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Mauna Kea Summit series - part 3
The first telescope was placed on Mauna Kea in 1968. That was a 24-inch instrument. Today, the telescope at Gemini North is 13-times that size. Gemini is one of a dozen observatories now in operation on the mountain. And that’s where HPR’s Dave Lawrence winds up our series on the telescopes of Mauna Kea.
Shawn Laatch of our HPR Stargazer segment is from the Imiloa Astronomy Center, which can be found online at http://www.imiloahawaii.org/; Gemini's website is http://www.gemini.edu/; the JCMT is at http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/JCMT/; NASA's IRTF is http://irtfweb.ifa.hawaii.edu/.
Above our photos from Gemini and interview with their Public Information Officer Peter Michaud. Below is a video I shot during our sunset visit to Gemini: