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University of Arizona Takes Over Operations of the UKIRT Telescope

Steward Observatory of the University of Arizona, along with partners University of Hawaii and Lockheed-Martin Corporation, have taken over operations and ownership of the UKIRT Infrared Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Steward's participation adds new capabilities to those of our existing suite of telescopes, and keeps this productive telescope in operation. UK scientists will continue to participate in data processing and archiving and in the completion of already-begun surveys.
For more information, read Daniel Stolte's UA News article HERE, and the Sky and Telescope article HERE.


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