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Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT)

IFA is working hard on the preparations to take over the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), which is a telescope in La Palma on the Canary Islands. A delegation from IFA has just visited NOT to plan the process of taking over, and to actually see what we are taking in.

2019.06.26 | Grete Flarup

Photo of NOT and the Danish delegation

Photo of NOT and the Danish delegation

It was a great experience to meet the dedicated staff surrounding NOT, as well as the telescope and the possibilities it provides. If any of you are planning a trip to La Palma, by all means take a trip up the mountain to see the beautiful telescope and the grand setting on top of the island, almost at 2,500 meters.

In the time to come it will be decided how the day-to-day relations and communication between IFA and NOT will be, and under which conditions, e.g. financial, we offer our technical and administrative assistance to NOT. My intention is that the NOT staff will feel a part of IFA, at a distance. If all goes according to plan, IFA will officially take over NOT 1st October.

Those of you who will be dealing with the NOT staff, please offer them a warm welcome!

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