The Main 24" telescope for the Stocker Astroscience Center arrives at 9:00 am Saturday morning. A crane arrived an hour later to lift the telescope to its perch in the dome 4.5 stories atop the astroscience center.
The ACE 24" telescope is coming to the Stocker Astroscience center on Saturday October 25, 2014. This long awaited instrument will complete phase one of the Stocker Astroscience center. The telescope will be lifted from a flatbed truck on Saturday morning and hoisted up 4 stories and set down inside the observing room through the slit. Should be a great show!
After several delays involving the Primary mirror, we are counting down to a delivery date in mid to late October. According to Peter Mack of Astronomical Consultants and Equipment, the telescope is finished and they are awaiting arrival of the 24" coated mirror in Tucson. Once the mirror is in their hands, a week of testing, then it will be shiped to FIU for installation into the dome.
Stocker AstroScience Center
Department of Physics
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 222
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-3964
Fax: (305) 348-6700