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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

Carpenter puts new face on Observatory

 

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New at the observatory: Troy Carpenter has been making changes in his short time at the Goldendale Observatory.

On Oct. 25 the Goldendale observatory will celebrate its 40th year of bringing the cosmos before the eyes of the masses. Built in 1973 to house one of the nation’s largest public telescopes, it was purchased by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission in 1980. It has since hosted tens of thousands of visitors wanting a closer look at what the night sky has to offer. When Steve Stout retired from his interpretive specialist position at the Observatory in June, a man who had signed on as his assistant only two months prior found himself filling some unexpectedly vacated shoes.

Troy Carpenter, a native of upstate New York, worked in the wind energy industry and taught as a pro...



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