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New Telescope Attracts Rock Star to Opening Night

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New Telescope Attracts Rock Star to Opening Night

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New Telescope Attracts Rock Star to Opening Night

New Telescope Attracts Rock Star to Opening Night

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One of the world's largest reflecting telescopes takes its first look at the sky. The Great Canary Telescope sits on a peak on the Atlantic island of La Palma. It's expected to be fully online by 2008.

Among the guests at the opening was former Queen guitarist Brian May, who's made a second career for himself as an astrophysicist.