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By Troy Carpenter
For The Sentinel 

Observatory reopens


February 26, 2020

NEW POSSIBILITIES: This image of the Orion Nebula was taken through the Goldendale Observatory's newly upgraded telescope. It would have been impossible to take before the upgrade.

Goldendale Observatory reopens permanently on Friday, Feb. 28. This isn't a "Grand Opening" and no ceremony is planned; we're just finally getting back to business. An actual Grand Opening event is scheduled for some time in April; you'll be hearing more about that soon.

For people wondering what the heck we've been doing over the past few months:

some of the interior exhibits had to be uninstalled and reinstalled, then uninstalled and reinstalled again, due to issues with the auditorium murals. This actually provided time to complete some of the more time-consuming exhibits, like an overhead light pollution simulator which has been less an installation than on-site inventing session. I...

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