Federal Funds for the Mont-Megantic Observatory

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The Mont-Megantic Observatory (image credit: OMM).

The Mont-Megantic Observatory has been in operation since 1978 as one of Canada’s premier astrophysical observatories. In order to ensure it remain on the frontier of astrophysical research, the Federal government, through the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions Agency, has provided a $1,000,000 for the development of new instrumentation.

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Federal Funds for the Mont-Megantic Observatory
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