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Open Monumentendag at the Dwingeloo Radiotelescope

Submitter: Tammo Jan Dijkema
Description: Since 2009, the Dwingeloo Radiotelescope has been a national monument. That means that every year, the telescope is open at the national Open Monumentendag (which spans a weekend), along with many other monuments.

This year, on 9/10 sept, the Open Monumentendag was extra special, because the national opening of the weekend took place in the municipality Westerveld. The radio telescope is one of the main monuments of the municipality - along with many other (mostly older) monuments.

The telescope took a prominent place in the program of the opening of Open Monumentendag. A group of monument owners got a private tour of the telescope, as well as a lecture at Astron.

Also special this year was that the former director's house, itself a municipal monument, was a part of the program. A slideshow was shown here, showing the history of the radio telescope; for kids a special show about "Kleine Reber" was shown.

During the weekend, some 600 guests visited the telescope. Many volunteers of CAMRAS helped to make this possible; special thanks goes to Ard Hartsuijker who took the lead.
Copyright: Harm-Jan Stiepel / CAMRAS
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