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Dome a big leap in Siena observatory construction

July 02, 2018 01:43 PM

LOUDONVILLE - Construction on the new observatory at Siena College is now underway.

A crane will lower the silver observatory dome to the top of Roger Bacon Hall and place it on the cylindrical base.

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It will feature a rotating dome with a retractable opening and house the largest telescope in the Capital Region.

The 16-foot observatory is expected to be completed next month, well in time for the start of fall semester classes.

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