Apr 26, 2011 5:15 PM by Greg Boyce

Colorado on short list for solar observatory

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado and the University of Alabama-Huntsville have been named the two finalist for the location of the headquarters of the National Solar Observatory.

The announcement was made Tuesday. The headquarters will serve as the principal science and data analysis center for the organization, which has the world's largest collection of solar telescopes and instruments designed to detect the sun's minute details.

The observatory currently has offices in Arizona and New Mexico, but those will shut down after a new solar telescope in Hawaii is complete and the location of the new headquarters is decided.


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