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Vatican Observatory Takes Long View of Exploring the Heavens

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Science  23 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5508, pp. 1473
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5508.1473

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VATICAN OBSERVATORY, CASTEL GANDOLFO, ITALY-- Begun with the modest aim of tracking the course of the sun, the Vatican Observatory has become the Vatican's eye on a few frontier areas of modern astronomy. Since 1993, the observatory has operated the 1.8-meter Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope on Mount Graham in Arizona, where a team of Jesuit astronomers conducts a solid program of scientific work.