The UBC Liquid-Mirror Observatory was established in 1995 to facilitate the development and testing of liquid-mirror telescope technology. Located on a hill top in the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, it overlooks British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. The 400 metre altitude of the site places it in clear, undisturbed, air which provides the best image quality. Although the observatory is conveniently located within a 90 minute drive of UBC, it is sufficiently far from the lights of Vancouver to allow observations of distant galaxies to be made.
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