ICRAR’s SPIRIT remote telescope initiative has grown with the addition of two new telescopes (SPIRIT 3 & SPIRIT 4) located at a dark sky site an hour north of Perth. Both telescopes were donated by local business owners and have been installed and commissioned by SPIRIT Program Manager Paul Luckas.
SPIRIT is Australia’s only educational robotic telescope outreach initiative. Worldwide it remains one of only a handful of successful web-enabled outreach telescopes with remote, real-time operation.
Additional production by Pete Wheeler and Cass Rowles.
Music: An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), by Johann Strauss II.
ICRAR acknowledges the Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which this video was created.