SFU unveils observatory plan
Microwave image of the Phoenix Cluster. A research team, headed up by Kingston native Michael McDonald, has discovered a galaxy cluster 5.7 billion light years away with the ability to reproduce stars unusually quickly. Photo courtesy Chandra X-Ray Observatory
Simon Fraser University announced Thursday it is investing $4.4 million in an observatory for its Burnaby Mountain campus that aims to engage children in science.
When completed in August, the structure will include a 70-cm diameter reflector telescope capable of seeing galaxies far away, and a digital feed for remote access.