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Learn more about the Gustav Bakos ObservatoryThe Gustav Bakos Observatory houses a twelve-inch telescope, which is located on the roof of the Physics building. The observatory, in operation since 1967, has been used for research on and teaching about visual binary stars.


  1. Apr. 12, 2017Waterloo researchers capture first "image" of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

    Scientists at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.

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  2. Apr. 5, 2017Waterloo joins consortium building the world's best submillimetre-surveyor telescope

    A team of Canadian, American, and German scientists announced construction will soon begin on the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p).

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  3. Feb. 14, 2017Powerful Radio Jets Surprising Fuel Source for Star Formation and Supermassive Black Hole

    Astronomers have discovered that powerful radio jets from a supermassive black hole – which normally suppress star formation – are actually stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy’s halo, proving the existence of a powerful feedback mechanism that potentially fuels future star birth.

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