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  • Famous campus telescope gets long overdue facelift

    Yousef Ahessi, a sophomore engineering student at Swarthmore College, secures a portion of the U. of I. Observatory's 117-year-old telescope before it is lifted out by crane and sent to Ray Museum Studios in Pennsylvania. The telescope will undergo maintenance and renovation. It is expected to be back on campus this fall.

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    Yousef Ahessi, a sophomore engineering student at Swarthmore College, secures a portion of the U. of I. Observatory's 117-year-old telescope before it is lifted out by crane and sent to Ray Museum Studios in Pennsylvania. The telescope will undergo maintenance and renovation. It is expected to be back on campus this fall.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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