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2007-Mar-20, 03:33 PM
Lowell Observatory announced today receipt of a $5 million contribution from the John and Maureen Hendricks family in support of the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT). This gift is in addition to their earlier $1 million contribution for the same purpose.
The 4.2-meter aperture Discovery Channel Telescope is being built by Lowell Observatory in partnership with Discovery Communications, Inc. of Silver Spring, Maryland. When completed, the approximately $37 million telescope will be the fifth largest in the continental United States and will incorporate many advanced features to optimise its performance.

Read more (http://www.lowell.edu/press_room/releases/recent_releases/DCT_Hndrks.html)