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James Karle Observatory

telescopeThe James H. Karle Observatory sits atop the roof of the Olin Center for Physics and Chemistry.  The observatory houses several telescopes, including a research-grade instrument with a design similar to the Hubble Space Telescope. The Ritchey Chretien–style telescope at Lewis & Clark has a 16-inch-diameter mirror, which enables it to  gather 3,500 times more light than the naked eye.

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