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The $53-million state-of-the-art telescope, designed to combine scientific research with public educational outreach, is a joint project between Lowell Observatory and the Discovery Channel.

Lowell Observatory is a private, non-profit research institution based in Flagstaff that was founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell, a wealthy astronomer from Boston. The Discovery Channel, a satellite and cable TV network with headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., produces such popular shows as “Myth Busters,” “American Chopper,” “Deadliest Catch,” “Shark Week” and “Dirty Jobs.”

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