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New Telescope At Adler Planetarium Is First Upgrade In 33 Years

CHICAGO (CBS)-- The Adler Planetarium's telescope got its first upgrade in 33 years.

Scientists installed a new telescope to collect more light. This means dark objects farther away will be easier to see.

The new Doane Observatory telescope is 24-inches and will collect 44% more light than the old 20-inch telescope.

Engineers are lowering the new scope into the observatory, and installing it there.

Adler officials said they are creating a research program for high school and undergraduate students to take advantage of the new equipment.

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