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Rutgers Partners With South Africa In New Telescope

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October 12, 1999
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Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
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Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey joins the South African Large Telescope project -- to build and operate the second largest telescope in the world.

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers officials today announced the university's participation in the South African Large Telescope (SALT) project that will create the second largest telescope in the world. The university has committed to participating at the level of a 10 percent partnership with a pledge of $2.4 million plus an additional $1 million toward operations during the first 10 years for a total of $3.4 million. Of this, the university is contributing $2.2 million, and the Rutgers University Foundation is seeking to raise the balance. Total cost of the SALT project is expected to run approximately $22 million for construction and $8 million for operations for the first 10 years.


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