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Tribal land eyed as new telescope site
Friday, June 27, 2003

A consortium of research institutions is eyeing a new location for a telescope project.

The Very Energetic Radiation Imaging System, or VERITAS, consortium wants to locate the telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. The site lies within Tohono O'odham Nation territory and the tribe would need to approve the project.

The consortium originally sought to locate the telescopes near a sweat lodge in a national forest but was rejected after protests by the Tohono O'odham Nation and other tribes.

Get the Story:
Telescope array looks at Kitt Peak (The Arizona Daily Star 6/27)

Relevant Links:
Coronado National Forest -

Related Stories:
U.S. won't allow telescopes near sweat lodge (04/23)
Ariz. groups fight approval of telescope project (03/20)
Permit OKed for telescope near sweat lodge (01/17)

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