ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is beginning to raise money for a new observatory. The current campus observatory was built in the 50s and is outdated.
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The university also says new construction in the area will cause light pollution that would make the observatory difficult to use. The new observatory would cost about $2 million. They would build it near the UNM North golf course. UNM has launched a crowdfunding site.