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Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Chronicle

Students visit the Adams Observatory at Austin College as part of a physics class. The $1-million telescope tops off a new $40-million science building at the 1,300-student college.
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The Pleiades—seven sisters lofted into the night sky by Zeus—shine crisply through the eyepiece of a handsome new telescope that Austin College bought to top off its two-year-old science building. David Whelan, an assistant professor of physics...

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