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California Astronomers Eye 30-Meter Scope

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Science  08 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5596, pp. 1151-1153
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5596.1151

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Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of California (UC) hope to raise private money to build a telescope with a mirror 30 meters across. Caltech president David Baltimore announced a design study for the telescope 25 October, but Caltech and UC administrators haven't yet agreed on how best to proceed toward a venture that could cost $700 million over the next decade.

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