Sunday, 31 July 2011 14:44
A $750,000 grant from NASA will be used to upgrade and improve the University of Wyoming's Infrared
Department of Physics and Astronomy faculty member Adam Myers
says the money will improve equipment that helps researchers find distant luminous galaxies known as quasars. In addition, a backup power generator will be installed so the observatory can continue operating and protect sensitive instruments in the event of a power failure. The UW observatory is situated on Jelm Mountain, at 9,657 feet. It has been operating since 1977.
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