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13 stone towers - Solar Observatory

13 stone towers - Solar Observatory

Travelers have noticed the 13 stone towers rising over Peru's coastal desert since at least the nineteenth century. But researchers only last year discovered the structures' purpose: they make up a sophisticated solar observatory, one of the earliest known in the Americas.

Iván Ghezzi of Peru's National Institute of Culture and Clive Ruggles of the University of Leicester showed ...
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Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos) is an astronomical observatory located in the municipality of Garafía on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The observatory site is operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias which is based on nearby Tenerife, and it is part of European Northern Observatory.

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Solar One, Solar Two  power plant project

Solar One, Solar Two power plant project

The Solar Projects Solar One, Solar Two and Solar Tres are power plants based on solar thermal energy in the Mojave Desert, USA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solar_Project#Solar_One
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Bracewell Radio Astronomy Observatory

Bracewell Radio Astronomy Observatory

The Observatory at Stanford in the San Francisco Bay Area consists of five 18 metre dishes operating as a high-resolution X-band interferometer for extragalactic observational work.
The Observatory (historically known as "Heliopolis"), first achieved the angular resolution of the human eye (one arcminute). It was also here that the first discovery was made revealing the direction of m...
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Big Bear Observatory

Big Bear Observatory

The Big Bear Solar Observatory is located on a spit of land in the middle of Big Bear Lake, California, to exploits the excellent climatic conditions of Big Bear Lake, and reduce the image distortion, which usually occurs when the Sun heats the ground and produces convection in the air just above the ground.
The observatory is located at an altitude of 2067 metres.
The Observato...
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Palomar Observatory

Palomar Observatory

The grounds of the famous Palomar Observatory on Palomar Mountain, California. Home of the famous Hale 200-inch mirror and (according to the site) the discoverer of our solar system's 10th planet. Visited a couple years ago, and it's well worth the scenic drive to the mountaintop.
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Kuffner Observatory

Kuffner Observatory

The Kuffner Observatory is a historical Observatory that was founded in 1884 by the Viennese brewer Moritz von Kuffner as a private research institute. Probably the most famous astronomer who has ever worked at the observatory was Karl Schwarzschild.
The observatory's main instrument is a double refractor for visual and photographic use with apertures of 27 cm and 15.6 cm, respectivel...
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Worlds biggest solar energy plant in Espenhain

Worlds biggest solar energy plant in Espenhain

The solar power station Espenhain is in a former open mining with Espenhain (in Saxonia) established a solar power station. This power station is a Photovoltaik plant.

It is solar a community project of the citizens of Berlin project development company Geosol and the Shell AG. On that 16 hectares large areas supply 33,500 solar modules a total output of approximately five megaw...
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 Hanle Observatory, India

Hanle Observatory, India

Hanle Observatory is the Indian Astronomical Observatory on Mt. Saraswati, Digpa-ratsa Ri, Hanle village. It is located near south-eastern Ladakh in the eastern Jammu and Kashmir state, India. It is the world's highest Observatory. It is operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru. The Observatory is at an altitude of 4,500 m (14,764 ft).


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Fan Mountain Observatory

Fan Mountain Observatory

The University of Virginia operates the Fan Mountain Observatory, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. The Observatory was established in the mid-1960's as a new, dark site away from the light pollution produced by the growth of the Charlottesville area, 566 meters above sea level. The Observatory was used extensively for research up until the late-1980's.
In recent years, extensive...
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Solar city Pichling, near linz, Austria

Solar city Pichling, near linz, Austria

Here´s one of the biggest solar cities in the world.
nearly 1 500 houses,schools, shops, restaurants,church, administration buildings... where everything is made to preserve and produice its own energy, and recicle waste.
Quite difficult to explain in tecnical terms what they´re doing to succed it, but if you´re interested thre´re various articles on the net, and not only in Engli...
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Tabernas Solar Plant near Almeria

Tabernas Solar Plant near Almeria

Plataforma Solar de Almería is a solar-thermic testing and demonstration center which is operated jointly in the framework of a German-Spanish treaty by the Spanish Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Tecnológicas y Medioambientales (CIEMAT) and the German Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR).
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