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Pope tours new Vatican Observatory headquarters

September 16, 2009

On September 16, Pope Benedict XVI toured the new headquarters of the Vatican Observatory. Once located within the apostolic palace at Castel Gandolfo, the Observatory was relocated this year to a new space in a former monastery, still on the grounds of the summer papal residence.

The offices of the Vatican Observatory at Castel Gandolfo house an important library and a collection of meteorite samples. The Observatory also operates a highly sophisticated celestial observation system, the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, located on Mt. Graham in Arizona.


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