Madawaska Highlands Observatory Corp. Inks $3M Investment
By Frank Roy / CEO
Madawaska Highlands Observatory Corp.
Company Seeks Scientific Partner
The Madawaska Highlands Observatory Corp. is seeking a scientific partner (s). Our science partner will share the available science time - 1,00 hours/year - on the Wide-Field-Telescope ('WFT'), a one-metre autonomous telescope utilizing a cooled (-100ΊC) 112 Mpixel monolithic camera with a gapless FOV of five square degrees (0.7"/pixel) with rapid download times and high QE (94% @ 550nm and 50% @ 1000nm). Partners from anywhere in the world are welcome.
Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc., a prominent
Visitors can enjoy very large Public Telescopes, up to 40", which will be housed in specially designed buildings nearby the Visitors Centre. The custom engineered 30" and 40" public telescopes are designed with extremely fast optical systems ~f/2 to allow using these large telescopes without a ladder for safety, security, comfort and efficiency.
The Facility is intended as a year round destination for tourism, education and special events and can be booked for meetings, AGM's, family gatherings, reunions, weddings etc. The planetarium chairs can be removed and the theatre used for dinners and other special events, where projected backdrops can accommodate the occasion!
The Visitors Centre will be off-grid employing a variety of technologies to achieve this, including but not limited to electric solar panels, solar thermal panels, geo-thermal, grey water recovery, rain water capture, innovative building design, LED lighting, high efficiency HVAC, piped in sunlight and so on.
The facility is expected to be a national destination and will transform the region economically.
The company has released a beautifully illustrated 28 page glossy Project Booklet, printed on a heavy gloss paper with an extra thick cover for a very professional look and feel.
A pdf version of the booklet is available for download:
Hardcopies can be obtained by contacting us with a mailing address:
The Project Booklet covers all aspects of the project including:
A World Class Tourism, Educational and Special Events Destination
The Story of the Madawaska Highlands Observatory
A Unique Company
The Facility in Summary
The Visitors Centre
An Inspirational and Educational Experience
Special Activities and Features
The Most Powerful Telescope in
Science With The Most Powerful
Special Events Destination
Transforming The Region Into National Destination
Investing the Madawaska Highlands Observatory
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Figure 1 - State-of-the-Art Off-Grid 27,000+ sq. ft. Visitors Centre and Planetarium
Figure 2 - The Visitors Centre has a Unique Architecture
Figure 3 - Cutout of the 27,000+ sq. ft Visitors Centre
1 Visitors Centre/Planetarium 2 Plaza 3 Two-hundred seat amphitheatre 4 Public
observatories 5 Professional
observatories 6 Bus Parking (20) 7 Visitor parking (200)
1 Visitors Centre/Planetarium
3 Two-hundred seat amphitheatre
4 Public observatories
5 Professional observatories
6 Bus Parking (20)
7 Visitor parking (200)
Figure 4 - Master Plan
Figure 6 -
Figure 7 - 40" and 30" Public Telescopes on Building Platform
Figure 8 - 40" and 30" f/2 Public Telescopes