 1970. It is part of the European Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) Network
William Herschel Telescope
    is located in   
La Palma, Canary Islands
Built 1987. The first observation of the optical counterpart of a gamma ray burst.


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