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Dark Sky Astronomy Centre

Ampac protects Dark Sky Astronomy Centre, home to the 125-year0ld, fully restored Brashear Telescope.

The Dark Sky Astronomy Centre is an astrotourism facility located in the mountainside at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. A large 10.9 meter, 7-tonne dome was incorporated into the building's design to house the 125-year-old, 8 meter Brashear Telescope.

Ampac was contacted to provide a tailored fire detection system for the center protecting the staff, visitors, and world-class astronomical instruments. The system included Ampac's LoopSense Intelligent Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panel and Wireless Detection.

Image Credit: Architecture Now
Location
Canterbury, New Zealand
Sector
Education
Products Used
LoopSense & Wireless Detection
Year Completed
2019